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Ten Reasons to Avoid Soda (& How to Kick the Habit)

The average American drinks approximately 38 GALLONS of soda each year. Some people even admit to drinking more soda than water each day, or no water at all. Soft drinks are a multi-billion dollar product, and they account for a quarter of all drinks consumed in the United States. The good news is that according to...

2018 Top 10 Rookies of the Year

There are thousands of Patient Leaders working day in and day out to educate, raise awareness and support their patient community. The WEGO Health Awards give us the chance to recognize Patient Leaders across all condition areas and platforms, to ultimately find the top Patient Leaders in each space. To recognize the Patient Leaders community...

Marigolds Can Brighten up Your Life With Their Various Health Benefits

Marigolds (Calendula officinalis) are mainstays in gardens all over the world because of their sunny appearance. Throughout history, the marigold plant, also called calendula, has been well-utilized since the 12th century in Central Europe and the Mediterranean.1 Documentations of use also reach as far back as the Indian, Middle Eastern, Greek and Roman civilizations...

Although Childhood Cancers Have 80 Percent Cure Rate, Trump’s $500M Welcomed With Open Arms By Scientists

The cure rates are skewed because of the tremendous progress that's been made with childhood leukemia, but in other pediatric cancers, the cure rates haven’t changed in 20 years. And scientists have a short-list of ideas how how they want to spend the extra money that President Donald Trump pledged in his State...

Finding value in mHealth 2.0

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First Stop Health raises $6.5M for growth

Chicago-based remote virtual care company First Stop Health announced Friday a $6.5 million funding round led by Morningstar founder and CEO Joe Mansueto as well as Rich Gallun, cofounder and CEO of bswift. First Stop Health’s cofounders Patrick Spain and Dr. Mark Friedman also contributed to the latest funding round.  What they do First Stop Health is a...

FREE 5-day nutrition coaching course. [For health and fitness pros from Dr. John Berardi].

Hi, I'm John Berardi, co-founder of Precision Nutrition. Over the last 15 years my team and I have coached over 100,000 clients in 100+ countries; educated over 50,000 health, fitness, & wellness professionals; validated our work in multiple peer-reviewed journals; been featured in top publications, and consulted with the world's biggest companies. Source :...

Frailty—dementia risk factor?

Researchers suspect a better understanding of frailty could lead to better understandings of dementia. (For Spectrum Health Beat) Frailty is associated with a higher risk of both Alzheimer’s disease and its crippling symptoms, a new study shows.“By reducing an individual’s physiological reserve, frailty could trigger the clinical expression of dementia when it might remain asymptomatic...

5 blockchain developments in 2018

Blockchain moved from mostly hype in 2017 to early technological developments, proofs-of-concept and pilot projects during the last 12 months.   Deloitte, in a late summer report, predicted a breakout moment for the distributed ledger technology is approaching as almost 75 percent of research respondents see a compelling business case for DLT.   So it’s no...

Apple’s health strategy: Democratizing health information

It’s fair to say that Apple isn’t just dipping its toe into healthcare anymore. This past year the company announced its first two FDA clearances including a De Novo clearance for a built-in Apple Watch ECG feature that went live in December. It also announced numerous hospital partners for Apple’s Health Records initiative, including,...

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