Browsing Archive February, 2016

NAT’L NATIVE HIV/AIDS AWARENESS

NAT’L NATIVE HIV/AIDS AWARENESS

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day was first observed in 2007. This day is observed on the first day of Spring each year. The 2016 observance will be recognized on March 20th. The 2016 theme is “Hear Indigenous voices: Uniting the Bold Voices of American Indians, Alaska Natives (AI/AN) and Native Hawaiian/Other ...

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Smartphone Life Hacks

Smartphone Life Hacks

As a clinician, I understand the lives of my clients are becoming more and more complicated. The buzz of a vibrating cell phone, alerting a client to a new email or tweet is a common background sound during therapy sessions. It seems every day we become more plugged in. Our smart phones hold quite a few features ...

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‘Just Keep Moving’

‘Just Keep Moving’

Carrye Brown earned her retirement after more than 30 years in the workforce but decided to answer the call when DC Mayor Muriel Bowser challenged her city to get fit by walking a billion steps! Ms. Brown says she wanted to be part of the health initiative as a FitDC coach Bowser’s to encourage healthy lifestyles ...

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FDA Approves New Seizure Drug

FDA Approves New Seizure Drug

More than 60 million people worldwide suffer from epilepsy. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration yesterday approved Briviact (brivaracetam) as an add-on treatment to other medications to treat partial onset seizures in patients age 16 years and older with epilepsy. Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes people ...

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3.2M Suffer from Migraines

3.2M Suffer from Migraines

Chronic migraine is a distinct and severe neurological disorder impacting an estimated 3.2 million Americans. The disorder is characterized by patients who have a history of migraine and suffer from headaches on 15 or more days per month with headaches lasting four hours a day or longer. It is estimated that ...

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Better Push-Ups with Tyson Beckford

Better Push-Ups with Tyson Beckford

Male supermodel Tyson Beckford has a new offering for fitness buffs, and it’s called the Beckford Bar. It will change the way you do push-ups. The Beckford Bar is a lightweight, more efficient way to do push-ups. A sleek design, it focuses on the center region of the chest, but also builds your back, abs, traps, ...

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Heartburn Drugs & Dementia

Heartburn Drugs & Dementia

The number of potential side effects from the use of proton-pump inhibiting drugs to control heartburn continues to grow, with new research in Germany linking them to the development of dementia. A new study links the widely used PPIs -- which include Nexium, Prevacid and Prilosec -- to an increased risk for ...

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BMI Not Measure of Health

BMI Not Measure of Health

Body Mass Index is an inaccurate method of determining a person's overall health, researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles said. In a study published this week in the International Journal of Obesity, psychologists say over 54 million Americans with higher BMIs are mislabeled as "unhealthy," which ...

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