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10 Beautiful and Highly Motivational Weight Loss Quotes …

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Motivational Weight Loss Quotes can inspire you when you’re up in the clouds or feeling low. Losing weight is hard, and it’s easy to lose belief in yourself. Loss of momentum can cause you to backslide and forget about your ...

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Today in Research: The Easiest Way to Lose Weight; Dogs vs. Kids - The Atlantic

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Today in Research: The Easiest Way to Lose Weight; Dogs vs. KidsThe AtlanticHow to lose weight by only lifting a finger. Continuing our Week After New Year's diet tip hotline, we have found the most appealing weight-loss tactic of all time.

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7 Safety Tips for Running Outdoors

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Running outdoors offers great benefits, just to be sure to be smart and follow these safety tips to ensure you have a safe run!

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High Blood Pressure Diets: Eating More Potassium is Important to Your Meals - Diabetic, Cardiac and Renal Diet Information

High Blood Pressure Diets: Eating More Potassium is Important to Your Meals - Diabetic, Cardiac and Renal Diet Information | The Doctors Place | Scoop.it
When you are trying to lower your high blood pressure using diet, you should make sure you lower your sodium intake as well as increase the amount of potassium.

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RenalCardiacDiabetesMealPlan's curator insight, April 20, 2013 6:02 PM

dealing with high blood pressure will help save your kidneys

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Timing Matters To Make Diet and Exercise Changes Last

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When it comes to making healthy lifestyle changes, which should come first -- changing your diet or becoming more physically active?

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The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food

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Inside the hyperengineered, savagely marketed, addiction-creating battle for American "stomach share."

 

[Adapted from “Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us,” by Michael Moss, an investigative reporter for The Times.]

 

The public and the food companies have known for decades now that sugary, salty, fatty foods are not good for us in the quantities that we consume them. So why are the diabetes and obesity and hypertension numbers still spiraling out of control? It’s not just a matter of poor willpower on the part of the consumer and a give-the-people-what-they-want attitude on the part of the food manufacturers. What I found, over four years of research and reporting, was a conscious effort — taking place in labs and marketing meetings and grocery-store aisles — to get people hooked on foods that are convenient and inexpensive.

 

I talked to more than 300 people in or formerly employed by the processed-food industry, from scientists to marketers to C.E.O.’s. Some were willing whistle-blowers, while others spoke reluctantly when presented with some of the thousands of pages of secret memos that I obtained from inside the food industry’s operations.

 

What follows is a series of small case studies of a handful of characters whose work then, and perspective now, sheds light on how the foods are created and sold to people who, while not powerless, are extremely vulnerable to the intensity of these companies’ industrial formulations and selling campaigns.


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Pamir Kiciman's curator insight, February 24, 2013 12:47 PM

This is a long and thorough excerpt from the book on newyorktimes.com and is a MUST-READ.

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Natural Herbal Remedies and Product

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Herbalwale.com - A new natural and ayurvedic tradition approach to healthy living. Introducing natural product and herbal remedies to cure health problem for live healthy life.

 

 

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Rich Rawdin's curator insight, May 10, 2013 2:45 PM

Nature.....I always love to explore nature.

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How Hospitals are Using Social Media

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In the age of tweets, re-tweets and live updates, various businesses are contending to leverage the power of social media to grow their businesses. The healthca

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Negative Emotions in Response to Daily Stress Take a Toll on Long-Term Mental Health

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Chronic negative emotions in response to daily stressors can take a toll on long-term mental health, say researchers.

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Food Fraud: 10 Counterfeit Products We Commonly Consume

Food Fraud: 10 Counterfeit Products We Commonly Consume | The Doctors Place | Scoop.it

Coffee, olive oil and fish are just some of the adulterated and intentionally mislabeled foods regularly passed off as something they’re not.

 

In a country where we have relatively strict labeling regulations, many food manufacturers still manage to swindle shoppers by adding fillers or diluting the real deal with less expensive ingredients, without the knowledge of the consumer. And in fact, it’s become so prevalent that the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention, a nonprofit that sets standards used by the FDA, set up a database to track the infractions. Called the Food Fraud Database (FFD), it describes food fraud as the "deliberate substitution, addition, tampering or misrepresentation of food, food ingredients or food packaging, or false or misleading statements made about a product for economic gain." It has a shocking number of entries.


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Kirk Fontaine's curator insight, April 7, 2013 11:02 AM

This seems to be happening quite frequently in order to cut production and manufacturing costs and the consumer is the one that loses out

Sandi Cornez's curator insight, April 7, 2013 1:13 PM

Good catches. Best advice: be discerning when you shop. Read labels carefully. Buy organic. Do research on brands you're not familiar with. Purchase fresh foods as often as possible. You can make your own orange juice.

nancercize's comment, April 8, 2013 11:55 AM
Natural foods + natural exercise = health.
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Statin drugs are VERY BAD for you, especially for your muscles

Statin drugs are VERY BAD for you, especially for your muscles | The Doctors Place | Scoop.it

There is no convincing evidence that what is currently regarded as “high cholesterol” is harmful; rather,cholesterol is actually good for you  at levels (200-260) that current practices seek to lower.

