Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

Disturb Something

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Willingness to change is vital to healthy aging, especially in today’s world. Stagnant water holds no life. Only the water that is moving, flowing and teaming with activity will sustain life. The still waters of a healthy pond are actually, almost invisibly moving, disturbed and refreshed by the inlet and outlet of the deeper waters below the stillness. (more…)

Treatment and Management. Part 1

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

The goal of the treatment and management of diabetes is to decrease symptoms and prevent short-term complications such as low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) or ketoacidosis.
The caregiver and patient also should strive to eliminate or minimize long-term problems such as eye disease (retinopathy), kidney disease (nephropathy), nerve damage (neuropathy), heart disease (macrovascular disease), stroke, and blood vessel disease in the extremities (peripheral vascular disease). (more…)

Attract New Members With Portals. Part 1

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Imagine a long, narrow, terrifying passageway that leads to unseen obstacles and daily setbacks. This passageway is the start of a journey with no foreseeable end that you may never live to finish. This isn’t an excerpt from a scary novel, but an idea of what it can be like for a person to join your health club. (more…)

Halloween Tricks for Allergy- and Asthma-Prone Kids. Part 3

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Still, even though threatening allergens lurk around every corner, children suffering from allergies can still have a frightfully fun — and safe — time. (more…)

Halloween Tricks for Allergy- and Asthma-Prone Kids. Part 2

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Some children also might be allergic to latex, dyes and other materials used in costumes and masks, according to Christa Easley, Ph.D., of Austin Clinical Research Inc. in Texas. “Halloween costumes usually are made cheaply because they are intended to be worn for only a few hours,” Easley said. (more…)

Halloween Tricks for Allergy- and Asthma-Prone Kids. Part 1

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Ghosts and goblins aren’t the only scary things lurking on Halloween. For many children, Halloween can be a haunted house full of allergens.
“Halloween is a tough time for kids with allergies,” said Marianne Frieri, M.D., Ph.D., director of Allergy/Immunology at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, N.Y. Indeed, children who suffer from any of a range of allergies can find that the creepiest thing they experience on Halloween is an emergency room. (more…)

How Do You Know It’s Time to Raise Your Standards?

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

You say yes when you mean no. You are always rushing and often late, even by just a few minutes. You have no time for yourself. (more…)

What Are the Doctor’s Concerns?

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Physicians are always concerned when a patient is suffering, especially with an affliction that cannot be cured. However, they are most concerned about patients suffering from a problem with their immune system, since these individuals may develop extremely severe infections. For this reason these patients should immediately report an outbreak to their doctor. (more…)

Moving Forward

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

We didn’t really know anybody with breast cancer that had lived. If you don’t have it, people don’t come up to you and talk to you about it. You think you’re going to die because you don’t know anybody that survives. (more…)

Do sit-ups Help you Lose Stomach Fat?

Friday, June 1st, 2012

I am 16 years old, under-average height and fairly average weight. I used to use weights — fairly light to medium weights so as not to stunt my growth. I am wondering what would be the best way to lose excess fat around the stomach. Would swimming help, or would I need a more intensive exercise such as jogging? What other exercises could I do? Do sit-ups help? (more…)