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Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - January 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

A New Era for One Digital Health ’ s First Unicorns? | Maeve O ’Meara, CEO, Castlight Health
BY JESSICA DAMASSA, WTF HEALTH Is Castlight Health suffering a case of ‘first-mover’ curse? One of digital health’s first unicorns, Castlight Health, IPO’d back in 2014 with a valuation of over $3 billion dollars (reportedly, 107 times revenue) at a share price of $40. Today, the stock trades around $1.20, and the company has endured years of frustration from shareholders who’ve complained about customer churn and questioned the company’s business model. A recent change in leadership at the top of the organization has ushered in new CEO Maeve O’Meara, a long-time employee of the...
Source: The Health Care Blog - January 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Grishma Reddy Tags: Health Tech Jessica DaMassa WTF Health Castlight Castlight Health digital health HLTH HLTH 2019 IPO Unicorn Source Type: blogs

9 Things Every Healthcare Startup Should Know About Business Development
By ANDY MYCHKOVSKY In this post, I write down all my strategy and business development knowledge in healthcare and organize it into the top 9 commandments for selling as a healthcare startup. I think everyone from the founder to the most junior person on the team should know these pillars because all startups must grow. I should also note these tenets are most applicable for selling into large enterprise healthcare incumbents (e.g., payers, providers, medical device, drug companies). Although I appreciate the direct-to-consumer game, these slices are less applicable for that domain. If your startup needs help developing...
Source: The Health Care Blog - January 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: The Business of Health Care Andy Mychkovsky business development health startups Healthcare Pizza Tech Source Type: blogs

GeneSight Test: No Significant Results? Try a Different Research Measure
As I’ve discussed previously, drug-gene testing, also referred to as pharmacogenomics or pharmacogenetics, doesn’t really yet work for psychiatric drugs and disorders. People are buying a promise that’s not backed up by the research. Recently, one company in this space published a followup study to a large outpatient study of patients with clinical depression. Since the first study did not show any statistical significance in the study’s primary outcome measure, the company decided to simply re-crunch the data with another measure. Voila! Significance found. In early 2019, Myriad Genetics, makers o...
Source: World of Psychology - January 14, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Tags: Brain and Behavior Depression Disorders Medications Treatment gene drug testing gene-drug genesight Source Type: blogs

Trump Clearly Doesn't Care to Get His Facts Straight. Neither Do His Critics.
Michael F. CannonThe public debate over how to protect patients with expensive medical conditions is so muddled and uninformed that sometimes President Trump's critics end up matching his ignorance and muddle-headedness.The most recent controversy concerns (what else?) a pair of missives by the Tweeter-in-Chief.Mini Mike Bloomberg is spending a lot of money on False Advertising. I was the person who saved Pre-Existing Conditions in your Healthcare, you have it now, while at the same time winning the fight to rid you of the expensive, unfair and very unpopular Individual Mandate.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - January 14, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Michael F. Cannon Source Type: blogs

Psychology Around the Net: January 11, 2020
This article examines the evidence of when exercise seems to help depression and when it doesn’t. Comic Gary Gulman Fights Depression With Laughter in His HBO Special and Live Shows: It took comic Gary Gulman decades to stand up to his depression. So he considers it both a public service and a form of therapy that he made his mental illness the focus of his new HBO special “Gary Gulman: The Great Depresh.” By talking about his battle with depression in his comedy shows, Gulman believes he has given others the courage to step up and confront their demons as well.  Wary of War, Iranian Americans S...
Source: World of Psychology - January 11, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Traci Pedersen Tags: Brain and Behavior Celebrities Depression Disorders Exercise & Fitness General Medications Psychology Around the Net Extroverts Iran Stand Up Comedy statins war Source Type: blogs

