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Diet drinks linked to a higher risk of stroke after the menopause DIET DRINKS LINKED TO A HIGHER RISK OF STROKE AFTER THE MENOPAUSE

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Feb 15, 2019

A study that followed tens of thousands of postmenopausal women for more than 10 years has linked a higher consumption of diet drinks to an increased risk of stroke, heart disease, and death. The link between diet drinks and stroke was strongest for strokes that arise from blocked arteries, and from...

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Reducing diabetes risk with a personalized diet REDUCING DIABETES RISK WITH A PERSONALIZED DIET

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Feb 14, 2019

Keeping blood glucose at a healthy level reduces the risk of developing diabetes. But until now, reducing high glucose levels has focused on limiting carb and calorie intake, rather than on how individuals respond to different foods. The number of people in the United States who receive a diagnosis ...

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4 Things the Best Weight-Loss Diets Have in Common 4 THINGS THE BEST WEIGHT-LOSS DIETS HAVE IN COMMON

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Feb 14, 2019

If you’re hoping to lose weight, there are so many choices: Cutting carbs, weighing what you eat, keeping a food journal, intermittent fasting, hiring a personal trainer and countless other ideas registered dietitians, health coaches and well-meaning friends might suggest. If you’re look...

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5 things to test your heart health 5 THINGS TO TEST YOUR HEART HEALTH

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Feb 13, 2019

From resting heart rate to waist circumference, here’s what you need to know about some important factors than can affect your heart health.

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Alternative Healthcare Payment Model Trends ALTERNATIVE HEALTHCARE PAYMENT MODEL TRENDS

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Feb 13, 2019

Public and private health plans, managed Medicaid fee-for-service (FFS) states, and Medicare FFS voluntarily participated in a national effort to measure the use of Alternative Payment Models (APMs) as well as progress toward the Health Care Payment Learning & Action Network’s (LAN) goal o...

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New drug shows promise against several aggressive cancers NEW DRUG SHOWS PROMISE AGAINST SEVERAL AGGRESSIVE CANCERS

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Feb 13, 2019

A new phase I/II open-label, dose-escalation trial has recently tested the effectiveness of a "Trojan horse" drug in treating multiple types of otherwise treatment-resistant cancer in its late stages. Recently, a team of experts from The Institute of Cancer Research in London and The Royal...

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How Can Healthcare Address the Problem of Opioid Pain Management? HOW CAN HEALTHCARE ADDRESS THE PROBLEM OF OPIOID PAIN MANAGEMENT?

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Feb 13, 2019

Opioids claimed over 64,000 lives in 2017 and data show an almost fourfold increase in overdose deaths from 1999 to 2008.[1] Yet, opioid medications are still necessary to manage the pain following surgery or injury. So how do we balance the need for pain management with the need to reduce addiction...

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Artificial Intelligence and the Opioid Epidemic – Applications for Relapse Treatment, Abuse Prevention, and More ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC – APPLICATIONS FOR RELAPSE TREATMENT, ABUSE PREVENTION, AND MORE

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Feb 12, 2019

The opioid overdose crisis continues to maintain a strong grip on the nation. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the epidemic claims more than 115 lives in the United States every day. The cumulative effects of this public health crisis also extend to loss of workforce product...

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What are the best foods for people with diabetes? WHAT ARE THE BEST FOODS FOR PEOPLE WITH DIABETES?

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Feb 12, 2019

A diet rich in vegetables, fruits, and healthful proteins can have significant benefits for people with diabetes. Balancing certain foods can help maintain health, improve overall well-being, and prevent future complications. A healthcare professional, such as a doctor or dietitian, can work with pe...

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What to know about the warfarin diet WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT THE WARFARIN DIET

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Feb 12, 2019

People taking the blood thinning medication warfarin may need to moderate vitamin K levels in their diets. Vitamin K may interfere with the effectiveness of warfarin. A doctor may prescribe warfarin to someone who has had a blood clot in the past, as they are at a higher risk of blood clots in the f...

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Paleo diet meal plan: A simple guide PALEO DIET MEAL PLAN: A SIMPLE GUIDE

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Feb 11, 2019

The paleo diet is an eating plan that mimics how prehistoric humans may have eaten. It involves eating whole foods that people could theoretically hunt or gather. Advocates of the paleo diet reject modern diets that are full of processed foods. They believe that returning to how hunter-gatherers ate...

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Weight loss: How important is eating breakfast? WEIGHT LOSS: HOW IMPORTANT IS EATING BREAKFAST?

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Feb 11, 2019

Every single day, people around the world sit at the table to enjoy what many consider to be "the most important meal of the day." Breakfast traditions vary: those from the United States and United Kingdom tend to favor eggs and bacon, whereas those in Italy and France often prefer croissa...

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Fast and Secure: Bromium Solutions for Healthcare FAST AND SECURE: BROMIUM SOLUTIONS FOR HEALTHCARE

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Feb 11, 2019

Healthcare organizations need reliable security, but sometimes antivirus can’t cope with large files, causing delays and backlog. Bromium helps protect endpoints against malware, while maximizing performance. Watch this video to learn how Bromium helps healthcare organizations achieve reliable...

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Automated Machine Learning in Healthcare AUTOMATED MACHINE LEARNING IN HEALTHCARE

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Feb 11, 2019

Healthcare organizations are increasingly adopting artificial intelligence (AI) to improve the patient experience, along with business outcomes, according to a new infographic by DataRobot, Inc. The infographic shows common use cases for AI implemented by medical and research facilities to: improve ...

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Sleep and Diabetes SLEEP AND DIABETES

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Feb 10, 2019

Millions of Americans are living with diabetes—but doctors say lack of exercise and nutrition may not be the only causes driving this disease. “There is a correlation between sleep and diabetes. Disrupted sleep can lead to more insulin resistance,” explained Dr. Jose Colon, a sleep...

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Knowing your Risk for Diabetes KNOWING YOUR RISK FOR DIABETES

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Feb 10, 2019

Lee Health is a nationally recognized, award-winning health system in Southwest Florida. We are caring for people, inspiring health. It can affect any age and cause serious health concerns. “What is so concerning about type two diabetes is very often you have no symptoms at all. That is why if...

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Telemedicine at Coconut Point TELEMEDICINE AT COCONUT POINT

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Feb 10, 2019

Equipped with high definition cameras, audio, and interaction ability, each room at Lee Health Coconut Point is designed for doctors to assess patients---even when they’re not in the room. “In certain circumstances, specifically stroke, we don’t have a neurologist on site. Thirty-t...

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Can social media really cause depression? CAN SOCIAL MEDIA REALLY CAUSE DEPRESSION?

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Feb 10, 2019

The supposed effects of social media on young people sound drastic enough to make anyone switch off their cell phone. Some studies have indicated that young people can develop an addiction to social media. Meanwhile, other studies have linked this with poor sleep, poor self-esteem, and potentially p...

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Diabetes: Could a pill replace insulin injections? DIABETES: COULD A PILL REPLACE INSULIN INJECTIONS?

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Feb 10, 2019

When type 2 diabetes is at an advanced stage, the pancreas is unable to produce enough insulin. At this point, doctors usually recommend daily insulin injections to manage blood sugar levels. However, research has cited a phobia of needles as one of the most significant barriers preventing those wit...

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Could this chemical help explain anxiety? COULD THIS CHEMICAL HELP EXPLAIN ANXIETY?

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Feb 09, 2019

Almost everybody experiences anxiety in one of its forms. Over time, evolution honed anxiety as a survival mechanism; it forms part of our "fight-or-flight" response. The heart pumps a little faster, and there might be a sensation of nausea as the body prepares for action. Although anxiety...

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9 Ways in Which AI Is Transforming Healthcare 9 WAYS IN WHICH AI IS TRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE

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Feb 08, 2019

Given the huge potential of artificial intelligence (Al), it is transforming the healthcare industry, performing human tasks more efficiently, more quickly, and at a lower cost, according to a new infographic by Cognilytica. The infographic identifies 9 ways in which AI is transforming healthcare.

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How to Win the Yo-Yo Diet Battle HOW TO WIN THE YO-YO DIET BATTLE

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Feb 08, 2019

You worked hard to shed pounds, but then it crept right back. It happens. In fact, about 80% of people who lose weight regain it all or more, according to some estimates. It’s a term known by industry experts as ‘weight cycling’ — and colloquially as yo-yo dieting. Here, a lo...

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Just 8 weeks of yoga benefit rheumatoid arthritis JUST 8 WEEKS OF YOGA BENEFIT RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

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Feb 08, 2019

New research, published in the journal Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, finds that an 8-week regimen of intensive yoga eases both the physical symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and the psychological distress that usually accompanies the condition. In this context, Dr. Dada and team wondered if...

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The future of healthcare customer service THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE CUSTOMER SERVICE

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Feb 08, 2019

Discover three of the most impactful trends in today's healthcare industry, each providing brands with a golden opportunity to truly connect with customers and nurture those relationships through outcome-based customer care

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Top 10 Health Economics and Outcomes Research Trends TOP 10 HEALTH ECONOMICS AND OUTCOMES RESEARCH TRENDS

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Feb 06, 2019

Interest in the field of health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) has grown exponentially as governments and other payers grapple with how to provide the best possible health outcomes at affordable costs, according to a new infographic by ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economic...

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What are the health benefits of passion fruit? WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF PASSION FRUIT?

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Feb 06, 2019

Passion fruit is a flowering tropical vine, known as Passiflora, that grows in warm climates, including South America, Australia, South Africa, and India. Passion fruit contains a soft pulp and lots of seeds inside a hard rind. People can eat the seeds and pulp, juice it, or add it to other juices. ...

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The best healthful fast-food options THE BEST HEALTHFUL FAST-FOOD OPTIONS

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Feb 06, 2019

Fast-food outlets are abundant and, while fast food has a reputation for being unhealthful, a growing number of the big chains are adding more nutritious options to their menus. Outlets that allow greater customization of orders tend to have lower calorie or more nutritious choices. However, there a...

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6 Weight-Loss Tips Dietitians Warn Against 6 WEIGHT-LOSS TIPS DIETITIANS WARN AGAINST

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Feb 06, 2019

It can be hard to sift through weight-loss advice and the latest trends to find a healthy eating plan that is enjoyable and will work for life. In fact, even RDs hear tips they find misguided and unsustainable. Here, several nutrition experts discuss six common pieces of advice they believe do more ...

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Flaxseed fiber could help reduce obesity FLAXSEED FIBER COULD HELP REDUCE OBESITY

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Feb 05, 2019

Flaxseed has many culinary uses, most commonly in granola and smoothies. It is a popular add-on in foods because research has suggested that it has many health benefits, including improving cholesterol. Now, a new study in an animal model shows how flaxseed can impact obesity markers.

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3 Simple Eating Tweaks That May Help With Weight Loss 3 SIMPLE EATING TWEAKS THAT MAY HELP WITH WEIGHT LOSS

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Feb 05, 2019

Big, dramatic changes to your diet may help you lose weight initially, but those changes usually aren’t sustainable. This can cause yo-yo dieting, which can damage your metabolism, not to mention your motivation. The best way to lose weight and actually keep it off is to make simple changes yo...

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2019 HEALTHCARE TRENDS FORECAST: THE BEGINNING OF A CONSUMER-DRIVEN REFORMATION 2019 HEALTHCARE TRENDS FORECAST: THE BEGINNING OF A CONSUMER-DRIVEN REFORMATION

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Feb 05, 2019

The well-known proverb “may you live in interesting times” is considered by many to be a blessing, yet others believe it is actually an ancient curse. People’s interpretation tends to correspond with their own appetite for change, as well as their comfort (or lack of) in the face o...

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A diet rich in fiber and vegetables can relieve depression A DIET RICH IN FIBER AND VEGETABLES CAN RELIEVE DEPRESSION

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Feb 05, 2019

A healthful diet can 'significantly reduce' symptoms of depression. That's the definitive conclusion from a meta-analysis of existing randomized, clinical trials. Researchers have long suspected that a poor diet can lead to poor mental health. Although the underpinnings of mental health ...

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3 Emerging Technologies in Healthcare to Know 3 EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES IN HEALTHCARE TO KNOW

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Feb 04, 2019

2018 was a year where technology further cemented its critical role in healthcare. There are few, if any, tasks within a hospital that are not supported with technology. We have reached a point where it's safe to assume that the coming year will introduce new technologies that improve the clinic...

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Transforming Behavioral Health Care Management TRANSFORMING BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT

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Feb 04, 2019

Behavioral health conditions affect a significant percentage of the country’s population. In 2016, 44.7 million adults in the United States (18.3% of those aged 18 or older) had a mental illness, and 20.1 million (7.5% of those aged 12 or older) had a substance use disorder. Roughly 8.2 millio...

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BDO Health & Life Sciences Rx: 2025 & BEYOND BDO HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES RX: 2025 & BEYOND

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Feb 04, 2019

Beyond 2019, we expect the convergence of the health and life sciences supply chains only to quicken, as consumer-centric disruption continues. The result will ultimately be Shared Care, Shared Value. Here are our top predictions for developments in 2025 and beyond that will help entities break down...

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Antitumor protein can sometimes promote cancer ANTITUMOR PROTEIN CAN SOMETIMES PROMOTE CANCER

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Feb 04, 2019

New research from the University of California in San Diego demonstrates instances in which the tumor suppressor protein p53 can boost cancer metabolism. In a paper on the study, which now appears in the journal Cancer Cell, the authors write that the "findings are instrumental for cancer drug ...

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The Research Behind Intermittent Fasting and Weight Loss THE RESEARCH BEHIND INTERMITTENT FASTING AND WEIGHT LOSS

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Feb 04, 2019

When it comes to moving the needle on the scale, dieters are turning to intermittent fasting to cut calories and lose weight. Among the 1/3 of millennials who followed a specific eating pattern, intermittent fasting was the most popular, beating out options like the Paleo, ketogenic and Whole30 diet...

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Fasting boosts metabolism and fights aging FASTING BOOSTS METABOLISM AND FIGHTS AGING

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Feb 04, 2019

The latest study to explore the impact of fasting on the human body concludes that it increases metabolic activity more than previously realized and may even impart anti-aging benefits. Studies have shown that intermittent fasting can help certain people lose weight. Although researchers are still d...

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How a light-activated metal could destroy cancer cells HOW A LIGHT-ACTIVATED METAL COULD DESTROY CANCER CELLS

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Feb 04, 2019

An innovative new approach to cancer therapy suggests that a compound of the metal iridium could, when activated by light, target and destroy cancer cells. At the moment, there are many different types of cancer treatment. These range from chemotherapy and radiation therapy to immunotherapy, which b...

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Obesity and Cancer OBESITY AND CANCER

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Feb 04, 2019

Losing weight, eating better, and having a more active lifestyle—they are some of the most common New Year resolutions—But what if your resolution lowered your risk of developing cancer? “Only about a very small percentage of five to maybe 10 percent of all cancer diagnosis is rela...

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Minimally Invasive Options for Surgery MINIMALLY INVASIVE OPTIONS FOR SURGERY

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Feb 03, 2019

Expert care combined with state of the art technology. “We take a lot of pride in our program. It should give patients some level of comfort that when they come here for their treatment, they are going to get expert care,” said Dr. Michael DeFrain, a cardiothoracic surgeon with Lee Healt...

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Achieving 360-Degree View for Accurate Population Risk & Quality Management ACHIEVING 360-DEGREE VIEW FOR ACCURATE POPULATION RISK & QUALITY MANAGEMENT

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Feb 01, 2019

A strong process for ensuring accurate documentation and risk-adjustment coding ensures that a high quality of care is being maintained for all patients and that providers are being properly reimbursed for delivering that care. This whitepaper examines the challenges and needs in more detail, as wel...

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Flu-like illness raises the risk of stroke FLU-LIKE ILLNESS RAISES THE RISK OF STROKE

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Feb 01, 2019

Each year, nearly 800,000 people in the United States experience a stroke. The risk factors include weight, smoking status, age, and family history of stroke. However, flu and flu-like illnesses could join this list, according to research due to be presented at the International Stroke Conference in...

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Chronic pain relief: Mindfulness may be just as good as CBT CHRONIC PAIN RELIEF: MINDFULNESS MAY BE JUST AS GOOD AS CBT

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Feb 01, 2019

New research appearing in the BMJ journal Evidence-Based Mental Health suggests that mindfulness could be a promising alternative to cognitive behavioral therapy for relieving some of the psychological and physical symptoms of chronic pain. According to the most recent survey analysis from the Cente...

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5 Reasons Why Rapid Weight Loss Is Not Effective; You Gain It Back Anyways! 5 REASONS WHY RAPID WEIGHT LOSS IS NOT EFFECTIVE; YOU GAIN IT BACK ANYWAYS!

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Feb 01, 2019

Ever wondered on shedding all of that weight in one go? Like getting back to how you looked 5 years ago in just a month! Trying everything possible on the internet to get back in shape real quick or going through old albums and feeling bloated? Rapid weight loss is what everyone desires to achieve t...

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What Does It Mean to “Boost Your Metabolism”? WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO “BOOST YOUR METABOLISM”?

