Supercharge Not Just Your Own Success by Using This Simple Technique
You're reading Supercharge Not Just Your Own Success by Using This Simple Technique, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles.                 You know the feeling, something super exciting just happened to you and the first thing you want to do is pick up the phone and tell someone about it! Most of us feel that urge at first, then we get into our heads about it. You begin to think about who you can actually share your success story with – and a list of truste...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: christabelconsultant Tags: featured motivation success pickthebrain self improvement success tips Source Type: blogs

Making Oncology Accessible in Nepal
By SAURABH JHA, MD In this episode of Radiology Firing Line Podcast, I speak with Bishal Gyawali MD, PhD. Dr. Gyawali obtained his medical degree from Kathmandu. He received a scholarship to pursue a PhD in Japan. Dr. Gyawali’s work focuses on getting cheap and effective treatment to under developed parts of the world. Dr. Gyawali is an advocate for evidence-based medicine. He has published extensively in many high impact journals. He coined the term “cancer groundshot.” He was a research fellow at PORTAL. He is currently a scientist at the Queen’s University Cancer Research Institute in Kingston...
Source: The Health Care Blog - April 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Medical Practice Radiology Firing Line Podcasts RogueRad @roguerad Bishal Gyawali nepal Oncology Saurabh Jha Source Type: blogs

Activity: It all counts
This study included a wide variety of activities. We can discover an activity that we enjoy, and do it regularly. We can also work activity into our regular day. I saw a sign hanging on a door recently, a brightly colored advertisement: “Free Exercise Equipment Inside! Open This Door for Your Free Workout Machine!” The door led to the stairwell. And that’s the idea. Every little bit counts, so if you are blessed with the ability and the good health to move your body, do it! Park farther away from the entrance of stores and walk extra. Grab a basket, not a cart, and work your biceps while you shop. While w...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - April 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Monique Tello, MD, MPH Tags: Diet and Weight Loss Exercise and Fitness Prevention Source Type: blogs

7 Weird Ways To Get Motivated That Actually Work
You're reading 7 Weird Ways To Get Motivated That Actually Work, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Description: It is often tough to think of ways to get motivated, especially when you are having a bad day, but this guide will provide you with seven ways that really work wonders for your motivation. These rules are easy to follow and can help you today. Motivation is one of those elusive words and strange things to think about. Sometimes you can feel motivated and on other days really won’t want to do...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - April 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joshua Sherman Tags: featured motivation self improvement good habits motivation tips pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

Being Overambitious is Making You Less Fun to Be Around
You're reading Being Overambitious is Making You Less Fun to Be Around, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. In the pursuit of ambition, you can end up sacrificing more than you may care to admit. You can end up losing your inherent sense of curiosity and gratitude for life. As you wear yourself down, a perpetual angst can begin to slowly eat away at your core. You still haven’t quite made the mark yet, it’s never enough. You continue to push yourself, both mentally and emotionally — perha...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Samy Felice Tags: blogging career confidence depression happiness motivation ambitious inspiration peace resilience Source Type: blogs

Infertility: Extra embryos –– too much of a good thing?
For infertility patients, an IVF cycle can feel like a numbers game. How many follicles are developing well? How many oocytes are retrieved? How many will fertilize? And most important, how many embryos will be ready to transfer into the womb? Although many people say “it only takes one,” I have found that most people going through in vitro fertilization (IVF) are hoping for several. Why do people hope for several embryos? If it only takes one, why hope for more? For those struggling with infertility, safety in numbers may feel heartening. Some families hope to have more than one child, and welcome the chance t...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ellen S. Glazer, LICSW Tags: Fertility Infertility Men's Health Women's Health Source Type: blogs

