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Weight loss: WEIGHT LOSS: 'TELLING SOMEONE TO IMPROVE THEIR DIET DOESN'T WORK'

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Mar 22, 2019

Doctors often advise people who are overweight to lose weight by improving their dietary habits or becoming more physically active. However, the results of a new study suggest that such generic advice does not empower people to succeed in their weight loss efforts.

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Hot tea may raise esophageal cancer risk HOT TEA MAY RAISE ESOPHAGEAL CANCER RISK

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Mar 22, 2019

According to the American Cancer Society, in 2019, there will be approximately 17,650 new cases of esophageal cancer and over 16,000 people will die from it. In terms of a person's outlook, the Society estimate that approximately 20 percent of people with esophageal cancer go on to live for 5 ye...

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How does tumor acidity help cancer spread? HOW DOES TUMOR ACIDITY HELP CANCER SPREAD?

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Mar 21, 2019

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge found that acidic, or low-pH, tumor regions alter gene expression in cancer cells in ways that make them more aggressive. In a paper that appears in the journal Cancer Research, they describe how, by reducing tumor acidity, ...

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Why your gut may hold the key to cardiovascular health WHY YOUR GUT MAY HOLD THE KEY TO CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH

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Mar 21, 2019

An increasing number of studies suggest that the bacteria in our guts hold the key to healthy aging. For instance, a recent conference that Medical News Today reported on featured research in the worm Caenorhabditis elegans. The results suggested that colonizing the gut with specific strains of bact...

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Do people with Parkinson DO PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON'S DISEASE SMELL DIFFERENT?

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Mar 21, 2019

Parkinson's is a progressive neurodegenerative condition. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimate that around half a million people in the United States are living with the condition. Parkinson's disease tends to affect older adults. The population of the United States is growing ol...

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This THIS 'CATERPILLAR FUNGUS' MAY HELP TREAT OSTEOARTHRITIS

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Mar 21, 2019

A parasitic fungus that infects caterpillars and various other insects may hold the key to better treatments for osteoarthritis, a condition characterized by pain and stiffness in a person's joints. This, at least, is what new research from the United Kingdom suggests. Osteoarthritis is the most...

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Study links severe gum disease to raised dementia risk STUDY LINKS SEVERE GUM DISEASE TO RAISED DEMENTIA RISK

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Mar 20, 2019

Using data from an extensive national health insurance screening program, investigators from Seoul National University in South Korea examined the relationship between chronic periodontitis and dementia. In a paper that now features in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, the researchers ...

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Heart disease and depression: Scientists find missing link HEART DISEASE AND DEPRESSION: SCIENTISTS FIND MISSING LINK

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Mar 19, 2019

Researchers already recognized the link between depression and heart disease. However, until recently, the mechanisms explaining it remained a mystery. A new study reveals that stress-induced inflammation may explain why mental and cardiovascular health are so intimately related. Heart disease is no...

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Light and sound therapy may boost brain function LIGHT AND SOUND THERAPY MAY BOOST BRAIN FUNCTION

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Mar 19, 2019

The hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease in the brain include the formation of beta-amyloid plaques and the amalgamation of tau, a toxic protein that disrupts the correct functioning of neural networks. Recent research has suggested that people with this form of cognitive impairment also experience ...

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How destroying a tumor promoter could lead to new cancer treatments HOW DESTROYING A TUMOR PROMOTER COULD LEAD TO NEW CANCER TREATMENTS

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Mar 19, 2019

The discovery concerns the molecular activity of the tumor suppressor protein p53. This protein sits inside the nucleus of the cell and protects the cell's DNA from stress. It has acquired the nickname "guardian of the genome" for this reason. However, mutated forms of p53, which are c...

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5 Ways to Survive Spring Allergy Season 5 WAYS TO SURVIVE SPRING ALLERGY SEASON

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Mar 18, 2019

Does the arrival of the new season make you sniffle and sneeze? We can help you prepare for this spring allergy season. Even though it’s beautiful outside, all of the flowering buds and blooming trees can make you dread being outdoors. Especially if you are one of the millions of people who su...

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Does eating mushrooms protect brain health? DOES EATING MUSHROOMS PROTECT BRAIN HEALTH?

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Mar 15, 2019

Mushrooms are a much-loved ingredient in cuisines around the world. They are nutritious and especially rich in antioxidants, which protect cell health. Researchers are now asking whether mushrooms can also protect against cognitive decline. Mushrooms are fascinating. Although some are edible and gro...

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The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Healthcare Will Continue to Grow THE IMPACT OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ON HEALTHCARE WILL CONTINUE TO GROW

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Mar 15, 2019

Artificial Intelligence (AI) holds lots of promise for the effort to improve healthcare. In a webinar based on her article, 10 Healthcare Trends to Watch in 2019, Robin L. Rose, MBA , VP, Healthcare Resource Group, HealthStream was joined by HealthStream’s Jim Reeves, Vice President, Strategic...

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Why AI will make healthcare personal WHY AI WILL MAKE HEALTHCARE PERSONAL

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Mar 15, 2019

For generations healthcare has been episodic – someone gets sick or breaks a bone, they see a doctor, and then they might not see another one until the next time they get sick or injured. Now, as emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence open up new possibilities for the healthcare...

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Could green tea help fight obesity? COULD GREEN TEA HELP FIGHT OBESITY?

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Mar 14, 2019

According to a recent study in mice, consuming green tea might reduce the risk of obesity and its related conditions. It appears that the benefits are due to green tea's positive influence on gut bacteria. All across the United States, obesity rates are rising. According to the Centers for Disea...

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Is there a link between stroke and changes in gut bacteria? IS THERE A LINK BETWEEN STROKE AND CHANGES IN GUT BACTERIA?

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Mar 14, 2019

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) note that every 40 seconds, someone in the United States experiences a stroke, a cardiovascular event in which the brain's oxygenated blood supply is cut off. A stroke can cause damage to the brain, as its cells begin to die in the absence of ...

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Ovarian cancer: New drug may prevent recurrence OVARIAN CANCER: NEW DRUG MAY PREVENT RECURRENCE

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Mar 14, 2019

New research in mice identifies a compound that prevents ovarian cancer recurrence by eradicating the cancer stem-like cells that conventional chemotherapy leaves behind. According to the National Cancer Institute, there were over 22,000 new cases of ovarian cancer in the United States in 2018. More...

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Diffusion Of Innovation To Improve Health Care Value: Physician-Led Care Redesign DIFFUSION OF INNOVATION TO IMPROVE HEALTH CARE VALUE: PHYSICIAN-LED CARE REDESIGN

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Mar 14, 2019

Medical care in the United States is generally outstanding, as evidenced by individuals who travel from other countries to benefit from the health care practices offered by our physicians and surgeons. Every day, dedicated, knowledgeable, and experienced clinicians deliver highly effective care to i...

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The Importance of Medication Administration: 5 Ways to Improve THE IMPORTANCE OF MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION: 5 WAYS TO IMPROVE

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Mar 13, 2019

Ensuring that medications are given safely and accurately is a cornerstone of safe medical care. The importance of following the “Five Rights” of Medication Administration (right patient, drug, dose, route, and time) is ingrained in every medical, nursing, and pharmacy student’s tr...

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Methods To Help Control Hospital Acquired Infections METHODS TO HELP CONTROL HOSPITAL ACQUIRED INFECTIONS

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Mar 13, 2019

At least 1 in 25 patients has at least one hospital acquired infection on a given day and many of these infections are preventable.  Even though hospitals have been taking an active and engaged approach to help prevent these infections, there is still more that can be done. In 2017, more than 1...

