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The Strange Marketplace for Diabetes Test Strips

It is legal to resell unused test strips for blood glucose, and many patients do, driving an unusual trade online and on the streets.
Tags: News, California, Diabetes, Medical Devices, Drugstores, Brooklyn (NYC, Drugs (Pharmaceuticals, Tests (Medical, Discount Selling, Rebates and Refunds

Cancer Causes, Dumb Diets, Rude Doctors, and...

B'SD 8 Shvat, 5779 There's plenty of good news in the medical world, and some of it is because increasing numbers of doctors admit that their recommended diets don't work.  Studies are being reconsidered, redesigned, and reclassified so that medical professionals can help people to lose weight easily and sensibly. Increasing attention is being paid to those of us who do not struglle with weight control, and why. Those updated healthcare professionals can help people to prevent becom...
Tags: Health, Wellness, Diy, Obesity, Diabetes, Lung Cancer, Infertility, UA, Booklocker Publishing,, Yocheved Golani, Booklocker, Self-care, Rude Doctors, Emotional Comfort, Monica Bhargava

Financial Help for People with Brain Tumors

B'SD 5 Shvat, 5779 Dr Musella's organization ( the  Musella Brain Tumor Research Foundation ) is superb and his own upbeat remark is among the back-cover praises for the  EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge   book. Check out the Just Announced good news for people who need financial help with brain tumor treatment! Al Musella 6 hrs  ·  Our copayment assistance program is probably going to reopen soon! ...
Tags: Health, Wellness, Diy, Diabetes, Brain Cancer, UA, Booklocker Publishing,, Yocheved Golani, Booklocker, Self-care, Al Musella, Brain Tumor, Musella Brain Tumor Research Foundation, Co-payment, Musella

Here's How to Train Your Brain to Memorize More Easily

B'SD 4 Shvat, 5779 Among the things that I've learned during my Health Information Management career are memory improvement skills.  I learned other memory boosters in rehabilitation efforts following my brain surgery. I wrote of those memory enhancers  and how to do them in the  "How to Organize" passages and elsewhere in  The following article is only an overview of the possibilities for improving your memory. Train Your Brain Like a Memory Champion I...
Tags: Health, Wellness, Diy, Diabetes, Memory Problems, UA, Booklocker Publishing,, Yocheved Golani, Booklocker, Self-care, Bryan Clark, Memory Boosters

Beta Bionics Secures $63M as AI-Driven “Pancreas” Heads to Key Tests

Beta Bionics, a startup developing a medical device that monitors and manages blood sugar levels in diabetes patients, has closed $63 million to back late-stage clinical tests of its AI-powered technology.The cash tops off a Series B round of funding announced last year. The Boston company, which counts diabetes drug giants Eli Lilly (NYSE: LLY) and Novo Nordisk (NYSE: NVO) among its investors and partners, says the capital will support Phase 3 studies of its device this year, and if all goes w...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Boston, Trends, Investing, Vc, Software, Diabetes, Venture Capital, Fda, Biotech, Novo Nordisk, Medical Device, Wearable Devices, Medtech, Life Sciences

CPR to the Rescue!

B'SD 3 Shvat, 5779 I was with some friends last evening and one of them suddenly looked rather ill. A doctor, he was feeling weak, dizzy, and a bit nauseated. He seemed to be struggling to breathe. ​I asked permission to feel his face and neck to check for clammy skin. It was dry and warm to the touch. I asked if his left arm felt painful. ​  ​He was slow to respond "No, my stomach bothers me." My concern grew. He turned quite pale. I gave him a pr...
Tags: Health, Wellness, Diy, Diabetes, Heart Attacks, CPR, UA, Booklocker Publishing,, Yocheved Golani, Booklocker, Self-care, Heart Attack Symptoms, Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Cost-Cutting Ideas to Improve YOUR Medical Care

B'SD 2 Shvat, 5779 I read a headline and knew that I have to share it with you.  Please click on   High prices make U.S. the biggest health care spender among Developed Countries! You need superb medical care and you don't need debt. That's why I invested my energies in writing Inspirational plus Can-Do, Do it Yourself information fills the book.  The Global Resources section  informs you of worldwide organizations willing to pay part or all of your specific me...
Tags: Health, Wellness, Diy, Diabetes, Booklocker Publishing,, Yocheved Golani, Booklocker, Affordable Health Care, Self-care, Developed Countries, Health Care Expenses

Float that Boat!

