Fight Aging! Newsletter, September 13th 2021
In this study, mature DCs (mDCs), generated from the GM-CSF and IL-4 induced bone marrow cells, were intravenously injected into wild-type mice. Three days later, assays showed that the mDCs were indeed able to return to the thymus. Homing DCs have been mainly reported to deplete thymocytes and induce tolerance. However, medullary TECs (mTECs) play a crucial role in inducing immune tolerance. Thus, we evaluated whether the mDCs homing into the thymus led to TECs depletion. We cocultured mDCs with mTEC1 cells and found that the mDCs induced the apoptosis and inhibited the proliferation of mTEC1 cells. These effects were onl...
Source: Fight Aging! - September 12, 2021 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Wednesday Bible Study: Sing that thing
1 Samuel 2 is very long. It isn't clear why the monks didn't split it in half because the first part, Hannah's prayer, is really unrelated to the rest of it. The text doesn't say that this is sung rather than spoken, but one suspects it is intended as a song. These songs are commonly put in the mouths of women. Miriam organized an all female song and dance party after the exodus, and we see women singing and dancing on other occasions. We don't know the provenance of this poem or song -- nor really of any of the material so far. But it does seem anachronistic in referring to a king, since there had never been an Israelite ...
Source: Stayin' Alive - September 8, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

ILC2 Immune Cells Become Altered with Age in Ways that Impair Thermoregulation
Older mammals are prone to impaired thermoregulation, such as the inability to generate sufficient warmth in response to cold temperature. Researchers here find that changes in the population of ICL2 immune cells in fat tissue are important in this dysfunction. Transplanting young immune cells into old mice appears to help, but that demonstration is just the starting point. Researchers will now have to work their way down the long road to a sufficient understanding of the underlying mechanisms to enable a cost-effective forms of intervention. How does this dysfunction connect to the underlying cell and tissue damage of agi...
Source: Fight Aging! - September 8, 2021 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Adult Day Service Can Fill a Gap for Seniors and Their Caregivers
Photo credit Georg Arthur Pflueger Most seniors are keen on staying in their homes as they age, but family caregivers often struggle to meet their loved ones’ needs and still carve out time for work, family time, hobbies, social engagements, and leisure time. Caregivers can become overburdened quickly, and it is crucial to seek out help to keep from getting burned out. Other family members and friends are frequently recruited for assistance, but these people have busy schedules, too, and are only willing to contribute so much of their time. In-home care is an excellent option, but some families are nervous about invi...
Source: Minding Our Elders - September 7, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Carol Bradley Bursack Source Type: blogs

poem
The Trouble With StarsThe trouble with the starsIs that they aresoDamn far out and sublime.They give a sense ofout thereThat over-humbles thehere,Unmooring it from the present time.These arbitrary constellations,Like seeing camels in cloudsOr Minotaurs in Rorschach blotsAre just parlor room tricks,The thick mascara of a winkFrom across the ochred brass bar...Nothing but frivolous temptations.  Better to stare into a dark voidThan blast off into spaceAnd spend a lifetimeRacing toward an icy rockThat burned out Long before its light Had a chanceTo make you feel aliveThat one lonesome night.We fall in love...
Source: Buckeye Surgeon - August 31, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Jeffrey Parks MD FACS Source Type: blogs