MedPAC ’s Latest Bad Idea: Forcing Doctors to Join ACOs
By KIP SULLIVAN, JD At its April 4, 2019 meeting, the staff of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) asked the commission to discuss a very strange proposal: Doctors who treat patients enrolled in Medicare’s traditional fee-for-service (FFS) program must join an “accountable care organization” (ACO) or give up their FFS Medicare practice. (The staff may have meant to give hospitals the same Hobbesian choice, but that is not clear from the transcript of the meeting.) Here is how MedPAC staffer Eric Rollins laid out the proposal: Here is how MedPAC staffer Eric Rollins laid out the propos...
Source: The Health Care Blog - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

The Best Ways to Parent When You ’re Not Feeling Like Your Best Self
You're reading The Best Ways to Parent When You’re Not Feeling Like Your Best Self, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Becoming a parent means taking on the equivalent of three full-time jobs with no vacation or paid sick leave. And on top of it all, you still have to make it into the office each day to keep a roof over your family's head. Throw in preparing meals, changing diapers and wiping snotty noses, and it becomes easy to see why so many moms live in a perpetual state of exhaustion. As much as y...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Landis Tags: featured self improvement parenting parenting advice Source Type: blogs

Now More Than Ever, the Case for Medicaid Expansion
Sam Aptekar Phuoc Le By PHUOC LE, MD and SAM APTEKAR A friend of mine told me the other day, “We’ve seen our insured patient population go from 15% to 70% in the few years since Obamacare.” As a primary care physician in the Midwest, he’s worked for years in an inner-city clinic that serves a poor community, many of whom also suffer from mental illness. Before the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the clinic constantly struggled to stay afloat financially. Too often patients would be sent to an emergency room because the clinic couldn’t afford to provide some of the simplest medical tests, ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Health Policy Medicaid ACA insurance coverage Medicaid Expansion Obamacare Phuoc Le Sam Aptekar Source Type: blogs

Eating breakfast won ’t help you lose weight, but skipping it might not either
Yet another study has dispelled the popular “you have to eat breakfast” myth, and I’m thrilled. The breakfast cereal aisle is the most nutritionally horrifying area of the supermarket, crawling with sugary carbs in all shapes and flavors, all disguised as health food. It’s true — eating breakfast is not associated with eating less nor with weight loss, which begs the question: can skipping breakfast help with weight loss? What does research tell us about eating breakfast? A plethora of intermittent fasting studies suggest that extending the overnight fast is indeed associated with weight loss,...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Monique Tello, MD, MPH Tags: Diet and Weight Loss Health Nutrition Source Type: blogs

How to Discover the Limiting Beliefs that Create Self-Sabotage
You're reading How to Discover the Limiting Beliefs that Create Self-Sabotage, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Imagine walking toward a beautiful, white sand beach. The sky is clear, the sun warm. A soft breeze caresses your skin. You can hear the cheerful sounds of your friends enjoying themselves, having the time of their lives on this perfect day. You are anticipating a long-needed, well-deserved break from the stresses of life! Suddenly, a police officer appears. “Do NOT go out on ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mike Bundrant Tags: featured happiness health and fitness motivation productivity tips psychology self improvement success limiting beliefs pickthebrain self sabotage Source Type: blogs

Patient-Directed Access for Competition to Bend the Cost Curve
By ADRIAN GROPPER, MD Many of you have received the email: Microsoft HealthVault is shutting down. By some accounts, Microsoft has spent over $1 Billion on a valiant attempt to create a patient-centered health information system. They were not greedy. They adopted standards that I worked on for about a decade. They generously funded non-profit Patient Privacy Rights to create an innovative privacy policy in a green field situation. They invited trusted patient surrogates like the American Heart Association to participate in the launch. They stuck with it for almost a dozen years. They failed. The broken market and promi...
Source: The Health Care Blog - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Economics Health Policy Health Technology Adrian Gropper CMS Health Data Interoperability ONC Source Type: blogs

