Monday, February 13, 2012

What Are Combination Pills And Minipills? by Wendy Moyer

Combination pills and minipills are two types of oral contraceptives that women take in order to prevent pregnancy. If taken as prescribed these pills are approximately 97% to 99% effective. However, neither of them can prevent sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

What is the Combination Pill?

Combination pills contain both estrogen and progestin. Progestin is a form of progesterone. When a woman takes a combination pill that contains these hormones she will not ovulate and the eggs in her ovaries will not mature.

Depending on the company that manufactures the combination pill, prescriptions come in either 21- or 28-day packs.

Twenty one day packs have pills for twenty one days. Women who have these packs do not take any pills for seven out of every twenty-eight days. They're "on" the pill for 21 days and "off" the pill for 7 days.

Twenty eight day packs contain four weeks of pills. However, only the first twenty one days of pills have active ingredients. The following seven days of pills contain placebos, which contain inactive ingredients.

Recently combination pills that can be used either continuously or for extended periods of time have been developed. Women who use these products will find that the will have fewer menstrual periods.

The Minipill

The only hormone that is in the minipill is progestin. The result of taking this pill is that a woman's cervical mucus is thickened. When this happens it makes it more difficult for sperm to travel through the cervix.

In addition, progestin lowers the possibility of a fertilized egg being implanted in the lining of the uterus.

Minipills are sometimes recommended to women who, for medical reasons, shouldn't take pills that contain estrogen.

The medical reasons a doctor may recommend minipills to a woman are if the woman has, or is prone to certain kinds of blood clots in her veins, liver disease, breast cancer, or uterine cancer.

Because progestin does not adversely affect breastfeeding minipills are also often recommended to nursing mothers.

There are no on or off days associated with the minipill. It is taken every day.

Whatever type of birth control pill you use, you should take it at the same time every day. This will help you to establish a routine that you should not forget.

It's especially important that the minipill be taken at the same time every day because taking it at different times during the day can impair its effectiveness significantly. That's because its low dose causes its effects to rapidly wear off even if only one of the pills is missed.

Keep in mind, though, that a number of birth control pills that are on the market have caused serious illnesses and even death.

Super Sea Veg President Calls For A Stop To Multivitamin Usage by Timmy Vic

From The Farmasea Newsroom:

FarmaSea Health's President, and maker of Super Sea Veg, Scott Kennedy has called for a national stop to multivitamin usage. Kennedy, the dynamic founder of Farmasea Health feels certain that some of the cancer cases in America today could be eradicated through the elimination of multivitamins.

"Multivitamins cause cancer," declares Kennedy. "They are synthetic clones of actual food vitamins and minerals and, as laboratory 'experiments', they wreak havoc on the body's systems. Not only do they do nothing positive for individuals but they actually cause cancer in some cases."

To back up his findings, Kennedy cites studies from such top names as Johns Hopkins and Memorial Sloan-Kettering. He also urges adults to be very careful when giving their children any kind of multivitamins that are not 100% food.

"What parent would knowingly feed his or her child something that caused cancer?" asks Kennedy. "But that's what moms and dads do in this country every single day. They have believed the hype about multivitamins and then wonder why their kids are getting so sick. It's a sad reality and it’s time we stopped fueling the drug-based multivitamin machine."

Kennedy's suggested alternative to multivitamins is his company's Super Sea Veg, a dietary FOOD supplement that is creating using a proprietary blend of 12 edible sea plants. Super Sea Veg can be found online at SuperSeaVeg and is recommended for daily use.

Concludes Kennedy, "I started taking Super Sea Veg almost three decades ago and it's made a huge difference in my life. I want others to have that opportunity, too."

Super Sea Veg - The Unvitamin by Timmy Vic

Take a look at these recent statistics from the American Cancer Society and tell me they aren't saddening.

In 2010, it's predicted that there will be:

- 274,330 cases of cancer of the digestive system

- 209,060 cases of breast cancer

- 311,210 cases of cancer of the genital system [male and female combined]

Don't these figures have you asking, "What the heck is going on in America?!?" I know they used to make me ask the same thing… until I discovered the secret truth that no one wants to talk about. Your multivitamins are giving you cancer.

It's a shocking discovery; believe me, I didn't want to accept it. But the more studies I read and the more honest doctors and scientists I talked with, the more I had to accept that it was, indeed, the truth.

That's why we at Farmasea invented Super Sea Veg, a dietary food supplement that I like to call the UNvitamin. Super Sea Veg is a proprietary blend of 12 edible sea plants. All the vitamins and minerals contained in Super Sea Veg are naturally occurring and 100% Bio-available… They are not synthetics made by drug companies, which constitute 85% of all the so called vitamins in the world today.

Why do I mention that fact? Because that's the whole problem with multivitamins! The so-called "vitamins" and "minerals" aren't coming from a real food sources. They have been created in laboratories… and they're filled with stuff that causes cancer. That's why we have stats like the ones I showed above.

Don't risk your health or the health of your kids, family or friends. Throw away your bottles of multivitamins and order Super Sea Veg. In just 90 days, you'll feel the difference. I guarantee it!

The Acne Pustule: What Is It, And What Can You Do? by George Hutton

Many people today, over a hundred million adults, suffer from acne on a regular basis. Acne is a common skin condition which while not physically dangerous or life threatening, can do untold damage to self esteem, and self confidence. As with any condition affecting your health and happiness, knowledge is power. Knowing is half the battle. In this article I will be talking about a very common form of acne called pustules.

All acne is formed when something called a sebaceous unit is transformed into a comedone in your skin. A sebaceous until is a small little self contained system that produces a hair, and oil for your skin. Of course when everything is working the way it should, then everything is fine. In the case of acne, however, you know you've got problems.

This happens because the pore, which is shared by both the potential hair that comes out of the hair follicle, and the oil, or sebum, produced by the sebaceous gland, becomes clogged, or plugged for some reason. They are many potential causes of this, and is not the scope of this article. When the pore becomes clogged, it's how called a comedone, and how it behaves is what will determine what the resultant skin condition will be.

When one of these clogged pores, called a comedone, becomes irritated, and contains puss, it is called a pustule. They appear similar to papules, but since pustules actually contain puss (hence the name) they are slightly different. The puss is a result of the pressure that is built up inside the comedone. Another thing that can cause it to be irritated. Sometimes it may be caused by bacteria, while other times it may be caused by enzymes, which are completely normal and exist in healthy skin. Of course there may be many other causes or reasons for the irritation, but the treatment is usually the same.

