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Lasting Longer in Bed for Men – VitaSprings Blog

Lasting Longer in Bed for Men – VitaSprings Blog | Health | Scoop.it

The study shows that most men in their early 40s are showing signs of declining performance when it comes to engaging in sexual activities with their partners. Talk about the ugly truth. For reasons like age-related pains, stress and psychological issues, sexual activity slowly becomes a dreaded task instead of being an enjoyable experience, leaving the poor couple tired and unsatisfied.

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Physicians shouldn’t shy away from social media

Physicians shouldn’t shy away from social media | Health | Scoop.it

In a recent article by David Shaywitz, M.D., Ph.D., he describes four reasons why physicians are concerned about the increase in popularity of social media and online search. The information used in the article was gathered from a group of physicians attending a breakout session during a medical conference.
After reading these concerns it occurred to me, that there may be a significant gap — or lack of understanding — on the part of the medical community surrounding the potential benefits associated with online search and social media. Which is typically the basis for unfounded fear and a reluctance to participate.
The following four central themes emerged:

Concern 1: Patients receiving “bad” information
“Many physicians described the challenges of dealing with patients who had retrieved wrong or incomplete information from the Internet. This turns out to be a remarkably common problem; doctors reported spending a lot of time undoing bad information.”
Is it realistic to assume that medical consumers use of online search and social media is going to increase? I think we can all agree this is not a passing fad and barring significant legislative/regulatory intervention this trend will continue.
Solution: Evaluate. Embrace. Engage.
Your medical practice has a big decision to make. Embrace or disgrace. In other words, embrace the reality of this trend or express dissatisfaction and live with the outcome. Knowing the proactive innovative spirit of the modern medical professional, most will choose to embrace the situation and turn this challenge into a golden opportunity.
How? Become part of the discussion. Create a viable online presence with up-to-date accurate information. Consistently create and distribute engaging and informational content that provides patients with up-to-date information on treatments, procedures and recent discoveries.
In other words, become a trusted source of information for new and existing patients. Encourage patients to visit your virtual medical community for important information related to their diagnosis.
Bottom line: Do your best to increase connectivity with your patient population and control the content.

Concern 2: Patients transmitting “bad” information
“Many doctors in the audience were also visibly troubled by the ease with which patients could share “misleading” information, whether about medicine or the doctors themselves.”
Solution: Evaluate. Embrace. Engage.
First, practitioners must familiarize themselves with the various outlets, directories and forums where reviews may appear. Many times the internal view of the practice’s reputation may not be consistent with the perceived (virtual) reputation of the practice. Why? What is out of synch and what internal steps can be taken to create alignment with the perceived reputation and the desired reputation of the practice?
The practice must do everything it can to control its online reputation. Use technology to the advantage of the practice. A mobile device placed in the reception area would allow satisfied patients to access their email accounts and share their positive experience. Practice personnel should encourage patients to share their positive experiences online and avoid a victim mentality.

Concern 3: Physicians receiving information badly
“While some senior physicians worried that young doctors might start to rely on tweets rather than peer-reviewed articles, it seemed that the most significant concern raised was the impact that the “Internet culture” was having on the practice of medicine.”
Solution: Evaluate. Embrace. Engage.
The digital culture we find ourselves in may not be everyone’s cup of tea. That said, there’s an old saying: “It is what it is.” Innovation has always been and will always be an important part of the advancement of modern medicine. We cannot pick and choose which emerging technologies to embrace and which ones to ignore. By that I mean, we live in a digital age. There are no time machines by which we can pick the decade or era we wish to practice in.
The question is how to we practice and promote responsible use of the technologies available to us. Yes, it is my opinion that doctors will increasingly rely on faster access to health-related data in diagnoses, treatment and follow-up (the Internet). It is also my opinion that the same technology will make it easier and more reliable to collaborate and more effectively and efficiently treat all types of conditions.
Dermatologist patients both clinical and cosmetic will play a role in the responsible integration of the digital culture. How? By using the same information channels that senior physicians are concerned about. The Internet and social media are the ultimate check and balance medium. Healthcare consumers (social patients) will quickly share negative outcomes or bad experiences over the Web and social media. With this in mind, practitioners (both new and experienced) will continue to provide premier healthcare (or else).
Concern 4: Physicians transmitting information badly