Ways for Extroverts to Learn How to Chill
I self-identify as an extrovert and most people in my life would concur. Living out loud, colorful, social butterfly with wings spread. I was called “precocious” as a child. An old soul, wise beyond my years, with an extensive vocabulary that surprised the adults around me. My mother used to say that I began talking at six months and never stopped. Reflecting back, I saw myself as “little Shirley Temple, tap-dancing for attention and to maintain approval,” which I now view as the onset of co-dependent tendencies. I saw this meme on Facebook and decided to take up the challenge. I came by my extrove...
Source: World of Psychology - January 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW Tags: Communication Relationships Self-Help Extroversion Introvert people person Relaxation Source Type: blogs

Enough Talk About the Problem, How About a SOLUTION in Stress Management
You're reading Enough Talk About the Problem, How About a SOLUTION in Stress Management, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. ‘Parent and College Students we need a change.’ This is the headline I read every week or so, as another article gets printed by major publications talking about the immense problem on college campuses with mental health across the country. I have been a family therapist for over 20 years working with students in HS and College.  I am also a father of two kids 17 an...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - January 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mllehman Tags: featured health and fitness psychology self improvement college mental health stress stress management Source Type: blogs

Scientists are unraveling the mysteries of pain
More than three decades ago, when Tom Norris was fighting cancer, he underwent radiation therapy on his groin and his left hip. His cancer disappeared and hasn't come back. But Norris was left with a piercing ache that burned from his hip up his spine to his neck.Since then, Norris, now 70, has never had a single day free from pain. It cut short his career as an aircraft maintenance officer in the U.S. Air Force. It's been his constant companion, like the cane he uses to walk. On bad days, the pain is so excruciating, he's bedridden. Even on the best days, it severely limits his ability to move about, preventin...
Source: Psychology of Pain - January 6, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: blogs

Sunday Sermonette: A whole lotta loot
Exodus 38 continues the repetitive, mind numbing description of the tabernacle. The interesting part is at the end, however. According to Skeptics Annotated Bible, the amount of metal used for the tabernacle works out to a metric ton of gold (i.e. 1,000 kg), 3.5 metric tons of silver, and 2.45 metric tons of bronze. According to my calculations, the gold alone would be worth more than 54 million dollars today. This is particularly strange because, as you may recall, all of their gold has already been melted down to make the golden calf and then destroyed.Also rather strange is that there are 603,555 men in the group, and t...
Source: Stayin' Alive - January 5, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

Do I Have an Alcohol Problem?
Is your alcohol use turning into something you are worried about? It can be hard for many people to determine whether or not they have a problem with alcohol, but chances are, you’re not happy with your current drinking habits. If you’re wondering “do I have an alcohol problem?’, keep reading for a few tell-tale signs, what is involved with treatment, and what can happen if you leave your alcohol problem untreated. Ask Yourself These Questions If you are asking yourself, “do I have an alcohol problem?”, as yourself the following questions first. If you answer yes to most or all of them,...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - January 4, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates alcohol abuse alcohol detox alcohol treatment Source Type: blogs

Revisiting the Concept of Burnout Skills
By HANS DUVEFELT, MD I looked at a free book chapter from Harvard Businesses Review today and saw a striking graph illustrating what we’re up against in primary care today and I remembered a post I wrote eight years ago about burnout skills. Some things we do, some challenges we overcome, energize us or even feed our souls because of how they resonate with our true selves. Think of mastering something like a challenging hobby. We feel how each success or step forward gives us more energy. Other things we do are more like rescuing a situation that was starting to fall apart and making a heroic effort to ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - December 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Medical Practice Physicians Primary Care Burnout Hans Duvefelt physician burnout Source Type: blogs

Nurse Practitioners and Physicians Behind the 8-Ball
On June 8, 2019, an article was published in the New York Times that clearly stated something I've been thinking about for quite some time. The article was titled, "The Business of Health Care Depends on Exploiting Doctors and Nurses" , and the subtitle was "One resource seems infinite and free: the professionalism of caregivers" . It was written by Dr. Danielle Ofri, a physician at Bellevue Hospital in New York City.The article outlines the ways in which healthcare providers are exploited for their compassion and dedication to patients in terms of being asked to see more patients and do more work than ...
Source: Digital Doorway - December 30, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: burnout doctors family nurse practitioners hospitals medical care medical ethics nurses nursing Source Type: blogs

