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How to Pick a Winner: A Psychological Trick to Improve the Odds
Does thinking too specifically about a bet make you more likely to lose? I'm not, as they say, a betting man; but if I were I'd put down the form book and spend my time studying a new paper by Yoon et al. (2013) published in Psychological Science. The Korean researchers are fascinated by the question of whether thinking more carefully about a bet can actually make you less likely to win. In their first test of the idea they looked at 1.9 billion bets placed on baseball and soccer through a Korean company called "Sports ToTo". They wanted to see how people did when betting just on who won compared with when they tried to pr...
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - May 20, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs
Mike Webster & the NFL Lawsuit over Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
Any Pittsburgh Steeler fan over the age of 36 could tell you about Mike Webster. He was our All-Pro center who, alongside Terry Bradshaw, Jack Lambert, Franco Harris, Mean Joe Greene and so many notorious others, carried the team to four Super Bowl wins in the 1970s. Mike was bigger than Mean Joe but known for a heart of gold. Pittsburgh heard the news a little before it went national in 2002. Webster died at the young age of 50 after a few years of suddenly erratic behavior occasionally reported upon in local papers. His life had unraveled inexplicably, not due to drugs or alcohol but some strange other force. He see...
Source: World of Psychology - May 19, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Lisa A. Miles Tags: Brain and Behavior General Health-related Industrial and Workplace Mental Health and Wellness Banner Headlines Bouts Brain Disease Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy City Of Pittsburgh Erratic Behavior Eventual Death Eventual Demise Source Type: blogs
When 2 of Your Values Are in Conflict
I spend a lot of time thinking about questions such as, “How do we change?” “Why is it so hard to make ourselves do things that we want to do?” For instance, Why is it so hard to make myself go to bed? and “How can we stick to our resolutions? I realize now that a big challenge for me is simply finding clarity. Often, if there’s something that I want to do, but somehow can’t get myself to do, it’s because I don’t have clarity. This lack of clarity often arises from a feeling of ambivalence — I want to do something, but I don’t want to do it; or I want one thing, but I also want something else t...
Source: World of Psychology - May 19, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Gretchen Rubin Tags: General Happiness Self-Help Aims Ambivalence Clarity Conflict Conflicts Distractions Goof Homework Leisure Time Lot Making Money Novel Paralysis Polite Guest Resolutions Sleep Sweetheart Watch Tv Source Type: blogs
6 Ways Pets Relieve Depression
The day I returned from inpatient therapy, my Lab-Chow mix cuddled up to me on the bed as I cried. She looked into my defeated gaze and licked my tears. I was astounded that this creature was capable of the empathy that I so craved in my closest friends and relatives. It was like she could read the pathetic and sad thoughts that disabled me and wanted me to know I was lovable in the midst of my suffering. She continues to be a supportive presence in my life, especially on the days that I grow weary of trying on — and throwing out — every mindful exercise and cognitive behavioral strategy… the hours wher...
Source: World of Psychology - May 19, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Therese J. Borchard Tags: Anxiety and Panic Depression General Mental Health and Wellness Motivation and Inspiration Psychology Self-Help Chow Mix Darla Depression Anxiety Disney Pixar Family Intervention Finding Nemo Fish Tank Heart Attacks Heart Rat Source Type: blogs
Delivering 'in-the-moment' healthcare
by Anthony Cirillo I recently attended something called the Landmark Forum, three days of self-introspection. The net-net: Things in life happen. We then create a story around it. The story then defines our reality. And it limits our possibilities. See, we all show up at work with baggage. We have stories of why things are the way they are and they affect all aspects of human relationships. In his Marketing Profs article, Howard Lax, Ph.D., says the memory of an experience trumps the actual experience. Context, he says, defines the parameters of our thinking and sets our expectations. That is why it is so hard to br...
Source: hospital impact - May 18, 2013 Category: Health Managers Authors: Wendy Johnson Source Type: blogs
Telcare BGM Cellular-Based Glucometer Coming to Europe
Telcare (Bethesda, MD) has announced winning European clearance to begin marketing its smartphone-like blood glucose meter, a device already approved for sale in the U.S. The glucometer has built-in cellular functionality, allowing it to send data to a central server automatically from just about anywhere.Clinicians can view individual patient readings and track progress overtime. Moreover, they can send messages directly to the individual patient glucometers recommending changes in diet, exercise, or anything else that is appropriate. A year ago, Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal, himself a type 2 diabetic, favorab...
