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Why you get dehydrated on planes

Picture your last airplane experience. The movie selection was terrible, the food was even worse, and a subpar offering of booze was most definitely present — though you probably imbibed anyway. And to top it all off, there’s a good chance you were dehydrated. You can’t do anything about the first three issues, but there’s a clear reason as to why you were more parched than Spongebob in Sandy’s Dome. “Very few situations dehydrate a person in the same way that a flight does, aside from being ...
Tags: Travel, Health, Dehydration, Boeing, Matador Network, Sandy, Sahara, Dome, Patrick Smith, Maple Holistics, Air Travel Effects, Dehydration During Flight, Effects Of Flying, Caleb Backe, The Aerospace Medical Association, RJ Oenbrink


After a partial retirement, what this physician misses the most

This weekend was bliss.  I went from Friday night to Monday morning without a single phone call.  No nursing homes were needing to send a patient to the emergency room: no new fevers or unexpected falls.  I can honestly say that it is the first time in more than a decade that I have gone […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


Why cheese is no longer my friend

Self-confessed cheese addict Tim Samuels discovered his favourite food needs a health warning.
Tags: Health, Tim Samuels


Overcoming Stigma Associated with Mental Illness

Our society has come a long way in reducing the stigma around mental illness, but we still have a long way to go. Many misconceptions and stereotypes relating to mental illness still exist. So why does it matter? Stigma can impact people’s desire to seek treatment. Stigma can cause those with mental health disorders to isolate themselves or develop negative thoughts and perceptions. It can also impact access to evidence-based treatment options. We all can make an impact in our communities...
Tags: Psychology


Seasoned medical professionals prescribe new medicines sparingly

I prescribe heartburn medicines every day. There’s a gaggle of them now — Prilosec, Nexium, Prevacid, Protonix — to name a few. As far as experts know, their primary effect is to reduce the production of stomach acid. This is why they are so effective at putting out your heartburn fire. In simple terms: no […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Gastroenterology, Meds, PA NP, CRNA, Prilosec Nexium Prevacid Protonix


Feelings Dependent on Responses to Messages

I’ve been having problems lately controlling my patience and emotions over whether or not someone replies to my text messages/emails. All started a few months ago I was catching up with a friend over text. As she had recent success with relationships, while I have been struggling with interpersonal relationships in recent times, I reached out to ask her opinion over what positive qualities she saw in me, as I’ve done with my close friends and family to combat my self-esteem problems, because she...
Tags: Psychology, General, Communication, Depression, Anxiety, Self-esteem, Resilience, Social Anxiety, Impatience, Text Messaging, Unstable Relationships, CBT


Capitol Ministries: Christian Nationalism by Another Name is Still Christian Nationalism

Head of Capitol Ministries Ralph Drollinger recently told James Dobson that 11 of President Trump’s cabinet members attend his meetings. In describing his rationale for the studies, Drollinger’s reasons sounded similar to those who espouse Christian nationalism. Christian nationalists believe that leaders in a society need to be Christian so that the laws and policies will reflect Christianity. In his interview with Dobson, Drollinger asserted: Right actions begin with right thinking and right t...
Tags: Health, Washington, Israel, Church, Arkansas, Christianity, Christian, Times, Infertility, Trump, Peter, State, James Dobson, Drollinger, Dominionism, Christ Himself


The Vitamin That Helps Prevents Depression

Increased intake of this vitamin is particularly important for reducing depression risk. → Enjoying these psych studies? Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month (includes ad-free experience and more articles). → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: NEW: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Jo...
Tags: Psychology, Nutrition, Depression, Jeremy Dean


The Vitamin That Helps Prevent Depression

Increased intake of this vitamin is particularly important for reducing depression risk. → Enjoying these psych studies? Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month (includes ad-free experience and more articles). → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: NEW: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Jo...
Tags: Psychology, Nutrition, Depression, Jeremy Dean


What Was the First Recreational Drug?