The Dangers of Alcohol
The dangers of alcohol begin at the first sip of the first drink. Although most responsible drinking habits shouldn’t be cause for major concern, everyone who drinks runs the risk of encountering the negative effects of alcohol. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans defines moderate drinking as up to 1 drink per day for women and up to 2 drinks per day for men.  A single drink is considered as: 12 ounces of beer (5% alcohol content) 8 ounces of malt liquor (7% alcohol content) 5 ounces of wine (12% alcohol content) 1.5 ounces of 80-proof (40% alcohol content) distilled spirits or liquor (e.g., gin, rum, vodka, ...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 27, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism alcohol abuse alcohol dependence alcohol dependency alcohol detox alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center alcohol treatment facility Alcoholics Anonymous Source Type: blogs

Psychology Around the Net: December 21, 2019
This article lists 8 simple things we can do to help minimize anxiety during the holidays. Grounding Techniques for Holiday Gatherings: During the holiday season, even the most healthy individuals can become destabilized — when your internal sense of calm and confidence is unexpectedly thwarted. And if you struggle with mental health issues, your chances for destabilization increase even more. In this article, the author shares four simple ways we can ground ourselves when we’re feeling unhinged. Lonely, Burned-Out, and Depressed: The State of Millennials’ Mental Health Entering the 2020s: The mental heal...
Source: World of Psychology - December 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Traci Pedersen Tags: Anxiety and Panic Depression Disorders General Holiday Coping Mental Health and Wellness Psychology Around the Net Research Stress Body Dysmorphic Disorder grounding techniques Holiday Stress Holidays Millennials Pollution Se Source Type: blogs

Chill Out Before You Burn Out
Our speedy, success-oriented culture pressures us to work faster, harder, better. This is troublesome for many, but it’s particularly tough for those who are pleasers. Why? Because pleasers are inclined to say “yes” to so much. Add on the cultural command to do, do, do, and life can easily spin out of control. Though others may think of you as a workaholic, the dizzying array of tasks you take on may not be because you can’t stop working but because it’s tough for you to say “no” to others. Though many media stories try to convince you that you can have it all and do...
Source: World of Psychology - December 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Linda Sapadin, Ph.D Tags: Stress Burnout Calm Relaxation Source Type: blogs

Laser Ultrasound System Images People ’s Insides from a Distance
Clinical non-invasive ultrasounds require their transducers to make contact with the skin, as that allows high frequency vibrations to travel through the body. Many patients, including children, people with burns, and those with sensitive skin would rather be scanned using a contact-free system. Researchers at MIT have now shown that it is indeed possible to use lasers to perform ultrasound scans at a distance. Optoacoustic imaging involves using a laser to induce sound waves within tissues and to pick up the ultrasonic reflections with a detector that still has to make physical contact. Moreover, such scanning only wor...
Source: Medgadget - December 20, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Medgadget Editors Tags: Cardiology Diagnostics Medicine Orthopedic Surgery Radiology Source Type: blogs

Coping with Caregiver Burnout: A Pervasive Problem
Dear Candid Caregiver: My mom passed two years ago and my dad hasn’t done well since. Recently he had a stroke. My sister, who lives 1,000 miles away, came out for mom’s funeral, and she also visited for a few days after dad’s stroke, but she has a job and a family and couldn’t stay long. Now, dad’s been diagnosed with vascular dementia. Realistically, I’m the sole caregiver. I have two teenaged children, a husband who is, so far, supportive, and a job. I’m already beginning to feel burned out after just a few months. What can I do to help myself get through this and still tak...
Source: Minding Our Elders - December 20, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Carol Bradley Bursack Source Type: blogs

