How to Find Your Passion Late in Your Life
You're reading How to Find Your Passion Late in Your Life, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Knowing what your passion is can be great for your professional success and personal happiness. On the other hand, not being sure what you want to do in your life or career can be very scary and can cause undue pressure and anxiety. Since we often equate passion with life purpose, failing to identify where your passion lies can make you feel as if your life lacks meaning, or that you’re insignificant. The good...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - August 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: annaluna Tags: featured happiness self improvement find your passion pickthebrain success Source Type: blogs

Didier Coeurnelle on Advocacy and the Transition Years for Rejuvenation Therapies
The Life Extension Advocacy Foundation (LEAF) volunteers recently interviewed Didier Coeurnelle of the Healthy Life Extension Society (HEALES), a long-standing advocate on the European side of our community who has promoted research and development of therapies to treat aging for many years now. Insofar as the treatment of aging goes, we are living through the early stages of an enormously important transition, a tipping point in the progress of medicine. It will be of far greater impact than the advent of antibiotics. The development of rejuvenation therapies, treatments that can reverse or repair or bypass the kno...
Source: Fight Aging! - August 17, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Activism, Advocacy and Education Source Type: blogs

Nature, Nurture, and Human Autonomy with James Flynn - Scott Barry Kaufman
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Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - August 17, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: blogs

Medical schools should improve long-term career counseling
With the transition to residency, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about next steps in my career. I even did a self-reflection exercise for a class in which I listed out professional decisions that will come up in the next few years (including choices like fellowship selection, type of practice setting, whether to pursue management roles, and more). I then rated the different options on a set of six criteria that matter to me. The project threw into sharp relief the strengths and limitations of career counseling in medical school. It prioritizes how to do well in school and get to residency. For example, I received ...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - August 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="" rel="tag" > Akhilesh Pathipati, MD < /a > Tags: Education Hospital-Based Medicine Medical school Source Type: blogs

To learn how funding shortfalls are being experienced on the ground, the authors spoke with hospital administrators, chiefs of emergency departments, directors of county public health departments, and heads of FQHCs and behavioral health clinics. They also interviewed community leaders connected to businesses, law enforcement, local media, religious organizations, and political groups in eight North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin counties.         (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - August 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Katherine Swartz Source Type: blogs

Study: Psychedelics can promote neural plasticity in the prefrontal cortex and expand pathways for mental health
– Credit: Cell Reports 2018 23, 3170–3182DOI: (10.1016/j.celrep.2018.05.022). Copyright © 2018 The Authors ___ Psychedelics in Neurology: Potential for Improving Neuroplasticity (NeurologyTimes): “Back in the 1950s, research was proving that psychedelic agents could be effective in the treatment of various neuropsychiatric disorders. Unfortunately, just as science was exploring their beneficial effects, the counterculture was exploring and embracing their effects. Slowly but surely, psychedelics were associated with rebellious youth and the tumultuous anti-war movement. As a result, the gov...
Source: SharpBrains - August 17, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Peak Performance Technology Aldous Huxley Brain-Plasticity depression disorders DMT ketamine LSD MDMA Michael Pollan neural plasticity neuroplasticity neuropsychiatric neuropsychiatr Source Type: blogs

Best of Our Blogs: August 17, 2018
Worry, fear and even anxiety have been circling in and out of my life for so long, it became a part of me. I thought everyone walked around with worst case scenarios replaying in their head. The greatest things that helped me, which you’ll also read in our top posts this week are spending more moments in focused presence and calm so my days are not just constant pop-ups of anxiety-provoking news or upsetting updates. Living without urgency is one way to send the message that everything is okay. But I’ve also learned to be kind to myself. This means that instead of avoiding negative emotions or berating mys...
Source: World of Psychology - August 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A. Tags: Best of Our Blogs Source Type: blogs

