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Intensive CBT: How fast can I get better?
A highly effective psychotherapy called cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) focuses on how our thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes can affect our feelings and behavior. Traditional CBT treatment usually requires weekly 30- to 60-minute sessions over 12 to 20 weeks. A faster option now emerging is intensive CBT (I-CBT), which employs much longer sessions concentrated into a month, week, or weekend — or sometimes a single eight-hour session. CBT helps people learn tools to reframe different types of thinking, such as black-and-white thinking (I can’t do anything right) and emotional reasoning (I feel you dislike me, ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soo Jeong Youn, PhD Tags: Adolescent health Anxiety and Depression Behavioral Health Mental Health Parenting Source Type: blogs
What does IVF downregulation mean ?
I love answering patient's questions about IVF , because I think the more they understand about what we are doing, the better they'll be able to appreciate the difference between a good IVF clinic and a bad IVF clinic.Someone asked me – what does down-regulation mean, and why do we need to do this ?When growing egg during an IVF cycle, we use 2 processes - one is super ovulation, while the other is downregulation. Think of these as the 2 levers which allow us to precisely control your egg production.Super ovulation , as the name suggests, uses hormones to help you to grow lots of eggs. These are natural hormones, and...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - October 23, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs
Meet the Academic Medicine Editorial Board: What Was Your First Publication?
Do all medical educators start out by publishing advanced research? Or do some try their hand at something else first? We asked the members of the Academic Medicine editorial board about their first publication. This is what they said. M. Brownell Anderson, National Board of Medical Examiners Except for serving as editor of my high school newspaper, my first publication was: Soler NG, Mast TA, Anderson MB, Kienzler L. A logbook system for monitoring student skills and experiences. J Med Educ. 1981;56:775-777. My first publication as first author was: Anderson MB, Mast TA, Soler NG. A required internal medicine precept...
Source: Academic Medicine Blog - October 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Journal Staff Tags: Editorial Board Q & A Featured Academic Medicine Anthony R. Artino Jr Brenessa Lindeman Bridget C. O’Brien Carrie L. Byington Christopher S. Candler Colin P. West Denice Cora-Bramble Grace Huang John P. Sánchez M. Brownell Ander Source Type: blogs
Oct 22, Julian Rotter: Today in the History of Psychology (22nd October 1916)
Julian Rotter was born. One of the most cited psychologists in the history of modern psychology, Rotter's research was instrumental in establishing social learning theory and the concept of locus of control as major areas of psychological investigation. A highly respected academic, Rotter's seminal work 'Social Learning and Clinical Psychology' was published in 1954 and in 1963 he became the Program Director of Clinical Psychology at the University of Connecticut, where he remained until his retirement in 1986. In 1988 Julian Rotter received the American Psychological Association (APA) award for Distinguished Scientific Co...
Source: Forensic Psychology Blog - October 23, 2018 Category: Forensic Medicine Source Type: blogs
Amanda ’ s spectacular Wheat Belly success
Amanda began the process overweight, depressed, struggling with energy, muscle and joint pains, pre-diabetic, hypertensive, and with polycystic ovary syndrome, reliant on numerous medications even in her 20s and early 30s. As you can see now, after starting with the Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox, she is now slender and free of ALL her health problems and off ALL her medications. “The pic on the left is me in my 20’s, 27 to be exact. This was before I ever started my journey. “That smile was masking physical and emotional pain, suicidal ideation, PCOS, depression, hypothyroidism, ADD symptoms, fibromyalg...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - October 23, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates blood pressure diabetes fibromyalgia grain-free grains hypertension Inflammation joint pain polycystic ovary pre-diabetes pros undoctored Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs
What I learnt from 78K GP consultations with university students
Dominique Thompson looks at the impact of modern society on mental health (Source: OnMedica Blogs)
Source: OnMedica Blogs - October 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: blogs
English Surveillance Programme for Antimicrobial Utilisation and Resistance (ESPAUR) report 2018
