It ’s World Mental Health Day today: Let’s review how a healthy diet can promote mental well-being
_______________ Should you eat an apple—or a bag of Oreos? Go to McDonald’s—or the vegetarian restaurant on the corner? When we make these everyday food choices, many of us think first of our physical health and appearance. But there’s another factor we may want to consider in picking foods: their impact on our mental health. A growing body of research is discovering that food doesn’t just affect our waistline but also our moods, emotions, and even longer-term conditions like depression. Which makes sense, after all. Our brains are physical entities, running on the energy that we put into our ...
Source: SharpBrains - October 10, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greater Good Magazine Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness evidence mental health Nutrition well-being Source Type: blogs

Phytonutrients: Paint your plate with the colors of the rainbow
Did you know that adding color to your meals will help you live a longer, healthier life? Colorful fruits and vegetables can paint a beautiful picture of health because they contain phytonutrients, compounds that give plants their rich colors as well as their distinctive tastes and aromas. Phytonutrients also strengthen a plant’s immune system. They protect the plant from threats in their natural environment such as disease and excessive sun. When humans eat plant foods, phytonutrients protect us from chronic diseases. Phytonutrients have potent anti-cancer and anti-heart disease effects. And epidemiological research...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - April 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katherine D. McManus, MS, RD, LDN Tags: Health Healthy Eating Source Type: blogs

“ I need something to dip into guacamole ”
Dipping foods into various dips and sauces surely ranks among the favorite ways to enjoy food: dipping chips into salsa, celery sticks into guacamole, crackers into cheese, shrimp into cocktail sauce, etc. So how do we go about resuming our dipping habits sans wheat and grains? Here are some ideas for foods to use for dipping, healthy choices that contain no wheat or grains and provide limited exposure to carbohydrates, while remaining otherwise healthy. And some, like jicama and asparagus, also provide prebiotic fibers to nourish bowel flora; dip them into hummus and you’ll add even more probiotics to your day. Vegg...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 25, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates gluten-free grain-free wheat belly Source Type: blogs

HIM Predictions for 2019 – HIM Scene
As we kicked off 2019, I reached out to a number of people I know in the HIM industry to get their predictions on what HIM professionals should watch for in 2019. They offered up a pretty interesting mix of predictions around regulations, the shift to value based reimbursement, and the changing role of HIM. […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 14, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Administration C-Suite Leadership HIM Hospital - Health System AHIMA CDI HIM Professionals HIM Scene HIPAA HIPAA ROI HIPAA ROI Costs Immersive KIWI-TEK Lauren Riplinger Mary Butler Melanie Endicott MRO Rita Bowen Sarah Source Type: blogs

Jellybean 93 with Naomi Diel
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog The College of Intensive Care Annual Scientific Meeting is upon us. How do you make something like that happen? Lets ask Naomi Diel, part of last years organising committee. The CICM ASM is happening next month. It is in Hobart. That’s in Tasmania. Last year it was in Sydney. There are probably more first year ICU trainees in one hospital in Sydney than there are Intensivists of any description in the state of Tasmania. This year will be different. When I wa...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - April 18, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Doug Lynch Tags: JellyBean Naomi Diel Source Type: blogs

What Are Lectins? The Health Implications and How to Avoid It
Over the past few years, there has been so much hype and speculation around gluten, with many people considering it the number one gut health enemy. While you could genuinely be having gluten intolerance or any other health condition linked to gluten, sometimes this protein isn’t the real menace. Individuals claiming to have gluten intolerance may actually be suffering from lectin sensitivity. So if you have been experiencing symptoms of gluten intolerance especially after eating something that’s made from wheat, then lectin could be the cause of your problems. Read on to find out more about lectin and how you ...
Source: Nursing Comments - April 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: M1gu3l Tags: Nutrition Source Type: blogs

What have the bees ever done for us?
First, I should state up front, I don’t like honey. It makes my throat tingle and itch if I eat it raw, it’s fine if it’s a small amount blended into a marinade or in Crunchy Nut Cornflakes (always two bowls). I suspect I’m allergic to it. I remember eating honey on toast as a student, it was a friend’s favourite lunch between lectures and practical sessions (of which, back in the day we had four, 3-hour sessions a week, all paid for by the taxpayer, thank you very much). That honey on toast always made me feel sick, but perhaps not as sick as taxing higher education as they do now through the...
Source: David Bradley Sciencebase - Songs, Snaps, Science - March 7, 2018 Category: Science Authors: David Bradley Tags: Science Source Type: blogs

