Wednesday Workout Recap

Once again, I’m fundraising for Team Fight and the Ulman Cancer Fund.  I’m kicking off my fundraising with a Stella & Dot show.  If you’re interested in shopping, check out the site.  25% of the sale (all of the Stylist proceeds) are going to UCF.  If you want to just make a straight donation, click on the image in my side bar or click here.  Now, on to the recap. After a week of snow and concert rehearsals, things were finally back to normal last week. Monday – Choir rehearsals.  Yep, no rest f...
Tags: Health, Week in Review, UCF, Stella Dot

Sway is another interactive relaxation app from ustwo

 Digital design studio ustwo — best known for its mobile gaming chops — is doubling down on a move into mindfulness and wellbeing apps in recent years, with the launch of a second ‘interactive meditation’ app, called Sway. Read More
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Apps, Europe, Sway, Meditation, Mindfulness, Relaxation, Ustwo, Mobile Health, Pause, Headspace, Moodnotes

Summoning Courage and Making it WORK for You!

B'SD  1 Nisan, 5777 You know that feeling that nobody understands your situation? That they don't "get" your limitations because of your illness? That some things are out of your control and you desperately need the public, including close friends and family members to understand that reality? Hold on to that thought a minute. It's the month for Passover/Pesakh and I'm shoulder-deep in preparing my home for the holiday. I enjoy the fun of de-cluttering, shining things up an...
Tags: Health, Maryland, US, BBC News, Diabetes, Manchester, Victoria, Courage, UA, Genetic Diseases, Booklocker Publishing,, Yocheved Golani, Kelly Leigh Cooper, Victoria Graham, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome EDS

The physician as a health care innovator

This week is Physicians Week, and this is one in a series of interviews with members of the physician community that are bringing a variety of ideas and networks together in order to improve the relationships between physicians and between physicians and their patients. Dr. Colm Murphy is a cardiologist and the founder of a tech company that is about building a community of physicians in order for them to help one another. With physicians from all over the United States and Canada involved, thei...
Tags: Health, Tech, Canada, United States, Health IT, Colm Murphy

Millennials are the ones who will fix health care

I’m entitled and lazy A whiny little baby I’m a disgraceful human in general Because I am a millennial And people say we are the worst Always putting ourselves first We should get a real job and settle down But our priorities are reversed Every old generation Thinks the new one is mistaken And so every new generation Is made fun of and hated This old adage has been true for ages so Just embrace it Because we dictate the future We are powerful – don’t waste it To my fellow future healers ...
Tags: Health, Video, Medical School, Jamie Katuna

Methodological and Ethical Challenges in a Web-Based Randomized Controlled Trial of a Domestic Violence Intervention

The use of Web-based methods to deliver and evaluate interventions is growing in popularity, particularly in a health care context. They have shown particular promise in responding to sensitive or stigmatized issues such as mental health and sexually transmitted infections. In the field of domestic violence (DV), however, the idea of delivering and evaluating interventions via the Web is still relatively new. Little is known about how to successfully navigate several challenges encountered by th...
Tags: Health, Australia

Tetris May Prevent Flashbacks After You’re in a Gruesome Accident

Victims of car accidents can end up replaying disturbing memories in their minds. But these intrusive memories, one aspect of post-traumatic stress disorder, may be preventable. All you have to do, according to a new study, is play Tetris after the accident.Read more...
Tags: Psychology, Games, Medicine, Video Games, Tetris, Mental Health, Ptsd, Trauma, Emergency, Emergency Room, life-hacks, Phone Games

What on call used to mean

“I was surprised when the emergency doctor at Cityside Hospital said he was going to call you to discuss my case,” Farmer Carr said when I saw him today. “I figured you’d be asleep at that hour.” I smiled as I recalled the cell phone call that had come in at 9:30 the night I had sent him back to the hospital for a reassessment. “No, I was sitting in my camping recliner in the tack room in our horse barn, writing on my iPad and listening to the barn animals chewing their hay.” I saw his eyes soft...
Tags: Health, Hospital, Carr, Physician, Cityside Hospital, Farmer Carr

