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These nursing scrubs can protect you and your patients from bodily fluids, blood and germs being passed on from one to another...

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Lung cancer and brain tumor survivor writes her fifth book

Lung cancer and brain tumor survivor writes her fifth book | Healthy Informant | Scoop.it
Aresident of Bursa province, Seher Çarkım Elmalı, is writing her fifth book after surviving lung can...

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Pacific Cove's curator insight, May 21, 6:20 AM

#BrainTumorThursday - After surgery, she decided to get married to her “first love”. But she experienced headaches during the wedding preparations and was diagnosed with a brain tumor after the wedding, while recently pregnant. Although the tumor was removed with surgery, Elmalı lost her baby during surgery. #BrainCancer #BrainTumor #BTSM #Caregivers #Caregiving

Chuck's curator insight, May 22, 12:23 AM

Need a little inspiration? Start right here....

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12 Selfie Tips You Can Learn From the World's Most Retweeted Photo

12 Selfie Tips You Can Learn From the World's Most Retweeted Photo | Healthy Informant | Scoop.it
Unpacking the selfie strategy of each of the stars in Ellen's infamous Oscar photo.

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Raw Foods Are Good for the Heart, Other Organs

Raw Foods Are Good for the Heart, Other Organs | Healthy Informant | Scoop.it
Raw foods are full of nutrients that could help you to lose weight, boost energy levels and lower your risk for getting ill.

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Michelle Timothee's curator insight, January 16, 2014 8:50 PM

Many reasons that you should add raw foods to yours diet :  Raw foods are higher in nutrients, enzymes,  vitaminesvand minerals. 

Also, some raw foods should be purchased organic.

Sandy Spencer's curator insight, January 16, 2014 11:23 PM

Actually, while I was on the Atkins diet, these little jewels became quite addictive!

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We’d all be better off with our health records on Facebook

We’d all be better off with our health records on Facebook | Healthy Informant | Scoop.it
A Facebook user’s timeline provides both a snapshot of who that user is and a historical record of the user’s activity on Facebook. My Facebook timeline is about me, and fittingly, I control it. It’s also one, single profile.

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Deborah Verran's comment, December 27, 2013 7:40 PM
Not everyone would agree with this sentiment unless there was an absolute guarantee that your privacy could be protected. Medical information can be of a very sensitive nature and hence the appropriate security and privacy measures need to be in place.
ladymysti's curator insight, January 1, 2014 9:51 AM

The headline made me pause, but after reading part of it (am still reading) I see what they mean and yes it sounds good. But not on Facebook. Something similar perhaps, taking what works + better privacy controls + better have good security measures in place.

DundeeChest's curator insight, January 11, 2014 2:54 PM

Really?

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Key Principles Of Digital Health

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As you listen to the rigorous discussions that occur within these programs, and witness the passion of the participants, you come away with the sense that while the challenges ahead are significant, the need is great, the opportunity is...

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Could The MERS Virus Have Started From A Camel?

Could The MERS Virus Have Started From A Camel? | Healthy Informant | Scoop.it
Could the deadly MERS Virus have started from a camel? Recently a man from Saudi Arabi got sick with it and so did his camel. This could be significant.
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Food Additives and H7N9 Flu - Could There Be A Connection?

Food Additives and H7N9 Flu - Could There Be A Connection? | Healthy Informant | Scoop.it
Could there be a link between food additives and H7N9 flu? Could food additives play a role in preventing the deadly flu in people? Learn how it can.
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Would You Know If You Had Vibrio Vulnificus?

Would You Know If You Had Vibrio Vulnificus? | Healthy Informant | Scoop.it
Vibrio Vulnificus - Would You Know If You Had It? If you love walking in the oceanwater on a warm day or evening you may want to read on. Vibrio vulnificus
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What are the health risks of being overweight? - by Michelle Wilkinson - Helium

What are the health risks of being overweight? - by Michelle Wilkinson - Helium | Healthy Informant | Scoop.it
When you’re overweight in a world that is obsessed with looks you can end up focusing on the drawbacks of your size from a purely superficia..., Michelle Wilkinson (RT @shellywrites: What are the health risks of being overweight?
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Google Wants You To Live Longer—Much, Much Longer

Google Wants You To Live Longer—Much, Much Longer | Healthy Informant | Scoop.it

Google wants to hack the human lifespan. It has launched Calico, a new startup with a hazy  focus on "health and well-being, in particular the challenge of aging and associated diseases."


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Donovan Baldwin's curator insight, September 22, 2013 9:36 AM

I looked at this a little. It's an interesting concept, one of the largest businesses looking at one of mankind's major problems. However, such a situation is rife with the opportunity for "unintended consequences". I'll keep watching this.

