Monday, December 21, 2009

Gaming makes you cleverer

Gaming makes you cleverer

Best Mileage Cards: Reviews of The Best Rewards Credit Cards for Earning Miles

Best Mileage Cards: Reviews of The Best Rewards Credit Cards for Earning Miles

Monday, November 23, 2009

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009

strokes

It only takes a minute to read this...

A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke...totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.

RECOGNIZING A STROKE

Thank God for the sense to remember the '3' steps, STR . Read and Learn!

Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.

Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:
S *Ask the individual to SMILE.
T *Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently)
(i.e. It is sunny out today)
R *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.
If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call emergency number immediatelyand describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.
New Sign of a Stroke -------- Stick out Your Tongue
NOTE: Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out his tongue.. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other,that is also an indication of a stroke.
A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.

I have done my part. Have you?

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Carnosine may help prevent, treat cataracts

Carnosine may help prevent, treat cataracts

Ease that pain by swearing!

Ease that pain by swearing!

Improved bone healing with osteoporosis drug teriparatide

Improved bone healing with osteoporosis drug teriparatide

Diet rich in fish helps prevent dementia

Diet rich in fish helps prevent dementia

Seven High-Calorie Beverages That Pack on Pounds - DivineCaroline

Seven High-Calorie Beverages That Pack on Pounds - DivineCaroline

Back in Black - Health Care Reform | The Daily Show | Comedy Central

Back in Black - Health Care Reform | The Daily Show | Comedy Central

Bill Mann: Canadian Media, Pols Fed Up With GOP's Lies About Their Health-Care System

Bill Mann: Canadian Media, Pols Fed Up With GOP's Lies About Their Health-Care System

Skin Deep - Skin Deep - Throwing out the Diet and Embracing the Fat - NYTimes.com

Skin Deep - Skin Deep - Throwing out the Diet and Embracing the Fat - NYTimes.com

get a dog scan

Dogs Excel on Smell Test to Find Cancer - New York Times

Driven to Distraction - In 2003, U.S. Withheld Data Showing Cellphone Driving Risks - Series - NYTimes.com

Driven to Distraction - In 2003, U.S. Withheld Data Showing Cellphone Driving Risks - Series - NYTimes.com

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Why We Must Ration Health Care - NYTimes.com

Why We Must Ration Health Care - NYTimes.com

Rolfing Michael McIver-News

Rolfing Michael McIver-News

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

What's Hot Archive - March 2007

What's Hot Archive - March 2007: "A new vitamin?

The March 12, 2007 issue of Chemistry & Industry, published an article by Marina Murphy that unveils glowing expectations for epicatechin, a compound found in cocoa, tea and wine. In fact, Harvard Medical School professor of medicine Norman Hollenberg believes that the compound is so important that it should be considered a vitamin.

Dr Hollenberg's observations of the Kuna people of Panama, who drink up to 40 cups of cocoa per week, are the source of his enthusiasm. The risk of the some of the most common western diseases: stroke, heart failure, cancer and diabetes, is reduced to less than 10 percent in this population. Additionally, no dementia has been observed among their many long-lived individuals. 'If these observations predict the future, then we can say without blushing that they are among the most important observations in the history of medicine,' Dr Hollenberg stated. 'We all agree that penicillin and anesthesia are enormously important. But epicatechin could potentially get rid of 4 of the 5 most common diseases in the western world, how important does that make epicatechin?... I would say very important.'

Natural Products Association vice president of scientific affairs Daniel Fabricant shares Dr Hollenberg's views. 'Vitamins are defined as being essential to the normal functioning, metabolism, regulation and growth of cells,' he explained. 'At the moment, the science does not support epicatechin having an essential role.' However, he noted that 'the link between high epicatechin consumption and a decreased risk of killer disease is so striking, it should be investigated further. It may be that these diseases are the result of epicatechin deficiency.'

For now, Fabricant suggests that phytonutrient is a more appropriate term since it is not yet known whether the compound is essential.

While many individuals might look forward to a guilt-free mug of hot chocolate, 'no doubt some people would prefer to get their epicatechin in capsule form,' Dr Hollenberg noted."