The Long Emergency: Roast Koala
Australia is now experiencing the hottest weather ever recorded there. For those of you who don't grok Celsius, the average temperature across the entire continent was about 105 degrees Fahrenheit. And it's predicted to get even hotter. Temperatures on Wednesday in some places reached 119 degrees. (It's Wednesday here as I write but still the wee hours of Thursday there.) As you may already know, this baking heat is accompanied by a lengthy drought and raging wildfires. Sydney is enveloped in smoke while some 70 fires are burning in Queensland forcing evacuations.The worst fire season has been in New South Wales where...
Source: Stayin' Alive - December 18, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

Burnout is death by a thousand cuts
I think I ’m finally burned out. And it’s been a long time coming. It likely started when my private physician-owned emergency group got bought out by one of the big corporate groups. The changes were small at first. Turning us into hourly paid employees instead of an RVU-based salary. Shiny new VPs and d irectors sending […]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 - December 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/anonymous" rel="tag" > Anonymous < /a > < /span > Tags: Physician Emergency Medicine Practice Management Source Type: blogs

Inside Schizophrenia: Treatment Strategies for Schizophrenia
Medication, Therapy, Hospitalization, Electroconvulsive Therapy- what are the treatment strategies for schizophrenia? How do you convince someone they need help? What if someone refuses treatment? Schizophrenic Rachel Star Withers with co-host Gabe Howard reveal different treatments they have undergone over the years with various outcomes. Guest Barbara Thompson, with the National Alliance on Mental Illness, shares support options for people with schizophrenia and their family in the community. Highlights from “Treatment Strategies for Schizophrenia” Episode [02:00] How to bring up Schizophrenia to a loved one ...
Source: World of Psychology - December 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rachel Star Withers Tags: Caregivers Inside Schizophrenia Mental Health and Wellness Podcast Psychiatry Psychology Treatment Electroconvulsive Therapy getting help Living With Schizophrenia Mental Disorder Mental Illness Support Group Treatment For Schizo Source Type: blogs

Compassion Fatigue: When Counselors and Other Helpers Don ’t Make Time for Self-Care
It has been called many things: compassion fatigue, empathy overload, secondary traumatic stress, and vicarious trauma.  It is what some counselors, therapists, first responders, doctors, nurses and other professionals or volunteers experience when they open their hearts every day to absorb the trauma and pain of others, while trying to help guide them through to healing. To be a great support person it requires the ability to have empathy and with that comes the risk of experiencing physical, mental and spiritual exhaustion. While compassion fatigue can happen when helpers are unable to replenish and restore emotion...
Source: World of Psychology - December 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Sue Morton Tags: General Grief and Loss Personal Psychology Stress Trauma Treatment Compassion Fatigue empathy overload Exhaustion Secondary Traumatic Stress vicarious trauma Source Type: blogs

Sunday Sermonette: My eyes glaze over
Exodus 35 is proof that the scribes just threw together whatever material they had, including multiple versions of the same story. Here Moses starts to tell the people what's on the new and largely different set of Ten Commandments, but he only gets through one. He then repeats the gift list we were already subjected to in Exodus 25. Oh yeah -- it's coming again in 39. God's utter self-absorption, narcissism and psychopathy are still very much in evidence. Remind you of anybody?35 Moses assembled all the congregation of the Israelites and said to them: These are the things that theLord has commanded you to do:2 S...
Source: Stayin' Alive - December 15, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

The Pursuit of Happiness in Healthcare Workplace
Join #HealthXPh twitter chat this Sat December 14, 2019 (PM Manila Time ) as we share how health workers find happiness amidst burn out and job dissatisfaction in the workplace. (Source: The Orthopedic Logbook)
Source: The Orthopedic Logbook - December 13, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Remo Aguilar Tags: Healthcare Medicine Personal Physician burnout job satisfaction mental health workplace satisfaction Source Type: blogs

