Sunday, August 9, 2009

eDiets:


eDiets is the largest online weight loss program. They have built such a large brand, that many people even think the name “e diets” is a generic term for online weight loss. Founded in 1996, they now boast over 1.3 million members. They have consistently won awards and recommendations from such prestigious publications as Time magazine, and Forbes Best of the Web.

eDiets are a subscription-based service, where the user pays quarterly. For the price you receive a number of services; customized diet and meal plans, shopping list, recipes (for whatever is on your meal plan), email assistance, and access to online tools and calculators.

eDiets underwent a major upgrade at the beginning of 2008 - unfortunately technical issues meant that there were customer service issues. These have now been rectified and the subscription process is now streamlined.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Tell your doctor about the layoff

It's important for your doctor to know about the things in your life that are affecting you, notes Robert Schwartz, MD, professor and chairman of the department of family medicine and community health at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
Schwartz tells WebMD that he has many patients dealing with layoffs, from manual laborers to corporate vice presidents, and others who are worried about losing their jobs.
"It's a very significant problem," says Schwartz. "Negative stress ... can be very detrimental to people's well-being."
Your doctor can also help you check on ways to lower your drug costs and other medical expenses.
People who have to do the firing also may be "under tremendous stress" and feel "guilt-ridden and conflicted about their own role" in layoffs, notes Schwartz.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Can a person have more than one Heart Attack?


uncommonly, people with coronary artery disease have more than one heart attack over the years. In fact, by looking at the heart tissue at exaamination of the tissue ie autopsy, pathologists can tell when myocardial infarctions occurred. Thus, very recent (acute, hours old) infarctions may appear as a pale brown region, infarctions days old (subacute) appear yellow, and healed (weeks to years old) infarctions appear as white scars in the heart muscle. Figure 5 shows three myocardial infarctions of different ages in the muscle of a left ventricle.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

What is swine flu?

for some weeks now ,the world has been rocked with cases and news of swine flu.so the posts that follows should do justice to this issue by enunciating this topic.


Like people, pigs can get influenza (flu), but swine flu viruses aren't the same as human flu viruses. Swine flu doesn't often infect people, and the rare human cases that have occurred in the past have mainly affected people who had direct contact with pigs. But the current "swine flu" outbreak is different. It's caused by a new swine flu virus that has changed in ways that allow it to spread from person to person -- and it's happening among people who haven't had any contact with pigs. That makes it a human flu virus. In an effort to avoid confusion, the CDC is calling the virus "novel influenza A (H1N1) virus" to distinguish it both from flu viruses that infect mainly pigs and from the seasonal influenza A H1N1 viruses that have been in circulation for many years.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

What Can You Do to Cure Acne on Your Own?

It may be so you have no need to visit a doctor, if your acne problems are quite insignificant. Sometimes a due skin care is enough to cure acne at home. Let's get down to facts, there are three well known causes of acne and you can focus your home treatment on the following: open pores; clear bacteria; minimize the oil.

You should also revise views to you lifestyle. To control your acne even if your routine is too intensive, you should remember about some simple rules: sleep enough; drink enough of water; eat healthy things. It wouldn’t cure acne by itself; these rules are in your health foundation.

Open the pores. Washing once or twice a day with a mild cleansing bar or liquid foundation will keep the skin clean and minimize sensitivity and irritation. A variety of mild scrubs, exfoliants, and masques can be also used. These products remove the outer layer of the skin and thus open pores. You can also make you own scrub: take a handful of oatmeal and mix it with some herb tea and honey. If your skin is very oily, use some fine grinding sea-salt with oatmeal.

Clear bacteria. There are a lot of gels, creams, and lotions, which are used to clean problem skin area. The active ingredients that kill surface bacteria include benzoyl peroxide (the most popular ingredient in over-the-counter antibacterial cleansers today), sulfur, and resorcinol. Take care; benzoyl peroxide may cause red and scaly allergic skin in a small number of people. Please, be a thought more careful with products that contain alcohol, it usually has a profound effects on sensitive skin.

Minimize the oil. You cannot stop producing oil. But you can get rid of oil on cutaneous surface and reduce the embarrassing shine. You need a gentle astringent/toner to clean oil. Masques are also useful to draw out facial oil.

If you are going to cure acne yourself, the convenient preparation selection is an important thing. Pay attention to natural acne products that are available in chemist's shops. There is a lot of new acne preparations made from natural ingredients and has no side effects. As usual they work from the inside and can cure acne naturally and everlastingly. Some of the most popular acne cures are creams or pills. Naturally, creams are used for topical treatments while pills are for intake and work from the inside out. And one question of great importance: very often the acne is caused by Vitamin B5 deficiency.