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futurescope:

DIY Exoskeleton lifts 170 pounds like nothing

YouTuber The Hacksmith has been working on a Elysium-inspired exoskeleton, which lets him curl 171.5LBS of concrete & steel. Nice hobby.

This is only the beginning… Building the lower half next.

[via gizmodo] [The Hacksmith]

12:30 am, reblogged from Emergent Futures Tumblelog by nephrolithiasis

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L’enfer Cabaret, Boulevard de Clichy, Montmartre, Paris

Built circa 1890; demolished circa 1952.

Entertainment inside the “inferno of hell” included musicians dressed as devils and interior volcanos that spewed scented lava of molten gold. 

After the “cabaret artistique” was demolished, the site became a Monoprix retail store.

05:24 am, reblogged from  by nephrolithiasis



I hope the patient satisfaction rubrics being developed by startups and influencing policy nationwide are given little value. There I said it. I can understand a startup selling a product by using tools to create an onliine presence and brand, but even their use of Yelp reviews with an N=20 is ridiculous.

Our system for assigning potential specialists a weighted score includes the following:



Their personal website must be high quality and value beauty and clarity


They take more than 5 major health insurance plans


Their practice size is less than 10 physicians


They graduated from a well-regarded American medical school


They have a professorship


They’ve published academic journal articles


They are members of their respective professional affiliation


They’ve been in practice between 5 and 15 years


Yelp must have above 4 stars and 20 yearly reviews


Healthgrades must have over 4 stars and over 10 yearly reviews


ZocDoc must have over 4 stars and over 20 yearly reviews


They speak English and Spanish


Their bedside manner is top notch


Their office is well designed, with exceptional staff, and minimal wait times


They are one of the top 10 specialties to which we refer

-http://blog.jayparkinsonmd.com/post/93329565533/how-does-sherpaa-choose-its-network-of-specialists-we

I hope the patient satisfaction rubrics being developed by startups and influencing policy nationwide are given little value. There I said it. I can understand a startup selling a product by using tools to create an onliine presence and brand, but even their use of Yelp reviews with an N=20 is ridiculous.

Our system for assigning potential specialists a weighted score includes the following:

  • Their personal website must be high quality and value beauty and clarity
  • They take more than 5 major health insurance plans
  • Their practice size is less than 10 physicians
  • They graduated from a well-regarded American medical school
  • They have a professorship
  • They’ve published academic journal articles
  • They are members of their respective professional affiliation
  • They’ve been in practice between 5 and 15 years
  • Yelp must have above 4 stars and 20 yearly reviews
  • Healthgrades must have over 4 stars and over 10 yearly reviews
  • ZocDoc must have over 4 stars and over 20 yearly reviews
  • They speak English and Spanish
  • Their bedside manner is top notch
  • Their office is well designed, with exceptional staff, and minimal wait times
  • They are one of the top 10 specialties to which we refer
  • -http://blog.jayparkinsonmd.com/post/93329565533/how-does-sherpaa-choose-its-network-of-specialists-we
01:11 pm, reblogged from this isn't happiness. by nephrolithiasis

The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kind.

12:53 pm, by nephrolithiasis



futurescope:

The 10 Most Important Business Skills in 2020
Based on this report from the Institute for the Future.

futurescope:

The 10 Most Important Business Skills in 2020

Based on this report from the Institute for the Future.

04:50 pm, reblogged from Emergent Futures Tumblelog by nephrolithiasis



jayparkinsonmd:

My grandfather turned 94 two weeks ago. He’s been a wealth of influence in my life, but there’s one thing he’s regularly told me:
"If you sit down, you’ll never stand up."
He’s always been moving. He’s been the most active man I’ve ever known and his long life has been his reward. A new groundbreaking study just published in JAMA suggests that:

Regular exercise, including walking, significantly reduces the chance that a frail older person will become physically disabled, according to one of the largest and longest-running studies of its kind to date.
While everyone knows that exercise is a good idea, whatever your age, the hard, scientific evidence about its benefits in the old and infirm has been surprisingly limited.
“For the first time, we have directly shown that exercise can effectively lessen or prevent the development of physical disability in a population of extremely vulnerable elderly people,” said Dr. Marco Pahor, the director of the Institute on Aging at the University of Florida in Gainesville and the lead author of the study.
Countless epidemiological studies have found a strong correlation between physical activity in advanced age and a longer, healthier life. But such studies can’t prove that exercise improves older people’s health, only that healthy older people exercise.

