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A Day in the Life of a Surgical Nurse

Being a surgical nurse is very different from other specialties, because surgical nurses deal with patients who are asleep. Surgical nurses see the patients very briefly in pre-op and then take them back to the operating room where they will be put to sleep by either an Anesthesiologist or a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).

Surgical nurses are very territorial and mysterious. No one else really knows what goes on behind those OR doors, (neither patients or other nurses ). It's a completely different world in surgery and without the proper training, you're not permitted to enter the surgical area.

Surgical nurses don't change dressings; they usually don't administer medications (except for local monitoring). They don't answer call lights or deal much with patients families. So what the heck do they do?

Well, behind those surgical doors are some exceptionally trained nurses who deserve recognition and praise, which is something they rarely get.

They don'…

No Gym, No Problem - Affordable Home Gym Ideas

If you have ever lived in an apartment and you're anything like me, then it is almost torturous to have the same layout for the entire time. Unfortunately you are locked into a lease and you have to make the best of it. Even if you loved your place when you moved in you could get bored of the way your things are set up. That being said, I wish my girlfriend and I had a second bedroom so we could put all our workout stuff in. Yes we could just go down to the fitness center in our apartment complex but honestly I feel a little odd due to its close proximity to the leasing center. Going to a gym is one thing but I like to work out when I can upstairs.

A few things that I have found to be very useful in working out in my apartment are resistance bands, a pull up bar and a punching bag of any weight. The resistance bands offer incredible versatility because you can use them as nearly any piece of gym equipment. For instance you stand on them and curl or wrap your back in them and do pus…

The Diet Plan of Female Wrestlers

Hello young ladies, hope all are doing great. Today I would like to discuss with you the diet plan of female wrestlers in India. As we all know how the amazing 'Phogat sisters' made India proud with their atypical interest in 'wrestling' a predominantly male sport. The famous saying, "Behind every independent and successful woman is a father who blindly trusts their children and not the society" rightly describes the dedication and undying faith of an enthusiastic father for his children.

Now let's discuss the detailed diet plan with health benefits:

Diet Plan In detail

First thing in the morning is a glass of water on an empty stomach followed by some stretching and warm up exercises. Drinking water in the morning helps cleanse your bowel, detoxify your body and helps boost immunity. It increases appetite and raises the BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) by 24% thereby aiding in weight loss and muscle tone.


Sprout salad: The sprout salad can be easily prep…

Is Your Life Designed To Support Wellness?

The question we are asking ourselves here is whether our own personal life, in its current state, is designed to support wellness.

This requires a dual approach.

We must investigate exactly what wellness is referring to.

Does it mean a general state of well-being?

Can we be well physically but not mentally?

Does this have anything to with spiritual wellness?

We must recognize whether or not wellness is suited to our life currently.

Maybe we already live in a way that promotes wellness in our everyday life and maybe we do not. However, in either case, we want to understand how well our life is suited to wellness.

For those of us who do not live in a way that promotes wellness, what do we have to do to inspire wellness in our current life?

Do we have to make any changes or is it simply a case of doing more?

Maybe it is a case of doing less?

What is Wellness?

Wellness is something that many people overlook. Most people think that how they feel is how they feel and there is nothing to be done about i…

Feeling Better About the Day - How to Wake Up Early in the Morning

Typically, the alarm clock rings and the struggle between your willpower and that horrible sound that forces you out of bed begins. Which ruins any attempt to get up early again.

For life, I have been part of those who pray for "5 more minutes in the bed" and multiply 20 times postponing the alarm again and again. At last, wake up and get out of bed like a zombie (with the feeling of not having enough rest).

But there are studies and research that conclude that getting up earlier, around 5:30 in the morning, has its great benefits. Here is a summary of the benefits of getting up early and having a ritual in the morning, plus the best strategies for getting you to wake up earlier.

These are the advantages of being a "morning person."

