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5 Ways to Improve Communication with Your Partner for Joy, Peace, and a Deeper Relationship
So often, one or both members of a couple are shocked to discover their beloved partner has become a stranger. And sometimes it’s even more distressing — we wake up and find that not only does our partner, boyfriend, or girlfriend not just seem to be a stranger … but someone with whom we can’t imagine ever having joyfully coexisted. The truth is, this is not an uncommon experience. And more importantly, it’s not a sign that your relationship is doomed or over. It doesn’t mean you married the “wrong” person, and it doesn’t mean you’re a failure in romance. It doe...
Source: World of Psychology - February 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Julie K. Jones, Ph.D., LPC Tags: Communication Family General Happiness Marriage and Divorce Psychology Relationships Self-Help Stress Dating Intimacy Source Type: blogs

How to Cope With Your Emotions When Your Loved One Has Hallucinations
A hallucination occurs when a person sees, hears, feels, tastes, or smells something that isn ’t there.by Marie MarleyAlzheimer's Reading Room“Marie,” my life partner, Ed, shouted by phone from his memory care facility.“I was beaten by six aides today.”I gasped as though someone had just hit me in the solar plexus.He continued, his voice breaking,“They beat me and kicked me repeatedly.”How to Adapt the Caregiver Brain to Alzheimer's and DementiaIn a moment of sheer terror, I wondered if maybe someone had hit him. TV news stories of nursing home abuse flashed before my eyes and I fe...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - February 23, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: alzheimers care alzheimers connect care of dementia patients coping with alzheimers dementia care emotion hallucinations Source Type: blogs

Study finds alcohol use the biggest risk factor for dementia
This study looked specifically at the effect of alcohol use disorders, and included people who had been diagnosed with mental and behavioural disorders or chronic diseases that were attributable to chronic harmful use of alcohol.Of the 57,000 cases of early-onset dementia (before the age of 65), the majority (57%) were related to chronic heavy drinking.What is the Difference Between Alzheimer ’s and DementiaSubscribe to the Alzheimer's Reading - This is a Free Service - Join NowLargest study of its kind finds alcohol use biggest risk factor for dementiaOf the 57,000 cases of early-onset dementia (before the age of 65...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - February 23, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: alcohol dementia alcohol disorder Alzheimers Dementia chocoholic abuse chronic alcohol abuse dementia care dementia risk early onset dementia Source Type: blogs

To maximize cognitive benefits, study suggests you exercise brain and body at the same time
Conclusion: These findings indicate that a 4-week simultaneous memory training and aerobic exercise program is sufficient to improve memory, attention, and reasoning abilities in older adults. The Study in Context: How learning changes your brain Can you grow your hippocampus? Yes. Here’s how, and why it matters What are cognitive abilities and how to boost them? Solving the Brain Fitness Puzzle Is the Key to Self-Empowered Aging Great news: The New York Times acknowledges that (as clearly documented for 10+ years) Exercise and Brain Training are BOTH crucial for Lifelong Brain Fitness Study: To improve brain healt...
Source: SharpBrains - February 23, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness aerobic-exercise Alzheimer’s Disease cognitive-decline Cognitive-Training dementia Memory-Training Physical-activity subjective memory complaints Source Type: blogs

What #MeToo must learn from the science of sexual harassment
As a psychiatrist, I’ve spent almost two decades caring for patients who have survived sexual trauma, be it childhood sexual abuse, rape or repeated and threatening forms of sexual harassment. I’ve witnessed how when the assailant was known to the victim, especially someone from whom they expected comradery or even just professionalism, it can be devastating.  The fact that the assailant came from within a trusted circle often delivers the toughest of blows. The stigma that shrouds sexual trauma means the survivor, who risks being shamed, is often forced into silence.  I’ve lost count of the tim...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - February 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/shaili-jain" rel="tag" > Shaili Jain, MD < /a > Tags: Physician Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

What is a Tremor of Truth?
You're reading What is a Tremor of Truth?, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. My courage is faith—faith in the eternal resilience of me—that joy’ll come back, and hope and spontaneity. —F. Scott Fitzgerald At this writing, I can bench press 150 pounds. It wasn’t easy. I put everything I had into it. My personal trainer kept saying, “Let me see your tremor of truth.” Raising an eyebrow at her, I grunted and trembled and sweated before reaching the goal, but I got ther...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BryanRobinson Tags: featured self improvement writing tips creativity motivation pickthebrain tremor of truth Source Type: blogs

