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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What is Your Biggest Insecurity? And How to Replace it with “Confidence that Shines”

insecurityHow would you describe your body type? Tall, gangly, petite, medium-boned, muscular, square and rugged, pear-shaped, willowy, broad shoulders, curved hips, long thin limbs, rectangular-shaped, soft and round are just a few of the many ways to describe the vast range of physical attributes a person can have.
Body image continues to be a constant struggle for both men and women and countless diet attempts, a lifelong of insecurities, perfectionism, cosmetic surgeries and male body image disorders are emerging as evidence of how serious it’s become.

A body-image survey in Glamour magazine of 16,000 women revealed that over 40 percent of women are dissatisfied with their bodies! Unhappiness with body types hasn’t improved much over the past 25 years when the very first Glamour study was released.

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Nine Tips to Get Rid of Bad Smells in Common Household Locations

eliminate household odors

A clean home really shouldn’t smell like anything; it should have the unsullied, pure feeling of a fresh breeze when guests arrive or friends stop over. Of course, if your home is for sale and or you’re simply living in your house, you know that a dizzying array of scents waft through the air at any given time — your seafood medley pasta dinner, your spouse’s favorite (and three-day-old) t-shirt, your daughter’s cheerleading backpack, and, of course, Rover. Each smell can quickly put off people with allergies or discriminating sensitive, sinuses. Your friends, prospective home buyers and you too can become uncomfortable when visiting or walking through a home or an open house when smells permeate areas of a residence.

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Dangers of Fat in Your Blood Vessels …

build up in your arteriesWe all have fat in our blood vessels to varying degrees. This buildup of fatty substances, cholesterol, cellular waste products and more is called plaque, and most often it’s associated with atherosclerosis, which typically refers to a buildup of plaque in and on the arteries that carry oxygen-rich blood to your heart.

When fats, cholesterol and other substances build up in your arteries, potentially dangerous plaque is formed. The top artery is healthy, but the middle and bottom arteries show what happens when plaque forms, reducing blood flow, and eventually ruptures, leading to a blood clot or blockage of blood flow.

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How to Heal Surgical and Other Wounds Fast with Less Scarring

Wounds, whether due to injury or surgery, can exact a great toll on your quality of life if they do not heal quickly and completely. And, whether you realize it or not, there’s a lot more to wound healing than Band-Aids and antibiotic ointment. In fact, to really understand the mechanisms behind how to best heal your wounds, it helps to first know a bit about how the process works at a biological level.

The Three Phases of Wound Healing

Anytime you have an injury to the skin it triggers a complex series of events at the cellular level. This prompts the three stages that will help your wound to heal properly:

Phase 1: Inflammatory

The inflammatory process begins in response to injury, and first involves forming a clot to stop bleeding (hemostasis). Then antibodies and white blood cells get to work fighting off bacteria and collagen formation begins. This phase begins when the wound is created and lasts two to four days.

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