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Quote: Nikita Gill (Everyone Deals with Unimaginable Pain in Their Own Way)


Quote:  Nikita Gill (everyone deals with unimaginable pain on their own way)

Quote: Nikita Gill (Everyone Deals with Unimaginable Pain in Their Own Way)

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7 signs that you’re spiritual awakening


7 signs that you're spiritual awakening

7 signs that you’re spiritual awakening

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The Best Free Gratitude Meditation Videos • Yoga Basics


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THE BEST FREE GRATITUDE MEDITATION VIDEOS

By Timothy Burgin | November 21st, 2019

In our busy day-to-day lives, we often overlook our best and most accessible source of happiness and well-being—gratitude. The synergetic combination of gratitude with meditation creates a powerful healing and calming effect on our bodies, minds, and hearts. Sitting down and focusing on our breath while summoning thoughts of gratitude encourages us to open our hearts and embrace our blessings. This in turn cultivates peace, positivity, and happiness. We’ve selected six of the best guided gratitude meditation videos so you can easily reap the benefits of gratitude and establish a regular practice.

Six Great Guided Meditation Videos for Gratitude

Check out this list of free youtube videos to learn how to practice a gratitude meditation. Each of these meditation practices is different, so watch all of them to find out which is the best one for you. To fully reap the benefits of gratitude it is best to practice every day.

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Joyful Gratitude Meditation by Yoga with Rituals

This 12-minute meditation begins with a brief intro on meditation and gratitude. This practice focuses on abundance and gratitude and ends with a gentle yoga stretch.

Guided Meditation For Gratitude by Boho Beautiful

This 10-minute guided meditation begins by focusing on the breath and then uses the centering thought “my life is filled with blessings and I am grateful” as the focus for the remainder of the practice. You can carry this affirmation through the rest of your day to refocus your mind on gratitude.

Morning Gratitude Meditation by Sarovara Yoga

This quick and simple 5-minute gratitude meditation is a great way to start your day. The background sounds of water and birds add to the calming and soothing instruction.

Gratitude Meditation with Ally Bogard by MNDLF Meditation

This 10-minute gratitude meditation combines a physical feeling exploration of the chest and the energetic heart while mentally listing all that you appreciate and are grateful for. This practice encourages voluntary physical stillness while holding the energy of gratitude as the focus of your mind.

Heart-Centered Gratitude Meditation by Sleepy Santosha

This 7-minute heart-centered meditation begins with invoking gratitude for a helpful object, a safe space, and a kind person. The second half of the practice synchronizes simple arm movements with the breath to activate the heart chakra and to encourage feelings of offering and receiving gratitude.

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Guided Loving Kindness Meditation for Gratitude by Declutter The Mind

This 10-minute guided meditation session incorporates the Buddhist technique of loving-kindness or Metta meditation to express love, kindness, and gratitude.

More Ways to Practice Gratitude

Have you enjoyed these meditations and want to further incorporate gratitude into your life and yoga practice? We have several other great resources on YogaBasics for you! Read our article on easy and simple ways to add gratitude to your yoga practice or see this list of the Best Yoga Poses and Mantras for Gratitude. You should also check out 14 Free Yoga Videos to Boost Gratitude to see our list of amazing free yoga videos specifically designed to help you cultivate a sense of gratitude. If you need the inspiration to start or keep going with your daily practice of gratitude, see this list of awesome quotes on yoga and gratitude.

