Water Skiing

I have had the opportunity to ski on dozens of freshwater lakes and rivers. I have found that water skiing on a river has some very good benefits such as smooth water all the time as well as sometimes miles of travel without having to turn around. This gives the skier very long runs without having to worry about the boat turning and navigating the boat’s wake. Some of the best times of my life were had while water skiing some of my best friends. Some of my buddies would bring coolers full of beer, plenty of gas money and we would head out for the weekend to do some hard-core smooth water hunting at our favorite lake and then ski our tails off.

Of course in order to go skiing you must have access to a boat. I happened to have had a nice little ski boat that we used all the time. It was a little 1989 Bayliner 20 foot open bow which was really a great little boat for day trips and short weekends. This boat had a V-8 engine and an inboard outboard drive which had no problem pulling three skiers at one

Reduce The Anxiety Of Quitting Cigarettes

  • The fear of the unknown. If you have smoked for a long time then you may be anxious about how you will manage your stress or boredom or drinking sessions without a cigarette. This anxiety is because you are looking at the future without cigarettes from a smokers perspective. A non-smoker never has such concerns.
  • You may be anxious about nicotine withdrawals. Just think about all the times you already go without cigarettes, such as overnight, or at work or on flights or around family, you know which apply to you, and realise that you can manage just fine already.

University studies show that nicotine replacement doesn’t work outside of control groups, and the reason is that smoking is mostly a series of deeply embedded habits and not some serious brain affected drug condition. After all have you ever heard of anyone having to go into rehab to quit smoking?

At a large construction site the company gave out free nicotine patches to all the smokers. Not one of them quit successfully. The reason I know this is that one of them came to see me, and then a few of his co-workers.

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Medical Practice

Diagonal to the laptop and resting on the back wall are two black chairs, with padded backrests. When he is seated, Dr. Ted’s extended right hand can reach for syringes, Band-Aids and tongue depressors from a six-door cabinet hung on the side wall. A motion-activated hand sanitizer dispenser is screwed to the mid section of the cabinet.

Patients who require abdominal palpation lie down on a brown examination table against the wall to the left of Dr. Ted when he sits on his black swivel chair. An apparatus for weight and height measurement occupies part of the space between the doorway and the exam couch.

‘Last patient, twenty-five today,’ said Ted with a sigh. His breath pumped and deflated a broad chest beneath a checkered shirt, buttoned to the top of his collarbone.

Each day at the practice, Dr. Ted Pit looked forward to going home. The time at the bottom of the laptop now showed 6.15 pm. Physicians’ fatigue in practice is proportional to the number of patients seen each day.

The last patient, a three-year-old girl, threw up once a week ago. Her mother brought her here to get a medical note

Uses for Medical Marijuana

Heal your body.

Cannabis is being used to treat the side-effects and symptoms of the most terrifying ailments. For nearly three decades, medical marijuana has been used to treat weight loss due to lack of appetite in AIDS Patients. The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two medications, dronabinol and nabilone, that contain THC.

Likewise, cancer patients have been given access to help ease the nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy treatment. This is very important because these side-effects cause patients more pain and suffering. Scientists recently reported that THC and other cannabinoids even slow growth and in some cases cause death in certain types of cancer cells.

It also helps reduce the chronic pain and muscle spasms associated with multiple sclerosis.

Ease your mind.

Marijuana helps more than the body, it also helps ease the mind. Scientists have bred specialized marijuana plants and have been making CBD oil to treat seizure disorders including childhood epilepsy. This debilitating disorder causes sudden recurrent episodes of sensory disturbance. The medication is being tested in clinical trials, but has not yet been approved by the FDA.

Doctors are recommending marijuana use for those who suffer

Natural Foods Defined

It turns out that the term “natural” doesn’t mean all that much. Because it’s only been broadly defined by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it’s a fairly arbitrary term, the meaning of which is left up to the conscience of the food manufacturer. The FDA says that any food can be labeled as natural so long as it doesn’t include added color, synthetic substances or artificial flavors.

This definition sounds good–until you realize that it can be stretched to include such definitely non-natural substances such as aspartame, the artificial sweetener. More liberal food manufacturers argue that “natural” means any material that exists in nature. While aspartame does not exist in nature (you have to use a chemical process to create it), manufacturers say that the resulting product is made up of two amino acids, both of which do exist in nature. Never mind that they don’t exist glued together as aspartame!

So what can the savvy nutritionally-conscious consumer do about this? Go with a term that is clearly defined and regulated by the FDA: organic. In the next issue we’ll delve into the intricacies of organic foods, including basic regulations and differing levels of organic

Medical Assistant Jobs – In High Demand and Great Pay in Medical Assistant Jobs

Medical assistant jobs are in high demand due to a number of factors. Medical assistants (MAs) are trained in both clerical and clinical tasks. This means that they are able to multi-task which is a big plus for employers, especially for small practices. Certified medical assistants are also preferred by employers due to the danger of medical malpractice suits if they employ workers who have no formal training or certification. These are all excellent reasons why medical assistant jobs are in such high demand today.

