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Empirical SCOTUS: If Ginsburg leaves, it could be the liberals’ biggest loss yet – A look back at previous justices replaced with more conservative successors

The saga over Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s health seems to ebb and flow from the headlines almost daily. Part of the mystery relates to the amount of information shared with the public. We know that, while treating Ginsburg for rib fractures, doctors found malignant lesions in her lungs that were promptly removed, and that subsequent tests have shown no evidence of any other cancer. Ginsburg has since missed oral arguments and is reportedly recovering at home while keeping current with the cour...
Tags: Health, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Planned Parenthood, Washington Post, Kentucky, White House, Politico, Barack Obama, Indiana, Austin, United States, Kansas, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg


Will CBD Change Modern Pain Management?

Today, CBD is used to treat a myriad of conditions and its effects are reflected in both controlled scientific studies and personal accounts. While not a cure for any specific condition, it promotes healing from within through neurological interactions rather than synthetic pharmaceutical painkillers. With the information we now have about this treatment, many are asking whether CBD is the future of pain management. What’s The Problem With The Current Pain Management? In 2005, the FDA release...
Tags: Health, Ms, United States, Fda, Lifehacks, IBS, Crohn, AEA, THC Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid


Curious 23andMe twin results show why you should take DNA testing services with a grain of salt

If you’ve ever enthusiastically sent your spit off in the mail, you were probably anxious for whatever unexpected insights the current crop of DNA testing companies would send back. Did your ancestors hang out on the Iberian peninsula? What version of your particular family lore does the science support? Most people who participate in mail-order DNA testing don’t think to question the science behind the results — it’s science after all. But because DNA testing companies lack aggressive oversight...
Tags: Health, TC, Europe, Biology, Dna, Tech, Genetics, Yale, Middle East, Poland, Bio, 23andMe, Ancestry.com, Cbc, Carly, Iberian Peninsula


A map of London's most toxic breathing spots

Dirty air is an invisible killer, but an effective one.More than 9,000 people die prematurely in London each year due to air pollution, a recent study estimates.This map visualizes the worst places to breathe in Central London. The Great Smog of 1952 London used to be famous for its 'pea-soupers': combinations of smoke and fog caused by burning coal for power and heating. All that changed after the Great Smog of 1952, when weather conditions created a particularly dense and persistent layer...
Tags: Health, Google, UK, New York, London, Thames, Eu, History, Beijing, Pollution, United Kingdom, Innovation, Environmentalism, Air, Victoria, Khan


Psychology Around the Net: January 19, 2019

Within this week’s Psychology Around the Net, you’re going to meet a psychiatrist who uses social media for good, get a plethora of self-care tips (many of which I guarantee you haven’t thought of), find out just exactly how many happy facial expressions we have, and more. Enjoy! You Have 17 Different Facial Expressions to Show Happiness (and That’s Reason to Smile): After a recent study involving more than seven million online images and 30 countries, Aleix Martinez, a cognitive scientist an...
Tags: Psychology, Technology, Instagram, Incarceration, College, Study, Happiness, Alabama, Social Media, Research, Self-help, Jail, Inmates, College Students, Stigma, Psychology Around The Net


Why doesn’t the allied health field play a larger role in the care of patients?

The Association of Schools of Allied Health Professionals defines the allied health sector as “professionals that are involved with the delivery of health or related services pertaining to the identification, evaluation, and prevention of diseases and disorders; dietary and nutrition services; rehabilitation and health systems management, among others. Allied health professionals, to name a few, […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Le...
Tags: Health, Policy, Primary Care, PA NP, CRNA


A Small Business Owner’s Guide to the Best Health Insurance Options

Building a successful business is hard work. Finding the affordable, quality health insurance you need doesn’t have to be. Whether you’re self-employed and working out of your garage or the owner of a small business with multiple employees, you face different challenges when it comes to finding and getting Mediclaim policy. Moreover, Health insurance is expensive, complicated, and sensitive, but a must if you’re looking to grow. But small business health insurance is a must if you’re looking to ...
Tags: Health, Post, Business, India, Sales, Healthcare, Health Insurance, Small Business Group, Business plans, Health Insurance Options, Best Health Insurance Options, Mediclaim, Individual Family Mediclaim, Coinsurance Coinsurance


