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Why Family-Centered Healthcare Benefits All Members Of A Household

November 25, 2015

So many times, parents are too busy taking care of their children to remember to take care of themselves. While most people go visit the doctor when they are ill, did you know it is also a good idea to check in with your family physician for annual wellness visits? Wellness care can consist of multiple facets of healthcare but includes weight and blood pressure checks, vision screenings, conversations about eating habits, lifestyle changes, and activity habits. In fact, sometimes people have underlying medical conditions that require immediate attention and are found as a result of wellness screenings. A primary care clinic for the family is a great place for all members of the family to receive annual wellness visits.

Best of all, since a family clinic can treat all household members, scheduling visits and attending appointments is convenient. Specialists with experience in pediatric care through geriatrics are available to treat all aged family members. There is no need to keep track of who saw the doctor on what date; with advanced planning, the entire family’s wellness visit can be conducted on the same day; making it a great annual check-up reminder. Children, adults, and seniors all have different immunization needs. At a wellness visit, each can also take advantage of age-appropriate vaccinations and preventative influenza, pneumonia, and/or shingles immunizations as recommended.

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New Video Discussion Program Aims to Redefine Social Justice (review)

November 16, 2015
Civil human liberties rights

 

 

 

NewsUSA) – When most people think of social justice, they think solely in terms of the government redistributing wealth, rather than individuals and churches tackling the deeper personal issues associated with poverty.

But a program being piloted by the Richard and Helen DeVos Center at The Heritage Foundation aims to show thoughtful young American churchgoers and seekers that there is more to social justice than government intervention, which is unable to cure the spiritual and personal ills that so often accompany poverty.

“A lot of people today, especially in the rising generation, are interested in social justice,” said Ryan Messmore, the DeVos Center fellow who served as the lead writer on the project. “But there isn’t a clear understanding of what exactly it means. That’s problematic because a lot of actions championed in the name of social justice end up hurting the very people they are trying to help. Many young adults today lack a framework for thinking about social justice and engaging the personal needs of the less fortunate.”

The new Heritage program is called Seek Social Justice. It is a six-part DVD presentation with an accompanying study guide. It addresses topics like: “Relational Justice,” “The Power of Family and Friends,” “Working Toward Justice” and “Justice as a Way of Life.”

“The DeVos Center is doing remarkable work. They are brilliantly sharing the concept of social justice and taking that message to a whole new generation of young Americans,” said Tim Goeglein, vice president for external relations at Focus on the Family.

The videos, which may be ordered without charge at www.seeksocialjustice.com, aim to show those afflicted by poverty as real human beings with inherent dignity and worth rather than merely a sociological category on a government chart. The accompanying discussion guide may be downloaded for free at the same site.

“We need to put the human person front and center in the discussion and not talk about abstract categories such as ‘the poor.’ That betrays an impersonal perspective that more often than not leads to ineffective solutions,” Messmore said.

 

 

 

Civil human liberties rights

 

Where Is The ACLU?

October 15, 2015

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by Donna Wasson
3/12/2012 / Legal

After two years of legal contortions preparing a lawsuit filed by David Coppedge for religious discrimination in the workplace, opening statements are expected to begin in the Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, March 12, 2012. Supporting Mr. Coppedge’s case is the Alliance Defense Fund, A Christian civil rights group (What an oxymoron! We don’t have any civil rights), as well as the Discovery Institute, a proponent of intelligent design.

John West, Associate Director of the Center for Science and Culture at the Seattle-based Discovery Institute said, “It’s part of a pattern. There is basically a war on anyone who dissents from Darwin and we’ve seen that for several years. This is free speech, freedom of conscience 101.”

Uhthen where is the ACLU?

Mr. Coppedge worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at NASA as a ‘team lead’ computer specialist for the Cassini probe mission exploring Saturn and its moons. He began as a contractor in 1996 and was designated as a ‘team lead’ in 2000, serving as a liaison between technicians and managers even before he was hired full time 2003. He held this position for nearly ten years before being demoted in 2009 and was let go last year, after fifteen years on the mission.

He contends he was demoted and fired because he enjoyed talking with his co-workers about his belief that because the universe and life is too complex to have developed through evolution alone, a higher power or intelligent designer had to be involved in creation. He is a board member of Illustria Media and gave his co-workers DVD’s made by the company, which examines scientific evidence for intelligent design.

Where is the ACLU? Oh yeah, Mr. Coppedge isn’t a minority or gay. Duh!

Can you even believe the outrageous criminality of his actions? Well, the only explanation I can imagine for all the brouhaha is that he must have been chasing people down the halls of his office, tackling them and stapling the DVD’s to their foreheads for this to result in his being terminated.

Otherwise, if they were not interested in the material, one would surmise all they would have had to do was simply say, “No thank you.” Apparently, this simple solution was too much for some of the courtesy challenged employees to handle, because a few complained to management they felt (*sniff*) harassed, which resulted in his receiving a written warning.

