Traveling Alternative Roads: Other Options for Health Care

Health insurance can be expensive if you are not lucky enough to have it provided by your employer. Even shopping around for the best quotes may not be within your budget. Luckily there are alternatives to health insurance that you can take advantage of so that you and your family will be safe even if an emergency situation comes up. You can apply for the prescription discount card program, which is a low monthly cost and works at most of the of corporation drug stores that we all use. There are also programs that give you health care but are not considered “health insurance”. read more

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Travel Warning On Drugs Abroad: Just Say No

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Even though this information is 13 years old, it still pertains today.

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During 1994, 2,500 Americans were arrested in 95 foreign countries. Of these, 880 ended up in jails abroad because they assumed they couldn’t get arrested for drug possession. From Asia to Africa, Europe to South America, Americans are finding out the hard way that drug possession or trafficking equals jail in foreign countries. read more

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Travel Nurse And The Different States

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Article about adjustments and things a traveling nurse should have
before nursing in different states.

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Travel Nursing-Working in Different States

When you were going to school to become a nurse you were probably told several times that each individual state requires its very own license in order for an individual to practice medicine. You are probably already licensed to nurse in the state where you became accredited, that is probably the same state that you plan on working as a nurse. However if you are a travel nurse you don’t know what state you should be licensed in. read more

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Travel Health Insurance Is A Smart Buy

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No one wants to think about getting sick or having an accident while they’re on vacation. Unfortunately, this can happen. When it does, travel health insurance can prove to be a very beneficial buy.

Travel health insurance is a temporary policy that provides coverage to people while they’re on vacation or in transit. It can work in conjunction with or independent of regular major medical coverage. This type of insurance is very commonly offered to those using a travel agen…

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No one wants to think about getting sick or having an accident while they’re on vacation. Unfortunately, this can happen. When it does, travel health insurance can prove to be a very beneficial buy. read more

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Travel Health Insurance: Don’t Leave The Homeland Without It

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Insurance is designed to give us peace of mind. It is there to help us when things go wrong. Whether it is insurance of our health, possessions, or income, we willingly pay our premiums in order to rest easily in knowing that we are protected from loss. Yet it is truly ironic that when we are farthest from home and on foreign lands, our health insurance is often at its most useless. For peace of mind when traveling or living internationally the smart traveler is sure to purch…

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Insurance is designed to give us peace of mind. It is there to help us when things go wrong. Whether it is insurance of our health, possessions, or income, we willingly pay our premiums in order to rest easily in knowing that we are protected from loss. Yet it is truly ironic that when we are farthest from home and on foreign lands, our health insurance is often at its most useless. For peace of mind when traveling or living internationally the smart traveler is sure to purchase travel health insurance. read more

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Travel Health Insurance

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Travel health insurance is a temporary policy that provides coverage while you’re

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Travel health insurance is a temporary policy that provides coverage while you’re on vacation or in transit. It either works in conjunction with, or independent of, your regular major medical coverage. Travel health insurance is commonly offered if you use a travel agent, book a cruise or go on a package tour. more information……myhealthidea read more

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Traumas as Social Interactions

