REAL World Wellness
Follow
Find
3.1K views | +0 today
Rescooped by Dr Veronica Anderson from Longevity science
onto REAL World Wellness
Scoop.it!

Friendly Bugs Cut Colds; Vitamin D Defeated - Vital Choice

Friendly Bugs Cut Colds; Vitamin D Defeated - Vital Choice | REAL World Wellness | Scoop.it

Credible natural remedies for colds and similar viral respiratory infections emerged in recent years.

 

The most promising of these – based on limited clinical evidence – are zinc and Echinacea.

 

Probiotics have now joined the list. And it looks like Vitamin D has dropped off.


Via Ray and Terry's
more...
No comment yet.
REAL World Wellness
Sexy stuff you need to stay alive
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Dr Veronica Anderson
Scoop.it!

Do You Really Need To Wipe Down The Machines At The Gym?

Do You Really Need To Wipe Down The Machines At The Gym? | REAL World Wellness | Scoop.it

Turns out, our health-minded community is on to something. Warm, moist environments are where bacteria really like to grow, says Dr. Pritish Tosh, M.D., infectious diseases physician at the Mayo Clinic. And if the gym isn't a warm, moist environment, we don't know what is. "There is certainly a potential for transmission of certain kinds of infections," he says.

Dr Veronica Anderson's insight:

To protect yourself from infection, its best to wipe the machine down right before you get on and make sure it is dry before you use it so assure all germy germs are dead.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dr Veronica Anderson
Scoop.it!

8 Drugs Doctors Won't Take

8 Drugs Doctors Won't Take | REAL World Wellness | Scoop.it
Every doctor knows that there are two types of top-selling medications: Those that are popular because they are effective and those that sell well because of big drug company marketing campaigns.
Dr Veronica Anderson's insight:

Our insurance did not cover Advair and CVS cost is $300. So my husband decided not to buy it and ask for something else. Good thing, huh?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dr Veronica Anderson
Scoop.it!

What Makes You Susceptible to Getting a Cold or the Flu? | Wellness for the Real World

What Makes You Susceptible to Getting a Cold or the Flu? | Wellness for the Real World | REAL World Wellness | Scoop.it
Have you ever noticed that you get sick with a cold or the flu much more often than others around you? Or someone you know is constantly sniffling and maxing out on sick days at work?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dr Veronica Anderson
Scoop.it!

How Faith Can Affect Therapy

How Faith Can Affect Therapy | REAL World Wellness | Scoop.it
Can belief in God predict how someone responds to mental health treatment? A recent study suggests it might.
Dr Veronica Anderson's insight:

“Patients who had higher levels of belief in God demonstrated more effects of treatment,” said the study’s lead author, David H. Rosmarin, a psychologist at McLean Hospital and director of the Center for Anxiety in New York. “They seemed to get more bang for their buck, so to speak.”

One possible reason for this, he said, is that “patients who had more faith in God also had more faith in treatment. They were more likely to believe that the treatment would help them, and they were more likely to see it as credible and real.”

 
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dr Veronica Anderson
Scoop.it!

Physician demand driving more EHRs to go mobile - amednews.com

Physician demand driving more EHRs to go mobile - amednews.com | REAL World Wellness | Scoop.it
Since initial rollouts, vendors are scrambling to develop smartphone and tablet applications that go beyond replicating the desktop record on smaller screens.
Dr Veronica Anderson's insight:

The biggest reported issue with mobile apps, at 95%, was the device's screen size. Eighty-eight percent of physicians said they also experienced difficulties with the ease of movement within the mobile chart. A chief mistake many app developers made initially was to replicate the desktop record onto the mobile app, which 83% of users said they did not like. Instead, doctors preferred simplified versions of the record on their mobile devices.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dr Veronica Anderson
Scoop.it!

Why Dads Don't Take Paternity Leave

Why Dads Don't Take Paternity Leave | REAL World Wellness | Scoop.it
More companies, including Yahoo and Bank of America, are offering more generous paternity leave, but few fathers dare to take the full benefit, fearing a loss of status at work.
Dr Veronica Anderson's insight:

Two weeks is a step in the right direction. Just a few years back it was 2 days off for most pops.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dr Veronica Anderson
Scoop.it!

