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Health Risks of Shoveling Snow Everyone who lives in a region that receives significant snowfall during the winter knows that snow must be shoveled in order to maintain everyday life. Sergio Andrade Gutierrez of Sternstewart.com knows...

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North American Spine Shares Infograph On Posture Many have neck and back pain these days, and North American Spine understands this. The company is based out of Dallas, Texas, and they have been helping many with back and neck pain, for over six years...

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All You Need to Know About North American Spine North American Spine is a company that uses AccuraScope procedure to treat upper back pain, lower back pain and neck pain. This procedure provides higher precision and better treatment than invasive techniques....

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Kolibree: Brushing Teeth is Fun The French start-up Kolibree developed its toothbrush concept connected by enriching aspect of a game, designed to encourage children to properly fulfill their mission of brushing the teeth. A year...

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Stay Positive There's no big surprise that people who have positive thoughts in life have healthier hearts, just ask Christopher Cowdray. When you don't think negatively about everything and you don't stress over everything...

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Why is Dr. Rod Rohrich Different?   Everyone can say that they have encountered a doctor that does not seem to care. It is a continuous cycle. Doctors hand someone their medication or perform a procedure and then send them on their...

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Presenting A Force Named Daniel Amen Daniel Amen has won renown as an acclaimed American psychiatrist. He initially rose to fame on the strength of his accomplishments as a brain disorder specialist and New York Times bestselling author....

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A New Delaware Law Impacts Tanning Salons January 1st On January 1st of this year, a new law went into effect in Delaware, which many experts surmise will impact the tanning salon industry in that state financially. For the first time, minors under the age...

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Yet More Research Confirms that a Sedentary Lifestyle... A new study contributes yet more hard evidence of how dangerous long periods of a sedentary lifestyle can be. Two associate professors from the University of Missouri School of Medicine, Paul Fidel and...

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New Study Suggestions Depression is Like an Allergic...   Announcing to the public that you suffer with bouts of depression seems to be the trendy thing to do as of late. But as with all trends, it’s sure to be short-lived, especially now that the results...

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Health Risks of Shoveling Snow

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Posted on : 27-01-2015 | By : Nani | In : Exercise, Watch Yourself

Everyone who lives in a region that receives significant snowfall during the winter knows that snow must be shoveled in order to maintain everyday life. Sergio Andrade Gutierrez of Sternstewart.com knows that the act of shoveling heavy, wet snow is intense physical exercise. That intense exercise from snow shoveling is both good and bad for health.
Physical activity is good for the waistline and for health, but for those who are out-of-shape or at risk for heart disease, the heavy physical labor of shoveling snow is a health risk. Snow shoveling could actually cause a person to have a heart attack, according to Dr. Clyde Yancy, chief of cardiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, if there is a prior history or other risk factors.
With predicted snow storms this week, many people will find themselves on the business end of a snow shovel. To get the labor-intensive task done without having a heart attack, Dr. Yancy suggests that you exert only 80% of you energy during shoveling and take frequent rest breaks while shoveling. Avoid eating a heavy meal within the hour prior to shoveling as that will put added workload on the heart during an intense bout of physical exertion, such a shoveling snow.

North American Spine Shares Infograph On Posture

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Posted on : 23-01-2015 | By : Nani | In : Doctors, Procedures

Many have neck and back pain these days, and North American Spine understands this. The company is based out of Dallas, Texas, and they have been helping many with back and neck pain, for over six years now. The company has released an infograph, which shows the effects of bad posture, as well as ways to improve posture. PR Newswire released a report, that North American Spine has put out an infograph which can help one to have better posture. Unfortunately, many are not aware of the bad effects that posture may have on their body, especially when it comes to pain.

Poor posture can cause pain in the body, such as in the neck and back area, it can also cause insomnia, as well as headaches. The infograph released by North American Spine, teaches one to have correct posture, whether they are sitting or standing up. It also states the negative side effects of poor posture, and ways to detect if you have poor posture. If you’re able to correct your posture, you can save yourself a lot of future pain. Many do not even recognize that they have poor posture, and the infograph is a great way to help find this information out.