Yoga: the love frequency- 528Hz “SOUND HEAL APPLICATION” ( DOWNLOAD FREE FROM GOOGLE PLAY)


Yoga: the love frequency- 528Hz

Yoga: the love frequency- 528Hz

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Lifestyle and Health: Emotional Equations


Lifestyle and Health: Emotional Equations

Lifestyle and Health: Emotional Equations

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YOGA: MEDITATE LISTENING TO THE FOLLOWING 10 FREQUENCIES TO MAGNIFY THE POWER OF YOUR MEDITATION with free application


YOGA: MEDITATE LISTENING TO THE FOLLOWING 10 FREQUENCIES TO MAGNIFY THE POWER OF YOUR MEDITATION

YOGA: MEDITATE LISTENING TO THE FOLLOWING 10 FREQUENCIES TO MAGNIFY THE POWER OF YOUR MEDITATION

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A FREQUENCY GENERATOR YOU CAN DOWNLOAD AND USE FOR FREE FROM GOOGLE PLAY

A FREQUENCY GENERATOR APPLICATION YOU CAN DOWNLOAD AND USE FOR FREE FROM GOOGLE PLAY

YOGA: HOW TO PLANK POSE


YOGA: HOW TO PLANK POSE

YOGA: HOW TO PLANK POSE

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YOGA: HOW TO BOAT POSE (Navasana)


YOGA: HOW TO BOAT POSE

YOGA: HOW TO BOAT POSE

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YOGA: HOW TO DO THE TREE POSE


YOGA: HOW TO DO THE TREE POSE

YOGA: HOW TO DO THE TREE POSE

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YOGA: SUNBIRD POSE


YOGA: SUNBIRD POSE

YOGA: SUNBIRD POSE

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YOGA: HOW TO DO REVERSE WARRIOR POSE


YOGA: HOW TO DO REVERSE WARRIOR POSE

YOGA: HOW TO DO REVERSE WARRIOR POSE

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YOGA: HOW TO DO THE CHAIR POSE


YOGA: HOW TO DO THE CHAIR POSE

YOGA: HOW TO DO THE CHAIR POSE

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YOGA: HOW TO DO THE CHAIR POSE


YOGA: HOW TO DO THE CHAIR POSE

YOGA: HOW TO DO THE CHAIR POSE

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Digestive System


Digestive System

Digestive System

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Turn in your weapons: the government will take care of you


Turn in your weapons: the government will take care of you

Turn in your weapons: the government will take care of you

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Health and lifestyle: the four body system model


Health and lifestyle: the four body system model

Health and lifestyle: the four body system model

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MEDICAL LIBRARY- HEALTH AND LIFESTYLE: HUMAN BRAIN


MEDICAL LIBRARY- HEALTH AND LIFESTYLE: HUMAN BRAIN

MEDICAL LIBRARY- HEALTH AND LIFESTYLE: HUMAN BRAIN

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Yoga: Namasté


Yoga: Namasté

Yoga: Namasté

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YOGA: HOW TO CAMEL POSE


YOGA: HOW TO CAMEL POSE

YOGA: HOW TO CAMEL POSE

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Yoga: 7 foam rolling exercises for sciatica pain relief


Yoga: 7 foam rolling exercises for sciatica pain relief

Yoga: 7 foam rolling exercises for sciatica pain relief

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YOGA: 8 LIMBS OF YOGA


YOGA: 8 LIMBS OF YOGA

YOGA: 8 LIMBS OF YOGA

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YOGA: NAMASTE


YOGA: NAMASTE

YOGA: NAMASTE

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Redefine the role of yoga: it’s not just exercises


Redefine the role of yoga: it's not just exercises

Redefine the role of yoga: it’s not just exercises

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Yoga: how to Upward Facing Dog Pose (Urdha Mukha Svanasana)


Yoga: how to Upward Facing Dog Pose (Urdha Mukha Svanasana)

Yoga: how to Upward Facing Dog Pose (Urdha Mukha Svanasana)

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Yoga: how to eagle pose


Yoga: how to eagle pose

Yoga: how to eagle pose

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Common mistakes in performing three legged dog


Common mistakes in performing three legged dog

Common mistakes in performing three legged dog

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Common mistakes in Upavistha Konasana B


Common mistakes in Upavistha Konasana B

Common mistakes in Upavistha Konasana B

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Common mistakes in Upavistha Konasana B

This is one of my favorite (unexpected) poses to pop into a fun vinyasa flow. I like to come out of it by crossing the ankles out in front and then rocking forward and jumping back into chaturanga.