The heart and science of kindness
Kindness (noun): the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate; a kind act. — English Oxford Living Dictionaries Ombudspeople like myself have a unique view of the institutions they serve. Some of us fondly refer to it as the “view from the underbelly” of our organizations. The urgent calls we get aren’t to share a recent act of kindness. Visitors who arrive at our offices often do so feeling under siege from less than kindly forces. We hear repeatedly of our visitors’ desire to be treated with kindness, and of the wish that they could themselves rise above unkindness to be their be...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Brodrick, MEd Tags: Mental Health Relationships Stress Workplace health Source Type: blogs

7 Science-Based Tips to Making it to your 50th Wedding Anniversary
You're reading 7 Science-Based Tips to Making it to your 50th Wedding Anniversary, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. “When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity.” – Albert Einstein Growing old with the person you love is a dream for most people. It’s a relationship goal you may be hoping to achieve, but let’s state the obvious: it takes a hell of a lot of time and commitment...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KenSeekers Tags: featured psychology relationships picktehbrain relationship advice self improvement Source Type: blogs

Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 77 | ATA19, Cityblock, & Microsoft HealthVault
Today on Health in 2 Point 00, Jess and I are in New Orleans at the ATA Annual Conference. In this episode, Jess asks me about my takeaways from the conference, Cityblock’s $65 million raise, and Microsoft HealthVault shutting down. In terms of virtual care, it seems that there’s been low adoption of telehealth visits—but things are on the cusp, with lots of companies doing interesting things and with CMS expanding Medicare Advantage coverage of telehealth services. —Matthew Holt (Source: The Health Care Blog)
Source: The Health Care Blog - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Health in 2 Point 00 Health Tech Jessica DaMassa Matthew Holt ATA Cityblock Microsoft Healthvault Source Type: blogs

How to handle stress at work
If you’re currently working, you probably know what it feels like to be stressed on the job. A must-do project arrives without warning. Three emails stack up for each one you delete. Phones ring, meetings are scheduled, a coworker drops the ball on a shared assignment. How does your body react to work stress? Imagine for a moment that your boss has emailed you about an unfinished assignment (a stressor). Your body and mind instantly respond, activating a physical reaction called the fight-or-flight response. Your heart beats faster, your breath quickens, and your muscles tense. At the same time you might say to yours...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicole J. LeBlanc, MA Tags: Anxiety and Depression Stress Workplace health Source Type: blogs

Announcing the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Social Determinants of Health and Home & Community Based Care Innovation Challenges
SPONSORED POST By DIANA CHEN The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has partnered with Catalyst @ Health 2.0 to launch two innovation challenges on Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) and Home & Community Based Care. As a national leader in building a culture of health, RWJF is inspiring and identifying novel digital solutions to tackle health through an unconventional lens. Health starts with where we live. As noted in Healthy People 2020 social determinants of health are, “conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age… [that] affe...
Source: The Health Care Blog - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Catalyst @ Health 2.0 Health Tech community based care Diana Chen innovation challenge Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Social Determinants of Health Source Type: blogs

21 Quotes to Help You to Stop Overthinking (+ My 5 Favorite Tips)
One of the most common things that gets people stuck in inaction and in not doing what they deep down would like to is the destructive habit of overthinking. You can overthink a small problem or challenge until it looks like a huge and undefeatable monster. Or overthink something positive in your life until it doesn’t look so positive anymore. And sometimes you may even be zapping a simple moment happening here right now out of all it’s joy and magic by overanalyzing and dissecting it. I’ve done all three of those things. All too many times. So in the first part of this week’s post I’d like t...
Source: Practical Happiness and Awesomeness Advice That Works | The Positivity Blog - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Henrik Edberg Tags: Personal Development Source Type: blogs

What to do with that foam roller at the gym?
The foam roller is possibly the least intimidating piece of equipment in the gym. It’s light. It’s no-tech. And like most things in the gym, you’ve heard something about its benefits, seen a few people using it, and wonder if you should be doing the same. What is myofascial release? Foam rolling is a myofascial release technique. The fascia is a sheet of fibrous connective tissue made of collagen that surrounds muscles. It holds muscles in place and helps them glide through their range of motion, says Carina O’Neill, DO, medical director of Spaulding Outpatient Center–Braintree. Think of the r...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Steve Calechman Tags: Back Pain Exercise and Fitness Health Source Type: blogs