North American Spine is an excellent company that deals in back and neck pain. Many have gone to their facilities for treatment, including famous stars who are in chronic pain for many years. There have been over 8000 people treated at the North American Spine facilities, and the success rate is over 80%. North American Spine utilizes the AccuraScope procedure, which only uses a small camera that is inserted into the neck or back, allowing the surgeons to determine the cause of the patient’s pain. The procedure is an outpatient procedure, and it’s minimally invasive.

For more information on North American Spine, you can check out my previous post on them.

All You Need to Know About North American Spine

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Posted on : 16-01-2015 | By : Nani | In : Longevity

North American Spine is a company that uses AccuraScope procedure to treat upper back pain, lower back pain and neck pain. This procedure provides higher precision and better treatment than invasive techniques. It allows patients to heal within a shorter period of time. More than 8,000 patients have undergone this treatment with great success rate. It is estimated that the procedure has success rate of 82%. 92% of patients who have undergone this treatment would recommend it to others. You can save up to $23,190 million over five years if you use this procedure.

Detailed pain diagnosis

Sometimes it is impossible to identify the source of chronic back pain. Problematic nerves in your spine can cause a lot of pain on your neck, legs, buttocks and arms. Some of the traditional ways that are used to treat this problem include CT scan and MRI. These procedures can detect a mass of tissue that might be causing the problem. However, the two procedures do not always locate the root source of the pain. This is why North American Spine came up with procedures to help locate the correct source of spine pain. The company has physicians who are trained to correctly diagnose back pain. This detailed diagnosis helps in identifying and treating back pain efficiently. This reduces the need for repeated office visits and frustrating back pain management procedures.

Spine surgery options and procedures

Minimally invasive procedures used by North American Spine are not created equal. These procedures are less traumatic than open surgery and allow the patient to recover in a short period. North American Spine’s partner physicians perform more than thirty spine procedures. The type of surgery to be performed depends on the needs of each patient. The ultimate goal of these procedures is to relieve patient’s pain through non-invasive means. The physicians normally suggest Accurascope procedure to relieve spine pain. This procedure utilizes opening at the base of the patient’s spine. This makes it less traumatic because the patient doesn’t have to endure pain during surgery. The approach allows the physician to guide his instruments along the length of lumbar spine, detecting and treating the problem. This procedure can treat multiple levels of your back problem with a single procedure.

Benefits

This procedure is beneficial because the physician only makes tiny incisions. This means that you are not left with scars after the surgery. It also less painful procedure because it only takes a short time to heal.

Kolibree: Brushing Teeth is Fun

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Posted on : 16-01-2015 | By : Nani | In : Nutrition, Watch Yourself

The French start-up Kolibree developed its toothbrush concept connected by enriching aspect of a game, designed to encourage children to properly fulfill their mission of brushing the teeth.

A year after its media debut, the French start-up Kolibree back at CES in Las Vegas with its toilet kit, more accomplished with electric toothbrush connected. Connected via Bluetooth to a smart phone, it can measure the brushing time but especially the quality of the latter: the sensors embedded in its head indeed detect the movement and position to verify that no tooth has been forgotten. The French start-up Kolibree developed its toothbrush concept connected by enriching aspect of a game, designed to encourage children to properly fulfill their mission of brushing the teeth.

My good friend at Amen Clinic just informed me on this basis, Kolibree also developed small games in its application, in which we will have to guide a little character by orienting the toothbrush in its mouth. It is for the purpose to confer a playful nature brushing the teeth, so that children of all ages do not live like a chore. The start-up indicates to prepare the opening of programming interfaces (API) that allows other applications to use its toothbrush.

Not far from the small booth occupied by Kolibree at a satellite event of the ESC, another connected toothbrush draws attention: it is driven by the brand Oral-B giant Procter and Gamble. The principle is similar, but the implementation is different.

