Caffeinated drinks such as coffee and soda are the pick-me-ups of choice for many people, but too much caffeine can cause nervousness and sleep problems.
Caffeine Zone software app developed by Penn State researchers, can help people determine when caffeine may give them a mental boost and when it could hurt their sleep patterns. The software takes information on caffeine use and integrates it with information on the effects of caffeine to produce a graph of how the caffeine will affect the users over time. …
…The app is available on iTunes for free with advertisements and for purchase without ads. It only works on Apple devices – the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
For information on how to select health apps (with links to select health apps), please visit my Health Apps Web page
- Best time for a coffee break? There’s an app for that (eurekalert.org)
- Best time for a coffee break? There’s an app for that (esciencenews.com)
- How to optimize your caffeine intake: there’s an app for that (boingboing.net)
- Time for Coffee? Ask Your Smart Phone (psychcentral.com)
- Optimizing Your Caffeine Intake With an App (science.slashdot.org)
- Oh, Baby: There May Be Arsenic in Your Formula (healthland.time.com)
- Study: Arsenic hidden in baby forumula (boston.com)
- Arsenic found in infant formula, cereal bars (cbsnews.com)
- Arsenic and Infant Formula, What you should know. (mommybrainreports.com)
- Rice-Sweetened Baby Formula May Contain Arsenic (nlm.nih.gov)
- Rice products may be source of high arsenic levels: Study (vancouversun.com)
- Organic, baby foods high in arsenic content – Zee News (zeenews.india.com)
Question the price of drugs and medical procedures (Suggestions for Additional Resources Most Welcome!)
- Ways to Manage Your Own Healthcare Without Health Insurance (savings.com)
- A Proposal to Expand Health-Care Tax Credits for Small Businesses (entrepreneur.com)
- Save On Medical Reaches Florida Patient Population Through New Contracts (prweb.com)
- HHS ensures consumers get better value for their health insurance dollar (nvrdc.wordpress.com)
- Preventive Care Services Covered at 100% Under Health Care Reform? (prweb.com)
- Save On Medical Signs Contract With Central Nebraska Imaging in Kearney (prweb.com)
- How much guidance do patients want with their medical decisions? (jflahiff.wordpress.com)
The author has a point here, labels do affect how we relate to people in everyday life. For example differently abled creates different images than crippled.
Labels matter. We quickly form judgments based on them. If we hear someone called lazy, the label “lazy person” attaches in our mind even though we may not have even met the person. The same is true for labels given to various medical conditions. If the label for an illness uses language such as “fatigue,” we abstract from our experience and think we know what it’s like to suffer from it.
Some medical disorders have been named after the researcher who discovered or described them in the medical literature (Alzheimer’s). Others are named after a famous patient (Lou Gerig’s disease). The result: instant legitimacy.
The trend, however, is to name illnesses and pain conditions by describing their primary signs or symptoms. There may be sound reasons for this trend, but it can lead to inaccurate labeling of people and to unnecessary suffering by those who’ve been diagnosed with the disorder or disease.[The author goes on to describe the inaccuracies of the label “restless legs syndrome”]
- More People Say Medical Conditions Make it Difficult To Find a Job or Remain Employed (prweb.com)
- The Difference Between Osteopenia and Osteoporosis (waltershull.wordpress.com)
Originally posted on urbaninitiative:
Go to www.walkscore.com and enter your address. How does your neighborhood do? My New Bedford neighborhood gets a 55: “somewhat walkable,” which is based on the proximity of my house to restaurants, groceries, coffee, bars, libraries, parks, etc.
So sure, this is a fun tool to use–particularly if you’re house-hunting–but why does it matter? According to a study by CEOs for Cities, a one-point increase in a Walk Score can translate to as much as an additional $3,000 of property value. This subsequently benefits homeowners and a municipality’s property tax base.
But at the same time, accessible amenities are increasingly in high demand among the creative class that cities are desperate to court (thanks to Richard Florida’s work). It turns out that there’s a house in Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill neighborhood that shares the street address of my own. Their walk score? Ninety-four. “A walker’s paradise.”
And then there’s the…
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