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Feb 01, 2019

If you’re trying to lose weight, you’ve probably come across foods and supplements that claim to “boost your metabolism.” But what does this actually mean, and is it even possible? Simply put, “metabolism” refers to the process of converting food or drink into ene...

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U.S. Prescription Drug Spending Trends U.S. PRESCRIPTION DRUG SPENDING TRENDS

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Feb 01, 2019

There was an 18.5 percent increase in drug spending from 2015 to 2017, according to a new infographic by the American Hospital Association. The infographic examines prescription drug spending and the impact on hospitals and patients.

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Changing Trends in the Healthcare Industry CHANGING TRENDS IN THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

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Jan 31, 2019

As we ring in the new year, looking back, 2018 was a big year for healthcare and healthcare technology. Digital health companies secured over $7.5bn in investment in 2018. The healthcare industry, in particular, had been adopting trends at a slow and steady pace. Over the past few years, significant...

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Could blocking these immune cells aid weight loss? COULD BLOCKING THESE IMMUNE CELLS AID WEIGHT LOSS?

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Jan 31, 2019

Scientists have uncovered a mechanism in a group of immune cells in the gut that can sway nutrient metabolism to favor fat storage over energy use. The finding may help explain why some people remain slim despite having eating habits that cause others to gain weight. The mechanism works when intraep...

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How can a vegan diet improve your health? HOW CAN A VEGAN DIET IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH?

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Jan 31, 2019

In a recent study, researchers have compared the effects of a plant-based meal with those of a meal that includes animal-derived products on a person's health. The study concludes that vegan meals may help a person stay healthy and manage weight gain. In the United States, approximately 93.3 mil...

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10 Innovations in Healthcare Technology 10 INNOVATIONS IN HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY

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Jan 30, 2019

We're only a few weeks into 2019, and yet one of the most significant conferences for healthcare technology is already behind us. CES 2019 featured the 10th year of its Digital Health Summit focusing on the role technology plays in advancing and reforming medicine, healthcare, and wellness and w...

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Patient Flow In Healthcare Systems PATIENT FLOW IN HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS

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Jan 30, 2019

A care model set in place for hospital facilities can help with overcrowding issues, poor handoffs from nurses to physicians and avoid delays for patients and healthcare professionals. Patient flow is a necessity in any healthcare facility. Studies show that for each additional patient with heart fa...

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Can you lose weight with the 7-day GM diet? CAN YOU LOSE WEIGHT WITH THE 7-DAY GM DIET?

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Jan 30, 2019

The GM diet aims to help people lose weight by focusing on a specific food or food group each day for a week. According to one GM diet plan website, this diet helps users lose at least 10–17 pounds in 1 week. It claims to promote weight loss by burning calories without affecting mood or energy...

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Blockchain Applications in Healthcare BLOCKCHAIN APPLICATIONS IN HEALTHCARE

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Jan 30, 2019

Healthcare industry leaders believe in the potential of blockchain and are more than willing to execute this technology to transform healthcare, according to a new infographic by TechJini. The infographic provides a business case for blockchain in healthcare through a series of use applications.

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Is Cutting Carbs the Key to Losing Weight? IS CUTTING CARBS THE KEY TO LOSING WEIGHT?

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Jan 30, 2019

We all know moving the number on the scale requires seriously watching our bread, pasta and pastry intake. A diet too high in carbohydrates — even complex carbs like whole-wheat bread, sweet potatoes, and beans — could make it harder to lose weight, according to a recent study. New resea...

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Short, regular movement breaks lower risk of early death SHORT, REGULAR MOVEMENT BREAKS LOWER RISK OF EARLY DEATH

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Jan 30, 2019

Modern working life means that many people spend hours sitting down. However, researchers have recently found that even low-intensity exercise breaks have a significant impact on lifespan. We know that some form of exercise is needed to keep several body parts, including the brain, working as intend...

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Could stem cells reverse diabetes? COULD STEM CELLS REVERSE DIABETES?

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Jan 30, 2019

Diabetes is manageable with proper care, but no cure is yet available. Some scientists believe that transforming stem cells into insulin-secreting cells might offer hope. A new study, which features in the journal Stem Cell Reports, highlights research from Washington University School of Medicine i...

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Are tattoos linked to poor health and risky behavior? ARE TATTOOS LINKED TO POOR HEALTH AND RISKY BEHAVIOR?

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Jan 30, 2019

Tattoos have grown in popularity dramatically over recent decades. A new survey-based study investigates whether they have any associations with risky behavior or adverse health outcomes. In 2003, just 16 percent of people in the United States had a tattoo. By 2015, that figure had increased to 29 p...

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12 Nutrition Hacks That Can Kickstart Weight Loss 12 NUTRITION HACKS THAT CAN KICKSTART WEIGHT LOSS

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Jan 29, 2019

There are plenty of food fads, trends, and gimmicks that make seemingly absurd claims to boost health, lose weight, clear skin, etc. … While many of those are claims are just plain silly (if not completely dangerous), there are a few tricks that may actually work. Here, we’ll sort throu...

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High blood pressure linked to zinc deficiency HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE LINKED TO ZINC DEFICIENCY

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Jan 29, 2019

A new study demonstrates a link between zinc deficiency and high blood pressure. The findings could help scientists design new ways of intervening in at-risk patient populations. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a huge and growing health concern in the United States. According to the America...

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10 RD-Approved Comfort Foods That Are Weight-Loss Friendly 10 RD-APPROVED COMFORT FOODS THAT ARE WEIGHT-LOSS FRIENDLY

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Jan 29, 2019

Traditional comfort foods tend to be heavy on less-healthy ingredients like cream, cheese, sugar and refined carbs and light on healthy ingredients like veggies and whole grains. If you want to indulge your cravings in a nutritious way — or if weight loss is a goal this winter — you&rsqu...

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Top 5 Healthcare Marketing Trends for 2019 TOP 5 HEALTHCARE MARKETING TRENDS FOR 2019

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Jan 28, 2019

Facing increased competition, technology changes, and new regulations, it's important for healthcare marketers to keep up with current trends. This guide combines data, research, and expert experience to help you outpace your competitors, convert more leads, and increase patient satisfaction and...

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Diagnosis and treatment of duodenal cancer DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF DUODENAL CANCER

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Jan 28, 2019

Duodenal cancer is a rare type of cancer that forms in the first part of the small intestine. Symptoms can be vague, which can make early diagnosis difficult. In this article, we look at what duodenal cancer is, along with its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. We also discuss survival rates for th...

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What are the signs of depression in men? WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF DEPRESSION IN MEN?

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Jan 28, 2019

Although the primary symptom of depression for many is often a feeling of sadness, men may have a higher tendency than women to feel anger, demonstrate aggressive feelings, and engage in substance abuse. Due to the different symptoms, and because men are typically less likely to talk about and seek ...

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10 foods rich in vitamin E 10 FOODS RICH IN VITAMIN E

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Jan 28, 2019

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble compound with antioxidant properties. Getting enough vitamin E is essential for the immune system, blood vessel health, and keeping the skin youthful. There are eight distinct forms of vitamin E, but researchers believe that only one type, alpha-tocopherol, helps meet huma...

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How to do the 5:2 diet HOW TO DO THE 5:2 DIET

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Jan 28, 2019

The 5:2 diet is a popular form of intermittent fasting that involves eating regularly for 5 days and eating very little for 2 days. Intermittent fasting is any diet that includes regular periods of not eating, or fasting. This article will explain the 5:2 diet and give a basic example of how to eat ...

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Defeat cravings for unhealthful food in 2 minutes DEFEAT CRAVINGS FOR UNHEALTHFUL FOOD IN 2 MINUTES

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Jan 28, 2019

The modern world can seem saturated with unhealthful food options. It can be a challenge to make positive dietary choices. A new study finds an intriguingly simple way to combat cravings for unhealthful foods. Researchers from the marketing department at the University of South Florida in Tampa are ...

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Heart Attack Symptoms HEART ATTACK SYMPTOMS

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Jan 27, 2019

Each year, more than 600,000 deaths are attributed to heart disease—making it the number one cause of death in the United States. “Genetics do play a huge component. However, I would say a lot of it is lifestyle,” said Dr. Tushar Gupta, an emergency medicine physician with Lee Heal...

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Diabetes: How optimism may influence your risk DIABETES: HOW OPTIMISM MAY INFLUENCE YOUR RISK

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Jan 27, 2019

New research suggests that optimism may have a protective effect against type 2 diabetes in postmenopausal women. A range of factors can raise the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Some of these factors — such as diet, physical activity, and weight — can be modified. Others, including ...

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Depression and Sleep DEPRESSION AND SLEEP

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Jan 27, 2019

Sleep and depression are completely intertwined. “It’s bi-directional actually because lack of sleep can lead to depressive symptoms, but at the same time depressive symptoms can affect your sleep as well,” he said. If a patient is battling depression, they can have changes to thei...

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Mental Health Awareness MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

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Jan 27, 2019

It’s often overlooked, even ignored, but health experts say mental health conditions are real and should be addressed. “Physical illnesses are tangible. Depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder is hard for someone to understand because it’s not tangible,” explained...

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10 Healthcare Marketing Tips to Attract more Patients and Grow your Practice 10 HEALTHCARE MARKETING TIPS TO ATTRACT MORE PATIENTS AND GROW YOUR PRACTICE

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Jan 25, 2019

Good marketing is essential for the growth of any business and the healthcare/medical practice is no exception to this rule. Healthcare is a specific industry that needs a different approach in order to retain its current “customers” and attract new ones. A doctor who wants to grow their...

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Five Dimensions of Healthcare’s New Front Door FIVE DIMENSIONS OF HEALTHCARE’S NEW FRONT DOOR

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Jan 25, 2019

Healthcare investments in gyms and fitness centers may extend healthcare stakeholders’ reach beyond the pharmacy, clinic, or doctor’s office, into a setting where consumers are far more likely to independently manage and improve their physical fitness and well-being, according to a new i...

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The Importance of Manual Abstraction During EHR Migration THE IMPORTANCE OF MANUAL ABSTRACTION DURING EHR MIGRATION

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Jan 25, 2019

When a western South Dakota integrated healthcare system made the decision to migrate the entire organization to a single electronic health record, providers voiced concerns about the quality of data they would be able to access in historical patient records during the transition. Find out how Regio...

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Eating fried foods could increase death risk, study warns EATING FRIED FOODS COULD INCREASE DEATH RISK, STUDY WARNS

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Jan 25, 2019

A new study featuring in The BMJ cautions that women over 50 who regularly eat fried foods may be increasing their own death risk. Many studies have shown that eating fried foods on a frequent basis can lead to unwanted health consequences. Research has provided evidence that eating fried foods can ...

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4 Ways Technology Developed in Hospitals is Supporting Medical Advances 4 WAYS TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPED IN HOSPITALS IS SUPPORTING MEDICAL ADVANCES

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Jan 24, 2019

Advances in healthcare technology are allowing hospitals to deliver safer, more effective and higher quality care to patients. In fact, one could say that technology is helping take medicine to places no one has gone before. Here are four ways technology recently developed or how under development i...

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Does the alkaline diet work? DOES THE ALKALINE DIET WORK?

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Jan 24, 2019

Some research suggests that following an alkaline diet might improve health in people with kidney disease. However, it does not achieve this by changing blood pH. Rather, the alkaline diet encourages people to eat more fruits and vegetables and fewer processed meats and high-fat dairy products. For ...

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Digital Health Innovations In 2019 DIGITAL HEALTH INNOVATIONS IN 2019

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Jan 23, 2019

Digital health offers patient’s healthcare tools and innovations to better understand and manage their overall health better. Great examples include health-based smartwatches, artificial intelligence (AI), telehealth, telemedicine and more. Fitbit and Apple Watch are two of the most popular sm...

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How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Rare Disease Care HOW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS TRANSFORMING RARE DISEASE CARE

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Jan 23, 2019

Patients with rare, aggressive diseases can be a challenging opportunity for care providers, doctors, and treatment specialists. Lower incidence rates and difficult treatment processes can lead to more expensive care and poorer prognosis rates, leaving those diagnosed feeling like the odds are stack...

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6 Ways to Win Patients and Increase Referrals for your Healthcare Practice 6 WAYS TO WIN PATIENTS AND INCREASE REFERRALS FOR YOUR HEALTHCARE PRACTICE

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Jan 23, 2019

Have you been wondering how to add more patients to your healthcare practice?  It really doesn’t require a magic formula. It simply requires patience, together with a good plan that you work at consistently. Let’s look at 6 questions you should ask yourself when developing a marketi...

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Top 15 Healthcare Marketing Trends for 2019 TOP 15 HEALTHCARE MARKETING TRENDS FOR 2019

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Jan 23, 2019

The only constant changes, and that’s never been truer in the world of healthcare marketing. This year brought major acquisitions, new consumer priorities, and competitive trends that will only heighten in the New Year. Hospitals, practices, and corporations will have to stay one step ahead to...

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4 Tips For Losing Weight as You Age 4 TIPS FOR LOSING WEIGHT AS YOU AGE

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Jan 23, 2019

Many people, who may have maintained their weight easily in their 20s and 30s, start to feel more challenged when they pass the big 4-0, and that’s not surprising since you begin to lose lean muscle mass and experience far more hormone fluctuations at midlife and beyond. This begs the question...

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The health benefits of macadamia oil THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF MACADAMIA OIL

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Jan 23, 2019

Macadamia oil is a clear, light-yellow liquid that comes from pressed macadamia nuts. It is a healthful oil that people use for cooking, and there may also be health benefits of using pure oil to moisturize the skin and condition the hair. In this article, we discuss three uses of macadamia oil and ...

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New Technology in Healthcare: What Providers Should Know NEW TECHNOLOGY IN HEALTHCARE: WHAT PROVIDERS SHOULD KNOW

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Jan 22, 2019

The multitude of ways that artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, robotic surgery, blockchain, and precision medicine will revolutionize care and the healthcare system is nothing less than head spinning. New technologies are being funded at a rapid pace. Yet most providers are stuck in the ...

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HEALTHCARE TRENDS FOR 2019 HEALTHCARE TRENDS FOR 2019

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Jan 22, 2019

The healthcare industry faces a myriad of challenges and opportunities in 2019. To assist planners, B.E. Smith offers its annual Healthcare Leadership Intelligence Report presenting key findings from a survey of hundreds of executives representing a cross-section of C-suite, senior, and mid-level le...

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How to Not Be Hungry on a Diet: 12 Tips Backed by Science HOW TO NOT BE HUNGRY ON A DIET: 12 TIPS BACKED BY SCIENCE

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Jan 22, 2019

Welcome to the real hunger games - the act of cutting calories to lose weight quickly. Are you constantly thinking about food and desperately trying to reduce your calories without cravings?  Do you want to learn how you can stick to a diet without feeling hungry all the time? Well, you've ...

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How your immune system uses chaos to prevent disease HOW YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM USES CHAOS TO PREVENT DISEASE

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Jan 22, 2019

New research, appearing in the journal Nature Communications, reveals a new mechanism that is at play in cellular function. Chaotic swings of protein concentrations help keep our immune system alert and functional, preventing chronic diseases, such as cancer and diabetes.

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What are the health benefits of jicama? WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF JICAMA?

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Jan 22, 2019

icama is a starchy root vegetable similar to a potato or turnip. The tuberous root tastes slightly sweet, but it is low in sugar, making it a good carbohydrate choice for people with diabetes and others attempting a low-sugar diet. In this article, we discuss some of the potential health benefits of...

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8 Ways to Maximize Motivation For Weight Loss 8 WAYS TO MAXIMIZE MOTIVATION FOR WEIGHT LOSS

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Jan 22, 2019

Each new year brings resolutions focused heavily around losing weight and eating healthier. But each February sees the majority of them end. To keep your motivation strong, here are a few secrets to setting goals in a way that helps you keep your commitments: When you set a weight-loss goal, it&rsqu...

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Common food additive may impact gut bacteria, increase anxiety COMMON FOOD ADDITIVE MAY IMPACT GUT BACTERIA, INCREASE ANXIETY

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Jan 22, 2019

Food additives have always generated a great deal of attention, and, rightly so, as they are all-pervasive, so we should scrutinize their impact on our health. Recently, emulsifiers have been drawing fire. Manufacturers use these chemicals to alter food's texture and extend its shelf life. They ...

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Improving Care Quality with Patient Engagement IMPROVING CARE QUALITY WITH PATIENT ENGAGEMENT

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Jan 21, 2019

Healthcare leaders should strategically distribute work among different care team members to enrich the end-to-end care experience of patients, according to a new infographic by Innovaccer. The infographic examines patient engagement trends and the impact of patient engagement on care quality.

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AI in the Indian Healthcare Sector – Current Applications AI IN THE INDIAN HEALTHCARE SECTOR – CURRENT APPLICATIONS

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Jan 21, 2019

There are many Indian startups claiming to develop artificial intelligence software to help the healthcare industry. However, their websites are filled with marketing terms and hype that could lead one to believe a company leverages AI when it does not. In sectors with a booming landscape of startup...

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16 Easy Tips On How To Lose Weight Naturally And Smartly 16 EASY TIPS ON HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT NATURALLY AND SMARTLY

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Jan 21, 2019

Your search for “how to lose weight ” has landed you up here for a reason. Here is where you will get to know the realities of why you have not been able to accomplish your “how to lose weight“! Read this article and get acquainted with “how to lose weight naturally&rdq...

