Posts filtered by tags: Michael[x]


How did Jordan end up with the highest smoking rate in the world?

When international correspondent Michael Safi began looking into why Jordan had become the country with the world’s highest smoking rates, he began to uncover what public health advocates have described as widespread interference in policymaking by multinational tobacco companiesGuardian international correspondent Michael Safi tells Anushka Asthana about why he decided to look into smoking rates in the Middle Eastern kingdom of Jordan. They have become the highest in the world, with more than e...
Tags: Health, Smoking, World Health Organization, Jordan, Michael, Michael Safi, Anushka Asthana

Blog Theme: Getting History Right – Interview with Michael Coulter

Fact checking David Barton was not my first history rodeo. With the help of then Grove City College history professor J.D. Wyneken, I fact checked anti-gay crusader Scott Lively’s book The Pink Swastika in June of 2009. Lively made an outrageous case that Hitler’s Nazi project was animated by homosexuals and that the Holocaust was carried out by gay thugs. His opposition to gay rights, he preached, was to keep gays from doing the same things to other nations. I learned a lot by deeply researchin...
Tags: Health, Uganda, Mcdonalds, Hitler, Infertility, Michael, Scott Lively, David Barton, Barton, Thomas Nelson, Uganda Parliament, Grove City College, Jeff Sharlet, Michael Coulter, J D Wyneken, Barton Lively

"All of us on ['The Quiz Kids'] experienced to some degree ‘child star letdown,’ but we remembered the actual experience fondly. It was a high for us."

"But Joel said it destroyed his childhood. When he was 6, I was 11. The program put stress on the smallest kids. They got the most attention and were the least equipped to deal with it.... Once the show went on television they kept Joel, because he was so well known, but the general age got lower and lower. I’m guessing that experience was pretty sour for him. No real competition and no real comradeship."Said Richard L. Williams, who was on the radio version of the show in the 1940s, quoted in "...
Tags: Psychology, Comics, Law, Judaism, Children's Tv, Michael, Joel, Salinger, Greta Garbo, J.D. Salinger, Ann Althouse, Joel Feldman, Michael Kupperman, Kupperman, Joel Kupperman Scarred, Richard L Williams

We are all living with serious illness now

At the end of a long shift in the hospital last week, I (Michael) stopped by the room of a patient before he left to go home with hospice. It hadn’t been long since I gave him the news that his cancer had spread and was now incurable. I asked him what was on his […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Infectious Disease, Michael, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus

California Wildfire Victims Fear They’ll Be Last In Payout

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A $13.5 billion settlement between victims of California’s catastrophic wildfires and the utility blamed for causing them was supposed to bring some peace and hope to people still reeling from the devastation. Instead, the deal has sparked confusion, resentment, suspicion and despair as the victims, government agencies, and lawyers grapple for their piece of the pie. More than 81,000 have filed claims to the settlement fund, setting the stage for a potential scrum as Pacific...
Tags: Health, Facebook, News, California, Virginia, Local, California News, San Francisco, Ap, Bankruptcy, Williams, Las Vegas, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Michael, Gavin Newsom, Northern California

This app helps people with special needs make friends

Juliana Fetherman was in middle school when she started to notice that her younger brother, Michael, who has ADHD and autism, was having problems making friends.
Tags: Health, Michael, Juliana Fetherman

Losing a patient in an emergency

“Are you serious! What are you doing to my son! How can you have him tied to the bed like this!” Michael’s* mother was irate and yelling at my resident as I stood at the back of the room. Michael had HIV/AIDS with a CD4 count of 20. Hours before, he had bit his mom […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Education, Michael, Emergency Medicine, PA NP, CRNA

Inside Schizophrenia: Motivation in Schizophrenia

The word “schizophrenia” tends to conjure ideas of dramatic imagery: hallucinations, delusions, insane asylums in the general public’s mind. Most people don’t think of the boring parts that consume many with schizophrenia, like lacking the motivation to get out of bed, to make friends… Host Rachel Star Withers, a diagnosed schizophrenic, and co-host Gabe Howard discuss avolition and ways to help motivate loved ones in this episode of Inside Schizophrenia. Family Counselor Ms. Breen joins t...
Tags: Psychology, Amazon, Motivation, General, America, Schizophrenia, Lack Of Motivation, Michael, Mental Health And Wellness, Brain And Behavior, Motivation And Inspiration, Gabe Howard, Don, Wal Mart, Rachel, Debbie

