Archive for August 2011

Get Over It! Part 1

August 24th, 2011 — 9:52am

Traumatic events in life happen without warning. Lives are turned upside down in an irreversible disastrous moment. From that moment on comes the critical journey of healing.

Trauma refers to situations in which one is rendered powerless and great danger is involved. Any event that overtakes a human being’s ability to cope can leave its victim in a state of shock. There are expected losses in life such as death or loss of a job. A true example of trauma would be the loss of several family members or friends in an accident or a natural disaster. Continue reading »

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Killer Bees: Coming Soon? Part 3

August 19th, 2011 — 10:40am

Visscher is worried about the danger to forest fire fighting crews, who are likely to run into nests of AHBs in the woods and brush. He co-authored an article in the U.S. Forest Service’s publication, Fire Management Notes, urging fire fighters to be alert for bee nests and wear protective clothing, light-colored if possible because bees are less attracted to it. Continue reading »

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Killer Bees: Coming Soon? Part 2

August 19th, 2011 — 10:36am

In the U.S., in the 11 years since Africanized honey bees began crossing the border from Mexico, five other deaths have been recorded. Two people died in Texas in 1993 and 1994. In Arizona, two died in Phoenix in 1995 and one in Casa Grande in 1997. Continue reading »

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Killer Bees: Coming Soon? Part 1

August 19th, 2011 — 10:32am

The weather warms up, flowers bloom, and bees migrate. Africanized honey bees, that is. The so-called “killer bees.”

They’re not usually killers, but they can certainly cause trouble.

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Marriage Fitness

August 17th, 2011 — 6:51am

Women often bombard men with deep thoughts such as, ‘Honey, I want more from our relationship.’ While men stick to the mode of ‘Must we work on that now? I just had a long, hard day at work.’ Continue reading »

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What Is a Nurse Practitioner Post 2

August 12th, 2011 — 11:20am

What can Nurse Practitioners do? Family Nurse Practitioners provide primary care. They can perform, by some estimates, up to 85% of that of a Family Practice Physician. Medicaid has covered the services of Nurse Practitioners since 1990. Thirty-seven percent of HMO’s recognize Nurse Practitioners as primary care providers. VA hospitals all hire Nurse Practitioners. Nurse Practitioners work in the Public Health Sector and on Indian Reservations. In some states, Nurse Practitioners can open their own clinic with a practice agreement involving a local group of physicians. In almost all states Nurse Practitioners can write prescriptions, order lab tests and X-rays, and perform physical examinations. They can diagnose, treat and monitor chronic diseases like high blood pressure and diabetes. Continue reading »

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What Is a Nurse Practitioner Post 1

August 5th, 2011 — 11:11am

Your two year old may have an ear infection, your teenager may have flu-like symptoms that won’t go away, or you may need your yearly pap smear. The next time you go to your local clinic, you may be told, ‘You may see the Nurse Practitioner now.’ So, what is a Nurse Practitioner? Continue reading »

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Forming Business Alliances

August 5th, 2011 — 9:09am

Businesses used to flourish based on their great products and market leverage. Not anymore. Alliances are now the most vital part of a business plan, before the product even hits the market.

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