What ’ s Behind the Spike in Food Allergies?
By BASIL KAHWASH We are surrounded by evidence of the enormous impact food allergies are making in our society. The peanut butter and jelly sandwich, once a staple of elementary school lunchboxes, has been banned in numerous school districts across the country. Candy bars are required to alert consumers about any other products processed in the factories where they were made. Gluten-free diets are trumpeted by celebrities and have spawned communities of devoted followers (there’s even a “gluten-free” dating site – I’m not making this up). However, the spectrum of food allergies is still poorl...
Source: The Health Care Blog - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Irvine Tags: Uncategorized Eosinophilic Esophagitis Epi-Pen Food Allergies Gluten Free Dating Source Type: blogs

Physical Health and Mental Health, Part 1: Eating Healthfully
Mental health and physical health are closely related. Keeping physically fit actually helps our mental health too; because it is very hard to stay psychologically healthy when our physical health is poor. If we are physical functioning poorly it takes an emotional toll on us as well. Caring for your body and mind may mean you’ll not only live longer, but better. Eating healthfully, exercising regularly and getting a good night’s sleep are all important aspects to both the health of our mind and body. Just as there are many effective treatments for physical illnesses, besides therapies and medications, lifesty...
Source: World of Psychology - January 5, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Staci Lee Schnell, MS,CS,LMFT Tags: ADHD and ADD Alternative and Nutritional Supplements Anxiety and Panic Depression Health-related Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Healthy Eating Major Depressive Disorder Mental Health Disorders Omega-3 fatty acid Source Type: blogs

The Science of Size: Rebecca Heald Explores Size Control in Amphibians
Credit: Mark Hanson. Rebecca Heald Grew up in: Greenville, Pennsylvania Studied at: Hamilton College, Rice University, Harvard Medical School Job site: University of California, Berkeley Favorite hobby: Cycling A 50-pound frog isn’t some freak of nature or a creepy Halloween prank. It’s a thought experiment conceived by Rebecca Heald, a cell biologist at the University of California, Berkeley , who is studying the factors that control size in animals. Heald’s “50-pound frog project” speaks to the power of evolution and to scientists’ ability to modify the physical characteristics of an...
Source: Biomedical Beat Blog - National Institute of General Medical Sciences - September 12, 2016 Category: Research Authors: Chris Palmer Tags: Being a Scientist Cell Biology Cellular Processes Profiles Source Type: blogs

Super Docs 2.0
Guest post by Tane Eunson – A student of the game (6th year M.B.B.S.) As the plane descended over the Southern Alps and through the Canterbury Plains, making it’s way east to the Pacific Ocean like the Waimakariri, I couldn’t help but feel excited to be returning home. Home being the shaky isles of New Zealand and my six-week medical elective being in the particularly shaky city of Christchurch. The Waimakariri River, Canterbury, NZ. December 10th, 2015 Although Perth has been my new home since 2007, I spent the four years prior to that gaining my undergraduate degree in Christchurch; four years which I l...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - April 15, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike Cadogan Tags: Sports Medicine crusaders Dr Deb Robinson elective rugby Tane Eunson Waimakariri Waimumu Wiremu Source Type: blogs

Foods made for dippin’
Wheat Belly Chili Sesame Seed Crackers Dipping foods into various dips and sauces surely ranks among the favorite ways to enjoy food: dipping chips into salsa, crackers into cheese, shrimp into cocktail sauce, etc. So how do we go about resuming our dipping habits sans wheat and grains? Here are some ideas for foods to use for dipping, healthy choices that contain no wheat or grains and provide limited exposure to carbohydrates, while remaining otherwise healthy. And coming soon: What to dip into–the part that really helps spice things up. Sliced veggies: Asparagus stalks, steamed, roasted, or grilled Bell peppers, r...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - November 7, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle crackers dipping dips gluten grains Source Type: blogs

