Where to travel and do CrossFit

CrossFit has become an essential part of many of our lifestyles. For people who have built this ultra-intense fitness program into their daily routine, keeping it up is a priority — even during vacations. If you want to get away from it all and stay on track with your goals, you’ve got plenty of options. You can head to countries with the most CrossFit gyms, search out cities with elite athletes and strong communities, or even go on a CrossFit-themed vacation. If you’re addicted to CrossFit, ...
Tags: Travel, Health, New York, Fitness, Australia, Mexico, New York City, US, Canada, United States, Italy, Sydney, Gyms, Brazil, Vacation, Miami

Health misinformation in the news: Where does it start?

A new study confirms something we here at have been emphasizing for many years: Health news stories often overstate the evidence from a new study, inaccurately claiming that one thing causes another — as in drinking alcohol might help you live longer, facial exercises may keep your cheeks perky, and that diet soda might be a direct line to dementia. The researchers looked at the 50 “most-shared academic articles and media articles covering them” in 2015, according to data fr...
Tags: Health, Mainstream Media, HealthNewsReview, Conditions, Cardiology, Public Health & Policy

The Pet Parent Checklist for Natural Disasters

June marks National Pet Preparedness Month. Hurricanes, earthquakes, extreme heat and unexpected weather patterns bring unique risks to our four-legged family members. So, how can pet parents keep their furry family members safe? P et Parent Checklist for Natural Disasters 1.      Have the proper ID: Pets should be microchipped AND have an ID tag on their collar. 2.      Post a “Pet Inside” safety sticker on your front door or window to alert first responders to the presence of a...
Tags: Health, Post, Pets, TheStarryEye Astrologer, Products and Services, National Pet Preparedness Month Hurricanes

Here’s What Yoga Can Do For You

You're reading Here’s What Yoga Can Do For You, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. It`s International Yoga Day people. I was thinking about doing yoga over the past three months, and because of my analytical nature, I decided to do some quick research on its benefits. And since we're celebrating International Yoga Day this month, I decided to show you the six key benefits practicin...
Tags: New York, Featured, Happiness, San Francisco, Mental Health, Anxiety, Novak Djokovic, Lifehacks, Health And Fitness, Pickthebrain, University of Waterloo, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Tulane University, Alliant University, American Psychological Association APA, American College of Cardiology ACC

This is what dying poor in America looks like

Signing the divorce papers was probably Charlie’s lowest point.  His wife sitting by his side, occasionally she would swat at the air at some invisible fly buzzing around the room.  There was no fly.  Just the acrid smell of the nursing home, a horrifying mix of sweat, shit, and desperation.  He tried to focus his aged eyes on the legal papers as the tears swirled past his nose and losing traction, fell onto his crusty sweater.  He had no intention of leaving his beloved’s side.  No interest in ...
Tags: Health, America, Charlie, Physician, Geriatrics, Public Health & Policy

Life as a doctor is selfless and selfish at the same time

It was 5:45 in the morning on a Monday after a full weekend of call. Thoroughly exhausted, I shuffled into the elevator and was met by the stench of stale clothing mixed with cigarette smoke. A painfully thin teenager exited, looking lost. I allowed him to wander out, grateful to be spared his odor. I was apathetic, overtaken by a weariness I vowed as a medical student never to have. Morning rounds passed without incident. All our CABG patients were more or less stable. I collected each patient’...
Tags: Health, Surgery, Roy, Physician, Cardiology, Hospital-Based Medicine

Taste test: Burger robot startup Creator opens first restaurant

Creator’s transparent burger robot doesn’t grind your brisket and chuck steak into a gourmet patty until you order it. That’s just one way this startup, formerly known as Momentum Machines, wants to serve the world’s freshest cheesebuger for just $6. On June 27th, after 8 years in development, Creator opens its first robot restaurant. We got a sneak peek…err…taste. When I ask how a startup launching one eatery at a time could become a $10 billion company, Creator co-founder and CEO Alex Varda...
Tags: Health, Google, Food, Startups, TC, Wtf, Hardware, California, Stanford, San Francisco, Tesla, Restaurant, Gm, Silicon Valley, Mcdonalds, Pacific

Detecting Suicidal Ideation on Forums: Proof-of-Concept Study

Background: In 2016, 44,965 people in the United States died by suicide. It is common to see people with suicidal ideation seek help or leave suicide notes on social media before attempting suicide. Many prefer to express their feelings with longer passages on forums such as Reddit and blogs. Because these expressive posts follow regular language patterns, potential suicide attempts can be prevented by detecting suicidal posts as they are written. Objective: This study aims to build a classifier...
Tags: Health, United States, Reddit

How did EHR designers get control of health care?

Wouldn’t it be cool if … ? Wouldn’t it be better if … ? Wouldn’t it be much easier when we see patients if … ? How come we can’t … ? It seems like every day, someone in our practice comes up with an idea for a way to do something better: Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
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Dissemination of a Web-Based Tool for Supporting Health Insurance Plan Decisions (Show Me Health Plans): Cross-Sectional Observational Study

Background: The rate of uninsured people has decreased dramatically since the Affordable Care Act was passed. To make an informed decision, consumers need assistance to understand the advantages and disadvantages of health insurance plans. The Show Me Health Plans Web-based decision support tool was developed to improve the quality of health insurance selection. In response to the promising effectiveness of Show Me Health Plans in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) and the growing need for Web-...
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Am I a doctor or a mother first?

