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Ways Listen to White Noise Can Improve Your Health

April 27, 2017 by Viatcheslav Wlassoff

We live in a very stressful society. Part of the problem is that we are exposed to so many harsh sounds that cause our cortisol levels to spike. Listening to white noise can reverse some of these problems and carries other important health benefits.Here are some reasons listening to white noise can be beneficial.Listening to White...[read more]

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Noise Disrupts Circadian Rhythms and Causes Other Health Issues

April 25, 2017 by John Hennings

Over half of the world’s population lives in urban areas.  In the United States alone, 80.7% of Americans live in cities.Dr Jacob Kumaresan, director of the World Health Organization’s Centre for Health Development, warns that this is creating many new problems.“The world is rapidly urbanizing with significant changes in our living...[read more]

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Hidden Dangers of Walking Abnormalities

April 24, 2017 by Annie Qureshi

You have probably read plenty of studies on the importance of sitting correctly. However, we don’t hear nearly as much about the importance of walking correctly, even though the consequences of walking abnormalities are just as serious.According to many studies, the average person takes 5,000 steps a day. If you don’t have the right...[read more]

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How the Medical Marijuana Industry Is Impacting Big Pharma

April 24, 2017 by Jennifer Landis

With medical marijuana currently legal in its various forms in 28 states and upwards of 1.2 million people using this alternative to traditional medication, this trend is starting to impact the pharmaceutical industry. What impact is medical marijuana having on big Pharma and how can we expect the industry to change in the future because of this legalization?[read more]

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Five Reasons Why Physicians Need to Use Social Media

April 24, 2017 by Rehan Ijaz

Physician participation in social media is a health care imperative according to Dr. Kevin Pho, a practicing internist and the founder of KevinMD.com, a leading online health portal; however, many physicians remain skeptical about the value of social media.  At an Ethics Forum hosted by the Massachusetts Medical Society...[read more]

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Working Out Alone vs Working out in a Group: Which works best?

April 23, 2017 by Rehan Ijaz

It’s difficult as it is to exercise, but choosing a fitness plan just adds to the stress. Personal training or one on one session and group workouts have their own pros and cons. You can weigh the differences and choose according to what is appropriate for you.Motivation. You need a little push when working out. The problem with fitness...[read more]

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Overcoming Emotional Eating Can Help You Shed Up to 100 Pounds

April 21, 2017 by Ryan Kh

Do you remember the scene from Legally Blonde, where Elle is stuffing her face with chocolates after her breakup? For many people, that scene hits close to home.There are many ways people deal with depression, disappointment, anxiety and loneliness. Some people turn to drinking, others turn to working out and others overeat. How Big...[read more]

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Beyond Cutting Sugar: 5 Ways to Cut the Risk of Diabetes

April 20, 2017 by Annie Qureshi

Take a moment and picture someone with diabetes. You are probably seeing an image of someone mowing down on a candy bar, because you have been told repeatedly that eating sugar causes diabetes.Unfortunately, this misconception has led many people astray. Research has shown that sugar doesn’t directly cause diabetes, but the myth still...[read more]

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Moles: Simple Skin Issue or Something More?

April 20, 2017 by Viatcheslav Wlassoff

This article presents a selection of research papers on the subject of neuroscience and neurology published in April. As usual, many new interesting findings were made public this month, and the selection presented here reflects mostly my personal opinion of their importance.[read more]

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5 Common Social Media Mistakes Doctors Make

April 14, 2017 by Ryan Kh

Healthcare professionals across the United States are finally starting to recognize the power of social media. According to research from Demi & Cooper Advertising and DC Interactive Group, 26% of clinics and hospitals use social media to engage with existing patients and reach new ones.More doctors are starting to participate in...[read more]

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Strife Under the Knife: 3 Helpful Hints to De-Stress Your Surgery

April 14, 2017 by Nik Donovic

It's normal to stress about an upcoming surgery. Perhaps you've got every worst-case scenario in your head playing through your head on repeat. This article will help give you tips on how to de-stress.[read more]

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Biggest Challenges with Managing a Dental Practice

April 14, 2017 by John Hennings

Visiting the dentist is incredibly stressful for patients. However, managing the practice every day is even tougher.Here are some of the biggest challenges dentists in their staff face every day and steps they need to take to address them.Fostering communication with patientsAccording to research by the University of Florida, patient...[read more]

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Call for Contributors

April 14, 2017 by Robin Carey

Did you know that you can contribute to HealthWorks Collective? That’s right, HWC has an open call for contributors and is looking for new voices to join our community. What does it mean to be a contributor? A HealthWorks Collective contributor provides content to be published on the site. That can be original writing produced...[read more]

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Women Must Regulate Hormone Levels to Stop Gum Disease

April 13, 2017 by Annie Qureshi

Gum disease is a serious problem that affects over nearly 65 million Americans. Over a third of all women suffer from moderate or severe periodontal disease. Women are at an even higher risk of contracting periodontal disease if they don’t keep their hormone levels in check.Why Regulating Your Hormones is Key to Preventing Periodontal...[read more]

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4 Reasons Substance Abuse is Driving up Healthcare Costs in 2017

April 13, 2017 by Rehan Ijaz

The rise in instances of substance abuse in the United States is having an impact on healthcare expenses. This not only increases the strain on our health system, but the added coverage that the Affordable Care Act offers results in higher policy costs for consumers as insurance companies struggle to cover the added expense, which is...[read more]

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4 Ways Exercise Science Can Help Athletes Reach New Levels

March 14, 2017 by Marlena Stoddard

Exercise technology has continued to evolve, and you can find more health tech than ever before. Here are a few ways athletes can use this tech to improve their bodies.[read more]

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Delivering Powerful SEO in Healthcare

January 26, 2017 by SocialMktgFella

When prospective patients go searching online for a local healthcare provider, your name and your practice will surface. SEO in healthcare is about managing the message they receive.[read more]

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New Technology Will Catch Alzheimer's in the Early Stages

December 28, 2016 by Rehan Ijaz

Alzheimer’s is a debilitating disease that robs over 5 million Americans of their memories. The CDC expects that the number of affected people will rise to 14 million by 2050 unless the right preventive treatment is taken. It can be very painful for the person suffering and their friends and family.Fortunately, advances in medicine are...[read more]

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PPC Marketing Dos and Don’ts for Healthcare Professionals

December 13, 2016 by Rehan Ijaz

Pay-Per-Click marketing can be a very effective way for healthcare professionals to generate business. It can also be very expensive if it isn’t done properly.WordStream published a very insightful post on the state of PPC marketing in the healthcare industry. They discussed some of the new unique challenges healthcare companies face,...[read more]

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Healthcare Costs Involved in Finding the Right Recovery Program

December 13, 2016 by Ryan Kh

We live in a world that is inundated by drugs and alcohol. As if that were not bad enough, we are equally inundated by direct and indirect drug and alcohol positive messaging. It is as it always has been: Getting addicted to a substance is a lot easier than getting cured.In some respects, it is wrong to talk about treatment programs as...[read more]