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Tuesday, April 7, 2020


title:Coffee, Tea or Liver Problems; Study Finds That Coffee Reduces The Risk Of Chronic Liver Problems
author:Askme Blax
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_3688.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:11
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The link between the diet and the liver has long been studied by the American Liver Foundation and other organizations.  Research in this area is important because it could help reduce the suffering and economic burden posed by liver diseases.  New research suggests that caffeine, found in both coffee and tea, is a practical way to reduce the risks of developing chronic liver problems.

The liver, the largest organ in the body, plays a vital role of performing many complex functions which are essential for life.  Since 85-90% of the blood that leaves the stomach and intestines is filtered through the liver, the liver is responsible for converting the food we eat into stored energy, and chemicals necessary for life and growth.  Additionally, the liver acts as the filter to remove alcohol and toxic substances from the blood by converting them to substances that can be excreted from the body.  The liver processes drugs and medications absorbed from the digestive system which enables the use of the medication by our bodies.  The liver also manufactures and exports important body chemicals used by the body, such as bile, which is a substance used by our bodies to digest fats in the small intestine. (Source: The American Liver Foundation)

According to a study conducted by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and Social & Scientific Systems, Inc., coffee and tea may reduce the risk of serious liver damage in people who are typically exposed to such risk.  People who regularly drink too much alcohol, are overweight, or have too much iron in the blood may benefit the most from the findings of this study of nearly 10,000 coffee-drinkers.  The records of the participants in a government survey were also analyzed over a 19-year period.

The study showed that those whose diets included drinking more than two cups of coffee or tea daily developed chronic liver disease at only half the rate of those who drank less than one cup daily.  While the findings of the study potentially provide evidence that certain people can decrease that risk by drinking coffee it may be too early to conclude that this risk-reduction measure is a cure for all. 

Dr. Constance Ruhl helped lead the study, but cautions that “it is too soon to encourage patients to increase their coffee and tea intake.”  The study found that coffee provided no protection to people at risk of liver disease from other causes.  For example, Viral Hepatitis is a form of liver disease that affects millions of people from different backgrounds and African Americans are more likely to develop this disease due to certain lifestyle factors.  The study offered no evidence that drinking coffee would provide any benefit in such situations and, therefore, does not suggest that African Americans rush to the nearest Starbucks.  Dr. Ruhl hopes the findings will offer guidance to researchers who are studying liver disease progression.

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title:Coffee - A Healthy Blend
author:Romey Estes
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_2443.shtml
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Coffee has joined the ranks of red wine and chocolate as a guilty pleasure that may actually be good for you.  As much as it is a great way to get that “fix” in the morning, recent studies have shown that coffee has been found to be rich in antioxidants and contains hundreds of pain-relieving and anti-bacterial compounds.  Although one should not drink coffee with wild abandon, it’s comforting to know that maybe that cup or two in the morning may be good for you.
Recent studies have shown that moderate coffee drinking can reduce the risk of colon cancer (due to it’s ability to keep you regular), gallstones, cirrhosis of the liver and more, due to the fact the it is loaded with healthy antioxidants.  So loaded, that studies have implied that coffee contains higher levels of antioxidants compared to other commonly consumed beverages, such as tea and fruit juice.
Several studies are also being conducted on Parkinson’s and diabetic Patients.  Research has shown that just one cup of coffee per day can halve your risk of Parkinson’s, the brain disease that causes tremors and affects movement.  Caffeine may protect the brain cells typically lost to Parkinson’s disease.  However, it has been noted that women on hormone therapy do not seem to benefit.  It is felt that Estrogen may dilute the effectiveness of caffeine.  It has also been found that if a woman drinks three cups of coffee a day, she can reduce her risk of Type 2 Diabetes by twenty to thirty percent.  Coffee may help promote the delivery of insulin to the tissues.  Experts believe that coffee’s antioxidants, such as chlorogenic acid and caffeine acid, deserve the credit.  There are also on going studies that are producing favorable reports on coffee helping to fight Alzheimer’s due to the caffeine stimulating the cognitive area of the brain.  This is just the tip of the ice berg.

               People with asthma who drink coffee can have up to 25 percent fewer symptoms because one of the compounds in coffee - theophylline - acts as a bronchodilator.
               A recent Brazilian study showed that consumption of coffee promotes better sperm mobility - and now studies are in progress to determine whether caffeine can help infertile men.
               Coffee contains polyphenols, substances that may reduce the risk of cancer and coronary artery disease.

 The list goes on, and on…
Caffeinated coffee, as opposed to decaffeinated coffee, makes you a better thinker.  Studies have shown that coffee keeps you focused, particularly when you are doing not-so-pleasant work.  A researcher with the U.S. Army stated caffeine improved scores on a range of cognitive tasks, such as decision making, learning, and attention in the sleep-deprived.  Coffee can also boost your mood, probably by making you feel more energetic.
Although coffee is showing more favorable benefits in researcher’s eye, there are still people that although they love to drink coffee dread the indigestion, heartburn and upset stomach that regular coffee can cause, due to the high level of acid is some types of coffees.  Some coffee merchants are figuring this out and finding new ways to promote a healthy blend.  At Hotcoffeepress.com you can find a coffee blend appropriately named, “Mind Your Tummy Blend, ” that is a custom blend of the finest low acid coffee beans, perfect for those with sensitive stomachs and perfectly balanced for all.  It is worth a try at $9.75 for a full one-pound bag if you would love to bring your morning coffee back in your life.

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title:Coffee : Poison or Health Elixir?
author:Stephen Bucaro
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_1697.shtml
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Computers are very complicated, so computer professionals need to keep their brain synapses firing rapidly. To accomplish this, many computer professionals consume large amounts of coffee. Studies keep coming out that prove coffee is dangerous to our health. Other studies prove those findings to be false. Is coffee bad for us or not?
Does coffee raise blood pressure?
A 2002 study by John Hopkins University that tracked 1,000 former medical students found that heavy coffee drinking is associated with a small increase in blood pressure, but not enough to increase the risk for hypertension.
Does coffee cause heart attacks?
A 2000 Finnish study that surveyed more than 20,000 Finnish men and women about their coffee drinking habits and medical history found no evidence that coffee drinking is connected to heart disease.
The study did find that coffee drinkers have poorer health habits than those who drank no coffee. Those who drank coffee were more likely to smoke and have greater amounts of body fat.
Those who drank less than one cup of coffee a day were more likely have back problems, constipation, nausea, gallstones, and congestion, and deaths from heart disease were highest in those who did not drink coffee.
Does coffee cause diabetes?
A 2003 study by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health found that people who drank four to five cups per day reduced their risk of type 2 diabetes by 30 percent. And men who drink six or more cups of coffee per day lowered their risk of type 2 diabetes an additional 20 percent. (The additional protection did not appear for Women).
Does coffee harm your brain?
A 2000 study by researchers in Hawaii that surveyed 8,000 men found that those who drank three or more cups of coffee per day were five times less likely to develop Parkinson's disease. Coffee appears to provide strong protection from Parkinson's disease.
These studies prove that coffee is not bad for us, but in fact it provides many health benefits. So computer professionals can continue to consume large amounts of coffee in order to keep their brain synapses firing. I would like to expand further on the health benefits of coffee, but it's time for my coffee break.

Copyright(C) 2005 Bucaro TecHelp.
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Title:
Cold Laser Technology: How a Low Level Laser Promotes Healing

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436

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You might not know that cold laser technology has produced a powerful yet benign instrument that can promote healing and wellness.


Keywords:
cold laser, low level laser, soft laser, laser therapy, healing laser


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When you hear the word, "laser," what do you think of? Maybe the first thing that comes to mind is laser eye surgery, or perhaps you think about laser printers. It could be that laser-guided missiles pop into mind, or maybe you picture a laser pointer or a barcode scanner. What you might not know is that cold laser technology has produced a powerful yet benign instrument that can promote healing and wellness.

How a Cold Laser Works

A low level laser, sometimes known as a soft laser, is often used in cell regeneration. Essentially, the approach in this type of laser therapy comes from an understanding that every cell in the body has a "memory" of sorts. This memory comes from the cells' polarity. Oftentimes, this polarity prevents the body from being able to regenerate or heal itself. When a healing laser is utilized, however, the cells release their charge and, thus, their memory. Once the cells have neutral energy, the cold laser donates energy to help them rejuvenate.

Systems and Conditions that Benefit

Soft laser therapy can help with a variety of conditions. For example, many people find it useful for pain relief - either acute or chronic - as well as for injuries, weight loss, and smoking cessation. Many others use a healing laser for detoxification, and for reversing the effects of adrenaline, which is known to contribute to pain, stress, diabetes, and aging. A cold laser can also be used for nerve regeneration, organ balancing, and lymph activation. Massage therapists and other healing arts practitioners use a cold laser to align the chakras or meridians, helping their clients to reconnect their bodies, minds, and spirits.

Handheld Devices

Soft lasers are available as portable, handheld devices, and some are designed to be used by both laypeople and health professionals. However, not all cold lasers are created equally. The best have 16 laser diodes in the 650nm and 780nm spectra, as well as a digital interface that is programmable. If you're shopping for a healing laser, make sure to buy one through a company that will also provide you with a carrying case, a rechargeable AC adapter, and plug-ins for the pulsar probes. Most important of all, make sure that the company will supply you with a training DVD and manual. They should also offer support and assistance, as well as a full, money-back guarantee.

Generally speaking, lasers have a multitude of applications. Everyone from dentists to defense contractors to engravers use them. Thanks to cold laser technology, though, more people than ever before can benefit from the healing light and cellular rejuvenation that laser therapy provides.


title:Cold Sores - The Alien Herpes Virus
author:Denny Bodoh
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_3473.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:11
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Cold sores, fever blisters, oral herpes are 3 names for the same thing - a blister or sore on the face - normally occurring on the outer edge of your lip or nose.
"Cold sores" is the most common term used for these hideous, painful and contagious facial sores.  Herpes simplex virus type 1 and type 2 are the root cause of cold sores.  About 80% of cold sores are caused by type 1.  Type 2, although primarily the cause of genital herpes sores, is responsible for about 20% of facial cold sores.
Cold sores are "location specific", occurring in roughly the same place each time. The herpes virus is normally latent, or asleep, in the nerve ganglia behind the jaw on the same side of your face as your cold sores occur. Fortunately herpes virus does not travel internally to infect other locations - but stays put in the area where first contracted.
Cold sores, when in full blossom, look like a hideous explosion on you lip or nose.  Fact is - that's pretty close to how cold sores are actually formed.
If you're a science fiction fan like me, you'll notice that a lot of these shows are based on the idea of alien creatures using humans to reproduce.  The alien creature "infects" the human body with their seed.  When the young are ready for birth, the human host is destroyed to release the new alien creatures.  The herpes virus replicates in the same way.
Cold sores are the result of the reproduction process of the herpes virus.  This virus, unlike bacteria, cannot reproduce on it's own but must have a host.  A single herpes virus enters a nerve cell and forces that cell to create, or clone, many copies of itself.  The original virus then destroys the host cell to release it's young.  This "explosion" of millions of cells in a close area produces the massive cold sores.
Cold sores are very painful because the herpes virus has a particular affinity for nerve cells.  Herpes virus travels the nerve fibers like a highway to the surface and create the cold sores on the end of those nerves.  If you've ever had a dentist hit the end of a nerve while drilling - well, it's pretty much the same feeling when your teeth hit the cold sores.
Cold sores are very contagious from the first tingle to the last red spot.  Even your saliva and nasal fluids (and on rare occasions even vaginal fluids) can contain the herpes virus at this time.  As a result, nearly 89% of the world population is infected with type 1 or 2 herpes virus.
Touching your cold sores or kissing can cause a new site for cold sores on yourself  -  or someone else.  Contaminated fingers can also transfer the cold sores virus to objects such as telephones, faucets, and towels.  The virus can live on these objects for days under the right conditions.  Use extreme caution, especially during the weeping and crusting phases of your cold sores.
Symptoms of cold sores begin with a tingling, dryness sensation, burning, and/or itching.  Cold sores then progress to these stages:  a group of tiny blisters form, enlarge, and burst to create one large open sore.  In 2 or 3 days a crust forms over this open, weeping sore and the healing begins.  The skin heals, the crust falls off, but there is still healing going on below the new skin - which leaves a red spot for up to 2 more weeks before cold sores are considered totally healed.
The entire event for most people averages 3 to 4 weeks - depending on their current health and on the treatments these folks used during the various stages of the cold sores.
For cold sores there is nothing currently available from medical science or natural science that will eliminate the herpes virus from the body.  If you want to be cold sore free for life - the secret you must know is keeping the virus asleep.
Without any treatment, the body will cure the cold sores through it's own natural healing process.  There are a wide variety of effective home treatment remedies that will GREATLY hurry up the healing of your cold sores - or actually prevent the outbreak from happening altogether.
Cold sores over-the-counter medications have not been shown to shorten the life cycle of cold sores.  However, these lip balms and salves do provide much comfort and help prevent secondary bacterial infection of your cold sores.
Copyright 2005 drbodoh

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title:Cold Sore Symptoms - The Domino Effect
author:Denny Bodoh
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_3685.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:11
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Knowing your personal cold sore symptoms and being sensitive to them is an essential part of reducing the severity - or completely eliminating - cold sore symptoms from your life.
Let me explain.
Cold sore symptoms are caused by the replication process of the herpes simplex virus.  89% of people worldwide have this virus in their body, so it is quite universal.  67% of those folks will experience cold sore symptoms at least once - most often 2 or more times - in the next 12 months.
There are NO cold sore symptoms when the herpes virus is latent (sleeping) within your nerve cells. If they wake up due to some physical stress like flu, colds, or mental stress - then the cold sore symptoms start.  And it's like a "domino effect" - from one symptom to the next.
The first of the cold sore symptoms many call the itching stage.  The cold sore target area will starts to feel uncomfortable.  Itching, dryness, tingling, or burning sensations are common.  When you start feeling these cold sore symptoms - beware!  You are only a day or two away from more severe cold sore symptoms.
The itching stage, without a doubt, is the most important of all cold sore symptoms.  Treating this phase of your cold sore symptoms immediately and correctly is the secret to being cold sore free for life.
To prevent further cold sore symptoms, or at least reduce their impact, try applying ice.  Herpes virus hates cold.  Applying ice during this phase sends the virus back to the latent stage for many people.
I prefer ice because it's readily available almost anywhere you are, it works very well and is basically free.  Any cold object, like a can of soda, will help.  The important thing is - the quicker you do this, the less likely you will have to suffer further cold sore symptoms.  If  nothing else, your cold sore symptoms will be a lot less severe.
Pain relievers and fever reducers like aspirin are often used with much success during most of the symptoms.  Some over-the-counter treatments contain numbing agents will help also.
If you miss treating this symptom, then the other cold sore symptoms start dropping like dominos - fast and furious.
The next of the cold sore symptoms is the inflammation phase.  Hard red bumps appear and some pain is apparent.  Swelling of the cold sore area develops.  You may notice swelling of the lymph glands under the jaw, tiredness, headaches, possibly a slight fever - basically flu or cold like symptoms.
The red bumps burst and merge causing an open, weeping sore.  This is a quite painful time.  Your nose may run, headaches are common.  The fluid is teaming with new viruses and this is by far the most contagious period.
Use caution.  A secondary bacterial infection here could greatly extend and complicate your cold sore symptoms.
Within a couple days a yellowish crust forms over the sore.  Still very painful to the touch.  Also, the crust often cracks, as when you smile, and that's a major cause of pain in this phase of cold sore symptoms.
You still may have headaches and feel feverish.  Swollen lymph glands start to reduce.  The skin is healing under the crust so there will be itching and general discomfort yet during this phase of your cold sore symptoms.
Within a few days, maybe a week, the scab falls off.   New skin covers the wound.  Healing is still taking place under the new skin, producing a red spot for most people.  This redness can last from 1-3 weeks.  Itching and irritation is still a problem.
Your lymph glands should be greatly reduced by now, but still noticeable.  The feverish feeling and headaches should be about gone.
One final note on cold sore symptoms.
During the red spot period, the cold sore symptoms could start all over again quite easily - not unlike getting a head cold back right away.
The key to reducing or eliminating cold sore events in your life is early detection and active treatment of your cold sore symptoms.
Copyright 2005 drbodoh
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title:Cold Sore Treatment - Lemon Balm Ice
author:Denny Bodoh
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_3553.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:11
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A good cold sore treatment can really be a blessed relief for cold sore victims like you and me.
And, if you're like me, you want a cold sore treatment that will not only give you a lot of comfort right now, but will hopefully shorten the healing time so you can get on with your life.  That's the beauty of this well proven cold sore treatment.
I'm always searching for a better cold sore treatment.  I have many good friends at Mayo who I've partnered with for research purposes over the past 33 years.  But it's important to keep in mind that the following cold sore treatment methods are not presented as medical advice - only as information for your consideration.  There is no substitute for a one-on-one relationship with a medical professional.
By far, the most popular cold sore treatment is the application of ice.  It slows down metabolism, numbs the area, discourages the virus from replicating, and is readily available.  Apply ice for 10 minutes at a time to your cold sores, maybe 3 times an hour, as a very basic cold sore treatment.
With this cold sore treatment, if I could catch the cold sores at the first tingle and apply the ice, it delayed - and sometimes prevented - the cold sores from actually moving into the blister stage.  If a blister does form, this cold sore treatment still works great for providing blessed comfort.  Because it does slow down metabolism, it also will slow down the healing of your cold sores.  Best not to use it as much during the healing phase of your cold sores as a cold sore treatment.
A fishing buddy of mine - a Mayo doctor - while on an outing on the Mississippi, revealed his secret cold sore treatment.
His cold sore treatment involves the use of lemon balm tea.
These tea bags can be found for cheap anywhere you find specialty teas.  If the lemon balm is not "stand alone" but in a blend with other herbs, that will usually be just fine too - as long as lemon balm is the primary.
Dr. W. explained that he discovered lemon balm herb has anti-viral properties and is a natural cold sore treatment.  He took a 16 - 20 ounce container of bottled water. He then brewed a strong batch of lemon balm tea using one tea bag per 4 ounces - then froze the tea bags - using these in place of the plain ice cold sore treatment.
You get the comforting effect of ice plus, as the tea-bag melts, the application of the anti-viral properties of lemon balm.  He stored the tea back in the original bottles for convenience and further cold sore treatment.
Additionally, Dr. W. - to supercharge this cold sore treatment - would sip the lemon balm tea and apply the tea liquid to the cold sores with a cotton ball between lemon balm ice sessions.
If you're the rare person who gets cold sores inside the mouth, you'll find they are very difficult to deal with.  This may be exactly the cold sore treatment for you.  Use the lemon balm tea as a mouthwash, then swallow for an additional boost.  Listerine has worked well as a cold sore treatment, both in the mouth and applied externally, but it stings like crazy.
I also found that freezing the tea and sucking on the lemon balm ice chips is very effective and comforting as an in-the-mouth cold sore treatment.
I tried his cold sore treatment and it worked great for my family too, back when we used to get cold sores frequently.  Quite a vast improvement on the old ice method.
This cold sore treatment, using lemon balm frozen tea bags, is a much better choice than plain ice during the healing stages of your cold sores.  Although you are slowing metabolism, you are also killing many viruses with this cold sore treatment.
There are many other reported highly effective cold sore treatment methods that you can try.  These include tea tree oil, dmso, olive leaf oil, lysine, zinc, yogurt, aloe vera and more.  Lysine and zinc do not work well applied directly because the size of their molecules are too large for effective absorption.   Lysine and zinc are better used as internal support supplements.
We have tested every over-the-counter cold sore treatment - at least all  that we could find.  We found they are great for comfort but none of them did anything to actually kill the virus or speed healing.
Keep in mind that the best and most effective cold sore treatment will be topical - directly applied - for any open surface lesion like a cold sore.
I hope you, too, will find this to be an excellent, cheap, and useful cold sore treatment.
Copyright 2005 drbodoh
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title:Collagen Injections on the Forefront of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery
author:Harry John
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_4002.shtml
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Cosmetic plastic surgery boosts your confidence the way you look. And increase in self-confidence in the look can encourage you to focus your energy on other areas like family and career. There may me certain flaws in your body and face that makeup, diet and exercise can’t help mask. There you should look into the ultimate in makeover, i.e., cosmetic plastic surgery.
The advancement of corrective body and facial surgeries has made the cosmetic procedures easy, affordable and less invasive. This has led many to go for pure cosmetic procedures where aesthetic value comes first.
But, cosmetic procedures are not totally different from reconstructive procedures. Cosmetic surgery also considers your general health conditions and particular physical traits. That’s why you should not plunge into a procedure just for look alteration.
Of many cosmetic procedures collagen injection is a popular procedure embraced by many women to achieve that fuller and perfect lip, and to remove the facial wrinkles.
Collagen injections are all-purpose fillers to fix problems on the face. Collagen is filled into the areas that need plumping-up. For removal of wrinkles, scars, and different marks these are the most suitable stuffs. Collagen can add volume to face giving it smooth appearance.
We all have collagen, a kind of protein, between the skin and the underlying tissues. This collagen helps to build fascia, the network of fibers that gives skin its bounce, volume and softness. That’s why collagen injections are popular in celeb circles and administered as: collagen lip injection, facial collagen injections, buttock collagen injections and scar collagen injections.
Why do we need collagen injections?
Well, we have the collagen in our tissues. But its amount over ages goes on decrease after youth and the skin loses elasticity. Collagen injection helps replenish this condition The idea behind injecting collagen is to replenish this underlying skin structure so that it regains its ability to bounce back. Collagen replacement therapy helps smooth facial lines as well as reduces the look of most types of scars. Taking a collagen injection is as easy as taking any other injection.
Rarely, it does involve some complications like bruising, redness and puffiness of skin. In severe cases, the collagen migrates to other parts of the body. But the complications can be avoided with proper consultation with a surgeon by doing collagen acceptance/rejection test in one’s body.
What are different types of collagen?
· Bovine collagen: Derived from the tissues of cow, the bovine collagen is very compatible with human skin. It has fewer cases of allergy and rejection. Zyderm is the most popular names in bovine collagen.
· Human collagen: It comes from a human donor. Human skin readily accepts this.  Zyderm and Zyplast and the two most popular human collagen.
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Title:
Colloidal Silver Featured In The Wall Street Journal

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Sports socks, washing machines, food containers, soap and band-aids : What do these items have in common? Colloidal Silver, nano-sized silver particles that have been used to manufacture everyday products by the industrial giants to kill germs, giving us a healthier environment. Check out the leaders of the industry…

The “powers” of colloidal silver have been heralded for thousands of years only to be quieted by penicillin and other bacteria killers conjured up in the phar...


Keywords:
colloidal silver


Article Body:
Sports socks, washing machines, food containers, soap and band-aids : What do these items have in common? Colloidal Silver, nano-sized silver particles that have been used to manufacture everyday products by the industrial giants to kill germs, giving us a healthier environment. Check out the leaders of the industry…

The “powers” of colloidal silver have been heralded for thousands of years only to be quieted by penicillin and other bacteria killers conjured up in the pharmaceutical labs, given Latin names and used to fight every bacterium originated disease known to man.

The results of shunning this natural “nano-sized” (nano = one billionth of a meter) antibiotic has been that diseases have evolved to have a resistance to the man made antibiotics and now scientist are scrambling to find replacements for the antibiotics that have survived less than 100 years.

There are critics that hypothesize that the large pharmaceutical companies are pressuring the regulatory agencies to prevent nano-sized silver products from being sold directly to the public without the giants taking their cut. Websites have sold silver nanoparticles in solution known as colloidal silver without the ability to mention what the product will cure or testimonials from those that have had positive results.

Wall Street Journal announces that the “War Against Germs Has Silver Lining”.

Curad USA, makers of hospital bandages lined with nano-silver particles now has released Curad Silver Bandages for the home use instead of a Band-aid. Curad claims “that silver reduced bacterial growth like Staph. aureaus, E. coli, E. hirae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa”.

Samsung Electronics has introduced a refrigerator and new laundry washing machine that uses silver ions to sanitize the laundry and eliminate 99% of odor causing bacteria (sold at Lowe’s and Best Buy). Plank, a Boston company, has launched a new soap for Yoga users that lists silver as the main active ingredient. The company has a toothpaste and shampoo in R&D that is imbued with silver.

Asia has become the largest consumer of products that uses the nano-silver as a antimicrobial ingredient. Colloidal silver is known to kill virus, is it possible they are guarding against bird flu?

While some agencies strive to prevent you from buying colloidal silver online, the EPA is clear that we NOW have silver in our drinking supply and has, for health purposes established a daily reference dose for silver in drinking water at 350 micrograms (u.g) and a critical dose at 1400 u.g. In contrast, international health bodies, such as the World Health Organization, have not established such standards for silver since its toxicity is very low.

Silver “becomes more active against microbes when it’s made into small particles because they can cover more surface area when they come into direct contact with bacteria,” according to Andrew Maynard, physicist and chief scientific adviser for studies on Emerging Nanotechnologies underway at Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington.

Adidas, and Polartec have licensed silver coated nylon fabric known as X-Static (Noble Biomaterials Inc.) to incorporate antimicrobial silver in athletic and outdoor clothing for their ability to kill odors and promote thermal properties. Brooks Sports sells a line (HVAC) of socks, caps and shirts that use silver to differentiate them from all others.

ARC Outdoors uses silver infused fabric from NanHorizon Inc. to produce antimicrobial socks for the U.S. military. SmartSilver is brand of odor-eliminating underwear, stocking caps and gloves that kills bacteria on contact using nano-silver. ARC sells to Wal-Mart, Bass ProShops, Cabela’s and wants to expand to hospital products such as sheets and surgical scrubs.

Sharper Image has introduced a plastic food storage container that is infused with nano-silver particles that they claim will keep food fresher, longer.

So what diseases will colloidal silver display benefits for? Bacteria and virus are known to be killed by silver suspended in a liquid of nanoparticle size called colloidal silver. In addition to the bacterial growths like Staph. aureaus, E. coli, E. hirae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa mentioned by Curad and Maynard, yeast, fungus and virus have all died in tests using colloidal silver. So is yeast infection a yeast? Yes. Is ringworm a fungus? Yes. Is acne caused by bacteria? Yes. Is sinusitis caused by a bacteria infection? Yes. Is silver used in infants eyes? Yes. Is silver used for burn victims? Yes. Is colloidal silver an immune system support? Yes. Will colloidal silver be the answer for bird flu? Is bird flu a virus?

Viva Colloidal Silver!


title:Colloidal Silver Immune Support - Snake Oil Or Supplement
author:James Zeller
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_4834.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:12
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Finally the veil has been lifted from the cloaked Colloidal Silver story. The confusion is removed from the arena of use. Will this early 20th century patented drug, turned over the counter supplement, cure what ails you or is it just so much hype that will take your money?
Colloidal silver has exploded on the web as a supplement, heralded as a cure all, and cursed by some officials that seem to be motivated by the large pharmaceuticals.
Colloidal silver was used as a natural antibiotic prior to the discovery of penicillin. The new antibacterial agent was the drug of favor worldwide. Colloidal silver was shoved to the back of medical consciousness and found little use after 1929. But wait, the medical world did not stop using silver. The overwhelming healing qualities of silver are continued even now in the world’s burn centers and millions of babies have had a silver concentrate flushed into their eyes immediately after birth.
So if this natural antibiotic was once used so widely, why did the physicians stop using it? Did bacteria develop a resistance to colloidal silver? Did it stop working? The answer seems to be a pharmaceutical decision. No resistance was developed to colloidal silver by bacteria and the benefits are as good today as they were prior to 1929.
A few wise doctors continued to use colloidal silver and some wise patients remembered this silver concoction and readily continued its use as it became an over the counter “supplement”. The immune system fights all intrusive germs, bacteria and disease to prevent the body from falling victim to disease.
Like any substance that is taken in excess the body treats overdoses of a substance as a toxin and rejects the immune system overload. Wheat eaten in excess is poisonous to the body. We recognize that excess grain in horses will cause them to founder and in some cases die. The effect would be similar in humans. Colloidal silver when ingested in the amounts recommended as a supplement has clinically shown to be an immune system support guarding against viral infections and bacterial infections.
Some manufacturers of colloidal silver used to make a solution of silver chloride. This is not desirable as it will cause the silver to accumulate under the skin giving a light blue hue to the skin. There are no known side effects in taking colloidal silver that is properly made and consumed. There are no recorded deaths from taking this immune system support boosting supplement, but plenty of government pressure trying to halt the sale for no other apparent reason than to appease the heavy lobbying pharmaceutical companies that seem to now want to prescribe this remedy again.
Colloidal silver has been sold as a dietary supplement for the immune system in every major health food chain in the country for over 25 years. The concentration of 1100 ppm used to be the “standard” available in 4 once bottles. It can be made up to 5 ppm in the home with a 9 volt battery, two silver leads in a glass of distilled water.
Testimonials have filled hundreds of web pages of how colloidal silver has been beneficial. These unsolicited accounts testify of a natural antibiotic that has powers beyond just being an immune system support “supplement”.
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title:Colloidal Silver Water For Your Health
author:Chester Ku-Lea
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_4534.shtml
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Colloidal Silver is a solution containing microscopic particles of pure silver permanently suspended in de-ionized water. The solution inhibits the ability of disease-causing organisms such as bacteria, virus, fungus and parasites from assimilating oxygen. As a consequence, the disease-causing organisms literally suffocate and die.
Pure silver has been used for hundreds of years in the prevention and treatment of illness from injury or toxic substance. During the Middle Ages silver goblets were used as drinking vessels in the belief that they prevented poisoning from bad wine or contaminated water or other liquid.
Pure Silver has been used as a liner in water canteens since the 100's. The water held in these canteens stays sweet and clean until consumed.
No research has shown that any known disease-causing organism can live in the presence of even minute traces of the chemical element of metallic silver.
Benefits
• may help with the prevention and treatment of illness from injury or toxic substance
• inhibits the ability of disease-causing organisms such as bacteria, virus, fungus and parasites
• preservative to fight infections

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title:Colloidal Silver - Time For a Comeback?
author:Levi Bloom
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_584.shtml
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I'm sure you know what it's like to be sick.  Stuffy head, running nose, sore throat, coughing, fever, and maybe even vomiting.  It really sucks.  And with the overuse of prescription antibiotics, you can't be sure if they will even help next time around.
So it's time now to test out some alternative medicine that was actually used commonly before 1938.  This product is colloidal silver, which is simply silver particles suspended in purified water.  Silver was pretty popular back in the early 1900's, but it was fairly expensive to make.  It slowly faded into the background once more "financially lucrative" drugs came out.
Here's a little info from a couple decades ago:
The March 1978 issue of Science Digest, in the article, "Our Mightiest Germ Fighter," reported: "Thanks to eye-opening research, silver is emerging as a wonder of modern medicine.  An antibiotic kills perhaps a half-dozen different disease organisms, but silver kills some 650.  Resistant strains fail to develop.  Moreover, silver is virtually non-toxic."
From what I've heard, it sounds like the silver binds to an enzyme in these single-cell organisms, and then the organism can no longer use oxygen, so it dies.  You get the picture.
The cool thing is, while the silver destroys these pathogens, it does not harm the cells in the surrounding body tissues.  It's safe for humans, animals, and plants!  And you do not develop a resistance to it like with other antibiotics.
Feel free to use it for nasal drops or put it directly on cuts or burns.  It's even supposed to fight athlete's foot!
I started using it last year (2003) and have had pretty good luck.  Even though I'm in college and live in a dormitory, I haven't been sick for more than a few days and never was I sick enough to have to stay in bed more than usual.  Whenever my mom first told me to take it, I said it was worthless, but I have since changed my mind.
If you want to try it out, I suggest you buy it from LifeForce International.  Some other sources are quite inferior.
If you're feeling sick, the sooner you try it the better!
Article not evaluated by the FDA.  Some statements are just the opinion of the author and should not be used as a substitute for qualified medical advice.  There are no guarantees that it will work for you.
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Title:
colon cancer and spontaneous remission

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Among the most spread cancers, colon cancer usually occurs in men and women over the age of 50. Two of the best things you can do to reduce the risk of colon cancer from causing your early demise is to eat right and to seek early detection at the first sight of a problem.


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bladder cancer,colon cancer,colon cleansing,blood in stool, cancer remission,constipation


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Among the most spread cancers, colon cancer usually occurs in men and women over the age of 50. Two of the best things you can do to reduce the risk of colon cancer from causing your early demise is to eat right and to seek early detection at the first sight of a problem. 

Just by increasing the amount of fiber you eat daily by 3 / 4 ounce, you can dramatically change your risk of getting colon cancer and many other colon diseases.  Add 3 / 4 ounce of fiber to your daily diet and avoid the misery and devastation that colon cancer brings to you and your family. Most people with underlying hereditary predispositions to colon cancer can’t effectively prevent the occurrence of the disease, healthy people can avoid colon cancer by following a proper diet and by making lifestyle improvements. 

According to the factors that lead to the development of colon cancer, there are two main types of the disease: hereditary colon cancer, which occurs due to genetically inherited physiological abnormalities of the large bowel; and acquired (sporadic) colon cancer, which occurs due to inappropriate diet and unhealthy lifestyle.  Most cases of colon cancer occur due to formation of polyps in different regions of the large bowel (colon).  People who have a family history of colon cancer should pay regular visits to an oncologist, as it is very important to timely reveal the signs of large bowel disease in order to maximize the chances of recovery. 

Immediately following diagnosis, a colon cancer patient may want to visit their local library or research the internet for educational resources, of which there are plenty available. After it has spread, colon cancer starts to cause symptoms that can't be overlooked, like blood in the stool, change in bowel habits, fatigue, vomiting, stomach aches, so in this phase it's easy to discover and diagnose it, after some clinical tests and trials. 

Recurrent colon cancer is the return of cancerous cells that have already been treated.  Treatment of Stage 1 colon cancer is usually resection/anastomosis (removal of colon cancer by joining the cut ends of the colon) because the cancerous tissue is usually too large at this stage to be removed by local excision.


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Colon Cleanse - The Colon and Colon Cleansing

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Before delving into what colon cleanse is, is it not wiser to get an idea of what your colon does? That way, you will better understand why getting your colon cleansed is immensely important. In this article, we will be discussing the Colon’s role in the digestive function of the intestinal tract. Colon cleansing and its benefits will also be discussed.


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colon, colon cleanse, colon cleansing, colon cleanser


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Before delving into what colon cleanse is, is it not wiser to get an idea of what your colon does? That way, you will better understand why getting your colon cleansed is immensely important. In this article, we will be discussing the Colon’s role in the digestive function of the intestinal tract. Colon cleansing and its benefits will also be discussed.

What is the Colon and where is it Located?

The colon is perhaps better known as your large intestines. It basically starts at the junction between your appendix and small intestines and ends up in the opening of your anus. The colon is about 1 to 2 meters in length and is subdivided into Ascending Colon, Transverse Colon and the Descending colon. The names would be better understood by a discussing of how the colon lies in your body. Basically the colon forms and inverted letter ‘U’, the ascending portion of it starts at the appendix and ends when the colon starts to bend. The Transverse part of the colon lies horizontally – near where your liver and stomach are located. The descending portion starts out at the bend 2nd bend of the transverse colon and goes down up to the anus.

What is the function of the Colon?

Most of the digestion and absorption occurs in the stomach and small intestines. That is the reason why when the food reaches the colon, it is basically composed of water and waste. Therefore the main function of the colon is for moving the waste for removal and also to reabsorb some excess water. The fecal matter starts out soft and watery in the ascending portion, it starts to harden slightly when it reaches the transverse portion and after further re-absorption of water, it is then extruded from the body by defecating.

What is Colon Cleansing?

A Colon Cleanse or colon cleansing is the process of sweeping out any excess waste that may be present in any segment of the large intestines. It may also include cleaning out the small intestines - but that depends on the product type. You can achieve colon cleansing by using commercial available products that help take out the plaque and the excess debris that can be found in your colon’s walls. Colon Cleansing is considered to be very helpful in alleviating a lot of diseases and it has even been said to prevent the development of cancer.

Is Colon Cleansing For You?

It really depends on what you want. A lot of experts would tell you the undergoing the process would be the best for your body – and they are not kidding. They are of course basing their statements on the many positive results that have come out of satisfied individuals who have had their colons cleansed. These people walked away from the treatment feeling better and experiencing less of the symptoms that they did before.

So, there you have it: a look into what the colon is and what it does. If you feel like you need to have a colon cleansing procedure done, by all means do it. Just make sure that you are doing it safely. Consult a physician and review your product of choice thoroughly before going through with it.


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Colon Cleanse:  Clean Your Body Of Toxins

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Colon cleanse actually refers to cleaning ones body of the toxins. In order to live a natural and healthy life, colon cleanse is becoming popular with people. It makes one stay healthy for a longer period of time. Many people fret over the day they have to go through colon cleanse. A stomach pain, acidity or gas, are good reasons to talk over with your doctor about colon cleanse. This process assures you riddance from harmful toxins that have already done enough damage to you...


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colon cleanse,colon detox


Article Body:
Colon cleanse actually refers to cleaning ones body of the toxins. In order to live a natural and healthy life, colon cleanse is becoming popular with people. It makes one stay healthy for a longer period of time. Many people fret over the day they have to go through colon cleanse. A stomach pain, acidity or gas, are good reasons to talk over with your doctor about colon cleanse. This process assures you riddance from harmful toxins that have already done enough damage to your system.

Do As the Doctor Says
A colon cleanse must be done when the doctor advises one. Doing away with the poisonous toxins present in your body is the best way of taking care of your health. There are a number of things related to colon cleanse that people are unaware of. Most people have one or the other type of colon problem, which they don’t know about.

Every person stores waste in their colon that is equivalent to about five to twenty five pounds. If left unattended, over the years this problem of the colon can lead to health related problems. You can choose the best method that suits you. Eliminating the waste from your system assures you of a clean and healthy body.

Living a Healthy Life
Eating the right food and exercising regularly not only makes you healthy but also keeps your colon clean. When waste accumulates in the colon, it starts to affect the body. The poisonous gases that it releases, affects nutrient absorption directly. This in turn makes you feel unwell. Taking a colon cleanse will get rid of all the waste from the body. Eventually, you will start feeling much better and fully refreshed.

A number of herbs and vitamins are available in the market for colon cleanse. These products are not laxatives. These medications have no side effects. You can easily get a colon cleanse treatment and feel fresh and relaxed soon after. A great colon cleanse will assure you of a clean and healthy body for a longer time.

A colon cleanse treatment is the best way to rid your body of harmful chemicals and get a sound and healthy body.


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Colon cleansing

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Colon cleansing


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There are many reasons that you are going to want to have a colon cleansing done at least every couple of years.  If you are having a colon cleansing done, you are going to know that you will have a healthy and happy life without much pain when it comes to having a colon cleansing done.  If your doctor suggests that you have a colon cleansing done, you are going to want to make sure that you do to have it done.  Then you will know that you may not have as much pain as you were in the past before you had the colon cleansing done before.

If you see that, you are having a lot of stomach pain, gas, and not being able to go for quite some time.  You will want to get in contact with your doctor so that you will be able to have a healthy life without so much pain in your stomach or gas as well.  If you have, a colon cleansing you will be getting rid of all the different toxins that are in your body that does cause a lot of problems with your digestive system.  If you have lots of digestive problems, you will end up with a lot more problem in the future if it is not taken care of early with a colon cleansing.

You may be surprised to hear what all kinds of toxins and parasites could be in your body because of what you are eating and even from the air that you are breathing every day.  If you have a chance and your doctor thinks that it is a good idea for you to have it done, you will want to have a colon cleansing every couple of years so that you do not end up with any serious problems in the future.  When you have a colon cleansing done every couple of years, you are going to be getting rid of all the toxins in your body and even being able not to have to live with some of the pain that may be associated with problems before the colon cleansing is done.

