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Health Care Administration Degree Programs

Health Care Administration Degree Programs | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it
A health care administration degree can help you strengthen the medical and operational administration of an organization. This page gives you more details.
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As health care responds to the political directives, changing demographics and health needs of the population it serves, there is an even greater need for effective administration. 

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Telemedicine - Upcoming Events Hosted by ATA

Telemedicine - Upcoming Events Hosted by ATA | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it
The American Telemedicine Association hosts free monthly webcasts open to non-members for updates on news impacting telemedicine and mhealth. Learn more.
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Medical Assistant Careers

Medical Assistant Careers | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it
Want to know more about medical assisting careers education and training. Find out more about more about the programs and find a school that suits you ...

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Smartphones become labs

Smartphones become labs | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it
Researchers developed a system that turns smartphones into mobile medical labs that record and send data to health professionals.

"This method makes heart rate research more inexpensive, portable and straightforward," said James Heathers, the PhD student from the University of Sydney School of Psychology who came up with the idea.

Data on tiny fluctuations in our heart rate provides critical information on the state of our nervous system, and is essential for a range of psychological research including on anger, anxiety, stress and self-control. It is also used to monitor people's health after operations and has wide applications in sports science.

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Nike FuelBand Is the Gift for the Digital Athlete

Nike FuelBand Is the Gift for the Digital Athlete | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it
The FuelBand uses a sports-tested accelerometer to track every calorie you burn, and every step you take. The user can set goals for each day and the wristband will light up from red to green to track progress throughout the day. It’s also light and durable enough to not get in the way during more physical sports.

As a bonus, the sleek LED display shows the time for a new take on a traditional watch. The FuelBand comes in black ice, white ice or basic black.

The FuelBand’s accompanying app allows you to visualize each day’s activity, helping you to pinpoint when you’re the most active (or aren’t moving enough), to help you shake up your fitness routines.

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Glasses Aim to Cure Seasonal Depression

Glasses Aim to Cure Seasonal Depression | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it
Shades use six LED lights to simulate sunlight and curb effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder.

To re-energize during long winter months, Seqinetic recommends users wear the glasses for up to 30 minutes a day. It adds that the light is “harmless” and “100% UV-free.” Check out the video, above, for more.

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New rule on vaccine to help fight meningitis in remotest Africa

New rule on vaccine to help fight meningitis in remotest Africa | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it
A cheap meningitis vaccine designed to treat a type of the disease common in Africa was ruled safe to use after several days without refrigeration on Wednesday, allowing health workers to get it to people in more remote parts.

Epidemics of meningitis A occur every seven to 14 years in Africa's "meningitis belt", a band of 26 countries stretching from Senegal to Ethiopia, and are particularly devastating to children and young adults.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) ruling, that vaccine MenAfriVac is safe to use for up to four days at up to 40 degrees Celsius, will save money spent on expensive "cold chain" systems in the final miles of delivery, said Orin Levine, director of vaccine delivery at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which helped fund the vaccine's development.

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Getting Old, Huh? This Tech Will Help You Out

Getting Old, Huh? This Tech Will Help You Out | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it
By the year 2020, 70% of the population will find themselves on the other side of 50. And despite the fact that many optimists call 70 “the new 40,” researchers agree that once you hit 40 — “new” or “old” — it’s a downhill slope.

Instead of throwing up our flabby arms and surrendering, we’re seeing a generation facing the slow decline of the senses with clever tech ideas to make aging more manageable and less humiliating. Whether it’s vision, hearing, memory or just driving skills that are beginning to dim — and, trust me, they will dim — technology is coming to the rescue.

 

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Can Fitness Ever Be as Addictive as Angry Birds?

Can Fitness Ever Be as Addictive as Angry Birds? | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it
With its new app, Striiv aims to create something as addictive as World of Warcraft with the convenience of Angry Birds.

What if planting crops in FarmVille only happened when you burned calories in real life? That’s what Striiv, a fitness startup in Redwood City, Calif., is hoping to accomplish with its new app, launched last week.

The Striiv fitness app, available for iOS devices, is free to download and tailors challenges and fitness-oriented games to your personal habits, and broadcasts your results on social networks. The app includes its own video game, called “MyLand,” which is powered by an iPhone user’s exercise habits -– in order to grow a plant or expand the island, the user must complete a series of challenges, from walking a set amount of steps to climbing stairs.

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Second Illness Infects Meningitis Sufferers

Second Illness Infects Meningitis Sufferers | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it

People recovering from meningitis in a national outbreak are now being diagnosed with epidural abscesses.

An epidural abscess is an infection near the spine at the site where the drug — contaminated by a fungus — was injected to treat back or neck pain. The abscesses are a localized infection, different from meningitis, which affects the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. But in some cases, an untreated abscess can cause meningitis. The abscesses have formed even while patients were taking powerful antifungal medicines, putting them back in the hospital for more treatment, often with surgery.