ONC & CMS Proposed Rules – Part 4: Information Blocking
By DAVE LEVIN MD The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) have proposed final rules on interoperability, data blocking and other activities as part of implementing the 21st Century Cures Act. In this series, we will explore ideas behind the rules, why they are necessary and the expected impact. Given that these are complex and controversial topics open to interpretation, we invite readers to respond with their own ideas, corrections and opinions. ____________ When it comes to sharing health data, the intent of the 21st Century Cures Act is clear: patients and cl...
Source: The Health Care Blog - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Data Health Policy CMS data blocking Information Blocking Interoperability ONC Rules Sansoro Health Source Type: blogs

The Morning Routine of Successful People
Conclusion Ultimately, whether you’re a night owl or a morning person, the morning remains a very important part of the day. It is the time when you can accomplish the most and make your day most meaningful. Utilize it, and you will soon join the ranks of the most successful people in the world. Eugene Eaton is a British blogger who sometimes works for a research paper writing service edubirdie. He is into stand-up comedy. His favourite comedians are Louis CK and George Carlin. A good morning laugh is what keeps Eugene upbeat and motivated through the harsh day.You've read The Morning Routine of Successful Peopl...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: EugeneEaton Tags: featured happiness motivation self confidence self improvement success meditation morning routine pickthebrain successful people Source Type: blogs

5 reasons we need to help kids live “heads up” instead of “heads down”
I was recently at an accepted-students day at a local university with my daughter, and the president of the university spoke of how youth these days live a “heads down” life. We need them to be more “heads up,” he said. He is right. He is quite literally right that our youth are “heads down.” Our children and teens, like the rest of us, have their faces in their phones more often than not. We’ve grown used to it. Everywhere we go, kids are looking down at their phones and other devices. This could have real implications not just now, but for their future — because looking dow...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Claire McCarthy, MD Tags: Adolescent health Parenting Source Type: blogs

Why Is the USA Only the 35th Healthiest Country in the World?
By ETIENNE DEFFARGES According the 2019 Bloomberg Healthiest Country Index, the U.S. ranks 35th out of 169 countries. Even though we are the 11th wealthiest country in the world, we are behind pretty much all developed economies in terms of health. In the Americas, not just Canada (16th) but also Cuba (30th), Chile and Costa Rica (tied for 33rd) rank ahead of us in this Bloomberg study. To answer this layered question, we need to look at the top ranked countries in the Bloomberg Index: From first to 12th, they are Spain; Italy; Iceland; Japan; Switzerland; Sweden; Australia; Singapore; Norway; Israel; Luxe...
Source: The Health Care Blog - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Economics Health disparities Health Policy American healthcare Etienne Deffarges Mediterranean Diet Opioids world health Source Type: blogs

10 Tips for Beating Insomnia and Sleeping Better
You're reading 10 Tips for Beating Insomnia and Sleeping Better, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Good sleep goes hand-in-hand with good health. During sleep, the body produces hormones, restores tissue and replenishes physical strength. We share the most effective ways to help you quickly fall asleep and get better sleep. Insomnia can be associated with serious stress and health problems. Sleep disturbances often occur due to improper habits. The tips below will tell you how to beat insomnia. Tip #1 Do...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lilly Herbert Tags: featured health and fitness self improvement bed bedtime emotional emotional stress fall asleep insomnia sleeping Source Type: blogs

Electronic Vindication
Dilbert by Scott Adams, courtesy www.dilbert.comMy very first blog post as Doctor Dalai went online on 1/29/2005, beginning with a rant about ScImage lifted from one of my early AuntMinnie.com entries. In the subsequent fourteen years, my writing has become slightly more sophisticated (emphasizeslightly), but my basic premise has not wavered: PACS interfaces by and large are not as user-friendly as they could be, in other words, theySUCK. Forgive the epithet, but that is a very accurate statement, and most would agree.Most, but not the vendors. In browsing through my years of navel-gazing, I came across several entries whe...
Source: Dalai's PACS Blog - April 15, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: blogs

