This is the next post in my series of Do’s and Don’ts Healthcare IT. As we all know, some of our most important citizens live in rural settings, small cities, the countryside, or remote areas. These areas have smaller populations and less direct access to vital healthcare resources. In the past 15 years or so we’ve made some great strides in remotely accessible healthcare; these offerings, called telemedical tools, provide important clinical care at a distance. Here are some do’s and don’ts of telemedicine: Continue reading →
There’s some serious confusion about cholesterol, and whether high cholesterol levels are responsible for heart disease.
Chris Masterjohn, who recently received his PhD in nutritional sciences from the University of Connecticut, has published five peer-reviewed papers on vitamins and supplementation, and he’s currently researching Continue reading →
The health benefits of celery are often overlooked because it is generally thought of as “crunchy water” and assumed to have no nutritional value.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Celery belongs to the Apiaceae / Umbellerifereae family and there are records its cultivation in Egypt, Europe and the Mediterranean as far back as 1323 BC when Pharaoh Tutankhamen was entombed with celery leaf garlands.
In the United States alone, more than one billion pounds of celery are harvested each year, primarily in Michigan and Florida. Continue reading →
Why This “Silent Healer” Has Become the Top Herbal Supplement Sold in Health Food Stores
There’s an inexpensive herbal supplement called the “Silent Healer” that may be a drug-free remedy for many of the world’s ills — one that comes without any undesirable side effects. Continue reading →
An estimated 26 million Americans suffer with migraines. Approximately 80 percent of them are women. All in all, about one in five women get migraines while only one in 16 men get them, according to migraines.org.1 About 60 percent of women affected have menstrual-related migraines, meaning it tends to coincide with their menstrual cycle.
A migraine headache is characterized as an intense throbbing or pulsing headache, Continue reading →
Cosmetics giant Neutrogena, whose parent company Johnson & Johnson has allowed the use of potentially cancer-causing chemicals in their products (and only announced in August 2012 that they would be removing them by the end of 2015), has taken on Continue reading →
We see evidence of the effect sound has on our nervous systems every day. The sound of clanging pots falling from cabinets or the shrill ring of a fire alarm fray our nerves. But a musical etude soothes our senses and helps us relax. Sound can improve our moods and help us concentrate, or push us to the brink Continue reading →
It’s a quiet scourge affecting millions of women. No matter how much you sleep, you’re always waking up exhausted. You’ve been watching your diet, cutting out the junk food, exercising… and not only haven’t you lost anything – Continue reading →