Napa Therapeutics Formed to Develop Drugs to Influence NAD Metabolism
The involvement of In Silico Medicine in the formation of Napa Therapeutics to run drug discovery based on advances in understanding of mitochondrial metabolism in aging is an example of the premium placed on any approach that might plausibly reduce the cost and time involved in finding drug candidates. We will no doubt see a lot more of this sort of thing as computational methodologies become a plausible replacement for greater portions of the existing costly, hands-on, mechanical screening processes. Draw a triangle in the present field of aging research with the three points set at calorie restriction mimetics, e...
Source: Fight Aging! - August 17, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Metal Hamper Brought into MRI Room Severely Injures Patient
A metal hamper was accidentally brought into a MRI room and quickly struck the patient ’s head, causing an orbital bone fracture in their eyebrow accordingto theLowell Sun.The incident, which occurred on June 16 at Lowell General Hospital Saints Campus in Massachusetts, resulted in the technician who brought in the metal hamper to being disciplined. The hospital administration are also organizing a review of safety protocols with its staff. The MRI-safe hamper had been mistakenly switched with a different kind that belonged in another part of the hospital. Both types of hampers had been specifically labeled, but...
Source: radRounds - August 17, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Julie Morse Source Type: blogs

5 Questions Couples Should Ask Before a Relationship (According to Experts)
You're reading 5 Questions Couples Should Ask Before a Relationship (According to Experts), originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Relationships can be hard sometimes. Imagine spending the rest of your life in a dull, motionless relationship with someone you can't stand. Not cool, is it? When you`re dating, there are lots of reason to take someone home. He`s slick, she`s hot, or you just want to fill the void made by someone else. Regardless of the reasons, if you date the wrong person you`ll regret it, and it ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marwan Jamal Tags: communication featured happiness jealousy relationships healthy relationships relationship quiz self improvement Source Type: blogs

Aug 16, Wilhelm Wundt: Today in the History of Psychology (16th August 1832)
Wilhelm Wundt was born. A profoundly influential figure in the history of psychology, Wundt founded the first experimental laboratory of psychology in Leipzig, Germany in 1879, the primary aim of which was to establish psychology as an independent empirical science. Among the many eminent psychologists to study under the supervision of Wilhelm Wundt were, Edward B. Titchener, G. Stanley Hall, Hugo M ünsterberg, James McKeen Cattell and Lightner Witmer. See following link to learn all about the fascinating history of psychology.History of Psychology (Source: Forensic Psychology Blog)
Source: Forensic Psychology Blog - August 16, 2018 Category: Forensic Medicine Source Type: blogs

RightEye Vision Tests with Contextualized Results: Review and Interview
In conclusion, I really enjoyed the opportunity to use the RightEye system. Working with Dr. Kungle and the RightEye system resulted in the most comprehensive, informative session I’ve ever had about my own vision and left me with clear areas to improve, as well as some initial tools to realize that improvement. Interview with Dr. Kungle Mike Batista, Medgadget: How did you initially engage with RightEye? Dr. Jennifer Kungle: My engagement with the team at RightEye began as part of an initiative for better vision screenings in schools. Most vision screeners just look at acuity, but patients can still have ...
Source: Medgadget - August 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Michael Batista Tags: Exclusive Neurology Neurosurgery Ophthalmology Source Type: blogs

Pacemaker for the brain shows promise in slowing rate of decline in Alzheimer ’s Patients
The pilot study of Alzheimer's patients found that deep brain stimulation targeting frontal brain regions can reduce the overall performance decline typically seen in people with mild Alzheimer ’ disease.ByAlzheimer's Reading RoomWhile most treatments for Alzheimer ’s disease focus on improving memory, researchers atThe Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center conducted a studyaimed at slowing the decline of problem solving and decision-making skills in these patients.Thin electrical wires were surgically implanted into the frontal lobes of the brains of patients with Alzheimer ’s disease to determine ...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - August 16, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

