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FITNESS & WELLNESS

Top 10 ways to improve patient safety now
American Medical News
Since the landmark 1999 Institute of Medicine report, "To Err Is Human," made national headlines, the pressure has been on physicians and hospital officials to reduce the toll of preventable medical harm. Yet with so many competing pressures and studies that often offer contradictory conclusions, it is not always clear which problems to target and which safety strategies to pursue first.
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Beetroot juice can help lower blood pressure
Medical News Today
A cup of beetroot juice a day can help lower blood pressure in patients with hypertension, according to a new study. The study was conducted by researchers from Queen Mary, University of London and was published in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension.
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How technology can get CVS out of the wellness penalty box
Wired
The big flap over drugstore giant CVS' reaction to the Affordable Care Act has ignited an age-old debate: Which motivates humans, the carrot or the stick?
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DIET & NUTRITION


UN nutrition report calls for increased action to address stunting in children
Kaiser Family Foundation
"A United Nations nutrition report shows that progress has been made in recent years in addressing stunting in children, and calls for increased efforts to accelerate a response to a condition that affects some 165 million children across the world," the U.N. News Center reports. "The UNICEF report, 'Improving Child Nutrition: The achievable imperative for global progress,' notes that a key to success against stunting is focusing attention on pregnancy and the first two years of a child's life," the news service adds. "More than a quarter of children under the age of five worldwide are permanently 'stunted' from malnutrition, leaving them physically and intellectually weak," the report says, according to the Associated Press/New York Times.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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    Knowledge is power: The ABCs of BMRs (Jeff White)
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Teaching adults about prediabetes an uphill battle (American Medical News)
Birth month, vitamin D levels in newborns linked to MS (Counsel & Heal)

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Some slightly obese may gain from weight-loss surgery
HealthDay News
Even people who are slightly obese could be candidates for weight-loss surgery under new guidelines released by three U.S. medical groups. The groups recommended that eligibility for weight-loss surgery be expanded to include mildly to moderately obese people with diabetes or metabolic syndrome, which is a group of conditions that put people at increased risk for heart disease and diabetes.
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VITAMINS & PHARMACEUTICALS


When it comes to dietary supplements, consumers buy blind
MyHealthNewsDaily via Mother Nature Network
Dietary supplements spiked with pharmaceutical drugs often remain on the market, even when the Food and Drug Administration has identified these products as tainted, a new study suggests.
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Knowledge is power: Mental fitness
By Jeff White
When it comes to exercise, we automatically think of getting in shape — losing the 20 pounds we gained since college, getting stronger, building a little muscle, toning the thighs, getting a six-pack, training to run a 5K, etc.

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Practical tips may help parents address kids' obesity
USA Today
Here's some practical advice to parents who are concerned about their children's weight: Serve them meals on smaller plates, pay attention to what they watch on TV, and make sure they get adequate sleep at night.

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Knowledge is power: The ABCs of BMRs
By Jeff White
Does it seem that the older you get, the harder it is to lose weight, maintain your strength or simply stay in shape, no matter how hard you try?

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Lilly reports positive results from 2 trials of diabetes drugs
Reuters
Eli Lilly said two additional late-stage studies testing its experimental diabetes drug dulaglutide met the main goal of reducing hemoglobin A1c levels, a measure of blood sugar.
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Fingolimod slows MS brain atrophy within 6 months
Internal Medicine News
Fingolimod slows brain atrophy in patients with multiple sclerosis and is the only approved drug that does so within the first 6 months of treatment, according to Dr. Jeffrey Cohen of the Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.
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RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT


What does your birthday have to do with immune disorders?
TIME
The month in which babies are born can affect how their immune systems develop, and even how vulnerable they are to autoimmune diseases. Scientists studying the neurological disorder multiple sclerosis, in which the body's own immune cells destroy the protective coating around nerves and can lead to paralysis and loss of other functions, have long been puzzled by the "birth month effect."
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Knowledge is power: Mental fitness
By Jeff White
When it comes to exercise, we automatically think of getting in shape — losing the 20 pounds we gained since college, getting stronger, building a little muscle, toning the thighs, getting a six-pack, training to run a 5K, etc. We also know exercise is good to help prevent diseases or help to try keep them in check. But another benefit is how exercise helps us mentally.
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App aims for faster autism diagnosis
The Arizona Republic via USA Today
Because of a shortage of specialists around the country, it can take as long as six months for parents who suspect their child might have autism to get confirmation and begin treatment.
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FAST FACTS
"TB is spread through the air from one person to another, but not by shaking someone's hand or sharing food, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."


 

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