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Is high blood pressure always bad? IS HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE ALWAYS BAD?

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Mar 13, 2019

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a risk factor for several health conditions, including cardiovascular problems, diabetes, and other metabolic issues. However, is high blood pressure always a cause for concern? New findings question that assumption. Up to 75 million adults in the United Stat...

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Type 2 diabetes: Work stress may raise risk in women TYPE 2 DIABETES: WORK STRESS MAY RAISE RISK IN WOMEN

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Mar 13, 2019

More than 100 million people in the United States have diabetes or prediabetes, according to the latest statistics. Over 9 percent of the U.S. population is living with diabetes, and more than 84 million people are living with prediabetes — a condition that is bound to develop into full-blown ...

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These Latest Developments in 3D Printing are Changing the Healthcare Industry THESE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN 3D PRINTING ARE CHANGING THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

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Mar 13, 2019

Imagine a world where our medicine, food and health conditions are made from or treated by a 3D printer. If you’ve already been feeling bogged down by a constant rush of new tech, then brace yourself. Several companies have recently made way with developments through 3D printing that they hope...

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Top Five Digital Health Technologies in 2019 TOP FIVE DIGITAL HEALTH TECHNOLOGIES IN 2019

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Mar 13, 2019

Constantly evolving, digital technologies are finding new applications in the health sector. Even when the industry continues to struggle with digital transformation, new applications emerge every year. This article takes an in-depth look at the five most progressive technologies that will have a si...

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How AI Is Transforming The Health Sectors In 2019 HOW AI IS TRANSFORMING THE HEALTH SECTORS IN 2019

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Mar 12, 2019

How AI Is Transforming The Health Sectors In 2019 Artificial intelligence (AI), sometimes called machine intelligence, is an intelligence demonstrated by machines, in contrast to the natural intelligence displayed by humans and other animals. It emphasizes the creation of intelligent machines that a...

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3 Ways to Avoid Losing Muscle While on a Fat-Loss Program 3 WAYS TO AVOID LOSING MUSCLE WHILE ON A FAT-LOSS PROGRAM

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Mar 12, 2019

In general, weight loss is a good thing. As the CDC notes, even losing 5–10% of your total body weight can lower blood pressure, bad cholesterol and blood sugar. However, one downside to weight loss is it often means losing muscle tissue, which not only burns more calories at rest than fat, bu...

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Social Determinants of Health: Complete Data for Targeted Care SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH: COMPLETE DATA FOR TARGETED CARE

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Mar 12, 2019

The realization that clinical care alone may not be enough to influence health outcomes has led to an increasing need to understand the impact of social and economic factor on one’s health. As healthcare organizations continue to implement technologies and strategies to bring targeted, value b...

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Governance in Healthcare: A Growing Need for Reference Mode GOVERNANCE IN HEALTHCARE: A GROWING NEED FOR REFERENCE MODE

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Mar 12, 2019

Of all the governance trends, none is more foundational and critical to the success of the governance program – indeed the organization itself – than the need for accurate, consistent, and relevant models that communicate the meaning, use, and residency of the assets of the enterprise.

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New brain stimulation therapy is effective against depression NEW BRAIN STIMULATION THERAPY IS EFFECTIVE AGAINST DEPRESSION

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Mar 12, 2019

A new clinical trial has tested the ability of a little-studied, noninvasive brain stimulation technique to treat the symptoms of major depression. The results, so far, have been more than promising. Researchers from the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine in Chapel Hill have recen...

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Sleep loss can turn us into social outcasts SLEEP LOSS CAN TURN US INTO SOCIAL OUTCASTS

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Mar 12, 2019

When we sleep poorly, we may feel less inclined to participate in social activities. Now, researchers have found evidence that being sleep-deprived can not only make us less sociable, but it can also prevent our peers from seeking us out. Sleep deprivation can contribute to a host of mental and phys...

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The Mediterranean diet can boost athletic performance in just 4 days THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET CAN BOOST ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE IN JUST 4 DAYS

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Mar 12, 2019

The Mediterranean diet offers a range of benefits, from cardioprotective effects to staving off chronic disease. As a result, researchers are increasingly pointing out that this diet may be the key to a long, healthy life. The Mediterranean diet — which is typically rich in fruits, vegetables,...

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New drug limits damage to heart muscle from heart attack NEW DRUG LIMITS DAMAGE TO HEART MUSCLE FROM HEART ATTACK

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Mar 11, 2019

An experimental drug has shown great promise in limiting the damage that a heart attack can inflict on the heart. It targets a protein that plays a central role in the death of heart muscle cells. Tests on mice have revealed that the drug could markedly reduce heart injury from a heart attack. The s...

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Diabetes: Could muscle strength lower risk? DIABETES: COULD MUSCLE STRENGTH LOWER RISK?

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Mar 11, 2019

Many people worldwide have type 2 diabetes, a metabolic condition in which the body cannot properly regulate blood sugar levels. Experts already know that lack of physical activity can contribute to the risk of diabetes, but what type of exercise might lower it? Recently, researchers have been looki...

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Vascular risk factors tied to brain health VASCULAR RISK FACTORS TIED TO BRAIN HEALTH

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Mar 11, 2019

It is no secret that the global population is aging at an increasingly fast pace. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there were approximately 900 million people across the globe who were aged 60 and above in 2015. The WHO expect this number to jump to 2 billion by 2050. According to t...

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3 Ways Weight Loss Changes Your Brain 3 WAYS WEIGHT LOSS CHANGES YOUR BRAIN

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Mar 11, 2019

There’s plenty of emphasis from health and fitness professionals on how excess weight affects the body — not just related to appearance, but also in terms of insulin resistance, cardiovascular effects, bone and joint health, cancer risk, metabolic syndrome and other issues — but we...

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What to know about the lemon detox diet WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT THE LEMON DETOX DIET

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Mar 11, 2019

The lemon detox diet involves consuming just a lemon juice-based mixture for 1 or 2 weeks, with no solid foods. The diet aims to remove toxins and cleanse the body. However, scientists have found no evidence to support these claims, and the diet may be harmful in some cases. The concept of a detox o...

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Psoriatic arthritis and weight gain: What to know PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS AND WEIGHT GAIN: WHAT TO KNOW

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Mar 11, 2019

Being overweight can make a person more likely to develop psoriatic arthritis or make its symptoms worse. Taking medications and losing weight can improve the symptoms of psoriatic arthritis. Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a form of inflammatory arthritis. According to the Arthritis Foundation, about ...

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How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Healthcare HOW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS TRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE

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Mar 11, 2019

Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming healthcare in ways we never thought possible. And it really is all about the data. At Mt. San Rafael Hospital, our mission to improve patient care. Using data, we can help healthcare professionals make more informed, accurate, and proactive assessments an...

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How "Non-Medical Switching" is Harmful in Diabetes and Beyond HOW "NON-MEDICAL SWITCHING" IS HARMFUL IN DIABETES AND BEYOND

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Mar 11, 2019

These are strange times when we have to think about insurance companies and medical equipment suppliers like they’re our doctors. No, of course, they aren’t... But they're acting like it, using strong-arm tactics couched in language like “preferred brand” to force specifi...

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Stress: A feeling of control may limit its negative effects STRESS: A FEELING OF CONTROL MAY LIMIT ITS NEGATIVE EFFECTS

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Mar 10, 2019

Researchers conducted a study on rats and revealed that the possibility of controlling the source of stress may be key to reducing its impact. Everybody experiences stress at some point in their lives. Sometimes, stress can be a positive force and lead to positive outcomes. However, when it becomes ...

