Do You Really Need To Wipe Down The Machines At The Gym?

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Turns out, our health-minded community is on to something. Warm, moist environments are where bacteria really like to grow, says Dr. Pritish Tosh, M.D., infectious diseases physician at the Mayo Clinic. And if the gym isn’t a warm, moist environment, we don’t know what is. “There is certainly a [...]

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F.D.A. Restricts Antibiotics Use for Livestock

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The move was a major shift that could have far-reaching implications for industrial farming and human health.

Dr Veronica Anderson‘s insight:

Its about time. We always wonder , though what will be the uninteneded consequences both positive and negative.

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8 Drugs Doctors Won’t Take

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Every doctor knows that there are two types of top-selling medications: Those that are popular because they are effective and those that sell well because of big drug company marketing campaigns.

Dr Veronica Anderson‘s insight:

Our insurance did not cover Advair and CVS cost is $300. So my husband decided [...]

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How to Get the Best Individual Health Insurance Quote Online – Money Management

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How to Get the Best Individual Health Insurance Quote Online
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Enhanced Medical Care for an Annual Fee

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The field of concierge medicine — typically, general practice physicians that charge premiums for personalized attention — has attracted patients who will pay for unfettered access to doctors.

Dr Veronica Anderson‘s insight:

Typical NYTimes ending to this article. There are a few nice hybrid models like that of OneMedical.com in which [...]

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Home remedies for itching skin help you get rid of inflammation skin

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If you are tormented by itching skin, then try top 16 home remedies for itching skin to relieve stubborn feelings of itching skin now
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Sex Shop Science? Skin Communicates With, And Affects …

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Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark have discovered that the skin is capable of communicating with the liver. The discovery has surprised the scientists, and they say that it may help our understanding of …
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What Makes You Susceptible to Getting a Cold or the Flu? | Wellness for the Real World

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Have you ever noticed that you get sick with a cold or the flu much more often than others around you? Or someone you know is constantly sniffling and maxing out on sick days at work?
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Is Concierge Medicine The Correct Choice For You?

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If you don’t choose, the choice will be made for you.

Dr Veronica Anderson‘s insight:

Given the current debacle of the Affordable Care Act, Concierge Medicine may actually be more cost effective.

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The Health Tradeoffs of Entrepreneurship

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Nationwide, entrepreneurs tend to eat more healthful foods and exercise more than other workers. But they also have more stress and are less likely to have health insurance.

Dr Veronica Anderson‘s insight:

I consider health insurance as one of the necessities of life so that is paid they same way as [...]

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In Climbing Income Ladder, Location Matters

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The odds of rising to another income level are notably low in certain cities, like Atlanta and Charlotte, and much higher in New York and Boston.

Dr Veronica Anderson‘s insight:

The researchers concluded that larger tax credits for the poor and higher taxes on the affluent seemed to improve income mobility [...]

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How Faith Can Affect Therapy

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Can belief in God predict how someone responds to mental health treatment? A recent study suggests it might.

Dr Veronica Anderson‘s insight:

“Patients who had higher levels of belief in God demonstrated more effects of treatment,” said the study’s lead author, David H. Rosmarin, a psychologist at McLean Hospital and director [...]

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What Do Consumers and Doctors Need to Know About Opioid Dependence? | Visual.ly

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Opioid dependence (OD) is more common than many people realize and can happen to anyone – affecting adult men and women of all ages, races, ethnic g
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The Raw Deal | Visual.ly

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More than 10% of orders come from sushi restaurants. As America’s love of sushi continues to swim upstream, we decided to sift through orders to uncov
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Physician demand driving more EHRs to go mobile – amednews.com

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Since initial rollouts, vendors are scrambling to develop smartphone and tablet applications that go beyond replicating the desktop record on smaller screens.

Dr Veronica Anderson‘s insight:

The biggest reported issue with mobile apps, at 95%, was the device’s screen size. Eighty-eight percent of physicians said they also experienced difficulties with [...]

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Hearing Loss One of Risks for Pregnant Smoker’s Child

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Maternal smoking during pregnancy was associated with hearing loss and an increased risk for substance abuse and addiction in the child, two studies showed.
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The Skin-Care Line That Began With a Brain Tumor – New York Magazine

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The Skin-Care Line That Began With a Brain Tumor New York Magazine Her U.S.-made eponymous line, which recently relaunched this spring with new packaging, is a collection of all-natural, eco-friendly, FDA-approved skincare products that are void of…

Dr Veronica Anderson‘s insight:

In July of 2008, 37-year-old Indie Lee was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. [...]

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Look Beyond the Sun for Skin Cancer Culprits, Doctors Warn – U.S. News & World Report

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Look Beyond the Sun for Skin Cancer Culprits, Doctors Warn U.S. News & World Report “Hands down, sun exposure is the biggest risk factor for skin cancer,” said Dr.

Dr Veronica Anderson‘s insight:

Even things that seem unrelated to UV light — such as getting an organ transplant or a tattoo, [...]

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Why Dads Don’t Take Paternity Leave

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More companies, including Yahoo and Bank of America, are offering more generous paternity leave, but few fathers dare to take the full benefit, fearing a loss of status at work.

Dr Veronica Anderson‘s insight:

Two weeks is a step in the right direction. Just a few years back it was [...]