Financial Toxicity is Hurting my Cancer Patients
By LEILA ALI-AKBARIAN MD, MPH As news of Tom Brokaw’s cancer diagnosis spreads, so does his revelation that his cancer treatments cost nearly $10,000 per day. In spite of this devastating diagnosis, Mr. Brokaw is not taking his financial privilege for granted.  He is using his voice to bring attention to the millions of Americans who are unable to afford their cancer treatments. My patient Phil is among them. At a recent appointment, Phil mentioned that his wife has asked for divorce. When I inquired, he revealed a situation so common in oncology, we have a name for it: Financial Toxicity.  This occur...
Source: The Health Care Blog - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Economics Finance Medical Practice Patients Cancer financial toxicity healthcare costs Leila Ali-Akbarian Oncology Source Type: blogs

Is obesity a reason to avoid joint replacement surgery?
“Come back when you’ve lost 40 pounds.” That’s something obese patients have heard often when being evaluated for a hip or knee replacement for severe arthritis. And sometimes the recommendation is to lose even more — 50, 75, or even 100 pounds… as if that’s an easy or realistic prospect. As you might expect, patients hearing this often feel disappointed and disheartened. After all, most have already tried hard to lose weight with limited success. Their arthritis pain impairs their ability to exercise, and decreasing activity has contributed to their weight gain. So being told to ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robert H. Shmerling, MD Tags: Arthritis Bones and joints Health Surgery Source Type: blogs

Being Prompted To Think About Coffee Elevates Your Physiological Arousal And Focuses Your Mind, No Ingestion Required
By Christian Jarrett So entrenched is the association in our culture between coffee and ideas of arousal, ambition and focus that merely thinking about, or being reminded of, the drink is enough to increase the body’s arousal levels, in turn provoking a more focused, literal cognitive style. That’s according to Eugene Chan at Monash University and Sam Maglio at the University of Toronto Scarborough who, reporting their findings in Consciousness and Cognition, write that “… people may be more aroused simply after walking by a coffee shop. Not only would they be more aroused, but at a more downstream...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - April 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: biological Cognition Decision making Source Type: blogs

5 Life-Changing Pieces of Advice to Help you get Through Anxiety
You're reading 5 Life-Changing Pieces of Advice to Help you get Through Anxiety, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. What does anxiety look like? Imagine. You’re hiking through a rough patch of mountainous woods, as dark and deep as the blackest sky. You’ve been here before many a time. This forest area falls in your way. You have to cross it in order to get to the other side, where your home is. Even though the path is well-worn and quite familiar to you now, yet, the walk itself is nothing shor...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sijdah Hussain Tags: depression featured psychology self improvement anxiety benefits of travel mental health positive psychology Source Type: blogs

Brain-gut connection explains why integrative treatments can help relieve digestive ailments
During the 20th century, medicine became very good at compartmentalizing different systems of the body in order to understand them better. However, today we are increasingly realizing that different systems of the body are interconnected and cannot be completely understood in isolation. The brain-gut connection is one very important example of this phenomenon. Anatomy of the brain-gut connection What exactly is the connection between brain and gut? The brain sends signals to the digestive, or gastrointestinal (GI), tract via the sympathetic (“fight or flight”) nervous system and the parasympathetic (“rest...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michelle Dossett, MD, PhD, MPH Tags: Complementary and alternative medicine Digestive Disorders Health Mind body medicine Pain Management Source Type: blogs