It is a little after 9 a.m. I am about to start the second of a long list of endoscopy cases when my phone rings. I glance briefly at the caller ID to confirm it isn’t my office or the hospital calling about another patient, and am quickly overcome with dread as I see the screen reads, “daycare.” Intuitively, I know why they are calling. My four-month-old must have a fever. He had received his scheduled vaccines the previous day and had been febrile all evening. In the morning, he seemed his usu...
Tags: Health, Surgery, Practice Management, Physician

Psychology Vs. Astrology And Scale

Theoretically, if you do a lot of something, you’ll get good at it. I don’t think this is necessarily true in practice, especially in my field. I have personally paid big name astrologers to read my chart and they seemed … Read More...
Tags: Psychology, Consulting, Astrology, Real Life

After Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, it’s time to shift on suicide

Surviving suicide loss is difficult. And in some sense, the resulting grief is open-ended. I am a mother and doctor whose two sons died by suicide associated with psychotic bipolar disorder. My ever-present sensitivity to the fierce loss of death by suicide is again touched when I hear of death by suicide. The suicides of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade triggered in me a renewed feeling of grief. Like so many, I felt I knew Anthony Bourdain. “No Reservations” was my introduction to Bourdain. As ...
Tags: Health, Psychiatry, Kate Spade, Anthony Bourdain, Bourdain, Conditions

A hospice doctor gives investing advice

I used to have a patient who was an undertaker.  We had many conversations about philosophy and practicality,  and it didn’t take long to realize the profound insights one must learn when engaged in such a unique business.  As I was often fond of saying, when the undertaker speaks, you should really listen.  This belief that our experiences can lead to new and different perspectives has pushed me to analyze not only the meaning of our existence, but also the role that personal finance plays in o...
Tags: Health, Finance, Practice Management

A Teledermatology Scale-Up Framework and Roadmap for Sustainable Scaling: Evidence-Based Development

Background: The objectives of South Africa’s electronic health (eHealth) strategy recognize the value proposition that telemedicine practices hold for rural and urban referrals, but a lack of accepted and formalized scale-up has impeded realization of benefits. While both synchronous and asynchronous teledermatology exist, these remain localized and not scaled-up. Skin pathology is often the first sign of an HIV/AIDS infection, which remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality in South Afri...
Tags: Health, South Africa, TDSF


Here is a great article about an author who got pregnant by surprise just when she had given up the idea of having more children.  The article goes on to say that, yes, it may be somewhat unusual for a woman to have a baby in her 40's, but it certainly is not a medical miracle.  Women frequently can and do become pregnant naturally in their 40's.  Read more: SEE ALSO: WOMEN WITH NATURAL PREGNANCY OVER 40 ( and THE REAL RATE OF PREGNANCY COMPLICATIONS AND BIRTH DEFECTS IN ...
Tags: Health, Leo, Kate, Infertility, Sandy Robertson, Kate Kerrigan

Unneeded opioids killed hundreds at British hospital, inquiry finds

The investigation described what happened in the wards of England’s Gosport War Memorial Hospital, but it had little to say about why, leaving it unclear whether doctors were incompetent, callous or malevolent.
Tags: Health, England, News, World, Gosport War Memorial Hospital, Nation & World

The Effectiveness of Web-Based Tailored Smoking Cessation Interventions on the Quitting Process (Project Quit): Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial

Background: Project Quit was a randomized Web-based smoking cessation trial designed and conducted by researchers from the University of Michigan, where its primary outcome was the 7-day point prevalence. One drawback of such an outcome is that it only focuses on smoking behavior over a very short duration, rather than the quitting process over the entire study period. Objective: The aim of this study was to consider the number of quit attempts during the 6-month study period as an alternative o...
Tags: Health, University Of Michigan, Poisson

The Hidden Dangers of Using Too Many Acne Products

When you have acne, it's normal to feel like applying more, more, more products will clear your skin faster. It seems effective in theory, but in practice, piling on treatments can actually do more harm than good. "Most acne medications, to some extent, dry out the skin," explained dermatologist Michelle Henry, MD. "So when you are using multiple ingredients that dry out the skin, you can actually get a rash or dermatitis as a result." Henry explained that the type of dermatitis can differ depe...
Tags: Summer, Acne, Beauty, Skin Care, Henry, Michelle Henry, Summer Beauty, Acne Awareness Month

Here's How Bekah From The Bachelor Turned Around Her Severe Acne

The Bachelor's Bekah Martinez is fairly outspoken (except for when it comes to her age). She had no qualms living her best life in a pixie cut - the shortest in the history of the mostly beach-waved show - or making her disdain for . So, it would make sense that she wouldn't stay silent about her acne journey either, which she just revealed on Instagram. Over the course of a year, the nanny from Fresno, CA pretty much erased a severe case of cystic acne that left her "hopeless." When topical a...
Tags: The Bachelor, Fresno, Acne, Beauty, Skin Care, Martinez, Beauty News, Celebrity Beauty, Bekah, Bekah Martinez

Is the stethoscope a vestigial organ?

