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For Busy Moms

Posted by on Oct 16, 2018 in Patient Care

For Busy Moms

Morning Routine Cheat Sheet The journey from your pillow to your working day is an epic one, especially if you have a family to wake up with you. Do you want to make this complicated journey easier on you and everyone you live with? If yes, give the frantic morning rush a kick start with The Morning Routine Cheat Sheet! The Morning Routine Cheat Sheet will help you nail these steps: 1 - Getting out of bed 2 - Using the bathroom 3 - Having breakfast 4 - Getting dressed 5 - Preparing lunch 6 - Packing your bags 7 - Leaving the house! Courtesy of: The Sleep Matters...

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FDA mulls vaping ban

Posted by on Sep 13, 2018 in Patient Care

FDA mulls vaping ban

Flavored e-cigs appealing to minors The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is considering a ban on flavored e-cigarettes in response to an “epidemic” of young people using e-cigarettes, the agency’s leader said on Wednesday. In a speech at FDA headquarters, Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said the agency would also revisit its compliance policy that extended the dates for manufacturers of flavored e-cigarettes to submit applications for premarket authorization. “We see clear signs that youth use of electronic cigarettes has reached an epidemic proportion,” Gottlieb said. Gottlieb announced a...

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Addicted to Pot?

Posted by on Aug 23, 2018 in Patient Care

Addicted to Pot?

America’s Invisible Pot Addicts More and more Americans are reporting near-constant cannabis use, as legalization forges ahead. Public-health experts worry about the increasingly potent options available, and the striking number of constant users. “Cannabis is potentially a real public-health problem,” said Mark A. R. Kleiman, a professor of public policy at New York University. “It wasn’t obvious to me 25 years ago, when 9 percent of self-reported cannabis users over the last month reported daily or near-daily use. I always was prepared to say, ‘No, it’s not a very abusable drug. Nine...

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What’s different?

Posted by on Jul 24, 2018 in Patient Care

What’s different?

4 Distinctives of Christ-Centered Healthcare As I travel visiting clinics, students and with folks who hope to start a Christian healthcare ministry, I am often asked, “What distinguishes a Christian clinic from a non-faith-based clinic?” Usually, I respond by asking what they would expect from a Christian clinic. And people typically talk about excellence, compassion, and affordability. Certainly, any clinic that seeks to represent Christ must strive for those qualities. But all clinics, faith-based or not, should be excellent and compassionate. Those are universal qualities, not qualities...

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Vitamin D Deficiency

Posted by on May 20, 2018 in Patient Care

Vitamin D Deficiency

Lack may increase risks According to a new study, Vitamin D deficiency may increase the risk for metabolic syndrome* after menopause. Researchers looked at 463 postmenopausal women with cardiovascular disease who weren’t taking vitamin D supplements. More than two thirds of the women had vitamin D levels lower than 30, which was considered insufficient. Of these women, 58% had metabolic syndrome, compared with 40% of women with sufficient vitamin D. When the vitamin D level was below 20, the odds of metabolic syndrome were doubled. This observational design can’t prove causation,...

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Drinking Too Much?

Posted by on Apr 13, 2018 in Patient Care

Drinking Too Much?

When to say when: Study says limit alcohol to 1 drink a day This week several news outlets, including the Washington Post, reported that a new international study concludes there are “no overall health benefits from moderate drinking” and the “threshold for low-risk drinking … is about seven beers a week for men and women alike.” The study was published on April 12 in The Lancet and was co-authored by 120 researchers based on “aggregated data from multiple studies of drinking patterns and health outcomes among nearly 600,000 people in 19 high-income countries.” The Post says,...

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