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Differences between ketosis and ketoacidosis DIFFERENCES BETWEEN KETOSIS AND KETOACIDOSIS

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Jan 21, 2019

Nutritional ketosis occurs when the body starts burning fat instead of glucose. Inducing ketosis is the aim of a ketogenic diet, or "keto" diet, which is a high-fat, very-low-carb diet that can help people lose weight. Ketoacidosis occurs when the body produces dangerously high levels of k...

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Stair-climbing exercise STAIR-CLIMBING EXERCISE 'SNACKS' BOOST HEALTH

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Jan 21, 2019

Time is no longer an excuse for not exercising, as new research finds that even a few minutes of stair climbing at intervals every day is enough to improve cardiovascular and overall health. Several recent studies have pointed out the many health benefits of short bursts of exercise. For instance, a...

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Are Antibiotics Harmful or Helpful? ARE ANTIBIOTICS HARMFUL OR HELPFUL?

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Jan 20, 2019

When you don’t feel well, your doctor may prescribe you a long list of medications or an antibiotic, but other times patients may only receive a prescription for rest and fluids. “That can be one of the most difficult things because you go to the doctor’s office and you want someth...

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Nutrition to Improve Your Cholesterol NUTRITION TO IMPROVE YOUR CHOLESTEROL

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Jan 20, 2019

It’s a fat-like substance found in the cells in your body. Cholesterol helps to make hormones and Vitamin D., but when your cholesterol numbers get too high, it can also play a big role in your health. “When their cholesterol starts to elevate, or they’re told its high for the firs...

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5 Things to do Every Night to Fuel Weight Loss 5 THINGS TO DO EVERY NIGHT TO FUEL WEIGHT LOSS

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Jan 20, 2019

A balanced night routine can be a game-changer for a weight loss since it creates a smoother, stress-free morning. When stress is chronic and prolonged (like something we deal with every day), it can directly impact our health. For example, our immune response is hampered and we may crave more comfo...

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Central obesity linked to brain shrinkage CENTRAL OBESITY LINKED TO BRAIN SHRINKAGE

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Jan 20, 2019

Being overweight can lead to several health problems. Scientists now believe that obesity in the stomach area could even have associations with a smaller brain size. Researchers already know that the size of the brain can determine its health and function. However, they know much less about what aff...

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Improve Physician Practice Efficiency in 4 Easy Steps IMPROVE PHYSICIAN PRACTICE EFFICIENCY IN 4 EASY STEPS

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Jan 18, 2019

Trying to manage a physician practice while keeping patients, staff, and physicians happy is challenging, according to a new infographic by Change Healthcare. The infographic examines how practices can improve efficiency both pre- and post-visit.

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Healthcare Marketing Strategies to Stay Ahead of the Crowd HEALTHCARE MARKETING STRATEGIES TO STAY AHEAD OF THE CROWD

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Jan 18, 2019

Healthcare providers are different. While a digital marketing strategy for flower shops and outsourced IT services may be similar, promotion methods for healthcare providers differ substantially.  Healthcare business requires a delicate yet powerful approach to target audience search, informati...

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Our guide to the Mediterranean diet OUR GUIDE TO THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET

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Jan 18, 2019

Many doctors and dietitians recommend a Mediterranean diet to prevent disease and keep people healthy for longer. The Mediterranean diet emphasizes fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and it includes less dairy and meat than a typical Western diet. In this article, we explain what the Mediterranea...

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6 Nutrition and Health Benefits of Parsnips 6 NUTRITION AND HEALTH BENEFITS OF PARSNIPS

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Jan 18, 2019

Parsnips are a delicious type of root vegetable that has been cultivated and enjoyed around the world for thousands of years. Closely related to other vegetables like carrots and parsley roots, parsnips have long, cream-colored tuberous roots with a sweet, slightly nutty flavor. In addition to bring...

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4 Strategies To Get More Online Reviews For Your Healthcare Practice 4 STRATEGIES TO GET MORE ONLINE REVIEWS FOR YOUR HEALTHCARE PRACTICE

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Jan 17, 2019

When customers are looking for a new doctor, dentist, or specialist, they want to go to someone they can trust. This often means asking friends and family for recommendations or checking out online reviews. I’ve had countless patients referred to me by people they know, and many have told me t...

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FROM PATIENT TO PROVIDER TO CLOUD: Moving Healthcare loT from Idea to Reality FROM PATIENT TO PROVIDER TO CLOUD: MOVING HEALTHCARE LOT FROM IDEA TO REALITY

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Jan 17, 2019

Healthcare IT leaders are working to transform their digital infrastructure, incorporating the Internet of Things (IoT) with the hope that it will enable clinicians to use robust data to improve care and operational outcomes. This whitepaper explores the current impact of IoT in healthcare, analyzes...

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The 6 most healthful beans THE 6 MOST HEALTHFUL BEANS

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Jan 17, 2019

Beans are an excellent source of fiber, protein, and B vitamins. They belong to the Fabaceae family of plants, which is what sets them apart from other fruits and seeds. Beans offer a range of potential health benefits due to their high nutrient content. Some of the potential benefits that they prov...

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Could bone broth boost heart health? COULD BONE BROTH BOOST HEART HEALTH?

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Jan 17, 2019

Bone broth is a soup containing brewed bones and connective tissue. Slowly cooking the bones in vinegar releases some of the nutrients that a person might otherwise discard with the rest of the carcass. According to some quarters, drinking bone broth carries a multitude of benefits. From reducing in...

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3 Benefits of Technology in Healthcare 3 BENEFITS OF TECHNOLOGY IN HEALTHCARE

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Jan 16, 2019

The U.S. healthcare industry is notoriously slow when it comes to adopting change and technology is no exception. The federal government catalyzed healthcare’s adoption of technology when it passed the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act in 2009, stimula...

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Patient Care And Hospital Reputation PATIENT CARE AND HOSPITAL REPUTATION

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Jan 16, 2019

One of the largest healthcare systems nationwide is finding out why patient care is important in several of their hospitals. Patient care, experience, satisfaction are all measurable outcomes for hospital that will make or break their reputation in their communities. The question becomes: how can ho...

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6 Healthcare Apps That Will Increase Productivity In Your Office 6 HEALTHCARE APPS THAT WILL INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY IN YOUR OFFICE

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Jan 16, 2019

Technology is changing the way that people live their lives and it is also starting to change the medical and healthcare field. Often times, when you go to the doctor or the dentist you are given some sort of survey on an electronic device. These healthcare apps are recent developments that are maki...

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Is healthcare ready for conversational artificial intelligence? IS HEALTHCARE READY FOR CONVERSATIONAL ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE?

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Jan 16, 2019

To improve access to care and relieve clinician burden, healthcare is beginning to explore conversational artificial intelligence (AI) to automate certain interactions with patients. But where quality of care is imperative, what is the proper use of conversational AI (such as chatbots)? The time is ...

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Experimental drug may prevent Alzheimer EXPERIMENTAL DRUG MAY PREVENT ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

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Jan 16, 2019

Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia. According to the Alzheimer's Association, 5.7 million people in the United States are living with the condition. Current medications can only relieve some symptoms of the disease, and there is not yet any way to halt its progression. T...

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How to burn more fat naturally HOW TO BURN MORE FAT NATURALLY

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Jan 16, 2019

To lose weight, a person needs to burn more calories than they take in. Some natural fat burners, however, may help the body burn more fat by increasing metabolism or reducing hunger. To burn fat, a person cannot rely on a single food or supplement. They also need to reduce their total calorie intak...

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7 simple steps for heart health also prevent diabetes 7 SIMPLE STEPS FOR HEART HEALTH ALSO PREVENT DIABETES

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Jan 16, 2019

New research suggests that following the American Heart Association's guidelines for maintaining heart health can also drastically reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), there are seven cardiovascular risk factors that people can change ...

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The best cancer-fighting foods THE BEST CANCER-FIGHTING FOODS

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Jan 15, 2019

No foods protect people against cancer completely. The term cancer-fighting foods refers to foods that may lower the risk of developing cancer if a person adds them to their diet. This article looks at the best cancer-fighting foods and explains the science that supports these claims. The phrase &qu...

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5 Ways Stress Affects Your Body 5 WAYS STRESS AFFECTS YOUR BODY

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Jan 15, 2019

With busy schedules and the usual wave of life changes, both big and small, stress is a common condition for most people, if not everyone. When stress becomes chronic — meaning it might feel ongoing rather than coming and going — it can have a major effect on your body. People often thin...

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10 Self Care Strategies to Manage Diabetes 10 SELF CARE STRATEGIES TO MANAGE DIABETES

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Jan 15, 2019

When teaching diabetes classes, diabetes educators will frequently ask people with diabetes, "Who is the leader of your diabetes team?" Often, someone will say their doctor or dietitian is in charge. Jokingly, someone might say their spouse leads the team. Occasionally, someone will speak ...

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Exercise can halve heart attack risk in healthy people EXERCISE CAN HALVE HEART ATTACK RISK IN HEALTHY PEOPLE

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Jan 15, 2019

New research, appearing in the European Heart Journal, suggests that lack of physical activity can drastically increase the risk of a heart attack in the long-term, even if there are no symptoms at present. Cardiorespiratory fitness describes the body's ability to deliver oxygen to the muscles w...

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AI for Affordable Care Act (ACA) Management and Compliance AI FOR AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (ACA) MANAGEMENT AND COMPLIANCE

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Jan 14, 2019

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has significantly changed the landscape for how healthcare providers can be reimbursed by insurers. They are now reimbursed based on the guidelines set by Value-based Purchasing (VBP) models. This type of payment model reimburses the healthcare pr...

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The Future of Healthcare Belongs to the Innovators THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE BELONGS TO THE INNOVATORS

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Jan 14, 2019

Much has been written about the innovation imperative, but it is starting to feel like an echo chamber. For healthcare to truly be reinvented, innovation needs to happen at scale. Organizations need to start looking to innovation as the strategy rather than just part of strategy. Many people say &ld...

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What is the impact of back pain over time? WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF BACK PAIN OVER TIME?

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Jan 14, 2019

Most people struggle with back pain at some point, and its effects on the quality of life can be far-reaching. A new study looks at the outcomes of different types of back pain over time in a representative cohort. Past research has shown that back pain — specifically lower back pain — i...

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How Healthcare Providers Can Attract More Website Visitors HOW HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS CAN ATTRACT MORE WEBSITE VISITORS

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Jan 11, 2019

Marketing in healthcare has greatly evolved over the past couple of decades. Digital content creation has largely taken over public relations and can be greatly useful to healthcare organizations of all sizes.  Healthcare companies can gain more attention on the web and attract a wider audience...

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5 Ways to Overcome Emotional Eating 5 WAYS TO OVERCOME EMOTIONAL EATING

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Jan 11, 2019

Whether it’s a special cake you have at a birthday party or a bag of potato chips you eat when you’re stressed, food is powerful because it is tied to emotions and memories. However, emotional eating can also be associated with eating in the absence of physical hunger as a way to amelior...

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3 common drugs can reduce severe mental health symptoms 3 COMMON DRUGS CAN REDUCE SEVERE MENTAL HEALTH SYMPTOMS

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Jan 11, 2019

A new study revealed that three common drugs normally used to treat cardiovascular problems or diabetes could also aid in the treatment of some serious mental health conditions, such as schizophrenia. Scientists at University College London (UCL) in the United Kingdom, Karolinska Institute in Stockh...

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Health benefits of mung beans HEALTH BENEFITS OF MUNG BEANS

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Jan 11, 2019

Mung beans are a type of pulse that has a good nutritional balance with plenty of vitamins and minerals. Some early research suggests these beans may have a variety of health benefits. Preparing mung beans is straight forward, and people can add them to a variety of dishes. In this article, we discu...

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What are the health benefits of xylitol? WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF XYLITOL?

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Jan 11, 2019

Xylitol is a lower-calorie sugar substitute with a low glycemic index. Some research suggests that it may also improve dental health, prevent ear infections, and possess antioxidant properties. Xylitol is a sugar alcohol, which is a type of carbohydrate and does not actually contain alcohol. Xylitol...

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Study reveals how much fiber we should eat to prevent disease STUDY REVEALS HOW MUCH FIBER WE SHOULD EAT TO PREVENT DISEASE

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Jan 11, 2019

Researchers and public health organizations have long hailed the benefits of eating fiber, but how much fiber should we consume, exactly? This question has prompted the World Health Organization (WHO) to commission a new study. The results appear in the journal The Lancet. The new research aimed to ...

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5 Healthcare Technology Advances Making the News 5 HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY ADVANCES MAKING THE NEWS

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Jan 10, 2019

Healthcare technology is advancing so quickly that it can be difficult to keep up. Unfortunately, staying abreast of what's new isn't getting any easier. As a recent Allied Market Research report notes, the U.S. healthcare information technology market generated a little more than $61 billio...

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The Top 5 Patient Healthcare Trends for 2019 THE TOP 5 PATIENT HEALTHCARE TRENDS FOR 2019

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Jan 10, 2019

Society is changing, and patient values, attitudes, and behaviors have followed suit. Today’s patients are more informed and empowered than ever, and as you would expect, their preferences and expectations have mirrored current trends among consumers in general, namely: They demand instant res...

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Achieving Operational Efficiencies for Healthcare Organizations ACHIEVING OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCIES FOR HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS

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Jan 10, 2019

With huge investments in their 3-tier systems and other aging infrastructure, healthcare organizations are now seeking better ways to innovate and eliminate legacy complexity. This paper explains several ways healthcare organizations can transform their static and complex IT environments into more d...

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What dictates how vitamin E supplements affect cancer risk? WHAT DICTATES HOW VITAMIN E SUPPLEMENTS AFFECT CANCER RISK?

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Jan 10, 2019

There is a longstanding debate as to whether taking vitamin E supplements increases or decreases a person's risk of developing cancer. A new study suggests that both outcomes are a possibility and also explains why. Many people believe that taking supplements can improve their well-being and dec...

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What are the best nuts for diabetes? WHAT ARE THE BEST NUTS FOR DIABETES?

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Jan 09, 2019

Lifestyle has a significant impact on type 2 diabetes, with diet playing a major role. Nuts are a good source of nutrition, and they provide a range of health benefits. However, some nuts are better than others for people with diabetes. Around 30.3 million adults in the United States have a form of ...

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AI and Healthcare: Cure-All, Poison Pill, or Simply Smarter Medicine? AI AND HEALTHCARE: CURE-ALL, POISON PILL, OR SIMPLY SMARTER MEDICINE?

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Jan 09, 2019

Artificial intelligence (AI) is moving from hypothetical to business critical in healthcare. The global healthcare AI market is expected to reach $6.16 billion by 2022. Experts have estimated that AI applications can potentially create $150 billion in annual savings for the U.S. healthcare economy b...

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Ask the Dietitian: What Are the Best Sources of Plant-Based Protein? ASK THE DIETITIAN: WHAT ARE THE BEST SOURCES OF PLANT-BASED PROTEIN?

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Jan 09, 2019

As one of the three major macronutrients (along with carbohydrates and fats), protein is a necessity, essential for everyday growth, cell function and repair, oxygen transportation, better weight control and it makes up the enzymes that power most of the chemical reactions required to make our bodie...

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Nutrient in mother NUTRIENT IN MOTHER'S DIET MAY HELP FIGHT ALZHEIMER'S IN OFFSPRING

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Jan 09, 2019

In the study, scientists bred mice that were genetically predisposed to develop hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease from females whose diet contained added choline. The descendants of these females developed fewer disease-associated brain changes and had improved memory skills compared with those o...

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Does this common food additive stop us exercising? DOES THIS COMMON FOOD ADDITIVE STOP US EXERCISING?

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Jan 09, 2019

According to the latest statistics from the United States Department of Health and Human Services, less than 5 percent of the country's adult population engage in 30 minutes of physical activity every day. Over 80 percent of U.S. adults do not follow the recommended guidelines for aerobic exerci...

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Cancer: A new CANCER: A NEW 'DRUG SPONGE' MAY REDUCE CHEMO'S TOXIC EFFECTS

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Jan 09, 2019

Researchers have developed an innovative, personalized absorber that can "catch" toxic chemotherapy drugs when they "leak out" of a treated organ. This could help reduce the adverse side effects of these cancer treatments. A team of researchers from institutions across the United...

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The Relationship Between Technology and Healthcare THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TECHNOLOGY AND HEALTHCARE

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Jan 08, 2019

When I started practicing medicine, the office staff used a paper-based ledger system to manage patient accounts and billing. The name of each patient seen and the amount collected at the visit was written on a carbon copy duplicate, and provided as a receipt. Sounds archaic when compared to today&r...

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When It Comes To Diet, Resolve to "Do", Not to "Don WHEN IT COMES TO DIET, RESOLVE TO "DO", NOT TO "DON'T"

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Jan 08, 2019

The new year always inspires good intentions. It's a good time to regroup, with a new sense of purpose, whether you want to improve your health or your finances or your career. So we make resolutions that focus on positive change. Except, when it comes to food and diet, we seem to make resolutio...

