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Scienceroll.com: Weekly Introduction
I’m in the global top 25 doctors on Twitter and the only European so if you are looking for interesting articles and news about medicine 2.0 or health 2.0, find me on Twitter. The Social MEDia Course: The global format of my university course focusing on medicine and social media for medical students, physicians and also patients with Prezis, tests and gamification. Webicina.com is my service that curates medical content in social media for free for medical professionals and e-patients. PeRSSonalized Medicine is the simplest, free, customizable medical information aggregator covering over 80 medical specialtie...
Source: ScienceRoll - June 16, 2013 Category: Geneticists and Genetics Commentators Authors: Dr. Bertalan Meskó Tags: Medicine Source Type: blogs
The desk was a small one. It sat in the corner of the bedroom I shared with my younger brother. I was in high school the night my Dad came and sat beside me at that desk. The algebra problems seemed pointless. Why in the world would one need to match up ‘x’s and ‘y’s? What the heck is the point, I remember asking myself. This is not going to lead me anywhere useful. My Dad was patient at first. It took him a while to remember the rules of algebra. We worked at it together; I remember him being a good instructor. But he had likely worked hard that day; he may have been hungry. Maybe he had to deal with mean people a...
Source: Dr John M - June 16, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr John Source Type: blogs
Discussion Site for the Once and Future West Rucka Rucka Ali I'm Afraid (Of Black People) Rucka Rucka Ali Jews and Faggots Rucka Rucka Ali I Dont Like Old People Rucka Rucka Ali I'm Osama Rucka Rucka Ali In The Jungle Rucka Rucka Ali Katy Perry California Gurls PARODY I Love Minorities Rucka Rucka Ali Lady Gaga Alejandro PARODY Taquitos Rucka Rucka Ali Thrift Shop PARODY I'm Obama Rucka Rucka Ali We need some white kids Rucks Rucka Ali Call Me Maybe PARODY My Name's Obama Russia passes law against homosexual propaganda Scared Straight 1978 murderbymedia School’s Out Be On Flash Mob Alert murderbymedia sheep...
Source: Nightmare Hall - Welcome to my nightmare - June 15, 2013 Category: HIV AIDS Source Type: blogs
‘… But I Love Him!’ So What is Love?
Immature love says, “I love you because I need you.” Mature love says, “I need you because I love you.” ~ Erich Fromm One of the best things about “being in love” is that you feel really good about yourself. It’s not only that you perceive the other person as terrific; it’s that you feel terrific about who you are and what you’re about. Yes, emotions are contagious. People catch them from others. So, when your love is acting lovingly toward you, it’s natural for you to feel joyous, confident, smart and secure. Yet, as time passes, some “loving relationships” become anything but ...
Source: World of Psychology - June 15, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Linda Sapadin, Ph.D Tags: General Marriage and Divorce Men's Issues Relationships Self-Esteem Women's Issues Acting Business Finances Emotions Erich Fromm Loving Behavior Loving Person Loving Relationships Mature Love Young Woman Source Type: blogs
The Face of Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN)
All around us there are competent, smiling people with good hearts and good jobs. Stand-up men and women who do their best to provide for their family, friends, children, and co-workers. People who laugh easily at others’ jokes, generously offer advice and compassion, and put others’ needs before their own. But if we look a little more closely, we might see a flicker of self-doubt in the eyes of these fine folks. If we listen with a little extra care, we may sense a subtle lack of self-worth lurking beneath their surface. If we watch a little more attentively, we may see some effort behind their smiles and a waver in t...
Source: World of Psychology - June 15, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Jonice Webb, PhD Tags: Children and Teens General Mental Health and Wellness Parenting Psychology Psychotherapy Self-Esteem Adulthood Cen Co Workers Compassion Deep Sense Emotional Neglect Emotions Extra Care Family Friends Flicker Friends Chil Source Type: blogs
Joslin's 2013 Diabetes Innovation Congress
By Web Team This October, the world-renowned Joslin Diabetes Center will be hosting its second annual Diabetes Innovation Congress, featuring hundreds of leaders in diabetes care and obesity. The conference will bring together people with diabetes, health-care providers, manufacturers, government representatives, and scholars in an effort to find ways to improve the health system. It will include keynote speeches, interactive panels, exhibits, and more. Among the topics to be covered are diabetes prevention and management in the workplace, diabetes-friendly health insurance exchanges, and mobile health care for diabetes...