Six Health-Focused Fixes for SNAP
By CHRISTINA BADARACCO The $867 billion Farm Bill squeaked through our polarized Congress at the end of last year, though it was nearly derailed by arguments over work requirements for SNAP recipients. That debate was tabled after the USDA crafted a compromise, but it is sure to continue at the state level and in the next round of debates. While Republicans tend to favor work requirements and Democrats tend to oppose them, here’s something both sides can agree on: SNAP should help Americans eat healthy food. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)—formerly known as food stamps—provides ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Health Policy Politics Christina Badaracco farm bill healthy eating Population Health SNAP Source Type: blogs

Are You Willing to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone?
I read the book summary of Hit Refresh recently. It’s an autobiography of Satya Nadella, the third CEO of Microsoft. It tells the story of how the young Nadella was obsessed with cricket and wanted to become a professional player. On the side, he also developed an interest in personal computing. He enrolled in an institute in India and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. Realizing that being a professional cricket player was not for him, he then decided to follow his interest in personal computing. He was at a crossroad at that time: should he stay in his comfort zone or step out ...
Source: Life Optimizer - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Donald Latumahina Tags: Attitude Source Type: blogs

Skills That Make You Attractive To Employers
You're reading Skills That Make You Attractive To Employers, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Although how far you get with your education and your overall experience are important factors in determining whether you get offered that interview or not, having unique skills also serves to buff up your CV and set you apart from fellow job seekers. Furthermore, companies are always looking to stay ahead of the competition, therefore they are more likely to hire employees who have amassed outstanding job skills i...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lilly Herbert Tags: career featured employee Employees employers leadership skills professinal Source Type: blogs

Can you strong-arm diabetes?
There is a strong link between diabetes and fitness. Many studies have shown that people with type 2 diabetes lose more muscle mass and strength over time than people with normal blood sugars. This is thought to be a major reason why diabetes is associated with functional limitation, impaired mobility, and loss of independence. Studies have also shown that combining aerobic and resistance training can not only improve blood sugars in people who have diabetes, but can also prevent diabetes from developing. For these reasons, scientists are very interested in the relationship between diabetes and fitness, teasing out the dif...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Monique Tello, MD, MPH Tags: Health Source Type: blogs

21 Small Ways to Make Life Simpler
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”Leonardo da Vinci “The aspects of things that are most important for us are hidden because of their simplicity and familiarity.” Ludwig Wittgenstein I love simplifying my life. It makes me more effective and life less stressful. It makes me calmer and happier. But where do you start? Or continue if you are already on your way? In this week's article I’d like to share 21 small habits that help me to live a simpler life. Pick one of these to get started and keep doing it until it sticks and becomes just another normal part of your life. 1. Breathe. ...
Source: Practical Happiness and Awesomeness Advice That Works | The Positivity Blog - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Henrik Edberg Tags: Personal Development Source Type: blogs

The Next Frontier: Clinically Driven, Employer-Customized Care 
Health systems and employers are bypassing insurers to deliver higher-quality, more affordable care By MICHAEL J. ALKIRE Employee health plan premiums are rising along with the total healthcare spending tab, spurring employers to rethink their benefits design strategy. Footing the tab, employers are becoming a more active and forceful driver in managing wellness, seeking healthcare partners that can keep their workforce healthy through affordable, convenient care. Likewise, as health systems assume accountability for the health of their communities, a market has been born that is ripe for new partnerships betw...
Source: The Health Care Blog - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Economics The Business of Health Care direct-to-employer Employee Health Care Costs Health insurance Michael J. Alkire Source Type: blogs

5 Quick Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Brain as you Age
You're reading 5 Quick Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Brain as you Age, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. As we know, the brain plays a vital role in the body as it controls or has a role in basically every physiological process. If our brains begin to fail,  it affects our whole body. Though aging is an inevitable process, this does not mean that you have to experience cognitive decline or any real loss of brain power. This because, fortunately, there are lifestyle factors which could enable one to d...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: psysci Tags: featured health and fitness self improvement brain health pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

