Though some types of pink eye (conjunctivitis) can be extremely harmful to your eyes, the treatment for all 3 types is relatively simple (but different). What’s that? You didn’t know there was more than one type! Well read on because you know that, chances are, your kid’s going to bring at least one of them home from school this school year. There is in fact a better chance of your kid bringing home an infection than there is of them bringing home their necessary homework.
3 different Types, 3 Different Sets of Symptoms
Here are the 3 types and symptoms of pink eye: 1) allergic-- an allergic reaction (which may be seasonal) to things like pet dander, dust, pollen and the like; 2) bacterial-- can end up causing severe damage to your eye(s); and 3) viral—this is the really contagious type. In all cases the inner eyelid becomes inflamed as does the white part of the eye’s natural clear covering. The pinkish color is not actually the disease itself, but your blood vessels’ reaction to the inflammation. The pinkish coloring is caused by the dilation of those irritated vessels. Heck, I’d be irritated, too.
What Can You Do?
Now that you know about the different types of pink eye and their symptoms, how do you go about treating it? In truth, only the bacterial type needs an actual Rx from your doctor. He or she should prescribe either an antibiotic eye ointment or drops. The allergic type of pink eye is as easy to deal with as hay fever. With all of the allergy meds on the shelves these days you simply have to decide which one works best for you. And as contagious as the viral type of pink eye is there is really not much that you can do in the way of treatment for the actual disease. A cold washcloth over your eyes will make them feel better and somewhat discourage the phlegm like secretions, but other than that you pretty much just have to let it run its course.
Make absolutely sure however that you do NOT share the washcloth that you use (or the towel for that matter).
Consider this: young couples that are healthy have approximately a 20% chance of actually getting pregnant when they’re abstaining from birth control. Now consider that the window of opportunity (ovulation—when there is a viable egg) lasts as long as 24 hours or as little as 12 hours. Talk about your planning for a pregnancy! That’s where an ovulation predictor kit comes in mighty handy. But how does a couple plan for a healthy pregnancy. Ideally, that’s all there ever should be. Unfortunately, it’s far too easy to throw a wrench into the entire works.
There Are Definite Do’s and Don’ts When it Comes to a Healthy Pregnancy/Baby
You’ve heard most of these over and over: Don’t smoke before, during and (if breast feeding) after pregnancy; don’t drink alcohol during and (if breast feeding) after pregnancy; no illicit drugs; blah, blah, blah. But are there more ways to attempt the best possible outcome of your pregnancy? Yes. Try not to gain an adverse amount of weight during pregnancy; however, don’t start any low-carb or fad diets either. Also on the ‘don’t list’ are consumption of soft cheeses, teas, colas and coffee. And while omega-3’s are good, the mercury in seafood is bad. Check with your doctor regarding safe sources of omega-3’s.
Preparing Your Body For Pregnancy
Visiting your doctor, even before trying to conceive, is recommended. Ask then about supplements and medications you may be taking. And find out from them as well if any pre-existing conditions will affect your pregnancy (i.e. elevated blood pressure, asthma, diabetes…etc.). Also find out if all of your vaccines are up to date. Any needed vaccines should occur 1 month prior to attempts at conception. Trying to conceive two weeks after stopping birth control pills gives your body a chance to ovulate again, though it isn’t necessary to take a long break before trying to conceive. A good rule of thumb is to allow your body one natural menstrual cycle. Be sure that you do not have or are exposed to the possibility of STD’s.
But as hard as some couples try and as healthy as some people try to stay, fate has a way of intervening. Fate, God…who or whatever you want to blame…sometimes these kinds of things are simply out of our hands and beyond our control.
The cost of medical care is rising and will only continue to do so until major changes are made in the healthcare system. People struggle with health insurance and high deductibles they usually never reach during their insurance life, but continue to pay the premiums and use only a small percentage of the care they pay for. Health care around the world has been under fire for some time and plans to modify the US healthcare system are slated to begin in 2014. In the meantime, people are looking for ways to save money and still get the kind of healthcare they need and deserve.
Looking to Alternatives
When one is feeling well, healthcare is usually the furthest thing from their mind. When you get sick unless it’s a major illness you tend to try and take care of things on your own rather than spend a co-pay fee or look to a large deductible, which is usually higher than the cost of your treatment. Sometimes trying to find options on your own to take care of an illness or chronic physical issue is something many feel they have to take out a cash loan for! Many people have started looking at paying for their healthcare with cash instead of using their insurance. Many times, you can use cash for things like blood work or lab tests and pay a discounted fee. Many hospitals and doctors will offer cash discounts for different types of work.
Don’t Give up the Blue Cross Just Yet!
Even though paying cash and getting discounted healthcare sounds like a good plan; and it certainly does work for many people, it’s not necessarily a good idea to just drop your healthcare altogether. If you currently have healthcare in place stick with it; just try shopping around for things you might need on a more regular basis and save the high deductible and co-pay costs for any major surgery or procedures you may need in the future. When you need care or procedures, shop around; and don’t be afraid to just ask!
