Florida Doesn’t Have Enough Doctors for Medicaid Expansion, Lobby Group Says

Brace Yourself for Longer Lines at the Doctor’s Office.

Whether you’re employed and insured, elderly and on Medicare, or poor and covered by Medicaid, the Florida Medical Association says there’s a growing shortage Continue reading

Bumblebees Sense Flowers’ Electric Fields

Beyond the naked eye: differences in electric signals provide bees with information about a flower

Bumblebees (Bombus terrestris) can detect flowers’ electric fields, scientists have discovered.

Results indicate floral electric fields improve the bees’ ability to Continue reading

The Simplest, Sanest, Most Effective Rule for Inner Peace

If someone offered you a simple rule that guaranteed a super high level of inner peace, would you follow it?

I hope so, because no matter how many self-help techniques you use, breaking this one rule will still destroy your peace. It is that powerful. Continue reading

The Foods That Can Kill Bad Breath

Bad breath can be a common and frustrating problem that nearly everyone experiences from time to time. For some, it’s worse than others. It can be the cause of social isolation and self-consciousness, lowering one’s confidence and ability to interact with others. Getting close to people, Continue reading

Will ACOs Fail?

The cHealth Blog is coming up on its 3rd anniversary and during that time I’ve taken my share of pot shots at organized medicine. Most implementations of connected health are in some way disruptive to the status quo, so I can’t help but point out those opportunities and barriers.

So I was surprised at Continue reading

Grape Seed Extract Eliminates Cancer Cell

Did You Know…

… grape seed oil can cure seemingly hopeless cases of cancer?

     Discovering a chemotherapy treatment capable of selectively eliminating cancer cells would be a cancer researcher’s equivalent of finding the Holy Grail.  Continue reading

The Dramatic Benefits of Minimally Invasive Dentistry

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  • Unnecessary drilling and filling your teeth with toxic materials can have far-reaching, long-term health ramifications. Newer alternative types of dentistry, such as minimally invasive dentistry and biomimetic dentistry offer dramatically safer and more effective solutions Continue reading

Pessimism about the Future May Lead to Longer, Healthier Life, Research Finds

Optimistic older adults face greater risk of disabilities and death, study report

Older people who have low expectations for a satisfying future may be more likely to live longer, healthier lives than those who see brighter days ahead, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

“Our findings revealed that being overly optimistic in predicting a better future was associated with a greater risk of disability and death within the following decade,” said lead author Frieder R. Lang, Continue reading

Perspiration Contains Natural, Safe Antibiotics that Kill Dangerous Germs, even TB, Staph

Sweating is just a nasty annoyance to many modern-day people. Sure, it keeps you from overheating during exercise or if you are exposed to extremely hot weather. But most often, perspiration is seen as a negative body secretion to be stopped whenever possible with chemical-laden antiperspirants. On the positive side, many traditional cultures have used induced sweating – such as sitting in sweat lodges – Continue reading

Two Latest GE-Related Health Threats: ‘Monster Salmon,’ and Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria from GE Experiments Found in Chinese Waterways

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  • Genetically engineered (GE) fish could reach your dinner plate within the next year or two, unless a sufficiently strong opposition is mounted. The first GE food animal—a salmon designed to grow abnormally fast and to an unnaturally large size—may soon receive FDA approval
  • In recent years, mounting evidence shows that initial suspicions that Continue reading

How to Prevent Accidental Poisoning At Home

Poison control centers report that more than half of the incidents they handle each year involve children under the age of six. The majority of these poisoning injuries result from the inadvertent ingestion of common household substances. Learning to reduce the likelihood of a poisoning incident in your home is an essential part of safe parenting and childcare provision, simply because even the most Continue reading

Print Me an Ear: 3-D Printing Tackles Human Cartilage

                                                                        An ear, unsurprisingly, is difficult to make from scratch. Ear cartilage is uniquely flexible and strong and has been impossible for scientists to reproduce with synthetic prostheses.

If a child is born without one, doctors typically carve a replacement ear out of rib cartilage, but it lacks the wonderfully firm yet springy qualities of the original ear. And it often doesn’t look Continue reading

The Dangerous Truth about Root Canals

What are the dangers of root canals?

You may have a colony of bacteria in your mouth that you aren’t even aware of, especially if you haven’t heard about the dangers of root canals to your total body health.

Dr. George Meinig, a dentist and one of the founders of the American Association of Endodontists, asserts in his book The Root Canal Cover Up that a root canal is paramount to leaving an organ that dies to rot inside Continue reading

Could Your Low-Sugar Diet Be Causing You More Harm Than Good?

Could your low-sugar diet be the reason for your plaguing stomach problems?

You’ve patted yourself on the back for always choosing low-sugar sweets, thinking you’re doing wonders for your health by avoiding the sugar nightmare. But did you know that low-sugar foods contain sweeteners that can actually be more harmful to your health than Continue reading