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Health/Medicine (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • The Beginner’s Guide to Body Types: Ectomorph, Mesomorph, and Endomorph

    11/19/2017 7:36:48 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    Nerd Fitness ^ | November 15, 2017 | Steve Kamb
    We are all unique. Yes, even you. Your mom was right!And you’re here because questions about your body type and genetics:What body type am I?How does it affect my training and diet?I have bad genetics, how screwed am I?I am a [body type]. Does that mean I shouldn’t do [activity]?We all have different bodies, genetics,reactions from certain foods, strengths, and weaknesses, and thus we each have different activities and behaviors that we’re predisposed to be good at (or struggle with!).The standard way of thinking tells us that we have three main “body types”: EndomorphEctomorphMesomorph (Don’t worry we’ll get into each...
  • Double amputee has scooter stolen

    11/18/2017 7:22:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Republic ^ | November 17, 2017 | Staff
    An Edinburgh man who had his feet amputated as a toddler doesn’t like to think of himself as disabled. But after a thief recently cut a chain and stole his scooter — his only way to get to his job — living independently became much more challenging. For most of the past year, Lee Wood drove 15 miles on his gas-powered scooter from Columbus to his job at Ditech Inc. in Edinburgh, where he works as a machine operator. About a month ago, he moved to an apartment in Edinburgh so that he could cut down on his commute, which...
  • Many older Americans are living a desperate, nomadic life

    11/10/2017 7:15:03 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 154 replies
    Market Watch ^ | Nov 7, 2017 | RICHARD EISENBERG
    In her powerful new book, “Nomadland,” award-winning journalist Jessica Bruder reveals the dark, depressing and sometimes physically painful life of a tribe of men and women in their 50s and 60s who are — as the subtitle says — “surviving America in the twenty-first century.” Not quite homeless, they are “houseless,” living in secondhand RVs, trailers and vans and driving from one location to another to pick up seasonal low-wage jobs, if they can get them, with little or no benefits. The “workamper” jobs range from helping harvest sugar beets to flipping burgers at baseball spring training games to Amazon’s...
  • Opposition to the Illegal dog park on Veterans VA land

    11/09/2017 9:13:45 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/09/17 | Robert Rosebrock
    • Stop the public dog park and all other misuse of Veterans VA land • Establish humanitarian emergency "Sanctuary Tent City" to protect our war-injured homeless Veterans • Same way your boss protects illegal aliens, refugees It’s been brought to my attention by several people who attended last night’s Brentwood Community Council meeting where you spoke and announced today is supposedly the last day to register either support or opposition regarding the City of Los Angeles’s free public dog park, free public recreation center and free public parking lot on Veterans VA land. And why shouldn’t it be free to...
  • Healthcare Spending Now Accounts For Almost One-Fifth Of The Entire U.S. Economy

    11/08/2017 5:34:18 AM PST · by ReformedMedia · 34 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 11-08-2017 | Michael Snyder
    Everybody agrees that healthcare costs are way too high. Back in 1960, healthcare spending accounted for approximately 5 percent of GDP, and by 2020 it is being projected that healthcare spending will account for 20 percent of GDP. And when you break those numbers down into actual dollars, they become even more staggering. Back in 1960, an average of $146 was spent on healthcare per person for the entire year, but today that number has skyrocketed to $9,990. On a per capita basis, we spend far more than anyone else in the world on healthcare. In fact, we spend almost twice as much as most other industrialized nations...
  • Kevin Spacey Checks Into Sex Addiction Rehab With Harvey Weinstein

    11/06/2017 11:44:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | November 7, 2017 | Abi Ong
    Kevin Spacey has literally found himself in the same company as Harvey Weinstein. The disgraced actor reportedly checked into a private rehab facility to get treatment for his sex addiction–the same one that Weinstein is currently staying at. According to the Daily Mail, Kevin Spacey entered Meadows Clinic last week following a string of sexual harassment allegations made against him by male individuals. Meadows is a luxury rehab center in Arizona, with costs starting at $36,000 per month. It is said to have the best program for sex addiction in the U.S. Other celebrities who have checked into this elite...
  • Trump-Hating Celebrities Can’t Cope with the ‘Orange Nightmare’