In fact, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), medical assistant employment is projected to grow 34 percent through 2018. The BLS states that the U.S. health care industry is expanding due to the growth and aging of the population as well as the increasing prevalence of health conditions such as diabetes and obesity. This growing need for quality and cost-effective health care explains why medical administrative or assistant jobs are expected to increase in number the near future.

Types of Medical Administrator and Assistant Employment

Medical administrative or assistants help the practice run smoothly by performing various clinical and administrative tasks. In small practices, they

Psychological Tactics

Read up about the Benefits of Quitting

The first and foremost thing to do is to read up books, magazines and reports about the benefits of kicking the butt. Read as much as you can about the possible consequences if you continue with cigarettes. Once you decide not to light up, you can motivate others to get rid of this unhealthy habit. Quitting not only improves your lifestyle, but also saves a lot of your hard-earned money as you throw packs of cigarettes away.

Get Moral Support from Others

When you decide to quit, it is difficult doing it alone. To be candid, it is next to impossible. Saying no to cigarettes is easy if you talk to your partner, close friend or any family member who understands you and your shortcomings. Get social and moral support from those who can help you quit. Talk to as many people as possible about your plan to stay away from the lethal sticks. Avoid talking to a friend or colleague who is a chain smoker. Request them not to light up in your presence.

Identify Triggers and Learn to Avoid Them

What are triggers when

Get Through the ADHD Medication Maze

For years I have listened as clients told me about their challenges to be diagnosed, only to have their hopes dashed when they find themselves trapped in the ADHD medication maze. What is the ADHD medication maze? It is that tangled cycle of trying to get ADHD medications refilled. Prescriptions not relayed to local pharmacies or faxes getting lost to online medication mailing systems. Suspicious looks from pharmacists when picking up medications. Refusals by insurance companies to pay for prescribed medications. The countless dead ends, backtracking, twists and turns of getting a written prescription through the process and have it filled. The ADHD medication maze is a frustrating web where so many people with ADHD find themselves stuck not knowing which way to turn and unfortunately many give up and never get a chance to experience the possible benefits of ADHD medications.

In theory, filling medication prescriptions is supposed to be easy work. In reality, it rarely goes smoothly. Let me tell you about my own recent experience with trying to get my medications filled. I know many of you will relate.

I called to make an appointment and a month later got in to see

Regenerative Medicine

The Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison describes ‘Regenerative Medicine’ as ‘a new scientific and medical discipline focused on harnessing the power of stem cells and the body’s own regenerative capabilities to restore function to damaged cells, tissues and organs.’

Stem cells that are found in the umbilical cord blood of new born children have the ability to renew and regenerate themselves. A stem cell, through the process of mitosis, can divide itself to either become a specialized cell like a brain cell or muscle cell, or remain a stem cell. They are also able to repair internal damage caused by any type of disease, disorder or trauma. Stem cell transplantation, stem cell grafting and regenerative medicine are some of the ways in which these cells are used to cure disorders and illnesses.

Regenerative medicine includes a wide range of scientific disciplines, such as biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology and immunology. Scientists from these fields have been conducting research and studies in this domain and have identified three methods of using regenerative medicine. They are cellular therapies, tissue engineering and medical devices and artificial organs.

Cellular Therapies – In this method,

Lose Weight the Healthy Way

Change your Relationship with Food

Have you ever thought about your relationship with food? Most people who are trying to lose weight experience a tumultuous relationship with food. Some are obsessed with eating no fat, no rice, and no sugar, leaving them feeling deprived and more likely to binge thereafter. The key to healthy eating is moderation. Forget about single-item diets. Proper nutrition is essential in healthy weight loss.

  • Eat three square meals everyday. This will eliminate unnecessary cravings and will keep your body properly nourished.
  • Cook as much as you can at home. Home-cooked meals allow you to manage your food portions, choose what ingredients to include, and ensure that there are no unhealthy additions like preservatives and additives.
  • Introduce more vegetables and fruits into your diet. It doesn’t always have to be salad. You can steam your veggies, add spice, or cook them with your other favorite recipes.
  • Find low-calorie alternatives to your favorite food. This is all about being mindful about your food choices. You can choose low-fat milk over the high-fat ones, prepare your own fries, and perhaps bake your meals instead of frying them.
  • Plan healthy snacks

Going Off to Camp

America has a problem with as many as one in five kids being overweight. Children need to eat balanced, nutritional meals and healthy snacks, and stay active. In a world as fast paced as ours it is difficult to be there for your kids when you hold down a full time job but the effort needs to be made. A healthy lifestyle for kids is very important and involves making the time needed to prepare healthy meals for your children. If left to their own devices we all know well what a child’s menu would consist of and any child who controls his or her own diet by zapping favorite foods in the microwave is in for trouble.