Sleepless Nights For Evolutionary Biologists: A Greek Tragedy in The Making
By MIKE MAGEE In my Jesuit high school, we were offered only one science course – chemistry. I took it in my Senior year and did pretty well. In contrast, I took four years of Latin, and three years of Greek, as part of the school’s Greek Honors tract. Little did I know that Covid would create a pathologic convergence of sorts six decades later. Let’s review the Covid mutants: Alpha – A variant first detected in Kent, UK with 50% more transmissibility than the original and has spread widely. Beta – Originating in South Africa and the first to show a mutation that par...
Source: The Health Care Blog - August 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: COVID-19 Health Policy evolutionary biology Mike Magee Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, August 23rd 2021
In this study, we used the UK Biobank (n = 440,185) to resolve previous ambiguities in the relationship between serum IGF-1 levels and clinical disease. We examined prospective associations of serum IGF-1 with mortality, dementia, vascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and cancer, finding two generalized patterns. First, IGF-1 interacts with age to modify risk in a manner consistent with antagonistic pleiotropy; younger individuals with high IGF-1 are protected from disease, while older individuals with high IGF-1 are at increased risk for incident disease or death. Second, the association between IGF-1 and risk ...
Source: Fight Aging! - August 22, 2021 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Metabolism Declines in Late Life
The research noted here is one of many different views into the decline in cell and tissue activity that takes place in old age. One can look at the way in which cancer rates decline with age after peaking in the 60s and 70s, for example. Or the phenomenon of diminished protein synthesis in old tissues. Or reduced calorie intake in older people. Many of the manifestations of age are reactions to underlying causes. A general slowdown in cell activity has the look of something that depends upon environment, given the various studies showing that many types of cell taken from old individuals can still perform to youthful leve...
Source: Fight Aging! - August 20, 2021 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Wednesday Bible Study: Holy Matrimony
If there is one sure lesson to be taken from the Book of Judges, it is that Bible thumpers who claim that the Good Book is their guide to a righteous and moral life have not actually read it. Judges is a relentless torrent of mass murder, torture and rape presided over by a sadistic psychopath God, who incidentally has forgotten the very laws he propounded in the Torah. This, the final chapter, is a fitting coda. True believers who proclaim the sanctity of human life and marriage between one man and one woman, and pretending there is some sort of Biblical authority for these principles, need only read it. But of course the...
Source: Stayin' Alive - August 18, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

Robert Pearl, MD on doctors and the 5 stages of grief [PODCAST]
“Physicians have had a rough century, so far. In addition to battling COVID-19, doctors have spent the past two decades fighting the health care industry ’s fiercest players and losing, badly. Power in the industry now belongs to health insurance companies, major drugmakers, and hospital tycoons. Physicians feel beaten up, burned out, and abused by aRead more …Robert Pearl, MD on doctors and the 5 stages of grief [PODCAST] originally appeared inKevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - August 16, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/the-podcast-by-kevinmd" rel="tag" > The Podcast by KevinMD < /a > < /span > Tags: Podcast Public Health & Policy Source Type: blogs

Protein and Brain Health: What to Know
In this study of over five hundred seniors, those who consumed 120 grams of protein daily had lower levels of amyloid-beta than those whose daily intake was only fifty-four grams. But that’s not all. Another study of 920 seniors showed that those who follow a high-protein diet, along with plenty of leafy greens and healthy fats, also had a decreased risk of dementia and improved cognitive function. Unfortunately, it’s not entirely clear how protein influences the level of amyloid-beta in the brain. Some believe it’s the effects of a high-protein diet for lowering blood pressure and improving heart h...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - August 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicole McCray Tags: diet featured health and fitness self-improvement brain health protein Source Type: blogs

Sunday Sermonette: Civil War
As I indicated in a comment on my last Bible post, I suspect that this story has some basis in historical events. There seems no reason why it should have been written if the tribe of Benjamin had not found itself at war at some point against at least a portion of the rest of the Israelites. However, this story is clearly victor's propaganda. The tale in the last chapter, a recycling of the story of Lot in Sodom, is certainly an invention to justify the aggression. Think Reichstag fire or Gulf of Tonkin incident. Furthermore, the details of the war, from the mailing of the body parts, to the participation of 100% of the ot...
Source: Stayin' Alive - August 15, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

Slow News Day
Cuomo resigns, Senate passes infrastructure bill, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issues horrifying new report while the western U.S. continues to burn and half the country is under a heat advisory, hospitals in Texas and Florida overflow while the states'governors actively prevent anybody from doing anything about it . . .  It's all too much, so that we don't even notice the plot by far right extremists and their God Emperor to terminate the U.S. democracy.So for right now, I'm going to focus on one problem. Unfortunately the best discussion of this I can find is in the NYT, which is paywalled, butif you st...
Source: Stayin' Alive - August 11, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