My Trial With Sanofi's Admelog, The Biosimilar Version of Humalog
A while back Iblogged about the emergence of biosimilar insulin in the U.S., more than a decade after I studied the topic and discovered some troubling reasons none existed. Since then, in spite of top officials at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services advocating for a more robust biosimilars market in the U.S., we have seen fewer rather than more, so that's not working out so well for the Trump Administration's promise to bring drug prices way down so far. In late 2018, Merck quietly pulled the plug on its own Lantus biosimilar which was to be branded as Lusduna Nexvue (see moreHERE for details). Merc...
Source: Scott's Web Log - April 9, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Eli Lilly and Company follow-on insulin analogs 2019 Admelog biosimilars generics Humalog insulin prices Medicare Sanofi Source Type: blogs

Easy daily ways to feel more connected
I’ve got some legitimate skills: in no particular order, making pesto, finding lost LEGO pieces, and having debates in my head. That last one might be my specialty. I work for myself and by myself, tumbling around thoughts and words all day. But it doesn’t stay at my desk. I get into internal beefs, turning imagined conversations and arguments over and over. I need to find ways to pull out of my head, to feel more connected and less isolated every day. Getting out of your head One difficulty is that it’s normal to be in your head. “It’s always there and comfortable. It’s reassuring to yo...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Steve Calechman Tags: Health Mental Health Mind body medicine Relationships Source Type: blogs

Patients Win When Payers and Providers Speak the Same Language
By CECI CONNOLLY Discouraging headlines remind us daily of the ugly battles between payers and providers. Fighting for their slice of the $3.5 trillion health care pie, these companies often seem to leave the consumer out of the equation.  But it is not the case across the board. Our latest research documents that when doctors and health plans drop their guards, align incentives and focus on the mutual goal of delivering the best possible care, patients win. For example, when SelectHealth in Utah partnered with obstetricians and refused to pay for medically unnecessary — often  dangerous — ear...
Source: The Health Care Blog - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Hospitals Patients The Business of Health Care Alliance of Community Health Plans Ceci Connolly Partnership to Improve Patient Care partnerships Source Type: blogs

THCB Spotlights: Lightbeam Health Solutions
By ZOYA KHAN Today, THCB is spotlighting Lightbeam Health Solutions. Lightbeam is an end-to-end population health management solution, which means they build everything from the ground up (i.e. no acquisitions or 3rd party interfaces are used). “Interface to innovation” as Jorge Miranda, CRO of Lightbeam, states, allows Lightbeam to build a health system’s value-based contracts relatively quickly. Their main focus is to generate data insights for ACOs and other provider systems, to engage care teams in the coordination of patient care. This is Lightbeam’s 6th year in the health care field, an...
Source: The Health Care Blog - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Zoya Khan Tags: Health Tech THCB THCB Spotlights ACOs data engagement data insights lightbeam health solutions Matthew Holt zoya khan Source Type: blogs

Foods for Sleep: A List of the Best and Worst Foods for Getting Sleep
You're reading Foods for Sleep: A List of the Best and Worst Foods for Getting Sleep, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Sleep is relatively flimsy to please – and it’s likely that at least once you found yourself staring at the dark walls, on a night where you could not sleep. Still, did you know that the food you eat could greatly affect the quality of your sleep? Here is what you should – or should not – consume in the hours before going to bed. Foods Recommended for a Good Sleep ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: maryjames Tags: diet featured health and fitness better sleep foods for sleep pickthebrain self improvement Source Type: blogs

Will blue light from electronic devices increase my risk of macular degeneration and blindness?
Every day, retinal specialists are asked about the risks from blue light emitted from electronic devices. (Retinal specialists treat conditions affecting the retina, a thin tissue at the back of the eye that is responsible for vision.) Many people ask whether blue light will increase their risk of age-related macular degeneration and blindness. The short answer to this common question is no. The amount of blue light from electronic devices, including smartphones, tablets, LCD TVs, and laptop computers, is not harmful to the retina or any other part of the eye. What is blue light? Blue light is visible light between 400 and...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Ramsey, MD, PhD, MPH Tags: Eye Health Source Type: blogs