Coppedge’s attorney, William Becker, says, “David had this reputation for being a practicing (*GASP*) Christian. He did not go around evangelizing or proselytizing and he is not apologizing for who he is. He’s an evangelical Christian.”

He also had the unmitigated gall to publically support a state ballot that sought to define marriage as limited to a man/woman relationship and nearly caused catastrophic damage to the entire space program by requesting the annual office “holiday” party be called what it actually was, a “Christmas” party!

Yoo-Hoo, ACLUwhere are you?

Attorneys for the California Institute of Technology, which manages the Jet Propulsion Lab, state that Coppedge was one of two Cassini technicians and among 246 other employees let go last year due to planned budget cuts. Okaaaay. We’ll run with that explanation, unless maybe someone can come up with evidence that the mission still has plenty of life and funds to continue. Hmmm, perhaps someone like.ME?!

According to the official NASA Cassini Mission website, the missions and continued experiments of the probe will last at least through November 29, 2012. They are still getting a plethora of images and information from this probe and will, no doubt, continue to use it until it sputters, pops a couple more bolts and gives its last little squeak in outer space before going to that great space probe graveyard in the sky. Kind of makes me think the ‘budget cuts’ weren’t the whole reason Mr. Coppedge was fired after fifteen long, faithful years at NASA.

This should be an interesting case to follow. Is it about religious discrimination? Is it a simple employee/employer dispute? Scientists from both spectrums of the intelligent design argument are waiting with baited breath to see which way the court will rule. Can you imagine the high pitched, girly screams of angst and protest that will emanate from the court house if the Judge rules in favor of the plaintiff and his right to express in the workplace, his opinion that Almighty God designed the universe? Stay tuned!

Oh, ACLU-hooooo.! Now, where could they be??

Donna Wasson is all of the following: Married. Mom. Hospice RN. Avid reader. Animal lover. Needing to spread the Gospel while there is still time.

Article Source: http://www.faithwriters.comCHRISTIAN WRITERS

Unjust Legal Drowning

Popular Pain Relief Methods

October 9, 2015

When you are in pain, it can be difficult to function like you once did. This pain can turn simple tasks like walking to the end of the driveway into an impossible chore. Those who experience chronic pain should contact a pain relief expert like the people at The CORE Institute. By speaking with an experienced physician, you might have the chance to make a full recovery.

Orthopedic Medicine

There are situations where orthopedic procedures might be your only hope of living a normal life. These methods are sometimes limited to rehabilitation and strengthening techniques, but can also include surgeries and cartilage restorations. The end goal of orthopedic medicine is to help you to make a full recovery, so that you can return to the activities that you love.

Painkillers

Unfortunately, some doctors rely on painkiller to treat chronic pain. The issue with painkillers is that they are highly addictive and only treat the symptoms, rather than the actual injury. All these pills do is prolong your suffering and, in some cases, make it even worse.

Joint Replacement

When one of your joints has completely given out, a joint replacement might be your only option. Hips, shoulders, and knees are commonly replaced and when done properly, they allow you to walk and do regular household chores without any pain.

Preparing to Welcome an Adopted Child into Your Family

October 4, 2015

You and your partner have finally decided to take the plunge and welcome an adopted child into your family. However, since this is your first experience with adoption, there’s quite a bit you don’t know about the process. To ensure that your adoption is as stress-free as possible, contact a highly-rated adoption support center. The right support center can provide you with the tools you and your partner need to become fantastic adoptive parents.

Adoption support centers employ understanding staffs of seasoned experts trained to answer any questions you have about the process. These people will walk you through the application and financing processes and, if need be, recommend parenting courses and counseling sessions. Additionally, if you’re interested in surrogacy, an adoption support center will be able to put you in touch with a young, healthy birth mother. Even after you’ve adopted a child, you can turn to a support center for any queries you have about parenting your family’s new addition.

If you enter the fray unprepared, adoption can be an immensely stressful undertaking. Fortunately, by enlisting the aid of an adoption support center, you can expertly navigate the choppy waters of adopting a child.

Adults Now Have More Choices In Oral Brace Options

October 1, 2015

Although children are often noted to be the ones who are treated with braces in preparation for their adult life, adults do have plenty of more options now-a-days because of our growing medical technology. For adults who may have foregone braces as a child, whether it was due to financial situations or parents who chose to opt out of the treatments, now have the ability to choose from many innovative options that are more comfortable and more affordable than what may have been available to them during their childhood. For adults who are looking for adult braces in Greenville SC, there are five options to choose from including: traditional metal braces, braces just for minor imperfections, and even braces that are invisible.

Would You Like Invisible, and Adjustment, or Traditional?

Traditional metal braces are still a common brace and are a popular option with their increased comfort. They are made out of stainless steel, and use metal brackets and arch-wires to straighten your teeth. With metal braces, you do have the option to put on colourful elastic bands so you can create a unique smile, but do note that these braces are much smaller than they used to be a decade or so ago.