The thing about this pose, however, is that I find myself teetering precariously (and often tipping over, who am I kidding) so I wanted to go over some pointers in case anyone else was dealing with the same thing. The biggest tip I can give with this pose is to focus on keeping the chest open by drawing the shoulder blades toward one another. This helps to bring everything into alignment, and then on an exhale, focus relaxing the shoulders away from the ears.

If the flexibility isn’t there yet in the back of the legs, I would suggest bending the knees and keeping the shins parallel with the ground and then focus on getting the rest of the pose in alignment.

Staff pose (dandasana)


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Staff pose (dandasana)

Staff pose (dandasana)

NOTE: ENGAGE YOUR LEGS MUSCLES AND PULL UP THE KNEE CAPS, SO THAT YOUR HILLS WILL NOT TOUCH THE FLOOR, LEAVING AT LEAST 1 INCH OF SPACE WITH THE MAT! STRETCH YOUR FEET. SO THAT YOUR HILLS POINT OUT. THIS WILL REALIGNED YOUR ENTIRE BONE STRUCTURE OF YOUR LEGS, BONES, AND CARTILAGES AND MUSCLES!

Staff pose (dandasana), is a pose you should add to your practice if you’d like to improve posture. It also strengthens the back muscles and stretches the chest. It doesn’t look very challenging, but you’ll find that once you’re in it, it’s more work than you thought. I mean, how often do we sit up straight like that with our legs out? If you’ve got really tight hamstrings and your legs don’t extent straight, try sitting on a rolled up blanket or a couple books. Also, if you find this really difficult, try sitting against a wall until you can sit comfortably away from it. Feel free to ask question questions below in the comments.

PS- Yoga poses to improve posture, the most frustrating thing I’m asked, and 6 ways to find time for exercise.

How to do halfway lift.


How to do halfway lift. (ARDHA UTTANASANA)

How to do Ardha Uttanasana

This is a pose we see over and over again in vinyasa yoga. It is the pose to do if you’re working on hamstring flexibility. It’s also good for finding length in the back, spine, and between the ribs. Hope these tips help – feel free to get in touch on facebook or twitter if you have any questions or would like to see a specific pose covered!

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The chair pose: “UTKATASANA” is a standing asana in modern yoga as exercise. The Chair Pose, was a low squatting asana in medieval hatha yoga.


The chair pos: Utkatasana is a standing asana in modern yoga as exercise. The Chair Pose, was a low squatting asana in medieval hatha yoga.

 

The chair pose: “Utkatasana” is a standing asana in modern yoga as exercise. The Chair Pose, was a low squatting asana in medieval hatha yoga.

 

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We’re cold! (my nature photography)


We're cold!

We're cold!

Rainbow (my photographic memoirs)


Rainbow (my photographic memoirs)

Rainbow (my photographic memoirs)

Surfer: “What Was I Thinking?” (my Photography)


What Was I Thinking? (my Photography)

What Was I Thinking? (my Photography)

What do you thinks was he thinking?

VITAMIN D SUPPLEMENT DOSAGES UNRELIABLE


Vitamin D Supplement Dosages Unreliable

Vitamin D deficiency is easily treatable with oral supplements, but many patients may not be getting the proper dosage, and this could be putting their health at risk. An analysis of vitamin D supplements on the market in the US revealed that dosages vary widely regardless of what is listed on the label. Over-the-counter, bottled pills were found to contain between 52 and 135 percent of their advertised vitamin D content, while those produced by compounding pharmacies contained as little as 23 percent and as much as 146 percent of the labeled amount. More… Discuss

Yoga + Baby Boomers = A Healthier Lifestyle


How would you wish to “come of age”?

How would you wish to “come of age”?

