Month: January 2018

The Twins Of The US Health Care System: Acute and Chronic Care

Author: Tim Perry A debate hosted by IQ2, The US Health Care System Is Terminally Broken, inspired this article. The debaters were all knowledgeable and experienced in the current US “health care” system, including CEOs of major hospital systems. However, I was simply amazed by how poorly the debate went even though everyone agreed “health care” is broken. …

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How ghee, turmeric and aloe vera became India’s new instruments of soft power

Soft Power Revolution It is not often that world leaders try to assert the value of traditional medicine but it may well be a sign of the times. Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has launched a soft power revolution to establish the “Indianness” of ayurveda, its ancient system of medicine. India’s prime minister is planning a …

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Pets and Medical Marijuana: How to Start Giving to Them

Pets and Medical Marijuana Just as we continue to learn about the human interaction with with cannbinoids so too we are still learning about pets and medical marijuana. “Many owners use it for quality of life, or when the traditional treatments aren’t working,” Sarah Gradilla, an associate veterinarian at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital, said during …

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After California wildfires, vets help bears and other wildlife heal

Vets Use Alternative Medical Treatments After the California wildfires many wildlife suffered burns and other injuries. Some animals were fortunate enough to escape and be transported to a group of veterinarians. The vets use alternative medical treatments to help with healing. Life in the wild can be cruel. But there are always people working to …

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7 Ways To Become Just A Little Happier In The Moment

Becoming Happier Honestly, happiness seems to be a relatively new phenomenon in the US workplace. Finding an article like this in Forbes gives hope that businesses see the value for employees becoming happier. Where anything other than a medical procedure or pharmaceutical was often derided, there is now growing interest in non-clinical health determinants. Forbes …

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Constantly Hungry: 6 obstacles to healthy eating

Constantly Hungry It happens all the time. The family just had a meal. Two hours later someone is rifling through the kitchen… “I’m hungry.” How? Everyone ate well at meal time but someone is constantly hungry. The US battle with obesity may well be more than just counting calories. “Why am I constantly hungry?” is …

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Mental Benefits of Music?

Mental Benefits of Music The field of Music Therapy continues to demonstrate benefits to help with neurological diseases, trauma, and more. There are, however, mental benefits of music as well. Many of us might recognize such benefits intuitively but researchers are trying to understand this as well. Studies have shown that musical interventions have a …

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Most Employers’ Well-being Programs Leave Employees Unsatisfied

Well-being Programs Leave Employees Unsatisfied In an economy with nearly full employment employers are realizing the workplace must become more holistic. Most current employer well-being programs leave employees unsatisfied, according to a recent Wills Towers Watson survey. Wellness programs that provide a watered-down annual physical are no longer enough for today’s workforce. Employees look for …

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January blues? How workplace wellbeing initiatives can beat the blues

Workplace Wellbeing For so long too many people have associated the workplace with drudgery. A place to work. However, work is part of our lives! It should be vibrant and energizing. More organizations see this and want to enhance workplace wellbeing… for business motives if nothing else. Cold mornings and dark nights can take their …

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Lifestyle Program Reverses Heart Disease

Lifestyle Program Reverses Heart Disease This is one of those times that the news seems too good to be true. For many people that alone is enough to dismiss it. Luckily, the folks at Geisinger continue to look at non-clinical factors to improve health. They are offering Ornish Lifestyle Medicine. This lifestyle program reverses heart …

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