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Human Microbiome Data Collection: The Good News, the Risks & the Stigma Around Gathering “Golden Stool” – Endominance

The human microbiome data collection race is in full force, with everyone from academic researchers to start-up companies looking to find answers and treatments from what is considered “golden stool.” However, in collecting, preserving, and studying material that comes from the human microbiome, will the people whose samples are taken from genuinely benefit? Who will control and profit from the genetic data they generate? What are the privacy risks involved in this type of data collection? Join

Uninsured Millennials & Access to Behavioral Healthcare: Barriers and Long-Term Solutions – Endominance

Thirty million U.S. residents lacked health insurance in the first half of 2020, according to newly released estimates from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). The report also found that compared with other Americans, the uninsured are disproportionately likely to be Black or Latino; be young adults; have low incomes, or live in states that have not expanded Medicaid. Yet, one report uncovered that the largest generation in the country, millennials, had the highest rate of uninsured ind

How to Beat the Anxiety Epidemic – It Starts With Exercise: Interview with Dr. Jennifer Heisz – Endominance

Can exercise really beat anxiety? Can it be used as medicine to treat both the mind and body? According to an expert in brain health, Dr. Jennifer Heisz, the answer is a resounding “Yes.” Dr. Heisz is a neuroscientist, the Director of the NeuroFit Lab at McMaster University, and the author of the book, Move The Body, Heal The Mind: Overcome Anxiety, Depression, and Dementia and Improve Focus, Creativity and Sleep. Her award-winning research includes examining the effects of exercise on brain fun

Interview: Contract Research Organization (CROs) Executives Reveal Top Patient Retention Challenges & Strategies – Endominance

According to a recent study published by Facts and Factors, the demand analysis of the global contract research organization (CRO) market size and share revenue is estimated to grow by about 65.5 billion by 2028. In the North American market alone, the contract research organization services market was valued at over 14 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach over 19 billion in 2027. However, like any other niche organization, CROs have their own industry-related challenges. The truth is, even

Clincial Trial Study Content

This study aims to expand and improve upon previous research on gut bacteria and their connections to anxiety. The Investigators will examine the gut microbiota and its vital role in the gut-brain axis, the link between a gut-derived bacteria (4EPS) and anxiety, and the connections between cognitive orientation and anxiety. It is hypothesized that even though higher 4EPS levels may be associated with anxiety levels in humans, such levels may be more prominent (severe) or less pronounced (less se

Trauma & Stress on First Responders: How Exercise May Be the Intervention Needed to Increase Resilience

First Responders are expected to maintain high-performance levels and make the right decisions under extreme conditions. However, exposure to violence, human suffering, and aspects of the job itself, such as physical work demands and unpredictable schedules, are demanding, taking a heavy toll on these frontline workers. These demands can lead to stress, anxiety, trauma, suicide-ideation, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – resulting in physical health problems and poor job performance.

The Positive Role of Brain Plasticity in Addiction Recovery

From destroying brain cells to disrupting neural circuits involved in decision-making and memory, substance use disorders (SUDs) hijack the brain in multiple ways. However, one of the most life-altering changes occurs in the brain’s reward system. Drug exposure increases the release of the neurotransmitter dopamine, causing the feeling of reward. These changes in dopamine levels in the brain reward system can lead to increased changes in brain plasticity. The outcome? Neuroplasticity, or the bra

Creating a Company Culture That Recruits the Best Virtual Talent

Flexibility is truly at the heart of fully distributed businesses and strong company cultures. According to a New York Times article, both millennials and Gen Z-ers expect flexibility, paid leave for a new baby, generous vacation time, and the ability to work remotely from today’s employers. Getting it Right HelpScout, a fully remote desk software company, encourages their employees to take time off whenever needed, offers 12 weeks of paid parental leave for a virtual team member who has or ad

SME Interview: Community Hospital Saves Time with Proactive Monitoring

As a growing hospital expanding into a new 140,000-square-foot facility, Community Hospital needed to streamline privacy practices and patient privacy monitoring to create a more secure environment and comply with HIPAA regulations. As a full-service, acute-care hospital offering world-class medical treatment in a healing, family-centered environment, Community Hospital has always understood that their patients’ health is highly personal. As such, they’ve been committed to protecting patient pr