Source: Medgadget - May 17, 2013 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Editors Tags: Medicine Net News Pediatrics Source Type: blogs
4 Ways to Supercharge Your Working Memory for Free
Working memory is “the ultimate evolutionary tool” that has helped us create everything from Google to the Eiffel Tower, according to authors and researchers Tracy Packiam Alloway, Ph.D, and Ross Alloway, Ph.D, in their new book The Working Memory Advantage: Train Your Brain to Function Stronger, Smarter, Faster. They define working memory as “the conscious processing of information.” And in addition to inventing incredible innovations, working memory is critical for our daily lives. In fact, the authors call working memory our brain’s conductor. Just as a musical conductor creates a symphony of melodies by inst...
Source: World of Psychology - May 17, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Books General Memory and Perception Mental Health and Wellness Self-Help Alloway Areas Of The Brain Business Venture Classmates Distractions Eiffel Tower Going With The Flow Google Irrelevant Data Memory Brain Musical Conduct Source Type: blogs
The best video game console to help you get fit
Ever since the major video game platforms (the Nintendo Wii U, Sony PlayStation 3, and Microsoft Xbox 360) added motion-controlled gaming, players have been jumping off the couch and moving more than their trigger fingers. But say you're new to the world of games and are more interested in fitness than collecting virtual coins or battling digital aliens. Which console should you buy? Our game and fitness experts just tested five games that can help you get in shape: Nike+ Kinect Training, Zumba Fitness: Core, Just Dance 4, Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2013, and UFC Personal Trainer. They used all three of the game platforms...
Source: Consumer Reports Health Blog - May 16, 2013 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Carol Mangis Tags: Microsoft Nintendo Sony Apps & Software Electronics Exercise Fitness Gaming Toys Health Source Type: blogs
Sharing Diabetes With Others (Part 3)
By Scott Coulter Note: This is the final installment of a three-part series on how to share your experiences living with diabetes with those around you, along with a discussion of some of the ways the condition can affect self-image. Check out the first installment here and the second installment here. Feeling dependent Being "different" is not the only feeling we must confront in social situations. Diabetes can also make us feel dependent. Case in point: In my adolescence, I took a trip to Montana to participate in a Cherokee Vision Quest ceremony. A traditional Vision Quest is a right of passage for Cherokee youth. When ...
Source: Diabetes Self-Management - May 16, 2013 Category: Diabetes Authors: Scott Coulter Source Type: blogs
Google Music Launches Subscription Service, How to Become a Morning Person and More!
Google has announced that the Play Store will launch a subscription-based music service that charges a monthly fee, much like Spotify and Pandora. Will you sign up? [LA Times] If you hate your alarm clock, follow these tips and tricks to become a morning person. (Bonus: AM exercise is really good for you.) [Refinery29] (Source: The ND Blog: Notes from the Nutritionista by Monica Reinagel, L.D.N., C.N.S.)
Source: The ND Blog: Notes from the Nutritionista by Monica Reinagel, L.D.N., C.N.S. - May 16, 2013 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Tags: Morning Scoop apps diet entertainment exercise food groceries love music news relationships sex shopping technology veggies Source Type: blogs
DBlog Week – Day 4 – Accomplishments
Topic for today: Click for the Accomplishments Big and Small -Thursday 5/16 Link ListWe don’t always realize it, but each one of us had come a long way since diabetes first came into our life. It doesn’t matter if it’s been 5 weeks, 5 years or 50 years, you’ve done something outstanding diabetes-wise. So today let’s share the greatest accomplishment you’ve made in terms of dealing with your (or your loved one’s) diabetes. No accomplishment is too big or too small – think about self-acceptance, something you’ve mastered (pump / exercise / diet / etc.), making a tough care decision (finding a new ...