Top 8 Summer Drinks to Avoid

Top 8 Summer Drinks to Avoid | REAL World Wellness | Scoop.it
Many of the most popular summer drinks are full of sugar and can sabotage your health; here are some examples.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dr Veronica Anderson
Scoop.it!

Sorry Global Warming Alarmists, The Earth Is Cooling

Sorry Global Warming Alarmists, The Earth Is Cooling | REAL World Wellness | Scoop.it
Natural climate cycles point to a decline in global temperatures over the next 10 years.
Dr Veronica Anderson's insight:

(N)atural climate cycles have already turned from warming to cooling, global temperatures have already been declining for more than 10 years, and global temperatures will continue to decline for another two decades or more.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dr Veronica Anderson
Scoop.it!

Flu in Pregnancy Is Linked to Bipolar Disorder

Flu in Pregnancy Is Linked to Bipolar Disorder | REAL World Wellness | Scoop.it
Flu infection during pregnancy may increase the risk for bipolar disorder in offspring, according to a new report.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dr Veronica Anderson
Scoop.it!

Food, skin allergies increasing in children

Food, skin allergies increasing in children | REAL World Wellness | Scoop.it
Parents are reporting more skin and food allergies in their children, a big government survey found
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dr Veronica Anderson
Scoop.it!

Is Chris Christie too obese to run for president?

Is Chris Christie too obese to run for president? | REAL World Wellness | Scoop.it
Chris Christie ought to address his morbid obesity prior to entertaining thoughts of running for the Presidency in 2016.
Dr Veronica Anderson's insight:

I like Christie. He gets the job done and is 'no nonsense'. I would vote for him. He has an issue that many in America have. I don't feel that his weight will affect how he governs, however, we do need to have a very fit VP behind him, just in case he succumbs to his size prematurely.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dr Veronica Anderson
Scoop.it!

In sex, happiness hinges on keeping up with the Joneses

In sex, happiness hinges on keeping up with the Joneses, a new study finds. Sex apparently is like income: People are generally happy when they keep pace with the Joneses and they're even happier if they get a bit more.
Dr Veronica Anderson's insight:

Using national survey data and statistical analyses, Wadsworth found that people reported steadily higher levels of happiness as they reported steadily higher sexual frequency. But he also found that even after controlling for their own sexual frequency, people who believed they were having less sex than their peers were unhappier than those who believed they were having as much or more than their peers.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dr Veronica Anderson
Scoop.it!

Exercise may protect against future emotional stress, study shows

Moderate exercise may help people cope with anxiety and stress for an extended period of time post-workout, according to a study by kinesiology researchers.
Dr Veronica Anderson's insight:

Smith found that exercise and quiet rest were equally effective at reducing anxiety levels initially. However, once they were emotionally stimulated (by being shown 90 photographs from the International Affective Picture System, a database of photographs used in emotion research) for ~20 minutes, the anxiety levels of those who had simply rested went back up to their initial levels, whereas those who had exercised maintained their reduced anxiety levels.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dr Veronica Anderson
Scoop.it!

F.D.A. Restricts Antibiotics Use for Livestock

F.D.A. Restricts Antibiotics Use for Livestock | REAL World Wellness | Scoop.it
The move was a major shift that could have far-reaching implications for industrial farming and human health.
Dr Veronica Anderson's insight:

Its about time. We always wonder , though what will be the uninteneded consequences both positive and negative.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dr Veronica Anderson
Scoop.it!

How to Get the Best Individual Health Insurance Quote Online - Money Management

How to Get the Best Individual Health Insurance Quote Online
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dr Veronica Anderson
Scoop.it!

Is Concierge Medicine The Correct Choice For You?

Is Concierge Medicine The Correct Choice For You? | REAL World Wellness | Scoop.it
If you don’t choose, the choice will be made for you.
Dr Veronica Anderson's insight:

Given the current debacle of the Affordable Care Act, Concierge Medicine may actually be more cost effective.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dr Veronica Anderson
Scoop.it!

The Raw Deal | Visual.ly

The Raw Deal | Visual.ly | REAL World Wellness | Scoop.it
More than 10% of orders come from sushi restaurants. As America's love of sushi continues to swim upstream, we decided to sift through orders to uncov
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dr Veronica Anderson
Scoop.it!

Hearing Loss One of Risks for Pregnant Smoker's Child

Hearing Loss One of Risks for Pregnant Smoker's Child | REAL World Wellness | Scoop.it
Maternal smoking during pregnancy was associated with hearing loss and an increased risk for substance abuse and addiction in the child, two studies showed.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dr Veronica Anderson
Scoop.it!

