Teen Suicide Survivor

The Pistol Star “He’s gone”, these words can mean all kinds of things to billions of different people, but when spoken to me on the night of December 7th, 2005, they only had one meaning, one meaning to one simple phrase that consists of two simple words that completely, single-handedly destroyed my picture-perfect life. The…

The Real Definition of Good Health

In 1948, the World Health Organization defined good health as; “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” This definition of health holds as true today as it did back in 1948. Though the WHO may have modified their definition since then,…

Health Insurance Costs and Modern Medicine

It seems that the more insurance one has the higher go the fees. Doctors now earn substantially more than they did proportionally few years ago. While they know that their patients can recover most of the cost for their service they rarely get an argument from them. In Australia we have the Medicare system that…

Swine Flu and Options Trading

The recent global spreading of the Swine Flu has welcomed back fearful memories of the avian flu. In fact at this point in time, other than Mexico, USA, Canada, some parts of Europe, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Australia, Israel, Brazil, Colombia, France and the UK have reported confirmed or suspicious cases. So far, 160 have…

Is High Cholesterol The Primary Cause Of Heart Disease?

A high blood cholesterol level, especially elevated low density lipoproteins (LDL), is considered to be a contributor to plaque building up in the arteries and impeded blood flow to the brain, kidneys, genitals, extremities, and heart. It is among the primary causes of heart disease, because cholesterol produces deposits in arteries. High cholesterol levels may…

Volkswagen Ad Didn’t Escape Probing Eyes of Mental Health Groups

Another automaker was targeted by the suicide prevention groups for having ads that suggest suicide. Europe’s largest automaker and maker of renowned Volkswagen performance parts, Volkswagen AG didn’t escape the probing eyes of the suicide prevention groups. Five mental health groups have recently demanded that Volkswagen scrap its new TV spot that shows a depressed…

Adjusting to Becoming Deaf Late in Life

It was on March 2, 2007 that I had to be admitted to the hospital being assisted by two friends. One of which is my partner in life. Their names are Donna (my partner) and Brenda (my friend.) Donna is Caucasian and Brenda is like me, African American. The reason I mention their backgrounds is…