- Created on 22 November 2013
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If there's anyone who knows how to keep their bodies in impeccable shape, it's these guys:
They're paid to make clothes look good, grace the cover of magazines and even sell skivvies, so needless to say, male models Josh Truesdell, Bryce Thompson and Chad White know a thing or two about fitness. Sure, it's their job to be super-buff, but the diet and exercise rules they swear by can guide us all in the right direction. The Soul Artist Management trio stopped by HuffPost Live to share some of the industry's top health secrets.
Go here to read their 12 strongest tips and watch a video to see them in action.
- Created on 21 November 2013
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A social media tool known for being a platform for breaking news, selfie photos and over-sharing the minutiae of day-to-day life could also be an important public health tool, according to a new study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
San Diego State University researchers found that posts on Twitter seemed to accurately predict flu outbreaks in different regions across the United States.
Researchers examined tweets that originated within a 17-mile radius of 11 different cities between Aug. 31 and March 4, 2013, recording the usernames, locations, tweet information (whether it was a tweet or reweet) and any links used in the tweets.
Over that time period, 161,821 tweets were recorded that contained the word "flu," while 6,174 tweets contained the word "influenza." Then, the researchers compared the location data of those tweets to data on flu-like illness rates on city and county levels.
Out of the 11 cities whose tweets were examined, there was a statistically significant correlation for nine of those cities between the number of posts on Twitter regarding flu or influenza, and actual rates of flu-like illness.
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- Created on 21 November 2013
I sleep like a baby, which is to say I sleep in short spurts throughout the night and wake up abruptly at inconvenient hours feeling kind of cranky.
For years now, I have fallen asleep easily but rarely am able to stay asleep. I wake up at the slightest noise or light. I wake up when my husband moves the top sheet a millimeter. I wake up when the...
- Created on 18 November 2013
CARMICHAEL, Calif. (AP) — The doctor isn't in, but he can still see you now.
Remote presence robots are allowing physicians to "beam" themselves into hospitals to diagnose patients and offer medical advice during emergencies.
A growing number of hospitals in California and other states are using telepresence robots to expand access to medical specialists, especially in rural areas where there's a shortage of doctors.
These mobile video-conferencing machines move on wheels and typically stand about 5 feet, with a large screen that projects a doctor's face. They feature cameras, microphones and speakers that allow physicians and patients to see and talk to each other.
Dignity Health, which runs Arizona, California and Nevada hospitals, began using the telemedicine machines five years ago to diagnose patients suspected of suffering strokes — when every minute is crucial to prevent serious brain damage.
The San Francisco-based health care provider now uses the telemedicine robots in emergency rooms and intensive-care units at about 20 California hospitals, giving them access to specialists in areas such as neurology, cardiology, neonatology, pediatrics and mental health.
"Regardless of where the patient is located, we can be at their bedside in several minutes," said Dr. Alan Shatzel, medical director of the Mercy Telehealth Network. "Literally, we compress time and space with this technology. No longer does distance affect a person's ability to access the best care possible."
Dignity Health is one of several hospital chains that recently began using RP-VITA, which was jointly developed by InTouch Health and iRobot Corp. It's approved for hospital use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.