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What is ALS, The Disease That Killed Stephen Hawking?

(CNN)Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, more commonly known as ALS, is a progressive, neurodegenerative disease. It affects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that make the muscles of both the upper and lower body work. Those nerve cells lose their ability to initiate and control muscle movement, which leads to paralysis and death. People with the condition lose control of muscle movement, eventually losing their ability to eat, speak, walk and, ultimately, breathe. Its most famous sufferer was famed physicist Stephen Hawking, who died on Wednesday at the age of 76. ALS is also called Lou Gehrig's disease, named after the famous baseball player who retired in 1939 because of the condition. Other notable sufferers actor David Niven, NBA Hall of Famer George Yardley and jazz musician Charles Mingus. Little is known about the causes of the disease, and there is currently no cure. The condition is slightly more common in men than women. Unusually long life-span Hawking, diagnose…

Wny You Should Talk To Your Dog

It is known that talking to one's baby improves bonding between parent and child. Well, many pet owners view their pets as their own children, but does talking to your dog in the same way as you would a human infant have the same bonding effect? A recent study suggests so.    


Published Sunday 11 March 2018 By 
Fact checked by Jasmin Collier
If you have a dog, you're likely in the habit of asking them, "Who's a good boy?" in a really high-pitched and affectionate tone of voice — sometimes to the amusement of those around you. Pet owners do this instinctively because they feel just as attached to their pets as they may to their infant. But does this sort of "baby talk" do anything for the dog? Researchers Alex Benjamin and Katie Slocombe, at the University of York in the United Kingdom, set out to investigate if so-called dog-speak improves bonding between pets and humans, and specifically, whether it is useful for the dogs. Slocombe explains the …

March Savings Promo Code

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Discount applies to full certification exams, not re-certification exams.  This offer is valid through midnight March 6, 2018 and is applicable to new purchases only, cannot be combined with other offers or applied to previous purchases.

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What Led To 31 Year Old Lena Dunham's Hysterectomy?

New Study Reveals Impact of Having Children On Women's Bodies

Graves Disease - What You Want To Know

Wendy Williams has just announced a hiatus from her show, The Wendy Williams Show, because she is suffering from Graves Disease.  But most people don't know much about Graves.  Find out what the symptoms and treatment for it is, and if her 3 week hiatus will be enough.



https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/graves-disease/symptoms-causes/syc-20356240

To Wash Or Not To Wash, That Question Is Answered

A dermatologist explains whether or not you are at a health risk by not washing brand new clothes before wearing them




https://www.msn.com/en-gb/health/mindandbody/dermatologist-explains-why-you-need-to-wash-new-clothes-before-wearing-them/ar-BBJnxRL?li=BBoPH6F

New Research Reveals Connection Between Fertility and Soda Consumption

New research indicates a connection between soda consumption and fertility.  How much is too much?


https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320948.php

A Call For Women To Stop Wearing Yoga Pants To The Gym

Women should stop wearing yoga pants to the gym immediately, at least that's the opinion of one New York Time's writer. 



https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/17/opinion/sunday/yoga-pants-sweatpants-women.html

6 Diet Tips to Improve Your Love Life

"Asparagine, an amino acid derived from a varied range of foods — including asparagus, fish and potatoes — could be a key nutrient for a deadly form of breast cancer, a new study suggests."



https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320866.php

BCLS/ACLS Guideline Changes - What You Need To Know To Update

Could Hurricane Irma Have Contributed to Over 300 Florida Flu Deaths?

This year's flu-related death toll in Florida is now over 300.  It's victims aren't just the elderly or health-compromised people that we typically think of as being particularly vulnerable to the flu.  The latest victim is a 12 year old boy who was thought to otherwise have been healthy.

Dr. Peter Lamelas of South Florida urgent care clinic MD Now speculates Hurricane Irma may have contributed to the unusually high outbreak there.




http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/boy-flu-death-spurs-concern-palm-beach-county/MFUdN1nGRRrpAVeTcGF67N/amp.html

Heart-stopping sex is rare, but men are most at risk

Kim Painter, Special for USA Today: https://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/health/2017/11/10/apparently-there-such-thing-heart-stopping-sex/107537486/ Getty Images
Heart-stopping sex is rare, but when it occurs it usually happens to a man, says one of the first large studies to examine sudden cardiac arrest during or just after sex. Sex is linked to about 1 in 100 sudden cardiac arrests in men and 1 in 1,000 in women, according to the study presented Sunday at a scientific meeting of the American Heart Association and published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. “The findings are reassuring,” for people with heart disease concerned that sex might be dangerous, said senior author Sumeet Chugh, a cardiologist at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles. “Now we can tell them the risk is very low.”  Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when an electrical malfunction causes the heart to stop beating. Most victims die. The medical condition is different from a heart attack, in wh…

ACLS Algorithm

ACLS Adult Algorithm - ACLS certification prep materials.

http://cprtrainingfast.com/downloads/ACLS.pdf

10 Hygiene Habits You Need to Stop NOW

Despite our best intentions to stay healthy, sometimes our well-meaning habits cause more harm than good.  There are ten practices we've become in the habit of that we need to stop doing now!


http://www.healthyway.com/a/10-hygiene-habits-its-time-to-ditch/

Feeling Stressed? Smell Your Partner's Laundry

It's a long known fact that stress can impact your health, and prolonged stress may have impacts as serious as cardiac disease.  It's not surprising that reducing stress is on some many people's new year's resolution lists.  A recent study has found that a simple way to help reduce stress may be smelling clothing items worn by your partner.  Dirty t-shirt, anyone?

https://www.menshealth.com/sex-women/smell-test-stress

6 Things Women Should Do After Sex

Let's face it.  Nobody wants to discuss sexual health, especially female sexual health.  Despite how liberated we've become in some areas, talking about girly bits is still pretty taboo.  Starting with some basics, these are six things every woman should do after sex to keep everything in good condition.



https://www.thealternativedaily.com/women-should-do-these-6-things-after-sex/

California Flu Death Toll Rises- Vaccine Supply Drops

Across the country, the flu continues to take it's toll, hitting some people so hard it's causing death.  California is the latest state hit hard, and flu vaccine supply is running short.

http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-ln-flu-surge-20180106-htmlstory.html




Does Jeff Sessions Latest Marijuana Move Jeopardize the Marijuana Industry?

What impact may Jeff Sessions new marijuana changes have on the legal marijuana industry?

http://time.com/5088442/jeff-sessions-marijuana-legal/