Public Health England - This is the fifth annual report of the English Surveillance Programme for Antimicrobial Utilisation and Resistance (ESPAUR), which was established in 2013 to support Public Health England (PHE) in the delivery of the UK Five Year Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy 2013 to 2018. It includes national data on antibiotic prescribing and resistance, antimicrobial stewardship implementation, education and engagement activities.ReportMore detail (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - October 23, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Local authorities, public health and health inequalities Source Type: blogs
Prostate cancer screening campaigns are giving men the finger
Fifty years ago, in a golden moment of television comedy shows, Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In program regularly featured “The Flying Fickle Finger of Fate” award. Wikipedia says it “recognized actual dubious achievements by public individuals or institutions.” Do a Google search. You’ll quickly see how popular this award became. Yes, I’m dating myself by going back 50 years. But mine is the generation that often becomes obsessed with being given “the finger” by doctors for digital rectal exams (DRE) looking for prostate cancer. And it is in that contex...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - October 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/gary-schwitzer" rel="tag" > Gary Schwitzer < /a > Tags: Conditions Mainstream media Oncology/Hematology Source Type: blogs
5 Ways a Chronic Illness Can Affect Your Relationship
And how to get them through it as a team. Can romantic relationships survive a chronic illness? If you or your loved one has recently been diagnosed, knowing how to handle possible changes can help you stay in love despite the emotional news of serious health problems or disease. What is a chronic illness or disease? The specific definition gets a bit tricky, as “[there] is not only tremendous variation in the diseases that are included under the umbrella term ‘chronic disease’ but also variation in the time a disease must be present for something to be referred to as chronic,” but for the purposes ...
Source: World of Psychology - October 22, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Psych Central Guest Author Tags: Chronic Pain Communication Health-related Publishers Relationships YourTango Chronic Disease chronic health condition Chronic Illness Source Type: blogs
AireSone Junior Wearable Respiratory Monitor For Children: Interview with Adrian Ang, CEO AEvice Health
AireSone Junior is a wearable respiratory monitor for children that has been developed by AEvice Health, a spinout of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. The device is attached to a child’s chest at night and listens to their breathing. An algorithm can process the audio signal, measuring the respiratory rate, heart rate, and sleep cycle, and the device notifies parents when warning signs in their child’s vitals are detected. The device is conceived for use with children who suffer from respiratory illnesses such as asthma, pneumonia, and sleep apnea. The data are readable by parents on a smart devic...
Source: Medgadget - October 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Conn Hastings Tags: Exclusive Pediatrics Source Type: blogs
Spotlight on Special Interest Group 12, Augmentative and Alternative Communication
SIG 12 is dedicated to improving the quality and availability of AAC services to consumers throughout the life span. Read on for why affiliate Kathy Beatty finds this SIG so professionally rewarding. When did you join your SIG—and what made you want to join? I have been a proud member of SIG 12 since 2010. I was presenting at the ASHA Schools Conference and spoke with a SIG 12 Coordinating Committee member about the benefits and support that I would receive by joining SIG 12. It was definitely a wise choice. How has your involvement with the SIG helped you in your career? Oh my goodness, in so many ways! The w...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - October 22, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Kathy Beatty Tags: Academia & Research Health Care Private Practice Schools Slider Speech-Language Pathology AAC assistive technology Augmentative Alternative Communication communication sciences and disorders Speech Disorders Source Type: blogs
Fordham ’ s Fr. Thomas Massaro Discusses Ethics & Immigration
STUDENT VOICES By Randy Mehan When it comes to immigration, everyone has an opinion. But how do ethics factor in? This is what Fr. Thomas Massaro, S.J. addressed during a talk entitled “How Catholic Teaching on Migrants and Refugees Provides Guidance on the Wayward Policies of the U.S.” at the Fordham University Rose Hill […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 22, 2018 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Ethics and Society Tags: Ethics Health Care Catholic church Catholic social teaching catholicism DACA Fordham University Conferences and Events Fordham University Student Voices human dignity immigration immigration policy race Randy Mehan syndicated T Source Type: blogs
Alzheimer's Care, The Importance of Face-to-Face Communication