My grandfather has always been ahead of the curve. It’s nice to see science proving his theories. It’s also interesting to note that the studies around such a logical concept are “surprisingly limited.” Actually, it’s not that surprising. In the medical world, if you can’t profit off the findings of a study, there probably isn’t good, well-funded, objective science around it. The question is interesting…who stands to profit off exercise and would they still publish the results if the findings found there was no effect?
Interesting…
 

jayparkinsonmd:

My grandfather turned 94 two weeks ago. He’s been a wealth of influence in my life, but there’s one thing he’s regularly told me:

"If you sit down, you’ll never stand up."

He’s always been moving. He’s been the most active man I’ve ever known and his long life has been his reward. A new groundbreaking study just published in JAMA suggests that:

Regular exercise, including walking, significantly reduces the chance that a frail older person will become physically disabled, according to one of the largest and longest-running studies of its kind to date.

While everyone knows that exercise is a good idea, whatever your age, the hard, scientific evidence about its benefits in the old and infirm has been surprisingly limited.

“For the first time, we have directly shown that exercise can effectively lessen or prevent the development of physical disability in a population of extremely vulnerable elderly people,” said Dr. Marco Pahor, the director of the Institute on Aging at the University of Florida in Gainesville and the lead author of the study.

Countless epidemiological studies have found a strong correlation between physical activity in advanced age and a longer, healthier life. But such studies can’t prove that exercise improves older people’s health, only that healthy older people exercise.

My grandfather has always been ahead of the curve. It’s nice to see science proving his theories. It’s also interesting to note that the studies around such a logical concept are “surprisingly limited.” Actually, it’s not that surprising. In the medical world, if you can’t profit off the findings of a study, there probably isn’t good, well-funded, objective science around it. The question is interesting…who stands to profit off exercise and would they still publish the results if the findings found there was no effect?

Interesting…

 

10:28 pm, reblogged from Dr. Jay Parkinson by nephrolithiasis

Recent studies showing beneficial effects of transfusing plasma from young mice into older mice should be no surprise. It’s been long known that growth factors and hormones are present at higher levels in younger people. I encourage anyone who finds this interesting to look further into myokines and adipokines which show beneficial/detrimental effects respectively, and are directly related to muscle activity and muscle to fat ratio. You can make your own body release “ponce de leon factors” through excercise now, no need to wait for future exogenous wonder serums. 

Image from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3092070/

Recent studies showing beneficial effects of transfusing plasma from young mice into older mice should be no surprise. It’s been long known that growth factors and hormones are present at higher levels in younger people. I encourage anyone who finds this interesting to look further into myokines and adipokines which show beneficial/detrimental effects respectively, and are directly related to muscle activity and muscle to fat ratio. You can make your own body release “ponce de leon factors” through excercise now, no need to wait for future exogenous wonder serums. 

Image from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3092070/

01:41 pm, by nephrolithiasis

In “Academic Labor, the Aesthetics of Management, and the Promise of Autonomous Work,” Sarah Brouillette writes of academic faculty,

… our faith that our work offers non-material rewards, and is more integral to our identity than a “regular” job would be, makes us ideal employees when the goal of management is to extract our labor’s maximum value at minimum cost.https://www.jacobinmag.com/2014/01/in-the-name-of-love/

In “Academic Labor, the Aesthetics of Management, and the Promise of Autonomous Work,” Sarah Brouillette writes of academic faculty,

… our faith that our work offers non-material rewards, and is more integral to our identity than a “regular” job would be, makes us ideal employees when the goal of management is to extract our labor’s maximum value at minimum cost.

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2014/01/in-the-name-of-love/

(Source: biblioklept.org)

09:21 pm, reblogged from Nephrolithiasis.tumblr by nephrolithiasis

08:47 am, by nephrolithiasis

"The more dominant information becomes in our economy, the less most of us will be worth." - Jaron Lanier Who Own’s the Future

"The more dominant information becomes in our economy, the less most of us will be worth." - Jaron Lanier Who Own’s the Future

12:48 am, by nephrolithiasis