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Why victims of childhood adversity have a harder time achieving their goals

New findings suggest that childhood adversity may be directly linked to depression. Adverse childhood experiences include a wide range of stressful or traumatic events brought upon by abuse and neglect. Important landmark studies from the '90s suggest that these experiences are common and lead to a number of health, social and behavioral problems throughout life.New research published in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience in October suggests that there is a connection betwe...
Tags: Psychology, Neuroscience, Mental Health, Depression, Innovation, University of Utah, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, Scott A Langenecker, PsyPost Langenecker


Efficacy of a Parent-Based, Indicated Prevention for Anorexia Nervosa: Randomized Controlled Trial

Background: Web-based preventive interventions can reduce risk and incidence of bulimia and binge eating disorders among young high-risk women. However, their specific effects on core symptoms of anorexia nervosa (AN) are rather weak. Objective: The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of an indicated, parent-based, Web-based preventive program Eltern als Therapeuten ([email protected]) in reducing risk factors and symptoms of AN. Methods: Girls aged between 11 and 17 years were screen...
Tags: Health, Cohen


Pediatric Web-Based Chat Services for Caregivers of Children: Descriptive Study

Background: Pediatric physician-led Web-based chat services offer a novel, low-threshold communication channel between caregivers and physicians. Objective: Our aim was to describe chat conversations between caregivers and physicians in a Web-based chat service to determine the factors that should be considered when planning a similar chat service. We also aimed to evaluate whether caregivers considered the consultations helpful, whether physicians considered they could answer caregivers’ questi...
Tags: Health, Helsinki, IQR


The Best Explainers of 2018

Besides telling you how to hack your life, we here at Lifehacker love to help you understand the world around you, whether you’re puzzling over an obscure feature of your computer or a big political issue in the news. Here are some of our best explainers from 2018.Read more...
Tags: Health, Politics, Money, Government, Tech, Kids These Days, Lifehacks, Explainers


How youth sports might be a risk factor for heart disease

“If only there was just one more creative way to increase my child’s sugar intake,” said no parent ever. As a pediatric cardiologist, I spend much of my day counseling parents of children with obesity, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia. I tell them to increase their physical activity. Remove all junk food from the house. Join a […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Pediatrics, Conditions, Cardiology, PA NP, CRNA


We now know where Seattle’s airborne heart was headed after flight was turned around

The human heart that missed a connection in Seattle was headed to a tissue processor.
Tags: Travel, Health, News, Seattle, Local News, Northwest


RESOLVING MALE FACTOR INFERTILITY, WHAT YOU CAN DO

MENS FERTILITY AND IMPROVED SPERM COUNT Diet and Supplements To Enhance Men's Fertility and Sperm Count The following supplements have been found to be fertility boosters in men: Zinc and Folic Acid Fertility Bracelet, customize your charm! Zinc and Folic acid taken together have shown to significantly increase the number of normal sperm in semen. Folic Acid may be found in green leafy vegetables, legumes, oranges and fortified cereals. Zinc is found in re...
Tags: Health, Infertility, Omega, Zinc, Sandy Robertson, Vitamin C Vitamin C, L Carnitine L Carnitine


What cancer taught this physician about hope

As an internist, I strived to give patients hope by prescribing therapies that increased their chance — their hope — of the best outcome and by encouraging them with hopeful words. My own hope was to care for patients until I was old. Just weeks after celebrating my 36th birthday, I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Hodgkin, Physician, PA NP, Oncology/Hematology, CRNA


Mental wellness startup Wisdo launches with $11 million in funding

Social media has lately been linked to mental health issues, with a recent study showing a causal relationship between the use of social media and depression and loneliness. Wisdo, which just raised $11 million in seed funding from Intel Capital and a handful of angel investors, aims to connect and support people in some of their toughest moments. Communities on Wisdo focus on topics around physical health, mental health, self-growth, sexuality, identity and family. The app works by connecting p...
Tags: Health, TC, Social Networks, Tech, Mental Health, Intel Capital, Richard Klausner, Wisdo, Boaz Gaon, Wisdo Board


On Christmas Eve, we get … a few extra heart attacks

On Dec. 24, the risk of a heart attack is 37 percent higher than normal, Swedish researchers found. This would put Christmas Eve in the same category as earthquakes, hurricanes and stock-market crashes.
Tags: Health, News, World, Nation & World


National Prayer Breakfast Russian Spy Maria Butina Admits Guilt

Surrounding the 2016 election, the Russian government was quite busy in the U.S. One component of their efforts was an effort to infiltrate the Republican party via the National Rifle Association. Alex Torshin and Maria Butina were point people on that effort. Today, the plea agreement with Butina was released by the Department of Justice. Butina has been in custody since her arrest in July. My interest in Butina’s arrest was due to a minor aspect of the story. Butina also infiltrated the Fellow...
Tags: Health, Putin, Russia, Department Of Justice, Republican Party, Infertility, Trump, Nra, National Rifle Association, NPB, National Prayer Breakfast, Doug Burleigh, Fellowship Foundation, Maria Butina, Butina, National Prayer Breakfast Russian Spy