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Oct 29 - Health Study Weekly is out

Oct 29 - Health Study Weekly is out | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it

An online newspaper that collects together the week's news relating to health education.  Read and subscribe free at: http://paper.li/f-1327779598


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Smoke-free laws led quickly to fewer hospitalizations

Smoke-free laws led quickly to fewer hospitalizations | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it
Comprehensive smoke-free laws were associated with a rapid 15 percent decrease in hospitalizations for heart attacks, 16 percent for stroke and 24 percent for asthma and other respiratory hospitalizations.
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The Island Where People Forget to Die

The Island Where People Forget to Die | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it
Unraveling the mystery of why the inhabitants of Ikaria, an island of 99 square miles that is home to almost 10,000 Greek nationals, live so long and so well.

 

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3 Cancer-Fighting Foods You're Not Eating

3 Cancer-Fighting Foods You're Not Eating | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it

You’ve surely read the headlines that “wheat causes cancer!” or, on the flipside, “apples cure cancer!” It’s enough to make a man think that his dinner is a carcinogen tug-of-war. But how many foods really do have an effect—positive or negative—on cancer? The answer: Thirty-four percent, according to new Harvard research.

 


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Researchers randomly selected 50 common ingredients—like bacon and celery—from a cookbook and searched for studies connecting them to cancer. After averaging the results from 264 studies, researchers only found links between 17 ingredients and cancer.

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The Crazy Reason You're Always Tired

The Crazy Reason You're Always Tired | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it
Don't blame your lack of ZZZ's

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Feeling tired all the time? Too much sleep—not too little— could be to blame.

One in 800 Americans could have a substance in their cerebrospinal fluid called somnogen, which acts like a sleeping pill and leads to “hypersomnia”—or too much sleep, say researchers at Emory University.

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Feeling tired all the time? Too much sleep—not too little— could be to blame.

One in 800 Americans could have a substance in their cerebrospinal fluid called somnogen, which acts like a sleeping pill and leads to “hypersomnia”—or too much sleep, say researchers at Emory University.

 
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Telehealth Services Provide Remote Patients Link to Doctors

Telehealth Services Provide Remote Patients Link to Doctors | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it

Recently, 1,400 researchers stationed in the South Pole didn't have to wait-out the brutal six month winter to speak with a doctor. Those who needed the advice of a physician could do so on a "telemedicine" network operated by the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and powered by Polycom.

In fact, Polycom powers a number of telemedicine services around the globe, providing people in rural environments access to top-notch healthcare.

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Check out my social networks on XeeMe

Check out my social networks on XeeMe | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it

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Home Health Aide Training Programs

Home Health Aide Training Programs | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it
Home health aide training can start you in a career in health care or nursing. This page has details of the training, where you can find it, and more ...
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Yoga Exercises for Core Strength and Flexibility Online Course

Yoga Exercises for Core Strength and Flexibility Online Course | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it

This free ALISON online yoga course will be of great interest to learners who have some knowledge and experience of yoga techniques and would like to gain a greater knowledge and understanding of more advanced techniques that will strengthen the inner core and improve flexibility.

Yoga Exercises for Core Strength and Flexibility is originally from and published by Dashama and has a duration of 1-2 Hours for the average learner.

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Online RN to BSN

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Being a Registered Nurse (RN) is very important, but advancement opportunities are usually better for graduates of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).  Online RN to BSN programs prepare you for a broader scope of nursing practice. This page has details of the programs, where they can be taken, and more ...

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Assistive Tech for Seniors at Home

Assistive Tech for Seniors at Home | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it

Technology to help seniors age in place has gone far beyond grab bars and fall-alert buttons worn around the neck. Today, there's a host of sophisticated products on the market, from medication dispensers that can report to a family member when their loved one forgets to take a pill to shoes embedded with GPS trackers to find cognitively impaired wanderers.

The best choices for seniors who want to stay at home depend on their medical condition, budget and personal preferences, says Marnie Renda, an occupational therapist and certified aging-in-place specialist in Cincinnati. The goal should be to make the technology fit the lifestyle, not the other way around.

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Online Programs for Nursing

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Find out about online nursing programs, what is involved, the schools where you can study them, what jobs there are, what the salary prospects are, and more ..
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Eating Fish, but Not Supplements, Cuts Stroke Risk

Eating Fish, but Not Supplements, Cuts Stroke Risk | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it
Eating fish -- and the more the better -- appears to be associated with a small but significant decrease in the risk of cerebrovascular events, a meta-analysis showed.

"The beneficial effect of fish intake on cerebrovascular risk might be mediated through a complex interplay among a wide range of nutrients commonly found in fish," they wrote, noting that vitamins D and B complex, essential amino acids, and trace elements could have positive effects.

Alternatively, they speculated, people who eat more fish may be displacing unhealthier foods like red meat. Greater fish consumption also could be a marker of an overall healthier diet and higher socioeconomic status, both of which are likely related to a lower risk for cerebrovascular events.

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Masters In Public Health Programs

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This page is about what is involved in studying a masters in public health, where you can study it online, and the job and salary prospects after completion...
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Flying With Diabetes

The video highlights Douglas Cairns' flying projects in the USA and to the North Pole to raise awareness of diabetes and efforts by www.pilotswithdiabetes.co...

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