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How Regular Massage Therapy Can Improve Your Mind And Body – Health Article

Living a healthy, active lifestyle offers lots of benefits despite how busy your daily schedules may be. Squeezing a bit of “me time” into your routine will do so much to help you relax and de-stress – things that are often taken for granted and overlooked. And one of the best ways to feel well-rested is through regular massage therapy. It is crucial for you to make time for your mind and body to unwind and rejuvenate. This allows your…

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Second Hand Smoke In Pregnancy Increases Risk Of Birth Defects – Health Article

Pregnant non-smokers inhaling second-hand smoke have an increased risk of delivering babies with defects or stillborn babies. Researchers looked at the potential effects of passive smoking on newborn death, congenital birth defects and miscarriage. The risk of still birth was increased by 23% and passive smoking was linked to an increased congenital birth defect risk of 13%.[1] The results of the study emphasize the importance of fathers to refrain from smoking around their partners who are pregnant and warning women…

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The Simply Real Health Holiday Gift Guide 2019 – Health Article

Simply Real Health Holiday Gift Guide 2019 Last year, I began thinking about gift giving a little differently. I wanted it to be less about getting, giving, and accumulating more and more stuff, and more about impact. Living intentionally. And choosing things that help you live your healthiest life, day in and day out, month in, and month out, ALL year long.  This time of year especially so. To stop the noise. The pressure. And look at things with a…

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How To Stay Mentally Sharp – Health Article

Are you concerned about developing Alzheimer’s or dementia? Many seniors are concerned and are eagerly looking for treatments that will prevent the development of dementia. Medical science can not make that risk go away but there are lifestyle changes that you can make to lower it. First of all don’t confuse “senior moments” with early signs of dementia. A neurologist would tell you that being a little forgetful is a normal aging phenomenon. So if you are trying to remember…

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A Vanilla Approach to Teaching Physical Activity with Technology – PHE America – Health Education Article

Early in my career, I sought to be cutting edge with technology to stay ahead of my digital-native students. My ambition was to challenge them with new uses of technology, applied to physical education and fitness on various projects and assignments. What I found was that technology obstructed the learning process. Why was technology hampering their learning? My curiosity led me to discover that it is a misconception that the next generation of students is inherently tech-savvy (Tanner, 2011; Wang,…

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Q & A with Digital Age Artist Marilène Oliver – TEDMED Blog – Health Article

TEDMED: In your 2018 TEDMED Talk and exhibit, your work depicted a digitized future. What have you learned through the process of creating this work? Marilène Oliver: I would say that they also depict a digitised present: the majority of my daily life is spent creating and moving packets of data around and the fact that I can now be represented as a high-resolution scan dataset pretty much sums how I understand and know myself! Understanding and questioning how we…

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In the Decade To Come, Healthcare Organizations Can Reduce Cyber Risk with Employee Training – Health Article

Dec 52019 In the Decade To Come, Healthcare Organizations Can Reduce Cyber Risk with Employee Training By Taeil Goh, chief technology officer, OPSWAT. The healthcare industry has been at risk of cyberattack since long before the proliferation of patient networks, web applications, cloud services, and other connected devices increased the attack surface exponentially. For financially motivated attackers, attempting to obtain and then profit from patient information sold on the black market or disrupt hospital services for ransom, there’s no shortage…

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5 Tips for Picking Wine from a Wine List – Veggies and Vino – Health Article

We’ve all been there.  You sit down for a business dinner or an anniversary party and everyone turns to you…”Carley, you love wine, which one should we pick?  This is your thing!” Fast forward to face flushing and thinking crap, what do I pick?  What if it’s bad? What if everyone hates it? You would think that a wine lover enjoys going to a restaurant and looking through a wine list pages long. However, most of the wine enthusiasts I…

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Can Movies Cause Teens to Smoke? – Health Education Article

Do you think what you see in movies affects your choices? Research shows that it does—especially when it comes to smoking. In fact, young people who see images of people smoking in movies are more likely to smoke. The good news is that the percentage of youth-rated movies (G, PG, and PG-13) that were smoke free increased from 35% to 69% between 2002 and 2018. However, youth-rated movies that show any smoking show more of it. The average number of tobacco…

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[Podcast] Bridging the Communication Gap Between Doctors and Patients – Health Article

Home » Blog » Interviews » [Podcast] Bridging the Communication Gap Between Doctors and Patients Fasiha Haq, Global Medical Education Advisor, Executive-Level Strategy and Execution, Eli Lilly and Company I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Fasiha Haq, Global Medical Education Advisor at Eli Lilly and Company. This podcast is the fourth in a series of prep for our panel discussion at Eye for Pharma. Lynn Nye, CEO of Medical Minds, co-moderated this podcast with me in advance of…

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How to Prevent Meltdowns and Create Peace in Your Family – Health Article

In this blog series you learned the potential emotional and physical causes of children’s intense meltdowns. You discovered what happens in the brain during these highly emotional outbursts, and you learned how to be present with your children during their worst tantrums. At this point you may be totally at your wits’ end wondering how you will ever be able to change what’s happening. You might still be experiencing power struggles and difficulties, even after doing the steps to help…

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Partners dissolves into Mass General Brigham. I’m quoted in the Boston Globe – Health Business Group – Health Article