Source: Diabetes Self-Management - June 15, 2013 Category: Diabetes Authors: Web Team Source Type: blogs
The Daily Rituals of Creative Minds
I love learning about the creative processes and daily habits of people who’ve given us great gifts, everything from powerful writing to awe-inspiring art to beautiful symphonies. So I was excited to pick up a copy of Mason Currey’s book Daily Rituals: How Artists Work. In it, Currey shares the everyday routines of writers, composers, painters, playwrights, poets, philosophers, filmmakers, scientists and other artists — 161 in total. In his introduction, he notes that Daily Rituals is “about the circumstances of creative activity, not the product; it deals with manufacturing rather than meaning.” His goal, he...
Source: World of Psychology - June 15, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Books Creativity General Habits Industrial and Workplace Motivation and Inspiration Self-Help Artistic Sensitivity Creative Activity Creative Energies Creative Minds Creative Process Creative Processes Creative Visions Currey Source Type: blogs
Shrinky Stuff Around the Web
Today, I'm just going to point out some links by others who are talking about the same types of things we've been talking about here on Shrink Rap. Regarding everyone's favorite topic, involuntary treatment, Dr. Greg Smith talks about his experiences committing people at Are You Ready to Commit? On the Huffington Post, Erin Hawkes writes Medicate Me Even When I Refuse. And Pete Earley talks about the safety of tasers in Tasers: Friend of Foe. On the topic of privacy, PsychPractice wrote a post for me defining HIPAA. See What, Exactly is HIPAA? And while Rob has talked about how he does not like...
Source: Shrink Rap - June 15, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Dinah Source Type: blogs
Oregon Working Toward Equal Pay For Equal Work
Oregon will become the first state to require insurance companies to pay at the same reimbursement rate once it gets signed into action. The biggest amount of complaint will of course be from doctors who are going to be unhappy about the situation.The issue is that we are doing the same exact visit with the same exact treatment plan. So why wouldn't we be eligible for the same pay? Well. Doctors say its because they have more education and training and that if we wanted to practice medicine that we should have gone to medical school. My mindset is why does medical school have to be so long if NPs and PAs can do the sa...
Source: The Nurse Practitioner's Place - June 15, 2013 Category: Nurses Authors: NPs Save Lives Source Type: blogs
Six Frequently Asked Questions About Alzheimer's and the Answers
More than 750,000 unique persons have come to the Alzheimer's Reading Room looking for the answer to this question, what is the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia? The number of people searching for information about Alzheimer's disease, dementia, memory, and health related issues is growing very fast. +Alzheimer's Reading Room What is the Difference Between Alzheimer's and Dementia? Dementia includes a group of symptoms, the most prominent of which is memory difficulty with additional problems in at least one other area of cognitive functioning, including language, attention, problem solving, spatial skills...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - June 15, 2013 Category: Dementia Authors: Bob DeMarco Source Type: blogs
Knowing When to Power Through
This is another post in my series of Powering Through the Extraordinary (first post here), where I’ve decided to add running into my exercise arsenal. I’ve been sticking with a training program that I found through Runtastic (one of the exercise apps available for the iPhone), and so far things have been going well. I haven’t started enjoying running, but I’m not hating it either. And I feel great about myself once I’m finished, which is a pretty big deal. Training days in June Running stats for June I’ve also been playing basketball regularly, and I’m feeling better on the court ...
Source: Scott's Diabetes Blog - June 14, 2013 Category: Diabetes Authors: Scott K. Johnson Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs
advocate as costume!
This is hardcore. One of my friends (a lawyer who would like to go into educational law) had her child dress up as an advocate for I think Halloween, or some other costumed event. I know those of us who work with advocates would think that was super awesome! LOL! It wasn't advocating for school services but even so. What a cool idea. :) She gave me permission to post this picture because I laughed over it and wanted to share! What a cute kid. (Source: Occupational Therapy Students (B)e(LO)n(G))
Source: Occupational Therapy Students (B)e(LO)n(G) - June 14, 2013 Category: Occupational Therapists Source Type: blogs
How quickly does wheatlessness unfold?