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20 ways to lose weight safely 20 WAYS TO LOSE WEIGHT SAFELY

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Jan 08, 2019

Many people are unsure how to lose weight safely and naturally. It does not help that many websites and advertisements, particularly those belonging to companies that sell diet drugs or other weight-loss products, promote misinformation about losing weight. According to 2014 research, most people wh...

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Diabetes: Can we teach the body to heal itself? DIABETES: CAN WE TEACH THE BODY TO HEAL ITSELF?

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Jan 08, 2019

In diabetes, the pancreas is unable to produce enough insulin, the hormone that is key to regulating levels of blood sugar. New research now asks if we can teach pancreatic cells to address this problem on their own. The pancreas contains three different types of cells, each of which produces differ...

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Healthcare Analytics Platform: DOS Delivers the 7 Essential Components HEALTHCARE ANALYTICS PLATFORM: DOS DELIVERS THE 7 ESSENTIAL COMPONENTS

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Jan 07, 2019

The big issues impacting healthcare—such as rising costs and decreasing margins—revolve around healthcare IT. And though the data produced from EMRs may be plentiful, this whitepaper posits that Meaningful Use has broken its promise to support improvements through ready access to that da...

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What is the truth about type 2 diabetes? WHAT IS THE TRUTH ABOUT TYPE 2 DIABETES?

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Jan 07, 2019

Type 2 diabetes is a serious and prevalent disease, but numerous myths surround this condition. Diabetes causes blood sugar levels to become too high, and it damages the body. In some cases, it can be fatal. Diabetes is a chronic health condition that affects 30.3 million adults in the United States...

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Artificial sweeteners make ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS MAKE 'NO DIFFERENCE' TO HEALTH

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Jan 07, 2019

Non-sugar sweeteners have been at the center of a fierce debate for decades. Do they benefit health or increase risks? A recent study fans the flames once more, claiming that there is little evidence of benefits or harms. As the evidence demonstrating the adverse effects of sugar became irrefutable,...

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A guide to eating a balanced diet A GUIDE TO EATING A BALANCED DIET

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Jan 04, 2019

A balanced diet includes foods from five groups and fulfills all of a person's nutritional needs. Eating a balanced diet helps people maintain good health and reduce their risk of disease. Dietary guidelines evolve with scientific advances, so it can be challenging to stay on top of current reco...

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5 Ways to Avoid Healthy Food Burnout 5 WAYS TO AVOID HEALTHY FOOD BURNOUT

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Jan 04, 2019

You do everything right, from always loading your plate with veggies to doing meal prep every Sunday, but then you hit that point — you just get tired of working so hard and feeling deprived. A cheat day sounds like a good idea, but often leads to cheat weeks, and suddenly, you’re back t...

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Seven Healthcare Trends for 2019 SEVEN HEALTHCARE TRENDS FOR 2019

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Jan 03, 2019

The healthcare industry remains largely unpredictable. How the nation will regulate healthcare going forward is an ongoing and ever-changing debate. At the same time, scientists continue to make huge strides in medicine and treatments, and you never know what new invention will come next. The way in...

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9 Popular Weight Loss Diets Reviewed 9 POPULAR WEIGHT LOSS DIETS REVIEWED

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Jan 03, 2019

There are many weight loss diets out there. Some focus on reducing your appetite, while others restrict calories, carbs, or fat. Since all of them claim to be superior, it can be hard to know which ones are worth trying. The truth is that no one diet is best for everyone — and what works for y...

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8 Bad Habits That Kill Your Metabolism 8 BAD HABITS THAT KILL YOUR METABOLISM

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Jan 03, 2019

You may already suspect your metabolism slows as you age. According to research published in the Public Health Nutrition journal, you’re right. In a review of data on energy expenditure, researchers found simply getting older is associated with progressive declines in basal metabolic rate. On ...

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10 health benefits of dandelion 10 HEALTH BENEFITS OF DANDELION

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Jan 03, 2019

Contrary to popular belief, dandelions are not just pesky garden weeds. They may have some health benefits. In fact, people have used the plant to help treat ailments for several centuries. In this article, learn more about dandelion and 10 of its possible health benefits. We also cover how to use i...

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2019 Global Health Care Outlook 2019 GLOBAL HEALTH CARE OUTLOOK

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Jan 02, 2019

With financial sustainability, care delivery, patient centricity, digital transformation, and regulatory compliance at the top of the agenda, health care sector leaders need to collaborate with all stakeholders—both within the health care ecosystem and those in converging industries—as t...

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Managing Unstructured Clinical Imaging Across the Enterprise MANAGING UNSTRUCTURED CLINICAL IMAGING ACROSS THE ENTERPRISE

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Jan 02, 2019

Many hospitals struggle to capture certain clinical data in the electronic health record -- especially in the case of unstructured imaging data, which by its nature is difficult to manage, store and easily access. But as this illustrative case study shows, resorting to archaic processes and manual w...

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Does Hydroxycut work for weight loss? DOES HYDROXYCUT WORK FOR WEIGHT LOSS?

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Jan 02, 2019

In an effort to lose excess weight, many people look toward supplements for a quick and easy fix. Weight loss supplements, including Hydroxycut, often claim they will produce dramatic results in a short amount of time. However, as with any weight loss supplement, a person should question whether or ...

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12 Starter Tips For Adopting a Vegetarian Diet 12 STARTER TIPS FOR ADOPTING A VEGETARIAN DIET

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Jan 02, 2019

More and more people are considering a plant-based diet, whether it’s to eat lower on the food chain or fewer calories, trying a vegetarian diet can be very healthy, if done properly. You don’t need to cut out meat completely, but you can begin with simple diet changes. Here, experts pro...

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How does yo-yo dieting affect our heart health? HOW DOES YO-YO DIETING AFFECT OUR HEART HEALTH?

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Jan 02, 2019

Sticking to a strict diet can be challenging, so our eating patterns can fluctuate wildly. A new study looks at how these changes might impact cardiovascular health. As we roll into 2019, many people will be trying out new diet regimes. For many of us, sticking to a nut-filled, burger-free, fish-hea...

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The 11 Best Fruits for Weight Loss THE 11 BEST FRUITS FOR WEIGHT LOSS

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Jan 02, 2019

Fruit is nature's ready-made snack packed with vitamins, fiber, and other nutrients that support a healthy diet. Fruit is also generally low in calories and high in fiber, which may help you lose weight. In fact, eating fruit is linked to a lower body weight and a lower risk of diabetes, high bl...

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Artificial Intelligence is Knocking: The World of Healthcare Will Never be the Same ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS KNOCKING: THE WORLD OF HEALTHCARE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME

blog article

Jan 01, 2019

Gone are the days when grey hair and experience was the most critical recipe to run a business successfully. With data-driven insights being available at an affordable price, it is all about predicting the future and making your next move accordingly. Healthcare is no exception. Traditionally, the I...

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The 2019 Guide to Healthcare VR THE 2019 GUIDE TO HEALTHCARE VR

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Jan 01, 2019

Will 2019 be the tipping point for healthcare-centered virtual and augmented reality tech or a wait-and-see year reserved for early adopters? This paper reviews three key indicators that provide the clues and contextual evidence your organization needs to confidently pull the trigger on AR and VR te...

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Top health industry issues of 2019 TOP HEALTH INDUSTRY ISSUES OF 2019

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Jan 01, 2019

The US health industry has often lagged other industries when it comes to modernizing. Once thought to operate outside the greater US economy, the industry—with its byzantine payment system, complicated regulatory barriers and reliance on face-to-face interactions—is being disrupted. Fin...

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11 Must-Read Weight-Loss Stories of 2018 11 MUST-READ WEIGHT-LOSS STORIES OF 2018

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Dec 31, 2018

Successful weight loss requires a balanced diet and exercise plan that incorporates cardio and resistance training. However, this year we learned that other factors, such as hormones and visualization, can play an important role. Here, our top 10 weight-loss stories of 2018 plus a bonus editor&rsquo...

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2019 HEALTHCARE OUTLOOK 2019 HEALTHCARE OUTLOOK

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Dec 30, 2018

Healthcare continues to see record-high numbers of hospital mergers and acquisitions intended to achieve such benefits as gaining economies of scale. Scale up, and you’ll bring down costs. Yet, such consolidation doesn’t always mean costs come down. A Wharton School study found the avera...

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Does magnesium hold the key to vitamin D benefits? DOES MAGNESIUM HOLD THE KEY TO VITAMIN D BENEFITS?

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Dec 30, 2018

Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, has enjoyed something of a celebrity status, receiving praise for a multitude of health benefits. Yet, in the complex web of biological processes that govern our health, few players ever work in isolation. New evidence shifts the focus onto magnesium, i...

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Mindfulness MINDFULNESS 'HAS HUGE POTENTIAL' AS A WEIGHT LOSS STRATEGY

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Dec 30, 2018

As the holiday season draws to a close, many of us may be struggling with the extra weight we put on during extensive, food-filled celebrations with family and friends. Can mindfulness techniques come to our aid in getting rid of those extra pounds? According to anecdotal evidence and some existing ...

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How coffee might protect against Parkinson HOW COFFEE MIGHT PROTECT AGAINST PARKINSON'S

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Dec 29, 2018

Coffee is thought to protect the brain against Parkinson's disease. A recent study investigates which compounds might give coffee its neuroprotective powers. The findings may eventually lead to innovative new treatments. More than 60,000 people are diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in the U...

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5 Predictions on the Future of Healthcare Technology 5 PREDICTIONS ON THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY

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Dec 28, 2018

How has technology affected healthcare? A column published on the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society website provides a terrific answer to this question: To gain a better understanding of what the future of healthcare technology might look like, here are five predictions from heal...

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How Google Is Impacting Healthcare in the Digital Age HOW GOOGLE IS IMPACTING HEALTHCARE IN THE DIGITAL AGE

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Dec 28, 2018

Nobody can deny the power of Google. The company is worth an estimated $760 billion. Google is the kingpin in a variety of niche markets, from email and internet searches to artificial intelligence (AI). And recently, the tech giant has expanded into the healthcare industry.  As it has done in ...

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2019 Global Health Care Outlook 2019 GLOBAL HEALTH CARE OUTLOOK

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Dec 28, 2018

With financial sustainability, care delivery, patient centricity, digital transformation, and regulatory compliance at the top of the agenda, health care sector leaders need to collaborate with all stakeholders—both within the health care ecosystem and those in converging industries—as t...

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Technology and data-driven decisions are driving best practices for patient collections TECHNOLOGY AND DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS ARE DRIVING BEST PRACTICES FOR PATIENT COLLECTIONS

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Dec 27, 2018

HFMA surveyed healthcare leaders at the Annual National Institute (ANI) in June 2017 on the use of patient portals and business processes for pre-and post-service patient collections. Conversational interviews also touched on how organizations are using data analytics to support patient financial re...

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The Killer App for Healthcare THE KILLER APP FOR HEALTHCARE

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Dec 27, 2018

Bitmark has partnered with big pharma company for a clinical trial matching program that gives researchers a comprehensive data source, an efficient way to track consent and data transfers, & empowers participants to own their health data, via the blockchain. People have remarkable data access r...

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Study finds link between obesity and sense of smell STUDY FINDS LINK BETWEEN OBESITY AND SENSE OF SMELL

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Dec 27, 2018

A recent review concludes that people with obesity have a reduced ability to detect and discriminate smell compared with those who are not obese. Obesity is a medical condition characterized by an excessive amount of body fat. It is a global issue that affects millions of people worldwide, and it is...

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9 Healthy Resolutions That May Lead to Weight Loss 9 HEALTHY RESOLUTIONS THAT MAY LEAD TO WEIGHT LOSS

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Dec 26, 2018

The new year is a time to reflect on the past 365 days and set new goals. However, if you’re pledging to lose weight, focusing solely on the scale can be deceiving since the number isn’t always indicative of overall health or progress. Instead, try adopting one (or all) of these nine res...

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Combo of existing drugs fights bowel cancer and reduces side effects COMBO OF EXISTING DRUGS FIGHTS BOWEL CANCER AND REDUCES SIDE EFFECTS

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Dec 26, 2018

The combination of a common cancer drug and another cancer medication is more effective than some standalone drugs in stopping the progression of colorectal cancer. It also reduces unpleasant side effects. Dr. Richard Goldberg, director of the West Virginia University Cancer Institute in Morgantown,...

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Strong link found between back pain and mortality STRONG LINK FOUND BETWEEN BACK PAIN AND MORTALITY

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Dec 25, 2018

Back pain is very common, affecting millions of people worldwide. It is also a major cause of disability and missed work days. Risk factors such as posture, sedentary lifestyle, weight gain, obesity, and age can all contribute to the development of this condition. The National Institute of Neurologi...

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Healthcare Digital Marketing Trends to Expect in 2019 HEALTHCARE DIGITAL MARKETING TRENDS TO EXPECT IN 2019

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Dec 24, 2018

Things like Artificial Intelligence, virtual reality, and improved wireless network capabilities are allowing people all across the globe to connect and share information like never before. We live in an exciting time…and it pays to expand your knowledge and prepare for the newest healthcare ...

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How to tell the difference between a cold and the flu HOW TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A COLD AND THE FLU

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Dec 24, 2018

The common cold and the flu have similar symptoms but the flu can be very serious. Dr. Katie Sharff, Infectious Disease Specialist with Kaiser Permanente in Oregon, says it’s important to know the difference since the flu is generally more severe.

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Left brain vs. right brain: How does one dominate? LEFT BRAIN VS. RIGHT BRAIN: HOW DOES ONE DOMINATE?

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Dec 24, 2018

The two hemispheres of our brain — left and right — specialize in different tasks. A recent study asks how this occurs and reaches a surprising conclusion. Hemispheric dominance, also known as lateralization of brain function, describes the tendency for either the left or the right side ...

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Health benefits of gold, frankincense, and myrrh HEALTH BENEFITS OF GOLD, FRANKINCENSE, AND MYRRH

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Dec 24, 2018

Three compounds, connected by their mention in the story of Jesus' birth, may provide benefits beyond their gift of seasonal joy. Here, we investigate their healing powers. When writing for a medical website, creating uplifting seasonal content can be challenging. There are many opportunities to...

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Getting Screened for Breast Cancer GETTING SCREENED FOR BREAST CANCER

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Dec 23, 2018

Lee Health is a nationally recognized, award-winning health system in Southwest Florida. We are caring people, inspiring health. From top to bottom and side to side, mammograms are thorough screenings designed to detect any changes to the breast tissue. “If people are diligent about coming eve...

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Why are Young Women at Risk for Strokes? WHY ARE YOUNG WOMEN AT RISK FOR STROKES?

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Dec 23, 2018

Lee Health is a nationally recognized, award-winning health system in Southwest Florida. We are caring people, inspiring health. It can happen suddenly. A stroke can be caused by a blood clot or bleeding on the brain. “Face drooping, speech disturbance, weakness, and clumsiness on one side, he...

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Reversing hearing loss by regrowing hairs REVERSING HEARING LOSS BY REGROWING HAIRS

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Dec 23, 2018

Humans are unable to reverse the effects of hearing loss, but a biological process found in other animal species may hold the key to reversing this widespread problem. How the brain interprets sounds is a relatively simple process. First, a sound enters the ear via soundwaves. It then moves down the...

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Why do we love coffee when it is so bitter? WHY DO WE LOVE COFFEE WHEN IT IS SO BITTER?

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Dec 22, 2018

New findings show that people may be genetically predisposed to love the taste of certain beverages. Furthermore, this biological discovery could have far-reaching health consequences. Evolution is thought to have favored people who were able to sense bitterness. After all, sharp and unpleasant tast...

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Beet Sugar vs Cane Sugar: Which Is Healthier? BEET SUGAR VS CANE SUGAR: WHICH IS HEALTHIER?

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Dec 21, 2018

An estimated 55–60% of all sugar produced in the US comes from sugar beets. Both beet and cane sugar are found in a variety of foods including sweets, processed foods, baked goods and sodas. However, several distinctions set apart these two common types of sugar. This article reviews the diffe...

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Intelligent Systems for Healthcare Management and Delivery INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS FOR HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT AND DELIVERY

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Dec 21, 2018

With the growing use of new technologies and artificial intelligence (AI) applications, intelligent systems can be used to manage large amounts of existing data in healthcare domains. Having more intelligent methods for accessing data allows medical professionals to more efficiently identify the bes...

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Mediterranean diet nutrients tied with healthy brain aging MEDITERRANEAN DIET NUTRIENTS TIED WITH HEALTHY BRAIN AGING

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Dec 21, 2018

It found links between blood markers of certain nutrients in the Mediterranean diet and mental performance and brain connectivity in older adults. Previous research suggested that older adults who most closely follow a Mediterranean diet have better brain function. In the new study, scientists at th...

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What Goes Into A Dental Lab? WHAT GOES INTO A DENTAL LAB?

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Dec 21, 2018

Dental laboratories are filled with appliances, tools and equipment. These products help create basic dentistry products such as crown and fillings to more advanced appliances like bridges. This infographic by LOC Scientific gives great information about what goes into a dental lab but also excellen...

