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Of Dads and Gonads: Smaller Testicles Linked with Caring Fathers

Of Dads and Gonads: Smaller Testicles Linked with Caring Fathers | JMS1 health and wellness | Scoop.it
Men with smaller testicles tend to be more involved dads than those with larger testes, although it's not clear whether parenting causes testes to shrink or whether the correlation reflects some other, underlying difference between men.
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Nadeem Nyker: An interesting study was done on the goodness of fatherhood being related to testicle size and testosterone level. "Those men who are eventually more involved in day-to-day child care duties — such as changing diapers, running the bath or kissing scraped boo-boos — see their testosterone levels drop more than men who remain aloof after having children."

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How to Relax: Calm Foods

How to Relax: Calm Foods | JMS1 health and wellness | Scoop.it
Studies have found that these options can help contribute to a healthy mental state, buffer against the harmful physical effects of stress, and dial up your serenity level. Eat your way to Zen.
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Nicole Milne: The article is based on foods that not only help you relax but also foods that fight agaisnt the implications of stress . 

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The Truth about Depression BBC Full Documentary 2013

The Truth about Depression BBC Full Documentary 2013
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This is a great documentary about drepression. It looks at the different treatments for depression and lets people suffering from depression tell their stories.Lerato Mosola

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Turn off your smart phone to unplug from job stress, researcher says

Turn off your smart phone to unplug from job stress, researcher says | JMS1 health and wellness | Scoop.it
Turn off your smart phone to unplug from job stress, researcher says
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Darian van Coller - always being connected to your smartphone causes more stress

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Chronic stress depletes your immune system

Chronic stress depletes your immune system | JMS1 health and wellness | Scoop.it
Chronic stress depletes your immune system
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Darian vam Coller - stress creates the perfect environemnt for disease in your body

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Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating | JMS1 health and wellness | Scoop.it
Good nutrition and a balanced diet help kids grow up healthy. Here's how to improve nutrition and encourage smart eating habits.
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Tevin Tobias. this article gives tips on how to improve childrens nutrition. 

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Preventing Obesity in Children, Causes of Child Obesity, and More

Preventing Obesity in Children, Causes of Child Obesity, and More | JMS1 health and wellness | Scoop.it
Is your child overweight? Learn more from WebMD about determining obesity in a child, its causes, and what you can do about it.
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Tevin Tobias. This article summarizes the causes and prevention of obesity in children.

 

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Lose Weight By Skipping a Meal

Lose Weight By Skipping a Meal | JMS1 health and wellness | Scoop.it
There is some advice floating around saying that you should eat 6 meals per day if you want to lose weight. Is this really good advice?

Via Tonja Davis
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Skipping a meal is really not that bad. With the new modern lifestyle we can afford to only eat two meals a day. By doing this the amount of calories you will lose in one week is amounted to one pound of fst. Pretty cool! Chelsea Sanford

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Tonja Davis's curator insight, September 13, 2013 2:30 PM

I will say this (like I say with every "do this to lose weight" article) there is no "one right way" to lose weight. There is what works for you, and what doesn't. The catch is, find what works for you and stick with it!

Jon Rhodes's comment, September 29, 2013 2:16 PM
I agree Tonja, you must find out what works for you. Skipping breakfast is just one option that you can try. For years though the diet industry had us convinced that this wasn't an option. Now we know better!
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10 Tips to Eat Less and Feel Fuller | My Fitness Hut Blog

10 Tips to Eat Less and Feel Fuller | My Fitness Hut Blog | JMS1 health and wellness | Scoop.it
Ditch the quick weight loss diets that leave you starving. Follow these 10 tips to eat less and feel fuller.
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JMS1's comment, September 29, 2013 2:34 AM
Easy day to day tips on how to eat healthy and lose weight. Such as drink water, eat less and exercise more :) Chelsea Sanford
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#HEALTHYRECIPE - Quinoa & Tuna Stuffed Tomatoes

#HEALTHYRECIPE - Quinoa & Tuna Stuffed Tomatoes | JMS1 health and wellness | Scoop.it
As I was plodding home from where I abandoned my broken-down car, I was thinking about how I'd grade the past week.  D, I'd give it a solid D. Then I got home and uploaded my food pictures for the ...

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Healthiest receipe you'll find! Veggies, Protein and herbs. Easy healthy option. Chelsea Sanford

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Smartphone photography helps eye disease diagnosis

Smartphone photography helps eye disease diagnosis | JMS1 health and wellness | Scoop.it

A US team has devised a smartphone system for capturing high quality photos of retinas to help diagnose eye diseases. The cheap and easy-to-use system could bring the advantages of affordable telemedicine to ophthalmology clinics.


The researchers, from Massachusetts Eye and Ear, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, describe the new system and how they tested it in a recent online issue of Journal of Ophthalmology.

 

The study evaluated the smartphone system's ability to capture photographs of the "fundus," or retina, in human and rabbit eyes.

The equipment comprises a smartphone running an inexpensive app and instruments that can be found in any ophthalmic practice.

 

Taking photographs of the retina is an essential part of any ophthalmology practice. But current methods rely on fundus cameras that cost tens of thousands of dollars.

