Madeline ’ s Wheat Belly success . . . in a real world
Madeline shared her story on our Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox private Facebook page. Her experience highlights many important aspects of this lifestyle, but especially how health can be transformed by sticking to this lifestyle and not being confused by “gluten-free” foods, the misguided advice of doctors, and overcoming stress that is inevitable in everyone’s lives. Her reward? Magnificent transformation in her health and appearance, all achieved by rejecting conventional dietary advice. “I’m posting to show that not everyone looses at the same speed–don’t be discouraged. I l...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 5, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle asthma diabetes gluten grains skin rash Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Solutions That Will Be Essential for the Future of Healthcare
By ROBERTO ASCIANO We are living in an age where thousands upon thousands of individuals and companies are trying to find faster, better and cheaper ways to get things done leveraging the latest digital technologies. We are so completely surrounded by efforts to innovate, disrupt and accelerate, that it may come as a surprise to find out that “innovation” has been around ever since our earliest ancestors shed their body hair and started walking upright. Since those early days, our ancestors have sought solutions to their everyday problems and the “technology” they leveraged was whatever the environment around them...
Source: The Health Care Blog - April 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Holt Tags: Health 2.0 Health 2.0 Europe Roberto Asciano Speaker Source Type: blogs

Dehiscent jugular bulb : CT
 Case Report :43 year male patient presents with complaint of chronic giddiness for HRCT mastoid which showed dominant high riding dehiscent jugular bulb on left side protruding into left middle ear cavity. Jugular bulb could not be made out on right side – likely hypoplastic.Salient points by Dr MGK Murthy, Dr Rajshekhar, Dr GA Prasad. -       The superior border of the jugular bulb normally lies below the hypotympanum of the middle-ear cavity. However, in rare cases the jugular bulb may extend upwards, elevating the floor of the hypotympanum and presenting in the middle-ear ...
Source: Sumer's Radiology Site - February 22, 2017 Category: Radiology Authors: Sumer Sethi Source Type: blogs

Let ’s Work Together To Improve Care For Older Adults With Complex Needs
In the three minutes it takes to read this blog post, an average of twenty-one people will turn age sixty-five, joining the largest cohort of older adults that our country has ever known. The simple truth is that we are living and working longer, which also means that we are redefining the meaning of “later life” and that older people are enriching our communities and society in new and vital ways. But many of us won’t enjoy a gentle retirement. Older adults are arguably the fastest growing subset of what are increasingly called “complex” patients—those with significant health and social needs, often including ...
Source: Health Affairs Blog - February 14, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Terry Fulmer Tags: Costs and Spending GrantWatch Organization and Delivery Quality Source Type: blogs

Insights from a Brain Training Study on Tinnitus
In this study, patients spent 40 hours working on the exercises embodied in the BrainHQ                                  [ http://www.brainhq.com ] ‘course’ titled “Auditory Intensive” http://www.brainhq.com/welcome#challenges/auditoryrehab_1_challenge/intro If you complete that “Challenge, I would recommend you consider adding “Focus on Auditory Memory”  http://www.brainhq.com/welcome#challenges/auditory_memory_1_challenge/intro The post Insights from a Brain Training Study on Tinnitus appeared first on "On the Brain" with Dr. Michael Merzenich. (Source: On the Br...
Source: On the Brain by Dr. Michael Merzenich, Ph.D. - January 31, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Dr. Merzenich Tags: BrainHQ Posit Science Tinnitus Source Type: blogs

Hemiplegic Migraine and Paraspinous Cervical Injections with Bupivacaine
​I recently treated a patient with hemiplegic migraines successfully with bupivacaine cervical injections, a novel therapeutic technique using paraspinous cervical injections. The technique employs deep intramuscular injections of 1.5 mL of 0.5% bupivacaine bilaterally into the paraspinous muscles of the lower neck. (Read more in my October 2012 blog and see it demonstrated in a video at http://bit.ly/2ewC5n1.)This headache and orofacial pain treatment was first described in 1996 by my twin brother, Gary Mellick, DO, a neurologist who did a pain fellowship. The exact mechanism is unknown, but the treatment appears to...
Source: M2E Too! Mellick's Multimedia EduBlog - December 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs

The Impact of Hearing Loss on Alzheimer ’s and Dementia
Diminished hearing can quickly isolate a person. It ’s exhausting to focus on the minutia of a conversation just to ensure processing the important points. It takes concentration, focus and considerable energy!By Elaine C PereiraAlzheimer's Reading RoomMy mother, Elizabeth Ward whose story is profiled in my memoirI Will Never Forget, died from Alzheimer ’s in 2011.If the ravages of brain cell gobbling Alzheimer ’s Disease weren’t enough, she was also stone deaf from Meniere’s Disease.How to Listen to an Alzheimer's PatientSubscribe to the Alzheimer's Reading RoomEmail:Meniere ’s is a disorder of the inner ear c...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - November 12, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: alzheimer care caring for dementia patients at home dementia care dementia help for caregivers family caregiving health HEARING LOSS help alzheimer's help with dementia care Source Type: blogs