Does face to face conversation have a positive effect on attitude and behavior among the elderly and persons living with dementia?By Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Reading RoomI took care of my mother from November 17, 2003 until the day she went to Heaven on May 25, 2012. 3,112 days.When it all started she was "meaner than a junkyard dog". But then over time, she became sweeter, nicer, kinder, and more alive.To this day I continually ask myself, Why?How I Used My Forehead to Calm My Mother Living with Alzheimer'sWas it the exercise in the gym? The daily injections of bright light? Or, was it socialization, daily face to...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - October 22, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: alzheimer's care caring for dementia patients at home communication dementia care dementia help for caregivers family caregiving help alzheimer's help with dementia care Source Type: blogs
How Do You Get an Alzheimer's Patient to Cooperate
What to do when dementia patient refuses care.By Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Reading RoomOne of the biggest problems we face as caregivers isHow to get an Alzheimer's Patient to cooperate.In order to get an Alzheimer's Patient to cooperate you need to make some changes in the way you communicate.If you continue to try and explain why you want cooperation you are usually using too many words.Trying to convince a person living with dementia rarely works.Instead of convincing you need to learn how to use fewer words; and,how to guide your loved one.Here are 7 good articles that should help you accomplish this mission.Subscribe to ...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - October 22, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: alzheimer's care home alzheimer's cooperation care of dementia patient dementia care how to get cooperation Source Type: blogs
Support the Development of Rejuvenation Therapies: Become a SENS Patron and We Will Match Your Donations
The SENS Research Foundation year end fundraiser has started. From now until the end of 2018, every new monthly donor will have the next year of their charitable donations to the SENS Research Foundation matched from our $54,000 challenge fund. The fund sponsors, Josh Triplett, Christophe and Dominique Cornuejols, and Fight Aging! challenge you to fund the development of rejuvenation therapies: sign up as a recurring donor, and we will match your donations for the next year. Collectively, the SENS programs provide a path to comprehensive human rejuvenation. The SENS Research Foundation asks us to reimagine aging...
Source: Fight Aging! - October 22, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Activism, Advocacy and Education Source Type: blogs
Understanding the Opioid Crisis: Where do I begin?
Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine- Middle Atlantic Region on November 28, 2018 at 2:00 PM EST for the class Understanding the Opioid Crisis: Where do I begin? An estimated 1.9 million people in the U.S. have a prescription opioid use disorder, while another 586,000 have a heroin use disorder. This class will help you to understand what addiction and opioids are and where you can find authoritative information to understand this complex epidemic. The National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health provide resources for both the general public and health professionals to learn about opioid abu...
Source: BHIC - October 22, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Erin Seger Tags: Substance Addiction and Misuse Webinars Source Type: blogs
A new physician experiences the opioid crisis
Seven years ago, I officially became a doctor. After years of hard work, sacrifice and insecurity, I finished my residency and passed my board certification exam in internal medicine. I was a fourth generation internist in my family and was so eager to begin my career in a new city with my fiancé. My first job out of residency seemed perfect. I had a set outpatient schedule, administrative support, and great salary and benefits. I was ready to hit the ground running, managing chronic disease and promoting preventive health. What I did not realize was that the next two years at this practice would be some of the most...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - October 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/shaily-shah" rel="tag" > Shaily Shah, DO < /a > Tags: Physician Primary Care Source Type: blogs
Best predictor of sustained weight-loss? Prefrontal cortex activation
Figure 3. Weight Loss at Month 1 Correlated with Changes in BOLD in Regions Associated with Cognitive Control. Credit: Selin Neseliler et al _____ New research suggests that higher-level brain functions have a major role in losing weight. In a study among 24 participants at a weight-loss clinic, those who achieved greatest success in terms of weight loss demonstrated more activity in the brain regions of the lateral prefrontal cortex associated with self-control. “What we found is that in humans, the control of body weight is dependent largely on the areas of the brain involved in self-control and self-regulation,&rd...
