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Wednesday, June 12, 2024
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Scrutiny of IT Social Media Moguls
Expect More To Come

The leading IT Social media Companies Twitter, Facebook, and Google finished the first of two days of public hearings on Capitol Hill on social media’s influence on the 2016 US presidential election.

As legislators, social media companies, and journalists gather on Capitol Hill, each group in the room must do more to harness opportunity and mitigate vulnerability in a rapidly evolving information environment. Each group’s actions are co-dependent, so the solution starts with a common understanding of the issue at hand.

Expect more to come and as the world of IT social blend more into our daily lives, the politicians better get them in the referee stand and agree on the fair rules before its too late. Visit The Atlantic Monthly for full story.

A Smarter, Better Way: The ABC of Second Opinions From Doctors
By Dan E. Austin MD

A. First Submit Your Question to the doctor and wait for a response. (Best medium is Email electronically; phone calls increasingly are not effective because of timing issues. Text messaging, tweeting, faxing are too limiting and popularity or availability are often poor. Email gives the best room to express yourself clearly with sufficiency, affordable timing and delivery is most available to you and the provider. Do not include any patient information; ensure its purely medical condition in your question. Provider may not be able to respond once patient information is exposed in any electronic medium).

1. Choose Type of Question
2. Select the most relevant to the condition you have question about.
3. Limit the medical condition or question preferably to one only or at most two.

B. Get Answers & Review
1. Read answers carefully and decide if the doctor has knowledge or interest in your particular issue or presentation
2. The earlier the response the more likely you are going to get better attention
3. If no response, the doctor likely has no interest or particular knowledge in your case, or has poor organizational structure to handle these matters at that time, in either case, you are likely to receive poor attention with such provider if you pursue such second opinion.

C. Follow Up Question or Conversation with the Doctor
1. Seek clarifications; ask further questions on any response items.
2. Establish the necessary rapport with doctor or provider before you accept consultation. Be sure you are connecting in understanding with that Provider.
3. Take time to review your ABC, as listed here, if you are satisfied – Proceed to set up appointment with doctor or Provider.

Be smart, saves time, resources and get better results with your consultations. Do not take the same steps that resulted in the initial unsatisfied consultation. Most of the problems that result in multiple consultations stems from lack of rapport and well established patient provider understanding. Once that professional trust is established 100% satisfaction guaranteed almost always results. It’s time to bid adieu to confusion in doctor consultation, when you need a second opinion submit your question to a known provider or a searched provider, if not submit addressed to Second Opinion at CS@Healthcare800.Com, be sure to include your area or city, your question will be submitted to the Top doctors in the field or specialty in that area. Follow the ABC of Second Opinion. Once you are satisfied, visit any Doctors/Hospital Web Portal, or, make an appointment with that provider.
Its Time To Start Getting Professional Help the Smart Way!

Reorientations in Pharmaceutical Industry
Any Hope For Relief to the Consumers

There have been many regulatory and reimbursement changes for pharmaceutical companies lately, and with the onset of a new presidential term, there would be much more. At times like this, pharmaceutical companies are aiming towards engaging patients to ensure that they are providing the best possible value, combined with sharing of information among themselves and with the patients.

Over years, pharmaceutical companies have increased their spending in advertising from $3.83 billion to $5.4 billion and were rewarded by an increase in sales from $328 billion to $413 billion. Also, the new federal administration has assured people of several drug reforms, including their import. Moreover, to build trust with patients, healthcare providers, and health insurance companies; drug companies may restrict frequent increases in drug prices.

Moreover, the US has focused on a free drug market place, which could bring major changes in the US Healthcare space.

Common Digestive Problems and Treatment
How it Affects Men and Women


Article: The Common Digestive Problems and Their Treatment

The misery of digestive problems such as heartburn, diarrhea, stomach pain and constipation are very well known, especially to men. From various research studies, it has been found that 25 percent of adults suffer pain and discomfort from digestive issues. Although many digestive issues such as irritable bowel syndrome, are more common in women, there are others that hit men hard. If the problem persists for long, it is recommendable to consult a gastroenterology specialist.

According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a more serious disorder in seniors, while adults show less common reflux symptoms. So if you suffer from stomach pains it may be time to consider your next step. Gastroenterologist treats multiple conditions and diseases affecting the GI tract. They are experts in the performance of colonoscopy and detection of colon polyps. Below are enlisted the common digestive problems in men and suggestions to get relief from them:

ACID REFLUX AND GERD – When the stomach acid flows up into the esophagus, it results in acid reflux. It can cause burning sensation under the breastbone, a sour taste in the mouth, and sometimes regurgitation. It is also known as heartburn. It usually occurs after heavy meals, caffeinated drinks, and alcohol, and if you lay down too soon after eating.