Fundamental Surgery Virtual Reality Trainer with Force Feedback
FundamentalVR, a firm based in London, UK, is releasing in the United States its Fundamental Surgery virtual reality surgical simulator. The system uses off-the-shelf haptic feedback controllers to manipulate objects in the virtual world. This gives the user the ability to touch what feels like physical objects while working in the virtual scene. Because it relies on existing equipment, the simulator is reportedly rather affordable. All the objects in the surgical scene, particularly the tissues, have a calibrated feel that can be sensed through the pen controllers. As you move a scalpel into tissue using the pen, it penet...
Source: Medgadget - August 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Orthopedic Surgery Thoracic Surgery Urology Vascular Surgery Source Type: blogs

My story isn ’t Serena Williams’ story, but some things sound the same
I’m not much of a tennis fan, but I am a fan of Serena Williams. Who wouldn’t be after hearing her story? Her rise to the upper echelon of athletics was remarkable, and her longevity is incomparable. All the while, she has challenged the sporting world’s notions about who and what an elite tennis player is supposed to be. I watched her interviews after this year’s Wimbledon finals and was once again in awe. Less than a year prior to this championship, Ms. Williams delivered a baby girl and then suffered from a pulmonary embolism and other complications. What stuck with me most about her delivery sto...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - August 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="" rel="tag" > Diana Cejas, MD < /a > Tags: Conditions Cardiology Oncology/Hematology Source Type: blogs

What is Continuum of Care?
What does Continuum of Care mean? Continuum of Care is a concept involving guiding and tracking patients over a period of time through a comprehensive array of health services and spanning all levels and intensity of care. Depending on the need, Continuum of Care can be from birth to end of life for all levels and stages of care. It also includes both the services and the mechanisms of the integration of care. Services can be broken down into the basic 7 categories which are: Extended care Hospital care Ambulatory care Home care Outreach Wellness Housing The mechanisms can be broken down into 4 basic categories: Plannin...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - August 16, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Addiction Recovery Addiction Treatment and Program Resources Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Cocaine Complementary Therapies Drug Rehab Information Drug Treatment Sober Living and Aftercare Substance Abuse healthy life Source Type: blogs

Can Alzheimer's Caregiving Get Easier?
The effort it takes to foster contentedness in my mother, who lives in the late middle stages of Alzheimer ’s Disease – that seems easier to me. Easier than last month. Easier than last year. What’s changed?By Pamela R. KelleyAlzheimer's Reading RoomWhat do you mean, easier?Does it get easier to care for someone living with Alzheimer's disease?The work, the labor, the volume of chores and tasks that fill the minutes from before first light until long after sunset –this part doesn ’t diminish, it grows.Care of Dementia PatientsBut,the effort it takes to foster contentedness in my mother, who li...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - August 16, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: advocate alzheimer's care Alzheimers Dementia care of dementia patients health help with dementia care how to podcast Source Type: blogs

5 Things Every Caregiver Should Say and Think to Themselves
1. I am going to be doing this for a while, so I may as well go ahead and become the best caregiver I can be.By Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Reading RoomWhat you think and what you feel are important. Are you trying to be thebest caregiver you can be?If youthink negatively the situation will remain negative.If youthink positively the situation will turn positive.An effective Alzheimer's caregiveruses their brain to find ways to improve the situation. The more activities you engage in the better the situation becomes.Dementia Patients are People Too2. If I learn how to think of my love one as deeply forgetful, maybe I will stop t...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - August 16, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: alzheimer's caregiving Alzheimer's Dementia care of dementia patients caregiver excellence dementia care health help alzheimer's help with dementia care memory care facility senior care Source Type: blogs

How I met your mentor: tips to finding sponsorship and mentorship
If someone asked you on day one of medical school, as a fresh-faced first year, to name the essential components of a successful career, what would you have answered? A solid education? Good test scores? Publications? An $800 otoscope? Some are more obvious than others. Who of the enlightened among us would have mentioned a proper work-life balance? How about a strong support system — or the right mentor? Navigating the jungle of career advancement in the medical field can be treacherous without a guide, and, the experts agree, finding mentors can be paramount to your future success. That necessity is heightened for ...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - August 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="" rel="tag" > Lindsey Migliore, DO < /a > Tags: Education Medical school Source Type: blogs

