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Metal Allergies Can Cause Problems with Knee Replacement

Diane Vellucci says she has much to be thankful for this holiday season. At this time last year, she doubted she would live to see another Christmas. All because Diane, 56, was allergic to her knee replacement, or, more specifically, to the metal used in the joint implant. Extremely weak and in terrible pain, Diane […]

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for a Happy and Healthy Primal Christmas

Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, the Winter Solstice, or any of the other holidays that fall in and around late December, there are common experiences. Hosts hustle to get their homes decorated, cleaned, and ready for guests. Workers send emails and get caught up on everything before the holiday slow down. Shoppers fight throngs for […]

Thumbing around on a smartphone makes your brain more sensitive to touch, study says

16 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

Your smartphone addiction is doing more than giving your thumbs a workout, it is also changing your brain.A new study suggests that using a smartphone -- touching the fingertips against the smooth surface of a screen -- can make the brain more sensitive to the thumb, index and middle finger tips being touched.Read full article >>

You Asked: What’s the Healthiest Sweetener?

16 hours agoHealth : Healthland

Why sweet and good-for-you might not go together

20 Jolly Holiday Baby Names

Post by Laura Emerson. We all mark the season in different ways, but most of us can agree that we love this time of year. Between the gift giving, candle lighting, song singing, and cocoa drinking, we're ready for a perfectly joyfulShow More Summary

Hair Regrowth as a Pointer to the Role of Immune System Activity in Tissue Regeneration

17 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

The immune system is known to play an important role in regeneration, but the details are still being uncovered. Nonetheless at some point in the near future manipulation of immune cells may prove to be a viable alternative path in regenerative...Show More Summary

Positive Medicine Credo: A Higher Calling

Mike Magee I was recently asked about the Medical Journalism Code of Ethics referenced in JAMA in 1992. One of the grounding documents on which that document was based was the original Positive Medicine Credo which I wrote in 1986. Rereading...Show More Summary

A Role for Hydrogen Sulfide in Calorie Restriction

17 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

A great deal of effort over the past fifteen years has gone into efforts to fully understand how calorie restriction works to improve health and extend life. The research community would like to have sufficient knowledge to produce drugs that mimic this effect. Show More Summary

New Study Explores the Protective Effects of Exercise

Depending on your age, just one exercise session may improve the body’s ability to overcome stressors by potentially boosting the antioxidant system. These results are part of Tinna Traustadóttir’s study published this month in Age, the Journal of the American Aging Association. Show More Summary

No Time? Even 1 Workout Will Make a Difference

17 hours agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Think you have no time to exercise? Our friends at Self explain how one workout can make all the difference. Recently, we learned that 90 minutes of daily yoga can have an enormous impact on your ability to handle stress. But don't fret if you can't carve out an hour and a half to devote to your asanas. Show More Summary

Herbal Enemas and Cleanses to Prevent Colon Cancer: Not a Good Idea

17 hours agoHealth / Weight Loss : CalorieLab

Nutritionist Karen Collins advises those considering enemas and cleanses to ward off colon cancer to instead simply eat a diet high in dietary fiber. Herbal Enemas and Cleanses to Prevent Colon Cancer: Not a Good Idea is a post from...

The Summerhouses at Mohonk Mountain House

18 hours agoFitness / Hiking : Section Hiker

  Mohonk Mountain House is one of the last great inns in the Hudson River Valley, just 90 miles north of New York City. It’s a special place for me because I rediscovered my love of hiking there amidst the Shawanagunk Mountains and nearby Catskills Mountain Range. Resembling Harry Potter’s castle, Mohonk is a huge […]            

Christmas Eve 2014

18 hours agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

This year is the hundredth anniversary of several unofficial truces on the western front of World War I at Christmas time in 1914. As Wikipedia explains: ”In the week leading up to the holiday, German and British soldiers crossed trenches...

The Caregiver’s Path to Compassionate Decision Making Resource Workbook

All in all, I find this workbook to be an enormously valuable tool for both professionals in the aging field and for caregivers at home to use for peace of mind. By Carole LarkinAlzheimer's Reading Room I read Viki’s book “The Caregiver’s...Show More Summary

George HW Bush hospitalized

Former President George HW Bush taken to hospital on Tuesday http://t.co/GRAqgcPq78 pic.twitter.com/744JxYoZno — Times of India (@timesofindia) December 24, 2014

St. Louis County, MO cop shoots, kills man who pointed gun; uproar in community

Gary Baumgarten. MORE: People gather at scene in Berkeley, Mo., where police say man was fatally shot after pointing gun at officer: http://t.co/pBxzKfN9PL — Yahoo News (@YahooNews) December 24, 2014

Hope and Hopefulness: the light is on!

We are on the eve of something amazing.I never thought that being on Facebook would lead me to kind of a spiritual hopefulness and a belief in the power of thousands of 'one's' to make change. But, indeed that has happened and it's happened...Show More Summary

Boston Harbor Anniversary: Swimmable and fishable

Now, this was a great day in 1991. Instead of having a big event with elected and regulatory officials who would have stolen the scene, we quietly went to Deer Island and--with the guys who had loyally and with little support run the treatment plant for years--went down into a vault and--at 10:23am--simply shut off the sludge discharge line. Show More Summary

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