EPA refuses to ban pesticide Obama wanted to outlaw

In deciding to allow the chemical to continue to be used in orchards such as those in the Northwest, the EPA, under new Administrator Scott Pruitt, rejected scientific conclusions made during the Obama administration.
Tags: Health, Science, News, Obama, Agriculture, Epa, Scott Pruitt, Northwest, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Northwest the EPA

With Neuralink, Elon Musk Aims to Put AI in Your Brain

Tesla founder Elon Musk is taking a leaf from Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos, ripped straight the diversified billionaire entrepreneurs’ playbook. Like them, the South African-born Canadian-American engineer is amassing a stable of very diverse businesses. In the wake of selling PayPal, he runs luxury electric car-maker Tesla, the intergalactic reusable rocket-maker SpaceX; solar power provider SolarCity; a high-speed transportation network in Hyperloop; and underground tunnel-boring machines. ...
Tags: Health, Spacex, Elon Musk, California, Uncategorized, Advertising, Tesla, Paypal, Artificial Intelligence, Computing, Dubai, Machine Learning, Richard Branson, Ai, Mars, Jeff Bezos

Starving Yourself Two Days a Week Is Actually Not a Bad Diet

Last Tuesday, I ate some green beans, a Clif bar, and one homemade sous vide egg bite. That’s 500 calories. I swear I don’t have an eating disorder—it’s just how you do things on this diet I’ve been trying. On Wednesday I was back to my regular 2000-ish calories and feeling fine.Read more...
Tags: Health, Food, Tools, Maps, Politics, State Laws, Nutrition, Diet, Government, Weight Loss, Dieting, Healthy Eating, Eating Healthy, Clif, Civics, life-hacks

Your Personal Problem, Guaranteed To Ruin Your Relationships

Several years ago, I asked people if they felt they had a “fatal flaw”. I claimed at the time, I could see these flaws. I still feel that way. I’m talking about the kind of person who is never, ever going … Read More... Continue reading Your Personal Problem, Guaranteed To Ruin Your Relationships at ElsaElsa.
Tags: Psychology, Astrology, Real Life, Relating, Venus-Saturn, Venus-Pluto

How to Prepare Vegetables That You'd Actually Want to Eat

Most of us can agree that eating your veggies is a good thing on the nutrition front. Still, simply knowing that vegetables are good for you isn’t enough to suddenly turn disgust into undying love for broccoli. But give veggies a proper chance with these tips and you might just learn to love ‘em. Read more...
Tags: Health, Food, Cooking, Nutrition, Diet, life-hacks


More Death. [Author: Doug]
Tags: Health, Death, Comics, Cartoons, Priorities, Doug, Health Coverage, 3x4

The Strange Case of Immigrant Children in Sweden, Who Become Comatose When Faced with Deportation

In the New Yorker, Rachel Aviv has written about “resignation syndrome,” an affliction specific to immigrant children in Sweden who essentially and physically lost the will to live upon being told they will be deported. It’s a profoundly heartbreaking story that illustrates the true human cost of denying asylum to…Read more...
Tags: Psychology, News, Sweden, Immigration, Refugees, Rachel Aviv, Resignation Syndrome

Does tough love equate to wellness or destruction?

Heroin abuse in the United States is reaching epidemic proportions.  According to SAMHSA, between 2007 and 2012, the number of Heroin users has doubled from an estimated 375,000 to over 665,000.  Additionally, in 2010, the number of deaths as a direct result of overdose surpassed auto accident deaths. It is impossible to avoid the facts about heroin.  We are bombarded daily by the national and local media and extensive online resources.  So, is tough love the answer?  I recently met a family who...
Tags: Health, Florida, United States, Jones, McDonald, SAMHSA, Primary Care, Conditions

What Challenges are For...