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How yo-yo dieting impacts women HOW YO-YO DIETING IMPACTS WOMEN'S HEART HEALTH

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Mar 10, 2019

As if losing weight wasn't hard enough, up to 80 percent of people who manage to lose more than 10 percent of their body weight end up regaining the weight within a year. Losing weight for a short period and then regaining it bears the name of yo-yo dieting, which some people refer to as "w...

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How TV and breakfast may impact heart health HOW TV AND BREAKFAST MAY IMPACT HEART HEALTH

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Mar 08, 2019

Leading a sedentary lifestyle can be bad for our health. However, how much TV do we have to watch to negatively impact our cardiovascular health? Does eating a high-energy breakfast every morning affect our heart health? New research explores.

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Could a smartphone app detect diabetes? COULD A SMARTPHONE APP DETECT DIABETES?

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Mar 08, 2019

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 30 million people in the U.S. have diabetes. Worryingly, almost one in four people in the U.S. are living with diabetes but do not know. Without treatment, diabetes can have serious health consequences, including kidney pro...

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Cancer: Does mental health influence a person CANCER: DOES MENTAL HEALTH INFLUENCE A PERSON'S OUTLOOK?

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Mar 08, 2019

Though the cancer mortality rates in the United States have "declined steadily" during the past 20 years, it remains the second leading cause of death, both in the U.S. and globally. Worldwide, about 1 in 6 deaths are attributable to cancer; in the U.S., cancer caused almost 600,000 deaths...

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7 Challenges of Medication Management in Hospitals 7 CHALLENGES OF MEDICATION MANAGEMENT IN HOSPITALS

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Mar 07, 2019

Medication management in hospitals is vitally important to the delivery of safe care. As the RARE campaign notes, "Medication management is one of five key areas known to reduce avoidable readmissions." But medication management is also complex, with many moving parts and participants. As ...

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Why Losing Belly Fat Should be Priority Number 1 WHY LOSING BELLY FAT SHOULD BE PRIORITY NUMBER 1

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Mar 06, 2019

Belly fat, scientifically known as visceral fat, has been linked to increased inflammation and problems like Type 2 diabetes. Recent research, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, shows having excess belly fat is correlated with an elevated risk of heart disease. What’s ...

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Being overweight or obese may improve stroke survival BEING OVERWEIGHT OR OBESE MAY IMPROVE STROKE SURVIVAL

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Mar 06, 2019

New research reveals that being overweight, obese, or severely obese may improve a person's chances of surviving after a stroke. Obesity is a "serious medical condition" that can lead to various complications. These might include atherosclerosis and heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and...

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IBD: A low-calorie plant diet relieves inflammation, repairs gut IBD: A LOW-CALORIE PLANT DIET RELIEVES INFLAMMATION, REPAIRS GUT

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Mar 06, 2019

Repeated cycles of a low-calorie, plant-based diet have shown promise as a treatment for inflammatory bowel disease. Scientists at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles recently tested what they describe as the "fasting-mimicking" diet on a mouse model of inflammatory bowel ...

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Can supplements help keep depression at bay? CAN SUPPLEMENTS HELP KEEP DEPRESSION AT BAY?

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Mar 06, 2019

On a global level, we are now facing two concerning epidemics, one of which relates to the health of the body and the other to that of the mind, namely, obesity and depression. In the United States alone, approximately 70 percent of all men and women are overweight or have obesity, while about 6.7 p...

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Top Healthcare Technology Trends for 2019 TOP HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY TRENDS FOR 2019

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Mar 06, 2019

With the growth of content capabilities, endless social opportunities and over-whelming attention given to so many platforms, there is a huge amount of progress made in the healthcare industry. That being said, the industry is moving towards solutions from products and services. More than half of th...

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Cutting-Edge Medical Technologies: Strange But True CUTTING-EDGE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES: STRANGE BUT TRUE

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Mar 05, 2019

2019 marks the 90th anniversary of Ripley’s “Believe It or Not,” the syndicated feature that highlighted unique and odd facts and stories from around the world. Robert Ripley subtitled his column “Strange But True,” and traveled the globe in search of the bizarre and do...

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How AI Is Changing Medical Imaging HOW AI IS CHANGING MEDICAL IMAGING

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Mar 04, 2019

From images of cats to handwritten numbers, neural networks have been used for years to process visual data. Deep learning models can identify features in images, enhance image quality, and spot outliers and abnormalities. These same abilities are helping AI transform the field of radiology by savin...

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Hypertension: Home-based care may be the future HYPERTENSION: HOME-BASED CARE MAY BE THE FUTURE

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Mar 04, 2019

Innovators and clinicians have developed and tested a new home-based care-delivery program. The new system helped 81 percent of study participants successfully control their blood pressure. Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the artery walls. Blood pressure rises and falls througho...

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How to treat a cold or flu at home HOW TO TREAT A COLD OR FLU AT HOME

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Mar 04, 2019

Viruses are responsible for colds and flu, so antibiotics are not able to cure or prevent these illnesses. Plenty of rest, fluids, and home remedies can help relieve symptoms. The following home remedies may help prevent illness, reduce symptoms, and shorten the duration of a cold or the flu.

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6 Key Health Information Technology Trends at HIMSS 2019 6 KEY HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TRENDS AT HIMSS 2019

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Mar 04, 2019

Healthcare today is largely woven together with electronic medical record (EMR) systems, which has led to the rapid attendance growth in the past decade at the annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) meeting, now the world's largest health informatics conference with...

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Sleeping more on weekends does not make up for past sleep loss SLEEPING MORE ON WEEKENDS DOES NOT MAKE UP FOR PAST SLEEP LOSS

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Mar 04, 2019

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that approximately one-third of all adults in the United States do not meet the recommended threshold for sleep, which the CDC's guidelines state as being at least 7 hours per night. Sleep deprivation can occur for various reasons, incl...

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The key to weight loss: THE KEY TO WEIGHT LOSS: 'LOG OFTEN, LOSE MORE'

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Mar 03, 2019

Many people consider logging everything that they eat to be a tedious task. However, this effective weight-loss technique takes much less time than most people think, according to a recent study. Obesity is now a common health issue. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),...

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Has fast food become worse for our health in the past 30 years? HAS FAST FOOD BECOME WORSE FOR OUR HEALTH IN THE PAST 30 YEARS?

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Mar 02, 2019

Filled with empty calories and ultra-processed, fast food may increase the risk of obesity and cancer. While fast-food chains have ostensibly been trying to offer more healthful options, a new study finds that the health impact of their menus has not improved — to the contrary, in fact. Data f...

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Health benefits of BCAAs HEALTH BENEFITS OF BCAAS

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Mar 01, 2019

BCAAs are essential amino acids. The three BCAAs are leucine, isoleucine, and valine. The body uses amino acids to make proteins, which are the building blocks of every cell, tissue, and organ. Amino acids and proteins also play a crucial role in metabolism. There are 20 amino acids, of which nine a...

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How to get into ketosis fast HOW TO GET INTO KETOSIS FAST

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Mar 01, 2019

Ketosis is a natural state of the metabolic process. When a person has reached ketosis, their body is burning stored fat instead of glucose. As the body breaks fat down, acids called ketones begin to build up in the blood. These ketones then leave the body in the urine. The presence of ketones in th...

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Outsourcing in health IT – is it time to reconsider? OUTSOURCING IN HEALTH IT – IS IT TIME TO RECONSIDER?

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Mar 01, 2019

We probably all know at least one negative story on IT outsourcing in healthcare from years past. But the outsourcing pendulum is swinging back. The recent announcement that Trinity Health is outsourcing application management and rebadging approximately 450 staff is getting attention from other pro...

