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ASK A HEALTH COACH: 'Is Soda Pop Really Bad For You? What Should I Drink Instead?'

ASK A HEALTH COACH: 'Is Soda Pop Really Bad For You? What Should I Drink Instead?' | AIHCP Magazine, Articles & Discussions | Scoop.it
YES! Pop really is that bad for you. Why?
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A health coach professional's advice on soda pop.   Why it is bad for you and what you should be drinking instead.   My favorite would be iced green tea with a twist of lemon.  

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Health Coach, Melissa Muguruza, breaks down the reasons why pop (soda) is so bad for your health and what you should be drinking instead. 

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Politicians should stay out of the business of health care

Politicians should stay out of the business of health care | AIHCP Magazine, Articles & Discussions | Scoop.it
Let’s take a look at the stances of the top remaining candidates to be president.
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Should politicians stay out of healthcare?

 

This article looks at these issues

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Preparing for end-of-life - Central Maine

Everyone should ask themselves, "How do I want to die?"
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Good and important question to ask oneself.  This article looks at this important question and ponders if you are preparing for end of life in the future?

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Meditation, one grain of sand at a time

Meditation, one grain of sand at a time | AIHCP Magazine, Articles & Discussions | Scoop.it
Buddhist monks visit Bainbridge to create a mandala, an intricate design of multi-colored sand, which will be swept away at the end of the week.
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Interesting article regarding meditation and art.  Please review this article to learn more about a Mandala.

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Intro to Meditation -- The Joy of Self-Observation

Intro to Meditation -- The Joy of Self-Observation | AIHCP Magazine, Articles & Discussions | Scoop.it
I remember the first time -- just a little girl with eyes tightly shut for a few seconds determined to see what was inside her only to be disappointe
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Meditation can help us look deeper into ourselves and understand ourselves.

This article talks about the Joy of Self-Observation of oneself

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Faith and alcohol: Four spiritual benefits of being a sober Christian

Faith and alcohol: Four spiritual benefits of being a sober Christian | AIHCP Magazine, Articles & Discussions | Scoop.it
Alannah Francis on what changed for the better after she gave up drinking alcohol a few years ago.
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Good article for substance abuse counselors as well as Christian Counselors.

The misuse of alcohol can face both.  This article presents it from a Christian perspective

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Achieving Mindfulness at Work, No Meditation Cushion Required

An author explains how seeing problems from a different perspective may have a similar outcome as the Eastern approach of suspending thought.
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Great article about achieving mindfullness at work without the need of a meditative setting.  This article understands the value of a clear mind at work and how to accomplish it

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Healthy column: Managing stress is one of the most important wellness strategies

Life and wellness are about recognizing all the factors that influence your health in powerful ways, and optimizing these factors to your benefit. Many of the diseases from which we suffer are the result of mental depression. Grief, anxiety, discontent, remorse, guilt, and distrust all tend to break down the life forces and invite decay and death. As one writer puts it, “diseases are sometimes produced and are often greatly aggravated by the imagination.” There is a link between our mental attitude and our health.
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Stress kills.  It kills in nature, and over time slowly kills us.  Stress needs to be minimized or eliminated for good overall wellness

This article looks at stress from this point of view

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SPIRITUALITY: No matter our age, God expects us to stay in the game

The Facebook headline read, “This 40-year-old just qualified for the Olympics!” I had to laugh as a young friend chided her mother with the post. She said, “Mom, you are a slacker. Two hours sitting on the couch and your back hurts.”Oksana Chusovitina’s story has a movie-like quality. Her career outlived the country which she began competing with 25 years ago. In 1992 she won gold as part of a team effort and went on to win medals with both Germany and
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Spirituality is our own personal relationship with God.  It is essential for complete health of the entire human person.  We are expected to grow in it as we do in every other facet of our life

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Defining the Top 10 Terms of Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management

MACRA, MIPS and accountable care are among some of the many key terms linked to healthcare revenue cycle management.
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Great article for healthcare case managers.  This article presents must know terms and concepts.

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How to help when a loved one is struggling with alcoholism, substance...

When dealing with substance abuse and addiction, Michael Kaspari often hears people say, "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink.
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Great article on substance abuse and how to help a family member who is suffering from substance abuse.

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Tips for nurses leading move toward population health management | Nurse.com News

Tips for nurses leading move toward population health management | Nurse.com News | AIHCP Magazine, Articles & Discussions | Scoop.it
AONE board members share tips to help nurses lead the move toward population health management, which includes educating patients on managing health needs.
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Good article about population health management and learning to incorporate nurses on to multi talented teams that address various needs

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US adults get failing grade in healthy lifestyle behavior

US adults get failing grade in healthy lifestyle behavior | AIHCP Magazine, Articles & Discussions | Scoop.it
Only 2.7 percent of the US adult population achieves all four of some basic behavioral characteristics that researchers say would constitute a 'healthy lifestyle' and help protect against cardiovascular disease, a recent study concluded.
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An alarming trend as US adults continue to live unhealthy life styles.  Whether diet or lack of exercise, Americans need to reclaim their youth and health

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Some drug addicts more likely to relapse than others: Study