TET2 Overexpression Enhances Neurogenesis and Cognitive Function in Old Mice
Heterochronic parabiosis is the process of linking the circulatory systems of an old and young animal. It improves measures of aging in the older individual, and worsens measures of aging in the younger individual. Researchers use this technique to try to pinpoint the important signaling and other cell behavior changes that take place with advancing age. This isn't just a matter of looking at signals in the bloodstream, however. Researchers can analyze any of the changing gene expression patterns and biochemical relationships inside cells, as they respond to the altered environment. That is the case in the open access pape...
Source: Fight Aging! - February 23, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs

Have More Fun While Caregiving: Some Tips
Nothing can make it easy for us to watch the cognitive decline of someone we love. Nothing will take away the agony of seeing loved ones so changed from the individuals they used to be. But imaginatively entering into their world is the most effective way to survive, and occasionally enjoy, the world of dementia caregiving. View slideshow on HealthCentral to learn more about having some fun while caregiving: Purchase Minding Our Elders: Caregivers Share Their Personal Stories – paperback or ebook Minding Our Elders lets you know that you are not alone, that you are not going to be perfect, but you can get the job don...
Source: Minding Our Elders - February 23, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Carol Bradley Bursack Source Type: blogs

The irony of me observing death on a day celebrating my birth
As part of my medical school’s inter-professional learning, I shadowed a hospital chaplain this afternoon. While physicians principally attend to the physical healing of patients, chaplains also fulfill an important role in health care: meeting the spiritual needs of patients. When faced with disease, patients often grapple with deeper questions about their illness beyond just what the diagnosis and treatment plans are. Immediately upon arriving at the hospital, there was a code blue. A patient had arrived to the emergency room a few days prior with a pulmonary condition. And now she was in cardiac arrest. From my fi...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - February 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/johnathan-yao" rel="tag" > Johnathan Yao < /a > Tags: Education Emergency Medicine Hospital-Based Medicine Source Type: blogs

What if we treated physicians in training the way we want to be treated?
What if each doctor in contact with medical students and residents acknowledge that they are a diverse group with their own inherent strengths and weaknesses? Some residents will have mastered the knowledge within the pages of the textbook and can easily recite it during attending rounds.  Others will have a natural bedside manner making patients feel comfortable, so that the admission history and physical exams are more complete. Others will be leaders. Nurses, therapists, and social workers will naturally gravitate toward working with them.  From this new vantage point, each physician in training becomes an ass...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - February 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/stephanie-wellington" rel="tag" > Stephanie Wellington, MD < /a > Tags: Physician Hospital-Based Medicine Source Type: blogs

A conversation with Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg on Creativity, Neuroscience, and Technological Innovation
___ Dear Elkhonon, a pleasure to have you with us. Let’s get out the gate by discussing how are new ideas born — for example, how exactly did you first think about writing your new book, Creativity: The Human Brain in the Age of Innovation? Originally, I set out to write a book about how the brain deals with novelty — a long-standing focus of my own research. But the more I thought about it, the more the subject of creativity was coming up, so I decided to tackle novelty and creativity at the same time. Do we need yet another book on Creativity? We absolutely do. Creativity is not just an individual feat;...
Source: SharpBrains - February 22, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Alvaro Fernandez Tags: Author Speaks Series Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning book cognitive novelty creative creativity Elkhonon-Goldberg human-brain innovation mental-autopilot neural neural organization neurobiological prefronta Source Type: blogs

Constitutional Defects Big Enough to Drive a (Food) Truck Through
Imagine that it ’s your first day at a new job. As you endure the tedious onboarding process, an interesting tidbit catches your attention; among the perks of your new position, you will be issued a company car and cell phone. “Sweet!” you exclaim, now more confident than ever of having made the right career move. But your enthusiasm drops precipitously as you learn that GPS devices have been installed on both the car and phone, allowing the company to continuously track your location. And your shock turns to horror when you are informed that the (mandatory) use of these items requires that you consent to...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - February 22, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ilya Shapiro, Aaron Barnes Source Type: blogs