Source: SharpBrains - October 22, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Cell Press Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness calorie restriction diet cognitive-behavioral-therapy cognitive-control fMRI higher-level brain functions lateral prefrontal cortex self-control self-regulation Weight-loss Source Type: blogs
Glasses with Green Lenses Help Kids with Dyslexia to Read
Researchers at the São Paulo State University in Brazil and Paris Diderot University in France have for the first time conclusively showed that green light filter can help children overcome symptoms of dyslexia. Specifically, nine and ten year-old children with dyslexia improved their reading time significantly when using green color glasses. Green colored glasses have been used in the past for learning disabilities and even for addressing autism and ADHD. This latest study is the first to rigorously test green color glasses for dyslexia, and even comparing the effectiveness to using glasses with lenses of...
Source: Medgadget - October 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Pediatrics Psychiatry Rehab Source Type: blogs
Lifespan vs. healthspan: "I'LL do it" mnemonic
Epigenetics"Tthere is nobody who disputes that epigenetics predicts life span ”. Aging eight or more years faster than your calendar age equates to twice the typical risk of dying, while aging seven years slower is associated with half the risk of death, Horvath says."Life span predictor" clockHis lab has developed a "life span predictor" they named it after the Grim Reaper: DNAm GrimAge. The epigenetic clock is more accurate the younger a person is. It ’s especially inaccurate for the very old. “At this point, we don’t have any evidence that it’s clinically useful, be...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - Blog - October 22, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Geriatrics Lifestyle Source Type: blogs
6 ways physicians can improve their LinkedIn profile
This article is sponsored by Careers by KevinMD.com. Whether you’re looking for a new position or just wanting to connect with colleagues, LinkedIn is a great resource to advance your career. As a healthcare professional, having an online presence can understandably make you uneasy, especially when it comes to concerns about privacy or potential HIPAA violations. However, in today’s technological age, having some type of online professional profile is essential to landing your next job, and LinkedIn is your best option to build one. Although your LinkedIn profile is important, it shouldn’t ...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - October 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/health-ecareers" rel="tag" > Health eCareers < /a > Tags: Social media Practice Management Source Type: blogs
Chrdl1 Loss of Function Mutation Increases Synaptic Plasticity in Mice
Researchers here suggest that the protein chrdl1 plays an important role in the regulation of synaptic plasticity, the ability of the brain to generate new connections between neurons. Synaptic plasticity declines with age, and is important in cognitive function. There is thus considerable interest in ways to enhance plasticity, not just to turn back this aspect of aging, but also potentially as a form of enhancement therapy to improve memory or other aspects of the mind. Researchers have shown that astrocytes - long-overlooked supportive cells in the brain - help to enable the brain's plasticity, a new role for a...
Source: Fight Aging! - October 22, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs
10 Steps to Nurse Entrepreneurship
I recently attended the 2018 annual conference of theNational Nurses in Business Association(NNBA) and I was reminded that many nursing professionals would like to be business owners but aren't sure how to get started. That lack of business acumen is both prevalent and understandable.While I'm not specifically a business coach for nurses, my career coaching practice and experience as a nurse entrepreneur has taught me a thing or two about getting a business up and running.Photo by rawpixel on UnsplashWhat Does A Business Do? Before we get to my top tips for launching your nurse-run business, let's talk ...
Source: Digital Doorway - October 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: entrepreneurship National Nurses in Business Association NNBA nurse entrepreneurs nurse entrepreneurship nursing Source Type: blogs
Physician Unilaterally Completing a DNR Order for an Unrepresented Patient
This acrylic on canvas painting represents a physician unilaterally completing a do-not-resuscitate order for an unrepresented patient. The art is by Munir H. Buhaya, a first-year medical student at McGovern Medical School in Houston. "Illuminating th... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 22, 2018 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs
The Silent Teacher - A Conversation with Aaron Fried | TAPP Episode 29
0:43 | Why is this podcast loud?3:56 | AAA now funds episode transcripts5:58 | The TAPP app& your homework assignment11:50 | Featured: The Silent Teacher (the human body donor)If you cannot see or activate the audio playerclick here. FollowThe A&P Professor onTwitter,Facebook,Blogger,Nuzzel,Tumblr, orInstagram!1 | How Loud Should a Podcast Be?3 minutesThis podcast may sound a bit louder (maybe a lot louder) than some other podcasts. The reason is that it's required for some podcast outlets. And for those of us who are hearing impaired, it works better because a low-volume podcast sometimes can't be t...