Does Dial Body Wash really moisturize skin? Episode 96
Please support the Beauty Brains by signing up for a free audio book at Audible.com. Click here to get your free audio book. Does Dial Body Wash really moisturize skin? This is the segment of the show where we dissect the claims of popular personal care products. We try to help you understand what the claims really mean, how the company might go about proving that these claims are really true, and whether or not the claims are important enough to persuade you to buy the product. Today we’re talking about a product I spotted on the shelves of my local Walgreens: Dial’s Moisturizing Body Wash with vitamin co...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - August 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Randy SchuellerDiscover the beauty and cosmetic products you should use and avoid Source Type: blogs

Super Docs
Guest post by Tane Eunson – A student of the game (5th year M.B.B.S.) As a typical kiwi bloke, I’m a dyed-in-the-wool rugby fanatic (pardon the sheep reference). So when opportunities with two Super Rugby franchises arose for me in the past year, I picked the ball up and sprinted for the posts. As an ‘intern’ with the franchises, I was part of the ‘athletic performance’ teams. The hierarchical structures differed subtly within each team, but they both comprised the team doctor, two physiotherapists, two strength and conditioning coaches and a number of other interns in the varying discip...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - June 19, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike Cadogan Tags: Medical Specialty Sports Medicine rugby Super Docs Super XV Tane Eunson Source Type: blogs

5 Reasons to Eat This Fruit You Probably Never Tried
Disclosure: I attended a “sneak peak” event for Zespri SunGold kiwifruit at Ketchum’s D.C. offices on May 19, 2015. I work with Zespri on media. I was not compensated to write this blog. Chances are you have never had a SunGold Kiwifruit from New Zealand.  It is a new variety of kiwifruit with a tropical flavor and beautiful yellow color. Some Things Are Worth Waiting For It took Zespri 10 years to create this unique cultivar. SunGold is finally ready for the U.S. (ask for it in stores if you don’t see it by June!) Top 5 Reasons You Will Love Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit 1. VITAMIN C!!! SunGold kiw...
Source: Balanced Health and Nutrition Rebecca Scritchfield's Blog - May 21, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: rebeccascritchfield Tags: eating healthy food fruits nutrition zespri sungold kiwifruit Source Type: blogs

Think Outside the Lunchbox with Healthy Meal and Snack Ideas
It’s that time of year! Summer is over and the kids are headed back to school! This year think outside the lunchbox with nutritious and tasty snack and meal ideas that your kiddos will gobble up! Check out my recent appearance on DC’s Let’s Talk Live to help kick off the school year with healthy food tips that will make the transition back to school easier and healthier! Get Your Goodness to Go Cereal can be a smart choice for a quick breakfast. Look for high fiber, whole grain options like Post Grape Nuts and Shredded Wheat. But what about when you really need “grab and go”? Post has a...
Source: Balanced Health and Nutrition Rebecca Scritchfield's Blog - August 28, 2014 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Authors: rebeccascritchfield Tags: children eating healthy food fruits nutrition back to school cereal healthy breakfast healthy snacks hydration kiwifruit Source Type: blogs

Make Your Own “Deconstructed” Grilled Guacamole
Holey moley, grilled guacamole? Summer is coming to an end but the weather is still perfect for grilling and being social. If you’re finding yourself wanting to do something fun and flavorful for your end of the summer dinner party or cookout, you MUST try my grilled guacamole! With a little inspiration from the brand folks at Mazola Corn Oil, I’ve created four guacamole dips with creative flavor twists that will make you look like a culinary rock star! Read on to discover how you can add a sweet, smoky and tangy twist to your guacamole. You might be wondering how one “grills” guacamole? It’s ...
Source: Balanced Health and Nutrition Rebecca Scritchfield's Blog - August 26, 2014 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Authors: rebeccascritchfield Tags: cooking eating healthy food nutrition recipes vegetables avocado Grilled Guacamole healthy grilling recipes heart healthy cooking oil mazola corn oil vegetarian grilling recipes Source Type: blogs

