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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

How Would One Go About Building a Company to Bring Cheap Senolytics to the World?
Let us for a moment choose to believe that the dasatinib and quercetin combination is a senolytic treatment that does as well in humans as it does in mice. This is to say it kills about 25-50% of senescent cells in the tissues usually most affected by oral medications, meaning the kidney, liver, and cardiovascular system, and some unknown but lower fraction elsewhere. Whether or not this is the case has yet to be determined; the first pilot studies are still running at Betterhumans, and they likely won't tell us the size of the effect in terms of fraction of cells removed. Viable assays for cellular senescence that can be ...
Source: Fight Aging! - February 21, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Activism, Advocacy and Education 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

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

Viruses of Microorganisms
Paul Hyman and Stephen T. Abedon present a new book on Viruses of Microorganisms In this multi-authored volume, international experts review the genomics, ecology, comparative biology and biotechnological applications of these fascinating viruses. Chapters have extensive reference sections that should encourage readers to pursue each subject in greater detail. This unique reference volume is a must-read for everyone working with VoMs, from the PhD student to the experienced scientist, in academia, the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries and working in clinical environments read more ...Viruses of MicroorganismsEdite...
Source: Microbiology Blog: The weblog for microbiologists. - February 21, 2018 Category: Microbiology 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

New Treatment for Breast Cancer Could Help Some Women Avoid Surgery
Most women diagnosed with early stage breast cancer typically have surgery to remove the tumor, followed by three to six weeks of radiation. But there’s an exciting new development in breast cancer treatment – a first-of-its kind radiation therapy system for early stage cancers that may cut the number of treatments to only a few days. And, one day, the inventors say, it might even eliminate the need for surgery altogether for some patients. It’s called the GammaPod, invented by scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently cleared the way...
Source: Life in a Medical Center - February 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: UMMC Admin Tags: Cancer breast cancer cancer treatment Cedric X. Yu Elizabeth Nichols GammaPod UMMC 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

Who Does School Shootings? Psychopaths, Not People with Asperger ’s Syndrome
When school shootings take place, especially after Newtown, Asperger’s Syndrome is often suspected. Both the Florida Sun-Sentinel and the New York Times reported comments that Parkland shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz was diagnosed with autism. It’s important to make this clear — research has shown that people with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) are no more violent than the general population. In fact, they’re much more likely to be the victims of bullying and violence. People can mistake the lack of social skills and social withdrawal of young adults with AS for hostility. Their withdrawal has little ...
Source: World of Psychology - February 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Marcia Eckerd, PhD Tags: Aspergers Autism Bullying Criminal Justice Ethics & Morality General Minding the Media Personality Psychology Students Violence and Aggression Asperger’s Syndrome Gun Violence Hostility mass shooting Parkland shooting Sch Source Type: blogs

Guns are killing our children. It ’s time we did something
Follow me on Twitter @drClaire We are all reeling from the news of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 dead and 14 injured. A 19-year-old former student has confessed to the shooting. He used a semiautomatic weapon that he purchased legally a year ago. Five years ago, when a gunman opened fire with a similar weapon at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, killing first-graders and teachers, there was an uproar: we must stop this from happening, we said. We must do something. But we didn’t.  And since the shooting at Sandy Hook, there have been at least 239 school shootings, with...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Claire McCarthy, MD Tags: Children's Health Parenting Prevention Source Type: blogs

Going the Extra Mile: A Med Student ’s Marathon
By Shoshana B. Weiner “4 ounces water every mile, half an electrolyte ‘gu’ pack over 2.5 miles, ¼ energy bar every 6 miles.”  AKA how did you manage training for a marathon while in medical school?  The simple truth: I decided to run a marathon so I did.  Longer story: months of rigorous training, more […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 20, 2018 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: reflectivemeded Tags: Health Care identity formation medical school Professional Development Professional Development Self-Care Wellness syndicated 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

Physicians: Don ’t buy things you can’t afford
If you haven’t noticed, Americans love debt.  The average household has around $130,000 in total debt, including $50,000 in student loan debt, nearly $30,000 in auto loans, and $16,000 in credit card debt. With an average credit card interest rate of 15%, that would be $2,400 in interest per year. With a student loan interest rate of 6.8%, that would be $3,500 in interest, and with a 3% auto loan, that would be nearly $1000 in interest.  In total, that’s almost $7,000 in interest per year.  Sounds like a great way to bury yourself in a hole that you can never escape from. ...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - February 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/live-free-md" rel="tag" > Live Free MD < /a > Tags: Finance Practice Management Source Type: blogs