Teens and drugs: 5 tips for talking with your kids
Parents of adolescents face a tough dilemma about substance use: we may want our children to be abstinent, but what do we do if they are not? The risks are high, as we’ve discussed in our blog about adolescent substance use and the developing brain. While parents can and should communicate clearly that non-use is the best decision for health, we simply can’t control every aspect of young people’s lives. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to successful dialogue with teens about substance use, but these principles may be helpful. 1.   Make your values and your rules clear Parents sometimes use...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sharon Levy, MD, MPH Tags: Addiction Adolescent health Behavioral Health Mental Health Parenting Source Type: blogs

Digital Technologies for Improving Hygiene in Health Facilities
150 years after Semmelweis advised fellow physicians to sanitize their hands to mitigate the effect of infections, the maintenance of hygiene is still a widespread problem in hospitals and the source of healthcare-associated infections. Now, technological solutions line up against microorganisms, bacteria, and fungi. Here are a few examples. 1 in 9 in-patients will die due to infection According to the US Center for Disease Control, studies show that on average, healthcare providers clean their hands less than half of the times they should. This significantly contributes to the spread of healthcare-associated infections (H...
Source: The Medical Futurist - August 16, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Healthcare Design Medical Professionals Policy Makers clean digital digital health future HAI healthcare-associated infection hygiene Medicine robot robotics sensors technology trackers wearable Source Type: blogs

Pilot study finds “smart drug” Aderall has limited benefits for healthy students, and may harm working memory
By Emma Young Stimulants available on prescription such as Adderall improve cognitive functioning as well as attention in people with ADHD, but many students without this condition also take them, believing that they will act as “smart drugs” and boost their cognition, and so their academic performance. The limited research to date into whether this is actually the case has produced mixed results. A new double-blind pilot study of healthy US college students, published in Pharmacy, found that though Adderall led to minor improvements in attention, it actually impaired working memory.  The researchers, fro...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - August 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Cognition Educational Source Type: blogs

31 Successful Wellness Businesses to Inspire Your Inner Entrepreneur
This article is a resource for those who are thinking about starting a wellness business, and for those looking to develop their existing ones. This list of successful wellness businesses includes a description of what makes each wellness business unique, and the business models they're using. It explores 5 different types of businesses in the wellness industry: apps, content hubs, retail, coaching, and non-profits/organizations, which are all options you may consider. This article will give you inspiration for finding your idea, refining your idea, and creating a business model that works. Apps: Headspace: What makes ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mattrosenblum Tags: career featured money and finance productivity tips self improvement working from home business ideas entrepreneurship motivation success wellness Source Type: blogs

The'So what, what next?' project: supporting people with a learning disability, autism or both to use their skills and interests to play a part in the community
This report outlines how the findings and learning from the project.ReportSummary  (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - August 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Mental Health Social care Source Type: blogs

Ordinary residence guide: determining local authority responsibilities under the Care Act and the Mental Health Act
Local Government Association (LGA) - This guide has been created to support the ambitions of the Transforming Care programme to improve services and support for children, young people and adults with a learning disability, autism or both a learning disability and autism who may display behaviour that challenges, and significantly reduce the number of people in inpatient settings.GuidanceSummary (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - August 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Mental Health Social care Source Type: blogs

" Unstable Angina still exists " , even in the Age of High Sensitivity Troponin
This case comes from a long term blog reader from Norway.Case: 49 y.o male. No previous medical hx. 15-20 pack year smoking history. Parent with ACS in their 60's. No DM. No HTN, no dyslipidemia, normal weight. Brought to the emergency department due to chest pain. Patient stated that 20 hrs before presentation he experienced numbness of the left hand,  1-2 hours after which he developed retrosternal chest pain ongoing from 02:00 lasting until 08:00 with no pain free period. Went to bed at 08:00. Awoke 11:00 pain free. The day of presentation, the chest pain started again while ...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - August 16, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Steve Smith Source Type: blogs