Wheatlessness: the happy, healthy state achieved by not eating wheat. A frequently asked question: Once you eliminate wheat, how fast do the benefits occur? Well, it depends. It depends on what health issue we are discussing, what organ system, and how far along the process of wheat destruction you were. Nonetheless, there are a number of common patterns that develop once you decide to eliminate all things wheat in your life: Gastrointestinal Acid reflux, bowel urgency–5 days is typical for these conditions to reduce or go away entirely. Ulcerative colitis, Crohns–These complex inflammatory conditions require...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - June 14, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat-ectomy Wheat-elimination success stories Source Type: blogs
Arizona Expands Its School Choice Program
Jason Bedrick Arizona is the latest state to expand school choice. Yesterday, the Arizona legislature passed a bill to expand the type of corporations eligible to participate as donors in the Grand Canyon State’s scholarship tax credit (STC) program and to streamline the program’s tax credit approval process. Under current law, only C-corporations are eligible to receive tax credits in return for donations to state-approved scholarship organizations. The legislation expands donor eligibility to include S-corporations and limited liability corporations, which are typically smaller businesses relative ...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - June 14, 2013 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Jason Bedrick Source Type: blogs
Walking Reduces After-Meal Glucose Spikes
By Diane Fennell Strategies to reduce after-meal blood glucose spikes are among the most sought-after pieces of information on our Web site, as evidenced by the popularity of articles such as "Strike the Spike" and "Strike the Spike II." Now, new research shows that short bouts of moderately intense walking can lower blood glucose levels after eating and improve 24-hour glucose control. To compare the effectiveness of three 15-minute bouts of walking after meals to one 45-minute bout of walking for controlling blood glucose, researchers recruited inactive people age 60 or older who were at risk of impaired glucose toler...
Source: Diabetes Self-Management - June 14, 2013 Category: Diabetes Authors: Diane Fennell Source Type: blogs
Quality, cost, and value in health care: How to solve the puzzle
I sometimes explain to medical students that they are entering a profession being transformed, like coal to diamonds, under the pressure of a new mandate. “The world is going to push us, relentlessly and without mercy, to deliver the highest quality, safest, most satisfying care at the lowest cost,” I’ll say gravely, trying to get their attention. “What exactly were you trying to do before?” some have asked, in that wonderful way that smart students blend naiveté with blinding insight. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. ...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - June 14, 2013 Category: Family Physicians Tags: Policy Health reform Hospital Source Type: blogs
Check It Out: New UV-Protective Contact Lenses
Today's post is for all of you contact lens-wearing ladies out there -- I know there are a lot of you! You may have seen ads or heard about a new product that launched just yesterday, 1-Day Acuvue TrueEye daily disposable lenses. Now, I don't wear or know a lot about contacts myself, but I was interested to learn that they block 96 percent of UVA and more than 99 percent of UVB rays that reach the cornea. Which got me wondering how important UV protection in contacts really is -- and when I asked my lens-wearing friends if their own contacts provided it, most didn't even know! (Source: The ND Blog: Notes from the Nutrition...
Source: The ND Blog: Notes from the Nutritionista by Monica Reinagel, L.D.N., C.N.S. - June 14, 2013 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Tags: Health beach eye health outdoor exercise outdoors sun protection sun safety uv rays vision Source Type: blogs
Science GPA exactly at 3.0, do I have a shot?
by jhrosado31 (Posted Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:43 pm)Sorry if it seems I'm wishy-washy. I'm actually not. Lol.I really like the plan you told me, to study for it during my "school year" off.However, since I already signed up for it, my friend and I post poned it to August 3rd.I want to see if an extra month will be of help to me. If by the end of the practice tests, I'm not scoring consistently above a 30, then I'll totally void it and go on with plan A. ^_^I don't want you to think that I'm not listening to your advice when I really am! (Source: Med Student Guide)
Source: Med Student Guide - June 14, 2013 Category: Medical Students Source Type: blogs
learn how to be a better advocate
The Canadian Breast Cancer Network has announced that it will be holding an "Advocacy Training Session" in Halifax, Nova Scotia on September 13-14:"The advocacy training will focus on the issue of metastatic breast cancer and will offer participants the opportunity to enhance their communication skills and effectively deliver strong advocacy messages to a wide variety of audiences."Priority will be given to women living with metastatic breast cancer, primary caregivers of those living with mets and to applicants from the Atlantic Provinces. CBCN will be covering all expenses including, travel, accommodations and...