Harvest Bible Chapel Fires Pastor of HBC – Naples (UPDATED)

John Secrest today informed Julie Roys that he has been fired from his position as pastor at Harvest Bible Chapel in Naples, FL. Secrest planted the church there as a ministry of Harvest Bible Fellowship. HBF was once affiliated with HBC. Those organizations parted ways last summer. According to Roys, Secrest partnered with the HBC through the winter. Secrest did so without being aware of Roys’ investigation and pending article. In a letter to his congregation, Secrest said: Dear Harvest Naples ...
Tags: Health, Chicago, John, Infertility, Naples, James, Hbc, Jessica, Roys, James MacDonald, Julie Roys, Harvest Bible Fellowship, Secrest, Harvest Bible Chapel, Harvest Naples, Naples Campus


New Research Raises Concerns About the Dangers of Marijuana Use

Whatever your personal position on the subject of marijuana legalization, whether for medical or recreational use, a growing body of research reveals concerns over the potential harms caused by cannabis. The concerns are more than academic. With increasing public support (varying by demographic cohorts) for legalized marijuana, and 10 states legalizing recreational marijuana and 33 states where medical marijuana use is legal , the cannabis movement is just gaining steam. A new Pew R...
Tags: Psychology, California, Marijuana, Research, Cannabis, Substance Abuse, United States, Michigan, Pew Research Center, Mental Health And Wellness, Drug Use, Memory And Perception, Baby Boomers, Liu, Lancaster, Johns Hopkins University


Book review: Heartland

I hadn’t heard about Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh before I ran across it in the new library releases.  It’s written in the same vein as Educated and Hillbilly Elegy — tl;dr, rural/small town/conservative child grows up, gets exposed to the world outside their … Continue reading Book review: Heartland
Tags: Health, Book Reviews, Earth, Infertility, Sarah Smarsh, Richest Country


I Thought the Broken Capillaries on My Face Were Acne Scars - Here's How I Got Rid of Them

I don't have severe acne, but I've certainly had bouts of troublesome and angry skin from time to time, which led to scarring . . . or so I thought. The scarring wasn't major by any means, but being a keen skincare and facial enthusiast, I always noticed the red marks randomly dotted on my face. Turns out the scars didn't have anything to do with acne or spots - they were actually tiny broken capillaries. Ever the guinea pig when it comes to trying any and every facial going, I jumped at the ch...
Tags: Acne, Beauty, Skin Care, Laser, Jourdan Dunn, Facial, Debbie Thomas, Beauty Treatments, Editor Experiment, Chelsea London Thomas, Dua Lipa Naomie Harris


Protecting User Privacy and Rights in Academic Data-Sharing Partnerships: Principles From a Pilot Program at Crisis Text Line

Data sharing between technology companies and academic health researchers has multiple health care, scientific, social, and business benefits. Many companies remain wary about such sharing because of unaddressed concerns about ethics, data security, logistics, and public relations. Without guidance on these issues, few companies are willing to take on the potential work and risks involved in noncommercial data sharing, and the scientific and societal potential of their data goes unrealized. In t...
Tags: Health, CTL


ZINC FOR FERTILITY IN MEN AND WOMEN

Zinc in your supplements and diet may be critical for men and women who want to enhance their fertility.  In women, zinc helps to manufacture and balance reproductive hormones.  It also helps with protein metabolism and egg quality and maturation.  Once a women does get pregnant, zinc can help support a healthy pregnancyIn men, zinc can help with healthy sperm production and maturation and normal chromosome St. Gerard for Pregnancy protection & Fertility development.  Testosterone...
Tags: Health, Infertility, Sandy Robertson, St Gerard


Wealth inequality is literally killing us. The economy should work for everyone.

