Casual Games Help You Unwind and Relax

RealNetworks, the leading developer, publisher and distributor of casual games, announced research findings that demonstrate U.S. adults who play “casual” games for a quick mental break. Sixty four percent of respondents cited game play as a way to unwind and relax, while 53 percent play for stress relief. Real is providing new details about the…

National Blame Someone Else Day

National Blame Someone Else Day, an “unofficial” national holiday was invented by Anne Moeller of Clio, Michigan in 1982. One day, her alarm clock failed to go off, hence creating a domino effect of bad luck events throughout the day. The day happened to be Friday the 13th. ABOUT DR. JENNIFER L FLO For many…

Physician Compensation is Affected by Gender, Specialty, Age and Productivity

Gender, Specialty, Age And Productivity Among Factors in Physicians’ Compensation Annual survey reveals trends in medical practice compensation, with age and productivity influencing gender disparity in physicians’ compensation Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) released their 2017 Physician Compensation and Production Survey which revealed that age and productivity are contributing factors that impact gender disparity in physicians’…

Huge Nutritional Benefits if You Swap Snacks with Almonds

New Study Demonstrates That Snack Swaps with Almonds Could Lead to Huge Nutrition Benefits Eating almonds and other tree nuts in place of empty-calorie snacks is associated with improvement in nutrient intakes and overall healthy eating scores A new study that evaluated the potential effects of replacing typical snack foods with almonds and other tree…

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An Investigative Report on Why Prescription Drugs Cost So Much

May AARP Bulletin: An Investigative Report on Why Prescription Drugs Cost So Much The Grandparent Boom, Don’t Eat This if You’re Taking That Behavioral Economics: How We are Nudged into Doing the Right Thing When to Get Disability Insurance Why It’s Important to Have a Will President Trump said recently that drug companies are “getting…

Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week Is May 1-7

Maternal mental health disorders, like postpartum depression, impact up to 800,000 women each year but only 15% will get the help they need Join the Conversation: #ConnectTheDots To continue expanding upon the increased dialogue about maternal mental health and postpartum depression in the U.S., the National Coalition for Maternal Mental Health (NCMMH) is raising the volume…

Female Director Spotlight :: Susan Froemke

Oscar-Nominee And Grammy Winning Director Susan Froemke And Renowned Cardiologist Dr. Valentin Fuster Premiere New Film The Resilient Heart Coast To Coast Film Debuted At The Newport Beach Film Festival And During The Tribeca Film Festival Oscar®-nominee and Grammy® winning director, Susan Froemke, premiered her feature documentary film, The Resilient Heart, during the Tribeca Film…

Kidney-Friendly Seasonal Spring Recipes

DaVita Kidney Care Releases Springtime Favorites Cookbook Enjoy Kidney-Friendly Seasonal Spring Recipes DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA), a leading provider in kidney care services, today announced the launch of its “Springtime Favorites” cookbook, a delicious collection of kidney-friendly spring recipes that highlight the season’s brightest flavors. The seasonal recipes introduced…

65% Losing Sleep Over Health Care Costs

65% Losing Sleep Over Money; Health Care Costs Lead List of Worries for First Time Americans Losing Sleep Over Finances Hits Post-Recession Peak 65% of Americans are losing sleep because of money, according to a new CreditCards.com report. The most common worry – expressed by 38% of Americans – is health care or insurance bills….

Coffee May Improve Athletic Endurance Performance

The caffeine in a morning cup of coffee could help improve athletic endurance, according to a new University of Georgia review study. Authored by Simon Higgins, a third-year doctoral student in kinesiology in the College of Education, the study was published in this month’s issue of the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism….

Candy Games Stimulate Appetite

At least once a week, two thirds of all children of primary-school age will play an internet game that was created to draw attention to a brand. Most of these advertisements are for snacks and candy. Only 6% of these children are aware that such advergames are advertisements. In the meantime, such games do affect…

Zombie Science

What do you get when the soul of science dies? Zombie Science “Science is a noble enterprise that is being corrupted by an addiction to money and a tendency to tell stories that go far beyond the evidence,” says biologist Jonathan Wells whose new book Zombie Science: More Icons of Evolution. More than a decade…

Listening to Your Favorite Song is Healthy

Music Has Powerful (and Visible) Effects on the Brain Especially when you’re listening to a favorite song It doesn’t matter if it’s Bach, the Beatles, Brad Paisley or Bruno Mars. Your favorite music likely triggers a similar type of activity in your brain as other people’s favorites do in theirs. That’s one of the things…

3-D Printing Helps Surgeons Sharpen Their Craft

3D printed simulations of lifelike body parts allow surgeons in training the opportunity to practice complex surgeries before assisting with the real thing. Cher Zhao recently had the rare opportunity to practice skills belonging to the most advanced surgeons: reconstructive cartilage grafting. The setting, however, was fitting for the University of Michigan Medical School resident….