Some drug addicts more likely to relapse than others: Study | AIHCP Magazine, Articles & Discussions | Scoop.it
Opioids are highly addicting and liable for abuse. Methadone maintenance treatment is the most common intervention for those with drug addiction, but relapse is common, with 46% of patients continuing to use illicit opioids during or after the methadone treatment.
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Good article on how addiction is different among people according to type of drug or age of person

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Embrace anger more deeply- reawakening of spirituality

Authentic spirituality is not a little spark within or a humming of knowingness, not a psychedelic blast-through or meeting with self on some exalted plane of consciousness, but an enormous power o…
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A good article about anger and why it is not evil in itself except when misused

This spiritual article looks at anger from a spiritual aspect and how to control it

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine Still Popular Among Older Cancer Patients

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How complementary and alternative medicine contributes to polypharmacy and potentially inappropriate medication use in older cancer patients is unclear.
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Combining alternative and traditional methods of treatment for older cancer patients is still common.  The hope that something will work is great and if has a benefit of a doubt should probably be investigated but should be done so with the primarcy physician.

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Meditation Keeps Your Brain Young — Pacific Standard

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A very good reason to quiet your mind and watch your thoughts.
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Meditation keeps the brain focused and working.  Not allowing it to grow older and unused.  Meditation's use of the brain is defintely a healthy benefit.

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Analyzing the psyche of risky drivers: Study of repeat drunk drivers, speeding offenders finds distinct behavioral profiles

Analyzing the psyche of risky drivers: Study of repeat drunk drivers, speeding offenders finds distinct behavioral profiles | AIHCP Magazine, Articles & Discussions | Scoop.it
Road crashes are the world's leading cause of preventable death and injury in people under 35, accounting for around 5 million casualties every year. Repeat offenders make a disproportionate contribution to these statistics -- and are known for their poor response to education and prevention efforts. But a better understanding of the subconscious and emotional processes of high-risk drivers could make a difference, according to new research.
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What pushes risky drivers to the edge?  Why do they drive while under the influence?  This article looks at some of these behavorial profiles

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Achieving Mindfulness at Work, No Meditation Cushion Required

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An author explains how seeing problems from a different perspective may have a similar outcome as the Eastern approach of suspending thought.
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Great article about achieving mindfullness at work without the need of a meditative setting.  This article understands the value of a clear mind at work and how to accomplish it

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Achieving Mindfulness at Work, No Meditation Cushion Required

An author explains how seeing problems from a different perspective may have a similar outcome as the Eastern approach of suspending thought.
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Great article about achieving mindfullness at work without the need of a meditative setting.  This article understands the value of a clear mind at work and how to accomplish it

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What is Normal in Grief? - What's Your Grief

What is Normal in Grief? - What's Your Grief | AIHCP Magazine, Articles & Discussions | Scoop.it
Here’s a test question for you: Which of the following grief related behaviors is abnormal? A.  A father who visits his son’s grave every morning B. A widower who continues to wear his wedding ring 5 years after his wife’s death C. A woman who refuses to part with her deceased mother’s belongings D. A  woman wh
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Good article.  Loss is a unique thing.  While there are some signs of complicated grief, usually due to circumstances and prolonged and consistent intensity, we can pretty much say this article is right on about the fact that grief affects us all different and to jump the conclusion something is not normal is not a good thing to do.  Only 10 percent of grieving experience abnormal grief.

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Observing the Wish to Die at Home

Observing the Wish to Die at Home | AIHCP Magazine, Articles & Discussions | Scoop.it
When Mrs. L was in the end stages of congestive heart failure at age 91, she made it clear to her daughter and caregivers that she wanted to die in th
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This is a critical need for many

 

To die with dignity in the privacy of one's home.  Is it always possible?  No, but for some, it can happen with good palliative care and hospice services

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How Meditation Heals The Mind And Body

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Mindful meditation can help boost the immune system and reduce stress to heal the mind and body.
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Great article on meditation and stress management and how the two are correlated together.  We already know meditation has many benefits related to almost every aspect of our being.  This article lists a few more

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Making Medicare’s hospice benefits work for the terminally-ill

Making Medicare’s hospice benefits work for the terminally-ill | AIHCP Magazine, Articles & Discussions | Scoop.it
Choosing to enter hospice care can be a wrenching decision for yourself or a loved one.
Hospice is intended to help terminally ill people live out their lives as comfortably as possible. It doesn’t focus on curing disease and it’s not only for people with cancer.
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With medicare making hospice available for the dying, new doors have opened.  How to make the benefits work for a loved one is now the big question

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Study looks at why people may feel more helpless in stressful situations than others: Scientists have identified a list of brain areas that might have a critical role to play in stress-induced depr...

Study looks at why people may feel more helpless in stressful situations than others: Scientists have identified a list of brain areas that might have a critical role to play in stress-induced depr... | AIHCP Magazine, Articles & Discussions | Scoop.it
Some people are able to cope with stress much better than others. Some individuals are resilient, while others succumb to despair. The reason, scientists have discovered, is all in the brain.
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Good article on how and why people react differently to stress and who can cope better

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Men could be spared unnecessary treatment for prostate cancer with new detection method

Men could be spared unnecessary treatment for prostate cancer with new detection method | AIHCP Magazine, Articles & Discussions | Scoop.it
Researchers are working to find a way to determine how serious prostate cancer is when first diagnosed to avoid unnecessary treatments, which can cause life long side effects and even death.
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Good article about better treatment and detection methods for prostate cancer

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