B'SD (Whoops, I'd meant to post this earlier on Monday) A friend and I were chatting the other day and she spoke of feeling frustrated at not having achieved a goal. I asked "What went wrong?" and she replied with a description of how she'd overestimated how much strength, insight, and patience she had to handle a specific task. Sound familiar? We've all  been through this. We spoke of the goal she had in mind, and I joked "That boat won't float if you use the wrong materials. Bui...
Tags: Health, Wellness, Diy, Mental Health, Diabetes, Emotional Health, New Year's Resolutions, New Year Resolutions, UA, Booklocker Publishing,, Yocheved Golani, Booklocker, Self-care, Yad Ezra V Shulamit

To Your Health!

B'SD 29 Tevet, 5779 I'm a bit wistful for the fading Jewish month of Tevet. It's been a time of thoughtful introspection for many people. But, it's the last day of the month and tonight begins the festive 30-day period of Shvat. We'll be filling up on health-promoting foods from the holy land to celebrate the 15th of Shvat, a holiday all its own. See  Tu b'Shvat - New Year for Trees -  about that. As you can tell from this blog and the book that launched it, health issues are ...
Tags: Health, Wellness, Diy, Diabetes, Don, UA, Booklocker Publishing,, Yocheved Golani, Booklocker, Self-care, Shvat, Cult Of Wellness

Getting Past Debt

B'SD 27 Tevet, 5779 How are you feeling? I'm hoping that y'all are recovered from holiday spats and parties, let alone the travel and excess food. Let's get back on track by doing what we can to solve a persistent medical problem: DEBT. holds an informative Global Resources section that informs readers of worldwide charitable organizations willing to pay some or all of an applicant's specific medical expenses. That's helpful. We need financial stability beyond the med...
Tags: Health, Wellness, Diy, Diabetes, Budgets, Medical Debt, UA, Paying Off Debt, Booklocker Publishing,, Yocheved Golani, Booklocker, Self-care, Ending Debt

IBM’s new A.I. warns diabetes patients of dangerous blood sugar levels

IBM has teamed up with medical device maker Medtronic to develop an A.I. app that will warn people with diabetes if they risk 'going low' on their blood sugar levels. Here's how it works. The post IBM’s new A.I. warns diabetes patients of dangerous blood sugar levels appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Apps, News, Medicine, Trends, Diabetes, Ibm, Health & Fitness, Emerging Tech, Medtronic

Happy EMPOWERED 2019! Something to Read as You're Limping to the Finish Line

B'SD 24 Tevet,  5779 Whew, my recent messages focused on my healing realities. You might feel cheated, or curious, about the fact that you're still feeling defeated by some of your problems, however.  What you might have missed in the past two blogposts, though, is a mention of my remaining deficits. I still struggle to read. Pixelated images on computer screens literally cause pain in my eyes and tire out my brain's ability to interpret the messages/symbols. I walk away from monito...
Tags: Health, Wellness, Diy, Diabetes, New Year Resolutions, UA, Booklocker Publishing,, Yocheved Golani, Booklocker, Natural healing, Self-care, Balanced Perspective

Why Natural Healing Techniques Work!

B'SD 23 Tevet, 5779 Ready to think about why those natural healing strategies mentioned in yesterday's blogpost worked? Here's a brief reality check for you and for the medical professionals interested in all that, too: 1a. Biochemical and oxidative detoxification clears the body of toxins that cause inflammation and then disease.  1b. Superb nutrition sans health-harming chemicals improve the odds for recovery. Wholesome food supports health. Poisonous pesticides, herbicides,...
Tags: Health, Wellness, Diy, Naturopathy, Diabetes, Don, UA, Booklocker Publishing,, Yocheved Golani, Booklocker, Self-care, McGonigal, Alternative Healing

Here's to a HEALTHIER 2019: M​anaging or Overcoming a Chronic Health Problem with a Non-medicinal Remedy

B'SD 22 Tevet, 5779 Frequent visitors to this blog know my "I healed without medication" story. But if you're among the many people resolving to improve your health in 2019 and never read this blog before, I have some great information to share with you. I was diagnosed with a petroclival tentorial meningioma, a skull-based, non-cancerous brain tumor as I was about to turn 50. That tumor  had crushed my optic and several other nerves, leaving me blind, unbalanced, and very weak....
Tags: Health, Wellness, Naturopathy, Diabetes, National Institutes of Health, Glyphosate, Vertigo, UA,, Yocheved Golani, Self-care, Health Information Management, Chronic Health Problem, Non-medicinal Remedy

