October 29, 2009

Swine Flu, A National Emergency


President Obama has declared H1N1, or more commonly known as Swine Flu, a national emergency. The reason the President has declared a national emergency isn’t because the number of cases are increasing (even though they are). It isn’t because the Swine Flu has transformed into a super virus in an attempt to destroy humanity as we know it (thankfully, this hasn’t happened yet). No President Obama has declared a national emergency to help hospitals manage Swine Flu cases more effectively BEFORE there’s a major problem with overcrowding. Now I’m not sure if it’s just me or not, but I certainly like the idea of a President that makes his best attempt to take care of a situation before it becomes a serious problem.

Many public health officials are breathing in a sigh of relief. Although the problem hasn’t escalated to extremes it does allow the hospitals to better manage and treat patients with the Swine Flu. This will hopefully prevent overcrowding problems further into flu season.

However, we have to do our part too. Our responsibility is to try our best to prevent the spread of the Swine Flu virus. Wash your hands frequently, cough and sneeze into a tissue if you can. Get plenty of rest, and eat a healthy diet. Exercise. Do whatever you can to help the situation.

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October 27, 2009

Damage From Smoking Is Quick And Irreversible

Filed under: arteries,cigarette,effects of smoking,quit smoking,Smoking,Uncategorized — robertprice @ 4:13 pm


For anyone really wondering how damaging smoking is then listen to this. One cigarette, yes just one, is enough to start hardening your arteries. A new study looked at the damaging effects of smoking in those people who are considered “light” smokers.

After smoking just one cigarette, then going for a run on a treadmill, the arteries of a relatively healthy 18-30 year old, harden an astonishing 25%. That’s just after one cigarette, imagine if you are smoking 3 or 4 or even a pack a day. The problems get worse the more often you smoke too.

The study concluded that if smoking is continued, the damage becomes more severe, and irreversible. Now I don’t know if your definition of irreversible is different than mine, but to me, irreversible means that once the damage has been done, it can’t be fixed. Ever. Now if you think smoking is the most important part of your life, or is worth your life than go ahead keep puffing. However, I will warn you, when you’re older (I say older because the chances of living a long life are significantly reduced when you smoke) and you start having to deal with health problems you will have no one to blame, but yourself.

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October 26, 2009

5 ways to Prevent Seasonal Depression this Winter

Seasonal Affective disorder (SAD) is a condition that occurs in over 60% of Americans. It is commonly referred to as seasonal depression because it tends to occur during certain months of the year – most commonly during the winter hence the term “Winter Blues”. With seasonal depression you may experience some of the following symptoms:fatigue, weight fluctuations, irritability, conflicts with others, lack of motivation, cravings for carbohydrates, and difficulty concentrating.

If you are ready to say goodbye to your symptoms of SAD, try applying some of these tips to your daily lifestyle

1. Sun lamp

A lack of sunlight and brightness outside is the main cause of “gloominess” for many of those with SAD. Try buying a sun lamp in order to bring more light into your life and boost your mood. You may find yourself feeling more energetic!

2. Eat well

In order to improve your energy levels, try to cut back on caffeine and white flour. You will find that you enjoy a more natural energy boost from a better diet when you quit your coffee drinking and snacking habits. In addition, eating healthy means that your body is getting all of the essential vitamins and minerals it requires. Pick up some vitamin supplements if your eating habits aren’t great – Vitamin B6 and B12 are natural antidepressants.

3. Take a breather

Clear fresh oxygen is crucial for stabilizing mood. Try taking a quick 15 minute daily walk in order to boost your mood – bundle up so you don’t freeze in the cold weather!

4. Stress Management

Learn to control your stress levels in a meditative and relaxing way. Wind down at the end of a long day doing something you enjoy such as reading, exercising, watching TV or taking a bath

5. Exercise

Exercise is important for physical health – but it is just as important for mental health. When we exercise our bodies release endorphins which are hormones that affect our mood in a positive way. The more you exercise, the happier you will feel!

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October 20, 2009

H1N1 Vaccine

Filed under: Flu,H1N1,Swine Flu,Swine flu treatment,Tamiflu,Uncategorized,vaccine — robertprice @ 3:30 pm


By now the initial scare of H1N1 is over, for the most part. Many are still worrying about the potential of another onslaught of the flu, but not to the same level as before. A vaccine has been made, but now people are skeptical of the vaccine. Should they get it or wait?

Many that are choosing to avoid the vaccine are skeptical of a few things. They are unsure of whether or not the vaccine really works and with so little time in development, what are the possible side effects. Also, do we really even need a vaccine, especially considering that swine flu kills less people than regular swine flu.

However, those that are receiving the vaccine are taking the “better safe than sorry” philosophy. Even though swine flu didn’t end up killing millions, many people are scared to shake hands in fears of getting the flu. And just because swine flu doesn’t have a death count like seasonal flu doesn’t mean that it is completely harmless. Swine flu is potentially fatal and those worried about becoming another added to the death toll are putting their faith into science and going with the vaccine.

Whether you decide to get the vaccine or not be prepared for the consequences of either action. Go look up the options and make up your own choice.

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October 19, 2009

The Placebo Effect

Ever heard of the saying mind over matter? Well turns out there’s something to it. Studies have shown that placebos, basically a pill without medication to measure the effectiveness of real medicines in trials and clinical studies, can actually help reduce real pain.

Many scientists theorize that when the patient believes they are taking the real medication then they will experience the medications effects. It’s more of a mind game then anything really. And tricking the brain has been done for ages.