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The Health Benefits of Hugging or Hugs

The Health Benefits of Hugging or Hugs | Healthy Informant | Scoop.it
This tells about the powerful physical and mental health benefits of hugging and hugs. It also tells about the Free Hugs Movement or Campaign with videos of it around the world.

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Dehydrated Kids At Risk For Complications Of Flu

Dehydrated Kids At Risk For Complications Of Flu | Healthy Informant | Scoop.it
Dehydrated kids are at a great risk for complications from the flu researchers at Auckland University have recently found.
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This Guy Eats Chocolate for Every Meal and Is Probably Healthier Than You

This Guy Eats Chocolate for Every Meal and Is Probably Healthier Than You | Healthy Informant | Scoop.it

Chocolate all day, erryday? Sounds like a dream, apart from the pimples, sugar headaches, and inevitable weight gain. Not for Willie Harcourt-Cooze.


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Why Owning Pets is Good For Your Health

Why Owning Pets is Good For Your Health | Healthy Informant | Scoop.it

So much about walking and jogging. Some hospitals allow licensed pets to visit children and other patients. Same is also true in nursing homes. Sometimes our pets even know better if we are not feeling well.


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Melissa Tom's curator insight, April 16, 2014 12:42 AM

Stress relievers 

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Can a Simple Handshake Predict Cancer Survival Rates?

Can a Simple Handshake Predict Cancer Survival Rates? | Healthy Informant | Scoop.it
New acquaintances are often judged by their handshake. Research has now recognized the simple squeeze as an important diagnostic tool in assessing strength and quality of life among critical care patients.

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Pacific Cove's curator insight, February 28, 2014 2:22 AM

Kilgour and his colleagues believe the grip test may help all categories of patients, especially those in the 25th percentile. At this stage, even modest interventions, like starting exercise or a diet change, can yield results, boosting both the physical and mental health of patients.

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Flu Widespread and Spreading Quickly in the United States

Flu Widespread and Spreading Quickly in the United States | Healthy Informant | Scoop.it
The flu widespread across the united states is the H1N! strain from 2009 and has killed more children in the past and 6 to date this year.
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3D Virtual Birth Simulator Could Help Doctors Prepare for Delivery

3D Virtual Birth Simulator Could Help Doctors Prepare for Delivery | Healthy Informant | Scoop.it

It seems there's almost nothing computers can't simulate these days: Now, a new computer program simulates human birth using 3D virtual reality.

The simulator is the first of its kind to take into account factors such as the shape of the mother's body, and the shape and position of the baby. It could help doctors and midwives prepare for unusual or dangerous births, according to the researchers in England who developed it.

 


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24 Outstanding Statistics on How Social Media has Impacted Health Care

24 Outstanding Statistics on How Social Media has Impacted Health Care | Healthy Informant | Scoop.it
Communication has been disrupted through social media but how has the health care industry faired? Dive into an analysis of 24 statistics on the subject.

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Cathy's curator insight, November 23, 2013 10:47 PM

Social media does great changes in XXI

Dr Martin Wale's curator insight, December 3, 2013 1:08 AM

American perspective, but some interesting stuff.

 

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These Smart Glasses Could Help the Blind to See

These Smart Glasses Could Help the Blind to See | Healthy Informant | Scoop.it
These smart glasses could help bring sight to thousands of blind people, by converting visual information into images that can actually be seen by the visually impaired.

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Gordon Kraft's curator insight, November 3, 2013 1:50 PM

imagine this for autism...

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Which social media tools are physician practices in love with? - MedCity News

Which social media tools are physician practices in love with? - MedCity News | Healthy Informant | Scoop.it
Which social media websites are physician practices using to boost patient engagement? A ZocDoc survey infographic reveals interesting insights.

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Global Study: World Not Ready for Aging Population

Global Study: World Not Ready for Aging Population | Healthy Informant | Scoop.it
The world is aging so fast that most countries are not prepared to support their swelling numbers of elderly people, according to a global study being issued Tuesday by the United Nations and an elder rights group.
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No monitoring infectious diseases during government shutdown

No monitoring infectious diseases during government shutdown | Healthy Informant | Scoop.it
There will be no monitoring infectious diseases during the government shutdown in the United States that began October 1st, 2013.
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6 Ways Not To Get Sick This Cold and Flu Season

6 Ways Not To Get Sick This Cold and Flu Season | Healthy Informant | Scoop.it
Learn 6 ways not to get sick this cold and flu season and stay healthy so you don't miss work or school this cold or flu season
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Warning over 'epidemic' of skin allergies from chemical in cosmetics and household products - Telegraph

Warning over 'epidemic' of skin allergies from chemical in cosmetics and household products - Telegraph | Healthy Informant | Scoop.it
A chemical found in everyday cosmetics and household cleaning products may be responsible for an “epidemic” of painful skin allergies, doctors have warned.

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