Lots of music
Some time between joining a community choir in its opening month almost 15 years ago and helping set up a local “Arts Night” about 12 years that ultimately evolved into my gigging band C5, I started writing and recording music in earnest. None of the youthful noodling that led nowhere back when I was a youthful noodler, these were meant to be proper songs and instrumentals with an intro, middle-eight, and a coda. The works. Well, several years on I seem to have amassed around 200 or so songs and instrumental many of which are on my BandCamp and SoundCloud pages. The BandCamp stuff is under two different names &...
Source: David Bradley Sciencebase - Songs, Snaps, Science - August 11, 2021 Category: Science Authors: David Bradley Tags: Music Source Type: blogs

Sunday Sermonette: Holy crap
Judges 18 essentially presents a wholesale repudiation of the law given in the Torah. It also presents moral depravity, of which God approves, but that's nothing new. Israelites are fully entitled to commit genocide and steal the land of anyone they encounter. A technical point: the " household Gods " (Hebrew Teraphim) were encountered previously in Genesis 31, when Rachel stole her father's household Gods. Micah has also made a molten image and a graven idol, both of which are apparently just fine with Yahweh. 18 In those days Israel had no king.And in those days the tribe of the Danites was seeki...
Source: Stayin' Alive - August 8, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

Wednesday Bible Study: Some part of an ass
The story of Samson just gets more and more ridiculous, grotesque, and morally depraved. He may be a prototype for comic book superheroes -- he has superhuman powers -- but he's actually on the supervillain side of the story. However, it's what God wants.15 Later on, at the time of wheat harvest, Samson took a young goat and went to visit his wife. He said, “I’m going to my wife’s room.” But her father would not let him go in.2 “I was so sure you hated her,” he said, “that I gave her to your companion. Isn’t her younger sister more attractive? Take her instead.&rdqu...
Source: Stayin' Alive - July 28, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

Sunday Sermonette: A holy man of God
So were in the basic Judges Groundhog Day situation: the Israelites have displeased God, so he's sold them -- or in this case apparently given them away -- to another people, in this case the Philistines. And now, to repeat the story for the 7th or 8th time, God needs a champion to massacre the oppressors and free the Israelites. In the case of Samson, however, it does get a bit more complicated. Remember that Samson is a Nazirite, dedicated to the service of God, who appears to have some surprising moral standards for his servants. Spiritually enlightened this guy is not.14 Samson went down to Timnah and saw there a ...
Source: Stayin' Alive - July 25, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

Z- score classification of coronary aneurysms in Kawasaki disease
Z-score is the standard deviation from coronary artery internal lumen diameter normalized for body surface area. AHA classification of coronary artery aneurysms based on Z-score is as follows [1]: 1. No involvement with Z score less than 2 always. 2. Dilatation only with Z scores from 2 to less than 2.5 or a decrease in Z score of 1 or more during follow up if it was less than 2 initially. 3. Small aneurysm with Z score of more than 2.5, but less than 5. 4. Medium aneurysm with Z score 5 or more, but less than 5 and absolute dimension less than 8 mm. 5. Large or giant aneurysm with Z score 10 or more or absolute dimension...
Source: Cardiophile MD - July 24, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Prof. Dr. Johnson Francis Tags: Cardiology Source Type: blogs

How I resurrected my ancient PhD thesis using R/bookdown (and some other tools)
An ancient thesisI’ve long admired the look of publications generated using the R bookdown package, and thought it would be fun and educational to publish one myself. The problem is that I am not writing a book and have no plans to do so any time soon. Then I remembered that I’ve already written a book. There it is on the right. It’s called “Cloning, sequence analysis and studies on the expression of the nirS gene, encoding cytochrome cd1 nitrite reductase, from Thiosphaera pantotropha“. Catchy title, hey. It’s from my former life, as a biochemistry graduate turned reluctant molecular mi...
Source: What You're Doing Is Rather Desperate - July 22, 2021 Category: Bioinformatics Authors: nsaunders Tags: personal statistics bookdown oxford phd rstats thesis thesisdown Source Type: blogs