A physician contemplates Medicare blended rates
I am a terrible coder. I think I am a pretty good doctor, but when it comes to coding, the process of figuring out which billing code to pick to assign to a bill for an office visit, I am hopeless. No matter how many times I have had the rules explained to me, or how much feedback I have been given about specific visits, or which “pocket guide” to coding I have been handed over the years, I can’t seem to get it right. Even my errors are non-systematic. Sometimes I “overcode” (picking a visit level insufficiently supported by my note) and other times “undercode.” And the things I ge...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - August 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="" rel="tag" > Ira Nash, MD < /a > Tags: Policy Medicare Primary Care Public Health & Source Type: blogs

Aug 15, Stanley Milgram: Today in the History of Psychology (15th August 1933)
Stanley Milgram was born. Milgram was renowned for conducting a series of the most notorious and controversial experiments in the history of psychology designed to explore the extent to which people would be willing to obey an experimenter's orders to administer 'electric shocks' as a form of punishment in a 'learning exercise.' In 1963 Milgram published a number of papers documenting the disturbing finding that 65% of his subjects obeyed orders from an authority figure to inflict severe levels of pain on someone else, a finding he examined in detail in 1974 in his book 'Obedience to Authority' which was translated into se...
Source: Forensic Psychology Blog - August 15, 2018 Category: Forensic Medicine Source Type: blogs

Have You Run Out of Spoons? It ’ s Time to Replenish Your Energy Reserves
A few days ago, a friend indicated on her Facebook page that she had “run out of spoons” and asked for support and energy to be sent her way. I had heard the term but didn’t know what it meant, so I turned to Google and typed in those words and what came up was the explanation that came from a conversation between two friends, one of whom had Lupus. Christine Miserandino was sitting at a table with her college roommate who asked her what it was like to have a disease that for many people would be considered invisible since overt symptoms may be elusive to the casual observer. Christine pondered for an e...
Source: World of Psychology - August 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW Tags: Caregivers Inspiration & Hope Motivation and Inspiration Policy and Advocacy Stigma alone time caregiving Disability Disability Advocacy energy Rejuvenation Source Type: blogs

The (Potential) Problem With Your 403(b) Retirement Plan
Saving for retirement is important. This is a simple and obvious statement. The challenge involves figuring out how best to save for retirement. And the answer isn’t always simple or obvious. For example, a 403(b)—the most common retirement plan offered to speech-language pathologists and other communication sciences and disorders professionals by their employers—can be complicated and, in some instances, problematic. The issue starts with the fact that there are two different types: ERISA and non-ERISA. The Department of Labor requires ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974) plans to...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - August 15, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Jacob Parish Tags: Audiology Slider Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: blogs

Book Review: “The Four Things That Matter Most” by Ira Byock
by Ben Skoch (@skochb)As someone new to the field of hospice and palliative medicine, I recognize that “The Four Things That Matter Most” by Ira Byock has been around for some time. As I sit down to write this review, I ’m reminded of ajoke from comedian Jim Gaffigan when he referenced people who want to talk about movies many years after they are released. That being said, the book was new to me as I picked through the 10th Anniversary Edition, and it ’s easy to see why this book could easily have many more anniversary editions in the coming years. I was indirectly nudged to read this work while on...
Source: Pallimed: A Hospice and Palliative Medicine Blog - August 15, 2018 Category: Palliative Care Tags: book review Byock skoch Source Type: blogs

Need for More " Disruptive " CEOs of Health Systems; What Does This Mean?
Some critics of the current health system CEOs assert that some of them are unprepared for what lies ahead in the field. Their primary expertise is often in revenue management and M&A. For most hospitals, however, revenue is shrinking (see: Why Major Hospitals Are Losing Money By The Millions) and many potential mergers have already been achieved. Inpatient stays have also been shrinking (see:Trends in Hospital Inpatient Stays in the United States, 2005-2014) and threats to outpatient revenues are presented by walk-in retail clinics, urgent care clinics, and UnitedHealth as a major physician employer (see:30,...
Source: Lab Soft News - August 15, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Bruce Friedman Tags: Cost of Healthcare Healthcare Business Healthcare Delivery Healthcare Information Technology Healthcare Innovations Hospital Executive Management Hospital Financial Source Type: blogs

