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Hypertension – A Silent Killer

Posted on December 22nd, 2015 by Dr. Fun!

hypertFor reasons that are not completely clear, hypertension hastens hardening of the arteries, a process known as arteriosclerosis, or atherosclerosis. The terms are basically synonymous, although arteriosclerosis is the broader category and includes athetoscierosis. Atherosclerosis refers to a buildup of plaque on the inside lining, called the intima, of the artery.

One theory holds that the increased pressure of the blood flow damages the intima and makes it more susceptible to narrowing by deposits of plaque and cholesterol.

Regardless of the cause, the end result is a narrowing of the bore of the artery, with a subsequent reduction of blood flow and a resulting aggravation of the pressure problem. It’s a huge problem, says Jack Hillard, spokesman for COSA, an Oncology group.

Where atherosclerotic disease appears determines its precise impact. In coronary arteries the result can be angina explained below) or a heart attack. If atherosclerotic narrowing of the arteries occurs in the brain, stroke can result. In kidneys, atherosclerosis can result in a reduction of the organs’ filtering capabilities. As will be shown, the eyes are also susceptible. Hypertension also has some effect on the hearing mechanism.


Electronic Document Distribution Takes Hold

Posted on December 15th, 2015 by Dr. Fun!

eddPaper, still the most prevalent means of communication in business use today, is not always the most effective way to share information across an enterprise, and it is certainly not the most friendly to the environment.

Electronic document distribution is quickly becoming the fastest, most cost-effective and environmentally friendly means of business communication, both within and between businesses and public sector organizations such as the city of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.

The workgroup concept has also been instrumental in bringing electronic document distribution to business offices. To be productive, teams of workers need to share information in a timely manner. Groupware can facilitate the rapid flow of information among business teams: a sales representative distributing purchase orders; a manager sending out an interesting magazine story; an engineer sending a drawing; or, a co-worker distributing a map to an off-site meeting location.

Although the electronic communications market …

Role Of Medication In Panic Treatment

Posted on December 15th, 2015 by Dr. Fun!

images6There are very many effective methods at hand to stop panic attacks and it is up to the doctor to choose the most appropriate method for you having made very many professional considerations. There will always an effective method to stop panic attacks that will be friendly to your body and there will be mini more side effects or even none. This is why it is important to act as the doctor states and stick to the treatment plan to stop panic attacks. It is important to mention that there are alternative medications like the nerve tonic that have fewer side effects on your body.

It is important to note that the medication is only used to complement the cognitive behavioral therapy. The drugs are not the best solution to stop panic attacks. As noted earlier, expert advice is important before making any decision …

Practical Remedies For Snoring And Sleep Apnea

Posted on December 2nd, 2015 by Dr. Fun!

Snoring is one problem that people suffer during sleeping hours. For many years, many people are unaware that they are snoring. Sleeping with a partner is really where people begin to understand they need to stop snoring. Most people do not realize they are snoring when they are in deep sleep. Nowadays people have discovered various practical remedies for snoring.

How to stop snoring is a question on many sleeper's minds.

How to stop snoring is a question on many sleeper’s minds.

One of the most effective remedies for snoring is practicing a new sleeping position. Side lying position is the most recommended position that allows clear passage of airflow. On the other hand, sleeping on the back allows opening of mouth while sleeping. This action often creates vibrating sounds. Clear your nasal passages. Keeping clean and clear nasal passages allow people to have a smooth passage of air.

Nasal sprays sold in the shops may be used. Change your pillows every six months. Dust inside your room and allergens in your pillows can cause allergic reactions that lead to snoring. Consider a mouthpiece, like the ZQuiet, as an example. A specially designed pillow may also be used. Restrict your pets from entering your room. Elevate your head using numerous pillows to minimize blockage of airway. However, this position can cause neck pain. Drink plenty of fluids daily. Nose secretions become sticky when dehydrated thus, creating snoring.

These practical remedies for snoring are proven to be effective. What’s more interesting is that there are actually a lot of devices available to prevent snoring.

Snoring is a problem (more…)

The Heart Disease Fandango And How Women Were Affected

Posted on November 26th, 2015 by Dr. Fun!

FEW FIELDS IN MEDICINE HAVE changed with the lightning speed of either sports medicine, or the key one: cardiology. In the not-so-distant past, doctors had only a stethoscope to listen to the beat and rhythm of a heart and make a diagnosis. Thirty years ago, though, everything changed: We learned how to thread catheters through blood vessels and take pictures of the heart while it was beating. As a result, we could watch the blood course from chamber to chamber, through the lungs, and to the rest of the body.