Source: Scott's Diabetes Blog - May 16, 2013 Category: Diabetes Authors: Scott K. Johnson Tags: Blog Posts Diabetes Blog Week Source Type: blogs
Day 3: Accomplishments, Large and Small
We don’t always realize it, but each one of us had come a long way since diabetes first came into our life. It doesn’t matter if it’s been 5 weeks, 5 years or 50 years, you’ve done something outstanding diabetes-wise. So today let’s share the greatest accomplishment you've made in terms of dealing with your (or your loved one’s) diabetes. No accomplishment is too big or too small - think about self-acceptance, something you’ve mastered (pump / exercise / diet / etc.), making a tough care decision (finding a new endo or support group / choosing to use or not use a technology / etc.). (Thanks to Hillary of Rain...
Source: The D-Log Cabin - May 16, 2013 Category: Diabetes Authors: HVS Source Type: blogs
Deliver 'in-the-moment' healthcare
by Anthony Cirillo I recently attended something called the Landmark Forum, three days of self-introspection. The net-net: Things in life happen. We then create a story around it. The story then defines our reality. And it limits our possibilities. See, we all show up at work with baggage. We have stories of why things are the way they are and they affect all aspects of human relationships. In his Marketing Profs article, Howard Lax, Ph.D., says the memory of an experience trumps the actual experience. Context, he says, defines the parameters of our thinking and sets our expectations. That is why it is so hard to bre...
Source: hospital impact - May 15, 2013 Category: Health Managers Authors: Wendy Johnson Source Type: blogs
Exercise Programs Used with Medication Improve Symptoms of Depressed Patients
Experts reveal the benefits of using exercise with medication for patients suffering with depression.Contributor: J. Michael KrivyanskiPublished: May 15, 2013 (Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content)
Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content - May 15, 2013 Category: Other Conditions Source Type: blogs
Should You Delay Divorce? 3 Ways Couples Put It Off
This guest article from YourTango was written by Abby Rodman. A therapist I know once suggested that staying married is a choice you make on a daily basis. She said that every morning when you wake up and look over at your snoring spouse, you’re deciding — on some level — to stay married one more day. This isn’t a psyche-challenging exercise if you’re in a good, or good enough, marriage. It’s an autopilot decision you don’t even know you’ve made. But if you’re wondering daily whether you’re in the right marriage, this decision becomes a gut-wrenching task t...
Source: World of Psychology - May 15, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: YourTango Experts Tags: Family General Marriage and Divorce YourTango 3 Ways Abby Couples Daily Basis Desperation Divorce Advice Excuse Full Time Job Guest Article Marital Satisfaction Mother In Law Niece Psyche Psychotherapy Practice Realizat Source Type: blogs
By David Spero As a recent study indicates, reducing LDL (“bad" cholesterol) can help prevent complications in most people with diabetes. Why is LDL cholesterol a bad thing, and how do you get to a healthy level? First, what is cholesterol? Discovered in 1769 by analyzing gallstones, cholesterol is a fat-like organic chemical that is an essential part of animal cell membranes. Without it, cells won't function properly. Cholesterol is made into bile, which is needed for digesting fats. It is also helps produce the body's natural steroids, including our sex hormones and the vital stress hormone cortisol. Cholesterol ...
Source: Diabetes Self-Management - May 15, 2013 Category: Diabetes Authors: David Spero Source Type: blogs
Berkeley Brain Injury Detector Rivals CT in Spotting Cerebral Edema, Intracranial Hematomas
Suspected brain injuries can be difficult to diagnose, and expensive CT scanners are the best way to look for edemas and hematomas. But CT scanners are large, expensive, ionizing, and require specialists to operate.Researchers at UC Berkeley have been working on developing a new brain injury detector that is cheap, easy to use, and can provide nearly immediate results. The device sends radio signals that pass through the brain and are detected using a specialty antenna. The underlying technology is called Volumetric Electromagnetic Phase Shift Spectroscopy (VEPS), and it can detect “changes in tissue properties insid...
Source: Medgadget - May 15, 2013 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Editors Tags: Emergency Medicine Military Medicine Neurological Surgery Neurology Radiology Sports Medicine Source Type: blogs
5 Awesome Benefits From Trail Running
We're pumped to present our favorite story of the week from our pals at POPSUGAR Fitness! It's tough to keep dragging yourself to the gym's treadmill when the sun is shining so warmly outside. Before lacing up your sneaks to hit the open road, here are some reasons you might want to spray on a little bug spray and find some woodsy trails instead of pavement. (Source: The ND Blog: Notes from the Nutritionista by Monica Reinagel, L.D.N., C.N.S.)
