Astounding Number of Medical Procedures Have No Benefit, Even Harm – JAMA Study

proceduresWhat if millions of medical diagnoses, procedures, and treatments were based on, at best, questionable scientific evidence, but still performed daily, the world over, in the name of saving patients lives or reducing their suffering? A new JAMA review indicates this may be exactly what is happening.  Continue reading

On the Move with MHealth: Nurses Develop Mobile Health Tools,

News_FeatureBanner_110915_702_336_Mobile health technology has broadened nurses’ horizons beyond what anyone could have imagined, giving them the ability to improve care and communication and educate patients in managing their own health. Continue reading

Pfizer: Think Patient-First when Developing Mobile Health Apps

phyzerNYC-based pharma company Pfizer currently has 15 apps in the US iOS app store, ranging from a chapstick companion app to an app for people with kidney cancer. At the HIMSS Connected Health Summit in National Harbor, Maryland, Pfizer executives talked about two of the company’s apps and their broader strategy for developing mobile health interventions.

“We recognize that the data shows patients expect meaningful digital solutions from us, and it is our obligation to deliver that,” Judy Sewards, vice president of data and digital innovations, said. “When we think about it at Pfizer, we’re not thinking about what’s the next shiny thing, Continue reading

Lymphatic Drainage: How To Detoxify Lymph Nodes? Here Are 7 Simple Ways!

lymphaticThe lymphatic system, or lymph system as it is also called, is a system made up of glands, lymph nodes, the spleen, thymus gland and tonsils. Lymphatic system is vital for both tissue repair and controlling inflammation in most organs of the human body. The improper drainage of the lymphatic system, results in an impaired immune system, or even tumors in the lymph nodes.

Detoxing your body is easy as long as you know ways to tap into your lymphatic system. A healthy glow comes from the inside out. Continue reading

Foods Kept in Plain Sight May Reveal the Source of Your Weight Management Problem

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The types of ready-to-eat foods you leave in plain sight on your kitchen counters can be used to predict your weight. Those with cereal and soda on their counters are on average 20 to 26 pounds heavier than others

Cutting added sugars can improve a child’s health in as little as 10 days, reducing triglycerides by 33 points, and lowering blood sugar by 53 percent

Reducing added sugar consumption improves heart health. Continue reading

Vaccine Injury Compensation: Government’s Broken Social Contract with Parents

vaccine-injury-compensation-by-yearStory at-a-glance − In 1986, Congress created a federal vaccine injury compensation program (VICP) to restrict civil lawsuits against vaccine manufacturers and negligent doctors when government mandated Continue reading

Brain’s Crossmodal Mappings Used to Let Blind People See With Sound

vOICeAt Caltech researchers are studying how the brain can quickly adapt to use one sense instead of another, hopefully allowing this knowledge to translate into technology to allow blind people to see with their ears. In particular, the investigators are encoding the visual scene captured by Continue reading

‘Million Cancer Deaths From Fukushima Expected in Japan,’ New Report Reveals

2345A shocking new report defies the chronically underestimated impacts of the Fukushima’s triple meltdown on the risk of cancer in exposed populations, which does not just include Japan, but arguably the entire world.

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The Window of Opportunity to Protect Vaccine Freedom Is Closing

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California is one of three states in the US that will not allow anything but a medical exemption from vaccination, for which 99.99 percent of children do not qualify under federal guidelines

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44 Reasons to Ban or Label GMOs

gmo-protestThink GMOs are safe for human consumption? Think again.  There are plenty of reasons GMOs should be banned, or, at the very least, labeled.

For twenty years the federal government, Continue reading

PPO Health Plans Disappearing from Public Health Exchanges

ppo2Preferred provider organization health care plans are disappearing from public health insurance exchanges established under the Continue reading

Let Fruit Be Your Medicine: Watermelon’s Remarkable Health Benefits

watermelon_health_benefitsWatermelon is so much more than just a highly refreshing summertime treat. From the perspective of a growing body of clinical research, it is a truly medicinal food.

Only this month, research published in the Continue reading

The Incredible Health Benefits of Berries

berries_phytonutrients_greenmedinfoHow can one food group offer so many incredible health benefits, from preventing heart attack, stroke and dementia to protecting you from the flu? The answer is phytonutrients, and berries are simply loaded. Reading this “berry primer” will have you snatching them by the handfuls.

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Just One Teaspoon of This Spice Boosts Weight Loss by 50%

cuminCould a few shakes of this yellow powder dissolve stubborn weight and TRIPLE your loss of body fat?

The peppery spice cumin appeared in the Bible as a seasoning for soup and breads.  The seeds were paid to priests.  Continue reading

North Values Telemedicine

ontarioTelemedicine is critical when it comes to providing health care in Northwestern Ontario.

Ontario Telemedicine Network CEO Edward Brown said the region is one of the biggest users of the technology in the world and there’s a long history of telemedicine in Northwestern Ontario being used to improve access to care. Continue reading