Source: The A and P Professor - October 22, 2018 Category: Physiology Authors: Kevin Patton Source Type: blogs
A man in his 80s with chest pain
Written by Pendell MeyersA male in his 80s with history of colon cancer, HTN, and CAD with a newly placed LAD stent approximately 1 month ago, presenting with acute shortness of breath and chest pain. No prior ECG.Here is his ECG at 07:08:There is STE in V2, I and aVL, but it does not meet STEMI criteria because there are no two contiguous leads with STE meeting criteria. There is also STD in V3-V6, as well as II, III, and aVF. There is likely lead misplacement involving V2 explaining the R-wave progression. These findings and their associated morphology are definite evidence of transmural ischemia of the anterior and late...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - October 22, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Pendell Source Type: blogs
Oct 21, Nadine Lambert: Today in the History of Psychology (21st October 1926)
Nadine Lambert was born. A renowned researcher within educational settings, Lambert was the founder of the University of California, Berkeley's doctoral program in school psychology and served as director of this innovative program from 1965 until 2004. The recipient of many honors in the course of an esteemed career, Lambert received the Distinguished Professional Contributions Award from the American Psychological Association (APA) in 1986 in recognition that her 'research on the social and the psychological antecedents of various childhood and adolescent mental health problems, as well as her work with hyperactive child...
Source: Forensic Psychology Blog - October 21, 2018 Category: Forensic Medicine Source Type: blogs
Surprising New Pain Relief Methods
If you are one of the more than 100 million Americans suffering with chronic pain, you know how desperate you can get searching for relief. For constant or chronic pain, sometimes knowing that you can only get temporary relief from medications sits at the back of your brain and sets up pain anticipation. Shouldn’t there be a better way, an approach or approaches that don’t rely on pharmaceutical drugs to combat pain? According to new research, there are some new pain relief methods that look very promising to do just that. Treatment from Strangers Mat Provide Unexpected Pain Relief It may seem counter-intuitiv...
Source: World of Psychology - October 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Chronic Pain Health-related Mental Health and Wellness Mindfulness Psychology Research Treatment Source Type: blogs
That Time When Ducks Cured My Depression
Sometimes taking care of your own depression can be accomplished by taking care of somebody else.I ’ve been incrediblystressed and depressed lately, so when my 2nd oldest daughter, Cathryn, suggested last month that we celebrate the birthday of my youngest daughter, the Brownie, with a trip into the mountains, I thought it was a fantastic idea. Fresh air up in the clouds sounded like the perfect salve for my soul.My spirits are often lifted by a change of scenery and some exercise. There was only one problem: the Browniehates hiking.With mild cerebral palsy and a learning disability, “simple” hikes become...
Source: The Splintered Mind by Douglas Cootey - October 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depression Family Goodreads Visualizing Source Type: blogs
Technologists drive quality in medical imaging
As a radiologist, I interpret thousands of imaging studies every year. Of the millions of medical images that have crossed my screen, they all have one thing in common. They were all acquired by a technologist in the radiology department. Imaging technologists perform a vital role in medicine. All have specialized training that is unique and critical to patient care. Truth be told, many of them have a greater knowledge base and skill set regarding the technical components of image acquisition in their specific parts of the radiology department than I and many of my physician colleagues do. As health care technology has evo...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - October 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/cory-michael" rel="tag" > Cory Michael, MD < /a > Tags: Physician Radiology Source Type: blogs
Fight Aging! Newsletter, October 22nd 2018
In this report, we propose that the molecular mechanisms of beneficial actions of CR should be classified and discussed according to whether they operate under rich or insufficient energy resource conditions. Future studies of the molecular mechanisms of the beneficial actions of CR should also consider the extent to which the signals/factors involved contribute to the anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor and other CR actions in each tissue or organ, and thereby lead to anti-aging and prolongevity. RNA Interference of ATP Synthase Subunits Slows Aging in Nematodes https://www.fightaging.org/archives/...
