Posts Tagged ‘Between’

Survival of the Sickest: The Surprising Connections Between Disease and Longevity (P.S.)

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Joining the ranks of modern myth busters, Dr. Sharon Moalem turns our current understanding of illness on its head and challenges us to fundamentally change the way we think about our bodies, our health, and our relationship to just about every other living thing on earth. Through a fresh and engaging examination of our evolutionary history, Dr. Moalem reveals how many of the conditions that are diseases today actually gave our ancestors a leg up in the survival sweepstakes. But Survival of the Sickest doesn’t stop there. It goes on to demonstrate just how little modern medicine really understands about human health, and offers a new way of thinking that can help all of us live longer, healthier lives.

Dan Ariely on Survival of the Sickest
MIT professor Dan Ariely has become one of the leaders in the growing field of behavioral economics, and his bestselling book debut, Predictably Irrational, has brought his ideas–and his ingenious experiments and charming sense of humor–to a much wider audience. With the simplest of tests (often an auction or a quiz given under a few conditions) he shows again and again not only that we are wired to make irrational decisions in many situations, but that we do so in remarkably predictable ways.

I have always been puzzled by the way in which genetic diseases have managed to survive throughout the ages. How could it be that these diseases were able to withstand the evolutionary process, where only the most fit survive, and continue to be transferred from one generation to the next? Survival of the Sickest provides a thought provoking yet entertaining explanation to this puzzle.

In this insightful book Dr. Sharon Moalem demonstrates how conditions that are considered unhealthy (such as hemochromatosis, diabetes, and high cholesterol), or even deadly in extreme cases, might actually put their carriers at an advantage in combating other life-threatening illnesses. For example, he explains that hemochromatosis, a disease that, if left untreated, will kill you, may have actually been a defense against the deadliest pandemic in history–the bubonic plague during the 14th century. It turns out that this genetic mutation, which continues to be passed down through generations, actually helped spare many lives at one point.

Throughout the book, Dr. Moalem draws many connections between seemingly disparate subjects, such as the accidental invention of ice wine and cold diuresis, in order to illustrate the basic mechanisms of genetics and medicine in charming and intuitive ways. He skillfully interweaves his knowledge of history, genetics, and medicine not only as they relate to specific medical conditions but also in a way that addresses important challenges of modern society and our future evolution.

In the most general terms, Dr. Moalem’s description of the human body and its complexity left me in awe of how far we have come in our understanding of biology and medicine, while also being reminded that the road to understanding ourselves is still wide open with much more to learn in the decades, and even centuries, to come. It is a fantastic journey on which he leads us and Dr. Moalem is a kind, knowledgeable, humorous, and helpful guide.

 

FOUR ISSUES OF THE ASSOCIATION MEDICAL JOURNAL WITH ARTICLES AS FOLLOWS: 1) ON DIABETES. 2) ON CERTAIN FORMS OF CACEXIA. 3) ON THE COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM AND THE VEINS: Provisional Report From the London Committee of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, Appointed to Make an Experimental Inquiry Into This Subject. 4) NUMERICAL METHOD OF CONDUCTING MEDICAL INQUIRES.

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

 

Saunders Lumbar Traction Helps Patients Maintain Clinical Gains Between Appointments and Effectively Manage Chronic Conditions

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Saunders(r) Lumbar Traction
Helps patients maintain clinical gains between appointments and effectively manage chronic conditions
Split table design replicates clinical traction and promotes consistency of treatment
Actively moving treatment surface ensures efficient application of traction
Patented pneumatic system ensures reliable force accuracy and leak-free performance
Friction-free surface ensures smooth motion
Easy-to-read pressure gauge provides total control of the force at all times
Blow-off valve limits the amount of force that can be applied
Can be used on a bed or floor
Carrying case doubles as a comfortable treatment surface
Detachable wheels provide enhanced portability
No-slip harnesses incorporate belt-organizers for quick set-up
Does not require assembly

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Study shows link between high-dose statins and diabetes risk; but health experts caution that the cholesterol-lowering drugs are still a powerful and … An article from: Heart Advisor

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

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Title: Study shows link between high-dose statins and diabetes risk; but health experts caution that the cholesterol-lowering drugs are still a powerful and valuable ally against heart disease.(AWARENESS)
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Publication: Heart Advisor (Magazine/Journal)
Date: September 1, 2011
Publisher: Belvoir Media Group, LLC
Volume: 14 Issue: 9 Page: 6(1)

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Insta COLD Black Diabetic Pen and Vial Travel Wallet Keep Medication Between 36 -46 Degrees for 6-10 Hours from GMS

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Developed for Eli Lilly (Australia) Made Specifically for Insulin Pen or Vial Transport Fits Conveniently in any Carry Bag Slimline & Compact For Easy Storage Rear Zippered Storage Compartment Durable, Easy To Clean Exterior Surround Cooling up to 8 Hours 9.4W x 1.6D x 4.3H (inches)

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  • Developed for Eli Lilly (Australia)
  • Made Specifically for Insulin Pen or Vial Transport
  • Fits Conveniently in any Carry Bag
  • Slimline & Compact For Easy Storage
  • Rear Zippered Storage Compartment

 

Brittle (Between the Tides: Book 1)

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

A diabetic since freshman year, the control Sara Jacobs needs to survive is obliterated when she unleashes Voodoo barons of the afterlife from the dark witch trial history of her hometown — Andover, Massachusetts. Past and present blend and ignite as her life crumbles beyond recognition, shattered by the same forbidden forces she is drawn to embrace: magic, the supernatural, and the demon raging uncontrolled in her veins. Rewired by magic, she revisits and dominates her petty high school world – paybacks to authority, and a little help with that crush from freshman year. But ultimately, will control ever fill the hollows left behind by the lies of her former life?

From a gossip-crazed high school to a moonless limbo of tombstone covered hills, BRITTLE is what happens when Sara stops being the victim.