Source: Not just about cancer - June 14, 2013 Category: Cancer Tags: metastatic breast cancer cancer blog good stuff Source Type: blogs
We need an Apple Genius Bar for patients
Have you ever been to a Genius Bar at an Apple store? The last time I was there — checking out a pesky problem on my iPhone — I couldn’t help but wonder: why can’t we have something like that to deal with our common health issues? Genius Bars are located in Apple Stores in easy-to-access shopping areas, like malls. The Genius Bars are designed to allow for a quick discussion of symptoms, education and on-the-spot problem resolution. They’re attractive, airy and fun, with new gadgets to try and people who can answer your questions. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: H...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - June 14, 2013 Category: Family Physicians Tags: Patient Emergency Primary care Source Type: blogs
CEO of Cambridge Cognition to speak at 2013 SharpBrains Summit
Ruth Frances Keir runs Cambridge Cognition (AIM: COG), one of the 10 Companies to Watch in 2013/ 2014 according to our latest market report, which develops and commercializes computerised neuropsychological tests used in a variety of healthcare and research settings. She joined the Cambridge Cognition board initially in 2010 as a non-executive director, bringing to it more than 26 years’ experience in research and business development positions in the pharmaceutical industry, as well as a period as Director of her own consultancy business, Archea Ltd. –> To Learn More and Register, click on 2013 Sharp...
Source: SharpBrains - June 14, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Technology Cambridge Cognition neuropsychological neuropsychological-tests Pfizer Source Type: blogs
Anesthesiology News - Progress, If No Breakthroughs, in Chronic Post-op Pain
The emerging recognition that many patients develop chronic pain after surgery has spurred a host of behavioral and anatomic research.So far, these studies have yet to produce any breakthroughs in the understanding, and more importantly for patients, the treatment of the problem. But during a session at the 2012 annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, experts said the question was not whether, but when, those treatments would arrive."Not surprisingly, chronic postsurgical pain has become a popular topic," said Timothy Brennan, MD, PhD, the Samir Gergis Professor and Vice Chair for Research at the Unive...
Source: Psychology of Pain - June 14, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Source Type: blogs
Weekly Roundup – June 14, 2013
A lot went on in the health care world this week, from a 10-year-old girl getting a lung transplant to a SCOTUS ruling on gene patenting to continued discussions and commentary on ACA and its implementation. With all this going on, chances are you might have missed some of the other stories. We’ve got you covered… Surgeon General Regina Benjamin is stepping down as of next month. Her efforts over the last four years have impacted the lives of all Americans. Politico has more on this. Kaiser Health News ran an article on hospitalist Dr. Zubin Damania and his alter ego, ZDoggMD, who using satire sings about everything ...
Source: Disruptive Women in Health Care - June 14, 2013 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: dw at disruptivewomen.net Tags: Roundup weekly roundup Source Type: blogs
How Memory Works: 20 Psychological Insights
Find out how memory twists, pops, distorts, persists and decays, along with the odd tip on how to improve it. "You think you have a memory; but it has you!" —John Irving. Irving's quote nicely captures our hunch that we are slaves to our memories. Will I recall someone's name? What moment from my past will come back to delight, perplex or daunt me? And at other times we ask ourselves why we seem unable to forget. These uncertainties prompt many people to say their memory is awful, a comment distinguished memory researcher Professor Alan Baddeley hears all the time. But be fair, he argues: "I have a good memory and would ...
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - June 14, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs
Any hope for me if I want to go to medical school?
by foville1859 (Posted Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:14 am)Also I think you have something additional to explain in your applications as to why you didn't do medicine originally - and whether you have done anything related to medicine in the past 15 years. In other words, how can you explain that medicine is a calling, as opposed to just a middle-aged career move by someone who is bored with their job? (Source: Med Student Guide)
Source: Med Student Guide - June 14, 2013 Category: Medical Students Source Type: blogs
Best of Our Blogs: June 14, 2013
I don’t know what you’re going through now. Maybe you’re disheartened from work, a new diagnosis, or a challenge in your relationship. We all encounter problems every once in awhile. Although we may try to hide behind it, life inevitably sends us tumultuous waves to throw us off-balance. From afar, they may appear to be dangerous, overwhelming and intimidating. But up close, they may be consistent, yet manageable. The key is to learn to ride them with as much flexibility and openness as possible. When difficulty hits, we automatically tense up. Fearing rejection, disappointment and pain, we resist what is...
