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By Amy Norton HealthDay ReporterFRIDAY, April 14, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Long periods of immobility can put people at risk of dangerous blood clots — yet hibernating bears lie around for months without any problem. Now scientists think they’ve figured out why.The researchers hope the insight can eventually lead to new drugs for preventing life-threatening blood clots — the kind that begin in the legs but can travel to the brain and cause a stroke, or to the lungs and cause a pulmonary embolism.In their new study, the researchers found that in hibernating bears, a particular protein — called heat shock…

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Career & Business Learn how to scale a business sustainably Posted by: Team Tony Entrepreneurs excel at creating solutions to big problems, but they all seem to struggle with scaling a business. These big thinkers often use the concepts of scaling a business and growing a business interchangeably, but in reality, they’re two completely distinct concepts.  For example, consider a successful startup or new small business: Without a clear definition of scaling a business, we mistakenly attribute success to these companies due to their fast, massive growth. Is this sustainable growth? Sometimes, yes. However, it’s often a sign of accelerated…

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Over the weekend, Bill Maher took the fat-acceptance movement to task for lying about the dangers of obesity and excusing overweight people from taking responsibility for their eating and exercise habits. For performing this public service, Maher was accused of being “hateful and ignorant” and ignoring the food industry’s role as “the main cause in our obesity epidemic.” You can watch the clip in the tweet below. There’s a disturbing trend going on in America these days with rewriting science to fit ideology. We’ve gone from fat acceptance to fat celebration. pic.twitter.com/r0zmqtamUl — Bill Maher (@billmaher) August 6, 2022 As…

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You may have heard about alpha-gal syndrome, also known as the meat allergy illness or tick bite meat allergy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says most diagnosed cases are in the southern, eastern and central parts of the U.S. It also has been diagnosed in Europe, Australia, Asia, South Africa, and South and Central America. It can be a serious, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. The American Gastroenterological Association recently added guidance to medical professionals to watch for patients with undiagnosed abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, especially those living in areas where alpha-gal is prevalent.  What is alpha-gal and how do you…

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Use this easy-to-remember acronym as a starting point for creating trauma-aware spaces and sessions when teaching mindfulness. A recent emphasis on trauma-informed approaches in the mindfulness community has been an overdue addition to teaching more effectively, reaching more students, and helping more people heal. In the past few years of both reading the research and speaking directly with folks, I’ve begun to assemble a list of tips. Like all of us, this too is a work in progress, but can hopefully be a guide for many of us as we deepen our teaching skills. Use the C.H.O.I.C.E. Acronym C- Consent:…

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April is IBS Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS. Research suggests that about 12{1293bd4ef25ca86a622f6d9512ec3310653175851a143bae989351f0db04aea4} of people in the U.S. have irritable bowel syndrome, and it’s more common among women than men and in people younger than 50, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Irritable bowel syndrome is a chronic condition that affects the large intestine. Even though the digestive tract looks normal, it doesn’t function as it should. Normally, the muscles in the intestines that move food from the stomach to the rectum contract…

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One year ago today, Atomic Habits was born. The last 12 months have been a wild ride: 1.1 million copies sold worldwide 12 consecutive months on the New York Times best seller list (currently #3) Repeated appearances on the Audible, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller lists Over 20,000 reviews on Audible (4.8/5 stars) Over 1,300 reviews on Amazon (4.9/5 stars) Translated into 40+ languages (browse international editions) 35+ keynote speeches in 13 countries …and so much more. I’m incredibly thankful for your support. I’ve been given so much this year and to celebrate Atomic Habits’ 1st birthday, I put together 3…

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As a mindfulness-based Registered Dietitian and coach, I often talk about “mindful eating” and “mindless eating.” While the two concepts may seem similar, they actually have very different impacts on our health and relationship with food. In this article, we’ll explore the differences between mindful and mindless eating, and why it’s important to pay attention to how we eat. Mindful Eating vs. Mindless Eating: Understanding the Difference and Its Impact on Your Health What is Mindful Eating? Mindful eating is the practice of paying attention to the present moment and being fully present while eating. This includes paying attention to…

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Lizzo has a truly important message for anyone looking to up their self-care game: Put your phone down and take some deep breaths. At a recent event hosted by the Dove Self-Esteem Project, she encouraged the audience to take a few minutes to disconnect from their devices for the sake of their mental health.“You spend so much time being kind to your family, your friends—and now you need to be kind to yourself,” Lizzo said. She then encouraged the audience to spend a few minutes with their phones physically sealed off in a container of sorts, like a purse or backpack. “I’m kind of…

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April 14, 2023 – Aging is one of the greatest threats to your freedom and independence you’ll ever know, only because of what it does to your muscles. The body’s hormones that are responsible for maintaining muscle mass decline with age. And, since older adults tend to be less active and eat less protein, which is important to keep muscles strong, we face more challenges as we get older, said Brandon Grubbs, PhD, an assistant professor of exercise science and co-leader of the Positive Aging Consortium at Middle Tennessee State University. Not only that, but the “satellite cells” responsible for muscle repair…

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