Friday, October 26, 2007

Stay Active For Your Health This Winter

I always make a commitment to eat healthy and exercise at least 3 times a week. I try not to let winter prevent me from keeping my commitment to stay active for my health. The cold, ice and snow may prevent me from taking my daily walk or keep me from riding my bike, but doesn't mean I should sit at home waiting for spring and let my health be eaten by the cold weather.

It may be cold outside, but inside the gym or inside our house is warm and there is so much things to do for an easy-on-the-joints, like hiking a challenging trail. I try to stay socially active too esp at the church aside from the internet. I need to exercise my mind and spirit f as much as my body's health aspect. I look for activities that will keep me socially active. Winter is an ideal time to take a course, learn a new hobby, or volunteer for a cause or community event. I look for opportunitties where I can share my skills or where I can learn new ones. An engaging social life will keep me connected and help me stay motivated. Regular activity is good for joint's health. Low impact, weight-bearig activities such as walking or cycling are ideal for exercising and strengthening your joints and muscles. Stay active and enjoy life.
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Natural Health Ease Pain

You're sitting at a desk most of the day, stressing out at the office, then watching TV while slumped on the couch in the evening- and what do you get? A pain in the neck.

If you suffer from shoulder or neck pain, you have a common conditon. The neck and shoulder girdle are the extremely mobile, with less stability than other areas of the body. Both the shoulder joint and the neck rely heavily on sorrounding muculature to provide support and stability. When these muscles are improperly used (bad posture) or overused (shoulder lifted because of stress), pain and tighness are inevitable.

Relief for neck and shoulder tensions brought on by stress or poor posture is simple. Working with a skilled fitness, Pilates or yoga professional will lead you to better posture and improved body awareness. Many health-care-providers, community services and natural health magazines offer information on specific approaches to stess relief.
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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Compression Bra Reduces Breast Pain After Surgery

Wearing a specialized compression bra significally reduces women's breast pain following open-heart surgery, a national clinical trial at the University of Calgary has found. The study is the first to provide scientific data that a supportive undergarment of this type is safe, effective and can be worn almost immediately after cardian surgery.

"Women who wore the bra after the surgery had a great deal less pain and discomfort in their breast," says lead researcher Dr. Kathryn King. Unlike conventional bras, the postoperative fastens in the front, doesn't have any metal clasps that can interfere with x-rays, provides extra compression and can be adjusted to accomodate changing breast sizes that sometimes occur after surgery. Women with large breast, in particular, often encounter difficulties in their recovery, Kings says, so they will likely benefit the most. About one third of all cardiac surgeries are performed on women.

Source: April2007 Reader's Digest
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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Antibiotic For Infants Can Develop Asthma

Babies treated with antibiotic before their first birthday are twice likely as antibiotic free infants develop asthma, according to researchers at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. And the risk of developing the chronic lung desease grows each time a baby is given one of the drugs.Data from eight studies which included more than 12,000 children- found children were up to 2.9 times more likely to develop asthma if they had given an anitbiotic before the age one.

In a second analysis, involving more than 27,000 children, the B.C team found a 16-percent increase in risk of each additional course of antibiotics given to children. Asthma is now one the the most sommon chronic disease of childhood. About ten percent of children in Canada have it, and about ten children and 300 adults die every year from asthma, according to the Public Health Agency.

Source: July 2007 Reader's Digest
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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Avoiding Vaccines For Religion

I really think that it depends on a persons way of thinking on whether they should take vaccine or not. But some use their religion just to avoid vaccines is one wrong doing or anykind. However there are some people who just beleive that vaccines will not make any difference on a person's health.

She is among a small but growing number of parents around the country who are claiming religious exemptions to avoid vaccinating their children when the real reason may be skepticism of the shots or concern they can cause other illnesses. Some of these parents say they are being forced to lie because of the way the vaccination laws are written in their states. read more

The most ambitious attempt to engineer a vaccine against malaria has cleared another key hurdle, with tests among African babies showing the prototype to be safe and highly protective, a study released on Wednesday said. read more

I really think that parents with any kind of religion should be aware of the benefits of vaccination for their children's health. read more
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Paid To Blog Your Thoughts

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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Job Depression

Women were more likely than men to have had a major bout of depression, and younger workers had higher rates of depression than their older colleagues. Almost 11 percent of personal care workers -- which includes child care and helping the elderly and severely disabled with their daily needs -- reported depression lasting two weeks or longer. During such episodes there is loss of interest and pleasure, and at least four other symptoms surface, including problems with sleep, eating, energy, concentration and self-image. Just working full-time would appear to be beneficial in preventing depression. The overall rate of depression for full-time workers, 7 percent, compares with the 12.7 percent rate registered by those who are unemployed.

Source: Yahoo
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Saturday, October 13, 2007

Morphine Painkillers

Moderate, long-term use of opioid pain medications such as morphine does not impair a person's driving ability, U.S. researchers report. The findings suggest that patients who require long-term pain medication may "become tolerant" to side effects that could potentially impair function, said researcher Dr. Asokumar Buvanendran, an associate professor in the anesthesiology department at Rush.