Source: World of Psychology - June 14, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A. Tags: Best of Our Blogs Anger Anticipation Determinant Diagnosis Differences Between Men And Women Disappointment Doctors Encounter Problems Expressing Anger Fear And Panic Flexibility Huge Wave June 14 Letting Go Manic Depression Source Type: blogs
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Wants to Tie Childhood Education to Future High Levels of Smoking; Undermines National Tobacco Control Funding
In a destructive move that will have negative repercussions for future funding of tobacco control programs, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids has turned its back on the state-of-the-art in tobacco control and instead, is pushing for a cigarette tax increase that will further reduce incentives for the government to reduce cigarette use.In a letter to the editor published in the New York Times, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids supports President Obama's proposal to increase the federal cigarette excise tax by 94 cents in order to fund early childhood education programs. The revenues would be used to help expand pre-school...
Source: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary - June 14, 2013 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Source Type: blogs
Burnout, Recovery and Work-Life Balance for Nurses
This weekend, I'm speaking at a regional nursing conference here in New Mexico, and the subjects of my two talks are burnout (prevention and recovery) and work-life balance. It's a sad reality that nurses need to hear about these particular issues so often, but as long as they do, I'm willing to get on that stage and preach the gospel of self-care. When I speak on Friday afternoon in Albuquerque, I plan to cover many of the basics: My own story of burnoutHow I recoveredSymptoms of burnoutPersonality traits that lend themselves to burnoutBurnout preventionBurnout recoveryFollowing up my talk on Friday afternoon, I...
Source: Digital Doorway - June 14, 2013 Category: Nurses Tags: nurse burnout nurse wellness compassion fatigue nurse self care nurses burnout prevention nursing work-life balance burnout recovery self-care Source Type: blogs
#MuswellHill Soup Kitchen, starts first free school to teach volunteers about #MentalHealth
http://www.haringeyindependent.co.uk/news/10479862.Soup_kitchen_starts_school_to_teach_about_mental_health_issues/ Filed under: Mental Health, The News & Policies. (Source: Dawn Willis sharing the News and Views of the Mentally Wealthy)
Source: Dawn Willis sharing the News and Views of the Mentally Wealthy - June 14, 2013 Category: Mental Illness Authors: Dawn Willis Tags: Mental Health, The News & Policies. Source Type: blogs
blast from 2006?
I stumbled across this from my first semester of OT school.....blast from the past, manI've gotten more used to the cadaver lab - I'm still not thrilled with it and it really makes my back ache but I've gotten more confident in my ability to not ruin anything, and more used to the smell. This past week we cut open the rib cage and took out the heart. During the embalming process some of the blood gets congealed and stuck. There were huge, revolting "sticks" of blood stuck in the holes of the heart. Yuck. Plus our guy's heart was covered in like a brown gravy. One table had a HUGE heart, it looked ...
Source: Occupational Therapy Students (B)e(LO)n(G) - June 14, 2013 Category: Occupational Therapists Source Type: blogs
How to Start Building a Lifestyle Business
One term that has been gaining in popularity in recent years is lifestyle business. Lifestyle business is a kind of business that aims to give you the freedom to live the lifestyle you want. The goal is not to make a lot of money, but to have freedom. The freedom will then give you space to live the lifestyle you want. Three Criteria of a Lifestyle Business Since the goal is freedom, a lifestyle business should meet three criteria: Location independence. This means that you can work on your business wherever you want. You are not constrained to a certain place. If you want to work on a tropical island, then you can do tha...
