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7 Best Foods You Can Eat (Mon, 24 Nov 2014 06:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola If you want to increase your energy, boost your mood, lose weight, and lower your risk of chronic disease, there’s no doubt that tending to your diet should be a priority. But figuring out what to eat to be healthy may seem overwhelming. There is no one-size-fits-all diet for everyone. Your age,

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Popular Weight Loss App Ineffective In Achieving Weight Loss (Mon, 17 Nov 2014 22:01:45 +0000)

A Cost Effective Fitness Band In a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers found that overweight and obese patients who used a popular smart phone app (MyFitnessPal) did not lose significant weight after a 6 month trial period. The randomized controlled trial is the first of its kind to demonstrate that

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The Dangers of Eating Late at Night (Sat, 15 Nov 2014 06:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola Do you eat dinner late at night and go to bed less than three hours later? Do you also suffer from unexplained post-nasal drip, cough, and difficulty swallowing? These could be signs of acid reflux, which, unbeknownst to many, can occur without the telltale signs of heartburn and indigestion. Further, if you

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How Not To Interrupt Patients But Also Get The Information You Need In A Timely Manner (Thu, 13 Nov 2014 19:00:04 +0000)

Much has been made about physicians’ tendencies to interrupt patients. Studies have shown that patients are permitted 12-18 seconds of talk time before they are redirected (or interrupted) by their doctor. This leads to patients feeling that the physician didn’t listen or didn’t care. I believe that there is a way to solve the problem

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Medical Errors Reduced By 30% When Doctors Required To Speak To One Another At Shift Change (Thu, 06 Nov 2014 20:21:48 +0000)

I have spent many blog hours bemoaning the inadequate communication going on in hospitals today. Thanks to authors of a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, I have more objective data for my ranting. A prospective intervention study conducted at 9 academic children’s hospitals (and involving 10,740 patients over 18 months)

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Link Between Vitamin D Deficiency and Dementia Confirmed (Thu, 06 Nov 2014 06:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola Vitamin D has been shown to improve a number of brain disorders, including dementia and its most severe form, Alzheimer’s disease,1 the latter of which now affects an estimated 5.2 million Americans.2 The latest mortality statistics places Alzheimer’s in the top three killer diseases in the US, right behind heart disease and

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Obesity May Speed Aging of the Liver (Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola Obesity is associated with a significant number of health problems, including insulin resistance, cancer, and others, and now researchers may have uncovered a reason why. While most of your tissues and organs age at the same rate, certain factors may cause aging to accelerate. For this reason, you may be “older” than

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Glen Campbell “I’ll Be Me” Movie Documents His Final Years With Alzheimer’s Disease (Mon, 27 Oct 2014 16:00:19 +0000)

Country music legend Glen Campbell is dying of Alzheimer’s disease. In an effort to raise awareness of the illness he and his family made the brave decision to bare their lives by creating a documentary of Glen’s farewell tour. I highly recommend that you watch this film with your loved ones… and a box of

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Honey (Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 +0000)

By Dr. Mercola Honey has been valued as a natural sweetener long before sugar became widely available in the 16th century. Honey production flourished in ancient Greece and Sicily, for instance, while animals other than humans – bears, badgers, and more – have long raided honeybee hives, risking stings for the sweet reward.1 Honey is

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EMRs And The Dangers Of Digital Dependency And Drop-Down Medicine (Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:00:51 +0000)

Electronic medical records (EMRs) now play a part in the daily documentation routine for most physicians. While improvements in access to patient data, legibility of notes, and ease of order entry are welcome enhancements, there is a significant downside to EMRs as well. Although I’ve blogged about my frustrations with nonsensical, auto-populated notes and error

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