'Heading' Soccer Ball Injures Brain

'Heading' Soccer Ball Injures Brain | REAL World Wellness | Scoop.it
Soccer players who repeatedly head” the ball had changes in brain microstructure and performance on neurocognitive testing, suggesting that this popular maneuver may lead to long-term subconcussive b
Dr Veronica Anderson's insight:
In this study of soccer players, heading was associated with both abnormal white matter microstructure and poorer neurocognitive performance.These heading associations were not explained by a history of concussion.
more...
Randy Bauer's curator insight, February 1, 1:39 PM

Concussions do not just take place in American Rules Football. the repetitive impact of a soccer ball to the head - heading - provides a significant trauma to the brain.

Reasearch is taking place to determine the number of impacts that may lead to concussions or cognitive changes.

This has consequences to the young soccer athlete that is playing in year-round soccer.

Exposure Increases Risk.

www.bauerpt.com

Randy Bauer is a Physical Therapist in Laguna Hills, CA at Bauer Physical Therapy.

Scooped by Dr Veronica Anderson
Scoop.it!

Living With Cancer: Look Good, Feel Better

Living With Cancer: Look Good, Feel Better | REAL World Wellness | Scoop.it
Maybe eyebrows seem trivial to you. Probably given the grand scheme of things, they should be to me. Yet it feels somehow vacant to have a face without eyebrows. So I made the call to the cancer support group Look Good Feel Better.
Dr Veronica Anderson's insight:

Look good, feel better speaks very much to the mind body connection. Feeling good about yourself can change your physiology and heal you.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dr Veronica Anderson
Scoop.it!

Smoke Permeates Nonsmoking Hotel Rooms

Smoke Permeates Nonsmoking Hotel Rooms | REAL World Wellness | Scoop.it
Staying in a nonsmoking room in a hotel that allows smoking elsewhere does not prevent exposure to tobacco smoke, a new study reports.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dr Veronica Anderson
Scoop.it!

Driving with the dog not a good idea for seniors

Senior drivers who always take a pet in the car are at increased risk for being involved in a motor vehicle collision, said researchers.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dr Veronica Anderson
Scoop.it!

The Benefit of Exercise in Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia: The Finalex Trial

The Benefit of Exercise in Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia: The Finalex Trial | REAL World Wellness | Scoop.it
A landmark study published today in JAMA Internal Medicine demonstrates that a patient-centered exercise intervention administered by trained physical therapists can slow the physical deterioration of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Dr Veronica Anderson's insight:

Was this intensive exercise intervention worthwhile? The answer is a resounding yes! The key results are as follows:

The exercise program slowed declines in physical function. Patients getting usual care declined an average of 14 points over 1 year on the functional independence measure. Patients getting home exercise declined 7 points and patients in the group exercise declined 10 points. (The difference between both exercise groups and usual care was statistically significant. The difference between the exercise groups was not significant) The exercise groups had far fewer falls. The group exercise subjects had 40% fewer falls, and the home exercise subjects fall rate was more than cut in half. This impact makes this study one of the most effective fall intervention programs ever devised Even when accounting for the cost of the intervention, the health costs in the exercise groups were not more expensive than the costs of usual care. The cost of this intensive intervention was compensated by lower rates of health service use in the exercise groups. This goes to show that the best things in life sometimes really are free.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dr Veronica Anderson
Scoop.it!

A Few Extra Pounds May Help You Live Longer

A Few Extra Pounds May Help You Live Longer | REAL World Wellness | Scoop.it
New research shows that having an overweight body mass index (BMI) may help you live longer and healthier.
Dr Veronica Anderson's insight:

The research, which analyzed 97 studies in all, found that people with BMIs under 30 but above normal (the overweight range) had a 6 percent lower risk of dying from all causes than those who were normal weight, while those whose BMIs fell into the obese range were 18 percent more likely to die of any cause.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Dr Veronica Anderson
Scoop.it!

Coffee may help prevent breast cancer returning, study finds

Drinking coffee could decrease the risk of breast cancer recurring in patients taking the widely used drug Tamoxifen, a study has found.
Dr Veronica Anderson's insight:

More and more the benefits of coffee appear to outweigh risks.

more...
No comment yet.