Sterilization as permanent birth control. Part 3

October 31st, 2012

Sterilization may have a slight protective effect for ovarian cancer and pelvic inflammatory disease. A study that monitored some 77,000 women for 12 years found a reduced rate of ovarian cancer in women who had had tubal occlusion or hysterectomy. Read the rest of this entry »

Sterilization as permanent birth control. Part 2

October 30th, 2012

Tubal ligation — Depending on the procedure used, tubal ligation may be done with either local or general anesthetic. With general anesthesia, you are unconscious during the operation. If a local is used, you will probably also receive a sedative. Read the rest of this entry »

Blinded Blind Dates, Part 2

October 29th, 2012

And so, when I asked Anna what her date sounded like on the telephone, I was both surprised and disappointed when she donned a blank expression and shrugged. “I don’t know,” she snapped at me, quickly finding a perturbed expression. “He sounded normal. Are you going to help me with this, or what?” Little did the poor dear realize that she had thrown away another sense, she was already working on blindness. Couldn’t she see that her first gut instinct was another sense that was undeniable critical to her happiness?! Read the rest of this entry »

Sterilization as permanent birth control. Part 1

October 29th, 2012

If you have completed your family — or if you’ve chosen not to have children — you and your partner may have concluded that surgical sterilization is your best option for permanent birth control. Read the rest of this entry »

Blinded Blind Dates, Part 1

October 19th, 2012

Ever been on a blind date? What were you thinking meeting someone sans all your senses?
My friend Anna is quite beautiful. She is also terribly naive and not so good at hearing the cold, hard truths of the world. Thus, the other morning, prior to a highly anticipated blind date she was embarking on, when she asked me to talk her down from her jittery state, I tried to warn her that I, (known to be somewhat cynical when it came to matters of the heart) wasn’t the right person. She persisted. Read the rest of this entry »

Worksite Health Promotion. Part 4

October 13th, 2012

The primary reason organizations attempt to improve employee lifestyle though WHP is to increase job performance. Examples include an increase in the quality of reports generated, an increase in productivity andincreased quantity of work. These increases may be due tohigher energy levels and increased physical work capacity, which can lead to clearer thinking, improved alertness and less fatigue. Read the rest of this entry »

Worksite Health Promotion. Part 3

October 12th, 2012

Involving health clubs

Once a company decides to offer a worksite health promotion program, they may wonder who willdeliver these programs.Fitness facilitiesand wellness centers canprovide a solution for companies looking to adopt such a program. Read the rest of this entry »

Worksite Health Promotion. Part 2

October 11th, 2012

Health promotion benefits

Worksite health promotion (WHP) programs generally consist of a combination of diagnostic, educational and behavior-modification activities. These programs are initiated, endorsed and supported by the employing organization, and are designed to support the attainment and maintenance of health and well-being. Read the rest of this entry »

Death and Dying The Five Stages

October 11th, 2012

Losing a loved one is perhaps, one of the most difficult aspects of life. Here are the five stages that are part of the grieving process and how to deal with these emotions. Read the rest of this entry »

Worksite Health Promotion. Part 1

October 10th, 2012

The ten leading causes of death in the United States have risk factors that are preventable. Besides genetics and age, risk factorssuch as physical inactivity, poor nutrition, obesity, diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol are modifiable. Read the rest of this entry »