34 Ways to Encourage Positive Thinking
The brain is a powerful organ; it controls the entire body. But your thought process is much more influential. Your thoughts dictate who you become, what you do, and the success you’ll have. Take some time to really analyze your thoughts. Which direction do they point you? Buddha said, “The mind is everything. What you think you become.” If an inventory of your thought process yields more negative thinking than positive, it’s time to make some changes. Here are 34 things you can do to encourage positive thinking. Stop saying, “I can’t.” If you hear it too often, you’ll c...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - August 7, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: jessica.lee Tags: featured motivation self improvement pickthebrain positive thinking power of positive thinking self improvement tips unconventional actions Source Type: blogs

Easy Weeknight Marinades Done Right
I recently partnered up with the brand folks at Mazola Corn Oil to create this fun recipe for marinated grilled Tilapia with kiwifruit served over coleslaw. Mazola Corn Oil has more cholesterol-blocking plant sterols than other cooking oils, and can play an important role in lowering your cholesterol. It is a great source of healthy polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids. Its mild flavor and high smoke point also make it a fantastic all-purpose oil great for general cooking, baking, grilling, sautéing and stir-frying, and can be used as a butter substitute in certain recipes. It’s also the p...
Source: Balanced Health and Nutrition Rebecca Scritchfield's Blog - August 6, 2014 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Authors: rebeccascritchfield Tags: cooking diet eating healthy food food marketing and advertising fruits nutrition recipes vegetables grilled fish grilling recipes healthy cooking oils kiwifruit marinades mazola corn oil tilapia Source Type: blogs

Pack Zespri, It Packs a Punch
Team Zespri I recently participated the #PackZespri kiwifruit event in NYC that showcased kiwifruit as part of our vibrant food culture. This year I am the official spokesperson for Zespri Kiwifruit North America. For those of you who are new to Zespri Kiwifruit, they are the company which exports the world’s premium kiwifruit grown by more the 2,400 kiwifruit growers, who collectively produce more than 86 million trays of fruit each year! The night was full of kiwifruit inspired food and cocktails and showcased the new kiwifruit variety, the SunGold. Throughout the evening I inspired guests with my favorite ways to ...
Source: Balanced Health and Nutrition Rebecca Scritchfield's Blog - July 17, 2014 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Authors: rebeccascritchfield Tags: nutrition fruit recipes sungold kiwifruit Zespri kiwifruit Source Type: blogs

5 Easy Ways to Eat More Fruit and Veggies
We all need to eat more fruits and vegetables! Did you know over 2/3rds of Americans don’t meet the recommendations for fruit and vegetable intake?!  We typically throw away spoil fruits and vegetable two times a week on average, which translates into about $42 a week! I am not saying you need to sacrificing taste or flavor or have to eat salads at every meal, I’m here to say “you can’t mess it up”!  Just add in fruits and vegetables to any dish you’re making. No matter what the recipes says, you can always add fruits and vegetables to any dish to help bump up t...
Source: Balanced Health and Nutrition Rebecca Scritchfield's Blog - June 25, 2014 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Authors: rebeccascritchfield Tags: cooking diet eating healthy food fruits nutrition recipes vegetables blueberries healthy eating kiwifruit mushrooms slow cooker smoothies stuffed burgers vegetarian veggie burger Source Type: blogs

The LITFL Review 118
The LITFL Review is your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peaks and loudest shout-outs from the webbed world of emergency medicine and critical care. Each week the LITFL team casts the spotlight on the best and brightest from the blogosphere, the podcast video/audiosphere and the rest of the Web 2.0 social media jungle to find the most fantastic EM/CC FOAM (Free Open Access Meducation) around. Welcome to the 118th edition, brought to you by: Kane Guthrie [KG] from LITFL Tessa Davis [TRD] from LITFL and Don’t Forget The Bubbles Brent Thoma [BT] from BoringEM...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - December 4, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Authors: Kane Guthrie Tags: Education eLearning Emergency Medicine Featured Health Intensive Care LITFL review LITFL R/V Source Type: blogs

Best Way to Get Kiwi Seeds into Your Diet
I love eating kiwi fruits, but not just for the fleshy green juicy insides. I love eating these fruits because of the nutrients inside their tiny black seeds.Contributor: Elise MariePublished: Nov 29, 2013 (Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content)
Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content - November 29, 2013 Category: Other Conditions Source Type: blogs