Source: Fight Aging! - October 21, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
The value of fitness
Long time readers know that I often write about exercise and fitness. Over the past 3 years I have written often about Orange Theory Fitness. OTF focuses on high intensity interval training (cardio) complemented by strength work. Working out regularly makes me feel better in many ways, and I would do it for a variety of reason, but this new article adds even more fuel to my OTF fire. Association of Cardiorespiratory Fitness With Long-term Mortality Among Adults Undergoing Exercise Treadmill Testing. The article is free. CNN has a great article explaining the study – ...
Source: DB's Medical Rants - October 21, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: rcentor Tags: Medical Rants Source Type: blogs
I ’m No Psychopharmacologist
The summer of 2018 went fine. Tommy, my 13-year-old son, was enrolled in several summer camps, which he enjoyed; we had no discernible immediate family issues, and I was in a complete bipolar remission. It felt good to feel good. But then, the school year rolled around, and I got stressed out. I was teaching two writing courses at a local college, and I noticed a big difference between the calm I’d felt over the summer and the tension that going back to work brought on. There were classes to plan and papers to grade. There were names and faces to learn and personalities to try to understand. Pretty soon, I found myse...
Source: World of Psychology - October 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Laura Yeager Tags: Antidepressant Bipolar Medications Personal Psychotherapy Bipolar Disorder Depressive Episode Hypomania Manic Episode medication change Psychopharmacology Source Type: blogs
Oct 20, John Dewey: Today in the History of Psychology (20th October 1859)
John Dewey was born, an eminent philosopher, psychologist and champion of progressive educational and social reform, Dewey is widely considered as one of the 20th Century's greatest thinkers. A prolific writer, Dewey published influential works across a range of topics including; instrumentalism, pedagogy, epistemology, political theory, religion, pragmatism and ethics. Among his many professional accolades, John Dewey served as president of the American Psychological Association in 1899, was awarded the prestigious Columbia University Butler Medal in 1935 for 'the distinguished character and continued vitality of his cont...
Source: Forensic Psychology Blog - October 20, 2018 Category: Forensic Medicine Source Type: blogs
Is glyphosate the REAL problem in wheat?
There’s an argument that has been batted around in online conversations, one that I thought that, because it was so patently absurd and so readily disproven, it would simply disappear into the blogosphere . . . but it hasn’t. So let’s talk about this idea. The idea goes like this: Because glyphosate is liberally applied to wheat, including its application as a desiccant and for weed control pre-planting, during maturation, and pre-harvest, the high concentrations of this herbicide in wheat products are the cause for all the problems that emerge with wheat consumption. It means that, minus glyphosate, whea...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - October 20, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates gluten-free glyphosate grain-free grains Inflammation roundup undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs
You Can Help Your Teen Cope with Social Anxiety in Public Places
Social anxiety is finally becoming a more understood disorder. In the past, it was treated with less than stellar seriousness in both the professional and non-professional world. Often mistaken for shyness or even antisocial qualities, we now see that this is a very real phobia that can have a painful impact on the sufferer’s life. Teenagers and Social Pressure Teenagers are one group that is especially prone to social anxiety. The myriad of social stigmas associated with adolescence and growing to adulthood are hard enough. But then you add in the need to perform well in school, the competitiveness of modern a...
Source: World of Psychology - October 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tyler Jacobson Tags: Anxiety and Panic Bullying Children and Teens College Parenting Perfectionism Students Adolescence Social Anxiety Teenagers Source Type: blogs
First trauma in the ER
I spent the summer between the first and second years of medical school in the emergency department at Cincinnati’s major trauma hospital. More specifically, I spent summer nights there, studying the effects of interpersonal violence. Cincinnati is both a friendly city and a violent city. People say “Hello” when you pass in a corridor. At first, coming from Boston, this mid-West style of friendliness took me aback. At the same time, the Brady Campaign gives Ohio and Kentucky (which is just across the river from Cincinnati) a D and an F for gun laws. Both ranked into negative numbers on a scale of 1 to 100...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - October 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/heather-finlay-morreale" rel="tag" > Heather Finlay-Morreale, MD < /a > Tags: Conditions Emergency Medicine Source Type: blogs
How Could Genomics Bring Precision Medicine To Healthcare?