Wenesday Bible Study: The worst person in the world
With Judges 13 begins the story of Samson. The name is very familiar to Christians and in fact Samson commonly appears in Bible stories for children. People have the vague idea that he had superhuman strength as long as he didn't cut his hair, and that his girlfriend Delilah betrayed him by having his hair cut, and he was screwed until it grew back. That's about all people know, I'll venture. We'll see the real story in the coming days, and it ain't pretty.In this chapter, the story of his birth, Christians will likely find a great deal that is familiar. In fact, there might be something of a copyright violation here. I in...
Source: Stayin' Alive - July 21, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

poem
 Red MoonThere is a reddish moon in the morning skyRaw pink like sunburnt skinLeft too long to bake in the sunSomeone has sliced an orange in halfExposing a fleshy citric succulence  With a squirt that burns the eye.The last flicker of flame before the lapse.A crimson surge before the fade to white ash.They say it ’s due to wildfiresRaging thousands of miles awayScattering all the western light.Homes and and fields and forests seared Even the vineyards in the valleys are at riskAll those grapes swelling and hissingBefore they pop like millions Of tiny moons on the verge of bursting 7/21/...
Source: Buckeye Surgeon - July 21, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Jeffrey Parks MD FACS Source Type: blogs

Sunday Sermonette: Thuffering Thuccotash
Judges 12 describes what might be called the first civil war among the Israelites, though I'm not sure that's really accurate since they don'' t have a central government and the religio-cultural unity created by the tabernacle and the pilgrimages seems to have vanished. Anyway, just to clarify the geography, the territory of Ephraim -- or I should say the putative territory, this is all fiction -- was in what is today central Israel on the west side of the Jordan. Jepthah and his army are based in Gilead, on the east side, in what is today Jordan. So what happens here is that the Ephraimites cross the river and end up get...
Source: Stayin' Alive - July 18, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

Treatment of infective endocarditis
Discussion of whole list of options of antimicrobials for different varieties of endocarditis is quite a large topic. This discussion is only a broad outline of the antimicrobial treatment of infective endocarditis, meant mainly for exam purpose rather than actual clinical treatment. References to more detailed guidelines have been provided for those who wish to learn more. Inoculum Effect High microbial density as in vegetations cause less antimicrobial activity of some antimicrobial agents. This is known as inoculum effect and has been documented with β-lactams and glycopeptides but not linezolid, in the treatment o...
Source: Cardiophile MD - July 16, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Prof. Dr. Johnson Francis Tags: Cardiology Source Type: blogs

The Different Levels of Mindfulness And What They Mean
Conclusion The first 3 techniques I mentioned have been with me since my early days with mindfulness. I picked up the rest along the way when I realized that to be completely aware, you have to make personal effort outside of meditation sessions. It's the only way you make progress. If you're going to experience deeper levels of mindfulness, it's up to you to create a plan of how you are going to ground yourself in it and have the commitment and discipline to do it. Starting small is the way to go. You can begin with 2 to 3 minutes of mindfulness meditation and slowly increase the time as you get comfortable. ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Oscar Tags: featured happiness health and fitness psychology self-improvement meditation mental health mindfulness self improvement Source Type: blogs

Wednesday Bible Study: Have you noticed anything missing?
Before I get to today's story (which is a doozy) I need to point something out. What was the single most important obsession of the Torah from the second part of Exodus through Deuteronomy? Right: it was the Tabernacle, the ark of the covenant, the altar, and the associated sacrifices and pilgrimages. Chapter after chapter detailed the rites, the required offerings, the duties and privileges of the priesthood. The Tabernacle was where Yahweh appeared to speak to the people, the pilgrimage festivals defined the rhythm of the year, the Tabernacle was where the people gathered to hear God's word and prepare for war. When the ...
Source: Stayin' Alive - July 14, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