    11/06/2017 11:43:11 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 6, 2017 | Goeffrey Dickens
    If there was a fancy Malibu rehab center for Trump Derangement Syndrome it would be jam packed with celebrities right now. Ten months into Trump’s first term Hollywood actors, directors, comedians and singers are STILL having trouble coping with life under President Trump. Comedian Rosie O’Donnell confessed her sick obsession: “I spend like pretty much 90 percent of my waking hours tweeting hatred” towards Trump. And for some celebs Trump became a literal nightmare they can’t wake up from. Actor Rob Reiner whined: “I’m in a nightmare that doesn’t ever stop,” and hippie-singer David Crosby wailed about the “orange nightmare...
  • CoverMyMeds plans to hire ‘hundreds’ at Columbus, Cleveland offices (Ohio)

    11/03/2017 9:40:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | November 2, 2017 | Tim Feran
    Health-care technology company CoverMyMeds plans to hire hundreds of support team employees in its Columbus and Cleveland offices, beginning immediately. The company doesn’t have a specific number other than “hundreds,” said Laurie Boogaard, CoverMyMeds’ director of user support. “We’re just looking to fill these open positions with qualified people in Cleveland and Columbus,” she said. The full-time positions serve as “the product expert for providers, nurses, pharmacists and their staff — handling incoming calls, emails and chats — answering real-time questions throughout the prior-authorization process,” she said. Founded in 2008 by Alan Scantland, Matt Scantland and Sam Rajan, CoverMyMeds’s prior-authorization...
  • Sexbot Creator Says Dolls Will Soon Have a Moral Code, Be Able to Have Kids

    10/30/2017 2:31:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 54 replies
    MRC TV ^ | October 27, 2017 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    The next generation of sex bots will apparently have a moral code that can differentiate between good and bad people. The Sun reports the creator of the Samantha sex robot, Sergi Santos, said sex dolls will develop a moral code that will reward good people and punish bad people. Santos reportedly told IBTimes, “With two to three months work I can make her have a conversation with me and she might be able to tell if I’m evil or not.” According to Santos, the robot’s determination of whether a person is “evil or not” will play a role in whether...
  • UnitedHealth to add 500 jobs in Kansas, with 150 heading to OptumRx

    10/22/2017 7:22:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Becker's Hospital Review ^ | October 20, 2017 | Morgan Haefner
    Minnetonka, Minn.-based UnitedHealth Group will hire 500 employees in Kansas, according to a KCUR 89.3 report. Approximately 150 of the jobs will be filled at the payer's pharmacy benefit management services arm, OptumRx. Other hires include 47 nurses and 96 customer service representatives, according to the report. Openings for pharmacy technicians, procurement personnel, marketing and IT support will also be added.
  • Health-care marketplace investing $39 million, creating 675 jobs in Floyd County (Georgia)

    10/20/2017 12:03:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Atlanta Business Chronicle ^ | October 19, 2017 | Eric Mandel
    Though the future of health care remains cloudy on a national level, Floyd County's outlook just got brighter. The Georgia Department of Economic Development today said that Candor, a health-care coverage marketplace based in Rome, Ga. that specializes in pairing consumers with health plans, will create 675 jobs over five years in Floyd County. Through 2023, GDEcD said the company plans to invest $39 million into the local economy as it hires, builds out and trains its technical, sales and customer management teams. The company has created more than 40 jobs to date in Floyd County, and plans to lease...
  • Isn’t It Hillary Who Looks Unhinged?

    10/19/2017 10:36:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 19, 2017 | David Krayden, Ottawa Bureau Chief
    It has become de rigeur amongst Democrats to suggest that President Donald Trump is unhinged, psychologically unstable, just a little bit crazy. His opponents have even suggested an obscure Constitutional amendment be invoked to remove the president from his office because of his allegedly impaired mental abilities. Hillary Clinton never misses to a beat in her quest to define Trump as a grossly unhinged and egotistic beast who clearly can’t be trusted to manage the affairs of state. But what are we to make of Clinton’s increasingly bizarre and cutting remarks that have defined the latest leg of her book...
  • MSNBC’s Chuck Todd: Is Dem Health Care Plan ‘Too Good To Be True’?

    10/18/2017 3:43:24 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10-17-2017 | Justin Caruso
    MSNBC’s Chuck Todd said to failed Vice Presidential candidate Tim Kaine that Democrat’s healthcare plans sound “too good to be true.” (snip) On MSNBC’s “Meet The Press Daily,” the host asked Kaine, “Look, I get that and it sounds like an interesting potential stopgap. But let me–you claim no new taxes. At all. You can’t tell me this doesn’t add to the taxpayer’s bill at all. Are you really telling me … ” “Yeah,” Kaine affirmed. “You are proposing this, it will cover more people and it will not cost the American government more money,” adding, “Do you understand why...
  • Twitter Blocks Candidate’s Mention of “Aborted Baby Parts” [semi-satire]

