Looking into PRP Therapy for Faster Healing After Surgical Repair

Looking into PRP Therapy for Faster Healing After Surgical Repair

When you get injured you might need surgery. That is like kicking a person when they are down, but it actually being necessary to get things fixed. I think it is amazing that there is any recovery after an injury and then needing surgery on top of it . . . You have this injury, then a doctor cuts into you to fix it. To boost healing, I was looking into having my doctor coordinate with PRP therapy in New Rochelle NY to inject my own plasma-rich platelets right into the surgery site. You have to deal with surgeon’s egos sometimes. They don’t want anyone taking the kudos of success from them. I get it. That is part of the personality that drives some of them to be the successes they are. Read the rest of this entry

The Pain is Now Gone

The Pain is Now Gone

I had read a lot about PRP treatment in New Rochelle, NY, and I knew that I wanted to try it. I liked the idea of using my own blood to not only promote my own healing but to speed it up too. I would have never thought a process like this even existed, but I was also very thankful that it does. The FDA has not approved it as a treatment plan that is widely accepted by insurance companies, but I don’t think most people who want to see if it works would care about that.

I had read all about the possible side effects of the PRP treatment, and I was more than willing to accept the risks. Read the rest of this entry

How A Good Bed Guard Can Protect Your Child

How A Good Bed Guard Can Protect Your Child

When a child is big enough to move from their cot into a bigger bed then you will need to consider whether to fit a bed guard to their bigger bed or not. Some people do not like the idea of fitting a bed guard as they feel it is too restrictive for their child. However, these people may not be aware that there are now many bed guards on the market, some of which are very discreet and do not feel so restrictive.

Our advice therefore is to always use a bed guard as it will help to protect your child in several ways. Firstly, a good guard it going to prevent your child from falling out of bed at night and hurting themselves. Whilst kids are pretty resilient there are many instances of them falling out of bed and getting injured either on their heads or the rest of their body. A bed guard will mean they will have a barrier there should they roll to the edge of the bed that will keep them in the bed and from falling on the floor, thus preventing injury.

The second benefit for the child is that if they are prevented from falling out of bed they will avoid being woken up by such an episode. Any parent will know that if your child has a broken nights sleep and becomes distressed in the night that it can have a knock on effect the next day. Their mood can be greatly affected by a broken nights sleep so by having a bed guard this can be avoided more often.

A final way the bed guard can be used to protect your child is when the child comes to sleep in the parents bed for any reason. There are some types of guard that are made from foam and can be fitted under the sheers to form a barrier between the parents and the child. This way you can all sleep safe in the knowledge that the parents will not roll onto the child as they sleep and therefore wake up and/or injure the child.

Scholarship For Single Mothers – Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation

Scholarship For Single Mothers – Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation

This year, the Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation will be awarding five Education Support Awards to low income single parents. The awards can amount to $2,000. If you are looking for a scholarship for single moms, you should apply now.

The deadline for this years applications will be on July 1. Applications will be accepted starting May 1 and all applications should be postmarked prior to July 1. Awardees are expected to use the fund for their living and school expenses for as long as they are enrolled in the program. By September, all awardees will be contacted by email or phone.

You should check on the criteria first before you submit an application. To qualify, you should be at least 17 years or older, single mother and with small children, enrolled at an accredited program from 2009 to 2010, and enrolled in ESL, skill training, GED program, or an associate/bachelor degree, and should belong to low income families. To qualify as a low income family, you should earn lower than $17,500 (2 family members) or $22,000 (3 family members) or $26,000 (4 family members).

As you can see, the foundation is quite strict when it comes to the income factor. Aside from the monthly income, the number of family members will also be considered. Just in case you exceed the income amount, there is a decreased chance of obtaining the award, even if youre a single mother.

Deciding to go back to college is really hard for most single mothers. Most of them are already working full time just to be able to earn money and worse, their income is too low. The only way to improve the financial situation of the family is for the mother to finish her college education.

After graduation, the mother can look for better and high paying jobs. Thanks to foundations like that of Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation, single mothers have a brighter future ahead of them. They simply have to invest time, effort, and commitment to achieve success.

Through the scholarship for single moms such as the Education Support Awards, college education is possible. In a few year times, these single mothers will graduate and can land better jobs.