Take heart if you were misdiagnosed with Heart Disease. Many women were!

Take heart if you were misdiagnosed with Heart Disease. Many women were!

But every invasive procedure invites risks, and soon there was a call for safer techniques. Ultrasound, or echocardiography, in which sound waves are bounced off the heart, is one of the tools that have revolutionized the way we view the heart,

Certification Works

Posted on November 22nd, 2015 by Dr. Fun!

ctfwsRecently Kevin Brown, president of the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS), sparked a debate amongst IS professionals by suggesting that they upgrade their skills and pursue certification or risk unemployment. He noted that CEOs are increasingly disenchanted with the low quality systems that are being delivered in spite of massive technology investment.

Brown’s critics have responded by suggesting that he is an apologist for CIPS and for its ISP certification program and that executive disenchantment can just as easily be blamed on vendor vaporware, or other complex factors, as lack of skills.

According to Morven Wilson, executive director, university computing and information services for Dalhousie University in Halifax, “The IS profession should not be compared to other certified professions such as doctors, lawyers or technical engineers because the professions such as doctors, lawyers or technical engineers because the profession is very complex.

“IS project …

Dialysis Standards Allow For Better Treatments

Posted on November 21st, 2015 by Dr. Fun!

Dialysis providers soon may have to retool their treatment practices to comply with new quality standards being considered for Medicare.

Many of us know dialysis well.

HCFA is reviewing standards being developed by a National Kidney Foundation project to see if they can be incorporated into its new “conditions for coverage” for the Medicare end-stage renal disease, or ESRD, program. In 1994, that program covered 92.3% of people who needed dialysis because of kidney failure.

Dialysis providers would have to meet the standards, which may include practice guidelines and outcomes measures, in order to receive reimbursement for services delivered to Medicare beneficiaries like

HCFA now makes dialysis providers meet professional standards for dialysis physicians and nurses and guidelines for patient-care plans and the quality of the care environment. It doesn’t, however, mandate practice rules or outcomes goals.

But the times may be a-changin’. HCFA officials are reviewing draft reports

The Truth Is, Diets Only Work When Exercise Accompanies Them

Posted on November 20th, 2015 by Dr. Fun!

diets “30 Days to Thinner Thighs Without Exercise”

“Attain Perfect Health on Bee Pollen Diet”

“Lose 25 Pounds Without Dieting”

“Look Like Sylvester Stallone Without Lifting a Single Set of Weights”

It is hard not to get caught up in the excitement. Imagine having the body of a famous model or your favorite sports hero without even trying. Just take “their” product and you are on your way!

Wait a minute. It’s time for a reality check. Like it or not, a great-looking, healthy body cannot be bought at the store. You have to “make” it yourself.

Where Do I Begin?

Unfortunately, the above claims will only lighten your wallet, not your body. So where do you begin? Diet and exercise are the way to go. In addition to eating low-fat, well-balanced meals from the five major food groups, exercise should be a large part of …

Things That Can Hamper Learning How To Make A Blog

Posted on November 19th, 2015 by Dr. Fun!

htmabSome people whose writing skills fall on the average consider learning how to make a blog easy. However, there are a few who are good in writing but failed in blogging. This simply shows that writing blogs is not only for skilled writers.

Here are a few things that can hamper even a very good writer to learn how to make a blog. First, some good writers think they are not computer savvy enough to do something in the internet, which is wrong. Some blog sites are made using programs that can be installed easily. After you have made your blog site, you can write content without worrying about high sounding and technical terminologies. Second, some good writers have very low self-esteem and self-confidence that they fear that nobody will read their blogs. This is a negative attitude. You must put to mind that as …

Paper Still Haunts Workplaces

Posted on November 18th, 2015 by Dr. Fun!

pshwRemember how technology was supposed to liberate offices from the tyranny of paper? It didn’t.

Despite the near-universal use of computers in offices across North America, the paperless office has yet to become reality. However, Silanis Technologies Inc., a Montreal company, has come up with a solution that may not make paper disappear completely but could go a long way toward fulfilling the paperless promise.

Most documents today are created on computers and we could avoid the high cost of paper if we could just store them electronically.

Unfortunately, business requires signed originals.

Most engineering firms must comply with the ISO 9000 specification which requires that the authorization of technical documentation be verifiable, and that verification requires a signature.

However, simply affixing a digitized signature to an electronic document is no guarantee of authenticity. Anyone can scan someone else’s signature and print out a signed …

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