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The 12 best ways to lose butt fat THE 12 BEST WAYS TO LOSE BUTT FAT

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Dec 21, 2018

There are three major muscles in the butt. These are the gluteus maximus, the gluteus minimus, and the gluteus medius. While it is not possible to spot-reduce fat loss in one particular area, cutting down on overall body fat while toning the butt muscles can lead to leaner, better-defined buttocks. ...

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6 months of exercise may reverse mild cognitive impairment 6 MONTHS OF EXERCISE MAY REVERSE MILD COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT

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Dec 21, 2018

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is characterized by a mild loss of cognitive abilities, such as memory and reasoning skills. A person with MCI may find it hard to remember things, make decisions, or focus on tasks. While the loss of cognitive abilities is not serious enough to interfere with daily a...

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3 Different Ways Technology is Used in Healthcare 3 DIFFERENT WAYS TECHNOLOGY IS USED IN HEALTHCARE

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Dec 20, 2018

Every year, new technology is introduced that has the potential to transform the delivery of care in some manner. As a 2017 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society report notes, "Technology's role in healthcare has expanded exponentially over the last 20 years and figures to i...

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Cancer Care – Telehealth & Oncology CANCER CARE – TELEHEALTH & ONCOLOGY

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Dec 20, 2018

Lai Mei, a Kaiser Permanente member, is supported throughout her cancer care journey by her collaborative and highly-skilled multidisciplinary cancer care team including Dr. Norma Steiner and Dr. Katie Deming.

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7 Steps to Effective Wound Care Management 7 STEPS TO EFFECTIVE WOUND CARE MANAGEMENT

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Dec 20, 2018

Learn about the steps you can follow to develop the most effective treatment plan to promote healing with the 7 Steps to Effective Wound Management.

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4 Healthy Food Swaps That Can Backfire 4 HEALTHY FOOD SWAPS THAT CAN BACKFIRE

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Dec 20, 2018

Swapping cauliflower for mashed potatoes, zucchini “zoodles” for noodles and frozen bananas for a non-dairy “nice” cream has become so mainstream that even restaurants serve dishes with these alternatives. While there’s nothing wrong with making these swaps from time to...

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Share Your Weight Loss Secrets SHARE YOUR WEIGHT LOSS SECRETS

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Dec 20, 2018

Losing weight and keeping it off is no easy feat—especially during the holiday season. It is an accomplishment worth sharing, and now people all over the world will have their chance. Researchers at Tufts University and the University of Alabama are working together to launch the first ever da...

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Alzheimer ALZHEIMER'S: STUDY ZEROES IN ON BRAIN'S WEAKEST LINK

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Dec 20, 2018

In Alzheimer's disease, as in other forms of dementia, a defining feature is the accumulation of certain toxic proteins in the brain. These proteins aggregate into plaques that disrupt the communication between brain cells, thus enhancing cognitive problems and other issues. More often than not,...

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MS: Disease impact is greater in those with food allergies MS: DISEASE IMPACT IS GREATER IN THOSE WITH FOOD ALLERGIES

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Dec 20, 2018

Previous studies have proposed that allergy could have a role in multiple sclerosis (MS). However, while they have mentioned potential candidates, such as pollen, grass, pets, drugs, and various foods, the studies have been largely inconclusive. Now, researchers from the Partners MS Center at Brigha...

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Why green leafy vegetables can protect liver health WHY GREEN LEAFY VEGETABLES CAN PROTECT LIVER HEALTH

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Dec 20, 2018

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), or liver steatosis, is a condition in which fat builds up in the liver. Between 30 and 40 percent of adults in the United States are living with NAFLD. The condition is one of the most common causes of chronic liver disease in Western countries, and experts ...

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Telehealth’s Big Impact on the PATIENT EXPERIENCE TELEHEALTH’S BIG IMPACT ON THE PATIENT EXPERIENCE

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Dec 19, 2018

The growth of telehealth is being driven by younger consumers who bring heightened expectations for technology solutions to the patient experience. A 2018 HIMSS Analytics industry study on patient experience reveals hospital and health system leaders agree that telehealth is important, but feel unpr...

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Digital Transformation in Healthcare DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN HEALTHCARE

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Dec 19, 2018

Datalink Senior Vice President and General Manager, Shawn O’Grady, shines a spotlight on the healthcare industry and the massive data center transformations providers are needing to meet compliance requirements, gain efficiencies, and advance patient experiences.

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Implementing a Modern Managed Care Environment IMPLEMENTING A MODERN MANAGED CARE ENVIRONMENT

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Dec 19, 2018

There are several structural, downward pressures on providers’ margins, according to a new infographic by Baker Tilly Virchow Krause. The infographic examines these nine factors as well as how providers can respond to these impacts.

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12 foods to boost brain function 12 FOODS TO BOOST BRAIN FUNCTION

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Dec 19, 2018

The brain is an energy-intensive organ, using around 20 percent of the body's calories, so it needs plenty of good fuel to maintain concentration throughout the day. The brain also requires certain nutrients to stay healthy. Omega-3 fatty acids, for example, help build and repair brain cells, an...

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9 Impressive Health Benefits of Onions 9 IMPRESSIVE HEALTH BENEFITS OF ONIONS

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Dec 19, 2018

Though all vegetables are important for health, certain kinds offer unique benefits. Onions are members of the Allium genus of flowering plants that also includes garlic, shallots, leeks and chives. These vegetables contain various vitamins, minerals and potent plant compounds that have been shown t...

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Could a tiny implant boost weight loss? COULD A TINY IMPLANT BOOST WEIGHT LOSS?

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Dec 19, 2018

Obesity is a growing concern; today, experts class well over one-third of people in the United States as obese. Globally, an estimated 4 million people died of conditions related to a high body mass index (BMI) in 2015 alone. These worrying trends mean scientists are focused on understanding the cau...

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2019 Healthcare Technology Trends to Watch 2019 HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY TRENDS TO WATCH

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Dec 18, 2018

Proliferation of mobile devices and tablets, a drive toward managing and sharing risk, and a need for efficiently and safely managing care are driving significant innovations in healthcare technology. Here are a few trends to watch in 2019.

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6 technology trends shaping healthcare IT in 2019 6 TECHNOLOGY TRENDS SHAPING HEALTHCARE IT IN 2019

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Dec 18, 2018

Over the last decade, the healthcare IT industry has experienced a digital transformation. From the adoption of electronic health records by physicians still using paper, to state mandates surrounding ePrescribing, these technologies aim to make the collection of patient information, and the insight...

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How do anxiety and depression affect physical health? HOW DO ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION AFFECT PHYSICAL HEALTH?

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Dec 18, 2018

Depression and anxiety may be just as bad for your health as smoking and obesity. However, cancer does not correlate with these mental health conditions. These are the main takeaways of a new study that investigates the physical health risks of these psychiatric conditions.

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What are the health benefits of 5-HTP? WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF 5-HTP?

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Dec 18, 2018

L-5 hydroxytryptophan is a natural chemical in the body that people can also take as a nutritional supplement. Some people believe that taking the supplement can improve certain aspects of health, including mental health and sleep quality. The compound is a natural precursor to a neurotransmitter ca...

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Fast Metabolism 101: What It Is and How to Get It FAST METABOLISM 101: WHAT IT IS AND HOW TO GET IT

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Dec 18, 2018

Your metabolism is the chemical engine that keeps you alive. The speed at which it runs varies by individual. Those with slow metabolism tend to have more leftover calories, which get stored as fat. On the other hand, those with fast metabolism burn more calories and are less likely to accumulate a ...

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Type 2 diabetes: Gut bacteria may influence drug effectiveness TYPE 2 DIABETES: GUT BACTERIA MAY INFLUENCE DRUG EFFECTIVENESS

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Dec 18, 2018

New research investigating the effect of gut microbiota on the efficacy of type 2 diabetes drugs suggests that the composition of gut bacteria may explain why diabetes medications work for some people and not others. According to some estimates, over 415 million people worldwide currently have type ...

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AI for Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) AI FOR ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS (EHRS) AND ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS (EMRS)

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Dec 17, 2018

There are several companies claiming to offer AI solutions to healthcare companies, as we’ve explored extensively in our past reports. In this particular report, we focus on AI as it pertains to working with electronic health records (EHRs) and electronic medical records (EMRs). AI vendors off...

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Keto Diet Top 10 Questions Answered by a Doctor KETO DIET TOP 10 QUESTIONS ANSWERED BY A DOCTOR

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Dec 17, 2018

Keto has recently boomed as the new weight loss messiah. However, what makes this diet different from other transient fads? Moreover, how can you make sure you're doing it correctly?  Here are your top 10 keto questions answered by the experts:

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Endometriosis and weight gain: What ENDOMETRIOSIS AND WEIGHT GAIN: WHAT'S THE LINK?

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Dec 17, 2018

Little research has explored why endometriosis might cause weight gain. People with endometriosis who suspect that the condition is causing weight gain or making it difficult for them to lose weight should speak to a doctor. Sometimes, other conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can mi...

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6 Foods That Cause Inflammation 6 FOODS THAT CAUSE INFLAMMATION

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Dec 17, 2018

Inflammation can be good or bad depending on the situation. On the one hand, it's your body's natural way of protecting itself when you’re injured or sick. It can help your body defend itself from illnesses and stimulate healing. On the other hand, chronic, sustained inflammation in yo...

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Healthcare Price Transparency HEALTHCARE PRICE TRANSPARENCY

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Dec 17, 2018

As price transparency becomes essential to a patient’s experience, it’s important to understand why it matters to patients, and the impact it can have to a hospital’s bottom line, according to a new infographic by TransUnion LLC. The infographic examines patients’ perspective...

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What is best to eat after food poisoning? WHAT IS BEST TO EAT AFTER FOOD POISONING?

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Dec 17, 2018

Food poisoning occurs when a person eats contaminated or undercooked foods tainted with germs such as Campylobacter, E. coli, norovirus, Salmonella, or Vibrio. When a person eats these foods, they can experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramping, and headache. These symptoms can make it h...

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What are the health benefits of lysine? WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF LYSINE?

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Dec 17, 2018

Lysine is one of the essential amino acids, which are those that the body cannot make and that people need to obtain from dietary sources. Possible health benefits of lysine and lysine supplements include improving cold sores, reducing blood pressure, and preventing the symptoms of lysine deficiency...

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Eva — a Virtual Assistant to Transform Healthcare EVA — A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT TO TRANSFORM HEALTHCARE

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Dec 17, 2018

Eva, the eClinicalWorks Virtual Assistant, is an industry first. Combining healthcare IT and voice-activation technology, Eva can help today’s busy medical providers speed documentation, recall patient records, promote higher-quality care, and reduce the risks of physician burnout.

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How to prevent festive weight gain without exercising HOW TO PREVENT FESTIVE WEIGHT GAIN WITHOUT EXERCISING

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Dec 17, 2018

During the festive season, people's waistlines tend to expand as their self-control contracts. While food and drink flow freely, restraint is in short supply, and sedentary activities abound. And, as we relax, we tend to throw caution to the wind and go back for a second helping. Festive weight ...

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Type 2 diabetes and cognitive decline: Study finds link TYPE 2 DIABETES AND COGNITIVE DECLINE: STUDY FINDS LINK

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Dec 17, 2018

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the body's insulin production and blood sugar levels. New research, however, suggests that the scope of this condition may be broader than previously thought, as scientists find a link between type 2 diabetes and cognitive decline over 5 years....

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Recalled RECALLED 'WEIGHT HISTORY' CAN PREDICT HEART FAILURE RISK

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Dec 17, 2018

After studying more than 6,000 older adults, researchers from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, concluded that just asking older individuals how much they weighed when they were 20 and 40 years old could help predict their risk of heart failure. "Self-reported lifetime weig...

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A Nice Distraction for Patients in the Hospital A NICE DISTRACTION FOR PATIENTS IN THE HOSPITAL

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Dec 16, 2018

It’s probably not the face you would expect to see when you hear you have a visitor. “We knock on the door. We open it a crack. Chelsea usually sticks her nose in and looks around,” said Bob Schoen, a pet therapy volunteer. One look at Chelsea and patients can forget about why they...

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Diagnosing Epilepsy in Children DIAGNOSING EPILEPSY IN CHILDREN

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Dec 16, 2018

Using cameras and electrodes, children at risk for seizures are monitored at Golisano Children’s Hospital. “These are the brain waves that we are looking at,” explained Dr. Britt Stroud, a pediatric neurologist with Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.  If ...

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Nursing and Stress Management NURSING AND STRESS MANAGEMENT

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Dec 16, 2018

Lee Health is a nationally recognized, award-winning health system in Southwest Florida. We are caring people, inspiring health. Their goal is to keep patients calm and comfortable—but studies show many nurses struggle with managing their own stress. “How to reduce stress, how to eat hea...

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Internet-based CBT effective for treating severe depression INTERNET-BASED CBT EFFECTIVE FOR TREATING SEVERE DEPRESSION

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Dec 16, 2018

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a short-term form of therapy that helps change people's thought patterns. The technique can successfully treat depression, anxiety and panic disorder, bipolar, substance use disorders, and many other mental health conditions. In recent decades, more and more...

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How to make kefir more healthful using sound HOW TO MAKE KEFIR MORE HEALTHFUL USING SOUND

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Dec 16, 2018

Kefir, which is a fermented milk-based drink, is made using kefir grains. Originating in the Caucasus Mountains centuries ago, kefir has recently seen an impressive uptick in popularity. Aside from its potential benefits as a probiotic, kefir contains a compound called kefiran that has interested me...

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Diabetes and hypertension drug combo kills cancer cells DIABETES AND HYPERTENSION DRUG COMBO KILLS CANCER CELLS

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Dec 15, 2018

Metformin is a common drug in the fight against type 2 diabetes. It lowers blood sugar by slowing the release of glucose from the liver and the absorption of sugar from food in the gut. The drug also treats insulin resistance by sensitizing the body's cells to insulin, as well as treating obesit...

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What causes a loss of appetite? WHAT CAUSES A LOSS OF APPETITE?

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Dec 14, 2018

Anyone can experience a loss of appetite and for many different reasons. People may have less of a desire to eat, lose interest in food, or feel nausea at the idea of eating. Alongside a loss of appetite, a person may also experience fatigue and weight loss if they are not eating enough food to sust...

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How our body clocks can make or break our health HOW OUR BODY CLOCKS CAN MAKE OR BREAK OUR HEALTH

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Dec 14, 2018

As our lifestyles become increasingly demanding, we build our lives around artificially divided days and nights that accommodate the need to work night shifts, stay up all night, or travel between continents. But this impacts our natural body clocks, with unwanted consequences.

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Spray gel could reduce cancer spread after surgery SPRAY GEL COULD REDUCE CANCER SPREAD AFTER SURGERY

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Dec 14, 2018

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) are leading the team that is developing the gel, which comes in the form of a sprayable solution. Their aim is that one day, surgeons will be able to spray the solution onto sites of tumor removal directly after surgery. The solution, w...

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Mediterranean diet reduces cardiovascular risk by a quarter MEDITERRANEAN DIET REDUCES CARDIOVASCULAR RISK BY A QUARTER

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Dec 14, 2018

Inspired by the traditional eating patterns of people from Greece, Italy, and Spain, the Mediterranean diet can seemingly do no wrong. In a nutshell, the diet is rich in plants and olive oil but low in meat and sugary products. Over the years, studies have concluded that this eating pattern lowers t...

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The Pitfalls of Healthcare Portals THE PITFALLS OF HEALTHCARE PORTALS

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Dec 13, 2018

Online patient portals have been built to provide the ultimate self-service experience while engaging patients more fully in their care. Integrated into multiple internal systems, portals offer convenient access to personal information: Social Security number (SSN), date of birth (DOB), address, ins...

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19 natural remedies for a headache 19 NATURAL REMEDIES FOR A HEADACHE

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Dec 13, 2018

Headaches are a very common form of pain and can be a nuisance when someone has one. Rather than reaching for over-the-counter painkillers, there are many natural methods that people can try to help them get rid of a headache. In this article, we look at a range of home and natural remedies for head...

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AI in Healthcare: Keys to a Smarter Future AI IN HEALTHCARE: KEYS TO A SMARTER FUTURE

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Dec 13, 2018

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is receiving a lot of attention from investors, the press, and the labor force across all industries. While AI has already achieved widespread adoption in certain sectors, the complexities of healthcare have resulted in slower adoption. However, the urgency and opportuni...

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Colorectal cancer: Loss of two genes may drive tumor formation COLORECTAL CANCER: LOSS OF TWO GENES MAY DRIVE TUMOR FORMATION

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Dec 13, 2018

New research suggests that the loss of two genes may drive an aggressive form of colorectal cancer, and proposes a combination of two compounds that may halt tumor growth. According to to the American Cancer Society (ACS), colorectal cancer is the third most common form of cancer and the third leadi...

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WHAT HEALTHCARE CEOS MUST MEASURE FOR BETTER CUSTOMER EXPERIENCES WHAT HEALTHCARE CEOS MUST MEASURE FOR BETTER CUSTOMER EXPERIENCES

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Dec 12, 2018

Health insurers have traditionally focused on financial and operational metrics when measuring enterprise performance, especially at the most senior levels of the organizations. Yet as customer experience efforts become more of an enterprise priority, customer perception metrics are critical. There ...