Tolerating the Uncertainty of Life: Can We Learn to Coexist with Ambiguity?
If you take a moment to reflect, you will notice that almost 99% of the things that “bother” you are either in the past or the imagined future. Virtually none of them are in the here and now. That’s because that which is in the here and now is available to us to interact with, encounter, know, and influence. We usually have a great sense of control about things — even problems — as long as we feel we can see and wrestle with them. Things in the past or the future aren’t available to us to wrestle with in a concrete way … they are ambiguous, and therefore we are left either making ...
Source: World of Psychology - August 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Julie K. Jones, Ph.D., LPC Tags: Agitation Anxiety and Panic Habits Happiness Mindfulness Self-Help Ambiguity Fear Of The Unknown Present Moment regret Resentment Rumination Worry Source Type: blogs

Don ’t worry, this psychiatrist won’t analyze you
“Oh, you’re a psychiatrist? I hope you won’t analyze me!” I never know what people actually mean when they say that upon learning that I work as a psychiatrist. I think they’re saying, “I hope you’re not going to spend our time together trying to discern my flaws.” Nobody wants people to seek out, highlight, and exploit their vulnerabilities and faults, so I can understand that. Of course, that’s not what psychiatrists do. Anyway, let’s just take the statement at face value — that people hope that I won’t “analyze” them — regardl...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - August 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="" rel="tag" > Maria Yang, MD < /a > Tags: Physician Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

Home cooking: Good for your health
Can you imagine if you went to your primary care doctor’s office for cooking classes? What if your visit included time spent planning meals, discussing grocery lists and the benefits of home cooking, and learning culinary techniques? If that sounds odd to you, it shouldn’t. We already know that the more people cook at home, the healthier their diet, the fewer calories they consume, and the less likely they are to be obese or develop type 2 diabetes. A growing body of scientific evidence supports teaching patients how to cook meals at home as an effective medical intervention for improving diet quality, weight l...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Monique Tello, MD, MPH Tags: Food as medicine Health Healthy Eating Source Type: blogs

More Than 3 Million Patient Records Breached During Q2 2018
A new study by data security vendor Protenus has concluded that more than 3 million patient records were breached during the second quarter of 2018, in a sharp swing upward from the previous quarter with no obvious explanation. The Protenus Breach Barometer study, which drew on both reports to HHS and media disclosures, found that there were 143 data breach incidents between April and June 2018, affecting 3,143,642 million patient records. The number of affected records has almost tripled from Q1 of this year, when 1.13 million records were breached. During this quarter, roughly 30% of privacy violations were by healt...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: EHR Electronic Health Record Electronic Medical Record EMR Healthcare HealthCare IT Healthcare IT Security HIPAA Breaches HIPAA General Hospitals Health Data Privacy Health Data Security HHS Insider Health Data Breaches Insider Source Type: blogs

Donald Trump's Real Influence on Fed Policy
A lot of ink was spilled last month over President Trump ’s criticism of the Fed raising interest rates. Observers worried that those criticisms meant the President was prepared to directly meddle with U.S. monetary policy. But so far, at least, there ’s no evidence that any such meddling has occurred.The Trump administration ’s fiscal policies have, however, indirectly influenced the Fed, by straining it’s post-crisis operating system. In particular, the large federal budget deficit has been putting upward pressure on short-term market interest rates; and those rising rates have, in turn, put ...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - August 15, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: David Beckworth Source Type: blogs

13 Things to Remember When You Think You ’re Not Good Enough
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Eleanor Roosevelt “You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” Louise L. Hay It’s so easy be dragged down by your own thoughts. So easy to not feel like you’re good enough to maybe to go for the job or promotion you want. Or out on a date with that person you’d really like to get to know better. Or even as you do your best you may feel like it’s still not good enough. And so you feel that you’re not good enough either. Such thoughts co...
Source: Practical Happiness and Awesomeness Advice That Works | The Positivity Blog - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Henrik Edberg Tags: Personal Development Source Type: blogs