Research suggests that if there are biological differences between "people of tomorrow," they wake up at the same time every day and feel more active around 9 am, and "night people" who manage to do more things once That…

Do You Know What Cupping Colour Means?

Cupping has become very topical since Michael Phelps showed off his cupping marks at the 2016 Olympics Games in Rio. Of course, cupping is a very ancient form of Chinese medicine that has been around for thousands of years and has been used by various cultures all over the world. Historians believe that cupping is, in fact, the most ancient technique in Chinese medicine, predating acupuncture.

What is Cupping?

Suction is applied to the skin using glass, rubber, or plastic cups. In ancient times, doctors used bamboo. The vacuum action rapidly facilitates the release of rigid soft tissues. It loosens and lifts connective tissues, it breaks up and drains stagnation, and increases blood and lymph flow to skin, muscles, and connective tissues. It does all of these things far more rapidly and effectively than any other type of therapy, including acupuncture, massage therapy, chiropractic adjustments, medications and sometimes even surgery.

What do the Colours Mean?

The colour change on the skin…

How To And Why Wake Up Earlier

Whilst many prefer to stay in bed and snooze that button, there are advantages to waking up early. It is a challenge for anyone who cannot sleep early. And although for a small minority of people, mornings are not their best time and they should be sleeping through till late, for most of us who start work in the morning, there are advantages, and there are ways how.

Let us list some advantages first:

You can have relaxing time before you set off for work. Aiming to get to work 30 minutes before you are due to start is always a good habit, as problems with traffic or anything that happens on the way may delay you, and so you can arrive on time despite any hiccups along the way. If you are part of a loving couple, you can enjoy a special cuddle in the morning, cementing your relationship further. or you can go and enjoy a sport - anything from the gym to a morning walk to a 5-minute Yoga morning routine. If a meditator or tapper, you can do your meditation or tapping in the morning as soo…

Vitamin Injections - What You Should Know

A vitamin injection is a shot of one or more vitamin supplements that are injected into your body. The injections are used when the dosage that is to be taken orally are too great. It is a controversial therapy because there are a number of risks that these vitamin injections can cause, both to the size of the dosage and the injection method. A person is capable of getting the required vitamins if they maintain a balanced and health diet. You can also take vitamin supplements to help booster the intake of certain nutrients. Your digestive system can filter any excess dosage of vitamins and in a healthy way, process the right amount your body needs.

Generally, vitamin injections are prescribed for the patient when they cannot eat food by mouth. The injections are accompanied by glucose treatments done intravenous to give the patient calories also. These injections are not like a vaccination where you get the dose in one shot. The vitamin injections are part of saline mix and are adminis…

Cats Claw Supplements As Holistic Medicine

Cats Claw is a medicinal Herb from the Forest of Peru. It has attracted a lot of interest in the quest for natural health care. The plant is vital in the treatment of arthritis, allergies, diabetes, bursitis, lupus, chronic fatigue, cancer, depression, herpes, menstrual irregularities and stomach and intestinal disorders.

The Peruvian rain forest herb has been used to treat ulcers and cancer for over 20 years since its discovery.

Things to look for in a Good Supplement Drug

The ant-inflammatory drug compounds of cat's claw have proven to be efficient in the treatment of arthritis and other joint ailments. The anti-cancer drug components explored in research on the mutagenic capacity to form bind in test smokers' urine. The Unique cat's claw alkaloids improve the immune system.

The alkaloids have an effect on the ability of white blood cells to overwhelm and digest harmful micro-organisms. When isolated from the natural ingredient, Alkaloid has proven to be useful in stimulatin…

Laser Treatment For Spider And Thread Veins On The Legs

Many people suffer from having red or purple blood vessels on their legs, which are not veins, but usually dilated capillaries, and these are commonly known as spider leg veins. Getting these veins is either; part of the ageing process, caused by over exposure to the sun, or maybe you simply have a family predisposition to them. Thread veins on the legs are very common, although lots of people feel that the dilated or broken capillaries will compromise their appearance and undermine their confidence.

