Cisco Greece Drives Telehealth Through Donation

August 31, 2020 Adiantku 0

Cisco Greece has donated Cisco Webex DX80 collaboration endpoints to the University General Hospital of Thessaloniki AHEPA to provide telehealth services for patients in isolation. 

Helping our customers, partners, communities and people take advantage of technology in times of massive transformation is core to who we are at Cisco. During this challenging time, we are committed to supporting those in need.

For the Cisco Greece team, this commitment has been made through closely engaging with government agencies to support medical professionals and bringing telehealth capabilities to medical facilities and doctors at the University General Hospital of Thessaloniki AHEPA.

To enable direct and multi-party video communication between patients receiving treatment and their clinicians and families outside of isolation, Cisco Greece, along with our partners, made a generous donation of Cisco Webex DX80 collaboration endpoints to the University General Hospital of Thessaloniki AHEPA.

With the Cisco Webex DX80s, the treatment team can … Read the rest

Ronnie Coleman’s Workout Strategy For Weight Lifting

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Weightlifting is primarily about how much weight you can lift, and there have been weightlifting events for thousands of years. The purpose of training as a weightlifter is to make you stronger. Bodybuilding, on the other hand, is about using weight training to improve the size and shape of all the muscles to achieve an aesthetically balanced and proportional look.

Bodybuilders get stronger, but some of the biggest are not as strong as you might think. But that was never the case with Mr. Olympia Ronnie Coleman.

Ronnie, an eight-time champ, was the third Mr. O to come along in the modern era of “the big man.” There was Lee Haney, Dorian Yates, and then Ronnie. Lee trained very hard and heavy, but his approach was pretty traditional. Dorian, on the other hand, used a super-intensive “heavy duty” method with lots of negatives, forced-negatives and eventual injuries. … Read the rest

How to Grieve the Death of Someone You Don’t Know

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Grief is healthy.

The death of a loved one is an inevitable, certain, unavoidable, and inexorable part of life. Surviving family and friends experience an emotional cascade of grief, regardless of how their loved one passed.

Bereavement has no formula, no time limit, or right or wrong. Grieving is an important part of the process of healing.

Each of us grieves in our own time and way. Neither wisdom nor understanding makes it easier, because those are rational thoughts.

Grief is not rational or linear.

In grief, the rationale is useless. Emotions are dictated by the limbic system in your brain, which is the seat of your emotions.

Many times, the world will grieve and mourn the deaths of celebrities and important figures as if they’d lost a loved one because, in fact, they have.

The intensity and time of grief differs when it’s someone immediately important to you, but … Read the rest

An emerging link between the urinary microbiome and urinary incontinence

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Most people know that microorganisms live on our skin, and in other places in the body such as the digestive tract. However, traditional thinking and medical teaching was that there was no such microbiome in the urinary tract. Many people may still believe that urine is sterile.

Advanced detection methods such as enhanced urine cultures and DNA sequencing have shown that this is not true. These newer technologies have enabled identification of low levels of microorganisms that were not previously detected using conventional methods. This has revolutionized how we think about the urinary tract when it is both healthy and unwell, and has led to a paradigm shift as we recognize that the bladder, like other parts of the human body, is widely colonized by microorganisms.

Gaining insight into the urinary microbiome

The urinary microbiome has quickly become a hot topic of investigation, leading to a burgeoning collection of scientific … Read the rest


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The CDC 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommends two types of physical activity each week to improve health—aerobic and muscle-strengthening. Fig 1. Odds ratios of meeting physical activity guidelines (PAG) by length of health club membership using total physical activity. I’ve outlined the basic principles of the diet below — follow these guidelines for just two weeks and you’ll not only lose weight; you’ll feel more energetic. The debunking of dubious claims about the maternal risks of abortion is woefully insufficient to address the monumental ethical issues involved. ACP leadership should refrain from using the ACP’s reputation to advance their preferred political causes. We cannot afford the public or policymakers questioning the basis for ACP recommendations on critical health issues. Gym & Health Club chains that don’t offer military discounts. Individual locations may offer a discount but there is not a recognized chain-wide discount. Many franchise locations are known … Read the rest