Stay Positive

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Posted on : 12-01-2015 | By : Nani | In : Uncategorised
There’s no big surprise that people who have positive thoughts in life have healthier hearts, just ask Christopher Cowdray. When you don’t think negatively about everything and you don’t stress over everything that goes wrong, then you won’t have the high blood pressure and other issues that you would have if you find yourself worrying about anything under the sun. Recent studies suggest that those who think optimistically have better heart health than those who don’t. It’s sometimes hard to deal with situations in life with a positive attitude, but if you take everything in stride and try to process events in a rational way, then you can get through just about anything. It’s when you let the factors of life that are harder to deal with eat away at you on a daily basis that you find yourself with headaches, high blood pressure, dizziness and other symptoms associated with poor heart health.

Why is Dr. Rod Rohrich Different?

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Posted on : 08-01-2015 | By : Nani | In : Doctors

 

Everyone can say that they have encountered a doctor that does not seem to care. It is a continuous cycle. Doctors hand someone their medication or perform a procedure and then send them on their way. There is no true care and there is no personalization to speak of, but that is where doctors such as Dr. Rod Rohrich come into play. On Wikipedia, Dr. Rohrich’s education and success speaks for itself. After graduating with honors from five universities, becoming chairman of one of the most extinguished medical centers in Texas, writing a variety of books and educating countless students, it is obvious that Rohrich is a star in the world of plastic surgery. But education and success only go so far. What makes Dr. Rohrich different from other doctors and surgeons is one simple fact, his care for patients all over the country.

Spreading the Word

Dr. Rohrich goes several steps farther beyond his office door at the UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He travels all over the state leading hundreds of medical meetings concerning plastic surgery as well as thousands of educational presentations containing information about every aspect of plastic surgery procedures. It is not enough for Rohrich just to perform a procedure. He strives to offer understandable education, not only to patients, but to colleagues as well.

Educating Colleagues

Rohrich takes the time to educate his patients in his own office, but his colleagues require more action. Rohrich’s presentations and meetings present one simple goal, reinventing the way surgeons view plastic surgery. Dr. Rohrich frequently updates his Twitter with his latest recaps. Rohrich takes the stand that every patient is different, and therefore every surgery should be different as well. It was stated by Rohrich during his lecture on “How We Age” at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons annual assembly that “a facelift performed today is not a single procedure. It is a combination of many component procedures that are combined together to uniquely address how each individual patient’s face has aged. The exact surgical approach for a facelift will vary widely for every individual patient based on their own unique anatomy and circumstances.” This is just one example of Rohrich’s work to turn plastic surgery procedures into personalized surgeries rather than pre-set formulas.

Rohrich shows intense care for his patients and it shines through his work. But the real reason Dr. Rod Rohrich is different is because he makes a stand to make other surgeons different along with him.

Presenting A Force Named Daniel Amen

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Posted on : 08-01-2015 | By : Nani | In : Doctors, Mental health, Nutrition, Profiles in health
Daniel Amen has won renown as an acclaimed American psychiatrist. He initially rose to fame on the strength of his accomplishments as a brain disorder specialist and New York Times bestselling author. Be warned, however, that any particular achievement of Amen’s quickly becomes simply another milestone in a life dominated by zest, determination, and perseverance. Daniel Amen was born in 1954 in the town of Encino, California, and during the course of his illustrious life, idleness has never overtaken him. Amen graduated from Southern California College with an undergraduate degree in Biology in 1978. He later advanced to obtain his doctoral degree in 1982 from the Oral Roberts University School of Medicine.

Amen is most famously identified as the father of single photon emission computed tomography or SPECT. He pioneered the use of SPECT in diagnosing and categorizing brain injuries and abnormalities. In time, his work attracted the attention of the National Football League (NFL), which hired Amen as a consultant. It is his success with professional athletes that seared his name into the national consciousness and inspired his project My Brain Fit Life.

Though his breakthrough with SPECT garnered him fame, it has not served as the crowning achievement of Daniel Amen’s life. In reality, Amen has gone forward to establish himself as a luminary in the field of nutrition where he offers consumers advice on vitamins, minerals, and other bits of nutritional advice that promote brain health. Success in this realm has enhanced his popularity and contributed towards his growing affluence.