Essentially, what the body does is convince itself the medication is working. Many people can create similar effects by just deeply concentrating. If you’ve ever seen a man walk across burning coals, or stand under a freezing waterfall for longer than humanely possible then you’ve witnessed the effects of the brain. Given when someone can turn this “power” on and off they have some serious skill. Either way the power of the brain is truly remarkable.

It really is quite interesting to see what the brain can do when it is tricked into believing something. How the brain can somehow, miraculously lessen pain even when no medication is being taken. Placebos are used in medical studies to rule out the power of the brain and to determine the real, or as close to real, effectiveness of the drug.

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October 15, 2009

Mother To Child Transmission Of Cancer Possible, But Extremely Rare


During pregnancy a lot of different, harmful substances can pass to the child. Smoking, alcohol, and drugs are among the variety of different substances that can cause devastating effects to the unborn child. The baby be born with a wide array of disorders, from congenital disorders, to drug addiction, to fetal alcohol syndrome. The result can be very damaging and may even cause the death of the child. However, among the numerous different things that can effect an unborn child, cancer originating from the mother has been talked about, argued about, but only now are there definitive answers.

Researches have discovered the cancer can be transmitted to the child, from the mother during pregnancy. A 28-year-old Japanese woman gave birth to a baby girl. Everything appeared fine until a month after the birth. The mother developed vaginal bleeding and would be diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Although she began chemotherapy she would die only 19 days later after developing encephalitis. To make matters worse the baby would be taken to hospital at only 11 months of age, after she developed a large swell in her right cheek. The child had a tumor in her jaw and cancer that spread to her lungs. After DNA tests from the mother and child researchers found the cancer in the child and mother shared the same mutated gene. Also, the cancer found in the baby had spread before birth.

However, before mothers start becoming alarmed, the chances of cancer being given to a developing fetus if extremely low. The cancer in the case of the Japanese mother and child was caused because of a mutation that allowed the cancer to spread to the baby undetected. So just remember that the chance is very remote at best.

Regardless it still does seem a little bit scary that something as devastating as cancer is able to spread like that. I’m looking for the day when cancer isn’t an issue, when “the cure” will be available, and many lives are saved all around the world.

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October 8, 2009

5 ways to avoid the common cold

Nobody want’s to catch the cold – it’s one of those nasty uncomfortable common ailments. Often it’s not severe enough to hold you back from work or school, but it’s just bad enough to exhaust you and cause you discomfort while you are going about your day. Decongestants and cold medications can only do so much. I personally wish there was a vaccine or cure for the common cold because I usually get about 4 colds a year – sadly there is not. This is the best that I can do for you – Here are 5 tips that will lower your chances of contracting a common cold.

Wash your hands!

The most common way that the cold is contracted is by picking it up with your hands – It’s actually harder to pick up a cold by kissing or sharing a drink with someone than it is to pick it up with your hands.

Vitamin D & C

Everyone says that vitamin C is crucial to cold prevention, but even more important is vitamin D. The more rays you soak up in the summer, the stronger your immune system will be throughout fall and winter. Strong immune system = immunity to colds. Remember to eat healthy to satisfy your immune system and exercise to keep your body strong. Take vitamin C and vitamin D supplements to boost your immune system on the side.

Don’t Smoke

Apparently those who are exposed to cigarette smoke have a higher chance of contracting a cold than non-smokers. Likewise smokers who have a cold usually have more severe cold symptoms than a non-smoker. Bottom line – quit smoking.

Don’t touch

If you are exposed to bacteria or happen to shake hands with a sick person don’t touch your eyes nose or mouth before washing your hands because a virus usually enter through these places. That brings me back to point one – wash your hands!

Relax

Stress is the underlying cause of almost all illnesses. If you are stressed out, your immune system will be stressed out too. It’s not just your brain, but all of your other organs that are affected by stress – So take a deep breath and do things that make you feel good. Read a book, take a bath, or go for a run!

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October 1, 2009

American Health Care Ranked Lowest Amongst Developed Nations

Well considering that just a little while ago many Americans bought into the scare that President Obama was trying to create a Canadian style health care system, then this recent news is probably going to be a real shocker in the States. Canadian health care is better. Now every American who bought into the “Canadian Health scare” will probably argue and say, “there’s no way Canada has better health care, our politicians told us it was evil.” Well for those that have that opinion I have some points of mine I would like to share.

Point number one, politicians lie. Yes they lie deal with it, but they also screw up when they’re talking about Canada’s health care. It’s not as bad as you were led to believe. In fact it’s better then the current American health care which scored the LOWEST amongst developed countries. Is it just me here or could the President actually be right? Gasp!

Point number two, America needs to get over itself. Yes, I said it. Americans aren’t the best at everything, it’s a very harsh reality, but it’s true. Sure there are some things America does better then anyone else, but health care is not one of them. Take a look around, maybe towards Japan who took first place amongst developed countries. Yes, Japan is good for more than just Nintendo, cute Asian women, and awesome mech robots that I really hope exist.

Point number three, change isn’t always a bad thing. Change is a natural part of life. It happens and it definitely needs to happen in America. When you score a ‘D’ and rank last place you know somethings wrong. Sometimes we tend to become so greedy and self-centered we forget about everyone else. There are too many Americans that are without health care, or are paying way too much for needed services.

Before you start criticizing other health care systems make sure they’re worse then your own, get the facts, the real facts not by one women who panicked and rushed for American care even though she wouldn’t have died. It’s easy to use scare tactics, in fact many dictators used them from Hitler to Stalin all the way back to medieval times. All I ask is get some sort of real information. Spend some time really looking up what these politicians are talking about, if you still don’t think the system needs a fix then you keep believing that, but just take some time to look at what’s going on around you.

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