Source: The ND Blog: Notes from the Nutritionista by Monica Reinagel, L.D.N., C.N.S. - May 15, 2013 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Tags: Fitness POPSUGAR Fitness outdoor exercise running Source Type: blogs
Nike Collabs With A.P.C. on Sweet Sneaks, How to Deal With Your Allergies on a Run and More!
Super-chic French label A.P.C. has teamed up with Nike on a seriously cool line of kicks. And unlike A.P.C.'s pricey ready-to-wear collection, these sneakers will cost between $85 and $120. [Refinery 29] Beat your allergies with these tips when you head outdoors on your next run. [POPSUGAR Fitness] (Source: The ND Blog: Notes from the Nutritionista by Monica Reinagel, L.D.N., C.N.S.)
Source: The ND Blog: Notes from the Nutritionista by Monica Reinagel, L.D.N., C.N.S. - May 15, 2013 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Tags: Morning Scoop allergies diet exercise fashion injury news pneumatic resistance running sneakers study technology Source Type: blogs
Well At Work: Diversified Insurance Solutions
More than 150 HR professionals, CEOs and managers join the fun at Diversified Insurance Solutions 2nd Annual Wellness Fair. Eliz provided down-to-earth strategies to increase productivity, decrease absenteeism and limit health care expenses in her keynote Well At Work. Were you at the event today? Share your biggest take-away and download the Move Your Bootie: Exercise Tips for the Non-Exerciser (click on the image below) Wellness Speaker Eliz Greene works with busy people to improve heart health, so they can live longer, feel better, and stress less. She is a heart attack survivor and the author of the Busy Woman’s Gui...
Source: Embrace Your Heart Wellness Initiative - May 15, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Eliz Greene Tags: Award Winning Blog Events & Media Employee Wellness Program Well At Work Source Type: blogs
Six ways to protect your eyes this summer
Summer sun increases the risk of age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in adults. A number of steps can help prevent that disease, as well as your risk of developing cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma. 1. Shield your eyes. Wearing sunglasses and a hat with a wide brim to protect you from ultraviolet rays may help delay cataracts and help reduce the risk of AMD. 2. Eat right. A healthful diet high in green leafy vegetables, fish, fruit, and other food high in antioxidants may help protect against age-related eye diseases. 3. Watch your weight. Obesity has been linked to the progressio...
Source: Consumer Reports Health Blog - May 15, 2013 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Joel Keehn Tags: cataracts Conditions & Treatments Diabetes glaucoma Heart Disease macular degeneration Health Source Type: blogs
Every single hour of television watched after the age of 25 reduces the viewer’s life expectancy by 22 minutes
By comparison, smoking a single cigarette reduces life expectancy by about 11 minutes. An adult who spends an average of six hours a day watching TV over the course of a lifetime can expect to live 4.8 years fewer than a person who does not watch TV. References: Get Up. Get Out. Don't Sit. - NYTimes, 2012 http://nyti.ms/10oXBQd Comments from Twitter and Google Plus: Humera Naqvi, MD @nayab78: hmmm that means we ppl should be dying early taking the amount of tv watched but life expectancy has increased. K Dillon, RDMS,CPC-A @comalliwrites: Confounders & confirmation bias not accounted for... Timothy Cook: Great...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - Blog - May 15, 2013 Category: Professors and Educators Tags: NYTimes Exercise Source Type: blogs
Cold Smoothie Ideas Perfect for Warmer Weather
As a sports nutritionist, ultra marathoner, busy working mom, and health nut… I love smoothies, especially in warmer weather. They’re quick, easy, and cold! Making them yourself is usually the best way to go because you control the ingredients to keep them good-for-you. Last week I was on WBAL in Baltimore sharing some of my favorite warm weather smoothie recipes. You can watch the whole video here, visit WBAL’s website for the full recipes, or check out some of the highlights below: “Red Recharger” Recovery Smoothie For all those athletes out there, whether you run, swim, bike (or do all three&...