Even though you may be able to see a small white speck on top, resist the urge to pop it. Even if you do successfully release the pressure by getting rid of the internal puss, because of the inflammation, you run the risk of doing permanent damage to your skin, in the form of a scar. Scars can result when pustules linger for too long without being treated, or being treated improperly.

You best bet when you have a pustule that doesn't go away after a few days on its own is to see your dermatologist. He or she will be able to successfully relieve the pressure without any risk of permanent damage to your skin tissue.

Illustrations Of Incidents Of Late Stage Cancer Of The Prostate Diagnosis by Joseph Hernandez

Imagine discovering that you have prostate cancer. That’s hard because “cancer” is a word that brings with it dread. But possibly, you say to yourself, possibly it is not that bad. Maybe we found it early and with proper treatment I’ll survive it.

Yet it gets worse. Envision then discovering that is too late for that. The cancer has already metastasized to other areas of your body. A cure is thus no longer a possibility. Treatment will at most slow down the progress of the disease. And later, after that treatment no longer works, treatment that will lessen the pain from the ever growing cancer.

But it does not end there. Imagine now figuring out that your physician in whom you placed your faith to maintain you healthy and to warn you of any possible health problems, had information that you were likely to develop prostate cancer. Envision finding out that your doctor had this information a year or more prior to when you learned you had cancer. And picture finding out that had your doctor had informed you when the data was first available your cancer could have been detected at a time when it was still contained within the prostate gland and could have been cured.

Do you believe this will never happen to you? Then consider the following instances:

In one reported lawsuit, a man was followed by his physician, an internist, for three years during which time the physician ordered PSA blood tests that disclosed elevated levels (a sign that the patient might have prostate cancer and which doctors generally agree should be followed by a biopsy). The physician, however, failed to reveal the abnormal test results to the patient. When the patient finally was told about the abnormal result and underwent a full cancer workup it was discovered that it was too late as he now had advanced prostate cancer. The law firm that handled this matter documented that the resulting lawsuit reached a settlement in the amount of $600,000.

In the second documented case, the patient was not only not informed that a series of PSA tests showed levels that were elevated and getting worse, but instead was assured by his doctor that the results were normal. When the patient subsequently consulted a urologist at the urging of his family, he was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer as the cancer had already reached the seminal vesicles. The law firm that represented the patient in this matter announced that the resulting lawsuit settled for $1.5 Million.

Far too many men find themselves in positions just like the preceding. Whether the physicians do not review the results of the tests, whether they buy into the believe that there is no need to take action even though the PSA is high or a nodule of a certain size is detected in the prostate, or whether they simply do not accept the guidelines and the standard of care for the action that is appropriate when screening results are abnormal, these physicians are responsible a delay that brings about the growth and spread of the cancer.

Imagine being the patient who got such news. You fight the cancer as hard and as long as you could. What if you were his spouse, his child, his parent? You would help him fight the cancer and you offer him all the love and support you had to give.

Possibly you also choose to bring a lawsuit for medical malpractice to protect your family’s future. And you hope that if forced to deal with the mistake and to pay a cost for it, possibly, just possibly, the physician will adjust the way he or she treats other patients in the future so that this tragedy will never arise again.

Fifty Four Year Old Woman Dies Of Colon Cancer After It Was Undiagnosed During 3 Colonoscopies by Joseph Hernandez

When it comes to colon cancer there are particular risk factors which ought to lead a doctor to test the patient for the existence of the cancer. The primary procedure used by physicians to check for colon cancer when a patient has a family history or reports a symptom, like blood in the stool, is the colonoscopy. With this method doctors can visualize the interior of the colon and look for abnormal (and possibly cancerous) growths. Aside from testing individuals who are at a higher risk level, doctors also ordinarily suggest that asymptomatic men and women who are 50 or older undergo routine screening in order to locate any cancer that may be growing in the colon before it reaches an advanced stage.

If the physician performing the colonoscopy is unable to look at the full span of the colon it is feasible that there might be cancer present in the sections that were not examined. Among the reasons that a physician might not complete the colonoscopy is inadequate prior preparation resulting in inadequate visualization or the existence of an obstruction which makes it impossible to pass the scope beyond the region of the obstruction. If situations like these happen the doctor ought to inform the patient and recommend that the individual either undergo an alternative procedure or a repeat colonoscopy. Not doing so could lead to a missed cancer which might grow and progress to an advanced stage prior to being found.

This is what occurred in a published case involving a 54 year old woman who passed away from metastatic colon cancer. The first risk factor her physicians knew about was a family history of cancer of the colon. Throughout the length of six years, physicians performed three colonospies on this patient. In that time the woman informed the doctor that she experienced rectal bleeding and abdominal pain frequently. Besides these 2 symptoms, her physicians, on at least one occasion, additionally noted that she had a third symptom of colon cancer - she had anemia.

The paperwork from 2 of the colonoscopies highlighted that there was incomplete visualization of the ascending colon and cecum as it was not possible to take the scope beyond the transverse colon. However, the doctor who carried out the three colonoscopies and followed her throughout this period continued stating to the woman that her symptoms were because of hemorrhoids.

The Patient was finally diagnosed with colon cancer when her tumor was detected while she was undergoing exploratory surgery to establish the cause of her symptoms. The cancer had grown and spread so far that she needed to have a considerable percentage of her intestines removed and then also needed to endure treatment with chemotherapy. Regrettably, despite treatment she died from the cancer. Her family went forward with a wrongful death lawsuit against the physician for the failure to diagnose her cancer and to notify her that the results of the colonoscopies were not definitive. The law firm handled the matter was able to document that they were able to get a recovery for the family in the sum of $875,000

Physicians employ diagnostic tests as a way to detect or rule out certain diseases. For instance, the colonoscopy is a procedure used to search for or exclude colon cancer. But the result of the test is only as good as the exactness with which the test was carried out. For the procedure a doctor inserts a scope to visualize the inside of the colon in order to find out whether there are polyps or tumors in the colon

When the full colon is not visualized, as in the lawsuit previously mentioned, a physician cannot depend on it to exclude cancer. If the patient does have cancer this could result in a delay in diagnosis that allows the cancer time to grow and progress to an incurable stage. Under such circumstances the physician who counted on such a partial procedure might be liable under a medical malpractice or even wrongful death claim.