7 Proven Ways To Lose Weight On Autopilot (Without Counting Calories)

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Nutrition weight loss takes into consideration the right foods, and the right way of eating by considering the impact different foods have on our bodies. Being active is key to losing weight and keeping it off. As well as providing lots of health benefits , exercise can help burn off the excess calories you cannot lose through diet alone. In addition to following a regular exercise routine, getting enough sleep , and reducing your stress levels , eating antioxidant-rich foods can help you curb hunger and cravings while improving your overall health. So what foods should go on your plate? Sarah Mirkin, R.D.N., author of Fill Your Plate, Lose The Weight , a 21-day weight loss plan for women over 40, shared her favorite nutritional all-stars. From dark chocolate to salmon to vibrant berries, these foods are full of flavor and age-reversing nutrients. The comprehensive suite of EGYM apps documents … Read the rest

The One Woman Missing from the 2020 Ms. Olympia Lineup

August 30, 2020 Adiantku 0

Thanks to Jake Wood and Wings of Strength, the Ms. Olympia Bodybuilding Championship will be returning to the Olympia Weekend in December. It’s an exciting time for the sport of female bodybuilding, and we can expect to see the best pro women in the sport competing on stage together. Except, not really all of them.

The 2018 Rising Phoenix Champion, Alina Popa, who would certainly be a favored competitor, will not be on stage to battle it out against 2020 Rising Phoenix World Champion Helle Trevino, former Ms. Olympia Yaxeni Oriquen-Garcia, legendary 10-time Ms. Olympia Iris Kyle, and more. Why? Because Alina is now an executive with Wings of Strength, and is too busy behind the scenes helping Jake Wood plan the event. She realizes that she can’t possibly do that and spend the time, effort and energy it would take to be at her best for the Read the rest

Should we screen all adolescent girls and women for anxiety?

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Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses, affecting up to 40% of women and 20% of men in the course of their lifetimes. Women and adolescent girls are at particularly high risk for the development of anxiety disorders, due to differences in their brain chemistry, psychosocial contributors such as childhood sexual abuse, as well as the hormonal effects of estrogen and progesterone. Since anxiety disorders are so common among women and girls, could early detection lead to improved outcomes?

The US expert recommendations

In a recent clinical guideline, the Women’s Preventive Service Initiative (WPSI) recommends screening all women and adolescent girls ages 13 and older for anxiety disorders, including pregnant and postpartum women. The WPSI is a national coalition of 21 health professional organizations and patient representatives that researches and disseminates evidence-based recommendations for women’s preventive health care services. Their universal screening recommendations are based on a systematic Read the rest

How Video Calling Enriches the Telehealth Experience

August 29, 2020 Adiantku 0

Follow along with our new blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll addresses healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate. 

Despite the growing number of advantages of telehealth, you may have some concerns about the inability to see your healthcare provider in-person. If so, you’re not alone. Earlier this year, the Cisco Webex UX Research team conducted interviews with patients and many expressed the same concerns. We found that these concerns were alleviated through the use of video (vs. audio only calls), as the video technology created a more personal, face-to-face experience.

Based on our comprehensive research, we found that turning video on can enrich your next telehealth appointment in the following ways:

  • Helps foster the patient-provider relationship: When we talked to patients, feeling heard by their provider was one of the biggest indicators of a successful appointment. Because so much
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How Bob Cicherillo Became the Voice of Bodybuilding

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Nowadays, we’re used to seeing Bob Cicherillo announcing on stage at major bodybuilding events like the Olympia Weekend. He has a big voice, and he’s got a big physique to match. In fact, Bob spent years as a competitive bodybuilder, beginning at the 1981 Natural America, where he placed 4th in the teen tall class. He’s been around a long time and has amassed a large amount of bodybuilding knowledge through that experience.

His first-ever NPC event was the 1987 NPC Junior Nationals, where he won in the heavyweight class, and his first IFBB event was the IFBB North American championships, where he placed 4th. His first IFBB Night of Champions was in 2001, where he placed 11th. He placed 17th at his first Mr. Olympia in 2002, but he’s clearly found his niche in the media side of the sport in the time since.

Bob has been … Read the rest