In a 10 year study with over 100,000 participants it was determined “The risk of coronary artery disease was highest among participants who reported job strain and an unhealthy lifestyle; those with job strain and a healthy lifestyle had about half the rate of this disease,” Dr. Mika Kivimaki, of the department of epidemiology [...]
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Studies have found links between bacteria and some cases of chronic back pain
Researchers’ hypothesize that chronic back pain from herniated discs, where the soft inner cartilage between the vertebral bones in the spine bulges out through the tougher outer coat, is prolonged by bacterial infection. MRI scans show swelling of the vertebrae and disruptions to the architecture of the bone could cause chronic pain. Those given a 100-day [...]
i-Pad based speech language therapy
People who experience brain damage often undergo rehabilitation that includes communication therapy which can be can be expensive, inaccessible and tedious. Researchers from Boston U have developed an app that can be used on an ipad to facilitate daily therapy that patients can use at home after an initial assessment Read more: http://medcitynews.com/2013/05/ipad-based-communication-therapy-puts-data-analytics-behind-bostonu-speech-language-research/#ixzz2T7iIQ5Xs http://medcitynews.com/2013/05/ipad-based-communication-therapy-puts-data-analytics-behind-bostonu-speech-language-research/
Depressed older adults more then twice as likely to develop dementia
Evidence suggests that depression contributes to chronic inflammation that damages blood vessels and impedes blood flow in the brain, leading to the deterioration of neural networks. “If chronic inflammatory changes are a common feature of depression, that could predispose depressed patients to neurodegenerative changes in later life,” according to a 2007 article in Neurochemical Research. http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/01/does-depression-contribute-to-dementia/?src=recg
Exploring the culture of “more” in healthcare
A doctor who want his patients to see as few doctors as possible , be sick as infrequently, and be on as few drugs as possible. Who is hoping to wage an all-out assault on “more.” http://thehealthcareblog.com/blog/2013/05/05/testing-wisely/
What you DON’T say to your doctor could kill you
Advice from a doctor on how to talk to doctors and tell them ; in that initial 12 – 20 seconds when they are listening, what your concerns and symptoms are in the best way it can be understood medically. http://www.bottomlinepublications.com/content/article/health-a-healing/the-misdiagnosis-epidemic-how-to-answer-the-doctors-questions?utm_source=email&utm_medium=SilverpopMailing&utm_campaign=2013-05-05%20BLS%20NL%20CID-0000001004%20C&utm_content=&spMailingID=41439963&spUserID=NTE4NTc5MDUxOTIS1&spJobID=186924877&spReportId=MTg2OTI0ODc3S0
26 Superfoods ~ one for every letter of the alphabet, plusplus
Superfoods are the planet’s best natural foods when it comes to nourishing your mind and body. They have the ability to transform your health and life. And, they are affordable and accessible. Which ones are in your grocery basket, or garden? http://greatist.com/health/superfoods-a-to-z
Green space can improve mood and mental skills for city dwellers
A British study indicated people with access to numerous green areas reported less mental distress and higher levels of life satisfaction than those without such access. With this in mind, it provides urban planners with another tool to benefit overall urban well being http://www.healthfinder.gov/News/Article.aspx?id=675586&source=govdelivery
12 Tips to ensure safety during a hospital stay
Be prepared to follow this advice before you find your self needing a hospitalization. Probably the most important tip to stay safe in hospitals is the knowledge that the patient is the most important part of the healthcare team. Having an advocate and making sure that you have a file of all relevant past [...]
How happiness changes over time and what strategies can increase happiness.
Focusing too much on happiness, making it too much of a goal, tends to backfire. So dont dwell on it. If something good happens, your sense of happiness rises; if something bad happens, it falls. But either way, before too long, your mood will creep back to its set point because of a [...]
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