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Practice mindful eating

These days, it’s common to chow down with your eyes glued to a screen, but eating when you’re distracted leads to overeating. Take time to slow down and pay attention to your food, pausing to put down utensils between bites. “When you eat mindfully, it’s easier to notice when you feel full, plus you’re more […]

Hospitals to list procedure prices under new law: What you need to know

Hospitals already have to make prices for procedures available on request, but a new rule requiring them to post the information online goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2019.   The move toward price transparency sounds like a step in the right direction — part of government efforts to encourage patients to become better educated decision makers in their […]

Flu Widening Its Grip on the United States: CDC

FRIDAY, Jan. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The flu is now spreading throughout the United States, health officials said Friday. Since last week, when nine states and New York City were reporting high flu activity, 19 states and New York City are now seeing a lot of flu, and it’s widespread in 24 states, according […]

Cake Mix Recall

Cake Mix Recall Do not bake recalled Duncan Hines cake mixes, or eat cake or batter made with them. Return them to the store for a refund or throw them away. Find out how to identify the recalled mixes on the CDC Salmonella website. There are many special occasions through the year that are perfect to spend time […]

What Everyone Should Know about the Shingles Vaccine

What Everyone Should Know about the Shingles Vaccine (Shingrix) One of the Recommended Vaccines by Disease Shingles vaccination is the only way to protect against shingles and postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), the most common complication from shingles. CDC recommends that healthy adults 50 years and older get two doses of the shingles vaccine called Shingrix (recombinant zoster vaccine), […]

Direct primary care can rein in America’s out-of-control healthcare costs

While Democrats and Republicans debate the merits and drawbacks of reforming America’s broken health insurance system, few policymakers are paying attention to perhaps the biggest reason health insurance is so expensive: The actual cost of healthcare, which insurers have to pay, is out of control. There are many reasons the cost of providing healthcare has […]

Rachel Huerta: Boca Raton nurse helping sick kids in Tanzania

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Nurse practitioner Rachel Huerta has a heart for helping sick children. Not only children in the U.S., but in Africa. Rachel said, “I’m doing this because the people in Tanzania. I have built a relationship with them over the last five years. I’ve gone there twice before. I worked in their […]

Medical Marijuanna… Does it work?

Bottom line There is a lack of good evidence that any cannabis-derived product works for any chronic neuropathic pain. Background Neuropathic pain is pain coming from damaged nerves. It is different from pain messages that are carried along healthy nerves from damaged tissue (for example, a fall, or cut, or arthritic knee). Neuropathic pain is treated by different medicines […]

Nurse Practitioner Week Florida Governor Rick Scott commemorated the work of Nurse Practitioners

A Year ago for Nurse Practitioner Week:  Florida Governor Rick Scott commemorated the work of Nurse Practitioners : WHEREAS, nurse practitioners in Florida (NPs) are referred to as Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNPs) who have advanced clinical education and training, building upon their initial registered nurse preparation; and WHEREAS, there are more than 250,000 licensed […]

Viruses or Bacteria? What got you sick?

When you use antibiotics correctly, you do the best for your health, your family’s health, and the health of those around you. Here are tips for how to use antibiotics correctly. Ask if an Antibiotic is Necessary Say YES to antibiotics when needed for certain infections caused by bacteria. Say NO to antibiotics for viruses, such as colds and […]