Study Finds Popular Cholesterol Drugs Vytorin, Zetia Not Effective

Study Finds Popular Cholesterol Drugs Vytorin, Zetia Not Effective

A recent study appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine has questioned the effectiveness of the popular cholesterol medication, Vytorin and its sister drug Zetia. Vytorin, a combination of Zetia and the generic drug Zocor, is the second most profitable pharmaceutical manufactured by Merck & Co. The Securities and Exchange Commission reports that sales of Vytorin and Zetia have raked in an astonishing $21 billion worldwide since 2003.

Although ezetimibe, the active ingredient in Vytorin and Zetia, has been shown to reduce cholesterol slightly, its ability to unclog coronary arteries is less than that of niacin, a cheap B vitamin, often available over the counter, according to the article. Additionally, Vytorin and Zetia competitors have been shown to prevent heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular diseases at a less expensive price tag, whereas Zetia and Vytorin have not been proven to do either, according to the study. In contrast to Lipitor, Zocor and other statin-type drugs which block cholesterol production in the Liver, Zetia prevents cholesterol absorption in the intestines. The difference between how the drugs reduce cholesterol has helped Zetia’s popularity, despite the fact its effectiveness has been questioned. Many patients have been prescribed Vytorin as an alternative to the unconfortable side effects of Niacin and other statins’ including liver problems.

This is the third study in the last two years that has cast doubt on the effectiveness of the pharmaceutical giant. Additionally, in August 2009, Merck and Schering-Plough agreed to pay $41.5 million to settle class-action lawsuits accusing the companies of withholding unfavorable information about the drugs. Due to their recent merge in Nov. 2009, both companies are responsible for the lawsuit. Vytorin has been linked to potentially harmful side effects, including a high rate of cancer deaths, according to a controversial study released in 2008.

These studies also question whether the Food and Drug Administration prematurely approved the drugs without requiring additional studies that illustrate the drugs’ effectiveness or ability to prevent heart attacks. Merck waited three years before starting a research study to examine the effect on heart attack rates among Zetia and Vytorin patients.

Additional studies will be conducted to further examine the effectiveness of the drugs, including heart attack prevention; however results are not expected to be available until at least 2012. Leading cardiologists have advised patients to use cholesterol drugs like Zetia and Vytorin only if his or her cholesterol levels have not improved with the use of other medications and life-style changes. Oftentimes, patients pursue a Vytorin lawsuit to seek monetary compensation to cover medical treatments due to cardiovascular complications.

Board Games-Kids Personality Developer

Board Games-Kids Personality Developer

How do you and your kids spend a boring Sunday afternoon with nothing to do? Plus at the same time you would love to spend some quality time with your family and in such a situation your best option will be entertainment. When it comes to bonding and entertainment we don’t mean long hours of TV- it’s the worse form of family entertainment for sure. The best option for you to ensure that you have a great time with your family is an interesting board game by China that could give you several options to enjoy. These games could be anything beginning from basic ones like Chess or Scrabble to other larger games. Board game production has also been quite a lucrative industry. Truth is, this can be a great way of spending quality time with your kids and there are several added bonus too in the form of advantages of games.

Below are some of the major advantages that will help in changing your perceptions about them. 1-Increases competitiveness: These have been known to increase competitive behaviour in kids and also in improving their winning instincts. The growth of such qualities at a young age will help in having a successful adult phase. The competitive behaviour is a sign of future success and board games can help in nurturing it. 2-For educational: Educational these are interesting plus they also provide information on diverse topics thus ensuring that your kid gets knowledge along with play. 3-The games induce learning 4-Increase cognitive abilities: Basic mental abilities like concentration, interaction, imagination and decision making, etc can be developed through these games. Most of these depend on decision making and imagination, etc and a child will benefit immensely by exercising such skills. 5-Develop soft skills for life: Other than cognitive abilities, board games also help in developing soft skills for life. Development of such skills will ensure a steady growth and will also let them acquire the qualities needed to solve almost every minor problem that they face in their lives. There are several China games are available. Among them Board games are not to be treated as small trinkets instead they are like building blocks that will help your child in being a person to look up to. We, at WinGo are a reputed centre of board game factory with a huge variety of games to choose from. Our team excels in designing and printing that has been a huge hit all around the world.

