Obamacare Medical Device Tax Assumes Big Role in Spending Battle

Democrats have expressed support for the repeal, but are against including it in the CR.

A once-obscure tax on medical devices that’s part of Obamacare is playing a pivotal role in the fight over the government shutdown. Continue reading

The Benefits of Magnesium

Magnesium is a mineral that’s crucial to the body’s function. Magnesium helps keep blood pressure normal, bones strong, and the heart rhythm steady.

Why do people take magnesium?

Experts say that many people in the U.S. aren’t eating enough foods with magnesium. Adults who consume less than Continue reading

Black Rice

Did You Know…

… that black rice may be the new cancer-fighting super food?

Exotic black rice, though you’ve likely never tried it yourself yet, is gaining the attention of researchers as a potential new star among cancer-fighting super foods .

Researchers at Louisiana Continue reading

Text Message Smoking Cessation Program Sees Success Among Teens

The National Cancer Institute’s smartphone-based smoking cessation program, called SmokefreeTXT, has had a higher success rate among teenagers than traditional anti-smoking methods, Politicoreports.

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Study: Telehealth Use More Prevalent Among Urban, Wealthy Patients

Internet users living in urban areas are twice as likely to utilize telehealth services as those living in rural areas, despite the technology being touted as a way to boost rural residents’ access to health care, according to a study released by the Department of Commerce, Clinical Innovation & Technology reports.

Study Details, Findings

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Top Superfoods for Boosting Energy

Superfoods supply lots of nutrients that may often not be available from crops grown in mineral depleted soils that are common with our monoculture agriculture. They also supply more nutrients and/or antioxidants with less bulk and fewer calories.

Superfoods also tend to have high antioxidant ORAC Continue reading

Blood Donations from People Vaccinated against HPV May Be Harmful to Recipients

A shocking new report reveals that receiving blood donated from someone vaccinated with Gardasil, the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine, may be downright dangerous to your health.

S.A.N.E. Vax, Inc., contracted with an independent lab which tested 13 Gardasil vials from 13 different lots from all over the world Continue reading

Garlic Beats Best-Selling Blood Pressure Drug In New Study

A groundbreaking new study published in Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences has revealed that garlic is at least as effective as the blockbuster blood pressure lowering drug atenolol in reducing systolic and diastolic blood pressure in patients diagnosed with essential hypertension, a condition linked to the #1 cause of death in Continue reading

Emerging Hot Career Role: Population Health Information Management

Population health management will offer a huge opportunity for health information management professionals who gain expertise in the new specialty, according to an article published in the Journal of the American Health Information Management Association.

“While most healthcare providers Continue reading

Healthcare Reform Funding Saved by the Vote

Fight continues and government shutdown still a possibility

In a 100-0 vote, the U.S. Senate on Wednesday cleared the way to debate the House-passed stopgap bill that would fund government operations but cut off funds to the Affordable Care Act, USA Todayreported. Continue reading

10 Easy, Natural Remedies for Conquering the Common Cold

Persistent coughing, runny nose, stuffed up sinuses, headaches — these are among the many symptoms that can drag you down and leave you feeling helpless to make it through your day and fulfill your responsibilities when you catch a cold virus. But rather than reach for those chemical-laden cough syrups and mind-numbing antihistamines, why not instead Continue reading

Study Finds a Strong Link between Cell Phone Use and Cancer

Study Finds A Strong Link Between Cell Phone Use and CancerThe dangers of cell phone use have long been debated but for the first time a clear connection between cell phone use and higher risk of cancer has been established in a study by Tel Aviv University.

Scientists from TAU, Rabin Medical Center and the Technion examined the saliva content of 20 long-term heavy cell phone users, defined as a mean of 12 years of 30 hours per week of use. Continue reading

Osteoporosis Is Scurvy of the Bone, Not Calcium Deficiency

Osteoporisis Is Scurvy of the Bone, Not Calcium DeficiencyA joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.“~Proverbs 17:22

It saddens me to see older women diagnosed with “osteopenia” or “osteoporosis” listening Continue reading

Licensing Issues Could Slow Telehealth Services

Retail clinics and urgent-care centers offer patients flexible hours and convenience, but telehealth may be poised to take over as the easiest way for patients to get answers, advice and prescriptions for their routine ailments.

But even as the idea gains favor among providers and consumers, its spread could be slowed Continue reading