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Taking steps to achieve more steps

2 minutes agoHealth : Running A Hospital

I've noted the unsupported assertions of many wellness programs, but it's also important to acknowledge the interventions that can make a difference. Here's an excellent article from the European Respiratory Journal that documents how affixing pedometers to people with COPD can make a difference in their health. Show More Summary

Public Service Recognition Week: Voices from the HIV community

The first week of May is Public Service Recognition Week—an opportunity to honor those who serve their communities. We wanted to acknowledge the important work that public servants do by sharing this video, which showcases Federal staff from across the U.S Government talking about their commitment to the HIV/AIDS response. The video was released at...

Statement on the 5th IHR Emergency Committee meeting regarding the international spread of wild poliovirus

The fifth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of wild poliovirus in 2014 - 15 was convened via teleconference by the Director-General on 24 April 2015. Show More Summary

The Decision-Making Dilemma: Are You a Picker or a Chooser?

For anyone that has any trouble with decision-making, this post is for you. Considering that this is one of the biggest problems I've struggled with personally, I have been on a constant look-up for all wisdom, tools, or advice on how to best tackle decision-making. Show More Summary

How to Change Your Beliefs and Stick to Your Goals for Good

In one of my very first articles, I discussed a concept called identity-based habits. The basic idea is that the beliefs you have about yourself can drive your long-term behavior. Maybe you can trick yourself into going to the gym or...Show More Summary

Human bat uses echoes and sounds to see the world

Born blind, Brian Borowski taught himself to echolocate using tongue and finger clicks – scientists are now studying his supersense for insights into the brain

Oregon CCOs on WIHI

23 minutes agoHealth : Running A Hospital

Madge Kaplan notes: The next WIHI broadcast — Leaning In: Oregon's Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) — will take place on Thursday, May 7, from 2 to 3 PM ET, and I hope you'll tune in. Our guests will include: Chris DeMars, MPH,Show More Summary

New Stem Cell May Overcome Hurdles for Regenerative Medicine

Salk Institute scientists discover new type of stem cell that could potentially generate mature, functional tissues

Preterm Babies with ROP Treated with Growth Inhibitor Score Lower Than Those Treated with Laser Treatment

Preterm babies with retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) treated using bevacizumab, a growth inhibitor, have been found to have lower motor scores than babies treated with traditional laser ablation. The research is being presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) this week in Denver, Colo.

UTSW Establishes Hybrid Cerebrovascular Operating Suite to Enhance Multidisciplinary Approach for Stroke, Neurosurgery

UT Southwestern Medical Center has established a Hybrid Cerebrovascular Operating Suite at Zale Lipshy University Hospital that will combine surgical innovations with advanced imaging capabilities for surgical cases related to stroke and brain aneurysms.

New Anti-Cancer Stem Cell Compound in Development

Cardiff University scientists have developed a novel anti-cancer stem cell agent capable of targeting aggressive tumour forming cells common to breast, pancreas, colon and prostate cancers.

A Precise Approach to Treating Prostate Cancer: Focal Therapy Program Expands at Mount Sinai

Mount Sinai is expanding its use of an image-guided technology that focuses on removing only cancerous tissue in the prostate, sparing the rest of the gland.

Infographic Available for Your Use to Explain the Scope and Impact of the Asthma Epidemic

The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology has developed an infographic to address how uncontrolled asthma impacts sufferers in the United States.

PWN-USA Teams With Physicians to Release New Model for Trauma-Informed Care

Today, Positive Womens Network -- USA (PWN-USA), a national membership body of women with HIV, is proud to announce the release of a new model for bringing trauma awareness and healing into primary healthcare settings. The conceptual...Show More Summary

What Does Kayla Think?

After posting my thoughts and feelings about a middle school special education classroom we observed as a possible placement for Kayla, I shared Lucas' thoughts on that little tidbit of doing laundry.Now I needed to ask Kayla what she...Show More Summary

Even Though My Body Continues to Fail Me, Every Fiber of My Being Feels Strengthened

I open my eyes to a flat bedroom ceiling. Immediately a fresh wave of pain washes over me, gripping my muscles. Any movement is uncomfortable and stiff. I sit up and attempt to stretch my arms. Loud cracks ripple from my swollen joints. Show More Summary

5 Things You Should Know About Actress Perrey Reeves

34 minutes agoFitness / Yoga : Yoga Journal

Meet actress, vegetarian, and owner ?of The Sanctuary at Two Rivers yoga retreat in Costa Rica. The post 5 Things You Should Know About Actress Perrey Reeves appeared first on Yoga Journal.

‘How do you tell a kid he’s not going to grow up?’

36 minutes agoHealth : The Checkup

"You wake up in the morning, and you think your kid is fine, and you go to bed that night, and you know they're dying," Mindy Leffler says, describing what it felt like to receive a diagnosis that her son Aidan has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), a debilitating and ultimately fatal rare disease that overwhelmingly strikes young boys.Read full article >>

How to Get Beyoncé's Met Gala Body

40 minutes agoHealth / Fitness : PopSugar: Fitness

Jennifer Lopez is a fan; Beyoncé credits it for her svelte Met Gala figure. Their weight-loss secret? The 22-day vegan challenge, created by Beyoncé's trainer, Marco Borges. The challenge is built on the concept that it takes 21 days to break a habit, and its premise is simple: eat a healthy vegan diet for 22 days and see how you feel. Show More Summary

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