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Amazon Health

It’s pretty rare for the same company to feature in two consecutive Weekly Articles; yesterday’s announcement of a health care initiative involving …

Innovation

I drank lemon water every morning for a week — and I saw results

Winter can be a difficult time to stay healthy when it seems like everyone around you is infected with the flu. Although there are many natural remedies and precautions you can take to try and fight these nasty viruses, sometimes, their attack is just too strong. So this winter, I decided to try …

Alternative Medicine

Peace be with you… from a distance: Flu epidemic has gotten so bad in Maine that churches are shunning practices involving touching, sharing

(Natural News) Due to the flu season, Catholic churches in Maine have had to “alter their religious practices to reduce the spread of the deadly …

What to Eat (and Drink) When You Have the Flu

When you’ve got the flu, the only true cure is rest and time—there’s no food or drink that will magically make your symptoms go away. But making sure …

Nutrition

Flip②▶ 'Techful' TUE▶ Amazon 'Xng' the Healthcare Barrier

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Mr. Fix It

Now even healthcare is getting Amazonified<p>Is there anything the world’s richest man, <b>Jeffrey Preston Bezos,</b> <i>can’t</i> do?<p>I don’t mean to go all fan boy-ish on you, but it’s been riveting watching him run the table. Bezos has grown Amazon into a juggernaut whose value exceeds <b>Walmart</b>, <b>Costco</b>, <b>Target</b>, <b>Kohls</b> …

Jamie Dimon

Wellnicity gets $3.6M for mail-order lab tests, vitamins

Wellnicity, an Austin-based company that uses mail-order lab tests to connect people with vitamins and supplements to address particular symptoms, …

Digital Health

13 Foods That Scrub Our Arteries Clean

As we get older, the collective opinions of the medical community and the mainstream media begin to instill a fear of cardiovascular disease in our …

Cybersecurity helps keep hospital patients safe and healthy

The Hippocratic Oath remains a rite of passage for medical students, who often take a modernized version of the oath when graduating medical school.

Medical School

Vitamin D May Help Ease Irritable Bowel Syndrome

It’s the most common disease diagnosed by gastroenterologists and it affects approximately 10 to 15 percent of the adult population in the United …

Medical Research

Fish Oil Pills Don't Prevent Heart Attacks, a Study Finds

Fish oil supplements don't help prevent heart disease or heart attacks, even for people at high risk.<p>That’s the conclusion of an extensive analysis …

Biomedicine

New Blood Test For Alzheimer's Is So Precise It Could Predict It 30 Years Ahead

It was accurate in 90% of patients tested.<p>Scientists have developed a new blood test where a tiny drop of blood could be enough to predict the onset …

Dementia

Aw, seriously? The flu virus can trigger a heart attack, too

<i>The body's under a lot of stress during a bout of flu, doctors say. Inflammation is up and oxygen levels and blood pressure can drop. These changes</i> …

Medical Research

Death toll jumps sharply after California experiences its worst week of the flu season

The death toll from influenza in California rose sharply on Friday, amid a brutal flu season that has spread across the nation.<p>State health officials said that 32 people under 65 died last week of the flu, making it the deadliest week this season so far. In total, 74 people under age 65 have died …

Public Health

8 subtle signs your body's telling you your diet is all wrong

Our bodies have clever ways of protesting<p>There's one very obvious way you can tell if your diet isn't healthy: putting on weight. But it's certainly …

Five things you should know about this year’s very bad flu

The nation is having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad flu season.<p>Flu is widespread in 46 states, according to reports to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>Nationally, as of mid-December, at least 106 people had died of the infectious disease.<p>In addition, states across the …

Public Health

*SCS ▶ Thankful♥Thursday

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What to do if you have this year's flu

<b>Know the symptoms.</b> Symptoms for the flu are usually sudden onset. If you experience any combination of the following, see a doctor:<p>Fever<br>• Chills<br>• Muscle …

Krill Oil vs Fish Oil: Which Is Better for You?

Fish oil, which is derived from fatty fish like anchovies, mackerel and salmon, is one of the most popular dietary supplements in the world.<p>Its …

Trump administration opens door to states imposing Medicaid work requirements

The Trump administration issued guidance to states on Thursday that will allow them to compel people to work or prepare for jobs in order to receive Medicaid for the first time in the half-­century history of this fundamental piece of the nation's social safety net.<p>The letter to state Medicaid …

Health Care

Facing Down Flu: 5 Things To Know Now

Aja C. Holmes planned to go to work last week, but her flu symptoms — a cough, fever and severe body aches that worsened overnight — had other ideas.<p>"It felt like somebody took a bat and beat my body up and down," said Holmes, 39, who works as a residential life director at California State …

Winter flu plunges hospitals into chaos as A&Es run out of space

Hospitals are running out of space in corridors with a spike in flu cases plunging the NHS into winter chaos, senior doctors have warned.<p>On New Year's Eve patients were urged to only call 999 if their situation was “life-threatening” or extremely serious in a desperate bid to ease strain on …

Flu widespread in 36 states, CDC reports

Outbreaks of influenza are getting an early start this year in part because of cold weather gripping much of the USA and low efficacy associated with this year's flu vaccine.<p>It's still too early to say whether this winter will be a bad season for the flu, but epidemiologists in 36 states already …

So you have the flu. Now what?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Flu season is well underway across the United States. There's widespread flu activity in 49 states -- all of them, except Hawaii.<p>Experts believe the flu virus is spread when a sick person talks, sneezes or coughs. Common symptoms include fever and chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy …

Public Health

Want a Better Health Care System? Check Out Japan

The country's public-private hybrid gets good results at lower cost.<p>Senator Bernie Sanders’s new health care plan, called “Medicare for All,” would eliminate private health insurance and have the government pay for 100 percent of all health services. It's not going to happen, but it does point the …

Health Care

Health-Law Insurance Sign-Ups Decline

Enrollment is down 4% on the HealthCare.gov exchange, but some state marketplaces see increases<p>The number of consumers signing up for Affordable Care Act plans through the federal HealthCare.gov insurance marketplace declined compared with last year’s open-enrollment period, affected by challenges …

Health Care

Flurry of Health-Care Deals Reflects Shift Away From Hospitals

Managed-care companies such as Humana are plunging deeper into the business of delivering health care outside hospitals<p>By<p>Anna Wilde Mathews and<p>Anna Wilde Mathews<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@annawmathews<p>Anna.Mathews@wsj.com<p>Melanie Evans<p>Melanie Evans<p>The Wall Street …

Health Care

What those new blood pressure guidelines mean for you

The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association announced new comprehensive guidelines for evaluating blood pressure Monday, November 13 that will drastically increase the number of Americans who have hypertension.<p>The committee that drafted the new guidelines lowered the blood …

Major cause of dementia discovered in the brain

An international team of scientists have confirmed the discovery of a major cause of dementia, with important implications for possible treatment and …