5 Tips For Skinny Guys to Gain Muscle Fast by James Druman

I was always looking for ways to build muscle fast. This article hits close to home for me, I was a skinny guy who always wanted to get ripped, but never was able to. Until I learned a couple key lessons that I want to share with you today.

In today's day and age, there is so much focus on losing weight and burning fat that often there is nowhere to turn for the skinny guy who wants to gain muscle. Then the skinny guy finds weight gainers and tries them, or some other worthless supplement, and never really understands why he is not big and muscular like the other guys at the gym.

Well, hard gainers there is hope for you! Here are my 5 ways to build muscle fast for skinny guys

1) 10 Reps Max

If you are lifting beyond 10 reps then you are actually using more of your slow twitch muscles. Keep your weights heavy and don't go beyond 10 reps. You need to hit the maximum amount of muscle fibers. If your goal is really to get ripped, then you have to get into heavy weight mode.

2) Quick and Intense

Hardgainer workouts need to be intense you don't need to spend two hours a day at the gym for your skinny muscles to grow. Your sets need to be done closer together, I generally believe in a 30-60 second rest between sets. Between different exercises, try to get it set up and start your first rep in about 2 min. To begin you may feel out of your comfort zone. Trust me though this one tip alone will increase your muscle density dramatically over the next month or two.

Your cardio should also follow suit, check out this info on interval training, the best kind of cardio.

3) Max Out Only Once Per Muscle Group

You don't have to go to failure every time you pick up a weight. You want to keep your muscles stimulated and in growth mode. You don't however want to rip them to shreds so that it takes 2 weeks for them to recoup. This is not effective muscle building and is not one of the ways to build muscle fast. If you take one heavy exercise and go to failure on it, then you aim for about 90% of the way to failure for the rest you will be doing at more than enough to stimulate your muscles. For example, if you are working your shoulders and doing presses and upright rows in one day. Pick your presses and go to failure on them. Don't however go to failure on your upright rows and whatever else you are doing for your shoulders.

4) Focus On Compound Exercises

You will never build the muscles you want to by doing shoulder shrugs and leg extensions. This is not one of the ways to build muscle fast. Sure there is a time for these, but lets face it you are doing these because they are easier than what you should be doing. Your hardgainer workouts need to center around the following kind of exercises. Legs - Squats and Deadlifts (these are the most important of all) Chest - Bench press, and Dips Back - Rows and Pull ups or Pull Downs Shoulders - Presses

It's that simple. You can vary these exercises by doing them at different angles and in different orders, but these are the exercises that are going to beef you up. Simple as that.

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5) Put On More Plates

You should be keeping a log, so I suggest that you take a little log book around with you at the gym. Keep a routine and track your reps/sets and weights. You can also put little notes down, like how your muscles felt etc. This way you can track your progress. You should be trying to increase your weight by about 5% every other week. You simply must keep improving to keep building and stimulating those muscles. Especially if you are a hard gainer trying to get ripped.

Hardgainers Unite

This is not your typical bodybuilding advice, but if you are reading this and are a skinny guy looking to get ripped, then you are not your typical bodybuilder. You are looking for ways to build muscle fast and these are the best ways to do that. Like I said in the intro, I was 6' tall and about 155 lbs soaking wet. Now I am still 6' but have graduated up to 200lbs and that is real muscle. Trust me?if a bean pole like me can get ripped, so can you.

Be Your Own Herbal Expert - Part 6 by Susun Weed

Herbal medicine is the medicine of the people. It is simple, safe, effective, and free. Our ancestors used - and our neighbors around the world still use - plant medicines for healing and health maintenance. It's easy. You can do it too, and you don't need a degree or any special training. Ancient memories arise in you when you begin to use herbal medicine - memories which keep you safe and fill you with delight. These lessons are designed to nourish and activate your inner herbalist so you can be your own herbal expert.

In our first session we learned how to "listen" to the messages of plant's tastes. In session two we learned about simples and how to make effective water-based herbal remedies. The third session helped us distinguish safe nourishing and tonifying herbs from the more dangerous stimulating and sedating herbs. Our fourth session focused on poisons in herbs and entered the herbal pharmacy to herbal tinctures, which we collected into an Herbal Medicine Chest. Our fifth session found us still in the pharmacy, learning how to make and use herbal vinegars for strong bones and healthy hearts.

In this, our sixth session, we remain in the herbal pharmacy and turn our attention to herbs in fat bases. We'll explore fresh infused oils, ointments, salves, and lip balms, essential oils, and even herbal pestos.


I make and use many infused herbal oils. I use little or no essential oils. Why?

Infused herbal oils use a small amount of plant material; essential oils require tons of plant material. Infused herbal oils are safe to use internally or externally; essential oils are poisonous internally and problematic externally. Infused herbal oils are good for the skin; essential oils can cause rashes, burns, and other skin reactions. Infused oils are used full strength; essential oils are diluted before use. Infused herbal oils have subtle scents; essential oils have powerful scents.

The scent of an essential oil can kill gut flora just like antibiotics do, according to Paul Bergner, director of the clinical studies program at the Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies. He told me that breathing the oils puts them into the blood stream very quickly and can be a major disturber of intestinal health and contributor to poor immune functioning.

Massage therapists are embracing Natural Scent Therapies such as growing live aromatic plants in their treatment rooms and using pillows of dried aromatic herbs instead of essential oils. Their skin and their immune systems are thanking them for the switch.


To make an infused herbal oil you will need the following supplies:

• Fresh plant material

• Scissors or a knife

• A clean dry jar with a tight lid

• Some olive oil

• A label and pen; a small bowl

Harvest your plant material in the heat of the day, after the sun has dried the dew. It is best to wait at least 36 hours after the last rain before harvesting plants for infused oils. Wet plant materials will make moldy oils. To prevent this, some people dry their herbs and then put them in oil. I find this gives an inferior quality product in most cases.

Coarsely chop the roots, leaves, or flowers of your chosen plant. Fill your jar completely full of the chopped plant material. Add olive oil until the jar is completely full. (Patience and a chopstick are useful tools at this point.)