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6 Indulgences and Their Health Benefits 6 INDULGENCES AND THEIR HEALTH BENEFITS

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Dec 12, 2018

With holiday parties filling your calendar and treats at every turn, you’re going to need willpower of steel to get through the season. That said, some indulgences are healthier than others, and it’s best not to label food as good or bad anyway. Here, six typical indulgences that offer e...

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Is Pizza Healthy? Nutrition Tips for Pizza Lovers IS PIZZA HEALTHY? NUTRITION TIPS FOR PIZZA LOVERS

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Dec 12, 2018

Pizza is a favorite food for many around the world. The addicting combination of delicious crust, sweet tomato sauce and salty mozzarella cheese is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. However, it’s commonly labeled unhealthy, as it can be high in calories, sodium and carbs. This articl...

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Recalibrating Population Health Management to Include Community-Based Palliative Care RECALIBRATING POPULATION HEALTH MANAGEMENT TO INCLUDE COMMUNITY-BASED PALLIATIVE CARE

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Dec 12, 2018

The discussion of treatment options at end-of-life have long been considered uncomfortable topics for patients, families, physicians and payers alike. Innovations in medicine and technology, the graying population, and the sheer number of individuals with serious illnesses are now putting a spotligh...

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4-Week Power Walking Plan for Weight Loss 4-WEEK POWER WALKING PLAN FOR WEIGHT LOSS

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Dec 12, 2018

If you’re looking to boost your burn during your walks to lose weight faster, it might be time to amp up your walks with power intervals. Whether you’re just starting out, returning from a long hiatus or are a regular walker, this four-week plan combines steady-state and powered-up pace ...

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Diabetes: Are you over-monitoring your blood sugar? DIABETES: ARE YOU OVER-MONITORING YOUR BLOOD SUGAR?

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Dec 12, 2018

Many people living with type 2 diabetes monitor their blood sugar levels on a daily basis, but does that really make a difference to health? A new study suggests that they may be over-monitoring. According to a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, about 30.3 million people...

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Blockchain in life sciences and health care BLOCKCHAIN IN LIFE SCIENCES AND HEALTH CARE

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Dec 12, 2018

Blockchain is changing the life sciences and health care industry in new and unimagined ways. Our video explores how blockchain can help bring speed, security, and accuracy to data sharing in the life sciences and health care industry.

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10 Steps for Breaking Habits 10 STEPS FOR BREAKING HABITS

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Dec 12, 2018

Habits not only easily fall into the categories of good or bad, but also sit on a continuum in our ability to exercise control over them. Some are mild, like taking off your shoes and dumping in the middle of the living room every night; others are strong and addictive – like smoking or nail-b...

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Red meat raises heart disease risk through gut bacteria RED MEAT RAISES HEART DISEASE RISK THROUGH GUT BACTERIA

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Dec 12, 2018

They found that people who ate red meat as their main source of protein for 1 month had levels of trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) that were two to three times higher than those in people who got their protein primarily from white meat or non-meat sources. Gut bacteria produce TMAO as a byproduct when ...

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What is the Impact of Technology in Healthcare? WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY IN HEALTHCARE?

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Dec 11, 2018

For years, software engineers designed healthcare technologies for use only on terminal screens and workstations. What those engineers didn’t fully grasp back then was that healthcare delivery is not a sedentary act. Once software companies truly understood this and incorporated physicians and...

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3 Predictions for Blockchain in Healthcare in 2019 3 PREDICTIONS FOR BLOCKCHAIN IN HEALTHCARE IN 2019

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Dec 11, 2018

Blockchain technology has generated considerable buzz in the healthcare industry. Entire conferences have emerged to discuss the topic, including Distributed:Health 2018 where Healthbox participated this past November. Industry giants like Optum, Humana, and Ascension have all signed on to pilot the...

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5 Healthcare Technology Trends That Will Shape Industry in 2019 5 HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY TRENDS THAT WILL SHAPE INDUSTRY IN 2019

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Dec 11, 2018

The healthcare industry is moving from products and services to solutions. Just a few years ago, medical institutions relied on special equipment and hardware to deliver evidence-based care. Today is the time of medical platforms, big data, and healthcare analytics. Healthcare institutions are focus...

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Sustainable Strategies for a Healthy India Imperatives for Consolidating the Healthcare Management Ecosystem SUSTAINABLE STRATEGIES FOR A HEALTHY INDIA IMPERATIVES FOR CONSOLIDATING THE HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT ECOSYSTEM

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Dec 11, 2018

India rightly brands itself as incredible. The country’s remarkable political, economic and cultural transformation over the past few decades has made it a geopolitical force. Healthcare is one of the industries that marks this strengthened global presence. As per industry reports, healthcare ...

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Smart Choices Help Ease Treatment Pangs SMART CHOICES HELP EASE TREATMENT PANGS

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Dec 11, 2018

The future of healthcare lies in developing smart consumers: patients who are able to make intelligent, economically informed decisions about their healthcare. One way to help accomplish this is to promote the price transparency of costly medical procedures. By providing patients with comparative co...

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These tiny sensors may detect cancer early THESE TINY SENSORS MAY DETECT CANCER EARLY

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Dec 11, 2018

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death both in the United States and worldwide. According to the National Cancer Institute, there were more than 8 million cancer-related deaths across the world in 2012, and over 600,000 people in the U.S. may die from the disease in 2018. Early detection of th...

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Does problem-solving stave off mental decline? DOES PROBLEM-SOLVING STAVE OFF MENTAL DECLINE?

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Dec 11, 2018

As we get older, our bodies and minds begin to lose their suppleness slowly. This is a normal effect of aging, though sometimes, the decline can be steeper and related to neurodegenerative conditions. Existing research has suggested that people can prevent age-related mental decline if they take cer...

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What is the military diet and does it work? WHAT IS THE MILITARY DIET AND DOES IT WORK?

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Dec 11, 2018

The diet is high in protein and low in fat, carbohydrate, and calories. It also includes specific food combinations to try to boost metabolism and burn fat. Despite its name, this diet does not relate to how people in the military eat. A website providing information about the military diet suggests...

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Accelerating Telehealth Adoption ACCELERATING TELEHEALTH ADOPTION

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Dec 10, 2018

There is growing evidence that telehealth expands access to care, improves health outcomes and healthcare quality, increases patient engagement, and reduces healthcare costs. Yet skeptics are concerned about increased utilization and lack of ROI. This URAC Industry Insight Report offers perspectives...

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Causes of Blurry Vision CAUSES OF BLURRY VISION

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Dec 10, 2018

Climbing stairs, running and jumping doesn’t seem like much of a task until you have broken a bone or sprained your ankle. Similarly, clear vision is often taken for granted by many of us until our vision isn’t as crystal clear as we remember and minor details start turning hazy. Most pe...

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Future of Alzheimer FUTURE OF ALZHEIMER'S THERAPY: WHAT IS THE BEST APPROACH?

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Dec 10, 2018

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 50 million people around the world live with dementia, and approximately 60–70 percent have Alzheimer's disease. The greatest risk factor for Alzheimer's disease is aging, and people ages 65 or older are the most vulnerabl...

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What are the benefits of glutathione? WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF GLUTATHIONE?

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Dec 10, 2018

Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that has gained a lot of attention for its purported health benefits. But what is glutathione, and does it actually affect the body? Some people swear by its anti-aging properties, while others say that it can treat autism, increase fat metabolism, and even prev...

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Excess belly fat common in those with high heart risk EXCESS BELLY FAT COMMON IN THOSE WITH HIGH HEART RISK

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Dec 10, 2018

The study, called EUROASPIRE V, is a survey of cardiovascular disease prevention and diabetes. It forms part of a European Society of Cardiology research program. The findings featured recently at the World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. They...

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The pace of healthcare cost growth has slowed. Why doesn’t it feel like it? THE PACE OF HEALTHCARE COST GROWTH HAS SLOWED. WHY DOESN’T IT FEEL LIKE IT?

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Dec 10, 2018

Over the past 18 years, our healthcare financing and delivery systems have quietly evolved in ways that seem to be producing consistent, long-term reductions in expenditure growth rates. But for a typical family of four insured through an employer PPO plan, healthcare costs still stand at $28,166. B...

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What are the best foods to eat for energy? WHAT ARE THE BEST FOODS TO EAT FOR ENERGY?

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Dec 10, 2018

All food provides the body with energy, but this energy can vary greatly. Some foods, such as sugars and refined carbs, give the body a quick jolt of energy. However, more often, the body needs more sustainable energy from ingredients such as fruits, grains, and legumes.

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Naturally Managing your Chronic Pain NATURALLY MANAGING YOUR CHRONIC PAIN

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Dec 09, 2018

Kat Stramara was born with chronic pain. “I was born with bone deformities, and throughout my life, I just thought everybody else had pain, so I never said anything growing up.” But a fall caused her to develop migraines—her chronic pain soon became unbearable. “I started tak...

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New Guidelines for High Blood Pressure NEW GUIDELINES FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

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Dec 09, 2018

Lee Health is a nationally recognized, award-winning health system in Southwest Florida. We are caring people, inspiring health. It’s a normal part of your doctor’s visit, but recent changes to blood pressure guidelines may cause you to pay more attention to your blood pressure numbers. ...

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Should you do cardio or lift weights? SHOULD YOU DO CARDIO OR LIFT WEIGHTS?

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Dec 07, 2018

Cardiovascular workouts and weightlifting are two types of exercise that differ in intensity, duration, and the groups of muscles that they use. They also burn calories in different ways. While cardiovascular exercise helps the body burn more calories per session, lifting weights allows the body to ...

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Cardiovascular diseases in India CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES IN INDIA

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Dec 06, 2018

Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) were once thought to be impacting the rich and affluent, but it is now well established that they afflict the poor as well. While changing lifestyles, unhealthy eating habits and declining physical activity are the key reasons for high incidence rates in the rich popul...

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Just one workout offers long-lasting metabolic benefits JUST ONE WORKOUT OFFERS LONG-LASTING METABOLIC BENEFITS

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Dec 06, 2018

New research in mice finds that a single workout activates a brain circuit associated with a lower appetite, lower blood sugar levels, and better metabolism. Moreover, this effect lasted for 2 days after the workout. The findings may help improve blood sugar metabolism in people with diabetes.

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What foods protect the liver? WHAT FOODS PROTECT THE LIVER?

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Dec 06, 2018

The liver is responsible for breaking down carbohydrates, making glucose, and detoxing the body. It also stores nutrients and creates bile, which is necessary to digest and absorb the nutrients in food properly. There are many foods and drinks that a person can consume to help protect the liver.

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Infections and cancer: The link could be stronger than we think INFECTIONS AND CANCER: THE LINK COULD BE STRONGER THAN WE THINK

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Dec 06, 2018

A study from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore has uncovered a type of bacterial infection that can disrupt DNA repair in cells, which is a known cause of cancer. The same type of infection could also weaken the effect of some anticancer drugs, says the PNAS report on the fi...

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What is a pescatarian diet? WHAT IS A PESCATARIAN DIET?

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Dec 06, 2018

In the pescatarian diet, a person's main source of animal protein comes from fish and other seafood, such as shrimp. Eating a diet consisting mainly of plant-based foods has a variety of health benefits, which the addition of fish and fish products may enhance. However, some types of fish may ab...

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Embracing consumerism: Driving customer engagement in the healthcare financial journey EMBRACING CONSUMERISM: DRIVING CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT IN THE HEALTHCARE FINANCIAL JOURNEY

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Dec 05, 2018

In an increasingly competitive and consumerdriven healthcare marketplace, it’s no surprise that providers are working harder to acquire and retain customers. Higher out-of-pocket expenses combined with more choice and control in when and where consumers receive care are driving more retail-lik...

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Whole30 Diet – Why eliminating certain foods just doesn’t cut it WHOLE30 DIET – WHY ELIMINATING CERTAIN FOODS JUST DOESN’T CUT IT

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Dec 05, 2018

Were you aware of the fact that in many western countries, an average adult consumes over 60kg of refined sugar on a yearly basis? If no, then the following science-backed facts are going to shock you even more. Firstly, obesity and cardiovascular diseases have skyrocketed in the past few decades. Y...

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Early Signs & Symptoms of Heart Disease EARLY SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF HEART DISEASE

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Dec 05, 2018

A heart attack or Myocardial Infarction occurs when the flow of blood to the heart is blocked. It can be fatal, but treatment has improved dramatically over the years. This infographic from Cardiac Rhythm explains early signs & symptoms of Heart Ischemia and necessary tips for a healthy heart. A...

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5 Fast Facts About Millennial Patients 5 FAST FACTS ABOUT MILLENNIAL PATIENTS

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Dec 05, 2018

As the largest generation in United States history, millennia’s impact on the healthcare industry will be radically different than older generations, according to a new infographic by athenahealth, Inc. The infographic provides five facts about millennial patients.

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Is the ketogenic diet good for multiple sclerosis? IS THE KETOGENIC DIET GOOD FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS?

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Dec 05, 2018

Multiple sclerosis is a condition that affects the nervous system, and some people believe that a ketogenic diet may slow the progression of the disease or control its symptoms. The ketogenic diet is low in carbohydrate, moderate in protein, and high in fat. There is currently not enough evidence to...

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Universal 10-minute cancer test in sight UNIVERSAL 10-MINUTE CANCER TEST IN SIGHT

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Dec 05, 2018

Scientists have created an experimental test that can detect cancer in less than 10 minutes. The test uses a DNA feature that seems to be common to all types of cancer and does not occur in healthy tissue. A team at the University of Queensland in Australia has discovered that DNA fragments from can...

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How to recognize the symptoms of diabetes HOW TO RECOGNIZE THE SYMPTOMS OF DIABETES

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Dec 04, 2018

The two primary types of diabetes are called type 1 and type 2, with type 2 being the more common. People with either type cannot produce or effectively use enough of the hormone insulin to process and decrease the amount of sugar in the blood. As a result, their blood sugar levels can become danger...

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Can Alkaline Water Treat Cancer? CAN ALKALINE WATER TREAT CANCER?

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Dec 04, 2018

The term “alkaline” refers to water’s pH level. pH is measured in a range from 0 to 14. The only difference between this type of water and regular tap water is the pH level. Regular tap water has a pH level of around 7.5. Alkaline water has a higher pH of 8 to 9. The higher the num...

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These 10 essential oils can kill persistent Lyme disease THESE 10 ESSENTIAL OILS CAN KILL PERSISTENT LYME DISEASE

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Dec 04, 2018

Research just published in the journal Antibiotics shows that a range of essential oils can effectively kill persistent forms of Lyme disease. Lyme disease is an infection caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi (B. burgdorferi), which is transmitted to humans by ticks. In the United States, Ly...

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Researchers find new drug combo to challenge cancer RESEARCHERS FIND NEW DRUG COMBO TO CHALLENGE CANCER

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Dec 04, 2018

Researchers have discovered that a particular drug combination may have a more significant effect against melanoma, a type of cancer that typically occurs in the skin, than other medications. According to recent studies, one of the best ways of blocking melanoma is by administering protein kinase in...

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Are statins overprescribed for cardiovascular disease prevention? ARE STATINS OVERPRESCRIBED FOR CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE PREVENTION?

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Dec 04, 2018

So concludes a recent modeling study from the University of Zurich in Switzerland that questions whether statins are "significantly overprescribed." The research, which features in the Annals of Internal Medicine, concerns the use of statins for the "primary prevention" of cardio...

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HOW HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS CAN REALIZE THE FULL POTENTIAL OF VDI WITH FLASH STORAGE HOW HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS CAN REALIZE THE FULL POTENTIAL OF VDI WITH FLASH STORAGE

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Dec 03, 2018

IT departments in large healthcare institutions face numerous challenges. They are expected to help implement new initiatives to improve patient care, oftentimes while having to support legacy applications that may have been cobbled together over many years. At the same time, they must follow ever-s...

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5 Benefits and Uses of Coconut Vinegar 5 BENEFITS AND USES OF COCONUT VINEGAR

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Dec 03, 2018

Coconut vinegar is a staple in Southeast Asian and Indian cuisine that is rapidly gaining popularity in the West. It’s made from the sap of the flowers of coconut trees. This sap ferments for 8–12 months, naturally turning into vinegar. Coconut vinegar has a cloudy, white appearance and ...

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The EHR imperative: Eliminating outages and combating cyber attacks can help improve patient care THE EHR IMPERATIVE: ELIMINATING OUTAGES AND COMBATING CYBER ATTACKS CAN HELP IMPROVE PATIENT CARE

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Dec 03, 2018

Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems have become a mission‑critical component for delivering appropriate and timely high‑quality care. They function as the single source of truth for providers and patients. Find out how leading Healthcare providers are using a proactive approach to keep their EHR ...

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Home-based Palliative Care: A Playbook for Health Systems to Optimize Care for Advanced Illness HOME-BASED PALLIATIVE CARE: A PLAYBOOK FOR HEALTH SYSTEMS TO OPTIMIZE CARE FOR ADVANCED ILLNESS

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Dec 03, 2018

While there has traditionally been a clear distinction between the roles of healthcare providers and payers, a myriad of market forces over the past decade have blurred the lines between these two symbiotic partners. As they continue to evolve into each other’s space, they contribute to the si...