    10/17/2017 11:16:17 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Oct 2017 | John Semmens
    A tweet from Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) that mentioned Planned Parenthood’s sales of aborted baby parts led to Twitter blocking a campaign ad in her bid for a US Senate seat in her state. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey labeled Blackburn’s tweet “inflammatory and likely to evoke a strong negative reaction. On the one hand, there’s the woman who already has to deal with the emotionally difficult decision to terminate her pregnancy. Awareness that her baby might be cannibalized and sold for parts like a junked car would add unnecessary trauma to that decision.” “On the other hand, there is potential...
  • Arthrex, Inc., Plans Manufacturing Complex in Sandy Springs, South Carolina (1,000 jobs)

    10/17/2017 1:12:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Area Development ^ | October 16, 2017 | Staff
    Arthrex, Inc., a global orthopedic medical device company, headquartered in Naples, Florida, is launching new manufacturing operations at 5500 Highway 76 in Sandy Springs, South Carolina. The $69 million capital investment is expected to create more than 1,000 new jobs over the next several years in Anderson County. Arthrex will be constructing a new 200,000-square-foot facility to manufacture its innovative orthopedic devices and implants. Hiring for the new positions should begin in the next 12 to 18 months. As an incentive, the Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project. “Arthrex is pleased to...
  • Opioid Abuse and the Prescription Monitoring Program

    10/16/2017 11:38:03 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/16/17 | William Kevin Stoos
    What Can Happen When Doctors and Pharmacists Do Not Track Their Patient's Prescriptions copy The Iowa Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) is designed to provide patient specific prescription data to individuals authorized by Iowa Code (IC) section 124.553(1)(a) and 657 Iowa Administrative Code (IAC) Chapter 37. A prescriber or pharmacist is authorized to request a Patient Rx History Report on an individual only if: (a.) The request is for the purpose of providing medical treatment or pharmaceutical services; and, (b.) The prescriber or pharmacist has a current practitioner-patient relationship or is initiating a practitioner-patient relationship with the individual named in the...
  • Pediatrician drops a bomb on idea that transgenderism is real (tr)

    10/16/2017 5:35:03 AM PDT · by workerbee · 48 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/15/17
    A pediatrician went on a viral rant recently about the dangers of convincing children they are transgender and then prescribing them hormone blockers that prevent them from developing into their born gender. What did she say? At a recent Heritage Foundation forum about the topic, Dr. Michelle Cretella went on a lengthy rant about how it is child abuse to indulge children who are gender-confused by helping them “transition” to the gender they think they are. Cretella said: Chemical castration is what you’re doing when you put any biologically normal child on puberty blockers. It’s treating puberty like a disease,...
  • 'Duty To Warn' Removes Only Black Videographer at DC Event

    10/14/2017 8:03:26 PM PDT · by impetrio1 · 11 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 10/14/17 | Bob Parks
    As you know, I always like to look at a situation as if it were the other way around. Let's say there was a conservative event that centered around the removal of Barack Obama because he was this dangerous narcissist who was undoing policies they liked. Let's say this conservative event of around 50 people, only TWO of whom were black and ONE other working, told the ONLY black videographer he had to leave and escorted him out in a rather humiliating fashion. Chances are that black videographer would be doing the rounds on CNN, MSNBC, maybe ABC This Week,...
  • Trump Revises Obamacare Rules [semi-satire]

    10/14/2017 4:34:52 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Oct 2017 | John Semmens
    This week President Trump made some administrative revisions to the Affordable Care Act health insurance program. Using latitude granted to the president in the original legislation, Trump issued an executive action that allows individuals more choices in how to insure themselves. This expansion of choice was denounced by key Democrats. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) called Trump's move "a stab in the back. Allowing people more choices is the exact opposite of what is needed if the changes made by Obamacare are to be made permanent. People will choose selfishly. They will only buy coverage they think they need....
  • Congress’ pharmacist hints some members have Alzheimer’s, backpedals furiously

    10/12/2017 7:05:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Ars Technica ^ | October 11, 2017 | Beth Mole
    Wednesday morning, Stat published a piece on the quaint, old-school pharmacy that hand-delivers prescription medications to our hardworking Congress members on the Hill each day. While the piece was focused on the history and workings of the pharmacy, the Internet zeroed in on one eye-popping section: Mike Kim, the reserved pharmacist-turned-owner of the pharmacy, said he has gotten used to knowing the most sensitive details about some of the most famous people in Washington. “At first it’s cool, and then you realize, I’m filling some drugs that are for some pretty serious health problems as well. And these are the...