The best thing to do is to make sure that you are having a colon cleansing done every couple of years so that you are not going to have any complications in the near future because of all the toxins that you may be taking in.  In addition, you are going to need to watch what you are eating and drinking so that you are able to keep the toxins down that is going into your body.  Because you may not realize it but you are even getting toxins in your body when you are even breathing the air outside all the time.
Find more info on http://www.best-colon-cleanse.org/


title:Colon Cleansing And Colon Hydrotherapy
author:Sandra Kim Leong
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Detoxification programs have long been used to help with many illnesses and conditions. Colon cleansing and colon hydrotherapy are two of the most popular detoxification therapies, and many swear by these alternative treatments for improved energy, health and vitality.
The colon is a long tube in your body that helps with the end of the digestive process, eliminates the residue of digestion from the intestinal tract and helps eliminate waste and toxins from the body. If the colon is not working properly, toxic waste and matter builds up in the body, causing fatigue and illness. Other symptoms of a “clogged” colon can include sluggishness and constipation, as the inner diameter of the colon becomes constricted with built up waste. Skin irritation, moodiness, gas and diarrhea can also be symptoms of a clogged colon.
Cleansing the colon can be essential for good health. Colon hydrotherapy cleanses the entire length of the colon by flushing the organ with filtered water. A sterile tube is inserted into the rectum and filtered water is used to irrigate the colon. As the water is cleaning the colon, an evacuation tube carries the waste away. Years of debris, toxic matter and mucus can be removed quickly and without lingering side effects.
This treatment is far more effective than an enema because it cleans the entire colon. Enemas clear the bottom half of the colon but don’t reach the uppermost portion effectively. In order to achieve maximum benefit of a clean colon, the entire organ must be flushed.
If you are suffering from constipation, lethargy and you’ve noticed that your skin doesn’t look as good as it used to, give your body a boost by trying colon hydrotherapy. You keep your skin and the outside of your body clean, so why not do the same for your insides? Do consult a licensed professional if you are convinced and wish to try out colon hydrotherapy.
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title:Colon Cleansing And You
author:Michael Jason
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_3703.shtml
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Your colon is a tube like structure that runs down to your anus from the stomach. It consists of the large intestine and small intestine.
As you consume food and liquids, these items accumulate in the bowel as waste products. It is necessary that the bowel should be emptied of these waste products, otherwise they become toxins and the colon health begins to suffer.
Good colon health implies the proper and adequate functioning of the colon and toxic-free state of the colon. Toxin build up can cause allergy symptoms, bad breath, infection and much more. These symptoms can be avoided through regular colon cleansing.
What is colon cleansing?
Colon cleansing is an ancient practice for rejuvenating the stomach system. Man has been practicing colon cleansing since 1500 BC. First of all, it was used in the Egypt about 4,000 years ago. Colon cleansing involves the healing, rebuilding and restoration of your large intestine to its natural shape, size and functioning ability. Colon cleansing refers to the removal of toxins from the large intestine to allow the proper functioning of the colon. When the colon is clean, your skin becomes vibrant, you become active and you are freed of stress. It reinvigorates your natural body functions.
Why do I require colon cleansing?
Colon cleansing is sometimes required because over a period of time, toxins become accumulated on the walls of your colon. This creates problems such as constipation and inflammation of colon and can lead to several diseases, even colon cancer.
As toxins keep on accumulating, these toxins are carried into the body organs through your blood. Then toxins can also affect the organs. Hence it becomes essential for you to clean your colon. Colon cleansing helps you to eliminate any colon diseases. It re-balances the body chemistry, and helps in restoring correct functioning of the organs. Colon cleansing also improves the muscles of colon and tones them up.
How can I get my colon cleaned?
As the awareness of colon cleansing is reaching more and more people, new methods of colon cleansing are also available. There are various methods available:
Colon Hydrotherapy: This process involves fusing warm and filtered water into the colon through a disposable plastic tube. This method involves delicacy and the practitioner should be fully qualified. There is no use of drugs or chemicals during the process. A small disposable speculum is gently inserted into the rectum from the hydrotherapy equipment. Then the warm water is passed into the colon. Colon Hydrotherapy involves light stomach massage and several fills and releases of water to remove the toxic waste accumulated on the colon walls. The fecal matter is then washed away via the system’s waste disposal hose.
Every session of colon hydrotherapy lasts for about 45 minutes. About 35 gallons of water are transported in and out of the colon during the therapy sessions.
Enema: The Enema is generally employed to relieve a person of constipation. This procedure involves insertion of a small amount of water into the bowel via the anus. The method is effective for dislodging fecal matter from the lower portion of intestine.
Enemas can be effectively carried out at home and no training is required to undertake them.
Oxygen Based Colon Cleansing: This process involves consumption of a few capsules. These capsules are full of oxygen based chemicals. When they are ingested, the oxygen is released in the body and removes the fecal matter. This method can be used for long term colon cleansing. These capsules help in removing the toxins inside the intestines.
Laxatives: Laxatives are taken for the treatment of temporary constipation. It involves oral consumption of laxatives. These laxatives soften the stool and cause bowel movements by contracting the intestinal muscles. Laxatives are, however, not used for removal of impacted fecal matter. They can also cause dehydration in a person so should be used with care.
Before embarking on any colon cleaning regime you should consult a qualified practitioner.
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title:Colorectal Cancer - Preventable, Curable And Beatable
author:News Canada
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_266.shtml
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(NC)-March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and to ensure Canadians have the necessary information to make informed decisions and choices about their colon health, frequently asked questions are answered below.
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer for both men and women in this country, and in 2002 more than 17,000 individuals were diagnosed with the disease. Don't wait. If you think you are at risk for colorectal cancer, talk to your health care professional now. Early detection and treatment could save your life or the life of a loved one.
1. What is colorectal cancer?
Colorectal cancer begins in the cells of the colon or the rectum. Both the colon and the rectum are muscular tubes lined with glandular cells. The majority of colorectal cancers start in the glandular cells. The colon (known as the large bowel or intestine) joins the small intestine to the rectum. Cancer of the small intestine is very rare, so when you hear someone talk about bowel cancer, they usually mean colorectal cancer.
2. What causes colorectal cancer?
There is no single cause of colorectal cancer, but some factors appear to increase the risk of developing it, including:

               Age (men and women) - particularly after 50
               Polyps - small growths on the inner wall of the colon and rectum
               Family history of colorectal cancer, benign colorectal polyps, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease), or breast, ovarian or endometrial cancer
               Diet
               Obesity
               Lack of exercise
               Diabetes
               Heavy alcohol consumption
               Smoking

3. What are the symptoms of colorectal cancer?
Colorectal cancer is often referred to as the "silent killer" as there are usually no warning signs or symptoms, especially in its early stages.
Having the following symptoms does not mean that you actually have colorectal cancer, and in fact they could be caused by other problems. You need to talk to your doctor to be sure.

               Blood in or on the stool (either bright red or very dark in colour)
               A persistent change in normal bowel habits such as diarrhea, constipation or both for no apparent reason
               Frequent or constant cramps, if they last for more than a few days
               Stools that are narrower than usual
               General stomach discomfort (bloating, fullness and/or cramps)
               Frequent gas pains
               Strong or continuing need to move your bowels, but with little stool
               Feeling that the bowel does not empty completely
               Weight loss for no apparent reason
               Nausea and vomiting
               Constant tiredness

4. How is colorectal cancer diagnosed?
After completing a physical examination (including a rectal exam) and discussing your overall health with you, your doctor may suspect colorectal cancer. A fecal occult blood test (FOBT) may also be taken to determine if there is blood in your stool. In addition, the FOBT test will show your doctor if there is bleeding in your colon. Bleeding may come from polyps.
Other tests to confirm colorectal cancer include a colonoscopy, a type of telescope that is used to examine the inside of the colon, a sigmoidoscopy, a test used to view the inside lining of the rectum and a part of the colon, or a barium enema which uses an x-ray to look at the colon.
5. When should you get screened for colorectal cancer?
The Canadian Cancer Society recommends that men and women 50 and older have a fecal occult blood test at least every two years. Individuals who fall into one of the high risk groups are those with a personal or family medical history of colorectal cancer, benign polyps, inflammatory bowel disease or breast, ovarian or endometiral cancer. These individuals should talk to their doctor about earlier screening.
6. Why is screening for colorectal cancer important?
Screening tests for colorectal cancer can save lives. It is treatable and often curable when detected early. In addition, testing will help to identify the grade of your cancer cells and what treatment action is required.
7. What treatment options are available for colorectal cancer?
Treatment for colorectal cancer depends mostly on the size, location, and extent of the tumor, as well as a person's overall health. Surgery to remove the tumor and radiation is the most common treatment in the earlier stages of the disease. Chemotherapy treatments such as Camptosar® are used in the later stages when the cancer has spread to other areas of the body.
Other chemotherapy treatments approved in Canada to fight cancers of the colon and rectum that have spread to other areas of the body include Xeloda® and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU).
8. Where can I get more information on colorectal cancer?
For more information about this disease, visit the Canadian Cancer Society web site at www.cancer.ca or call toll free at 1-888-939-3333. Other resources include the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada web site at www.ccac-accc.ca or The National Colorectal Cancer Campaign at www.coloncancercanada.ca.
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Title:
Color Contacts Changed My Daughter's Life

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Allowing my daughter to swap her glasses for contact lenses in her middle teens was possibly one of the best things we have ever done for her. Her whole character changed for the better so when she expressed an interest in color contacts we were more than happy to investigate...


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It was ordinary prescription contact lenses that had the greatest impact on my daughter's life. Allowing her to swap her glasses for contact lenses in her middle teens was possibly one of the best things we have ever done for her. Her whole character changed for the better so when she expressed an interest in color contacts we were more than happy to investigate.

My daughter had to wear glasses from a very early age because she is very long sighted. She also had to wear an opaque patch over one eye for an hour a day for years to correct a 'lazy eye'. The reason for the patch was to encourage the lazy eye to work better. It worked but it took months and months as I remember it. Neither the glasses nor the patch did anything for her confidence and so she spent most of her early years as a quite, self-conscious mouse of a girl. This quiet character persisted into her early teens, long after the eye patch had been dispensed with.

My daughter has been interested in dance since she was very small and I have to say, she is pretty good at it. When it came to performances she never excelled because she would not use her glasses. She wasn't comfortable with wearing them on stage. Unfortunately she couldn't see anything without them and that presented quite a problem for her. What she would have given for a pair of color contacts back then.

We decided to try her out with contact lenses as soon as she was old enough and are we glad we did. She changed literally overnight. She became more confident and outspoken. No longer did she suffer at the hands of the bullies in school because now she had 'attitude'. Her schoolwork improved and so did her dance performances, rather dramatically too. I stood back in awe at the difference those tiny contact lenses had made.

She doesn't use color contact lenses very often but when she does they can make a very dramatic impact on her appearance. She occasionally wears them when she goes out in the evening and wants to make an impression.

My daughter is now studying medicine at university and she is doing very well indeed. I believe that contact lenses are at least partly responsible for this success although sometimes you can catch her using her glasses when studying, probably because it makes her look like a more serious student.


title:Color Contact Lenses - Your Options
author:Brad Triggs
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_1620.shtml
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Very few people are actually satisfied with their appearance. Some will go to great lengths to achieve a look that they consider acceptable. If you wear contacts and you're interested in changing your appearance but you want to use a subtle approach, you may want to consider color contact lenses. You can choose from a variety of natural s including blue, hazel, and green. There are numerous types of these lenses available that vary in the amount of tint used to create the lenses.  If you have trouble seeing your contacts during insertion, for example, you don't want to actually change the  of your eyes; you just want to be able to see your contacts better. Contacts with a light tint would work better for you.
Color contact lenses aren't just for people who require corrective lenses. There are just as many types of non-prescription contacts that can alter and/or enhance your eyes available. Of course you should obtain assistance from an eyewear professional so that the contacts fit securely on your eyes, and also to obtain important information regarding the use and care of the lenses. Color contact lenses are becoming more common for athletes interested in improving their skill. Race car drivers, for example, can benefit from color contact lenses with an amber tint because this  can  filter out shadows that can interfere with the driver's vision.
Have you ever noticed someone's eyes that you were certain were not their own? One of the issues associated with wearing color contact lenses is buying a set that complements your eye and skin . If your skin and eyes are naturally light, you have the good fortune of being able to wear just about any type of ed lenses. People with dark eyes and/or skin are best suited with opaque lenses. Instead of covering the eye with a solid , opaque color contact lenses actually complement the natural  of the eye using a pattern of several s. If your eyes are somewhere in the middle or you want to try a  in contrast to your eye , you should contact an eye specialist to discuss your options.
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title:Colostrum May Help Prevent Upper Respiratory Tract Infections
author:Jeremy Maddock
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_2413.shtml
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A 2003 study by the Health Sciences Department of the University of South Australia suggests that taking concentrated bovine colostrum supplements could reduce the incidence of upper respiratory tract infections.
The study involved subjects being randomly allocated to consume 60g/day of Colostrum for eight weeks, then examining their occurrence of symptoms. Results from the first week were kept separate from those from the last seven weeks.
The results showed that during the first week of supplementation, there was no measurable difference in symptoms in the proportion of subjects taking the supplement as opposed to those who didn't. During the subsequent seven weeks, however, a much lower percentage of the subjects taking Colostrum reported upper respiratory infection related symptoms.
Symptom duration, however, did not differ. This suggests that the immune benefits achieved by Colostrum can be very good in terms of being a preventative, but that it does not have any measurable effect on an infection once it has already taken hold. That is why it is important to use Colostrum properly, as a preventative, and not depend on it to cure illness.
These overall results of this research study show that while Concentrated Bovine Colostrum doesn't take effect immediately, it does have definite immune enhancing and infection preventing effects when taken consistently, over an extended period of time.
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title:Colostrum: Immune Support From Mothers' Milk
author:Jeremy Maddock
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_2034.shtml
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This complex mixture of nutrient-rich growth factors, immunoglobulins, glycoconjugates and a variety of other important immune boosting compounds is a natural way to improve your physical health and well-being.
Colostrum is found only in the liquid that comes just before mother's milk, and provides an ideal combination of immune and growth factors which help in the removal of toxins, while supporting bone, muscle, nerve tissue, and cartilage health.
The immune factors in colostrum include immunoglobulins, glycoproteins, lactoferrin, lactalbumin, and cytokines, as well as various polypeptides, vitamins, and minerals.
Lactoferrin supports red blood cell strength and iron binding capacity, and immune globulin IgF-1. It also encourages better muscle growth, and aids in the production of healthy immune cells.
Bovine colostrum is an extremely powerful immune system modulator, containing as much as 40 times the number of immune factors found in human colostrum. All cattle involved are isolated and used exclusively for the production of colostrum. None of the cattle in the herds have ever been fed any kind of animal protein, and the advanced filtration process used to extract the colostrum fractions eliminates any potential for BSE comtamination. You can rest assured that ProHealth Colostrum is a safe and effective way to take control of your health.
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title:Combating Obesity
author:David Chandler
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_2061.shtml
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So you ask, " How do I determine if I am Obese, Overweight or fat?"  Usually 20% or more over recommendations on standard weight charts indicates that you fit into the obese category. Obesity refers specifically to having an abnormally high proportion of body fat.
An estimated 97 million adults in the United States, 55% of the population, are overweight or obese! Similar percentages exist for the United Kingdom, showing that the United Kingdom having the highest percentage in Europe.
Obesity is increasing
Largest increase has occurred in the last 10 to 15 years. Increases were seen in both sexes and all classes, with the greatest increase in 18- to 29-year-olds and in those who have achieved higher education.
Weight gain is dependent on a person's energy intake being greater than energy expenditure. One pound (0.45 kg) is equal to 3,500 calories. Therefore, a person consuming 500 calories more than he or she expends daily will gain 1 lb a week.
Food cravings
Weight alterations in either direction cause changes in energy expenditure that favor a return to the set point.  This helps explain the poor problem of recidivism following attempted weight loss.  Only by reaching a lower weight for a period of time can the person get used to feeling lighter.
Children
Children become overweight for a variety of reasons. The most common causes are genetic factors, lack of physical activity, unhealthy eating patterns, or a combination of these factors. In rare cases, a medical problem, such as an endocrine disorder, may cause a child to become overweight. Your physician can perform a careful physical exam and some blood tests, if necessary, to rule out this type of problem.
TIPS
A sensible diet and some exercise, has shown to be the most effective thing to do.
A key point is not to eat too much junk food and to ensure you get the basic nutrition your body needs. You should eat at least two portions of fruit and vegetables each day.  We would highly recommend supplementing your diet with super foods.
Physical activity is a necessary component of every weight loss plan.
Eat three meals a day at about the same time each day sitting at a table.
Eat slowly.
Avoid distractions such as television or magazines.
Cook smaller amounts; use smaller plates.
Avoid second helpings.
Scrape plates directly into the garbage.
By following the steps above you can not only rid yourself of the known dangers of being obese, but also you can increase your energy levels and feel better.
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title:Combating the Effects of Stress
author:Trevor Dumbleton
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_1286.shtml
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The effects of stress are many and varied and, it is now known, they are almost all entirely bad.  Stress weakens the system, tears down the body and mind, and causes long-term health problems that have been documented in numerous studies and reports.  Thus, stress is ultimately a bad thing that should be avoided.  By keeping stress away, you can help ensure a lifetime of health and keep yourself from overloading your body and mind.
Of all the effects of stress, first and foremost is the "fight or flight" response that it brings to your body.  As soon as stress hits, the body starts churning out the hormones that set your body on edge and ready it to either fight or run.  Obviously, this is pretty pointless when the stress is how you are going to get your report into the boss on time, but it is still there.  Your mind only knows that it is under the gun and threatened and it has the same response for workplace stress as it does for a tiger coming at you.  The human body and mind is still designed with physical danger in mind and any stress is taken to be a physical threat.  Thus, the body begins churning out these hormones as though you were about to be set upon by a pack of wolves.
What does the fight or flight response do?  First, it sharpens the awareness and confuses the mind.  Of all the effects of stress, this seems the most contradictory.  However, it is also true.  The body pumps in adrenaline, which heightens mental sharpness, and noradrenaline, which causes the mind to be confused.  This is a bad thing because your mind is simultaneously receiving messages to stand up and fight while it receives messages to get the heck away from there.  Thus, the mind is clouded with indecision and this will not help you focus on what you need to get done.
This response to stress also causes the heart to speed up in order to pump more blood.  This rise in blood pressure allows the body to react stronger and more quickly in order to either fight or escape.  Unfortunately, the stress of everyday life is not of the same sort as that of a person out in the wilderness and it tends to stick around longer than the threat of physical attack.  Thus, what should be a short rise in blood pressure is actually dragged out over a long period of time, making the heart work way too hard for long periods.  This causes a rise in blood pressure which can result in increased risk of stroke or heart attack in the long term.
Also, the effects of stress include the body's tendency to break down white blood cells when it is stressed.  Unfortunately, white blood cells are used to fight disease and breaking them down causes immune system depletion and makes people more vulnerable to disease.  Thus, if you do not slow down, your body will be slowed down for you with a cold or a bout of the flu.  This explains why many people tend to become ill when they are under pressure for long periods of time.
Finally, the body bumps up the production of platelets in order to help seal wounds one might receive from a physical attack.  However, you are not going to receive wounds working in the office late -- paper cuts excepted -- and thus these platelets are not really doing anything productive.  However, what platelets will do is stick to the sides of your blood vessels and cause blockages.  This means an increased risk for stroke or heart attack in the long term if you are stressed too much or too often.  Of all the effects of stress, this can be the most dangerous; especially in older folks who are more susceptible to heart attack and stroke.
The effects of stress are many, but they are almost universally dangerous.  Thus, you need to manage your stress in order to keep your body healthy for a long time.  So take care of yourself by keeping your mind uncluttered with stress and one of the more dire effects of stress will not happen to you.
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Title:
Combating The Silent Killer HBP

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Summary:
It is in the top ten major causes of death everywhere.  Supported studies, HBP will have a 60% growth by year 2025 where it will be highest in the 3rd world countries. Has high blood pressure  been bugging you for numerous years?  Thousands of people feel the same way.  It is in the top ten major causes of death everywhere.  Supported studies, HBP will have a 60% growth by year 2025 where it will be highest in the 3rd world countries. 

It is calculated that 1 out of every 3 individuals have the disease and it is expected to rise at an horrifying rate.  This is the grounds why in most families, there are 1 or 2 relatives who have the trends for high blood pressure. 

It is comfortable to see that a shift in lifestyle is one of the key answers to this disease.  Being that easy, then on that point should be a change in the number of cases.  Why it is linked with lifestyle is because of our mode of living which stimulates stress and tensions that change the metabolic process of the body to respond. 

Few of what we need to pay attention to are diet, rest and medication up to the simple undertakings of basic life decision creating.  The measure of stress a person obtains from economic and social status can be a factor that will regulate blood pressure constancy.  To suggest changes in lifestyle hence is too complicated a job.  It signifies total change to the outlook in life and that never materializes overnight.

For some reason science will not give intangible solutions to people who have intense attacks, or people that need current medical attention.  Here are some of the usual medications given to high blood pressure patients:

DIURETICS – called water pills are substances that tends to increase the discharge of urine from the body.

BETA BLOCKERS – these are a class of drugs that block beta-adrenergic substances such as adrenaline (epinephrine), a key agent in the "sympathetic" portion of the autonomic (involuntary) nervous system and activation of heart muscle.

ACE INHIBITORS – ACE stands for Angiotensin Converting Enzyme, it is a hormone that causes the muscles surrounding blood vessels to contract and thereby narrows the blood vessels. The medication will stop the production of the hormone and helps the veins to relax so that the blood pressure decreases.

ANGIOTENSIN ANTAGONIST – as a result of administering ACE, this is a block to angiotensin II hormone to defend the veins from constricting.

CALCIUM CHANNEL BLOCKERS  – are a class of drugs that block the entry of calcium into the muscle cells of the heart and the arteries.

ALPHA BLOCKERS(Also called alpha-adrenergic blocking agent.) – drug that opposes the excitatory effects of norepinephrine released from sympathetic nerve endings at alpha-receptors and that causes vasodilation and a decrease in blood pressure.

ALPHA BETA BLOCKERS – it is just about the same as Alpha blockers but that this works to slow down the heartbeat of the patient, this will end in less blood pumped in the heart to alleviate the pressure.

NERVOUS SYSTEM INHIBITORS – relax blood vessels by controlling nerve impulses. This causes the blood vessels to become wider and the blood pressure to go down.

VASODILATORS – is a substance that causes blood vessels in the body to become wider by relaxing the smooth muscle in the vessel wall, or vasodilation.

There is naught like prevention- than cure.  If you will think about this earnestly, there is no amount of medication that will be more help than assuming care of the body before its medication is needed. 

A good healthy diet with low cholesterol ought be preserved in the younger years of life.  Prevention of weight addition by executing exercises and avoidance of a lazy lifestyle will solve high blood pressures from taking over its lead in reducing a person’s self-importance through an attack.


Keywords:
silent killer, high blood pressure, prevention, diet


Article Body:
Has high blood pressure  been bugging you for numerous years?  Thousands of people feel the same way.  It is in the top ten major causes of death everywhere.  Supported studies, HBP will have a 60% growth by year 2025 where it will be highest in the 3rd world countries. 

It is calculated that 1 out of every 3 individuals have the disease and it is expected to rise at an horrifying rate.  This is the grounds why in most families, there are 1 or 2 relatives who have the trends for high blood pressure. 

It is comfortable to see that a shift in lifestyle is one of the key answers to this disease.  Being that easy, then on that point should be a change in the number of cases.  Why it is linked with lifestyle is because of our mode of living which stimulates stress and tensions that change the metabolic process of the body to respond. 

Few of what we need to pay attention to are diet, rest and medication up to the simple undertakings of basic life decision creating.  The measure of stress a person obtains from economic and social status can be a factor that will regulate blood pressure constancy.  To suggest changes in lifestyle hence is too complicated a job.  It signifies total change to the outlook in life and that never materializes overnight.

For some reason science will not give intangible solutions to people who have intense attacks, or people that need current medical attention.  Here are some of the usual medications given to high blood pressure patients:

DIURETICS – called water pills are substances that tends to increase the discharge of urine from the body.

BETA BLOCKERS – these are a class of drugs that block beta-adrenergic substances such as adrenaline (epinephrine), a key agent in the "sympathetic" portion of the autonomic (involuntary) nervous system and activation of heart muscle.

ACE INHIBITORS – ACE stands for Angiotensin Converting Enzyme, it is a hormone that causes the muscles surrounding blood vessels to contract and thereby narrows the blood vessels. The medication will stop the production of the hormone and helps the veins to relax so that the blood pressure decreases.

ANGIOTENSIN ANTAGONIST – as a result of administering ACE, this is a block to angiotensin II hormone to defend the veins from constricting.

CALCIUM CHANNEL BLOCKERS  – are a class of drugs that block the entry of calcium into the muscle cells of the heart and the arteries.

ALPHA BLOCKERS(Also called alpha-adrenergic blocking agent.) – drug that opposes the excitatory effects of norepinephrine released from sympathetic nerve endings at alpha-receptors and that causes vasodilation and a decrease in blood pressure.

ALPHA BETA BLOCKERS – it is just about the same as Alpha blockers but that this works to slow down the heartbeat of the patient, this will end in less blood pumped in the heart to alleviate the pressure.

NERVOUS SYSTEM INHIBITORS – relax blood vessels by controlling nerve impulses. This causes the blood vessels to become wider and the blood pressure to go down.

VASODILATORS – is a substance that causes blood vessels in the body to become wider by relaxing the smooth muscle in the vessel wall, or vasodilation.

There is naught like prevention- than cure.  If you will think about this earnestly, there is no amount of medication that will be more help than assuming care of the body before its medication is needed. 

A good healthy diet with low cholesterol ought be preserved in the younger years of life.  Prevention of weight addition by executing exercises and avoidance of a lazy lifestyle will solve high blood pressures from taking over its lead in reducing a person’s self-importance through an attack.


title:Combat Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion
author:John Dawson
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Today, more than ever, consumers over the age of 50 are on some type of Pharmaceutical drug regimen, many of which promote healthier, longer lives. Unfortunately, many of these drugs also deplete vital nutrients from the body which may cause a new round of medical complications.
Women are a group of drug consumers who should be especially concerned with Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion. Few women know that oral contraceptives lower the levels of vital nutrients such as Vitamin B2, B6 and B12, Vitamin C, Folic Acid, Magnesium and Zinc.
To put the importance of vitamins and minerals in perspective, think about the construction of a new building. Carbohydrate, Protein, Fat and Water are comparable to the building materials. Vitamins and minerals are comparable to the architect, contractors and construction workers. Without the architect, contractor and construction workers, it does not matter how many building materials you have, it will never be built. At the same token, without vitamins and minerals, our bodies cannot synthesize new cells, build new tissues and produce the energy we need regardless of how much carbohydrate, protein, fat and water we ingest every day.
Drugs can alter the ability of the body to digest, absorb, synthesize, transport, store, metabolize or eliminate nutrients. This situation potentially can cause Nutrient Depletion. Quite often, a patient is then placed on additional medication to combat a new set of symptoms. The cascading effect of such an approach to disease management often leads to a reduction in the patient's quality of life.
Folic Acid is a nutrient that is often depleted by drugs. Ross Pelton and James B LaValle claim that it can be depleted by some 30 different types of drugs, from Aspirin and magnesium containing antacids to stronger medications such as anticonvulsants,cardiovascular drugs and oral contraceptives. Some of the possible effects of Folic Acid deficiency can include Megaloblastic anemia, birth defects, elevated homocysteine levels, fatigue and even increased rates of colon and colorectal cancer.
What Does Your Drug Deplete?
Antacids...Calcium, Phosphate, Folic Acid, Potassium
Antibiotics...B vitamins and vitamin K. Probiotics should also be taken
Anti-Diabetic Drugs... Vitamin B12, CoQ10, Folic Acid
Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (includes Corticosteroids, NSAIDS)... Calcium, Vitamin D, Potassium, Zinc, Magnesium, Vitamin C,Folic Acid, Vitamin B12, Selenium, Chromium, Vitamin A
Aspirin (Salicylates)/other mild pain killers...Vitamin C, Calcium, Folic Acid, Iron, Sodium, potassium,Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5)
Bronchodilators...Vitamin B6, Potassium
Cardiovascular Drugs...Zinc, Coenzyme Q10, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Sodium, Vitamin C, Folic Acid
Cholesterol Lowering Drugs...Coenzyme Q10, Vitamin E
Corticosteroids...( see anti-inflammatory)
Gout Medications...Vitamin B12, Sodium, Potassium, Beta-carotene, Calcium, Phosphorus
HRT...Vitamin B6, Magnesium
Oral contraceptives...Folic Acid, Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, Vitamin C, Magnesium, Selenium, Zinc
Thyroid Medications...Iron
Ulcer Medications...Vitamin B12, Folic Acid, Vitamin D, Calcium, Iron, Zinc, Protein
Don't worry if your drug isn't shown. PDR replaces the nutrients that over 98% of drugs deplete.
To ensure you are not becoming nutrient deficient from your prescription medication, educate yourself about what you are taking and how it may affect the vital nutrients that enhance our lives. Protect yourself daily with PDR.
This world-class daily nutrient product contains therapeutic levels of the commonly depleted nutrients:
B Vitamins, Natural Vitamin E, Coenzyme Q10, Macro Minerals and Pro-Biotics.
Prescriptions are not complete without PDR!
Goldshield Elite's PDR ( prescription depletion replacement) offers a balanced solution to replacing lost nutrients.
We owe it to ourselves to investigate the possibility of nutrient depletion, and to take action by replacing those nutrients our bodies need for a healthy, positive life.Try a 30 day supply of PDR- feel the benefits or your money-back.
Excerpts taken from " The Nutritional Cost of Prescription Drugs" by Ross Pelton and James B LaValle
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title:Combat High Blood Pressure And Cholesterol With Soybeans
author:Nicholas Webb
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You may have heard of the “Portfolio Diet” wherein it has been clinically accepted that increasing the intake of soy based foods can reduce levels of LDL cholesterol as much as some statin drugs.
Well, now it seems that soybeans have another health-giving quality: they also reduce blood pressure.
This latest finding is making quite a bit of noise in medical circles and not without reason. Can you imagine how hard the two largest drug markets (cholesterol and blood pressure) would be hit if the American Heart Association or the American College of Cardiology released a statement saying that soybeans can reduce bad cholesterol and control blood pressure? Just think about it. But that’s where it will stop; in your thoughts. With all the lobbying power of the giant pharmaceutical industry, I seriously doubt that such a statement from an internationally recognized source will ever be released.
However, to date more than 40 clinical trials have clearly shown that soya protein can reduce cholesterol in men and women. The effective dose of soy protein per day appears to range between 25 and 50 grams. Now initial studies show that it is also useful in fighting high blood pressure.
Soybean protein lowers blood pressure
In a report from the Annals of Internal Medicine (July 2005), it seems that use of soybean protein dietary supplements may help reduce high blood pressure.
Soybean products have been commonplace in Asian diets for centuries, and soybeans, as well as its derivative products have long been available in our local health stores and supermarkets. Research has shown that food items like tofu and soymilk can reduce cholesterol levels and lower risks for cancer, heart disease and osteoporosis. If we add the ability to fight high blood pressure to the list of illness and diseases that soy foods are able to combat, then we might just have a super disease killer on our hands.
In the study covered by the Annals, a group of American and Chinese researchers focused on 300 Chinese patients suffering from hypertension. One group was and given 40gms of soy protein while the second group was given wheat-based carbohydrates.
The objective of the trial was to examine the effect of soybean protein supplementation on blood pressure in persons with pre-hypertension or Stage 1 hypertension. The results showed that Soybean protein supplementation resulted in a reduction in systolic and diastolic blood pressure. As such, increased intake of soybean protein may play an important role in preventing and treating hypertension.
The researchers of Tulane University, New Orleans say it's unclear how soybean products might reduce blood pressure. One theory is that soy proteins widen blood vessels while helping the body do a better job of processing blood sugar.
In a related editorial, Dr. Jeffrey A. Cutler and Dr. Eva Obarzanek of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, state that the new study provides "another important link between blood pressure and dietary macronutrient intake," but add that further studies are needed before soybean supplements can be recommended to patients with high blood pressure.
Soybeans, soymilk, tofu, bean sprouts, meat substitutes, cookies and even soy-based ice cream are all commonly available. Maybe it is better that you don’t wait for the big medical institutions to start singing praises about soybeans. If you want an edge, perhaps now is the time to start making some changes to your diet. Throw in 40 minutes exercise four times a week and your high blood pressure will really take a dive.
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title:Combat Stress
author:John Moore
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_2486.shtml
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Tips To Ease Tension
We all know what it feels like to get emotionally mangled by the weight of day to day struggles. Our bosses yell at us, our spouses yell at us - it feels like an endless circle where getting ahead at the office can leave us with so little energy for home that home turns into battlefield that leaves us with no energy for work.
Is mere survival all you can ask of a hassle-filled world ? No. Stress, in fact is not only something you can beat, but a force you can turn into an advantage. You don't have to run from it, and you don't need any special stress management. The following tested tips show you how to combat stress - and win.
Work On Your Attitude.
The most important point you can make about stress is that in most cases it's not what's out there that's the problem, its how you react to it. Changing the way you think can change a life of stress and discomfort to a life of challenge and excitement.
Think About Something Else.
Distract yourself - to break the thoughts that are producing your stress, you must think about something else. Anything will do, as long as it breaks the chain of bad thoughts.
Think Positive.
Thinking about a success or a past achievement is excellent when you're feeling uncertain, remind yourself of all the good things you've achieved in the past, and tell yourself that you're going to do the same in the future.
Take A Mental Vacation
Imagine yourself lying in warm sand on a beach in the Bahamas, a cool wind blowing off the ocean, the surf rolling in quietly in the background. It's amazing what this can do to help you relax.
Take Deap Breaths
Belly breathing is what some people call it. It's an old and useful trick for defeating anxiety and nervousness.
The basic idea is act calm, be calm. When your experiencing stress, your pulse races and you start breathing very quickly. Forcing yourself to breathe slowly convinces the body that the stress has gone, whether it has or not.
The correct way to breathe is abdominally - feeling the stomach expand as you inhale, and collapse as you exhale.
Stretch
A lot of us respond to stress with muscle tension. Ideally, we'd prefer to eliminate the cause of the stress, but stretching the muscles at least reduces the sensation of stress - the muscles relax, and we feel less tense.
Take A Hot Soak
Hot water works by defeating the stress response. When we're tense and anxious, blood flow to our extremities is reduced. Hot water restores circulation, convincing the body it's safe and that it's ok to relax. Cold water must not be used because it has the opposite effect, and will increase tension.
An office alternative might be running hot water over your hands until you feel the tension starting to drain away.
Excercise.
Regular exercise will burn off some of the stress chemicals tension produces, and exercise will  tire your musles - a tired muscle is a relaxed muscle.
Listen To Music
Music soothes as perhaps nothing else does. You can use it in two basic ways - to relax or to inspire. New - Age music is very relaxing.
I trust these points will be of benefit to your wellbeing. Thank you for reading my article. Author John Moore 
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Precautions to be taken while combing hair

Hair combing is a routine activity of almost all people.Some people keep a particular hair style throughout their life and some especially younger generation adopt new styles according to new trends and fashion.Hair styles has got close relation with the personality of a person.The hair of an unhygeinic person is usually tangled and dirty because of lack of washing and combing.To have a healthy scalp hair proper nutrition is needed.General health has got direct relation with the quality and quantity of hair.Regular washing,use of hair oil,proper combing ect are also needed to make the hair beautiful.General hints for combing is discussed here.

1) Different varieties of combs are available in the market.The best comb is selected by considering the nature of hair(hard or soft,long or short) ,style and convenience.
  
2) Combing should be done with utmost care and concentration.Some people especially gents think about some other matters and comb without any care which may be harmful to the hairs.

3) Combing should be gentle .A vigorous combing can increase hairfalling.

4) Do not comb if the hair is wet.  First dry it with a towel and then put some oil and gently massage it.Now the combing will be easy and harmless.

5) Should not be combed in the opposite direction of hairs.This can increase hair falling.

6) Vigorous combing in backward direction can produce traction baldness.

7) Frequent combing can damage the scalp and the hair follicles.Those who carry pocket comb use it frequently and make it a habit.Combing two or three times in a day is sufficient.

8) The tooth of the comb should not be sharp and it should not be pressed too tightly on the scalp.

9) Always clean the comb before and after use because hair and dirt deposited in the gap will make combing diffucult and painful.

10) Others comb should not be used.This helps to prevent fungal and bacterial infections.Head lice can also spread from one person to other by sharing the combs.

11) Combing the tangled hair is difficult and painful.Hence use some shampoo for cleaning and after drying  put oil and make the hairs free for an easy combing.


Title:
Combining Cigarette Smoking and Nutrition

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416

Summary:
The article talks about the effect of smoking in the body's ability to absorb essential vitamins and minerals. Doctors advice smokers to increase their   consumption of fruits and vegetables to increase their intake of antioxidants and lessen the damage of smoking. However, the only way to truly lessen the effects of smoking is to quit the habit.


Keywords:
cigarette smoking


Article Body:
Cigarette smoking is considered by many medical professionals as a dreaded habit because of the health conditions that may be developed by engaging this activity. It is has been strongly linked to health conditions like heart disease, emphysema, lung cancer, and other cardiovascular ailments. Cigarette smoking is responsible for nearly 440,000 of more than 2.4 million premature deaths in the United States and is one of the leading causes of death around the world. The effects of smoking on cardiovascular and circulatory health have taken the “limelight” for many years. What is forgotten is that nicotine and other toxic substances in cigarettes actually drain the body of several essential vitamins and minerals.

Vitamin C absorption is adversely affected by smoking. Vitamin C is one of the human body's most important antioxidant. Antioxidants are substances that protect the body's cells from harmful molecules called free radicals. Free radicals may damage cells and play a role in the development of heart, disease, cancer, and other diseases. Antioxidants are linked to the prevention of a number of diseases and certain cancers. The more an individual smokes, the more Vitamin C one may lose from the tissues and the blood. However, smokers need more Vitamin C to prevent further cell damage that are caused by smoking. To achieve this, smokers need to increase their intake of this vitamin by about 2000 milligrams per day.

The only real solution to lessen the damage of cigarette smoking is to quit the habit. Individuals who want to quit smoking may use over-the-counter or prescription quit smoking products. However,  patients should seek the approval of doctors to know the side effects and drug interactions that may be developed while under medication. Doctors may prescribe the medication that is suitable for one's overall health.

Rather than search for the perfect quit smoking drug, individuals who want to quit smoking may try to improve their lifestyles and incorporate activities like exercise, meditation, and other activities. By doing this, they may reduce stress and provide the same rewards that nicotine may bring. Many smokers claim that they light up a cigarette to achieve a state of “highness” and reduce stress. Maintaining a stress free lifestyle is essential in quiting habits like smoking and improve one's quality of life. If these adjustments do not work, doctors are always there to help smokers achieve their health goals. Effective communication between smokers and doctors is essential in cutting the habit. With the right tools and attitude, quitting cigarette smoking is an achievable goal.


Title:
Combining Talk Therapy and Antidepressant Medication

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549

Summary:
Most experts believe that antidepressant medication is not the only effective way to cure depression.  New findings about talk therapy called cognitive behavior therapy appears to cancel the risk of suicidal thinking or behavior associated with taking antidepressant medication.


Keywords:
depression, counseling


Article Body:
Just as when people think that the only effective treatment for depression is to take drugs, new findings about talk therapy called cognitive behavior therapy appears to cancel the risk of suicidal thinking or behavior associated with taking antidepressant medication. Cognitive therapy is a type of talk therapy that involves counseling and changing a person's negative thought patterns.
In one of the most comprehensive and long-running study to date about depression treatment among adolescents, 600 patients were treated for chronic depression.  Statistics show that four out of five adolescents treated for chronic depression recovered entirely, or nearly so, when treated over nine months with medication, talk therapy or a combination of the two.
Significant signs of improvement were seen from patients taking medication 6 weeks earlier than those who were undergoing cognitive behavior therapy alone, but were about twice as likely to report feeling suddenly suicidal. The combination of the two therapies, the authors found, produced the most rapid recovery and protected against sudden suicidal urges.
The argument regarding the risks of antidepressants to children and adolescents have been going on for years, prompting health regulators to require all labels for antidepressants to carry prominent warnings that the drugs have been associated with increased risks of suicidal thinking and behavior in young patients.  Such a move was seen by many psychiatrists to be a case of something being blown out of proportion and scared off patients who could have benefited from drug treatment.
This study showed that antidepressants lowered the risk of suicidal thoughts and actions over all, but significantly less so than talk therapy.  According to Kevin Stark, a psychologist at the University of Texas who was not involved with the research, the study convincingly showed for the first time that there are very good options for a child who is going through depression and thought to be at risk for suicidal thinking.  “Psychosocial therapies do work on their own, with time. But they also help prevent relapse, and this shows that they can help make drug treatment safer,” said Stark.
Experts agreed that talk therapy was a safer alternative. Almost 15 percent of the patients taking just antidepressant medication reported what were described as “suicidal events,” mainly talk and thoughts of suicide so alarming that doctors called in the patients and, often, altered dosages.
The rate of such events for those receiving just cognitive behavior therapy was 6 percent. The results for combination therapy were about the same.
Dr. John March, Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Duke University Medical Center and the principal investigator for the study believed that medication accelerates recovery while cognitive therapy protects against these bad reactions.  “The combination of both treatments is the best option,” said Dr. March.
Getting patients out of bed and doing something that they enjoy, like playing basketball or going to a party, are just some of the behavioral changes promoted by talk therapy.  The young patients are also taught to diffuse “poisonous assumptions” like “I’m a loser” or “I’ll never get a girlfriend.”
It may not be easy to find specialists for this therapy outside large cities. However, the techniques have been widely published in various manuals and books which can serve as sources and references for a good therapist to work on a depression treatment plan.


Title:
Come summers and the fun begins

Word Count:
435

Summary:
Summers always begin on the longest day of the year. Summers are the perfect days in which everyone can enjoy all the outdoor activities like swimming, taking trips to rocks, reading books while resting in hammock or any activity for that matter, which you had put to rest in winters.


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Article Body:
Summers always begin on the longest day of the year. Summers are the perfect days in which everyone can enjoy all the outdoor activities like swimming, taking trips to rocks, reading books while resting in hammock or any activity for that matter, which you had put to rest in winters.

Summer is the best time of the year in which your mood changes for the good. This is evident from the fact that people suffering from mood disorders throughout the winters start to feel nice. According to the scientists, mood disorders are linked with the hours of day as well as light. Researchers feel that the increase of Vitamin D in people, which arises mainly from the sun, affects the mood to a very great extent.

General beliefs of the people are that mood changes in summers mainly due to the fun and leisure activities, since most of the people go for vacations. In many countries many industries and towns are shut down in August because of severe heat. August is the month that showers severe heat. This makes people confined to their homes close to their air conditioners.

It is important to stay back at homes because of the fact that summers are the season when one is prone to dehydration and heat strokes. They are very serious problems about which people should take care. It is advisable to consume a lot of water while indulging in the outdoor activities to keep the body and its temperature cool. Water is the best solution to avoid these problems.

It is sensible to carry sunscreen whenever going outside in summers to avoid the sun burns. Overexposure to sun can lead to sunburns and various types of skin cancers. Recently, experts quoted that sun is good for health and good source for Vitamin D, but in limited form.