A year after Michael, Florida community still in crisis

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A year after Hurricane Michael, the Florida county hardest hit by the Category 5 storm is still in crisis. Thousands in Bay County are homeless, medical care and housing are at a premium, and officials say domestic violence has been an issue. Michael was among the strongest hurricanes ever to make […]
Tags: Health, Business, Florida, News, Ap, Nation, Michael, Orlando Fla, Bay County, Michael Florida

Dad makes good on puppy promise

Photo J.R. Radcliff Thanks to Milwaukee Brewer Christian Yelich and his third home run, Libby,4, and Lola,6, have a new puppy. As a surprise to the girls, their parents brought them to Miller Park on Monday and MVP Yelich introduced the puppy to them during batting practice. He signed baseballs for everyone. He even signed the sign the girls had held up. The 11-week-old mini Doodle, Yeli, is expected to grow to about 30 pounds. He will hopefully be more than just a pet. Lola has type 1 diabete...
Tags: Pets, Milwaukee, Diabetes, Puppy, Lola, Michael, Doodle, Mvp, Jan, Libby, Miller Park, Yelich, Christian Yelich, Milwaukee Brewer, Yeli, Diabetic Alert Dog

Can you put me to sleep? Why ER physicians have to say no.

The heavy young man curled on his left side is in the ER for a pain in his backside. The sweaty blue dragon on his chest smells like fear. “It’s an abscess. I’ll have to open it. It’s gonna hurt.” “Can you put me to sleep? I hate pain.” I can. Should I? Remember Michael […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Michael, Emergency Medicine, Physician, PA NP, CRNA

Podcast: Dwelling on the Past Mistakes Caused by Mental Illness

 Once we reach recovery from mental illness, we tend to dwell on the mistakes of our past. Thoughts of failures and people we’ve hurt ruminate inside our head and make it difficult to move forward. Why do we think about these things? Does it protect us, make us feel better, or is it way to keep us from moving forward? In this episode, our hosts discuss their past failures in the hopes it allows our listeners to realize living in the past only really accomplishes one thing . . . ...
Tags: Psychology, Depression, Bipolar, Colombia, Schizophrenia, Tennessee, Michael, Anxiety And Panic, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don, Gabe, Seth, Colombia Colombia, Gabe Gabe, A Bipolar

A New Look at Grief Beyond Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’s Five Stages

A few weeks ago, I said goodbye to a long time, dear friend who had become a sister of choice, a traveling companion, a ‘kvetch and moan’ sounding board, as well as a compassionate confidant who didn’t hesitate to call me on my stuff when needed. She died after a nearly two-year encounter with cancer. I hesitate to call it a battle as many do when given the diagnosis that she was. She was more a reluctant dance partner with the disease, attempting to improvise her way through the steps and t...
Tags: Psychology, Grief, Family, Relationships, Friends, Personal, Loss, Bereavement, Grieving, Grief And Loss, Michael, Inspiration & Hope, Health-related, Coping, Buddhist, Elisabeth Kübler Ross

Michael Volitich’s Tips on Sticking to Your Diet

If you are trying to lose some weight then you will no doubt have already discovered that this can be a little more difficult than you first imagined. In fact getting started with your diet is the hardest part of the entire process and the first few weeks are when you are going to find it most difficult. This was something which I went through last year and without the help of my good friend and fitness guru Michael Volitich , there is no way that I could have made it. I wanted to share...
Tags: Health, Fashion, Featured, Diet, Diets, Michael, Michael Volitich

Are Holiday Traditions Sacrosanct or Can They Be Changed?

With the winter holidays approaching, many are faced with both anticipation and anxiety. For some it brings back memories of delight and magic and for others, dread and mayhem. It may have been a time when loving family and friends gathered around a tree, a menorah, a kinara or yule log, singing familiar songs. It may also, less pleasantly, recall times when holiday spirit was more of the liquid form indulged in to excess, voices were raised in anger, hands were raised to strike or throw object...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Ptsd, Trauma, Dave, David, Santa, Michael, Mitch, Holiday Coping, Rudolph, Life Changes, Patty, Stan

Should a HIPAA-questionable good deed go unpunished?