Massachusetts General Hospital and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital joined together as Partners HealthCare 25 years ago. Now they’re changing the name to Mass General Brigham, spending up to $100 million in the process. I’m quoted on the subject in a recent front page Boston Globe article (In major rebranding, Partners HealthCare to change name to Mass General Brigham). What’s in a name, you may ask? In this case it’s worth parsing the change and exploring the history. What does…

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5 weight loss secrets PT’s only tell their clients – body transformation week 8 – Health Article

Dina is two months into her three month body transformation and has now lost over 20 pounds. This week she reveals the weight loss secrets that have helped It’s been two whole months since I started my 12 week weight loss transformation with Terry Fairclough, Luisa Valenti and their Your Body Programme – I can’t believe I only have one month left. Time does fly when you are having fun, and I can honestly say so far it has been…

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Why is sleep so important for health and wellbeing? 💤😴 – Health Article

When the body sleeps, it goes into a deep healing state, helping to repair and recover the body from stress and damage. Not getting enough sleep – over a long period of time – inevitably prevents the body from being able to protect its health and well-being. 🌿 Sleep allows our bodies to: 🌷 Repair & heal. 🌷 Build immunity to keep us strong. 🌷 Improves memory & makes you smarter. 🌷 Reduces stress & improves mood. 🌷 Helps maintain a healthy weight. 🌷 Lowers blood…

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How does health insurance work? {what you need to know} – Health Article

How does health insurance work? This question has invaded the hearts of many who seek for good health with less money. The answer most times are not as detailed as you want it to be. Your health determines whether your wealth stays or not. For the poor,  then worse is the case. Not being able to have an option for health especially when you are not rich enough to handle some health issues. This may arise as a major source…

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Why Mattel’s New Gender-Neutral Dolls Matter – Health Education Article

By Vivian Welch, 15, Staff Writer October 10, 2019 It can seem like the gender binary is everywhere. The bathrooms we use, the clothes we wear, the toys we play with—they can all make us choose: boy or girl. But what happens if you don’t fit in with either? The toy manufacturer Mattel created an opportunity for children to be flexible with how they play and express themselves, beyond just boy or girl. So, they released the Creatable World line,…

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What Is It, How does it Happen and Why Afro Textured Hair Is Prone to It ? – Rehairducation – Health Education Article

“Damaged” is a word no one wants to hear when their hair is described because it often means breakage and hair loss isn’t too far behind. I find that many blog posts focus on setting out causes of damage and how to avoid it.  This is great and I have done the same in previous posts.  In an effort to add another facet to the topic and to bring more understanding to anyone reading I would like to share more…

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SCAN Health Plan to use virtual reality to boost empathy for seniors – Health Article

SCAN Health Plan executives say they plan to work toward increasing sensitivity toward senior citizens by using virtual reality. SCAN, a Medicare Advantage health insurer based in Long Beach, Calif., has announced it is partnering with digital experience agency Primacy to launch Trading Ages Virtual Reality (TAVR), which the two companies hope will bring to light the unique physical, emotional and social challenges of growing older. Melissa Tait, managing director at West Palm Beach-based Primacy, says the partnership with SCAN…

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A Blast From the Past – A Rockin’ Recap of Epic UGM 2019 – Health Article

The 2019 Epic UGM Conference was far out, and we’re here to share our favorite moments from the event and relive all of the excitement! It happened to be Epic’s 40th birthday, and it sure was a dy-no-mite party.  This totally tubular occasion was made possible by our enthusiastic attendees and speakers, who have a true passion for improving healthcare via technology. Attendees learned from peers, speakers, and presenters about the changing world of healthcare technology, and the role Epic…

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Black Friday Deals for a Modern Alternative Mama – Health Article

Happy Thanksgiving mamas! The turkey has been roasted and pies have been baked. Thanksgiving is winding down, but the holiday deals are just starting to ramp up! We all know that the big box stores slash the prices of the newest toys, electronics, and more on Black Friday, but what if that sort of stuff is not on your holiday wish list? Here are our favorite holiday deals that are sure to satisfy all of your crunchy family’s needs. An…

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Health Care Renewal: “Overshadowed by the Large Amount of Money in Play” – Health Article

Introduction: the Bankruptcy of Hahnemann, the Selling of the Residency Program, Including Residents, as an Asset As we discussed here, the storied Hahnemann University Medical Center was recently declared bankrupt by the private equity firm that bought it.  Staff were left jobless. Patients, including many who were vulnerable or chronically ill, were set adrift. Nearly 600 medical house-staff were set adrift. The end of the medical center was a long time coming.  It had barely survived the previous bankruptcy of…

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Women’s Health Info Site – Women’s Health Education Program: PrEP Awareness Among People of Color – Health Education Article

                            During my recent community health rotation, I was curious about understanding and identifying the factors behind why certain high-risk communities were hesitant to start PrEP. Some factors that I thought of included lack of knowledge about PrEP, decreased access to healthcare, and not trusting physicians. I came across an article (Ojikutu et al.) that addressed those factors and more. The article looked at socio-demographic characteristics and barriers to PrEP use among black individuals across the United States. There were…

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Erectile Problems? Diagnosing & Treating them without a fuss. – Health Article

Erectile problems – How to diagnose and treat them without fuss What are erectile problems? Many men experience erectile problems when they reach their 40s and 50s. Inconsistent erections, or erections that don’t last, may occur infrequently but it only takes a few episodes to undermine a man’s sexual confidence. If it starts becoming a regular occurrence it could have negative outcomes, including anxiety, stress or relationship problems. There are several key factors to consider when dealing with erectile problems, otherwise known as…

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