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While health practitioners and pharmacies remain open during the shutdown around the country , you can still access your chronic medications. But what about the risk you are exposing yourself and others to when you go there? And even more importantly, why use these services in person when there’s a technologically effective way to do so? Telemedicine defined When you use telemedicine services, you consult a doctor in a virtual space. This is ideal for those who are unable to leave the house or who do not live in close proximity to a doctor’s consulting rooms.  You and the doctor share a real-time appointment using your computer or cellphone ...
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Remnants of asbestos can still remain in walls, products and pipes plus symptoms of past exposure can arise up to 50 years later. Shock and fear may be your first reactions when you discover you have been exposed to asbestos, but you must get past emotions to act quickly. Understanding Asbestos Asbestos is a silicate mineral comprising fibrous materials valued for fireproofing and insulation capabilities. It also strengthens other fibers, cloth and paper. Yet, the heat-resistant and anti-corrosion qualities behind its durability are harmful and toxic to human beings. This has not stopped builders and manufacturers from getting away with a ...
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One key factor of taking care of your health and well-being is sleeping on a high quality mattress. A poor one may contribute to negativity, back pain and many more problems. Here are a few reasons why purchasing the right mattress is so important. Suffer from Less Stress Getting enough rest at night can cause you to have less stress. For one, if your mattress is lumpy or saggy, you might be uncomfortable for hours. This might cause you to lose sleep. Consequently, if you can't sleep normally, you'll probably be grouchy in the morning. You might feel more stressed at work, school and in your relationships. Improved Mental Health ...
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New developments have changed the way scientific research is conducted. Some labs are working on DNA purification, and they can use advanced technology to get a better yield on every project. Plus, the process has been streamlined to such a degree that there is no need to wait for results. The DNA purification process can be completed quickly, gives you quantifiable results, and saves your company time. New Extraction Systems An automated nucleic acid extraction system is just one way that the industry has changed the purification process. When you use a new extraction system, you can purify DNA much faster than before. These machines were ...
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When you experience problems with your teeth, you might not know how to decide whether you need urgent care or if you can wait for treatment. There are definitely times when it's necessary to get emergency help to ensure your safety and possibly save you from losing teeth. Ways To Know You Need Emergency Dental Care A lot of times, people hesitate to go to the dentist for various reasons, including worries about the ability to find affordable dental financing . If you are avoiding treatment because you're unsure if it's a serious enough condition for emergency care , it can hurt you and negatively impact your overall health. You should ...
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Resource allocation is a very important skill for project managers because it enables them to balance out their resources throughout the entire operations. It entails developing a plan that will help you use the resources at hand more productively and to the best benefit of the work.  Resources don’t include equipment and material - it also entails finances, employees, and expertise in particular types of work. Because of the variety of resources, some project managers may feel overwhelmed and not know where to start allocating them.  To solve that, here is how to balance your resources during projects: Identify the resources you have Identifying ...
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Cancer has been at the center of medical research for a number of years. 70 years after Sidney Farber set out so find a cure for childhood leukemia, scientists and doctors know a lot more about cancer, but it is still one of the most elusive conditions for which there is no real cure.  Radiotherapy and surgery were the only real treatments for cancer, but for blood cancer and other cancers that were inoperable due to their position, the end result was tragic. Nevertheless, there have been some improvements and scientists are still working hard to find a cure. Here is a look at the development so far.  The early days Cancer has been around for centuries ...
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One of the major issues that people face after surgery is pain. It is kind of ironic, seeing that you had the surgery to get rid of the pain in the first place. In most cases, the pain will subside after a while, but there are instances where the pain will continue. It disrupts everyday life and can have a negative impact on your work life as well.  The good news is that you don’t have to live with the pain forever. There are many ways in which you can manage the pain. Medication The most obvious way for you to deal with your pain is to use medication . Your doctor will probably prescribe a strong pain killer, but you can use over the counter ...
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Sleep disruptions come in many forms, and people often experience them differently. You could have problems falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking up refreshed from quality sleep. Whichever it is, there is nothing more frustrating than trying to get through the day on insufficient sleep. You’re more likely to make mistakes, forget things, or be unable to concentrate on the task at hand.   Fortunately, having some sleep problems doesn’t mean that you need to start taking prescription medication. There are other factors to consider before you turn to sleep tablets.   Have you created an environment conducive to sleep?   It’s annoying ...
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When it comes to losing weight there are hundreds of different diet plans out there. Each one of them will tell you how you will lose weight quickly and achieve your weight loss goals. However, most of the time these fad diets are simply not sustainable. You will lose some weight when you start them, but the diets are so restrictive that most people do not maintain them. The worst part about this is that the weight will come back and oftentimes a person will gain even more weight than what was initially lost.  When it comes down to it, the formula for losing weight is really quite simple. You need to burn more calories than you are taking in. While counting ...