Nowadays, folks are attentive to obtaining match and healthy. this can be simply a standard response to each new and rare sickness taking off or being discovered nearly each day. What with the advancement of technology within the process of the foods we have a tendency to eat and additional typically the dearth of it, results to unbalanced nutrients and improper diet.

The only trend that is patronized by each the young and also the not-so young is fitness craze. it’s simply ironic that once folks area unit young, they can’t wait to mature. oncethey return ancient, thus to talk, all they wished is to remain young.

Aging is one traditional development that folks area unit afraid to expertise. WHO would need to urge recent? obtaining wiser and recenter shouldn’t be in consonance with obtaining old and looking out old.

The traditional conception of obtaining recent is being redefined by Baby Boomers. The generation of Baby Boomers enjoyed every stage or innovate life for much longer than the other previous generation, due to their positive outlook in health maintenance and execising. And similar to the other profession or career they persisted to, they’re additionally keen about staying young and healthy, in addition as wanting young and attractive.

The Baby Boomers started the supposed “health club” era. They indulged themselves into the majority varieties of physical activity adore aerobic exercise and gymnasium workouts, to form their bodies healthier and their appearance higher. however because the reality of aging catches them, they flip their attention to less strenuous and effortful exercises to remain match and healthy.

Yoga is one nice style of exercise Baby Boomers area unit into. Yoga exercise focuses on the comfort and respiratory strategies. it’s terribly low impact to the body of someone, that any age in any size will apply yoga and build a fascinating impact to their health. this can be as a result of yoga doesn’t stress out the muscles and bones of someone, particularly people who area unit in their advanced age wherever bones and muscles area unit brittle and simply broken.

Through the comfort and respiratory techniques of yoga exercise, one is assured of transfer down the pressure and relieving stress that is contributing to heart attacks. it’s been evidenced way back that yoga exercise is incredibly effective in calming nerves therefore promoting higher heart health.

By frequently active yoga, it will facilitate in reducing weight. Statistics show that persons ancient 45 (45) with traditional weight, WHO apply yoga for a minimum of thirty (30) minutes per week for a minimum of 5 (5) consecutive years gain 3 (3) pounds less in a very decade, only if every year, the gain weight of a standard person is one (1) pound a year.

For the generation of Baby boomers, yoga extremely works. Yoga is way additional economical than doing gymnasium workouts for building flexibility and strength, additional effectual than aerobic exercise exercise for building breath management and stamina, and additional calming than cardiopulmonary exercise.

Moreover, yoga will offset pathology, cleanse the within organs, balance out and invigorate the biological process and system, relieve signs of biological time, lower rear pains and headaches normally knowledgeable by folks coming back ancient adore the Baby Boomers.

Detoxification is another craze immediately within the health circles, however except for detoxifying the body, the mind additionally must be cleaned. Yoga is one good way to own peace of mind and a positive outlook in life. Through this, someone will feel lighter and additional productive in their work and jobs. Baby Boomers will like this as they’re subjected to several pressures in their lives. Taking the day out to yoga will certainly detoxify their minds and build them feel higher.

Yoga, attributable to the invigorating effects on the person’s body and its soothing influence on one’s mind, is named the non-public “source of youth” of man. Constant yoga apply leads man to a far larger awareness of one’s body. larger non secular enlightenment can even be achieved tho’ yoga exercises.

Baby boomers, all across the world, do everything they’ll to carry on to their youth. Through yoga, these Baby Boomers have an opportunity to redefine themselves at any age they’d need to.

La Vulcanii noroiosi Berca_Buzau 1980_2


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La Vulcanii noroiosi Berca_Buzau 1980_2

Never lose sight of WHO YOU ARE…(art at the Turnbull Water Tower, Whittier, California)


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Unlike places, people, happenings…

Bisti Badlands Colorado


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Hoodoos on the western edge of the Bisti Badlands under a stormy sky that dropped a foot of snow on Colorado the next day (two weeks ago).  Thanks American Southwest for being such a great source of information.  You are my go-to-resource when planning my hiking/photography trips.

