Exercising Smart Is The Best Way To Go

In 1996, the government told us we needed to exercise a minimum of 30 minutes a day to stay healthy. Now that’s not enough, especially if you want to avoid weight gain. The National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine, which advises the government on health matters, says you need at least 60 minutes of moderate physical activity daily, no matter if you’re age 15 or 50.

“With 60 minutes of exercise a day, you can maintain health and reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer,” says Cedric Bryant, …

Listen To Your Heart When It’s Calling

heartYou’re young, and your heart is healthy. Heart health isn’t something you need to think about much. Right? Well, not exactly.

By the time a person reaches the teens, fatty deposits are already building up inside the small arteries of the heart. These fatty deposits eventually harden and become plaques, which, in older adults, can lead to heart attacks. Almost a million Americans will die this year from heart disease.

Is there anything that can be done to decrease the chances of this ever happening to you? There sure is. …

Different Procedures To Get Rid Of Skin Tags

Skin tags are considered benign tumors but they look very disturbing and when they grow on visible areas, you have no other options but to get rid of them. There are various ways you can get rid of skin tags and one of the procedures to consider is using cryotherapy. This method is considered effective as it can get rid of skin tags quickly. It uses liquid nitrogen so cell growth will be effectively stopped. Aside from this cryotherapy process, you can also use electrolysis as this has also …

OTC Drugs: Read Those Labels, People!

otcd“I think my mom really wants to be a doctor,” said Pete, as he handed his friend Marty two pain relief tablets for his headache. “She has something in this medicine cabinet for every ache, pain, or sniffle we ever get.”

“I like the way she has those little labels and sections on each shelf for a cold, a cough, pain, and other things,” Marty said. “It makes it easier to tell what you might need to use for a certain problem.”

A bit exaggerated perhaps, and, although America’s medicine …

The Trouble With Aspirin

ttwaIt has even been described as a “miracle” drug–inexpensive, easy to take, and readily available. Asprin is useful for a wide range of medical conditions from relieving the pain and inflammation of arthritis to reducing the chances of a heart attack. Although there are some well-known side effects from aspirin use, no one expected that this medication had the potential to cause a medical condition of its own. That is, not until Reye’s syndrome was discovered.

The Link Between Aspirin and Reye’s

A quarter of a century ago, when children …

Trauma Nurses Take Their Work Seriously

tntsJoanne Fairchild of Portland, Oregon, is a trauma flight nurse. She rides in rescue helicopters to help accident victims. On her very first day on the job, a serious accident occurred at Centennial High School in nearby Gresham. A car carrying three teens had hit a telephone pole at 90 miles per hour. Two of the teenagers were dead when the helicopter arrived at the scene. The third died at the hospital, even after the best of care had been given.

For Joanne Fairchild, the deaths were hard to …

Use Of Organic Search Marketing For Highest Returns

uoosInternet marketing consulting has paved the way for budding marketers to add more skills to their arsenal making them even more desirable hires or partners for businesses needing their expertise. The term is “budding” because a handful of these “marketers” didn’t even study marketing formally in the first place. A handful of them are self- taught and just bank on their creative skills and even their social skills to pick up on the trade. These are individuals who have recognized their strengths and have wisely decided to follow that path.…

Mapping Genetics A Tough Job

mgatScientists of the Middle Ages believed that the nature of all living things was determined by four humors — blood, black bile, yellow bile, and phlegm. In the intervening years, other scientists discovered that the responsible parties are really tiny molecules called genes. Researchers today are grappling with mapping as many as 100,000 human genes. Look how far we’ve come!

These latter-day Columbuses are, in the words of Sir Isaac Newton, “standing on the shoulders of giants” such as Gregor Mendel, a 19th-century Austrian monk out of whose pea garden …

A War Over Instruments

Ace Music was acquired in late 1995 by Mark Begelman, a founder of the huge and wildly successful Office Depot retailing chain. Since that time he has been laying the groundwork for an ambitious national Music and Recording Super Store (MARS) chain (see accompanying story). As of this writing, MARS locations are open in Dallas, Atlanta, and Tampa; however, the financial statements released only document the performance of the Miami operations, and thus provide a unique insight into the impact of multiple “superstores” in a single trading area.

Theremin Brings Good Vibes

The Theremin is considered the world’s first electronic instrument. It can be heard in Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love,” and in the soundtracks of classic (and less-than-classic) films like The Day the Earth Stood Still, Hitchcock’s Spellbound and the recent Mars Attacks!

Designed by Russian-born inventor Lev Termen (see sidebar) and first manufactured by RCA, the original Theremin looks like a wooden podium in a high-school auditorium that has sprouted antennas. These are what make the music that wafts from the speaker in eerie, wavering tones whenever movement-usually a human