Insurance is most definitely no small issue—particularly when it comes to the matter of PPI. Turns out, payment protection insurance is a far bigger issue than anyone might have imagined. Why, you may ask. Read on.
Those Nasty Banks
It’s not enough that loan officers literally put you through the wringer, make you stand on your head, want you to have a near perfect credit score and you have to promise your first born male child just to get a minimal loan…no! Now they are selling you what has turned out to be bogus payment protection insurance plans. How is it that I came to know of this? You may need to get out more if you haven’t yet heard of the scandal that has rocked the loan industry. PPI policies are, when attempting to get them to kick in and do what it is they were designed to do, turning out to be spurious. No good. False. Garbage. In other words…good luck getting that insurance to kick in! It’s so bad that some individuals are finding out that they were never actually eligible for PPI in the first place.
Time To Get a Lawyer
That’s the only way that some of the people swindled by PPI policies are managing to get any money at all out of the situation. Even then there is no absolute guarantee. This puts borrowers in a predicament. We have insurance on everything these days. We insure our health, our homes, our cars, bikes, boats, RV’s, our pets…even our deaths. Now how the heck are you supposed to feel good about taking out a loan if there is no absolute way to make sure that, should something happen to you or your job, the payments will be made? Have a lawyer or CPA look over any loan papers before putting your name on that dotted line for one thing. Now that the PPI scandal is out in the open, hopefully fewer people will be bilked out of their hard earned cash.
Never take out a loan unless a) you really need it; b) you have more than one way of paying it back; and c) a professional (not a bank employee) has advised you regarding your options.
Best Free Blogging Websites?
To find a free blog online just open your search engine and type in free blog, there will be hundreds, if not thousands to choose from. Most free blogs have a software program called WYSIWIG that enables bloggers to type their blog posts in a format that looks just like Microsoft Word but, to ensure accuracy, you should always type your blog posts in Word or some sort of program that will enable you to spell check your posts before you copy and paste that text to your blog.
Do You Need A Domain Name?
You should consider registering a domain name for your blog sooner rather than later because, a domain name will be easier for your readers to remember and it will be easier for the search engines to index your blog then give it a higher search engine ranking.
When To Blog?
You should blog whenever you have the patience and mental clarity to sit down and type out a good post for your blog. Many people typically blog in the morning before their day starts while others blog at night after their day is done; regardless of when you choose to work on your blog you should make sure that you blog at a time that works best for you and will enable you to write good content for your readers.
Engage Your Readers?
One of the most important thing to do is engage your readers, this is especially important if you use a guest posting service, you should make sure that each post on your blog engages with the reader by asking questions or promoting the reader to do something because, engagement is the key to blogging success.
Being able to decide that can be very exciting especially if you have certain requirements that you need installed at decide in your new bathroom. The very first thing you need to do is determine everything that is going to be required so that you are able to stay healthy. Another thing you need to do is make sure that you are following all of your doctors requirements in the event that you have certain health needs that you need to address and take care of. It might take some time before you are able to find a contractor that will be able to redesign your bathroom but they do exist.
In order for you to find a contractor that specializes in bathroom redesigns you will need to spend plenty of time shopping around finding the perfect contractor that will be able to assist you. You also need to take into consideration your budget because you do not want to go over budget when it comes to a bathroom remodel. When you and your contractor are working together make sure that both parties are on the same page. You want to be sure you agree to all of the redesigns that are going to happen and that you also are getting everything you require to keep your health in top condition.
Shopping For Bathroom Materials
Your contractor will be able to take you to all of the different home improvement stores that are going to give you the best deals. You also might think about any type future remodels and whether or not you will be able to buy certain supplies and materials in bulk. Doing that could save you a great deal of money, so always think of that when you are shopping.
Your new bathroom is going to be a wonderful addition to your home because not only are you going to have a new bathroom but you are going to have a bathroom that is going to be perfect for all of your health requirements. You should always put your health first before anything else.
It seems to be happening quite frequently these days that after heart surgery, patients are making mistakes with their medications, and some of these mistakes can be quite harmful. They will either take the wrong dose, or the wrong medication at the wrong time. There has been a study done at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where the results showed that half of all heart patients went home and made errors with their prescriptions, and some of these errors were due to side effects and other factors beyond their control, but some problems were due to fault of their own.
Keep a List
After a patient has had vascular surgery, it is important for them to keep track of their medications, and how to take them. They should get specific instructions from their doctor, and then keep a list with them at all times about their prescriptions, when to take them, and how much to take. They should also use a pill box and a chart whenever possible to keep track of their medications as well. The transition from the hospital to home can be challenging, and the patient should discuss with their doctor everything that is needed to make that transition a pleasant one. Some medications can be harmful if they are taken in the wrong dose, while others are dangerous if they forget to take them altogether, so the patient needs clear, written and verbal instructions, as well as a follow up call from their doctor if possible.
