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John McManamy

John McManamy, Health Guide

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Author and Advocate

The Power of Two: What Works for Creativity Also Works for Recovery

This is a piece about friendship. But it starts with a discussion on creativity. Bear with me ...   I’m half-way through Joshua Shenk’s latest book, The Power of Two, which explodes the myth of the solitary creative genius. Instead, Mr Shenk makes the case for what happens when two simpatico people with complementary skill-sets... Read moreChevron
posted 09/16/2014, comments (0)|
HealthGal

HealthGal, Health Guide

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Health and lifestyle journalist;Physician Assistant;HealthCoach;Nutritionist

Are New Weight Loss Drugs the Answer?

If you poll doctors who treat patients with obesity, results will show that many if not most of the doctors feel the need for more tools in the obesity treatment arsenal.  The treatment option that seems to be most challenging is the medication sector.  Many of the obesity medications that come down the pipeline and are effective in... Read moreChevron
Eileen Bailey

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Freelance health writer

What Happens After a Stage 4 Melanoma Diagnosis?

If you have been diagnosed with Stage IV melanoma, you are probably scared and confused. You might be worried about your family and what will happen to them if the disease continues to progress. You might be worried about medical bills or time you will lose from work. You might wonder what comes next. Talking to Your Doctor When your doctor... Read moreChevron
posted 09/15/2014, comments (0)|
Jerry Kennard

Jerry Kennard, Health Guide

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Daily Hassles May Shorten Older Men's Lives

Whether stress can be the death of us has always been something of a moot point. We’ve known for some time that it’s the drip-drip effect of daily hassles that really wear us down, but the effect of long-term patterns of different types of stress is unclear. Research from Oregon State University now suggests older men under stress are... Read moreChevron
posted 09/14/2014, comments (0)|
Christine Kennard

Christine Kennard, Health Pro

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Orientation: its Contribution to a Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease

When you suspect someone may have Alzheimer’s disease, or another type of dementia, their doctor will carry out a number of tests. One of these tests is a mental state exam and cognitive tests and they include questions to assess if they are orientated in time, place and person.   The doctor will sometimes refer to this aspect of... Read moreChevron