We are a product of our upbringing: a tale of 2 cities
We are a product of our upbringing.  For many of us, this means we develop values and beliefs about money and work from our parents.  Our communities, however, also play a role.  It is in these communities that we learn a joint value system, a blueprint for how to approach and interact with the world.  It’s easy to underestimate the profundity of this effect. I grew up in vastly different cities.  One was wealthy, one not so much.  One was tough and streetwise; one was business wise.  One was textured, and varied.  The other homogenous.  Although I learned essential l...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - February 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/docg" rel="tag" > DocG, MD < /a > Tags: Finance Practice Management Source Type: blogs

Wisdom is a journey
By Alex Fradera From the beginning of recorded time, humanity has been fascinated by the figure of the wise person, wending their path through the tribulations of life, and informing those willing to learn. What sets them apart? Maybe that’s the wrong question. In a new review in European Psychologist, Igor Grossman of the University of Waterloo argues that understanding wisdom involves taking the wise off their pedestal, and seeing wisdom as a set of processes that we can all tap into, with the right attitude, and in the right context. Wisdom might seem to be a difficult concept for psychologists to study, but...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - February 22, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Decision making Intelligence Source Type: blogs

6 Things Successful People Refuse To Do
You're reading 6 Things Successful People Refuse To Do, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. I like to think that there is a meaning to life, in the sense that finding purpose and striving to reach that level of fulfillment becomes part of daily routine. Living just for the sake of it, without wanting to reach greatness will lead to regret later in life when you realize that so much time has passed without doing nothing. When thinking about successful people, it doesn’t necessarily translate to “in...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MichaelSchoeff Tags: featured self improvement success how to be successful life's purpose pickthebrain successful people Source Type: blogs

Influencing your resident evaluations for success
Performance appraisals are an integral part of an organization’s assessment of employee and trainee standing. Management and human resource literature is full of analysis and debate regarding how to best rate subordinates. Regardless of evaluation system utilized, some of the common goals of individual appraisals are to monitor progress, identify areas for growth, set goals, guide development, provide and elicit feedback through open communication, and document issues that may require disciplinary action or even alternative career guidance. Effective evaluation processes are transparent, objective, fair, predictable,...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - February 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/todd-rice" rel="tag" > Todd Rice, MD, MBA < /a > Tags: Education Hospital-Based Medicine Residency Source Type: blogs

Shoulder pain after lifting a heavy box
Written by Pendell Meyers, edits by Steve SmithThis will be too easy for most long-time readers, but if you are at that level, sit back and enjoy noticing how few milliseconds it takes to recognize this thanks to so many prior examples on this blog!I was sent this ECG from EMS with only the information that it belonged to a middle aged male with left shoulder pain.What do you think?There are hyperacute T-waves in leads V1-V6, as well as in leads II, III, aVF. The J-points are all at baseline with the exception of leads V2-V3 which show a small amount of STD (which makes de Winter morphology in the presence of hyperacute T-...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - February 22, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Pendell Source Type: blogs

Phage phrustration
Aacckk!  I've spent more than a month trying to get decentR. capsulatus phage plaques onR. capsulatus lawns.  Still no consistent success.  In one experiment I had much better plaques on cells of strain DE442 (a GTA overproducer), but that did not replicate.  I suspect that non-tiny plaques depend on exactly the right balance of the cells' physiological state, their density, the agar concentration, the culture medium, and other factors I haven't attempted to vary.Yesterday I was almost ready to do a UV-irradiation experiment to generate mutant phages that make larger plaques, starting with two lysates I...
Source: RRResearch - February 22, 2018 Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Rosie Redfield Source Type: blogs

OCD, Learning, and Memory Problems
This study provides concrete evidence that those with OCD can present to others to help advocate for themselves. I also find this study exciting because it shows we are making progress. Slowly but surely, hard-working researchers are chiseling away at the mysteries of obsessive-compulsive disorder, helping those with OCD along the way and giving them hope. (Source: World of Psychology)
Source: World of Psychology - February 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Janet Singer Tags: Books Caregivers College Memory and Perception OCD Personal Cognition Cognitive Decline learning disability Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Source Type: blogs