OrbitaASSIST AI-Powered Bedside Virtual Assistant: Interview with Nick White, Orbita Executive VP of Patient Care
Boston-headquartered Orbita, a healthcare innovation company offering conversational AI platform and virtual health assistant solutions, has released the OrbitaASSIST, a voice-powered, AI-driven bedside virtual assistant. Patients use a smart speaker to make requests, and the system intelligently triages and sends requests to various care team members. OrbitaASSIST can be used as a replacement for or adjunct to existing nurse call systems. Patients often find it frustrating to use these traditional systems to communicate with care staff who are nearly always busy and need to focus on multiple priorities. The solution p...
Source: Medgadget - December 10, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Conn Hastings Tags: Exclusive Informatics Source Type: blogs

Top 5 Health Trackers For Running
Looking for a device to track your running routine? Or you’d like to treat yourself to a little gadget for the end of year season that will supplement your workout? Maybe you just need a little push with the help of what technology can offer to get out of your apartment and hit the running track? We’ve got you covered! We’ll list our favourite health tracking devices that we’ve tested and found appropriate for running. Fitbit Ionic: Almost perfect  The Fitbit Ionic, Fitbit’s very first fitness tracker-smartwatch hybrid, is something of a love child between Pebble and Fitbit. The dev...
Source: The Medical Futurist - December 10, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Prans Tags: Health Sensors & Trackers digital health fitness running healthcare design fitness trackers digital health sensors runner Source Type: blogs

Growing debate about the ethics and regulation of direct-to-consumer transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)
___ According to the advertising hype, you too can enjoy incredible neural and psychological benefits in the comfort of your own home by using a simple electrical device that offers transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). For instance, three different models of tDCS devices sold online claim to improve mood, increase creativity, enhance memory, accelerate learning, and combat pain and depression. For the low, low price of between $99 and $189.95, you get a compact handheld device with easy-to-use controls and two electrical leads that end in small sponges. These sponges are dipped into saline solution to make them ...
Source: SharpBrains - December 6, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Technology Direct-to-Consumer electrodes forehead smarter tDCS Transcranial-direct-current-stimulation Source Type: blogs

Artificial Intelligence vs. Tuberculosis, Part 1
By SAURABH JHA, MD Slumdog TB No one knows who gave Rahul Roy tuberculosis. Roy’s charmed life as a successful trader involved traveling in his Mercedes C class between his apartment on the plush Nepean Sea Road in South Mumbai and offices in Bombay Stock Exchange. He cared little for Mumbai’s weather. He seldom rolled down his car windows – his ambient atmosphere, optimized for his comfort, rarely changed. Historically TB, or “consumption” as it was known, was a Bohemian malady; the chronic suffering produced a rhapsody which produced fine art. TB was fashionable in Victorian Britain...
Source: The Health Care Blog - December 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Artificial Intelligence Health Tech Saurabh Jha TB tuberculosis Source Type: blogs

Three evidence-based ways to develop a resilient mind
___ Life throws chaos at us on a regular basis—whether it’s our finances, our relationships, or our health. In the work world, around 50 percent of people are burned out in industries like health care, banking, and nonprofits, and employers spend $300 billion per year on workplace-related stress. In response, we just keep on pushing through, surviving on adrenaline. We overschedule ourselves; we drink another coffee; we respond to one more email. If we stay amped up all the time, we think, we’ll eventually be able to get things done. But all that does is burn us out, drain our productivity, and lead to ex...
Source: SharpBrains - December 4, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greater Good Science Center Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness adrenaline Breathing coffee creativity Decision-making exhaustion Mindfulness-Training productivity relaxed state-of-mind Stress Stress Response workplace Source Type: blogs

What's Next?
After nearly 25 years in Boston, I'm beginning a new journey at Mayo Clinic in the role of president, Mayo Clinic Platform.  Many colleagues have asked me about the transition.  First, I have profound thanks for my mentors and collaborators in Boston.  I could easily fill an entire blog post with the names of hundreds of people who worked with me since 1996 on cloud services, mobile applications, machine learning, connected devices, and data standards.Those innovations  made a positive impact on many people.   At Mayo, I believe I can scale the lessons learned in Boston to stakeholde...
Source: Life as a Healthcare CIO - December 4, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: blogs