Tightly lid the jar. Label it. Put it in a small bowl (to collect seepage and over-runs). Your infused oil is ready to use in six weeks.

Fresh Plants That I Use to Make Infused Oils

Arnica flowers (Arnica montana)

Burdock seeds (Arctium lappa)

Calendula flowers (Calendula off.)

Comfrey leaves or roots (Symphytum uplandica)

Dandelion flowers (Taraxacum off.)

Plantain leaves (Plantago majus)

Poke roots (Phytolacca americana)

Spruce needles

St. Joan's wort flowers (Hypericum perforatum)

Yarrow blossoms (Achillea millefolium)

Yellow dock roots (Rumex crispus)


I use my infused herbal oils to heal and ease the pain of wounds, bruises, scrapes, sprains, burns, rashes, sore muscles, insect bites, and aching joints. I make my infused oils into ointments, salves, and lip balms. I use my infused oils in rituals, to anoint. I use my infused oils after bathing, to moisturize. I use my infused oils as stunning salad dressings. I use my infused oils as sexual lubricants. I use my infused oils to nourish my scalp and hair.

I apply my infused herbal oils directly to the body. I rarely take infused herbal oils as internal medicines although it would be safe to do so. I use my infused oils to make salves, ointments, and lip balms.


When herbs are infused into animal fat, they form a natural salve, without need of thickening. But herbs infused into oils are drippy and leaky and messy. They need a little beeswax melted into them to make them solid. The more beeswax added, the firmer the oil will be. A little beeswax will make a soft salve. A medium amount will make a firm ointment. And a lot will make a stiff lip balm.

• Pour one or more ounces of infused herbal oil into a saucepan or double boiler.

• Grate several ounces of beeswax.

• Put a small fire under your oil.

• When it is slightly warm, add one tablespoon (more or less) of grated beeswax.

• Stir, preferably with your finger, until the beeswax melts.

• Test the firmness by dropping a drop on a china plate. It will solidify instantly.

- Too soft? Add more beeswax, a little at a time.

- Too hard? Add more infused oil (if possible) or plain oil.

• Pour your finished salve or ointment into wide-mouthed jar.

• Pour lip balms into little pots or twist tubes.


The simplest pesto is green leaves pounded with salt and garlic. I don't put cheese or nuts into my pestos when I make them, as these ingredients spoil rapidly.

I use a mini-size food prep machine for the "pounding". A blender will work too, but watch that you don't burn out the motor.

The oil in a pesto both preserves the antioxidant vitamins in the fresh green herbs and also softens the cell walls so minerals become more available. With the added health-benefits of garlic, herbal pestos are great medicine as well as superb eating.

Basic Herbal Pesto

Stays good for up to two years in a cool refrigerator; up to five years in the freezer.

• Start with half a cup of extra virgin olive oil.

• Add 2-4 coarsely chopped cloves of garlic.

• Add a good sprinkle of sea salt.

• Add a large handful of prepared herb leaves and blend.

• Continue adding leaves and oil as needed. Perhaps more garlic and salt? Blend.

• When all is blended to a fare thee well, pack your pesto into a skinny jar.

• Leave some space between the pesto and the top of the jar and fill this with olive oil.

• Cap, label, and refrigerate.

Green Herbs for Pesto

Catnip (Nepeta cataria)

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

Garlic mustard (Alliaria officinalis)

Sheep sorrel (Rumex acetosella)

Violet (Viola species)

Yellow dock (Rumex crispus)


In our next sessions we will learn how to make herbal honeys and syrups, how to apply the three traditions of healing, and how to take charge of our own health care with the six steps of healing.


Make three or more infused herbal oils from different plant parts, such as leaves, roots, and flowering tops. (See list for suggestions of plants to use.)


Make several infused oils from the same plant at the same time using at least three different kinds of oils and animal fats, including ghee. Label carefully. After six weeks, decant and compare.


Make a salve, ointment, or lip balm. Beeswax is sold at farmer's markets, health food stores, and craft shops.


Treat at least three injuries with an herbal oil or ointment that you have made. Record your observations. Plantain, yarrow, calendula, or comfrey are good choices for this experiment.


Make an herbal pesto. (See list for suggestions.)


1. Buy a small bottle of essential oil. Also buy the plant the oil is made from. Lavender and mint are good choices for this experiment. Smell the plant, then smell the essential oil. How do you feel afterwards? Taste the plant, then taste a drop of the essential oil? What do you perceive? Put a drop of the essential oil on your skin; rub the plant vigorously on your skin. Are there differences?

Extra credit: Make an infused oil of the same plant and repeat this experiment using your infused oil in addition to the essential oil and the plant.

2. Use organic animal fat to make an herbal preparation. Keep the fat barely warm - in the sun or by a pilot light - until it is infused. No need to add beeswax. The fat will solidify at room temperature.


• Read about the production of essential oils.

• How is a hydrosol different from an essential oil?

• Can you make a hydrosol? (Jeanne Rose is a good resource on this.)

Susun Weed
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Woodstock, NY 12498
Fax: 1-845-246-8081

Canadian Generic Drug Market to be Worth CAD 9.4 Billion by 2013 by Shushmul Maheshwari

According to our latest market research report entitled “Generic Drug Market in Canada”, Canadian generic drug sector represents one of the fastest growing opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry. In 2009, the generic drugs market reached to the mark of CAD 5.47 Billion backed by factors like, patent expiration of branded drugs and government support through cost-cutting measures. The market is expected to grow at the CAGR of more than 14% during 2009-2013 to reach around CAD 9.4 Billion by the end of 2013.

Our report has found that cardiovascular drug market is one of the most vibrant sectors in Canadian pharmaceutical industry. Both the prescription and sales related to cardiovascular drugs have been increasing and given the fact that, many drugs will lose their patents in future, the market is expected to grow further. In 2009, the total sales of cardiovascular drugs reached CAD 3.3 Billion, which is expected to be worth around CAD 4.1 Billion by 2013.

The report “Generic Drug Market in Canada” has analyzed Canadian generics market in a prudent manner, taking into account key facets of industry and growth drivers. The report has also covered current market trends that have had a positive impact on the sector recently and that are expected to back the sector in near future. The report has used reliable statistics and presented information in an effective manner, using easy-to-understand language and presentation.