“The ability afforded by social media to share information rapidly and broadly was another source of concern. Many senior physicians worried young doctors might use social media in unprofessional ways — sharing things they shouldn’t, saying things they shouldn’t — potentially placing themselves and their institutions at risk.”
Solution: Get over it.
This is not to trivialize the concern but to put it in a more realistic light. Every industry is going through this. Small groups of doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs, stockbrokers, etc., have been making bad choices since the dawn of humanity. There is no way to stop it. We must all focus on the things we can control.
What we can do is embrace the fact that online search and social media are powerful mediums and they are here to stay. So the real multibillion dollar question is what are you going to do about it?
Medicine could be fun again. I am not a doctor. But that sounds like great advice to me.
- See more at: http://dermatologytimes.modernmedicine.com/dermatology-times/news/physicians-shouldn-t-shy-away-social-media?page=0,1#sthash.CE20blsj.dpuf


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Bacterial Vaginosis- Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Herbal Remedies

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Bacterial vaginosis is a common bacterial infection occurring in the vagina. It usually occurs among women between the age of  15 and

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Drop Some NIAGEN for Pumping Up More Energy – VitaSprings Blog

Drop Some NIAGEN for Pumping Up More Energy – VitaSprings Blog | Health | Scoop.it

Doctor’s Best will cover that extra boost you need in order for you to outlast the day, whether for your after-work gym activities or for a simple extra time to spend you’re your loved ones.

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Ginseng as your Trusty Hangover Buster

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Ginseng proves to be a wonder plant with its myriad of benefits to health conscious individuals. But did you know that ginseng not only caters to old people and health buffs. Ginseng is also a drinker’s buddy, as it can nurse hangover efficiently.

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Health Thug: Aphrodisiacs That Can Make You Go EWWW instead of WOW!

Health Thug: Aphrodisiacs That Can Make You Go EWWW instead of WOW! | Health | Scoop.it

If you think ingesting the most potent ginseng is a major sacrifice that you need to accomplish just to wake “One-Eyed Willy”, then think (or taste) again. You’ve got to taste these weird food and animal parts that will surely challenge your gag reflex go gaga in the name of boner alert.

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Lowering Cholesterol the Natural Way – VitaSprings Blog

Lowering Cholesterol the Natural Way – VitaSprings Blog | Health | Scoop.it

While most people resort to taking dietary supplements to lower high cholesterol, natural methods are being pushed and highly recommended by doctors and nutritionists to maintain and improve one’s well-being.

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Vitamins and Supplements: An Evidence-Based Approach

Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) Dr. Jeffrey Tice, UCSF Department of Medicine, looks at vitamin use and the benefits and harms from these dietary supplements. S...
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Plant Based Whole Foods Diet - Myths and Misconceptions - Karma Jello

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The idea that there are certain vitamins, minerals and proteins that are unattainable when eating a plant based whole foods diet is false.

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Fast Food & Bad Health Side Effects | LIVESTRONG.COM

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Fast food is an easy and quick way to grab a meal on the go. However, eating fast food frequently provides the body with a high amount of calories, saturated and trans-fats and sugar with limited vitamins and minerals.

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Depression: The Other Side of a Celebrity’s Mask

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Yep, they all thought I’d be the first to go. I was one of those live-fast, die-young, leave-a-good-looking-corpse types, you know? —John Belushi
Chronic depression isn’t just about a state of...
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Telling someone they're fat makes them eat more - study

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It may be meant as friendly advice, but telling someone they are piling on the pounds just makes them delve further into the biscuit tin. - New Zealand Herald

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5 Social Media Steps To Improve The Future Of Health Care

5 Social Media Steps To Improve The Future Of Health Care | Health | Scoop.it

What do you look for when you go online? If you’re like most people you are seeking health information, which is now one of the most popular online activities in the United States only topped by emailing and general internet search.