Bio Roundup: Eli Lilly Tries Tau, Generic Insulin, NASH Cash & More

Pharmaceutical industry critics lament the cost of rare disease drugs, but some of the steepest price hikes have come on widely used insulin.The patent holder, the University of Toronto, gave companies the right to manufacture insulin. But the university also allowed them to patent the improvements they made, which enabled them to slap higher prices on each new version.In the nearly 100 years since insulin’s discovery, no generic version has become available in the U.S. to offer competitive pri...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Breast Cancer, Washington, Ipo, Cancer, Trends, Investing, Diabetes, Schizophrenia, Venture Capital, Addiction, Fda, National, Novartis, Biotech


Running with Zwift

“Disclaimer: I received a Zwift RunPod to use on Zwift running as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!” I have talked here about how much I have enjoyed biking with Zwift over the past year.  Recently, Zwift has started Zwift running, where with a footpod, you can run on your treadmill and run on Zwift.  I first noticed this when I started seeing runners along the bike course. ...
Tags: Health, Uncategorized, Galloway, Zwift, BibRave, Zwift Run, Recently Zwift, Zwift Run Pod


The fight to save Howard University College of Medicine

Our country is at risk of losing an iconic institution that has played a pivotal role in the history of medical education. A school, which has produced some of the boldest pioneers in medicine, could lose accreditation upon the opening of a new hospital that will shunt away 40 percent of their current patients. Scores […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Education, Medical School, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA, Howard University College of Medicine


How social media leads to a loss of creativity

I use social media.  Specifically, I use Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.  In the beginning, I did so for utilitarian purposes.  As a columnist and aspiring writer of books, these were (and indeed are) useful marketing tools. I have, in the past, carried around a note-pad to jot down ideas.  I was never without my note-pad. […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Facebook, Twitter, Social Media, Practice Management, Facebook Twitter, PA NP, CRNA


Is wasp venom the next healthcare revolution?

Researchers are looking at the venom of wasps, bees, and arachnids to develop life-saving medical therapies.Researchers at MIT created synthetic variants of a peptide found in wasp venom that proved an effective antibiotic.With the "post-antibiotic era" looming, synthetic peptides could provide a way to maintain global health initiatives.Two of the most common phobias are the fear of insects and fear of needles, so it's little wonder that people with apiphobia and spheksophobia aren't keen for ...
Tags: Health, Animals, Mit, Bacteria, Public Health, Medical Research, Innovation, Disease, World Health Organization, Illness, Insects, AMP, AMR, Molecular Biology, Pseudomonas, Timothy Lu


How to Stop Your Shadow Self from Controlling You

When we keep our shadow hidden, it runs the risk of controlling us. In this complicated life we lead, there are aspects of ourselves we don’t feel able to meet. Often it’s because society does not make space for them, or because we don’t have the tools to sit with the discomfort of difficult emotions. It could be shame, guilt, anger, or grief. According to Robert A. Masters, it could also be our inner child, our inner saboteur, or our resistance. Masters, a therapist and psychospiritual guide...
Tags: Psychology, Self-help, Emotions, Publishers, Robert, Spirituality & Health, Shadow Work, Shadow Self, Shadow Side


Wellness giant Life Time targets co-working, shopping malls for next act

Founded in 1990 by CEO Bahram Akradi, Minnesota-based Life Time used to be known as a premier health club that operated large gyms mainly in affluent suburbs in Midwestern and Southern states. Its success was memorialized in 2015 when two leading private equity firms, Leonard Green & Partners and TPG Capital, led a $4-billion deal to take the company private. But rather than retire or move on to new challenges, Akradi chose to remain in his leadership post and continue to build the Life Time bra...
Tags: Health, Amazon, TC, Real Estate, New York, Minnesota, California, Time, America, San Francisco, Tech, Indiana, GS, Miami, Private Equity, Silicon Valley


Doctors vs. executives: the spending power of $1.5 million

The general consensus among physicians who have a solid grasp on their finances is that they are realistic about their earnings and expenses. Ins and outs. Just like in nephrology, except a net positive in your finances is considered a win.  One would expect that doctors ought to be generally conservative in their expenditures, since […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Finance, Practice Management, INS, PA NP, CRNA


On the Front Lines of Homelessness and Mental Health

Officers Armond and Dodson, whose personal histories uniquely qualify them for this outreach effort, have personally gotten 49 people off the streets and into drug and alcohol treatment. As someone with an extensive rap sheet, it was strange for me to be voluntarily climbing in the back seat of a police vehicle with two officers sitting up front. Twenty-five years sober, and I still don’t recognize my own life at times. For example, I work for my son’s non-profit, an organization that gives o...
Tags: Psychology, Drugs, Police, Alcohol, Mental Health, Treatment, Homeless, Quality Of Life, Sober, Publishers, Mental Health And Wellness, Dodson, Doug, Becky, Ashlee, Rikki