ADHD - Of Cocteau Twins and Shoujo Title Generators
Ever wonder what it was like to have ADHD? I can help you out with that.I ’ve recently made a goal of tagging all my published blog articles so I can see which ones haven’t been published. OS X allows me to tag files with colored dots. That way all the untagged files will stand out. OS 9 used to allow the entire filename to be colorized so that it would shout out at m e from the din, but now we are living in the future where small dots of color are considered more noticeable than one inch long filenames in pulsating bright green. Regardless, now that I’ve slogged through the past three years of posts, I h...
Source: The Splintered Mind by Douglas Cootey - February 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: ADHD Goodreads Spinning Writing Source Type: blogs

How Psychological Abuse Damages Your Self
Psychological abuse leaves no visible marks and often remains hidden within families, romantic relationships, toxic individuals and groups, cults and organizations of various religious and non-religious orientations. However, it is at least as damaging as the more explicitly violent forms of physical and sexual abuse. Mental, emotional and spiritual abuse leaves lasting damage to a person’s sense of self, confidence and ability to navigate life successfully. It often takes considerable time for psychological abuse to be recognized for what it is. Perpetrators are masters at manipulation and creating a harmless facad...
Source: World of Psychology - February 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Christiana Star Tags: Bullying Relationships Trauma Women's Issues Emotional Abuse Manipulation Psychological abuse Self Awareness self-compassion Self-Esteem Source Type: blogs

Artificial Intelligence Predicts Cardiovascular Risk From Retinal Images
Google researchers predicted cardiovascular risk factors not previously thought to be quantifiable in retinal images using artificial intelligence, according to a study published in Nature Biomedical Engineering. Scientists were able to identify risk factors such as age, gender, smoking status, blood pressure and major adverse cardiac events by only looking at the eye. Cardiovascular diseases are lethal and widespread According to the WHO, an estimated 17 million people die of cardiovascular diseases, particularly heart attacks and strokes, every year. Looking only at the statistics of heart diseases, one in every fourth d...
Source: The Medical Futurist - February 21, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine A.I. AI cardiovascular digital health eye future google Innovation Source Type: blogs

What Zombie Ants Are Teaching Us About Fungal Infections: Q & A with Entomologists David Hughes and Maridel Fredericksen
  I can still remember that giddy feeling I had seven years ago, when I first read about the “zombie ant.” The story was gruesome and fascinating, and it was everywhere. Even friends and family who aren’t so interested in science knew the basics: in a tropical forest somewhere there’s a fungus that infects an ant and somehow takes control of the ant’s brain, forcing it to leave its colony, crawl up a big leaf, bite down and wait for the sweet relief of death. A grotesque stalk then sprouts from the poor creature’s head, from which fungal spores rain down to infect a new batch of ant...
Source: Biomedical Beat Blog - National Institute of General Medical Sciences - February 21, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Chris Palmer Tags: Computers in Biology Cell Biology Cellular Processes Electron Microscopy Infection Source Type: blogs

Move More for Heart Month
Go4Life, an exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging at NIH, is designed to help you fit exercise and physical activity into your daily life. Promoting February as American Heart Month, they have these suggestions. Heart disease can be prevented, and you can lower your risk by being more active. Endurance, or aerobic, activities can help. Endurance exercises increase your breathing and heart rate and improve the health of your heart, lungs and circulatory system. Try biking, brisk walking, dancing, climbing stairs or swimming to help you improve your endurance. Learn more about endurance...
Source: BHIC - February 21, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Michelle Burda Tags: General Senior Source Type: blogs

With two new funding mechanisms, The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative reaches out of neuroscience to expand its Neurodegeneration Challenge Network
___ RFA Now Open: CZI Neurodegeneration Challenge Network (Chan Zuckerberg Initiative release): “The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative invites applications to join the CZI Neurodegeneration Challenge Network, an interdisciplinary collaborative initiative to increase understanding of the fundamental biology of neurodegenerative disorders. Applications are being accepted for two funding mechanisms: CZI Ben Barres Early Career Acceleration Awards: investigator awards for early career academic investigators, especially those who are new to the field of neurodegeneration CZI Collaborative Science Awards: awards for small group ...
Source: SharpBrains - February 21, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Technology Chan Zuckerberg Chan Zuckerberg Initiative computational machine-learning neurodegeneration Neurodegeneration Challenge Network neurodegenerative disorders Source Type: blogs