On a Saturday morning, Michael, a physician, was making his way through the hospital atrium after his weekend rounds.  On his way out, he noticed a family he knew well.  They were talking quietly and appeared distraught.  He asked them if they were okay.  They said that the husband’s mother had been admitted overnight with a malignant pleural effusion, and since all beds on the oncology floor were full, she had been placed on the general medicine service. The patient had a primary oncologist, bu...
Tags: Health, Practice Management, Michael, HIPAA, Physician, Pulmonology

How to talk about hurricanes now

Hurricane Michael isn't a truly "natural disaster."
Tags: Health, Michael

Words can hurt those on benzodiazepines

There exists a large, mostly-underground, a growing community consisting of those iatrogenically harmed by benzodiazepines. Guilty only of following doctors orders, these patients are marginalized and misunderstood. This has been enabled, at least in part, by poor terminology. Recently on Twitter, Michael P. Hengartner and Marnie Wedlake both posted critical questions in response to a benzodiazepine news story: In response to Michael’s, my immediate thought was that not knowing is a direct resu...
Tags: Health, Psychiatry, Michael, Conditions, Michael P Hengartner, Marnie Wedlake

"Apparently, this is something the public needs to hear in 2016: Please stop drinking hand sanitizer."

"The common disinfectant is typically used on, well, hands. But a recent anecdote from a former Wells Fargo banker in an article in The New York Times, who claimed to drink it as a stress reliever, brought the issue into the national spotlight, the newspaper also reports. And earlier this month, it was parodied on 'Saturday Night Live,' when Emily Blunt's character needs to have her stomach pumped after downing hand sanitizer. Perplexing as it may seem, drinking the alcohol-based sanitizer appea...
Tags: Health, Law, Wikipedia, New York Times, Drinking, Emily Blunt, Michael, Wells Fargo, Purell, Don, Kitty, Dukakis, Ann Althouse, Kitty Dukakis, Political Spouse, Plotkin

Her brothers were molested by a priest as kids. Now she’s trying to reconcile with the Catholic Church

For Jennifer Wortham, the process of reconciliation with the Roman Catholic Church began with a six-page letter to Pope Francis. Wortham’s two younger brothers were molested by their parish priest more than three decades ago. In December 2016, the Rancho Mirage resident and healthcare executive faxed the letter to Francis talking about how his acknowledgement of the church’s transgressions touched her deeply. A year ago, Dr. Jennifer Wortham sent a fax to the Vatican about her family’s angui...
Tags: Health, Texas, News, Religion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Judaism, Pope Francis, Vatican, Catholic Church, Francis, Orange, Michael, Miller, Patrick

Ding dong! The Obamacare Tax Penalty is(n’t) dead

By Emily Bazar, California Healthline Rick, Patrick and Michael recently commented on Covered California’s Facebook page, urging others to ditch health insurance because: “No more fines or penalties!!! Trump took care of that!! Saved me 700 bucks this year!!!” “Trump removed the penalty for not having insurance.” “I’m pretty sure Trump abolished the illegal penalty.” They’re right — and wrong. On Dec. 22, President Donald Trump did indeed sign a sweeping tax bill that repeals the Affordable Care...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, Taxes, News, Obamacare, California, La, California News, Sport, Soccer, Healthcare, Bank, Medicare, Kansas City, Local News

Well: Big Data Comes to Dieting

A new study shows how weight loss can affect our bodies on a cellular level.
Tags: News, Research, Diabetes, Exercise, Weight, Michael, Snyder, Genetics and Heredity, Data-Mining and Database Marketing, Cell Systems (Journal

What the rich do differently: Habits that foster wealth and success

I’m fascinated by the differences between rich people and poor people. Are the differences mostly a matter of class and economic mobility? Are people born to wealth and poverty and destined to remain there? Or are there observable differences in attitude and action that tend to lead people to specific levels of affluence? From my experience, it’s some of both. I believe that there are absolutely systemic issues that contribute to wealth and poverty. But I also believe that there are attitudes an...
Tags: Psychology, Florida, Oregon, Habits, Marketing, America, Behavior, Starbucks, Smith, Self-improvement, Dad, Rich, Michael, Fagan, Stephen Covey, Chelsea Fagan