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How the HIMSS EMRAM model helps advance healthcare through digital maturity HOW THE HIMSS EMRAM MODEL HELPS ADVANCE HEALTHCARE THROUGH DIGITAL MATURITY

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Feb 28, 2019

There is a growing push, globally, to improve the adoption of electronic medical records (EMR) and other digital technologies in hospitals. With more and more evidence that digitally advanced hospitals provide a safer environment and improved outcomes for patients, the advantages of digital maturity...

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What are the best dietary sources of vitamin D? WHAT ARE THE BEST DIETARY SOURCES OF VITAMIN D?

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Feb 28, 2019

Vitamin D is a type of nutrient that the body produces when a person's skin has exposure to direct sunlight. People can also consume vitamin D, but it is not naturally present in many foods. High quantities of vitamin D are present in oily fish and certain types of mushrooms. According to the Of...

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What are the health benefits of water chestnuts? WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF WATER CHESTNUTS?

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Feb 28, 2019

Water chestnuts are an aquatic tuber vegetable. They grow in parts of Southeast Asia, Africa, Australia, and many Pacific islands. A water chestnut resembles an actual chestnut in both color and shape, but it is not a nut. Water chestnuts are popular in many cuisines and have a variety of potential ...

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4 Dietitians Reveal 5 Common Weight-Loss Mistakes 4 DIETITIANS REVEAL 5 COMMON WEIGHT-LOSS MISTAKES

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Feb 28, 2019

Losing weight not only involves scheduling time for physical activity, but it also requires making smart food (and beverage) choices. However, “the problem is the vast number of trends and misinformation out there can make it difficult to navigate and find out what’s true and helpful,&rd...

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What are the treatments for bipolar depression? WHAT ARE THE TREATMENTS FOR BIPOLAR DEPRESSION?

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Feb 28, 2019

For some people, bipolar disorder can cause episodes of depression. People can manage bipolar-related depression using medications, therapies, and other treatments. Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that involves shifts in mood, energy levels, and activity levels. Depending on the type o...

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5 “Healthy” Trends That May Lead to Bloating 5 “HEALTHY” TRENDS THAT MAY LEAD TO BLOATING

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Feb 27, 2019

Everyone strives for a healthier diet, but loading up on nutritious options may require some adjustment, especially for your digestive system. “When you add a lot more healthy options into your diet, sometimes the unexpected result is bloating and digestive upset,” says Tamara Duker Freu...

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Which foods to avoid when trying to lose weight WHICH FOODS TO AVOID WHEN TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT

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Feb 27, 2019

One way to lose weight is to eat a more healthful diet. Knowing which foods to avoid and which to eat can help a person reach or maintain their ideal weight. In general, when trying to lose weight, it is best to reduce or avoid foods that are calorie dense. However, the number of calories in food is...

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Obesity and the OBESITY AND THE 'SELF-CONTROL' BRAIN AREA: WHAT IS THE LINK?

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Feb 27, 2019

New research suggests that there is a "reciprocal relationship" between obesity and the brain's prefrontal cortex — an area scientists associate with self-control, among other functions. Many people think obesity, overeating, or losing weight are simply matters of willpower and s...

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Study ties arthritis pain reliever to heart valve disease STUDY TIES ARTHRITIS PAIN RELIEVER TO HEART VALVE DISEASE

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Feb 26, 2019

A recent study has linked a common prescription drug that people with arthritis use to relieve pain and inflammation to a heart valve problem. The drug, which has the generic name celecoxib and the brand name Celebrex, belongs to a category of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) known as C...

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Osteoporosis: Some yoga poses may cause bone injuries OSTEOPOROSIS: SOME YOGA POSES MAY CAUSE BONE INJURIES

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Feb 26, 2019

Although anecdotal sources and academic studies show that yoga can boost a person's well-being, some may need to use caution. A new study suggests that certain yoga poses can lead to bone injuries in people with osteoporosis or osteopenia. In the United States, about 24.5 percent of women ages 6...

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Is Skipping Breakfast Really That Bad For Weight Loss? IS SKIPPING BREAKFAST REALLY THAT BAD FOR WEIGHT LOSS?

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Feb 26, 2019

“There has been a very strong belief that those who eat breakfast are less likely to be overweight [and] it’s also been suggested that people who eat breakfast tend to eat less later in the day,” explains Flavia Cicuttini, PhD, professor at Monash University and head of rheumatolog...

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Governance in Healthcare: Ownership and Consistency GOVERNANCE IN HEALTHCARE: OWNERSHIP AND CONSISTENCY

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Feb 26, 2019

The rise of big data, self-service, and more powerful and flexible end-user information visualization and preparation tools, consumer/ member/patient experience is impacting governance in a significant manner with regard to structure, decision rights, and accountabilities. End-users are gaining more...

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4 Ways Health Care Organizations Can Combat Cybercriminals 4 WAYS HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS CAN COMBAT CYBERCRIMINALS

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Feb 26, 2019

Most people don’t realize how valuable medical information is. But criminals do.” “It’s quite simple, really,” explains Barbara Ciaramitaro, PhD, CISSP, CSSLP, PMP, chair of the information technology undergraduate program at Capella University. “Criminals know th...

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Strategies For Health Systems To Engage The IT-Enabled Consumer STRATEGIES FOR HEALTH SYSTEMS TO ENGAGE THE IT-ENABLED CONSUMER

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Feb 26, 2019

Digital tools have empowered consumers in a range of industries by optimizing decisions, promoting autonomy, improving access to services and reducing costs. Widespread access to the internet, mobile phones, and high-powered computing make it easier to respond to consumers in real-time, wherever the...

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How chronic stress boosts cancer cell growth HOW CHRONIC STRESS BOOSTS CANCER CELL GROWTH

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Feb 25, 2019

Chronic stress, which a person has consistently over a long period of time, affects mental and emotional well-being as well as physical health. Studies have tied chronic stress to accelerated cognitive impairment, a higher risk of heart problems, and problems with gut health. Previous research also ...

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Diabetes: Nuts could reduce cardiovascular risk DIABETES: NUTS COULD REDUCE CARDIOVASCULAR RISK

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Feb 25, 2019

Nuts are packed full of essential nutrients that could benefit overall health. They contain high levels of unsaturated fatty acids, fiber, vitamin E, folate, and minerals, including potassium, calcium, and magnesium. The latest research has shown that nut consumption may help reduce the risk of chro...

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TechTarget Discusses AI Traction in Healthcare with Perficient TECHTARGET DISCUSSES AI TRACTION IN HEALTHCARE WITH PERFICIENT

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Feb 25, 2019

TechTarget recently featured two Perficient Chief Strategists in an article that discusses the momentum of AI in healthcare. The article highlights perspectives on how AI automation can enhance and expedite healthcare processes while holding to an elevated standard of care.

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Why You Should Walk 10,000 Steps a Day for Health WHY YOU SHOULD WALK 10,000 STEPS A DAY FOR HEALTH

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Feb 25, 2019

10,000 steps a day is a very popular step goal, but what do 10,000 steps really look like? It’s good to know why 10,000 steps as a goal is so widely recommended, whether you have this goal or not. How many steps are in a mile (or km)? How long does it take to get 10,000 steps? What great healt...

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5 Things to Add to Your Life to Lose Weight 5 THINGS TO ADD TO YOUR LIFE TO LOSE WEIGHT

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Feb 25, 2019

When it comes to weight loss, you know just about everything you’re supposed to remove from your life — processed foods, a couch potato habit, soda. But losing weight doesn’t have to solely be about subtraction. In fact, the most successful weight-loss plans work well because they ...

