Archive for December, 2011

Did Bush Enact a Patient Protection Law in Texas

Posted in Health Insurance on December 29th, 2011 by Lance

Did Bush Enact a Patient Protection Law in Texas?

Gov. George W. Bush has been running television ads in a number of primary states saying that he is “A Reformer With Results.”

One of the results he points to is that, “Under Governor Bush, Texas enacted some of the most comprehensive patient protection laws in the nation.” Read more »

The Diagnosis Your Pediatrician May Miss. Part 2

Posted in Conditions and Diseases on December 22nd, 2011 by Lance

Check for Anatomical Problems
Recurring infections in children can often be the first sign of a potentially serious urinary tract malfunction — an anatomical problem that requires immediate attention.

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The Diagnosis Your Pediatrician May Miss. Part 1

Posted in Conditions and Diseases on December 22nd, 2011 by Lance

You wake up to find your two-year-old is feverish and doesn’t want breakfast. The rest of the day, she’s also cranky — fussing about eating and crying periodically for what seems like no apparent reason. And her fever continues.

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For best Innovation in Promotion, Sales & Marketing

Posted in Women's Health on December 21st, 2011 by Lance

Sometimes it’s the simplest sales approaches that prove to be the most effective. When the staff at Women’s Fitness Center in Harrisonburg, Va., began strategizing about how to boost sales during the typically slow month of December, it decided to “give” a little to the community in the hopes of “receiving” a little in return.

The goodwill formula turned into a coat-drive that not only produced much-needed goods for local charities, but increased memberships for the fitness facility. “A Warm Coat Gets You a Hot Deal” was offered in stages beginning November 30, 1995, with a kickoff “sale” on memberships. The donor of a new or used coat that day received a $65 discount off the club’s $75 enrollment fee, and the sale continued through December with a $40 discount to donors bringing in coats for men, women or children. Read more »

Pelvic Floor Exercises After Childbirth

Posted in Women's Health on December 12th, 2011 by Lance

Q: I recently had my first child. Can you tell me how I can regain tightness in my vaginal muscles?

A: Postpartum women are often instructed to perform pelvic-floor (Kegel) exercises. Dr. Arnold Kegel, an American obstetrician and gynecologist, first described and promoted exercises for the pelvic floor in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Kegel exercises are designed to improve the tone of the muscles, ligaments and fascia that are collectively referred to as the pelvic floor. The pelvic floor controls urination and defecation, enhances the sexual response to orgasm and provides support to the pelvic organs. Many women are unaware that they have muscles in this area that can be strengthened just like their biceps or quadriceps. Read more »

Are You Looking For Safer Medicine?

Posted in Health Insurance on December 9th, 2011 by Lance

The results of a Statistics Canada health survey completed in 1995 just recently published involving 17,000 Canadians, found that more than one-fifth of Alberta residents visit alternative health care practitioners. Read more »

Training for Baseball Season

Posted in Fitness on December 2nd, 2011 by Lance

Butterfly Stretch — Sitting on the ground, pull feet toward your body so that your calves are touching your hamstrings and the bottoms of your feet are touching. Gently lean forward. Read more »