The Newton shooting that took place some months ago has raised the issue of how many young students are suffering from mental disorder. You won’t be surprised to know that there are only 44 social workers working in 184 schools in Orange County, the security is much more than that but security won’t be enough help for a tormented child.
Though efforts have been seen to provide safety to schools and avoid shooting, like added police officers, it is still not enough to deal with what’s on the inside. Attention should be given to mental health, and this means guidance counselors available for the students at all times. There should be enough money given towards this issue, otherwise, there will remain to have chaos and possible shootings or bombings. Authorities are not keen into giving much importance to mental health, probably because it can not be seen, like a bruise or blood covered body, so it doesn’t seem to be an immediate concern. But it is. And changes should be made immediately.
Even after President Obama being re-elected, the issue on the Affordable Care Act is still the talk of town. It seems that the reason why people are still talking about it is because majority actually lack the knowledge as to what it entails. There are so many complaints, so many doubts and endless talk but only a fraction of these people know what’s up. The Department of Health and Human Service finally announced the final rules of private insurance last week and once everyone reads it, they will have better understanding on how it will affect their own healthcare.
Under Obamacare, the federal government will have control over the system. dictate how doctors treat privately insured patients and what questions to ask the patients. Everything will then be entered in an electronic database and the treatment that will be given by the doctor will be monitored by the government. That way, there will be no discrimination. More of these details can be found online.
Flu season has attacked once again and it is evident with the horrible stories you see on the news these past few days. In America alone, it has been reported that there have been twenty flu related deaths in kids this winter. The season actually happens during the cold half of the year. This epidemic take about 3 weeks to peak and 3 more weeks to diminish. During colder days, influenza cases increases by almost a hundred percent. And because during the colder season, people spend more time indoors, it gets easy to transmit from person to person. This year has been particularly harsh in the US where records of influenza-like illness is significantly high compared to other years which is why people are being encouraged to get their flu shot. The vaccination is the best way to avoid the illness. Once hit with flu, it will likely last for a full week, and you won’t want to be sick in bed the whole time.
Winter vomiting disease, scientifically known as Norovirus is a virus that is transmitted by fecally contaminated food and water. It is highly contagious. It is called winter vomiting because this stomach infection will cause you to vomit a lot. It also mostly occurs during winter time when people prefer staying indoors to avoid the cold and when they’re near to each other. Any person can get the norovirus. It doesn’t have a specific age group. It is most common in a closed quarters such as hospitals and cruise ships.
Symptoms for this disease are vomiting, watery diarrhea, fever, hurt limbs, headache. These lasts for about 48 hours. This disease is not so serious but obviously very unpleasant. There is no need to go to hospital but rest would be needed. There’s no specific treatment but people are advised to drink more water to hydrate from the water loss that will happen if you vomit a lot.
A medical study that was recently published online in Thorax claims, that one way to ensure that babies are born asthma-free is through a special diet followed by mom during pregnancy. Information on the study was collected by observing 468 mother and child pairs from pregnancy to 6.5 years after birth. Eating habits and the asthma and allergy symptoms of children were closely monitored.
The results of the study states that pregnant women whose diets consist of Mediterranean staples (such as diet rich in fish, fresh fruits and vegetables, legumes, nuts, dairy products and olive oil) may actually help protect their children against asthma and other allergies. Eating vegetables (more than eight times a week), fish (more than three times a week), and legumes (more than once a week) is a good asthma prevention. Which is the opposite of kids whose moms ate a more-or-less excessive amount (more than three to four times a week) of red meat.
Children’s eating habits at the age of 6.5 years seemed to have little effect on their asthma or allergy risk, the study found.
Are you getting more and more frustrated every night because it takes you so long to be able to sleep and when you finally do, it is not nearly enough and you wake up tired and grumpy. This happens to a lot of people. It might be because you are doing something wrong before going to bed. Here are the things you should NOT do before bed time.
1. Do not use that computer. It is tempting to answer emails or go to social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter but the blue light from computers can ruin your body clock and increase your risk of obesity.
2. Do not eat a lot. Research has proven that the more you eat at night, the more chances you’ll have of having disturbing dreams at night.
3. Don’t think of anything stressful. Avoid dealing with problems at night. Hold off until the morning. These stressful things will be a cause of delayed sleeplessness of parasomnia.
If you have a desk job and have been experiencing tingling or numbness on your hands and wrists, don’t wait till it becomes really painful before getting it checked. Chances are you already have carpal tunnel syndrome, which is caused by having repeated pressure on the nerve running from your forearm to the palm of your hands (called median nerve), a very common occurrence for those working on computers.
The problem with carpal tunnel syndrome may seem nothing but a mild irritant at first but it can progress to the point where your ability to do your job can get sacrificed as you are unable to type on your computer, hold the mouse, and generally use your hands without severe pain. So before it gets really bad, go have your hand checked by a doctor and find out what alternative therapies and hand exercise you can do to halt the progression. If not, you might find yourself having to take meds, or worse having to leave your job to take the time for surgery and recuperation. And in these tight times, the last thing you want is to be out of a job and having to go job hunting.
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Okay, so I am really lazy when it comes to Christmas shopping. I�m one of those who wait until the last minute and cram all their Christmas shopping in one day, But, good news for me (and others like me as well), Highmark Inc. released an alternative to gift giving. It offers prepaid card that can be used to pay for certain medical costs. This wonder card can also be used at health and wellness establishments. It doesn�t matter what your health insurance is or what its coverage is. Amazing, huh? I�m not only give �em away, I think I�m gonna get one for myself too.
For more information on the Health care Gift Card, Givewell.com
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Unfortunately, there is no known way on how you can prevent an eye disease called age-related macular degeneration. But if you take care of your body by eating the right kinds of diet, exercising regularly and managing stress, then you could at least lower your risk. Regular visit to the doctor for check-ups is also a must.
I have had pregnant friends who have complained a lot about the not-so pleasant symptoms of impending motherhood. They have lamented over morning sickness, swollen feet, protruding bellies, and of course, difficulty of sleeping. When getting enough rest is particularly important, here are some tips offered by the National Sleep Foundation on how to get more comfortable sleep during pregnancy:
Foods that can induce heartburn are a no-no.
Indulge a little and take power naps whenever you can.
Avoid drinking fluids during the day just before bed. Instead, drink them during the day. This will also avoid you from waking up constantly to go to the bathroom.
Relax before going to bed. Try meditation, breathing exercises, or a nice warm bath or shower.
In later stages of pregnancy, sleep on your left side for better blood flow and avoid sleeping on your back. Try to support your stomach with pillows while you sleep.
Source: Health Day