Medical Articles

Deadly Diabetes Part I

Intro Over 7 percent of the US population has diabetes. Diabetes is rapidly becoming an epidemic due to a burgeoning population with obesity and a sedentary lifestyle. In 2005 there were about 31 million people ages 20 or older with diabetes. In this same year there were 1.5 million new cases of diabetes in the…

Discus Fish Diseases – Ammonia Poisoning and Ich

One of the most common Discus fish diseases is ammonia poisoning. This occurs because of toxic ammonia buildup and improper nitrogen cycle in the aquarium. Ammonia poisoning can sometimes be caused by the malfunction or removal of biological filter in the aquarium. This disease directly affects the fish and along with it are harmful side…

Poverty Breaks Down Your DNA

Despite being microscopic in size and packing all the information that makes you and I who we are, DNA is actually fairly fragile and can be easily affected by the outside world. We've known for years that cigarette smoke and other contaminants can cause genetic mutations, but a recent study published by a team of…

All About Nosocomial Asthma

Asthma is a medical condition of the respiratory system that is manifested through hyperactiveness of the respiratory system resulting in inflammation and obstruction of the airways due to cellular hyperresponsiveness. Both chronic and acute asthma are presented through difficult in breathing, inform of shortened breaths and raised pulse rate. Asthma Pathology The pathophysiological mechanisms of…

Leadership Must Balance Dynamic And Static Growth

Leadership needs the balance between the static of what works vs. dynamic creative growth. This is not a division between conservative or low-risk-takers compared to risk-takers or recklessness. It is the decision between choosing what must be kept in place – the static – and what must be pushed forward – the dynamic. This borrows…

First Aid Emergencies for Pets

Bleeding – Bind a sterile pad tightly over the wound for four or five minutes. If bleeding continues, bandage the pad, changing every hour. Use a tourniquet if blood is spurting or the other methods fail to work. Apply the tourniquet to a pressure point between the wound and heart, loosening briefly every 15 minutes.…

Intrinsic Motivation and Competence

Okay how do we motivate ourselves from within? When we were children, maybe we tried to learn something new like riding a bike. When after having learned it, sometimes unconsciously, we reaffirmed ourselves-we say to ourselves we have learned something new and challenging. We have become competent. Competence and even just the feeling of competency…

What Is Bitcoin? A Concise and Informative Guide

The cryptocurrency that continues to mesmerize the world, the first of its kind, Bitcoin was once entirely a classy realm of tech-geniuses who were keen to uphold the philosophy of maximizing autonomy, but Bitcoin has a shot to fame with the promise of a wide consumer base. Yet, to the uninitiated consumers, a query remains.…

Karate Yells – From Feeble Squeak To Fearsome Roar

One of the first things I learned when I started taking karate (other than knuckle pushups) was the famous karate yell. My white belt class spends a great deal of time bowing to the master, crouching in a "Karate Kid" style stance, and punching the air while grunting. These alternating punches end with a "kee-yup"…

Good Reasons to Stop Smoking Cigarettes

Most committed smokers refuse to research the hazards and side effects of smoking cigarettes that contain over 4000 deadly chemicals that will eventually kill you. Some people will say things like, ” oh well, there’s so many chemicals in the food we eat every day, so what’s the big deal”. Yes, I have to agree…

Successful Type 1 Diabetes Self Management

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that destroys cells that produce insulin in the pancreas. When the body can no longer regulate blood sugar levels, daily injections of insulin are required to sustain life. While the cause of type 1 diabetes is not known, it is generally believed that environment and genetics play a…