Archives for the month of: August, 2013

Hormone therapy makes menopause easier

The forest boasts 8 wilderness areas, 2,500 miles of trail, 1,900 miles of winding service system roads, and 12 ski resorts (should your snow shredders fit the trunk space). If ice isnt your thing: take the tire-friendly Flat Tops Trail Scenic Byway 82 miles connecting the towns of Meeker and Yampa, half of which is unpaved for you road rebels. fs.usda.gov/whiteriveryou Image credit: Getty Next 7 motorist-friendly camping sites Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest via Noontootla Creek, GeorgiaBoasting 10 wildernesses, 430 miles of trail and 1,367 miles of trout-filled stream, this Georgia forest is hailed as a campers paradise. Try driving the Ridge and Valley Scenic Byway, which saw Civil War battles fought. If the tall peaks make your engine tremble, opt for the relatively flat Oconee National Forest, which offers smaller hills and an easy trail to the ghost town of Scull Shoals.
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U.S. Army Does Not Provide Sex-Reassignment Surgery, Hormone Therapy: Spokeswoman

Bradley Manning poses for a photo wearing a wig and lipstick. (AP Photo/U.S. Army, File) The military policy against providing hormone therapy to prisoners like Chelsea Manning raises “serious constitutional concerns,” an American Civil Liberties Union official said Thursday. Chelsea Manning, who used to be known as Bradley Manning, announced Thursday she wants to live her life as a woman. But under military policy, it may be impossible for her to begin making the transition from behind bars as she serves a sentence in relation to her disclosures to WikiLeaks . “The Army does not provide hormone therapy or sex-reassignment surgery for gender identity disorder,” Kimberly Lewis, a spokeswoman for the Fort Leavenworth, Kan., military prison where Manning is expected to serve her sentence, told NBC News. ACLU officials say that policy is problematic.
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ACLU: Denying Chelsea Manning Hormone Therapy May Violate Constitutional Rights

Order pills from the Internet? Ask for estrogen-replacing therapy? Leave it up to the doctor? The questions became more troubling a few years ago when the media reported that a study showed an increase in the risk for breast cancer in patients who had hormone replacement therapy.
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(Reporting by Daniel Trotta; Editing by Scott Malone) Also on HuffPost: Loading Slideshow Pfc. Bradley Manning FILE – In this Friday, June 28, 2013 file photo, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning arrives at the courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., for his court martial. On Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking a trove of classified information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File) Bradley Manning FILE – In this Tuesday, Aug.
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New wellness center part of Rosebud diabetes plan

The risk of hospitalization for coronary artery disease, stroke, or amputation of the feet or legs was slightly lower among patients with a South Asian background (HR 0.95, 95% CI 0.90-1.00) and substantially lower for Chinese patients (HR 0.50, 95% CI 0.46-0.53), according to Baiju Shah, MD, PhD , of the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences in Toronto, and colleagues. And over a median 4.7 years of follow-up, the risk of dying was 42% lower for South Asian patients (HR 0.58, 95% CI 0.55-0.62) and 44% lower for Chinese patients (HR 0.56, 95% CI 0.52-0.60), the researchers reported in the September issue of Diabetes Care . “We have previously shown that the utilization of and quality of care is similar between these populations , so the differences in cardiovascular disease burden and mortality may occur because new-onset diabetes in South Asian and Chinese patients is less severe [than] in European patients,” Shah and colleagues wrote. “Understanding the underlying genetic, physiologic, metabolic, or behavioral mechanisms that lead to this protection for Asian populations may help develop new strategies to reduce the risk of diabetes complications in the overall population,” they wrote. Compared with people of European ancestry, many ethnic groups have an elevated risk of diabetes , although it remains unclear how the occurrence of diabetes-related cardiovascular complications might vary, particularly outside of black and Hispanic populations.
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And they are 2.2 times more likely than non-Hispanic whites to have the disease, according to the Indian Health Service . From 1994 to 2004, there was a 68 percent increase in diabetes among native youth ages 15-19 years. And an estimated 30 percent of American Indians and Alaska Natives have pre-diabetes, the diabetes association said. Loss of eyesight and amputations are common results of the disease on the reservation, and dozens of patients require kidney dialysis, Brushbreaker said.
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Giving diabetes the boot

“We are proud to partner with Sun Life in their efforts in raising awareness for diabetes prevention”, said CFL Commissioner, Mark Cohon. “We have the best fans in Canada and we are confident that this program will invoke excitement for a good cause.” Canadians are urged to get involved. Visit http://www.kickdiabetes.ca for an opportunity to contribute to diabetes prevention in your community. You can ‘donate a kick’ by selecting your favourite team online. Sun Life will then donate an additional $10,000 to JDRF in the city whose team accumulated the highest number of “donated kicks” by the end of the regular season. In addition to having an opportunity to give back to local communities, participants can win CFL prizes.
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A spate of shootings at U.S. schools has also reignited a public debate about how to improve safety, with some gun rights advocates calling for more armed security guards and training for teachers to carry weapons. The Atlanta incident came less than a year after a heavily armed gunman opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, killing 20 children and six adults. Timothy Hill, the brother of the Atlanta gunman, told police he received threatening messages on Facebook from his brother, including one that stated he would “shoot him in the head and not think twice about it,” a December 2012 police report said. Timothy Hill said at the time “he was in fear for his life” and wanted to pursue charges against his brother, the report said. He told officers his brother was under a doctor’s care because of his mental issues, according to the report.
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Getting mental health management on track: Editorial