Death by 1000 Clicks Redux
By MARK BRAUNSTEIN, MD Back in the ‘stone ages’ when I (an MIT grad) was an intern, I was called at 4 AM to see someone else’s gravely ill patient because her IV had infiltrated.  I started a new one and drew some blood work to check on her status.  When the results came back (on paper) I (manually) calculated her anion gap.  This is simple arithmetic but I had been up all night and didn’t do it right. She died.  On morning rounds the attending assured me that there was nothing I could have done anyway but, of course, in other circumstances it could have made a di...
Source: The Health Care Blog - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Health Tech Hospitals Physicians Death by 1000 Clicks EHR FHIR Mark Braunstein Source Type: blogs

Changing the Way You Care: The Coming 5G Revolution
SPONSORED POST By VERIZON WIRELESS TEAM You might not know it yet, but there’s a revolution coming to healthcare. While digitization has driven innovation across the healthcare sector, the advent of 5G is set to spark a fourth industrial revolution. 3G and 4G networks enabled large-scale change and rapid modernization. However, 5G delivers what these networks could not: blazing speeds and ultra-low latencies that permit enormous data transfers between devices in near-real time. That means that technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning and augmented reality will be capable of transfo...
Source: The Health Care Blog - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Health Tech 5g Verizon Source Type: blogs

Benefits of Playing an Instrument for the Brain
You're reading Benefits of Playing an Instrument for the Brain, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Music is something that makes most people really happy. No matter what ethnicity, age or gender you belong to, you certainly love to listen to music. Aside from listening to music, there are other ways on how you can enjoy it. You can take up music lessons and enjoy playing musical instruments. This is something that will not only give you something to do during your free time but can also provide other benefits...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Curtis_Dean Tags: depression happiness meditation better mental health healthy brain music Source Type: blogs

Drug Resistant C. Auris Fungus Emerges as New Global Health Threat
The drug resistant C. Auris fungus is spreading around the globe and killing elderly and people with comprised immune systems.Read more on sciencespacerobots.com (Source: HealthNewsBlog.com)
Source: HealthNewsBlog.com - April 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: fungus c-auris Source Type: blogs

XX Marks the Spot: Why Did Women Tech Experts Rule at DC Health Data Confab?
By MICHAEL L. MILLENSON Three government experts on a health tech conference panel discuss the urgency of releasing actionable data; all are women. A more senior official, another woman, gives a TED-style talk making the same case. And a four-person, private-sector panel debates privacy and ethics; three of the four are female. Health Datapalooza, a conference begun with government sponsorship a decade ago, proclaims its goal as “data liberación” – freeing health data from deep within federal agencies and giving it to patients and entrepreneurs. But in 2019, women’s “liberaci&oacu...
Source: The Health Care Blog - April 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Data Health Tech Datapalooza Michael L. Millenson Women in Health IT Source Type: blogs

Lead exposure and heart disease
When we think about the health effects of lead contamination, the biggest worry is for babies and young children. Lead, a heavy metal that is widespread in the environment, can harm developing brains. But growing evidence suggests that low levels of lead in the blood may also raise the risk of heart disease in adults. Last year, a study in Lancet Public Health found a link between lead exposure and a higher risk of death from cardiovascular disease. The data came from more than 14,000 people in the United States who were adults in the late 1980s. The association persisted after researchers controlled for many confounding f...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - April 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Julie Corliss Tags: Environmental health Heart Health Source Type: blogs

7 Practical Tools for Picking Yourself up During Your Darkest Days
You're reading 7 Practical Tools for Picking Yourself up During Your Darkest Days, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. These days most people experience some feelings of depression, anxiety, grief or general lack of motivation. This is a normal part of life, however, if we don’t take productive action, these states can linger and interfere with our functioning at work and in relationships. Here are some simple yet highly effective tools that can help you out of a dark period and propel you back towards b...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - April 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tabitha Bailey Tags: depression featured self improvement motivation passion pickthebrain Source Type: blogs