West Nile Virus Remains A Persistent Threat

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West Nile Virus, the disease transported by infected mosquitos, continues to remain a threat to the American populace. Already this year, California has recorded over 200 cases resulting in the deaths of five of her residents. With August and September being peak months for this ailment, people across the country are being encouraged to take the necessary steps to protect themselves. Please read on for four helpful tips.

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West Nile Virus, the disease transported by infected mosquitos, continues to remain a threat to the American populace. Already this year, California has recorded over 200 cases resulting in the deaths of five of her residents. With August and September being peak months for this ailment, people across the country are being encouraged to take the necessary steps to protect themselves. Please read on for four helpful tips. read more

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West Nile Virus

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West Nile virus is a strain of encephalitis similar to Saint Louis encephalitis, which reached epidemic proportions in the 1950’s and 60’s. West Nile virus, like encephalitis, is transmitted by mosquitos. There are several species of mosquitos that have been identified as vectors for West Nile, and more species are constantly being identified. One of the most common species, Culex pipiens or house mosquito, is a carrier as is the Tiger mosquito. These two species are common in and around residential areas which makes the disease that much more dangerous.
West Nile virus was first isolated in 1937 in a woman’s blood in the West Nile province of Uganda. Since then there have been outbreaks of epidemic proportions in Israel in the 50’s, France in the 60’s, thousands of cases in South Africa in the 70’s, and found in New York City in 1999. As of December 2002 there are 3,775 reported cases in the United States.It is not known how West Nile arrived in New York, but speculation ranges from an increase of human world travel to terrorist attempts at biological warfare. These speculations were prior to 9/11 and the anthrax threats. We still do not know how West Nile arrived but the latter is a more viable possibility then it was in 1999.
2002 brought 216 fatalities throughout the United States and 3,775 reported cases. The fatalities were nearly all elderly. Most people who become infected with the virus will have either no symptoms or mild ones, which indicates reported case numbers are much lower than actual cases. Most people who are infected with the virus will not have any type of illness. It is estimated that 20% of the people who become infected will develop fever: mild symptoms, including fever, headache, and body aches, occasionally with a skin rash on the trunk of the body and swollen lymph glands.The symptoms of severe infection include headache, high fever, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness, and paralysis. It is estimated that 1 in 150 persons infected with this virus will develop a more severe form of disease. (From the C.D.C. website)The speed of the spread of this disease across country is attributed to wild and domestic birds. They are the most common vertebrae host for the disease thus making it extremely mobile. Crows, blue jays, pigeons, chickens, and hawks are among those carriers of the virus which once bitten and infected, cross state lines and are bitten by a local mosquito which in turn bites a local bird etc. The point is, movement is rapid and quarantine is next to impossible.
In an attempt to put a stop to the virus in the early stages resulted in mass fogging in New York City in 1999. It did little to stop the spread of the virus but caused an uproar among the human population. These treatments were done with the blessing of both the E.P.A. as well as the C.D.C. From what information I have pieced together about 70% of the population was in favor of the treatment and thirty adamantly opposed. Those in opposition were substantially more verbal. New York City was sued by a variety of environmental groups claiming the city was illegally spraying pesticides and contaminating water. ( I can only assume these groups never bothered to actually look at the Hudson River or other water bodies in the city.) As of December 3, 2002, a federal judge dismissed the lawsuit and ruled in favor of the New York City.Horses are also affected by the disease. As of June 2002 there is an effective vaccination for horses. There is also an approved larvicide that can be used in horse troughs. The larvicide is called Pre-Strike and is Altosid in a granular form. The vaccination is expensive and has to be applied by a veterinarian.What can be done for people? The states and counties that do not have a mosquito commission are rapidly getting one. Surveillance will increase. Mosquito control will become more prevalent especially with an increase of larviciding. The C.D.C. recommends that you try to avoid getting bit by avoiding heavily infested areas, using a repellent when you go outside, staying inside at peak mosquito times (dawn and dusk) and most importantly limit the number of places available for mosquitoes to lay their eggs by eliminating standing water sources.
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Wellness Tips: Health Products for Cholesterol, Weight Loss and Anti-Aging

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Learn why it’s so important to reduce bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol as well as lose excess body fat…

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If you are concerned for your health and do not want to rely on prescription or over-the-counter drugs, there are other ways to encourage better health. Changing your diet and taking nutritional supplements can help you avoid serious health problems and help you feel better as you age.

Lowering cholesterol has become a major concern for many people as they enter middle age and beyond. If left unchecked, high cholesterol can become a serious health hazard. It increases the potential for heart disease, heart attack and stroke. If it is not treated, the arteries continue to build up plaque and become dangerously clogged. read more

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Welcome to the world of wholesale shopping.

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Welcome to the world of wholesale shopping. As more and more people are concerned with maintaining their budgets, the need for wholesale shopping is increasing. Fed up with high prices, people are searching for alternatives. One of the best options is to seek wholesale products.

