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Top iPhone Health and Fitness Applications by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The most popular paid iPhone applications for health and fitness this week include calorie trackers, a comprehensive guide to proper exercise technique, a white noise make ... Read on »
Obama Nominates Francis Collins as NIH Head in Boost for Patient Advocates by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine President Barack Obama has nominated genomics pioneer Francis Collins as head of the National Institutes of Health, Health and Human Services. Francis Collins Ac ... Read on »
Low Calorie Diet Can Extend Primates’ Lives by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Feeding Rhesus monkeys a low calorie diet can greatly extend their lives, a long-term study shows. The study began in 1989 with an analysis of the monkeys’ usual diets. ... Read on »
Real Doctors, Not Lobbyists, Should be Talking to Congress by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Physician and novelist Abraham Verghese is pleading for real doctors to to get involved in the discussions about health care reform, before the lobbyists get their way. ... Read on »
New iPhone App Teaches CPR and First Aid, With Bells and Whistles by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The American Heart Association’s “Pocket First Aid and CPR” iPhone application sells for $3.99. Built using JiveMedia technology, the app provides a quick reference throug ... Read on »
Middle Class Families Being Buried by Health Costs They Don’t Even See by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A study just published in The New England Journal of Medicine illustrates how growing health care costs, added to stagnant wages, are making middle class Americans poorer ... Read on »
Who is First in Line for Swine Flu Vaccine? by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Who should get priority access to swine flu (H1N1) vaccine this fall?  An advisory committee has decided: pregnant women, people who live with or care for childre ... Read on »
Veteran’s Administration Launches New Suicide Prevention Website by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Given that suicides by veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars could outnumber the combat deaths, the Veteran’s Administration (VA) has been under a lot of pressure to d ... Read on »
Health Reform Clears Big Hurdle, but Faces an Even Bigger One by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Health care reform is moving again, but many experts still question whether in the end, it will be real reform that encourages higher quality care and lowers overall cost ... Read on »
Ask These Questions Before You Join a Clinical Trial by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine What do you need to know before you join a clinical trial? Some patients are so desperate they think taking part in a clinical trial is better than nothing, but not all tr ... Read on »
Sites Help Patients Facing Difficult Choices Make Better Decisions by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Every day millions of patients make weighty decisions about their health, usually they rely heavily, if not entirely, on their doctor’s opinions.  But do the doctor’s give ... Read on »
John Hughes Dies of Heart Attack at Age 59: Would You Know Symptoms? by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Writer-director John Hughes, famous for a string of “brat pack” film successes in the 1980s and ’90s, died yesterday of a heart attack while taking a morning walk in Manha ... Read on »
Patients Can Find Clinical Trials Through New and Improved iPhone Apps by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Soon, three iPhone applications will be available for patients who want to search for clinical trials from their iPhone. A year ago StopWatch’s Clinical Trials was the onl ... Read on »
End-of-Life Counseling Isn’t Just Good, It’s Essential by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine How did the idea that Medicare should pay for “end-of-life” counseling suddenly become such a hot button in the health care debate?  Because confused people seem to think ... Read on »
About That Health Care Reform Bill, From Someone Who HAS Read It by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Has anybody actually read the health care reform bill?  This young lady has, and she’s posted a video on CNN’s iReport where she describes what’s in the bill. Funn ... Read on »
Teens Getting Sex Disinfo On the Web: What To Do? by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The rates of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases have been rising among teens.  Unfortunately, those teens who comb the web for their sex education will often get ... Read on »
Take Care Clinics Now Offering Nebulizer Treatments by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Walgreens’ Take Care Health clinics have added nebulizer treatments to the list of services they provide. The clinics, which are run out of Wallgreens, currently offer ... Read on »
Breast Cancer and Micrometastases: More Treatment is Better by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Women with early-stage breast cancer who have even the slightest signs of disease spread to the lymph nodes do better with more aggressive treatment, according to a new st ... Read on »
End-of-Life Counseling: What the Bill Says and Why It Matters by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Does the “end-of-life counseling provision in the House health care reform bill put us on the road to euthanasia? Or is it good news for patients?  I’ve already said I ... Read on »
White House Tries to Clarify Health Reform’s Goals Through New Website by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The White House has launched a new website, “ Health Insurance Reform Reality Check ” to explain how some of the House health care reform legislation is intended to work. ... Read on »