eHealth Adds New Supply of Medicare Products From Cigna-HealthSpring

For more health insurance news and information, visit the eHealthInsurance consumer blog: Get Smart – Get Covered. About Cigna-HealthSpring Cigna-HealthSpring is one of the country’s leading health plans focused on delivering care to the senior population, predominately through Medicare Advantage and other Medicare and Medicaid products. Cigna-HealthSpring serves millions of customers in locations across the country. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Cigna-HealthSpring operates health plans in Alabama, Arkansas Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. Cigna-HealthSpring also offers a national stand-alone prescription drug plan. For more information, visit http://www.cignahealthspring.com. For media inquiries, please contact: Nate Purpura eHealth, Inc.
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Dietary, Food, Health, Herbal & Nutritional Supplements Suppliers

– Lancaster, NH Manufacturer, Custom Manufacturer, Service Company Contract manufacturing and packaging services for supplements: dietary, food, health, herbal and nutritional. FDA registered, cGMP compliant in accordance with 21-CFR 210,211 (OTC drugs) and 111 (dietary supplements), NSF certified for dietary supplement GMPs and sport and certified for compliance in Canadian GMP practices for drugs and natural health products. Contract manufacturer and packager for OTCs, dietary supplements, sports nutrition, homeopathics, health beauty care, vet/pet supplements, nutraceuticals, cosmeceuticals, and botanical products in liquids, lotions, creams, gels, ointments, compressed, non-coated tablets (up to 15G) and powder-filled capsules (sizes 00, 0 and 1) . Packaging capabilities include bottles, tubes, jars, gallons, bulk, form-fill-seal packets (liquids), and pouches (tablets and liquids).
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Targeted Medical Pharma Establishes Dietary Supplement Division

Finance Thu, Aug 29, 2013, 11:38 PM EDT – U.S. Markets closed Targeted Medical Pharma Establishes Dietary Supplement Division Innovative New Products Focus on Health and Wellness; Launch of First Product Set for November 2013 Press Release: Targeted Medical Pharma, Inc. 15 hours ago 0.00 LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Targeted Medical Pharma , Inc. ( TRGM ) ( TRGM ), a biotechnology company that develops and distributes prescription medical foods to physicians and pharmacies, today announced the launch of a new division that will specialize in the manufacturing and distribution of a proprietary line of dietary supplements. The products, currently in the research and development phase, include a nasal decongestant, sleep aid, an appetite suppressant, a formula for pain and a formula that supports healthy cognitive performance. The products utilize the companys patented targeted cellular technology platform to increase the effectiveness of milligram amounts of neurotransmitter precursors and swish and swallow system that is designed to allow digestive enzymes in saliva to initiate and facilitate digestion. The first product is scheduled to be launched on November 1, 2013, and will be an oral dietary supplement featuring a proprietary sinuhealth blend designed to support healthy sinus and immune function, and help relieve nasal congestion, sinus pressure and runny nose associated with allergies and colds.
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Singing exercises may help control snoring

The Trick to End Snoring

Overall, these results give preliminary evidence that regular singing exercises may help people who snore or have mild to moderate sleep apnoea. The effects of singing would ideally be confirmed in larger studies that look at people who snore and those with sleep apnoea separately, using sleep studies to confirm subjective reports of improvement. If such studies confirmed these results, it would prove that singing could provide another non-invasive way of reducing the symptoms of sleep apnoea or snoring. Regular singing has no known side effects and has also been used to help people with other respiratory conditions, such as severe asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) . Analysis by Bazian . Edited by NHS Choices . Follow Behind the Headlines on Twitter . Links to the headlines Snoring ‘cured by singing exercise’ (audio clip).
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Hydro Med Announces: Snoring Due to Allergy Should be Stopped Early

In a new study at Exeter University, sleepers who completed 20-minute singing exercises every day for 3 months were 14 percent less tired and snored 15 percent less than those who kept their mouths shut. Snoring is caused by a narrow or collapsed pharynx, the part of your throat between your nasal cavity and esophagus. But strengthening your throat muscles (by doing something like singing) helps keep your airway open through the night, says lead researcher Malcolm Hilton. The exercises that people used in the study were uniquely designed to target specific musclesthey required lots of ung and gah sounds. So while you shouldnt consider this open season on karaoke, Hilton suggests that any type of singing for a small amount of time each day could have a similar effect. (Theres your excuse to belt out in the shower or car.) Dont feel like warbling? Vocal workouts arent the only way to stop sawing logs.
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Sing a song of snoring

Like a flute or horn, this causes a loud sound. The narrower the nasal airway, the more the snoring noise. The same tree allergy may affect the throat tissues causing them to swell. The pollen symptoms may impair nasal cilia that move pollen out of the nose resulting in postnasal drip enlarging throat tissues.
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In theory then anything that strengthens those muscles should reduce snoring which is why a new study sought to see of singing exercises might offer some benefit. The study involved 60 chronic snorers and 60 people with mild to moderate sleep apnoea. The subjects from each group were either assigned to have no intervention or a program of singing exercises for three months. The exercises was done by CD and could be completed in about 20 minutes each day. After the three months of the trial the group that had no intervention had, understandably, no improvement. The group who did the singing exercises however, found that they had reduced severity, frequency, and loudness of snoring. As a result they also experienced improved sleep quality.
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Pregnancy paranoia: There are so many things to make you nervous

