Licence To Heal http://www.licencetoheal.com Health information and more. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:59:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.1 Hypertension – A Silent Killer http://www.licencetoheal.com/hypertension-a-silent-killer/ http://www.licencetoheal.com/hypertension-a-silent-killer/#comments Tue, 22 Dec 2015 19:57:11 +0000 http://www.lightersideofdialysis.com/?p=46 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.

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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.

Hypertension and the Heart

Hypertension forces the heart to pump harder in order to force the blood through narrowed arteries. As a result, the heart actually enlarges. It increases in thickness because of the additional stress and also stretches because of the larger volume of fluid it must accommodate.

When the heart stretches too far, the muscle tissue is damaged, and the heart no longer pumps as efficiently. The damage is irreversible and unfortunately can easily be overlooked in a routine physical if no electrocardiogram is taken. Once symptoms are noticed, a great deal of damage may already have been done.

Hypertension is especially related to a type of heart disease known as congestive heart failure. In this case, the enlarged heart loses its capability to push blood out of its chambers, and fluid pressure builds up on the left side of the heart. The veins cannot take this kind of pressure, and as a result, fluid is forced back into the lungs. The heart may never return to normal.

Angina (pronounced either AN-ginuh or an-JIGH-nuh) means “pain.” It is caused by a lack of blood flow to the heart, which in turn is caused by atherosclerotic disease of the coronary arteries.

When the coronary arteries become partially or fully blocked, the heart muscle does not receive enough blood and therefore not enough oxygen. It cries out in pain. This effect is particularly noticeable during exertion.

Angina is often described as a squeezing, crushing discomfort or pain in the chest. Angina itself can be crippling in severe cases, and it is a precursor of other heart disease. If the blockage becomes acute, the heart’s supply of oxygen will be cut off. The result is the death of heart muscle tissue–a heart attack.

An important related point: Recent research indicates that about one third of all heart attacks are so-called silent heart attacks, meaning that they were not recognized as heart attacks at the time they occurred. Silent heart attacks are very often found in hypertensive individuals. Most silent heart attacks are discovered during electrocardiograms, where the tracings will indicate past damage. That is one reason having an EKG (electrocardiogram–it is abbreviated EKG because the term was taken from the German spelling) is so important. If nothing else, it establishes a baseline from which your physician can determine if any silent damage has been done since the time of the last exam.

Hypertension and the Kidneys

Nephrosclerosis is a combination of the direct effect of the highly pressurized blood pounding on the kidneys and the atherosclerotic reduction of blood flow to the kidneys.

The result is that the kidney loses its ability to filter toxins out of the body. Most victims of this problem have no symptoms until they start to retain large amounts of fluid. At this point, the damage is difficult to reverse or irreversible. The kidneys can withstand only a certain amount of stress before they wear out. When they wear out, they will not regenerate, and dialysis may be the only answer. And when kidneys are damaged, they often cause blood pressure to increase further, a vicious cycle.

Kidney disease is a particularly unpleasant fate, and is a tragic price to pay for untreated hypertension.

Hypertension and the Brain

One effect of hypertension is known as acute hypertensive encephalopathy, a swelling of the brain and a short-circuiting of the nervous pathways. The patient requires immediate emergency treatment with powerful pharmacological agents. This condition typically affects someone with long-term blood pressure problems who has been negligent in self-care.

Here is a typical case history: One night, after an evening out with the boys (drinking and lots of salty food raise blood pressure), several cups of coffee, and a pack of cigarettes, the blood pressure goes out of sight and the brain just cannot handle the rapid use. If treated in time, the brain can be returned to normal. If not, brain injury or death may result.

Another type of brain injury linked to hypertension is an intracranial hemorrhage, one type of stroke. This is usually, though not always, a disease of the older adult who has had longstanding hypertension. Typically, the victim is on his or her feet and suddenly is gripped by a violent headache, falls down, and is comatose within seconds. What has happened is that a damaged vessel has ruptured and leaked into the brain.

A more common type of stroke (called a thrombotic stroke) occurs when a damaged vesset becomes so narrowed that blood cannot flow to a section of the brain, and artery blockage results.

A third type of stroke linked to high blood pressure occurs when an area of atherosclerotic artery roughens, allowing blood to clot on it. When the blood clot breaks loose, it lodges in a smaller artery. This is known as an embolus, and when it occurs in the brain, it can result in death of a portion of this organ (called an embolic stroke).

Incidentally, new evidence points out that the brain has its own type of angina: a condition known as a transient ischemic attack or TIA. A TIA patient appears to have had a stroke (for example, cannot speak normally) but reverts to normal in 24 hours. That time frame is the arbitrary definition of a TIA. A TIA is thought to result from small emboli (plural of embolus) thrown into the brain. While a TIA by definition does not cause permanent damage, it seems to be a precursor of future problems and apparently has a relationship to hypertension. Here, the damage is atherosclerotic.

Hypertension and the Eye

An ophthalmologist looking into a healthy eye sees a pattern of blood vessels. Uncontrolled high blood pressure, though, produces a twisting and narrowing effect, cutting off some of the eye’s blood supply. Ischemia in the eye damages the retina, resulting in a variety of vision problems, including so-called tunnel vision.