Can Robots Replace the Human on the Earth?
Human are the best ever creatures evolved on this planet that has excelled in its cognitive skills and intelligence. The fear of Robotics under the guise of artificial intelligence to replace the entire humanity is gaining ground with the increased use of Cyborg technologies for variety of human functions. There is however no smoke without fire to believe it in the wake of the first ever robotics getting citizenship of Saudi Arabia. In the wake of Sophia, the first ever Hominid attending the World IT Congress at Hyderabad, India on 20th of February to deliver her speech, sharing dais with dignitaries from across the world,...
Source: Sciences Blog - February 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: srinivas_s at omicsgroup.co.in (OMICS Publishing Group) Tags: Advanced Information Technology Engineering & Fermentation Technology Gene Technology Nuclear Energy Science Power Generation Technology Source Type: blogs

Why Won ’t Anxiety Go Away?
If you were walking through the woods and noticed a bear walking towards you, you would probably either run for your life or be so scared that you freeze. On the other hand, if your friends told you to watch out for a person dressed as a bear scaring people in the woods, you might initially get startled but would otherwise remember it was just a person. This heads up would make all the difference in your reaction. Life is like a walk through the woods. We know that anxiety is going to manifest itself because it is a part of life. At one time or another, all of us will experience mild or severe anxiety. But what happens whe...
Source: World of Psychology - February 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Annabella Hagen, LCSW, RPT-S Tags: Anxiety and Panic Habits Happiness Mindfulness Self-Help Treatment Anxious Thoughts catastrophic thinking Catastrophizing Worry Source Type: blogs

Episode 11: How to Get a Good Night ’s Sleep
This is Episode 11 of PsychCrunch the podcast from the British Psychological Society’s Research Digest, sponsored by Routledge Psychology. Download here. http://traffic.libsyn.com/psychcrunch/20180208_PsychCrunch_Ep11_Mx1.mp3   Can psychology help us get a better night’s sleep? Our presenter Ginny Smith hears how worry about sleep is sometimes more of a problem than lack of sleep itself. She gives us some evidence-backed sleep tips and finds out about “sleep engineering” – deliberately manipulating the sleep process to aid memory and enhance its health benefits. Our guests...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - February 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Podcast Sleep and dreaming Source Type: blogs

Workshop on Predictive Processing (WoPP) San Sebastian (Spain) on June 20-22, 2018.
We are happy to announce the new discussion arena fully centred on predictive processing. The Workshop on Predictive Processing (WoPP) will take place in San Sebastian (Spain) on June 20-22, 2018. The goal of the workshop is to address the role of predictive processing in cognition. Some of the crucial issues in this timely research topic are the extent to which prediction is a fundamental mechanism of brain function, the role of prediction in learning, and, how predictive processing is expressed across distinct cognitive domains. This workshop will gather experts from different fields in cognitive neuroscie...
Source: Talking Brains - February 21, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

ACCME Releases Report Highlighting 2017 Successes
  The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) recently released a new report, Transforming Continuing Medical Education Together: 2017 Highlights from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. The inaugural year-in-review report showcases the efforts of the ACCME and the continuing medical education (CME) community to leverage the power of education to respond to the changing healthcare environment.  The report aims to celebrate the CME community’s initiatives to drive meaningful change for educators, clinicians, and ultimat...
Source: Policy and Medicine - February 21, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Thomas Sullivan - Policy & Medicine Writing Staff Source Type: blogs

Some Ideas to Help Prevent Mass Shootings and Gun Crimes
All people are rightly concerned over the school and venue shootings in recent times. We want to do something that will reduce or eliminate these tragedies. Similarly, many violent crimes like robbery are committed with guns. Here are a few ideas that together should help reduce these horrors.1. Require gun owners to have gun safes.When someone wants to buy a gun, a proof of ownership of a gun safe large enough to house the gun must be presented, or a new safe must be purchased at the same time. A typical handgun costs about $500, and a rifle can cost from $500 to $1500. Small, portable gun safes could be prohibited, requi...
Source: The Virtual Salt - February 21, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Robert Harris Source Type: blogs