This article was originally written by Sam Vaknin

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(“He” in this text – to mean “He” or “She”).
We react to serious mishaps, life altering setbacks, disasters, abuse, and death by going through the phases of grieving. Traumas are the complex outcomes of psychodynamic and biochemical processes. But the particulars of traumas depend heavily on the interaction between the victim and his social milieu.
It would seem that while the victim progresses from denial to helplessness, rage, depression and thence to acceptance of the traumatizing events – society demonstrates a diametrically opposed progression. This incompatibility, this mismatch of psychological phases is what leads to the formation and crystallization of trauma.
PHASE I
Victim phase I – DENIAL
The magnitude of such unfortunate events is often so overwhelming, their nature so alien, and their message so menacing – that denial sets in as a defence mechanism aimed at self preservation. The victim denies that the event occurred, that he or she is being abused, that a loved one passed away.
Society phase I – ACCEPTANCE, MOVING ON
The victim’s nearest (“Society”) – his colleagues, his employees, his clients, even his spouse, children, and friends – rarely experience the events with the same shattering intensity. They are likely to accept the bad news and move on. Even at their most considerate and empathic, they are likely to lose patience with the victim’s state of mind. They tend to ignore the victim, or chastise him, to mock, or to deride his feelings or behaviour, to collude to repress the painful memories, or to trivialize them.
Summary Phase I
The mismatch between the victim’s reactive patterns and emotional needs and society’s matter-of-fact attitude hinders growth and healing. The victim requires society’s help in avoiding a head-on confrontation with a reality he cannot digest. Instead, society serves as a constant and mentally destabilizing reminder of the root of the victim’s unbearable agony (the Job syndrome).
PHASE II
Victim phase II – HELPLESSNESS
Denial gradually gives way to a sense of all-pervasive and humiliating helplessness, often accompanied by debilitating fatigue and mental disintegration. These are among the classic symptoms of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). These are the bitter results of the internalization and integration of the harsh realization that there is nothing one can do to alter the outcomes of a natural, or man-made, catastrophe. The horror in confronting one’s finiteness, meaninglessness, negligibility, and powerlessness – is overpowering.
Society phase II – DEPRESSION
The more the members of society come to grips with the magnitude of the loss, or evil, or threat represented by the grief inducing events – the sadder they become. Depression is often little more than suppressed or self-directed anger. The anger, in this case, is belatedly induced by an identified or diffuse source of threat, or of evil, or loss. It is a higher level variant of the “fight or flight” reaction, tampered by the rational understanding that the “source” is often too abstract to tackle directly.
Summary Phase II
Thus, when the victim is most in need, terrified by his helplessness and adrift – society is immersed in depression and unable to provide a holding and supporting environment. Growth and healing is again retarded by social interaction. The victim’s innate sense of annulment is enhanced by the self-addressed anger (=depression) of those around him.
PHASE III
Both the victim and society react with RAGE to their predicaments. In an effort to narcissistically reassert himself, the victim develops a grandiose sense of anger directed at paranoidally selected, unreal, diffuse, and abstract targets (=frustration sources). By expressing aggression, the victim re-acquires mastery of the world and of himself.
Members of society use rage to re-direct the root cause of their depression (which is, as we said, self directed anger) and to channel it safely. To ensure that this expressed aggression alleviates their depression – real targets must are selected and real punishments meted out. In this respect, “social rage” differs from the victim’s. The former is intended to sublimate aggression and channel it in a socially acceptable manner – the latter to reassert narcissistic self-love as an antidote to an all-devouring sense of helplessness.
In other words, society, by itself being in a state of rage, positively enforces the narcissistic rage reactions of the grieving victim. This, in the long run, is counter-productive, inhibits personal growth, and prevents healing. It also erodes the reality test of the victim and encourages self-delusions, paranoidal ideation, and ideas of reference.
PHASE IV
Victim Phase IV – DEPRESSION
As the consequences of narcissistic rage – both social and personal – grow more unacceptable, depression sets in. The victim internalizes his aggressive impulses. Self directed rage is safer but is the cause of great sadness and even suicidal ideation. The victim’s depression is a way of conforming to social norms. It is also instrumental in ridding the victim of the unhealthy residues of narcissistic regression. It is when the victim acknowledges the malignancy of his rage (and its anti-social nature) that he adopts a depressive stance.
Society Phase IV – HELPLESSNESS
People around the victim (“society”) also emerge from their phase of rage transformed. As they realize the futility of their rage, they feel more and more helpless and devoid of options. They grasp their limitations and the irrelevance of their good intentions. They accept the inevitability of loss and evil and Kafkaesquely agree to live under an ominous cloud of arbitrary judgement, meted out by impersonal powers.
Summary Phase IV
Again, the members of society are unable to help the victim to emerge from a self-destructive phase. His depression is enhanced by their apparent helplessness. Their introversion and inefficacy induce in the victim a feeling of nightmarish isolation and alienation. Healing and growth are once again retarded or even inhibited.
PHASE V
Victim Phase V – ACCEPTANCE AND MOVING ON
Depression – if pathologically protracted and in conjunction with other mental health problems – sometimes leads to suicide. But more often, it allows the victim to process mentally hurtful and potentially harmful material and paves the way to acceptance. Depression is a laboratory of the psyche. Withdrawal from social pressures enables the direct transformation of anger into other emotions, some of them otherwise socially unacceptable. The honest encounter between the victim and his own (possible) death often becomes a cathartic and self-empowering inner dynamic. The victim emerges ready to move on.
Society Phase V – DENIAL
Society, on the other hand, having exhausted its reactive arsenal – resorts to denial. As memories fade and as the victim recovers and abandons his obsessive-compulsive dwelling on his pain – society feels morally justified to forget and forgive. This mood of historical revisionism, of moral leniency, of effusive forgiveness, of re-interpretation, and of a refusal to remember in detail – leads to a repression and denial of the painful events by society.
Summary Phase V
This final mismatch between the victim’s emotional needs and society’s reactions is less damaging to the victim. He is now more resilient, stronger, more flexible, and more willing to forgive and forget. Society’s denial is really a denial of the victim. But, having ridden himself of more primitive narcissistic defences – the victim can do without society’s acceptance, approval, or look. Having endured the purgatory of grieving, he has now re-acquired his self, independent of society’s acknowledgement.
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Trauma: Dealing With The Debris After The Chaos