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Electronic Document Distribution Takes Hold http://www.licencetoheal.com/electronic-document-distribution-takes-hold/ http://www.licencetoheal.com/electronic-document-distribution-takes-hold/#respond Tue, 15 Dec 2015 17:38:39 +0000 http://www.licencetoheal.com/?p=102 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 …

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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 …

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Role Of Medication In Panic Treatment http://www.licencetoheal.com/role-of-medication-in-panic-treatment/ http://www.licencetoheal.com/role-of-medication-in-panic-treatment/#respond Tue, 15 Dec 2015 06:46:02 +0000 http://www.lightersideofdialysis.com/?p=32 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 …

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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 …

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Practical Remedies For Snoring And Sleep Apnea http://www.licencetoheal.com/practical-remedies-for-snoring-and-sleep-apnea/ http://www.licencetoheal.com/practical-remedies-for-snoring-and-sleep-apnea/#comments Wed, 02 Dec 2015 09:23:56 +0000 http://www.lightersideofdialysis.com/?p=20 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

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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 faced by a number of people who complain that it disturbs their sleep and that of others. Snoring creates a noise in the sinus that is disturbing for the affected person or if not for him then at least for the person sleeping next to him. So many people complain that they are unable to sleep just because their other half has a snoring problem. Not that it always brings a risk to their relation but it is never an enjoyable experience to sleep beside a person with snoring issues. There are many types of remedies for snoring. These types further contain cures.

One remedy for the problem of snoring is the medical way out of it. There are several medicines available world over both in homeopathic and allopathic medical fields. They offer good remedies for snoring. A little side effect these medicines may have on the health and stomach in particular. There are some exercise related remedies for snoring too. This saves you from taking medicine. Some treatments tell you to quit smoking and to lose weight. There are several nasal sprays which cure snoring. Using these snoring cures; one can treat his snoring problem, and have a sound sleep at night both for himself and for the person sleeping beside him.

People are faced with different problems every single day. What others don’t realize, acquiring a medical condition could be the worst. However, some people suffer from snoring problem during sleep. Today there are numerous inexpensive remedies for snoring that have been proven to be effective to stop snoring.

Nasal and throat sprays are available in the shops. For your convenience, you can order one online. Sprays are used to reduce incidence of snoring by tightening throat muscles. Sprays may be available in few flavors. Although convenient, using of spray may cause irritation to the lining of throat structures. Sleeping on your side is one of the most inexpensive remedies for snoring. This position allows your tongue to be positioned slightly forward thus, reducing snoring. Sleeping on your back only allows your mouth to open that leads your tongue to move backward and blocking the airway. This instantly creates vibrating sounds. Higher pillows promote ease breathing and reduce snoring. Specially designed pillows that keep your head in a particular position reduce obstruction of airflow. Inhaling steams help eliminate nasal congestion. Secretions produce obstruction of airway passage. Clear passage of airflow decreases chances of snoring.

The above-mentioned inexpensive remedies for snoring help to fully stop snoring. The materials are also readily available at home or nearby stores.

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The Heart Disease Fandango And How Women Were Affected http://www.licencetoheal.com/the-heart-disease-fandango-and-how-women-were-affected/ http://www.licencetoheal.com/the-heart-disease-fandango-and-how-women-were-affected/#respond Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:48:25 +0000 http://www.lightersideofdialysis.com/?p=50

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,

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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,

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Certification Works http://www.licencetoheal.com/certification-works/ http://www.licencetoheal.com/certification-works/#respond Sun, 22 Nov 2015 12:58:54 +0000 http://www.licencetoheal.com/?p=92 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 …

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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 …

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Dialysis Standards Allow For Better Treatments http://www.licencetoheal.com/dialysis-standards-allow-for-better-treatments/ http://www.licencetoheal.com/dialysis-standards-allow-for-better-treatments/#respond Sat, 21 Nov 2015 20:09:29 +0000 http://www.lightersideofdialysis.com/?p=44 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 MySleepCenter.com.

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

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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 MySleepCenter.com.

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

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The Truth Is, Diets Only Work When Exercise Accompanies Them http://www.licencetoheal.com/the-truth-is-diets-only-work-when-exercise-accompanies-them/ http://www.licencetoheal.com/the-truth-is-diets-only-work-when-exercise-accompanies-them/#comments Fri, 20 Nov 2015 11:59:05 +0000 http://www.licencetoheal.com/?p=112 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 …

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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 …

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Things That Can Hamper Learning How To Make A Blog http://www.licencetoheal.com/things-that-can-hamper-learning-how-to-make-a-blog/ http://www.licencetoheal.com/things-that-can-hamper-learning-how-to-make-a-blog/#respond Thu, 19 Nov 2015 23:58:07 +0000 http://www.licencetoheal.com/?p=64 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 …

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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 …

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Paper Still Haunts Workplaces http://www.licencetoheal.com/paper-still-haunts-workplaces/ http://www.licencetoheal.com/paper-still-haunts-workplaces/#respond Wed, 18 Nov 2015 17:15:16 +0000 http://www.licencetoheal.com/?p=97 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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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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