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Blueprint to Reduce Wasteful Blood Transfusions

By analyzing data from randomized clinical trials comparing blood transfusion approaches, Johns Hopkins experts, along with colleagues at Cleveland Clinic and NYU Langone Medical Center, endorse recommendations for blood transfusions that reduce blood use to improve patient safety and outcomes. Publishing this week in JAMA Internal Medicine, the report also provides a how-to guide for launching a patient blood management program.
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Slow Cooker Yogurt. Easy + Better than ANY Store Brands

My somewhat sobering review of the best and worst brands of store yogurt has apparently resulted in some folks considering a switch to homemade. If this is your thought process too because not a single yogurt brand is optimal (grassfed, organic, non-homogenized milk, 24-hour, no additives), I would recommend slow cooker yogurt as an ideal solution. …
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Some Medicines and Driving Don’t Mix

Source: Food and Drug AdministrationRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Impaired Driving, MedicinesSource…

Children, sports and exercise: Choices for all ages

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The Most Neglected & Powerful Act of Self-Care

By Leo Babauta Many of us are (rightfully) focused on taking care of our health, eating nourishing whole foods and trying to be active … while meditating and flossing and taking some time of disconnection, away from devices. These are wonderful acts of self-care, and they are necessary and important. But there’s one act of […] …
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Foot drop

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Halloween safety: Tips for trick-or-treaters

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Combination Low-Salt and Heart-Healthy “Dash” Diet as Effective as Drugs for Some Adults With High Blood Pressure

A study of more than 400 adults with prehypertension, or stage 1 high blood pressure, found that combining a low-salt diet with the heart-healthy DASH diet substantially lowers systolic blood pressure — the top number in a blood pressure test — especially in people with higher baseline systolic readings.
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The Courageous Self-Discipline Challenge

By Leo Babauta Who among us doesn’t procrastinate? Who comes up with a wonderfully prioritized plan for the day and sticks to it, without putting off the hard stuff and running to distraction or busywork or comfort? There may be some of you out there who are incredibly disciplined, but I’d say it’s fairly uncommon. […] …
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Managing Diabetes at School

Source: Centers for Disease Control and PreventionRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Diabetes in Children and TeensSource…