• 2022 Year In Review: Health And Medicine (VIDEO)

    2022 Year In Review: Health And Medicine (VIDEO)

    Many of us have faced sickness in some way in 2022 — starting with COVID in January and the surge caused by winter indoor gatherings and the Omicron variant. In May, the U.S. hit a grim milestone — 1 million COVID deaths.   We’re ending the year on the worst flu season in a decade, and a so called “tripledemic” that includes RSV.   RSV has caused the highest number of child hospitalizations since the CDC began tracking it in 2018.   “This has been the hardest week, probably of my whole life,” said mother Alyssa Rogers. “It is absolutely miserable to see him on the IV, and cords, and hooked up to oxygen.” I youngest…

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  • Diet Review: MIND Diet | The Nutrition Source

    Diet Review: MIND Diet | The Nutrition Source

    Finding yourself confused by the seemingly endless promotion of weight-loss strategies and diet plans? In this series, we take a look at some popular diets—and review the research behind them. What Is It? The Mediterranean-DASH Diet Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay, or MIND diet, targets the health of the aging brain. Dementia is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, driving many people to search for ways to prevent cognitive decline. In 2015, Dr. Martha Clare Morris and colleagues at Rush University Medical Center and the Harvard Chan School of Public Health published two papers introducing the MIND diet. [1,2] Both the Mediterranean and DASH diets had already been…

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  • Review of Mark Coeckelbergh, “Self-Improvement”
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    Review of Mark Coeckelbergh, “Self-Improvement”

    Mark Coeckelbergh, a professor of philosophy of media and technology at the University of Vienna, has written a great deal about the digital tools and means of communication that many of us tend to call “new,” though he clearly has misgivings about that term. “New” is a label concealing more than it identifies. “Eventually,” he writes, “these technologies are no longer experienced as ‘new,’ since they have been integrated in, and transformed, our form of life … Learning the technology and learning the culture are no longer two entirely different things. There is no longer a gap between using digital technologies and making sense of and in this world.” That point…

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