Archive for April, 2012

Showing Up for Success. Part 2

Friday, April 27th, 2012

There are typically three types of people who attend trade shows: 1) those who don’t know much about the industry and who need to be educated; 2) those who have made recent purchases of products or services and who need reinforcement that they have made smart choices; and 3) those who have a real business need (products, services and/or information) and who need to investigate their options. Whatever your reasons are for attending, be sure to identify them. (more…)

Showing Up for Success. Part 1

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Nobody will argue that we’re all cutting costs to survive in these tough economic times. The cost of trade show attendance is one way in which many companies are cutting back, and rightly so: They can be prohibitively expensive. It’s not necessarily the cost of the conference itself, but rather the cost of travel that makes attendance at trade shows so exorbitant. (more…)

The Santa Factor

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Santa Claus is a beloved figure — literally. He is a large, round, right jolly old elf. People the world over love this fat guy. Is it any wonder then that overweight men are accepted more readily in our society than are overweight women? (more…)

Spirit of a Parent Circle

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Ideally, parents should gather in the spirit of curiosity and openness, showing respect for different views and values. In most situations, there is no single correct answer or way to act. By meeting together, parents can get to know one another, expand their knowledge, strengthen their skills and increase their understanding. (more…)

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Specially Grown Cells Replace Defective Nerve Tissue

Friday, April 13th, 2012

NEW YORK, Jul 29 (Reuters Health) — Cells derived from embryos have been coaxed to develop into specialized nerve cells that function normally when transplanted into the brain or spinal cord of laboratory animals, offering the possibility of applying similar techniques to human neurological diseases.

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New Information About Hypothyroid Treatment

Friday, April 6th, 2012

T4 Supplements Compared to Combination Supplements
Most individuals with hypothyroidism do quite well on a T4 supplement. However, there is some controversy about whether this is the very best way to treat hypothyroidism. Since the normal thyroid gland also makes and releases a small amount of the more potent hormone T3, doctors wonder if they should also give patients some of this hormone. (more…)

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Tobacco Use in Athletes. Part 3

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Q: Dancers require so much oxygen. Do you see higher rates of diseases like emphysema, etc.?

A: Not from that standpoint, but smoking affects their bones and other general health. (more…)

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Tobacco Use in Athletes. Part 2

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Q: Do tobacco companies still serve as sponsors?

A: The only sponsor that has remained, and I think that has even fallen by the wayside for most amateur sports, is smokeless tobacco. “Chew” was very much prevalent and those companies have sponsored a lot of football and baseball events. (more…)

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Tobacco Use in Athletes. Part 1

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Q: How prevalent is tobacco use in athletes?

A: Smoking is more prevalent in European athletes. The European society is more permissive and in denial about smoking. Most American athletes get the clear message that smoking, by changing the lungs’ ability to function, decreases the ability to perform well. (more…)

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