What the rich do differently: 61 habits that foster wealth and success

I’m fascinated by the differences between rich people and poor people. Are the differences mostly a matter of class and economic mobility? Are people born to wealth and poverty and destined to remain there? Or are there observable differences in attitude and action that tend to lead people to specific levels of affluence? From my experience, it’s some of both. I believe that there are absolutely systemic issues that contribute to wealth and poverty. But I also believe that there are attitudes an...
Tags: Psychology, Florida, Oregon, Habits, Marketing, America, Behavior, Starbucks, Smith, Self-improvement, Dad, Rich, Michael, Fagan, Stephen Covey, Chelsea Fagan

Reclaiming a Mind at Peace with Christopher O. Blum

Are you increasingly frustrated and perplexed in this age of technology? While you might be reading this on a your phone, maybe you’ve noticed that our technology can unite us but, more often, seems to make us more isolated and anxious. Professor Christopher O. Blum has been considering our digital age in light of the Catholic tradition and he has brought together his analysis and advice in his new book, A Mind at Peace: Reclaiming an Ordered Soul in the Age of Distraction.  Today, Michael and P...
Tags: Podcast, Technology, Featured, Podcasts, Religion, Peace, Mental Health, Catholic, Michael, Distraction, Denver Colorado, Blum, Sophia Institute Press, Sophia Excerpts, Christopher O Blum, Augustine Institute

A Natural Workout in the Parks & Playgrounds of Berlin

Are you one of those people who have a contract for a gym and hardly ever go there? Especially at the beginning of the year, people have the intention to work on their body, preparing for summer. But let’s be honest: when the summer is finally there, who wants to still go to the stuffy, stinky gym? We think there are better options to do a body workout than going into a studio. There are many options to train your body, fitness trends like Yoga, Pilates, Crossfit… But did you ever try Natural Mo...
Tags: Health, Wellness, Fashion, Fitness, Berlin Wall, Berlin, Sports, Gym, Parks, Michael, Kreuzberg, East, Playground, Mariannenplatz, Engelbecken, West Southeast

Passion Pit going on hiatus from music for mental health reasons

"Until it is safer and healthier for us to be advocates, to be a writers, producers, and performers, I simply cannot continue making music," Michael wrote... Continue reading… [Author: Andrew Sacher]
Tags: Music, Mental Health, Music News, Michael, Andrew Sacher, Hiatus, Passion Pit

What counts as 'cheating' now?

Tara and her husband, Michael (not their real names), recently came to see me after -- as she described it -- "infidelity."
Tags: Health, Michael, Tara

Losing Friends

We’ve all done it. We’ve all lost a friend or two. One minute the friend is present, communicative and, well, friendly. The next minute our friend is gone. It doesn’t feel good when it happens. In fact, it can be devastating and downright confusing. Let’s investigate some of the key reasons people lose friends. Envy Jealousy can kill a friendship. Case in point, Marie and Jill are violin players. They’ve played the violin since they were children. In high school and college, they played...
Tags: Psychology, General, Colorado, Friends, Friendship, Communication, Self-help, Arizona, Envy, Jealousy, Bob, Dishonesty, Maggie, Stigma, Grief And Loss, Michael

Charlie Sheen Comments On Ex Brooke Mueller's Breakdown With A Seemingly Supportive Poem!

Charlie Sheen seems to have some sympathy for ex Brooke Mueller's recent plight! As you surely know, the 39-year-old made headlines earlier this week after she acted bizarrely at a Salt Lake City bar and went missing with her twins, Bob and Max. Thankfully, Miz Mueller has since been tracked down and hospitalized following her erratic behavior. According to an insider, Brooke "went off of her medications." Related: Charlie Spent His Birthday With His Daughters Sheen, who has struggled with his o...
Tags: Health, Celebs, Mental Health, Salt Lake City, Bob, Michael, Crimson, Charlie Sheen, Sheen, Charlie, Brooke, Brooke Mueller, Walters, Mueller, Chris Connor, Red Dawn

May - 2020
June - 2020
July - 2020