If this conflicting information confuses you then practice moderation. It is not a serious problem to get little sun and suntan but a heavy tan can land you in trouble. To avoid suntans sunscreen is the best medicine that would make you feel better. Children should be paid more attention to as they have very sensitive and delicate skin. Sunburns should be avoided on their skin by feeding them with loads of fluids and water. Because of their small size, it takes much less time for them to get dehydrated, especially in summers. It is wise to restrict their outdoors activities to the early morning and evening hours, as that is the time they have a lesser chance of getting sunburns as compared to other hours of the day.


title:Comfortable, affordable lab coats for the health care professional.
author:Mike Yeager
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_523.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:10
category:health
article:

When a health care professional uses lab coats it conveys several different messages. First, lab coats give an appearance of professionalism. It’s very important in the health care setting to be professional and new, clean lab coat portrays just that image. Second, lab coats are very functional because they have so many pockets. As silly as that seems, health care providers usually have many different tools and papers in their pockets and lab coats that have the pockets for these different items are beneficial and necessary.
Styles of lab coats.
When choosing from the many different lab coats it’s important to keep in mind the particular policies of the institution you’re working at. Some require long or short lab coats, depending on your responsibilities in that facility. Comfort and practicality are both considerations you’ll need to decide on when choosing from the different styles of lab coats for your professional career. Quality, dependable Medical Equipment is an important component of every medical practice. It can’t be overstated that while the practice of medicine is an art, Medical Equipment is the science behind the implementation of that art. Increasingly, patients are becoming more sophisticated in their understanding of the medical supplies and Medical Equipment that is being used to treat them. This means that a health care provider needs to know and understand not only how their equipment operates, but also have confidence that the Medical Equipment they use is of the highest quality.
Your Medical Equipment needs to be reliable and of a high quality.
The tools of your profession, whether it’s a stethoscope or a nebulizer, can now all be ordered online over the internet, generally at substantial savings. This means an easier approach to Medical Equipment management.
Both the professional and home health consumer are now ordering many of their Medical Equipment and medical supplies right from their computer. Prices are low and the quality is excellent. If you work in the health care field you'll need medical supplies to help you with your work. Quality products that you know you can depend on will give you greater confidence during stressful situations.
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title:Comfort Food for Weight Loss
author:Janice Elizabeth Small
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_3213.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:11
category:health
article:

When you need comfort what do you reach for? Do you have a particular food you always go for?
Of course it's better to take comfort in something other than food. If you can phone a friend or cuddle your dog or your partner that's great, but chances are you'll often still turn to food for comfort.
Maybe you love the taste and texture of ice cream or chocolate as it melts in your mouth. Maybe you choose pizza because it fills you up and makes you feel warm inside. Maybe there's a food that reminds you of the good times in your life or one which always makes you feel better when you're fed up.
Food can and does evoke lots of great feelings. 
But what if your favourite comfort food also
* Uses up half a day's calorie allowance?
* Pads out your hips and stomach with fat you don't want?
* Clogs your arteries?
* Gives you a huge hit of sugar which creates a craving for more sugary/starchy food?
* Makes you feel full of regret rather than comfort when you've eaten it?
Is it such a friend to you then? Pretty false friend I would say!
If that's the case how about getting attached to a new comfort food?
Don't worry - it doesn't have to be boring like carrots and celery – no one was ever comforted by a carrot! Choose something absolutely delicious that you can make and keep in your freezer or have available to cook at a moments notice ready to cheer you up when you feel nothing but food will do the trick.
How about keeping some hearty warming soup in your freezer and eating it with crusty bread from ready-to-bake rolls? Or serving up childhood treats like boiled egg and toast or milky puddings made with low-fat milk? How about cooking some potato wedges with very little oil - and enjoying a mini feast without the calories of French Fries. No matter what you like there will be something healthy which works for you.
So forget pizza, ice cream and chocolate. They will always be false friends, making you feel worse after any close encounter.
Choose a new real comfort food that you can get ready at a moment's notice and enjoy something which is better for your waistline as well as your soul.
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Title:
Coming Back To Haunt You

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554

Summary:
Children are often nervous, anxious creatures. However, if this anxiety is not  treated quickly, it can become a problem that will be carried into adulthood.


Keywords:
child anxiety, social anxiety, performance anxiety, anxiety, separation anxiety


Article Body:
Children all tend to show signs of anxiety. This is understandable since as children have a lot of things to adjust to that adults have already allowed their minds to get used to. All those new experiences can be a little overwhelming for a child whose mind has yet to fully adapt to his own situation, let alone being thrust into an entirely unfamiliar environment. To a certain degree, a little child anxiety is actually perfectly normal and, to a degree, perhaps even expected. However, if your child does not outgrow his anxiety, it can lead to some psychological disorders later in life. If that occurs, a little social anxiety might turn out to be the least of your worries.

Child anxiety, contrary to what some might believe, can lead to problems later on in life. The obvious evolution would be social anxiety, particularly if the child just can't seem to adapt himself to the social situations he finds himself in. Since being sociable and being able to adapt to changing social situations is an integral part of a professional development, being seen by one's superiors to be unable to work well within a team or organization can result in a stunted career. Social anxiety can also cause the child to lose confidence in other facets of his life, which can then result in an inferiority complex.

There are very few concrete studies that show how child anxiety can develop into any other mental disorder, though there is ample evidence to suggest that this is happening. The question, in reality, is just what this anxiety can develop into when a person reaches adulthood, as well as when the critical time for dealing with the problem would be. Another concern is how to tell when the child's behavior is perfectly natural and when the child is starting to show signs of a problem that needs to be fixed. All too often, it is considered a highly subjective thing and it can be difficult for even medical professionals to tell the difference between the two.

Among the more common disorders that require moderate therapy include social anxiety and separation anxiety disorder. Children generally have difficulty with the concept of “letting go” of the people that they feel safe with. This inability to let go can easily develop into separation anxiety if allowed to develop into adulthood. While the targets of the problem changes, the nature of it remains essentially the same. The inability to adapt to situations socially has already been mentioned, though this can also potentially lead to performance anxiety if the adult is capable of recognizing his own skills but is incapable of utilizing them to full effect.

A problem here is the lack of concrete information on the development of this problem, as well as the lack of attention it is receiving. There are only a few studies that are dedicated to this particular facet of psychology, mainly because anxiety disorders in adults tend to be the more prominent focus. Another problem lies in the number of environmental factors to be considered, as well as the various differences in children's personalities. However, the core problem in diagnosing this problem lies in the perception of the parents themselves. One parent's child anxiety can be interpreted as nothing more than ordinary shyness by another parent.


title:Coming Clean: The Truth About Soap
author:Chere Deshayes
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_536.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:10
category:health
article:

What Is Soap?
Soap is the oldest cleanser around.  It is created by a chemical reaction between oils, water and lye. Although lye is used to make soap there is no lye left after saponification (the chemical reaction that makes soap) is complete. There is no such thing as a bar of soap that was made without the use of lye. Different kinds of soap are made using a variety of different oils. Both animal & plant oils can be used in the soap making process, each adding different qualities to the soap.
Conventional Bar Soaps
Much of the soap available in the store today is not really soap at all, but a detergent.  Detergents are a petroleum based product, like gasoline and kerosene.  Have you ever noticed how regular soap leaves your skin feeling dry, itchy and tight?  Alkali, the most common irritant in soap is often the culprit.  Others ingredients in mass-marketed soap have been proven harmful to human health and can cause severe skin irritations in some people.  These include ingredients such as DEA, Isopropyl Alcohol, BHT and Triclosan (commonly found in anti-bacterial soap).  The most common ingredient in conventional bar soaps is sodium tallowate.  It is the natural product of combining tallow, or beef fat, with lye.  The attractiveness for tallow for mass producing soap is that it processes quickly, produces a hard bar of soap and is cheap and plentiful.
The New Bar On The Block
While there is nothing new about handmade soap, its popularity is growing rapidly.  The sales of handmade soap continue to grow as part of society’s movement toward buying products that are healthy and good for the environment.  With the ever increasing use of synthetic chemicals and studies about their dangerous effects, consumers are on the lookout for more “green” alternatives. 
Benefits Of Handmade Soap
Evidence abounds of the healing properties of a handmade bar of soap.  Those who suffer from skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema, as well as people that have sensitive skin or are hypoallergenic often find immediate relief by switching to handmade soap.  Compared to store bought soap, handmade soap is very mild. They are often made from vegetable-based oils, such as olive, coconut, and palm and do not contain the potentially harmful chemicals found in conventional bar soap. One of the biggest differences between commercial soap and handmade soap is glycerine. Glycerine is a clear liquid that absorbs water from the air and is a key factor in keeping skin soft and healthy. Glycerin soap is especially good for sensitive and delicate skin, and for children. Because it is a high quality by-product in the soap making process,  many mass commercial soap manufacturers often extract the glycerine and sell it as a by-product to be used in higher priced products like lotions and skin creams.
Handmade Soap Is Good For Your Body
For adults, the skin covers approximately 20 square feet of the human body.  It is the largest human organ and is the bodies first line of defense against dehydration, temperature, infection and harmful substances.  Handmade soaps give your skin the care it deserves and make bathing a gentle, soothing experience.
Handmade Soap Is Good For Your Mind
For many of us today, life seems to move at an often hectic pace. While the stress of everyday life increases, personal time is at minimum.  A fragrant, handmade bar of soap is a simple indulgence that fosters a feeling of relaxation and being pampered.  Treat yourself or someone you love to the benefits of handmade soap!
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Title:
Comment Resserer les Liens de L'Amitie

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528

Summary:
Votre vie professionnelle et familiale vous prend tout votre temps? Plus le temps de voir vos amis mais pas non plus le temps de sortir? Alors pourquoi ne pas organiser une soiree detente originale...


Keywords:
casino,casinos,gambling,sportsbook,lasvegas,atlantic city,poker


Article Body:
Lors de multiples discussions avec de nombreuses femmes combinant vie professionnelle et vie familiale, il est toujours apparu le regret de ne pas avoir assez de temps pour soi. L'abandon au fur et a mesure du temps de ses amies d'antan, il en est ressorti que ce qui motive une personne a jouer de plus en plus au casino et autres jeux d'argent est son rapport a la vie.
Pour ces dernieres, la vie elle meme est un jeu. Respirer est un jeu,sortir hors de chez soi est un jeu, bref, meme le quotidien est un jeu. mais le casino, quant a lui, nous offre des sensations uniques car les paris ne sont, contrairement aux mouvemet quotidiens,bases que sur le fruit du hasard. Le casino procure a l'homme une montee d'adrenaline hors norme. Le risque est donc plus fort.


Ainsi, de cette etude. il en est ressorti les resultats suivants:


Le temps des vacances:

Ces 10 dernieres annees, Las Vegas est devenue l'endroit populaire pour jouer en famille car a la mise en place de systeme de resort et d'attractions familiales.


Pour gagner et devenir riche :

De toutes personnes interviewees ces personnes sont les plus representatives du phenomene. Elles sont venues au casino avec l'espoir de devenir riches et de pouvoir changer le cours de leur destin.


Problèmes d'argent :

Rejoint l'idee precedente. Beaucoup  semble croire qu'ils peuvent regler leurs problemes d'argent en jouant. Or, il y a aussi de forte chance, si madame chance n'est pas la, qu'elles engrangent d'avantages de pertes et de problemes si elles ne peuvent gerer leurs jeux et leurs mises.

Salle de Mariage:

Pour certains, se rendre au casino est l'endroit ideal pour celebrer son mariage. Un peu comme dans une eglise quoi. Et de preference a Las Vegas ou Salt Lake City. Leurs salles deviennent a la mode pour ce genre d'evenement en raison de leur prix rentable, l'originalite de leur hall d'accueil et l'espace de la salle pouvant accueillir grand nombre d'invites.


Leurs revenus.

Pour certains, le casino est comme un metier. Certains y passent toute leur journee pour pouvoir remporter une sorte de "salaire" plus ou moins eleve d'ici la fin du mois.


Pour trouver l'ame soeur:

Vous n'imagineriez pas le nombre de personnes celibataires se rendant en casino lors de parties de celibataires, uniquement dns l'espoir de trouver l'ame soeur et pourtant. Grand nombre de personnes interrogees y ont mentionne ce desir.


Pour fuir de chez soi :

La majorite des personnes interrogees ayant repondu pour sortir de chez soi sont essentiellement des gens de la gente masculine, tous maries depuis plus de 10 ans et peres de famille. Ces derniers se rendent generalement au casino en moyenne une fois par mois pendant quelques heures avant de rentrer.


Pour le plaisir :

Ces personnes auraient eu la bonne reponse. Toutefois, j'ai du mal a croire que cette categorie, qui devrait apparaitre en premiere place, ne se trouve au final qu'au bas de la liste. En effet, jouer au casino devrait etre avant tout une partie de plaisir. Integrer une ambiance hors pair d'un casino reel, avoir des boissons gratuites et ameliorer leur techniques de jeux, telles sont leurs principales preoccupations.


Title:
Common aches and pains at a glance

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546

Summary:
A brief glance of all the aches and pains we are experiencing, what causes them and ways to prevent or cure our muscle pains.


Keywords:
muscle spasm, lower back pain, muscle fatigue


Article Body:
We try to do everything in this 21 century --- filling our lives with a dozen of activities that tax our bodies and emotions. Multi-tasking is the norm with organizing busy schedules at work, for family and for our social life has become a daily task.

To stay and go on running in the rat race, you must be prepared to endure aches and pains all over your body as well as the lumps and swelling --- sure signs of overwork and stress.

Here are the common aches and pains that you usually experience in everyday:

?             Knee – Stiff and swollen joints make it difficult to do any bending. Pain in the knees are usually worse in the morning or after a long period of inactivity. Knee joints are often affected by arthritis.

?             Shoulder - Any kind of overuse can stress the shoulder joint. Muscles can be strained and tendons can become inflamed.

?             Hip - A pain at the top of your leg that you may usually the inner side of your thigh. Osteoarthritis of the hip is extremely common. It results from the deterioration of the cartilage covering the ends of the bones.

?             Back – stiffness, muscle spasm and pain. Lower back pain is very common. You can get this from carrying or lifting heavy loads.

?             Wrist- aching, numbness, burning, or tingling  in your palm, wrist, fingers. Carpal tunnel syndrome commonly occurs during pregnancy, menapause or  result of repetitive typing.

?             Feet -tingling, burning,numbness or pain under the heel.Tarsal tunnel syndrome is the foot version of the carpal tunnel syndrome, it is common with people who are flat footed.

Muscle pain can be caused by many conditions. The most commo is a “ strain” where the muscle is stretched beyond its maximum length resulting in injury. Muscle pain is most frequently related to tension or muscle injury any physically-demanding work. When muscle pain last beyond the expected healing time, it is then best to consult your doctor. 

Every now and then you might be having muscle cramps and if you are working for quite some time and it also involves some heavy work that you might be experiencing a sensation of your mucles making you so tired and there is a decreased in your muscular performance. The underlying cause of  muscle fatigue  can fall into two categories: central and local.

1.            The central nervous systme – when your mind is telling your body (muscles) to shut down.
2.            The local – is related to local factors that limit the ability to perform mucular work.

Regular exercise can help restore proper muscle tone. A good physical therapist can teach you strentching, aerobic exercises to feel a lot better. You can also do it yourself by cycling, swimming and walking. Warm up before you do any kind oe exercising. Do some stretching. Drink lots of fluids before and after exercising. You can overcome muscle fatigue by dieting, getting adequate rest and taking supplements or nutritional stimulants such as caffeine. If you work in the same position most of the day like sitting infront of the computer, get up and do some stretching at least every hour.

Taking some acetaminophen, aspirin or other non-sterioidal anti-inflammatory drugs can also be helpful in pain relief. Workouts in the gym to strengthen the back and shoulders can help restore a good balance.


Title:
Common Arthritic Pain Relief Cream Components

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509

Summary:
A pain relief cream is a popular choice in soothing and relieving joint pain caused by arthritis. Some of the common components of arthritic pain relief creams include salicylate, NSAID, capsaicin, emu oil, menthol, and eucalyptus oil. This article provides an overview of the common components of arthritic pain creams.


Keywords:
pain relief cream


Article Body:
Arthritis  is a common condition characterized by joint pain and inflammation. If you are suffering from arthritis, there are several ways by which you can relieve the pain it causes. A popular option is by applying an arthritic pain relief cream.  Since most arthritis creams available in the market are topical, they often produce instant results. However, with the variety of pain relief creams in the market, each with its own active painkilling ingredient, choosing one can be tough. Below are some of the most common components of pain relief creams available today:

Salicylate

One of the most popular components of arthritic pain creams is salicylate, an ingredient found in aspirin. Salicylate can enter the bloodstream and produce the same effects as an orally ingested aspirin. Although salicylate-based creams are effective, they should be avoided by anyone taking blood-thinning medicines or is allergic to aspirin. 

NSAID

Nonsteriodal anti-inflammatory drugs are also common ingredients found in pain relief creams, particularly those that target athletes as their main consumers. NSAID-based pain relief creams are  available only through prescription since their active ingredients may cause side effects.  As it is, if you are thinking of using an NSAID-based pain relief cream, talk to your doctor first.

Capsaicin

Capsaicin is a popular ingredients in most natural pain relief creams. An ingredient found in chili peppers, capsaicin works by ridding the nerve cells of pain-inducing Substance P. Pain relief creams with capsaicin work best when applied on the knees, fingers, and elbows. Although highly effective in soothing joint pain caused by arthritis,  capsaicin-based creams can  irritate and cause burining sensations in the eye and mouth areas. Thus, it is essential that you wash your hands properly after applying capsaicin creams. If the cream is applied to your hands, wearing mittens or gloves are strongly recommended. Alternatively, you can wait for 30 minutes or so until the cream is fully absorbed before washing your hands. Applying capsaicin creams to broken skin or using a heat pad after is a no-no. Breastfeeding mothers and those allergic to chilies are also advised to avoid using capsaicin creams.

Emu Oil

Creams that use emu oil as their active ingredients are usually pricier since authentic emu oils are imported from Australia. Creams with emu oil are very effective against joint pain with no severe side effects. Emu oil creams get absorbed easily, thus, providing quick relief.

Eucalyptus Oil or Menthol

Aside from heat, cold therapy also works well against joint pain. Using creams with menthol or eucalyptus oils as active ingredients is a convenient way of providing your joints with a cooling sensation. Eucalyptus oil or menthol-based creams works well for mild arthritic pain but they must be applied at frequent intervals. Like capsaicin, these creams must not be used near the eyes or mouth. 

There are different pain relief creams for arthritis and choosing one that best suits your needs and lifestyle is essential in ensuring maximum efficiency.  Take note of the advantages and disadvantages of each active ingredient to find out which is the best one for you.


Title:
Common Aspects of Peptic Ulcer

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478

Summary:
Peptic ulcer is basically a lesion located at the level of the stomach, duodenum or esophagus. Ulcer tends to affect the entire gastrointestinal tract, starting from the lining of the mouth and ending with the rectal region. Peptic ulcer suggests the involvement of hydrochloric acid and pepsin in the development of the disorder. When gastric acid is produced in excess, the mucosal membrane that protects the stomach and internal organs from danger is damaged, enabling the bacteria Helicobacter pylori to penetrate the barrier and cause internal infections. Therefore, in the case of peptic ulcer, both gastric acid and bacteria are responsible for the development of the disorder.


Keywords:
peptic ulcer, ulcer


Article Body:
Peptic ulcer is basically a lesion located at the level of the stomach, duodenum or esophagus. Ulcer tends to affect the entire gastrointestinal tract, starting from the lining of the mouth and ending with the rectal region. Peptic ulcer suggests the involvement of hydrochloric acid and pepsin in the development of the disorder. When gastric acid is produced in excess, the mucosal membrane that protects the stomach and internal organs from danger is damaged, enabling the bacteria Helicobacter pylori to penetrate the barrier and cause internal infections. Therefore, in the case of peptic ulcer, both gastric acid and bacteria are responsible for the development of the disorder.

Peptic ulcer located in the stomach is called gastric ulcer; peptic ulcer located at the level of the duodenum is called duodenal ulcer and peptic ulcer developed at the level of the esophagus is called esophageal ulcer.

Peptic ulcer is very common, millions of Americans being diagnosed with different forms of the disorder each year. The advance of modern medicine has allowed scientists to find out more valuable information about these disorders, enabling them to develop new medical treatments. Although in the past peptic ulcer was known to affect mostly male persons, more and more women suffer from forms of peptic ulcer nowadays. Statistics indicate that the predominance of smoking among women has determined an increase of peptic ulcer incidence with the female gender.

Peptic ulcers can sometimes develop into more serious disorders. As a result of complications, peptic ulcer may lead to perforate or bleeding ulcer. These two forms of ulcer are considered to be very dangerous, research results indicating a high probability of death due to such complications. Perforate ulcer involves severe tearing of the mucosal membrane, causing acute pain and sourness at the abdominal level. Bleeding ulcer involves internal hemorrhages and it needs immediate medical intervention. Most forms of perforate and bleeding ulcer require surgery due to their gravity. If the bleeding is severe, the medical intervention is primarily focused on stopping the hemorrhage and resuscitating the patient. The patient requires blood transfusions to compensate for the loss of blood and needs to be kept under constant monitoring until recovered.

The most common symptoms of bleeding ulcer are: nausea, fever, vomiting blood, presence of blood in the feces, black feces, dehydration, fatigue and body weakness. Due to loss of blood, such forms of ulcer may lead to anemia.

Some peptic ulcers are therefore more difficult to treat than others. When dealing with peptic ulcer, it is very important too keep away from alcohol, caffeine, cigarettes and cola, as these may all aggravate the symptoms of the disorder. You should try to respect a healthy diet and follow the medical treatment prescribed by your physician. If you respect these directions, your ulcer symptoms will most likely ameliorate within the first week of treatment, ensuring the remission of the disorder.


Title:
Common Birth Control Methods and How Effective They Are

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590

Summary:
There are numerous birth control methods out there, which means that people have a wide range of options to choose from. However,it should be noted that each method carries with it a certain number of positive and negative aspects, as well as a certain amount of retained risk of pregnancy.


Keywords:
birth control


Article Body:
There are multiple methods, tools, and techniques that a woman can use in pursuit of birth control. There are a few options

available to men as well, but females have the wider range of choices. It should be noted, however, that there are a few

caveats. For example, very few methods for contraception – or “family planning,” as the Catholic Church calls it – are

completely safe. In fact, a vast majority of them still have a slight risk of going awry.

Scientifically speaking, the single most effective form of birth control is still abstinence. No sex means no chance of

conceiving, after all. Technically speaking, human fertilization is still possible through artificial insemination.

Abstinence, as a form of birth control, does not cost anything. It also provides the additional benefit of preventing someone

from getting an STD. However, many people find the lack of sex to be a frustrating aspect of abstinence, and the one trait of

the method that is likely to make it unappealing.

Withdrawal, also known as coitus interruptus, is supposedly an effective form of birth control. The process involves having

the male “withdraw” from the vagina just prior to ejaculation, preventing the sperm from entering the cervix of the female.

Some men have expressed problems with this approach, mainly because it forces men to remain on-guard at all times. This, in

theory, causes sexual frustration on the part of the male and, arguably, reduces sexual gratification for both parties. While

most couples find this an acceptable trade-off in favor of contraception, the fact is that even withdrawal still poses a

certain degree of risk of pregnancy. This method may not work as effectively as it should, depending on a number of variables

including the presence of fluid on the tip of the penis that might already contain sperm cells even before the man

ejaculates.

The Catholic Church-approved Natural Family Planning method is one that presents even more risks, mainly due to the number of

variables involved. The main problem with this is that it requires a detailed, intimate understanding of the female partner's

ovulation cycle and the dependence on the regularity of it. This method involves estimating when the female is at her least

fertile, which is taken as the only time when sex would be safe from the possibility of pregnancy. However, this only works

if the female's ovulation cycle is regular, with the slightest unknown alteration or interruption increasing the risks. In

contrast, if the couple ever decides to have a child, they also have an idea of when the female is at her most fertile,

increasing chances of conception.

Pills are usually among the most favored birth control methods on the market. These medications rely on manipulating the

hormone levels of the woman's body, preventing the release of the egg cell from the ovaries. There have been numerous side

effects associated with the use of the pill, but in general terms, it is the most effective pharmaceutical method out there.

However, this is true only if the prescribed schedule for taking the pills is followed, since the slightest interruption or

alteration could disrupt the hormonal flow that the pills control.

Condoms are one of two birth control options for males, and also the option that has the highest risk. Condoms can rupture or

have small holes in them, which can reduce their effectiveness. On their own, condoms can be a problem. However, when used in

conjunction with other birth control methods, such as the pill, then it can be very effective in preventing pregnancy.


Title:
Common Causes of Back Pain

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352

Summary:
If you suffer from back pain and lower backaches, this article addresses some of the most common reasons why.


Keywords:
back pain, backache, backaches, lower backache


Article Body:
The most common medical complaints are that of back pain.  On a positive note, back pain episodes usually diminish within a few weeks if caused from muscle strain.  Unfortunately, a backache can be among the most difficult and frustrating problems for patients and their doctors.

Understanding the cause of your pain is the key to proper treatment.  Because back pain is sometimes difficult to treat, a better understanding of the causes of will assist patients in their recovery.

The most common causes of back pain are:

Muscle strains are the most common cause of low back pain.  Patients may or may not remember the initial event that triggered their muscle spasm, but the good news is that most episodes of back pain from muscle strains fade away completely within a few weeks.

A ruptured intervertebral disc, also called a herniated disc, is another common cause of back pain.

Discogenic back pain is thought to be a common cause of low back pain.  Discogenic back pain is the result of damage to the intervertabral disc, but without disc herniation.  Diagnosis of discogenic back pain may require the use of a discogram.

Spinal stenosis causes back pain in the aging population.  As we age, the spinal canal can become constricted, due in part to arthritis and other conditions.  If the spinal canal becomes too tight, back pain can be the result.

Arthritis most commonly affects joints such as the knees and fingers.  However, arthritis can affect any joint in the body, including the small joints of the spine.  Arthritis of the spine can cause back pain with movement.

Spondylolisthesis causes back pain because adjacent vertebra become unstable and begins to "slip."  The most common cause of spondylolisthesis is due to degenerative changes causing loss of the normal stabilizing structures of the spinal column.  If the spine becomes unstable enough, back pain can become a problem.

As stated earlier, backaches are hard to diagnose.  The causes listed above are just a few of the most common reasons why people suffer with back pain.  If you suffer from acute backaches, you should meet with your physician.


Title:
Common Causes of Lung Cancer

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505

Summary:
The risk factor for developing lung cancer among smokers is 25% greater than those people that do not smoke.  Quitting smoking is no easy task.  However, there is an abundance of help and support along with smoking cessation products to help you succeed.


Keywords:
lung cancer, cancer, quit smoking


Article Body:
There are a various risk factors that are linked to lung cancer.  The most common known causes are as follows:

Cigarette Smoking
Cigarette smoking is probably the most closely related link to developing lung cancer.  A person who smokes two packs or more of cigarettes per day has a one in seven chance of developing lung cancer.  Those that smoke one pack of cigarettes per day have a twenty-five times greater chance of developing lung cancer than a non-smoker.  In addition, those people that smoke a pipe or cigar have a five times greater chance of developing lung cancer than a non-smoker.

The risk of developing lung cancer increases with the number of cigarettes smoked over your lifetime.  Cigarette smoking damages the cells in your lungs.  The moment you stop smoking, your lungs begin healing themselves, replacing damaged cells with healthy, normal cells.  Your risk of developing lung cancer begins decreasing almost immediately when you quit smoking.  Every year that you do not smoke, your chances of developing lung cancer drop further.  By the fifteenth year, your chances of developing lung cancer are about the same as those of a person who has never smoked.

Secondhand Smoke
Also known as passive smoking, people exposed to secondhand smoke on a regular basis will have a higher risk of developing lung cancer, even if they do not smoke themselves.  Studies have shown that those who live with a smoker have a 24% greater risk of developing lung cancer than most non-smokers.  Doctors estimate that about 3000 lung cancer deaths a year are related to secondhand smoke.

Asbestos Exposure
Exposure to asbestos is another well-known cause of lung cancer and mesothelioma - cancer of the pleural lining of the lungs.  Asbestos was widely used in construction and everyday products in the late 1800s through the 1960s.  Asbestos separates into fine silica fibers that become trapped in the tissues of the lungs.  Mesothelioma is inextricably linked to asbestos exposure.  There are no reported cases of mesothelioma in people who were not exposed to asbestos either in the workplace or through their environment.  A non-smoker who was exposed to asbestos has a five times greater risk of developing lung cancer than a non-smoker who was not exposed.  Smoking increases the risk dramatically - a smoker who was exposed to asbestos has a risk of developing lung cancer that is 50 to 90 times greater than that of a non-smoker.

Radon Gas
It is estimated that about 12% of lung cancer deaths can be attributed to radon gas, a colorless, odorless gas that is a natural byproduct of the decay of uranium.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that as many as 15% of homes in the United States have unsafe levels of radon gas, which will account for 15,000 to 22,000 deaths from lung cancer annually.

Air Pollution
Scientists estimate that as many as 1% of all lung cancer deaths are attributable to air pollution.  They believe that prolonged exposure to very polluted air can raise the risks of developing lung cancer to about the levels of a passive smoker.


Title:
Common Cold Care and Prevention

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620

Summary:
Common cold is a situation that occurs more than any other disease, hence, the name. A person battling common cold normally can be treated at home. As so many different viruses can cause the common cold, no vaccination against it has yet been developed. However, there are some things one can do to help prevent it from spreading.


Keywords:
common cold, stress, depression, headache, bacterial infection


Article Body:
For all its findings, discoveries, and achievements, medical science still has yet to come up with a cure.  Common cold occurs more often than any other disease hence, its name. There are approximately 200 viruses that can cause a cold. Most colds are caused by rhinoviruses (the name comes from “rhin,” the Greek word for nose) that are in invisible droplets in the air we breathe or on the things we touch. Aside from rhinoviruses, there are more than 100 subtypes that cause up to half of all colds. They can infiltrate the protective lining of the nose and throat, triggering an immune system reaction that can lead to sore throat, headache, and experience difficulty breathing through the nose. A common cold results from exposure to the virus. Infections are spread from one person to another, by hand-to-hand contact, or by a cough or sneeze that sprays many virus particles into the air. Its intensity, however, depends upon the state of health of the person and environmental factors.

The common cold (also called viral rhinitis) is a viral infection, characterized by nasal congestion, a clear, runny nose, sneezing, scratchy throat and general malaise. Low vitality, exposure to cold, lack of sleep, depression, fatigue, and factors such as sudden changes in temperature, dust, and other irritating inhalations are important contributory causes.

Normally, common cold symptoms can be treated at home. Antibiotics are not prescribed because they do not work against viruses, however, if the cold leads to complications such as sinusitis, ear infection, tonsilitis, or chronic bronchitis, a physician may prescribe antibiotics. Moreover, a person in good health who becomes the victim of a cold may not need to see a doctor.



To relieve the symptoms of a cold, the following self-care advice may be helpful:
Drink plenty of non-alcoholic fluids to keep yourself hydrated. This is especially important for children. Water is best, but warm drinks can be soothing.
Rest and avoid stress and strenuous activity.
Keep the room at a comfortable temperature, but make sure that fresh air is circulating.
Smoke irritates the nose and throat. Try to avoid being around people who smoke and avoid smoke-filled environments like pubs or clubs. If you are a smoker, try to smoke as little as possible while you are feeling unwell,

If common cold is accompanied with coughing, a cough medicine may help to soothe a ticklish or dry cough. Over-the-counter products available from the local pharmacist are often sold as combined remedies for treating a cough and cold.  Preparations may contain several ingredients and it should always follow the manufacturers instructions to make sure one is taking the right dosage for the symptoms. As so many different viruses can cause the common cold, no vaccination against it has yet been developed. However, there are some things one can do to help prevent it from spreading:

Wash your hands regularly and properly, especially after touching your nose or mouth and before handling food.

Always sneeze and cough into tissues. This should help prevent the virus-containing droplets from your nose and mouth entering the air where they can infect others. Throw away used tissues immediately and then wash your hands.

Do not share cups or kitchen utensils with others. Use your own cup, plates and cutlery.

If a cold becomes nasty, like if a person develops chest pain or starting to experience difficulty in breathing, immediately seek medical attention.  A doctor will likely examine the throat and ears, and the doctor may take a throat culture by brushing your throat with a long cotton-tipped swab. This will show whether a person has a bacterial infection, which requires treatment with antibiotics. Otherwise a person battling a common cold, can treat all the symptoms at home.


Title:
Common Cold: As Common As The Air We Breathe

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557

Summary:
A common cold is an infection of the upper respiratory tract, nose and throat. It is  usually harmless, although it may not feel that way. The common cold usually catches up with us at one time or another. The common cold is truly common, cause it is the most contagious infection one will encounter in his or her entire life.


Keywords:
common cold, headache, depression, bacterial infection


Article Body:
Watery eyes, congestion, sniffles, sneezes, sore throat, cough, headache...these are some of the symptoms of a common cold. A common cold is an infection of the upper respiratory tract, nose and throat. It is  usually harmless, although it may not feel that way. The common cold usually catches up with us at one time or another. With children getting as many as eight colds per year or more. This contagious viral infection of the upper respiratory tract is the most common infectious disease in the United States and the number-one reason children visit the doctor and stay home from school.

There are approximately 200 viruses that can cause a cold. Most colds are caused by rhinoviruses (the name comes from “rhin,” the Greek word for nose) that are in invisible droplets in the air we breathe or on the things we touch. Aside from rhinoviruses, there are more than 100 subtypes that cause up to half of all colds. They can infiltrate the protective lining of the nose and throat, triggering an immune system reaction that can make throat sore, suffer headache, and experience difficulty to breathe through the nose. While getting a chill does not cause a cold, there are factors that make a person more susceptible to attack by cold viruses. These include excessive fatigue, depression, allergies involving nose and throat symptoms, and the middle phase of the menstrual cycle.

A cold begins when one of several different kinds of cold virus attaches to the lining of the nose or throat. The immune system sends white blood cells out to attack this germ. Unless a person encountered it before, the initial attack fails and the body sends in reinforcements. The nose and throat get inflamed and produce lots of mucus. With so much of energy directed at fighting the virus, a person suffering from cold feel tired and miserable.

The common cold is spread mostly by hand-to-hand contact. Like if a person with a cold blows or touches his or her nose, and then touches someone else's, the person becomes infected with the virus as well. Then, the cold virus can live on objects such as pens, books, and coffee cups for several hours and can be acquired from such objects. While common sense would suggest that coughing and sneezing spread the common cold, these are actually very poor mechanisms for spreading a cold.

There’s still no cure for the common cold, however, there are plenty of cold symptom remedies. The major home impact that we can have on the common cold is hand washing. Hand washing has clearly been shown to prevent the spread of colds. This can be particularly effective in public places and is recommended before meals. While there is news about treating the common cold with Zinc, this is still not considered to be confirmed by adequate scientific research. Its benefits remain unproven. Vitamin C has been said to reduce the duration of symptoms from a common cold but medical research has not supported this.

If symptoms of a common cold aren't improving, it is always advisable to see a doctor to make sure one don't have a complication of a bacterial infection in the lungs, sinuses or ears. The common cold is truly common, cause it is the most contagious infection one will encounter in his or her entire life.


Title:
Common Computer Workstation Mistakes and Solutions for Pain Relief – Part 1

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681

Summary:
Common computer workstation mistakes and solutions for pain relief.


Keywords:
back pain, neck and shoulder pain, correct sitting posture, ergonomic chair


Article Body:
Copyright 2006 Wendy Young

Common Computer Workstation Mistakes and Solutions for Pain Relief - Part 1 Author:  Wendy Young

If you are experiencing pain in your wrists, fingers, hands, neck, shoulder or back and work at a computer for more than four hours per day there it is time to take a close look at how your computer workstation is designed.

Following are a few of the challenges I have seen in thousands of workstation designs. Does this sound like you?

Chair Armrests Too High Or Low:

In most instances the armrests are adjusted too high. Most keyboards are placed on surfaces too high for them and the computer user will adjust the armrest to the height of the work surface thinking this is supporting them properly.

They are inadvertently raising their shoulders to a tensed position. If the shoulder muscles are tensed for any length of time with repetitive motion in the hands or arms, varying levels of pain or discomfort may develop depending on the length of time in this tensed position.

Solution: Adjust the armrests up or down so that the shoulders muscles are in a relaxed position while resting on the armrests. If your shoulders are shrugged at all then the armrests are too high. If you are leaning into either armrest this could be an indication that the armrests are too low. The best way to do this is to drop your arms down by your side and just let your shoulders relax. It is important that you get a "feel" for this. In this fast paced and competitive world computer users are so focused on their work that they are not aware of the physical comfort changes that are occurring in their bodies on a daily basis.

Improper Sitting Posture:

If you are slouching in your chair you might be reducing your ability to take deep breathes due to collapsing your diaphragm.  This can cause fatigue and discomfort because oxygen and nutrients cannot travel efficiently to your lower extremities and your brain.

Solution: Sit all the way back in your chair with the lower part of your back firmly touching the backrest. This will enable you to sit in a neutral posture with ease.  Be sure you know how to adjust your chair. The chair is the foundation of the computer work area and if you have a great chair that is not adjusted properly then it will not do you any good. You want you feet to be flat on the floor or on a footrest.

Monitor Too High Or Low:

If the monitor is too low it requires bending the neck forward or down to view the screen. In high position the neck will bend backwards to read the screen.

Solution: Try this exercise. Relax your head and neck. If you do this correctly your head will be in a slight forward tilt. Now relax your eyes by letting your eyes "fall" to their lowest position in your eyes. Notice the lowest line on the screen you can read without raising your eyes or head. Position the monitor height so that the information you are reading is centered in this area.

For 19-21" monitors the top of the viewable screen will be approximately 2" below the line of sight. The line of sight is defined as the imaginary straight line from your eyes to the screen. Let your eyes and body determine what is comfortable.

Monitor and Keyboard Not Centered Together:

The computer user often will have the monitor placed to the side and will twist their neck left or right to view the screen. This added tension in the neck can create varying levels of discomfort.

Solution: Place the keyboard directly in front of the monitor so that you can look at the monitor without turning your neck sideways at all. If you use the mouse frequently and do not use the number pad on your keyboard you may consider an ergonomic keyboard with a 15" footprint. This will balance the keyboard AND mouse with the monitor.

Be on the lookout for Part 2 in the next few days…


Title:
Common Health Blunders Made By Doctor Averse Men

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286

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Men aren’t the only ones making health blunders. Women run to the doctor all the time. Nonetheless, experts say women have a tendency to take care of the rest of the family before taking care of themselves. Women- you are really good at caring for others, but you are not often the best judge of your own health.


Keywords:
weight, weight loss, men, men's health, health advise, health mistakes, health mistakes by men


Article Body:
Men- it’s time to take care of your bodies! Most of you take better care of your cars than you do your health. Why is this? According to new medical information, the essential male blunder is the notion many men have that a real man is a man with no vulnerabilities. Well it’s time to recognize you can seek help when you need it, and you should before it’s too late.

What can all this neglect lead to? Here’s some major health errors men tend to make:

    * Denying the obvious. Blood in the stool, weird rashes or moles, sudden thirstiness.
    * Denying even something as serious as a heart attack. When the signs of a heart attack appear you should immediately call 911.
    * Not getting a prostate exam because it's unpleasant. A digital rectal exam is a screening test for prostate cancer, and is recommended to be done along with a PSA blood test.
    * Not being examined for colon cancer. Most men should have a colonoscopy starting at 50 and every five to 10 years thereafter.
    * Not being aware of testosterone levels. Experts recommend getting serum testosterone blood tests in middle age.
    * Not checking yourself for testicular cancer. Strikes younger men, 15 to 35.
    * Eating an unhealthy diet. Fat intake should be maximum 10% of your diet.
    * Hiding depression. Ask for help, treatment is often very successful.
    * Smoking. Your doctor can give you a regimen to quit.

No- you don’t have to wait for something to fall off before you go to the doctor. Take these symptoms seriously and get help if you think you need it. And we wonder why men have a shorter life expectancy than women. Brush off the embarrassment and visit your doctor regularly.


Title:
Common Hearing Aid Myths

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581

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MYTH: Hearing aids will cure hearing loss or restore a hearing impaired individual’s hearing to normal.


Keywords:
Hearing Aid


Article Body:
MYTH: Hearing aids will cure hearing loss or restore a hearing impaired individual’s hearing to normal.

TRUTH: No hearing aid will ever allow a hearing impaired individual to have normal hearing.  A hearing aid just cannot provide what the ear and its intricate working of nerves can.  What it can do is amplify sounds so that those wearing them can benefit from and enjoy a wide variety of listening situations. Hearing better helps one to respond appropriately thus improving communication skills.

MYTH: Hearing aids will resolve all of a hearing impaired individual’s communication difficulties.

TRUTH: This is impossible, although hearing aids go a long way in helping a hearing impaired individual with their communication skills.  Hearing aid wearers  often still have problems following conversations when background noise is present or in noisy public settings, thus inhibiting their ability to communicate effectively in those situations.

MYTH: Hearing aids will destroy residual hearing.

TRUTH: Since hearing aids are prescribed according to an individual wearer’s specific hearing loss, it would be a rare occurrence for a hearing aid to cause further damage to a person’s hearing.  There are several things a hearing impaired individual can do to further reduce the possibility of damage caused by hearing aids.   They must be well maintained, worn correctly and well fitted.

MYTH: Smaller hearing aids have better technology.

TRUTH: Both larger hearing aids and smaller ones are equipped with cutting edge technology.  The two most common types of hearing aids are behind the ear (BTE) and completely in the canal (CIC) hearing aids. Whether or not an individual will be able to wear a hearing aid that is nearly invisible to a casual observer, depends on the type of hearing impairment they have.  The hearing aid that is most appropriate for one person’s degree of impairment or listening needs, may not necessarily be best suited to another person.

MYTH: Hearing aids are not absolutely necessary for relatively minor hearing losses.

TRUTH: It is not advisable to put off obtaining hearing aids until hearing loss becomes a bigger problem.  Over time the risk of permanent sound distortion increases.  In this case, even when hearing aids amplify the volume of the spoken word it can still sound garbled.

MYTH: Hearing aids will not be effective for some types of hearing losses.

TRUTH: Generations ago people with certain types of hearing losses, such as high frequency, were told there was little or no help out there for them.  With advances in hearing aid technology this is no longer true.  Hearing aids are now effective for at least 95 % of hearing impaired individuals.

MYTH: Babies can’t be fitted with hearing aids.

TRUTH:  Actually infants as young as a month old can be fitted with hearing aids.  With the increase in hearing tests for at risk newborns, hearing impairments are being detected earlier then ever and the world of hearing aid research and technology is doing its best to keep pace.

MYTH: It doesn’t matter where hearing aids are purchased.