 

Lip service is paid by official agencies and by drug advertisements to using diet and exercise as the first way to lower cholesterol. In practice, innumerable people are taking statins to that end.


That end can be quite literal, because statins can kill you...


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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, April 1, 2013 1:00 PM

Statin drugs actually tend to dissolve muscle tissue. Death normally results from overload of the kidneys. They have to work overtime to get rid of all the pieces...

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Fact Sheet: BRAIN Initiative | The White House

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Heart Health in Future Foretold in Teens

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Many U.S. adolescents are already on their way to increased cardiovascular risk in adulthood, researchers found.

Roughly half of about 5,000 study participants ages 12 to 19 (54.7% of males and 50.5% of females) met "ideal" standards for fewer than five of the seven variables developed by the American Heart Association to define cardiovascular health, according to Christina Shay, PhD, of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, and colleagues.

And 0% met all seven variables including not smoking and having low total cholesterol, the researchers reported online in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.


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Seth Bilazarian, MD's curator insight, April 5, 2013 3:30 PM

Will this be the first generation that has worse health than the prior generation?  It is amazing that 0% of the surveyed teens met all the ideal seven variables:

Cardiovascular health among adolescents is defined using the ideal state of seven variables:

Smoking status (never smoked)Body mass index (BMI below the 85th percentile)Dietary intake (consumption of healthy levels of at least four of the following: vegetables, fish, whole grains, sodium, and added sugar in sugar-sweetened beverages)Physical activity (at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity a day)Blood pressure (below the 90th percentile)Blood glucose (less than 100 mg/dLTotal cholesterol (less than 170 mg/dL)

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Value of weight loss surgery examined as diabetes treatment

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A new study by scientists at Imperial College London and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust has found that patients who have weight loss surgery as a way of treating their type 2 diabetes may not be hitting the same levels of remission as...

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Does Your Scale Wield Too Much Weight?

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Do you own your scale - or does your scale own YOU? Here's how to break the scale addiction! (Does Your Scale Wield Too Much Weight?

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Paper-thin skin patch collects vitals: E-health made easier and more comfortable

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The future of health care could be found in a tiny, paper-thin skin patch that collects vital information. The Bio-patch sensor developed by researchers at Stockholm's KTH Royal Institute of Technology is inexpensive, versatile and, best of all, comfortable to wear.

 

"On the chest it provides electrocardiography (ECG), on the skull it measures brainwaves (EEC), and on the forearm it can measure muscle response to stimulation from the nervous system (EMG)," he says. It also has a built-in sensor that constantly monitors body temperature.

 

With a wireless connection, the patient can analyse the readings in their smartphone, or send the data via internet to a healthcare professional for diagnosis.

 

The thinking behind Bio-patch is that health care can be moved out of the hospitals and into the home, Yang says. "Bio-patch is a step towards what is known as self-care, which is valuable especially for patients discharged after an operation, or for the elderly living unassisted," he says.

 

While the technology is versatile, interest has focused on the heart. "Heart diseases account for the majority of all deaths in the EU," he says.

 


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d-Wise 's curator insight, April 25, 2013 11:44 AM

A step towards self health beyond the gym...the technology that awaits us as we move into the future is incredible...was Star Trek that far off? The challenge no becomes how do we decide which ones are safe and effective.

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How nature can help us heal from grief

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Being in nature one becomes aware of the infinite circle of life. There is evidence of decay, destruction and death; there are also examples of rejuvenation, restoration, and renewal. The never-ending cycle of birth, life, death and rebirth can put life and death into perspective and impart a sense of constancy after experiencing a life changing loss or a death.

 


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Heart Rate as a Measure of Life Span

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A higher resting heart rate is an independent predictor of mortality, even in healthy people in good physical condition, a new study suggests.

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Dr Veronica Anderson's curator insight, April 23, 2013 8:10 AM

For those who have motivation to have exercise as part of their lifestyle here is your payoff. The lower resting heart rates of lifelong athletes gives you more years.

 

“If you have two healthy people,” said the lead author, Dr. Magnus Thorsten Jensen, a researcher at Copenhagen University Hospital Gentofte, “exactly the same in physical fitness, age, blood pressure and so on, the person with the highest resting heart rate is more likely to have a shorter life span.”

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Stand Up, Walk Around, Even Just For 20 Minutes

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New research shows that even regular exercisers may not be doing enough to counteract the health hazards of sitting down at a desk all day long.