You Can Eat a Kiwifruit How?! Three Unique Ways to Enjoy this Superfood
Ever heard of a Chinese gooseberry? Better known as kiwifruit, this fuzzy green fruit was discovered over 700 years ago in China (hence its original name). Today, people all over the world enjoy the loveable kiwifruit, but many aren't aware of its nutritional superpowers. One medium kiwifruit contains almost twice as much vitamin C as an orange, more potassium than a cup of sliced bananas, and about a quarter of your recommended daily fiber intake -- and all for just 50 calories! (Source: The ND Blog: Notes from the Nutritionista by Monica Reinagel, L.D.N., C.N.S.)
Source: The ND Blog: Notes from the Nutritionista by Monica Reinagel, L.D.N., C.N.S. - October 9, 2013 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Tags: Nutrition food food tips fruit recipe recipes superfood Source Type: blogs

New-Zealand : A Lovely land for cricket . . . and cardiac surgery !
I wish to  be in New Zealand , not only because of the stunning  natural beauty but also to pay tribute to one of the great  cardiac surgeons  of our time from Auckland . An alluring country side cricket ground  abutting the runway  . . . Queenstown I think ! Sir Brian Gerald Barratt-Boyes (1924-2006), Who pioneered all forms of  heart surgery that  specifically included  complex congenial heart disease . Thousands of Kiwi   children are alive and leading a  magnificent life today  because of this  man from Green lane an alumni of Mayo . Many heart surgeon...
Source: Dr.S.Venkatesan MD - August 29, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: dr s venkatesan Tags: Best books in cardiology cardiac surgery Cardiology-Land mark studies history of cardiology valvular heart disease Wintage cardiology barret boys brian barratt boyes great cardiac surgeons green lane hospital Auckland Kirklin and barre Source Type: blogs

Jamba Juice Can Now Be Found in the Freezer Section at Your Grocery Store
Love getting your produce in smoothie style, but hate all the chopping, dicing and slicing? Well, Jamba Juice's latest DIY home smoothie kit is just for you. The new Green Fusion smoothie combines green apple, mango, pineapple, kiwi, banana, broccoli, spinach and spirulina, a cyanobacterium that is a complete protein, in a convenient frozen pouch to offer a sweet yet hearty smoothie perfect for morning commutes, post-workout refreshment or just as a better-for-you snack. (Source: The ND Blog: Notes from the Nutritionista by Monica Reinagel, L.D.N., C.N.S.)
Source: The ND Blog: Notes from the Nutritionista by Monica Reinagel, L.D.N., C.N.S. - August 29, 2013 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Tags: Nutrition breakfast diet food fruit smoothies snacks veggies Source Type: blogs

Why does Arrojo ReFinish Dry Shampoo feel so different?
Georgia’s questions…After reading about Arrojo Dry Shampoo on Refinery29 I gave it a try and was pleasantly surprised to find that it feels COMPLETELY different than the Tresemme product that I had been using. I thought all these dry sprays were just oil absorbing powders – why’s this one so different? The Beauty Brains reply: The product Georgia is referring to is Arrojo ReFinish Dry shampoo. Inside versus outside It’s not surprising that you think this product feels different than Tresemme’s Fresh Start Dry Shampoo. That product (as well as most others on the market) are based on star...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - August 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: thebeautybrains Tags: Questions Source Type: blogs

The Healthful Vegan Diet
‘Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food.’ ~Hippocrates By Leo Babauta Eat plants. Those two words are the best things I’ve learned about diet, and if you stick to that, you’re likely be pretty healthy. That said, eating a vegan diet (no animal products) doesn’t necessarily equate to a healthy diet, despite what many believe. Yes, vegans on average are healthier and leaner than the average person. But that’s an average — there are unhealthy vegans. How is that possible? You can eat lots of sweets, fried foods, processed foods, foods with white flour (br...
Source: Zen Habits - July 25, 2013 Category: Life Coaches Authors: zenhabits Tags: Health & Fitness Source Type: blogs