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How does your skin reflect your health? | Visual.ly

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Skin conditions are often caused by external factors, although they can sometimes highlight underlying internal health issues. What is your skin telli
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Solving the Physician Shortage | Visual.ly

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Info graphic that talks about the physician shortage in the United States for primary care.
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What doctors should look for in job seekers’ social media presence – amednews.com

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Medical practices can get information on potential employees from Facebook or Twitter, but they should know what to watch for and what’s off-limits.

Dr Veronica Anderson‘s insight:

Dr. Grivois-Shah said Facebook is a good social media venue for his purposes because people post personal information about themselves. He said Twitter comments [...]

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The toll of Medicare’s unfunded mandates – amednews.com

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Bureaucratic rules and other administrative burdens placed on physician practices accumulate, cutting into time to treat patients and costing practices money.

Dr Veronica Anderson‘s insight:

“The road to hell is often paved with good intentions,” said C. Richard Schott, MD, a cardiologist who is president of the Pennsylvania Medical Society. Dr. [...]

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Mohs Best Bet for High-Risk Cancers on Face

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Mohs micrographic surgery is the only recommended treatment option for high-risk facial nonmelanoma skin cancers, according to new guidelines.
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‘Heading’ Soccer Ball Injures Brain

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Soccer players who repeatedly head” the ball had changes in brain microstructure and performance on neurocognitive testing, suggesting that this popular maneuver may lead to long-term subconcussive b

Dr Veronica Anderson‘s insight:

In this study of soccer players, heading was associated with both abnormal white matter microstructure and poorer neurocognitive [...]

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Top 8 Summer Drinks to Avoid

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Many of the most popular summer drinks are full of sugar and can sabotage your health; here are some examples.
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Runner Under Construction

Sloan Luckie, author of Body Under Construction and Team Refuel member, shares how he uses cross training to train for his first time running events.

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Patient satisfaction with health care hits two-decade high – amednews.com

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A renewed focus on the patient experience and efforts to improve quality of care are expected to raise scores even further.

Dr Veronica Anderson‘s insight:

The patient client is now paying of the bill more and therefore demanding a better experience in the healthcare system. Heads up to doctors because office [...]

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Living With Cancer: Look Good, Feel Better

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Maybe eyebrows seem trivial to you. Probably given the grand scheme of things, they should be to me. Yet it feels somehow vacant to have a face without eyebrows. So I made the call to the cancer support group Look Good Feel Better.

Dr Veronica Anderson‘s insight:

Look good, feel [...]

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Toner, Often Met With a Shrug, Is Having Its Moment — Skin Deep

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Skin toner, popular in adolescence, has legions of adult fans who say their beauty routine would be incomplete without it.

Dr Veronica Anderson‘s insight:

I have used toner since I was a young teen. Its a necessary step in a skincare regimen.

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Sorry Global Warming Alarmists, The Earth Is Cooling

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Natural climate cycles point to a decline in global temperatures over the next 10 years.

Dr Veronica Anderson‘s insight:

(N)atural climate cycles have already turned from warming to cooling, global temperatures have already been declining for more than 10 years, and global temperatures will continue to decline for another two [...]

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Infographic: The Cost of Bad Location Data | The Yext Blog

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What’s missing from many health apps — medical expertise – amednews.com

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The lead researcher of a study says apps have potential for improving pain management, but stricter oversight is needed. The FDA is considering some regulations.

Dr Veronica Anderson‘s insight:

Many smartphone apps on the market offer tips, advice and treatments on how to deal with pain. But many are not backed [...]

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Smoke Permeates Nonsmoking Hotel Rooms

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Staying in a nonsmoking room in a hotel that allows smoking elsewhere does not prevent exposure to tobacco smoke, a new study reports.
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Flu in Pregnancy Is Linked to Bipolar Disorder

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Flu infection during pregnancy may increase the risk for bipolar disorder in offspring, according to a new report.
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Best Times to Post on Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC] | Social Media Today

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Social media is 24/7. Someone is always tweeting, posting on Facebook, or uploading a new picture to instagram. However, for social media managers and businesses alike, this can be quite of a challenge.

Dr Veronica Anderson‘s insight:

Facebook – between 10 am and 4pm Monday thru Thursday.Twitter – between 1pm and 3pm Monday [...]

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Clinicians Use 6.4 Different Mobile Devices Daily On Average

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Mobile devices are everywhere in your healthcare organization, but without a complete solution in place, the strain on your IT staff can get out of control.
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Is There A Connection Between Tattoos & Skin Cancer?

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Many studies have been done in recent years looking for a possible link between tattoos and skin cancer. While they haven’t found a direct connection, doctors still say, if you have a tattoo, keep a very close eye on it this coming summer.
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Driving with the dog not a good idea for seniors

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Senior drivers who always take a pet in the car are at increased risk for being involved in a motor vehicle collision, said researchers.
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When the Doctor Is Overweight

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Patients see overweight doctors as less credible than “normal weight” doctors, a new study by Yale University researchers found.

Dr Veronica Anderson‘s insight:

“How do we deliver a message that may be seen as hypocritical? I don’t know the answer,” Dr. Ramachandran said. “But doctors are human beings first and scientists [...]

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