Source: Life Optimizer - June 14, 2013 Category: Life Coaches Authors: Donald Latumahina Tags: Working Source Type: blogs
Another week - another microbial art project
The use of microbes in art projects continues to spread. Here is another example: Bioluminescent art: Beautiful bacteria glow in the dark | MNN - Mother Nature Network. The article discusses the Bioglyphs project which involved "some microbiology training, imagination, and a lot of petri dishes." Definitely worth checking out ... -------- This is from the "Tree of Life Blog" of Jonathan Eisen, an evolutionary biologist and Open Access advocate at the University of California, Davis. For short updates, follow me on Twitter. -------- (Source: The Tree of Life)
Source: The Tree of Life - June 14, 2013 Category: Medical Scientists Authors: Jonathan Eisen Source Type: blogs
In case you missed them, 10 of the best psychology links from the past week: 1. The fascinating story of how fall out from Cold War atomic bomb tests has helped, decades later, to settle the debate over whether or not adult brains can grow new neurons. The new findings suggest that more than 1400 new neurons are added to the adult hippocampus every day! 2. How do people survive solitary confinement? Also the focus of this afternoon's (3.30BST) episode of The Truth About Mental Health on BBC World Service. 3. How much consciousness does an iPhone have? Interesting blog post on phi - a way of measuring consciou...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - June 14, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Christian Jarrett Source Type: blogs
Medical Assistant Interview Assignment
I cannot believe instructors still give this mundane assignment. Although, as a former instructor (and MA student) I do very well understand the idea behind this exercise, it is unrealistic to send students out to find a medical assistant whom they can interview and then, give them a bad grade if they were not able to secure an appointment. MA Students Being Asked to Interview a Medical Assistant Countless MA students have approached me over the years, posted to my forums and here on facebook seeking a medical assistant they can interview, however, fact is conducting the interview online or by email defeats the intended ...
Source: Medical Assistant Net Blog - June 14, 2013 Category: Nurses Authors: Danni R. Source Type: blogs
Certification in clinical research
The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) provides certification: formal recognition of clinical research professionals who have met eligibility requirements and demonstrated specific, job-related skills. Learn More About: CRA Certification; CRC Certification; PI Certification; CTI Certification For employers, Certification can serve several purposes from providing evidence of experience and qualifications of a research team to the FDA, or other regulatory bodies, during an inspection, to validating competency when considering a new employee. Recently, evidence has indicated that regulators believe Certif...
Source: Non-Clinical Physician Jobs, Careers, and Opportunities - June 14, 2013 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Joseph Kim, MD, MPH Source Type: blogs
Father's Day Without Your Father
I drove from Kansas City to Oklahoma to bury my father in a Veteran's Cemetery two years ago this summer, not long after Father's Day. I have not really thought much about that day in the following two years. Which now feels kind of strange. Shouldn't I be think about it like a normal grieving adult child? It occurs to me now as I anticipate my wife and kids to celebrate my tenure as a father, that days like these are also memorial days for so many people. Although I have talked with many people who have also lost one or both of their parents, it never really occurred to me as it is this week, the profound imp...
Source: Pallimed: A Hospice and Palliative Medicine Blog - June 14, 2013 Category: Palliative Carer Workers Authors: Christian Sinclair Source Type: blogs
I’ll Do It Later, And Other Lies Adults With ADHD Tell Ourselves
I’ll Do It Later, And Other Lies Adults With ADHD Tell OurselvesPost from: Adult ADD Strengths If you have ADHD, how often have you said any of these words? I’ll do it later. I’ll do it tomorrow. I’ll just finish this page/article/email/task. It won’t take much time. This will be easy. I don’t need a reminder. I’ll remember it, don’t worry. These are very common lies that we adults with ADHD tell ourselves. We don’t lie deliberately. We don’t even think they’re lies in the moment when we say them because we “have the intention to do them”. We rea...
Source: Adult ADD Strengths - June 13, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Pete Quily Tags: Time Management Source Type: blogs
Journal Alert - INTELLIGENCE
Title: > Convergent and divergent validity of integrative versus mixed model measures of emotional intelligence > > Authors: > Webb, CA; Schwab, ZJ; Weber, M; DelDonno, S; Kipman, M; Weiner, MR; > Killgore, WDS > > Source: > *INTELLIGENCE*, 41 (3):149-156; MAY-JUN 2013 > > Abstract: > The construct of emotional intelligence (EI) has garnered increased > attention in the popular media and scientific literature. Several > competing measures of El have been developed, including self-report and > performance-based instruments. The current study replicates and expands > on previo...
