TRY THIS 2-MINUTE FIX TO BOOST YOUR FITNESS AT THE OFFICE

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Men’s Fitness

Even full-time desk jockeys can keep their hearts healthy with a quick jaunt through the cubicle forest.

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Attacks on Health Increasing in Conflict-Ridden Countries

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July 21, 2015

Medical care personnel and facilities have become a target in many countries beset by conflict and civil unrest, according to a new report, “Attacks on Health: Global Report,” which describes violence against health workers, medical facilities, and patients, as well as interference with access to health care that has been occurring from January 2014 to April 2015 in 17 countries, including Syria, Ukraine, South Sudan, and Afghanistan (http://bit.ly/1LkKJQM).

A recent report suggests violent attacks on medical facilities and health workers is increasing globally.

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THE BEST WAYS TO INCREASE YOUR METABOLISM

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Men’s Fitness

 

Lose weight fast by adding these metabolism-boosting strategies to your daily routine.

Sure, you know that a solid weight training session, an afternoon bike ride or an hour of jiu jitsu practice will get your metabolism cranking. But what are the absolute, sure-fire ways to not only fire up your metabolism, but keep in the red all day long? Simply put, metabolism refers to the chemical processes by which your cells produce the substances and energy needed to sustain life. The tips below are designed to ramp up your metabolism in an effort to develop and maintain better body composition.

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ACEP NOW

APRIL 2015

 

A Deadly Case of MANOPAUSE A quest for the Fountain of Youth may cost more years than it gains.

The Case “I told him he never should have started that medication,” said the patient’s worried wife. Several hours earlier, her husband had presented to the emergency department for chest pain and shortness of breath. He first noticed it over the past week when doing routine chores such as cleaning and moving furniture. “It didn’t stop him, even though it was bothering him. He never had any serious health problems,” she said. Other than diabetes and sleep apnea, her 62-year-old husband was healthy. His primary doctor sent him to the ED for further evaluation after a concerning ECG was obtained in his office. He was tachycardic but seemed relatively stable. We proceeded with a chest pain and dyspnea work-up, which included cardiac enzymes, chest X-ray, and a d-dimer. He waited patiently, charming the staff with his small talk and affable personality. Enzymes were negative, and d-dimer was positive. I took him for his CT angiogram. As soon as it was done, the tech and I immediately noticed the large bilateral pulmonary emboli on the screen in front of us (see Figure 1). I was preparing to take him back to the ED when he asked, “Is there a bathroom over here? I’d rather use it here before going back to the ED. It’s pretty crowded over there.” He had a point. The ED could be a madhouse with just two bathrooms. His wife and I assisted him to the bathroom. It was only seconds before I heard her scream. I opened the door, and he was sitting on the toilet, a glazed look on his eyes. “I think he just passed out,” she exclaimed.

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