Aging ? Gracefully?

2012-05-29 / Conditions and Diseases / Comments Off on Aging ? Gracefully?Comments

As one of those aging baby boomers everyone keeps trying to reach and relate to, I’ve about had enough on the subject of growing older.
True, I don’t intend to look granny-like, knitting booties, anytime soon, but I can’t exactly picture myself on the back of a Harley, as I’ve seen some of us boomers portrayed in ads. I didn’t relate to “Easy Rider” all that much the first time and, if my enjoyment of the exercise bike is any indication, riding that Harley now could get darn annoying real fast. Read the rest of this entry »

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Solving The Computer Maze. Part 4

2012-05-22 / Communication / Comments Off on Solving The Computer Maze. Part 4Comments

Kathie J. Deja is a graduate assistant in the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Cedric X. Bryant, Ph.D., is the vice president of product management and sports medicine at StairMaster Sports/Medical Products Inc., and James A. Peterson, Ph.D., is a sports medicine specialist residing in Monterey, Calif. Both Peterson and Bryant are fellows and active members of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and internationally known authors and speakers on topics relating to fitness and nutrition. Read the rest of this entry »

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Solving The Computer Maze. Part 3

2012-05-22 / Communication / Comments Off on Solving The Computer Maze. Part 3Comments

Table 1. Computer Consultant Tasks

* Research the available software applications, and prepare an overview of this research for review.
* Coordinate with software vendors and prepare bids.
* Prepare hardware bids for review.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Solving The Computer Maze. Part 2

2012-05-22 / Communication / Comments Off on Solving The Computer Maze. Part 2Comments

Cost is perhaps the single greatest factor that can impact engineware purchase. Every organization is sensitive to budget considerations. Obviously, it is essential that certain factors be considered to ensure that an organization’s resources are spent wisely. When contemplating the purchase of computer hardware or software, consider the following: Read the rest of this entry »

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Solving The Computer Maze. Part 1

2012-05-22 / Communication / Comments Off on Solving The Computer Maze. Part 1Comments

The hard facts about computers, software and the internet for health/fitness professionals aren’t as hard as they seem at first.

For health/fitness (HF) professionals to progress into the infinite world of benefits and favorable outcomes, they must have access to and be able to effectively utilize three key technological components: computers, software and the Internet. Read the rest of this entry »

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Fever in Children

2012-05-17 / Conditions and Diseases / Comments Off on Fever in ChildrenComments

A fever of 100 degrees or higher is often the first signal that your child may be sick. Although 98.6 degrees is considered normal, body temperature varies with age, activity and the time of day — it’s usually lower in the morning and higher in the late afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

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What Is Bell’s Palsy?

2012-05-07 / Health / Comments Off on What Is Bell’s Palsy?Comments

Bell’s palsy is a problem that affects many children and adults at some time in their lives. In Bell’s palsy, the seventh cranial nerve, which controls the muscles on one side of the face, becomes inflamed and does not function properly. Therefore, that side of the face has no expression or muscle movement — it is temporarily paralyzed or very much weakened. Bell’s palsy almost always resolves without difficulty, but it can be terrifying for the child and very distressing to the parents, too. Read the rest of this entry »

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What Does Liver Biopsy Involve? Part 2

2012-05-02 / Cancer / Comments Off on What Does Liver Biopsy Involve? Part 2Comments

A.The latest method of liver biopsy appears to combine the best of the other two strategies. Called “guided biopsy,” it uses high-tech imaging (either by ultrasound or CT scan) to help doctors pinpoint abnormal areas of the liver to target with the standard needle biopsy. Read the rest of this entry »

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What Does Liver Biopsy Involve? Part 1

2012-05-02 / Cancer / Comments Off on What Does Liver Biopsy Involve? Part 1Comments

Q.My son, 51, has been told he has fatty tissue around his liver and a biopsy is needed. Exactly what is the procedure for a liver biopsy?

Cynthia Read the rest of this entry »

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