The Huge Difference the Hospital You Choose Can Make to Your Health Care (& Living or Dying!)

top rated hospitalsIf you must visit a hospital, doing your homework first can, quite literally, mean the difference between life and death. That’s because, according to the Annual HealthGrades Hospital Quality in America Study, conducted by health care ratings group HealthGrades, the quality of care at America’s 5,000-plus hospitals varies drastically.
As is written in the study’s executive summary, “hospitals are in fact not the same,” and neither is the care you’ll receive at a one-star hospital as opposed to a five-star one.

HealthGrades analyzed 40.6 million Medicare hospital records over a three year period in order to evaluate the quality of care at more than 5,000 U.S. hospitals. The team rated hospitals using a five-star system (with five stars being the best, three stars “as expected” and one star “poor”) that was based on patients’ risk of dying or having serious complications from various procedures.

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Smoke or Used to Smoke? The Healthiest Foods and Nutritional Supplements to Prevent Lung Cancer and Other Smoker’s Diseases

Nearly 21 percent of U.S. adults smoke cigarettes, and countless others have smoked at some point in their life. This habit continues to be the leading cause of preventable death in the country, causing about one out of every five deaths each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

A top health concern for smokers is lung cancer, of which smoking causes about 90 percent of cases. Your risk of dying from lung cancer is 23 times higher for men who smoke cigarettes and 13 times higher for women compared to non-smokers. Aside from lung cancer, smoking can lead to other forms of cancer, coronary heart disease, stroke, and chronic obstructive lung disease.

The best way to prevent these illnesses, of course, is to quit smoking. But for those who are current or past smokers, there may be a way to reduce some of the harm cigarettes do to your body: make wise food choices.

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Genetic Summit

 

Interpreting Your Genetics Summit

Online Genetics Summit TODAY!

I have more and more patients asking me about genetic tests. Should they do a test? Which company should they use? And for those who have done the testing already with companies such as 23 and me, patients have many questions about how to interpret the data they got.

I’ve been looking for a way to educate my patients and readers about genetics in a layman’s fashion.

I’ve just come to learn that there is an online genetics summit starting TODAY! I’m so sorry I didn’t preannounce this last week, but I just learned of it, and wanted to share it with my patients and readers right away.

Each day you can listen to the set of speakers for that day for free. If you miss a day or particular lecture you want to hear, at the end of the Summit you can listen to All the lectures for one day.

You can click HERE and register today and start listening right away today!

WHY ATTEND?
Your host, James Maskell, has gathered world-renowned leaders from genetics, genomics and functional medicine. These pioneering experts are on the front lines interpreting data to create improved health in patients around the globe. It’s time to join the movement to know who you are, and use that information to improve your health!

Register for FREE now at this link HERE

Interpreting Your Genetics Summit

You can Buy the whole set of lectures

If you miss a lecture or want to listen to them at your convenience, you can OWN all of the expert talks to listen to at your own pace (plus, your purchase helps to create more of these valuable health talks!) By Clicking Here.

(This is my affilate link and I get a small commission if you buy the Summit.)

The Interpreting Your Genetics Summit will teach you about:
Your predisposition for diseases and how to minimize manifestation.
Genetic health traits your children are likely to inherit.
Whether your medications and supplements are right for you.
How to unlock previously unsolved health challenges.
And more!a

The Interpreting Your Genetics Summit is online and free from August 21–28, 2017!

I’ll see you online at this educational summit!

Dr Soram

Married Men (and Women) Really are Healthier and Respond Better to Certain Treatments

Married CoupleAlthough single men may tout the joys of living the carefree “bachelor’s life,” it turns out married men may have an advantage. Numerous studies have proven that married life is good for men, physically, mentally and spiritually as well as women.

In fact, a recent study by UCLA researchers, published in an issue of the journal Cancer, found that, compared with single men, men with prostate cancer who are married, or even just in a relationship, reported:

  • Better psychosocial and spiritual well-being
  • Fewer adverse effects from treatment
  • Less fear and anxiety about their cancer coming back

Said Dr. Mark Litwin, the study’s senior author, a UCLA professor of urology and public health, and a Jonsson Cancer Center researcher, “The message for men with prostate cancer is this: It is good to be partnered and have a support system following treatment … Now we need to find a way to encourage the use of support groups and support systems in patients who aren’t married or in relationships so they can do better, too.”

But the positive effects of marriage extend to healthy men too …

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The Amazing Power of Empathy in Improving Your Life and Theirs

empathetic personalitiesEmpathy is the ability to put yourself into someone else’s shoes — to understand them, to feel their pain, to take on their concerns, worries and regrets, as well as their joys, their elations and their excitement. As basic and elemental as this may sound, it’s not an easy thing to do. But it is beneficial.

Empathy is a key emotion sought after in leaders, in upper management, in spouses, in students, in children and in friends. It’s been scientifically proven to promote “prosocial” behaviors (acts that help others, especially altruistic ones), contribute to “emotional intelligence,” and educators are even pushing to instill it in grade school students. Why? Because empathy makes the world a better place, for you and for those around you.

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Six Cancer Screenings That Could Save Your Life

skin cancerThe American Cancer Society has estimated that 745,180 men and 692,000 women will have cancer this year in the United States. Of those cases, the most common are cancers of the skin, prostate cancer in men, breast and uterine-related cancers in women, lung, and colon and rectum — in both men and women.

Early detection of the disease followed by timely treatment increases the survival rates for people who suffer from cancer. There are a number of cancer screening tests that are advocated by doctors and organizations such as the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the American Cancer Society (ACS).

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Cavities: A Controversial Debate: Tooth Disease or Nutritional Problem?

Dental cavities are the most common disease in childhood and the most common chronic disease around the world. Since the 1930s and ‘40s, scientists have been exploring whether there is a genetic predisposition to cavities, or if diet and nutrition are to blame. Unfortunately, there is no absolute answer. Both genetics and nutrition play a role in a person’s predisposition to cavities; however, there is plenty you can do to limit tooth decay and cavities.

What Are Cavities?

Cavities, called dental caries by dental health professionals, are areas on the tooth where the enamel has been eaten away by acid. Cavities can occur anywhere on the surface of a tooth, but can continue to deepen beyond the surface and eat into the entire tooth structure. When they are small or surface cavities, treatment is managed with fillings. If cavities reach the root structure of the tooth, a root canal and crown will typically be required. Therefore, cavities are not just bad for your teeth; they can be expensive and cause multiple, inconvenient trips to the dentist to treat them. Further, the bacteria from your mouth can travel into your bloodstream and impact other areas of your body, an occurrence that is linked to heart disease, diabetes and more.

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