B'SD 3 Nisan, 5777 Illness involves a lot of suffering on many levels. Over time we read or hear of stories about people experiencing hardships who are surprised at the inner strength they discovered in themselves, the changes they made in their characters, and the goals that they surprisingly achieved. What happened? Think of the situation this way: Challenges exist to expose our internal junk; to show us who we really are inside, our potential and constricted potential. Ou...
Tags: Health, Mental Health, Diabetes, Insight, Emotional Health, UA, Booklocker Publishing,, Yocheved Golani, Sense Of Purpose

When should you introduce gluten to your baby?

Infants with a first-degree relative (parent or sibling) with celiac disease, and who carry an at-risk (DQ2 or DQ8) gene, have a higher risk of developing the autoimmune disorder triggered by gluten-containing foods. Many parents, especially those with a family history of celiac disease, are understandably nervous about introducing gluten into their child’s diet. They wonder whether there is an ideal time to introduce gluten, if they can prevent celiac disease by never introducing gluten, and fo...
Tags: Health, Pediatrics, Conditions, GI

Why Internet privacy matters for patients

Most of us have grown accustomed to Google and Facebook. When I had an Android phone, I quickly got over the initial creepiness factor of going into a restaurant, bar, or store and having a message from Google popping up with reviews, menus, or coupons. I liked that Google could recommend times to leave or asked if I went to a certain spot often. But Facebook and Google are basically large advertisers. They sit on our data and offer their “eyeballs” to companies. S.J.Res. 34, a bill that has pas...
Tags: Health, Google, Facebook, Obama, Senate, Policy, House, Patients, S J Res, Cox Time Warner AT T

Doppler Labs is working with Senator Elizabeth Warren to deregulate the hearing aid industry

 “Hearing is a right for everybody,” Doppler Labs Noah Kraft told me over the phone last week. It’s why his new chief science officer Jim Pitkow is working with a team of U.S. senators and members of congress to make certain types of hearing aids available over the counter. Medically approved hearing aids can cost thousands of dollars, even for those with minimal… Read More
Tags: Health, TC, Elizabeth Warren, Tech, Policy, Hearing, Hearing Loss, Noah Kraft, Doppler, Hearing Aid, Jim Pitkow

“Fitspiration” on Social Media: A Content Analysis of Gendered Images

Background: “Fitspiration” (also known as “fitspo”) aims to inspire individuals to exercise and be healthy, but emerging research indicates exposure can negatively impact female body image. Fitspiration is frequently accessed on social media; however, it is currently unclear the degree to which messages about body image and exercise differ by gender of the subject. Objective: The aim of our study was to conduct a content analysis to identify the characteristics of fitspiration content posted acr...
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Why Your Face-Picking Could Be a Deeper Psychological Issue

I have a dirty little secret, and it's not a pretty one to admit as a beauty editor. Often, I find myself nuzzled up to my bathroom mirror, nails clawing at the tiny whiteheads on my face or pressing aggressively against the "lurkers," those pesky, deep pimples that form under the skin. I've even gone after ingrown hairs. Sometimes, I play a game in the elevator of my building: how quickly can I extract pus from my zit as I travel from the eighth floor to the lobby? After these face-picking s...
Tags: Health, Google, Beauty, Skin Care, Don, Wechsler, Sandra Lee, Beauty tips, Popsugar, Amy Wechsler, Pimple Popper, Emily Orofino, Ashley Cooke

The emergency department and “access” to care

The redefinition of a potentially functioning medical system in which each individual is able to utilize financially non-prohibitive care into a disjointed balkanized realm of income-based insurance tribes is aided by the protean definitions of the political buzzword “access.”  Access to medical care does not entail the ability to reliably obtain medical care much as medical insurance reform is not, in point of fact, healthcare reform.  Regardless, the conflation of one’s potential ability to ac...
Tags: Health, Policy, Medicare, Emergency

