Month: August 2018

Primary care startup Parsley embraces functional medicine

Parsley Health Offers Holistic Approach Yay! On the healthcare transformation horizon Parsley Health offers a holistic approach as well as integration of new technologies and service to improve the patient experience and health. Parsley Health is meant to foster a close, long-term doctor-patient relationship where both parties are committed to addressing the underlying reasons of …

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Vegan Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams Launches Plant-Based Lifestyle Medicine Program

Bellevue Hospital’s Plant-Based Lifestyle Medicine Program Bite by bite we are integrating a more holistic lifestyle medicine into our conventional sick care system. As more people realize the benefits of a plant-based diet in their health, like Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, there will be more opportunity to integrate lifestyle medicine approaches. The $400,000 investment …

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Magnetic Gel Could Someday Treat Chronic Pain — Pain News Network

Magnetic Gel Could Treat Chronic Pain Given the current opioid crisis, we all understand the risks of relying on pharmaceuticals alone for pain management. At HealthCare Too we always look for ways that provide consumer-centered treatments that can be used to complement medical treatment. Here is an interesting spin on magnetic field therapy where magnetic …

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Diet has bigger impact on emotional well-being in women than in men

Diet Affects Mental Health More In Women It is really no surprise that diet affects mental health. However, we have never given much thought that diet impacts mental health more in women. Women may need a more nutrient-rich diet to support a positive emotional well-being, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University at …

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Acupuncture Relieves Pregnancy Pain

Acupuncture Relieves Pregnancy Pain For those who are pregnant or may become pregnant, proper acupuncture relieves pregnancy pain. There is a methodology for selecting which acupuncture points in which combination can benefit a patient. This new study from New Zealand does a nice job highlighting the clinical efficacy. Acupuncture and cupping are safe and effective …

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Happy Icelanders: Where Happiness Is Contagious

Happy Icelanders When one thinks of Vikings, happy and relaxed are not terms that usually leap to mind. However, as dad (Tim) and daughter (Emily) from HealthCare Too found during a 20-hour layover in Iceland the Viking descendants are happy Icelanders. And happy is contagious. Even though Tim and Emily had to wear jackets in …

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Underappreciated Key to College Success: Sleep – The New York Times

Underappreciated Sleep As many students return to college (Emily and William), there are visions of success through sleep deprivation… a “no pain, no gain” mentality. Admittedly, parents (yes, Nancy and Tim) tend to glorify those all-nighters from their college days but in hindsight we underappreciated sleep. We underappreciated sleep then and often do so now, …

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Lifestyle Medicine Provides Empowerment

Lifestyle Medicine Provides Empowerment This was an insightful interview with Dr. Parneet Pal. What was most striking was her observation that lifestyle medicine provides empowerment. This is not about “patient engagement” but empowering individuals to be active in changing behaviors that determine 80% or more of health. While clinical care certainly remains vital, near total …

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