About That ‘Lucky Charms Are Healthier than Steak’ Food Pyramid “We looked for the truth behind claims that the U.S. government funded a new “food pyramid” chart that said the kids’ cereal is healthier than beef.” Basics of Energy-Based Aesthetic Treatments: What You Need To Know “In the last decade or two, technical advancements in medical aesthetics have propelled the business and expanded the range of non-invasive treatments available to a greater variety of patients. This fast growth has made energy-based therapies far more affordable for medical aesthetic operations. In reality, non-surgical procedures provide a far more accessible starting point for exploring medical aesthetic treatments.” A Novel Disability Advocacy and Awareness Program for Training Future Healthcare Professionals on Care for Patients with Disabilities “In a poll of 714 US physicians, it was revealed that only 40.7% felt very confident in their ability to provide the same quality of care, overall, to patients with disabilities (PWDs) compared with patients without disabilities. It was also found that only 56.5% strongly agreed that they welcomed PWDs into their practice as healthcare providers. This suggests a systemic issue of inequity in medicine, which affects both physicians and patients. If this problem is not corrected, our healthcare system will continue to lack in providing adequate care to PWDs.” Updated online tool first to assess risk of cancer, heart disease using family data “COLUMBUS, Ohio – A cutting-edge upgrade of an online tool developed by genetic experts and data scientists at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is the first to fully assess an individual’s hereditary risk for cancer or heart disease using personal and family health history.” Vitamin D benefits linked to body weight “New research finds vitamin D may metabolize differently in those considered overweight, resulting in diminished health benefits.” Acupuncture, acupressure may benefit women undergoing gynecologic cancer surgery “Women who underwent surgery for gynecologic cancers experienced decreased symptoms of anxiety and pain with the use of acupressure before surgery and acupuncture during surgery, according to study results published in Cancer.” I don’t look like I have an eating disorder “As we move further into January, we are entering the peak season for promoting dieting, wellness and fitness plans. In the midst of this media frenzy, it is vitally important to maintain a critical lens on “diet culture” and to remember that eating disorders come in all shapes and sizes. Many fad diets are not actually sustainable or healthy — and some can lead to unhealthy obsessions and dangerous eating disorders.” Multitasking Destroys Your Ability To Communicate-3 Mindfulness Steps That Help “Stop for a minute and think back to the last time you were having a conversation with someone in person. Chances are they were also looking at their phone or their laptop, at least periodically. How did that feel?” King County, here’s what to know about that CDC letter in your mail “If you live in King County and recently received a letter from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asking questions about your personal health, don’t be alarmed. Inside the letter is a request for a favor, asking you to participate in a nationwide survey that collects critical health data for future policies and programs. Each year, just 5,000 people in the U.S. are included — and local public health leaders are encouraging you to be one of them.”