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US adults do not consume enough protein, study warns US ADULTS DO NOT CONSUME ENOUGH PROTEIN, STUDY WARNS

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Feb 25, 2019

New research in the Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging reveals that older people in the United States do not consume enough protein. Insufficient protein is a marker of poor diet and health overall, the study also suggests. With age, the human body loses muscle mass. Sarcopenia, or the age-rel...

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Artificial intelligence in Health Insurance – Current Applications and Trends ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN HEALTH INSURANCE – CURRENT APPLICATIONS AND TRENDS

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Feb 25, 2019

Health insurance is a critical component of the healthcare industry with private health insurance expenditures alone estimated at $1.1 billion in 2016, according to the latest data available from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This figure represents 34 percent of the 2016 National H...

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Could these brain changes explain phantom limb? COULD THESE BRAIN CHANGES EXPLAIN PHANTOM LIMB?

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Feb 25, 2019

Phantom limb is the sensation that the missing part remains attached. The vast majority of people with amputation report phantom sensations, often with pain. Now, an imaging study from two research centers in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil has pinpointed certain changes in functional connectivity — ...

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Vitamin D and brain health: New mechanism may explain link VITAMIN D AND BRAIN HEALTH: NEW MECHANISM MAY EXPLAIN LINK

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Feb 25, 2019

New research finds that vitamin D deficiency affects a type of brain "scaffolding" that supports the neurons. This finding could lead to new therapies for the neurological symptoms of mental health conditions such as schizophrenia. Vitamin D, which people sometimes refer to as the "su...

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What diet is best for older adults? WHAT DIET IS BEST FOR OLDER ADULTS?

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Feb 24, 2019

Older adults often lose bone density and muscle mass when they concentrate on shedding weight. This unwanted bone and muscle loss can result in mobility issues and can even increase a person's risk of injury. A recent study, which Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC, is the lead on, has ...

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How Meal Kit Subscriptions Can Change Your Eating Habits HOW MEAL KIT SUBSCRIPTIONS CAN CHANGE YOUR EATING HABITS

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Feb 24, 2019

After a long day of working, taking care of your family, running errands or otherwise dealing with all of life’s obligations, cooking dinner is often the last thing you want to do. That goes double if your fridge is empty and a trip to the grocery store is required. So, it’s understandab...

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The unexpected dangers of gum disease THE UNEXPECTED DANGERS OF GUM DISEASE

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Feb 22, 2019

Gum disease is common and unpleasant, but, according to a growing body of evidence, it could also play a role in a surprising range of seemingly unrelated health problems. Plaque — a sticky substance that contains bacteria — builds up on teeth. If it is not brushed away, the bacteria can...

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Childhood Bone Cancer :Types, Stages, Symptoms & Treatment CHILDHOOD BONE CANCER :TYPES, STAGES, SYMPTOMS & TREATMENT

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Feb 22, 2019

Baby bone cancer is a cancerous, or malignant, a tumor which starts in bone or cartilage cells. It can occupy, or grow into, and destroy nearby tissue. It also spread, or metastasizes, to other parts of the body. When cancer starts in the bone, it is called primary bone cancer.

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Patient Access – Pros and Cons to Improve your Healthcare Practice PATIENT ACCESS – PROS AND CONS TO IMPROVE YOUR HEALTHCARE PRACTICE

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Feb 22, 2019

In the United States, we have certain expectations as consumers. We expect to shop around, read reviews, and select the best-performing and most cost-effective product. In essentially everything we want to buy, from a new television set to a vacation package, we can do this. There’s plenty of ...

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Are No-Calorie Sweeteners Bad For Weight Loss? ARE NO-CALORIE SWEETENERS BAD FOR WEIGHT LOSS?

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Feb 21, 2019

While sugar substitutes (like stevia, Splenda, Equal and Sweet’N Low) may seem like an enticing way to save calories, there’s still a great deal of confusion and a lack of consensus about their purported health benefits. No-calorie sweeteners are typically hundreds of times sweeter than ...

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Why have digital health technologies not healed health care yet? WHY HAVE DIGITAL HEALTH TECHNOLOGIES NOT HEALED HEALTH CARE YET?

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Feb 21, 2019

There has been significant technological progress in recent years. Patients can use mobile health apps, and artificial intelligence helps in clinical processes. Paradoxically, the new digital health solutions have yet to make health care sustainable, and the patient remains on the periphery of the s...

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Healthcare Cloud Usage Grows Despite Doubts HEALTHCARE CLOUD USAGE GROWS DESPITE DOUBTS

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Feb 20, 2019

The healthcare industry is leaning upon cloud more heavily, but there is still mistrust regarding its security, according to research presented at HIMSS 2019. The insights, shared by HIMSS Media’s Janet King at the conference, show contradictions around cloud in the industry. Security worries ...

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Aggressive brain cancer: Why does immunotherapy fail? AGGRESSIVE BRAIN CANCER: WHY DOES IMMUNOTHERAPY FAIL?

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Feb 20, 2019

New research that now appears in the journal Nature Medicine examined glioblastoma tumors, and the results move scientists closer to understanding why this form of brain cancer does not respond as well to immunotherapy as other cancers. Immunotherapy is a treatment type that aims to boost the immune...

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Which foods are rich in vitamin A? WHICH FOODS ARE RICH IN VITAMIN A?

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Feb 19, 2019

In this article, we describe 14 of the best sources of vitamin A and the recommended daily intake. Each of these foods contains at least 15 percent of the daily value (DV) in a standard serving. The DV allows people to easily compare the nutrient contents of different foods. It is a percentage based...

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Use the Internet of Things to Your Advantage in Healthcare USE THE INTERNET OF THINGS TO YOUR ADVANTAGE IN HEALTHCARE

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Feb 19, 2019

To make big data successful in data accumulation, a company must be able to handle a diverse variety of possibly un-matching data from disparate sources, or the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT features a grid of everyday objects, including industrial machines to devices that are wearable. These things...

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Talk to Me: Deep Learning Identifies Depression in Speech Patterns TALK TO ME: DEEP LEARNING IDENTIFIES DEPRESSION IN SPEECH PATTERNS

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Feb 19, 2019

“Talk therapy” is often used by psychotherapists to help patients overcome depression or anxiety through conversation. A research team at Massachusetts Institute of Technology is using deep learning to uncover what might be called “talk diagnosis” — detecting signs of d...

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AI for Virtual Medical Assistants – 4 Current Applications AI FOR VIRTUAL MEDICAL ASSISTANTS – 4 CURRENT APPLICATIONS

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Feb 19, 2019

Virtual assistants operating in response to voice or text interactions have steadily gained traction and formed a profitable sector, according to Research and Markets. The market research firm projects that total revenue will hit $15.8 billion in 2021 up from $1.6 billion in 2015. The firm also esti...

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10 Major Themes Driving The Future of Blockchain in Healthcare 10 MAJOR THEMES DRIVING THE FUTURE OF BLOCKCHAIN IN HEALTHCARE

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Feb 18, 2019

Partners in Digital Health, communications company publishing the peer review journals Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY) has announced their first annual BHTY Top 10 Blockchain Predictions for Healthcare 2019.  With over 20,000 downloads, 18 citations, and readership in over 65 countries wo...

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How to Maintain Weight Loss: 12 Tips Backed by Science HOW TO MAINTAIN WEIGHT LOSS: 12 TIPS BACKED BY SCIENCE

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Feb 18, 2019

So you've finally hit your goal weight! Or perhaps you've been cutting calories for more than a few months and need a temporary diet break. But where exactly do you go from here? How can you start to add in more of your favorite foods and loosen up restrictions without destroying your progre...

