Taking the Bite out of a Biting Child
August 30, 2013 – 1:12 am | No Comment
Child care is a continuous learning process and problems are usually a stepping stone in learning more about children. Biting is one such problem that has to be handled with tender loving care. A biting child is a negative child and has to be tackled with immediately. Whether it is a home care or a day care or whether the child is just with siblings, a child who bites has to be taught the rules. The  [...]

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Best Skin Care Tips – Part I
May 27, 2010 – 4:34 am | No Comment
Best Skin Care Tips – Part I
Skin eruptions, blemishes mostly surface on the facial, neck, trunk, shoulder and back areas that have the maximum sebaceous (oil-producing) glands. Many of us are prone to skin breakouts; however one could avert or get good riddance from most acne by adopting a daily routine that ensures best skin care. Here is a step-by-step guide to the best skin care tips that would help you get the most flawless skin ever. It is advisable to not rub alcohol or astringent/toner products that have alcohol presence as it could rob the skin of its innate, shielding moisture, cause skin irritation which could aggravate acne. Such brands could additionally make tolerance to prescribed pimple medicines tougher. Moistness is vital to healthy skin, hence opting for a non-oily moisturizing product which states ‘non-comedogenic’ on its labelling. This translates to the fact that it would not cause clogging of the skin pores or be causal to black or white heads. There is bound to be some form of hesitation  [...]


The Nasty Clostridium Difficile Infection – What You Need to Know
May 25, 2010 – 3:14 am | No Comment
The Nasty Clostridium Difficile Infection – What You Need to Know
The CDC estimates that the potentially perilous diarrhea bug or Clostridium difficile (C. diff) causes a number of infections and scores of fatalities annually in the U.S. In the present years, the numbers and the acuteness of C. diff infections have surged and nearly tripled. C. diff disease could cause mild-ranging diarrhea and even life-menacing colitis. The bug is responsible for toxin production that harms the gut’s mucosal lining. Majority of the clostridium difficile infection cases arise in individuals who take the so-dubbed broad spectrum antibiotic medicines which obliterate several varied pathogenic forms in the gut thus keeping the nasty bug at bay. The spores make an entry orally which is the entrance way for the GI tract. The resultant over-growth of the C. diff bacteria in the large intestines could lead to diarrhea that is mostly acute and experienced alongside inflammation in intestines called as colitis. C. Diff Strains All strains of C. Diff show resistance  [...]


Vital Medical Tests for Senior Citizens – Part I
May 20, 2010 – 12:26 am | No Comment
Vital Medical Tests for Senior Citizens – Part I
Senior citizens deserve to feel good and healthy and the suggestions provided by the United States Preventive Services Task Force are intended to achieve this goal. The following medical tests included in the recommendation could be carried out or requested when senior citizens visit physicians during their regular health check-up. On the basis of individual health status further medical tests might be recommended by the doctor. Blood Pressure Scores of people have hypertension or elevated blood pressure levels and are unaware about it. It is important to get blood pressure examined at regular intervals since hypertension could have a marring effect on organs like kidney, heart, brain and even the eyes. Step upon a weighing scale As people age, muscle replacement with fat occurs which often accrues on the waistline. Also senior citizens are often not able to exhume calories as effectively as when they were younger due to slackened body metabolism. Hence, it is important to be heedful  [...]


Complications of Diabetes
May 17, 2010 – 11:42 pm | No Comment
Complications of Diabetes
Heart disease is one of the most prevalent complications of diabetes. Factually, the American Heart Association figures approximate cardiovascular ailment and stroke being the duo accountable for 2/3rds to 3/4ths of fatalities among diabetics. Although all individuals having diabetes are at an augmented risk of developing cardiovascular disease, it appears to have greater commonality in people having type 2 diabetes. A research by Framingham was the foremost one that furnishes proof showing that diabetics had greater susceptibility to heart ailment as compared to non-diabetics. The study did an examination of individuals inclusive of diabetics and tried ascertaining the risk factors that led to development of heart disease. Study investigators found that several health risk factors, inclusive of diabetes could raise the chances of getting heart disease. Apart from diabetes, other health conditions linked with cardiovascular ailment comprise of hypertension, elevated bad cholesterol  [...]


