Category Archives: Health and Medical

Obamacare Isn’t a Revolution, It’s Merely Evolution of What The States Were Already Doing

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act focused the attention of Americans on government regulation as few issues have. However, they should have paid attention decades earlier because states have been eating away like termites at freedom in the healthcare insurance market for decades. Share This ArticleFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail

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New “Balloon Pill” Could Help Those Struggling With Weight Loss

Many people are familiar with the stomach surgeries to help people lose weight and, chances are, you probably know someone who has had one.  Things like gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, lap band, etc.  But, these surgeries can and often do come with side effects.  But, now there is a new procedure that is coming onto the scene that doesn’t require […]

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“You’re not you when you’re hungry.” The science behind “hanger” may surprise you.

“You’re not you when you’re hungry.” Has someone ever told you this? When we don’t eat often enough it’s harder for our brain to control our aggressive impulses. Surprisingly, hangry isn’t just millennial slang. It’s actual science. Share This ArticleFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail

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Drug Shortages, Price Gouging, and Our Broken Health Care System

The shaming campaign that followed last week’s news of two generic drug prices somersaulting into the stratosphere after being acquired by private companies is not too surprising. The idea that a drug which cost $13.50 one day can cost $750 the next, seemingly on the whim of greedy Wall Street investors and pharma start-ups, is fodder for the outrage machine. […]

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What is the Healthiest Sweetener?

“Can I still add Sweet’N Low to my tea and lose weight?  “Are agave and honey really healthier alternatives compared to artificial -sweeteners?” Chances are, you’ve probably asked yourself these questions while trying to decide between Splenda and Equal, or if you’re more of an au naturel fan, with agave or honey. Whether you’re attempting to boost fat loss, maintain […]

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Mark MacDonald Helps Kickoff Sealy Pound-4-Pound Challenge [VIDEO]

The Sealy Pound-4-Pound Challenge started last night with a motivational lecture/teaching session with Mark MacDonald, founder of Venice Nutrition.  MacDonald is author of the New York Times Bestseller Body Confidence.  He is also currently the host of the HLN news segment Transformation Tuesdays and has been featured as a health expert on The Dr. Oz Show, CNN, Access Hollywood, Chelsey Lately and HLN. Share […]

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The Computer Will See You Now. Could Technology Replace Doctors?

It’s true. Health care technology is transforming at record speeds, almost at pace with Apple’s release of a new iPhone. A digitally globalized world means more power than ever is in the hands of the patient. Around one in 10 Americans wear some form of technology on a daily basis, whether it’s a smart-phone or a device to track medical […]

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Can Stem Cells Cause And Cure Cancer?

Simply put, cancer is caused by mutations to genes within a cell that lead to abnormal cell growth. Finding out what causes that genetic mutation has been the holy grail of medical science for decades. Researchers at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Institute of Biosciences and Technology believe they may have found one of the reasons why these genes […]

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Over 100 Years of Medical Robbery

On June 11-13, 2004 the American Medical Association (AMA) celebrated its 100th anniversary of its Council on Medical Education. The medical establishment understandably sees the formation of the Council as a good thing. However, some patients aren’t ready to celebrate yet, and their instincts may be good. History The American Medical Association (AMA) was founded in 1847 around two propositions: one, […]

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