New Book Offers Tools to Achieve "Wellth" – Total Health and Wellness

Glen Alex has spent her life advocating for better health for people, and now, in her new book, Living in Total Health, she offers a balanced and sometimes surprising journey into what it means to be healthy, wealthy, and wise-or what has become popularly known in the health and wellness community as “wellth.” Glen defines this new term as “the sum total of the richness and wellbeing found in good health. Wellth means being wealthy in health-that one has met certain physical diagnostic ranges and has a meaningful or joyful life. Balance.”

That balance is evident in this book because it’s not just solely about exercise or nutrition. Instead, Glen divides the book into three sections: Physical Wellth, Emotional Wellth, and Mental Wellth. Then each section is broken up into four chapters, including “Moving Your Body” (Physical Wellth), “Being Present” (Emotional Wellth), and “Stressing Less” (Mental Wellth). Each section and … Read More

Irrational Use of Medicines – A Threat to Patient Community

More than 50% all medicines worldwide are prescribed,dispensed or sold inappropriately. 50% of patients

fail to take them correctly. Conversely, about one-third of the world population lacks access to essential medicines. Treatment with medicines is one of the most cost-effective medical interventions known and the proportion of national health budget spent on medicines ranges between 10% and 20% in developed countries and between 20 and 40% in developing countries. Thus, it is extremely serious that so much medicine is being used in an inappropriate and irrational way.

Irrational use

Common types of irrational use of medicine are:

1. The use of too many medicines per patient

2. Inappropriate use of antibiotics, often in inadequate dosage, for viral infections

3. Over-use of injections when oral formulations would be more appropriate;

4. Failure to prescribe in accordance with clinical guidelines;

5. Inappropriate self-medication, often of prescription-only medicines.

Poor communication between professionals and … Read More

Crystal Meth and the Gay Community

In recent years, crystal meth has become the drug of choice in the gay men’s party scene. Like the mainstream use of crystal meth, this trend spread from west to east – San Francisco to New York and Vancouver to Toronto. At “PNP” parties (shorthand for “party and play” – meaning sex and drugs), crystal meth, known as “tina,” increases energy and reduces sexual inhibition. The superhuman feeling that often comes with a crystal meth high means the sex is often unprotected.

The dangerous mix of crystal meth and unprotected sex got the world’s attention in February 2005 when it was revealed that a New York City man who is a frequent crystal meth user and had unprotected sex with numerous other men contracted a highly virulent strain of HIV. The virus with which he is infected is resistant to three out of the four classes of commonly used HIV … Read More

New Jersey EMR Mandate

The New Jersey Health Information Exchange Project was presented on behalf with the community of New Jersey. Along with this a grant procedure was also submitted. The grant technique as well as the project have been aimed at facilitating higher adoption of healthcare details norms as stipulated by HIPAA. It pays particular emphasis to the understanding and adoption of ‘meaningful use’ of patient details in healthcare settings. This initiative is usually known as the New Jersey EMR Mandate.

Now, the New Jersey EMR Mandate can also be known as the New Jersey Wellness Info Technology Extension Center or the NJ-HITEC. This initiative can also be aimed at providing healthcare professionals the significantly required suggestions when picking facts technology systems for upgrading their operations towards the electronic format, i.e. storage of patient wellness records in the electronic format (EMR).

The NJ-HITEC mandate is aimed at the electronic upgrade of almost 6,000 … Read More

Indicators of Health

The Indicators of Health provide a measure for the health status of a Individual, Group, Community or a Country and to compare it with other similar parameters which help us to understand the good and the poorly assessed areas and to allocate more resources to the ill health and also to monitor and re-evaluate whether the ill are progressing towards a healthy status and to understand what all measures need to be done. In other words we understand the objectives and targets of a particular programme being implemented towards the attainment of better health goals.

Indicators are defined as Variables by the World Health Organisation which have a Negative range and a Positive range in probable observations. This gives an idea about how the progress of a particular programme will go and when these indicators are measured periodically and sequentially over time, they can indicate direction and speed of change … Read More

Male Enhancement Community

Male enhancement has recently entered the open market as widely discussed topic. It is now one of biggest trends in sexual health. This topic has become so popular that you can find numerous male enhancement communities to share your problems and ask for advice.

Those first dedicated to various enhancement techniques became gurus with time and are ready to help new users to get to know the male enhancement world. Although many newcomers may feel suspicious at the beginning, male enhancement market has a very promising future ahead. Nowadays the variety of male enhancement products and services is huge. A few years ago men could use only weights and pumps. As for today, a range of creams, pills, patches, exercises, weights, pumps, traction devices and surgery are available for those who are interested in male enhancement. As you can see, there are so many options available, but not everything is … Read More

Learn Proper CPR and AED Usage for Healthcare Providers, Workplace Employees and the Community!

The leading cause of death in the US according to the Center for Disease Control ( is Cardiovascular disease. is committed to teaching useful techniques for saving lives. It is important to remember that Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can be applied in many ways. If a person has drowned, had a heart attack, had a stroke, went into cardiac arrest or is choking proper training could be the difference between life and death of the patient. If the patient isn’t breathing, is unconscious or has no pulse CPR should be applied immediately. Always remember proper CPR begins with chest compressions.

It is important to note that death is most likely to occur after 10 minutes of loss of oxygen to the brain. From 6 to 10 minutes brain damage is expected. From 4 to 6 minutes brain damage is very possible and from 0 to 4 minutes brain damage is … Read More

Interested in Fitness Training? Start Off With an Online Fitness Trainer Certification

There is a famous saying that every person is an author of his own health, this is true because if you do not keep yourself healthy you are surely going to hit the spot with various diseases coming your way. This is why many of us join gyms to keep ourselves fit, but joining a gym without an instructor is like a disaster because there is no one to guide you or to help you out with the necessary exercise your body needs or the diet you should follow.

This gap is filled in by Fitness trainers who are also known as Personal Trainers. These professionals are people who help others stay fit through exercise and diet regulation. They help people reach a certain level of fitness which is suitable for their bodies and therefore play a very important role by guiding people.

Many people are fascinated by this field … Read More

Increasing Incidence of Joint Replacements Burdens Healthcare System

With the number of joint replacement procedures growing at extraordinary rates, putting extreme pressure on already rising healthcare costs, the healthcare community must ensure that it is adequately equipped to meet the demand by preparing for the rising costs and making sure that there are enough orthopedic surgeons to handle new cases. For their part, medical device companies need to design and manufacture implants with longer life spans to avoid revision surgeries that add to healthcare costs, while exploring alternatives to traditional joint replacement procedures.

Record growth in joint replacement surgeries represents a lucrative opportunity for implant makers, but with opportunity comes the responsibility to help hold down increases in healthcare costs before they overwhelm our collective ability to pay. Medical device companies are developing new materials and procedures and working with healthcare providers on preventive measures. Even so, more needs to happen to prevent joint replacement surgeries from overburdening … Read More

Is Sugar Making You Fat?

The study of weight gain, weight loss and obesity is a mine-field of junk science, uninformed opinions and scams. The amount of misinformation is overwhelming. You have to skillfully identify reliable sources and untainted studies.

The common belief that people get fat mainly because they eat too much is today facing a strong challenge, backed up by good scientific evidence. The evidence points more to what we eat rather than the amount.

Some fat and obese people are bewildered by their increasing weight gain, because they feel they don’t really eat more than the average person. Some even consciously reduce the portion sizes of what they eat but still gain weight.

There is a growing community of health scientists, nutritionists, and healthy eating advocates, that now believe that the over consumption of sugar is the fundamental cause.

For many years we have been told that we get fat from eating … Read More