Wall Street Journal Article Raises Awareness of ‘Hidden Hearing Loss’
Last year, The ASHA Leader published a cover story on age-related decline in people’s ability to hear speech in noisy environments. Interest in and research about this issue continue to increase, as seen in a long feature from “The Wall Street Journal” earlier this week. The story includes information from several recent scientific studies on why and how this happens to many 40- and 50-somethings. Basically, this type of hearing disorder affects the ability to follow a conversation in a noisy place. Damaged or deteriorated cochlea cause most age-related or noise-induced hearing loss. However, the research noted in t...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - September 28, 2016 Category: Speech Therapy Authors: Shelley D. Hutchins Tags: Audiology News cochlea hearing loss hearing protection Source Type: blogs

Review: Eko Core Digital Stethoscope
Conclusion The Eko Core digital stethoscope is a great technology. It is simple, intuitive, stylish, practical, and like other great technologies, it opens variety of new horizons for its users. Whether it is education, sound amplification, EMR storage, or serial follow up of patients, Eko Core will get the job done. It is great as a gift for clinicians at any stage of their professional life. Our respect goes to the founders of this innovative startup. We think they did an incredible job developing an excellent device and integrating it with a suit of software that is easy to use, clinically relevant, and that is ready fo...
Source: Medgadget - September 20, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Editors Tags: Exclusive Source Type: blogs

National Healthy People Initiative Includes Updated Section on Hearing and Other Sensory or Communication Disorders
  Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part posting on Healthy People 2020. The second, which you can read this Thursday, covers how you can get more involved with Healthy People hearing initiatives in your state. Improving the health of all Americans is the goal of a nationwide project, Healthy People. Launched in 1979 by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPH) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Healthy People sets and monitors national health objectives to meet a wide range of health issues, encourage research and guide the public in making the best health decisions. E...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - June 14, 2016 Category: Speech Therapy Authors: Pam Mason Tags: Audiology Health Care Hearing Assistive Technology hearing loss hearing protection Source Type: blogs

Audiologists, ASHA Needs Your Input to Meet the Changing Needs of Reimbursement
Congress, Medicare, health insurance payers, health care administrators, and patients—all these groups insist on data-driven, efficient, high-quality health care. They also want to hold providers—including audiologists—accountable. These demands mean that changes to the health care system are inevitable, regardless of presidential and congressional races. In today’s health care economy, just about everyone agrees on the inefficiency of the standard, fee-for-service model. Audiology should embrace the changes in reimbursement, service delivery and consumer options. The bottom line? Audiologists need to move away ...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - May 12, 2016 Category: Speech Therapy Authors: Lisa Satterfield Tags: Audiology Advocacy medicare reimbursement Source Type: blogs

Acupuncture Notes
Jackie Doyle Used Japanese moxa did lots of ear stuff circled the dragon put needles in wrist heart 6, master of the heart (pericardium) -7, lung 9 (I think this it) Jiang- Did lots of command points, used governor vessel-20 (he always takes this) Stacy Roman – Morgantown yin tang and Bl 2 for headache One treatment Stacy gave me was CV 17 CV12 CV3 LI4 Liver3 GV20 KI3 St 44 Large intestine-4 and Stomach-44 bilaterally for frontal headache (very effective) Kidney-3 bilaterally for general tonification and energy Stomach-25 and Ren-6 and Ren-9 (conception vessel) for energy, tonify lower Jiao and helps out bladder Ren-...
Source: Inside Surgery - April 3, 2016 Category: Surgery Authors: Editor Tags: General Source Type: blogs

10 Audiology Posts for 10th Annual World Hearing Day
To commemorate  the World Health Organization’s 10th annual World Hearing Day, we collected 10 topical audiology posts on the Leader Blog from the past year. Video Blog: The River School Emphasizes Integration of Kids With Hearing Loss The River School specializes in the oral education of young children with hearing loss. But unlike other programs, the private school developed an inclusive, mutually beneficial program that urges literacy and speech skills in deaf and typically hearing students at the same time. American Pharoah: Triple Crown Winner Uses Ear Plugs! American Pharoah sprinted to win the first Tripl...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - March 3, 2016 Category: Speech Therapy Authors: Shelley D. Hutchins Tags: Audiology Hearing Assistive Technology hearing loss hearing protection Source Type: blogs