TRUTH: While buying hearing aids through mail order or off the internet may be less expensive, it is not necessarily advisable.  By purchasing through these venues, a hearing aid consumer may be giving up the quality of care they will get by working with an audiologist.  This includes things such as a qualified hearing evaluation, professional recommendations as to the most appropriate type of hearing aid, expert instruction regarding proper hearing aid usage, follow up care, etc.


title:Common Ingredients Found in Fat Burning Supplements
author:Chester Ku-Lea
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_4520.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:12
category:health
article:

The term commonly used with fat burning supplements is often thermogenics, which as the name suggests, has to do with temperature. These supplements have been shown to help increase the body's temperature enabling the body's ability to burn calories as heat; to be used as energy, thereby preventing them from being stored a fat.
Effective thermogenic supplements are those that contain key ingredients that create a fat burning 'thermogenic' environment by working together and in synergy. Some of these ingredients also aid in reducing appetite and spiking an increase in short-term energy. Such common ingredients are:
Alpha Lipoic Acid
• Prevents cellular damage (from free radicals), reduces oxidative stress, lowers blood sugar
• Increases energy levels
• Powerful insulin potentiator
Banana leaf extract
• Balances blood sugar levels
• Transports blood sugar into the cells and aids in controlling carbohydrate cravings
Cayenne
• Raises the body's metabolic rate
Citrus Aurantium
• A highly effective calorie and fat burner
• Helps to burn fat, and does not affect the central nervous system
• Increases energy levels
CLA - Conjugated Linoleic Acid
• An important fatty acid that has been shown to reduce the body's ability to store fat and increase the body's use of fat for energy.
Coleus Forskohlii
• Accelerates the breakdown of existing fat stores
• Promotes healthy cardiovascular function, lowers elevated blood pressure
• Increases levels of cellular messenger cAMP(cyclicadenosine monophosphatpe) that in turn accelerates the breakdown of existing fat stores
Garcinia Cambogia
• Promotes weight loss and suppresses appetite
• Increases fat oxidation and mobilization
• Promotes glycogen synthesis
• Increases energy levels
Guarana Extract
• When combined with other ingredients it helps to boost their effect
• Has been used for centuries to reduce fatigue and to increase energy levels
Guggul Extract
• Improves thyroid functioning
• Increases fat metabolism
Green Tea Extract
• When combined with the other ingredients it helps to boost their effect to burn fat
• Has been used for centuries to reduce fatigue and to increase energy levels lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels
Hoodia
• The Hoodia molecule, christened P57, fools your brain into believing you are full making it easier to lose that excess weight.
• Pure Hoodia has no known side-effects, it is stimulant free, will not give you the shakes, make your heart race or raise your body temperature.
Konjac root
• is high in fiber, essential for cleaning the digestive system.
• it expands to about 50 times its original volume when used with a large glass of water.
Mucana Puriens
• Improves cognitive function, alleviating depression and improving a sense of well being
• Helps to naturally boost healthy amounts of growth hormone, which promotes lean muscle growth, and in turn a faster metabolism
Naringin
• Extends the half-life of all the other fat burning ingredients, thereby supporting and extending a longer fat burning timeframe
Potassium Pyruvate
• Increases resting metabolic rate
• Facilitates the transport of blood sugar into muscle tissue to increase available energy
Spirulina
• Improves weight loss
• Lowers cholesterol
• Increases energy and boosts mood
White Willow Bark
• The bark of the white willow tree is a source of salicin and other salicylates - compounds
• When combined with the other ingredients it helps to boost their effect to burn fat

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title:Common Myths About ADD
author:Sarah K. Jenkins
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_4223.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:12
category:health
article:

· Attention Deficit Disorder does not actually exist; it is an excuse to allow children to behave poorly and avoid discipline.
Great strides are being taken to fully understand ADD and its causes. However, there is no question it is a real disorder that is exhibited by inattention, impulsiveness, distractibility, and sometimes hyperactivity.
· All children have poor attention spans and are hyperactive; therefore children diagnosed with ADD are just like any other child.
ADD causes excessive impulsiveness, inattention, distractibility and sometimes hyperactivity; the very nature of diagnosing ADD is that the behavior is more extreme than that of other children of the same age. While most children display these behaviors at some time, it does not normally hinder their day to day activities. Children with ADD have constant problems with these behaviors impeding their productivity on a daily basis.
· Attention Deficit Disorder can be prevented through discipline or diet.
Because ADD is a biological and genetic disorder, diet and discipline are not causes. Many suggestions have been made that poor diet, fatty foods, and sugar are factors that cause the disorder; this is absolutely not the case. Likewise, lack of discipline does not cause ADD. In many cases a child with ADD has been excessively reprimanded to no avail.
· All children with ADD are hyperactive
There is a common misconception that Attention Deficit Disorder inherently means a child is hyperactive; this is not true. Many children have the predominantly inattentive type of ADD, meaning the primary characteristic is lack of attention, short attention span, and distractibility. This type does not include hyperactivity as a symptom. ADD without hyperactivity is often more difficult to identify, as the children are usually just thought to be unproductive or lazy.
· Most children outgrow ADD
Studies suggest that most children continue the symptoms of ADD throughout adolescence, and some even into adulthood. Exhibiting the same behaviors, these individuals will continue to show distractibility, difficulty in staying on task, and impulsiveness for many years.
· There is nothing parents or teachers can do to control a child with ADD
This is simply not the case. The purpose of parents and teachers in dealing with a child with ADD should be to help teach them how to control their own actions. There are various ways to do this, including behavior modification, positive reinforcement procedures, and other techniques. While traditional discipline may be less effective, measures can be taken to help control an ADD child
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Title:
Common Myths and Misconceptions about Anorexia

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531

Summary:
People have many misconceptions about anorexia. Due to poor understanding of the phenomenon or due to various popular myths surrounding eating disorders, most people assimilate denatured ideas regarding anorexia and the persons it affects.


Keywords:
anorexia, anorexia nervosa, girls with anorexia, pro anorexia, anorexia and bulimia, anorexia symptoms, anorexia tips, signs of anorexia


Article Body:
People have many misconceptions about anorexia. Due to poor understanding of the phenomenon or due to various popular myths surrounding eating disorders, most people assimilate denatured ideas regarding anorexia and the persons it affects.

Probably the most common misconception describes anorexia as an incurable, terrifying disease. Although anorexia can cause both physical and psychological harm, this type of eating disorder can be successfully treated and its undesirable effects can be overcome in time. In fact, through the means of an appropriate therapeutic program, the great majority of patients diagnosed with anorexia can be completely recovered from the disorder in a relatively short period of time.

Statistics indicate that more than 80 percent of people that have been confronted with anorexia at a certain point of their lives have been completely recovered with the means of psychological counseling and the help and encouragement of their families. Furthermore, most of the people affected by anorexia in the past have been able to achieve emotional balance, regaining full control over their lives. However, the truth is that anorexia needs to be timely discovered and prompt intervention is required when dealing with this type of disorder, as the affected persons can inflict themselves a lot of physical and emotional damage.

Another popular myth surrounding this type of eating disorder suggests the idea that anorexics do not eat. This idea is completely exaggerated and unfunded! Although anorexics are very restrictive with food and they indeed keep drastic diets, they are human beings after all and therefore they need to eat! In order to achieve their goal of having a slim body, anorexics usually avoid foods that are rich in calories and therefore they commonly follow vegetarian diets. Every once in a while, anorexics may also engage in binge-purge behaviors, eating exaggerated amounts of food at once, only to dispose of it right after, by vomiting or by using laxatives and diuretics. However, this behavior is more common among bulimics.

People also commonly confuse anorexia with bulimia. Although anorexia may resemble bulimia and people generally experience difficulties in separating between them, each of these two common types of eating disorders has various distinctive features. However, people with eating disorders can have oscillatory behaviors and anorexics can easily become bulimics, or vice versa. 

First of all, from a physical point of view, the main difference between anorexics and bulimics is body weight. While most anorexics are underweight, bulimics often have an average or, above average body weight. Therefore, unlike the case of anorexics, it is even more difficult to identify a person who suffers from bulimia.

From a behavioral point of view, the main difference between anorexics and bulimics involves their eating habits. While anorexics commonly keep drastic diets and restrict their intake of calories, bulimics predominantly engage in binge-purge acts. 

From a psychological perspective, the main difference between anorexics and bulimics is that people with anorexia have a stronger will and ambition than bulimics. While both these categories have a low self esteem and a distorted self-image, bulimics are often more likely to suffer from depression. Their contradictory, ambivalent behaviors that fluctuate between binging and purging food render them very vulnerable to developing feelings of guilt and confusion.


title:Common Pitfalls of Plastic Surgery
author:Matthew Leo
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_2429.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:11
category:health
article:

Common pitfalls of plastic surgery are those involving before and after pictures with photographic tricks or attractive models instead of the surgeon's patients, that are publicly displayed in printed ads, online advertisement or broadcasted by TV, audio-visual or specific tele-shopping and infomercials.
Before and after pictures are useful to help you make the decision to have cosmetic surgery when they are real, but not advisable as criteria to select a surgeon, since no ethical surgeon can guarantee results this way, but if so, be sure to get his promises in writing.
Fake testimonials implying that anyone can get these results of people sharing their experiences may only be a marketing plan whether viewed on TV, through the internet, heard on the radio or at the surgeon's office; they have a powerful influence in the patient's final decision. Pitfalls can not be easily detected due to the impossibility to verify the authenticity of any given testimonial or the identity of the "happy patients".
Because the purpose of testimonials are considered to be a way to solicit patients, most professional societies and State medical boards prohibit the use of testimonials to advertise Plastic Surgery. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) considers this marketing tool a violation to the code of ethics of 97% of certified surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, members of ASPS.
Impressive sounding surgeon's credentials or a plastic surgery procedure that does not name the surgeon may be listed as pitfalls of plastic surgery. While it is obvious to expect that a surgeon has the proper training, credentials and experience to provide the plastic surgery procedure or service you are seeking, remember that many physicians may call themselves plastic surgeons or cosmetic surgeons with training. In fact, in most states any physician may perform any procedure without peer scrutiny and no training requirements.
Since there are no requirements that the physician be is a trained surgeon, anyone may claim to be a board-certified surgeon simply by joining a sound-a-like organization, but the true meaning is that The American Society of Plastic Surgeons enforces one of the most rigorous ethical codes in the medical profession, so the best way to find out a surgeon's facts is consulting only surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Other pitfalls of plastic surgery are those offering dramatic results with superficial treatments, minimal or non-invasive procedures, no risk or little risk and downtime as well as a variety of products, procedures or manipulations without mention of the doctor's qualification, board certification or his/her specialty. These promises are designed more for marketing reasons than a real therapeutic value.
These individual procedures may be inexpensive, but offers only little or temporal improvement, so it is necessary for multiple sessions before seeing positive results, raising in the mean time the costs, often comparable to the total cost of the plastic surgery. Non surgical procedures with high tech names suggest new approaches to youthful appearance and the expectation of major effectiveness.
All these issues make it difficult for patients to separate plastic surgery hype from reality.
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Title:
Common Pneumonia Causes

Word Count:
490

Summary:
There are many pneumonia causes and risk factors that can facilitate the development of the disease. Pneumonia is inflammation and infection of the lungs, generating symptoms like cough, headache, chest discomfort when breathing, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, muscle pain, fever and a general state of fatigue. Although the symptoms of pneumonia may not appear to be serious, resembling those of flu or cold, some forms of the disease need immediate medical assistance and treatment.


Keywords:
pneumonia symptoms, pneumonia, pneumonia causes


Article Body:
There are many pneumonia causes and risk factors that can facilitate the development of the disease. Pneumonia is inflammation and infection of the lungs, generating symptoms like cough, headache, chest discomfort when breathing, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, muscle pain, fever and a general state of fatigue. Although the symptoms of pneumonia may not appear to be serious, resembling those of flu or cold, some forms of the disease need immediate medical assistance and treatment.

Pneumonia can be developed by anyone, regardless of age and sex. Around 3 million people in the United States are diagnosed with pneumonia each year. Despite the fact that some forms of pneumonia can be very mild, other forms of the disease can actually be life-threatening. Statistics indicate that around 5 percent of hospitalized people with pneumonia die each year as a result of complication.

There are various pneumonia causes. Typical forms of pneumonia are developed due to infection with viruses (influenza, herpes simplex virus, varicella-zoster, adenovirus, respiratory syncytial virus), gram-positive bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes) and gram-negative bacteria (Haemophilus influenzae, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Neisseria meningitides, Pseudomonas aeruginosa). Atypical pneumonia causes are numerous. Walking pneumonia is a very common form of atypical pneumonia and it is caused by infection with Mycoplasma pneumoniae. Mycoplasmas are microorganisms that share the characteristics of both viruses and bacteria, and these infectious agents can sometimes cause severe forms of pneumonia. Another pneumonia cause is infection with microorganisms such as Chlamydia pneumoniae and Legionella pneumophila.

When pneumonia is caused by viruses, the disease is usually less serious and in many cases the infection clears on itself. However, if pneumonia is caused by bacteria, the disease can become very serious. Sometimes, even neutral microorganisms can be a pneumonia cause. On the background of general body weakness, prolonged medical treatments, previous severe infections, immune system dysfunctions, recent chemotherapy or surgical interventions, some otherwise benign microorganisms can lead to the development of pneumonia. Under special circumstances, infection with neutral microorganisms can be a pneumonia cause. Infection with Pneumocystis carinii is considered to be the main Opportunistic pneumonia cause. Another common Opportunistic pneumonia cause is exposure to fungi, such as Mycobacterium avium.

Although the respiratory system is packed with natural defenses (mucus, nostril hairs, cilia), some infectious agents manage to break through these barriers and reach inside the organism. If microorganisms reach to the lungs, they quickly spread inside the alveoli (small pulmonary sacs of air), causing serious infections. Smokers and people with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases are very exposed to contracting the infectious agents responsible for causing pneumonia.

Pneumonia isn’t always caused by infection with microorganisms. Airborne irritants (particles of dust), exposure to chemicals, or inhalation of certain fluids can also become pneumonia causes. When pneumonia is developed due to inhalation of irritant matters, the disease is referred to as Aspiration pneumonia. This type of pneumonia is common in very small children and elderly people and it is generally a milder form of illness.


Title:
Common Pneumonia Symptoms

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528

Summary:
Pneumonia is inflammation and often infection of the lungs. Although some forms of pneumonia are mild and don’t require medical treatment, other forms of the disease can be severe and need prompt medical intervention. Statistics indicate that over 3 million people in the United States are diagnosed with pneumonia each year, and many of them require hospitalization. When pneumonia is caused by infectious agents, the disease is very contagious and it can be easily transmitted through sneezing, cough or physical contact. Therefore, many patients are not hospitalized for the seriousness of their disease, but to prevent them from spreading pneumonia to other people.


Keywords:
pneumonia symptoms, pneumonia, pneumonia causes


Article Body:
Pneumonia is inflammation and often infection of the lungs. Although some forms of pneumonia are mild and don’t require medical treatment, other forms of the disease can be severe and need prompt medical intervention. Statistics indicate that over 3 million people in the United States are diagnosed with pneumonia each year, and many of them require hospitalization. When pneumonia is caused by infectious agents, the disease is very contagious and it can be easily transmitted through sneezing, cough or physical contact. Therefore, many patients are not hospitalized for the seriousness of their disease, but to prevent them from spreading pneumonia to other people.

There are many forms of pneumonia and some are not caused by infection with microorganisms. Aspiration pneumonia is common in very small children and elderly people, but it can also occur in adults. This form of pneumonia is caused by inhalation of foreign matters: fluids, dust, chemicals or other irritants. This condition is mostly common in small children due to inhalation of vomit or food. Aspiration pneumonia symptoms are usually not very intense and they ameliorate within a few days. Aspiration pneumonia symptoms are: dry cough, chest soreness and pain, wheezing, difficult breathing. Although medical treatment is not required for overcoming this form of pneumonia, it is best to see a doctor as soon as you spot its symptoms.

Infectious forms of pneumonia can be either caused by viruses, bacteria and mycoplasmas. Viral and mycoplasma pneumonia are usually milder than bacterial forms of the disease and they rarely require medical treatment.

Viral pneumonia is very common in children, teenagers and elderly people and it can be mistaken for flu or cold. Viral pneumonia symptoms are: throat inflammation, cough, swelling of the lymph nodes, chest discomfort when breathing, headache and a generalized state of fatigue. The cough can sometimes produce small amounts of mucus. Mild fever and chills may accompany viral pneumonia symptoms in the early stages of the disease. Viral pneumonia symptoms usually ameliorate within a few days and the infection completely clears up on itself in a few weeks.

Bacterial pneumonia can be severe and therefore, it can produce more intense symptoms. Bacterial forms of pneumonia are more common in adults and people with weak immune system. Bacterial pneumonia symptoms are: high fever, excessive sweating, mucus-producing cough, shortness of breath, chest pain and soreness when breathing, abdominal pain, nausea, muscle pain, pronounced body weakness. Bacterial pneumonia symptoms can also include cyanosis (due to lack of blood oxygenation) and brown-colored mucus producing cough. If the disease is severe, the cough may contain traces of blood.

Mycoplasma pneumonia can be developed by anyone, regardless of health condition and age. However, this form of pneumonia is usually mild and doesn’t require any medical treatment. Mycoplasma pneumonia symptoms are: mucus producing cough, chest pain, difficulty breathing, headache, fatigue. Other mycoplasma pneumonia symptoms are: moderate fever, chills, abdominal pain and discomfort, nausea and vomiting. This form of pneumonia develops slowly and its symptoms may only be perceived after several weeks from catching the disease. Although mycoplasma pneumonia is not considered to be serious, it is advised to see a doctor as soon as you spot its first symptoms.


Title:
Common Pregnancy Concerns

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605

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How pregnancy is achieved nowadays; benefits of pregnancy in the couple; needs of a pregnant woman;what causes cramps during the first trimester of pregnancy; cramps during the second and third trimester; what causes nausea and vomiting; when does it happen; how to control nausea and vomiting.


Keywords:
pregnancy, cramps, nausea and vomiting


Article Body:
A woman's life would not be complete if she would not have the experience of conceiving a child. Although there are some women who, under certain health circumstances, cannot bear one, there are now new ways of becoming pregnant. Artificial insemination, for example, is an artificial process of giving fertilization which is done by placing the sperm of the man into the female's cervix or uterus rather than by natural copulation. Other women prefer adoption, but this kind of process usually takes time and money.

Being pregnant at the right time could be beneficial for the couple in many ways. Pregnancy often makes them even closer together, and this would be the turning point where they would feel and begin their own family. It also connects the couple in a very special way, and through getting pregnant they may develop more values regarding life and marriage.

Pregnancy is especially hard on the part of the woman. This is the time where they have to be extra health conscious by eating the right food, having proper exercise, ample rest, and sometimes getting what they want. Think of eating strawberry shortcake at 3 a.m.? These requests can be a bit unreasonable, but to make the pregnant woman feel better, her husband would have to give way...and make a way.

During the course of pregnancy, the woman might feel various complications that are considered normal when pregnant. Cramps during pregnancy can be mild to severe, depending on the mother's health status. During the first trimester, women can experience cramps during implantation, which usually happens from eight to ten days after the ovulation period. Another cause for cramps would be the stretching of the uterus. The woman's body will prepare for the baby by expanding and stretching the uterus, therefore causing mild cramps. Unfortunately, cramps can be accompanied by bleeding or spotting when there is a possibility of a miscarriage. Other causes of cramping during the first trimester would be due to gas pains and constipation, often leading to feelings of discomfort. In the course of the second and third trimester of pregnancy, cramps can also occur during pre-term labor and during early labor. These cramps are often  accompanied by back pain.

Another common complication among pregnant women would be to experience nausea and vomiting.        It occurs when a combination of physical changes and hormone levels take place during early pregnancy. This condition usually begins around the sixth week of pregnancy, and can happen at any time of the day. Although most women experience nausea and vomiting until the twelfth week of pregnancy, queasiness can also come and go during the nine month period. In most pregnant women, such feelings of nausea and vomiting affect their health, especially when it comes to eating. It is important not to skip meals even if one feels sick and queasy, so that the right amount of nutrients are given to the unborn child.

In controlling nausea and vomiting, keeping track of the woman's diet is crucial. When waking up, try to eat a few crackers and rest for fifteen minutes before getting out of bed. Eating small meals can help in avoiding an empty stomach, and cold meals are recommended, since food odor can sometimes be annoying for pregnant women. Eating pickles, pretzels, bread, cake, watermelon, nuts, or mushroom soup can help in relieving the feelings of nausea. Getting plenty of rest, taking time off from work, fresh air, and even acupuncture can also relieve a pregnant woman from nausea and vomiting. By having regular check ups with the OB Gynecologist, pregnancy can be fairly easy for both husband and wife.


Title:
Common Procedures in Acid Reflux Surgery

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506

Summary:
Although acid reflux can be controlled through the means of medical treatments and appropriate diet, some people who suffer from severe forms of the condition may require acid reflux surgery. Acid reflux has a recidivating character and surgery is the best means of fully overcoming the condition. There are several medical procedures in acid reflux surgery and the most effective ones are Laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery, also known as Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication and Intraluminal Endoscopic surgery. These surgical procedures are both considered to be safe and patients usually recover quickly after the operation.


Keywords:
acid reflux surgery,  acid reflux


Article Body:
Although acid reflux can be controlled through the means of medical treatments and appropriate diet, some people who suffer from severe forms of the condition may require acid reflux surgery. Acid reflux has a recidivating character and surgery is the best means of fully overcoming the condition. There are several medical procedures in acid reflux surgery and the most effective ones are Laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery, also known as Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication and Intraluminal Endoscopic surgery. These surgical procedures are both considered to be safe and patients usually recover quickly after the operation.

Acid reflux (gastro-esophageal reflux disease) is a physiological condition that usually occurs due to inappropriate activity of the lower esophageal sphincter (muscular valve that connects the esophagus to the stomach), allowing the content of the stomach to reflux into the esophagus and throat. In normal conditions, the esophageal lower sphincter should be able to prevent the regurgitation of the stomach acids into the esophagus.

The sphincter normally acts like a barrier between the stomach and the esophagus, sealing the walls of the esophagus in order to protect the organ from the digestive fluids produced by the stomach. However, due to abnormal pressure at the lower end of esophagus, weakness of the esophageal lower sphincter, abnormal positioning of the esophagus inside the body or inconstant muscular contractions of the sphincter, the digestive fluids produced by the stomach are allowed to enter into the esophagus and the throat. Acid reflux surgery can correct the actual causes of the condition, normalizing the activity of the lower esophageal sphincter and therefore preventing the access of gastric acids to the superior levels of the esophagus.

Acid reflux surgery involves simple medical procedures and it provides permanent results for people who are constantly affected by the condition. Acid reflux surgery is recommended for people with chronic forms of acid reflux, but it is also suitable for other patients with less serious forms of the condition.

The most common form of acid reflux surgery is fundoplication. This form of acid reflux surgery involves tightening the walls of the esophagus in the region adjacent to the stomach, thus increasing the pressure near the lower esophageal sphincter. By increasing the pressure at the union point between the esophagus and stomach, acid reflux surgery prevents the content of the stomach from being regurgitated upwards, inside the esophagus and the throat. One other method used in acid reflux surgery involves tightening the esophageal valve. By doing so, the valve will be able to efficiently seal the esophagus, preventing the reflux of gastric acid inside it.

Intraluminal endoscopic acid reflux surgery basically involves the same medical procedures, but performed through the means of an endoscope. This form of acid reflux surgery is very quick and its risks are minimal. The majority of patients recover rapidly after this form of acid reflux surgery and they usually don’t require post-operatory treatment.

Thanks to medical advance and the multitude of modern treatments available these days, acid reflux surgery can be performed in a quick, safe and effective way.


Title:
Common Psychoactive Treatments

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602

Summary:
This article talks about how simple medications can be of big use to people everywhere. This article focuses on a certain class of medications called psychoactive drugs are used for the treatment of common psychological disorders such as depression, anxiety, and insomnia.


Keywords:
psychoactive medication, depression, anxiety, insomnia


Article Body:
In the old days, people rely on medicine men, oracles, and even the position of the stars to find a cure for various illnesses.  Much for what was considered as medicine were merely based on myth and superstition.  But with the advent of modern medicine, people became more aware of scientific means of diagnosing and treating illnesses. Medications, or drugs prepared in laboratories, are widely used for their convenience and effectiveness. For many years, we have used different kinds of medications in order to ease and alleviate the pain we feel in our bodies. It has become a necessity for each home to have at least a couple of basic medications for cough and colds, fever and flu, headaches, and so on. Having these medications at hand can prevent further aggravation of an ailment when dealing with hospitals, drugstores, and doctors.

               An interesting kind of drug medication would be the class of psychoactive medication. Also called psychotropic substances, this specific drug is a chemical substance that acts on a person's central nervous system wherein it alters the brain's function, causing short term changes with regards to a person's mood, perception, consciousness, and behavior. These drugs can be used recreationally (entheogens) for ritual and spiritual purposes, or therapeutically for medication. Since this would be the only kind of medication that can be used for recreation, it can sometimes be abused because of the mind altering effect that it can bring, making the person feel more pleasant as he was before.

               But in a more medical sense, psychoactive medication are often helpful in treating psychological disorders such as depression, anxiety, insomnia, among many others. Although these psychoactive drugs do not affect the underlying cause of these disorders, they can serve symptomatic relief for patients who wants to live a normal life.

               Anxiety is seen as the continuous tension, nervousness, or panic caused by stress or any other psychological causes. This disorder is seen in many, and is often resolved by taking psychoactive medication. Anti anxiety drugs are used to give relaxation or to reduce the physical symptoms of anxiety, such as shaking and palpitations. Causing such relaxation and sedation, a certain class of psychoactive medication called “benzodiazepines” are included in anxiety medications that depress the person's central nervous system. “Beta blockers” also contribute to these medications, allowing the suppression of physical symptoms. Having depression can interfere with a person's daily activities, and when this situation starts to stay there for a time, a person may need medical help. Psychoactive medications can be appropriate for this kind of disorder. Antidepressants would be the specific kind of medication, offering the increase of the neurotransmitters' level in the brain. More often than not, it takes some time (from six to eight weeks) before these antidepressants take effect.

               When a person has trouble sleeping, they may be experiencing insomnia. Both anxiety and depression can cause insomnia, among many others. When this specific cause is known and treated, the person's sleep patterns generally return to normal. When insomnia gets persistent, sleeping pills may be appropriate. Most sleeping pills cause sedation by depressing the central nervous system (more likely as those of anxiety medications). Although a person can sleep while under these medications, the sleep induced by the drug will not be the same as of natural sleep, since the drug suppresses brain activity.

               These are just examples of how psychoactive medications are commonly used in our everyday lives. It is important to know and be well-informed about every aspect of the medication, to prevent any side effects, withdrawal symptoms, and any negative impact on the body and brain itself.


Title:
Common Questions about Migraine

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461

Summary:
The most frequently asked questions about Migraine answered in easy to understand language. A quick guide on Migraine for lay man.


Keywords:
migraine


Article Body:
How do I know whether this is migraine?

This is the most common question most people are unsure about diagnosis of migraine. Though all migraines are headaches, all headaches are not migraines. There can be many causes like high blood pressure, cervical spondylosis and poor eyesight being a few. So every one with headaches should not think he is suffering from migraine. The broad criterion of diagnosis is if you have two or more of the following symptoms during a attack it is probable you are suffering from migraine:

a.            Throbbing headache, often on one side of the head only.
b.            Visual disturbances (blink spots, distorted vision, flashing lights or zigzag patterns) these symptoms are often called aura.
c.            Nausea and vomiting or diarrhea.
d.            Increased sensitivity to light.
e.            Increase sensitivity to sounds.

The second general rule is that if a headache and other associated symptoms prevent you from continuing with daily activities it could be a migraine.

What are the common triggers?

Migraine is believed to be caused by release of a chemical called serotonin or 5HT into the bloodstream from its storage sites in the body, resulting in changes in neurotransmitters and blood vessels in the brain. Exactly what causes this to happen is still not clear: However certain factors have been identified which can trigger attacks in susceptible people:
a.            Emotional stress, e.g., anger, worry, shock, depression.
b.            Physical exertion like over exertion / tiredness change in sleep patterns and traveling.
c.            Hormonal changes like menstruation and pre-menstrual period, puberty, menopause.
d.            Environmental like light, loud noise, intense smells, change or climate or smoking
e.            Diet like lack of food or infrequent meals, specific foods like chocolate, citrus fruits, cheese, alcohol, especially red wine.
f.            Other triggers like use of sleeping tablets high blood pressure, toothache or other dental problems, eyestrain, congested nose and sinus problems.

Migraine triggers are numerous and varied and occur in combinations peculiar to a individual. For most there is not just one trigger but a combination. These can be tolerated individually but when several occur together, a threshold is passed and an attack is triggered. Identifying and avoiding personal trigger factors can help.

If one of my parents suffers from migraines, is it necessary that I will also have it?

Though it has been seen that migraine does run in families, it is not necessary that children of migraine patients will also have it. Nor this is true the other way round. People often say that since nobody in family had migraine, they cannot have. This is also not true. It is possible for people to have migraine even when nobody in the family has it.

Migraine is difficult to cure?

Migraine is very much a curable disease as any other disease.


Title:
Common Sense Tips to Deal with Fatigue

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545

Summary:
Fatigue is a common health complaint. Around 20% of Americans experienced excessive fatigue that is enough to interfere with their normal life. However, one of the hardest terms to define and a symptom of many different conditions. Causes, symptoms and ways to battle fatigue are stressed on this article.


Keywords:
excessive fatigue, stress, lifestyle, sleep disorders, relationships, muscle relaxants,


Article Body:
Do you feel tired all the time? Feel like sleeping after your lunch break? Have you experienced that there are days that you're energy is so low? Probably you are overworked or stressed? You may be experiencing fatigue.

Fatigue is a common health complaint. Around 20% of Americans experience excessive fatigue that is enough to interfere with their normal life. Fatigue, also known as weariness, tiredness, lethargy, exhaustion is generally defined as a feeling of lack of energy and motivation. It is not the same as drowsiness, but the desire to sleep may accompany fatigue.

Fatigue is a symptom, rather than a specific disease or disorder. People who are fatigued feel tired all the time in both body and mind. It is thought that between three and 10 percent of patients visit their doctors because of fatigue. A person suffering from fatigue has slowed reflexes and reduced function in daily life. Excessive fatigue is also a known risk factor in workplace and car accidents.

Fatigue can trigger from a variety of causes such as undiagnosed medical conditions, unhealthy lifestyle choices, workplace issues, emotional concerns and stress. It can also be caused by a number of factors working in combination.

Many diseases and disorders can trigger fatigue, including flu, anemia, sleep disorders, tuberculosis, hepatitis, chronic pain, heart and lung problems. Malnutrition, obesity and vitamin deficiency can also rouse fatigue.

Excessive workload, the lack and too much of exercise can also make a person worn out and experience fatigue. Common lifestyle choices such as too much sleep, alcohol, drugs, sleep disturbances, and poor diet are also factors that influence the development of fatigue. Individual circumstances such as events that impact a person can also cause fatigue. These may include personal illness or injury, illnesses or injuries in the family, unhealthy personal relationships, too many commitments or financial problems.

The ultimate decrease in blood pressure also means a decrease in the amount of work the heart is doing, which can lead to a feeling of fatigue. Sometimes, the drug works not only on the heart, but also on the central nervous system. Muscle relaxants work to decrease the contraction of muscles. This relaxation can lead to total body relaxation, which may cause an individual to feel fatigued.

To battle fatigue, take some of the pressure out of the day. Take a midday stroll or get up 15 minutes earlier to give yourself more time to start your day. Whether you walk, garden or swim, once you get moving, you'll likely notice you have more stamina. Try to include at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity. While 30 minutes is the minimum recommendation, you may need up to an hour of moderate activity daily to maintain fitness and a healthy weight. Set priorities and learn to say no. Put aside a time each day to do something you enjoy.

Fatigue can be a normal and important response to physical exertion, emotional stress, boredom, or lack of sleep. However, it can also be a nonspecific sign of a more serious psychological or physical disorder. If fatigue is not relieved by enough sleep, good nutrition, or low-stress environment, an evaluation by a doctor is advised. Because fatigue is a common complaint, sometimes a potentially serious case may be overlooked, leading to a more severe illness.


title:Common Skin Conditions: Dermatitis and Moles
author:Claire Bowes
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_4664.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:12
category:health
article:

Two of the most common skin conditions are the presence of moles and dermatitis.  Moles can have more serious consequences than the irritation of dermatitis.
Moles occur when the cells in the skin that give it its pigment, called melanocytes, grow in clusters.  These cells normally grow throughout the skin, but when too many grow in the same place a mole occurs.  Most moles appear before the age of 25, but some may appear much later.  Moles can remain static or change over time.  Although most are not dangerous, some can be malignant and lead to melanoma.  Any mole that oozes or becomes painful or sensitive should be checked out by a dermatologist.  Moles that suddenly appear after the age of 25 or begin to change or grow should also be evaluated.
When evaluating your moles, keep the following in mind.  Moles should be round.  If your moles are asymmetrical, or irregular in shape, have it evaluated.  If you find a mole that is larger than ¼”, mention it to your doctor or dermatologist.  If you find that your mole has an irregular or jagged edge, or is not all one color, have your doctor look at it.  Finally, any mole that is red or blue may be cause for concern.
Treating moles is not difficult.  If a mole is embarrassing, or becomes irritated under your clothing, you may ask your doctor to remove it.  Moles can be frozen with a chemical, after which they dry up and fall off.  Other moles can be simply cut off of the skin.  Often, doctors will remove entire moles that seem suspicious and test the tissue for cancer.  If any malignancy is found, they may cut out a slightly larger area of skin and then suture the site closed.
Check your skin regularly for changes in your moles.  If any seem suspicious, or any changes have occurred, let your doctor know.  Preventing a problem is as easy as going on “mole patrol.”

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title:Common Treatments For Hair Loss In Women
author:Richard Mitchell
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_811.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:10
category:health
article:

Much has been said and written about modern day hair loss treatments but this tends to relate almost exclusively to men. Do these same treatments offer solutions to women suffering from hair loss or is there a completely different category of remedies available? It really depends on what is causing hair loss in the first place and as the most common causes of hair loss are the same as those that affect men, the treatments available are pretty similar.
In an earlier article we concluded that the three most common causes of hair loss in women are female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium and alopecia areata. We'll now look at each of these in turn and examine the best treatments available, bearing in mind the specific needs of women:
1. Treatments for female pattern baldness.
In most instances minoxidil (Rogaine) is the first treatment used. This is one of only two FDA approved hair loss treatments and it remains the only one approved for use by women. Minoxidil comes in the form of a topical solution that works by tackling the symptoms of hair loss and helping to generate new hair growth. It does not target the causes of hair loss and will not work for everyone. The women's version of minoxidil is a 2% solution but the 5% version marketed for men can be used if necessary.
The most popular drug for treating male pattern baldness is of course finasteride (Propecia). Women of child bearing age should not use this drug due to the severely damaging effects it can have on unborn male fetuses. Any women considering using Propecia should discuss it first with their physician. In some cases your doctor may prescribe a different androgen blocker called spironolactone as a means of stopping the hormone activity that is causing hair loss. Spironolactone is normally used as a diuretic and results may be variable.
There is a bewildering range of commercial products available, most of which are aimed squarely at men but many are also suitable for women to use. Whether they work or not is another question but some products containing ingredients like saw palmetto, stinging nettle, pygeum and green tea have shown their value. You can find out more about these and other poential hair loss solutions by visiting the site listed at the end of this article.
2. Treatments for telogen effluvium
This is a hair loss condition that generally does not require any specific treatment. Once the effects of the trauma that caused hair loss in the first place have subsided, the hair will regrow of its own accord. Some patients like to encourage the regrowth process by using minoxidil but this isn't necessary. Implementing a good nutritional regime and supplementing with B-vitamins may help to create a hair friendly environment.
3. Treatments for alopecia areata.
This is another hair loss condition that may resolve itself spontaneously. In some cases one of the following treatments may prove useful:

               Daily application of minoxidil (Rogaine).
               Injection of cortisone into patchy areas of the scalp (this must be administered by a physician). Creams and lotions containing cortisone can also be used but results are variable.
               Dithranol can be applied to the scalp in mild or early cases.
               Application of 100% aloe vera gel.
               Massage the scalp with rosemary and lavender essential oils in a jojoba base.
               Use of a hair loss product containing the Chinese herb He Shou Wu.
               A product called Calosol has recently generated positive feedback.

Please note, however, that none of these is guaranteed to work due to the unpredictable nature of alopecia areata. It is this uncertainty that offers opportunities for scamsters to make outlandish claims. The fact remains, there are no miracle cures for advanced forms of alopecia areata so sufferers may wish to consider other options such as head coverings and wigs.
This does not mean that patients are without hope because, even in severe cases, hair can spontaneously start to grow again even after years of loss.
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Title:
Common Women's Health Issues for Young Women

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521

Summary:
Modern medicine and statistics have found that some problems and health concerns are more common among certain demographics

and age groups than in others. For example,women within the ages of 25 and 40 are more prone to experience stress and stress-   

related conditions than women in other age groups. Another common concern among this age group would be skin care issues.


Keywords:
women's health issues


Article Body:
Statistics and medicine have always had some ties with one another in Western medical philosophy, with the numerical analysis

making it easier to paradoxically both specify and generalize patients. Populations are divided by gender, then by age, and

then by even more demographics, all in an effort to find out which groups are more likely to develop which illnesses. At the

same time, the numbers are used to analyze whether or not medication would be effective on a large enough size of the

population to be useful. Each segment of the population undergoes varying degrees of scrutiny and study, with various

sections showing medical commonalities. One of these groups would be women's health issues, particularly around the ages of

25 to 40.

Stress, believe it or not, counts among the most prominent women's health issues in the aforementioned age group. The

triggers for stress tend to vary widely from person to person, but there are a couple of causes that can be considered

common, regardless of demographic. Professional careers, family life, social pressures, and parental care can all bear down

on a woman in this age group. Juggling all of these has never been easy on anyone, but some believe that the emotional toll

of the internal “family versus career” debate puts more stress on women due to expected social and cultural roles.

Statistically speaking, they are more prone to stress than other female age groups, particularly in recent years.

As a possible outcrop of stress, conditions such as anxiety and depression have also been noted as women's health issues in

this age group. However, it is worth stating that the forms of anxiety and mood disorder that occur to women in the ages

between 25 and 40 are usually not female-specific, such as postpartum depression. One of the factors believes to contribute

to the emerging prevalence of this problem would be the delicate balance between cultural perceptions on female behavior and

how it compares and contrasts with career and drive. Tears and crying are often seen as weaknesses among the corporate elite,

for example, so women striving to earn positions of power in the business world often make an effort to suppress natural

emotional reactions. Medicine and science both state that crying and the release of tears, in moderation and when

appropriate, can actually relieve a good amount of stress and tension in women. In theory, this is similar to how

“therapeutic” hitting objects is for men under the same situations.

Skin care is also a major concern for the 25 to 40 age group, particularly because it no longer has the resiliency and

strength of youth. It is a little known fact that teenage skin is much more resistant to outside influence than adult skin,

as well as being more sensitive to topical treatments. Time also contributes to the lower level of skin care during this age,

as career or family concerns begin to take more priority over appearances. There are various ways that a woman can maintain

the overall health of their skin without investing time she may not have, ensuring that skin damage does not become a major

concern later on in life.


Title:
Communication Between Doctors and Patients – A Key to Better Health

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540

Summary:
The article talks about the health benefits of making simple adjustments in one's lifestyle. Having regular physical exercise, eating nutritious food, obtaining regular medical examinations, and taking medicines prescribed by doctors are essential elements of a healthy lifestyle.


Keywords:
cheap medicines


Article Body:
People around the world would be a little healthier if they would simply follow the advice of health professionals about having a healthy lifestyle. Regular exercise, proper nutrition, regular medical check-ups, and taking medicines are important elements of a healthy lifestyle.

However, in reality, a lot of things hinder the way towards better health. Most people do not have the time and the will to perform simple resistance and cardiovascular exercises. These individuals may not have the time to prepare healthy food and, as a result, often end up eating at fast food joints that usually offer products that lack essential nutrients. Worse, many of these establishments sell foods that are high in fat and other unhealthy substances. Fast food and instant meals usually contain lots of calories, sodium, and fat. These items lack the important vitamins and minerals that the human body needs.

In addition, many people do not have the financial resources to get regular medical checkups and buy cheap medicines. Even individuals who have a health plan may not necessarily understand what needs to be done to be healthy. It takes individual responsibility to be informed about health issues. It also takes will and determination to overcome obstacles to healthy living. Making the right food choices, having regular exercise, and taking appropriate medicines for one’s medical condition are some of the crucial steps to becoming healthy. 

One of the most important steps that should be done to have good health is to develop clear and open communication lines between patients and doctors. This communication line will help the doctor and patient to know more about each other and how they can work together to cure an illness or improve the patient’s sense of well-being. The doctor is the best person to give proper advice about a certain illness, medication, exercise, and most anything that has to do about health. A doctor and the patient should work as a team and understand each other. Even simple issues like taking medicines should be first be consulted with a doctor because certain medications may interact with other drugs and produce unwanted side effects. Oftentimes, the words and symbols on prescription bottles and the package inserts are hard to understand. Recent medical studies suggest that a large number of individuals who purchase medicines have trouble understanding health information, including those in their prescription. People who have a hard time understanding the instructions on their drug packages or prescription should not be ashamed and ask their doctors to help them. Taking the right medicines properly are essential factors in improving one's health.


Seeking the approval of doctors in taking the right medication is important because taking these drugs improperly may hamper the development of one's health. Many people tend to self-medicate because of the proliferation of cheap medicines, but this practice is not encouraged by doctors because of the harm that it may bring. Some drugs may work well with other individuals and others may not because there are factors to be determined before taking certain drugs. People want to improve their health can achieve this by making simple adjustments in their lifestyles. Regular visits to one's doctor and developing communication with them is essential to achieving one's health goals.


Title:
Communication par Internet entre Franchiseurs et Franchises

Word Count:
624

Summary:
Nombreux sont les franchisés qui utilisent aujourd'hui Internet pour communiquer avec leurs franchiseurs. Cette dernière s'effectue essentiellement via Intranet, ordinateur privé fonctionnant en réseau. Voici comment cela fonctionne.


Keywords:
business,marketing,vente,networking,image de marque,gestion,marketing de reseau,business opportunities,online business,computers,franchise network


Article Body:
Cette communication entre franchiseurs et franchisés peut donc se faire aujourd'hui via Internet ou câbles de d'interconnexion reliant les franchises via leur réseau et permet de rentabiliser le travail des franchisés par le gain de temps en recherche d'informations si ce dernier est correctement utilisé.

Les franchisés peuvent alors passer leurs commandes en ligne et contrôler les dates de livraisons. La plus part des grandes franchises utilisent le système "à la minute", qui permet de connaître au moment précis l'état des stocks ou encore les livraisons effectuées à leur franchisés. Cela a donc réellement permis d'activer le processus et signifie également que le franchisé peut mieux réorganiser ses stocks sans être à court au moment X.

Les systèmes les plus pointus permettent également aux franchisés de s'approvisionner auprès d'un autre franchisé si le franchiseur est à cours de stock.

Les demandes peuvent être connectées au réseau et toutes les ventes peuvent être relayées auprès des franchiseurs. Cela implique donc que la plus part des cas des demandes d'ordres peuvent être retirées directement par le franchisé.

Pour le franchiseur, cela est fantastique car il n'est alors plus nécessaire de perdre du temps à rechercher le franchisé disposant de la quantité adéquate désirée qui pourrait répondre urgemment à la demande.

