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Keeping Weight Off Is up to Your Brain, Not Just Willpower

What if an MRI scan could determine whether a weight loss program was likely to be effective? Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers have discovered a neural subnetwork of connected regions between the brain and gastric basal electric frequency that correlates with future weight loss based on connectivity patterns. BGU’s multidisciplinary team’s findings, published…

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Detecting, Alerting, Preventing

A team of students from the Technion and the University of Missouri won second place at MedHacks – a hackathon for developing medical technologies hosted by Johns Hopkins University. They were awarded for developing the Scan&Sound application, which detects strokes at early stages and alerts the victims. MedHacks is the largest hackathon in the U.S….

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Focus on Wellness

Photo: Joe with his daughter. By Joe Seitz I am always fascinated by how people respond to challenges. There are optimists, pessimists, different personalities, and all of the conditions of human fabric that make our life at times so beautiful, and so tragic. Much of life is about choices, and most of us know that…

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Finally, a pill that could fix the root cause of diabetes

Caption: Concenter BioPharma cofounder and CSO Prof. Mottie Chevion, left, receiving his award from Dr. Zachary Bloomgarden at the World Congress on Insulin Resistance, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Diseases in Los Angeles, December 2019. American Diabetes Association Diabetes Alert Day is on March 24. Observed annually on the fourth Tuesday in March, Diabetes Alert Day is…

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Pregnancy and exercise DO mix

Photo: Dr. Blair Green (right) and Dr. Kate Mihevc-Edwards. Roughly four million women give birth every year, according to the CDC, yet there is still a significant gap in information and resources for women whose bodies are undergoing massive changes. It’s time to empower women and make “uncomfortable” topics about pregnancy mainstream. “As physical therapists…

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Portlander concocts Fire Brew Health Tonic

Fire Brew founder Valerie Roth drew on her interest in holistic nutrition to create a concentrated, shot-based health tonic. What began as offering samples at a local farmers market now has garnered national attention, including a mention in Sunset Magazine. “You drink a shot of Fire Brew a day,” says Valerie. “You add it to…

Why Your Belly Fat Is So Stubborn

Winter begins to die, flowers begin to bloom and the sun’s rays start to peek through the clouds. We are ready to dress in simpler, lighter attire. Our thoughts drift to what we might look like in these clothes, and we think about why we just can’t achieve the body we want so badly, no…