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Welcome to the world of wholesale shopping. As more and more people are concerned with maintaining their budgets, the need for wholesale shopping is increasing. Fed up with high prices, people are searching for alternatives. One of the best options is to seek wholesale products.

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Welcome to the Middle Aged Diet

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You are not a kid any more and becoming a senior is just around the corner. By now, you are monitoring, at least, one of the following: Blood pressure, blood sugar, or cholesterol levels. If not, you are using a prescription, or an herbal remedy, to deal with being borderline or worse.
Your doctor has told you to make some lifestyle adjustments, that don’t fit. You don’t like the diet options, don’t want to be on a prescription, and don’t have the time to stop working, to make healthy meals.
Remember when, we had time to park and eat at the local A&W drive-in. Now, everything is a drive-thru, and most of us have seen one drive-thru too many. Those days are gone, and if we want to live a quality life to the end, fast food is limited to salads. Fast food restaurants are not at fault for serving what is in demand. Fat, salt, and butter, are very popular ingredients to add, resulting in massive sales and consumption of food.
We can bring back the good old days by getting back to the basics. Our parents did consume fresh vegetables, fruit, hot cereal, cold cereal, and homemade soups. The biggest problem is our diets were compromised, for the convenience, and to save time. Our parents didn’t eat out nearly as much as we do.
Let’s say you have no choice, for lunch, and you must go out to eat. Your best option, instead of the local fast food restaurant, is the supermarket salad bar. Usually, there are a wide variety of prepared fruits and vegetables to choose from. This is also a great way to lower your eating expenses.
The local deli might seem like your next best option, but you should be eating grainy breads, if you order a sandwich. Lunchmeat is no longer a wise choice with nitrates and triglycerides, so vegetables, eggplant, or salmon are your best sandwich options. Turkey might be fine, if it is fresh and roasted by the deli. Tuna should only be consumed once a week due to the amount of mercury, within a serving. Some delis do have healthy specials, salads, and hot meals worth considering.
When eating at local restaurants, proceed with caution. With extra preparation there is more of a chance that salt, butter, and fat will be hidden in your food. If you feel you can trust the establishment, ask them about the item you want to order.
Lastly, read all your labels. Consume sodium, saturated fat, trans fats, and sugars with extreme caution. Make food at home, when possible, and drink plenty of water.
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Welcome to the Age of Bionic Hearing!

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(ARA) – Better. Stronger. Faster. That was the promise made by those fictional techno-doctors who used their imaginary electronic wizardry to reconstruct Jaime Sommers’ character into The Bionic Woman. Fiction back in the 1970s — today, a reality. Many of the body’s functions that have been either damaged or lost can be restored with technology so advanced, it would make even those fictional doctors green with envy.
For those who are baby boomers, we have two things in common. First, we probably all remember that television show! Second, we have spent the better part of our lives unwittingly destroying our hearing. Noise exposure in today’s society has risen to such an intense and pervasive level that significant and permanent hearing loss by late-middle age is the rule, not the exception. Without The Bionic Woman’s doctors to outfit us with a supersensitive bionic ear, what are we to do?
The only solution available to most Americans with hearing damage is hearing aids. However, this alternative is not without criticism. In fact, the main disadvantage of conventional hearing aids comes from the fact that they typically make every noise louder. Therefore, a car honking, a jet on takeoff, even a concert recording, all become unbearable to an individual wearing traditional hearing instruments. No wonder so many people fitted with these aids leave them in a dresser drawer! However, hearing-health leader GN ReSound has developed an answer to this issue.
GN ReSound has been in the business of creating hearing-health solutions for more than 50 years. Its latest advancement, based on extensive research with traditional hearing aids and its own efforts to digitize sound, has resulted in the Canta7 (pronounced Cn-ta) product line. Featuring “3D Digital” Technology, this innovation digitally reconstructs sound. What does that mean? Bottom line — its smart technology knows the difference between noise and speech. With this new system, noises are not amplified, and speech is clarified. Big difference.
Hearing loss has reached epidemic proportions, with more than 28 million in the United States alone who cannot distinguish words such as fork, torque and short — it’s the initial consonants of “f,” “t” and “s” that throw them off. In addition, the number of younger people facing damage is steadily increasing, raising the concerns of those in the hearing health care industry and government health organizations. So if you missed out on the “protect your hearing” message, you’re now faced with the message “correct your hearing.” And to do that, the bionic opportunities have never been better.
That’s where GN ReSound’s exclusive advancement — 3D Digital Technology — comes into the picture. Today, with the incorporation of digital technology and the use of micro-miniature computer processors, hearing-impaired patients can be fitted with sophisticated hearing instruments. They analyze incoming sounds; isolate and actually suppress the noise; digitally reconstruct speech to make it recognizable to the impaired ear; and virtually eliminate that awful, high-pitched squeal of feedback often associated with basic-level hearing aids.
“I’ve been in the hearing health care field for many years and seen constant innovations and upgrades to hearing aids,” said audiologist Dr. Jim McDonald, past president of a national audiology organization. “However, this latest innovation is truly revolutionary in how it will increase patients’ speech understanding — and ultimately their satisfaction with hearing instruments as a solution to their loss.”
The world of bionic hearing truly has arrived. And in today’s world of excessive noise exposure and its associated increase in permanent hearing damage, these technological advancements have arrived just in time to make a difference in the lives of millions of Americans with hearing loss.
For more information on societal noise exposure, effective use of ear protection, or the advantages of 3D Digital Technology, please contact GN ReSound at 800-248-4327.
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Welcome to our online wholesale website.