3D Printing in Medicine And Healthcare – The Ultimate List In 2021
3D printing has demonstrated huge potential for the future of medicine in the previous years, and its development is unstoppable. Just look at the impressive list of 3D printed healthcare materials and medical equipment below! How does 3D printing in medicine work? 3D printing in medicine is part of the innovative process called additive manufacturing, which means producing three-dimensional solid objects from a digital file. How the technology works, we explained the technology in our article on bioprinting here. As technology evolves, researchers work on various solutions. For example, engineers from the University of B...
Source: The Medical Futurist - July 13, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: berci.mesko Tags: 3D Printing Biotechnology Future of Medicine Healthcare Design Medical Education Personalized Medicine bioprinting Innovation Video GC1 3d printed biomaterial tissue engineering Source Type: blogs

Spaceballs
I wasn't feeling well yesterday so I couch potatoed for much of the afternoon. Not being a huge golf fan,* I couldn't find much to look at but cable news. Lucky me, it turns out that the most momentous event of the century, and possibly in all of human history, happened yesterday, and I got to hear 157 people yammer on about it for hours.I don't know where to being deconstructing all the bullshit. This was, obviously, technologically inconsequential. Alan Shepard completed the first sub-orbital flight by an American 60 years ago. Unlike Richard Branson, Shepard actually did go into what is officially considered outer space...
Source: Stayin' Alive - July 12, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

How deep mindset work helped me find the courage to make my career transition [PODCAST]
“I ’ve been semi-retired in clinical medicine for almost four years now. Initially, I found myself coaching burned out physicians: Helping them recover, finding careers they love, and even starting their own businesses outside the box. However, as I listened to my inner voice, I was led back to my he aling roots, and that opened upRead more …Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - July 9, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/the-podcast-by-kevinmd" rel="tag" > The Podcast by KevinMD < /a > < /span > Tags: Podcast Practice Management Source Type: blogs

poem
 We Come To LoveWe always come to love alone.Nothing left but a self thatWe ’re tired of lugging around.We come to love unloaded,Having dumped some ballast while The rest had a way of just falling off.We lost interest in thingsParticularly the ones that stopped matteringAlong with a few that still do(Like fireworks, like backflips).But we kept persisting, twisting keysTo start cars stripped of engines.Just gaze into a mirror some pre-dawn morningAnd you ’ll find something else has fallen away,Maybe that silvered eyelash or your last sliver of shame,Some crucially defining detail you remember from yest...
Source: Buckeye Surgeon - July 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Jeffrey Parks MD FACS Source Type: blogs

Sunday Sermonette: The beginning of a truly crazy story
Here begins the story of Gideon. It encompasses three chapters, and eventually it gets truly insane. Why did the guys who leave Bibles in hotel rooms name themselves after him? Evidently, it's because they haven't read the Bible. Anyhoo .  . . The first part of Gideon's story, Chapter 6 of Judges begins with a very surprising development -- the Israelites are being oppressed by the Midianites! In fact, the Midianites are like " swarms of locusts. It was impossible to count  them or their camels . . . " That's odd. If you've been taking notes you'll remember that in Numbers 7 the Israelites kill eve...
Source: Stayin' Alive - June 27, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

NC Pediatricians/Physicians RISE Against CHEAP/PROFITEERING Hospital Executives: Maybe I'm Not " Disgruntled " . . . Or " Disruptive " . . . OR ALONE . . . After All.
First, read the following article (linked in red) at North Carolina Health News - " lifted " from a story/letter published at the Charlotte Ledger:The doctor won't see your newborn now - North Carolina Health NewsIt only under-scores the cheap, supremely arrogant C-Suite mind-set that I've been blogging about . . . and fighting . . . as an inpatient Pediatrician covering the duty in small/rural/community hospitals in NC and Virginia . . . for over 20 years.Pediatricians that work for hospitals are " a-dime-a-dozen " .  We're " interchangeable light bulbs " .  We can be " replace...
Source: Dr.J's HouseCalls - June 23, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: ApolloMD APRN Central Carolina Hospital CMS Duke Lifepoint JCAHO LDRP medical scope creep Mother-Baby Care Pediatric Hospitalist Pediatrics Quality Assruance Source Type: blogs