The report provides extensive research and objective analysis of Canadian generic drugs market. Coverage of market performance section evaluates the sector from the perspective of key factors. These factors are related to various distribution channels, disease categories, provinces, etc. Market forecast presents future outlook of the industry and the use of reliable methods and techniques make the projection more realistic. Description and key activities of market players have also been covered. Overall, the report is expected to be a key portfolio of knowledge and analysis for clients and investors.

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Healthcare IT to Revolutionize US Healthcare Industry by RNCOS E-Services Pvt. Ltd.

According to our latest research report “US Healthcare Sector Forecast to 2012”, the healthcare industry in the US will continue to grow at a stupendous growth rate of 6% during 2010-2013. This growth will be supported by the advent of a variety of solutions and applications in the Healthcare IT (HIT) segment. The healthcare industry in the country is also receiving support from the regulatory authorities for adopting t HIT services. This move has opened doors to a flurry of cost saving options, which would optimize the profitability of the healthcare industry.

The report includes prudent and in-depth analysis of the US Healthcare industry, which has highlighted the main factors that would be taking the industry to new heights in coming years. As per our observation, the industry is moving towards recovery and is looking at options to cut down its operation costs. Heavy expenditure and anomaly caused by the paper-based health record system has been identified as the main target by the industry and the government alike. Besides, several other factors have been discussed in detail to present a comprehensive picture of the industry.

Apart from the growth factors, the report also encompasses developments in the hospital sector, the pharmaceutical sector, the medical device sector, and the healthcare insurance sector. The descriptive analysis in each of the segments provides a detail outlook of the past, current, and expected future patterns in the respective sectors.

Moreover, our report “US Healthcare Sector Forecast to 2012” has been prepared by the analysis of reliable data. The report also covers major players in the numerous segments of the healthcare industry. Additionally, we have discussed the various regulatory reforms in the industry and their impact on the future of all the industry segments. The report would be able to provide necessary information to the clients, enabling them to understand the progress of the US Healthcare industry.

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Healthcare Jobs – Tips On Being An Effective Worker In Healthcare by Silas Reed

The hazard of the present health care sector is that it is subjected to a lot of dangers. The healthcare workers include the doctors, the nurses, and the ward boys who constantly handle diseased patients. In the process they themselves become vulnerable to diseases. The healthcare units like hospitals, nursing homes, and the different health camps should ensure the safety of the healthcare workers who are constantly being exposed to diseases.


Healthcare opens up several career avenues for people. Doctors, nurses, and several other people who are associated with hospitals and nursing homes are fall under the category of healthcare workers. For becoming a healthcare worker, proper training is available from the hospitals. Doctors and nurses are trained separately at many institutes situated throughout the world. Those who are engaged in doing menial healthcare work like the ward boys are trained at the hospitals.


If you seek healthcare as a career, it can be a lucrative career. This sector will offer you a safe, “recession proof” job. The demand for doctors and nurses will never fall. The healthcare sector offers some other healthcare management jobs and healthcare administrative jobs which are concerned with the running of the hospitals and the nursing homes. They officers do not have to directly deal with the patients. Nevertheless, they are healthcare workers themselves.


• Should learn from the training that is provided. Healthcare job description is provided during the times of training.

• Should have a passion for serving people.

• Sometimes health care workers need to put up with odd conditions, especially during some kind of emergency of in times of crises.

• They should be able to work devotedly even if they are receiving low salary. The NGO s does not have much money to pay to the health workers. But there are patients who need medical care. So the health workers should not be apprehensive about working for small wages.

• Healthcare job is a very risky job. Any mistake may prove to be fatal for the patient. Therefore, mistakes cannot afford to take place. A health care worker should always be cautious about his moves.

• Should take safety measures while working. He should ensure his own safety and also the safety of the environment around. He is in charge of the patient and should make sure that the disease of the patient does not spread to the environment around.


Safety of health workers is of prime importance. A health worker is in charge of his own health and also is in charge of the health of the patient. He should be extra careful while handling sharp objects like needles and knives. Mishandling of these objects can be detrimental. Places in which this measure has been taken have reported improvements in the health status of the people.

Much Pain And Suffering Has Been Caused By Reglan by Nick Messe

The prescription drug Reglan, which is also known as metoclopramide, is used to treat heart burn in patients suffering from gastroesophageal reflux, persistent nausea, and morning sickness. This drug is generally used as a last resort, in cases where patients were not seeing any improvement in their condition with the use of other drugs. Unfortunately, users have reported suffering from some extremely serious Reglan side effects. Among these side effects is the irreversible condition, tardive dyskinesia.

Tardive dyskinesia is a disorder that affects a patient's movements. Those suffering from it will notice involuntary twitching in their limbs, face, and midsection, and will lose control over the movements of their tongue. They may also involuntarily smack and pucker their lips, make frequent chewing motions, and blink repeatedly in quick succession. Suffering from this disease is a heart breaking battle that affects the patient, as well as his or her family and loved ones.

It is a disease that can either improve or worsen on it's own. Unfortunately, while this condition can be somewhat controlled and managed with the use of other drugs, it is not currently reversible. Additionally, while tardive dyskinesia is not a fatal disease, a small portion of victims will also suffer from the possibly fatal Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome, which is another dangerous example of Reglan's side effects.

Unfortunately, over two million men, women, and children have been prescribed this dangerous medication. Mothers that are nursing, children suffering from nausea due to frequent migraines, and many others use this medication. While physicians are aware of the potential consequences of this drug, they continue to prescribe it to their patients.

Physicians are also aware that when prescribing an antipsychotic medication, like Reglan, for three months or more, 10% to 20% of patients will develop tardive dyskinesia. Unfortunately, this drug is still continuing to be prescribed for prolonged periods.

Because of the over-prescription of Reglan, as well as its severe side effects, many victims have fought back by filing a lawsuit. A Reglan attorney can help a victim, regardless of whether they are a man, woman, or child, get the justice that they deserve. Victims of tardive dyskinesia are forced to manage their condition, while dealing with the emotional stress of social situations and coping with an incurable disease. These victims deserve to be compensated for their emotional duress, lost wages, and the medical expenses that resulted from taking this drug.

Speaking with a Reglan lawyer is the first step in filing a Reglan lawsuit. Not every lawyer will be able to get a victim the results they deserve. This is why it is important to speak with an experienced professional that specializes in working with victims suffering from severe side effects. They will be able to tell you if you should go ahead with your lawsuit. Fortunately, while tardive dyskinesia may not be reversible, sufferers can at least find solace in the fact that justice will be served.