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Welcome to our online wholesale website. This website will provide information on the different medicines you can use for Erectile Dysfunction. Also, on the pages of this website, you will find pricing and information on how to purchase Generic Viagra. Best price is always guaranteed.

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Welcome to our online wholesale website. This website will provide information on the different medicines you can use for Erectile Dysfunction. Also, on the pages of this website, you will find pricing and information on how to purchase Generic Viagra. Best price is always guaranteed. We take pride in offering many Erectile Dysfunction medicines such as generic Viagra or Generic Cialis. Best price is given for all medicines, so you can compare the wholesale prices to your usual sellers. read more

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Weird And Crazy Contact Lenses

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Crazy contact lenses give you the weirdest kind of look that you can ever think of. Hitherto, actors and actresses of horror movies and serials used these contact lenses to give a nightmarish experience to the audiences. But these days the crazy contact lenses are popularly used by laymen to give themselves the spookiest look.

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Crazy Contact Lenses – Offers You With The Weirdest Look

Crazy contact lenses give you the weirdest kind of look that you can ever think of. Hitherto, actors and actresses of horror movies and serials used these contact lenses to give a nightmarish experience to the audiences. But these days the crazy contact lenses are popularly used by laymen to give themselves the spookiest look. read more

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Weight Watchers Dieting

When it comes to dieting there are very few organizations that have achieved the lasting success of Weight Watchers. They have been around quite a while and show no signs of stopping. More importantly, their success stories speak volumes for those who join and stick with the program. So what makes this program so successful when many others come and go?

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Believe it or not, one of the most important things about Weight Watchers secret to success, so to speak, is the sense of community that is forged between the men and women who are trying to lose weight. There is something humbling and exciting about standing in front of the scale week after week and sharing not only your personal successes and failures but also the failures and successes of others. read more

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Most people have known friends or family members who have tried using diet pills and have seen tremendous improvement. This is obviously a very tempting prospect, lose weight whilst eating the same diet

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Most people have known friends or family members who have tried using diet pills and have seen tremendous improvement. This is obviously a very tempting prospect, lose weight whilst eating the same diet. As a result of this, consumers everywhere have spent untold millions on these supposed wonderful weight loss drugs.
Despite the advances in weight control pills there are still health problems, some of which people are sickness and diarrhea. It is always a good idea to see your doctor first before you take any course of drugs; this can lower the possibility of some side effects occurring, although this may depend on the genetic makeup of the person using them. Other problems may also occur when the pills are discontinued. Many clinical tests will show that the weight loss drugs taken to reduce weight really work but this can only be done in conjunction with a low calorie diet and an exercise plan. A diet that is full of foods such as oats, rice, cereals, potatoes, vegetables and fruits contain a good supply of vitamins, minerals and essential fiber.
A person can jog every morning or sign up and workout in a gym but just as a person should consult a doctor before taking medicines, a doctor should also be consulted prior to undertaking any form of exercise. By choosing a cardiovascular routine, the heart will be exercised and will benefit from the use of weights which in turn should help to speed up the person’s metabolism so that calories are used up more quickly.
Weight loss supplements should be used only in conjunction with a natural diet and an exercise program.Weight loss supplements should be effective too Newest drugs like Rimonabant (Buy Slimona, Buy Acomplia) works wonder some others like Orlistat ( Buy Alli). It is important to remember that losing weight is not just an isolated event. It should be part of a healthy lifestyle change.The truth is that weight loss is not just about looking better. It is also true that losing weight is not rocket science. It comes down to this. Eating natural foods.Natural foods include whole grains, vegetables, beans and fruit. It is best to avoid processed and prepared foods. When you change your lifestyle to one of whole natural foods, the weight will come off by itself.Equally important is to have some defined exercise program that you do daily. It does not have to be complicated. It should be something that you enjoy. You can walk, jog, run, swim, ride a bicycle or play tennis. It does not have to be the same thing everyday. However, your daily exercise should be about an hour each day.In addition to burning calories, exercise supports your mental well being. Regular physical activity performed for about an hour each day changes your brain chemistry. You will discover that you experience improved moods and a better frame of mind.Being overweight or obese is directly related to health and heart problems. If you are overweight or under a physician’s care, please consult with your doctor first.You should keep in mind that dieting does not work. It is, at best, a temporary solution for an ongoing problem. Diets that make the promise of rapid weight loss do not provide the skills to maintain your weight loss. Lifestyle changes provide the opportunity to lose weight in a healthy manner and to keep if off forever. read more

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