What to Eat to Beat The Heat
If you haven’t heard, it’s hot outside. Most of the country is experiencing a “Heat Wave” with temperatures soaring high and air quality dipping low. The country is covered in red – 43 States to be exact. It’s officially the dog days of summer and we all can feel it. NBC Washington’s Tom Kierein said it best “You’ll feel like you’re covered in maple syrup today!” – Ha! Sounds fun. I’m sure the last thing you’re craving today is hot waffles! Cool Down with Healthy Foods, Snacks, and Drinks So what’s the best way to beat the heat?...
Source: Balanced Health and Nutrition Rebecca Scritchfield's Blog - July 17, 2013 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Authors: rebeccascritchfield Tags: eating healthy food fruits nutrition recipes chilled soup kiwi chocolate soymilk coconut milk cold foods Core Foods creole stuffed tomatoes Gulf shrimp heat wave kiwi popcicles kiwifruit no cook foods pistachios shrimp ce Source Type: blogs

The LITFL Review 105
Welcome to the 105th edition! The LITFL Review is your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peaks and loudest shout-outs from the webbed world of emergency medicine and critical care. Each week the LITFL team casts the spotlight on the best and brightest from the blogosphere, the podcast video/audiosphere and the rest of the Web 2.0 social media jungle to find the most fantastic EM/CC FOAM (Free Open Access Meducation) around. The Most Fair Dinkum Ripper Beaut of the Week Emergency Medicine Ireland Andy Neil smashes out the top spot this week with his awesome review of the evidence surro...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - June 10, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Authors: Kane Guthrie Tags: Education eLearning Emergency Medicine Featured Health Intensive Care LITFL review LITFL R/V Source Type: blogs

The LITFL Review 105
Welcome to the 105th edition! The LITFL Review is your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peaks and loudest shout-outs from the webbed world of emergency medicine and critical care. Each week the LITFL team casts the spotlight on the best and brightest from the blogosphere, the podcast video/audiosphere and the rest of the Web 2.0 social media jungle to find the most fantastic EM/CC FOAM (Free Open Access Meducation) around. The Most Fair Dinkum Ripper Beaut of the Week Emergency Medicine Ireland Andy Neil smashes out the top spot this week with his awesome review of the evidence&...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - June 10, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Authors: Kane Guthrie Tags: Education eLearning Emergency Medicine Featured Health Intensive Care LITFL review LITFL R/V Source Type: blogs

Dogma Downed!
The 2013 CICM ASM was a blast, as you would expect given the glorious theme of ‘Down with Dogma: Challenging the Fundamentals of Critical Care’. I got to play a bit part, challenging the dogma that you have to be a proper intensivist to speak at the ASM…. I had the opportunity to talk about ‘Toxicological Myths and Half-Truths’ as well as ‘Social Media and the Internet: The Future of Medical Education’. No masked wrestlers ran onto stage to body slam me, so the talks must have gone better than anticipated. I’ve collected resources for the talks here. I may try to make FOAM v...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - June 3, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Authors: Chris Nickson Tags: Featured Health Intensive Care Twitter 2013 ASM CICM down with dogma paul young wellington Source Type: blogs

Dogma Downed!
The 2013 CICM ASM was a blast, as you would expect given the glorious theme of ‘Down with Dogma: Challenging the Fundamentals of Critical Care’. I got to play a bit part, challenging the dogma that you have to be a proper intensivist to speak at the ASM…. I had the opportunity to talk about ‘Toxicological Myths and Half-Truths’ as well as ‘Social Media and the Internet: The Future of Medical Education’. No masked wrestlers ran onto stage to body slam me, so the talks must have gone better than anticipated. I’ve collected resources for the talks here. I may try to make FOAM v...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - June 3, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Authors: Chris Nickson Tags: Featured Health Intensive Care Twitter 2013 ASM CICM down with dogma paul young wellington Source Type: blogs

Superfood of the Week: Kiwifruit
Kiwifruit packs quite the nutritional punch in one teensy green package, ladies! Boasting more vitamin C than an orange, one kiwi clocks in at only 42 calories, and I don't know if you knew, but vitamin C can help accelerate fat burn. Besides for snacking solo, this fuzzy fruit is also perfect for adding texture and flavor to tropical salads, grilled fish and poultry, yogurt, smoothies and duh, pies. (Never said the pie was healthy, though!) And did you know you can actually eat the skin for a nice fiber boost, too? Just make sure to wash it well first. Try one of these delicious recipes for a unique way to enjoy this biki...
Source: The ND Blog: Notes from the Nutritionista by Monica Reinagel, L.D.N., C.N.S. - May 28, 2013 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Tags: Nutrition diet food kiwifruit recipes superfood Source Type: blogs