According to the audit, “District/authority management told the auditors that determining eligibility for their patients is an ongoing problem. They noted that the Medicaid eligibility population used by Magellan Health Services was different from the eligibility population for (Department of Health and Hospitals) Medicaid.” The audit also found that the state Department of Health and Hospitals failed to ensure that Magellan processed claims on time. The state so far hasn’t penalized the company for falling short, the audit notes. Magellan, which began its two-year contract in March 2012, received $156 million for the first year, according to the audit.
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The antioxidant effects of this substance result in the glucose absorption, increased body temperature, balanced blood pressure and numerous health benefits. Using natural supplements for effective weight loss has become a major trend in these days. Natural remedies have long been used and recommended by health professionals to eliminate the threat of side effects. The market is overflowed with a number of supplements which claim weight loss without side effects but due to the mix of chemicals, they can adversely affect the health. Unlike other products, green coffee bean max is chemical free with no additives. Experts have found that the high consumption of antioxidant foods is the easiest way to lose weight. This is why, manufacturers have combined green coffee beans with high concentration of antioxidant agent chlorogenic acid, to help men and women burn fat more effectively.
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Crisis pregnancy centers: Condoms are porous, abortions cause breast cancer

Something like two to four cups a day, depending on how cautious you want to be. Rule number three: Working in your yard could harm your baby. True, says Oster. There is some risk to increase birth defects if you do a lot of outdoor gardening when you are pregnant, she said. That can increase rates of toxoplasmosis. Oster is not a medical doctor and many obstetricians disagree with her collective findings, especially on alcohol. There is no amount of alcohol in pregnancies that should be considered safe, said Dr.
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The audio includes an employee telling a woman the birth control pill causes breast cancer and that condoms dont work. To listen audio from the visits, click here and here . This is controversial for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that the crisis centers often receive state and federal funding. In Virginia, for example, the crisis pregnancy centers are financially supported through the sale of “Choose Life” license plates . As Jenni Dye, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin, explains, the larger problem is that the crisis pregnancy centers are not providing medically accurate information and the staff are not always medically trained. The result of a year-long investigation into crisis pregnancy centers conducted by NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin and the National Institutive for Reproductive Health found results similar to the investigation in Virginia. An Isthmus article entitled Pregnant?
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Diabetes risk: lesser-known symptoms to monitor

But it’s hard to know whether that’s a result of diabetes or of heart disease that causes “plumbing problems” — or clogged blood vessels — in the brain, he said. To better understand how diabetes affects the brain early in life, Convit and his colleagues tested the cognitive skills of 18 obese teenagers with type 2 diabetes and 18 teens who were also obese but not diabetic. The researchers found that the obese diabetic teens scored more poorly than the others on tests of attention, memory and planning, Convit said. They also scored lower on IQ tests. While the differences were statistically significant, the study doesn’t combine the findings into one number, Convit said.
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Walking, cycling to work may curb diabetes risk

for the study. They found that people who cycled, walked and used public transportation were less likely to be overweight than those who drove. About 19 percent of responders who used a private mode of transportation for their work travel — including cars, motorbikes or taxis — were obese. Only 15 percent of walkers and 13 percent of cyclists, however, were obese. The researchers found other health benefits. Cyclists were about 50 percent less likely to have diabetes compared to drivers. People who walked to work were 40 percent less likely to have diabetes and 17 percent less likely to have high blood pressure compared to those who took their cars.
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Dr. Schatz says those are two common signs of diabetes, but there are lesser-known symptoms we shouldn’t ignore. “A child, for example, who’s been potty-trained and then suddenly starts wetting the bed at night,” said Schatz. “Constipation may occur in addition, particularly in those patients who are under the age of 10. Likewise, the appearance of recurrent boils on the skin.” Also look for changes in a child’s energy. And for girls? “We certainly can explain it in babies with diapers, but if a 5- or 6-year-old develops recurrent vaginal infections, think about diabetes,” said Schatz.
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Los Gatos Health Practitioner Partners With TRANSFORMATIONS 360(TM) Diabetes and Weight Loss Program

In addition, TRANSFORMATIONS 360(TM) also pinpoints the root cause of symptoms by determining whether it is a nutritional deficiency, chronic condition, unhealthy food habits or excessive body fat and weight. Once the root cause is addressed and corrected, the net result allows people to wean off their lifestyle induced medication. TRANSFORMATIONS 360(TM) is administered and supervised by a specially trained healthcare practitioner to ensure universal success. In the process, the patient’s personal and unique WICO(R) Wellness Score is established by evaluating 15 key health makers. Individuals interested in understanding if they are pre-diabetic and/or establishing a weight management program may contact Dr. McGrain to schedule a consultation. The consultation and testing services will establish a patient’s personal WICO(R) Wellness Score and pinpoint the root cause of their symptoms and ways to control unhealthy blood sugar so as to never let it become a diabetic condition as weight loss is maintained.
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