What Are the Risks of Drinking Alcohol?
Drinking alcohol causes damage to your health in both the short term and long term, even for moderate drinkers. For individuals who suffer from addiction to alcohol and frequently drink in excess, these risks become higher. Knowing the risks of drinking alcohol is important to help avoid drinking to excess and reduce the likelihood of these risks. Short-Term Risks of Drinking Alcohol There are many short-term risks that occur when drinking alcohol. These risks can happen to anyone, including individuals suffering from alcohol use disorder, or individuals who are drinking for the very first time. Injuries When you drink al...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 3, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcoholism alcohol abuse alcohol dependence alcohol dependency alcohol detox alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center alcohol treatment facility alcohol use risks Source Type: blogs

Watching Our Healthcare Hindenburg Burn
Just before Thanksgiving,  15 physicians were notified they will be replaced by less-experienced and cheaper nurse practitioners at the nearly $1 billion Edwards-Elmhurst healthcare system here in Chicago. Doctors, the article says, were "broadsided," perhaps because they were naive to events that occurred in Springfield, IL earlier this year. Thanks to aggressive lobbying, recent legislation was (Source: Dr. Wes)
Source: Dr. Wes - November 30, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Westby G. Fisher, MD Source Type: blogs

Mom Lives with Daughter but It ’s No Longer Working Out
Photo credit Melanie Wasser Dear Carol: My mother developed vascular dementia, personality issues, and speech problems after a stroke three years ago. She lives with me, and because of her difficult personality, my daughter no longer wants to bring my grandchildren here to visit. I retired early to care for Mom, but now I feel trapped. Nothing I do for her is right. I’ve suggested that she might have a better life if she moved to assisted living and, surprisingly, she isn’t resistant — though I know she’ll complain about them, too, if she moves. My sisters live out of the area, so they are limi...
Source: Minding Our Elders - November 29, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Carol Bradley Bursack Source Type: blogs

Yes, you can avoid weight gain over the holidays!
The holidays are a time when family and friends gather to enjoy each other’s company — and eat! Indulgent meals, bountiful buffets, cookie swaps, holiday parties… it’s no surprise that maintaining a healthy weight can present even more challenges during the holidays than throughout the rest of the year. Each year, on average, we tend to gain a small amount of weight (about one pound per year). According to some research, most of that weight is gained over the holiday season. Study suggests you can control holiday weight gain Does that mean we are destined to see a bigger number when we step on the ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - November 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katherine D. McManus, MS, RD, LDN Tags: Diet and Weight Loss Health Healthy Eating Nutrition Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, November 25th 2019
This study demonstrates for the first time that senescent cells secrete functional LTs, significantly contributing to the LTs pool known to cause or exacerbate idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Against Senolytics https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2019/11/against-senolytics/ There is no consensus in science that is so strong as to have no heretics. So here we have an interview with a naysayer on the matter of senolytic treatments, who argues that the loss of senescent cells in aged tissues will cause more harm to long-term health than the damage they will do by remaining. To be clear, I think this to be a ...
Source: Fight Aging! - November 24, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Sunday Sermonettte: A story you've probably heard of but don't really know
Okay, now we get back to some action for a while. (Don't get too excited. There's plenty of lawgiving left.) This is a story that most people are vaguely aware of but I doubt many know the details, which are weird and disturbing. Keep in mind a few things about the character of God at this point. He still have a physical body, severe psychopathology, and his great power is finite.32 When the people saw that Moses was so long in coming down from the mountain, they gathered around Aaron and said, “Come, make us gods[a] who will go before us. As for this fellow Moses who brought us up out of Egypt, we don ’t ...
Source: Stayin' Alive - November 24, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