Source: Balanced Health and Nutrition Rebecca Scritchfield's Blog - May 15, 2013 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Authors: rebeccascritchfield Tags: eating healthy exercise food recipes cherries peanuts recovery nutrition silk smoothies soymilk sports nutrition Source Type: blogs
The Incredible Dating Power of a Guitar Case
Would you give this man your telephone number? (Don't let the guitar case influence you.) In France there's a psychologist, Professor Nicolas Gueguen, who roams the North-West, asking young women for their telephone numbers—or at least his research assistants and experimental confederates do. This isn't just to boost the national stereotype, but all in the name of science. The results they've reported over the years confirm some things we think we already know and a few new insights. His experiments often involve approaching random strangers (usually women) in the street and asking them for something (usually their phone...
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - May 15, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs
D-Blog Week: We, the Undersigned, Pledge to Run Like a Velociraptor is Chasing Us.
We, the undersigned, being of sound body and mind, need to go back to that "being of sound body" bit. As a person living with type 1 diabetes, my insulin is of the utmost importance. As is testing my blood sugar. And don't anyone try to take away my online community or my emotional health may take a dive. These are the things that keep me healthiest ... but wait a second ... what's missing?Oh yeah.EXERCISE. We, the undersigned, understand that exercise isn't just for bringing down a high blood sugar. It's not just "for people who have diabetes." Exercising your b...
Source: Six Until Me. - May 14, 2013 Category: Diabetes Tags: Friends Source Type: blogs
If I’m wrong about guns, can you please explain why?
In the wake of the Newtown shootings, as a country we are all taking a step back, looking at our laws and our policies and thinking about what we can do to prevent unspeakable tragedies like the deaths of those children from happening again. I am not a gun owner and never will be, but I am not advocating getting rid of all the guns. I totally get that there are responsible gun owners out there, people who use them for hunting and sport, keep their guns safely stored, and would never think of using them (or allowing them to be used) to hurt anyone (or at least anyone who wasn’t in the act of attacking them). Those are...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - May 14, 2013 Category: Family Physicians Tags: Physician Primary care Source Type: blogs
3 Surprising Ways a Deep Breath Can Reduce Your Anxiety
Don’t you hate it when you’re really nervous and anxious and a friend says, “Just take a deep breath . . .”? It seems so trite, so dismissive, so annoying, and it can be so . . . Helpful. Although we tend to discount the merits of taking a deep breath, there are three great reasons we should remember to take one now and again, especially when we’re nervous. 1. A deep breath is scientifically proven to slow your heart rate. We have two nervous systems in our bodies. The sympathetic nervous system turns our nerves up, preparing us for the fight-or-flight response when we get into danger. Or what our brains th...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - May 14, 2013 Category: Life Coaches Authors: Bobbi Emel Tags: meditation self improvement anxiety deep breath health meditating Source Type: blogs
Six Arguments For the Elimination of Cigarettes
Prohibition and the “tobacco control endgame.” Despite all our efforts in recent years to reduce the percentage of Americans who smoke cigarettes—currently about one in five—the idea of full-blown cigarette prohibition has not gained much traction. That may be changing, as prominent nicotine researchers and public police officials start thinking about what is widely referred to as the “tobacco control endgame.” Considering the new regulatory powers given the FDA under the terms of the Tobacco Control Act of 2009, as a commentary in Tobacco Control framed it, “will the government be a facilitator or barrie...
Source: Addiction Inbox - May 14, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Dirk Hanson Source Type: blogs
Victoria's Secret Angel Lily Aldridge Spills Her Sexy-Figure Secret
If there's anything a Victoria's Secret Angel knows, it's how to look amazing -- while wearing minimal clothes, natch. And there's no hotter Angel right now than Lily Aldridge, new mom to daughter Dixie -- but still in seriously fit form. Lily, who first walked the VS runway in 2009 and was annointed with her Angel wings in 2010, knows how to keep her bod wing worthy and runway ready -- even after the birth of her child! We checked in with the super-chic model to find out how she gets her sweat on (yoga!), her must-have beauty product (sunscreen!) and what makes her fall asleep. (Source: The ND Blog: Notes from the Nutriti...
