Morgan Florek

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11 Clothing Problems That Plague All Tall People (and How to Fix Them)

The struggle may be real, but the situation is not hopeless.<p>1. Every T-shirt, sweatshirt, and sweater you try on that isn't deliberately oversize ends up exposing your stomach.<p>It's as if every top in the world shrank in the dryer.<p><b>The fix:</b> You might not be able to make your tops longer, but …

How To Deliver True Quality Care: 7 Actions Doctors Can Take

Patients want to receive health care that is of the highest quality. Physicians want to provide it. But what is “high quality health care?” On that, few agree.<p>Ask most Americans and they’re unsure where to find it. They know they want to be kept healthy, have rapid access to personalized care …

How Cycling Makes Your Brain Stronger

Every morning Canadian neuroscientist Brian Christie, PhD, gives his brain an extra boost. We're not talking about tossing back multiple strong shots of espresso or playing one of those mind-training games advertised all over Facebook. "I hop on my bike, go to the gym for 45 minutes, then ride the …

Beyond genes: are centrioles carriers of biological information?

EPFL scientists discover that certain cell structures, the centrioles, could act as information carriers throughout cell generations. The discovery …

Miracle Grow for Your Brain

Right now the front of your brain is firing signals about what you’re reading and how much of it you soak up has a lot to do with whether there is a …

Children with ADHD 'should be allowed to fidget'

Riding an exercise bike while doing schoolwork and tests could help children with ADHD perform better - according to scientists<p>Jittery and jumpy children with ADHD have for years been scolded in the classroom for failing to sit still and concentrate.<p>But up to 5 per cent of British youngsters who …

New cancer treatment which supercharges the body’s ability to fight disease is hailed as having an ‘astonishing’ effect – and could be tested on humans in three years

British scientists are developing a treatment which could significantly boost patients’ ability to fight off cancer, they revealed last night.<p>A team …

Immunotherapy

To Protect Your Aging Brain, Start With Exercise

Title: To Protect Your Aging Brain, Start With Exercise<br>Category: Health News<br>Created: 4/14/2015 12:00:00 AM<br>Last Editorial Review: 4/15/2015 12:00:00 AM

Senate approves bill changing how Medicare pays doctors

The Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation permanently overhauling how Medicare pays physicians late Tuesday in a rare show of near-unanimity from Congress.<p>The legislation headed off a 21 percent cut in doctors' Medicare fees that would have taken effect Wednesday, when the government planned to …

Is the Placebo Effect in Your DNA?

Some people feel better after dummy treatments, while others feel no difference unless the drugs are real. A new paper argues that the difference may come down to genetics.<p>The first real, physical proof of the placebo effect came in 1978. Running a study on patients who had recently had their …

Extraordinary rainbows of the natural world

The Real Story of Value over Volume in Medicine

This is important to you. Trust me.<p>If you’re young at heart, it matters because it’s your tax dollars this April. If you’re wiser in years, it …

Health Care

Can The Apple Watch Really Keep The Doctor Away?

At a little after 12:00 AM Pacific Time consumers will be able to pre-order the Apple Watch online for delivery on April 24th. It is the first new Apple product since the iPad was introduced five years ago and eight years since the introduction of the iPhone. I predict the Apple Watch will be a …

2015 Tours of a Lifetime

The fallacy of patient engagement

You may have noticed the absence of my usual posts to HealthBlog. Here’s why. I was preparing for an out of town business trip on Monday of last week …