Health and Healthcare

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Posted 11/28/13 at 4:44 PM | Bright Ideas

Thanksgiving Foods Dangerous to Dogs

A friend of mine has a dog that is sick possibly from food poisoning. So I wanted to share this infographic from Dogington Post which shows 7 Thanksgiving foods and a drink to avoid sharing with your pets.

Meanwhile PetMD reports that green beans, mashed potatoes (without the gravy), and macaroni and cheese can be safe foods for your pets if harmful ingredients haven't been added to them.


Posted 11/27/13 at 5:24 PM | Bright Ideas

Infographic: Counting Thanksgiving Calories

Photo: Lori Ann - Creative Commons
Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving Day could be renamed Calorie Day considering how much food Americans consume on this holiday. According to the Calorie Control Council, "The average American consumes more than 4,500 calories and a whopping 229 grams of fat from snacking and eating a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with turkey and all the trimmings."

Thanksgiving contributes to the obesity problem in which one-third of Americans are obese, reports The Washington Post.

The following infographic lists popular Thanksgiving foods, their caloric content and the exercise needed to burn those calories.

If you wonder how much exercise it will take to lose weight, try out WebMD's exercise calculator.


Posted 11/22/13 at 2:11 PM | Brian Wallace

Is WiFi The New Cigarette?

Recently, WiFi addiction has begun to be recognized as an affliction. What other health impacts does WiFi have? Take a look at this infographic from Iconic Displays to find out more.

Posted 11/20/13 at 4:05 AM | Sylvie Simms

Baby’s First 2 Years

The first two years of a baby’s life can be the most important. Learn about certain milestones babies are supposed to hit during these years.

Baby’s First 2 Years

Posted 11/19/13 at 8:43 PM | Mark Ellis

God Cured Baby With HIV, Former Medical Missionary Believes

By Mark Ellis

She served for six years as a medical missionary in the Horn of Africa, and credits God for the first case of HIV remission in a child, as documented by The New England Journal of Medicine.

“When I treated this baby I was not even thinking of curing the baby,” Dr. Hannah Gay told Baptist Press. “That was the furthest thing from my mind. I was simply trying to prevent infection and I failed at what I was trying to do.”

Dr. Gay, now an associate professor of pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, treated the child with a hard-hitting regimen of three anti-viral medications in the first 30 hours after the child’s birth.

At first, she thought she failed when the baby was born HIV-positive. “However, my failure in God’s hands turned into a miracle,” Dr. Gay says. “And it was God that cured the baby and I just happened to be standing close by at the time.”

Tests performed on the baby at 23-months-old revealed the virus has not been replicating itself, which raises hopes the child is permanently cured. The viral presence was so minimal it could not be detected by standard tests. FULL POST

Posted 11/18/13 at 2:10 PM | Brian Wallace

Understanding Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among American men. Check out the infographic below presented by Myriad to learn more.

Posted 11/13/13 at 5:36 AM | Sylvie Simms

Going Beneath The Surface: All About Dry Skin

Dry skin is one of the many skin conditions that millions of Americans suffer from at some point in their lives. More often than not, the symptoms of dry skin such as scaling, itching, and cracking appear throughout the body but can be prevented if the right measures are taken to correct dry skin issues.

Going Beneath The Surface: All About Dry Skin
Going Beneath The Surface: All About Dry Skin

Posted 11/11/13 at 3:46 PM | Brian Wallace

The Dangers of Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is one of the most dangerous cancers. Check out the infographic below presented by Myriad to learn more.

Posted 11/8/13 at 5:31 PM | Bright Ideas

Service Animals: Cats Helping Hospital Patients

It is good to see dogs getting competition from the felines. Yes, cats can be service animals too. A cat may provide emotional support for someone that is sick.

Love on a Leash and Pet Partners certify cats and their owners so that they can serve in hospitals and nursing homes.

According to Mother Nature Network, "Retired show cats often make good therapy animals because they’re used to frequent handling and being around lots of people."

People with mental illnesses often respond to animals. Love on a Leash volunteers often visit people with Alzheimer’s.


Posted 11/7/13 at 11:45 AM | Christian Post Guest Voices

The Gospel for Obamacare's Victims

Photo: Flickr/401(K) 2012 - Creative Commons
Piggy bank, a stethoscope and dollar bills representing health care costs.

By David Murray

One of the culture shocks I experienced when I came to America from the UK six or so years ago was having to fork out for health insurance every month. Of course, in the UK health care is “free.” (Which means you pay twice as much for half the service, but you don’t notice it because it’s deducted via general taxation.)

In fact, not only did I have to fork out a monthly premium, but the insurance didn’t even kick in until I had paid $5000 in medical bills! However, I now realize that I got off pretty lightly then as my monthly premium was only $280 per month for a family of six.

Over the last two years, my premium has risen rapidly up to $800 per month a year ago, and now close to $1000 per month, the last two hikes due largely to Obamacare requirements. And I still have to pay the first few thousands of any bills! FULL POST

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