Source: The ND Blog: Notes from the Nutritionista by Monica Reinagel, L.D.N., C.N.S. - May 13, 2013 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Tags: Celebrity Fitness lily aldridge outdoor exercise outdoors Source Type: blogs
Bodybuilding Tips Diets
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Source: Cosmic Watercooler - May 13, 2013 Category: Nurses Tags: Diets Tips Bodybuilding Source Type: blogs
Old-School Exercises That Still Get the Job Done
Hey, we're all for trying every newfangled fitness craze, from Crossfit to Speakeasy Sweat to aqua cycling. (Yes, that's a real thing!)Whatever it takes to make exercise fun and exciting, right? But sometimes, there's no shame in thinking: "Man, I just want to do some push-ups or something and be done with it." Well, we got you! (Source: The ND Blog: Notes from the Nutritionista by Monica Reinagel, L.D.N., C.N.S.)
Source: The ND Blog: Notes from the Nutritionista by Monica Reinagel, L.D.N., C.N.S. - May 13, 2013 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Tags: Fitness exercise fitness tips toning move Source Type: blogs
Cool New Class: CYC Fitness
CYC Co-founder, Alexandra Blodgett, and Creative Director, Keoni Hudoba, have tried virtually every spin class on the market -- good and bad included -- before developing their own cycling studios that they believe offers a unique experience to the crowded spin arena. It's a workout and a lifestyle brand, with locations in Austin, TX and Madison, WI. (Source: The ND Blog: Notes from the Nutritionista by Monica Reinagel, L.D.N., C.N.S.)
Source: The ND Blog: Notes from the Nutritionista by Monica Reinagel, L.D.N., C.N.S. - May 13, 2013 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Tags: Fitness cool new class exercise class spinning Source Type: blogs
Tech tips for assembling indoor bikes, ellipticals, treadmills
The tech folks at Consumer Reports spent nearly 100 hours putting together treadmills and ellipticals last year! And just last week I found mechanical engineer Kyaw Naing stretched out on the floor putting together 8 new stationary bikes we'll be testing soon. Kyaw joked that unpacking the equipment sometimes takes more time than putting it together. He photographs all the pieces once they're out of the box to make sure we're not missing any parts and as proof of what we received since we buy our products off the shelves or online, just like you. Check out our latest ratings of ellipticals and treadmills. I come from a ...
Source: Consumer Reports Health Blog - May 13, 2013 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: nicole Tags: assembly Ellipticals Treadmills Exercise & Fitness Health Source Type: blogs
Chipping away at reproductive choice
Forty years ago, the Supreme Court issued its landmark Roe v. Wade ruling to recognize a woman’s right to privacy when deciding whether or not to terminate a pregnancy. It was a dramatic and remarkable decision — in addition to legalizing abortion for American women, Roe v. Wade invalidated laws that were on the books in nearly two-thirds of states banning abortion in almost all circumstances. Since then, while a woman’s right to control her personal reproductive decisions has been enshrined in constitutional law, it has been far from safe from politicians who are determined to control women and erode our bodily auto...
Source: Disruptive Women in Health Care - May 13, 2013 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: dw at disruptivewomen.net Tags: Access Choice Women's Health abortion reproductive rights Roe v. Wade Source Type: blogs
Dog ownership may save your life
There is a growing body of evidence that pet ownership, particularly dogs, leads to improved cardiovascular health. Dog owners exercise more and therefore:- have lower cholesterol levels- have lower BP- have less stress Take home message: Exercise is vital to cardiovascular health. While you definitely do not need to own a dog to be healthy, if you need motivation to be active or want/need company when you exercise -- consider the heart healthy benefits of dog ownership. (Source: Dr Portnay)
Source: Dr Portnay - May 13, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr Portnay Source Type: blogs
Ask the Nutritionist: Calcium Supplements, Yes, No, WTF?
Got questions about healthy eating and nutrition? Well, today starts a new feature at Cranky Fitness: Ask the Nutritionist! It could also rightfully be called "Ask the Dietitian," since both the contributors are RD's. I almost did call it that, but then decided to play it safe in case either of these two knowledgeable and articulate experts figures out what a silly blog this is and decides to bail. What if I need to find someone new and have to cast a wider net? No certification, but pretty darn sensible! Plus, half the time I spell it "Dietitian" and the other half "Dietician" and that was driving me...
