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ProPublica has a series called Wasted Medicine that investigates how the healthcare industry is being wasteful and overcharging people. WASTED MEDICINE Billions of dollars are routinely wasted every day by health care providers in the United States — and it’s driving up the cost of care for all of us.  

Accepting your darkest emotions is the key to reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety, and improving mental well-being — Quartz

Rumi, the 13th-century Sufi poet, famously compared emotions—”a joy, a depression, a meanness”—to “unexpected visitors.” His advice was to let them in laughing, but that’s not what we do. Instead, we pretend not to notice, or even hide. We want to bury resentment and anger, or trade loneliness in for the more fashionable gratitude. In... Continue Reading →

Keeping it going…

I had my appointment with the weight loss doctor today. Three down from two weeks ago. To me it was disappointing because I did a pretty good job sticking to the program (with the exception of July 4th and the day after). The doctor said I probably lost about 4-5 pounds of fat and she... Continue Reading →

A new report on opioid use among privately insured Americans has found that diagnoses of opioid addiction increased almost fivefold between 2010 and 2015, ticking up dramatically in 2014. During the same period, the delivery of medication-assisted addiction treatment — the method most likely to result in successful abstinence — grew by just 65%. Source:... Continue Reading →

It is frustrating…

Today, I went to the weight loss doctor and I'm up 5 add on the 2 that I was up two weeks ago... well, you can do the math. According to the doctor, all of it is water weight and I am losing fat. She said that when it gets hot like it has been,... Continue Reading →

There is a “weigh” to go (week 2)

First thing is first, I guess I'll get the shocking news out-of-the-way first. I had my weigh-in last Wednesday and I gained 10 pounds. 😦 😥 😮 😡 o_O 😳 Okay... now to put that number in context. For this journey, I vowed to not weigh myself because I invariably become obsessive over that number and get sidetracked when it... Continue Reading →

There’s a “weigh” to go

So, it is confession time. There have been some things that I am very hesitant to share with others even though it is very obvious there is something. You can say that there is an elephant in the room that I am avoiding. Unfortunately, this time, I am that elephant. Harsh... I know but I... Continue Reading →

Impulsive eating and unplanned meals are partially to blame for ADHD’s strong correlatioin with obesity. And then there’s your dopamine-seeking brain, which loves carbs and sugar. Learn how to lose weight the ADHD way. Source: ADHD Weight Gain: How to Stop Impulsive Eating

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