Post-surgery transition can be difficult, but a vascular surgery patient should never have a hard time with their medication. The hospital should follow up with the patient, and the patient should also go home with tools to help figure out how to take all their medications.
Try It Out Before You Move
Pick one week out of the year to travel to the tropics and see if it isn’t the land of your dreams. Check out http://www.onlyexclusivetravel.com/2425/736/objects/destinations/maldives.html, as an example. A friend of mine lives near Maldives and he says that it’s about the best place on the face of the earth. He can live like a king on the money that I make here in America; and trust me when I say that I do not live like a king. That right there is good for my health, how about you? And they have the best of both worlds there as well. While I’m freezing my tush off and trying to dig my way out of 6 feet of snow in January; he’s running around in shorts and a T shirt in weather that usually peaks around the upper eighties with very little rain. Summer is an entirely different matter however; temperatures are usually in the low nineties and because of the extra rain it can be exceedingly humid. It’s the tropics-- what did you expect? If you want ridiculously hot and crazy dry there’s always Arizona. Have fun with those scorpions and snakes; I’ll send you a coconut from the islands.
Mother Nature… You Done Good!
With crystal clear waters and seemingly endless flowing, sandy beaches—what on earth could possibly matter? Soak up the sun or go snorkeling and scuba diving; and for goodness sakes don’t forget your sunscreen. It sort of defeats the purpose of moving there for your health if you end up with a severe sunburn or skin cancer now doesn’t it? The views from some of the private villas and resorts are amazingly breathtaking; there is no bad view from any of the beachside, air conditioned residences. Much of the land in these areas remains virtually untouched. It’s almost like having your own little private island.
Knowing full well that frame of mind is a big part of your health; how could there be a care in the world living on any of the fantasy islands in this pristine area of the globe?
The president of the United States has seemingly made it possible for everyone to be entitled to affordable insurance, one way or another; but some people are still finding it necessary to log on to sites such as CanadianPharmacyLink.com to at least get a discount on the prescriptions they need.
Let’s Start Off Online
Doing a little bit of homework online can save you money in the long run. Here are some suggestions: check out apps that save you money; check out websites where you can compare drug costs; healthcare blue book is a place where you can find proper pricing; tell your employer about lower health costs for companies; check out your current provider’s website so that you know it inside and out. Familiarize yourself with all of ‘the rules’ and make sure that you play by them--insist that your insurance company do the same; ask for a cash discount—it never hurts to ask; keep an eye on your bills to make sure that no mistakes have been made; and be sure to get credit for every single thing you pay for out of pocket. In addition to keeping track of this for your insurance company (your deductible) keep track of it for your taxes as well.
While We’re On The Subject Of Tax Breaks
Whatever you pay for health care is tax deductible. Here are some more tips involving your taxes: have your Physician write a prescription for over the counter drugs you need; in your retirement use HSA funds for drugs; a health savings account offers discounts; get a flexible spending account and contribute to it. There are lots of ways to save on prescriptions: Ask your Physician to double up on twice a day prescriptions into one pill; purchasing your drugs from Canada through the mail; switch to a therapeutic alternative; generics whenever possible. Always ask about discounts even if you think there are none. Go to facilities that charge less for MRIs, blood work and such; there is an astounding difference between what hospitals charge and clinics specializing in testing procedures.
If there’s any confusion or you have any questions about your rights as they apply to prescriptions, try logging on to RXRights.org and see if your questions are answered there.
FootballBettingAction.com will tell fans that understanding injuries is the key to making care free NFL picks. Technology is helping to create more ways to protect players from injuries on the field. However, it’s not all about using technology. There has to be legislation and contracts in place as well. Injuries and health is becoming a growing concern in labor contracts and negotiated CBAs for the NFL. The current bounty scandal with the Saints underscores the growing concern for injuries in the game.
Protecting the Shield
The NFL is trying to get ahead of potential lawsuits by going after the Satins but it may be too little too late. On the aggregate, it’s all about the front office, coaches and players getting smarter and more responsible about their health and long-term outlook. The days of walking it off, or being tough are age=old and somewhat prehistoric. These days, it pays to be smarter. More players are taking their time in getting back to the field as more players are being smarter by retiring or quitting while they are ahead. The early retirement of Tomlinson and Ricky Williams highlight this evolving mentality.
Players have to begin to protect themselves on the field before expecting anyone else to do so. The coaches and front office of teams are becoming more liable for sending hurt players back on the field as well. The backlash the Browns received for sending Colt McCoy back on the field in 2011 after the James Harrison hit emphasize this evolving mentality as well.
Protecting the players on the field is becoming more important in protecting the interests of the sport for the long-term. The trouble facing the NFL is comparable to the problems boxing has had surviving in this contemporary era. Parents are less likely to send their children into a sport where the hits and impact of the sport will shortchange the long-term outlook of their personal growth in life.