Two Public Health Lessons
from Rio de Janeiro

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In a world where anti-depressants are fast becoming as common as Tylenol, it’s refreshing to run into a culture, an entire population or Blue Zone if you will, that possesses joy as a palpable entity. The Carioca spirit, or “joie de vivre” of the local Rio de Janeiro population, is not only infectious but palpable. It’s something even those living here for …

It’s #oTime:
Share Your O Contest

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To celebrate Owaves’ 5,000th download in less than 4 months since release, we are announcing a Share Your O Contest starting today, September 4th. The “O” that gets the most Likes on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter will win a $100 gift card to iTunes. There will be a total of three (3) winners, one for each Site. Remember to use the hashtag …

Owaves Wins the 2014 CONNECT Springboard Competition

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Owaves Wins CONNECT! May 6, 2014 (San Diego, CA) – Owaves Inc., a cosmopolitan lifestyle medicine company, has won CONNECT’s world-renowned Springboard Capital Competition and earned the distinction of becoming a CONNECT Portfolio Company. Competing against hundreds of highly qualified California-based technology companies, Owaves was selected a winner by CONNECT’s panel of distinguished judges for its disruptive innovation and potential for profitable …

What is Your Metronome?

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Tic-Toc. Lub-Dub. Buzz. What’s the sound of your metronome? What keeps your beat? Guides your rhythm on a daily basis? For mothers it might be a child’s cry that guides them from one moment to the next. For a rural farmer in an isolated region, the rise and fall of the sun. For you? For me? For many of us, the beat-setter …

Cigarettes, Trans Fats
and Light Bulbs

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It wasn’t long ago that a surgeon might stroll into the operating room with a lit cigarette in tow, as some lauded nicotine’s beneficial effects on focus and attention, but the CDC now considers tobacco use the leading cause of preventable death worldwide. Trans fats used in fast foods were considered a healthy alternative to saturated fats, until further research linked them …

Sleep Promotes Neurogenesis

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Neurogenesis: neu·ro·gen·e·sis(nur’ə-jěn’ĭ-sĭs, nyur’-) n.Formation of nervous tissue. As recently as 10 years ago, scientists and medical professionals thought it was impossible for human beings to grow new nerve cells. Research from institutions including UC Berkeley, UC San Diego and UCLA are showing that good ol’ sleep helps promote a healthy amount of neurogenesis. This includes areas like the “hippocampus” which are essential …