While it is the parents’ responsibility to ensure a healthy lifestyle for kids, research has shown that there are several external factors that are also responsible for our overweight children. Fast food is the number one culprit with their high calorie content and portion size. More children are being driven to school instead of good old fashioned ‘walking the two blocks to school’ concept. Of course this can also be attributed to child safety concerns. With the advent of

Running During Summe

  • Look for a shady alternate route. Every runner has that favorite route. But when it comes to extreme weather conditions, you may need an alternative route to keep you safer from the elements. During summer, choose less open routes. Settle for more shades, like areas with more buildings and trees. Nowadays, there are apps which can calculate the distance of the route using GPS. They also show visuals. Use the app to get the distance. That way, you still get the same distance you run in your usual route.
  • Wear sweat wicking clothes. Even by regular standards, sweatpants and baggy clothes are a no-no. You don’t want them flapping around, then heavy and sweat-soaked in several minutes. Luckily, sweat-wicking clothes are now available in stores. Brands like Adidas, Nike and Under Armour have running apparel which takes sweat from your body and lets it evaporate inform of your clothes. This way, you are cooled off, feel more comfortable and lessen your risk of being exposed to bacteria build up. Most of these clothes are lightweight and trendy, adding more appeal to the technological benefits they already provide.
  • Wear light, breathable shoes. If you’re clothes are on

About Maca Root Superfood

Strengthens the body and builds stamina. Known as an adaptogen, maca powder can fortify and bolster the zones of your body under trade off. Maca has a flawless mineral adjust and backings sound bones and teeth.

Healthy vitality levels. Maca powder has two gatherings of remarkable mixes: macamides and macaenes, accepted to be specifically in charge of its vitality boosting impacts. Maca powder is high in phosphorus, manganese and iron. Press advances oxygen transport along these lines helping us battle weariness and tiredness.

Stabilises hormone levels. Maca powder contains bioactive mixes, plant sterols and prostaglandins that direct the endocrine framework. Its standardizes our steroid hormones like testosterone, progesterone and estrogen.

Relief with PMS/Menopausal Discomfort. Women, you’ll be satisfied to realize that reviews have demonstrated that ladies who expend maca all the time had considerable lessening of PMS side effects and menopausal uneasiness. This is to a great extent because of maca going about as a toner of hormonal procedures.

Sexual wellbeing. In different reviews maca powder has been appeared to support sexual longing in both men and ladies with no unfavorable consequences for sexual hormones. Concentrates additionally affirmed sperm include and motility were enhanced

Avoid Food Poisoning

LOW-RISK FOODS

The foods less likely to cause food poisoning are:

  • Salted or Sugar concentrated foods: The high concentrations of salt (in salted meats, anchovies, olives etc.) or sugars (in jams, syrups, and honey) dissolve in water to form concentrated solutions, leaving insufficient moisture for bacterial growth.
  • Fatty foods: Butter, cooking oil, fatty fish etc.
  • Acid foods: Pickles, citrus fruits etc.
  • Dry foods: Cereals and pulses. Properly stored, they do not support bacterial growth in the dry state, but once prepared, they are very good media for bacterial multiplication, and should therefore be stored in a refrigerator.
  • Canned foods: Unless the can is leaking or is bulging (due to gas produced inside the container), these foods are safe. After they are opened, they must be treated as fresh foods, and similar rules of handling and storage followed.

HIGH-RISK FOODS

The foods more likely to cause food poisoning are:

  • Ice-creams: no doubt, milk used in ice-creams made by a reputed company gets sterilized when it is boiled. But, contamination can occur when it is cooled and flavours and additives added. Bacteria introduced at this stage are not likely to be

Non-Medical Ways to Quit Smoking

Nicotine Replacement Therapy: You can seek the family physician’s help to use this therapy. Under his supervision, you can use either nicotine patches or nicotine gums to release steady stream of nicotine into the blood circulation so that the body does not crave for it.
Strong Reasons: The quitting smoking is a mind game. You should ponder over things that happen around you and find out strong reasons to get rid of it.
Collect Information: Be informed to tell your mind about the need to quit. You can visit different websites containing information about the hazards of smoking to persuade your mind to quit it.
Remain Positive: The stress developed in the body, the anxiety in the mind about life or combination of both has led people to look for a means to forget everything. If you stay positive, you don’t require anything at all to cool your mind off.
Self-reward: You need to get motivated for the task at hand. This is the driving force for many smokers to move forward. Think of money you save when you quit smoking habit. You can consider this as a reward you get in return for your effort to quit

Healthy Foods Can Help You With Your Weight Loss Goals

We have said that eating healthy foods will definitely help you lose weight. And someone may ask what constitutes healthy foods? My personal definition of healthy foods is green vegetable foods and fruits. These I also call the clean foods as they are clean, low in calories and do not have any residues after eating them. Unlike the high-calorie foods and its fatty cousins which always leave bad residues of waste in your system, fruits and vegetables do not leave such residues that are why I see fruits and vegetables as healthy foods. On the meaty side, clean foods include foods like chicken, turkey, and fish.