Examining Predictors of Real-World User Engagement with Self-Guided eHealth Interventions: Analysis of Mobile Apps and Websites Using a Novel Dataset

Background: The literature suggests that the product design of self-guided electronic health (eHealth) interventions impacts user engagement. Traditional trial settings, however, do not enable the examination of these relationships in real-world use. Objective: This study aimed to examine whether the qualities of product design, research evidence, and publicly available data predict real-world user engagement with mobile and Web-based self-guided eHealth interventions. Methods: This analysis inc...
Tags: Health, Google, Therapeutic Alliance


It’s easier to get a gun than a psychiatrist in America

America in 2018: 307 mass shootings in 311 days. Recently, a veteran with presumed PTSD shot up Borderline Bar & Grill. His Facebook declaration: I hope people call me insane… (laughing emojis).. wouldn’t that just be a big ball of irony? Yeah.. I’m insane, but the only thing you people do after these shootings is […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, America, Psychiatry, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA, Borderline Bar Grill His Facebook


Seven Ways Herbal Teas Can Benefit Your Complexion

Herbal teas have many benefits – some of them help us sleep, some have antibacterial properties, while others improve our digestion or reduce bad cholesterol. However, many herbal teas also have a positive impact on our skin. In case you didn’t know this, here’s how herbal teas can improve your complexion and help you look fresh and younger. What’s so special about herbal teas? Let’s start with the obvious – any kind of tea is made with water, and we all know how much water is important for...
Tags: Health, Tea, South America, Skin, MMP, Herbal Tea, Tisanes, Health & Well-Being


A Wee Wiggle in my Journey to Family

You're reading A Wee Wiggle in my Journey to Family, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Many of us have faced depression, struggled with low self-esteem, and other debilitating mental health challenges. My own journey with depression was a result of growing up with a rare blood disorder and being told I could never have children of my own. This completely changed my dreams of what ...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Featured, Colorado, Book, Mental Health, Depression, Faith, Christian, Lifehacks, Best Books, Self Improvement, Pickthebrain, Wilcox, Donna Grant Wilcox, Donna Wilcox


The first time I felt I truly helped a patient

November 2017. I was on my pediatrics rotation at a local community clinic. My attending asked me if I could see Johnathan (identifying information and event details altered to protect confidentiality), an eight-year-old boy who has been increasingly fatigued since the start of the school year. I walked down the hallway laden with paintings of […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Johnathan, Pediatrics, Physician, PA NP, Oncology/Hematology, CRNA


Podcast: A Delicious Ritual to Reduce Stress

  Living in our fast-paced world, many of us find ourselves stressed out, and many others don’t even realize how stressed they’ve become. Many people choose to ignore their stress, others use meditation, exercise, or other endeavors to reduce stress. This episode shares the story of a woman whose solution to stress involves regularly making challah, a traditional Jewish bread. Not only does the ritual of the making of the bread reduce stress, but the history and tradition of the bread are ...
Tags: Psychology, Amazon, General, Instagram, Wales, California, Stephen King, Los Angeles, Stress, Mindfulness, Ohio, University of Pennsylvania, Kitchenaid, Vincent, Gabe Howard, Don


Medical Alert for ALL 50 States (and then some)!

B'SD 5 Tevet, 5779 I've had some heart-wrenching moments this past several ddays, and couldn't bring my self to blog about anything. Now that I'm recovering my poise, I'd like to alert you a news item, and how to deal with it. HEALTH   All 50 states to require screening newborns for 'bubble boy' disease YES, the addresses the topic! See page 82. I have a hunch that such medical checks will extend beyond the USA. Want t...
Tags: Health, Wellness, Diy, Cdc, Diabetes, UA, Towson, USA Want, Booklocker Publishing, Booklocker.com, Yocheved Golani, Booklocker, Self-care, Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, Bubble Boy Disease, Immune Deficiency Foundation SCID


Schistosomiasis prevention and treatment could help control HIV

Of the 34 million people worldwide with HIV, and the 200 million with schistosomiasis, the majority live in Africa— where millions of people are simultaneously infected with both diseases.
Tags: Health, Africa


Nurse denied life insurance because she carries naloxone

Bloodwork was supposed to be the last step in Isela’s application for life insurance. But when she arrived at the lab, her appointment had been canceled.
Tags: Health, Bloodwork, Isela


Springfield Police to launch review of destroyed rape kits

The police chief in Springfield, Missouri, on Thursday told a rape victim advocacy group that the department will review sex crimes cases in which the agency destroyed rape kits.
Tags: Health, Springfield Missouri, Springfield Police



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