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Confinement to a wheelchair can be difficult, especially when the wheelchair user has to watch able-bodied people doing the things that they would love to do. Able-bodied people take things like running up and down the stairs, negotiating tight corners, and using public bathrooms for granted.   Until recent times, the world was not wheelchair friendly, with few places offering the requisite facilities . Wheelchair users would often feel excluded from everyday life since their different needs were not catered for.   Even so, a lot of people still feel awkward when they encounter a wheelchair user, and unsure of what to say or do. They’re ...
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Many people hold down jobs that operate on a 9-5 schedule, allowing them time to relax when they get home and prepare for a good night’s sleep. However, there are others who work non-traditional hours or extra long days that can cut into other areas, including getting enough sleep.  Having enough good quality sleep is vital for your health and your work performance. It prevents memory and alertness difficulties. Here are some tips to stay on your game even when you work long hours.  Put down your phone Bringing your mobile phone, laptop or tablet into your bedroom can prevent you from falling asleep. The blue light emitted by these electronics sends ...
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Today, people with cancer go for cancer treatment on an outpatient basis. This means someone has to be part of the day-to-day care of the person and in many cases, this is a spouse, partner, parent or adult child.  A reliable, supportive caregiver is crucial to the physical and emotional well-being of a cancer patient. If you find yourself fulfilling this role, here are some tips on how to care for your patient.  Changing needs Your role as a caregiver will change as the needs of the patient change during and after treatment for cancer. At some point, the needs of the patient may mean that you need to get the help of professional caregivers. ...
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The company you work for has just asked you to come up with a new marketing campaign.  You review the information, frame your mind to come up with the right strategies and you start to map out how you’ll succeed in your marketing efforts. Once you’ve developed your marketing strategy, found the right marketing automation tools to support your project, it’s time to start planning out the tactics. How do you actually get from A to Z?  This is where the planning really counts.  As marketers we are equipped with various marketing channels and at times that can often make it difficult to choose which one to use without worrying about opportunities that ...
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Getting into e-commerce has never been easier and cheaper. However, breaking away from competition and being noticed has never been harder because there are so many online stores. If you want to see if you have what it takes to become a successful e-commerce owner, we recommend checking out our 6 Dos and Don’ts when starting an E-commerce site so that you have an insight into what to avoid and what to actually do.   1. DO test the product before launching the whole business We know that it’s hard to face the facts when your product simply isn’t that... how to put it... wanted. But you will never know how your potential customers will react once you ...
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Gone are the days where businesses had to rely on paper with entire floors taken up by stacks of paperwork. Most businesses have already switched over to entirely paperless systems – but there are still plenty of businesses who haven't.  If you're still wasting space and time on paperwork, maybe it's time to join the revolution and make the switch. Here's how to take your business paperless.  Do Away with Invoices  The first thing a paperless business needs is an electronic invoicing system . Do away with paper invoices first: They are one of the most common ways in which businesses heap up paperwork unnecessarily.  There are ...
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Understanding Astigmatism

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Astigmatism is one of the most misunderstood eye conditions because most people believe that it is caused by improper lighting. It is crucial to understand the very basics of the condition. The condition causes blurry vision because the lens, or cornea, or both are not smooth and do not focus on light properly.  The condition is usually genetic, often beginning in childhood. There is no known cause of the condition, however, there is a range of corrective treatments one can undergo.  Symptoms and Treatment This is probably one of the most common eye conditions which affect various properties of sight, such as 20/20 vision and seeing objects from ...
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Biological insights or technical innovations that can improve current technology or address a need in the healthcare environment are usually the starting point for the development of new products. When it comes to new products, good science is essential to establish efficacy and safety but on its own is not enough to make a product successful. Scientific expertise must be leveraged within the context of market forces. Various regulatory and commercial issues must be taken into account to successfully position a new product in the healthcare market. Healthcare is shifting from being reactive to being preventative and proactive. This offers incredible ...
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You are what you eat. This simple saying is still around because it’s true. When you feed your body good wholesome food, it gives you a high energy output. People who eat a lot of junk food tend to be unhealthy. We’ve been told many times about the health benefits of different foods. Fruits and vegetables are a must because they are rich in vitamins and minerals that are essential to the body’s health. Protein provides the body with energy. However, certain foods have benefits over and above the ones we were taught at school. Look at the following health benefits of some foods that may surprise you. The power of pineapple   This tropical ...
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A business person isn't allowed to live the same financial life as an ordinary individual, primarily because of the financial demands of running a business smoothly. For instance, you cannot afford not to live by a budget if you are a business person, because of the consequences that might reflect on your business life if you don't. However, there are many times when individuals, including business people, have to deal with significant life issues like debts. In such instances, it is imperative for a business person to device means to ensure that their debts don't affect their business structure. Personal debts are formidable weapons capable of running even ...
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