Employment Program for People with Autism by Learning Programming Skills

“Coding Autism” Launches to Train Adults with Autism How to Code Program Aims to Combat Unemployment and Underemployment Rates Among People with Autism; Crowdfunding Campaign Launches to Help Fund Program and Provide Scholarships Every year, the number of people diagnosed with autism rises, however there are simply not enough quality programs designed towards training adults…

Eggs: Handle Them Safely As You Celebrate!

Salmonella can be found on both the outside and inside of eggs that look perfectly normal. These bacteria can cause diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, and fever. Symptoms usually last 4 to 7 days and most people get better without treatment. However, certain people, such as children, older adults, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune…

National Doctor’s Day

Annual Cycle of Care List It’s important to do an annual cycle of care to identify any health concerns early and discuss the best treatment with your doctor and diabetes health professionals. Without regular checks, diabetes can lead to complications that can affect your whole body, including your kidneys, eyes, feet, nerves and heart. Your…

HealthTap :: Access to Health Care 24/7

HealthTap is the world’s first Global Health Practice Providing 24/7 immediate access to over 107,000 top doctors via video, text, or voice Talk with a top doctor or your personal physician using our Virtual Consult experience via high-definition video, voice, or text. Get help anywhere, 24/7, via the web or your mobile device, securely and…

Something on a Stick Day

March 28 is Something on a Stick Day. It is a day to have fun with your food and to celebrate delicious and easy-to-eat dishes on a stick. Red, White and Blue Popsicles These red-white-and-blue popsicles are great to make when fresh blueberries and raspberries are in season. Other fruit, such as chopped strawberries or…

Spanish Paella Day

March 27 is Spanish Paella Day. Celebrate this unofficial holiday by cooking this rice and saffron dish. Paella is typically a Spanish dish that is thought to have originated in the Valencia region of Spain made with rice and saffron. This recipe twist replaces rice with cauliflower for a low-carbohydrate, healthy Paella. Cauliflower Rice Paella…

Study Suggests New Way to Prevent Vision Loss in Diabetics and Premature Babies

Researchers at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, part of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, have identified a new molecule that induces the formation of abnormal blood vessels in the eyes of diabetic mice. The study, “Secretogranin III as a disease-associated ligand for antiangiogenic therapy of diabetic retinopathy,” which will be published March 22…

International Goof Off Day

March 22 is International Goof Off Day! International Goof Off Day is observed annually on March 22.   It is a day to relax, enjoy and goof off.  Do something fun and leave the work until tomorrow.  Everybody needs to take a break from time to time. It is often too easy to get involved in…

Webinar: Community Collaboration and Data Sharing Save Lives and Reduce Costs

Community Collaboration and Data Sharing Save Lives and Reduce Costs Communities across the nation are searching for ways to coordinate care for individuals suffering from substance abuse disorder. One community with an innovative solution is Nashua, New Hampshire. Hoin Samantha Cassista, Quality Improvement Specialist at Partnership for Successful Living in Nashua for a complimentary one-hour…

Anheuser-Busch and Amazon Alexa

Michelob ULTRA Brings Fitness – and a Different Kind of Six-Pack – to Amazon Alexa Michelob ULTRA today launched a free, dedicated skill on Amazon Alexa, called ULTRA 95, just in time for spring. This is also the first skill introduced by an Anheuser-Busch brand. Michelob ULTRA celebrates those who embrace an active, balanced lifestyle,…

Olympian Brenda Martinez is Athlete Ambassador for First Non-Invasive Hemoglobin Tracker

Cercacor today announced world-record-holder runner Brenda Martinez is the latest champion to become an Athlete Ambassador with the company. Cercacor makes EmberTM – the world’s first non-invasive hemoglobin tracker for endurance athletes. Ember enables endurance athletes and their trainers to non-invasively measure hemoglobin, oxygen content, oxygen saturation, perfusion index, pleth variability index, pulse rate, and respiration rate in…

Beers For Diabetics

NOTE: This article is by no means an endorsement for consuming alcohol. Every person with diabetes should check with his or her healthcare professional about the use of alcohol. In addition to the effects of alcohol on diabetes control, including potentially causing hypoglycemia, there are possible interactions with other medications. Helpful Hints if You are…

Everything You Do is Right Day

Everything You Do is Right Day is the opposite of Everything You Think is Wrong day, which was celebrated yesterday. Today is an unofficial holiday that encourages people to believe that no matter what happened before today, everything they do on this day will turn out great. We all need positive reinforcements from time to time….

Everything You Think is Wrong Day

The unofficial holiday is a gentle reminder that we are all imperfect. It prompts us to accept that there are a lot of things we are wrong about and encourages us to spend some time correcting them. 5 Fun Feet Facts That Are Not Wrong 75% of Americans will experience foot problems at one time…

Hiking Footwear :: The Hiking Shoe

A hiking shoe, sometimes called trail runners or hiking sneaker, is essentially a more durable version of a running sneaker. It features a tread designed to provide traction on rock and dirt trails, plus greater support than a normal running shoe. Do Wear Hiking Shoes If you are hiking in a dry climate and on well-established…