These meats are lean on fat and calories compared to raw beef. Lentils, dry beans, and peas are also passing as clean foods. When one starts eating from the green vegetable and lean meat foods listed above, they will start losing weight because of the fact that fruits, vegetables, and whole grain foods have a high concentration of complex carbohydrates and fiber in them which the body can slowly absorb them and thus cause our hunger pangs to be satisfied quickly and efficiently.

The case against processed foods is

Spring Activities

  1. Walking. When the weather turns warm and you start to see those first hints of spring, take a fun walk to enjoy the beautiful spring morning or evening! Walking is great for your health; a nice long morning walk is a healthy, fun way to start a spring day and to enjoy the weather before going to work! Walking gears up your metabolism and increases your energy for the rest of your day. You may even find that you want to start running with a group to shed some of that winter weight or even move on to a more difficult sport. However, if you are just beginning to exercise this spring after a long winter of inactivity, start by walking — you will love it!
  2. Spring Cleaning! You may be thinking, “I thought these were fun tips!” Still, what better feeling is there than walking into a clean, uncluttered home? Throwing out old junk, holding a spring yard sale or donating to charity are all great ways to both exercise and begin organizing your home. Once you have de-cluttered, start deep-cleaning throughout the house to achieve a little more healthy exercise with an end result that

Medical Careers Without Uniforms

Getting a job in the medical field previously meant that you would be wearing scrubs, and often patrolling the halls of your local hospital checking in on patients and handling other traditional duties. With recent advances in technology, the need for trained medical staff continues to rise, but also the number of people who are going into the medical field drops as well. However, what many people overlook is the fact that insurance companies and other similar places all employ medical trained employees.

For the vast majority of people who do not actually interact with patients there is no need for uniforms, and often very little need to have a nice bedside manner. In fact, they are typically cooped up into an office all day and free to interact with people in almost any manner that they see fit. This can create a perfect job for someone who is interested in the medical field, but not quite sure about interacting with others, or even those who are looking to get started without having to spend all of the years necessary in medical school.

A rewarding career in the medical field can take on a wide range

Tips for Healthy Aging

Learn Something New

Getting involved with a new hobby can help to strengthen all areas of the brain. Maybe it’s time to learn to play golf, take a dance lesson or a cooking class. Whatever it is, the process of learning a new activity increases blood flow to the brain. This helps to strengthen the hippocampus part of the brain that focuses on memory learning. This area of the brain is also the most active in generating new cell growth which is important to healthy aging.

Move Your Body Every Day

Exercise releases proteins in the brain that promote new cell growth. This not only improves the brain’s memory and recall but also helps the brain resist stress. If you join your local YMCA or health club, you are sure to make new friends and get in fit at the same time. Regular exercise can help you feel vibrant and alive. It fights midlife eight gain too!

Watch What You Eat

The healthiest foods to eat are those that look the same when you eat them as when they were harvested. It’s important to consume at least five servings of colorful vegetables every

Deaths and Disease From Smoking

Deaths in Victoria

The most recent estimate of deaths caused by tobacco in Victoria is for the financial year 2008-09. In that year, 3,793 people died from diseases caused by smoking. This figure includes the deaths of 8 children and 27 adults from secondhand smoke.

Disease and health problems caused by smoking

Cancers of the lung, throat, mouth, tongue, nose, nasal sinus, voice box, oesophagus, pancreas, stomach, liver, kidney, bladder, ureter, bowel, ovary, cervix, and bone marrow (myelitis leukemia). Smoking-related cancers accounted for about 13% of all cancer cases in 2010.

Heart disease. Around 30% of all cases of heart disease in those under 65 years are due to smoking.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPS) includes emphysema and small airways disease. Emphysema is rare in non-smokers.

Chronic bronchitis is a recurring cough together with frequent and increased phlegm. It occurs in about half of all heavy smokers.

Stroke. Smokers under 65 years are around three times more likely to have a stroke than non-smokers of the same age.

Peripheral vascular disease is a narrowing of the leg arteries that can lead to blockage and, in some cases, amputation. Cigarette smoking