Les franchisés en tire un avantage certain car ils voient leur travail diminué et leur permet de passer plus de temps sur les problèmes marketings et la gestion de la relation clientèle.

Par ailleurs, les franchisés peuvent maintenant payer en même temps en ligne le franchiseur et les fournisseurs sans avoir recours aux carnets de chèques, enveloppes et postage. Une solution simple de payement en ligne donne de nombreux avantages que ne peuvent procurer les méthodes de payements classiques. En plus d'augmenter leur facilité de caisse, ce système leur permet également de réduire les risques de fraude. 

Par exemple, une grande société de jeux carte possédant bon nombre de franchises. L'une d'entre elle se retrouve à cours de jeux que l'on vient de lui demander. Un simple passage sur Intranet et elle peut alors renseigner exactement son client quant aux délais de livraison du produit.

D'autres systèmes encore plus perfectionnés permettent de voir leurs comptes, rendant alors leur travail plus aisé grâce à une analyse plus objective. Le comptable est ainsi capable de voir en temps et en heure toute transaction effectuée et de récupérer les données des autres franchises.

Mais l'Intranet permet aussi à l'entreprise d'y déposer ses brochures, de visionner les dernières vidéos publicitaires de la société et éventuellement aider les franchiseurs en leur adressant un feedback sur la manière d'améliorer leur politique marketing pour le futur. Ils peuvent également tenir leurs opérateurs informés de façon régulière de manière manuelle.

Pour cela, un accès Internet haut débit est obligatoire, les franchisés développant habituellement leur business depuis leur ordinateur. Cela implique au franchiseur de devoir former son franchisé quant à l'utilisation et la maintenance de leur outil informatique.

es franchiseurs aiment adopter ce système afin de renforcer l'image de marque de la compagnie et faire participer activement leurs franchisés au cœur de cette dernière.

Toutefois, les dangers de l'utilisation d'Internet (ou intranet) sont nombreux. Si le serveur principal des franchiseurs tombe en panne et ne dispose pas de back up adéquate ou une facilité d'accès d'autres serveurs, tous les réseaux des franchisés peut être pénalisé.


Title:
Como Controlar Adiccion a las Apuestas

Word Count:
542

Summary:
Aquí te presento una serie de consejos para tratar a un ser querido que es adicto a las apuestas de una forma efectiva.


Keywords:
health,games,addictions,gambling


Article Body:
Dicen que el primer paso para detener una adicción es admitir que tienes un problema. Aquí te presento una serie de consejos para tratar a un ser querido que es adicto a las apuestas de una forma efectiva.

Tratar con alguien que tiene una adicción a las apuestas puede ser doloroso. Tienen una tendencia a desconectarse de la familia y de los seres queridos, entonces a continuación te explicare lo que debes hacer en el caso que alguien que quieres es adicto a las apuestas.

Algunos de los pasos son difíciles, sin embargo tienen un muy buen resultado y son importantes tener en cuenta la hora de actuar.

La primer cosa que debes hacer es esconder tus objetos de valor, y si esta persona vive contigo, deberás mantenerlos bajo llaves y si eso no es posible entonces llevarlos a un banco bajo una caja de seguridad.

Si esta persona es tu hijo o pareja, entonces deberás limitar su acceso a tu dinero. En muchas circunstancias gente ha gastado los ahorros familiares y ahorros para la universidad de sus hijos. Entonces si puedes obtener el número de cuentas de la persona indicada, si no es demasiado tarde, y cancelar todas sus tarjetas de crédito.

En algún momento deberás confrontarlo. Cuado lo hagas, es importante no gritarle y no enojarse; sino diles como te afecta lo que están haciendo. Asegurate de que la gente cercana a ellos estén ahí para ayudarte y apoyarte (sin contradecirte).

Es importante que todos tomen turnos y le digan a la persona como su adicción a las apuestas ha afectado sus relaciones, sin hacerlo agresivamente, sino tranquilamente. Esto ayudara a la persona a darse cuenta que la gente que lo quiere esta viendo algo que el no ve, y comenzara a mirar a sus acciones con otros ojos.

Recuerda, el objetivo de confrontarlo no es de hacerlos dejar de apostar completamente, pero ayudarlos a reconocer que tienen un problema. Y buscar ayuda profesional.

Algunas personas recomiendan que lleves a la persona a Encuentros de Adictos Anónimos a las Apuestas, pero yo no creo que sea buena idea. Aunque esta sea una organización que ayuda a aquellos con problemas de apuestas a alejarse de ellas, creo que algunos necesitan una sesión o dos con un psicólogo o un consejero entrenado para tratar con adictos al juego.

Luego de que todo este dicho y hecho, deberás estar listo ya que la mayor parte del tiempo el apostador seguirá apostando, quizás lo intenten hacer en secreto pero no se detendrá completamente.

En la mayoría de las adicciones, la persona con el problema necesita tocar el fondo, y luego cuando haya perdido todo lo que significa para el importante (familia, amigos, trabajo), comenzaran a ver el problema y buscar ayuda. Si conoces a alguien que no admite tener el problema de ser adicto, te recomiendo que si ya has intentado tu mejor esfuerzo, deberás estar listo a alejarte, y recuerda que en algún punto debes abandonar a un barco hundido antes de ir abajo a buscarlo.

Para encontrar más información sobre el tema puedes buscar en Apostadores Anónimos.


Title:
Como Ganar en el Bacara

Word Count:
504

Summary:
Si buscas jugar y divertirte en el Casino, el juego Bacará es la elección  adecuada en donde podrás apostar, ganar y seguir jugando.


Keywords:
bacará,juego de casino,ganar,casino,juego,entretenimiento,ocio,game,baccarat,casinos,leisure,entertainment,hobby,casinos


Article Body:
El clásico juego de casino Bacará es conocido por ser el juego preferido del famoso agente secreto 007 James Bond. Las versiones del Bacará son Punto Banca, Las Vegas y Chemin de Fer (el de James Bond). El juego fue originado a fines de 1400 y principios de 1500 ya era conocido en Europa, especialmente en Italia y Francia, luego Inglaterra continuando con Estados Unidos.

La gran particularidad del juego es que los participantes ganan altas sumas de dinero y por otro lado, el casino no presenta alto porcentaje de ventaja lo cual es ideal para los jugadores. En el resto de los juegos de casino pasa lo opuesto, ganas pequeñinas sumas y el casino se lleva un alto porcentaje.

Las reglas básicas del Bacará son bastante simples y fáciles para cualquiera que desee aprender. Los jugadores deberán apostar en aquel que su mano de naipes sea lo mas cercano a 9 en su suma. Si por ejemplo el primer naipe es de nueve, se llaman nueve natural, o si suma ocho la petite ocho en francés.

Los dos jugadores son la "banca" y el "jugador" y el que en su mano es mas cercano a 9 ganara la jugada. Si por ejemplo el jugador obtiene el puntaje mas alto en sus dos primeros naipes, la banca no podrá tirar un tercer naipe.

Es una gran ventaja que no se necesita tener experiencia para jugar, apostar y llegar en el Bacara es por eso que es fácil e importante aprender para luego practicar en línea o en el casino y divertirse.

La particularidad del juego es su estilo glamoroso y elegante, el cual lo ha hecho popular en su personaje de James Bond, el cual suele apostar con excelencia en sus películas desde los 50. Primero con John Connery, y luego con Pierce Brosnan siempre el juego estuvo presente.

Los valores de los naipes en Bacará, son bastante particulares ya que el 10 y las figuras suman cero o Bacará. Claro que el 9 es el valor deseado a obtener, luego el 8 y los demás números valen según sus números. Es decir si tienes un 7 y un 4 suman 11 y como el primer digito desaparece, vale 1. El naipe de As tiene un valor de 1, es así como un As y el 9 suman 10 convirtiéndose en cero.

La Banca y Jugador son los denominadores de las apuestas del juego. El estilo lujoso que presenta el Bacará, es único y lo puedes hacer en línea o desde los casinos clásicos, ganado grandes montos y con un poco de experiencia puedes convertirte en un gran jugador de estilo.

El clásico juego de James Bond es sin duda muy simple y entretenido para jugar con amigos en el casino, en línea y divertirse un buen rato. Si tienes tiempo de dedicar para practicar veras que este juego es un gran descubrimiento en donde podrás quien sabe ganar altas sumas de dinero que nunca creías que iba a pasar.


Title:
Como Ganar Jugando Video Poquer

Word Count:
535

Summary:
Si buscas ir al casino, saliendo con mucho mas dinero del que entraste aquí te presentamos la gran posibilidad de jugar en vides Póquer.


Keywords:
video poker,poker,casinos,entertainment,games,leisure,hobbies,entretenimiento,póquer,juegos,ocio,hobbies,recreation,gambling,casinos,sports


Article Body:
La mayoría de la gente te dirá que la única manera de salir de un casino siendo Millonario es entrar siendo un Millonario, pero la realidad es que no es completamente verdad. Solo es la forma más fácil de hacerlo.

Si eres el tipo de persona que no teme a los riesgos para ganar grandes sumas, entonces puede que esto te sea útil.

Las maquinas de video Póquer pueden ser encontradas en cada casino, en los clásicos casinos o en línea. Estas maquinas ofrecen las mejores posibilidades de hacerte un millonario si sabes como jugar.

Todo lo que necesitas es una tarjeta de crédito con por lo menos $20,000 y los cojones de arriesgarlo, en lo que puede ser menos de 20 minutos. Recomiendo guardar hasta $20,000 dólares antes de que lo intentes y no solo gastar el dinero de tu tarjeta.

El juego que elijas es muy importante. Hay muchos tipos de juegos diferentes de poquer ofrecidos en forma de video. En algunos juegas en un computador y el jugador con la mejor mano ganara, en otros no hay otros jugadores, la mejor mano que obtengas la maquina pagara mas. Un par paga 1:1; dos pares pagan 2:1 y sucesivamente. El segundo tipo de video póquer es el que mas te conviene.

Recuerda que esto no es no es una garantía  de que ganaras, y si no ganas dinero puede que quedes con menos $20,000 dólares. Pero la realidad es que puede hacerte ganar mucho efectivo, de una forma bastante sencilla.

Usualmente conviene comenzar con por lo menos 20,000 dólares, y haciendo apuestas de $1,000 cada tanto, y así comenzar a ganar el gran monto real.

Te recomiendo  no aumentar tus apuestas a mas de $1,000 hasta que no hayas hecho por lo menos $100,000.

He descubierto este método hace dos años; He gastado mis fines de semana en el casino jugando al  
href="http://www.juegos-de-casinos-6.com/poquer.html">poquer blackjack, Ruleta, sin ganar nada de dinero, pero durante la semana jugaba video póquer desde mi casa, y ganaba montos que nunca lo había hecho antes.

Un día decidí intentarlo y en vez de gastar mi dinero en juegos de mesa fui directamente al video póquer, y para el final del fin de semana había ganado casi $60,000 dólares.

Ahora cada dos o tres meses voy al casino, con una cuenta de $20,000 y gano montos que nunca había pensado ganar nunca antes.

Recuerda que no hay garantías que esto te resulte un 100 por ciento, ya que ha habido momentos en donde puedes perder tus $20,000 antes de ganar tu primera buena mano, pero también puede que recibas una increíble mano y ganes de una $25,000 en la primera mano. Aprende más sobre eso en Juegos de casinos 6.

Sin duda las apuestas de casino son un tipo de actividad la cual puedes decepcionarte mucho o sorprenderte por haber recibido grandes ganancias. Si sientes que tu situación económica no pasa por sus mejores momentos, debes esperar hasta sentirte mas seguro para no tener grandes decepciones. Al mismo tiempo si buscas ganar dinero rápido, puede que sea tu oportunidad.


Title:
Como hacer que tu tiempo sin compania valga la pena

Word Count:
440

Summary:
Aquí te presento una serie de actividades que te pueden ayudar a pasar un buen rato sin acompañante, y aun así pasarla de 10.


Keywords:
entertainment,leisure,dvd,movies,sports,casino,games,music


Article Body:
Cuando empecé a escribir este articulo, pensé en como pase el ultimo mes sin necesidad de un compañero y aun así, muy entretenida. Es importante clarificar que sea la razón que sea que te encuentras sola o solo, mejor así que mal acompañado! Y que no hay por que avergonzarse! Una vez teniendo eso claro ya llega mi lista de recomendaciones, entretenimientos para ti.

Datos útiles para ayudarte a conectarte con ti misma:

1) Si eres miembro de un DVD club cerca de tu casa, mejor. Sino, hazte miembro! Películas que valen la pena para una noche que buscas un poco de acción: The Man Inside (con Live Owen y Denzel Washington), Blood Diamonds (Con Leonardo Di Caprio), Babel (Con Brad Pitt) entre otras.

2) Si estas con amigas y quieren algo romántico, Prime (con Uma Thurman), In her Shoes (Cameron Dias), The Hollyday, (Cameron Dias, Kate Winslet).

3) Si buscas reirte con algo simple y un poco ridículo te recomiendo My Super Ex Girlfriend (Uma Thurman), Just Married, Monster in Law, y The Devil wears Prada.

4) Hablando de satisfacción culinaria, puedes averigua de buenos restaurantes delivery, en Sushi, Pizza, Pasta, Chino, Japonés, cualquiera sea que te guste mas. Si no estas en el humor de ordenar comida y disfrutas de cocinar es una buena opción!

5) Para descargar toda la mala energía o para refrescar tu mente reincorporarte en el deporte que mas disfrutes. Patinaje, Yoga, bicicleta, Gimnasio, etc. Te ayudara a sacar todas las preocupaciones y retomar energías. Si es un día soleado aprovecha una buena caminata o corrida con tu I-pod y relájate!

6) Si disfrutas leer, la literatura también es un buen método para ti. Autores como Pablo Cohelo, cuentos de Harry Potter, Gabriel García Marques, son mis preferidos para desconectarte de la realidad y pasar al mundo de lo imaginario.

7) Juegos en Linea son una gran opción si disfrutas juegos de azar o de mesa. Puedes jugar gratis o por dinero al Black Jack al Póquer mientras chateas con otros jugadores en línea.

8) La música es un acompañante esencial para muchas actividades. En el Jazz, Bossa Nova, Blues, y Soul mis recomendados son Ray Charles, Norah Jones, Maxwell, Jewel, Sting,  Sade, Bilberto Gil y Tony Bennet.

Sin duda hay un sin fin de entretenimientos y cosas para disfruta de una noche o día sin compañero y aun así utilizar el tiempo de la mejor manera posible. Películas de acción, libros de fantasía deportes, música, buena comida, pueden ahora ser tus buenos amigos.


Title:
Como Mantener tu Salud Mental

Word Count:
534

Summary:
Aquí te presento una serie de consejos para mejorar tu salud mental, la cual es tan importante como la salud física.


Keywords:
health,advice,self help,holydays,inspirational,motivation


Article Body:
En los últimos años la mucha gente se ha dado cuenta de la importancia de una dieta apropiada y acompañada de ejercicio físico. En los pasados 20 años sin duda ha habido un cambio en cuanto al estado de salud de muchas sociedades, que ha determinado una mejor calidad de vida. Sin embargo, esto no ha traído salud mental que es tan importante como la salud física.

Hoy en día, la mayoría de la gente hace de 4 a 6 horas de ejercicio por día, y se asegura de que todo lo que ingiere, no tiene azucares o preservantes, pero no prestan atención a su salud mental. Es decir, mucha gente no toma las vacaciones necesarias, ni siquiera en los fines de semana largos. La gente trabaja 60 horas por semana, llevándose a las casas los problemas del trabajo y trabajando los fines de semana también. Todo esto con esperanzas de mejorar la calidad de vida material. Pero, ¿de que sirve todo el esfuerzo cuando el cerebro esta abundado y sientes explotar en la oficina?

Al final, la salud física puede sufrir no importa que bien comas y hagas ejercicio. Probablemente tengas alta presión, estrés y tensión lo cual pondrá en alto riesgo tu salud.

Para ayudarte a evitar llegar a alguna de las anteriores situaciones, aquí te presento algunos consejos para mejorar tu condición mental.

Si disfrutas la adrenalina, te recomiendo que pruebes deportes como kite surfing, bunge jumping, y demás. Si disfrutas andar en motocicleta es muy bueno andar en contra del viento como terapia para relajarse y disfrutar un buen viaje.

Buscar actividades que te desconecten de la rutina diaria (la cual a veces puede ser estresante) es la clave principal. Por ejemplo, si disfrutas leer, un buen libro de ciencia ficción como "Harry Potter", "Lord of the Rings" u otros pueden ser perfectos para ti. Si disfrutas en cambio mirar películas, entonces comienza con hacerte socio de una tienda de DVDs y veras que bien te hará.

Actividades como paseos fuera de la ciudad, visitar viñedos, campos, parques y demás son esenciales a la hora de relajarse. Si disfrutas las montañas, todavía puedes ir a visitar la nieve, esquiar y aflojar tu mente. Las vacaciones, por más pequeñas que sean te llenaran el alma con memorias alegres y positivas.

Si disfrutas andar en bicicleta, o en patines esas son actividades que te destaparan y ayudaran a sentirte mejor. Siempre es divertido hacerlo con amigos que estén dispuestos a un poco de aventura. Organizar un grupo grande de gente que quiera hacerlo es una buena idea, que los puede llevar a conocer lugares que nunca creías que ibas a encontrar. Ríos abandonados, pasajes que están cerrados para la gente, bosques y demás lugares increíbles para conocer.

En fin, hay un sin fin de actividades para llevar a cabo si buscas caminos diferentes para mejorar tu salud mental y relajarte naturalmente. No olvides que la salud mental es tan importante como la física y que para tener una hay que tener la otra!


Title:
Como se si tengo solo dolor de cabeza o migraña

Word Count:
671

Summary:
El dolor de cabeza (cefalea) y la migraña son dos cosas diferentes. Encuentra las razones, distínguelas y combátelas por ti mismo.


Keywords:
Los dolores de cabeza son algo que perturban a la mayoría de la población. Un dolor de cabeza es algo que atormenta a una persona y no le permite continuar con sus actividades diarias.

Hay varios casos de dolor de cabeza; está la cefalea y la migraña. Muchas veces no sabemos como diferenciar la una de la otra, es por eso daré algunos datos para que sepan como diferenciar entre una cefalea y una migraña y saber que hacer cuando esto pasa.

La cefalea es el mismo dolor de cabeza en el que el dolor es la manifestación principal y no otro dolor, es un dolor leve o moderado el cual puede derivarse por el estrés, fatiga, malas posturas del cuerpo, depresión etc. Hay 2 tipos de cefaleas que son: la cefalea en racimo y la cefalea tensional.

La Cefalea en Racimo es en la cual se obtiene dolor intenso en una parte de la cabeza y además afecta al ojo y a la nariz.

La Cefalea Tensional en la cual se siente un dolor como presión a ambos lados de la cabeza, generalmente se siente el dolor en la parte frontal de la cabeza o en la base de la nuca y a veces se extiende hasta el hombro.

En la migraña el dolor de cabeza es pulsátil y palpitante y algunas veces no se siente dolor. El dolor de cabeza que produce la migraña, por lo general se produce al un solo lado de la cabeza. Algunos de los síntomas que vienen con la migraña son vomito, nauseas, sensibilidad a la luz y al ruido, perdida de apetito etc. No todos los síntomas se presentan en las personas, con uno o dos basta para saber que la persona sufre de migraña. Con la salud no se juega como se juega en los  Casinos en Linea  esto no es un juego, es su salud.

Para poder prevenir las cefaleas (dolores de cabeza) y la migraña se debe tener en cuenta los siguientes consejos:

1. No consuma: chocolate, queso, alcohol, comida en lata, coca cola, café, te, frutos secos, y plátanos. Estos son algunos de los productos que, la mayoría de las veces producen dolor de cabeza o migrañas.

2. Como sana y equilibradamente: esto significa que debe incluir frutas, verduras y comida que alimente. Procure comer a horas fijas y no comer a todas horas.

3. Descanse bien: duerma las horas necesarias para que su cuerpo se sienta bien. Procure irse a dormir y levantarse a la misma hora, eso le permite a su cuerpo adaptarse a una rutina y funcionar mejor.

4. No se estrese: en su trabajo o en casa procure respirar profundo y tratar de no estresarse y preocuparse por cosas que al final no tienen importancia. Trate de tomar las cosas con calma, respirar y realizar ejercicio para liberar las energías del cuerpo.

5. Anote: si no sabe lo que le produce el dolor de cabeza, lo que puede hacer es anotar las cosas que come durante el día, y el tipo de dolor que tiene, los síntomas, en donde se localiza el dolor, lo que toma para el dolor, y las horas que ha dormido. Luego de esto ud mismo podrá deducir si el dolor que tiene es una cefalea o una migraña y que clase de alimento o actividad le produce el dolor de cabeza.

Es muy importante que hagan una tabla con las descripciones anteriores para que puedan saber cual es el motivo del dolor y con respecto a eso puedan tomar decisiones. Si por ejemplo el comer un chocolate le produce dolor de cabeza en una parte de la cabeza en forma de palpitaciones lo mas probable es que ud sufra de migraña la cual es ocasionada por el chocolate o por las cosas dulces.

Cuiden mucho su salud y hagan lo que este al alcance de sus manos para poder estar saludables.




Article Body:
Los dolores de cabeza son algo que perturban a la mayoría de la población. Un dolor de cabeza es algo que atormenta a una persona y no le permite continuar con sus actividades diarias.

Hay varios casos de dolor de cabeza; está la cefalea y la migraña. Muchas veces no sabemos como diferenciar la una de la otra, es por eso daré algunos datos para que sepan como diferenciar entre una cefalea y una migraña y saber que hacer cuando esto pasa.

La cefalea es el mismo dolor de cabeza en el que el dolor es la manifestación principal y no otro dolor, es un dolor leve o moderado el cual puede derivarse por el estrés, fatiga, malas posturas del cuerpo, depresión etc. Hay 2 tipos de cefaleas que son: la cefalea en racimo y la cefalea tensional.

La Cefalea en Racimo es en la cual se obtiene dolor intenso en una parte de la cabeza y además afecta al ojo y a la nariz.

La Cefalea Tensional en la cual se siente un dolor como presión a ambos lados de la cabeza, generalmente se siente el dolor en la parte frontal de la cabeza o en la base de la nuca y a veces se extiende hasta el hombro.

En la migraña el dolor de cabeza es pulsátil y palpitante y algunas veces no se siente dolor. El dolor de cabeza que produce la migraña, por lo general se produce al un solo lado de la cabeza. Algunos de los síntomas que vienen con la migraña son vomito, nauseas, sensibilidad a la luz y al ruido, perdida de apetito etc. No todos los síntomas se presentan en las personas, con uno o dos basta para saber que la persona sufre de migraña. Con la salud no se juega como se juega en los  Casinos en Linea  esto no es un juego, es su salud.

Para poder prevenir las cefaleas (dolores de cabeza) y la migraña se debe tener en cuenta los siguientes consejos:

1. No consuma: chocolate, queso, alcohol, comida en lata, coca cola, café, te, frutos secos, y plátanos. Estos son algunos de los productos que, la mayoría de las veces producen dolor de cabeza o migrañas.

2. Como sana y equilibradamente: esto significa que debe incluir frutas, verduras y comida que alimente. Procure comer a horas fijas y no comer a todas horas.

3. Descanse bien: duerma las horas necesarias para que su cuerpo se sienta bien. Procure irse a dormir y levantarse a la misma hora, eso le permite a su cuerpo adaptarse a una rutina y funcionar mejor.

4. No se estrese: en su trabajo o en casa procure respirar profundo y tratar de no estresarse y preocuparse por cosas que al final no tienen importancia. Trate de tomar las cosas con calma, respirar y realizar ejercicio para liberar las energías del cuerpo.

5. Anote: si no sabe lo que le produce el dolor de cabeza, lo que puede hacer es anotar las cosas que come durante el día, y el tipo de dolor que tiene, los síntomas, en donde se localiza el dolor, lo que toma para el dolor, y las horas que ha dormido. Luego de esto ud mismo podrá deducir si el dolor que tiene es una cefalea o una migraña y que clase de alimento o actividad le produce el dolor de cabeza.

Es muy importante que hagan una tabla con las descripciones anteriores para que puedan saber cual es el motivo del dolor y con respecto a eso puedan tomar decisiones. Si por ejemplo el comer un chocolate le produce dolor de cabeza en una parte de la cabeza en forma de palpitaciones lo mas probable es que ud sufra de migraña la cual es ocasionada por el chocolate o por las cosas dulces.

Cuiden mucho su salud y hagan lo que este al alcance de sus manos para poder estar saludables.


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Lo que debe hacer en este caso es pedir una cita con el odontólogo y que él revise su boca y le diga a qué se debe el mal aliento, si al tipo de comida que consume, o a la falta de limpieza o problemas con muelas abiertas etc., luego de esto el dentista le puede decir cuales son los pasos a seguir para que pueda remediar su enfermedad y poder convivir normalmente con las personas que lo rodean ya que la salud oral no es un juego fácil como el de  Casinos en Linea 

Lo que recomiendan los odontólogos es hacerse una limpieza de cálculos o piedras cada 6 meses y además cepillarse 3 veces por día incluyendo encías y lengua, utilizar ceda dental diariamente y un enjuague bucal formulado.

Se que a veces es difícil sacar fuerzas para cepillarse 3 veces y además utilizar la ceda dentar pero si en verdad estamos buscando una buena higiene oral, remediar nuestro problema de mal aliento y además mejorar las relaciones con las personas que estan cerca de nosotros pues debemos hacer ese esfuerzo y hacerlo por los que nos rodean y por nosotros mismos.

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El mal aliento es una enfermedad que en los terminos médicos se llama Halitosis. Esta es una enfermedad que de cada tres personas dos la sufren. A diario nos encontramos con esta enfermedad ya sea en la oficina, en la calle o hasta en nuestra propia casa.

Es muy desagradable acercársele a una persona que tiene mal aliento y más cuando es un amigo, jefe o una persona cercana. Sufrir de Halitosis es una enfermedad grave pero que tiene solución, ahora lo que debemos hacer es solucionar la enfermedad y no agravarla mas de la cuenta.

Es una situación muy difícil el enterarse por otras personas que tenemos mal aliento ya que nosotros mismos no nos fijamos si nuestra boca esta bien aseada cuando hablamos de cerca con otra persona. Hay muchas situaciones incomodas que se presentan entorno al mal aliento, en el trabajo, con la pareja o con nuestros amigos. Lo que hay que hacer en el caso que nos demos cuenta que sufrimos de mal aliento o que alguien sufre es hacerle caer en cuenta que debe ir al dentista para que pueda solucionar la situación.

Cuando una persona se entera de alguna forma que sufre de mal aliento, lo primero que hace es ir a una droguería y comprar enjuague bucal u otros productos que refrescan el aliento pero lo que no saben es que estos productos no curan el mal aliento sino lo empeoran ya que la persona queda con un olor a mal aliento revuelto con menta y además la mayoría de veces estos enjuagues bucales son tan fuertes que provocan futuros problemas con el sentido del gusto. Otras personas piensan que la solución es lavarse los dientes 3 veces al día y que eso les ayudara a quitar el mal aliento pero esa tampoco es la solución ya que el cepillado en exceso produce que las encías y los dientes se vuelvan sensibles.

Lo que debe hacer en este caso es pedir una cita con el odontólogo y que él revise su boca y le diga a qué se debe el mal aliento, si al tipo de comida que consume, o a la falta de limpieza o problemas con muelas abiertas etc., luego de esto el dentista le puede decir cuales son los pasos a seguir para que pueda remediar su enfermedad y poder convivir normalmente con las personas que lo rodean ya que la salud oral no es un juego fácil como el de  Casinos en Linea 

Lo que recomiendan los odontólogos es hacerse una limpieza de cálculos o piedras cada 6 meses y además cepillarse 3 veces por día incluyendo encías y lengua, utilizar ceda dental diariamente y un enjuague bucal formulado.

Se que a veces es difícil sacar fuerzas para cepillarse 3 veces y además utilizar la ceda dentar pero si en verdad estamos buscando una buena higiene oral, remediar nuestro problema de mal aliento y además mejorar las relaciones con las personas que estan cerca de nosotros pues debemos hacer ese esfuerzo y hacerlo por los que nos rodean y por nosotros mismos.

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Find Out How to Reduce and Eliminate Chronic Back Pain Using Non-Traditional Therapy
Complementary therapy is concerned with health and wellness from a mind, body and spirit approach. As a past sufferer of back pain resulting from injury and a congenital disorder, I understand how challenging it can be to live with back pain.
The GOOD news is you don*t have to. Studies actually suggest that most chronic back pain can be relieved in just six short weeks.
Among the essential strategies for eliminating back pain include exercise and movement. A progressive exercise program that incorporates stretching and balance can help reduce and even eliminate back pain.
When an exercise program is followed in conjunction with routine complementary therapy, the prognosis for back pain sufferers is exceptional.
Complementary Therapy
So what exactly is complementary therapy and how do you use it to resolve back pain?
Complementary therapy is any type of treatment that does not involve medication and surgery, which aims to reduce or eliminate imbalances in the body through a mind, body and spirit approach. There are many effective complementary therapies available for chronic back pain sufferers.
Three of the most common are discussed below.
Chiropractic
This is usually the most popular complementary therapy sought out by back pain sufferers. Chiropractic treatment involves the use of spinal manipulation to relieve acute and chronic back pain. There is a large body of research that supports the efficacy of chiropractic therapy in conjunction with a strengthening program. In fact, many doctors actually recommend Chiropractic care over traditional care for back pain.
Massage
Massage therapy is a relaxing and invigorating complementary therapy that does wonders for the entire mind, body and spirit of back pain sufferers. Massage therapy can help improve a person*s flexibility and ability to carry out daily functions by improving blood flow to the limbs. Massage also provides an added mental benefit of being calming and relaxing.
Acupuncture
Acupuncture is less commonly used to treat lower back pain, but fans of acupuncture therapies will tell you that it is an effective treatment for eliminating pain. Acupuncture treatment relies on the insertion of thin needles into certain energy points on the body. Many people report relief from lower back pain after a series of acupuncture treatments. There are many proven benefits of acupuncture treatment that have been cited, and most recent studies suggest that it is a good complementary therapy for low back pain.
There are several other complementary therapies that are beneficial for back pain sufferers including magnetic therapy. Regardless of which you choose, you are bound to realize positive results if you combine complementary therapy with a regular strength and conditioning program. No one should suffer chronic back pain. There are healing options available if you know where to turn.
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Completely in the canal hearing aids (also known as CIC hearing aids) are, as the name suggests, hearing  aids which fit entirely  within the wearers ear canal.  These revolutionary devices are the smallest hearing aids on the market and are invisible to the average observer who doesn’t know they are there


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Completely in the canal hearing aids (also known as CIC hearing aids) are, as the name suggests, hearing  aids which fit entirely  within the wearers ear canal.  These revolutionary devices are the smallest hearing aids on the market and are invisible to the average observer who doesn’t know they are there.  Most major hearing aid brands and manufacturers now offer this inconspicuous alternative to traditional behind the ear, or BTE, hearing aids. 

CIC hearing aids are custom made to fit deep inside the individual wearers ear canal and are said to mimic the natural auditory process more closely then any other style of hearing aid.  They are best suited to people with a mild to moderate hearing loss.  There are a number of advantages and disadvantages that should be taken into consideration when  deciding between CIC hearing aids and the BTE models.

For audiologists, otologists, speech therapists and other hearing professionals, the primary appeal of CIC hearing aids are their acoustic advantages. They are able to closely simulate environmental, and more importantly, speech sounds, patterns, nuances etc.  This is imperative to a hearing impaired individual’s competency with the spoken word.  Additionally, since CIC hearing aids are worn closer to the eardrum then their BTE counterparts, their microphones are better able to amplify and therefore give a boost to any residual hearing the wearer may have.  The advantage that is most often touted by the wearers of CIC devices, however, is their cosmetic appeal and inconspicuousness.

Conversely, it is important to keep in mind that CIC hearing aids also have some drawbacks.  If financial constraints are a part of the picture, it should be noted that completely in the canal hearing aids are somewhat more expensive to purchase then behind the ear hearing aids are.   Another issue that may make them cost prohibitive to those on a tight budget is that increased  susceptibility to ear wax build up puts CIC hearing aids at higher risk for damage, therefore necessitating  pricey repair bills or replacement hearing aids. 

Whereas BTE hearing instruments are appropriate for almost all hearing impaired individuals regardless of the type or degree of hearing loss,  CIC hearing aids are not recommended for individuals with certain kinds of hearing loss.  They are also unlikely to be prescribed or advised for children. First of all children tend to be less able to tolerate the discomfort and irritations that sometimes come along with the use of CIC models, especially in the beginning. 

Plus children’s ear canals aren’t done growing, so they will need to be refitted and replaced much more often for them then for adults.  The size of CIC hearing aids and their even tinier batteries make them difficult to manipulate for the elderly, arthritis sufferers  and others with conditions and diseases which effect fine motor control.  Feedback and no volume control are two more drawbacks often mentioned by CIC hearing aid users.

Audiologists are the best resource hearing impaired individuals have to help them objectively decide whether CIC or BTE hearing aids are better for them.  They can also point wearers in the direction of the best CIC hearing aids provider.  Research on the pros and cons can also be done at the library or on the internet.


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Long-term sobriety is the ultimate goal of addiction treatment, but high rates of relapse show that talk therapy alone is not enough. Traditional addiction treatment primarily originates from the Minnesota Model developed during the late 1940’s and has remained relatively unchanged over the past decades. The cornerstone of the model relies primarily on talk therapy and that addictive behavior is the result of psychological dependencies which cause a person to rely on drugs and alcohol. The belief is that addiction is the sole result of mental needs. However, current research is supporting that those suffering from addiction have chemical imbalances that lead to physiological differences. As we learn more about the types of chemical imbalances that lead to addictive behavior, we are able to address them through natural means.


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Long-term sobriety is the ultimate goal of addiction treatment, but high rates of relapse show that talk therapy alone is not enough. Traditional addiction treatment primarily originates from the Minnesota Model developed during the late 1940’s and has remained relatively unchanged over the past decades. The cornerstone of the model relies primarily on talk therapy and that addictive behavior is the result of psychological dependencies which cause a person to rely on drugs and alcohol. The belief is that addiction is the sole result of mental needs. However, current research is supporting that those suffering from addiction have chemical imbalances that lead to physiological differences. As we learn more about the types of chemical imbalances that lead to addictive behavior, we are able to address them through natural means.
InnerBalance Health Center in Northern Colorado along with other similar types of treatment facilities are achieving outstanding success. This contrasts sharply with the traditional treatment success rates of approximately 20 percent. In a commonly cited study, Vaillant (1983) conducted a long-term research project following a cohort of alcoholics and concluded that only 19 percent of the alcoholics abstained from alcohol after a one year period and a dismal 5 percent abstained after 8 years. Another study by Walsh et al. (1991) found that 23 percent of the alcoholics studied reported abstaining after two years. Numerous studies report similar results which leads one to wonder why abstinence rates are so low and why treatment methods have not evolved to continually improve upon existing techniques and treatment effectiveness. Clearly, there is room for improvement.
Only recently have researchers begun to explore a more holistic approach to the treatment of drug and alcohol abuse. Biochemical Repair has been identified as the “missing link” in successful addiction treatment. Researchers have found that a number of genetic factors, nutritional deficiencies and medical conditions contribute to the physical and psychological drive to self-medicate using drugs and alcohol. Over the last seven years 98% of the alcoholics at InnerBalance have been tested positive for hypoglycemia coming primarily from a poor diet and the overuse of sugar and simple carbohydrates. If a person does not correct this, they can have anywhere from some to several to all of the 64 symptoms of hypoglycemia—including depression, dizziness and fatigue--eventually making it very difficult to stay sober. Traditional addiction treatment focuses solely on the psychological and emotion issues leading to drug and alcohol use. Talk therapy is a very important component in recovery but it is ineffective as a single treatment strategy. Likewise, just managing the biochemical portion alone is ineffective and does not equip a person with the mental tools and lifestyle improvements to maintain sobriety. However, this synergy of biochemical repair and talk therapy has resulted in tremendous success among addicted individuals. For long term success, nutritional and fitness counseling is also included in a comprehensive treatment program. Individuals are more likely to develop an addiction, or return to drugs and alcohol, if they suffer from underlying physiological imbalances. Rather than correct these imbalances with pharmaceuticals, more and more centers are achieving success through more natural means such as nutritional counseling, natural supplements and personalized fitness plans.
Treatment programs like InnerBalance Health Center seek to assist clients by giving them tools to improve both their emotional and physical well being. When complementary treatments are used in conjunction with group counseling, clients have a higher chance of long-term recovery. “I was in and out of many centers for treatment, with some short term help but no long term solutions,” reported Bob, a former client. “The other treatment centers only focused on two things—the mind and the spirit—and completely ignored the body. Therefore, there was no success in the long run. There was no comparison to the other type of treatment center. InnerBalance was much father ahead.” Biochemical repair methods of replacement therapy involve the use of IV drips to supply amino acid, vitamin and mineral supplements which rapidly restore health. Clients find relief from withdrawal symptoms and receive a boost to their overall health almost immediately. At InnerBalance Health Center, clients also have membership to a health club. Incorporating yoga, meditation and exercise in the treatment plan provides clients with additional tools for managing stress.
The transformations we see with patients are remarkable. Not only are cravings significantly reduced but our patients report significant improvements in almost all aspects of their life. Armed with this new-found confidence and improved health, our patients are much better prepared to handle the long-term recovery of permanent abstinence from drugs and alcohol. They are educated on the benefits of certain nutritional supplements and physical activity. Through talk therapy, clients have the psychological support necessary to help them handle the stresses that life can bring.
Treatment centers that incorporate biochemical restoration practice in the theory that addiction is the result of unbalanced chemical messengers in the brain. Researcher Kenneth Blum described this as “reward deficiency syndrome.” Addicts seek out stimulus to make themselves feel better. Their brain chemistry requires different levels of stimuli than non-addicts to feel good. In biochemical repair, clients receive individualized medical assessments and customized biochemical treatment regiments. Initially, a series of medically supervised laboratory test are run to identify problematic factors such as hypothyroidism, hypoglycemia, vitamin and mineral deficiencies or toxicities, excessive metals, food allergies and histamine levels. Amino acid and hormonal imbalances are also identified. The test results are interpreted by physicians and individualized health plans are created to correct imbalances. Symptoms of these imbalances include: inability to concentrate, anxiety, depression, poor memory, headaches, blurred vision, indigestion, nervousness, mood swings, racing thoughts and fatigue. Appropriate vitamin, mineral, amino acid and hormone replacement therapies are then used to correct deficiencies and provide relief from the symptoms. For example if a person has high histamine, neurons in the brain fire excessively which causes racing thoughts resulting in insomnia, extreme anxiety, difficulty concentrating and compulsive behavior. To address this condition, a patient would be given the amino acid L-Methionine to bring down histamine levels which dramatically reduces or eliminates the symptoms. These treatment formulas are natural chemicals essential to good health.
Biochemical repair can trigger dramatic changes in the body and improve total health and well-being. “I am sober, healthy and happy now,” said Linda. “I can really enjoy my life again.” People struggling with addiction have a better chance of maintaining long-term sobriety when treatment centers employ a complete recovery plan incorporating biochemical repair, talk therapy and strategies for a healthy lifestyle including nutrition and exercise. For decades, many treatment centers have been relying solely on talk therapy and have accepted the dismal success rates. By incorporating the “missing link” of biochemical repair, success rates can be significantly improved.
~ Joe Eisele is a nationally certified alcohol and drug therapist and the Clinical Director of InnerBalance Health Center in Fort Collins, CO.


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title:Computer Stress
author:Trevor Dumbleton
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_1283.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:11
category:health
article:

Of all the forms of stress in today's world, computer stress is the one that is on the rise the fastest.  Computers are wonderful machines, but they can also stress out workers by their sometimes confusing demands, their constant presence and their simple inability to work properly.  Thus, computer stress must be understood and it must find an outlet or computer users will find themselves even more stressed out than they already are.
The first thing to remember about computers is that they are machines.  They do not have feelings, they do not respond to emotional appeals, they only do what they are told to do; nothing more and nothing less.  Thus, you need to remember that just about anything that your computer does is probably something you told it to do.  Sure, you may not have wanted to tell it to do something, but you told the computer to do it and that's all it knows.  You can save yourself a lot of computer stress by keeping this in mind.
The next thing you need to know in order to avoid computer stress is that computers are machines and, therefore, they will break down.  That means that you need to keep backup copies of everything important.  If you absolutely need a file, keep a copy on a floppy disk or on a CD.  Hard drives are well known to just give out after a while (the average lifetime is about 4-5 years) and therefore you need to keep backups of everything you want to keep.  If it's important enough that you want a copy, it's important enough to keep a backup copy.  The sooner you remember to keep your computer's failing in mind, the more stress free you will be.
Third, you need to protect your computer.  On the most basic level, that means a surge protector.  A power surge can quickly fry the delicate insides of a computer and suddenly realizing that you need a new computer is just about the worst computer stress of all.
As well, you need to protect your computer from outside interference.  If your computer is hooked up to the Internet, protect it with a network firewall and anti-virus software.  There are plenty of malicious hackers out there and they tend to enjoy watching people panic about their computers suddenly dying.  These hackers write viruses and worms that can infect your machine and delete important files or send out malicious emails all on their own.  You do not want to have your computer taken over like this.  Save yourself from this sort of computer stress by keeping your system and your files secure from outside attackers.
Another way to protect your computer is to shut it down properly.  Many people simply hit the power button without shutting down the machine first.  This is a serious danger, as it can damage the delicate circuits of the computer.  Run your computer through its shutdown system and wait until it either turns itself off, or it tells you that it is time to turn it off.  This may not seem like a big deal to some, but it can damage your computer in the long run.
Computer stress can also simply arise from sitting in front of the silly thing so long that you realize you do not know what you are looking at any more.  You know you need to get work done on the silly machine, but you haven't gotten anything done and the deadline is looming and you need more time, but there isn't any and… just slow down.  If you are not getting anything done, they save yourself some computer stress by walking away.  If you are at work, lock your screen and wander the hallways for a bit.  If you are at home, get up and go make yourself a sandwich or something.  Just walk away and you will save yourself a lot of stress over something that is really not a big deal.
One of the problems with living in the computer age is, simply, the computer.  However, it is only a machine and you can learn to control it without it controlling you.  Your computer is a tool no different than a hammer or a crowbar.  So save yourself from computer stress and you won't feel compelled to use a hammer or a crowbar on the computer that is supposed to make your life easier.
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Title:
Computer Vision Syndrome Complex During  Related To Computer Use

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485

Summary:
Computer Vision Syndrome Complex During  Related To Computer Use - Quickly and Easily!