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4 Ways AI is Changing the Healthcare Industry 4 WAYS AI IS CHANGING THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

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Feb 18, 2019

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is influencing every aspect of our daily lives, and most recently, the healthcare industry. AI influenced technology is everywhere around us, from simple calculators to driving assistance systems, so it’s completely natural to see a major impact happening in the fi...

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Can Blockchain Technology Reshape the Healthcare Industry? CAN BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY RESHAPE THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY?

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Feb 18, 2019

Most people still consider the Blockchain technology as a nascent technology, without understanding the great potential and dramatic increase inefficiencies that this technology can bring into all sectors, leave alone the healthcare industry. Since the inception of this technology, it has had tremen...

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9 healthful snacks to eat for weight loss 9 HEALTHFUL SNACKS TO EAT FOR WEIGHT LOSS

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Feb 18, 2019

Trying to lose weight does not mean that a person has to give up all snacks. Certain snack foods, such as almonds and hummus, can help a person reach their weight loss goals. Contrary to popular belief, when a person tries to lose weight, they do not have to avoid eating or only eat at meal times. S...

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Diabetes and Alzheimer DIABETES AND ALZHEIMER'S: WHAT'S THE LINK?

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Feb 17, 2019

New research has shown that impaired insulin signaling in the brain, often a feature of diabetes, may negatively impact cognition, mood, and metabolism — all of which are common aspects of Alzheimer's disease. Although the conditions are seemingly independent of each other, earlier studies...

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Artificial intelligence in Telemedicine and Telehealth – 4 Current Applications ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN TELEMEDICINE AND TELEHEALTH – 4 CURRENT APPLICATIONS

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Feb 16, 2019

Telehealth (or Telemedicine) is a growing sector of the healthcare industry which has steadily gained traction and formed a profitable sector, according to Transparency Market Research. The market research firm projects that total US revenue will hit $19.5 billion in 2025 up from $6 billion in 2016....

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The State of AI Applications in Healthcare – An Overview of Trends THE STATE OF AI APPLICATIONS IN HEALTHCARE – AN OVERVIEW OF TRENDS

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Feb 16, 2019

The healthcare industry has for a while now been a bit of a hotspot for artificial intelligence. It is particularly primed to benefit from the potentialities of AI because it deals with huge amounts of data on a daily basis. Patient information, medical histories, diagnostic results, hospital billin...

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Machine Learning for Nursing – 8 Current Applications MACHINE LEARNING FOR NURSING – 8 CURRENT APPLICATIONS

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Feb 16, 2019

With an ongoing nurse shortage in the United States and other areas, startups and global companies have begun developing methods for handling time-consuming responsibilities traditionally held by nurses, ranging from daily operations to diagnosis. In an effort to give hospitals and healthcare provid...

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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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How can estrogen help control type 2 diabetes? HOW CAN ESTROGEN HELP CONTROL TYPE 2 DIABETES?

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Feb 15, 2019

New research finds that estrogen improves insulin sensitivity and details the mechanism behind this effect. The findings have a "profound impact on our understanding of obesity and diabetes, as well as potential dietary interventions," say the researchers. About 84 million people in the Un...

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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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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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What types of food are surprisingly unhealthful? WHAT TYPES OF FOOD ARE SURPRISINGLY UNHEALTHFUL?

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Feb 14, 2019

What is healthful and what is not may not always be clear. Even many of the foods on this list have more healthful versions available. The difference is knowing what to look for. Here are the six most unhealthful foods that people may often consider healthful. We also discuss how to make better choi...

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Increase Profitability of Your Medical Practice by Attracting High-Value Patient INCREASE PROFITABILITY OF YOUR MEDICAL PRACTICE BY ATTRACTING HIGH-VALUE PATIENT

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Feb 13, 2019

Medical practices are built around their patients. Attracting more patients and understanding their value is by far the most important thing that impacts a practice’s viability and sustainability. While driving traffic to your practice website is essential, only a handful of online visitors wi...

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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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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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What are the best types of exercise for asthma? WHAT ARE THE BEST TYPES OF EXERCISE FOR ASTHMA?

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Feb 13, 2019

Some forms of exercise have the potential to cause asthma flare-ups, leading to wheezing or chest tightness. However, people may be able to avoid symptoms or asthma attacks by using specific techniques and participating in suitable activities. As long as a person's asthma is under control, exerc...

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Top Considerations when Choosing an Artificial Intelligence Project for Healthcare TOP CONSIDERATIONS WHEN CHOOSING AN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE PROJECT FOR HEALTHCARE

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Feb 13, 2019

The idea of employing artificial intelligence (AI) to improve organization performance is capturing the attention of healthcare leaders due to the technology’s ability to analyze and interpret complex unstructured data. However, before an organization jumps into using AI, it should carefully r...

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Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: What We Know so Far ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN HEALTHCARE: WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR

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Feb 13, 2019

The healthcare industry is changing every day; from best practices to technological advancements. The industry is seeing exponential growth in regards to virtual reality, 3D printing, and artificial intelligence. These advancements are giving healthcare practitioners the tools to provide next-level ...

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Internet of things in healthcare: applications, benefits, and challenges INTERNET OF THINGS IN HEALTHCARE: APPLICATIONS, BENEFITS, AND CHALLENGES

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Feb 12, 2019

The healthcare industry is in a state of great despair. Healthcare services are costlier than ever, global population is aging and the number of chronic diseases are on a rise. What we are approaching is a world where basic healthcare would become out of reach to most people, a large section of soci...

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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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Why Blockchain In Healthcare Could Be A Game Changer For EHRs WHY BLOCKCHAIN IN HEALTHCARE COULD BE A GAME CHANGER FOR EHRS

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Feb 11, 2019

An electronic health record system helps healthcare industry to maintain a structured and systematic arrangement of data and information. A strong system of EHR helps the physician and doctors to acquire information effectively without any loss of information. This information includes medical histo...

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Transforming healthcare in the cloud through data, analytics, and machine learning TRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE IN THE CLOUD THROUGH DATA, ANALYTICS, AND MACHINE LEARNING

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Feb 11, 2019

From electronic health records to medical imaging, healthcare is an industry with an unprecedented amount of data. At Google Cloud, we want to help more healthcare organizations turn this data into health breakthroughs, through better care and more streamlined operations. Over the past year, we&rsqu...

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Walking for Weight Loss – 8 Tips You Can Use Today WALKING FOR WEIGHT LOSS – 8 TIPS YOU CAN USE TODAY

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Feb 11, 2019

Walking for weight loss is something that almost anyone can do. Walking can fit into almost any schedule, and it’s cheap, easy to start and low impact on your joints. To really lose weight by walking, you’ll need to make walking part of an overall healthy lifestyle. If you’ve tried...

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Trends That Will Dominate Healthcare in 2019 TRENDS THAT WILL DOMINATE HEALTHCARE IN 2019

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Feb 11, 2019

Technology perimeters every dimension of healthcare. It offers extraordinary benefits to patients and medical practitioners. The wise use of technology in healthcare can promise patient satisfaction and cost savings, which contributes to the future of any healthcare organization. Below are the lates...

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Ready or not, tech-driven healthcare is here READY OR NOT, TECH-DRIVEN HEALTHCARE IS HERE

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Feb 10, 2019

AI, VR, medical IoT and other technologies have transformed traditional healthcare into a smart ecosystem. Thanks to innovative systems, medical professionals can better diagnose and treat patients’ conditions. With more advances on the horizon, the future looks exciting, and who knows, maybe ...