 

Previous studies using Apple's built-in camera app in the iPhone have concluded its video capture is not good enough, as it cannot independently control focus and exposure during filming, which produces glare and results in poor images.

 

But the system the Massachusetts Eye and Ear team used overcomes this by using an iPhone 4 or iPhone 5 with a more advanced smartphone app, called "Filmic pro," which allows for independent control of focus, exposure and light intensity during filming.

 

They tested the smartphone's ability to capture retinal images with a 20D lens, with or without a Koeppe lens - a special dome-shaped lens ophthalmologists use to get a direct view of certain parts of the eye, for instance the chambers that are involved in regulating pressure in the eye.

 

By using the coaxial light source of the phone, this system works as an indirect ophthalmoscope that creates a digital image of the fundus


Read More : http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/266552.php


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JMS1's comment, September 29, 2013 2:14 AM
Talks about how smartphones are being used to detect eye diseases and how the iPhone 4 and 5 are not adequate in terms of their camera quality but with an application which allows own control of focus and exposure then it is successful. Chelsea Sanford
Diana Ravestein's curator insight, October 2, 2013 12:12 AM

Technology is even helping with health care! I think it's pretty cool that you can use your smartphone to determine wether or not you have an eye disease, simply by taking a picture of your eye. 

Vanessa Chapman's comment, October 2, 2013 2:28 PM
I think that's an awesome way to use technology! We can find new and faster ways to help find diseases which will help people with that disease.
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Married people likelier to survive cancer

Married people likelier to survive cancer | JMS1 health and wellness | Scoop.it
Married cancer patients are less likely to die of their disease than those who aren't wed, a new study suggests.
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Lerato Mosola.

a new study has shown that married cancer patients are less likely to die of the disease than those who aren't married. This study was done on more than 730000 cancer patience.

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Devil's food? The surprising health benefits of the humble spud

A new survey has revealed that after sugar, carbohydrates such as potatoes are one of the first things that those keeping an eye on their weight cut out.
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The Five Steps of a Breast Self-Exam

The Five Steps of a Breast Self-Exam | JMS1 health and wellness | Scoop.it
breast self exam in five steps
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Nicole Milne: A little bit awkward for some but very relevant in our day and age as breast cancer has become more and more of a struggle for woman. The article basically explains how woman can do a self-examination at home to test for breast cancer. 

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10 Surprising Health Benefits of Cinnamon

10 Surprising Health Benefits of Cinnamon | JMS1 health and wellness | Scoop.it
A must-read article by best-selling author, Dr. Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD, with 10 amazing health benefits of cinnamon.
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Nicole Milne: Not many people know about the health benefits of cinnamon and I found this article to be rather interesting. It basically breaks down the top 10 benefits of cinnamon and how it can reduce the pain of athiritis and lower cholestorl levels etc. 

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Jillian Michaels: Yoga Meltdown Level 1

Jillian Michaels: Yoga Meltdown Level 1 is designed to sculpt muscle, burn fat, and tone your entire body fast! Begin with a gentle vinyasa, then kick up the...
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Kat Rmafalo: doing yoga with a group of friends is always fun. this video will help you do yoga in the comfort of your own home at any time. it is also very cost effective...

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Research: How you respond to stress now determines your health in 10 years

Research: How you respond to stress now determines your health in 10 years | JMS1 health and wellness | Scoop.it
Research: How you respond to stress now determines your health in 10 years
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Sorting out stress now ensures better health in the long term

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Stress Management: How to Reduce, Prevent, and Cope with Stress

Stress Management: How to Reduce, Prevent, and Cope with Stress | JMS1 health and wellness | Scoop.it
Powerful strategies for managing stress and bringing your life into balance.
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Darian van Coller - realtes to my article idea

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Obesity in children - causes - Better Health Channel

Obesity in children - causes - Better Health Channel | JMS1 health and wellness | Scoop.it
More children are becoming overweight and obese. Causes of obesity in children include unhealthy food choices, lack of physical activity and family eating habits.
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Tevin Tobias ,This article covers the risks of obesity, how society contributes to this problem( food costs has gone down food portions have increased), social problems children experience and many more.

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Foods To Refresh Your Mood

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Diet can be an important factor in controlling mood swings, and a diet high in sugar and simple carbohydrates are often the culprit. Here are few foods to refresh your mood!