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Precision Outcomes-Based Contracting Driving More Health per Dollar PRECISION OUTCOMES-BASED CONTRACTING DRIVING MORE HEALTH PER DOLLAR

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Dec 03, 2018

Tying healthcare payments to the achievement of pre-specified goals better align healthcare spending with desired clinical outcomes, according to a new infographic by the University of Michigan V-BID Center. The infographic provides examples of outcomes-based contracts as well as key elements of out...

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Surgeons successfully perform full face transplant SURGEONS SUCCESSFULLY PERFORM FULL FACE TRANSPLANT

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Dec 03, 2018

A team of surgeons has successfully performed a face transplant for a 26-year-old man who had a self-inflicted gun injury. The team used facial skin from a donor to replace much of the man's face, as well as partially replacing his bone structure. A team of over 100 medical professionals at New ...

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Celiac disease may be treated with cystic fibrosis drugs CELIAC DISEASE MAY BE TREATED WITH CYSTIC FIBROSIS DRUGS

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Dec 03, 2018

New research investigates the molecular similarities between celiac disease and cystic fibrosis. The results suggest that a compound developed for cystic fibrosis may also treat celiac disease. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects 1 in 141 people in the United States. The condition ...

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The health risks of being a night owl THE HEALTH RISKS OF BEING A NIGHT OWL

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Dec 03, 2018

The first international review to compare night owls with early risers outlines the health risks associated with preferring late nights. However, these risks may not be set in stone. Most individuals fit one of two chronotypes: We are morning people or evening people. Either we prefer to stay up lat...

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Type 1 diabetes: Drawing nearer to treatment that generates new insulin cells TYPE 1 DIABETES: DRAWING NEARER TO TREATMENT THAT GENERATES NEW INSULIN CELLS

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Dec 03, 2018

Scientists from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark and the Helmholtz Zentrum München in Neuherberg, Germany have mapped the signals that determine the destiny of progenitor cells in the pancreas. These immature cells can develop into either islet cells that make insulin or another type of ...

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How IoT is Transforming the Future of Healthcare HOW IOT IS TRANSFORMING THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE

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Dec 02, 2018

The IoMT is revolutionizing the healthcare industry, with Internet of Things (IoT) devices and networks quickly establishing themselves as a critical part of modern healthcare. This white paper explores key technological advancements in the healthcare industry and how they are helping healthcare pro...

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4 Tips to Keep the Weight Off For Good 4 TIPS TO KEEP THE WEIGHT OFF FOR GOOD

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Dec 01, 2018

Many people think their work is done once they reach their goal weight. However, maintaining weight is often a challenge in and of itself. In fact, many people who lose weight end up gaining it back — and then some. Follow these four expert tips to avoid regaining the weight:

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Top Sector HTSM Healthcare roadmap 2018 TOP SECTOR HTSM HEALTHCARE ROADMAP 2018

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Nov 30, 2018

Health and healthcare systems will face a huge challenge in providing the same level of services, in an appropriate, efficient and cost-effective way, to a rapidly growing and aging population. Global healthcare expenditure is currently estimated a USD7.6 trillion and its growth will continue greate...

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5 Surprising Holiday Diet Busters 5 SURPRISING HOLIDAY DIET BUSTERS

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Nov 30, 2018

Research published in the New England Journal of Medicine found participants started gaining weight in October and continued seeing incremental gains in their weight through the New Year. The actual weight gain was minimal — about 1.3 pounds — but it took five months to lose. In other wo...

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4 Future Trends in Medicine 4 FUTURE TRENDS IN MEDICINE

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Nov 30, 2018

The world of medicine is continually impacted by updates in technology, new scientific research, and healthcare reform initiatives, according to a new infographic by docwire. The infographic examines four future trends that are impacting the healthcare industry.

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What is the IIFYM (if it fits your macros) diet? WHAT IS THE IIFYM (IF IT FITS YOUR MACROS) DIET?

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Nov 30, 2018

Unlike diets that involve food restriction, proponents describe IIFYM as a flexible diet that can help people lose weight without drastically changing their eating habits. Little research has investigated the diet, so its effectiveness has not been scientifically established. In general, many people...

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Infections could trigger cardiovascular disease INFECTIONS COULD TRIGGER CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

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Nov 30, 2018

Researchers find a higher risk of coronary events during the 3 months after an infection. The body's immune response, they suggest, may explain why infections "trigger" heart attack and stroke. The term cardiovascular disease (CVD) covers a range of conditions: from a heart attack and ...

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Depression: Electrical stimulation can DEPRESSION: ELECTRICAL STIMULATION CAN 'SIGNIFICANTLY' IMPROVE MOOD

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Nov 30, 2018

New research shows that deep brain stimulation can tackle treatment-resistant depression. Stimulating a brain area called the orbitofrontal cortex led to "significant" improvements in mood for people with moderate to severe depression. Major depressive disorder affects over 16 million adul...

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Cancer cells CANCER CELLS' USE OF SUGAR HOLDS THE KEY TO THEIR DESTRUCTION

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Nov 30, 2018

Oncolytic viruses specifically target and enter cancer cells and use the cells' machinery for their own multiplication and spread. They destroy tumors from the inside without harming nearby healthy tissue. A recent study proposes that restricting the cancer cells' supply of glucose and alter...

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Using Integrated Technologies to Solve Today’s Nursing Challenges USING INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGIES TO SOLVE TODAY’S NURSING CHALLENGES

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Nov 29, 2018

Integrated technologies have already begun to impact the discipline of nursing. Nurse leaders are positioned to influence how technology is applied in the patient care environment – but many aren’t asking the critical questions that need to be asked, or claiming their rightful seat at th...

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Keto Diet: Did you know you could eat fats to burn fats? KETO DIET: DID YOU KNOW YOU COULD EAT FATS TO BURN FATS?

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Nov 29, 2018

Unless you have been living under a bridge, the term “keto diet” is something you must have easily come across through various health articles and celebrity diet advice circulating the internet. Leaving its apparent contemporary, the paleo diet, much behind in the race in terms of popula...

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Will Doctors Fear Being Replaced by AI in the Hospital Settling? WILL DOCTORS FEAR BEING REPLACED BY AI IN THE HOSPITAL SETTLING?

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Nov 29, 2018

The implementation of artificial intelligence applications in the healthcare space is poised to impact clinical workflows, physician training, and the medical education model. A recent report by Accenture predicts that the AI health market will grow to an estimated $6.6 billion by 2021 and a compoun...

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Exercise may prevent heart attacks in otherwise healthy people EXERCISE MAY PREVENT HEART ATTACKS IN OTHERWISE HEALTHY PEOPLE

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Nov 29, 2018

New research published in the European Heart Journal suggests that even people with no signs of cardiovascular disease should exercise to prevent a heart attack. Cardiorespiratory fitness can be a predictor of future problems, warn the researchers. Heart disease remains the leading cause of death am...

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Is a Big Breakfast, Small Dinner Best For Weight Loss? IS A BIG BREAKFAST, SMALL DINNER BEST FOR WEIGHT LOSS?

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Nov 28, 2018

Proponents of breakfasting like a king say the goal is to match energy intake with expenditure throughout the day, explains sports nutritionist Molly Kimball, RD, nutritionist at the Ochsner Fitness Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. It makes sense, then, to preload calories in the morning to fuel yo...

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How Emotional Intelligence Can Make a Difference in Health Care HOW EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN HEALTH CARE

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Nov 28, 2018

Emotional intelligence (EQ) has been an important topic in business and organizational leadership for decades. It’s equally important in the health care business. Health care administrators can develop their own EQ skills, and they can also promote EQ in their organizations via employee traini...

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Improving Patient Care through Clinical Integration IMPROVING PATIENT CARE THROUGH CLINICAL INTEGRATION

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Nov 28, 2018

Clinical integration plays a key role in the creation of meaningful connections and collaboration within the healthcare sector, according to a new infographic by Regis College. The infographic examines the benefits of clinical integration and conditions that benefit from integrated care.

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New strategy defeats cancer cells that evade chemotherapy NEW STRATEGY DEFEATS CANCER CELLS THAT EVADE CHEMOTHERAPY

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Nov 28, 2018

The team of researchers tested this new approach in a type of lung cancer in which the cells are able to evade chemotherapy. In fact, exposure to chemotherapy can alter the cells so much that they become very difficult to treat. Dr. Gaetano Gargiulo, group leader at the Max Delbrück Center for ...

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How has new technology disrupted the health care industry? HOW HAS NEW TECHNOLOGY DISRUPTED THE HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY?

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Nov 27, 2018

How has new technology disrupted the health care industry? Predictive maintenance has made huge changes in how we go to the doctor. Tom Raftery at SAP explains how this kind of tech shapes our future.

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Does diabetes cause hair loss? DOES DIABETES CAUSE HAIR LOSS?

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Nov 27, 2018

Hair loss is a natural part of the hair's life cycle. As hair reaches the final stage of the cycle, it will fall out. A new hair will typically grow from the same hair follicle to replace it. At times though, a new hair may fail to form. If there are large areas of the scalp in which new hairs d...

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What are the health benefits of hazelnuts? WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF HAZELNUTS?

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Nov 27, 2018

Hazelnuts make a tasty snack and are a great addition to many dishes. When a person includes them in a balanced, calorie-controlled diet, the nuts also provide several health benefits. In this article, learn how hazelnuts can support health, from lowering cholesterol levels to improving insulin resi...

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Lung disease may increase dementia risk LUNG DISEASE MAY INCREASE DEMENTIA RISK

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Nov 27, 2018

Dementia refers to a series of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's, where a person's memory and other cognitive abilities decline. A recent study may have found a new risk factor that might predispose people to dementia: lung disease. According to the study by researchers from th...

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New obesity procedure also reduces muscle mass NEW OBESITY PROCEDURE ALSO REDUCES MUSCLE MASS

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Nov 27, 2018

A study about a new procedure for the treatment of obesity has raised some concerns. This is because, while the treatment leads to weight loss, the pounds a person sheds consist of skeletal muscle as well as fat. Also, body fat loss seems to be mainly of the subcutaneous — as opposed to the ri...

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Fighting for basic healthcare FIGHTING FOR BASIC HEALTHCARE

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Nov 26, 2018

Inspiring activists are campaigning for women in Northern Ireland to have free, safe and legal access to abortion. Send them a message of support to show them humanity's on their side.

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The Consumerization of Healthcare, AI, and the Shifting Physician-Patient Relationship THE CONSUMERIZATION OF HEALTHCARE, AI, AND THE SHIFTING PHYSICIAN-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP

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Nov 26, 2018

The classic story of disruptive technology is all too familiar. Travel websites replace agents by giving consumers access to the same rates. Uber offers transportation outside of the established taxi cab system. Amazon brings outlet shopping into our homes. The common thread in all these examples is...

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Implants IMPLANTS 'MADE OF YOUR OWN CELLS' COULD END BACK PAIN

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Nov 26, 2018

Back and neck pain are often the result of the progressive damage of the discs that separate the spinal vertebrae. Thanks to new multidisciplinary research, we may soon have a better solution to this problem: bioengineered discs grown out of a person's own cells. Intervertebral disc degeneration...

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'DNA ORIGAMI' TACKLES MULTIDRUG-RESISTANT CANCER CELLS

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Nov 26, 2018

The tool is a "tailored DNA nanoplatform" that can carry chemotherapy drugs into targeted cancer cells while also silencing the cells' drug-resistance genes. The technique is the work of scientists at the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology in Beijing, China. A recent paper ...

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How Telehealth Is Changing the Healthcare Industry HOW TELEHEALTH IS CHANGING THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

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Nov 26, 2018

Featuring digital services such as real-time patient monitoring, real-time patient chat, and interactive online portals, telehealth technology is actively revolutionizing the healthcare system, making it more efficient for patients and care providers as well as administrators and insurance companies...

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Do cancer treatments accelerate brain aging? DO CANCER TREATMENTS ACCELERATE BRAIN AGING?

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Nov 26, 2018

Previously on Medical News Today, we covered a study explaining that an experience called chemo brain affects many people undergoing cancer — particularly breast cancer — treatment. Chemo brain occurs during cancer treatment, and it may last for a long time after the treatment is over. P...

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Type 2 diabetes: How do fructose-sweetened drinks affect risk? TYPE 2 DIABETES: HOW DO FRUCTOSE-SWEETENED DRINKS AFFECT RISK?

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Nov 26, 2018

A range of recent studies has pointed out the potential health risks of sugary drinks. Studies have confirmed that there is a link between sugary drinks and obesity, as well as cautioning that as few as two sugary drinks per week may raise the risk of type 2 diabetes considerably. Now, a comprehensi...

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5 Ways A Retiree Can Save In Health Care Expenses 5 WAYS A RETIREE CAN SAVE IN HEALTH CARE EXPENSES

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Nov 26, 2018

The costs of healthcare can practically take out everything you have saved in your lifetime. Your retirement dollars will be compromised. In fact, many retirees cannot shoulder all the health care expenses. But, there are ways to help lessen the overall cost of this dilemma.

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How to Care for Your Chronic Disease HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR CHRONIC DISEASE

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Nov 25, 2018

Lee Health is a nationally recognized, award-winning health system in Southwest Florida. We are caring people, inspiring health. From diabetes to COPD, even heart disease, a new program is helping patients better manage their chronic disease. “Chronic disease management works for anyone that h...

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Why Healthy Eating Beats Fad Diets WHY HEALTHY EATING BEATS FAD DIETS

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Nov 24, 2018

The Boston Medical Center estimates that 45 million Americans go on a diet each year. In 2018, nearly half of all Americans resolved to lose weight or get into better shape. That’s a lot of people. So it’s no surprise many turn to fad diets or other extreme measures in attempt to kicksta...

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23 Easy Home Remedies for Kidney Stones 23 EASY HOME REMEDIES FOR KIDNEY STONES

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Nov 23, 2018

Kidneys perform the important task of removing waste products and excess fluids from our body through urine.  They are instrumental in maintaining the chemical balance of our bodies.  It goes without saying, therefore, that healthy kidneys equal to a healthy body. Kidney stones form when t...

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Does bromelain have any health benefits? DOES BROMELAIN HAVE ANY HEALTH BENEFITS?

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Nov 23, 2018

Bromelain is an enzyme mixture present in the pineapple. People tend to use bromelain as a supplement for various health benefits, including relieving sinus problems, reducing inflammation, and improving digestion. There is varied scientific evidence surrounding the effectiveness of using bromelain ...

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New blood test can detect ovarian cancer in its early stages NEW BLOOD TEST CAN DETECT OVARIAN CANCER IN ITS EARLY STAGES

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Nov 23, 2018

Relatively few cases of ovarian cancer are diagnosed in their early stages, so many people lose the opportunity for effective treatment. A newly developed blood test, however, could change this situation. The American Cancer Society (ACS) state that "only about 20 percent of ovarian cancers are...

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Could a type of sugar halt cancer COULD A TYPE OF SUGAR HALT CANCER'S MARCH?

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Nov 23, 2018

In a recent study, researchers found that adding a specific type of sugar to the drinking water of mice slowed down tumor growth and enhanced the effect of chemotherapy. Because cancer cells divide rapidly, they need a great deal of fuel. Their primary power source, like healthy cells, is glucose. S...

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Triple Magnesium Complex from Igennus Healthcare Nutrition TRIPLE MAGNESIUM COMPLEX FROM IGENNUS HEALTHCARE NUTRITION

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Nov 23, 2018

Magnesium is a vital mineral involved in over 300 enzyme reactions in the body, supporting a wide range of physiological functions from energy production and central nervous system function to supporting muscular and cardiovascular function and hydration. It is estimated that around 60% of people in...

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Innovation in Healthcare IT INNOVATION IN HEALTHCARE IT

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Nov 22, 2018

This paper discusses the need for innovative IT solutions for better healthcare. It is part of a series of white papers on key aspects affecting the move toward an Enlightened Healthcare Ecosystem. The other two papers focus on Healthcare Challenges and Trends and the Convergence of Healthcare and P...

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The One Mental Trick That May Aid Weight Loss THE ONE MENTAL TRICK THAT MAY AID WEIGHT LOSS

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Nov 22, 2018

Athletes use visualization to help them mentally rehearse and prepare for competition. Now “if you see it, you can achieve it” might be the mantra when it comes to weight loss as well, according to a recent study published in the International Journal of Obesity. University of Plymouth (...

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The Clinical and Bottom Line Case for Emergency Department Case Management THE CLINICAL AND BOTTOM LINE CASE FOR EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT CASE MANAGEMENT

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Nov 22, 2018

Hospital emergency departments sit at the crux of the most expensive decision in the healthcare system, to admit or not admit a patient. As the industry makes further inroads into value-based care, the decision about whether to admit an ED patient to the hospital is crucial to both containing costs ...

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Is peanut butter good for you? IS PEANUT BUTTER GOOD FOR YOU?

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Nov 22, 2018

Peanuts and peanut butter contain nutrients that may boost a person's heart health and improve blood sugar levels. Depending on how people use peanut butter in their diet, it can help them lose weight, or put on pounds during weight training or bodybuilding. However, peanut butter is high in cal...