Here Is What ’s Stopping You From Fulfilling Your Life
The biggest misconception that I’ve ever heard of is that in order for us to find success in anything, we must be willing to give up something else. Whether it’s our career, wealth, relationships, health, something must be given up in order for the other to thrive. After several years of improving myself, learning about myself, and helping others grow as well, I’ve come to realize that that isn’t true. We can be living a fuller life and there is no sacrifice necessary at all. As I and others grew, the reality was that several other things were stopping us from living a more fulfilling life. Be...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - June 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: leonho Tags: career creativity featured motivation philosophy productivity tips self-improvement success dreams goals self improvement Source Type: blogs

Get Ready for Price Controls if Inflation Accelerates
James A. DornNearly 50 years ago, in the heat of August 1971, President Richard M. Nixon issuedExecutive Order 11615 to impose the first wage and price controls since World War II. They were intended to suppress inflation, which at the time was less than 5 percent. But just as they did during wartime, the 1971 price controls went on to distort market prices and led to shortages.When the controls were lifted, after 90 days, inflation continued its upward trend due to the still rapid monetary growth and, by 1975, stagflation reared its ugly head. However, the price controls, low interest rates, and fast money growth were sti...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - June 17, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: James A. Dorn Source Type: blogs

Wednesday Bible Study: The first Groundhog Day
The structure of most of Judges is cyclical. The people start marrying outside of the tribe, and worshiping other Gods, so Yahweh sells them into slavery. Then a Yahweh-fearing champion arises, slaughters the slavers, and they are restored in Yahweh's favor until the champion dies and the whole things is repeated. There are some variations, a couple of the quite notable, but that's true of the Groundhog Day movie as well. What seems quite odd is that even while they are enslaved for years and decades, the Israelites still seem to have a well-equipped army for the Judge to command. You'd think the slavers would be smart eno...
Source: Stayin' Alive - June 16, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

Weight Loss: These Foods Burn Belly Fat
How to burn belly fat without eating less. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - June 11, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Two Cheers for the Center for American Progress ’ Report on EU Defense
Justin LoganIn U.S. foreign policy debates, Europe gets short shrift. Not without justification, the continent is seen as mostly at peace, a  place where people in well‐​tailored suits and dresses can convene various boring panels about bureaucracy and cooperation in beautiful buildings. To be sure, Russia gnaws away here or there at parts of Ukraine or Georgia, but the large industrialized democracies of Western Europe are wealthy, strong, and at peace. It is understandable that the Middle East and Asia‐​Pacific win more attention in Washington.At the same time, the United States maintains large, costly commi...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - June 7, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Justin Logan Source Type: blogs

Nucking Futz
The Public Religion Research Institute is a non-profit organization that conducts research on religion in American life. They did a high quality poll based on a sample of households derived from post office addresses, in which they asked straight up whether people agreed with the statement that “the government, media, and financial worlds in the U.S. are controlled by a group of Satan-worshipping pedophiles who run a global child sex trafficking operation.” Now I suppose a few people might have said " yes " just for yucks. On the other hand some people may have said " no " out of parano...
Source: Stayin' Alive - June 4, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

