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Roe v. Wade’s fall shows the limits of medical record

The end of federal abortion rights quickly made a common, safe medical procedure illegal in many parts of the United States and turned routine medical data into something that can be used against people suspected of having an abortion.

Despite being highly sensitive, health data often isn’t as private as people might assume. There isn’t much preventing medical records from being weaponized against people seeking abortions in states where it is illegal. Even though medical records contain sensitive, personal information, most people don’t have much control over the information in them or how they are shared.

Medical privacy laws like the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), don’t stop subpoenas or warrants for medical records data, and under those laws, doctors are able to share medical information if they suspect a crime has occurred. “If you’re in a state where something is just flat out illegal, there aren’t really legal protections that prevent your medical records from being used against you,” says Carly Zubrzycki, a health law professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law.

Most patients don’t own their own medical records.

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Wellness Wednesday: Guys, pay attention to nutrition labels!

June is Men’s Health Month. As we age, it’s important we keep our minds sharp as well as improve quality of life. There are specific vitamins and minerals vital to men’s health.

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Calcium and Vitamin D, Dietary Fiber, Potassium and Healthy Fats.

Remember: never restrict, always increase healthy foods. Never forget about physical activity. Being physically active helps older men rev up metabolism, build and strengthen muscles, maintain bone health and increase energy levels. Physical activity also helps to lift your spirits.

What is a common action most of us do when we are thinking of buying clothes, shoes, or food? Most of the time, we look at the price tag to determine if that item is worth buying.

The price is a major determining factor; however, don’t forget about skimming the nutrition facts label. What we put into our bodies will reflect on our health. The nutritional label offers valuable information to tell shoppers exactly how many calories, sodium, cholesterol, fiber, sugars, and other nutrients a serving offers. Also, special populations can benefit from referencing a nutrition label.

If individuals are looking out for their blood sugars or diabetes, fiber, carbohydrates, and sugar are some

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3 Types of Exercises to Burn Body Fat for Fast 7-Minute

We’re not here to tell you that seven minutes of any type of activity per day is all you’ll ever need to get a perfectly chiseled physique. That said, if you’re looking to get moving to burn calories in order to get a leaner, more athletic body, we can help you kickstart the process in less than 10 minutes a day.

Better yet, you’ll be able to do this without any long and tedious cardio training sessions. Instead, all it takes is some weight training—with a bit of a twist. The Men’s Health 7-Minute Workouts for Fat Burn program will show you how to maximize your workouts in as little as seven minutes with a list of exercises specifically incorporated to help you burn calories quicker.

There is a catch to getting cut. You’ll need to do the right types of exercises to get your heart rate jacked up for an effective quick session—sorry, seven minutes of concentration curls won’t cut it here. What you will be doing are routines based on a select group of exercises that will target multiple muscle groups, keep you moving in different directions, and developing your athletic prowess.

Men’s Health 7-Minute Workouts for Fat

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How to write articles for mainstream media

Academic writing addresses a narrow readership of peers interested more in the work than the workers. Mainstream readers seek the same information, but they also want to hear about the motivations of those working in research and the struggles they encounter along the way. Often, they’re looking for a person they can empathise with and from whom they can learn. They want to identify with the research – not just as a series of results but also as a journey that a fellow human being has undertaken. Put simply: they want a story.

In part one, we explored in detail the process of preparation and the research involved in publishing outside academia, from an idea through to pitching to an editor. Here, we’ll discuss ways to bring your ideas to life on the page or, more likely, screen that will further increase your chances of publication.

Tell a story

In essence, all storytelling structures follow the same arc – the struggle of a protagonist in pursuit of an objective – and they all have a beginning, middle and end. In this case, you are the protagonist and the story revolves around your research journey. Your readers want to know why

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Gem Vitamins Review: Pros, Cons, and Suggestions

Sometimes, swallowing a vitamin pill feels like such a chore — which is only compounded if you’re also taking a probiotic, and a vitamin D softgel, and a… you get the idea. Not to mention, they can sometimes make you feel a little nauseous.

But GEM is here with a solution for all that. They make chewable, food-based vitamins that provide some of the basics (like vitamin D and magnesium) along with some extras (like probiotics and ashwagandha).

Want to know more? Let’s hit the GEM.

Let’s run down some essential details about GEM vitamins.

What are they?

GEM vitamins are the vitamins to take if you don’t like vitamins. See, they’re actually totally food based — so much so that they’re classified as a food rather than a dietary supplement. (How can you tell? They have a Nutrition Facts label, rather than a Supplement Facts label.)