Opioid pain relievers carry warning labels urging patients not to drive or operate heavy machinery while taking the medications, and drivers under the influence of pain drugs are typically subject to the same laws and penalties as people who drink and drive.

According to Buvanendran, this study's findings suggest that patients on long-term pain medication may be able to live "like normal functioning people, without the stigma and limitations now associated with long-term pain medication use."

source: Yahoo Health Day
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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Bad marriages hurt the heart

A lousy marriage might literally make you sick. Marital strife and other bad personal relationships can raise your risk for heart disease, researchers reported Monday.
What it likely boils down to is stress — a well-known contributor to health problems, as well as a potential byproduct of troubled relationships, the scientists said.
In a study of 9,011 British civil servants, most of them married, those with the worst close relationships were 34 percent more likely to have heart attacks or other heart trouble during 12 years of follow-up than those with good relationships. That included partners, close relatives and friends.
The study, in Monday's Archives of Internal Medicine, follows previous research that has linked health problems with being single and having few close relationships. In the new study, researchers focused more on the quality of marriage and other important relationships.

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Saturday, October 6, 2007

Believe In Yourself

I got this from my work's bulletin board and it is indeed very true .

It sounds like a cliche but not all of us lives our lives this way. If you want to be confident think positive. Chances are you've avoided confrontations at one time or another. Often people do so because they feel insecure. They talk themselves out of healthy discussions because they focus on their nagative traits. I'm shy, her personality is stronger. I'll get eaten alive. I'll shake like a leaf and have no credibility. Lack of self confidense also prevent us from taking the healthy risks, everything from public speakingto hosting social gatherings.
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Friday, October 5, 2007

What Is Asthma?

Asthma is a lung condition that affects the airways (bronchial tubes) into your lungs, causing the tissues lining the airways to swell and become narrow making it difficult to breathe. The symptoms associated with asthma (coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath) are the result of this narrowing of the airways. The major factors contributing to asthma are inflammation of the airway lining and tightening of the muscles that wrap around the airways (bronchoconstriction). Inflammation of the airways may also be accompanied by an increase in mucus production which also worsens the blockage of the airways. The ongoing inflammation associated with asthma makes the airways highly sensitive to irritants in the air such as air pollution, cigarette smoke or animal dander.

Asthma is a variable disease, which means symptoms can flare up from time to time.
When the highly sensitive airways become too narrow, this obstructs the flow of air in and out of the inflamed lungs, making breathing difficult and leading to asthma symptoms, including wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness. This is known as an asthma attack or asthma exacerbation. Asthma is a variable disease. This means you might go for weeks or even months without experiencing any symptoms.

The best way to free yourself from asthma symptoms is to keep your asthma well controlled. Control means that your airways are not as sensitive to the allergens or irritants that can trigger an asthma attack. When your asthma is well controlled, you can lead a normal, healthy life with few symptoms and no days lost from work or school. An effective way of controlling your asthma is to have an asthma action plan. If you don't already have one, ask your doctor about asthma action plan. It should include: how to recognize when it's getting better or worse, how much you can change the amount of medication you take, and when you should adjust the amount of medication you take. Having an asthma action plan can help you be free from asthma symptoms.

Asthma symptoms can range in severity from mild to very severe. They can also fluctuate in terms of frequency, vary from person to person, and change from one attack to another. Symptoms may also occur more frequently at night or in the early morning.

Common symptoms of asthma include:
shortness of breath
chest tightness
difficulty breathing
chest pain
If you're not sure if your asthma is under control, click here to take the Asthma Control Challenge.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2007

I Feel So Weak

i feel so weak and sad, so afraid and i dont know how to lift my spirit up. but i am trying so hard to accept the fact that i cannot do anything about it but accept my destiny. i sometimes feel tired of life that i want to go with him but my kids are still young to be left in this world without a mother. thinking that my husband will marry another woman just breaks my heart for my children. i may sound so negative but that's the fact that is so hard for me to face.
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Tuesday, October 2, 2007

I am Sick And Scared

i am sick and i am scared. i want to be strong but i am just human i hope everything will be just fine because i am not ready to leave my daughters for now. i search on the internet what kind of desease is this. it may not be that scary but it is still a desease. it is possible for me to have surgery again and again...

Pseudomyxoma peritonei, is a very rare type of cancer that usually begins in your appendix as a small growth, called a polyp. Or more rarely it can start in other parts of the bowel, the ovary or bladder. This polyp eventually bursts through the wall of your appendix and spreads cancerous cells to the lining of the abdominal cavity (the peritoneum). These cancerous cells produce mucus, which then collects in the abdomen as a jelly like fluid called mucin.

Pseudomyxoma peritonei does not act like most cancers and does not spread in any of these ways. It spreads along the internal surfaces within the abdomen, rather than into nearby tissues of the bowel or liver. The mucus collects in the peritoneum and causes symptoms. It may be many years before you have any symptoms from this type of cancer.

You are most likely to have surgery to treat this type of cancer. There are two tupes of surgery
Debulking surgery
Complete tumour removal
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