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6 Reasons Why Grapefruit Essential Oil Is A Must Have For Weight Loss

* This information presented in the is post contains affiliate links that we may receive a commission from at no cost to you. These that help support us so we can continually provide new content. We’re grateful for your support!     Want to lose a few pounds before the summer is officially here? I know I do. If you’re looking for a way to kick start your weight loss, grapefruit essential oil can be a powerful weapon in your battle to shed pounds. Extracted from the peels of the grapefruit, this oil packs a lot of punch in just a few drops. Let’s see how grapefruit essential oil can help you say adios to unwanted pounds. Weight Loss Benefits of Grapefruit Essential Oil 1. It Stabilizes Your Blood Sugar Studies show that the magical grapefruit has phytochemical co...

Artists Help Us to Gain a Deeper Understanding of Death and Healing

Eric Avery, “Emerging Infectious Diseases” (2000), linoleum block print over lithograph (Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Graphic Arts Collection, Princeton University Library © Eric Avery) PRINCETON, New Jersey — Lately, I’ve been starting my days with the daily e-mails of a neighbor, his meditations on coping with cancer and addiction, as well as the YouTube videos of a friend accepting the end of her life without intervention. “Cancer is nature’s way of taking care of my body,” writes my friend, who founded a program that treats addiction and other issues with a plant-based diet. As we assume a greater role in the management and acceptance of our illnesses and dying, the emerging field of medical humanities is informing conversations around health cris...

Alphabet-backed primary care startup One Medical files to go public

One Medical, a San Francisco-based primary care startup with tech-infused, concierge services filed for an IPO with the Securities and Exchange Commission today. Internal medicine doctor Tom Lee founded the startup, now valued at well-over $1 billion dollars, in 2007. Lee exited his company in 2017, leaving it in the hands of former UnitedHealth group executive Amir Rubin. The startup currently operates 72 health clinics in nine major cities throughout the U.S., with three more markets expected to open in 2020 and has raised just over $500 in venture capital from it’s biggest investor, the Carlyle Group (which owns just over a quarter of shares), Alphabet’s GV, J.P. Morgan and others. Google also incorporates One Medical into its campuses and accounts for about 10% of the compa...

Vape lung is on the decline as CDC report fixes blame on oily additive

The CDC has issued a set of reports showing that the lung disease associated with vaping seems to be declining from peak rates, and that Vitamin E acetate seems — as speculated early on — to be the prime suspect for the epidemic. The affliction has cost at least 54 lives and affected 2,506 people across the nation. The condition now officially known as EVALI (E-cigarette, or Vaping, Product Use-Associated Lung Injury) appeared over the summer, with hundreds of people reporting chest pains, shortness of breath and other symptoms. When state medical authorities and the CDC began comparing notes, it became clear that vaping was the common theme between the cases — especially using THC products. Before long the CDC recommended ceasing all vape product usage and was collating reports and solici...

Healthcare startup Lyfebin exposed medical images

Healthcare startup Lyfebin exposed thousands of medical imaging files, such as X-rays, MRI scans and ultrasounds. The Los Angeles-based healthcare startup allows doctors and medical staff to store medical images in its “secure environment,” per its website, allowing patients and doctors access from anywhere. But the files were found stored in an unprotected Amazon Web Services (AWS) storage bucket, without a password, allowing anyone who knew the easy-to-guess web address access to the data. The files were dated between September 2018 to October 2019. After we reached out to warn of the security lapse, Lyfebin secured the data. The storage bucket contained more than 93,000 files — many appeared to be duplicates — containing medical scans. The files were stored in the DICOM form...

Lauryn’s Psycho Specific Green Smoothie For Pregnancy and Optimal Health

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11 Winter Wellness Tips For Your Healthiest Self

* We partnered with iherb.com to bring you this post. All the information and opinions presented here are our own. With amazing prices and fast shipping across the globe visit iherb.com for all your health and wellness needs!   As the seasons change so do our health needs. And during the winter we all need a little extra care. To keep you healthy this winter we teamed up with our favorite online health and wellness website, iHerb to give you 11 winter wellness tips to make this your healthiest winter season ever. If you’d like to check out all our winter lotion and potion recommendations, just click the links throughout the post where you can find them at iHerb. Now let’s get ready for winter! 1. Take Extra Care Of Your Skin Winter can be a really rough time for our skin. Between time...

Uniform Teeth raises $10 million for its teeth-straightening operations

Uniform Teeth, the teeth straightening startup that helped me figure out I needed a root canal, has just raised a $10 million round of funding led by Canaan Partners. This brings Uniform Teeth’s total funding to $14 million. With the new funding, Uniform Teeth plans to open up two more locations, one in Seattle and one in Chicago early next year. Uniform Teeth currently operates two locations in San Francisco. By the end of next year, Uniform Teeth plans to open more locations throughout the U.S. The startup takes a One Medical-like approach in that it provides real, licensed orthodontists to see you and treat your bite. Ahead of the first visit, patients use the Uniform app to take photos of their teeth and their bite. During the initial visit, patients receive a panoramic scan and ...

What and How to Eat For Optimal Digestion

!function(d,s,id){ var e, p = /^http:/.test(d.location) ? ‘http’ : ‘https’; if(!d.getElementById(id)) { e = d.createElement(s); e.id = id; e.src = p + ‘://widgets.rewardstyle.com/js/shopthepost.js’; d.body.appendChild(e); } if(typeof window.__stp === ‘object’) if(d.readyState === ‘complete’) { window.__stp.init(); } }(document, ‘script’, ‘shopthepost-script’); Turn on your JavaScript to view content Hey guys. Today on The Skinny Confidential HIM & HER podcast we released an episode all about food combining featuring Kenzie Burke. We thought it would be fun to do a blog swap in conjunction with the episode. If you haven’t heard of Kenzie, she’s a powerhouse of knowledge when it comes to nutri...

Black Friday 2019: Deals and Steals From Amazon

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Amazon launches medication management features for Alexa

As Amazon moves further into the healthcare market, the company today is rolling out a medication management feature for Alexa owners. The feature will allow customers to set up their own medication reminders and request voice refills using their prescription information. At launch, these capabilities are only available to customers of Giant Eagle Pharmacy, a regional retailer in the Midwest and East Coast. That being said, there are obvious ties to Amazon’s larger plans with regard to prescription management and healthcare. Amazon has now acquired two health startups, first with online pharmacy PillPack in 2018 for slightly less than $1 billion. This was followed by last month’s acquisition of Health Navigator, which will become a part of Amazon’s pilot healthcare servic...

Camp Grounded Digital Detox returns after founder’s death

Summer camp for adults and beloved tech-free weekend getaway Camp Grounded ground to a halt in 2017. Its big-hearted founder Levi Felix who’d espoused the joys of trading screens for nature walks was tragically killed by brain cancer at just age 32. Left in his wake was mourning community who’d lost their digital detox rally just as everyone was realizing the importance of looking up from their phones. As an attendee, I’d been impressed by how the founder (known as Professor Fidget Wigglesworth at camp) used playfulness and presence to transport us back to childhood, before we got hooked on the Internet. But he also broke people’s addiction to shame, mandating that anyone who screwed up in a sports game or talent show announce “I’m awesome”, and be...

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