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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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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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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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Will blockchain save the healthcare system? WILL BLOCKCHAIN SAVE THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM?

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Feb 09, 2019

An unlikely relationship was sparked over box lunches at a tech conference in Nashville. Mike Jacobs, a senior distinguished engineer at the healthcare services company Optum, had been experimenting with how to solve healthcare industry problems with that emerging, exciting, little understood techno...

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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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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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How UCSF Researchers Are Using AI on Some of Healthcare’s Toughest Problems HOW UCSF RESEARCHERS ARE USING AI ON SOME OF HEALTHCARE’S TOUGHEST PROBLEMS

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Feb 08, 2019

Hospitals produce huge volumes of medical data that, when handled with concern for privacy and security, could be used to re-examine everything from hospital administration to patient care. But this means finding careful ways to assemble this data, so it’s no longer locked in organizational si...

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Why Virtualization, Analytics and AI Are the Future of Healthcare Data Centers WHY VIRTUALIZATION, ANALYTICS AND AI ARE THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE DATA CENTERS

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Feb 07, 2019

The data center isn’t one of the first things a hospital administrator probably thinks of when considering how medical care will change in the coming years. But it should be. The fundamentals of delivering high-quality care while keeping costs in check depend on a modern data center. Digital h...

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Microsoft for Healthcare: technology and collaboration for better experiences, insights and care MICROSOFT FOR HEALTHCARE: TECHNOLOGY AND COLLABORATION FOR BETTER EXPERIENCES, INSIGHTS AND CARE

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Feb 07, 2019

The healthcare industry’s leading minds are getting ready to educate, intrigue, and inspire attendees next week at the HIMSS19 conference—a leading healthcare IT event in the US. We expect to see many innovative ideas and solutions to the most prevalent and persistent challenges in moder...

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Big Data in Healthcare: 7 Use Cases BIG DATA IN HEALTHCARE: 7 USE CASES

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Feb 07, 2019

The healthcare industry historically has produced a great amount of information. While a lot of data is still stored in hard copy form, the current trend of massive digitization is going to improve this. There is a necessity to improve the quality of medical services and, at the same time, reduce th...

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Can Innovation Reduce The Cost Of Healthcare? CAN INNOVATION REDUCE THE COST OF HEALTHCARE?

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Feb 06, 2019

There are quite a few exciting trends characterizing the modern health industry–many of them industry-related. It should be no surprise that chief among such trends is technology innovation. Healthcare technology solutions are making it possible to prevent death from heart attacks, diminish th...

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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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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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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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Six ways the patient data explosion is turning healthcare inside-out SIX WAYS THE PATIENT DATA EXPLOSION IS TURNING HEALTHCARE INSIDE-OUT

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Feb 06, 2019

A new era of patient-driven healthcare is underway. With unprecedented access to genetic data and the availability of new technology such as implants and wearables, patients are becoming increasingly proactive in their healthcare. The rise of such 21st century digital citizens is driving new and inn...

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4 Steps to Harnessing ‘Big Data’ in Health Care 4 STEPS TO HARNESSING ‘BIG DATA’ IN HEALTH CARE

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Feb 06, 2019

When Susan Collins, PhD, MHA, lead faculty member in the health care administration doctoral program at Capella University, says those words, she doesn’t mean that data is not important or that it is something the health care industry has moved on from. Far from it. Rather, what she means is t...

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How to Stay on Top of Current Trends in Health Care HOW TO STAY ON TOP OF CURRENT TRENDS IN HEALTH CARE

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Feb 05, 2019

Professionals working in health care must be prepared to live in commitment to life-long learning and continuous skill development. To get a better idea about recent changes in the health care system and how professionals can remain updated, we spoke with Ben Spedding, Capella University’s hea...

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“CPR” for Healthcare: Catalyst for Payment Reform Breathes New Life into Alternative Payment Models “CPR” FOR HEALTHCARE: CATALYST FOR PAYMENT REFORM BREATHES NEW LIFE INTO ALTERNATIVE PAYMENT MODELS

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Feb 05, 2019

 It’s no secret that healthcare costs are out of control for consumers. But what can get lost in the shuffle is how these costs affect employers, who want their employees to be covered with better healthcare. Some could argue that healthcare cost-containment is one of the most important p...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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10 examples of the Internet of Things in healthcare 10 EXAMPLES OF THE INTERNET OF THINGS IN HEALTHCARE

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Feb 01, 2019

The Internet of Things (IoT) has opened up a world of possibilities in medicine: when connected to the internet, ordinary medical devices can collect invaluable additional data, give extra insight into symptoms and trends, enable remote care, and generally give patients more control over their lives...

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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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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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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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Healthcare Is Getting a “Lyft” HEALTHCARE IS GETTING A “LYFT”

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Feb 01, 2019

Most of us are familiar with Lyft or Uber but most of the time we all use it for social outgoings, but have you used it to go to a doctor’s appointment?  Transportation to medical appointments is a big factor for most patients.  If they are not able to find reliable transportation th...

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Impact of Blockchain technology on healthcare sector IMPACT OF BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY ON HEALTHCARE SECTOR

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Jan 31, 2019

The latter half of the 20th century and the initial years of 21st centuries have seen some massive inventions and discoveries that changed our world forever. Be it the computer, the internet, and now the new sensation Blockchain. Don’t be surprised If I put Blockchain with the internet as many...

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How Much Does It Cost to Make a Medical App In 2019 HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO MAKE A MEDICAL APP IN 2019

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Jan 31, 2019

There are more and more talks nowadays in the IT world about the mobile medical apps changing healthcare technology. That’s why we have made up our mind to find out what should a modern healthcare app contain. Let’s deal with the medical app functionality first. The first thing we need, ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Top 5 Reasons for Blockchain in Healthcare TOP 5 REASONS FOR BLOCKCHAIN IN HEALTHCARE

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Jan 30, 2019

The blockchain is the new cloud but instead of having data condensed into one server, it is securely divided amongst multiple secured systems.  Here at the top 5 reasons, Healthcare companies should consider the benefits: Faster way for contracts to get automatically processed. Once the conditi...

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Why Healthcare Needs the Internet of Things WHY HEALTHCARE NEEDS THE INTERNET OF THINGS

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Jan 30, 2019

The IoT consists of smart objects or devices with cloud connectivity capabilities – devices that can perform a function, collect data and transmit that data to a network where it can be used by humans to accomplish a goal. IoT devices are appearing everywhere in society, from the industrial su...

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Taking Deep Learning to Heart: Startup Using AI to Improve Heart Disease Diagnosis TAKING DEEP LEARNING TO HEART: STARTUP USING AI TO IMPROVE HEART DISEASE DIAGNOSIS

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Jan 29, 2019

Cars need smog tests. Bridges need quality inspections. And humans need health screenings, especially for the heart. That’s because heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. In the United States alone, it’s responsible for about one in four deaths each year. With deep learni...

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3 Strategies to Boost Health Care Employee Satisfaction 3 STRATEGIES TO BOOST HEALTH CARE EMPLOYEE SATISFACTION

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Jan 29, 2019

As the name suggests, this ambitious initiative from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement advocates for three dimensions of optimizing health system performance. But many in the health care industry believe a fourth dimension is needed if health care professionals are to achieve the lofty goals ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why Customer Care Matters in Healthcare WHY CUSTOMER CARE MATTERS IN HEALTHCARE

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Jan 22, 2019

We are approaching a golden age in medicine, powered by hard-won advances in science and technology that enable treatments and outcomes that once were the stuff of science fiction. And yet for most patients, their healthcare experience remains firmly, and frustratingly, stuck in the past. With all o...

