Does your body sometimes feel like its lagging throughout the day and coffee just doesn’t seem to cut it? Try this simple, three-minute yoga routine to help re-energize yourself.
Learning to stay healthy and keeping your body underweight can be difficult when your job requires you to sit most of the day. Many people also do not have a healthy diet at work as fast food restaurants are the only options. Itâ€™s a vicious cycle when you canâ€™t do much to change your circumstances.
A report was released in 2013 showing results from the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index survey that interviewed 139,000 Americans. The results were the following list of fourteen jobs that had the fattest employees:
2. Manufacturing or production
3. Installation or repair work
4. Clerical or office work
5. Manager, executive or official
6. Service worker
8. Fishing, farming or forestry
9. Construction or mining
11. Professional (excluding physicians, nurses, and teachers)
12. Teacher (k-12)
13. Business owner
It can safely be said that the majority of people know that smoking will have eventual negative consequences. The media along with all of the cigarette reports have made that fact quite certain in the public eye. Many times though, people simply donâ€™t want to give up the feeling that they get from the ritual of lighting up, flicking the ash and breathing in the effects of the nicotine.
The tobacco industry has worked hard to try and come up with a safer alternative to the cigarette, but products like chewing tobacco have not quite met the mark. So far the electronic cigarette, or e-cig, has come the closest. With new innovative designs and flavors, the e-cig could be the healthier alternative to actually lighting up. However, not enough information has been gathered to make a substantial claim for them being safer and in a few years, their elite image could be ruined.
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Anyone who understands anything about an ER knows that time is the most precious commodity in saving someoneâ€™s life. Doctors and surgeons literally race against the clock to get severely injured patients onto the operating table and hooked up to life support machines. If the patient bleeds out too quickly, the heart will likely stop and leave less than a ten percent chance of survival. If only there was a way to slow down time in order to save them.
A new clinical trial at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania by Samuel Tisherman is experimenting with a new procedure called induced hypothermia. This method will cool down a patientâ€™s body to about 50 to 55 degrees to slow down cell activity and place the patient in a type of limbo or â€˜suspended animation.â€™ The new process could give doctors up to 45 minutes of extra time that they would not have if a body was kept at normal temperatures.
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Studies have been published from the experts in the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University suggesting that unless essential funding for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is renewed in 2015. The grants that make up the primary funding to community health centers that care for 21.2 million patients in 2012 could just disappear. If the money disappears, the public medical centers will shut down and will simply cut out about seven million Americansâ€™ access to health care.
All it takes is a renewal of the appropriation by legislatures to be able to help even more people than we have in the past to get the health care they need.
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