What Happens When We Assume: Examining Bloom ’s Taxonomy From the Perspectives of Multiple Stakeholders
By: Nikki L. Bibler Zaidi, PhD N.L.B. Zaidi is associate director of advancing scholarship, Office of Medical Student Education, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Recently, our medical school realized our assessments—specifically our multiple-choice question (MCQ) examinations—were good, but not great. Too many of our MCQs assessed basic recall of facts rather than application and critical synthesis of knowledge. As part of our school’s Evaluation and Assessment team, I was tasked with developing a rigorous process to ensure higher-quality assessments for our students. We recogni...
Source: Academic Medicine Blog - February 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Guest Author Tags: Featured Guest Perspective assessment Bloom's taxonomy evaluation multiple-choice questions test design Source Type: blogs

It ’s time to treat C. diff diarrhea
For millennia, blood-letting was the standard of care for many diseases; today it is a joke, evoked only to mock our predecessors.  But it is time to dismount our high horse and realize that there is at least one infection that we still primitively try to drain from the body, not from the bloodstream, but from the colon.  This is our friend Clostridium difficile. According to the CDC, there are about 500,000 cases of C. diff in the U.S. each year and 29,000 deaths, some from overwhelming sepsis and others from the sequelae of dehydration.  While we treat the infection with metronidazole, oral vancomycin, and...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - February 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/eric-r-gottlieb" rel="tag" > Eric R. Gottlieb, MD < /a > Tags: Conditions Gastroenterology Infectious Disease Source Type: blogs

Investigative Epidemiology: Putting your head above the parapet
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Part of the joys of studying at the Liverpool Tropical School of Medicine is the weekly Wednesday lunchtime lectures. This week we were treated to investigative journalist Deborah Cohen (@deb-cohen), an award winning medically qualified TV, print and radio reporter, as well as being an editor on the British Medical Journal. Dr Cohen gives us a glimpse of her dark world, interviews ‘on’ and ‘off’ the record; brown envelopes; the manipulation...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - February 20, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Neil Long Tags: Investigative Epidemiology Bawa-Garba MVA85A Tamiflu Source Type: blogs

Misinterpreting the Growth Mindset: Why We're Doing Students a Disservice
Today's guest blog is written by John Hattie, Laureate Professor and Deputy Dean of the Melbourne Graduate School of …Read it on FlipboardRead it on blogs.edweek.org (Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner))
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - February 20, 2018 Category: Neuroscience 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

Chronic disease is making medical education worse
Remarkable improvements in advanced life-saving therapies have brought chronic disease management to the forefront of American health care. Today, we see more patients that have complicated conditions. Often, these patients are admitted to the hospital with acute symptoms related to chronically managed conditions such as heart failure, lung diseases or cancer. These patients can end up in the intensive care units and require critical care such as ventilators, dialysis and other support devices. Recovering from long-term dependence on these therapies could take months or even years, if patients are able to recover at all. T...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - February 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/jason-j-han" rel="tag" > Jason J. Han, MD < /a > Tags: Education Medical school Public Health & Policy 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

LITFL Review 319
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Welcome to the 319th LITFL Review! Your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peeks and loudest shout-outs from the webbed world of emergency medicine and critical care. Each week the LITFL team casts the spotlight on the blogosphere’s best and brightest and deliver a bite-sized chunk of FOAM. The Most Fair Dinkum Ripper Beauts of the Week A “proper” set of posts: Rory Spiegel investigates whether we have achieved...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - February 19, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Marjorie Lazoff, MD Tags: Education LITFL review Source Type: blogs

The Case of the Brew Master's Plot - Was the Veterans Affairs Secretary's Travel Spending Scandalous, or Was He Framed in a Plot to Oust a Political Moderate?
DiscussionDr David Shulkin, a holdover appointee of President Obama who was nominated to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs by President Trump, was alleged by the VA Inspector General to have committed various ethical violations involving a trip to Europe the Secretary took with his wife.  This appeared to be just the latest in a string of travel-related scandals by top officials of the Trump administration.When this was first reported, I was inclined to see Dr Shulkin as an entitled, and conflicted  former health care executive who ran afoul of the government's strict ethical standards.  (Dr Shulkin'sofficial...
Source: Health Care Renewal - February 19, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: Donald Trump ill-informed management mission-hostile management political ideology politics Veterans Affairs Source Type: blogs