Feb 20, Edwin Starbuck: Today in the History of Psychology (20th February 1866)
Edwin Diller Starbuck was born. A highly respected psychologist, Starbuck devised and delivered some of the earliest university courses in psychological testing and educational psychology. Starbuck was also a pioneer in the psychology of religion. Among his best known published work on the topic was 'A Study of Conversion' (1897), 'Some Aspects of Religious Growth' (1897), and 'The Psychology of Religion' (1899). Starbuck also provided much of the material drawn upon by William James in his groundbreaking lecture series 'The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature.' See following link to learn all about ...
Source: Forensic Psychology Blog - February 20, 2018 Category: Forensic Medicine Source Type: blogs

Journal Articles on Your Smartphone with The Case App: Interview with Co-Founder Eric Kowalcyk
Keeping up to date on the latest academic journal articles and publications can be challenging for researchers focused on bringing their own innovations and projects to life. With many different journals publishing articles daily, research article aggregators like PubMed have become the go-to solution. Recognizing the limited bandwidth and increasing mobility of researchers, Case, a new app available today on iOS and Android, is seeking to take the next step by creating a mobile solution for research article searching and sharing. The Case mobile app is designed to both consolidate the effort of tracking the latest journal...
Source: Medgadget - February 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Michael Batista Tags: Exclusive Informatics Medicine Source Type: blogs

Journal Articles on Your Smartphone with The Case App: Interview with Co-Founder Eric Kowalchyk
Keeping up to date on the latest academic journal articles and publications can be challenging for researchers focused on bringing their own innovations and projects to life. With many different journals publishing articles daily, research article aggregators like PubMed have become the go-to solution. Recognizing the limited bandwidth and increasing mobility of researchers, Case, a new app available today on iOS and Android, is seeking to take the next step by creating a mobile solution for research article searching and sharing. The Case mobile app is designed to both consolidate the effort of tracking the latest journal...
Source: Medgadget - February 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Michael Batista Tags: Exclusive Informatics Medicine Source Type: blogs

An Energetic Exploration of the Biochemistry of Cellular Senescence is Underway
In 2011 a research group published the results from an animal study that demonstrated, in a way that couldn't be ignored, that the accumulation of senescent cells is a significant cause of aging and age-related disease. In fact, the evidence for this to be the case had been compelling for a very long time - this demonstration came nearly a decade after Aubrey de Grey, on the basis of the existing evidence at the time, included cellular senescence as one of the causes of aging in the first published version of his SENS research proposals. Yet nothing had been done to move ahead and achieve something with this knowledge. Tha...
Source: Fight Aging! - February 20, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs

EQing Your Life
One thing I love about doing deep dives into different skill sets is that it helps me gain a fresh perspective on other parts of life. Lately I’ve been doing a deep dive into audio editing to improve the quality of the course videos I’m developing, and I wanted to share some insights about how one aspect of audio editing applies to personal growth. If you think about it, balancing your life is a lot like doing EQ (equalization) on audio. The purpose of both is to create a pleasing result. Low-Cut (High Pass) Filter A good way to begin is to apply a low-cut (high pass) filter to remove some of the lower frequen...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - February 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Creating Reality Source Type: blogs

Google ’s Deep Learning Software Analyzes Retinal Images for Signs of Cardiovascular Risk
Google has been tinkering in the field of medicine over the last few years, including developing a prototype electronic contact lens. The company’s latest health project involves detecting cardiovascular conditions by analyzing the vasculature of the retina. The researchers built a deep learning system that processed data from two datasets containing thousands of patients, each of which included images of a patient’s retina along with various risk factors and health conditions such smoking and high blood pressure. The system found correlations between various parameters measured within the retinal images and ca...
Source: Medgadget - February 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Cardiology Diagnostics Net News Ophthalmology Source Type: blogs

A Health Tech ’s Secret Weapon: The People Under The Hood
By DAVID SHAYWITZ, MD The recently-announced acquisition of the oncology data company Flatiron Health by Roche for $2.1B represents a robust validation of the much-discussed but infrequently-realized hypothesis that technology entrepreneurs who can turn health data into actionable insights can capture significant value for this accomplishment. Four questions underlying this deal (a transaction first reported, as usual, by Chrissy Farr) are: (1) What is the Flatiron business model? (2) What makes Flatiron different from other health data companies? (3) Why did Roche pay so much for this asset? (4) What are the le...
Source: The Health Care Blog - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Irvine Tags: Uncategorized David Shaywitz Flatiron Health Human Oncology Source Type: blogs

