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What if the Central Premise of Bipolar Disorder Is Wrong?

Always appending disorder to the word bipolar is akin to always appending accident to the end of automobile. In other words, saying “bipolar disorder” is the same as saying “car accident” every time you mention a car. read more

5 Characteristics of an Ideal Caregiver

My belief is the #1 core characteristic of an excellent caregiver is empathy. I often question if this is inherent within us, or is this something which can be learned? By Bob De Marco Alzheimer's Reading Room A reader searching Google...Show More Summary


An al Qaeda affiliated terrorist group claims it has hijacked a Pakistani Navy vessel. And plans to use it against the U.S. ships in the Arabian Sea. The group making the claim is called Lions of Allah. But it’s one thing to hijack a naval vessel. It’s another to know how to fire its armaments. […]

A Look at a Future of Slowing Aging

23 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

This article is an example of the rising awareness of ongoing research into altering the pace of aging so as to extend healthy life. This is a good thing if you are thinking about raising funds for research on therapies for aging, as the more public attention the better, even if it is focused at first on a poor choice of scientific strategy. Show More Summary

CDC Launches New Campaign – HIV Treatment Works – For People Living with HIV

HIV Treatment Works is a national campaign that was launched today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to encourage people living with HIV to get in care, start taking HIV medications, remain in care, and stay on treatment as directed. People from across the United States who are living with HIV joined...

The Risk of Dementia Can Be Modified and Lowered - World Alzheimer's Report 2014

The World Alzheimer Report 2014 reveals that over two thirds (68%) of people surveyed around the world are concerned about getting dementia in later life. By Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Reading Room The study also reveals that control ofShow More Summary

Math Model Designed to Replace Invasive Kidney Biopsy for Lupus Patients

Mathematics might be able to reduce the need for invasive biopsies in patients suffering kidney damage related to the autoimmune disease lupus.

New Livongo Plugs Glucose Testing into Real-Time Care, Research

Like something straight out of HBO’s series Silicon Valley, former Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman made a splash on the TechCrunch Disrupt stage last week introducing the latest and greatest in cloud-based glucose testing tech: Livongo,Show More Summary

HHS awards more than $295 million in Affordable Care Act funds to increase access to primary care at health centers

Funding creates an estimated 4,750 new jobs; Helps newly insured access care Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today $295 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 1,195 health centers in every U.S. State, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Basin to expand primary care...

A new Washington rat race: Fitbit-wearing power walkers vie for step supremacy

2 days agoHealth : The Checkup

One day this summer, Rep. Fred Upton was walking down Pennsylvania Avenue when he happened upon White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough. They are political foes. Upton, a Republican from Michigan, chairs the House Energy and Commerce Committee. McDonough is the right hand of Democratic presidential power. Read full article >>

An Ebola vaccine was given to 10 volunteers, and there are ‘no red flags’ yet

2 days agoHealth : The Checkup

The first human trial of an Ebola virus has so far produced no adverse effects, according to a National Institutes of Health official. The comments were made by Anthony Fauci, director of the NIH's Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases when he testified before Congress on the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa on Tuesday. Read full article >>

My Mother Has Alzheimer's and is Driving Me Crazy

I yearned for the good old days when everything was normal. When we were happy. After Alzheimer's set in, I was searching for a way to help mom to be agreeable, copacetic, good, and for the situation to be palatable for both of us. By...Show More Summary

NFL Players Union Accepts Revised Drug Policy

2 days agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Despite players accepting the deal, tensions remain between both sides.

512th Friday Blog Roundup

I posted about this on Twitter and Facebook because it has been on my mind lately.  Most of the twins’ friends are out of car seats.  My kids are still in boosters and will be for a long time because the recommendation (well, it ranges between recommendation and law depending on where you live) is […]

How Neural Stem Cells Help to Repair Damage

18 minutes agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Researchers have identified a novel mechanism by which neural stem cells can help to repair and assist other brain cells: Stem cells hold great promise as a means of repairing cells in conditions such as multiple sclerosis, stroke or injuries of the spinal cord because they have the ability to develop into almost any cell type. Show More Summary

In Hopes of Predicting the Diabetes Exercise Effect

I step outside to take a quick walk around the block at lunchtime and see my blood sugar is hovering at 98 mg/dL — just high enough so it might not drop too low, but just low enough so danger… The post In Hopes of Predicting the Diabetes Exercise Effect appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.

Morning Roundup: Sept. 19, 2014

48 minutes agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Australian police seize Batman ecstasy in drug raids, DUI suspect threatens to join ISIS, and man high on PCP hides in kindergarten bathroom.

Friday Funny 792: Crazy Ideas That NEED To Happen

Lots more funny stuff on! Steve in a Speedo

Towers of Paine 2004

by site editor Rick McCharles Today I reprint my trip report from 2004. ___ The main reason I travelled to South America was attending the marvels of a thousand Patagonian sights and sounds. Actually, it was to hike Fitz Roy … Continue reading ?

The 3-Bean Soup Stars Can't Get Enough Of

1 hour agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

If you've ever wondered what celebrities are eating at home, look no further! Stars like Jessica Biel and Vanessa Hudgens are both huge fans of Paleta, an LA-based meal delivery service. Ripe for Fall is Paleta's healthy three-bean veggie soup. Packed with fiber and protein, you're bound to be making this all season long. Front Page Image Source: Thinkstock

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