Nicotine Patch for Smoke Cessation – Regrettably One Size Does Not Fit All
May 13, 2010 – 4:37 am | No Comment
Nicotine Patch for Smoke Cessation – Regrettably One Size Does Not Fit All
The most effectual span of time for employing the nicotine patch might differ from smoker to smoker. The Research Earlier study finding indicates that nearly three-fourths of those people engaging in smoking appear to be metabolizing nicotine from the nicotine replacement patch with much more swiftness as compared to others. Due to this variation, those smokers who bodies are breaking down nicotine quicker might have more favorable and successful outcomes with usage of drug forms such as bupropion (marketed by the name ‘Zyban’). A latest conducted research that just got released found that one-fourth of those smokers who metabolized nicotine gradually did much better when they employed the nicotine patch for 6 months rather than the usual two months. Why does this finding hold significance? Currently obtainable nicotine replacement therapies suggest the analogous dose and span of therapy for all smokers while not taking into consideration the rate at which nicotine would be metabolized  [...]


How Underrated Cancer Risks could be Detrimental to Your Child’s Health
May 11, 2010 – 4:27 am | No Comment
How Underrated Cancer Risks could be Detrimental to Your Child’s Health
The President’s Cancer Panel made an eye-opening announcement about being exposed to cancer risks in day-to-day existence being prevalent, however, taken too lightly, particularly in case of children. A Presidential Cancer Panel pointed out that the society continues to be largely oblivious to these widespread cancer risks like benzene, radon and formaldehyde. This was the foremost instant the board had laid emphasis on environment-related cancer risks during its yearly report furnished to the President. The board chairperson and oncologist, Prof. of surgery from Howard Univ. College, Laselle Leffall stated that the sheer fact that this report is being put forth by the Presidential Cancer Panel is bound to raise several eyebrows and make people stop to take notice. The board additionally proposes lowering environment-related cancer risks as a foundation stone for cancer preventative endeavors and stated physicians needed doing better work taking into consideration potentially  [...]


Commuter’s Guide to De-stressing Yoga
May 6, 2010 – 12:26 am | One Comment
Commuter’s Guide to De-stressing Yoga
From the information furnished by the United States census data, on an average, a person in the U.S. spends over a hundred hours yearly to commute to their jobs, with the classical rush hour journey that could last for nearly thirty minutes. For several people commuting would often translate to twenty-five to even fifty minutes per day of being tensed and stressed out. In case driving time has left one feeling overwrought, it would also likely leave the spine, neck and back feeling similar to a trio-vehicle pile-up. As it appears, traveling has become the most nerve-racking part of the day for several people. Having to halt at red lights would make many discomforted, anxious and elicit bodily stiffness. Excess traveling time often could meddle with the body from top to toe. Hence, rather than spending time fretting about being stuck in a jam, one could easily decompress body cramps by employing yoga and other stretching moves thus making optimal use of that time. Deep Oceanic Breaths (Ujjayi  [...]


Senior Fitness Exercises – Total Body Energizing Chair Workout
May 4, 2010 – 2:59 am | No Comment
Senior Fitness Exercises – Total Body Energizing Chair Workout
The complete-body chair workout is part of senior fitness exercises due to its myriad benefits of lubricating joints, increasing blood circulation, keeping flexibility of ankle joints, strengthening the shins, stabilizing spine and strengthening posture-related and mobilizing muscles. Senior Fitness Exercises for Lower and Upper Body Ankle – Circling the ankle by etching a pretend sphere using toes, four times clockwise and then anticlockwise and repeating analogously on the other foot as well. The exercise has a lubricating effect on the ankle joints. Shin- Tapping the toes by raising the toes of left and right feet (heels on the ground) and then lower or drop the toes. Repeating eight times and then pausing. Now, lifting toes and holding for a single count and releasing. This has to be repeated four times. The exercise helps in strengthening the shin muscle and would aid in preventing falls. Calf- Extending the leg from knee and flexing the ankle. The toes are to be pointed  [...]