Acetaminophen - Is it as Safe as You Think? by Wendy Moyer

One of the safest drugs available, if taken at its recommended dosage, is acetaminophen. Millions of people a year have used it for many years without any problems. It's very good at relieving pain and reducing fever without running the risk of having any serious side effects.

However, if too much is taken the results can be devastating.

You may have read about the recent FDA warnings about acetaminophen. If you haven't they are now saying that if you take acetaminophen - which is the main ingredient in Tylenol® - with alcohol or with other drugs that contain acetaminophen it could cause damage to your liver.

You might not know it, but the number one cause of drug induced liver failure in the US is acetaminophen. Tens of thousands of people a year need to be treated for liver damage because they have taken too much of this drug. And hundreds of people a year die because of the liver failure that came about after they took too much acetaminophen.

There are 3 main ways that a person can put himself or herself at risk. They could either by take an intentional or unintentional overdose, combine it with other drugs that contain acetaminophen, or mix it with alcohol.

1. Taking an Overdose

Too many people don't realize that if they take too much acetaminophen they really run the risk of themselvesinjury. After all, they may figure, "Hey - it's just Tylenol. How can it be dangerous?"

Unfortunately, if you take more than the recommended maximum dose you run the risk of causing liver damage and possible liver failure. And, it your liver fails you could easily die.

2. Combining Acetaminophen with Other Drugs

People also often unknowingly take too much of this drug when they combine it with other medications that contain acetaminophen. A lot of commonly prescribed pain medications are a combination of a narcotic and APAP (acetaminophen). Some examples are Percocet®, Vicodin®, Darvocet®, Lorcet®, and Lortab®.

In addition there are quite a few over-the-counter medications that contain acetaminophen. Here are several of them: Contac®, Nyquil®, Excedrin®, Theraflu®.

In general, if a medication ends with "cet" there's a good chance that it has acetaminophen. Also, the letters "APAP" often means that acetaminophen is one of the drugs in the medication.

3. Combining Alcohol and Acetaminophen

If you drink in excess of 2 alcoholic beverages a day you should be very careful when you take acetaminophen. This is especially true if you already have a liver disease. That's because both alcohol and this medication are toxic to the liver. So when you combine drinking and this drug you are increasing the toxicity.

If you regularly drink alcohol make sure to ask your doctor before taking any drug that contains acetaminophen.

If you plan on going out drinking you should skip taking any such drug that day.

An overdose of acetaminophen does not have to be fatal. If you are treated within eight hours of the overdose then the chances that your liver will fail are low. However, if you are not treated in time then the destruction is irreversible.

What Is The Cause Of Acne? by George Hutton

If you have acne, you aren't alone. Most people, about 96% of people, will suffer from acne at one point in their life. Some will have it worse that others, spending a large portion of their adult life suffering from this condition. To better understand what you can do about it, it's a good idea to understand some of the factors associated with acne.

There are three primary causes that are generally associated with acne, and several other causes that could easily fall into one of these three categories. Some of these causes are absolutely unavoidable, as we shall see, while some are easier to get a handle on.

The first major cause is absolutely out of your control. The onset of puberty is when most of us suffer from acne problems. During this time, both males and females undergo a dramatic change in body chemistry. One of these changes is an increase in male hormone, in both men and women. This causes a drastic increase in sebum production by the sebaceous glands in the skin. These glands are most plentiful on the face, neck chest.

The second factor associated with acne is stress levels. Even though it's tough to measure stress directly, because it's pretty subjective. Even so, many people consider stress to be a major risk factor for acne. Stress, of course, can be caused by many things, such as lack of sleep, too much homework, and difficulties at home, work or at school, as well as within a relationship. While not entirely under you control, stress levels are easier to control that the hormones released during puberty.

The final risk factor, so to speak, that is associated with this condition is the food that you eat, or your diet. There have been many beliefs in the past regarding certain foods and acne. One major belief that has been scientifically proven to not be true is chocolate. However, milk, and milk products may indeed be contributing factor, thought due to the bovine growth hormones found in those products. There are also several studies underway which suggest that adequate levels of Vitamin E and A intake can keep the production of sebum at normal levels.

Whatever the cause of your acne, realize that there are several ways to go about treating. Stress can be reduced by additional sleep, or relaxing music, or increased exercise. You may try and increase your vitamin A and E intake either through supplements or fruits and vegetables, and you may think about reducing your dairy intake. At the very least, you can realize that acne is not a hopeless situation, and there are proven remedies that you can try.

Do I Have to Have a Medical Exam to Get Life Insurance? by Wendy Moyer

If you would like to get life insurance but don't want to be bothered with having a medical exam in order to qualify for coverage then I've got some very good news for you. Provided that you don't have a serious pre-existing medical condition it is possible for you to get a life insurance policy without ever having to see a doctor.

How Much Coverage Can You Get?

Nowadays there are quite a few life insurance companies that offer insurance policies that do not require medical exams. However, the amount of coverage will not be as high as what you could get if you opted to apply for a policy that requires a medical exam.

Most of the no-medical-exam policies that are offered are term life insurance policies whose terms could be ten, fifteen, twenty, or thirty years. The good news is that many of them will come with a renewable option. Keep in mind, though, that if you renew your policy years from now your premiums will increase.

Coverage on these policies generally will range from $20,000 all the way up to half a million dollars.

If you want to get a no medical exam policy because you just don't want to take the time to go to the doctor you must be aware that this type of insurance policy would cost you more than a policy with equivalent coverage that did require a medical exam.

On the other hand, if you don't want an exam because of some past or present medical condition, then the news is not as good. Even though an exam isn't necessary you will be required to fill out paperwork that documents your medical history as well as your current health situation. In other words, you won't be able to avoid disclosing information about your health.

And you really must be honest. That's because if you don't divulge any of your prior or existing medical issues and you end up dying because of complications from a previously existing condition, then your beneficiaries may not receive the benefits you want to provide. The insurance company won't be required to fulfill the terms of your policy.

These policies also require that you provide the company with information about your lifestyle. They'll ask you about any past accidents or injuries, what prescription drugs you're taking, whether or not you smoke and if you have any chronic conditions, in addition to the standard questions about your height, weight, and age.