What Are Micro-Aggressions? While Celebrating Multicultural Milestones, Convention Highlights the Work Before Us
“I learned something today,” said Marilyn Negron, a bilingual speech-language pathologist from Kissimmee, Florida. “I didn’t know about transliterators. I know about working with translators and interpreters, but this is different.” (Hint: A transliterator conveys a message word-for-word from one form to another form of the same language, such as using American Sign Language signs and features to produce a message using English grammar and syntax.) Negron had just had an introduction to “That’s Unheard Of!”—ASHA’s campaign to pique members’ curiosity about w...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - November 22, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Carol Polovoy Tags: Audiology Events Slider Speech-Language Pathology ASHA Convention Cultural Diversity Source Type: blogs

Alcohol Abuse by Teenagers
Alcohol is the drug of choice for most teenagers and can lead to severe consequences. Alcohol abuse by teenagers not only affects the young people who are drinking, but also impacts the safety of the people they encounter. Luckily, there are signs to look out for, ways to prevent alcohol abuse by teenagers and ways to get help. Stats on Alcohol Abuse by Teenagers Alcohol is the most commonly used and abused drug among youth in the United States, making it a very large problem. Here are some statistics on alcohol abuse by teenagers, provided by the CDC. Excessive drinking is responsible for more than 4,300 deaths among un...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - November 22, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Drinking Teenagers alcohol abuse alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center alcoholism teens Source Type: blogs

The Macro View – Health, Economics, and Politics and the Big Picture. What I Am Watching Here And Abroad.
November 21, 2019 Edition.-----In Trumpland the main issue has been the beginning of the Public Impeachment Hearings that have gone pretty badly for Trump and has seriously exposed the mess that is the internals of the current White House. Rudy Giuliani seems very likely to be in pretty bad trouble and may wind up in jail I reckon.The Brexit election rumbles on – outcome unclear.Bushfires are consuming the polity and the level of common sense from them all is sadly terribly low. I suspect we are basically doomed with the current lot of pollies on both sides and I have no idea what will cause any real change. Pity abo...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 21, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Needed: Straight Talk on the Jones Act and LNG
Colin GrabowLast week Aaron Smith, president and CEO of the Offshore Marine Service Association, testified before the House Subcommittee on the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation. As the head of a group whichardently backs the Jones Act it was no surprise that Smith used hisopening statement to press for an even more restrictive interpretation of the law's provisions. Shortly after that statement he then had this exchange with Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH), the subcommittee's Ranking Member:Gibbs: "We're exporting LNG now —largest producer in the world of natural gas and oil. And my understanding is...we pick up LN...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - November 19, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Colin Grabow Source Type: blogs

Ten Building Blocks of Therapeutic Relationships
By HANS DUVEFELT, MD It is well known by now that a physician’s demeanor influences the clinical response patients have to any prescribed treatment. We also know that even when nothing is prescribed, a physician’s careful listening, examination and reassurance about the normalcy of common symptoms and experiences can decrease patients’ suffering in the broadest sense of the word. This has been the bread and butter of counselors for years. People will faithfully attend and pay for weeks, months and even years of therapy visits just to have an attentive and active listener and to feel like they have a...
Source: The Health Care Blog - November 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Medical Practice Patients Physicians Primary Care Family medicine Osler Source Type: blogs

Your Guide to Facial Recognition Technology in Healthcare
Facial recognition technology is upon us; phones and computers can now be unlocked with your specific facial structure using this gimmick, but it can also scarily be used to identify you from security cameras which are increasingly becoming omnipresent. As a matter of fact, Australian governments have been actively pushing for the implementation of this technology with what The Guardian calls “creative reasons” such as public transport payment and government rebates. But what about the implications of this technology in healthcare? From better diagnosis of rare conditions to ethnic discrimination, will it r...
Source: The Medical Futurist - November 19, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Prans Tags: Artificial Intelligence Bioethics Future of Medicine Security & Privacy cybersecurity healthcare system facial recognition Source Type: blogs