Is there a way to make primary care sexy?
When I started medical school over four and a half years ago (I took a research year), I knew that primary care was my passion. I actually had a dream beyond medicine to be a liaison of sorts between the ivory tower of medicine and the community. Once I stepped onto the scene of my medical school, things started to change. My goals stayed the same, but I started to have a thought that I hadn’t considered prior to medical school: Could I afford to be a primary care physician? Relax. I’m not talking money; I’m talking patience. Patience, not patients. I didn’t have a problem explaining diabetes for 27...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - February 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/jennifer-udom" rel="tag" > Jennifer Udom < /a > Tags: Education Primary 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

Nature vs Nurture: Mothers with multiple children have an intuitive grasp of behavioural genetics
  Lower scores equals more accurate estimates of genetic inheritance. From Willoughby et al 2018 By Christian Jarrett Several leading psychologists have recently raised concerns about the stranglehold that the “radical left” has on free speech and thought in our universities. The psychologists argue this includes biological denialism: claims that differences between individuals and groups are entirely the result of the biased system or mere social constructions. More generally, many commentators are horrified by the apparent resurgence of far-right ideologies and their twisted interpretation of geneti...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - February 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: biological Educational Genetics Political 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

Quackademic medicine versus being “ science-based ”
A couple of weeks ago, I was interviewed by the a reporter from the Georgetown student newsletter about its integrative medicine program. It got me to thinking how delusion that one’s work is science-based can lead to collaborations with New Age “quantum” mystics like Deepak Chopra. "Integrative medicine" doctors engaging in what I like to refer to as quackademic medicine all claim to be "evidence-based" or "science-based." The words apparently do not mean what integrative medicine academics think they mean. The post Quackademic medicine versus being “science-based&rdqu...
Source: Respectful Insolence - February 19, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Orac Tags: Bad science Cancer Clinical trials Complementary and alternative medicine Integrative medicine Pseudoscience Quackery acupuncture Aviad Haramati Chopra Center Deepak Chopra featured Georgetown University Hakima Amri homeopathy Source Type: blogs

Technology Can Boost Care for Seniors and Offer Caregivers Peace of Mind
Many adult children would love to have their parents take advantage of new technology that can track their health, or allow a caregiver to monitor them during the day whether they are aging in place or in a care facility. The idea may not appeal to the older adult, however, for two reasons. One is the learning curve, and the other is the potential intrusion into their daily lives. Therefore, many say: “Thanks but no thanks.” Read full article on HealthCentral about helping our elders learn to accept, and even enjoy, the benefits of health technology: Support a caregiver or jump-start discussion in sup...
Source: Minding Our Elders - February 19, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Carol Bradley Bursack Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 19th February, 2018.
Here are a few I have come across the last week or so. Note: Each link is followed by a title and a few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration or subscription payment.General CommentSeems to have been a pretty quiet week other than the to-ing and fro-ing between the ADHA and the MSIA. Elsewhere we learn a little more about opt-out and watch the Barnaby saga! ------ https://www.medicalobserver.com.au/professional-news/doctor-shopper-reforms-all-but-compel-gps-to-join-script-exchangesDoctor-shopper reforms all bu...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - February 19, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David More MB PhD FACHI Source Type: blogs

In medical school, everything is a zebra
As a medical student, I have big shoes to fill. I feel that void in my foot-space at all times. These shoes are expensive, and they are monstrously huge. We’re talking circus-clown, Shaquille O’Neal, Andre the Giant shoes. I feel awkward in these size 24s. I’m stumbling and scuffing them, but I’m not even close to calling it quits. These shoes are staying on. I am trying as hard as I can to grow my feet with sheer concentration and willpower, millimeter by millimeter. This process takes years, and probably decades. But one day I’m going to fill these scuffed-up shoes with my big-ass feet. And ...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - February 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/jake-eggett" rel="tag" > Jake Eggett < /a > Tags: Education Endocrinology Medical school Source Type: blogs

Gerotranscendence: Often Overlooked Virtues of Aging
View Original Article Here: Gerotranscendence: Often Overlooked Virtues of Aging According to the Population Reference Bureau, the number of American seniors projects to at least double by 2060. Although many people resist the changes that occur with every birthday, getting older is a privilege. We often ignore the benefits of maturing, but this “third age” can be one of the most fulfilling times in your life. What Is Gerotranscendence Theory? Gerotranscendence theory was developed by gerontologist Lars Tornstam to dig deeper into the vital components of human elderhood. Tornstam posits that even though many of...
Source: Shield My Senior - February 18, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Vin Tags: Senior Safety Source Type: blogs