Keywords:
Computer Vision Syndrome


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Computer Vision Syndrome is that complex of eye and vision symptoms related to near work which are experienced during or related to computer use.  Since the Computer Vision Homepage includes numerous links all over the world, you are bound to encounter broken links from time to time.  The growth and continued usefulness of the this site depends on submissions and suggestions from everyone in the computer vision community.

  An annotated bibliography of references for computer vision including image processing and other related topics.See the bottom of this page for various index options.  The aim of the group is to advance the state of the art in the fields of computer vision and robotics.  Use large image collections as data for classical computer vision problems such as object recognition.  Computer vision meets digital libraries when there are lots and lots of images.  Associated words provide semantic content which is difficult to derive using standard computer vision methods.

  A screen reader, low vision projection screen, or an item like outSPOKEN or a similar system can be used to read a computer screens.  There is computer vision research going on in many groups at Microsoft.  Computer vision and other research areas: computer vision research give new process and task to psycology, neurology, linguistic and philosophy.  Computer vision is the study and application of methods which allow computers to "understand" image content or content of multidimensional data in general.  Some of the learning methods which are used in computer vision are based on learning techniques developed within artificial intelligence. 

  Most "color-blind" people actually have abnormal color vision such as confusing the red and green of traffic lights.  The cones, which are best for detail and color vision, are in highest concentration in the center of the retina.  The rods are responsible for vision in dim light conditions, the cones are for color vision.  In this context, saying that an animal has color vision is like saying an animal has a tail.

  Mammalian Deficits In Bob's post, it was suggested that among mammals, color vision is more or less exclusive to primates.  Elaborate color vision is just one such feature.  In fact there are many other mammals with color vision.  Many people think color blind users only see black and white - like watching a black and white movie or television.  Trichromats are the people who have full color vision.  Developers should also consider the potential for improperly adjusted monitors and projectors, resulting in poor contrast even for users with normal color vision.

  The colors seen may be different than those seen by someone with normal color vision.     An evaluation of a new pediatric color vision test.  If you think you may be colorblind, you can test your color vision on-line.  You will learn about a new "pediatric" color vision test for early detection.  Purchase tests for school, aviation, hospital and employment agency color vision screenings.  http://www.laser-vision.info/


title:Concept of 'Agni' in Ayurveda
author:Dr.Shashikant Patwardhan
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_342.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:10
category:health
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Being one of the panchamahabhoota, agni (fire) has the characteristic that it cannot exist without a base. In the body it exists in pitta dosha.
Agni is responsible for the following functions:
Digestion - indigestion (Pakti- Apakti)
Vision- absence of vision (Darshanam- Adarshanam)
Degree of heat (Matra- Amatratvamushmanala)
Normal -abnormal complexion (Prakrit - Vikarit varnam)
Prowess- fear (Shaurya- Bhaya)
Anger - exholoration (krodham- Harsham)
Confusion- clarity of mind (Moha- Prasadan)
For the metabolic processes in the body, there are three main groups of biological factors, probably exhibiting enzymatic functions (agnis).
Jatharagni or Koshthagni:
Present in the pachak pitta. It is responsible for the digestion and the absorption of nutritious substances during this process.
The process of digestion (ahar pachan) is divided in three stages, which collectively is called awastha paka and can be divided in the following.
Amavstha (Madhuravastha) Paka - in stomach
Pachymanavastha (Amlavstha) Paka - in 'grahani' (Duodenum)
Pakavstha (Katuavstha) Paka - in small and large intestine
As the rasa changes in different phase of digestion these phase of digestion are called avsthapaka. At the end of the digestion the digested food have their original rasa which is in accordance with the rasa of the ingested food. This is called as Nistha paka .It is also called popularly as Vipaka.
Madhur rasa & Lavan rasa have Madhura Vipaka, Amla rasa have amla vipaka and Katu, Tikta & Kashaya rasa have Katu vipaka.
Panchabhutagnis :
In ayurveda it is believed that everything is made up of five elements and so is the body. These five elements are the panchmahabhoota and are responsible for constituting every living being in the world. Agni transforms the Asharir Mahabhoota (external mahabhoot) to Sharir Mahabhoota. Example - When we drink water Jala Mahabhoota (water) dominates and later the water is transformed by Jala Mahabhoota agni to the Sharir Jala Containing five types of biological factors, it is responsible for the processing of the five basic elements into a composition useful to the body.
Dhatvagnis : The third group contains seven types, each for the assimilation of the seven tissues This assimilation takes place successively. From the absorbed nutritious substance, plasma (rasa) is produced first; from plasma, blood (rakta) is formed, then muscular tissue (mamsa), adipose tissue (meda), bony tissue (asthi), bone marrow (majjan) and the reproductive cells (shukra).
Besides performing all the metabolic functions agni takes care of digestion (ahar pachan) and in the absence of ahar it acts on the ama pachan i.e. properly metabolize the improper metabolites. When ahar and ama are absence Agni does the function of dhatu i.e. rasa, rakta etc. Digestion of dhatu is a fatal condition in which dhatus are broken down to get energy. The reduction or deficiency of the quantum of dhatu in the human body leads to the disease called 'Kshaya roga'.
In ayurveda it is believed that all the pathology occurs due to the impairment in Agni (Kaya). Hence the correction of Kaya i.e. Agni is called the treatment or 'Kaya Chikitsa' in ayurveda
Agnis are also classified into four categories according to how they manifest in the human being:
Tikshnagni -sharp,
Mandagni - mild,
Vishamagni - irregular, and
Samagni - regular or Balanced.
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Title:
Concerns in Buying Medicine Via the Internet

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515

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Internet pharmacies are indeed becoming more popular among online consumers today. These sites not only make ordering and buying medications easier and faster, but these are also the best options for consumers to buy medication online without a prescription. However, consumers should still be wary from sites that do not require prescriptions from clients, for these are more or less fake or hoax online pharmacies. This article presents some of the common concerns in buying medications via the Internet.


Keywords:
buy medication online without a prescription 


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In the United States, the sale or distribution of drugs or medications via the Internet is not really a recommended means for consumers to purchase medicines. Online pharmacies sprouting on the Internet today are really favored by many people since these sites offer the most convenient ways to get medications, whether these are prescribed by doctors or not.

With this, many consumers are greatly in danger of taking unsafe and inappropriate medicines that can be bad for their health. In as much as the authorities want to protect consumers from these websites, becoming aware of the dangers involved in online shopping is still the best way for people to protect themselves from fraudulent pharmaceutical websites.

Becoming cautious when buying medicines on the Internet

Although ordering and buying medications on the Internet may sound easy, there are, in fact, certain issues involved in websites dealing with medicine distribution services. Yes, most pharmacies established on the Internet today are legal; meaning their operations and featured services really provide consumers privacy and convenience in getting their medications. There are, however, hoax websites that operate illegally. Consumers should definitely watch out for these sites. Rogue pharmaceutical websites may appear legal and convincing, but these are actually not operating by the law.

Determining which websites are safe and legal

Safe online pharmacies should be:

    * Based on the United States.
    * Registered or acknowledged by the state of board of pharmacy.
    * Requiring consumers with prescriptions from registered doctors and health practitioners.
    * Providing online consumers the necessary contact information for query purposes.
    * Operating with an in-house pharmacist or physician to answer consumers' questions regarding the medications they want to order and purchase. 
    * Operating with privacy and security grounds on the part of their offered services and target audience.

Illegal websites are:

    * Unsure of their customers' medical conditions.
    * Sending medications or drugs that have unknown origin or history.
    * Providing medications or drugs that are not associated with customers' present health conditions.
    * Allowing consumers to buy medication online without a prescription.
    * Selling or distributing consumers' personal information to third party entities.

Familiarizing with medicines sold online

When consumers purchase medications at illegally operated online pharmacies, they are likely to receive medications that are:

    * not labeled, shipped, and stored properly
    * not approved by FDA
    * unsafe to use with other types of medications
    * not developed or packaged at the right standard

Learning the possible dangers in taking counterfeit medications

When a consumer is new to purchasing medications on the Internet, he may end up getting counterfeit medicine at a hoax or fake online pharmacy. These counterfeit medications are the copycat versions or either generic or branded medicine products. Online consumers should know that counterfeit medications:

    * may unable to treat the health condition the medication is intended to be used for
    * may be contaminated
    * may have the wrong types and amount of ingredients
    * may lead to harmful side effects
    * may be packaged in false or phony labels
    * may either be too strong or too weak
    * may not be packaged according to the prescribed safety standards
    * may not acknowledged or approved by the United States' Food and Drug Administration


Title:
Concrete Evidence That Alcohol Does Have Effects On Sexual Health

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515

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For as long as anyone can remember, alcohol has been known to have effects on a person's sexual health and behavior, though no one had any physiological data to explain why. Recent research conducted at Pennsylvania State University,however,has finally found data that might form a new baseline for research into how alcohol affects sexual behavior and performance.


Keywords:
sexual health


Article Body:
For centuries, alcoholic beverages have been linked to a temporary decrease in male sexual inhibitions. Nobody's really been sure of why this was the case, other than the alcohol having an effect on the parts and biochemicals in the brain that regulate things like sexual health. Side effects like increased arousal and decreased inhibitions were accepted as part and parcel of exposure to enough amounts of alcohol, though only recently has there been any research conducted into finding the physiological reasons behind these effects.

Using an animal model to study the effects of alcohol, research teams in Pennsylvania State University attempted to find the exact physiological effects of chronic alcohol exposure to a person's physical, mental, and sexual health. The team noted that there was a distinct lack of studies involving animal models to look at the effects of chronic exposure to alcohol. Kyung-An Han, the leader of the team, also noted that their research differed because they administered regular doses of ethanol – the main intoxicating component of alcohol – to the animals. This is in contrast to the short-term dosing method used by previous attempts at this study. Han believes their approach would produce more reliable and realistic results.

The first result they observed that was related to sexual health was the drop in courtship inhibitions among the intoxicated test subjects, which were fruit flies. Fruit fly males, which normally only initiated courtship with females, suddenly exhibited courtship behavior with other males. Han believes that dopamine was somehow involved, because this behavior was not observed when they altered the temperature to prevent dopamine from being transmitted to the brain. It was also noted that continued exposure to ethanol increased the likelihood that the male fruit flies would initiate courtship behavior with other males.

Chronic tolerance of the effects of the ethanol was also observed in the flies, which meant that the more exposed they were, the larger the doses required to “intoxicate” them. This has also been noted in other animals, though there have been very few scientific studies dedicated to exploring the long-term possibilities and effects of such exposure. The only concrete medical knowledge into the matter concerns the effects of long-term alcohol use in various human organs and systems, but no real data on the effects it might have on sexual health and behavior.

It was also noted that inter-male courtship behavior among the fruit flies seemed to be more likely with age. The research team found that the older the fruit fly, the more susceptible it was to the effects of ethanol exposure. In theory, this holds true for most other animals. Han's team observed that the older the fly was and the lower the tolerance for ethanol, the more likely it was to exhibit inter-male courtship behavior.

Han's team hopes that their study would prove to form an effective, reliable baseline for further research into the cellular and molecular interactions with alcohol in animals. Han hoped that the study would help provide evidence that sexual health and behavior was not only influenced by developmental factors, but by post-developmental influences as well.


Title:
Conducta de Casinos

Word Count:
450

Summary:
Hay ciertos códigos que hay que respetar a la hora de apostar en el casino. Estas consisten en reglas de comportamiento y conductas importantes de recordar para ser más "aceptado" en el mundo de las apuestas.


Keywords:
casinos,gambling,casinos


Article Body:
Una de las principales reglas de los casinos es que el cliente siempre tiene la razón. Sin embargo, el casino tiene sus propias reglas de comportamiento y etiqueta que hay que tener en cuenta a la hora de jugar. Para ser mas profesional en los casinos y no llevarte malos momentos es importante que tengas estas reglas en cuenta.

Primero y principal, debes ser mayor de 21 años para entrar en el casino y jugar. Todos los casinos son estrictos con esa norma, así que si todavía eres menor de edad, debes esperar tu turno.

Segundo, los objetos electrónicos como teléfonos celulares, están bloqueados en el casino, así que recuerda dejarlos en casa a la hora del juego. Esto es debido a que pueden transferir información de un lado a otro, muy peligroso para los casinos.  Tampoco la cámara digital o filmadora está autorizada, aunque esas son más flexibles.

A los fumadores: Asegurarse de que el casino al que vayan este permitido fumar. Aunque en la mayoría de los casinos permiten fumar, hay salas de no- fumadores o casinos de-no fumadores, una ley que empezó a popularizarse mas ahora. EN las salas de maquinas tragamonedas tampoco esta permitido fumar. Recuerda usar cenicero si fumas.

Es una costumbre darle propina al crupier luego de haber ganado una mano. Especialmente en los casinos de Estados Unidos. El monto es 1$ en general pero depende de lo que hayas ganado. En países como Inglaterra o Australia darles propina esta prohibido.

Recuerda aprender las reglas de los juegos antes de comenzar a jugar. No vaya a ser que los demás jugadores o el crupier te tengan que explicar en el momento del juego. Muestra sensación de respeto y seguridad en el casino, hay muchas guías y libros que te pueden ayudar a aumentar tu conocimiento. Observar juegos ajenos también ayuda.

Es importante no dar consejos o sugerencias a otros jugadores en el momento del juego. Aunque tengas buenas intenciones, no es aceptable para los demás jugadores que ayudes a uno y a otros no. Esto puede hacer a quejas y enojos en los jugadores, y eso es lo último que el casino quiere. Todos tienen la libertad de elegir sus jugadas y equivocarse o ganar correspondientemente. Esa es la gracia del casino.

Todas estas reglas son parte de los requisitos del casino, y esenciales para sentirte conectado a los juegos y al resto de las actividades del casino. Así, es muy probable que no te sientas perdido vagando por la sala sin saber a donde ir. Recuerda que nadie nació sabiendo y que la experiencia se gana con el tiempo.


title:Confessions From A Fat Doctor
author:Dr. Jeff Banas
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_562.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:10
category:health
article:

I never intended to get fat! I am not exactly sure how it happened, but there I was a 6’2” thirty-four year old pushing close to 270 pounds. My cholesterol was high, my triclecrides were high, and my blood pressure was high. I was on a direct course for developing diabetes, increased risk of heart disease, increased risk of cancer, and a ton of other diseases related to obesity.
It gets worse. I am a doctor, a sports chiropractor to be exact and my office is located inside a health club. Unfortunately, like many other doctors and other health professional out there, I was not practicing what I was preaching.   
Living in sunny Arizona, land of the endless summer, sooner or later you have to go to the lake, the water park, or you are invited to a cookout and pool party. That is when all my excuses caught up to me. Despite knowing the health risks associated with being overweight, it was the feeling of low self-esteem and embarrassment that finally drove me to action.
So there I was, a doctor, ready to get the weight off. I hate to admit it; I tried some of those quick fix gimmick supplements. I tried a bunch of the fad diets. I bought a bunch of books from all the “weight loss experts”. Sure I would lose a little weight, but I could never stick with the diet for any length of time. When I went off the diet I would gain the weight right back. Then tried working my butt off in the gym, running almost every day. That got real boring, and I found that running everyday is not the best thing to do when you weigh close to 270 pounds.
There I was again, still no direction, no focus, no drive, nothing to guide me. Frustrated about not getting any results and what to do, I thought I was just going to have to accept that I was overweight and deal with it. I gave it a real effort and it did not work.  
During all of this, the chiropractor that I bought my office from mentioned that he was beginning a weight loss program at his office, which was based on his experience with triathlon training.  That got my attention. I really wanted to give the program a try, but I lived too far from his office to come in on a regular basis. So I began researching the sport on the Internet.
The more I read about triathlons and triathlon training, the more sense it made to me as a way to help me lose weight. If you are going to do an event that involves swimming, cycling, and running you obviously are going to have to train that way.  The idea about jumping into the pool for an exercise swim was not something I was looking forward to, and the last thing I wanted to do was to put on a swimsuit and workout. Then I remembered how painful my knees were from running around, and swimming would be easier on my joints.
I also began reading about using heart rate monitors and the affects of exercising at different heart rates. Many of the authors of the books on heart zone training were triathletes themselves, and they gave numerous examples on how using heart zone training you can track your progress and maximize your exercise program.  
The more I searched the triathlon Internet sites, the more I became interested in the sport. The people who competed in triathlons looked really fit, it was inspiring. That is when I decided to take my commitment to losing weight to the next level. Weighing close to 270 pounds, I signed up for my first triathlon. Five months away, I was going to do a sprint race, which was a 500m swim, a 15-mile bike, then and a 3-mile run. This was a much shorter distance than many triathlon races, however at the time I could not do even one of the events let alone all of them back-to-back.
Using a combination of what I learned about heart zone training and from the triathlon Internet sites, I started my program. I my alternated exercise sessions between swimming, cycling, and running. I also did about an hour of weight training a week. This really added a variety to the exercise program, and it never got boring. One day I would just bike, then next maybe run 10 minutes, do a weight session, then bike for 25 minutes. Then the next day I would just swim. The next day I would swim then follow it up with a run. My knees were holding up very well with little, if any pain. At the same time I started eating better, no real diet, just common sense stuff, avoiding the sugars and white breads.
The use of the heart rate monitor became a very useful tool. It kept me from working too hard or too easy. The monitor I was using, the Polar 610, also came with software. I was able to download all of my exercise sessions into a computer. Then I was able to objectively document my exercise sessions. The software was able to track my calories burned during exercise, my average heart rate, hours spent exercising per week, and much more. After every exercise session actually looked forward to downloading my session to see how I did.
It also allowed me to exercise at different heart rates. One day I would run at 70% of my maximum heart rate for 10 minutes, then bike at 80% of my maximum heart rate for 10 minutes, then go back to running at 70% for another 10 minutes. The next day I would just bike for 40 min. But I would again exercise at different heart rates, 10 min at 70%, and 5 minutes at 80%, and 10 minutes at 75 %, and 5 minutes at 80%, and then 10 minutes at 70%. This was a fun way to exercise and I actually began to look forward to exercising, the whole process was less boring.
I kept up with this type of training for five months. On the day of my first triathlon, I was forty pounds lighter.
Some how, some way, I did it. I finished my first triathlon, and as crazy as it sounds I really enjoyed myself. I was feeling good about my accomplishment, but I still had some serious weight to lose. So I found another triathlon race six months later, signed up for it and continued training. The weight just kept coming off and coming off.
At the time of my second race, eleven months after learning about triathlons, I had lost sixty pounds.
It seemed like every week one of my patients, whom I had not seen for months, would come in for a treatment. The reactions were always the same, doc what the heck happened to you, you look like a totally different person!
I felt like a different person too, I was running without knee pain, I was happier at work, my relationship with my family was better, I was no longer embarrassed to go to a pool party or the water park, in fact I looked forward to them.
My patients and the members of the health club where my office was located were constantly asking me about my weight loss. I remember one of the gym members walking up to my desk and looking at my before and after pictures. He pointed to my fat picture and said, “That is me” then he pointed to my fit picture and said, “That is the way I want to look”. Wow, what a great feeling, I could not believe it. 
As I am sitting here writing this article, it has been a year since my first triathlon. Just a few weeks ago, I raced in my third race and I actually managed to finish second in my age group.
As a result of getting into triathlons, not only do I have a new body, I have a new life.
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Please feel free to publish this article in your Newsletter or on your Website (with Resource Box included).
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Title:
Confronting Burnout, Stress and Anxiety

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789

Summary:
Some people take a grand vacation to address the problem of exhaustion and boredom. However, it may not be effective in totally eliminating the sense of           disillusionment, stress and anxiety. Here are some ways people resort to in dealing with a stressful situation like burnout.


Keywords:
stress and anxiety


Article Body:
It's like being in a dead end...finally reaching a stage in your career when you come face-to face with a complete sense of disillusionment with your job, and perhaps, with yourself. You no longer get any satisfaction nor fulfillment in everything that you do, and no one can talk you out of whatever decision you have already made. It's the point of no return. It's about time that you give yourself, not just a break, but freedom from stress and anxiety that have been tearing your world apart. It's simply called burnout.
Burnout is a deep-seated sense of disillusionment and exhaustion with a job or career that used to provide so much excitement and motivation. No one is exempted from burnout. It happens even to highly committed and passionate individuals who encounter problems or get involved in situations where their enthusiasm and passion are gradually being stripped away until they eventually lose the drive and will to go on. It can be a situation or a thought that can weigh you down or make you feel frustrated and angry.
Stress and anxiety are normal parts of everyday life. Both can motivate a person to be productive and to rise up to the challenge of tough situations. However, too much stress and too much anxiety can be harmful and may cause physical, emotional, and psychological problems like infection, heart diseases, and depression. Stress and anxiety at workplace can lead to burnout.
Taking a much-needed vacation may help address the problem of exhaustion and boredom but it may not be effective in totally eliminating the sense of disillusionment, stress and anxiety. Here are some ways people resort to in dealing with a stressful situation like burnout:
·              Going Through The Motions – Some people deal with burnout by not dealing with it at all. To accept it and not do anything about it is one of the worst way to deal with burnout. Such indifference will soon result to anger and bitterness as opportunities pass you by.
·              Career Change – When the passion and drive that used to inspire you to do your best have been snuffed out, disabling you from going on further with your career, it's time to consider making that shift. A new profession will certainly give you a new perspective. However, changing career may not credit some of the precious experiences you have already gained as relevant to your newfound endeavor. Moreover, competition will most likely come from much younger people who are willing to accept lower salaries thus affecting your bargaining power.
·              Changing Jobs – a change of job within the same field of endeavor or profession is just like having the same job but in a totally different environment. Your skills and the previous experiences you have acquired will be transferable and allows you to re-dedicate your original goals to start anew, without being reminded of the burdens that come with staying on the same job.
Individuals who were disillusioned with their previous employers may benefit in job change.  However, the downside of this response is the possibility that you may end up with the same situation again if the cause of burnout is the job itself and not the other factors such as management and co-workers.
·              Wake-up Call – Some people manage through burnout situations by considering it as a trigger to re-evaluate their lifestyles and what they want to achieve. This form of stress management is one of the most positive ways to cope with burnout. It is dealing with the sense of failure by talking with somebody who may have experienced the same situation and help you realized without bias why after all the inputs you have generously given and efforts you have exerted to do well did not worked out to your advantage. This person should not be from the same company to avoid prejudice which may only complicate matters. Sometimes, this is all that is needed to relieve stress and anxiety that leads to burnout. The realization may lead you to yourself or to other people as the one to be blamed. But what is important is to be able to move on without dwelling further on blame and guilt.
Coming to terms with the situation will allow people to learn that hard work is not the only thing that matters, that major achievements need the support of other people, and most importantly, that they are not superhuman to cure all ills. They will learn to spot and communicate problems early on to avoid repeating the same mistakes. Consult with your healthcare providers regarding therapies and stress management programs in order to help you move on from a burnout situation, stress and anxiety to rise above the demands of a new and challenging career.


Title:
Confusing Retinal Migraine

Word Count:
519

Summary:
Retinal migraine is a condition that is often misdiagnose due to lack of accuracy in diagnostic terms that leads to confusion.


Keywords:
 Retinal Migraine, causes of migraine, migraine remedies


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Due to the varied types of the disease, most doctors would diagnose migraine based on the universally accepted standards of The International Classification of Headache Disorders (ICHD) to avoid misdiagnosis. Retinal migraine is a classic example of confusion and misdiagnosis, simply because the term is often poorly understood and widely misused.
When a migraine sufferer is given a diagnosis that lacks accuracy in diagnostic terms but is given more of a descriptive term, a problem may arise. When these descriptive terms are used frequently, they miss out on its real diagnosis. The International Headache Society (IHS) came up with a standard diagnosis to make communications easier for patients who need to consult other doctors or change doctors. 
Retinal Migraine is an actual migraine diagnosis which is often misused to define any migraine that is associated with any visual symptoms, or a migraine with visual symptoms minus the headache. It is characterized by recurrent attacks of unilateral visual disturbances that precedes the headache period of the migraine attacks, starting with monocular (affecting one eye) visual symptoms such as scintillations, scotoma, and temporary loss of vision.
Symptoms
Scintillation is the perception of lights flashing in different intensity during the migraine aura and can be a symptom of the aura phase of a migraine attack.
The headache period begins during or within sixty minutes of the visual symptoms that are consistent with migraine without aura:  Headache duration of 4 to 72 hours.
Symptoms should have at least two of the following characteristics:
1.            unilateral location
2.            pulsatile quality
3.            moderate or severe pain intensity
4.            aggravation by or causing avoidance of routine physical activity such as walking or climbing stairs
And at least one of these characteristics:
1.            nausea and/or vomiting
2.            photophobia (heightened sensitivity to light) and phonophobia (heightened sensitivity to sound)
The main difference between retinal migraine and migraine with aura (neurological phenomenon) is that the former has monocular visual symptoms as well as total, but temporary, monocular blindness.
Since there are no known causes of migraine disease, diagnosis is done by tracing the personal and family medical history of the patient to rule out other causes of the symptoms.  
Treatment and Remedies
There are several over-the-counter and prescription medicines that can provide migraine remedies or aid in relieving symptoms of attacks when they happen. For most people, treatments to relieve stress prove to be equally helpful as migraine remedies.
Retinal migraine is a diagnosis of exclusion, however, and patients will generally require a complete cardiovascular evaluation to rule-out embolic and other vascular disease as a cause of the visual loss. Patients diagnosed with this condition may be treated in the same fashion as patients with migraine.
Patients who are having infrequent episodes are given medications used for other forms of migraine to relieve other symptoms. These medications can include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), anti-nausea medications among others. The choice of medications may depend on the age of the patient's severity of the condition. For frequent migraine attacks, the same preventive therapies used for other migraines can be explored. But, as always, remember to consult your physicians for proper diagnosis of your condition before taking any medication.


title:Congestive Heart Failure And CoQ10
author:Greg Post
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_1331.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:11
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Since the 1960’s there have been numerous controlled clinical trials concerning the relationship between congestive heart failure and Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). As its name implies CoQ10 is a coenzyme that is necessary for the proper functioning of other substances, one of the most important of which is ATP (adenosine triphosphate). ATP is necessary for the production of cellular energy. By proxy CoQ10 is likewise essential for this process.
Clinical trials have attempted to study the relationship between CoQ10 and many chronic diseases including, but not limited to, heart disease, cancer and AIDS. But heart disease has gained the most attention; congestive heart failure being one of the primary subjects. Because heart muscle cells require so much energy to function and CoQ10 is at the core of the cellular energy process it makes sense to suspect that congestive heart failure might be linked to CoQ10 deficiency. With that theory in mind many studies like the ones that follow have been conducted. These trials have been presented in this essay in thumbnail format.
One early Japanese trial (1972) involved 197 patients with varying levels of severity of cardiac failure. The study reported significant improvement of cardiac function supplementing with 30 mg per day of CoQ10. Another Japanese study demonstrated similar results with 38 patients also supplementing with 30 mg. In 1985 a U.S. clinical study prescribed daily supplementation with 100 mg of the coenzyme for treatment periods of three months for patients with low ejection fraction measurements. The ejection fraction is the measure of the heart’s ability to pump blood. A low ejection fraction is a classic symptom of congestive heart failure. Again, significant improvements in heart function were reported. Other clinical trials followed prescribing the same level of supplementation with similar results.
Studies in the early 1990s showed improvement for patients suffering from ischemic cardiomyopathy (a low oxygen state usually due to obstruction) with supplemental levels of 200 mg per day. Supplementing with 100 mg per day demonstrated improvement for patients suffering from idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy, an enlarged heart syndrome of unknown cause.
One of the largest trials of the 1990s involves 641 patients randomly divided into two groups. The first group received a placebo. The other group received CoQ10 supplements. During the one-year follow-up period 118 patients in the placebo group were hospitalized for heart failure compared to 73 in the group that received the supplements.
All of the preceding trials were relatively short-term studies. The level of improvement among patients varied depending on how long they had been suffering from some aspect of congestive heart failure. Through the years it has become increasing clear that the greatest improvements were shown in patients that had suffered from their condition the least amount of time. In other words, the longer a person had been suffering from the disease before he or she received CoQ10 treatments the less improvement was demonstrated. People who had received treatments early in the development of the disease showed the most dramatic improvement often returning to normal heart function. Long-term sufferers received less relief and were less likely to return to full heart function. Whatever the reasons for this disparity in health improvement, it demonstrates the importance of receiving treatment as early as possible.
But what about long-term studies? Do they show the same marked improvement with similar treatment? In the short-term trials it was apparent that even high level supplementing with CoQ10 seemed to produce no ill effects. In order to determine if this is only true for short durations a number of long-term studies were conducted.
In 1990 observations were published concerning 126 patients with dilated cardiomyopathy. Unlike previously noted studies this one followed the patients’ progress for six years. Long-term benefits from CoQ10 supplementing were noticed with no harmful side effects. Similar observations were made in a trial involving 2,664 patients treated with CoQ10 at levels up to 150 mg per day.
A 1994 study involving 424 patients with a variety of myocardial (refers to the heart's muscle mass) diseases. Among these conditions were the following: Valvular heart disease (pertaining to dysfunction of heart valves), hypertension, diastolic dysfunction (failure of the heart to properly refill itself with blood), dilated cardiomyopathy (group of disorders where the heart muscle is weakened and enlarged and cannot pump effectively) and ischemic cardiomyopathy (low oxygen state usually due to obstruction of the arterial blood supply). Patients were treated with an average of 240 mg of CoQ10 daily during their treatment period. They were then followed-up for up to eight years with an average follow-up period of 18 months. Overall results demonstrated measurable cardiac improvements in one month with maximum improvements at about six months. With continued CoQ10 treatment the improvement in most patients was sustained. However, discontinuing the treatment usually resulted in a decline of cardiac function with eventual return to pre-treatment conditions.
As always in the medical community many more studies will need to be conducted to determine the future of CoQ10 treatment. However, the research to date seems to support CoQ10 as a viable treatment for many diseases that are caused or exacerbated by inadequate production of cellular energy.
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Title:
Conjunctivitis, The Ailment Behind Those Pink Eyes

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556

Summary:
Conjunctivitis is an eye ailment characterized by soreness and redness of an eye or both eyes in a person. The inflammation occurs in the clear covering that coats or protects the white portion of the eye.

Conjunctivitis also affects the lines which are inside the eye lids. This infection of the eye sometimes quickly manifest, but it may be a consolation that the duration of the infection would only last for just a short period of time.

Conjunctivitis, or more popularly...


Keywords:
conjunctivitis, bacterial conjunctivitis, allergic conjunctivitis, viral conjunctivitis


Article Body:
Conjunctivitis is an eye ailment characterized by soreness and redness of an eye or both eyes in a person. The inflammation occurs in the clear covering that coats or protects the white portion of the eye.

Conjunctivitis also affects the lines which are inside the eye lids. This infection of the eye sometimes quickly manifest, but it may be a consolation that the duration of the infection would only last for just a short period of time.

Conjunctivitis, or more popularly known as pink eye, is not curable, only treatable. That means, even without medication the infection would subside.

The body will mostly do its work in curtailing this eye ailment. It should be noted, however, that people with conjunctivitis should seek immediate medical help to ease and relieve the discomfort that will surely arise from its onset.

Otherwise, further infection or complication might surface, making the infection more painful and more discomforting.

Causes of conjunctivitis

Doctors and medical professionals cite three causes for the onset of conjunctivitis. One, the infection would be viral or caused by virus. Second, conjunctivitis can be caused by allergic reactions to substances, called allergens, that cause adverse reactions from the body's protective immune system.

Lastly, conjunctivitis can be bacterial in nature. Conjunctivitis caused by bacteria are the fastest- healing. Such kind of conjunctivitis will also tend to become less distracting.

Other than three mentioned, experts attribute conjunctivitis to other causes that may include vitamin deficiency, allergy to chicken meat, contact lens overuse, chemical contacts, intrusion of foreign substances into the eye and ultraviolet or thermal burns.

Treating conjunctivitis or pink eye

The usual home remedy advised to patients or victims of conjunctivitis may be somehow discomforting and scary. But the thing is, although medical and modern science fail to provide specific and exact reason for it, is surprisingly effective.

Adhering to simple home remedies, the conjunctivitis victim is advised to put a mild slat solution into the infected eye. If it will be uncomfortable and too painful, opening the eyes in a small tub containing a little pinch of salt in it would be an alternative measure.

Upon doing so, be sure to wash your hands after. That is because conjunctivitis is spread and communicated through touching things that may also be touched by other people, especially your housemates and loved ones.

It would be imperative to consult or seek help from the doctor to determine or pinpoint the cause of the infection.

Conjunctivitis caused by bacteria can be relived by antibiotic eye ointments or eye drops. If the cause is viral or allergens, then the infection would not be immediately relived, but the doctor can try to prescribe other practical medications to soothe out.

Conjunctivitis caused by allergens or allergy-causing substances could also be relived by taking in antihistamines, which is the usual and most common drug prescribed to people with asthma and other allergies.

Conjunctivitis Prevention

It is observed that people are more prone to the eye infection immediately after recovering from colds. Remember that conjunctivitis is contagious, and you should be responsible to give out your share in curtailing the infection's spread.

Always wash your hands and avoid making physical contacts with objects that may be in constant physical contact with other people.

Prevention is better than cure. Help prevent the spread of pink eyes. Will you?


Title:
Connecting Sanity's Nature To Nature's Sanity

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548

Summary:
Nature is one of those omnipresent things that, in an ideal world, people would be able to live harmoniously with. Currently, there is a lot of knowledge on the benefits of being exposed to nature can have on mental health, but there has been minimal documentation on what the direct negative effects of such exposure could be. It is possible that this is because there are several external factors that need to be removed, but it might also imply that nature isn't equipped to drive people nuts.


Keywords:
mental health, sexual health, depression, stress and anxiety, stress relief


Article Body:
Modern psychology has managed to connect mental health to everything, from driving down a crowded highway to sexual health. They've even managed to cover almost everything in between. However, one aspect that they have ignored and have not recognized is the possibility that one's environment and surroundings might play a larger role in mental health than previously noted. The existence of the problem known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD) implies that things like the weather can have an effect on mental health.

However, in most cases, psychological effects that might be caused by environment can often be adequately explained by other factors. For example, if depression comes during a time of year when seasonal unemployment kicks in, the prospect of losing a job is more likely to be seen as the cause of the problem. By most standards, a vast majority of mental health disorders that appear to be related to environmental factors can be explained by more...mundane things. This also contributes to the nature of the aforementioned SAD, which can only be diagnosed by eliminating all other possibilities.

Despite the situation, there are a few who are attempting to establish greater links between nature and mental health, but the research has been slow to progress. With the exception of SAD, the obvious angle to take in this endeavor would be using nature as stress relief. It is not unusual for certain sights and sounds in nature to have a calming effect on people, often quickly alleviating things such as stress and anxiety. There are a lot of things from nature that can be used to calm and relax someone, though what exactly performs best can often vary depending on the personality and tastes of the patient in question.

The main focus of the studies linking sanity to nature, however, focuses on whether or not nature can have an appreciable effect on one's mental state. This, of course, does not include high-pressure situations that a person can find himself in. For example, studies of this sort would typically exclude being stranded on a deserted place or running from predators, as those situations can easily have factors that can rule out the “nature” part of the study. The research also focuses on everyday situations where nature would have an effect, but would also allow researchers to rule out other possible causes.

Understandably, this is exceedingly difficult to pull-off. High-risk and high-stress situations in a natural environment are not suitable for this study, simply because the natural environment is merely causing the factors that affect mental illness. The most confusing part of this is, it is difficult to really ascertain what the study would actually cover. SAD, as noted, is an example of what nature can do to the human mind, but there is the possibility that the reason psychology hasn't found anything similar to it is because there are no others like it.

There is, of course, the distinct possibility that besides SAD, nature doesn't directly cause any form of insanity in people. It would be a reasonable assumption, but only because of the lack of evidence pointing to the contrary. Besides, for some reason, most researchers simply aren't interested in delving deeper into the why or how nature calms the mind and clears it of negative emotions.


Title:
Connections between Brain Abnormalities and Autistics’ Poor Social Skills

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482

Summary:
Autism is a very common type of pervasive developmental disorder that generates serious communicational and behavioral impairments. People with autism experience pronounced difficulties in interacting with others. Also, patients diagnosed with autism have poor imaginative skills, engage in repetitive, stereotype behaviors and manifest a strong resistance to change. In many cases, autism can also involve a certain degree of mental retardation.


Keywords:
autism, autism causes, child autism


Article Body:
Autism is a very common type of pervasive developmental disorder that generates serious communicational and behavioral impairments. People with autism experience pronounced difficulties in interacting with others. Also, patients diagnosed with autism have poor imaginative skills, engage in repetitive, stereotype behaviors and manifest a strong resistance to change. In many cases, autism can also involve a certain degree of mental retardation.

Autism is considered to be the most severe childhood disorder. The overall number of cases of autism has known a pronounced increase in the last decades and the worldwide incidence of the disorder in children is continuously rising. Statistics indicate that autism affects around 1.5 million people in the United States alone. The prevalence of the disorder among the American population is expected to rise with 10 percent each year. For some reason, autism predominantly affects boys, rarely occurring in the opposite sex.

Although modern science has been trying to identify the factors responsible for the occurrence of autism, in present the exact causes of the disorder remain unknown. However, scientists believe that autism occurs due to genetic dysfunctions that interfere with the normal activity of the central nervous system.

Medical scientists suspect that the poor social interaction skills characteristic to people with autism are determined by inappropriate communication between certain areas of the brain. After conducting various experiments, scientists revealed that unlike normal people, autistics have a very low brain activity when they are involved in social situations. A recent experiment has proved the theory that autistic people’s poor social interaction skills are generated by weak connections between brain areas.

The experiment brought together 16 people diagnosed with autism and 16 people who didn’t suffer from the disorder. Scientists measured the brain activity levels and responsiveness of both normal and autistic people when they were shown a sequence of images. The subjects were asked to identify certain differences between a series of images that represented objects and human faces. Normal people revealed higher levels of brain activity when they were shown the images that represented human faces and lower levels of brain activity when they were shown representations of objects. By contrast, all autistic people who participated to the experiment revealed low levels of brain activity regardless of what the images represented.

The results of the experiment can be interpreted in many different ways. For many people, the experiment might suggest that there are abnormalities in some areas of the brain that prevent autistics from processing human features. However, medical scientists explain that autistic people’s actual problem is their inability to focus properly on human features rather than their inability to understand or recognize them. Scientists suggest that poor communication between some areas of the brain renders autistic people indifferent to others and hence, makes them socially inapt.

The experiment suggests a clear connection between brain dysfunctions and autistics’ poor social skills, revealing new interesting physiological characteristics of people with autism.


Title:
Conoce a la Realeza y Aristocracia Europea

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662

Summary:
Si quieres conocer a un duque o un príncipe o princesa verdaderos, aquí te presento una serie de lugares en donde lo puedes hacer.


Keywords:
entretenimiento,turismo,ocio,hobbi,juegos casinos,entertainment,tourism,leisure,hobbies,casinos,games,vacations,travel,destinations,gambling,casino,casinos


Article Body:
Una de las maneras más fáciles para conocer a tu príncipe o princesa es en los prestigiosos casinos de Europa. La realeza y Aristocracia salen a divertirse en cinco casinos en especial, y si estas adentro puedes hablar con ellos. También podrás jugar con ellos, y en contra de ellos, y si eres lo suficientemente bueno, podrás ganarles. Es emocionante la idea de haberle ganado a un rey. Estos cinco Hoteles Casinos te dan esta oportunidad.

Aquí deberás ir vestido elegante con traje o chaqueta y moño y zapatos elegantes, solo así te dejaran entrar y ser parte de la aristocracia europea, para jugar a un partido o dos de bacará con ellos.

Los Casinos alistados aquí son los mas grandes y lujosos en Europa. Su clientela no es de turistas de la temporada, sino la alta sociedad. Así que si estas buscando una forma lujosa de pasar un tiempo en el casino jugando a Dados u otro juego, puedes tirar los dados en uno de los casinos alistados aquí mientras que tus compañeros de viaje se relajan en la rivera francesa, o hacen compras en las casas de renombre en Londres o Moscú.

1) Casino de Monte Carlo, Mónaco:
Este es el sitio favorito de los ricos y famosos en Europa por mas de 150 años con el primer casino fundado por el Príncipe Carlos III de Mónaco en 1863. EL Casino de Monte Carlo es un complejo de cinco casinos "posh" ubicados en la costa decorados con un etilo rococó francés con columnas enmarmoladas, ornamentos de oro y candelabros de cristal. El ambiente te hará sentir como un participante en una película de época francesa.

2) Casino Metropol, Moscú:
La Federación Rusa tiene la mayor cantidad de casinos y maquinas tragamonedas en Europa del Este. Los mejores casinos para turistas son desde ya los que están ubicados en los hoteles. Casino Metropol, que no solo es uno de los mas elegantes en la zona sino que también es conveniente localizado en el centro de la ciudad de Moscú a solo unos minutos del Kremlin. El monto mínimo para las apuestas es de 25 en cada mesa y una noche en la suita presidencial cuesta 2,000 dólares.

3) Baden Baden Casino, Alemania:
El casino veterano europeo fue fundado en 1809 y a pesar de que ha cambiado varios dueños desde entonces, su reputación como uno de los más finos en Europa y en Alemania especialmente no ha cambiado.  Hoy en día, el Casino Baden Baden es una de las atracciones principales en la ciudad junto con los famosos baños termales. Si ignoras a los juegos de mesa y las maquinas tragamonedas. Caminar por la enorme sala se siente similar a una visita a un museo de arte europea, con exhibiciones permanentes de óleo y esculturas.

4) Clermont Club, Londres Inglaterra:
Si visitas Inglaterra, no puedes solo ir a cualquier casino sin ser miembro previamente. SI decidas seguir ese procedimiento, el Clermont Club en Berkley es uno de los clubes de apuestas con mejor reputación alrededor. Construido en el siglo 17, fue diseñado para parecerse al Great Hall en Holkham. También, el casino Clermont Club incluye una sala de apuestas amistosa y conveniente, con un bar donde los miembros y sus invitados pueden disfrutar de un banquete con una botella de champaña de estilo. Recuerda que jugar en casinos en línea es legal ahora en Inglaterra así que puedes hacerlo desde cualquier café online.