Wednesday Bible Study: Joshua checks out
This is the penultimate chapter of Joshua. It's the first half of his farewell address, and it's just more of the same. Obey the law, don't have anything to do with other Gods, don't marry or have sex with people who worship other Gods, or you're screwed. Otherwise I'll keep all my promises. (Well, he actually didn't and won't in the future.) Same old same old as Moses. There's a bit more of this next time, then he gets buried, then we're on to Judges.23 After a long time had passed and theLord had given Israel rest from all their enemies around them, Joshua, by then a very old man,2 summoned all Israel —th...
Source: Stayin' Alive - June 2, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, May 31st 2021
In conclusion, iMSC-sEVs could rejuvenate the senescence of NPCs and attenuate the development of IVDD. Cell Signaling via Exosomes in the Development of Vascular Calcification https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2021/05/cell-signaling-via-exosomes-in-the-development-of-vascular-calcification/ Vascular calcification is a feature of aging, a process in which cells in the blood vessel wall take on inappropriate identities and activities that are more appropriate to bone tissue. Evidence of recent years implicates chronic inflammation and the presence of senescent cells in this process. Senescent cells caus...
Source: Fight Aging! - May 30, 2021 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Sunday Sermonette: At last a story with a point
Joshua 22 tells a simple story very elaborately, but at least it's clear why this is here. You may recall that three groups of Israelites wanted to settle on the east side of the Jordan, but God insisted that their military age men participate in the conquest of Canaan. Now their obligation is discharged, and they go home with their share of the loot. However, they feel isolated from the rest of the nation so they build their own altar. The people on the west side think they have committed apostasy, and send a delegation to investigate preparatory to bringing the whole army over and murdering them all. Along the way they a...
Source: Stayin' Alive - May 30, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

Doo, doo doo, doo doo, doo doo doo . . .
Take a walk on the wild side withJust Security's litigation tracker. It seems the Great Pumpkin is facing 10 civil suits and 4 criminal investigations. That's not counting at least two other criminal investigations that could ultimately lead to him. The Manhattan DA and NY Attorney General investigations have apparently merged in some respects, but it is likely they retain some separate elements. I should say that the Manhattan DA's investigation has been publicly said to target the Trump organization, and what specific individuals or entities might be presented for indictment to the grand jury has not been stated.It is en...
Source: Stayin' Alive - May 28, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

How Much Funding Does the Methuselah Foundation Now Have as a Result of Vitalik Buterin's Donation?
The Methuselah Foundation is one of the formative non-profits focused on achieving progress towards the foreseeable technologies of human rejuvenation. The foundation was the original home of the first SENS research programs before they were spun out into the SENS Research Foundation, and is now focused on an eclectic range of activities that prominently features support for tissue engineering, as well as the formation of an investment fund for longevity industry startups, among other programs. Vitalik Buterin, who founded the Ethereum blockchain initiative, and has become a high net worth philanthropist as a result...
Source: Fight Aging! - May 26, 2021 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Healthy Life Extension Community Source Type: blogs

Hydrogel Wound Treatment Kills Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have developed an antibacterial hydrogel that can kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The material is conceived as a wound dressing, and is composed of antimicrobial peptides which are naturally produced by the immune system. The gel binds the peptides together and protects them, yet allows them to still kill bacteria. Antibiotic resistance is a growing crisis. Infections caused by resistant bacteria can be extremely difficult to treat and cause significant levels of suffering and death each year. If new treatments and technologies are not developed in time, the...
Source: Medgadget - May 13, 2021 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Conn Hastings Tags: Materials Medicine Military Medicine Surgery Source Type: blogs

Five Weight Loss Myths I am Constantly Fighting
By HANS DUVEFELT 1) EXERCISE MORE I talk to people almost every day who think they can lose weight by exercising. I tell them that is impossible. I explain that it takes almost an hour of brisk walking to burn 100 calories, which equals one apple or a ten second binge on junk food. To lose a pound a week, you need to reduce your calorie intake by about 500 per day – that would be the equivalent of five hours of moderate exercise every day. We’d have to quit our jobs to do that. 2) EAT MORE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES The other fallacy I hear all the time is that, somehow, adding “healthy” frui...
Source: The Health Care Blog - May 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Medical Practice Physicians Primary Care Hans Duvefelt weight loss Source Type: blogs