Why Doctors Need to Consult their Patients

B'SD 16 Tevet, 5779 One of the enduringly problematic aspects of medical and mental health care is that clinicians too often fail to heed the patient though WE are experts on what ails us! Medical and mental health professionals tend to dismiss that reality because THEY graduated from medical school, not us (not in every case, anyway). The problem with that attitude is the condescension shown to and felt by patients.  In the days before health care acts (affordable and unaffordable)...
Tags: Health, Diabetes, UA, Sabrina, Yocheved Golani, Necrotizing Fasciitis, Mystery Diseases, A New Normal, Attitude Adjustment, Mystery Illnesses, Normal Emotions

Medical Evidence is in: YOU - and Everyone Else - Need Organic Cleansers!

B'SD !7 Tevet, 5779 On December 5, 2018 I notified you of household cleansers that caused early puberty in girls. That blogpost was entitled Poison in the House! The problem is medically documented as worse than that. Hygiene products are culprits, too. Read  Early puberty linked to chemicals in shampoo, toothpaste, soap... I had warned you of the problem years ago, in the Xeno-What?  January 20, 2010 blogpost, and in other blogposts since then. And please remember, this...
Tags: Health, Wellness, Diy, Diabetes, UA, Booklocker Publishing,, Yocheved Golani, Booklocker, Self-care, Endocrine Disrupters, Early Puberty, Xenoestrogens

MKSAP: 60-year-old man with a variable 2-hour postprandial blood glucose

Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 60-year-old man variable 2-hour postprandial blood glucose is evaluated during a routine follow-up examination. He has type 2 diabetes mellitus. Review of his blood glucose log demonstrates fasting blood glucose values ranging from 120 to 160 mg/dL (6.7-8.9 mmol/L) and […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. ...
Tags: Health, Diabetes, Endocrinology, American College of Physicians, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA

For type 2 diabetes patients who require an injectable drug, GLP-1-based drugs are preferred over insulin

That's a pretty big change:Diabetes Guidelines Updated: For patients with type 2 diabetes who require an injectable drug, a glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonist is preferred over insulin. peptide-1 (GLP-1)-based therapies (eg, GLP-1 receptor agonists, dipeptidyl peptidase-4 [DPP-4] inhibitors) affect glucose control through several mechanisms, including:- enhancement of glucose-dependent insulin secretion- slowed gastric emptying- reduction of postprandia...
Tags: Health, Facebook, US, Diabetes, Dpp, GLP, Saxenda, Gila, Ves Dimov, Bydureon, Byetta Pen Lixisenatide, Victoza Dulaglutide, Trulicity Semaglutide

Here's What to do when Your Doctors Don't Know Why You're Ill

B'SD 11 Tevet, 5779 Some people search for answers in their quest to become healthier, but medical professionals don't always understand an unusual group of symptoms and medical problems. At that point, some patients and their loved ones go on the hunt for the answer to "What is my medical problem and how can I minimize or cure it?" Three possible options for finding those answers exist.  They are t he   Stanford Center for Undiagnosed Diseases   The ...
Tags: Health, Wellness, Diy, Diabetes, Don, UA, Booklocker Publishing,, Yocheved Golani, Booklocker, Self-care, Stanford Center, CrowdMed, Mystery Diseases, the Undiagnosed Disease network, Undiagnosed Diseases

“Laverne & Shirley” Star Penny Marshall Dead at 75

Penny Marshall—actress, comedian and director—has died at the age of 75. Marshall, best known for her starring role in the 1970s sitcom Laverne and Shirley was reportedly found dead at her home in Hollywood Hills Monday night (Dec. 17). According to TMZ, Marshall’s cause of death was complications from diabetes. In addition to diabetes, Marshall dealt with a number of health issues during her final years. In 2010, it was reported that she had been diagnosed with lung cancer that had metastasized...
Tags: Celebs, Television, Entertainment, Congress, Abc, America, Fox, Diabetes, United States, Mark Wahlberg, Pop Culture, Jazz, Shirley, Penny Marshall, Penny, Marshall

Is There an Optimal Diet for Humans?