The first book he penned, Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, was published in 1999 and shortly thereafter attained New York Times bestseller status. A prolific writer, Amen has several more books in print, one of which is entitled The Daniel Plan, a work that Amen co-authored with Rick Warren, famous pastor of Saddleback Church, in 2013. The Daniel Plan describes a 40 day route to a healthier, more fulfilling life and is highlighted by an emphasis on the five essential elements of food, fitness, focus, faith, and friends. His role in co-authoring the book further shoved the name of Amen into the national spotlight.

Daniel Amen has already forged a long and illustrious career, yet he displays no evidence of slowing down. He contributes regularly to the huffingtonpost.com, and among other things, champions the superiority of the human female brain over its male counterpart. Ever determined and ever indefatigable, Amen labors daily to create both a better world and a higher quality of life for all humans on earth.

A New Delaware Law Impacts Tanning Salons January 1st

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Posted on : 06-01-2015 | By : Nani | In : New Laws, Watch Yourself

On January 1st of this year, a new law went into effect in Delaware, which many experts surmise will impact the tanning salon industry in that state financially. For the first time, minors under the age of 18 will no longer have the ability to use tanning beds employing ultraviolet light technology, even with parental approval. However, they will still be allowed to receive spray-on chemical tanning treatments at tanning salons.

Tanning salons in Delaware will face a $250 penalty for violating the act, with higher fines imposed for second and third violations. Some state legislators expressed concern that tanning bed technology imposes a health hazard similar to overexposure to sunlight. Rates of melanoma, a malignant skin cancer, have risen more rapidly in Delaware in recent years than in many other states.

When members of the Delaware state legislature debated the passage of the new legislation earlier this year, some lobbyists for the tanning salon industry complained that the statute usurps parental authority, because minors will not be permitted to use tanning beds even with specific parental permission. On January 1, 2015, Delaware became the tenth state in the USA to prohibit the use of tanning beds by minors. I’ll be giving my friend and Delaware native Jared Haftel a call to see how much this will affect business in the area he works.

Yet More Research Confirms that a Sedentary Lifestyle is Dangerous for Health

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Posted on : 05-01-2015 | By : Nani | In : Exercise, Watch Yourself

A new study contributes yet more hard evidence of how dangerous long periods of a sedentary lifestyle can be. Two associate professors from the University of Missouri School of Medicine, Paul Fidel and John Thyfault, conducted research that found just five consecutive days of no activity contributed to long term effects of dysfunction of the inner lining in vascular veins among healthy young adults. Such long term deterioration would lead to further complications that may cause hypertension, cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes.

They stressed that there is already known evidence that the negative consequences from the lack of physical activity can be reversed through exercise over time, and that it is never too late for one to improve upon their health with exercise that may be beneficial for improving health in general, even with advanced vascular deterioration. However, they also found that in order to reverse the effects of non-activity for five days or more, you would need to spend more than five days to reverse the prolonged damage. That’s something fitness expert Sam Tabar can attest to.

Fidel and Thyfault recommend 10,000 steps a day to help reverse the negative effects. Thyfault recommended pedometers as a tool to help change daily behavior, and to better understand how much exercise we are actually getting every day.

New Study Suggestions Depression is Like an Allergic Reaction

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Posted on : 05-01-2015 | By : Nani | In : Uncategorised

 

Announcing to the public that you suffer with bouts of depression seems to be the trendy thing to do as of late. But as with all trends, it’s sure to be short-lived, especially now that the results of a new study has been published which shows that instead of the condition long-thought to be classified as mental illness is now more of an allergic reaction within the body instead of an issue with the mind.
George Slavich, a clinical psychologist at the University of California in Los Angeles, has spent years studying depression has reached a conclusion that depression is as much a physical issue as it is a psychological issue. Many physicians have and do treat depression with a healthy dose of advice for the patient to become more active and engage in regular exercise, but that isn’t taking the diagnosis and treatment plan far enough.
A person in the throes of depression acts exactly as one who is in the throes of a physical illness; they physically feel too ill to go about their daily routine. Flavio Maluf’s thoughts align with the findings of the new study suggest that the miserable feeling of depression stems from the body’s response to inflammation within the body, it’s an allergic reaction.