Eating Nuts Helps Your Heart

Nuts contain unsaturated fatty acids, which lower LDL cholesterol levels. Nuts also reduce the risk of developing fatal blood clots and improve the lining of your arteries. The type of nut isn’t that important, as most nuts are full of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, unsaturated fats, fiber, and vitamin E. Substituting nuts in place of … Continued

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“Medjacking” is Real Possible Threat

Dr. David Armstrong, a podiatric surgeon and professor in the University of Arizona Department of Surgery, has joined forces with government security agencies to keep patients safe from medjacking. He is part of a cybersecurity committee for diabetes devices, which will examine the security of other medical devices, such as pacemakers, as well. Medical devices … Continued

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Ways to Handle Stress

Stress can be caused by many different situations, such as too much work, long lines, or heavy traffic. There are a few simple techniques to help you de-stress and unwind. 1. Positive Self-Talk We talk to ourselves both out loud and in our heads. Negative self-talk will increase stress, while positive talk will calm you … Continued

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MediBid: A Free Market Fix – Interview with Ralph Weber at FreedomFest

Joe Thomas of WCHV, Charlottesville, VA interviews MediBid CEO Ralph Weber from FreedomFest in Las Vegas, NV July 2015. MediBid has doctors, surgery centers, and hospitals in ten countries. Most patients who use MediBid have employer-based and self-funded health insurance plans. When a patient places a procedure request, that request is sent out to 6000 … Continued

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The American Heroin Epidemic

Heroin use in America traces back to the mid-1800s and is becoming more popular among people with historically low drug abuse. Prior addiction to prescription opioid painkillers is the strongest risk factor, making people 40 times more likely to start heroin. This is much more than marijuana users (three times) and alcohol users (two times). … Continued

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The Widowmaker: A Documentary Film

Award-winning documentary, The Widowmaker, has just been released on Netflix. It is the result of an Irish patient who discovered how the results of a heart scan saved his life and wondered why the test was not widely available. Cardiologists have nicknamed the dangerous plaque in the major artery of the heart “The Widowmaker” since … Continued

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