5) Casino Barriere de Deauville, Francia:
El elegante casino resort ha inspirado a Ian Fleming en su primera novela de James Bond Casino Royale. Fundado en 1860 por Duc de Morny, este extravagante lugar es uno de los hermosos casinos en el mundo. Además de sus facilidades en apuestas, Casino Barriere ofrece variedad de entretenimiento exclusivo, espectáculos y eventos artísticos.


Title:
Conquering the Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs

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790

Summary:
This article focuses on the many benefits of using antibiotics like penicillin for the treatment of an infection or illness. However, some scientists are alarmed that there are certain germs that have evolved and developed resistance to antibiotics. These drug-resistant germs are often called superbugs.


Keywords:
antibiotic resistance, infections


Article Body:
Since its discovery in 1928 by the Scottish scientist named Sir Ian Fleming, doctors have been prescribing penicillin to patients for the cure of everything from minor infections to life-threatening diseases. In medical terms, penicillin is classified as an antibiotic. An antibiotic is a chemical compound that inhibits or abolishes the growth of microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, or protozoa. Over 100 different antibiotics are now available in the market. Although antibiotics are useful in a wide variety of infections, it is important to note that antibiotics only treat bacterial infections.
Perhaps, if he were alive today, it would surprise Sir Fleming to discover that the organisms that were wiped out by the first generation of penicillin that he developed had somehow made a comeback. Through research and disease surveillance, doctors and researchers have found that certain organisms were able to evolve and adapt defenses to some antibiotics. Once thought to have been “conquered” by penicillin, some strains of germs and other harmful organisms have become resistant to antibiotic.  These organisms on the rebound have been called by scientists and other experts from the medical community as “superbugs.” 
Antibiotic resistance is the ability of a microorganism to withstand the effects of an antibiotic. It is a specific type of drug resistance. Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria change and adapt to the action or chemical effects of a drug that is designed to cure or prevent infections. Once the bacteria adapts and survives the onslaught of the drug, it is able to develop resistance and continue its harmful reproduction inside a host.
MRSA or Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus is one among a number of organisms that have been found to be resistant to commonly used antibiotics. It is classified as a staph bacteria that triggers infections that could worsen into a life-threatening condition. Methicillin was an antibiotic used many years ago to treat patients with Staphylococcus Aureus infections. However, today, it is no longer used except as a means of identifying this particular type of antibiotic resistance.
Experts say that the MRSA superbug can cause pneumonia and serious bone and skin infections.  It had already claimed the lives of infected children who did not receive adequate medication and health care.   It also been reported that MRSA can rapidly multiply and infect people in close physical contact with other people. People who are frequently in crowded places like day care centers, prison cells, and other cramped areas are at high risk for infections.
An individual could become a carrier of MRSA in the same way that they can become a carrier of ordinary Staphylococcus aureus.  Infection is spread through physical contact with an infection person.   If the infectious organism is on the skin, then it can also be passed around via skin-to-skin contact.  If the organism is in the nose or has infected the lungs, it may be spread via droplets spread from the mouth and nose during sneezing or contact with an infected person's saliva. Resistance of infectious organisms can be tested through the use clinical implements and chemicals. This test is usually done over a period of two to three days to determine the level of resistance of an organism to antibiotics.
Superbugs organisms are often associated with patients in hospitals but can also be found on patients not in a hospital. It is not necessary to do anything about MRSA organisms. However, if these superbugs are passed on to someone who is already ill, then a more serious infection may occur to that person. When patients with MRSA are discovered in a hospital, the hospital will usually try to prevent it from passing around to other patients. This measure is known as infection control.
The type of infection control or isolation required for any patient depends on the organism. It usually rests on where the organisms is found on an individual and the patient. Contact Isolation is the most important type of isolation required for MRSA. This requires everyone in contact with the patient to be very careful about hand washing after touching either the patient or anything that came to contact with the patient. Cleaning of surfaces are also important since dust and surfaces can become contaminated with the organism. This is usually done when the patient leaves the hospital.
However, though it seems like these superbugs are extremely powerful, if a patient is given multiple antibiotics, they can be fought off. One of the lifesaving drugs that is said to combat MRSA is vancomycin. Vancomycin has been reserved by hospitals as the drug of last resort. Experts said that this medicine may cause some serious side effects, including damage to your hearing and kidneys. Though vancomycin has its own side effects, it can at least fight those superbugs away.


title:Conquering the Common Cold
author:Mari Peckham
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_34.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:10
category:health
article:

What do we know about the Common Cold?

               No Cure. Antibiotics, designed to knock out bacterial infections, do nothing when it comes to treating a cold.
               None of us are safe! No matter how strong and healthy we are, an occasional cold will reduce us to whimpering, sneezing, coughing versions of our former selves.

So, what do we do? Lay back with a box of tissue, pop a couple of cold tabs and wait it out? Not necessarily! Doctors who specialize in self-care medicine say that there is a lot more that we can do to get through a cold comfortably, and possibly more quickly! Here is some of the best advice that experts have to offer on the subject.

               Vitamin C - "Vitamin C works in the body as a scavenger, picking up all sorts of trash - including virus trash," Says Keith W. Sehnert, M.D., a physician with Trinity Health Care in Minneapolis, Minnesota. "It can shorten the length of a cold from seven days to maybe two or three."
               Studies conducted at the University of Wisconsin found that cold sufferers taking 500 milligrams of vitamin C four times a day suffered from about half as many symptoms (coughing, sneezing. etc) as those not taking the vitamin.
               Best way to get it? Drink it! Orange, grapefruit, and cranberry juices are excellent sources of vitamin C.
               Zinc - Suck on zinc lozenges and cut your cold short, to an average of just 4 days! It also can help reduce symptoms such as dry, irritated throat. Unfortunately, it doesn't work for everyone, but when it works, it works!
               R and R - Take a day or two off of work, or at least slow down! Extra rest enables your body to focus it's energy on getting you well.
               Stay Warm - Keep your immune system cozy by bundling up against the cold. This way your body can use energy to fight your cold instead of protecting you from the cold.
               Eat Lightly - Eat, but steer clear of foods that put a strain on your body's metabolism. Eat fewer fatty foods, meat and milk products, and eat more fresh fruits and vegetables.
               Chicken Soup - A silly folk remedy? No! Researchers at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach have found that hot chicken soup, either because of its aroma or its taste, "appears to possess an additional substance for increasing the flow of nasal mucus." Researchers say that this mucus serves as a first line of defense in removing germs from your system, so eat up!
               Liquids - Drink six to eight glasses of water, juice, tea, and other mostly clear liquids daily to keep the body hydrated and to flush out impurities.
               NO Smoking! - Smoking aggravates the throat and interferes with the infection-fighting activity of the cilia, the microscopic "fingers" that sweep bacteria out of your lungs and throat. Even if you don't quit for good, at least stop for the duration of your cold.
               Salty Gargle - Dr. Van Ert of San Francisco advises mixing 1 teaspoon of salt into a glass of warm water and gargling away whenever your throat hurts.
               Hot Toddy - Get a good night's sleep and clear a stuffed-up nose by sipping a "hot toddy" or a half a glass of wine before bedtime, suggests Dr. Caughron, a family practitioner specializing in preventive medicine in Charlottesville, Virginia. But don't go overboard! More alcohol than that can stress out your system and make recovery more difficult.
               Get Steamed - Clear congestion and relieve a dry cough by taking a hot steamy shower. Or make a steam tent by draping a towel over your head above a bowl of boiling water.
               Keep Your Germs to Yourself - Cough and blow away, but do it into a disposable tissue instead of sharing them! Then promptly throw the tissue away and wash your hands.
               Medicate - If you decide to take over the counter medication, follow the instructions carefully and only take medication that addresses the symptoms that you are suffering from.

Looking for alternatives to drugs? Try these herbs and teas that contain special properties that are natural antagonists against colds!

               Goldenseal and Echinacea - "I recommend herb capsules such as goldenseal and echinacea at the early onset of a cold," says Elson Haas, M.D. He says that goldenseal stimulates your liver, which helps to clear up infections. Echinacia clean your blood and lymph glands, helping circulate infection-fighting antibodies and removing toxic substances from the body. Try one or two capsules twice a day for up to two weeks.
               Garlic - Garlic is known for its antibiotic effect and "can actually kill germs and clear up your cold symptoms more rapidly," says Dr. Haas. He recommends two or three oil-free garlic capsules three times a day.
               Licorice Root Tea - Dr Van Ert recommends this teas for it's anesthetizing effects for soothing irritated throats and relieving coughs.
               Other Teas - Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime tea, or tea brewed with hops or valarian her, have natural tranquilizing effects that will help you rest. Add a teaspoon of honey, a simple carbohydrate that has a sedative effect.
               Monolaurian - Dr. Van Ert also recommends this fatty acid (available in capsule form) for it's antiviral effect. He recommends taking two capsules three times a day with some food, for helping the immune system stay fit to battle the cold virus.

A cold may be something that we have to live with, and through, but finding ways to make the best of it will help you get back on your feet in record time.
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Title:
Conquering the Stigma of a Mental Health Disorder

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317

Summary:
Having a family member that is suffering a mental health disorder can be taxing at times. Depending on the severity of the disorder, many families have been broken up because of this. Some of them can be blamed on the lack of love or patience a family member can bestow. Some just cannot handle the pressure and others just cannot take the shame.


Keywords:
mental health


Article Body:
Having a family member that is suffering a mental health disorder can be taxing at times. Depending on the severity of the disorder, many families have been broken up because of this. Some of them can be blamed on the lack of love or patience a family member can bestow. Some just cannot handle the pressure and others just cannot take the shame.

But if the people around a person with a mental health disorder feels awkward, then what about what the actual person with the disorder feels? Many or most of these people are too afraid or ashamed to share their disorder with other people because they fear being ridiculed or judged.

Even as seeing a psychiatrist or taking mental health disorder medicines are commonplace nowadays, many people still distrust a person with a mental health problem; they feel that they are too unstable and unpredictable. Fearing what they do not know, this ignorance causes more depression and damage to a person with a mental health disorder.

Getting Over the Fear

What mental health disorder patients want is for them to be considered as normal people. Only that they need more compassion, understanding and kindness. Treat a mental health disorder afflicted person the same way as you would anyone, this would make him or her feel more normal.  

As they feel more accepted and happy, they increase the chance of becoming normal. Also, be prepared; learn about the disorder that has afflicted your family or friend. Know the symptoms so you can be prepared as well.

For the patient, learn and try to accept your condition, do not be afraid of what people will say, open up your condition to them. If they can't take it then they're not worth it. Remember that there are many people with mental health disorder; some are not just as obvious. Hold your head up high and live with dignity.


Title:
Conquer Allergies In The Great Indoors Tricks To Help Asthma And Allergy Sufferers Take Back Their Homes

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522

Summary:
While Americans can't control the allergens lurking in the great outdoors, there are many ways for them to take action inside the home to improve their indoor air quality and help reduce the severity of their symptoms.


Keywords:
Conquer Allergies In The Great Indoors Tricks To Help Asthma And Allergy Sufferers Take Back Their Homes


Article Body:
More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies and 20 million suffer from asthma, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. While Americans can't control the allergens lurking in the great outdoors, there are many ways for them to take action inside the home to improve their indoor air quality and help reduce the severity of their symptoms.

"The easiest step people can take to improve their indoor air quality and turn their homes into safe havens is to vacuum regularly," said Erin Sanchez, director of marketing for Eureka. "A recent Eureka survey found that 70 percent of Americans clean under furniture and beds less often than weekly, but this is where the majority of allergens like dust mites and pet dander hide. We recommend tackling these areas with a vacuum that features a sealed HEPA filtration system to remove allergens from the air while eliminating dust and dirt in the home."

Although many vacuums feature HEPA filters, they often allow dust to escape around the filter and through cracks in the machine. Sealed HEPA technology creates a completely sealed unit that captures 99.97 percent of dust, allergens and other small airborne particles, locking them inside the vacuum's filter and helping to provide cleaner indoor air. And there's a unit featuring sealed HEPA technology for every type of user.

Canister lovers need look no further than the Electrolux Oxygen3 Ultra, the only vacuum available with a HEPA system that features patented Microseal™ technology for a more thorough clean. The vacuum also provides convenience and peace of mind with fingertip controls and a unique, lighted communications system that tells consumers when their vacuum is operating at peak performance and when the bag or filter needs changing.

Devout upright users will find a powerful performer in the award-winning Eureka Boss SmartVac. Along with a sealed HEPA system, the vacuum features a turbo nozzle stair and upholstery brush that is perfect for removing pet hair and other unwanted dirt and allergens from upholstery because of its unique ability to clean comfortably both horizontally and vertically.

For consumers who love the power and convenience of central vacuums, the Beam Serenity® Plus Central Vacuum System features a permanent, self-cleaning HEPA filtration system. The system provides as much as 61 percent relief from major allergy symptoms.

To further help control allergens in the home, Sanchez also recommends these tips:

• Don't Let the Bedbugs Bite. Though it's not a pretty picture, research on dust mites shows that they linger predominantly in the bedroom. So make washing the sheets a weekly routine and cover pillows, mattresses and box springs with allergen-impermeable or plastic covers to make the bed less appealing for mites.

• Put Pollen in Its Place. Fresh breezes and open windows aren't always a blessing. Prevent pollen spores from infiltrating the home by turning to air-conditioning, not windows, to keep the indoors cool.

• Make Mold Move Out. It's no secret that mold thrives in dark, damp climates, so keep mold away from the home by eliminating places for growth. Dehumidifiers can decrease the amount of moisture and growth potential inside the home, as can fixing leaky faucets and disposing of old firewood.


title:Conquer Stress--With A Hobby
author:Jack Zavada
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_4047.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:11
category:health
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Everyone knows that stress can take a heavy toll on your mind and body, but one simple activity can not only prevent the harmful effects of stress but also make your life richer and more rewarding.
Hobbies have been around since ancient times, yet few people use them as an effective tool to beat stress.  The secret is in choosing a hobby that not only picques your interest, but that you find mentally engaging as well.  A major component of stress is worry.  A fascinating hobby crowds out worry thoughts by replacing them with positive ideas and study. 
Watching television or listening to music might be classified as hobbies; however, they rarely provide the mental stimulation needed to leave you feeling refreshed and satisfied afterward.  A worthwhile hobby will make you a more rounded, interesting person.  It will give you an outlet to explore your creativity.  It will also bring you in contact with fascinating people, which can relieve loneliness. 
If you have a hobby that you've lost interest in, or you're looking for a new hobby, check out these tips for exploring the endless possibilities before you.
1.  Your hobby should interest you.
Don't get into a hobby just because a friend or relative enjoys it.  You'll soon tire of it if that's your only motivation.  No, your hobby should be an activity that you enjoy.  And unless you're truly interested in it, don't take over someone else's collection and add to it.  Pick something you like.  Be original! 
2.  Explore what the world has to offer.
If you get an idea for a hobby, the Internet is the best place to research it.  Whether it's collecting, art, crafts, or reading about a specific topic, you can find thousands of web sites, clubs, and user groups to give you more information.  If your public library doesn't have books on the hobby you're researching, ask a librarian to order them for you through interlibrary loan.  This is a free but often underused service of public libraries.  A knowledgeable librarian can also help you find magazines and newsletters about your area of interest.
3.  Pick something you're passionate about.
What one person finds captivating, another may think is silly or boring.  Remember that you don't have to satisfy or impress anyone else with your hobby.  This is for you.  Pursue something that gets you excited.  Don't be discouraged if you try several different pastimes before you succeed.  You'll know you've found the right hobby when you look forward to doing it, when you're happy during your hobby time, and when it leaves you feeling relaxed and positive.
4.  Pick a hobby that's affordable.
Many people don't consider this aspect, but it's better to do something that doesn't run up debt, tie up a lot of your money, or make you frustrated because you later find it's out of your reach financially.  A hobby doesn't have to be expensive to be fulfilling.  Again, remember that the object of a hobby is not to impress people, but to do something that's fun and appealing to you. 
5.  Pick a hobby that is challenging.
Some collectible items are rare or hard to find.  The pursuit of them is part of the excitement.  Some hobbies, like painting, playing a musical instrument, or baking, have no limits.  Today, instructional videos or DVDs are available that can teach you almost anything.  Be realistic and don't expect to master your new interest right away.  You have the rest of your life to develop your skills.  Soon you'll experience a great sense of personal satisfaction as you become more and more accomplished. 
A captivating hobby is a positive, healthy way to escape, if only for an hour at a time.  As you grow in your hobby, you'll feel more contented as a person and less vulnerable to the stress of your job and everyday life.

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title:Conquer Those Carbohydrate Cravings
author:Jeff Lugeanbeal
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_722.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:10
category:health
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Are you a hopeless carbohydrate addict? Let’s conquer these cravings once and for all…..
By Jeff Lugeanbeal- www.worldwideweightloss.com
I drove over to my parents home the a few weeks ago for dinner. I arrived early, and asked my mother if I could help her finish preparing dinner. The smell of mom’s pot roast in the oven really got my mouth watering and I couldn’t wait for dinner.
She sent me to the pantry to retrieve some honey, I opened the pantry and was amazed at what I saw. Of course their was the standard pantry fare, but many other items were lurking in that pantry. Here were a few: crackers, cookies, potato chips, tortilla chips, oatmeal crème pies, white bread, sun chips, frosted corn flake cereal, pop tarts, and popcorn. No kidding, these were all in her pantry.
I asked my mother if she ate these items often. She said, “Yes, I’m hungry all the time so I just snack on the stuff all day”. She said she eats three meals a day, but gets hungry so she snacks on crackers, chips, etc., then an hour or so later she is hungry again, so she eats more snacks.
The carbohydrate frenzy- trigger foods
Eating the fore mentioned types of carbohydrates all day will make anyone hungry and crave food every hour or so. You see, eating these types of snacks causes our blood sugar to spike and fall very rapidly, triggering our body to crave more food all day long. It’s a viscous cycle with no end. This type of cycle not only sets up our body for weight gain but the possibility of diabetes and a whole host health problems.
How to conquer these carb cravings once and for all
By reading this article I know you are motivated enough to stop these cravings for good. Here are some free tips to get you on your way to healthy eating and craving free!
1. Eat three balanced (protein, carbohydrate, fat) meals a day plus two healthy snacks. This stabilizes blood sugar, reduces cravings, turbo charges your metabolism (your body will naturally burn more calories), and helps you with weight loss.
2. Spend some time in your pantry and even your refrigerator. Pitch all the cookies, crackers, white bread, chips, store bought fruit juices, etc.. These foods have no nutritional value, only empty calories that will no doubt cause you to gain crave more foods and gain weight faster.
3. Eat healthy snacks such as protein shakes, nuts, fruit, veggies with dip, etc. At each snack eat a small portion of protein, carbohydrate and fat. These healthy foods have a positive impact on your body. They give your body vital nutrients, and most importantly, stop the cravings. You’ll feel better, and won’t be as tired during the day.
4. Drink plenty of water.
5. Limit your amount of caffeine. I know, I sure love drinking a cup of coffee first thing in the morning. If you are a caffeine addict, meaning you drink three cups or more of caffeine a day, try to cut it back to one or two. As far as cravings go, caffeine sure gives our bodies a jolt and can make us feel good and even more alert, but after that initial jolt and you “come back down” your body will either crave more caffeine or carbohydrates.
6. The ultimate goal is to eat healthy foods, which in turn give our bodies proper nutrition, which in turn makes us feel better. But this can take time. If you are used to eating junk food, and always craving food, don’t worry. Start out slow if you have to. Your body will take time to adjust to a new way of eating. You may even feel lousy for a few days or even a week, while your body adjusts to the healthy foods. But in the end, you will feel great!
© Jeff Lugeanbeal - All rights reserved
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Title:
Conquer Your Fears

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615

Summary:
Social phobia or social anxiety is often a very misunderstood disorder. However, modern scientific research had brought deeper understanding about the nature and treatment options for people suffering from this disorder. The article cites some situations that cause social phobia and identifies some public personalities that suffer from this condition.


Keywords:
social anxiety disorder, anxiety panic attacks, nausea, antidepressant prescriptions, anxiety phobia.


Article Body:
Many people are fearful, anxious or phobic about something ---  a dark room, a fury cat, being on top of a tall building, or being in a small, cramped room.  These fears or phobias may be exaggerated or irrational yet they cause so much distraction and distress.

               In the long list of fears known to man, perhaps one of the most difficult to bear is the condition called  social anxiety disorder.  This disorder refers to the constant fear of being criticized by other people. People who have this problem are so self-conscious to the point that they feel that everyone around them is looking at them. In the process, socially anxious people become afraid of the world around them.

               According to National Institute of Mental Health, “...social phobia is characterized by overwhelming anxiety in everyday social situations. It can be any type of situation---such as fear of speaking in formal or informal situations.”  

               Anxiety in social situations is not felt by shy, insecure people alone.  Famous people like the singer  Donny Osmond (the brother of Marie Osmond) also had social anxiety.  In a very intimate interview, Donny Osmond revealed that, for years, he struggled with stage freight and would experience anxiety panic attacks right before a public performance.

               Another famous person diagnosed with social anxiety disorder is singer-actress Barbara Streisand, who, in 1967, became so anxious that she forgot the lyrics of song in front of a large crowd.  She was so embarrassed that she stayed away from performing in public for a long time after that moment of “song amnesia.” 

               The great actor Laurence Olivier who stunned audiences with his theatrical genius also struggled with social phobia for five years just when he was at the peak of his career.

               Social anxiety disorder is not so easy to spot in a person.  A person with so much insecurity and anxiety in being in the middle of a social occasion can still hide his predicament.   Even with all the anxiety, that person can still act witty and gregarious. 


               But there are some people who literally freeze whenever they face a crowd or even a small number of people.  Their excessive self-consciousness somehow paralyzes them, making them unable to function well in social circles.  At first glance, people with social anxiety disorder may exhibit chronic fear,  sweating, trembling, stammering, and blushing whenever they stand in front of people.  They are also easily embarrassed or humiliated by even the slightest hint of being at the center of attention.

               Social phobia affects more than five million Americans and is now the third most common disorder after depression and alcoholism.  It affects all gender and ages but usually starts in childhood or early adolescence. It is often accompanied by depression and some have fallen into the trap of substance abuse in the hope that drugs would help them cope with their anxieties. They feel distress whenever they have this following situations:

l              Being introduced;
l              Being teased;
l              Being criticized;
l              Being at the center of attention; or
l              Being “out of place.”

               One of the most common treatments for social anxiety disorder is called cognitive-behavioral therapy.   Medication such as antidepressant prescriptions are used conjunction with the said therapy. Social anxiety, as well as other forms of anxiety, can be successfully treated today if a patient works with a qualified therapist or doctor.  A physician can determine whether the symptoms that alarm you are due to  anxiety disorder, or if these are symptoms of another medical condition.  As they say, there is nothing to fear but fear itself.  Commitment and determination to face one's fears will surely lead to freedom, confidence, and a better appreciation for people and life itself.


Title:
Consejos Sabios para Lenar el Alma

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503

Summary:
Es importante tener esperanza  de que todo lo que has hecho en el pasado te sirve para el fututo a ti y a tus hijos sin dejar un vació en ti. Aquí hay una lista de consejos sabios para llenar el alma.


Keywords:
health,home


Article Body:
Aquí te presento una lista de consejos para que no te sientas vació, y observar al pasado con una sonrisa. Las he obtenido de una persona que estaba al final de su vida y sintió que hubiera hecho muchas cosas diferentes y ha recetado una serie de consejos para aquel que este interesado en cambiar.

1) Habla menos; escucha más.

2) Escucha a las historias de tus abuelos a cerca de su juventud. Cuando ya no este, revivirás sus llamas por sus memorias.

3) Invita a amigos para cenar o picar algo, a pesar de que tu casa no este en condiciones.

4) Come mucho chocolate.

5) Invita amigos con chicos a tu casa a pesar de que hagan lió.

6) Siéntate en el pasto a pesar de que ensucie tus pantalones.

7) No compres algo solo porque durara mucho tiempo o porque es practico, hazlo porque quieres.

8) Quédate en cama relajado si te sientes enfermo y no pretendas que el mundo no puede continuar sin ti por un día.

9) Prende las velas que tienes de adorno en el salón y déjalas encendidas. No las dejes sin uso en el armario.

10) Comparte responsabilidades de la vida con un compañero, no solo las expensas.

11) (Para las mujeres) En vez de esperar al embarazo a que se termine, disfruta cada momento en tu corazón. Aprende que la vida dentro de ti es la única oportunidad que tienes de ayudar a Dios a crear magia.

12) Deja que tus hijos de abrasen y besen cuando quiera que lo deseen. No los detengas por ninguna razón como: "mas tarde", "ve a lavarte las manos", "deberemos comer" o demás.

13) Di las próximas dos frases lo más seguido que puedas: "Te Amo" y "Lo siento."

14) Deja de preocuparte por quien te quiere o no te quiere, o que tiene quien o no tiene.

15) Valora todas las relaciones humanas personales.

16) Juega con una mascota cuando puedas. Riete y corre con ella y toma parte en sus juegos.

17) Pasa el mayor tiempo posible con la gente que te quiere.

18) Deja de transpirar por todos los pequeños detalles y problemas sin sentido de la vida.

19) Toma cada momento, míralo y déjalo. Nunca volverá de nuevo.

La persona que escribió estos sabios consejos se llamaba Susana, y tenia una hija de seis años. Susana enseño estos ideales básicos a un conocido mío y yo los he tratado de seguir también en honor a su memoria. Creo que puedo decir que convertirá a quienquiera que lo haga en una mejor persona, un mejor esposa o esposa, y en general  una persona mas feliz. Inclusive ahora creo que D'os ha bendecido a cada uno de nosotros, y deberemos aceptar estas bendiciones e intentar buscar sentirnos mas fuertes físicamente, mentalmente, y emocionalmente. Recuerda que todos tenemos la suerte de estar aquí, y aprovechar vivir la vida de la mejor manera posible, así que consejos para esa receta nunca están de mas.


Title:
Consejos Sabios para Llenar el Alma

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503

Summary:
Es importante tener esperanza  de que todo lo que has hecho en el pasado te sirve para el fututo a ti y a tus hijos sin dejar un vació en ti. Aquí hay una lista de consejos sabios para llenar el alma.


Keywords:
salud,esperanza


Article Body:
Aquí te presento una lista de consejos para que no te sientas vació, y observar al pasado con una sonrisa. Las he obtenido de una persona que estaba al final de su vida y sintió que hubiera hecho muchas cosas diferentes y ha recetado una serie de consejos para aquel que este interesado en cambiar.

1) Habla menos; escucha más.
2) Escucha a las historias de tus abuelos a cerca de su juventud. Cuando ya no este, revivirás sus llamas por sus memorias.
3) Invita a amigos para cenar o picar algo, a pesar de que tu casa no este en condiciones.
4) Come mucho chocolate.
5) Invita amigos con chicos a tu casa a pesar de que hagan lió.
6) Siéntate en el pasto a pesar de que ensucie tus pantalones.
7) No compres algo solo porque durara mucho tiempo o porque es practico, hazlo porque quieres.
8) Quédate en cama relajado si te sientes enfermo y no pretendas que el mundo no puede continuar sin ti por un día.
9) Prende las velas que tienes de adorno en el salón y déjalas encendidas. No las dejes sin uso en el armario.
10) Comparte responsabilidades de la vida con un compañero, no solo las expensas.
11) (Para las mujeres) En vez de esperar al embarazo a que se termine, disfruta cada momento en tu corazón. Aprende que la vida dentro de ti es la única oportunidad que tienes de ayudar a Dios a crear magia.
12) Deja que tus hijos de abrasen y besen cuando quiera que lo deseen. No los detengas por ninguna razón como: "mas tarde", "ve a lavarte las manos", "deberemos comer" o demás. 
13) Di las próximas dos frases lo más seguido que puedas: "Te Amo" y "Lo siento."
14) Deja de preocuparte por quien te quiere o no te quiere, o que tiene quien o no tiene.
15) Valora todas las relaciones humanas personales.
16) Juega con una mascota cuando puedas. Riete y corre con ella y toma parte en sus juegos.
17) Pasa el mayor tiempo posible con la gente que te quiere.
18) Deja de transpirar por todos los pequeños detalles y problemas sin sentido de la vida.
19) Toma cada momento, míralo y déjalo. Nunca volverá de nuevo.

La persona que escribió estos sabios consejos se llamaba Susana, y tenia una hija de seis años. Susana enseño estos ideales básicos a un conocido mío y yo los he tratado de seguir también en honor a su memoria. Creo que puedo decir que convertirá a quienquiera que lo haga en una mejor persona, un mejor esposa o esposa, y en general  una persona mas feliz. Inclusive ahora creo que D'os ha bendecido a cada uno de nosotros, y deberemos aceptar estas bendiciones e intentar buscar sentirnos mas fuertes físicamente, mentalmente, y emocionalmente. Recuerda que todos tenemos la suerte de estar aquí, y aprovechar vivir la vida de la mejor manera posible, así que consejos para esa receta nunca están de mas.


Title:
Considerations for Psychoactive Medications

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522

Summary:
Medications that effect mood or behavior are known as psychoactive. This includes those medications that are given for non-behavioral reasons.Psychoactive medications are drugs that, when prescribed and used prudently, can reduce or eliminate the suffering caused by psychological conditions. This article focuses on the effects of psychoactive medications on children, adolescents and older people.


Keywords:
depression, psychoactive medications, insomnia, anxiety


Article Body:
A lot of older people in America who live alone usually take medications to deal with loneliness.  People who are overworked or overstressed, and people who have gone through depression also use  these medications which supposedly eliminate the suffering caused by psychological conditions. These medications are called psychoactive medications.

Medications that effect mood or behavior are known as “psychoactive.” This includes those medications that are given for non-behavioral reasons. For instance, some of the medications used for high blood pressure, and some medications sold over-the-counter for colds and flu, can be psychoactive for a few of us. Psychoactive medications are drugs that, when prescribed and used prudently, can reduce or eliminate the suffering caused by psychological conditions such as anxiety, insomnia, depression, psychosis, and bipolar affective disorder.

Many people use psychoactive medications, with or without prescriptions, to cope with the problems of their daily lives. However, psychoactive medications should generally prescribed by physicians. One of the most common conditions for which psychoactive medications are prescribed are sleep disorders.

When a person has trouble sleeping, he or she may be experiencing insomnia. Both anxiety and depression can cause insomnia, among many others. When this specific cause is known and treated, the person's sleep patterns generally return to normal. When insomnia gets persistent, sleeping pills may be appropriate.  Although a person can sleep while under these medications, the sleep induced by the drug will not be the same as that of natural sleep since the drug suppresses brain activity.

Prescribing psychoactive medications for children and adolescents requires the judgment of a physician, such as a child and adolescent psychiatrist, with training and qualifications in the use of these medications in this age group. Certainly, any consideration of such medication in a child or infant below the age of five should be very carefully evaluated by a clinician with special training and experience with this very young age group. Any child or adolescent for whom medication is a consideration requires an evaluation of the psychiatric disorder, including the symptoms, and any other medical conditions, family and psychosocial assessment and school records.

Moreover, rest homes have become a major component of the health care system for frail elderly persons and  psychiatric patients. Although psychoactive medications are frequently used in rest homes, there is little detailed information about the extent of such use, its supervision, or its effects. In a survey of a random sample of 55 rest homes in Massachusetts, it was found that 55 percent of the residents were taking at least one psychoactive medication. Antipsychotic medications were being administered to 39 percent; of these, 18 percent were receiving two or more such drugs.

The effects of psychoactive medications vary with their chemical composition, the doses in which they are taken, and the sensitivity of the person taking them. Taking other psychoactive substances in combination with psychoactive medications can be dangerous, especially because some of the interactions among these substances are not well understood.

It is best to remember that psychoactive medications should not be taken from old prescriptions without seeing the doctor first. These drugs should not be given to anyone else as prescription is individualized and personal.


title:Considerations in Distance Education for the Medical Assistant Instructor
author:Dr. Mark Stout
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_999.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:10
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Medical Assistant distance education is emerging to meet the demands of a new generation of students in the twenty first century.  St. Augustine Medical Assistant School distance education program for medical assistant presents a good model for this integration of technology with medical assistant education. Distance education, particularly in its most recent form, online education,  is being integrated into even the most cautious and conservative of educational institutions. Yet the impact of these alternative forms of teaching and learning on students, faculty, and institutions has yet to be broadly or deeply studied. New models such as that at St. Augustine Medical Assistant School are immerging. St. Augustine Medical Assistant School is available at: www.medicalassistant.us
Distance education is not new, and can be traced as far back as the first century. The Apostle Paul wrote to the early Christian churches, instructing them from a distance (even when he was under 'house arrest' in Rome). This was probably the first type of 'correspondence course', which was the only method of learning at a distance until the advent of the telephone. Today, distance education and in particular online medical assistant instruction calls upon an impressive range of technologies to enable medical assistant instructor and the medical assistant student who are separated by distance to communicate with each other either in real time (synchronous) or delayed time (asynchronous). Currently and asynchronous model used at St. Augustine Medical Assistant School to instruct medical assistant students. This has proven to be a very effective model however the medical assistant program is currently investigating the benefits of synchronous online medical assistant instruction and the benefits it may have for the medical assistant student.    
Medical Assistant distance learning epitomizes the move away from institute based learning to a more direct, student centered approach. As a concept, distance learning has existed for over a century, notably in the form of paper based correspondence courses including the less formal correspondence education for medical assistants. Now however, distance education is depending increasingly upon technology for its success and technological innovations ensure that distance learning for the medical assistant continues to evolve and grow as a valid and potent force in all forms of education for the medical assistant.
The task of the medical assistant distance educator is therefore to obviate these problems as much as possible by mixing and matching techniques, creating and maintaining a stimulating environment, and offering opportunities for medical assistant students to communicate with each other and with the medical assistant teaching staff on a regular basis. The medical assistant educators will also need to change their traditional role as well. Many remote medical assistant students need a great deal of social support, and medical assistant distance educators may find themselves spending more time offering one-to-one tutorials and less time lecturing. St. Augustine Medical Assistant School at www.MedicalAssistant.us is leading today’s technology in medical assistant education.   
When designing medical assistant educational systems and materials for medical assistant distance in delivery the medical assistant teacher must consider not only learning outcomes, but also centered requirements and technical constraints for the medical assistant. Also to be considered are the needs, characteristics, and individual differences of both the students, the teachers and future medical assistants.
Medical assistant distance education for the medical assistant then, should not be viewed as a means of reducing costs, but as an opportunity to raise standards. It is also about providing quality medical assistant learning opportunities for those who, for one reason or another, have previously been excluded from this basic human right. Medical Assistant distance education will quickly become the norm and not the exception for the twenty first century medical assistant. St. Augustine Medical Assistant School distance education program for medical assistant presents a good model for this integration of technology with medical assistant education. The St. Augustine Medical Assistant model can be reviewed at: www.medicalassistant.us.
By Dr. Mark Stout
Dean of Education St. Augustine Medical Assistant School
Distance Education and Informatics Specialist 

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title:Considerations To Make When Purchasing Contact Lenses Online
author:Wesley Atkins
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_1185.shtml
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Considerations to make when purchasing contact lenses online
The FDA wants you to be a wise consumer if you buy contact lenses, an FDA-regulated product, on the Internet, over the phone or by mail. While such purchases are often a convenient and economical way to get lenses, Internet, phone, or mail orders require consumers to exercise some caution. The following questions and answers should help you take simple precautions to make your Internet, phone or mail purchase safe and effective for you.
What do I need to consider when buying contact lenses on the Internet, by phone or by mail?

               Is my contact lens prescription current? You should always have a current, correct prescription when you order contact lenses.
               If you have not had a check-up in the last one to two years, you may have problems with your eyes that you are not aware of, or your contact lenses may not correct your vision well.
               The expiration date for your prescription is currently set by your state. Some require a one-year renewal, some a two-year renewal, while other states leave it to your doctor to decide.
               Never order lenses with a prescription that has expired.

What does a valid contact lens prescription include?

               This depends on the state where your doctor practices. State laws often define a prescription’s requirements. In states without a legal definition, the prescribing doctor includes some minimum elements.
               The minimum elements usually include your name and the doctor’s name along with the contact lens brand name and material. Also, lens measurements such as power, diameter and base curve are included.
               More detailed prescriptions will include directions for safe use such as wearing schedule, whether lenses are for daily or extended wear, the number of refills, whether lens material substitutions are allowed and an expiration date.
               Some Internet sites ask for information about your doctor so that they may check the prescription with your doctor. State laws vary greatly concerning the kind of verification that is required. Internet sites should comply with applicable State requirements concerning verification of prescriptions for contact lenses.

Will I get in legal trouble if I buy my contact lenses on the Internet, by phone or by mail if I don’t have a copy of my prescription?

               You won’t break any laws, but the company is selling you a prescription device as if it were an over-the-counter device. In legal terms, this misbrands the device. Often, the company will say that they will check back with your doctor to confirm the prescription and expiration date; however, that may not always happen.
               Some Internet sites will allow you to fill out a chart with the ordering information about your contact lenses and ask you to fill in your doctor’s name and phone number. The site may or may not ask for an actual copy of your prescription, but they should comply with applicable State law concerning contact lens prescription verification.
               Since individual states have different licensing requirements for optical dispensers, enforcement of prescription device sales has usually been left to State authorities.

What harm can be done if I don’t have regular check-ups with my doctor or I order lenses without a valid prescription?

               At your check-up, your eye doctor will re-evaluate the fit of your contact lenses and observe any changes in your cornea caused by your lenses. You will benefit by having a correct, current prescription and you may avoid serious problems, especially if you wear your lenses on an extended or overnight schedule.
               Though infections of the cornea are rare, severe cases can cause loss of vision and even blindness. During regularly scheduled visits, your eye doctor looks for irregularities that, if left untreated, may lead to severe problems. These irregularities often have no symptoms and you may be totally unaware of them.
               Contact lens wear causes many changes to cells and tissues of the eye, and sometimes wearing contact lenses can damage the cornea (the clear window of the eye). Even if you are currently experiencing no problems, the lenses may be causing damage to your eyes. Regular check-ups will reduce the likelihood of damage going undetected.
               Contact lenses that are not properly fitted by an eye doctor might not work well, or even worse, may harm your eyes.
               Ask your eye doctor how often to have a check-up.

Will regular check-ups help prevent me from having problems with my contact lenses?

               Anyone wearing contact lenses runs an increased risk of corneal infection. Regular check-ups will help reduce your chances of having a problem. At your check-up, your doctor may find something that requires refitting with a new lens or requires modifying your wearing schedule.

What can I do to avoid serious problems with my contact lenses?

               Ask your eye doctor how often you should have a check-up and see the doctor according to the recommended schedule.
               You run a greater risk of developing serious eye problems such as infection if you wear lenses overnight.
               Order your contact lenses from a supplier you are familiar with and know is reliable. Contact lenses are often more complex than they appear.
               Request the manufacturer’s written patient information for your contact lenses. It will give you important risk/benefit information, as well as instructions for use.
               Beware of attempts to substitute a different brand than you presently have. While this may be acceptable in some situations, there are differences in the water content and shape between different brands. The correct choice of which lens is right for you should only be made based on examination by your doctor, not over the phone.
               Carefully check to make sure the company gives you
              
                              the exact brand,
                              lens name,
                              power,
                             
                                             sphere,
                                             cylinder, if any,
                                             axis, if any,
                             
                              diameter,
                              base curve, and
                              peripheral curves, if any.
              
               If you think you have gotten an incorrect lens, check with your eye doctor. Don’t accept a substitution unless your doctor approves it.

Where can I report problems that I have with my contact lenses?

               You can report a serious eye problem associated with your contact lenses with FDA’s MedWatch reporting form at: http://www.fda.gov/medwatch. Also, contact your health professional for medical advice.
               You can report problems involving contact lens sales by Web sites by sending e-mail to webcomplaints@ora.fda.gov.
               If you do not get the exact lenses that you ordered, you should report the problem directly to the company that supplied them.


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Title:
Considerations When Browsing Internet Pharmacy Sites

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An Internet pharmacy, like any other retailer or business that's based on the Internet, is something that should be observed carefully. It isn't very hard to create a fake website that looks surprisingly like the real thing. Even if a person does find a legitimate site, there may be other things that he failed to factor into his considerations, such as geography.


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Internet pharmacy


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The advent of the Internet has become an impressive development and quite revolutionary for the business world. The emergence of faster ways to process and place orders, along with the technology needed to get those orders filled, has resulted in the emergence of businesses that operate solely on the Internet. Every major field in the world, from art to electronics, from travel to computers has some form of online presence. It is therefore no real shock that something as vital to modern civilization as medicine has taken up roots on the Internet as well. However, unlike most businesses, medicine and pharmacy are inherently hard to comprehend outside of a face-to-face environment. Like any other online retailer or business, an Internet pharmacy must be subjected to the same standards of testing as other online stores.

The first question that any consumer should have when dealing with an Internet pharmacy should be whether or not said Internet pharmacy can be trusted. It doesn't take a whole lot of effort for someone to set up a fake Internet pharmacy that looks so much like a legitimate one --- a frightening but very realistic prospect. There may be more than a few organizations that can be looked towards to verify the authenticity and reliability of any given website, but just how many consumers would be aware of them? And if consumers were aware, how many average consumers have the time, patience, or even good sense to go through the records of such organizations to find a site that is convenient, legitimate, and has what they need? Statistics for this sort of thing are hard to come by, but most anecdotal evidence and the prevalence of scam sites suggests that the numbers are dismally low.

Another thing to consider would be geography. The first part of this concern involves just how long it would take for standard delivery procedures to get your order to your doorstep. Medication can be a very sensitive thing, with some conditions being so hair-trigger than even a day's delay on drug doses can result in some very dangerous side effects. If the pharmacy's warehouses are nowhere near your location, then it would likely be much healthier to just drive to the closest real pharmacy than order online. Geography also plays a role on whether or not the pharmacy of your choice may even be able to deliver the medications you orders without breaking some law or regulation. Medication that enjoy legal status in one country could easily be restricted or illegal in another. Thankfully, a vast number of sites state the limits of their service somewhere on the site.

Availability should also be a concern. Just because a site shows that it stocks the medication you need, be it Tramadol or Viagra, doesn't mean it has them in stock at all times. Like a real store, online shops can run out of medication and have to place your order in the back, until their stocks are replenished. This can be a problem if the store doesn't inform you of this immediately, leaving you hanging and potentially facing side effects or unwanted symptoms because you missed a dose or two of your medication.