 

Sitting for long periods of time — when you don't stand up, don't move at all — tends to cause changes physiologically within your muscles," says Reynolds. "You stop breaking up fat in your bloodstream, you start getting accumulations of fat ... in your liver, your heart and your brain. You get sleepy. You gain weight. You basically are much less healthy than if you're moving.


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How Can We Realize Health IT’s Full Potential?

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First, let’s get right to the heart of the matter: What factors limit Health IT’s ability to support quality measurement and quality improvement?

 

My response is based on field experience in supporting hundreds of clinics and practices who are using more than 30 different Population Management(PM)/Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems.

 

I would like to tell you that we have figured out why health IT investment has not resulted in more dramatic improvements to outcomes of care, and that we have the solution – but we do not.

 

What I can share with you are three of the top challenges we have experienced in helping organizations realize the benefit of health IT adoption.

 

Limitations Within EHRs Yield Roadblocks

 

The first challenge is that of standards and interoperability. EHRs say they interoperate, but what they don’t say is at what level. Much of the data in EHRs about patients is customized, unstructured data. Even within the same EHR, templates allow a patient’s medical data (e.g., smoking status) to be stored in different locations of the database using different representations. This means that while the definition is the same, the information available is not. This lack of EHR vendor standardization and inability/unwillingness to share customized, unstructured data cripples efforts to address Meaningful Use (MU) and severely limits the analytic capability of EHR data.

 


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nrip's curator insight, April 9, 2013 1:25 AM

EHR vendors must look beyond addressing MU if the potential has to be realized. Can these EHRs be sold in a market where EHR use is not incentivized. Can these EHR's be used ina  market where the EHR use is linked to an Insurer or Employer signing the contract because of the EHR vendors name...Will the customers buy only because the EHR benefits the practice as a process optimization?

Dominique Dock's comment, April 9, 2013 4:39 AM
standardisation is clearly far from being achieved. I personally use an IT system which cannot be tweaked to my needs, and is so-called widely used...when I was working as a GP in the NHS, at least we had a large number of practices who were using the same and we had some power to obtain the changes/improvements we needed.
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Compound in Red Meat May Have Heart Disease Link - WebMD

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CBS News Compound in Red Meat May Have Heart Disease Link WebMD As for beef, pork and the like, Narula said that the "real take-away message is the reinforcement of the current recommendations that a heart-healthy diet should have little to no red...

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The Ins and Outs of Meditation

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A basic meditation routine, or even better a more substantial one, is essential for successful living. No matter who you are or what your endeavor is, the way our world is currently, and the way we have to be in the world, this whole process of living is uniquely challenging, a special set of circumstances humanity hasn’t really encountered before.

 

Through the ages, meditation has always brought great benefits to the human condition. Remember that meditation has been around since well before the time of the Buddha, stretching way back into antiquity. Today, it probably holds the greatest benefits for us than it ever has.


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Vera Hampton's curator insight, April 18, 2013 2:01 PM

Meditation is the most powerful way to gain peace and self control. In order to create the life you want you have to learn to control you mind, thoughts and actions. Meditation is the best way to train this much needed control of self. Find more articles like this: http://awakeningthepowerwithin.com

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How Nature Resets Our Minds and Bodies

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Nature restores mental functioning in the same way that food and water restore bodies. The business of everyday life -- dodging traffic, making decisions and judgment calls, interacting with strangers -- is depleting, and what man-made environments take away from us, nature gives back. There's something mystical and, you might say, unscientific about this claim, but its heart actually rests in what psychologists call attention restoration theory, or ART. According to ART, urban environments are draining because they force us to direct our attention to specific tasks (e.g., avoiding the onslaught of traffic) and grab our attention dynamically, compelling us to "look here!" before telling us to instead "look over there!" These demands are draining -- and they're also absent in natural environments. Forests, streams, rivers, lakes, and oceans demand very little from us, though they're still engaging, ever changing, and attention-grabbing. The difference between natural and urban landscapes is how they command our attention. While man-made landscapes bombard us with stimulation, their natural counterparts give us the chance to think as much or as little as we'd like, and the opportunity to replenish exhausted mental resources.


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What Makes You Gain Weight? | Healthcare, Fitness, Nutrition ...

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Some studies have found that people who go to bed late at night, are eating more food (on average about 248 calories more per day), follow unhealthy diets and are more likely to have a higher body mass index than those who prefer to go to sleep...

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Tulugaq's curator insight, April 2, 2013 8:45 PM

Why people gain weight

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Could YOU go the distance to burn off this lunch | Visual.ly

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In order to burn 1350 calories, you might need to run this far. 5 different tracks with different activities for your choice of staying healthy.

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Dr Veronica Anderson's curator insight, April 4, 2013 3:13 PM

Running the opposite direction of McDonalds would also serve the purpose of moving and staying well. I doubt after eating a Big Mac, fries and soda that one would have the proper energy to run anywhere.