Via Dr Manisha R Deokar
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Things like milk reduce PMS and leafy green veggies help reduce stress. Chelsea Sanford

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Dr Manisha R Deokar's curator insight, September 20, 2013 1:51 AM

Diet can be an important factor in controlling mood swings, and a diet high in sugar and simple carbohydrates are often the culprit. Here are few foods to refresh your mood! - See more at: http://www.justforhearts.org/foods-refresh-mood/#sthash.MsK9ncKT.dpuf

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Slimmer, Shapely Quads in One Easy Move: Seated Sweeping Leg Lift

Slimmer, Shapely Quads in One Easy Move: Seated Sweeping Leg Lift | JMS1 health and wellness | Scoop.it
As the weather cools down, keep those thighs looking bikini-ready under your favorite pair of jeans with this move simple yet effective move you can do anywhere.
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One easy exercise to slim down your quads. Chelsea Sanford

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How To Make Your Body More Alkaline

How To Make Your Body More Alkaline | JMS1 health and wellness | Scoop.it

"Acidity has been linked to pain, excess weight and many other health issues. Fortunately, making your body more alkaline (the opposite of acidic) is easy.  Here are 12 ways to alkalize your body for more energy and vitality:"

 

Continue Reading At: http://bit.ly/1ePA2rQ


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Acidity equals pain, excess weight and many other health issues. Fortunately, making your body more alkaline (the opposite of acidic) is easy.  12 ways to make your body less acidic. Chelsea Sanford 

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7 Apps That Help You Beat Stress In The Workplace - Forbes

7 Apps That Help You Beat Stress In The Workplace - Forbes | JMS1 health and wellness | Scoop.it
7 Apps That Help You Beat Stress In The Workplace
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Work, kids, in-laws, spouses, mass transit systems—life in general can cause a heck of a lot of stress to the average thinking human.

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Talks about how to de-stress in different ways. 7 Apps to suit every type of person. Whether its relaxing music or playing a video game. Chelsea Sanford

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Patients Do More than Engage -- They Can Take Control

Patients Do More than Engage -- They Can Take Control | JMS1 health and wellness | Scoop.it

 Smartphones have been supplemented with a variety of external sensors which track health parameters, providing information for the patient to manage their healthcare. These devices attack chronic health issues such as obesity, noncompliance with medication, diabetes, and heart disease.

 

The first step to improvement is to measure the condition.  The first measurement establishes a baseline and continued measurements track how well the program is progressing.   “If you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it.” – Lord Kelvin. 

 

The mantra is embodied by the Quantified Self movement which promotes “self knowledge through numbers”.  This web site serves the QS user community with forums and international meetings.   You name it and someone in the QS community has tracked it and reported on it.  From weight, fitness, sleep, moods, stress, to reading habits, nothing seems to be left out.

 

The number of fitness and weight loss apps are legion. Wearable and not wearable sensors aid in measuring and tracking fitness goals.The Fitbit Flex is a wristband that tracks steps, distance, food intake and calories burned during the day and sleep quality at night. It is water resistant and handles laps in the pool.


In the not wearable category for fitness tracking are the smart scales such as the one from Withings which not only measures weight, but body composition, heart rate and air quality. It measures the body fat percentage and calculates BMI. Standing heart rate is an indicator of improved fitness if it drops over time. Indoor air quality measures temperature and carbon dioxide and sends an alert when it is time to clear the air.


Medication adherence is one of the largest and most expensive problems in healthcare. It is estimated that 50% of the US population take medication on a regular basis and of those, only half take their medications as prescribed. Healthcare costs, caused by improper and unnecessary use of medicines, exceeded $200 billion in 2012, according to the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics.

 

Monitoring heart disease can be done with devices attached to smartphones that can also communicate results to the healthcare team. Blood pressure cuffs controlled by a smartphone app, such as Withings blood pressure monitor, automatically take blood pressure and heart rate and save it to the iPhone or iPad stamped with the time and date. The measurements history can be emailed to a physician for advice.


Another patient engagement phenomena, that may be even more far reaching, is growing use of “peer-to-peer” social networks allowing patients to share data about treatments, how well they worked, and other tips about their specific disease. These networks range from the very specific, e.g., Crohnology for Crohn’s disease with 4200 members to networks with a broad scope of many diseases, such as Patients Like Me with 220,000 members. These sites allow patients to access real data as to what works in the real world and obtain more data than a single physicians experience allows.


The wealth of health and wellness apps and sensors combined with social networksallows patients to collect and monitor more data about their specific conditions and goals than ever before. Plans for management of their disease or for achieving wellness goals can be individually tailored. The result is patients not just engaging in their healthcare, but taking control of their healthcare.

 
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Smartphones have been supplemented with a variety of external sensors which track health parameters, providing information for the patient to manage their healthcare. These devices attack chronic health issues such as obesity, noncompliance with medication, diabetes, and heart disease. - Chelsea Sanford

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Kel Mohror's comment, September 26, 2013 9:19 PM
Patient2Patient social networks might be the "holy grail" for achieving high, effective patient engagement. Most of us perform / behave better when we know we are being observed by others.The "Hawthorne effect" and coaching highlight the strengths people can muster under these circumstances. Perhaps if providers recommended P2P communities, outcomes would improve along with more long-lasting health app use?
Jack Lipton's curator insight, October 3, 2013 8:37 AM

Tapping into the Quantified Self Movement is a major opportunity for healthcare marketers.  The potential for supporting Rx adherence and better patient outcomes is huge.

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Top 10 Health Benefits of Bananas

http://foodnsport.com We explore the top 10 health benefits of bananas. By the time you are done watching this top 10, you'll be hankering for a ripe and swe...
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Kat Ramafalo: Bananas really do make you feel good and help keep your energy levels high. to find out more about the health bebefits of eating bananas watch this YouTube video

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