Owlet updates its smart baby health monitoring sock so babies can’t kick it off

 Owlet, a Utah-based startup monitoring your babies vitals, has a new and improved smart sock out today and we got a chance to catch up with the founders to talk about what they’ve been up to since appearing on stage at our 2014 CES Hardware Battlefield. Now version 2 of Owlet’s smart sock makes an even snugglier fit for your little one with a wrap-around design. The company has… Read More
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Apps, Utah, Business, Hardware, Entrepreneurship, Tech, Economy, Private Equity, Owlet, Startup Company, Consumer Electronics Show, Structure, Vitals

This giant “ball bearing” will soothe your aching muscles

If you’re an athlete or you work out on a regular basis, you know what it’s like to have sore muscles. Even I get achy muscles with my lame attempts to keep in shape. Finding a way to soothe your aches and pains is important if you want to be ready to tackle the next game or workout pain-free. The Stinger Cold Massage Roller from Recoup Fitness looks like it could be an interesting solution worth checking out. The Stinger Cold Massage Roller looks like a giant ball bearing, but it’s really jus...
Tags: Health, Amazon, News, Fitness, US, Sports, Exercise, Medical Equipment, Amazon Picks, Recoup Fitness, Recoup Fitness Stinger Cold Massage Roller

I felt that I couldn’t let him face this journey alone

From my wife’s grandparents’ Manhattan apartment, I could hear the noises of traffic and pedestrians in Central Park seven floors below. The sounds were a refreshing change from the beeping monitors, overhead pages and ringing phones that are the usual backdrop to my work as a physician in a large Philadelphia medical center. Here the only background conversations I heard were those of loved ones in the kitchen, not those of patients’ family members, overheard through flimsy curtains ringing an ...
Tags: Health, Manhattan, Philadelphia, Central Park, SABA, Seuss, Werner, Primary Care, Physician, Saba Hebrew

This doctor beat burnout by doing these 5 things

Burnout syndrome is a state of emotional, mental and physical exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. I burned out early. Right out of fellowship, I no longer wanted to be a doctor. The grueling hours, my grumpy co-workers, and distant patient engagements left me totally exhausted. However, over the course of a year, I was able to rediscover my passion for medicine. Some tactics were deliberate, mindful behaviors, some occurred by accident, and some started with a different goal, bu...
Tags: Health, Intensive Care, Physician

Udemy cofounder Eren Bali just raised $6.5 million for his newest startup

 It’s no secret that communications between patients and their doctors and pharmacists is anything but seamless. The same is true for communications between doctors and the labs and insurance companies with which they work. Carbon Health, a 1.5-year-old, San Francisco-based startup, is aiming to create a two-sided marketplace that makes it easier for everyone involved to know… Read More
Tags: Health, San Francisco, Tech, Udemy, Builders, Bullpen Capital, Two Sigma Ventures, Carbon Health, Eren Bali, Javelin-venture-partners


Now this is an interesting study conducted by "Netmums" and reported by the Daily Mail (UK).   The study showed that women over 40 really didn't experience the long hard road to pregnancy that we're led to believe will happen at older ages.  From the article: SEE ALSO: SURPRISE PREGNANCY AT 49 ( Despite fears that fertility levels plummet for women over the age of 35, the new research has shown Fertility Necklaces, click here women over the age of 40 have the ...
Tags: Health, Infertility, Sandy Robertson, Daily Mail UK

What can doctors learn from La La Land?

Last week I finally got around to watching La La Land. As a fan of musicals, I had wanted to see it for quite some time, and before I stepped into the theater, I didn’t know what it was about nor what kinds of reviews it had been getting. Spoiler alert: Don’t read on if you haven’t seen it and intend to watch it (and I’ve never told anybody before not to read my blog, but the movie is so good, please watch it before you read this!). Very rarely would I use the word “masterpiece” to describe a mo...
Tags: Health, Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, La La Land, Primary Care, Physician

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