A Timex Healthcare System
By KIM BELLARD Those of us of a certain age remember the Timex slogan that bragged about its watches’ durability: “It takes a licking and keeps on ticking.”  A recent article about our military, of all things, made me wish we had a healthcare system that prized that kind of durability.  I can never resist analogies between the U.S. healthcare system and the U.S. military system.  They’re both huge, they’re both wildly expensive, they both rely on a combination of high tech and front-line people, and they both protect us from threats.  In some ways, both are the best i...
Source: The Health Care Blog - May 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Health Policy Public Health health innovation Kim Bellard Source Type: blogs

Let's Talk About Hospitals And Rural Healthcare (Particularly Mother-Baby Care): My Letter To The NC Government Commission/NC State Treasurer In Support Of Randolph County's Application For A Loan To Save Randolph Health
Author's Note:  The lawyers have a saying, " Res Ipsa Loquitur " " .  Translated from Latin, it means, " The thing speaks for itself " .  This is the text of the letter I sent to theNC Local Government Commission (embellished with a few links and additional comments in red) . . .in support of the state of North Carolina granting a loan to Randolph County (via the NC Rural Healthcare Stabilization Act) . . . for purposes of assisting in the " rescue " of Asheboro's Randolph Health - in a bankruptcy Court-approved buy-out of Randolph's assets by American Healthcare ...
Source: Dr.J's HouseCalls - May 7, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: Asheboro Atrium Health Bankruptcy Cone Health Duke Lifepoint LGC Medical Whistle-blower Mother-Baby Care NC Rural Heatlh NCDHHS Non-profit Randolph Health UNC Health Wake Forest Baptist Source Type: blogs

Conscious Growth Club Has 108 Members for Year 5
Conscious Growth Club had its best annual launch ever last week. We now have 108 members in the club for Year 5, including Rachelle and me. That a 20% increase from last year. We only open for new members one week each year. We’ll open again for Year 6 in the last week of April 2022. From now till then, we’ll be serving and engaging with the CGCers who decided to share this journey together. I love that each year in CGC is a different experience because there’s a different mix of people each year. CGC co-creatively adapts to the people who join. I think CGC Year 5 is likely to be our most co-creativ...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - May 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Abundance Relationships Source Type: blogs

May 2021: The Asphyxiants that Cause Pulmonary Toxicity
​The American Association of Poison Control Centers reported more than 37,000 exposures to gas, fumes, and vapors in 2019, and those were the most common exposures in pediatric deaths. Toxicity from gas, fume, and vapor exposures can be categorized by their mechanism: simple asphyxiants, pulmonary irritants, and systemic asphyxiants.Simple AsphyxiationSimple asphyxiants work by displacing oxygen from ambient air. Patients may be exposed to these chemicals by huffing. A 2010 survey reported that more than two million adolescents in the United States ages 12-17 reported using inhalants at least once, including noble gases ...
Source: The Tox Cave - April 30, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs

Evidence to Combat Biden ’s Education Spending Onslaught
ConclusionThe Biden proposals seem to be premised on one idea: we do not spend enough money. At the very least, the situation is not at all that simple. (Source: Cato-at-liberty)
Source: Cato-at-liberty - April 29, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Neal McCluskey Source Type: blogs

3 Tips To Help You Avoid Feeling Burnt Out
Had you known adult life would've been so stressful, perhaps you would've remained a child. Regardless, confronting life's difficulties is part of all our lives. Letting those confrontations burn you out is easier than it sounds. When you've been starting to waiver, you might wonder what's going wrong? Burnout can be caused by many things. Fortunately, we've all been in your shoes, and we've learned several ways to overcome those difficulties. 1. Learning How to Better Manage Your Time First and foremost, time seems to be the common denominator among most cases of burnout. Learning how to manage time more effectively...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - April 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Falconer Tags: creativity depression featured happiness health and fitness psychology self-improvement success burnout pickthebrain stress time management Source Type: blogs