Archive for October, 2011

Why Digital Medical Records Could Save Your Life (via Mashable)

ZebraPoints uses Practice Fusion for its electronic medical records. Learn more about how electronic medical records can help you and your medical providers collaborate better, how they can put you more in control of your healthcare, how together we can achieve better health and live longer using them, and how they can even save your life! Learn more about what is possible in this article by Lauren Drell via Mashable.

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Help along the way in pursuit of happiness!

What does it take to be truly happy? Dan Buettner is making a career out of researching this elusive but inspiring ideal. On his site, Blue Zones, Dan invites you to join him in discovering just how happy you are and what that can mean to your life and health. Order his books, take his happiness test, learn 9 secrets to a longer life, and watch Dan and Oprah discuss his findings.

Blue Zones studies the worlds longest lived and happiest people and tells you their secrets. Last year I wrote about Dan’s bestseller, The Blue Zones: Lessons For Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest. And now I’m writing to tell you about his new bestseller, Thrive: Finding Happiness The Blue Zones Way.

Go ahead and take the True Happiness Test, it takes only 4 minutes to get your own True Happiness Grade and personalized recommendations. I just took the happiness test and scored a “B”, and got several really good suggestions for becoming happier. I also took the “Vitality Compass” test to approximate my longevity. According to the test, I may live 83.2 years and can live to about 100 by adding just a few habits, including a couple drinks per day, some fruit, and a faith-based activity. That doesn’t sound too bad! If you take the test, why don’t you share your thoughts by adding your comments? Here’s to you, your health and happiness!

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Steve Jobs Inspires!

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

— Steve Jobs, 1955 — 2011, Stanford Commencement Address

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