By 2025, between 100 million and 2 billion human genomes will have been sequenced, researchers said. What do medical research, companies or governments do with such an incredible amount of data? How could genomics bring DNA-based targeted treatments, personalized drugs, and individualized clinical methods, in other words, precision medicine to healthcare? Does disease categorize people? In the previous centuries, healthcare systems focused mainly on working out generalized solutions for treating ill people in as high numbers as possible. If cough syrup was good for the majority of the coughing masses and only two people ha...
Source: The Medical Futurist - October 20, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Biotechnology Business Genomics Healthcare Policy Medical Professionals Policy Makers Researchers future Gene genes Genetic testing genetics Genome genome sequencing Innovation personal genomics precision medicine predict Source Type: blogs
Oct 19, Lois Stolz: Today in the History of Psychology (19th October 1891)
Lois Stolz was born. A pioneer in the field of childhood education and development, Stolz served as the first president of the National Association of Nursery Education in 1929 and as the first woman to chair the Committee for the National Society for the Study of Education oversaw a landmark publication on Preschool and Parental Education; which proved instrumental in stimulating interest and groundbreaking research within child development. In the course of a long and distinguished academic career, Stolz worked as a research associate at the Institute of Child Welfare at the University of California at Berkeley before jo...
Source: Forensic Psychology Blog - October 19, 2018 Category: Forensic Medicine Source Type: blogs
Let's Face It: US Policy in the Middle East Has Failed
The ongoing controversy surrounding the murder of a dissident Saudi journalist and Saudi Arabia ’s brutal bombing campaign of a largely defenseless neighboring Yemen, which has come with an enormous human toll, have elicited increased scrutiny over the U.S.-Saudi alliance. The White House remains supportive of Riyadh, both diplomatically and with continued military aid. Republicans have offe red mildly critical words for the Saudi regime, while an increasing number of Democrats arecalling for a fundamental reassessment of the U.S.-Saudi relationship.Such a reassessment is long overdue. Washington ’s partnership...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - October 19, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: John Glaser Source Type: blogs
Assessing the Interaction Between Telomerase Activity and Epigenetic Age in Cell Cultures
One of the more interesting aspects of the various epigenetic clocks that have been developed in recent years is that it is still largely unknown as to what exactly it is that they are assessing in our aging biochemistry. These clocks are weighted measures of epigenetic markers, such as DNA methylation, over a comparatively small number of genes. The resulting number certainly reflects chronological age, with the best clocks having a margin or error of a few years when assessed over a group of people. There is also sound evidence for it to reflect biological age, the burden of damage and dysfunction, which varies between i...
Source: Fight Aging! - October 19, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs
Impeach Justice Kavanaugh?
If the Democrats take the House, they ’ll impeach Justice Kavanaugh, President Trump warned at a mass rally in Iowa last week. “Impeach, for what? For what?” Trump demanded. For perjury, most likely: “If we find lies about assault against women,”says Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D.-Ill.) one of several House Judiciary Committee members calling for renewed investigation, “then we should proceed to impeach.” I ’m not the newly-minted Justice’s biggest fan. From the start, I thought Kavanaugh was a lousy pick for the Court: weak onthe Fourth Amendment and unreasonably fond of...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - October 19, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Gene Healy Source Type: blogs
New Director Named for OSEP
The U.S. Department of Education has named special educator Laurie VanderPloeg as the new director for the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). According to the announcement, VanderPloeg has nearly four decades of experience working in special education. She taught middle and high school for 15 years, then moved into administration. VanderPloeg leaves her most recent role as director of special education for the Kent Intermediate School District—an organization operating as an intermediary between local districts and the state—in western Michigan to become the new OSEP director. A school-based SLP cont...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - October 19, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Shelley D. Hutchins Tags: Advocacy Audiology News Schools Slider Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: blogs
How You Can Be More Confident
“Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.” – Peter T. McIntyre I suffered from a lack of self-esteem and little confidence when I was an adolescent. The feeling of loss and not being good enough, or smart enough to get things done and fearful of trying anything new lasted through my teens and throughout the early part of my adult life. It wasn’t that I was brought up deprived of love or lacking a comfortable environment, for my parents loved me dearly and I never knew hunger or felt diminished by our standard of living. I did, however, take notice of the confide...