They are small bites made out of real foods and nutrient dense ingredients. They provide an easy-to-ingest dose of vitamins, minerals, probiotics, and antioxidants.

GEM vitamins are made in the US, however, they actually don’t have any certifications that you may expect from a typical vitamin because they aren’t technically a dietary supplement.

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Health systems want government help fighting off the hackers

Lee Milligan, chief information officer at Asante Health System in Oregon, said he is encouraged that President Joe Biden has taken steps to help secure the nation against cyber threats, but wants Washington to work more directly with health systems to shoulder the burden of the attacks.

“It blows my mind that ultimately, it’s on the individual hospital systems to attempt to — essentially in isolation — figure it out,” he said. “If a nation state has bombed bridges that connect over the Mississippi River and connect state A and B, would we be looking at it in the same way? And yet the same risk to life happens when they shut down a health system.”

The unrelenting rise in attacks jeopardizes patient safety and strains clinicians already worn out by the Covid-19 pandemic. In the worst case, hackers can shut down hospital operations and siphon off patient data.

Getting hacked is pricey: A 2021 cyberattack on the largest health system in San Diego, Scripps Health, cost $112.7 million. These costs put further pressure on health systems to raise the price of services, especially as they face a competitive labor market, pandemic losses and rising drug prices. And now, cyber

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Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan Puts a Healthy Spin on

Ubud has it all for wellness travelers: yoga, Balinese healers, meditation, breathwork practices, ceremonies, vegan restaurants, and countless spas. The enlightened offerings at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan have long tapped into the world of wellbeing while also focusing deeply on authentic Balinese cultural experiences. And now the Resort unites these two priorities by releasing an Indonesian Sattvic menu at its treetop restaurant, Ayung Terrace.

“In the big picture, we see Ubud as a destination for yogis, vegetarians, vegans – people who live healthy lives. We thought, how can we complete the journey of these guests when they are in Bali?” says Executive Sous Chef Wayan Sutariawan (Suta). “How can we support the experience of this through food?”

Though rooted in Indian Ayurveda, the Sattvic diet has gained followers around the world who seek to increase sattva, which refers to consciousness or goodness. Light, seasonal and healthy, plus high in fibre, fresh vegetables, grains, and nuts, this ethos translates to balanced dishes that can promote mental clarity, increase longevity and boost immunity.

The Resort’s wellness programming first inspired Chef Suta’s curiosity with the Sattvic dietary ethos that is thought to increase energy and happiness. It excludes meat, seafood, eggs,

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Emory physicians well represented in Atlanta magazine’s 2022

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SEO for Law Firms: 12 Tips on Writing Blogs for SEO |

Writing blogs takes a significant amount of time. While it’s time well spent when those blogs help you to achieve your goals, when that doesn’t happen, it can be frustrating. Search engine optimization is a tactic that can drive more traffic to your blog and make sure that posts contribute to your bottom line. However, SEO for law firms is a science all on its own and can be complicated. Here we are breaking down 12 tips that any legal marketer can use to write great blogs powered by SEO. 

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1. Make the Best Use of Headings

Search engines use crawlers to browse your web content and understand its subject. Headings can provide an overview of what your blog is about, and lets readers and search engines alike understand what is contained within the post. Think of the title (H1) as the most general overview, and then use H2, H3, or H4 to break down the content of the article. Make sure your headings include high-intent keywords. As you write, do research to understand which keywords your audience is searching – and then use those terms in your headings. 

2. Understand Featured Snippets and Optimize for

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4 Tips on Healthy Living

Often we get so caught up with our affairs that we forget to live our life. Living is certainly different from just mere surviving. A lot of them might have told you to live healthily, and of course advised you on it as well; but has anybody given you guidelines for healthy living? Here are your comprehensive 4 tips on healthy living.

  1. Eliminate Stress – This seems like that most negative thing that is mushrooming in almost all these days. The key here is to eliminate this stress, and this can be done by simply relaxing and calming the entire system down. A good idea would be to sit down with eyes closed and take few deep breaths in the helm of affairs to get back headstrong.
  2. Exercise Exhaustively – Exercise is the key to healthy living. An exercise routine puts you in place, prevents diseases and health issues, keeps you fit and active and also full energy and enthusiasm. Never miss out on this aspect of healthy living, it is perhaps the most essential.
  3. Eat Wisely – By now, we all know enough and more on what to eat and how to eat right. The best thing that ought

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