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Stocking up on bud for the Super Bowl: Seattle medical marijuana promotion sells out in 15 minutes

23 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

Pizza will have its biggest day of the year Sunday, when the New England Patriots take on the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX. It's a good bet that beer and chips will do pretty well too.Now it appears that medical marijuana may enjoy more than a wee bit of popularity Sunday evening, at least in the state of  Washington, home of the Seahawks.Read full article >>

Considering Amyloid Beta and Alzheimer's Disease

yesterdayHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Efforts to treat Alzheimer's disease by clearing the amyloid beta (A?) deposits and related precursors associated with the progression of the condition have proven to be challenging, beset with failures and complications. Wherever there...Show More Summary

Petal by Pedal: The service that delivers fresh flowers by bicycle

What if, this Valentine's Day, you got fresh, eco-friendly wildflowers delivered via the bike lane?

The Body, Diet, and Feud Fueling the Katy Perry Half-time Show

Some of us are excited for the Seahawks to play the Patriots, some of us are excited for the commercials, and some of us are just excited for a free Katy Perry concert! That’s right, Miss California Gurl is performing the half-time show this year, and much anticipation surrounds this headliner. There have been lots of rumors surrounding Perry lately, [...]

Yoga pose perfection: 3 ways to finally rock chaturanga

Ever try a yoga pose and feel like your body just doesn’t make that shape? Erin Motz has three ideas to help you conquer this commonly tough one.

MedStar Washington Hospital Center Receives Grant to Address Gaps in Medical Education

The Center for Ethics team at MedStar Washington Hospital Center has received one of 11 RightCare Alliance Young Innovator Grants from the Boston-based Lown Institute, to address an emergent and critical issue in medicine - the rise of resident suicide and physician burnout.

Quiz: Could You Be Pregnant? (No Pee Test Necessary!)

Post by Alina Adams. We’re living in the Information Age. When we have questions, we expect instant answers: whether it’s how to score a reservation for the week’s hottest restaurant, the name of so-and-so who starred in that thing you...Show More Summary

7 effective natural deodorants for a sweaty 2015

2 days agoHealth : Well Good NYC

We took them for a test spin (class), through workout sessions and crowded subway rides. And these passed our sniff test—and others'.

Don’t Ask Who, What, Where, When, Why or How and Don’t Ask Do You Remember

By Marie Marley Alzheimer's Reading Room When Ed had Alzheimer’s I would often ask him what he had for lunch. Duh. That was stupid. First of all he couldn’t remember what he had for lunch. Second, he couldn’t even remember if he’d had...Show More Summary

Fluorescent Dyes 'Light Up' Brain Cancer Cells, Reports Neurosurgery

Two new fluorescent dyes attracted to cancer cells may help neurosurgeons more accurately localize and completely resect brain tumors, suggests a study in the February issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.

'Vast Majority' of Neurosurgeons Practice Defensive Medicine

More than three-fourths US neurosurgeons practice some form of defensive medicine--performing additional tests and procedures out of fear of malpractice lawsuits, reports a special article in the February issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.

Cheat Days Only Cheat Yourself: Why Healthy Eaters Treat Themselves Instead

As a dietitian/nutritionist, I am often asked if I recommend having a cheat day. (A “cheat day,” cheat meal,” or “cheat food” — is a mini-break from a calorie-restricted diet for weight loss.) My answer is that it all depends on how you define cheat. If a cheat day is a feeding frenzy that packs [...]

University of Louisville Announces Two New Endowed Chairs in Neurological Surgery

Drs. Darryl Kaelin and Steve Williams have been tapped to fill two endowed positions in the University of Louisville Department of Neurological Surgery

Federation of State Medical Boards Responds to False and Misleading Attacks on Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) has releaseed a fact sheet refuting false and misleading public statements and distortions about the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact.

Mayo Clinic Health Letter: Highlights from the January 2015 Issue

Here are highlights from the January issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Reprinting is allowed for a fee. Mayo Clinic Health Letter attribution is required. Include the following subscription...Show More Summary

Upstate Medical University Using Novel Device to Perform the Most Challenging, Complex Shoulder Replacements

Upstate is one of two health care facilities in New York state and among only six facilities nationwide to use the FDA-approved implantable SMR TT metal back glenoid implant for shoulder replacements.

New Software Analyzes Human Genomes Faster than Other Available Technologies, Empowering Population Scale Genomic Analysis

Investigators at Nationwide Children's Hospital have developed an analysis "pipeline" that slashes the time it takes to search a person's genome for disease-causing variations from weeks to hours. An article describing the ultra-fast, highly scalable software was published in the latest issue of Genome Biology.

If You’ve Got ADD

“If you’ve got ADD and you know it, clap your hands.” That’s what award-winning producer, director, writer and comedic performer Rick Green wants you to take away from his talk at The Royal on February 2 at 7 p.m. Attention deficit disorder (ADD) — or its hyperactive cousin, ADHD — is very real, affecting about 4-percent of adults. Show More Summary

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