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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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Reputation management is a growing industry that seeks to influence people’s attitudes and thoughts towards a person or other entity. With the advent of the Internet, an increasingly large number of people research a doctor online prior to making an appointment . Given that comments and reviews tend to hang around on the Web for years, anything negative about you as a person and as a doctor is likely to pop up every time someone looks you up. An embarrassing incident or a malpractice suit, even if they happened a long time ago, are inescapable these days. Critical to the success of your medical practice A good reputation is irreplaceable. ...
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Caring for your loved one with dementia can be very challenging at times, especially if you’re not properly prepared. It’s crucial you act on time and notice the early warning signs. Don’t attribute problems with memory to old age. Keep in mind that you shouldn’t wait for a crisis to take action. Apart from allowing you to prepare for learning how to care for your loved one with dementia, acting on time may help the development of this disease to slow down. It’s worth mentioning there are a lot of different medications that can help people combat dementia. Communicate This disease will completely change the way your loved one communicates. He or ...
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Have you ever felt groggy and increasingly irritable after only getting four or five hours of sleep? Did you feel like you couldn't focus on your work or even making breakfast? You will find that your   sleep and mental health are closely related   and sleep deprivation can negatively impact your mental health status. In fact, research shows that chronic sleeping issues affect 50 to 80 percent of patients in an average psychiatric office. Sleep problems are common with a number of mental health conditions including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and depression. Essentially, sleep is linked to your mental health ...
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Just more than 100 years ago, a pregnant woman had a higher chance of dying during childbirth. A child had a more significant chance of being stillborn or succumbing to illness during the first year of their life. For couples unable to conceive, there was little or nothing that could be done. In a relatively short time, significant advances can ensure that mothers and babies have the best possible chances of long, healthy lives. Vaccinations In 1914, vaccination of babies became customary. The first vaccine which was developed by British doctor Edward Jenner in 1796 and all but eliminated smallpox. This disease was often fatal in infants. ...
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Anxiety is common in patients and may manifest in many different ways, such as being angry, dismissive, withdrawn or even sarcastic. Handling anxiety can make a big difference to a situation for both someone who suffers from it and the person trying to care for him or her. Here are some ways patients can deal with anxiety. Breathe deeply When you are tense, you tend to breathe shallowly. Focusing on your breathing is a common way to help calm your nerves. Concentrate on breathing in and out. Listen to the movement of your breath. Call your mind back if it tries to go elsewhere. Use complementary and alternative therapies Reflexology, meditation, yoga, ...
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We all have our vices. Whether or not we allow them to dictate our lives requires considerable resolve. In fact, a  Harvard study  shows that habitual patterns are formed by three behaviors: mindfulness, routine, and gratification. With that said, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is as easy said than done. If you’ve subjected yourself to destructive habits, consider adopting the  healthy alternatives below .  Meditation > Overeating   If you find comfort in food, you likely overindulge in snacks. Excessive consumption, in any capacity, does not bode well for optimal health. Instead of overeating, consider meditating to quiet the mind. Meditation is ...
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There are many people all around the world that are concerned about the way that technology is changing the way that we interact with each other. They often argue that it has made it tougher for people to actually interact with each other, or that the pornography that can be found on the Internet can negatively influence young men, for example. However, it is hard to deny that there is one massive positive aspect to the rapid technological advancement of human civilization in recent years: the fact that there are more companies that are able to improve our health, well-being, and medical knowledge. Here are three ways that companies are doing everything ...
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It doesn’t matter what industry your business is in, or who your employees are - everybody wants to feel healthy and safe while they are working. As a business owner, this helps to ensure that your employees are as productive as possible - and worrying about what really matters. Here are six ways to improve workplace health and safety. Communication First and foremost, everyone in the workplace has to be open about communication. If they are not comfortable with stating when they are unsafe, then this is a culture/communication issue that could have long-term repercussions. The last thing that a business wants to suffer is employees that have felt ...
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