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Potential breakthroughs in healthcare

In the video above, Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt discusses what he sees as big breakthroughs in health and technology, including personalized medicine.

Good relationships lead to happiness and health

This sounds obvious, but a massive study following hundreds of men over 75 years offers real evidence of this old truth. Check out the video above.

Finally some health care sanity: End of life planning to be covered by Medicare

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Sarah Palin has become a joke for most people of the years, but there was a time when her stupidity was taken seriously by millions of Americans. Probably the worst example was her popularization of the term “death panels” in response to the rational proposal to reimburse doctors for end of life planning with their patients.

Now, six years later, it appears that sanity has won out and Medicare will finally begin to cover such critical services.

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The Instant Diagnosis trend

Here’s one of the new health care influencers to keep an eye on – Elizabeth Holmes. Her company, Theranos, is on the cutting edge of an exciting new trend in medicine involving instant diagnosis. The key is the ability to analysis tiny blood samples in real time and use sensors to communicate that information to health care professionals.

Elizabeth is already a billionaire at the age of 30 as her company has the potential to revolutionize the diagnostic lab industry.

Learn more about her and this trend in the video above, and check out some of the articles written about her and her company here, here and here.

Are you still drinking soda?

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Are you still drinking soda regularly? If so, look in the mirror and understand the fat you see can be traced back to the amount of sugar and simple carbs you consume, and soda is one of the worst things you can have as part of your regular diet.

If you want to eat healthier, soda is the low-hanging fruit in terms of easy changes you can make. Just try substituting options that don’t have all the sugar. Water is best, but if you need some flavor, try juice mixed with water.

The video below talks about the “war on soda” and the many efforts to get soda out of schools or to eliminate huge soda drinks in places like New York in light of our obesity crisis. Some of you might not like the notion of anyone telling you what to drink, but if you have a brain and care about your long-term health, you should realize that drinking this sugar water is bad for you of you do it regularly. You don’t have to ban it from your life, or the lives of your kids, but use some common sense and stop drinking it on a daily basis.

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