Sober NYE Events To Help You Celebrate Sober l Kimberly Center Blog

The new year is fast approaching, and you’ve worked hard at your recovery. As you reflect upon your sobriety journey, you realize that New Year’s Eve is going to look very different this time around. Long gone are the days of partying and waking up January 1st, wondering what the hell happened the night before. You worked so hard this year and cherish your new life in recovery, but this holiday is filled with temptations and old memories – putting even the most seasoned person in sobriety at ris

Exclusive Interview: Model Turned Harvard Grad Psychologist Describes How Owning “Fear” Saved Her Life

Dr. Lara Fielding, a former model turned clinical psychologist, shares how an amazing opportunity to go to Paris at age 15, modeling for one of the biggest agencies in the industry resulted in a traumatic experience—but one that inevitably taught her invaluable life lessons that she now shares to empower others. As the author of Mastering Adulthood: Go Beyond Adulting to Become An Emotional Grownup, Fielding studied the psychophysiology of stress and emotions at UCLA and Harvard, before receivi

Interview: Liz Hernandez Tells Her Story on Identity and Immigration Through Paint and Sculpture

Welcome to Curious Creative Spotlight, a recurring feature in which Rogue Habits interviews artists, showcasing their work as well as delving into their inspirations, creative processes, and daily life. Think your art should be featured next? Here’s how to submit. Based in Oakland, California, Liz Hernandez’s work primarily focuses on topics related to her identity and the narratives we place on everyday objects, reflecting the vibrant food, culture, and history of the bustling markets located

Interview: Women on the Road podcast delves into the beauty (and realities) of alternative living

With no passport required, a new bi-weekly podcast series called Women On The Road (an extension of the She Explores interview project created by Gale Straub) take listeners on exclusive adventures across the U.S. featuring candid, compelling, and vulnerable conversations with female travelers in different stages of life on the road. Amplifying voices like Morgan Brown who (after the tragic death of her mom) travels with a collapsible phone booth in her 1970 VW van for people to use to share sto

Interview: Protecting the Sacred: Painter Sheila Dunn’s Resistance + Conservation Art Series

Growing up in Fort Collins, Colorado, artist Sheila Dunn spent most of her childhood playing, dancing, and creating in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Now a resident of Bend, Oregon and best known for her vibrant, geometric figure paintings, Dunn’s passion for the outdoors and wild spaces continue and is most reflective in her latest “Resistance” and “Conservation” art series. Inspired by a deep frustration with the sweeping changes in environmental and human rights policies after the 2016

Interview: Fighting fear and frostbite, Chris Burkard surfed Iceland and captured it all

With equal parts excitement and exhaustion, famous surf, lifestyle, and adventure photographer Chris Burkard took time out of his insane promotional tour to speak with Digital Trends about his new surfing film, “Under An Arctic Sky.” The 40-minute film — directed by Burkard and produced by Sweat Pants Media — follows four surfers on their journey to Iceland’s brutal north coast. The reason for the trip? To comb remote regions of Iceland for surf. To the crew’s dismay, however, the area also expe

Interview: How Instagram’s being used to make the outdoors more inclusive and diverse

This is Ambreen Tariq, founder of the Instagram account Brown People Camping. As a South Asian immigrant, a person of color, and a Muslim woman, Tariq wanted to create something capable of utilizing personal narratives and storytelling to promote diversity in outdoor communities. With the creation of BPC, she’s able to authentically discuss how her identities shape her outdoor experiences. By sharing her own personal stories via the account, she hopes it inspires others to step outside their co

First 3D Printed Home Could Solve World’s Housing Crisis

1.2 billion people in the world live without life’s most basic human need–shelter. However, at the recent 2018 SXSW festival and conference, the unveiling of the first permitted 3D printed home in America could make global homelessness a thing of the past. New Story, a non-profit that builds houses for people in developing nations, and Icon, a construction technologies start-up company in Austin, Texas, came together at the famous Austin festival to demonstrate that it’s possible to build a low