They also want to know if you are part of a group insurance plan or if you have any other life insurance policy.

In addition, a lot of insurance companies have a probation period built into this type of insurance contract. If they discover that you did not disclose information about certain medical conditions during this period, which usually lasts for several years, they will be permitted to cancel your policy.

If you're still interested in buying an insurance policy that does not require a medical exam then it's very easy to find and sign up for one of these policies on the Internet.

The Truth About Abs: How To Get Great Abs Without Some Gimmicky Secret by James Druman

I promise you this is not another one of those "easy" how to get great abs guides. Everywhere you turn these days, there is another corny infomercial or gimmick diet drink popping up, and most of these so called "secrets" don't even have a degree of truth behind them.

Like it or lump it, the saying that six pack abs are made in the kitchen is true. Although there some great training methods out there that can help, the truth about abs, the largest piece to the six pack abs puzzle is not in the gym, it's in your kitchen.

So if the answer is in the kitchen, let's really nail down the key points.

First, you have to get enough protein in your diet. Protein provides the building blocks of muscle. Now, I'm not talking about those crazy all protein/ no carb diets. But if you really want to nail down how to get great abs, you must know that protein is really going to build the muscle in your core.

While getting a bunch of quality protein, you also have to get good dietary fats into your body. I know it sounds funny eating fat to get 6 pack abs, but I am not talking about eating deep fried chocolate bars; I am talking about the good fats that you hear about, like avocado, fish oil, seeds, and nuts.

These foods have something called mono and polyunsaturated fats. The real key to those big words is the unsaturated part. These are the fats that are going to help stabilize the body's insulin levels and keep the body burning calories all day long.

And don't think that your body doesn't need carbs at all. It does, but another key to the truth about abs is understanding what kinds or carbs the body really needs. You need to be taking in a good amount of carbs with your post workout meal. This is because the body uses them most effectively at that time to really repair the damaged muscle tissue. But most importantly, you should be cutting way down on simple carbs and focusing strictly on complex—like whole grains rather than processed.

Also, try eating 1-2 cups of raw colorful veggies around this time. The more colorful the better. This will give your body the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants it needs to recoup. Vegetables have a great amount of fiber in them as well, and this will keep your metabolism high and improve your core.

So what it all comes down to is that if you want to know how to get great abs "fast," you need to start in your kitchen. I personally struggled with this for some time. I was training hard at the gym and wondering why I still had a little pouch around my waist. Plain and simple, getting your diet under control is as important as doing the exercises.

That's this secret, hidden "the truth about abs" that everyone has been alluding to—all you need is a little self discipline.

5 Most Important Weight Loss Tips and Strategies by James Druman

We have compiled a list of the best five diet tips we have come across. There are so many strategies and tips out there that you're bound to get confused. Our suggestion is to stick to the basics because the basics work. Below we have listed 5 of the best diet tips, which if implemented properly you will see results.

The word diet is used so widely these days. Every time you turn around someone has another great diet. Don't eat carbs is the one I find the funniest. I know so many people who were duped on this one. Duped into thinking that eating bacon 5 times a day actually was healthy. Below we list the five best diet tips but they are actually the best ways to lose weight. So let's get to them.

1. Exercise is an Essential Part of Any Diet

Please don't be one of those people who simply thinks they can change their eating habits and watch the weight fall off. While you can lose weight by simply changing your eating habits it is usually not a lasting decision. Exercise and dieting go hand and hand to create by far one of the best ways to lose weight.

At this site we recommend a mixture of both strength and interval cardio training. This is the sure fire way to burn calories and drop pounds like crazy. We have a ton of free fitness programs available, which will help you burn through those calories. If you lead a busy life and say you are too busy to exercise, we have a list of 20 minute workouts that are excuse busters. Who doesn't have 20 minutes?

2. This is a Lifestyle Change not a Diet

So what's the difference between a lifestyle and a diet? Well you guessed it, a lifestyle is for life and a diet is just around until you either quit or meet your goal. This does sound like an unimportant point but it is in fact a very important. When you are considering a diet, if it is something you won't be able to sustain, look for another one. Really, like if you are planning on eating cabbage soup to lose weight, what do you think will happen when you are done and eating real food again?

Your diet plan should not have an end date, just a date where you will be happy with your weight and are now planning on maintaining these kind of healthy eating habits.

3. Eat Good Fats

There are actually good fats out there, and you know what?they will actually help you lose weight. That's right, they will help you burn the bad fat from your belly. This is for sure one of the best diet tips and we have an article dedicated to good fats vs bad fats. The main point here is your diet should consist of a good portion of these healthy fats. Stuff like olive oil, avocado, almonds and a ton of others will not make you fat. Eat them up! Eating fish oil is one of the best diet tips. Sometimes it's hard to get all this in your normal diet and supplements are great for this.

4. Stay Away From Refined Sugars

Refined sugars are a killer, they are probably the fastest way to add pounds. The problem is they are called so many different things. It's not as simple as checking the label and looking for sugar. Its called dextrose, fructose, corn syrup, maltodextrin and a number of others.

One of the worst culprits (other than chocolate) is soda pop. This stuff is terrible for you. If you can substitute you're a couple pop a day habit, you will be well on your way! Check out why not to drink cola.

5. Water is Your Best Friend

Water is the lifeblood of the human body. More than 70% of your body is made up of water, and most of us don't drink enough of it. We are walking around mildly dehydrated, and that is a big problem because our metabolism and other bodily functions are negatively affected.

Water can also play another key role in dieting. If one of your major problems is overeating, then drinking a large glass of water before each meal will actually help you eat less and stick to a healthy amount of good foods. Try it for a week and you will be amazed how your body reacts!

These are our best diet tips. Remember the best ways to lose weight listed above. It is important to think exercise and dieting?not just dieting alone.

The Simple Way To Start Exercising by George Hutton

It's not a surprise to find out that most people today are overweight. Much more than recent years, up to sixty percent of adults today have a problem with weight. And that problem isn't likely to go away by itself. While it may feel good to put the blame on the growing fast food industry, which seems to appear every place you turn, pointing the finger doesn't really do us much good. Unless you take responsibility for your problems, they aren't likely to go away.