Economic hardship is linked to physical and psychological illness, resulting in added healthcare expenses people can't afford.The gig economy – think Uber, Lyft, TaskRabbit, Handy – is marketed as a 'be your own boss' revolution, but it can be dehumanizing and dangerous; every worker is disposable.The cooperative business model can help reverse wealth inequality. Squeezed: Why Our Families Can't Afford America by now at amazo...
Tags: Security, Work, Uber, Journalism, Economics, Teaching, Mental Health, Work-life balance, Innovation, Inequality, Afford America


Lab-Grown 'Perfect' Human Blood Vessels Are a Thing Now

An international team of scientists claim to have pulled off a first: Three-dimensional replicas of human blood vessels that are grown in a petri dish. The trippy accomplishment, detailed in a new paper out Wednesday in Nature, will hopefully let us better understand and study crippling diseases like diabetes.Read more...
Tags: Science, Diabetes, Blood, Lab Grown Organs


Assessing the Impact of a Social Marketing Campaign on Program Outcomes for Users of an Internet-Based Testing Service for Sexually Transmitted and Blood-Borne Infections: Observational Study

Background: While social marketing (SM) campaigns can be effective in increasing testing for sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs), they are seldom rigorously evaluated and often rely on process measures (eg, Web-based ad click-throughs). With Web-based campaigns for internet-based health services, there is a potential to connect campaign process measures to program outcomes, permitting the assessment of venue-specific yield based on health outcomes (eg, click-throughs per tes...
Tags: Health, Vancouver Canada, GCO, Social Marketing Campaign on Program Outcomes, STBBI


Attention is not a resource but a way of being alive to the world

'We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom.' Those were the words of the American biologist E O Wilson at the turn of the century. Fastforward to the smartphone era, and it's easy to believe that our mental lives are now more fragmentary and scattered than ever. The 'attention economy' is a phrase that's often used to make sense of what's going on: it puts our attention as a limited resource at the centre of the informational ecosystem, with our various alerts and notifications l...
Tags: Japan, Life, Happiness, Neuroscience, Mindfulness, Mental Health, Brain, Work-life balance, Innovation, Attention, Philosophy, Tokyo, Mind, Wilson, William James, Shibuya


Academic media: Don’t criticize your colleagues for “dumbing it down”

Are you a media whore? Or do you worry you might be labeled one by your colleagues – if not to your face, then behind your back? In the process of delivering hundreds of media engagement workshops, I’ve heard dozens and dozens of you express this fear, using precisely this language. You’ve made it clear […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Social Media, Mainstream Media, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA


Assessing the Effectiveness of Engaging Patients and Their Families in the Three-Step Fall Prevention Process Across Modalities of an Evidence-Based Fall Prevention Toolkit: An Implementation Science Study

Background: Patient falls are a major problem in hospitals. The development of a Patient-Centered Fall Prevention Toolkit, Fall TIPS (Tailoring Interventions for Patient Safety), reduced falls by 25% in acute care hospitals by leveraging health information technology to complete the 3-step fall prevention process—(1) conduct fall risk assessments; (2) develop tailored fall prevention plans with the evidence-based interventions; and (3) consistently implement the plan. We learned that Fall TIPS w...
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Why is Medicaid reimbursement below sustainability?

Recently, a child was on a waitlist for five months to get into my practice. For this article, I will call him Tiny Tim. Tiny Tim, now five years old, has a skin condition known as eczema or atopic dermatitis. When we first met, virtuously every area of his body was covered with wounds from […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, Washington Watch, CRNA, Tiny Tim Tiny Tim


Your financial mindset is a baseline for financial success

It’s easy to judge when you don’t experience the same difficulties that others do. The classic scenario in medicine is an internist, who runs marathons and bikes to work, tells his morbidly obese patient to lose weight.  How would the scenario work if the doctor were mildly overweight, or has a body mass index of […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Finance, Practice Management, PA NP, CRNA


3 years later, no one is in jail over Flint tainted water

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan’s attorney general in 2016 promised to investigate “without fear or favor” the scandal over Flint’s lead-tainted drinking water and pledged that state regulators would be locked up for fudging data and misleading the public. Yet three years later, no one is behind bars. Instead, seven of 15 defendants have pleaded no […]
Tags: Health, News, Ap, Nation, Michigan, Detroit, Flint


People overreport their height and underreport their weight. What are the real numbers?

