What is deep vein thrombosis (DVT)? It is the process of clot formation in the deep venous system. This is a potentially serious disease, because sometimes the clot can leave the leg and move to the heart and lungs, leading to embolism. DVT is a potential problem coming from major surgery, illnesses and periods of [...]
Low-carbohydrate diets are very popular because they help to lose weight significantly. When carbohydrates are limited in your diet plan, your body goes through a state known as ketosis, you start to burn fat. Our body breaks down carbohydrates, in order to provide energy. If the amount of carbohydrates in our body increases, it leads [...]
Cardiovascular exercise is simply the physical activity that is performed to keep your heart and the blood vessel system healthy. The term “cardiovascular” refers to heart and blood vessels that are responsible for facilitating the flow of blood to all parts of our body. Why is cardio training so useful? From the perspective of arthritis, [...]
My husband and I were fed up with a few of our trouble areas that just wouldnt seem to melt away like the other areas of concern when we would be working out and dieting. For me those areas are my upper arm fat and my saddle bags, which Ive always struggled with pretty much since I hit puberty and got a womans figure.
I even noticed a little bit of a waddle creeping up on me, which is that fat that gathers underneath your chin, so I wanted a way that we could potentially get rid of fat in targeted trouble areas in our own home. After a lot of reading, I decided to buy us a home fat cavitation device.
What is Fat Cavitation?
Fat cavitation is the use of ultrasound technology to liquify and break up fat cells so that they dump the contents of the fat cell out. They dont get rid of the fat cell, but they essentially shrink it by use of these ultrasonic waves which help break them up and turn them into an irregular shape. Its essentially the same thing that happens when you lose weight your fat cells dont go away, theyre still there, but you shrink them down.
We got our device for under $400 and Im pretty happy with it. I
While the famed PBS TV documentary show “Frontline” titles it’s July 10 report “ENDGAME: AIDS in Black America” as a “groundbreaking two-hour exploration of one of the country’s most urgent, preventable health crisis” – that found out how “every 10 minutes, someone in the U.S. contracts HIV, with half being black” – don’t let the title fool you into thinking you can’t be infected with AIDS because Frontline says it’s out there, and it’s still a major health issue for all Americans. Since the Frontline TV series debuted in 1983, there have been more than 500 probing documentary films aired without corporate influence; while this is not the case with most news and information TV broadcasts. Thus, very few American TV reports – such as this “Frontline” public affairs TV program – have been able to produce and broadcast those “in-depth documentaries about various subjects” that are not censored by corporate America. While such freedom of the press on TV
The value of patient experience surveys is intuitive to consumers, who are definitely interested in what other patients think about their doctors and hospitals. Providers are not always enthusiastic the lament Ive heard more than once from highly-trained physicians is that they will get dinged because a patient doesnt like the food. I fully understand why doctors feel this way: the typical patient isnt in a position to judge a physicians clinical skill and no one wants to be judged.
Yet patient experience is a very important concept and can make a significant difference to patient care and comfort. A case in point is hospitals recent emphasis on reducing noise, as described in todays Wall Street Journal. If youve been a patient or even a visitor in a hospital you know that noise comes with the territory. Sound comes from PA systems, pagers, equipment, televisions, and conversations among staff and visitors. It makes it hard to sleep or relax, and that cant be good for the healing process.
A few enlightened hospitals have taken this issue on over the past several years, but noise reduction entered the mainstream quite suddenly a year ago when Medicare started factoring in patient experience in reimbursement.
Talk about “Big Data” is common lately, especially in healthcare. After all, there are few fields where more data are collected and consulted on a daily basis—and where there is such widespread agreement that the information isn’t being used as well as it could be to improve outcomes.Many have tackled this challenge. But given all of the complex issues faced daily by patients and those who care for them, much more remains to be done.
Many of us recognize that, as a nation, our current way of conducting healthcare research isn’t sustainable. Research budgets are tightening, the cost of clinical trials is accelerating, and new data are revealing ever greater nuances to consider in how we categorize and treat patients.
In short, we have more research questions than ever before and fewer resources to put toward finding answers.
For research to more effectively serve patients, clinicians and others who make health care decisions, we need a new model that brings healthcare systems, clinicians, and patients themselves fully into the process of using data to improve health and healthcare outcomes.
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute advances comparative effectiveness research
Numerous organizations have contributed to laying the foundation for this effort. These inc
Of all of the drug related causes of obesity out there perhaps none is more powerful than the gain associated with anti-psychotics In adults gains of literally dozens of pounds are regularly seen A recent story by Postmedia’s Sharon Kirkey on a new study out of BC to be published in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry reports that in Canada, despite a total lack of evidence suggesting their safety in children and moreover an almost total lack of studies involving children at all, since just 1996 second generation child anti-psychotic use has quadrupled While there’s no singular cause for obesity, for children prescribed these meds obesity may come close to an inevitability If your young child is currently on anti-psychotic meds, especially if they’re on them for sleep, please consider making an appointment with your prescriber to discuss if there aren’t in fact alternatives available