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Consideration in buying stair lifts.

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Information on factors to consider when buying a stair lift.


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stair lifts, stair lift, buying


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When buying stair lifts there are factors which should be considered by the user to ensure that the stair lift purchase is the right one not only for the user but also to correctly fit the staircase. Below are some of the factors which should be considered:

Fitted Safety sensors

Stair lifts with safety sensors will not only benefit the user but also potentially protect other who live in the house. They operate by stopping the stair lift if the sensors detect anything in it path. More modern stair lifts come with up to eight sensors ensure the maximum safety.

Fitted Swivel Seats

A swivel seat is essential to ease exiting and entering the chair, especially when arriving upstairs. The seat can be swivel so that the user exits the lift on the landing rather than the top step.

Ride quality.

There are two aspects to the rider quality. First the start and stop quality. A good quality stair lifts will have a smooth and jolt free start and atop motion. The ride quality itself should be good to ensure user comfort and safety.

DC Power.

The stair lift should run of DC power. This operates by power packs being charged when the stair lift is resting. The use of power packs ensures the stair lift is not run of main power. The main advantage of this system in addition to safety is the ability to continue to us the lift in the event of a power cut.


The Control.

If your household has more than one lift user then a remote control will enable the lift to be called to either downstairs or upstairs.

The control on the lift itself can either be button or joystick operated. If you struggle to operate buttons then the joystick option would be better suited.


title:Consider Mattress Reviews before Buying a Mattress to Avoid Back Pain
author:Saurabh Jain
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_4827.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:12
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There is nothing more welcome than a comfortable mattress after a tough day at office. A good mattress provides support and comfort, which are prerequisites of sound sleep. The right kind of mattress also helps to be away from back pain. If you intend buying a mattress, you may visit a store and ask for Mattress Reviews from the salesperson. Mattress Reviews are handy tools to help you decide on the type of mattress you should buy.
You would find a wide variety of mattresses at the mattress store. Look into some Mattress Reviews to ascertain their benefits. If you are seeking a mattress that gives maximum support and firmness, you should opt for innerspring mattresses. The growing number of young people with back pain can find a good ally in an air mattress. Air mattresses are known to provide relief from back pain. You will be amazed to note that you can actually purchase a mattress to help your allergy. Memory foam mattresses eliminate allergens to ensure a good night’s sleep night after night.
While going through mattress reviews, take a good look at mattress sizes. A single mattress is 75” in length and 39” in width.  This smallest sized mattress is also known as twin sized mattress. A variation of the twin sized mattress, the twin extra long mattress, comes with 5 inches of extra length. Its dimension is 39” x 80”. Full sized mattresses are also known as double sized mattresses, which measure 54” x 75”. These mattresses can accommodate two people, with each person having a space of 27”. This space is even lesser than that of a twin mattress. Queen sized mattresses are sized 60” x 80”, while king sized mattresses measure 76” x 80”.
Firmness of a mattress defines comfort levels. Apart from the type and size, your Mattress Reviews should include the firmness factor as well. The resistance a mattress provides to body weight can be termed as firmness. It also includes proper distribution of body weight, support and comfort level. The proper balance of body weight and support is essential to keep away the back pain. Make sure that you consider the aspects mentioned here before buying a mattress.
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title:Consistency Is The Key
author:Tracie Johanson
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_2544.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:11
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Okay, so we already know that exercise is good for us. We try to work out on a regular basis, reminding ourselves that the payoff is well worth the effort.
Still, we all have times when we 'fall off the wagon' and somehow miss those exercise sessions. We get sick, there's a big deadline at work, relatives come for a visit, or the kids are out of school.....there's no end to the reasons why we take a break from exercising.
But did you know that CONSISTENCY is the key to success in health and fitness? It takes only about two weeks to start losing your level of cardiovascular fitness when you stop exercising. After about three to four weeks without exercise, you'll start losing muscle (losing muscle is the WORST thing we can do when trying to lose fat!). Source: Shape magazine; June 2005.
We agree, it just doesn't seem fair that fat 'goes on' faster than it comes off and now we learn that we can get 'out of shape' in just a few short weeks! Hey, we don't write these rules, we just report them!
So what's the take-home advice? Stay consistent in your workouts. Get into the gym at least three times each week. Can't make it three times? Two is better than none! For that matter, one exercise session is better than none! We only really backtrack in our fitness levels when we quit exercising completely.
Consistency is the key, so let's all take whatever steps we need to take to make sure we're getting to the gym regularly. Maybe we need to set an appointment to work out with a friend. Maybe we need to go to the gym early, before the day gets crazy. Maybe we need to go to the gym late, after dinner is done and the day is winding down. Whatever we need to do, let's do it today. Let's be consistent with our exercise.

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title:Conspiracy Foods, The Inside Story about the Mass Produced Foods that are Making Society Sick
author:Drs. Ralph & Lahni DeAmicis
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_557.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:10
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Food manufacturers can easily manipulate a whole population by the products they make available at a cheap price. The way those foods are processed and the things that are added to them can decide the level of health that millions of people experience. These days the most widely marketed and consumed foods in the western world create health problems that have turned entire populations into 'cash cows' for the drug companies and medical industry. You have a choice about the foods you eat and you can choose good health or sickness.
You can also use supplements to help protect you from the glues, synthetic hormones and genetically modified pseudo-foods that are found in many mass marketed products and restaurant fare. Healthy foods are also available. Know your enemy! The biggest glues that have helped transform America into the land of the sick in the 21th century are gluten, found in wheat flour and casein, found in cow dairy, the same casein that is used to make Elmer's glue.
Why else would there be a cow on the label? Before the 20th century and the invention of steel rollers, most breads where made with a mix of whole, spouted grains. Sprouting a grain converts the sticky, acidic gluten into alkaline vitamins and amino acids. Including the outer husks increases the food's mineral content. Sprouting grains for breads was the traditional method because it was an easy way to break open the hard seed and make the tough, outer husk useable.
The steel roller permitted manufacturers to grind the seed, separate out the mineral rich outer husks, isolate the sticky gluten and use that to make soft, acidic white bread. Why is wheat 40% of the American diet? Because it's cheap and in it's refined, hybridized state, it can be shaped into anything, except healthy nutrition. It is a major contributor to society's dangerous over consumption of carbohydrates. What is made out of wheat flour? Bread, pizza, pasta, bagels, muffins and pastries.
It's used as a thickening ingredient in all kinds of foods, soups, candies, and sauces. Wheat gluten paste makes a great glue, but do you want to eat glue? Use 100% sprouted breads that you'll find in the freezer section. Cows are big animals with little heads. Goats and sheep have large heads and small bodies, proportioned more like humans. Cow dairy products are high in sugar and casein, both of which are sticky glues. Goat and sheep milk products aren't.
Why do companies use such a sticky, sweet food? Because cows are big milk producers and not very picky eaters, in comparison to goats and sheep, so cow's milk is cheap! Gluten and casein stick to the walls of the digestive system, blocking absorption and slowly degrading the health. Soy is not a good alternative. Rice Milk and Rice Ice Cream are better. For infant's and children, goat's milk mixed with carrot juice is a complete food and quite tasty.
Goat and sheep cheeses are better for people and sheep's cheese is sweeter than goat's cheese. Use the enzyme combination Proactazyme Plus #1525-0 to clean out both the gluten and casein . For stronger, short term cleaning use Small Intestine Detox #848-2. White cane sugar is a sticky, highly refined, acidic poison completely lacking in nutrition, that is designed to create sugar cravings that it can never really satisfy.
The average American consumes a cup of white sugar daily in their various foods. It's so potent and toxic that if it were introduced today it would be available by prescription only. White sugar is added to practically everything. A couple of tablets of GTF Chromium #1801-6 daily provide the minerals chromium and vanadium. The sugar cravings are the way that the body says that it needs those two minerals that are naturally found in sweet foods, but have been removed to make white sugar. Stevia Powder Extract #1386-7 (powder) & #1381-6 (packets) is a wonderfully sweet and nutritious herbal product that can be used safely in all those foods and beverages that you would like to sweeten up. NSP's has no bitter aftertaste.
Soy is another one of the high estrogen foods that have been mass marketed for the purpose of reducing fertility, increasing tumor and cancers and generally reducing the size of the global population. Most of it is genetically modified and it's all much too high in estrogen to do most people any good. In China, soy was considered "poor people food". Herdsmen wouldn't let their animals eat soy. It was used as a rotation crop to put nitrogen into the soil, in the way that Western farmers use red clover, another high estrogen plant.
Part of America's epidemic obesity, infertility and tumor problems can be traced back to soy. While a little soy sauce now and then may not bother you, adding it wholesale to your diet is putting trouble into your future. For women, Pro G Yam 500 #4936-5, and for men, Men's formula #3112-7 and Sarsaparilla #620-8 are products that clean out excess estrogens and protect the body from picking them up in the foods.
Food manufacturers use fats that are cheap to produce, have a long shelf life and are difficult for the body to use. Always use olive oil, minimize canola (It means 'Canadian oil') which comes from genetically modified rapeseed oil. Supplement with Super GLA Oil Blend #1844-5 to feed your immune and hormonal systems and push the junk fats out. Remember, Real Men Take Supplements! (So do Real Women!)
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title:Constipation Cures Exposed!
author:Dr. Edward F. Group III
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_374.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:10
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If you’re suffering from constipation, you are no doubt looking for some answers to bring relief.  Treatments for constipation vary with the type of constipation from which you’re suffering. Most people do not know that they should have 1 bowel movement for each meal they eat. At a minimum people should have two bowel movements daily.
If you experience constipation for more than 1 week, you should consult your healthcare provider to determine the cause of your problem.  Most people are suffering as a result of lifestyle changes and choices.  For some people, though, constipation can signal a more serious problem such as a bowel obstruction or even colon cancer. If your bowel movements smell foul it is your body giving you a warning signal! Listen to your body.
If you’re diagnosed with a bowel obstruction, you and your physician will have to make a decision about appropriate treatment.  If you’re suffering from constipation as a result of lifestyle, there are several treatment options for you.
Changing your diet.  People who have chronic constipation will almost certainly need a change in diet.  Increasing the amount of fiber in the diet can help relieve chronic problems with constipation. Eating raw fruits and vegetables, brown wild rice, flaxseeds, bran and whole grain cereals will provide a good source of fiber. 
Adding exercise.  It’s also important to increase the amount of activity you’re getting.  Starting an exercise program can help regulate your bowels.  Exercise can be as simple as taking a brisk 20 minute walk every morning of evening.
Keeping your body hydrated.  People who suffer from constipation are often dehydrated.  Make sure to drink 6-8 glasses of purified water each day. Avoid tap water!
Tap water can contain harmful chemicals, viruses and bacteria. I recommend adding raw organic apple cider vinegar to the water you drink. Organic apple cider vinegar has been used for centuries as a remedy for all sorts of health problems.
Check your medications.  Many medications are the cause of constipation.  Check with your healthcare provider to make sure that you’re not making your problem worse with prescriptions. Be aware that there are natural alternatives available if you know where to find them. A good source of information and high tech natural alternatives to prescription drugs and surgery can be found at www.globalhealingcenter.com
Be wary of laxatives.  Try to avoid over-the-counter laxatives.  They are often very harsh on the large intestine and overuse can actually cause more problems with constipation.  Laxatives can cause serious health problems such as diarrhea, bloating, dehydration and damage to the intestinal lining.
Herbal remedies.  Many herbal supplements are designed to aid in constipation.  If you decide to try an herbal remedy, make sure that you talk with your physician first.  Some herbal remedies interfere with prescription medications you may be taking. We suggest the following: Pure aloe vera, ginger, senna, yerba mate. The best is a concentrated green formula such as “Perfect Food OM” manufactured by Garden of Life.
Improve your bowel habits.  Try to go the bathroom at the same time every day, after meals and as soon as you feel the urge.  Give yourself enough time to go to the bathroom. Never, Never hold in a bowel movement.
Cleanse the colon weekly.  It may be a good idea to begin a colon-cleansing program every week that will help remove impacted feces from the large intestine.  It’s best to participate in a program, such as using oxygen colon cleansers such as “Oxy-Powder”, that is non-invasive and will not remove the good bacteria in the large intestine.  Oxy-Powder will also deliver oxygen into your system. This is the secret used by the stars in Hollywood.
It’s always best to seek the advice of a healthcare professional before beginning any treatment option.  Everyone’s body is a little different.  You’ll want to make sure that your treatment choice is safe and will be effective for your body.
A prolific author, Dr. Edward Group has written seven books and dozens of articles on subjects such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, ultimate health, constipation, pain relief and more...  In addition he is editor of the worldwide Internet monthly newsletter Alternative Health and Healing.
His latest work, “Transforming Your Health in 90 Days or Less!” shows people the seven most important steps to feeling good and looking younger without using drugs or surgery. Dr. Edward Group’s knowledge of alternative/natural protocols is thorough and his expression is opinionated and passionate.  He never fails to share inside tips and helpful ideas that his audience can gain immediate benefit from.
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title:Constipation Remedies
author:Anthony France
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_4680.shtml
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Constipation is a common condition in the very young and the more mature. It’s most often a problem for infants, toddlers, and persons over the age of 55.
Fortunately, constipation remedies are simple, effective, and often free. What are the most common constipation remedies?
Your most important constipation remedies may be the medications you don’t take.
Ask your doctor about alternatives to prescriptions that may be causing you to suffer chronic constipation. Constipating medications include codeine or hydrocodone painkillers (such as Vicodin), antacids that contain aluminum, many antidepressants, all iron supplements, and some drugs used to treat Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and bipolar disorder.
If you don’t take any of these medications, the next most important of the constipation remedies is to make sure you drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.
Dry stools are constipating. Increasing the amount of water you drink is more important than any other change to your diet.
Fiber, however, also helps.
Fiber from fruits and vegetables is always more beneficial than fiber from supplements That’s because plant foods provide fiber in small doses. There’s enough fiber  in fruits and vegetables to contribute to regularity but not so much fiber as to create its own blockages in your colon.
When using fiber-based constipation remedies, always start with the smallest possible dose. Build up to taking enough fiber to increase regularity. Slowly increasing your dosage of fiber supplements helps you avoid problems with bloating and gas.
There are two types of fiber, soluble and insoluble.
Soluble fiber mixed with water forms a gel. Insoluble fiber does not.
Soluble fiber slows down the digestive process. It combines with and keeps fats and sugars from being absorbed into the bloodstream.
Insoluble fiber speeds up the digestive process. It flushes toxins out the digestive tract. It may or may not keep fats and sugars from being absorbed through the large intestine.
Soluble fiber is found in barley, beans and peas, apples and oranges, carrots, flax seed, oatmeal and oat bran, and psyllium (the fiber source used in Metamucil).
Insoluble fiber is found in peels and skins of fruits and vegetables, corn bran, flax seed, vegetables such as green beans and cauliflower, and whole-wheat products.
Among natural constipation remedies, soluble fiber relieves constipation slowly. Insoluble fiber, on the other hand, relieves constipation quickly. Both kinds of fiber are beneficial, and you should take both in moderation.
Fiber doesn’t always help constipation, particularly if you have had a neurological condition like Parkinson’s disease for a long time. If these nerves controlling the passage of digested food and waste products through the lower digestive tract have been damaged, adding to the amount of waste products that has to be moved won’t help. For persons with these conditions, the issue of insufficient peristalsis must be addressed with prescription drugs.
Prunes contain fiber, but fiber isn’t what makes them among the most effective constipation remedies. Prunes and prune juice contain sorbitol and other sugars that are only slowly absorbed into the bloodstream.
While these sugars sit in the intestine, they draw water into the central cavity. The additional water softens the stool.
The common herbal remedies for constipation—aloe bitters, cascara sagrada, buckthorn, frangula, rhubarb, and the most familiar, senna—act as the “heavy artillery” of natural constipation remedies by alternately stimulating and paralyzing nerves that serve the colon.
Once chemicals in these herbs have been converted to their active forms by friendly bacteria, they stimulate the muscles that push stool downward and relax the muscles that hold stool in place. Stimulant laxatives made from herbs don’t work if the colon does not host Lactobacillus and related microorganisms. They aren’t a good idea if you’re taking antibiotics.
The effect of any stimulant laxative, herbal or synthetic, diminishes with use. Don’t use any stimulant laxative for more than 2 weeks at a time. Avoid using fiber and stimulant laxatives at the same time.
Other constipation remedies are things you do.
Exercise can help—or it might not. If you don’t exercise at all, exercising even as little as walking around the block is one of the most effective constipation remedies. If you already exercise, however, more exercise probably won’t increase your regularity.
Experts advise that one of the best constipation remedies is to set aside a regular time, every day, to attempt to evacuate your bowels. For most people, the best time to try to have a bowel movement is immediately after breakfast. Sit on the commode for at least 10 minutes every day, whether your bowels move or not.
Eventually, your body will attempt to take advantage of the opportunity to evacuate the bowel, if you are taking other steps to maintain bowel health.
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title:Constipation… No Longer A Taboo Subject!
author:Willie Jones
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In today’s fast food generation and sedentary life styles, not only do we have a problem in America with obesity, we also have a problem with constipation. Something in the past we did not always want to talk about. But in reality we do need to address this as it can have an array of adverse effects on the body.
The colon is a large holding tank for waste material that needs to be eliminated on a daily basis. When this does not occur and you are going only every two, three or more days then you have constipation. After only twenty-four hours if your stool has not been eliminated, the proteins begin to putrefy and your system becomes toxic and the trouble begins. These toxins then get into the bloodstream where the liver, kidneys, lungs, skin, and lymphatic system needs to work harder to eliminate these poisons. A clean fully functioning colon means that good nutrients are being absorbed into the bloodstream.
The average person will probably reach for laxatives for relief but continued use can actually cause further constipation. If one is only relying on laxatives and continues to eat high fat and junk foods then you can expect further problems.
Here are some tips to help you relieve constipation.
Diet:
Americans tend to over eat. Smaller portions are much better for your system. Also what you eat has impact on your colon. A diet high in fruits and vegetables, grains, legumes are much healthier for your system. Fiber is necessary for elimination. You may want to try psyllium seed for relief, but don’t under estimate fruit such as raspberries or blueberries. They have more fiber in one cupful than ten bran muffins. Your parents and grandparents did not have the kind of diet we now have in this generation. They did not eat fast food, processed and junk foods. Nor do any animals on earth eat the way we eat. Animals eat meat, fruit, grasses, nuts and berries.
Our original diet was very simple. I can’t say enough about organic foods. It ‘s natural, just as nature intended it. We can still eat that way but it will require extra time for preparation and discipline on your part to have a healthy colon and body. It will be well worth it. Vitamins like A, E, C and B vitamins are also helpful as well as garlic and aloe vera.
Water:
Water is essential for elimination. You would not expect a toilet to flush waste material without water. So it is with your body. Unfortunately, so many people don’t even drink one glass of water a day. The average person needs at least 8, eight-ounce glasses of water per day. Even if you are not thirsty, drink water especially if you are feeling toxic. Note: if you take psyllium seed for relief, you must drink a lot of water with it.
Exercise:
One needs to exercise so that your intestines can speed up the elimination process. Between drinking a lot of water and exercising and a good natural diet, you have a better chance of unclogging yourself. If you do not get relief you may want to try doing coffee or lemon enemas. You may feel less toxic after colon cleansing.
You may want to consult a naturopathic medical practitioner who can suggest supplements, diet and alternative remedies to help with digestive difficulties.
Here’s to better health through your colon!
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title:Constipation: Tips for Easy, Long-Term Relief
author:Tim Murray
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_2699.shtml
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Constipation isn’t the direst problem you’ll ever have, but wouldn’t it be nice if you were able to avoid it forever?
No more intestinal pains from cramping, no more straining when using the bathroom, no more days of agony – sounds good, right?
Constipation is the result of one of the following:

               Bad eating habits that don’t provide you with another fiber for easier elimination
               Prescription or over the counter drugs
               Not drinking enough water or juice
               Not enough exercise
               Irregular or new eating patterns
               Not going to the bathroom when the urge hits

The solution is making healthier changes in many areas of your life.
Eat better.  While this seems impossible in your fast-paced, fast food life, you can make smarter choices.  If you must eat out order steamed vegetables and salads with protein as the side dish. Drink water or juices. Avoid alcohol, desserts, and processed wheat products when at home, too. Eat whole grains like oatmeal, wheat berries, or brown rice instead of sugary cereals, bread or pasta. Make green vegetables part of your meals, and snack on fruit.
If your supplements or prescription drugs are constipating you, and you must take them long term, add some flax seed to your diet. Sounds awful, doesn’t it? It’s easy. A product like Metamucil comes in capsule and powder forms making it easy to add to you daily morning routine. If you are looking at a short-term blockage problem, shop for laxatives. Just be aware that laxatives used over a long time can create a dependency and can also be quite uncomfortable when they kick into high gear.
Drink more water. Buy bottled water if your tap water is yucky. Add fresh-squeezed lemon juice to a cup of hot water for a delicious morning “laxative” for a great start to your day.
Take a twenty minute walk each morning and after dinner. Exercise can completely end constipation. No pain, lots of gain.
If you’ve jumped on the low-carb, high protein bandwagon and it’s helping you lose your cravings but keeping you up at night with bowel problems, make sure you eat high quality mixed greens every day and take three fiber (flax) capsules daily with two glasses of water to keep you regulated.
The last solution is to go when you feel the urge. Your body is telling you it really needs to go. Listen to those urges. When you hold back and force yourself to stick to an unnatural schedule, you are likely to end up constipated. And you don’t want that.
Simple solutions for an uncomfortable situation are within your grasp. Ban constipation forever!

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Constipation – Cause, Remedy, Relief, Cure and Treatment

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Article on Constipation, what causes it and some potential treatments to relief the symptoms.


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What is Constipation?
Constipation is a very common condition affecting many people.  It tends to affect more women than men. It appears to be especially common in women just before their period or during pregnancy.  It is normally not very serious although occasionally, complications can occur if the condition is not treated.

What Causes Constipation?
Constipation can be caused by a number of different factors.  A number of which are described below.

The main cause is believed to be a lack of fluids in the diet.  The stools then become hard and small which the body struggles to expel.  A lack of fibre also has the same effect.  What then happens, is that the stools which the body can’t expel are retained where they dry out even further and then work their way back up into the colon where they can cause a blockage.

Some drugs e.g. painkillers and some types of cough medicines may cause constipation.  By taking medical laxatives which my relieve the symptoms in the short term may actually increase the problem as the body becomes resistant to them over time.

There are a number of other causes which include
Not being active
Too much calcium or too much iron in your diet
Drinking too much strong tea or coffee which has a diuretic effect by making you urinate more often thus dehydrating your body
Bowel muscles not being strong enough – this is more common in elderly people as their muscles in their whole body become weaker
Recent abdominal surgery – this may have the effect of weakening your bowel muscles
Anxiety
IBS can be a cause of constipation.

What are the Symptoms of Constipation?
The symptoms of constipation are as follows.
Stomach ache and cramps
Feeling bloated
Feeling sick
Change in your normal bowel pattern
Headaches
Furred tongue
Loss of appetite
Fatigue and depression
Should you experience any of these conditions and they are with you for more than a couple of days, it is important that you see a doctor.  It is always better to be safe than sorry.  Sometimes these symptoms could mean something much more serious.


What is the Treatment for Constipation?
Quite often, the best treatment for constipation, is simply to increase the amount of fibre in your diet.  That includes lots of vegetables and cereal products.  Most of us don’t eat enough of these things.

Also, increasing the amount of water that we drink can help to relief the symptoms of constipation.  The vast majority of people don’t drink enough.  By drinking more, you can not only relieve the symptoms of constipation, but it will improve your general health as well, making you feel better.

By taking more exercise, you can help to eradicate constipation.  This can be something as simple as a 30 minute brisk walk 3 – 4 times a week.

If you are going to take laxatives, then they should only be as a temporary measure.  If you find that you are having to take them for a long period of time, you should probably go and visit a doctor.


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Contact Lenses

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Every first timer who makes use of contact lenses for eyes goes through a series of questions. “ Are lenses suitable for me ? ” or “ How do I wear them ? “ or “ How do I clean my lenses” these are just a few of numerous queries that people have related to the use of lenses. Once you have made your mind in favor of contact lenses the very first step that you must take is to visit your ophthalmologist. An ophthalmologist is commonly known as an “ Eye Specialist”. He would thoro...


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Every first timer who makes use of contact lenses for eyes goes through a series of questions. “ Are lenses suitable for me ? ” or “ How do I wear them ? “ or “ How do I clean my lenses” these are just a few of numerous queries that people have related to the use of lenses. Once you have made your mind in favor of contact lenses the very first step that you must take is to visit your ophthalmologist. An ophthalmologist is commonly known as an “ Eye Specialist”. He would thoroughly check your eyesight and prescribe the perfect set of lenses for your beautiful eyes. In addition to the prescription he would also guide you through use , replacement, cleaning and protection of lenses. He is your best judge in adoption & replacement of lenses.

When wearing contact lenses for the first time you might be amused thinking about which side is the correct one to wear. If you are among the lucky few who can read the laser imprint you would not require a guide to help you through the process. But if your lens has not got a laser imprint over it then the easiest way to locate the wearable side of the contact lens is to hold it on your finger tip. Make sure you wash your hands thoroughly every time before touching your lenses this secures them from unnecessary harmful deposits. When held over finger tip if the contact lens forms a “U” shape with the edges extended outwards its inside out. You must reverse it before wearing. A contact lens if worn from the wrong side would not do any harm but would be uncomfortable. A contact lens wearable side is when it forms a simple “U” shape with it edges not flaring outwards.

A wide range of contact lenses is available in market. You can expect to have a hard time deciding. All the contact lenses can be condensed under categories depending upon various factors like wear ability, replacement and composition. Based on composition contact lenses come in two broad categories namely soft and rigid gas permeable. Soft lenses are easy to adapt and wear as they contain 25 % to 80% water but are not usually durable. Rigid gas permeable lenses on the other hand are more durable however it takes time to adapt to them. Rigid lenses in some cases offer better vision to individuals than soft contact lenses. There upright payment is mostly higher as they can be used for several years. In case of soft lenses they can be replaced on daily, weekly, monthly and after 1 year. Contact lenses in which one can sleep are known as extended wear lens others are daily wear.


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Contact Lenses - New Trends

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Fashion industry is brimming with new trends one of them is the use of contact lenses. Youngsters today prefer varied eye colors for different appearances. This has created a strong demand for disposable contact lenses or soft lenses in the market. Disposable lenses come in variety of replacement options. Replacement refers to how frequently the contact lenses could be changed. Daily disposable lenses are to be changed daily. Disposable (daily wear) have a replacement duratio...


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Fashion industry is brimming with new trends one of them is the use of contact lenses. Youngsters today prefer varied eye colors for different appearances. This has created a strong demand for disposable contact lenses or soft lenses in the market. Disposable lenses come in variety of replacement options. Replacement refers to how frequently the contact lenses could be changed. Daily disposable lenses are to be changed daily. Disposable (daily wear) have a replacement duration of 14 days or two weeks. Seven day extended wear lenses are to be replaced after a week . Planned or frequent replacement lenses are to be changed after one or more months depending upon the brand. The conventional contact lenses are replaced after an year. These replacement durations are very general n nature and vary according to the amount of lipid; the proteins; produced by the eyes.

Earlier cleaning of lens was a tedious job with various solutions. With passage of time lens manufacturers developed better quality lenses and lens solutions that are easier to use. Lenses protect eyes from UV rays of sun. UV rays from the sun are associated with formation of cataracts. Excessive exposure to UV rays leads to photokeratitis. It is a condition in which the sun burn is caused to cornea of eye leading to temporary vision blindness known as “snow blindness”. It is easy to find whether a lens is UV blocker or not. UV protection layer is clearly visible on a lens. Also, the packaging of the lens clearly states if the lens is UV protected or not. However, these lenses only cover the cornea of the eye for protecting the other parts of eye from sun it is essential to make use of sunglasses.

Also, the 30 day continuous wear lenses are back in market. They are made up of better material than they were earlier. They allow a lot more amount of oxygen to reach the eye even when you are wearing the lenses. Thereby making them much safer and convenient to use. A few manufacturers are also making bifocal & toric lenses in disposable styles in addition to the conventional styles that last from one to several years.

The replacement schedule of a lens depends on whether i can be worn during sleep or not. There are lenses that have the caliber of correcting vision. This is known as corneal refractive therapy. Under this therapy special contact lenses are worn during night when you sleep. These lenses reshape the eyes in order to improve your vision. As a result you can see even when you are not wearing them.


title:Contact Lenses 101
author:Briana Liebmann
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_4051.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:11
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Contact lenses are a great alternative to glasses. Many people who live an active lifestyle have enjoyed the ease and convenience of contacts now for many years. Today, there is an extensive choice to best fit your need.
Contacts now have so many options; it may seem a bit overwhelming to find the right pair for you. In truth, there are a few things you should know when shopping for contacts. But when done right, you will find much better prices and varieties than your optometrist could provide.
After a visit to your eye doctor, you can ask for a prescription of your eyes. This little sheet of paper will tell you everything you want to know about the shape, size, and power of your eyes. First, you will need to decipher the abbreviations on your prescription
PWR: this is the strength in diopters your new lenses must have in order to sharpen your sight to an acceptable level.
BC: Known as back curvature, this number indicates the shape of your cornea and helps with overall fit and comfort.
DIA: The distance in milliliters across your contact lenses
CYL: For those of you with astigmatism, this measures how advanced it is.
AXIS: Also for astigmatism patients, this helps the contacts correct the oval shape of your cornea.
ADD: For bifocal users, this will show the additional strength in the section of your contacts used for reading or close viewing.
COLOR: If you have chosen contacts that will enhance or change your eye color, your desired color will be shown here.
BRAND: If your doctor has prescribed a certain brand for you, in most cases, retailers are required to sell you only that brand.
Now that you know what your prescription means, you can now shop for the best contacts for you, there are some things to note though. After talking to your doctor, you should be aware if you need soft or gas permeable contacts.
Soft contacts are quite common and take less time for your eyes to adjust to. Because they contain anywhere from 25% to 79% water, they are more comfortable but less durable. Some also allow you to sleep in them. Soft contacts are generally replaced more often than gas permeable lenses. The life expectancy of soft contacts vary from once a day to once every few months. This factor depends on upkeep and how sensitive your eyes are.
Gas permeable lenses are made from a rigid silicone which is considerably more durable and longer lasting. In the long run, gas permeables are slightly more expensive up front but less expensive over time since one pair will last a couple of years compared to soft contacts lasting an average of around a month.
A new craze today is color changing or enhancing contacts. Some people add this feature to their already existing prescription and some even buy them simply for decoration. Color can come in a variety of intensities.
Tinted contacts have a visible tint meant to enhance the natural color of your eyes. this type looks best on light colored eyes.
Color tints have an opaque solid color pattern around the center of the lens which can dramatically change eye color. The color pattern is based off of natural color occurrences in the iris. The center is clear so you can see. These lenses come in colors such as blue, hazel, green, and even violet.
Costume tints have been used in movies for special eye effects and are now available to the general public. Options include white-out, spiral, cheetah, and alien. These are obviously not for everyone.
With this information, shopping for the best contacts can be a fun and rewarding experience. You are almost guaranteed a better price and more ease than conventional ordering from your optometrist. The best way to find the best prices is to browse around and compare prices. Be careful of scammers and stay with reliable companies.

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Contact Lenses And Why We Wear Them

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We wear contact lenses mainly because we are vain.

But, they come in handy for any kind of sports, people even wear them while swimming although you have to watch they don't float out.

The Inventor of the contact lens concept was Leonardo da Vinci in 1508,who sketched and described several forms of contact lenses.

Hard contact lenses

Hard contact lenses are manufactured from a rigid material, PolyMethylMethacrylate (PMMA). This substance is also combined with othe...


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We wear contact lenses mainly because we are vain.

But, they come in handy for any kind of sports, people even wear them while swimming although you have to watch they don't float out.

The Inventor of the contact lens concept was Leonardo da Vinci in 1508,who sketched and described several forms of contact lenses.

Hard contact lenses

Hard contact lenses are manufactured from a rigid material, PolyMethylMethacrylate (PMMA). This substance is also combined with other plastics to increase the oxygen permeability.
Visual acuity is perfect.

In 1632 Rene Descartes of France suggests the first hard contact lens, which idea was actually developed in 1801 by Thomas Young; resulting in a quarter-inch-long, water-filled glass tube, the outer end having a microscopic lens,and he is the first user.

In 1887 a German Glassblower, F.E. Muller of Wiesbaden,fabricates the first piece of glass acting as a contact lens which could be seen through seen through and tolerated.

Soft daily wear lenses have the main advantage that they allow the eyes to be oxygenated through the lens.

They're also easy to adapt to and difficult to lose. You can get them in all kinds of colours. Fantastic for wearing in sport activities.

Not a panacea for all vision problems and they have to be thoroughly cleaned. Maximum lifespan 1 year.

In 1936 William Feinbloom, a New York optometrist, manufactures the first American- made plastic contact lenses. These were still hard lenses.

The first soft, water-absorbing plastic lenses were developed in 1960 by Otto Wichterle and Drahoslav Lim .

Disposable lenses

1.Extended-wear disposable

Soft lenses that you are able to wear for an extended period of time, up to six nights, and then you can throw them away. They hardly require any cleaning and have virtually no chance of causing eye infection if user instructions are followed...

You can get them tinted and as bifocals. Your Vision may not be as sharp as with other lenses and they do not correct all vision problems. More difficult to handle.

2. Planned soft daily replacement lenses

Soft daily wear lenses that you replace on a planned schedule, either every two weeks, monthly or
quarterly. Require thorough cleaning and disinfection. all vision problems. Not easy to handle.

Colored lenses

There are 4 types of colored contact lenses:

visible tints,
tints to enhance,
color opaque tints and tints that filter light
Most of these colored contact lenses are available in plano form (without visual correction), as well as for astigmatism, who need bifocal correction, or who want a disposable or frequent replacement lens.

Astigmatic lenses (toric) were first introduced in 1978 and approved for distribution in the United States.

These lenses contain both a spherical and cylinder component to correct prescriptions which have astigmatism. Lenses may be thicker in one meridian or have modified thickness profiles to enable the lens to maintain the correct orientation on the eye.

Bifocal contacts became available in 1982 for commercial distribution.

There are a variety of designs in bifocals, essentially all trying to provide a transition or reading zone for use at near distances. The different designs include; + aspheric multifocal - + simultaneous vision concentric - has either a central near or distance zone with surrounding zone of opposite type to centre (eg, centre near,distance surround) + diffraction/holographic - based on diffraction grating principles.

Eye exercises
There seems to be a natural alternative to eyeglasses, contacts, intacs, and even Lasik surgery, which is a series of eye muscle exercises over a period of 30 days that supposedly corrects your vision to quite an extent.

The validity of this method of vision correction has not been fully proven.


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Contact Lense Basics

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Hordes of people new to contacts have a lot of questions. What are the steps I should take first? How do I review my prescription? How can I tell if my contact lens is inside out? Are all contacts basically interchangeable? And so on. Read this article for facts on these and other new wearer topics, then go on to the articles in the rest of the Contact Lenses section for further in-depth review.


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Contact Lense Basics

Hordes of people new to contacts have a lot of questions. What are the steps I should take first? How do I review my prescription? How can I tell if my contact lens is inside out? Are all contacts basically interchangeable? And so on. Read this article for facts on these and other new wearer topics, then go on to the articles in the rest of the Contact Lenses section for further in-depth review.

The first step you take is to see an eye doctor. If you need to get into contact lenses, you have got to 1st see an eye doctor optometrist, or in a select few states, a lense maker. This is the case even if you do not commonly put on glasses, and just want contacts to vary your eye hue. The reason you need to make sure and take this measure is contact lenses are medical hardware that require to be properly fitted by an eye care practitioner. In the United Sates of America, contact lenses can be legitimately bought just with a valid written prescription.

The ophthalmologist will check your eyes to guarantee it is OK for you to wear; nowadays nearly everybody could, but there are a uncommon couple who cannot. In that case, they will determine your prescription. Find more references online for contact lenses at http://www.contactlensinfosite.com.

How to understand your Contact Lens Prescription?

Eye doctors all use pretty much interchangeable shorthand to compose contact lens prescriptions. Often, this shorthand can look like a secret code to the uninitiated, but it is actually quite simple to decrypt.  Take a look at an example. As well as to the above principles, your prescription could note how typically your contact lenses must be replaced. Your doctor may require you to replace them monthly, bimonthly, weekly, or daily. You  may be instructed verbally, during your exam. Commonly the lens brand name includes this data , but the actual judge is your eye care practitioner, who understands which replacement option is ideal for your eyes and lifestyle.

How do I apply my contact lenses?

The difference can be subtle, but warranty the lens looks more like a taco than a soup bowl.  A enquiry many first-time wearers use is, How will I tell if my contact lens is wrong side out? The trick is to set the lens on your finger so it is looking like a cup, then hold it up directly in front of your eyes so you are searching the side of the cup. If it is making a u shape with the top bounds flared out, the lense if the lense is forming a u shape it is right.

A minimal number of contact lenses also have a laser marker, like the brand name, on the edge to assist you. If you can understand it properly, the lens is not inside out. Do not worry if you put a contact lens in your eye inside out. It will likely feel uncomfortable, but it cannot create any harm.

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Contact Lens Accessories At Wholesale Prices

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The Internet is a great place to source and find all those wonderful and tempting wholesale contact lenses and contact lens accessory offers.

You've probably spent hours in the comfort of your own home, surfing the 'net on your computer looking for those to-good-to-be-missed special offers. Looking at it that way any amount of time searching is worth it, if it means you're getting top-quality products at the lowest possible prices!


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The Internet is a great place to source and find all those wonderful and tempting wholesale contact lenses and contact lens accessory offers.

You've probably spent hours in the comfort of your own home, surfing the 'net on your computer looking for those to-good-to-be-missed special offers. Looking at it that way any amount of time searching is worth it, if it means you're getting top-quality products at the lowest possible prices!

This is especially true of any contact lens accessories purchases you make at wholesales since these items help you to maintain your lenses in tip-top condition, keeping them safe for your eyes.

However, your eye safety doesn't actually start with the contact lens accessories wholesale Internet specials you found recently, though. It starts with an examination and prescription from your eye doctor or eye care professional.

As with everything else in life, everyone is an individual and although we look the same and some of us even share the same eye color, our eyes are truly unique.

That's why you must remember that contacts are corrective eye wear. They are prescription medical devices that only your eye doctor or eye care professional should prescribe and fit.

It's easy enough to practice good common sense eye care for yourself. For instance, don't borrow and wear other people's contacts as this could cause eye infections, damage your sight and lead to significant vision problems.

In cases like this no matter what contact lens accessories wholesale deals you got on the Web, even the latest and greatest must have accessory can't help you when you use lenses inappropriately and incorrectly.

And don't get complacent just because you've been using contacts for years - in fact, you're likely to have picked up bad habits and could actually be abusing your contact lenses and your special contact lens accessories.

It's important every year to make sure that you set an appointment to have your eye doctor or eye care professional review your prescription. That way, you can be certain that your lenses are the best possible fit and you can ensure they are as safe and beneficial as possible.

That way you can keep on surfing the 'net, finding as many of those contact lens accessories wholesale special offers you want, till your hearts content!


title:Contact Lens Options for Your Pediatric Patients
author:Steve Cogger
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_2093.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:11
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Pediatric patients are some of the most special patients we see in any practice. When infants present for contact lenses, we all know it is a medical necessity.
The practitioners at my practice believe that contact lenses should not be any more of a burden on the parents than they have to be. And let’s face it, inserting and removing lenses on an infant or a toddler is not an easy task for most.
Regardless, every parent or caregiver is instructed on the insertion and removal of their child’s contact lens. Despite our best efforts, some parents are still hesitant to perform this task at home. In these cases, the child is fit with an extended wear lens made of either soft silicone or an approved gas permeable material. We love watching these kids grow, so we have the parents bring in their child on prescribed schedule to have the lens removed, cleaned, and re-inserted.
Many of the children who have worn lenses in this modality are growing up with superb vision. Some are learning to insert and remove their own lenses as early as age 4! Close monitoring by both the contact lens fitters and the referring doctor leads to happy and successful patients.
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title:Contact Lens Wear Is A Possibility if You Have Dry Eyes!
author:Steve Cogger
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_3330.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:11
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Two things that never used to go together are contact lenses and dry eyes. It used to be that having dry eyes meant, in simple words, inability to wear contact lenses. Today things are different, contact lenses and dry eyes can and do go very well together.
Having dry eyes simply means that you may have to evaluate a variety of lenses before finding the right kind for you. A qualified contact lens fitter should be able to find a specific lens that will work well for most any eye, even dry eyes.
Soft contact lens manufacturers such as CooperVision and Vistakon have developed materials that are designed specifically to stay hydrated while on a dry eye. Lenses such as the Proclear Compatibles, Acuvue Oasys, Extreme H2O, and Purevision work wonders in a dry eye environment. Each lens is made from a unique proprietary plastic that retains water content, hydration, and/or shape throughout the day.
Rigid gas permeable lenses also work very well on dry eyes. An RGP lens is made of a rigid plastic that does not absorb as much solution as a soft lens. Therefore, RGP lenses do not dehydrate on an eye, which is what causes dry eye discomfort. RGP's can made of a number of plastics, including some that are extremely oxygen permeable and some that have a very low wetting angle. A low wetting angle means the lens will feel moist while being worn.
The latest advancement in RGP lenses for dry eyes is plasma treatment. Paragon Vision has discovered a way to alter the surface molecules of an RGP contact lens making it more comfortable for most people. Plasma treatment has proven to be a major advancement RGP contact lenses and dry eyes.
Still another option for dry eyes is semi-scleral gas permeable lenses. Semi-sclerals are made of gas permeable materials, yet are the size of most soft lenses. The outcome is a lens that is as comfortable as a soft lens, with the non-dehydrating benefits of a gas permeable.
The type of contact lens used is only part of the equation. The solution and care system is a major portion of lens success. Just how lenses and lens materials are different, so are all care systems. Depending on the type of dry eye and lens used, a different conditioning solution, cleaner, or rewetting drop may change the way you wear your contacts.
Just because you have dry eyes doesn't mean you can't be a successful contact lens wearer. Given the new contact lens designs and materials available coupled with new solution systems the world of contact lens wear possibilities is open to you.

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