In the context of human evolution, a vestigial organ is defined as one that has lost all or most of its original function through evolution. Charles Darwin provided a list of vestigial human organs in “The Descent of Man,” including the muscles of the ear, wisdom teeth, the appendix, the coccyx, body hair and the semilunar fold in the corner of the eye. If you had told me 19 years ago when I graduated from medical school that I would one day compare my stethoscope to a vestigial organ, I would h...
Tags: Health, Charles Darwin, Physician, Cardiology, Littman

How our health system is like the Marvel supervillain Thanos

You are a child of Thanos. “Hear me and rejoice!” “You have had the privilege of being saved by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. (Yeah, I know we said the same thing when we prescribed low-fat diets to decrease the risk of heart disease, but you gotta give us a pass on that one.”) “Based on our research, we have found 100,000,000 of you are ill.” “But we can save you, salvation is at hand.” Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to re...
Tags: Health, Policy, American College of Cardiology, Primary Care, Public Health & Policy, Washington Watch

Welcome to your intern year breakdown

Summer is upon us, and with it comes the end of the academic year, graduations and the arrival of the newest crop of interns. Soon these fresh-faced physicians will enter into one of the most remarkable educational experiences of their medical careers: residency. Many of these soon-to-be-interns are looking to attendings now for advice on how to excel during (or survive through) the arduous first year of training. Suggestions like “always make time to read,” “ask for help when you need it,” and ...
Tags: Health, Psychiatry, Physician, Residency, Hospital-Based Medicine

A physician battles Frozen Car Disease

Those who follow my blog know I write about science and medicine and their complexities and challenges. Sometimes, I write about anesthesiology and what it’s like to be in the operating room. I write about gender issues and things I’ve noticed as a woman leader in medicine. I write about my children, being a mother, and all that it takes to have the best job in the world and feel like you’re failing at it. Sometimes all write about shoes and my favorite spring fashion. (I am a lover of fashion, ...
Tags: Health, Practice Management, Physician

Your Comprehensive, No-BS Guide to Acne-Fighting Ingredients

The sheer number of acne products that exist on the market can feel dizzying. If you don't know what you're looking for, making an informed decision about which one will actually solve your pimple problem can be difficult. That's why we're here to make sure you become literate in the art of reading ingredient lists, so you know exactly what you should use. We reached out to dermatologists Dr. Howard Murad (who has a skincare brand you may already be using), Dr. Tara Rao of Schweiger Dermatology ...
Tags: Acne, Pimples, Beauty, Skin Care, Beauty tips, Beauty Interview, Beauty How To, Schweiger Dermatology Group, Howard Murad, Popsugar Interviews, Tara Rao, Neal Shultz

A bipartisan solution for Medicaid work requirements

When I hear pundits going on about the Medicaid work requirements, I think of my father. He has worked in the United States for twenty-four years, taking on the role of a handyman, migrant farmer, truck driver, construction roofer, dialysis patient transporter, and elder transporter. His limited English and third-grade education land him in low-paying jobs with limited hours and an oversupply of workers — resulting in frequent periods of unemployment. For 17 years, these moments of turmoil were ...
Tags: Health, Policy, United States, New Hampshire, Medicaid, Public Health & Policy, Washington Watch, Kentucky Indiana Arkansas

Pluto In Capricorn: Avascular Necrosis

I’ve been talking about becoming crippled for the last three years. Yesterday, I saw my fourth orthopedic surgeon in this time frame. I’m pretty sure I’ve finally been diagnosed. It turns out I most likely have avascular necrosis. It’s a … Read More...
Tags: Health, Pluto, Capricorn, Astrology, Real Life, Pluto-in-Capricorn

Patient Acceptance of Remote Scribing Powered by Google Glass in Outpatient Dermatology: Cross-Sectional Study

Background: The ubiquitous use of electronic health records (EHRs) during medical office visits using a computer monitor and keyboard can be distracting and can disrupt patient-health care provider (HCP) nonverbal eye contact cues, which are integral to effective communication. Provider use of a remote medical scribe with face-mounted technology (FMT), such as Google Glass, may preserve patient-HCP communication dynamics in health care settings by allowing providers to maintain direct eye contac...
Tags: Health, Google, Northern California, FMT, EHR

Impulse control disorders found to be more common in people taking Parkinson's drugs

Over time, half of the people taking certain drugs for Parkinson's disease may develop impulse control disorders such as compulsive gambling, shopping or eating, according to a study published in the June 20, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
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Study highlights growing problem of 'iPad neck' among young adults and women

Is your iPad being a literal pain in the neck? The answer is likely yes -; especially if you're a young adult or a woman. "iPad neck" -; persistent pain in the neck and upper shoulders caused by slouching or bending into extreme positions while using tablet computers -; is a growing problem among Americans, according to a new UNLV study.
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