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5 Dangerous Causes and Home Remedies of Diabetic Neuropathy 5 DANGEROUS CAUSES AND HOME REMEDIES OF DIABETIC NEUROPATHY

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Nov 22, 2018

Are you diabetic and need help to fight diabetic neuropathy? Ayurvedic treatment for diabetic neuropathy is one of the most underrated yet powerful treatments available. Do you feel numbness and tingling in your hands and legs often? If these symptoms are followed by tiredness, muscular cramps and i...

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Why does psoriasis increase diabetes risk? WHY DOES PSORIASIS INCREASE DIABETES RISK?

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Nov 22, 2018

Psoriasis is a common inflammatory skin condition, affecting an estimated 2.2 percent of people in the United States. For decades, we have known that psoriasis increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. However, the exact nature of this connection is unclear. Recently, researchers from King&#...

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Stopping tumor cell movement halts cancer spread STOPPING TUMOR CELL MOVEMENT HALTS CANCER SPREAD

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Nov 22, 2018

Using an experimental model, scientists from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis stopped cancer cells from spreading, even after the cells had altered their mode of movement. The chances of eliminating cancer are much higher if the disease has not spread beyond the primary tumor.

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Obesity: Researchers identify 4 subtypes OBESITY: RESEARCHERS IDENTIFY 4 SUBTYPES

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Nov 22, 2018

specialists from the World Health Organization (WHO) refer to obesity as a "global epidemic" that must be addressed if we want to prevent its ill effects. Obesity is a major risk factor for many other health conditions, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and various types of cancer....

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Increasing Access to Mental Healthcare via Telehealth INCREASING ACCESS TO MENTAL HEALTHCARE VIA TELEHEALTH

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Nov 21, 2018

Behavioral Healthcare Providers (BHP), a non-profit organization, began serving people with behavioral needs in 1996, establishing a network of over 5,500 mental health providers and clinic combinations across Minnesota. One of BHP’s key priorities is to help hospitals access mental health pro...

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7 Nutritionist-Approved Ways to Practice Moderation 7 NUTRITIONIST-APPROVED WAYS TO PRACTICE MODERATION

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Nov 21, 2018

If you’ve ever tried to eat healthier, you’ve probably heard the advice you should eat the foods you love — in moderation. There’s a good reason for that. “Deprivation never works and often leads to binges, so the best bet is to develop strategies to enable you to enjoy...

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Healthy Habits For Life: 10 Tips For Better Fitness HEALTHY HABITS FOR LIFE: 10 TIPS FOR BETTER FITNESS

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Nov 21, 2018

Building fitness doesn’t simply happen overnight. It’s best to think of it as an ongoing journey — and to try to enjoy the ride. Sometimes we’re more motivated than others, but the important thing is to find something you enjoy doing and keep coming back. Building a consisten...

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Artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare and research ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) IN HEALTHCARE AND RESEARCH

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Nov 21, 2018

AI has the potential to be used in planning and resource allocation in health and social care services. For example, the IBM Watson Care Manager system is being piloted by Harrow Council with the aim of improving cost efficiency. It matches individuals with a care provider that meets their needs, wi...

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Current Challenges in Diabetes Care and How to Address Them CURRENT CHALLENGES IN DIABETES CARE AND HOW TO ADDRESS THEM

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Nov 21, 2018

The IDEAL Group is a multidisciplinary panel of diabetes specialists with a visionary outlook to improve diabetes care outcomes across the UK. The primary objective of IDEAL is to review current practice across the NHS to assess and recommend better ways to approach education, access and learning fo...

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Throughput: Optimizing Patient Flow THROUGHPUT: OPTIMIZING PATIENT FLOW

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Nov 21, 2018

As healthcare moves from fee for service to fee for value, health systems need to help their physicians maintain relationships with a broad range of patients. This means getting patients through the door and helping providers work efficiently. Learn the best practices that will optimize your patient...

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6 Recommended Practices for Strengthening Care Transitions 6 RECOMMENDED PRACTICES FOR STRENGTHENING CARE TRANSITIONS

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Nov 21, 2018

Poorly coordinated care transitions from hospitals to other care settings contribute to avoidable healthcare costs, according to a new infographic by Cureatr. The infographic examines six best practices for improving care transitions.

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Sweet options for people with diabetes SWEET OPTIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH DIABETES

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Nov 21, 2018

One of the most challenging types of food for people with diabetes to find is dessert. Doctors will generally encourage people with diabetes to avoid sugars and carbohydrates. However, by making some simple nutritional changes, it is possible for people with diabetes to enjoy desserts. Desserts can ...

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6 Easy Strategies to Help You Lose Weight After 50 6 EASY STRATEGIES TO HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT AFTER 50

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Nov 20, 2018

Whether you’re struggling with a slowing metabolism, more sedentary behavior, or you’ve let your eating habits slip, once you hit the age of 50, weight loss can become challenging. Combine those factors with an injury or medical problems, and hitting the gym to maintain your waistline mi...

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Healthcare Marketing in the Digital Age HEALTHCARE MARKETING IN THE DIGITAL AGE

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Nov 20, 2018

The healthcare industry is growing rapidly and shows no signs of slowing down. Currently, the industry employs more than 15.5 million people in the United States, with a projected annual growth rate of 2.6 percent through 20221. This will theoretically add 5 million jobs, accounting for one-third of...

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Medical Technology Shaping Healthcare For All In India MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY SHAPING HEALTHCARE FOR ALL IN INDIA

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Nov 20, 2018

While the Indian healthcare sector has grown at a healthy double-digit rate, challenges in access to quality and affordable healthcare persist in large parts of the country. With less than 1 physician per 1000 population, India is well behind its peer countries. It needs an additional 3.6 million ho...

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Healthcare Technology trends to watch out for in 2018 HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY TRENDS TO WATCH OUT FOR IN 2018

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Nov 20, 2018

The healthcare industry is on the cusp of a digital revolution. People are empowered with health information, thanks to technological innovations in digital health. It’s vitally important that healthcare professionals continue to stay up to date on advances in technology that will improve not ...

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How aspirin and omega-3 may reduce cancer risk HOW ASPIRIN AND OMEGA-3 MAY REDUCE CANCER RISK

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Nov 20, 2018

Acetylsalicylic acid, best known as aspirin, and omega-3 fatty acids support various aspects of health, and scientists continue to uncover how these substances work. One recent study suggests that both could have an impact on colon cancer risk.

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What to know about cassava: Nutrition and toxicity WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT CASSAVA: NUTRITION AND TOXICITY

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Nov 20, 2018

Raw cassava contains cyanide, which is toxic to ingest, so it is vital to prepare it correctly. In the United States, people grind cassava down to make tapioca, which they eat as a pudding or use as a thickening agent. In this article, we provide an overview of this vegetable and explain its benefit...

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Top Trends Impacting Home Healthcare TOP TRENDS IMPACTING HOME HEALTHCARE

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Nov 20, 2018

Home healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries today. But the demand is far outpacing the sector's growth. We take a look at some of the trends impacting the industry today.

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Health benefits of coconut milk HEALTH BENEFITS OF COCONUT MILK

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Nov 20, 2018

Coconut milk is a white, milky substance extracted from the flesh of mature coconuts. It can benefit health in several ways, such as by stimulating weight loss and lowering cholesterol. As a result, coconut milk has gained popularity in the healthcare community and as an alternative to dairy milk. I...

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What are the benefits of cherry juice? WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CHERRY JUICE?

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Nov 20, 2018

Cherry juice is a popular drink with links to several health benefits, including boosting the immune system, improving memory, and aiding sleep. However, few scientific studies back up these claims. There are different varieties of cherry, but manufacturers typically make cherry juice using a tart o...

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What are the benefits of flaxseed oil? WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF FLAXSEED OIL?

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Nov 20, 2018

Humans have used flaxseed oil for thousands of years, and it has a variety of health benefits. Manufacturers extract flaxseed oil from flaxseeds. People can use the oil in cooking and baking. In this article, learn about the health benefits of flaxseed oil, including reduced cholesterol, fewer skin ...

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What to know about type 1 diabetes WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT TYPE 1 DIABETES

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Nov 19, 2018

Type 1 diabetes requires lifelong treatment once it develops. The body does not produce enough insulin, and blood glucose levels remain high unless a person takes steps to manage high blood sugar. In the United States, an estimated 0.55 percent of adults have type 1 diabetes. This makes up around 5 ...

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Healthcare: Is IBP worth the hassle? HEALTHCARE: IS IBP WORTH THE HASSLE?

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Nov 19, 2018

This is a question which is occasionally posed by Healthcare companies, when they evaluate the effort involved in driving the monthly IBP process, versus the value extracted. At Oliver Wight, we find that the organisations that ask this question most often, are failing to correctly implement the IBP...

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Strength training tied to better heart health than aerobic STRENGTH TRAINING TIED TO BETTER HEART HEALTH THAN AEROBIC

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Nov 19, 2018

A survey of 4,000 adults revealed that static activity, such as strength training, had stronger links to reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases than dynamic activity, such as walking and cycling. The researchers point out, however, that any amount of either kind of exercise brings benefits, and tha...

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Manage Chronic Disease with the EFST Model for Cultural Competence MANAGE CHRONIC DISEASE WITH THE EFST MODEL FOR CULTURAL COMPETENCE

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Nov 19, 2018

The challenges of serious illness are compounded when there are cross-cultural issues at play, according to a new infographic by Quality Interactions. The infographic examines the essential questions to ask patients to foster culturally-sensitive healthcare that improves patient adherence and health...

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Virtual healthcare gets real, as telehealth turns to AI VIRTUAL HEALTHCARE GETS REAL, AS TELEHEALTH TURNS TO AI

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Nov 19, 2018

One day you wake up with a pain in your side that persists. You want to be seen by a medical professional, but you don't want to go through the hassle of making an appointment and schlepping to your doctor. Most large healthcare organizations now allow you to make an appointment with a physician...

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Preventing Gout with a Healthy Diet PREVENTING GOUT WITH A HEALTHY DIET

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Nov 18, 2018

Every day millions of people struggle to do daily tasks because of their chronic pain. A new class is restoring their quality of life. It can affect joints like the big toe, feet, ankles, and knees.  “Gout is a type of arthritis that evolves from an imbalance of protein metabolism in your...

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Functional Medicine to Improve Your Health FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE TO IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH

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Nov 18, 2018

Lee Health is a nationally recognized, award-winning health system in Southwest Florida. We are caring people, inspiring health. It’s definitely not one size fits all. “It’s often used as diet specific, condition-specific, individual-specific,” said Julie Hill, an outpatient ...

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Google’s Latest Efforts to Help Healthcare GOOGLE’S LATEST EFFORTS TO HELP HEALTHCARE

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Nov 18, 2018

Google just released a paper called “Scalable and accurate deep learning for electronic health records” that has received deserved acclaim in both the machine learning (ML) and healthcare communities. This research comes from the Google Brain group and isn’t their first foray into ...

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How to treat diabetes HOW TO TREAT DIABETES

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Nov 16, 2018

Diabetes is a chronic disorder in which the body does not produce or use insulin effectively. It is not curable for most people, but treatments include medication, lifestyle adjustments, and management of diabetes' various complications. The main aim of diabetes treatment is to return blood suga...

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Is Alcohol Sabotaging Your Weight Loss? IS ALCOHOL SABOTAGING YOUR WEIGHT LOSS?

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Nov 16, 2018

When you’re trying to lose weight, the standard advice of “eat fewer calories than you burn” still largely applies, but not all calories are created equal when it comes to the effect on your body. For example, 300 calories of broccoli will have a different effect on your blood suga...

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An Eye on Diabetes AN EYE ON DIABETES

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Nov 16, 2018

Diabetes can strike anyone, from any walk of life. Keeping diabetes under control helps to prevent heart, nerve, and foot problems. This informative Infographic by InfoGraphic Design Team illustrates the symptoms, types, statistics, prevention and behavior of people towards Diabetes.

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A simple type of daily meditation may alter the course of Alzheimer A SIMPLE TYPE OF DAILY MEDITATION MAY ALTER THE COURSE OF ALZHEIMER'S

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Nov 16, 2018

Recent research has found that short daily practice of mind-body therapy may help alleviate some of the signs and symptoms that often precede dementia. The researchers behind the new study assessed a group of older adults experiencing memory difficulties who practiced 12 minutes per day of music lis...

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Why a low-carb diet can help you lose weight and keep it off WHY A LOW-CARB DIET CAN HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT AND KEEP IT OFF

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Nov 16, 2018

"The largest and longest feeding study to test the 'carbohydrate-insulin model'" concludes that a lower carb intake burns more calories, which may help people maintain weight loss over a longer period of time. Cara Ebbeling, Ph.D., together with Dr. David Ludwig — both at Bos...

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 Delivering Frictionless Security to the Clinical Workflow DELIVERING FRICTIONLESS SECURITY TO THE CLINICAL WORKFLOW

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Nov 16, 2018

Learn about the need of security that is unobtrusive and comprehensive, and that doesn't hinder clinical workflows or the delivery of care to patients.

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Why AI and robotics will define New Health WHY AI AND ROBOTICS WILL DEFINE NEW HEALTH

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Nov 15, 2018

Would you allow a medical robot with artificial intelligence (AI) to examine, diagnose and prescribe a treatment plan for you or a member of your family with cancer? Would you accept a robot as your primary surgeon? And if you were to do so, what would the human clinician do? AI and robots have long...

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4 Ways to Achieve Value-Based Care 4 WAYS TO ACHIEVE VALUE-BASED CARE

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Nov 15, 2018

A “patients first” approach requires more than simply giving patients access to their information. It also means that those within health and wellness intentionally engage with and empower patients. In part 4 of a 4 part series, this white paper outlines the top 5 ways to help you succee...

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Top 6 Pranayama to Keep Hypertension at Bay ! TOP 6 PRANAYAMA TO KEEP HYPERTENSION AT BAY !

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Nov 15, 2018

Hypertension is a common lifestyle induced condition in present times. It is a silent killer disease. If you are diagnosed with high blood pressure, then you have to make your lifestyle a healthy one. This is done by exercising regularly, eating healthy food and medication. Here yoga also helps you ...

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Transforming Health Care through AI TRANSFORMING HEALTH CARE THROUGH AI

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Nov 15, 2018

Learn more about Cambia’s approach to transforming health care through AI and human-centered design from our November 6th AI Expo. Featuring Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer Faraz Shafiq.).

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After Tragedy, Debbie Heals with the Help of Telehealth AFTER TRAGEDY, DEBBIE HEALS WITH THE HELP OF TELEHEALTH

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Nov 15, 2018

After losing two children in a brutal attack, Debbie suffered from PTSD and depression. With a few mental health professionals in rural Anza, CA, she struggled to get the help she needed. Then a local community health center, Borrego Health started using telehealth to connect patients to providers o...

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What to know about lung cancer WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT LUNG CANCER

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Nov 15, 2018

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 218,527 people in the United States received a lung cancer diagnosis in 2015. Early diagnosis can help a person seek treatment, as early as possible, in the disease's course. Identifying lung cancer in its earliest stages can be difficult, however, b...

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What to know about hyperglycemia WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT HYPERGLYCEMIA

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Nov 15, 2018

High blood sugar is a leading indicator of diabetes. If a person with diabetes does not manage the sugar levels in their blood, they can develop a severe complication called diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). If a person does not get treatment for ketoacidosis, they can fall into a diabetic coma, which a ...

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Internet Marketing for the Healthcare Industry INTERNET MARKETING FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

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Nov 15, 2018

Internet marketing for healthcare professionals requires a multi-level, highly-targeted approach that will bring in new patients and nurture them into long-lasting partnerships throughout the patient journey. While healthcare professionals are constantly seeking out the latest innovative technologie...

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New evidence that social media increases loneliness NEW EVIDENCE THAT SOCIAL MEDIA INCREASES LONELINESS

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Nov 15, 2018

According to the first author of the new study, which featured in the Journal of Social & Clinical Psychology, no scientific study has proven a causal connection between the two until now. University of Pennsylvania psychologist Melissa G. Hunt believes that her team is responsible for the first...

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Dandelion tea benefits DANDELION TEA BENEFITS

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Nov 15, 2018

People can brew whole dandelion plants or use just the leaves, roots, or stems to make tea. Dandelion tea is very high in vitamin A and may offer many health benefits, but there is a lack of scientific evidence to confirm them. People can brew dandelion tea at home or find it in health-food stores. ...

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9 healthful substitutes for butter 9 HEALTHFUL SUBSTITUTES FOR BUTTER

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Nov 15, 2018

Butter is a dairy product that people can make from churned milk or cream. However, for people who cannot or choose not to consume butter, there are many alternatives. The process of churning milk or cream separates the milk fat from the liquid. The remaining fat becomes the butter.

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Hot baths reduce inflammation, improve glucose metabolism HOT BATHS REDUCE INFLAMMATION, IMPROVE GLUCOSE METABOLISM

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Nov 15, 2018

According to new research, a hot bath could have effects that extend way beyond mental relaxation. According to the authors, regular hot baths might reduce inflammation and improve metabolism. Over recent years, hot baths, saunas, and other so-called passive heating therapies have received growing a...