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How To Cut Billions in Needless Healthcare Costs HOW TO CUT BILLIONS IN NEEDLESS HEALTHCARE COSTS

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Jan 22, 2019

On a clinical level, American healthcare is arguably the most advanced in the world, powered by science and technology and guided by skilled and dedicated medical professionals. But the healthcare system itself is inefficient, byzantine, and often wildly expensive, due in large part to systemic inef...

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Unlocking the Value in Patient Records UNLOCKING THE VALUE IN PATIENT RECORDS

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Jan 22, 2019

It’s been more than two decades since the passing of the landmark Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), reform-minded legislation that established substantial patient protections. Its chief objectives were enabling consumers to maintain health coverage between jobs, whil...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Getting to know the Google Cloud Healthcare API: part 3 GETTING TO KNOW THE GOOGLE CLOUD HEALTHCARE API: PART 3

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Jan 20, 2019

The Google Cloud Healthcare & Life Sciences team recently introduced a set of application programming interfaces (APIs) and datastores that can be used to enable healthcare data analysis and machine learning applications, data-level integration of healthcare systems and secure storage and retrie...

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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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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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What gluten-free food can I eat? WHAT GLUTEN-FREE FOOD CAN I EAT?

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Jan 19, 2019

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. Some people who choose to eat gluten-free often avoid eating overly processed breads, pasta, and other baked goods. This can lead to weight loss and overall health improvements, as people avoid highly processed, unhealthful foods.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How will dapp development influence the future of healthcare, ecommerce and transportation? HOW WILL DAPP DEVELOPMENT INFLUENCE THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE, ECOMMERCE AND TRANSPORTATION?

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Jan 16, 2019

According to IDC, an International investment for developing blockchain solutions is about cross a milestone of $2.1 billion (Rs 13,350 crore) in 2018. Don’t get the point? This spending is much more than double of the $945 million spent in 2017. Moreover, for all the experimentation carried o...

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Top Digital Healthcare Trends for 2019 TOP DIGITAL HEALTHCARE TRENDS FOR 2019

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Jan 16, 2019

As 2019 kicks off, it’s safe to say there are going to be a few trends leading the way in the digital health space. When you look across the board at these trends, the majority have a common theme: Improving Patient and Member Outcomes. With many healthcare organizations adopting a Value-Based...

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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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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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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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HEALTHCARE LEAD GENERATION: INCREASE MEDICAL SALES WITH INBOUND MARKETING HEALTHCARE LEAD GENERATION: INCREASE MEDICAL SALES WITH INBOUND MARKETING

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Jan 15, 2019

In 2018, the U.S. healthcare industry spent $2.84 billion on digital advertising and is expected to spend $3.14 billion in 2019.  Despite that fact—and despite the fact that one in 20 Google searches is for health-related information—many hospitals, treatment centers, doctors, and B...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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4 Ways Walking Improves Your Brain Health 4 WAYS WALKING IMPROVES YOUR BRAIN HEALTH

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Jan 10, 2019

You already know walking is good for your heart, losing or maintaining weight and your mood, but it can also yield mental benefits. From preventing dementia to improving memory, there are several science-backed benefits of lacing up your walking shoes. Here, a look at four of the brain health benefi...

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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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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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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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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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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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Will digital connectivity and smart homes become a social determinant of health? WILL DIGITAL CONNECTIVITY AND SMART HOMES BECOME A SOCIAL DETERMINANT OF HEALTH?

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Jan 09, 2019

There’s a lot of talk about digital connectivity and its role in healthcare. Patient engagement platforms, for example, are designed to encourage consumers to use devices to track their health and participate in their own care to improve outcomes. And smart homes could help patients with disab...

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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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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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Disrupting Healthcare Through the Internet of Things DISRUPTING HEALTHCARE THROUGH THE INTERNET OF THINGS

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Jan 08, 2019

The healthcare and medical device industries are key verticals that stand to benefit tremendously from the Internet of Things (IoT). Today, a number of medical device companies are developing greater connectivity in order to improve communications between healthcare providers and patients while also...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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AI and IoT in Healthcare – Current Applications and Possibilities AI AND IOT IN HEALTHCARE – CURRENT APPLICATIONS AND POSSIBILITIES

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Dec 29, 2018

Sensors and mobile devices are in many ways working with AI software for business intelligence purposes in a few industries, including insurance and oil and gas. In the healthcare space, mobile devices and wearables allow patients to receive information on possible diagnoses for their symptoms and t...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Machine Learning for Medical Transcription – Current Applications MACHINE LEARNING FOR MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION – CURRENT APPLICATIONS

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Dec 20, 2018

There are several companies claiming to offer AI-based medical transcription software, specifically speech recognition software, to hospitals and healthcare companies. We found that these solutions are intended to help hospitals and healthcare companies with medical transcription in different forms,...

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HEALTHCARE MARKETING STRATEGY: 10 TIPS FOR 2019 HEALTHCARE MARKETING STRATEGY: 10 TIPS FOR 2019

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Dec 20, 2018

What you’ll find below is a summary of the trends above and how they affect your healthcare marketing strategy. What you’ll walk away with is a deep understanding of what today’s patients want, how they’re finding your services (hint: it’s online.), and how to effective...

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4 Ways to Increase Number of Female Leaders in Health Care 4 WAYS TO INCREASE NUMBER OF FEMALE LEADERS IN HEALTH CARE

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Dec 20, 2018

What health care organizations do to increase the number of women in leadership roles? What can employers do to prepare talented female employees to assume the reins of leadership in the years ahead? Some Capella University staff and faculty recently talked about what might change the game.

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Is there a chance for a symbiosis of blockchain and conservative healthcare? IS THERE A CHANCE FOR A SYMBIOSIS OF BLOCKCHAIN AND CONSERVATIVE HEALTHCARE?

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Dec 19, 2018

It is overhyped to the verge of ridicule concerning how many projects are attempting to integrate blockchain in order to get funding, even though they do not understand what the technology is, what it can offer their domain and how to integrate it in the product they are trying to build. In general,...

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Does your Healthcare Referral Management Solution Deliver these 8 Benefits? DOES YOUR HEALTHCARE REFERRAL MANAGEMENT SOLUTION DELIVER THESE 8 BENEFITS?

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Dec 19, 2018

A healthcare referral management system is a unique and powerful tool for health providers to keep track of their patient referrals throughout the care continuum. Its main goal is to improve and streamline communication among primary care physicians, specialists, and any other health providers invol...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why Patient Medication Management is Necessary WHY PATIENT MEDICATION MANAGEMENT IS NECESSARY

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Dec 13, 2018

Clinicians can do a lot to keep their patients healthy. They can diagnose ailments and provide treatments. They can give advice on how to reduce the likelihood of new problems developing. They can order or refer services and recommend other providers who can help deliver effective care. They can pre...

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Business Intelligence in Healthcare – Current Applications BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE IN HEALTHCARE – CURRENT APPLICATIONS

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Dec 12, 2018

According to Deloitte, global healthcare spending is expected to grow annually by 4.1% from 2017-2021, up from just 1.3% in 2012-2016. The report suggests this growth will be fuelled by aging, rising populations, the growth of developing markets, advances in medical treatments, and rising labor cost...

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why is Technology Important in Healthcare? WHY IS TECHNOLOGY IMPORTANT IN HEALTHCARE?

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Dec 06, 2018

When I began practicing medicine, the medical record was a paper chart. The chart typically consisted of a manila folder with color-coded stickers on the side, indicating the patient’s date of birth and the first few letters of his or her last name so staff could file it alphabetically in the ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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