A study of modern hunter-gatherer groups found that they exhibit generally excellent metabolic health while consuming a wide range of diets.
Tags: News, Obesity, Diabetes, Eating Disorders, Carbohydrates, Exercise, Calories, Weight, Diet And Nutrition, Hadza Tribe

Sing to Improve Your Mental/Emotional Health!

B'SD 10 Tevet, 5779 I write about mental health at , and advocate many fun ways to improve moods, mindsets, and mental health. I break down difficult concepts into easily understood "infobytes" that clarify ideas for my readers. One of the most wonderful methods for improving mental/emotional health is with music. It's soothing.  So is singing.  If you've ever wondered why singing is so satisfying, even if your voice is not rock-star or operatic quality, listen ...
Tags: Health, Wellness, Diy, Diabetes, Singing, University of Melbourne, UA, Booklocker Publishing,, Yocheved Golani, Booklocker, Self-care, Healing Power Of Music, Professor Sarah Wilson, the School of Psychological Sciences

How to foster and encourage genuine, curious learning in a medical student

I just had a conversation with a physician and faculty member at my school. He started the conversation like this: “It’s alright if you disagree with me, and I can disagree with you too. Good academic discourse should allow people to disagree with each other.” He then allowed me to question him and explain my […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Education, Diabetes, Endocrinology, Medical School, PA NP, CRNA

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

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,, Yocheved Golani, Booklocker, Self-care, Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, Bubble Boy Disease, Immune Deficiency Foundation SCID

The day when the white coat can be worn with no hesitation at all

It was my first day of orientation at medical school. In a hallway stood a coat rack overflowing with white garments. I set down my accumulated papers, reached for a hanger and — for the first time ever — shrugged first one arm and then the other into a white coat. It was too large, […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Education, Diabetes, Medical School, Geriatrics, PA NP, CRNA

Here's How to EMPOWER Yourself to Minimize Some Health Risks

B'SD 2 Tevet, 5779 Let's review some basic ideas about health and safety. Moderation matters. Skipping your diet and exercise schedule sometimes is  NORMAL. You're not a robot, you're a person with feelings, emotional needs, and a sense of fun. Exceptions to some rules make sense at times. Enjoy the holiday season foods and festivities without excess. You don't need to be hurting yourself. Life is about real-time interactions and face-to-face encounters. They're mean...
Tags: Health, Wellness, Diy, Diabetes, Digital Devices, UA, Digital Dangers, Booklocker Publishing,, Yocheved Golani, Booklocker, Self-care, Endocrine Disrupters, Neurological Health

Here's How to Find Affordable Healthcare Options - Worldwide!

B'SD 1 Tevet, 5779 It's the last few hours of Hanuka and the new month of Tevet. Want to bestow a much-needed gift on someone who can benefit from that in many ways, during holiday season and beyond? Here's brief message from my facebook page, and it's definitely not limited to the Jewish kids in the "How can I help myself to find affordable, better medical care?" class:  Yocheved Golani  shared a post. 1 min  ·  This is why I...
Tags: Health, Wellness, Diy, Diabetes, Kwanzaa, Xmas, Christmas Presents, UA, Booklocker Publishing,, Yocheved Golani, Booklocker, Affordable Health Care, Chanuka presents, Hanuka, Self-care

In All Honesty, You Need to Avoid a Rip-Off! Here's How...

B'SD 29 Kislev, 5779 WOW am I unhappy with Amazon which has been continually overcharging for the book I wrote since the first edition came out! Today the updated version is overpriced by $12.00!!! And the wrong cover art is displayed, too.         Pinterest 2 Used from  $27.18 Deliver to  Israel See All Buying Options Add to List Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon ...
Tags: Health, Wellness, Amazon, Diy, Israel, Diabetes, Honesty, UA, Kislev, Booklocker Publishing,, Yocheved Golani, Booklocker, Self-care

Poison in the House!

B'SD 27 Kislev, 5779 I warned you , I warned you , I warned you about synthetic chemical dangers. AND I warned you about mainstream medical professionals who pooh-poohed the claims of natural living enthusiasts DESPITE our documented medical evidence of the problem. Now there's a widespread problem from synthetic chemicals, in homes where this poison has been used.…/51422-parabens-early-puberty-girl… INVERSE.COM ...
Tags: Health, Wellness, Diy, Diabetes, House, Carolina, UA, Kislev, Booklocker Publishing,, Yocheved Golani, Booklocker, Hormone Problems, Self-care, Hormone Health, Enlarged Male Breasts Gynecomastia