Source: Cranky Fitness - May 13, 2013 Category: Eating Disorders Authors: Crabby McSlacker Source Type: blogs
Be Dubious About Longevity Hotspots
"Cui bono?", "to whose benefit?", is a question that should never be far from mind. It is rarely the case that the loudest threads in our grand, connected cultural conversation represent the best, the most useful, or the most virtuous of what is possible. That is just as true in any subculture as it is in the mainstream: follow the money and much becomes clear. Longevity hotspots might not be a term familiar to you, but Blue Zones might be thanks to a fair degree of publicity for that latter term. They mean the same thing, but the latter is a brand rather than a description. A small industry associated with this brand is ...
Source: Fight Aging! - May 13, 2013 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Reason Tags: Of Interest Source Type: blogs
Komen-diculousity of course!
Today, MLB has decided to allow players to wear and use pink items to promote breast cancer awareness. I am not a big fan of sports teams wearing pink at all. But this one drives me crazy.There are pink bats made by Louisville Slugger, and hats and gloves and pads and all sorts of things so the manly guys who play baseball can be pinkified for a day. After the day, the pink items will be raffled off with the benefits going to charity.Not that this is bad enough but Nick Markakis of the Baltimore Orioles and Trevor Plouffe of the Minnesota Twins had special bats made by MaxBat because their mothers had breast cancer. These ...
Source: Caroline's Breast Cancer Blog - May 12, 2013 Category: Cancer Tags: pinkification sports komen Source Type: blogs
Fight Aging! Newsletter, May 13th 2013
In this study we used the hMTH1-Tg mouse model to investigate how oxidative damage to nucleic acids affects aging. hMTH1-Tg mice express high levels of the hMTH1 hydrolase that degrades 8-oxodGTP and 8-oxoGTP and excludes 8-oxoguanine from both DNA and RNA. Compared to wild-type animals, hMTH1-overexpressing mice have significantly lower steady-state levels of 8-oxoguanine in both nuclear and mitochondrial DNA of several organs, including the brain. hMTH1 overexpression prevents the age-dependent accumulation of DNA 8-oxoguanine that occurs in wild-type mice. These lower levels of oxidized guanines are associated with in...
Source: Fight Aging! - May 12, 2013 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Need an Emotional Buffer? Try These Fast Grounding Techniques
Have you ever been through a chaotic emotional time, that you felt like you´re about to lose your mind? Ever felt that you would "Cry out!", or "act crazy!?" That the situation you are living seems to be pulling you apart in every direction? I have felt emotional chaos, various times, and I can tell you, it is despairing. I have felt the emotional abyss, and I guess that everybody that has felt it and the emotional void, has the need for an emotional buffer. During any emotional chaos, what you need is to stay centered, focused, to be in charge, even if you don´t have control of the situation. Think of a General in...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - May 11, 2013 Category: Life Coaches Authors: Carlos Coto Tags: happiness meditation psychology self improvement emotional buffer grounding inspiration motivation Source Type: blogs
Mike Cadogan. The Lynch Pin of FOAM getting Lynched at SMACC. But its not all about one man. Its not all about a small clique. Or is it? So I asked him. Mike; its all a bit cliquey, isn’t it? Mike; whats with all the drugs in sport? Mike: Do you ever sleep or are there multiple clones of Mike Cadogan working away in dark rooms? So Mike says…… The post JellyBean 008 appeared first on Life in the Fast Lane medical education blog. (Source: Life in the Fast Lane)
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - May 11, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Authors: Doug Lynch Tags: Featured FOAM FOAMed JellyBean Interview mike cadogan SMACC Source Type: blogs
Arnold Schwarzenegger Bodybuilding Pictures
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Source: Cosmic Watercooler - May 10, 2013 Category: Nurses Tags: Pictures Arnold Schwarzenegger Bodybuilding Source Type: blogs
Cool New Class: Speakeasy Sweat, Inspired By -- You Guessed It -- The Great Gatsby
Practice your two-step and ball changes and get ready to kick up your heels, folks. (Really!) Just in time for the launch of one of the most anticipated movies of 2013, The Great Gatsby, New York Sports Club, Boston Sports Club and Washington Sports Club are rolling out a Gatsby-inspired dance cardio class. Think of it as Zumba for flappers: The moves build on each other, so even if you're a novice you'll be shimmying in no time and seamlessly linking the Charleston to swing steps. No need for a partner as all the choreography is solo, but we wouldn't mind if Leo DiCaprio or Tobey MacGuire showed up. (Source: The ND Blog: ...