Thinking About Pregnancy Like an Economist

A large majority of new mothers 70 percent reported having had at least three ultrasounds during their pregnancy, according to a national survey released by Childbirth Connection, a nonprofit group. The survey included 2,400 women who gave birth to single babies between July 2011 and June 2012. Nearly a quarter of the women had six or more ultrasounds. And about two-thirds of the respondents said they believe more tests mean better care. Yet, increased testing can exact an emotional toll, said Aaron Caughey, chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine.
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I wanted a doctor who was trained in decision making. In fact, this isn’t really done much in medical schools. Appropriately, medical school tends to focus much more on the mechanics of being a doctor. You’ll be glad for that, as I was, when someone actually has to get the baby out of you. But it doesn’t leave much time for decision theory. It became clear quickly that I’d have to come up with my own framework–to structure the decisions on my own. That didn’t seem so hard, at least in principle.
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Pregnancy and the Ever-Increasing Foot

More coverage I see plenty of patients change shoe size, Dr. Hardy says. This happens as the arches of your feet flatten out. Relatively rapid weight gain is one possible cause. Another is that your body produces relaxin, a hormone that relaxes ligaments in your body, including your feet, to help delivery. With changing foot size in mind, you probably want to scratch expensive designer shoes off your shopping list if youre pregnant or plan to become pregnant. However, youll still want to protect your feet.
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FBISD’s Child Nutrition Dept offers Aug dates to help families register for 2013-2014 school meal programs

Tanzania: Nutrition Experts Warn Against Unprofessional Diet Regimes

All students will receive their Personal Identification Number from their printed student locator card/class schedule when school begins. The number will remain theirs throughout their stay in FBISD and will not change. As with the previous school year, families will also have the option of pre-paying for their students meal accounts online through RevTrak. This convenient service allows a parent/guardian to place money on their students account any time of the day or night. The student ID number is required for all transactions. There is a small convenience fee each time a payment is made online.
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Nutrition: Best to eat before and after exercise

This means giving your body the carbohydrates and protein it needs. Pre-workout Early-morning workouts present challenges beyond just dragging yourself out of bed. If you have less than an hour before your workout, you will have to eat something that is easily digestible and high in carbohydrates. And, of course, make sure you hydrate. If you are working out early in the morning, maybe you have a banana before the workout, since the body has used up most of the glycogen stores overnight, Suzanne Girard Eberle, sports nutritionist and author of Endurance Sports Nutrition, says. A sports drink may even be appropriate. But to some, eating a meal early in the morning just doesnt feel right. For them, D.C.-based nutritionist Kristen Ciuba recommends splitting breakfast in two: eating half of it before working out and half after.
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Nutrition Myths

Myth #2: You need to eat every three hours to speed up your metabolism. Fact #2: Increasing meal frequency does not contribute to weight loss . This is a highly-acclaimed myth, but the evidence doesn’t back up the claim. There is no need to worry if you’ve gone more than two to three hours without protein — you will not lose any muscle and your metabolism should not slow down.
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The TFNC Department of Nutrition Education and Training Director, Dr Joyceline Kaganda said that before any person can be enrolled in weight losing diet, it is vital that the physician know the history of the patient and their eating habits. Dr Kaganda said that the age of the person wanting to lose weight is a very important detail and that’s why it is important that people should refrain from buying these regimes and rely on counsellors who have the skills. “Inspite of increased awareness, where we now see more people are informed about nutrition, there is still a challenge especially in urban areas because of long traffic queues, people are unknowingly overeating,” she explained. She said that the re-emergence of unprocessed maize flour on restaurant menus and in people’s homes and brown bread was an indication that more people were aware about nutrition and the recent national interest had helped out. Elaborating on this, the nutrition expert said that many people living in urban areas tend to eat a lot at night and go to bed almost immediately without burning the fats consumed.
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Vitamins: Too much of a not-so-good thing?

New products: iPhone-friendly health monitor and more

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“I think if vitamins were a regulated industry, you could argue that megavitamins would have a black box warning on them,” he told CNN. Because the industry is not regulated, Offit said, no one knows if alternative remedies are actually the same, or have a standard concentration, from batch to batch. No safety or efficacy data is available, either, the way there is with pharmaceuticals regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, he said. “I think people have the misconception that these products — dietary supplements and vitamins — are made by elves and old hippies that have meadows and flowers,” he said.
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Dr. Paul Offit says everyone should be more skeptical about taking large doses of vitamins.

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Sports Medicine: How Safe is Buying Supplements?

Figure 3. Ducks’ Great Defense!

Use cautiously in patients with skin conditions. Skin reactions, such as contact dermatitis and eczema, have been reported with topical vitamin E preparations, such as ointments or vitamin E-containing deodorants. Pruritus (itching) has been reported following oral supplementation of vitamin E. Use cautiously in patients with kidney impairment.
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