Self-Regulation & Self-Determination

The safety and quality of fitness instruction are of profound interest to fitness facility owners/managers. Which is probably why you can’t read an industry periodical these days without finding some mention about the need for regulation over personal trainer certifications. Read more

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  • Fitness

Zesty Tropical Surprise

1 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
1/4 cup frozen lemon or orange juice concentrate Read more

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  • Nutrition

Gallstones, Vomiting & Pregnancy. Part 2

When a pregnant woman experiences nausea and vomiting, gallbladder disease must be considered. However, other causes must be entertained as well. Keep in mind that some nausea and vomiting occurs in over half of all pregnancies. But obviously, a pregnant woman who vomits for eight months is not the typical case. Read more

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  • Women's Health

Gallstones, Vomiting & Pregnancy. Part 1

Q.How is a gallbladder attack or gallstone problem affected by pregnancy? I have a friend who has thrown up for eight months, and the doctors told her it was probably her gallbladder. They said gallbladder problems often occur during pregnancy. Why? Read more

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Caregiving and the End of Life, Part 2

“The grief of caregivers is not a subject that’s talked about too much,” said Lamers, now based in southern California. “Physicians developed a way of guarding themselves against grief when a patient died. When I was developing hospices 25 years ago I had to let go of that.” Read more

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Caregiving and the End of Life, Part 1

“We all need to heed the warning we get from stewardesses on a plane: In the event of an emergency, oxygen masks will drop from the ceiling — put yours on first.” That’s the metaphorical advice of Suzanne Mintz, president and co-founder of the National Family Caregivers Association. Read more

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What Are the Symptoms of Cervical Cancer?

For early-stage cervical cancer, especially in the preinvasive stage, there are virtually no symptoms, which is why screening is so important.
Often women have advanced disease before abnormal bleeding occurs. Read more

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Showing Up for Success. Part 2

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. Read more

Showing Up for Success. Part 1

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. Read more

The Santa Factor

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? Read more