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How to Prove You Are Not a Jerk
Social networking sites are just behind the major search engines as the most visited sites on the internet. Ronn, 2007 . LinkedIn has emerged as THE site on the internet where you show your professional face. Indeed, for many social media-conscious professionals, their LinkedIn profiles have replaced traditional resumes. In November, 2013 nearly 85 million people had signed up on LinkedIn or 27 of the U.S. population. According to LinkedIn, it attracts two ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Mar 1
Type 2 diabetes diagnosis in youth leads to increased health complications
A new report published in the Feb. 28 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association points to a significantly higher burden of diabetes-related complications in adolescents and young adults with type 2 diabetes compared to type 1 diabetes, with greater health complications in minority youth. The study, from researchers involved with the nationwide SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study, looked at five health complications and co-morbidities of diabe ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 28
Nonsurgical treatment can correct congenital ear malformations in infants
February 28, 2017 - For infants with congenital malformations of the ear, a treatment system called EarWell can gently reshape the ear--avoiding the pain and cost of later surgery, reports a study in the March issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reg , the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons ASPS . But treatment must begin early--preferably within the first three weeks after birth, according to the study by ASPS Memb ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 28
Medication improves obesity-associated gene expression in mice
Obesity often leads to insulin resistance, a hallmark of type 2 diabetes. The anti-diabetic drug rosiglitazone counters insulin resistance in diabetic patients by targeting PPAR 947 , a nuclear receptor that senses hormones and other molecules to help regulate the expression of genes. Rosiglitazone s ability to reverse insulin resistance is not fully understood, but prior work has implicated its effects on fat cells as a key driver of therapeutic success. ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 28
Could community-based 'Change Clubs' improve heart health in black women?
BOSTON Feb. 27, 2017 --Heart disease is the leading cause of death for Black African American women in the US and more Black African American women die every year from heart disease compared to their white and Hispanic counterparts, according to the Centers for Disease Control. A pilot study, led by researchers at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, aimed to address this disparity by investigating the impact of engaging ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 28
American Gastroenterological Association releases Obesity Practice Guide
Bethesda, MD Feb. 27, 2017 -- Patients with obesity need a multidisciplinary approach to achieve a healthy weight, and the American Gastroenterological Association AGA believes that gastroenterologists are in a unique position to lead the care team. To provide gastroenterologists with a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary process to guide and personalize innovative obesity care for safe and effective weight management, including a model for how to operationa ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 28
Aggression disorder linked to greater risk of substance abuse
People with intermittent explosive disorder IED --a condition marked by frequent physical or verbal outbursts--are at five times greater risk for abusing substances such as alcohol, tobacco and marijuana than those who don t display frequent aggressive behavior, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Chicago. In the study, published Feb. 28, 2017 in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry , Emil Coccaro, MD, and colleagues analyzed data ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 28
Transgender and gender-fluid teens left with few safe harbors
Transgender and gender-fluid teens, particularly those born male, face up to three times more mental and physical abuse at school and at home than their gender-conforming peers, according to a new study from the University of California, Berkeley. The study is one of the largest national surveys to date of sexual and gender minority adolescents who have suffered multiple forms of victimization, including child abuse, physical and sexual assault and bullyin ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 28
Mark Stewart's Faith Is Room For Doubt
Somebody once told me that hope is a power. From Days Like These by The Pop Group Mark Stewart of the band The Pop Group told me, People for some reason say that my stuff is prescient. No argument here. The Pop Group s music was boundary breaking, and both predicted and influenced several generations of bands. In comparing The Pop Group band to their contemporaries, Rolling Stone wrote, Among their rabble-rousing post-punk contemporaries, none boasted as m ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Feb 28
Entrepreneurship and Temperament
Perhaps you ve asked yourself what traits or personalities do successful entrepreneurs possess. Were they merely lucky to be born with one or another personality type, or did they just make the best of what nature had given them, whatever it had been Let s look at what pros and cons are tied to different types of temperament in business.
Psychology Today - Tue. Feb 28
New Insights into Paranoia
A new understanding of paranoia as a psychiatric syndrome has been gained in recent years, one enriched by contemporary psychoanalytic thought. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association DSM has historically defined this disorder, like many other mental illnesses, in categorical terms rather than dimensional ones, observes psychoanalyst Nancy McWilliams . In other words, you either have it or you don t. But McWilliams cla ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Feb 28
Affordable Care Act boosted primary care access for Medicaid patients
PHILADELPHIA - Since the introduction of the Affordable Care Act, which provided access to health insurance to millions of previously uninsured adults in the United States, the availability of appointments with primary care physicians has improved for patients with Medicaid and remains unchanged for patients with private coverage, according to new research led by the Perelman School of Medicine and the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the Uni ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 27
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