Posts Tagged ‘#health’

Medical Coverage | It’s Your Yale — Enroll

December 30, 2016

http://enroll16.itsyouryale.yale.edu/medical-coverage

Easy comparison of smart care v choice plans

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A E T N A S M A R T C A R E P L A N
The Aetna Smart Care Plan provides quality care along with an expansive network of medical care facilities for your healthcare coverage.
How It Works: After you meet your deductible, the plan pays 90 percent for most covered in-network services up to the annual out-of-pocket maximum. Once the annual out-of-pocket maximum has been reached, the plan pays 100 percent.
…A E T N A C H O I C E P L A N
The Aetna Choice POS II medical plan provides coverage for a wide range of medical expenses. The plan also provides coverage for certain preventive and wellness benefits.
How It Works: Through Aetna Choice, you pay for care, except preventive services, until you meet the deductible which varies based on the plan you choose. Once you’ve reached your deductible, your plan pays for 90 percent for most covered services and you pay 10 percent until you reach the annual out-of-pocket maximum.
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Teladoc

December 30, 2016

https://member.teladoc.com/aetna

Delhi Closes Over 1,800 Schools in Response to Dangerous Smog

November 19, 2016

Delhi Closes >1,800 Schools in Response to Dangerous Smog
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/05/world/asia/delhi-closes-over-1800-schools-in-response-to-dangerous-smog.html Wow: #airquality equiv. to ~25 cigarettes/day

Data mining reveals that Pokemon Go players increased their activity levels by 25 percent on average

November 19, 2016

Pokemon GO players increased their activity levels by 25%
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/602706/pokemon-go-increased-us-activity-levels-by-144-billion-steps-in-just-30-days From doing query relating websearch terms w. band usage

A Big Tobacco Moment for the Sugar Industry – The New Yorker

September 17, 2016

A Big Tobacco Moment for the Sugar Industry
http://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/a-big-tobacco-moment-for-the-sugar-industry Amazing how much impact ~5M in ’16$ & 1 @NEJM review had on the US #diet

Miracle meal or rotten swindle? The truth about superfoods | New Scientist

September 1, 2016

Miracle meal or rotten swindle? The truth about #superfoods
https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23130850-100-miracle-meal-or-rotten-swindle-the-truth-about-superfoods/ Praises kale & blueberries; pans quinoa & baobab

Supplement Ratings and Reviews – Labdoor

April 9, 2016

https://labdoor.com/

Nice site w/ rankings of vitamins

Here’s the vit. D rankings:

01 Carlson Labs Vitamin D3 A
02 Nutrigold Vitamin D3 Gold 1000 IU A
03 Nutrigold Vitamin D3 Gold 2000 IU A
04 Nature Made Vitamin D3 A
05 Nature’s Way Vitamin D3 A
06 Nordic Naturals Vitamin D3 A
07 NOW Foods Vitamin D3 A
08 Solgar Vitamin D3 A
09 GNC Vitamin D3 A
10 Thorne Research Vitamin D A

Here’s the mulitvitamin rankings:

01 Garden of Life Vitamin Code For Men A
02 Garden of Life Vitamin Code Perfect Weight A
03 Nature’s Way Alive Max Potency Multivitamin A
04 Rainbow Light Men’s One A
05 Garden of Life Vitamin Code For Women A
06 NOW Foods Adam Men’s Multivitamin A
07 NOW Foods Eve Women’s Multivitamin A
08 GNC Mega Men A
09 Carlson Labs Super 2 Daily A
10 Rainbow Light Women’s One A
11 GNC Mega Men Energy & Metabolism A
12 Optimum Nutrition Opti-Men A
13 TwinLab Daily One Caps A
14 Garden of Life Vitamin Code Raw One For Men A-
15 Controlled Labs Orange TRIad A-

https://labdoor.com/rankings/multivitamins
Very critical of centrum!

All About Heart Rate (Pulse)

March 19, 2016

should be betw 60 & 100 but could be lower if you exercise
http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/More/MyHeartandStrokeNews/All-About-Heart-Rate-Pulse_UCM_438850_Article.jsp#.Vu2bLRIrKwQ

Cutting Sugar Improves Children’s Health in Just 10 Days

December 14, 2015

Cutting sugar [in #diet w same kcal] improves [kid's] health in…10 days [LDL down 10; DBP, 5; triglycerides, 33] http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/10/27/cutting-sugar-improves-childrens-health-in-just-10-days

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“On average, the subjects’ LDL cholesterol, the kind implicated in heart disease, fell by 10 points. Their diastolic blood pressure fell five points. Their triglycerides, a type of fat that travels in the blood and contributes to heart disease, dropped 33 points. And their fasting blood sugar and insulin levels – indicators of their diabetes risk – likewise markedly improved.”

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What Is a Tree Worth? – The New Yorker

September 15, 2015

What Is a #Tree Worth?
http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/what-is-a-tree-worth Study on Toronto shows 10 more trees/block =+1% in wellness =$10k/person =being 7yrs younger

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“That is the riddle that underlies a new study in the journal Scientific Reports by a team of researchers in the United States, Canada, and Australia, led by the University of Chicago psychology professor Marc Berman. The study compares two large data sets from the city of Toronto, both gathered on a block-by-block level; the first measures the distribution of green space, as determined from satellite imagery and a comprehensive list of all five hundred and thirty thousand trees planted on public land, and the second measures health, as assessed by a detailed survey of ninety-four thousand respondents. After controlling for income, education, and age, Berman and his colleagues showed that an additional ten trees on a given block corresponded to a one-per-cent increase in how healthy nearby residents felt. “To get an equivalent increase with money, you’d have to give each household in that neighborhood ten thousand dollars—or make people seven years younger,” Berman told me.

You can produce an attenuated version of the same effect simply by looking out a window, or (for experimental convenience) at a picture of a nature scene. Over the past few years, Berman and his colleagues have zeroed in on the “low-level” visual characteristics that distinguish natural from built environments. To do this, they broke down images into their visual components: the proportion of straight to curved edges, the hue and saturation of the colors, the entropy (a statistical measure of randomness in pixel intensity), and so on. The view of an arboretum, for instance, tends to have higher color saturation than that of a street corner, indicating that “the colors in nature are more of the ‘purer’ version of those colors,” Berman said. Even when images are scrambled so that there are no recognizable features, like trees or skyscrapers, to betray what they represent, their low-level visual characteristics still predict how much people will like them.”
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