Source: The ND Blog: Notes from the Nutritionista by Monica Reinagel, L.D.N., C.N.S. - May 10, 2013 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Tags: Fitness Source Type: blogs
What to Do If You Don’t Feel Like Running
Consider not running. That may not be the answer you were looking for…or maybe it is! Either way, if you are a regular runner and you feel yourself dreading your run each day, you may need a day or even a week break from running. And here’s the good news: It will likely be good for you to take that break! Here’s why: Mentally Like other areas in our life, in our running we can get into a mental rut. Maybe you engage in negative self talk during your run. Maybe your running has become just one more task you must complete on your to-do list. Taking a 1 day, 1 week or whatever length break you need can giv...
Source: Life Learning Today - May 10, 2013 Category: Life Coaches Authors: AgentSully Tags: Exercise Happy Healthy Living Motivation Solving Problems feeling tired lazy need a change not running Source Type: blogs
Podcast interview with Cancer Treatment Centers of America CEO Steve Bonner (transcript)
This is the transcript of my recent interview with Cancer Treatment Centers of America CEO Steve Bonner. David Williams: This is David E. Williams from the Health Business Group. I’m speaking today with Steve Bonner, CEO of Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Steve, thanks for joining me today. Steve Bonner: You’re very welcome, David. It’s great to speak with you again. David Williams: What is Cancer Treatment Centers of America and how does it differ from other well-known cancer centers? Steve Bonner: Cancer Treatment Centers of America is a growing chain of hospitals that s...
Source: Health Business Blog - May 10, 2013 Category: Health Managers Authors: David E. Williams of the Health business blog Tags: Hospitals Patients Podcast Source Type: blogs
Your Mom Has Diabetes.
I struggled to think of a title for this post, but the one that stuck is the one that's up there. Because this weekend plays host to Mother's Day, and I wanted to celebrate some of the BAMWD (Bad Ass Moms With Diabetes) I've had the pleasure of getting to know through the DOC. These eight lovely ladies, all living with type 1 diabetes, were willing to share a little bit of their diabetes and motherhood experience, and I'm grateful to have their experience and humor to draw from as I raise my own Bird.Kerri: How does diabetes impact your perspective as a parent?Holly (dx'd with T1D at age 22): Even though ...
Source: Six Until Me. - May 10, 2013 Category: Diabetes Tags: Diabetic Mommy Source Type: blogs
The 7 Bad Habits of Highly Unhealthy People
There are a number of reasons why many of us fail to take control of our health. Everything from time, lack of quality information, and motivation play a roll in our success or failure. But there’s another set of lesser-known reasons why you aren’t as healthy as you’d like: the thoughts in your head. Below I’ve profiled the top seven bad mental habits I see over and over, and how you can fix them. #1 The belief that success is left to a special few Some people seem to have this concept that people who end up really successful, healthy, and happy, are just the lucky few. When you ask them how Mozart, Tiger w...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - May 10, 2013 Category: Life Coaches Authors: Alexander Heyne Tags: health and fitness self improvement bad habits unhealthy Source Type: blogs
Comments on Rapamycin and Metformin
Three of the better known efforts to create a drug that modestly slows the rate of aging are centered on the following items: Resveratrol analogs that target sirtuins Rapamycin analogs that target mTOR Metformin Of these, ways to manipulate the activity of sirtuins have received the greatest attention over the past decade, but there is little to show for all that money and time beyond a modest gain in the understanding of metabolism. There are no replicated, solid results of life extension in mice via sirtuin-influencing drugs, and I'd go so far as to say that the field is under something of a cloud at present. Metformin...
Source: Fight Aging! - May 10, 2013 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs
Flywheel Hits the High Seas...Seriously!
Who says cycling can only be enjoyed on land? Flywheel Sports is bringing its boutique indoor cycling experience out to sea with studios aboard Royal Caribbean International's premiere cruise ships, Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas. Why is this necessary, you ask? (Source: The ND Blog: Notes from the Nutritionista by Monica Reinagel, L.D.N., C.N.S.)
Source: The ND Blog: Notes from the Nutritionista by Monica Reinagel, L.D.N., C.N.S. - May 9, 2013 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Tags: Fitness cycling fitness news spinning travel Source Type: blogs