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Change the “Why” of Exercise

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3 Really Gross Things About Bathrooms

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The Faults of Fear

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SPECT Imaging

Written by Daniel G. Amen, M.D. Physicians have been trying to drug the brain into submission since the 1950s. The outcomes have been poor because doctors too often ignore the necessity of first putting the brain into a healing environment by addressing issues such as sleep, toxins, diet, exercise, and supplementation. Dr. Thomas Insel, former …

Pumpkin, cranberries and other food traditions should grace your table more often Written by Emma Penrod Turkey is a given. Not only is it great for Thanksgiving, but it’s great for your health, and as such it’s fortunate that turkey is part of America’s year-round cuisine. But some of turkey’s fruit and vegetable companions are …

5 Tips for Managing Diabetes

5 Tips for Managing Diabetes Submitted by the Calorie Control Council According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the global prevalence of diabetes among adults over 18 years of age rose from 4.7 percent in 1980 to 8.5 percent in 2014. A 2016 Harris Poll conducted for the Calorie Control Council* revealed 20 percent of …

Grief

If you were in conversation with grief what would you ask? What would you be curious about? Grief shows up in ways that we cannot imagine. It likes to grab you, hold you, and sometimes, if you’re not careful, keep you in its grip. Yes, when you meet grief, identify it as grief; you have …

Bureaucracy healthcare

By Robert E. Grant, CONCIERGE KEY Health Founder and CEO The history of the U.S. government meddling in healthcare is long, dating back at least as far as the early 1900s, when special interest groups began lobbying politicians to reduce competition and increase favorable legislation. Since then, the U.S. healthcare sector has been subject to …

knee replacement

Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is one of the most reliable operations for patients with end-stage knee diseases, research shows. When anti-inflammatory medications and other treatment options don’t suffice, knee surgery provides a excellent solution. There are about 700,000 knee replacement procedures performed annually in the United States, and that number is expected to 3.48 million …

Written by Jane Nelsen, EdD; Joy Marchese, MA, CPDT, and Kristina Bill One problem with praise and rewards is that they work. Not only that; kids love both, and will often behave better to receive them. Yikes! But hang on, what are our children learning long-term? They are learning to “behave” well to receive validation …

obesity pharmacotherapy

Once someone chooses to lose weight, the thought of losing the most weight in the shortest period is often the expectation. It may or may not be realistic, and the motivation may be different for each individual, but overall the common request from my patient is this: “Doctor, what is the magic pill?” My experience …

helping addicts

One of the hardest situations that a family can face is having a loved one suffering from addiction. Families face a huge dilemma, in which they want to show love and support for their suffering loved one, but that loved one isn’t getting better and often seems to be getting worse. The question families need …

boredom

Boredom Is a Rousing Issue After All Everybody has experienced boredom— an uninteresting class, a long drive, or a monotonous workday can easily incite those feelings of apathy and disinterest. But boredom comes in varying shapes and sizes, and so do boredom’s consequences. What causes feelings of boredom? According to Psychology Today, a novel experience …