Behold the power of gratitude
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Image credit: Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - August 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="" rel="tag" > Richard Gunderman, MD, PhD < /a > Tags: Physician Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

​An Honest Look at Behavioral Modification Programs for Troubled Teenagers
I have an adopted son. When we were approved, my wife and I were over the moon. This little boy, whom we had already fallen in love with, was going to be under our care and in our family for good. We couldn’t think of anything more perfect. It was only a couple of months in when we started to really grow concerned. He was angry, threw constant tantrums that would last for hours and could become violent. While his actions were manageable when he was little, we worried about what would happen as he got bigger. After recognizing that he wasn’t making progress as he got older and spent more time with us, we were un...
Source: World of Psychology - August 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tyler Jacobson Tags: Children and Teens Communication Parenting Personality Students Success & Achievement Treatment Adolescence Adoption behavioral modification Delinquency Emotional Dysregulation Oppositional Defiant Disorder Self Control trouble Source Type: blogs

Vermont Death and Dying Symposium
The Vermont Death and Dying Symposium  is September 21-23, 2018.  This symposium is about death and dying. It is open to all who are interested in learning more about death and dying or for those who are already immersed in this way of life either through experience or vocation. Yes, we will cry, yes, we will laugh and yes, your jaw will drop at some of the conversations!  Attendees who have never had open and honest conversation, end-of-life training or direct experience with death or dying are encouraged to attend at least one Death Café (at any location- they are free) just so you can begin to get ...
Source: - August 15, 2018 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

ECoG Post-doc opportunities with Nitin Tandon, Stan Dehaene, Nathan Crone, Xaq Pitkow & me
POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH POSITIONSPONSORED BY BRAIN INITIATIVE GRANTPostdoctoral research positions are available in the lab of Nitin Tandon at Houston. This position is funded by a BRAIN Initiative U01 grant funded project that uses electro-corticographic (ECoG) recordings and fMRI on a large cohort (n=80) to evaluate psycholinguistic models of reading and speech production to create network level representation of language. Collaborators on the project include Greg Hickok, Stanislas Dehaene, Nathan Crone and Xaq Pitkow; the post-doc will benefit from a close interaction with these experts in the fields of reading, semantics...
Source: Talking Brains - August 15, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Aug 14, Stanford Prison Experiment: Today in the History of Psychology (14th August 1971)
Philip Zimbardo's Stanford prison experiment began with the (simulated) arrest of nine college student volunteers. In a compelling retelling of this (in)famous day for a 40-year anniversary retrospective in 2011, Zimbardo stated: 'Driven to police station in squad car, flashing lights, fingerprinted, photographed, booked, and then stuck in a holding cell blindfolded...each stripped naked, blindfold removed, standing naked in front of a full length mirror, while guards mock their lack of manly equipment, put them in their prisoner uniform, a smock, with their prisoner ID sown on front, no underwear, chain on one leg and nyl...
Source: Forensic Psychology Blog - August 14, 2018 Category: Forensic Medicine Source Type: blogs

Is Japan Alone in Disadvantaging Female Medical School Applicants?
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. Last December, I wrote a post about #MeToo in bioethics. I wish this could be a one-time topic and all of the problems were fixed, but alas this is a problem of structural inequality. Thus, it is a topic that we all need to revisit on a regular basis to ensure that we make real changes. The latest reminder of gender and sex inequality comes out of Tokyo Medical University (TMU) which reported a much higher admission success rate for men (8.8%) over women (2.9%).… (Source:
Source: - August 14, 2018 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Craig Klugman Tags: Cultural Education Featured Posts Justice professional ethics Social Justice TMU Source Type: blogs

The Three Types of Burnout — And How to Bounce Back from Each
If you want to understand just how bad burnout can get, consider the story of Melissa Sinclair, an employee at Time Out New York. Melissa rose to internet fame in recent weeks after Time Out New York inadvertently posted an employment listing on the job-search site Indeed that detailed her current unmanageable workload. The post explains, “Currently, we have an agreed budget of $2,200 per issue for a freelance Photo Editor, 10 hours work at $22 p/h, which would normally be completely fine, however the issue is that Melissa physically cannot find good enough candidates to fill these freelance positions, and at th...
Source: World of Psychology - August 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Melody Wilding, LMSW Tags: General Habits Industrial and Workplace Motivation and Inspiration Self-Help Source Type: blogs