We ’ re Talking #HIMSS18 – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 2/23 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by the #HIMSS18 Social Media Ambassadors. Appropriately so, we’ll be talking about the upcoming HIMSS 2018 annual conference. While HIMSS18 is an exciting chance to bring the various communities within health IT together in one place, the sheer volume of conference offerings, social media activity, and attendees can quickly make the experience exhausting. Social media, if navigated thoughtfully, can make this experience even more enriching...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 20, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm Digital Health EHR Electronic Health Record Electronic Medical Record EMR Healthcare HealthCare IT Healthcare Social Media #HITsm Topics HIMSS 2018 HIMSS Las Vegas HIMSS Social Media Ambassadors HIMSS18 Source Type: blogs

Neuropsychologist Amy Serin, Co-Founder of Brainnovations Winner The Touchpoint Solution, would like to see everyone avoid the detrimental effects of an overactive stress response
Dr. Serin, what surprised you the most from the Judges’ questions and feedback during the Brainnovations Pitch Contest? It was great that at least one of the judges had already purchased and started using our product so we could delve into the nuances of our technology quickly. And I was thrilled that all judges saw the possibilities to create significant global impact. In a nutshell, what is the core idea behind TouchPoints? Too many people suffer too much stress, often leading to sleeplessness, cravings, anger, poor focus, poor performance, and feeling overwhelmed. TouchPoints aim at reducing stress by delivering h...
Source: SharpBrains - February 20, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Alvaro Fernandez Tags: Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness Technology anger bi-lateral stimulation Brainnovations circadian rhythm regulation conscious capitalism corporate-wellness cravings EMDR eye movement desensitization and reprocessing Source Type: blogs

Your Life, Your Rules – Why Happiness Shouldn’t Feel Like Hard Work
You're reading Your Life, Your Rules – Why Happiness Shouldn’t Feel Like Hard Work, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Fool Me Once, Shame On You The biggest lie I was told growing up was that I had to work extremely hard to be happy and get what I want. That I needed to make sacrifices such as sleeping less to do more and minimizing my leisure time, sometimes doing things I didn't want to do and ultimately following the rules I was given regardless of how I felt about them... because that's just...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: eugene david Tags: career confidence featured self improvement success best happiness best self-improvement blogs pickthebrain psychology Source Type: blogs

Leadership and Learning – President ’ s Day
It’s President’s Day in the US which means a lot of people have the day off from work and school. Unfortunately, in healthcare it’s largely just another day. My heart goes out to each of you who have to work today. I started a tradition of posting quotes from past US Presidents on President’s Day and so I’m going to continue that tradition today. The following quote is from John F. Kennedy and is an important lesson for all the healthcare leaders out there. Happy President’s Day! Related Posts No related posts. (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 19, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Personal Musings Healthcare Leadership President's Day Source Type: blogs

Sleep Medications for Alzheimer's and Dementia Patients
I often have family caregivers request medications to help people living with Alzheimer's and related dementia to sleep.By Rita JablonskiAlzheimer's Reading RoomMedications have their place in Alzheimer's care, but only AFTER all of the suggestions listed below have been followed.It may seem exhausting to the caregiver to have to engage in all of these activities; but, the resultscould lessen exhaustion, frustration, and stress in a manner of days.Subscribe to the Alzheimer's Reading - This is a Free Service - Join NowRule Out Physical Problems FirstThere are many medical conditions that contribute to problems sleeping.Som...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - February 19, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: alzheimers dementia connect alzheimers sleep alzheimers symptoms alzheimers treatment care of dementia patients dementia sleep not sleeping sleep medication Source Type: blogs

Jupiter ’ s Great Red Spot – Going, going …
If you grew up on space books you will be well aware that Jupiter has a great red spot, it’s an enormous anticyclonic storm that has been raging on the planet for centuries with “wind” speeds of around 600 kilometres per hour. It was first recorded by polymath Robert Hooke (he of the (kyphotic) shoulders on which Newton was to stand) who spotted it in May 1664. The present great red spot was first properly measured in the nineteenth century and has been monitored continuously ever since. Now, here’s the thing, nothing lasts forever and that includes Jovian hurricanes. It used to be described as fou...
Source: David Bradley Sciencebase - Songs, Snaps, Science - February 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: David Bradley Tags: Science Source Type: blogs