Little Thoughts To Enhance Your Love Life, Relationship And Marriage

Little Thoughts To Enhance Your Love Life, Relationship And Marriage

I have some thoughts to share with you which may be had never struck your mind. Now that you are in love, you are suffering from that love pain or you are enjoying that bliss you can realize how simple and logic things can make your relationship better. Some little explanations can help you understand many easy matters which you can apply in your life.

People get crazy when they are in love but all the craziness disappears when they are married. They experience troubles in their marriages and therefore their passion fades with time. But its not always the case; you must have the gut to preserve your marriage by seeking appropriate help.

Sometimes love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of withering, of tarnishing. You people who are in love, married or engaged in a relationship, dont let misunderstandings kill your love life. Refill its sources with proper help. Dont cheat on your partner, apologize for every mistake you do, for every pain you give to the one you love and fix your relationship troubles to save your love life.

In order to have a successful marriage or love life, having the same goals are the keys. If you have the same goals, you will both work together to realize them. Otherwise each one of you will have separate paths.

Compromise is the base for a successful marriage or relationship. If you try to compromise, you will notice having a healthy marriage is not a dream. But this does not mean that only partner must adjust, it must be balanced. Both partners must put in the same effort.

Relationship Advice – Get Your Ex Back But Beware Of Premature Reconciliation

Relationship Advice – Get Your Ex Back But Beware Of Premature Reconciliation

Not all relationship breakups are terminal. Things can be said in the heat of the moment that go too far, and this can lead to you both going your separate ways. However, often on reflection one or both of you may regret ending things so suddenly. If your ex begins to show a renewed interest, make sure you don’t rush into getting back together. You can get your ex back but take your time, as rushing into things may cause you to suffer from premature reconciliation.

After the end of a relationship emotions are naturally running a little high. It is important at a time like this to take things slow. The usual advice is to have a period where you do not contact each other, as this allows feelings to subside, and for you both to accept and think about the situation you find yourselves in.

This is all well and good, but what if your ex contacts you, and starts to show interest again? Your reaction will probably be to think yippee, and to rush back to their sides, but before you do you should slow down and think about things. Many fledgling repaired relationships suffer from premature reconciliation. Rushing to get back together and maybe jumping into bed together, whilst the emotions of your breakup are still fresh in your mind, is not a firm foundation to rebuild things on.

Much better to say to your ex “Let’s take it slow and see how it goes.” There really is no substitute for the slow and steady approach, if you want to have a chance of rebuilding anything with your significant other after a breakup. The saying time is a great healer is very true in this case.

If you do want to get your ex back after a breakup, give yourself the best chance of making it work by avoiding the temptation to rush back into things. Don’t let premature reconciliation happen to you! You will have a much stronger and more stable relationship as a result.

Words Of Wisdom For Parents Of Kids In Youth Sports

Words Of Wisdom For Parents Of Kids In Youth Sports

Being the parent of a child in youth sports can be an awesome experience. There is nothing like seeing your child learn new skills, make new friends, and then take the field or court and dazzle you with their performance. However, everyone who attends these kinds of games is aware of that one parent who simply does not seem to have a clue. This type of parent is the type who gets too into the game and ends up making a spectacle of themselves and embarrassing their children. While you may not believe you could ever be a parent like this, the potential is there for anyone to become too emotionally involved. Here are a few tips to help you avoid being that parent.

One of the first things you need to keep in mind when you are the parent of a child in youth sports is that it is ok if your child is not a super athlete. The point of having your child participate in sports should not be to see them hit it big as a professional athlete in their sport of choice. That is not to say that is not a good goal to have if they have the skills and abilities to do so, but having unrealistic expectations for your children sets them up for failure that could be devastating to their psychological health later on down the road.

In light of understanding this, you should avoid giving your child harsh criticism for not performing well during games and practices. You should always help your child understand where they are weak as a player, but never without massive amounts of encouragement to push them to do better. When you are pushing your child, make sure that you are not pushing too hard or that you are making winning or losing the focal point of their experience in youth sports.

Finally, you want to make sure to keep your cool in the middle of youth sports games. Try not to take it personally if your child gets fouled or if the other team is trouncing them on the scoreboard. While it is a parents instinct to protect their children, many who get passionate at these moments often vent and end up demonstrating poor sportsmanship. This is not only embarrassing, but it also sets a horrible example for your children to look up to. After all, molding a good and healthy attitude in sports is very important.