Healthy Eating Tips During Pregnancy
Jodi Greebel, MS, RD www.citrition.com www.dindinsfood.com There is so much conflicting information out there about what to eat and what not to eat when you are pregnant. Here is a quick guideline of what to eat and what to avoid. What to Include in Your Diet: Variety. A diet with a lot of variety helps you get all the nutrients you need. High fiber foods. Choose foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and beans/legumes which provide a wide variety of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and can help prevent constipation. Calcium-rich foods. Choose low-fat and nonfat milk, yogurt and cheese to ensure you get adequa...
Source: Cord Blood News - May 2, 2013 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: joyce at mazelabs.com Tags: babies brain development Cord Blood medical research parents pregnancy stem cells Uncategorized affordable cord blood banking bananas and potassium bone marrow transplant breast feeding cord blood banking information cord blood b Source Type: blogs

The LITFL Review 092
Welcome to the mind-blowing  92nd edition! The LITFL Review is your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peaks and loudest shout-outs from the webbed world of emergency medicine and critical care. Each week the LITFL team casts the spotlight on the best and brightest from the blogosphere, the podcast video/audiosphere and the rest of the Web 2.0 social media jungle to find the most fantastic EM/CC FOAM (Free Open Access Meducation) around. The Most Fair Dinkum Ripper Beaut of the Week The Short Coat Top Spot this week is a ripper By Lauren looking at hypertension in the ED. Check ou...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - January 23, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Authors: Kane Guthrie Tags: Education Emergency Medicine Featured Intensive Care LITFL review Trauma LITFL R/V Source Type: blogs

The LITFL Review 092
Welcome to the mind-blowing  92nd edition! The LITFL Review is your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peaks and loudest shout-outs from the webbed world of emergency medicine and critical care. Each week the LITFL team casts the spotlight on the best and brightest from the blogosphere, the podcast video/audiosphere and the rest of the Web 2.0 social media jungle to find the most fantastic EM/CC FOAM (Free Open Access Meducation) around. The Most Fair Dinkum Ripper Beaut of the Week The Short Coat Top Spot this week is a ripper By Lauren looking at hypertension in the ED. Check ou...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - January 23, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Authors: Kane Guthrie Tags: Education Emergency Medicine Featured Intensive Care LITFL review Trauma LITFL R/V Source Type: blogs

Another Six SMACCers!
It’s raining PK SMACC-talks! Here’s the next 6 uploaded to the SMACC website (see the first six here). For those of you with PKs in the works — don’t worry the deadline has been extended, but don’t dally too long or you’ll miss out on the chance of an iPad Mini and there could well be an UCEM Fellowship on the line too… The first three (!) are from man-on-a-mission Tim Leeuwenberg F.UCEM, the medical McGyver from Kangaroo Island who brings a rural and remote perspective to critical care, which as we all know, has to happen everywhere. In Affordable Airway Toolkit, Tim takes on the...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - January 16, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Authors: Chris Nickson Tags: Conference Emergency Medicine Featured FOAM FOAMed Intensive Care Video Australia capnography cardiac arrest glycocalyx intubation PK smacc-talk remote rural Trauma Source Type: blogs

SMACCtastic PK talks!
The first crop of PK SMACC-talks have been uploaded to the SMACC website. I’m blown away by how good they are. Well done to all those that have taken part so far for providing such fabulous contributions to FOAM. The talks are uniformly excellent, engaging and edutaining. The 400 second format with 20 slides of 20 seconds each makes for a punchy, high impact and high yield presentation.  Those of you thinking about submitting a PK SMACC-talk, get it in here ASAP as the deadline is approaching and there are 3 iPad minis to be won (I’m hoping the deadline will be extended, but there’s no guarantee&hell...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - January 11, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Authors: Chris Nickson Tags: eLearning Emergency Medicine Featured FOAM FOAMed Intensive Care Video chest decompression drug administration intranasal route inutbation neonatal resuscitation noninvasive capnography pediatric oxygenation PK smacc-talk sna Source Type: blogs