Should you bank your twin ’ s cord blood?
Having twins? You should consider banking both of their cord blood. In the United States alone, the number of twin births has increased from 2 percent to over 3 percent since the 1980s, resulting in an additional million sets of twins. One of the questions many families have when researching cord blood banking is whether it’s necessary to bank both their baby’s cord blood. Here’s what you need to know: Fraternal Twins: When a mother releases 2 separate eggs and both fertilized, this results in fraternal twins which do not share the same DNA. The majority of twins are fraternal and genetically they are th...
Source: Cord Blood News - February 19, 2018 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Maze Cord Blood Tags: Cord Blood pregnancy Source Type: blogs

What can you do? 6 Ways to Solve Problems with Sleep
Statistics indicate as many as 24 percent of Alzheimer's patients wake up caregivers at night and have trouble sleeping.By Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Reading RoomRecently I received several emails about sleeping problems.Specifically, about Alzheimer's patients staying up at night, or Alzheimer's patients waking up the caregiver at night.Some doctors recommend antipsychotic medications for this problem.This is completely inappropriate and should be avoided. See -Antipsychotic Medications Linked to Increased Risk of Pneumonia in Alzheimer ’s Patients.Sleep Medications for Alzheimer's and Dementia PatientsStatistics indica...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - February 19, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: alzheimer's care Alzheimer's Dementia alzheimer's sleep dementia care dementia help for caregivers family caregiving help alzheimer's help with dementia care memory care Source Type: blogs

Footbeat – increase circulation through pressure on the foot
Spendy, a little noisy, but what a concept... I don’t often do reviews, but I was really intrigued by this concept and product and wanted to learn more. I was sent a demo of the Recovery Kit from Footbeat. It is a product that increases circulation through precise, cyclic pressure on the bottom of the foot. Precise, cyclic pressure on bottom of foot Their website features testimonials from people with diabetes who’ve experienced great results with their neuropathy or edema after using Footbeat. I, however, don’t have any diagnosed foot or leg complications nor problems that bother me on a consistent basis...
Source: Scott's Diabetes Blog - February 19, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Scott K. Johnson Tags: Blog Posts Resources Source Type: blogs

Pick the right target-date mutual fund. Here ’s how.
Many physicians don’t want to think too hard about investing. There are a lot more fun things to do in life than worry about the minutiae of index funds. One of the best investments for beginner investors are target-date funds. It’s a great way to get started with investing, while you learn more about the principles of asset allocation. But there are literally hundreds of target-date funds available. How do you pick the target-date fund that’s right for you? Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how. (Source...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - February 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/wall-street-physician" rel="tag" > Wall Street Physician, MD < /a > Tags: Finance Practice Management Source Type: blogs

The Value of Talking to Each Other Out Loud
Technology has provided more ways for people to communicate than previous generations could have imagined, but one of the great ironies of our age is that we are speaking to each other less than ever. A 2014 Gallup poll conducted in the US found that text messaging was the most popular form of communication for those aged 18 to 29. When major companies such as Coca Cola and Citigroup asked employees if they wanted to eliminate voice messages, the majority agreed. Psychologist Sherry Turkle is concerned that with so much communication taking place through devices people are losing the art of conversation. Closely rela...
Source: World of Psychology - February 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Janine Harrison Tags: Communication Family Friends Happiness Relationships Research Technology Active Listening art of conversation Empathy Friendship Nonverbal communication Passive Aggression Shame social media Source Type: blogs

Common Questions About Nurse Entrepreneurship
Nurse entrepreneurship is exploding in the 21st century, and many nurses ask me for advice about nursing-based business. So, let's dig into some of the most common questions that nurses have about potentially launching a business or entrepreneurial endeavor.Photo by Josefa nDiaz on Unsplash.comWhat's a Business?One of the main tenets of business hasn't changed since the days of cave people, and that's this: business is about people being willing to pay you for your solution to the problem that they're having.In the case of a caveman or cavewoman, let's visualize a caveman who knows how to sharpen a bone to a very fine poin...
Source: Digital Doorway - February 19, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: business career career management entrepreneurship National Nurses in Business Association nurse careers nurse entrepreneurs nursing nursing careers Source Type: blogs