It's easy to not feel motivated simply because everybody else is fat, or blame your genes, but that doesn't really address the problem. Unless we take matters into our own hands, we will continue to become fatter and fatter. So what's the answer? The latest diet fad, the latest health food craze, or the latest late night infomercial selling us the latest and greatest exercise contraption?

Naturally, those can have a positive influence, but since they require a herculean effort, they will likely only be short lived. The reason they will only be a short term fix is because they promise quick results. And in order to lose a lot of weight in a short amount of time, as those program seem to always promise, it takes an enormous amount of willpower, and an immediate lifestyle change. Changes that in actuality don't last very long.

So what do we do? Since it took a while to gain all this weight, it is going to take a while to lose it. Natural and easy is the most popular way. A slow, gradual change to our diets, and a slow, gradual increase in our daily activity. While there are plenty of ways to change your diet, depending on your body type, and your various dispositions, changing your exercise program can be a little bit easier.

The best way to add in a little bit of exercise is through the old fashioned practice of walking. Walking just a little bit every day can add a host of benefits over the long term. Only twenty or twenty five minutes a day can have wonderfully profound and life changing effects. Most people are pleasantly surprised when they find what a simple walk every day will do.

The best thing about walking is that you don't need any new equipment, or any special shoes. Special classes or instruction, as well as intricate equipment isn't needed at all. You can even bring along an MP3 player to keep you company along the way. If you'd like to start a powerful program to quickly start losing weight, then you can't go wrong with a simple, everyday walk.

Consumer Rights Have Been Compromised by GERD Drugs by Nick Messe

Metoclopramide, or Reglan, is a newer drug used to treat various gastrointestinal conditions, particularly nausea and vomiting which do not respond to other medications. Like many newer medications, it is very commonly prescribed, in some cases even to the point of over-prescription. However, there are side effects which can be irreversible and debilitating. This has led to a class action Reglan lawsuit against the manufacturers.

Some of the side effects include dizziness, depression, and hypotension. However, the most startling side effect of metoclopramide is also one which cannot be treated or reversed after it has occurred. This side effect is a disorder known as tardive dyskinesia. It comes about as a result of the way Reglan acts on the brain and body.

Reglan is a type of drug known as a dopamine antagonist. These drugs, which include some antipsychotic medications, are well known as being contributing factors to tardive dyskinesia. By not adequately warning consumers about this risk, the makers of Reglan have been negligent. They have violated consumer rights and caused this terrible disorder to develop in people who would have otherwise never gotten it.

Tardive dyskinesia is a disorder involving involuntary and repetitive facial movements, which may occur to the point of pain. The only cause of this disorder is long-term use or over-prescription of dopamine antagonists. These cause permanent changes to the extrapyramidal system in the brain, an area responsible for small motor control. For many drugs of this category, doctors will deliberately use the lowest dosages possible in order to keep this problem from developing.

However, due to possible inadequate information provided to patients and physicians, Reglan has been prescribed in dosages high enough and for durations long enough for tardive dyskinesia to develop in some users of this medication. There are several symptoms which can reveal if you or a loved one has developed tardive dyskinesia. Facial movements which are common include tongue protrusion, facial contortion, grimacing, lip smacking, abnormal lip movements, and eye blinking.

These movements all occur spontaneously and the person cannot prevent them. Rarely, these symptoms of restlessness can appear in other forms as well, such as a constant desire to move the body, or involuntary tics of the limbs or repetitive speech habits. These side effects, which have led to the Reglan lawsuit, cannot be stopped or prevented, and are irreversible, thus condemning some users of Reglan to a lifelong disorder.

If you or a loved one has been affected negatively by the side effects of this drug, it is important to talk to a Reglan attorney. A good lawyer can help you to determine if you qualify to be involved in a class-action lawsuit against the manufacturers of this drug for misleading consumers. You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills and time missed from work.

The Whys and Hows of Natural Healing by Stephen Lau

Natural healing is holistic healing. It is a process by which a person's health is restored in the most natural way without the use of conventional medicine throughout the entire healing process. The human body is blessed with divine gifts in the form of natural resources that enable not only the enhancement of health but also the freedom from any type of disease or illness.

Natural healing is effective because it uses the power of the mind through affirmation and visualization, meditation, the goodness of nature through natural herbs and healthful foods, and the energy of your body through hand and body massage, yoga, and acupuncture to bring about healing of the body, the mind, and the soul. In order to prevent any future relapse and to guarantee long-term cure, the healing process has to be complete and wholesome. In addition, in natural healing, there is no need to take any form of chemicals or to undergo any invasive procedure, which not only may produce negative side effects but also may interfere with the natural healing process.

Natural healing has long proven to be a very good alternative to the traditional way of healing practiced by medical doctors. As a matter of fact, many natural healing clinics have sprung up across the United States. People are using natural healing techniques more than anything else mainly because they are highly effective with minimal or zero side effects, and they are less expensive than the treatments of conventional medicine.

Be a natural healer of your own disease. How do you bring about natural healing?

First of all, you must know the difference between healing and treatment: treatment originates from the outside, whereas healing comes from within; treatment aims at removing symptoms of disease, while healing tackles the source of disease.

Next, natural healing begins with the mind first. Your mind controls your body, and everything you do and think.

For natural healing to take place, your mind must express the intention to heal, without which there is no cure or healing. Your intention to heal is then manifested in focus, which directs your mind towards your goal to heal yourself.

To reach that goal, you need resources; that is, you must empower yourself with knowledge so that you may know how to heal yourself. Knowledge is power: it may establish a connection to your true self, and thereby instrumental in allowing you to make the right health choices and decisions, as well as to live your life in a lifestyle that is in accordance with your higher purpose.

Through the many facets of mind power, such as affirmation, visualization, and meditation, your mind begins its healing process. Healing begins with the mind, and mind healing is always mind over matter.

Natural healing is always slow: it does not happen overnight. You need to set your short-term and long-term goals, and make your commitment to reach those goals. Your commitment is is your mental responsibility to make you heal. Living is a challenge, and so is healing. During the healing process you may have to face different challenges before you can ultimately overcome the disease or illness. Facing challenges requires mind power.

Once your mind is healed, natural healing of the body will follow. Your body is the product of what your mind thinks and the choices it makes. If your mind wants to heal, your body will be healed. Natural healing is just that simple.

Copyright (c) 2010 Stephen Lau