To save yourself from the pain of acid reflux, stay away from greasy and spicy products, chocolate, caffeine, and alcohol. Try to eat dinner two hours or more before bedtime. If your acid reflux occurs more than twice a week, it is recommended to see a gastroenterologist. It might be possible, you have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). If left untreated, it increases the risk for esophageal cancer in some people.

ULCERS – They are the painful open sores that form on the stomach or duodenum. Ulcers are most common in men. The major cause of the development of ulcers is a gnawing pain in the abdomen, which can wake you from sleep. They are the result of a certain type of bacteria as well as overuse of pain relievers like aspirin and ibuprofen.

In case of ulcers, be sure to visit your gastroenterology specialist. When an ulcer is left untreated, digestive juices and stomach acid together create a hole in the intestinal lining, causing excruciating pain that may require hospitalization and surgery. Although it may take few months, yet ulcer can be treated, however, proper medication has to be taken.

CONSTIPATION – The leading cause of constipation is the absence of bowel movement feeling uncomfortably full. Constipation can be caused by lack of activity, medication side effects, and sometimes stress.

You can use laxative or stool softener to ease constipation. Add food rich in fiber to your diet. exercising and drinking plenty of water can also help constipation. If your stomach looks swollen or you have severe pain, schedule an appointment with Maryland gastroenterology specialist.

Digestive issues are no fun. They’re usually not serious and are easily treatable. But it is always recommended to visit one of the top gastroenterologists in Maryland if symptoms persist for more than a week. Visit search for a Gastroenterologist today.


It's High Time The West Stops Putin's Efforts
To Gain Political Advantage Through Intimidation

Today the Biden administration hit thirty-two Russian government officials and entities, plus six companies, with economic sanctions in retaliation for the SolarWinds hack, 2020 election interference, and other Russian malfeasance. The measures include a ban on US financial institutions buying Russian government debt in primary markets, which has sent the ruble and Russian bond prices tumbling. What measures matter most? What does it all mean for US-Russia relations? And will these moves actually deter future Russian aggression? Our crack team of sanctions and Russia experts is here to explain. 

Denomination Membership Versus Christ Saves
Christians in America Debates the Tough Future Ahead

The upcoming annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention promises to be a reckoning for the nation’s largest Protestant denomination — and you can count on Religion News Service to cover it. This year’s meeting, the first in the post-Trump era, will be held June 13-16 in Nashville.

Data released in May shows the denomination has lost 2.3 million members since 2006, including a 2% drop in membership in 2018-2019, the largest single-year decline in more than a century. Over the past few months, Southern Baptist leadership and membership have been wracked with controversy, and a number of high-profile leaders have left the denomination.

This story extends beyond Southern Baptists. Debates over inclusion and representation reflect larger conversations taking place across the country. Some Southern Baptist leaders argue the fights for gender and racial equality are integral to the future of the denomination.

Whatever happens at the Southern Baptist Convention, you can rely on Religion News Service to report on it. We’ve tracked Southern Baptist shake-ups for decades, and will continue to dive deep. As always, we are committed to cover this story — like all stories — with expertise, respect, and balance.

It’s our goal to inform, illuminate, and inspire public discourse on all matters relating to belief and convictions. But we can’t do it without you. 

6 Detox Drinks For Weight Loss and Digestion
6 Detox Drinks For Weight Loss, Digestion And More

On weight loss or not, a detox drink makes a perfect options to include in our daily diet regime. Water, infused with herbs, spices, fruits and vegetables - detox drink helps flush out toxins from our body. For the unversed, proper detoxification is a must in every human body for keeping up overall health. Let's find out how to make these nutrient-rich detox drinks.

Detox Haldi Tea
Haldi is a storehouse of nutrients and helps promote overall health. Packed with the goodness of haldi, this tea may help improve your digestion, metabolism, and promote weight loss.

Honey Lemon Ginger Tea
The sweetness of honey and sharp flavour of ginger gives a refreshing twist to this drink. Besides it may also help treat cough, cold and sore throat.

Orange Cucumber Detox Water
You can fill up this detox water in a bottle and have it at any time of the day. To make this drink, you need some basic ingredients that are already available in your kitchen - like lemon, cucumber, orange, ginger and mint leaves.

Mint Lemon Coconut Water
Coconut water is credited for its rich nutrient profile. Adding to its goodness, here we have a coconut water-based drink that also includes vitamin C and antioxidant-rich lemon and mint in it.

This delicious drink is filled with goodness of lemon - it is healthy, refreshing and cools you down in no time. And the best part is, you can make it in just 2 minutes. That's right!

Orange Carrot Ginger Detox Drink
Packed with vitamin C, beta-carotene and fibre, this detox drink may aid weight loss and digestion. It is easy to make, and you can have it at any time of the day. 

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