Sex, war, and getting insanely high: Society might’ve changed in the last 60,000 years or so, but these interests have remained constant. In a way, this is a kind of golden age for the aspiring recreational drug user: putting aside the public health consequences of a market flooded with mass-produced speed,…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Drugs, Recreational Drugs, Altered States


7 exercises to master in 2019

Diversity in exercise is an essential component of a good fitness diet. Constantly pushing your physical boundaries provides equally valuable neurological benefits. These seven exercises and tools are worth integrating into your regimen in 2019. None There are two responses when seeing a new exercise: "No" and "I'll give it a shot." I've watched both play out often. Sometimes the "no" is justified. You see a movement pattern that is tough on the knees after recently having knee surgery. That's ...
Tags: Health, Motivation, Instagram, Obesity, New York City, Neuroscience, Innovation, Personal Growth, Tim Ferriss, Derek, Goal-setting, Marc, Ferriss, Equinox Fitness, Tools of Titans, Christopher Sommer


To do population health right, think about individuals

How do we change the way we think about taking care of patients, particularly when it comes to not the individual patient sitting in front of us, but a whole population of patients just like them (or somewhat like them)? In our practice, we have been struggling with how to best do population health, trying […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, Primary Care, PA NP, CRNA


Thrive in the New Year: How to Set Intentions Not Resolutions

Each new year we are encouraged by society to set New Year’s Resolutions. It’s a time that’s supposed to be filled with new hope of making things different in the coming year. However, if you’re like most people you aren’t a fan of setting New Year’s resolutions. In theory, it’s a good idea, but it leaves many people feeling like they’ve failed by the time February 1st rolls around. That’s why I’m going to encourage you to set intentions for 2019 instead of resolutions. What are New Year’s res...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Failure, Habits, Happiness, New Year's, Personal Growth, Holiday Coping, Health-related, Success & Achievement, New Year's Resolution, Life Changes


Morning Docket: 12.31.18

* Michael Cohen: The Movie? Cooley Law's most infamous graduate could soon be on the big screen, because Trump's former lawyer/fixer and soon-to-be federal inmate was seen meeting “Pulp Fiction” and “Inglourious Basterds” producer Lawrence Bender. [Page Six] * Judge Reed O’Connor has stayed his ill-conceived ruling that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional since many people have already purchased their health insurance plans. Gee thanks, Your Honor. How considerate! [National Law Journal...
Tags: Money, Supreme Court, Law, Mental Health, Affordable Care Act, Associated Press, Kevin Spacey, Women's Issues, Constitutional Law, Health & Wellness, Trump, John Roberts, Michael Cohen, Roberts, Mueller, Baltimore Maryland


What Did You Think of the 2018 Fitness Challenges? 

Before we head off into the land of hope and awesomeness that is 2019, we have a few hours left to take stock of how far we’ve come in the past year. I’m preparing next year’s fitness challenges and want to hear what you thought of the ones we just did. What did you love? What motivated you to keep going? Read more...
Tags: Health, Fitness, Challenge, Exercise, Lifehacks


TOP 5 THINGS TO GET PREGNANT OVER 40

TOP 5 TO GET PREGNANT OVER 40 I am frequently asked, if you had to pick the top 5 things to do to enhance fertility and get pregnant over 40 (or any age), these would be my top 5:The top 5 things you can do now to get pregnant over 40 naturally include:1. Eat hormone regulating foods like cruciferous vegetables, leafy greens, blueberries, and nuts and Fertility Jewelry, click here for bracelets and more avacados among others2. Reduce stress - You've heard it all before, but there...
Tags: Health, Infertility, Sandy Robertson


2019 Goals and Word of the Year

One thing I like to do every year is look back and see how I spent my time, what I thought I would get done and didn’t, and what I want to prioritize in the coming year. I also look ahead at what I have on the calendar. I use all of these things to set some goals for the year. Typically, these goals are focused on bettering myself and the world around me. This year, I’m also setting a word of the year, something I want to use to help focus my year. I have a number of Coeur teammat...
Tags: Health, Fitness, Life, Don, Coeur, 2019 Goals, Cook One New Recipe


Podcast: New Year’s Resolutions from a Bipolar and a Schizophrenic

 Just because your living with mental illness, doesn’t mean you don’t believe in all the weird superstitious customs our society loves so much. In this episode our hosts discuss their hopes for the new year, the resolutions they made, and how to have a good 2019 in spite of living with bipolar or schizophrenia. Listen in now!   SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “If you’re not going to keep your resolutions, don’t beat yourself up by making them!” – Gabe Howard   Highlights From ‘Bip...
Tags: Psychology, New York, Seltzer, New York City, America, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Pennsylvania, New Zealand, Steve Buscemi, Casio, Times Square, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don, Diet Coke