Podcast | Inpatient Mental Hospital Stay (Part 1 of 2)
 Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be an inpatient in a psych ward? In this two-part series, we go into detail about Gabe’s inpatient stay starting with the events that lead him to be an inpatient, and what his days were like after he was admitted. We talk about common misconceptions that you may have around what happens while you’re admitted, what your day looks like and who you’d spend time with. (Transcript Available Below) SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW About The Not Crazy Podcast Hosts Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder. He is the author of ...
Source: World of Psychology - November 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: Bipolar Depression General Not Crazy Podcast Psychiatry Psychotherapy Suicide Treatment Source Type: blogs

A Role for B Cells in the Chronic Inflammation Generated by Visceral Fat Tissue
Much of the long-term harm caused by excess visceral fat tissue is due to raised levels of chronic inflammation, the inappropriate over-activation of the immune system characteristic of both obesity and aging. Chronic inflammation accelerates the progression of near all of the common age-related conditions. There are numerous mechanisms via which fat tissue rouses an immune response: cellular debris that triggers immune cells into action; generation of excessive numbers of senescent cells; inappropriate signaling from fat cells that mimics the response to infection; infiltration of inflammatory macrophages into fat tissue;...
Source: Fight Aging! - November 18, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Sunday Sermonette: The tedium finally ends
Exodus 31 completes the lawgiving, anticlimactically. First, for no particular reason, we get the names of two artisans about whom we learn nothing and who never appear again except to be mentioned in this way.31 Then theLord said to Moses,2 “See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah,3 and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills —4 to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze,5 to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of crafts.6&nbs...
Source: Stayin' Alive - November 17, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

What a cardiologist wants you to know about loneliness
What is the unspoken fatal epidemic of our time? And the greatest predictor of overall health, happiness, job satisfaction, and resiliency? Loneliness. As a clinical cardiologist, I am committed to the health and well-being of my patients. As a recovering burned-out physician who suffered in silence for years while hiding this so well from others, […]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 - November 12, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/jonathan-fisher" rel="tag" > Jonathan Fisher < /a > < /span > Tags: Conditions Cardiology Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

Sunday Sermonette: A stink to high heaven
Before we get to today's reading,an interesting review in Harper's magazine of two books about the Bible. You get one free read per month so even if you don't subscribe you should be able to get access. Christopher Beha writes:Judaism has a kind of mythological founding moment that bears some resemblance to Mohammed ’s recitation—the giving of the law to Moses on Mount Sinai—but the actual text believed to be transmitted there makes up a tiny fraction of the Hebrew Bible, which in its canonical form comprises twenty-four books arranged into three major sections—the Torah (teaching), Nevi’im (p...
Source: Stayin' Alive - November 10, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

6 Lesser-Known Ways to Beat Burnout
Lately, you’ve been feeling fatigued and frustrated. Emotionally and physically. You’re wondering where the heck your energy and motivation went. Work feels like one big slog. You feel like you can’t meet the demands and deadlines. In fact, you dread even walking through the office doors. When you do get home, all you want to do is sit on the couch and veg out. In other words, you’re likely burned out. And you’re certainly not alone. A 2018 Gallup study of 7,500 full-time employees found that 23 percent experienced burnout very often or always, and 44 percent experienced it sometimes. Accordin...
Source: World of Psychology - November 10, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: General Industrial and Workplace Mental Health and Wellness Self-Help Stress Burnout hustle overworked Productivity Workaholic Source Type: blogs

Assisted Living Shouldn ’t Mean Losing Independence
Photo credit Nashwin Vaswani Dear Carol: My mom, 78, has some physical disabilities because of severe arthritis. Even so, she’s fully able to manage the two medications that she takes. She can also fix the simple meals that she enjoys and entertain herself with music, TV, and reading. She needs some assistance, but we’re skeptical of assisted living because her friend, also well able to take care of her immediate needs, got burned. This friend liked living in her apartment except that the facility mandated taking over her medications and that she attend a certain number of meals. Their rules made her angry and ...
Source: Minding Our Elders - November 10, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Carol Bradley Bursack Source Type: blogs