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - June 13, 2013 Category: Neurologists Source Type: blogs
Apple highlights Skyscape, Health eVillages, other health apps
As you may know, I am on the advisory board of Health eVillages, The program got a huge honor Monday by being featured in a video shown at Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference — you know, the annual meeting that’s always a hot ticket among Mac-heads and app developers because Apple usually unveils its latest products there. (Last week was no exception. Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced iOS 7, albeit to mixed reviews.) In the video, called, “Making a difference. One app at a time,” Apple highlighted Skyscape, the company that makes the mobile medical reference software that Health eVillages, and se...
Source: Neil Versel's Healthcare IT Blog - June 13, 2013 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Neil Versel Tags: Innovation international mobile Apple AssistiveWare Health eVillages Orthocare Innovations Physicians Interactive smartphone apps Source Type: blogs
Supreme Court Invalidates Patents on Human Genes
It has been a busy 2013 for the United States Supreme Court. Thus far, they have heard a variety of cases- spanning from voting to the right to marry for same sex couples. Today, the Supreme Court ruled on another highly anticipated decision concerning the ability to patent human genes, which held implications for the treatment of breast and ovarian cancer. In a unanimous decision, the Court ruled that companies cannot patent parts of naturally-occurring human genes. Specifically, the case concerned patents held by Myriad Genetics on genes that correlate with increased risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, know...
Source: Disruptive Women in Health Care - June 13, 2013 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: dw at disruptivewomen.net Tags: Genetics Policy Women's Health BRCA1 BRCA2 Myriad Ovarian Cancer National Alliance scotus Supreme Court of the United States Source Type: blogs
Practicing Self-Compassion When You Have a Mental Illness
Self-compassion is an essential part of “wellness, psychologically, relationally, physically and even spiritually,” said Joyce Marter, LCPC, a therapist and owner of Urban Balance, a counseling practice in the Chicago area. It also helps us confront hardships, and make beneficial changes in our lives. Self-compassion “allows us to engage our brain and body’s basic soothing system,” said Dennis Tirch, Ph.D, a psychologist and director of The Center for Mindfulness and Compassion Focused Therapy. By supporting ourselves, we create “a secure base” to deal with challenges. “As a result, cultivating self-compass...
Source: World of Psychology - June 13, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Disorders General Mental Health and Wellness Psychology Self-Help Behavioral Changes Beneficial Changes Brain And Body Center For Mindfulness Chicago Area Common Myths Compassion Compassionate Mind Critical Relationships Experi Source Type: blogs
Hey Young Invincible, Can You Afford $6000?
Last week's Ezra Klein interview with Aaron Smith was a doozy. For those who don't know, Mr. Smith is the co-founder of Young Invincibles. The group works to educate and mobilize (their words, not mine) those between 18-34 years of age. For Ezzie it was the same mantra we always hear: rainbows, pots of gold, unicorns, warm and fuzzies, with a whole lot of "free". The reality is much different. Especially for those who are supposed to spread the wealth health risk and enroll in "affordable" insurance. Much has been said about the so-called Young Invincibles and whether or not they will purchase insurance. A more glaring co...
Source: InsureBlog - June 13, 2013 Category: Medical Lawyers and Insurers Source Type: blogs
On arthritic knees and the hope of telerehabilitation
OK so there are days when I start wondering how many years I am going to spend crawling around on the floor with children. Sometimes I just wonder how many miles are meant to be crawled in a lifetime. This leads to thoughts about how appealing academia might be where I can spend a greater amount of my time sitting instead of running/hopping/crawling/etc.The concept of telerehabilitation appeals to me - instead of/in addition to academia maybe a career in telerehabilitation is another option for my decrepit knees? I have no inherent bias against telerehabilitation; in fact, I kind of think it would be grea...
Source: ABC Therapeutics Occupational Therapy Weblog - June 13, 2013 Category: Occupational Therapists Tags: evidence-based practice school-based practice OT practice Source Type: blogs
Having Gestational Diabetes Helped Me Understand I Needed to Control My Weight
Learning to live with Gestational Diabetes for a few months was difficult, but manageable. After my pregnancy, I didn’t really worry about Diabetes again. But after my doctor did a routine blood test what I learned from having Gestational Diabetes helpedContributor: Laura Kay BolinPublished: Jun 13, 2013 (Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content)
Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content - June 13, 2013 Category: Other Conditions Source Type: blogs
3 Golf Tips for Girls, Straight From the U.S. Open
The U.S. Open of Golf kicks off today at Merion Golf Club, just outside of Philadelphia, although the players have been there all week for practice rounds. (Fun sidenote: Merion Golf Club, always open to women when many others weren't, was founded in 1884 largely because a member wanted a place where his daughter could learn to play!) Yesterday, SELF's Associate Fitness Editor (and Tri Virgin!) Jaclyn and I were lucky enough to tag along on a tour of the grounds -- including the super cool Golf Fitness Studio and swing analysis booth that will be offered to spectators of the event. (Source: The ND Blog: Notes from the...