Palestinian superbug epidemic could spread, say doctors

Medics say antibiotics shortage stops them following protocols to fight drug-resistant bacteriaDoctors in Gaza and the West Bank have warned they are battling an , a growing problem in the world’s conflict zones, which could also spill over the Palestinian borders.The rise and spread of such virulent infections adds to the devastation of war, increasing medical costs, blocking hospital beds because patients need care for longer, and often leaving people whose injuries might once have been heale...
Tags: Health, Society, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Palestinian territories, Gaza, West Bank, Drug resistance


Why flu makes you feel so bad

Every year, from 5 to 20 percent of the people in the United States will become infected with influenza virus. An average of 200,000 of these people will require hospitalization and up to 50,000 will die. Older folks over the age of 65 are especially susceptible to influenza infection, since the immune system becomes weaker with age. In addition, older folks are also more susceptible to long-term disability following influenza infection, especially if they are hospitalized.
Tags: Health, United States


Peptide isolated from spirulina extract may counteract arterial hypertension

Spirulina is more and more celebrated as a "superfood" because of its possible beneficial properties, albeit its mechanism of action is still subjected to investigation. With the scientific name of Arthrospira platensis, spirulina is a cyanobacterium, a bacterium capable of photosynthesis. Sometimes classified as a "blue algae", it was supposedly used as a food by the Aztecs.
Tags: Health


Reflecting on the state of global anesthesia

A guest column by the American Society of Anesthesiologists, exclusive to KevinMD.com. I imagine every physician anesthesiologist has experienced drug or equipment shortages in the last year. How frustrating that even in the world’s largest health care system, basic medications can be unavailable. However, when I step back and look at the big picture, I am reminded […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Surgery, American Society of Anesthesiologists, Physician, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


Why Natural Healing Techniques Work!

B'SD 23 Tevet, 5779 Ready to think about why those natural healing strategies mentioned in yesterday's blogpost worked? Here's a brief reality check for you and for the medical professionals interested in all that, too: 1a. Biochemical and oxidative detoxification clears the body of toxins that cause inflammation and then disease.  1b. Superb nutrition sans health-harming chemicals improve the odds for recovery. Wholesome food supports health. Poisonous pesticides, herbicides,...
Tags: Health, Wellness, Diy, Naturopathy, Diabetes, Don, UA, Booklocker Publishing, Booklocker.com, Yocheved Golani, Booklocker, Self-care, McGonigal, Alternative Healing


Heart Disease Prevention - Kinds Of Heart Disease Likely Found In Diabetics!

High blood sugar can cause damage to the body and lead to other serious health conditions including heart disease, stroke, vision loss and kidney disease. While all people with diabetes have a higher chance of developing heart disease, the condition is more common in those with Type-2 diabetes. In general, the risk of heart disease death and stroke are twice as high in people with diabetes. More information can be found at: https://www.howtopreventheartdisease.com/kind-of-heart-disease-li...
Tags: Health, Ng Peng Hock


New study analyzes patient preferences for collecting sexual/gender identity information

Emergency department patients who are sexual or gender minorities reported greater satisfaction when information on sexual and gender identity was collected on forms during registration instead of by nurses who asked about it during the visit.
Tags: Health


Study finds wide variation in neuraxial analgesia use in pregnant women across US

Pain relief for pregnant women in labor is commonly given in the form of epidural, spinal or combined spinal-epidural blockade, which is collectively referred to as neuraxial analgesia.
Tags: Health, US


Study finds wide variation in neuraxial analgesia use in pregnant women across the United States

Pain relief for pregnant women in labor is commonly given in the form of epidural, spinal or combined spinal-epidural blockade, which is collectively referred to as neuraxial analgesia.
Tags: Health, United States


New study traces development of physical aggression problems from infancy to adolescence

Children can exhibit physical aggression when they are very young but that behavior typically declines before and during elementary school.
Tags: Health


Almost 9000 children and teens died from opioid poisonings in over two decades, finds study

Nearly 9,000 children and adolescents died from opioid poisonings with prescription and illicit drugs between 1999 and 2016 based on an analysis of national data.
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