The majority of American drivers wear seat belts, as do their front-seat passengers. However, a significant number of drivers continue to risk injury and death by not wearing one. Why is this? The Motor Vehicle Occupant Safety Survey (MVOSS) describes a range of reasons given for non-use of seat bel
Collagen is a protein found in the muscle and connective tissue of animals. Hydrolyzed collagen protein supplements are typically made from the bones and skin of cows, horses or pigs.
Yoga isn't just beneficial for adults. If you are a parent interested in yoga, you may be surprised to learn how useful yoga can be for children.
A sewer system is a system of pipes that carries household and industrial waste water to a waste water treatment plant. Sewage treatment is important in rural communities because it removes organic pollutants from waste water, thereby preventing pollution and contamination of the nearby environment.
Many people choose to include regular detoxification regimens as part of their overall healthcare programs. Others look for cleansing routines following an illness. Home remedies for detoxification are available for people looking for spiritual enhancements as well as those wanting to rid their bodi
The PANSS Excited Component (PANSS-EC) is a simple and intuitive scale used to assess agitated patients. How reliable is it compared to other established ratings scales?
Acai berries are considered one of the most healthiest food sources because the berries have the highest concentration of antioxidants in the world. Acai berries are also rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and fiber. The anti-aging and cleansing properties of acai make these small pu
Feeling plugged up can be very uncomfortable, like you want to "pop" your ear to relieve pressure in the ear but can't. There are many causes for this feeling, and the cure depends on the cause. Typically this feeling can be relieved most of the time with a simple home remedy.
High blood pressure restricts blood flow and can lead to many adverse health conditions. A normal high blood pressure reading is considered to be at or under 120/80 mm Hg; a high blood pressure reading is considered as being over 140/90 mm Hg. People who have high blood pressure are strongly urged t
According to Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo, eating according to your blood type is thousands of years old. It reveals what your ancestors ate and what is most compatible with your body. Blood type shows what foods will restore the body to health and keep the body at its ideal weight. Most Americans do not kn
King crab, caught in cold North Atlantic waters off the coasts of Alaska, Canada, Japan and Russia, is considered one of the most tasty varieties of crab in the world. There are three varieties: red king crab, blue king crab and golden king crab. Only the legs and claws of the king crab are edible.
Apple trees typically need a fair amount of protection from pests. Insects, for instance, find the fruit of a ripening apple very appealing, which is why picked apples always need to be inspected for worms and other insects before eaten. However, this makes the challenge of growing apples organicall
Light boxes have become popular as a form of treatment for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a depression-like disorder that impacts people in areas that experience colder, darker periods of winter. Exposure to light for thirty minutes a day has shown to help combat the feelings of sluggishness and
Occupational Therapists use assessment tools to determine a client's condition and needsphysio therapy - helping hands image by Wingnut Designs from Fotolia.comOccupational Therapists (OTs) support people with physical limitations or injuries. They use treatments and exercises to develop...
If you're starting a low-carbohydrate diet such as Atkins, South Beach or Protein Power, you need to be aware of all the delicious foods you will have to choose from while following your plan. Many foods are low in carbohydrates, so you need never get bored with your food choices if you keep your ki
The Android operating system does not allow you to customize the LED indicator color for different applications. If you want to set a custom color for the Gmail app, you will need to install third-party software from the Android Market. Not all apps support Gmail, and some apps only support certain
Physicians or nurses use a gait belt to assist them in moving an impaired patient from one place to another. Additionally it is a physical device used in therapy to help a patient walk. Despite its simplicity, there are several tips to follow when using a gait belt with a patient.
The aloe vera plant is also referred to as "the miracle plant," because of its remarkable curative properties. The transparent gel contained in the pulp of its spiked leaves has been widely used for centuries to treat a number of skin and digestive conditions. Read on to learn more about the health
People have been using apple cider vinegar for many years since it contains essential vitamins and minerals and because of its numerous health benefits.
The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy defines physical therapy as a way for injured patients to get back their strength, mobility and functioning of the limbs. Physical therapy and its activity-related partner, occupational therapy, are processes that may become a part of recovery from...