If traditional metal braces are not for you, than you opt for ceramic braces or Invisalign as these both cater towards those who either don’t want their braces to be seen, or want to minimize how they look. The ceramic braces use translucent materials so they are not very prominent on the teeth. The Invisalign on the other hand uses invisible, and removable aligners rather than actual braces that go on your teeth. They can be taken out when you eat and drink, and are easy to floss and brush over. What makes these popular is that you can watch how your teeth move and you only need to be in the doctor’s office once every six weeks.

If you are looking for a quicker treatment plan than the last two are for you. The Damon Clear braces use a sliding-door technology called ‘self-litigation’ that allows the wires within the braces brackets to slide back and forth. There is no elastic or ties used within the brackets so there are less adjustments made which makes for a faster treatment time. The Simpli5 aligners are designed to take adults with minor imperfections, and create a straight set of teeth within six weeks, with the longest treatment being under five months.

Faster Detection of Infection.

October 1, 2015

Scientists are constantly working around the clock to develop new ways of battling against disease and injury. Sometimes that research is biology based, and involves work with stem cells. Other times it’s mechanical, and requires the development of new technology that can help existing patients.

Because of the deadly risk posed by an untreated urinary tract infection, Georgia Urology knows that early detection is important. An infection can lead to sepsis and widespread infection. This can lead to even further complications, such as blood clots and ruptured blood vessels.

Fortunately, new detection methods are right around the corner. Scientists in Germany have been experimenting with a system that will allow them to detect potential urinary infections using only very small samples. Best of all, the detection would be far more accurate, and catch the infection earlier. This is done by essentially ‘spinning’ the urine in a contained the device. As the device spins, bacteria is captured, and scientists can then tell whether there is an ongoing infection.

This type of breakthrough could lead to saved lives. While the research team is still in the process of developing the device, it may not be much longer before people have a safe, early method of detecting infection.

 

A Cure for Blindness

September 15, 2015

Blindness has plagued humanity almost since people started recording history. If you look in any diaries and journals from a century ago, you’ll find documents about how society was struggling to support people that were blind. Often, it was left to families alone to help their loved ones. In ancient records from throughout the Middle East that include the Bible, you’ll find stories about how the blind struggled to deal with their condition.

As a society we’ve learned to be better about taking care of those without sight. There are medical resources available, and we even have blind super heroes prowling around on the rooftops in comic books. What we’ve continued to lack is a cure. At Optical Outlets, we’ve been interested by the coming of a new treatment that might be a cure not only for blindness, but also bad eyesight. The treatment is still a few years away, but looks like it might provide new opportunities for those who cannot see.

It works by using stem cells to grow new optical nerves behind the eyeball. These nerves then transmit the signals to the brain that let people see. It’s an amazing development that is still at least a decade away, but it could be the cure we’ve been hoping for.

The American Experience is Changing.

September 6, 2015

At Timothy Kitzmiller DDS we’ve been amazed by some of the breakthrough in dental technology. One of the biggest is how we deal with cavities. For many of us, having to get a cavity taken can range anywhere from being a nuisance to a terrifying ordeal. Especially when we’re younger, the sound of a drill could be frightening. Of course, many of us learn that cavities are a part of life. Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, cavities start to form.

But are we always going to have to drill them out? Some scientists don’t think so. In London, researches have been experimenting with new techniques to deal with cavities. In fact, some people don’t think we’ll be drilling much longer. One of the reasons why that is a new technique called Electrically Accelerated and Enhanced Demineralization will take the place of drilling. That’s just a fancy phrase for saying that soon, the minerals that make up your teeth will be replaceable.

Instead of drilling, doctors will use electric currents to push minerals into the damaged tooth. As they do this, it will allow your dentist to make the tooth solid again. No drills necessary! That could mean a lot less worried children in the future.

Getting Your Social Life Back with a Hearing Aid

September 4, 2015

Many people don’t want to admit they suffer from hearing loss. As we age, it is practically inevitable as the inside of our ears changes and causes hearing loss. It’s just a fact of life. Hearing loss impacts 48 million Americans. It is the third most common medical complaint after heart disease and arthritis. One in three people over the age of 65 have at least some hearing loss. This is a progressive problem but there is good news, there are many solutions to hearing loss.

One option is getting a hearing aid. These are not the unsightly things they used to be. The technology has advance significantly over the years and now they are hardly noticeable. They can be custom made to sit inside the ear or just behind it. No one has to know you are wearing it.

For some, the cost is the problem. Times are tough. The price ranges vary so much from depending on what kind you want, etc. Go into a local hearing aid service company and talking with them about your needs and what you think you would like. They can work out something that should be within your budget.

Hearing loss can really impact your life. It makes socializing harder and can lead to depression. Getting a hearing aid can give you your life back.


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