Source: The ND Blog: Notes from the Nutritionista by Monica Reinagel, L.D.N., C.N.S. - June 13, 2013 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Tags: Fitness exercise fitness tips flexibility golf outdoor exercise sports toning moves Source Type: blogs
Last thoughts on Telluride residents' program
#TPSER9 Over the last few days, I've provided some stories from this year's Patient Safety Summer Camp in Telluride. I hope you've enjoyed them and found them of value (and made you envious of the students and faculty who were lucky enough to attend!)Now, if you have time, take a look over at the Transparent Health website. You will find observations there from the students and faculty members. To whet your appetite, here's one from Stephanie:I just can’t believe I am surrounded by such an amazing and inspiring group of people. I cannot even begin to reflect on all the incredible moments of which I have...
Source: Running a hospital - June 13, 2013 Category: Health Managers Source Type: blogs
Mechanical Tomography with Nanoneedles Give Us a Better Look at Our Own Skin
The skin may be the largest and most visible organ in our body, but there’s still much we don’t know about it. How does the skin keep water inside our body and harmful microbes out? How does it stay strong and elastic despite the beatings it often endures, yet can also be soft, smooth, and oh so tender…Over at the University of Bath in the UK, researchers have developed a new technique to learn more about the stratum corneum, the uppermost layer of the epidermis that measures between 10 and 20 micrometers in thickness. The technique utilizes a “nanoneedle” approximately 500 nm long and 30-80 ...
Source: Medgadget - June 13, 2013 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Scott Jung Tags: in the news... Source Type: blogs
Why Brick (Bike + Run) Workouts Are My New BFF
An integral part of training for a triathlon is coaching your legs to move (fast) after biking about 30 miles. I consider myself to be a strong, moderately fast runner and I can ride 70+ miles straight on a bike (I did the Ride to Montauk with my fellow Tri Virgin, Jaclyn) but when I did my first brick workout, that is, a bike plus run sequence, last week, I was humbled. Again. My legs were heavy, and for the first 1.5 miles, my knees felt wobbly. It was not enjoyable, and I regretted starting brick training a little late in the Tri game. (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. - June 13, 2013 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Tags: Tri Virgins biking fitness gear fitness tips running triathlon Source Type: blogs
Senator Roy Blunt: Would His Laws Really Help Mental Health?
Senator Roy Blunt from Missouri yesterday published an editorial in USA Today lamenting President Obama’s lack of movement on mental health legislation after the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. And while Senator’s Blunts concerns are perhaps well-intentioned, his invocation of Sandy Hook in relation to “mental health” is about as tenuous a connection one could make about two, largely unrelated subjects. Because in his editorial, Senator Blunt glosses over one inconvenient fact — Sandy Hook’s perpetrator, Adam Lanza, had no diagnosed mental disorder, nor was he apparently ever see...
Source: World of Psychology - June 13, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Tags: Aspergers Disorders General Mental Health and Wellness Policy and Advocacy Violence and Aggression Asperger S Syndrome Chief Psychiatrist Columnist Richard Cohen Dr Harold Glosses Gun Control Bill Human Judgment Inconvenient Fact Source Type: blogs
Guest Article: Achieving product simplicity in healthcare offerings is hard but possible
I’m a geek and proud of it — I love building software, launching new products, and am a fan of others that do it well. Recently I ran across the Berlin-based team from kenHub, a site focused on teaching anatomy online and helping medical students prepare for tests. I reached out to the team to ask them how they were differentiating themselves from the many other solutions available they said their goal was to simplify the process of learning using new didactic concepts to focus on memorizing and gamification elements to make it fun and engaging. Simplifying designs to make complex tasks easier to perform is som...
Source: The Healthcare IT Guy - June 13, 2013 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Shahid N. Shah Tags: Engineering Implementation Startups Usability User Experience UX Source Type: blogs