Structure case conferences as a primary way to teach and learn
When we studied ward attending rounds, the thought process represented the top attribute that learners valued.  Learners can learn facts from textbooks, but using those facts requires experience and role modeling. I have given many lectures on clinical reasoning, and I have attended many lectures on clinical reasoning.  These lectures can entertain, but one lecture does little to help our colleagues and our learners. We must structure case conferences as a primary way to teach and learn.  Lectures may help occasionally, but often the information in a lecture leaves our memory quite rapidly.  But a case ...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - August 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="" rel="tag" > Robert Centor, MD < /a > Tags: Education Hospital-Based Medicine Source Type: blogs

Navigating the Bumpy Yellow Brick Road to Diversity and Inclusion
(From left to right) Kara Toles, MD, Olivia Campa, MD, Erica Thomas, MD, Alicia Agnoli, MD, and Tamika Coy, MD Editor’s Note: This blog post is part of a collection on the resident selection process. Read other blog posts in the collection here. Read the related Academic Medicine articles here. As a first-year medical student, I was required to read Beverly Daniel Tatum’s book, Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?, which resonated. I never thought I would become a physician, having never met a physician outside of my pediatrician’s office. Throughout my education, I struggled to ...
Source: Academic Medicine Blog - August 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Guest Author Tags: Featured Guest Perspective diversity and inclusion holistic admissions underrepresented in medicine Source Type: blogs

Holistic therapy and how they help fight addiction
What is holistic therapy? Holistic therapy is defined as non-medicinal recovery methods. At Cliffside, we use holistic therapy to complement traditional treatment practices. Holistic therapy aims to bring the mind, body and spirit into alignment. It focuses on the patient’s overall well-being while also treating physical symptoms of addiction and withdrawal. They can be very beneficial to addiction therapy because they can be calming, healing outlets to use in place of old behaviors. They support the constant growth of each patient – mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Holistic therapy aids in he...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - August 14, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Acupuncture Addiction Addiction Recovery Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Complementary Therapies Drinking Drug Rehab Information Drug Treatment Eating Disorders Exercise Healthy Eating and Recovery Holistic Treatment Source Type: blogs

People with Bipolar Disorder Share How They Started Treatment —and Why They Stick with It
Bipolar disorder is highly treatable, and yet so many people don’t seek treatment. Or if they do seek help, they later stop taking their meds or stop attending their therapy sessions. Or both. And then their bipolar blows up. Their mania spikes. Their depression sinks even deeper. Sticking to treatment is not easy. Medication has side effects. Therapy takes work. The illness itself can be stubborn, exhausting, confusing. It can all feel so frustrating. We wanted to know what led some individuals to stick to their initial treatment — and why they’ve stayed dedicated ever since. Of course, life is not linea...
Source: World of Psychology - August 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Bipolar Disorders General Inspiration & Hope Mental Health and Wellness Treatment Source Type: blogs

Rewiring My Brain and Stepping into Alzheimer's World
This article is a repeat of an article that was published previously. It ranks in the top 25 most frequently read articles on the ARR, and has been widely shared via on Google+ and Facebook.Related ContentWhat is the Difference Between Alzheimer ’s and DementiaTest Your Memory for Alzheimer's (5 Best Tests)Care of Dementia PatientsAlzheimer's Care Be a GuideMemory CareProblems with Balance, Walking, Falling Can Be an Early Sign of DementiaCitationPublisher Alzheimer's Reading RoomAuthor Bob DeMarcoJune, 2011Title: Rewiring My Brain and Stepping into Alzheimer's World
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - August 14, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: #alzheimersworld care of dementia patients dementia care elder care family caregiving help alzheimer help with dementia care home care learning memory care senior care Source Type: blogs