From the NYTimes:“People tend to overreport their height and underreport their weight,” said the senior author, Cynthia L. Ogden, an epidemiologist at the C.D.C. The new figures, she noted, are the result of actual measurements:Meet the average American man. He weighs 198 pounds and stands 5 feet 9 inches tall. He has a 40-inch waist, and his body mass index is 29, at the high end of the “overweight” category.The picture for the average woman? She is roughly 5 feet 4 inches tall, and weighs 171 ...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Japan, Nytimes, Ves Dimov, Germany Italy Greece Finland, Sweden Long, Cynthia L Ogden


AP Exclusive: UN health chief orders probe into misconduct

LONDON (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization has ordered an internal investigation into allegations the U.N. health agency is rife with racism, sexism and corruption, after a series of anonymous emails with the explosive charges were sent to top managers last year. Three emails addressed to WHO directors — and obtained by […]
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Evening Colic or Infantile Colic

( = || []).push({}); Case story – A healthy 2 months old infant has episodes of crying for hours, usually in late afternoon. After the episode the baby is normal and feeds well. The baby passes stool and urine normally. This has been going on for 4 weeks and parents are concerned. Stool tests done repeatedly were normal. What do you know about evening colic? How do you manage a baby with colic? Definition : Intermittent  episodes of abdominal pain...
Tags: Health, Better You, Abdomen, Tachypnea


Think you’re bad at math? You may suffer from ‘math trauma’

I teach people how to teach math, and I've been working in this field for 30 years. Across those decades, I've met many people who suffer from varying degrees of math trauma – a form of debilitating mental shutdown when it comes to doing mathematics.When people share their stories with me, there are common themes. These include someone telling them they were “not good at math," panicking over timed math tests, or getting stuck on some math topic and struggling to move past it. The topics can be ...
Tags: Psychology, Memory, Intelligence, Brain, Maths, Innovation, Fear, Emotions, Mind, Cognitive Science, Shannon Sweeny, Chris Willingham, Jennifer Ruef, Education Studies University of OregonThis


Kendall Jenner Gets Real About Her "Debilitating" Acne in Her Latest Instagram Post

"My goal is to open up a dialogue around skin positivity," said Kendall Jenner. In her latest Instagram post, the 23-year-old model and Keeping Up With the Kardashians star discussed her experience with acne. She captioned a photo of her with her hair wrapped in a towel and seemingly clear skin: "While there are much bigger problems happening in the world, suffering from acne for me was debilitating. It's something that I've dealt with since I was a young teen and has caused me to feel anxious,...
Tags: Instagram, Acne, Beauty, Kendall Jenner, Jenner, Instagram Post, Celebrity Beauty


What’s behind our appetite for self-destruction?

Each new year, people vow to put an end to self-destructive habits like smoking, overeating or overspending.And how many times have we learned of someone – a celebrity, a friend or a loved one – who committed some self-destructive act that seemed to defy explanation? Think of the criminal who leaves a trail of evidence, perhaps with the hope of getting caught, or the politician who wins an election, only to start sexting someone likely to expose him. Why do they do it? Edgar Allan Poe, one of Am...
Tags: Psychology, Washington, Boston, Happiness, Edgar Allan Poe, America, Mental Health, Innovation, Albert Einstein, Emotions, Mind, Sigmund Freud, Freud, Poe, Edgar Allen Poe, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Dispute over rules riles California’s legal pot market

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California has finalized its rules governing the nation’s largest legal marijuana market, a milestone coming more than a year after the state broadly legalized cannabis sales for adults. But a dispute over home deliveries into communities that ban pot sales could end up in court. And the hundreds of pages of […]
Tags: Health, Business, News, California, Los Angeles, Ap, Nation


Digital Recruitment and Acceptance of a Stepwise Model to Prevent Chronic Disease in the Danish Primary Care Sector: Cross-Sectional Study

Background: During recent years, stepwise approaches to health checks have been advanced as an alternative to general health checks. In 2013, we set up the Early Detection and Prevention project (Tidlig Opsporing og Forebyggelse, TOF) to develop a stepwise approach aimed at patients at high or moderate risk of a chronic disease. A novel feature was the use of a personal digital mailbox for recruiting participants. A personal digital mailbox is a secure digital mailbox provided by the Danish publ...
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