Appearing on Mayo Clinic Radio, Dr. Farris Timimi, medical director for the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media, said this demand for medical news creates an unprecedented opportunity to improve the patient experience. He believes that health care professionals have a moral obligation to journey with their patients and that the future of health carecan deliver better outcomes with five social media actions:

Physicians engage with patients as partners on social mediaHealth care organizations create a clear pathway for credible health informationEmpowered patients find a trusted brand for their medical contentMedical centers make social media accessible for employeesProviders utilize social media tools and video to educate patients

A cardiologist who specializes in advanced heart failure and collaborates with patient advisory councils, Dr. Timimi says that social media benefits physicians and patients because providers can go to the patient and they can connect anywhere, “One of the fundamental concepts of social media, in particular, is those whom geography would isolate, social media gives companionship.”

Dr. Timimi stressed the responsibility of delivering accurate medical information and citied a recent study looking at YouTube videos that featured blood pressure. The videos in the survey had either the wrong information or would be harmful to the consumer. While providers should produce reliable content he also encouraged consumers to empower themselves and do a little homework to find trusted content sources. One potential credible source to reach a lot more patients is the workplace. The Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media reports that 60% of hospitals block web access for their employees.

Dr. Timimi says that mobile devices can easily circumvent this, but if leadership supported their staff to go online they could dedicate more time to sharing knowledge and engaging with patients. And how can that knowledge be shared?  One way is video, which can be an inexpensive tool to improve the quality of care through education. Dr. Timimi is now researching the use of videos to reduce readmission rates with heart failure patients, “These patients face overwhelming information and demanding diet and medication regiments. It’s hoped that patients can review this video information and digest it with their families at their leisure instead of all at once, saving everyone time and energy. “

During this hour-long show Dr. Timimi listed several additional examples on the power of social media and one of his colleagues, Dr. Richard Berger joined in to share the amazing story of social media helping patients after he performed career-saving surgery on a major league baseball star. The entire program can be heard onMayo Clinic Radio or you can read this transcript . (begins on page 7)

Dr. Timimi educates Mayo Clinic colleagues and health professionals all across the country and has played a major role in establishing social media guidelines at Mayo Clinic, which are outlined in a video produced by The Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media Team led by director Lee Aase. The Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media exists to improve health globally by accelerating effective application of social media tools throughout Mayo Clinic and spurring broader and deeper engagement in social media by hospitals, medical professionals and patients.

In just two months, the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media is hosting its annual Social Media Summit.Registration for this event, which always receives positive feedback from participants, is now open. In addition to the summit, if you are interested in using social media tools to improve health care, promote health and fight disease, please consider joining the Social Media Health Network. This video explains why Mayo Clinic created the network as well as membership benefits.

 


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A year in medicine: review of 2013

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MNT's review of the fascinating world of health, medicine and scientific research in 2013. All the past year's news highlights and a finger on the pulse of health trends into 2014.

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Ginseng Season is Here! Are you (Legally) Ready?

Ginseng Season is Here! Are you (Legally) Ready? | Health | Scoop.it

Ginseng season kicks-off on September 1. As “G-Day” approaches in most states here in the United States, many harvesters and even sneaky poachers are getting ready to get their hands dirty for the big green-gold rush.

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Ginseng Poaching: A Growing Problem

Ginseng Poaching: A Growing Problem | Health | Scoop.it

A simple explanation of the law of supply and demand: The higher the demand, accompanied by lower supply, the price will be higher. This explains why the value of ginseng in the US has reached a record high.

 

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The Disease Conspiracy The FDA Suppression of Cures by Robert R. Barefoot

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The Disease Conspiracy contains suppressed clinical studies documenting how vitamins and minerals inhibit the growth of cancer and prevent heart disease, diabetes, MS, Lupus and dozens of other ailments.

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Vitamin Supplements & Minerals Needed To Optimize Your Body & Health

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The Wonder of Diet Supplements

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The best pills to enhance your diet, health

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We swear by #8. Read on to find more diet supplements you should try! 

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What Is Food Composition?

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Food composition is the different components of food, including vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. Understanding a food...

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