Source: World of Psychology - October 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Happiness Self-Esteem Self-Help Confidence Improving Self Esteem Source Type: blogs
The “untouchables” of mental health care
When I was first reading up on JM (identifying information changed), I thought the case would go smoothly, well, as smoothly as any inpatient psychiatry case can go. All I had known about her is that she was an elderly woman who was recently released from jail. When the staff came to escort JM to her freedom, instead of being overjoyed as most likely would be, she was agitated and said she would not speak with them and would not leave until she was ready. She was also speaking to someone else in the cell that the staff could not see or hear. The staff came to find out that she was speaking to Jesus Christ regarding an ongo...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - October 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/jake-pemberton" rel="tag" > Jake Pemberton < /a > Tags: Education Psychiatry Source Type: blogs
Making sense of your symptoms during an IVF cycle
Lot of patients get all kinds of symptoms during an IVF cycle.Often this is during the cycle itself – for example, they may feel bloated; or have breast pain; or feel very irritable. And many of these symptoms become much worse during the 2 week wait, when the mind plays all kinds of games. Everytime you get a backache, you are petrified that your cycle has failed and that your period is going to start.It ’s very hard to provide a biological explanation for these complaints. The reality is we often don't have a very good answer for a lot of these aches and pains.Each woman experiences them differently and ...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - October 19, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs
EHRs are killing medical innovation
To paraphrase Bill Gates: “The purpose of humanity is not just to sit behind a counter and do things. More free time is not a terrible thing.” I have innovated. I developed a mutation assay. I discovered that vacuum ultraviolet light from excimer lasers is safe to use on human tissue. I invented an imaging device to detect burn wound depth and discovered the best laser to debride burn wounds. I invented a laser-based treatment for acne. I developed and patented an online gamified collective intelligence solution to identify dermatology images. I have participated and published as a clinician in numerous populat...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - October 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/howard-green" rel="tag" > Howard Green, MD < /a > Tags: Tech Health IT Primary Care Source Type: blogs
Best of Our Blogs: October 19, 2018
There are a lot of things not going well these days. But it often overshadows the good things like how accessible learning has become. With a click of the button, we can hear lectures and workshops by experts in other parts of the world. Many of them are even free. I’m taking advantage of all of these online summits by learning about everything from healing cancer to being more mindful. If you can’t take the time to listen to daily summits, our blog posts will give you mini lessons on self-care for the fall season, help if you find yourself chronically anger and information on why you’re so unhappy. Dange...
Source: World of Psychology - October 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A. Tags: Best of Our Blogs Source Type: blogs
New evidence that the “chaotic mind” of ADHD brings creative advantages
Participant drawings from White, 2018 By Christian Jarrett Focus and concentration, while normally considered beneficial attributes, can stymie creativity – especially the generation of novel ideas. This has led some to wonder whether people with “leaky attention“, and especially those with ADHD – who have what Holly White, writing recently in the Journal of Creative Behaviour, calls “chaotic minds” – might have a creative advantage when it comes to breaking free from prior examples. White, who is based at the University of Michigan, has tested this possibility, and thoug...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - October 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: ADHD Creativity Source Type: blogs
The NHS bursary scheme new rules: seventh edition
Department of Health and Social Care -This guidance contains information for students and higher education institutions about the NHS bursary scheme rules that apply for the academic year 2018 to 2019.GuidanceDepartment of Health and Social Care - publications (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - October 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Workforce and employment Source Type: blogs