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When people experience trauma, it can leave them emotionally and mentally carred. The healing process can be difficult and prolonged, but it has to be done properly to avoid risking further damage.

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If you’re lucky, then you’re never going to encounter a single traumatic experience in your life. If you’re lucky, you won’t encounter the emotionally and mentally scarring experiences that have left some people scarred and unable to really interact with the world around them. The emotional and mental health consequences of surviving psychological trauma can become lifelong scars, forever leaving a mark on the victim’s psyche. The road to recovery is fraught with dangers, as recovering from trauma requires a person to recall the trauma. For most, the emotional healing after a traumatic experience can often be as painful as the traumatic event itself. read more

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Transferring Credit Card Debt May Be Hazardous To Your Financial Health

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Credit card companies now make it so easy to transfer one credit card balance to another. We get so bombarded with all the advertisements for balance transfers it’s hard to decide what company to do business with.

Transferring your balance from one card to another is basically the same as consolidating your debt, without actually going through the process of a formal debt consolidation loan. Transferring balances from many accounts to fewer accounts will not necessarily ra…

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Credit card companies now make it so easy to transfer one credit card balance to another. We get so bombarded with all the advertisements for balance transfers it’s hard to decide what company to do business with. read more

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Transfer Factor: The Key to Immune System Memory

This article was originally written by Jeremy Maddock

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Transfer Factor represents one of the most exciting advancements in immune system health. Transfer factors are tiny molecules of protein, which are produced by immune cells called T-cells. Transfer factor is based on the foundation that key immune information can be transferred from one cell to another. These cells can then teach our immune system to better defend our health.
Highly Purified and Rigorously Tested
Colostrum from healthy, organically fed cows is purified and filtered to provide a mixture of pure transfer factor molecules. Numerous rigorous techniques including further purification and isolation result in pure transfer factor. People who are lactose intolerant or who have milk allergies of any kind need not be concerned, as all lactose and milk proteins are removed during the extraction and concentration process.
Important Note About Mad Cow Disease (BSE) and Transfer Factor
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) is a progressive brain disorder in cattle that results from an infecting agent. This agent is a modified form of a normal cell surface component known as prion protein. This transmission of BSE between cattle is the result of feeding infected animal protein to otherwise health cows.
You can rest assured that the cattle in question are isolated exclusively for the processing of transfer factor. None of them have ever been fed any animal protein. Additionally, the protein molecules used in transfer factor are a fraction of the size of BSE prions, and the advanced filtration process used to extract transfer factor molecules eliminates any potential contamination of the product.
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