Superficial leg veins, occur when tiny veins congregate below the surface of the skin, causing red, blue or purple discolorations on the skin. Spider veins get their name from the shape of the visible veins, some are quite small, while others are more noticeable. Although they might make you feel embarrassed, they are harmless and any treatment done on them is usually done for cosmetic reasons only. Spider veins tend to appear mostly on the thighs, ankles and calves, and are more common i…

How to Boost HGH Naturally for Anti Aging Benefits

Aging is a universal phenomenon and it affects all living beings. In humans, the main cause of aging is supposed to be the slow down in the production of HGH or human growth hormone. Scientists and medics are known to have claimed that aging can be reversed to a large extent by enhancing growth hormone production in your body. As a matter of fact, HGH is now being dubbed as the Fountain of Youth.

One of the ways of increasing HGH is with the help of HGH injections or shots but they can have a lot of adverse side effects and are not recommended. Fortunately, its possible to boost HGH levels naturally and safely.

Here are some ways to increase growth hormone production in your body:

1. Exercise

Regular exercise is one of the most effective ways to boost growth hormone levels in your body. Apart from stimulating HGH secretion, exercise also helps boost blood circulation and energy levels. People who workout regularly often look younger than their not so active peers because they have highe…

Hygiene in Nineteenth Century America

In August 1879 a young Robert Louis Stevenson boarded the immigrant train in New York, bound for Chicago. The middle class Scot was journeying to meet his American true love, Fanny Osborne. His parents, unamused by the union, refused to fund his journey. In love but suddenly impecunious, the young author was forced to travel in economy class. His daily life for the next few weeks is one that most nineteenth century Americans would have recognised.

This is a world, Robert chronicled, that was intimately communal. He soon became accustomed each morning to unfurling his stiff limbs from the bench next to his fellow travellers. His ears became attuned to the dawn chorus of coughing, sneezing and spitting rippling down the carriage. His educated brain tried to suppress thoughts of cholera, tuberculosis and diphtheria. An enclosed environment such as this was the perfect breeding ground for these and other potentially lethal diseases.

The 'rancid stench,' as he graphically put it, of…

The Hurricane Of Heroin

The newest tidal wave of chemical addiction is called 'iatrogenic disease.' It occurs when a potential addict takes pain pills after surgery or injury and becomes addicted. Then, the doctor cuts them off which leaves them with an uncontrollable itch that only an opiod will scratch. To the least informed among us, they are labeled as having a 'moral issue or weakness.'

Any human can get tripped up by addiction. Those chemical hooks don't care. They arrived at birth poised to strike inside 10% of us and they are fierce. Passed down genetically through the generations, current addicts are poorly served by keeping it a secret.

"Why don't they just stop?" "They did it to themselves." We are judging the addict to death, literally. About 70 years ago, the AMA-American Medical Association-declared alcoholism a disease. It sure wasn't treated like one. Monitored? Researched? Forums held? It was the black sheep of the medical disorder list.

Pull up …

New Approaches in Medical Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory arthritis which has affected nearly 1% of the adult of total world's population. It is defined by symmetric polyarticular inflammation of the synovium, the small joints of one's hands (MCP and PIP), wrists and feet.

This inflammation pain and stiffness, and could result in progressive joint damage leading to deformities and lack of function. Linked organ destruction also plays a role to severe disability. Moreover, chronic inflammation secondary to RA can also result to an higher chance of heart problems and alterations in bone metabolism.

These newer medications have proven better promise at improving disease outcomes, but it also a point to notice that they go along with notable side effects which could pose long-term therapy challenges and difficulties among the preoperative arena.

Articular Manifestations

Inflammation and successive flattening of synovial joints would be the sign of occurrence of RA. Why your immune system is tempt…