A.U. Bankaitis

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12 Foods To Eat When You're Totally Stressed Out

<i>By Lindsay Funston</i><p>When work deadlines begin piling up and your social calendar is booked, the last thing you want to hear is to steer clear of the vending machine. Who has time for healthy eating? But when it comes to combating stress levels, what you eat may actually help relieve your tension. …

The Brain

Oven-Fried Salmon Cakes

http://www.MelJoulwan.com/2014/11/10/oven-fried-salmon-cakes/<p>I’ve been a naughty girl. I know that to manage my blood pressure I need to meditate …

Perfectly Peelable Hard-Boiled Eggs

http://www.MelJoulwan.com/2014/09/08/perfectly-peelable-hard-boiled-eggs/<p>I’m on a hard-boiled egg kick. One of my favorite snacks is an hb-egg with a …

Plantain Nachos

http://www.MelJoulwan.com/2014/01/31/plantain-nachos/<p>Tacos versus nachos. It’s a timeless rivalry with no clear winner.<p>I think we can all agree that …

Mexican Meatza

You know I always tell you the truth, so here’s a confession for you: my ideal Friday night is pizza on the couch in front of a movie that requires …

Sample HIIT Workouts

HIIT workouts are one of the most effective methods for burning maximum amounts of fat. Unlike regular steady state cardio workouts, HIIT spares …

How Marketing Will Change In 2015: The Creative Forecast

By Jeff Beerlong Read<p>It’s a new year and time for prediction and anticipation. How much mobile-first, e-commerce-driving engagement will you be …

Wireless Charging Looks to Go Mainstream in 2015

As the largest consumer electronics show in the world, CES often gives us a hint of the technologies we can look forward to in the near future, based on the products that are shown off at the show. In 2013 and 2014, there was a heavy focus on wearables, and this year's emphasis on home automation …

Looking for a tech job? There are better places than California

If you are looking for a job in tech, you likely have a better chance in Texas than you do in Silicon Valley.<p>That's the finding of WalletHub, a financial information website that ranked 100 US metropolitan areas for the best and worst areas to find a job in science, technology, engineering or math …

Homemade Paleo Olive Oil Mayo

http://www.MelJoulwan.com/2010/06/03/the-secret-to-homemade-mayo-patience/<p><b>Update September 15, 2015:</b> The traditional blender method below works …

Presto… Pesto

http://www.MelJoulwan.com/2009/08/05/presto-pesto/<p>When you think of pesto, you probably envision the traditional pesto alla genovese: mashed basil …

Cocoa-Toasted Cauliflower

Directions:<p>1<p>Preheat the oven to 400 F. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil. With a sharp knife, remove the core of the …

Baba Ghanoush

Directions:<p>1<p>Preheat a gas grill or broiler on high heat with the lid closed, about 10 minutes.<p>2<p>Cut the eggplant in half lengthwise and use a sharp …

Sunshine Sauce

I needed a rest day, so lucky you… you get a new recipe!<p>In the Paleo world, peanuts are a big no-no. (Because they’re legumes, not nuts, and blah …

Paleo Chocolate Chili

http://www.MelJoulwan.com/2009/02/22/my-favorite-chili-recipe/<p>In sixth-grade English, our class read a story about a Native American tribe in the …

Paleo Pad Thai

Sometimes you just want a pile of something spicy-creamy-comforting… like Pad Thai.<p>But the original dish includes rice noodles (fail), soy sauce …

The Tech That Will Change Your Life in 2015

Gadgets and Ideas With the Best Chance of Making an Impact … and What You Can Do to Prepare for Them<p>This was a year of big technology promises—2015 is the year we find out how many live up to the hype.<p>We looked into our crystal ball for the gadgets, upgrades and ideas we think have the greatest …

Cable TV

Twelve Guest Blog Posts of Christmas – quick click list from me to you!

In the spirit of the holiday season, here is my list of the Twelve Guest Posts of Christmas including hyperlinks to each specific post. While it was …

Why So Many New Tech Companies Are Getting into Health Care

A flood of new health care IT companies has been pouring into the U.S. health care market. The cause of this torrent: the recognition that as market and regulatory forces alter incentives in health care, IT companies will play a powerful role in combating the overemployment and declining …

Get your patients excited about loops! – guest post by Juliette Sterkens

Hearing loops broadcast sound from a sound source wirelessly to hearing aids. All users need to do is switch their hearing aid to the telecoil or Mic …

Hearing Aids

RogerVoice Wants to Give Deaf People The Gift of Gab

Olivier Jeannel’s new app aims to help the profoundly deaf and hard of hearing reach out and touch everyone.<p>For most of us, cell phones are indispensable. But for the 70 million people with profound or severe hearing loss, it represents a crucial missed point of contact. The RogerVoice app aims to …

This shirt just started tracking my heart and breathing rate

My heart is moving at 52 beats a minute and my lungs are cycling though 17 inhales and exhales per minute as I write this post. Earlier today during …

How do you CYA during Otoscopy?

When performing audiometric testing, thresholds are recorded on an audiogram. Immittance testing often yields a printed version of the tympanogram. …

The Infection Control Garbage Term

When asked by a colleague whether or not something needs to be “sanitized” prior to reuse in the audiology or hearing aid clinic, I often stop and …

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HIV/AIDS-Related Communication, Hearing, and Swallowing Disorders: Interview with De Wet Swanepoel, PhD

Douglas L. Beck, AuD speaks with Dr. Swanpoel co-editing his book, <i>HIV/AIDS-Related Communication, Hearing and Swallowing Disorders.</i><p><b>Academy:</b> Hi, De …

Infection Control: Why Audiologists Need to Care | 23808 | Infection Control | Miscellaneous | Practice Management Professional Issues

<b>Presenter Disclosure:</b> AU Bankaitis: Dr. AU Bankaitis is the Vice President of Oaktree Products, a multi-line distributor of hearing healthcare …

Simple Ways To Improve Your Practice

<i>Today's guest post is from Dr. Gyl Kasewurm. Dr. Kasewurm started her hearing care practice 30 years ago in St. Joseph, MI immediately following</i> …