Exercise through Playtime

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

From our friend amanda@cysticlife.org Playtime ideas to get kids exercise in the summer Kids need exercise just like adults. However, exercise for kids can (and should) look different than exercise for adults. Kids can get all the exercise they need just through active playtime and games. Here are some active playtime ideas for the summer. Tag It may be one …

BE THE CHANGE, THE LEADER, THE FUTURE, AND HELP DESTIGMATIZE MENTAL ILLNESS

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By Melissa Thompson, CEO of TalkSession.com Look to your left. Look to your right. Look behind you. Look in front of you. One of the people you just saw has been diagnosed with a mental illness. Many people ask why I started TalkSession. I left a career on Wall Street, got an MBA, and now run a consumer healthcare technology company with a …

FDA Takes Action to Protect Consumers from Dangerous Medicines Sold by Illegal Online Pharmacies

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in partnership with international regulatory and law enforcement agencies, took action this week against more than 9,600 websites that illegally sell potentially dangerous, unapproved prescription medicines to consumers. These actions include the issuance of regulatory warnings, and seizure of offending websites and $41,104,386 worth of illegal medicines worldwide. The action occurred as part of …

Bipartisan Bill to Improve Cancer Care is Introduced in House by Representatives Capps and Boustany

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Planning Actively for Cancer Treatment (PACT) Act would enhance care of millions of Medicare patients Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Lois Capps (D-CA) and Congressman Charles Boustany, Jr., M.D., (R-LA) today introduced the Planning Actively for Cancer Treatment (PACT) Act (H.R. 2477), which would significantly improve the quality and coordination of care for Medicare patients with cancer. The bill is the …

TRACFONE AND VOXIVA PARTNER TO PROVIDE FREE MOBILE PHONES AND HEALTH MESSAGING PROGRAMS TO MEDICAID HEALTH PLAN MEMBERS

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SafeLink Health Solutions program offered at no cost to health plans and members MIAMI – June 25, 2013 – TracFone Wireless, Inc., America’s largest no contract wireless provider, and Voxiva, Inc.SM, the leader in mobile health services, are joining forces to launch SafeLink Health SolutionsSM. The new program helps Medicaid health plans engage and support members in taking an active …

10 Tips to Eliminate Stress and Increase Relaxation

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

Posted in Healthy Living We all know the fast-paced world we live in, the pollution that we face, the worries that we go through etc. Infact we even make plans to de-stress. And in doing all of that, we just add pressure! Stress is a reaction to something that disturbs or disrupts our physical or mental equilibrium. “Try not thinking …

Forget expansion, political fight may end Medicaid for everyone in Mississippi by July 1

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Medicaid and controversy are welded together in many states lately, but for the most part, the wrangling is about “new” Medicaid — the Obamacare expansion of the health program for the poor and disabled. Mississippi, though, is raising the stakes. Democrats and Republicans in the state are in the middle of a game of political chicken that could threaten the …

Oregon Woman Tans Her Way to a Melanoma Diagnosis

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From Drugs.com Katie Wilkes was just 23 years old when she noticed a strange spot on her right breast. “It was darker than many of my other freckles or moles — not quite black, but it was dark,” said Wilkes, who lives in Portland, Ore. “I asked my boyfriend at the time if I should have it removed. He told …

“Miracle” Breast Cancer Drug and “Youth Hormone” Pill Steal Show at Prestigious Endocrine Society Conference

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PRNewswire/ — It may seem like an odd pairing: an oral growth hormone-boosting supplement and possible cure for breast cancer. But these were two of the most talked about topics at ENDO 2013, The Endocrine Society’s 95th Annual Meeting & Expo that just convened in San Francisco. And now some are saying this focus by some of the top internal medicine …