Brain Health & Sugar: Reward or Toxic?

If you’re interested in brain health, you may want to ask yourself, are you or your kids addicted to sugar? Do you crave dessert? Are you looking in the pantry for sweet things to munch on? Do your kids ratchet up in energy 10 minutes after consuming sugar, then crash hard, getting irritable, tired or…

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Daniel Friedland MD Joins with SpaFinder and Mariel Hemingway to Promote Wellness on Capitol Hill

Daniel Friedland MD, CEO of SuperSmartHealth, joined wellness activist, Mariel Hemingway and Sallie Fraenkel from SpaFinder on Capitol Hill today to meet with Representative Joe Pitts, Chair of the Health Committee, to promote the Wellness Week Pledge: 7 simple, powerful and evidence-based steps to optimize health and wellness. The next national Wellness Week takes place March 19-25.

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5 Simple Tips for Stress Management

Did you know that up to 90% of all visits to primary care physicians are for complaints and conditions that are stress-related? If you could reduce your stress naturally, you may be able to avoid some of those doctors’ appointments. Every week, 112 million people take some form of medication for stress-related symptoms. If you…

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A Welcome Message from Daniel Friedland MD

Distraction and overwhelm causes stress and burnout for many healthcare providers, professionals and business executives these days. I want to inspire you to lead from your best self – the caring, compassionate, driven, focused, productive, authentic you. I want you to live a life full of energy and vitality. Hello! My name is Daniel Friedland and…

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Harnessing Health 2.0

The challenge in searching for health information doesn’t lie in the broad questions such as, “how do I treat diabetes,” but in asking narrow focused personalized questions like, “how does a brand new drug I’m taking interact with another specific drug in someone with a disease condition just like mine.” In Health 2.0 lingo these…

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The Rise and Role of Patient-Generated Research

ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), or “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a relentlessly progressive disease affecting the nervous system and leading to an inevitable decline in voluntary muscle use around the body. Currently, only one drug, riluzole, has been FDA approved to treat ALS and it has limited efficacy. So when a prestigious medical journal published a…

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Who Are We on our Journey of Health – Patient, Consumer or Health Seeker?

In my SuperSmartHealth Resource Center I’ve mentioned that this resource is offered to healthcare providers and patients. I’ve wrestled over the use of the word “patients.” I’ve used the term simply because it is well recognized, but at the potential expense of the full spirit for whom the website is intended: people who want to…

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Rise of the Smart Patient in the Global Health Market

One of the fastest growing segments of the healthcare industry is medical tourism, where for a number of reasons, more and more patients are electing to travel away from their local healthcare systems to seek healthcare. Here navigating the healthcare system takes on a global context, with additional skills needed to do this safely and…

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Welcome to the SuperSmartHealth Blog!

Welcome to the SuperSmartHealth Blog! by Daniel Friedland | Oct 21, 2008 05:47:00 PM We’re delighted you’ve found your way to our site, especially since we’ve just flipped the switch on October 22nd to put SuperSmartHealth online. We welcome any feedback you may have how we can improve any aspect of the site. Our website…

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