The Don


The Don

Sir Donald “The Don” George Bradman’s 20-year cricket career began in 1928, when he joined the Australian national team. He is widely considered the sport’s greatest player and one of the world’s most outstanding athletes. Bradman’s career batting average was 99.94 runs per inning, a record that still stands at 30 runs higher than his nearest competitor. In 1934, acute appendicitis and peritonitis nearly cost Bradman his life. Who famously asked to be kept apprised of his condition? More… Discuss

this pressed: Ninge! Braşovul începe să devină oraşul de poveste | adevarul.ro


În această dimineaţă am fost întâmpinaţi de fulgi mari de zăpadă care nu se mai opresc. Zăpada începe să se aşterne pe acoperiş, maşini şi în parcuri.Ştiri pe aceeaşi temă Mesaj emoţionant al fiului pilotului Mircea Crăciun prăbuşit cu planor… Braşovul, în coaliţie a oraşelor împotriva radicalizării şi a extremis… Teatrul Sică Alexandrescu a câştigat majoritatea premiilor de la Festi…Totul începe să capete înfăţişarea pe care ne-o dorim pentru sărbătorile de iarnă. În Poiana Braşov, ninge mult mai serios. Din păcate, ieri nu a putut fi ridicată cu un elicopter epava planorului prăbuşit, iar vremea de astăzi face această misiune aproape imposibilă.La ora şase, trei utilaje de deszăpezire de la Primăria Braşov au intervenit pe drumul spre Poiana Braşov, „În partea de sus, unde a început să se adune zăpada pe carosabiol, au intervenit şi cu lama, iar pe întreg traseul s-a împrăştiat material antiderapant”, a declarat purtătorul de cuvânt al Primăriei Braşov, Sorin Toarcea. Braşov – Ninge în oraşul de poveste 00 (0 voturi)Vizionez mai târziuImagini din aceeasi galerieDistribuie imaginea 0 share Tweet 0 inShare Liveciteste totul despre: brasov zapada ninsoare

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this pressed: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse…with Diabetes|via Lilly


Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse…with Diabetes by Amy O’Connor 11/17/15 1 Comment Facebook Twitter Google+ Email Spoiler Alert: This post contains details about last weekend’s episode of The Walking Dead. But, don’t worry, I don’t tell you what happens to Glenn because we still don’t know! On this week’s The Walking Dead, viewers faced a previously unexplored danger in the post-Apocalyptic world—managing diabetes. AMC’s Sunday night favorite introduced Tina, a young woman with more than just hordes of the undead on her mind as she wandered the roads near Alexandria; she also had diabetes. Let’s be honest, managing your diabetes can be tricky. Many viewers on Twitter and Reddit had a hard time fathoming how exactly one survives months or even years into a zombie apocalypse. One thing’s clear to me: Tina had an emergency plan for her diabetes. Life is full of unexpected events, disasters and tragedies, both natural and man-made. For diabetics, these situations become even more challenging. That’s where your emergency plan comes in to play. Check out this handy graphic from our partnership with the American College of Endocrinology for tips on how to make sure you’re prepared for any emergency, zombie or otherwise. Tina may not have survived long in The Walking Dead universe, but, ultimately, it was the bites of two zombies that brought her to her end – not her diabetes. As the episode came to an end, I couldn’t help but feel disappointed that we couldn’t have had a few more weeks to understand just how Tina had made it this far. It seems I wasn’t the only one. Here are a few of my favorite tweets sent during last night’s episode:

Source: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse…with Diabetes | via Lilly

today’s holiday: Great American Smokeout


Great American Smokeout

The American Cancer Society encourages nonsmokers to “adopt” smokers on this day and support them as they go through withdrawal from nicotine—a drug that is said to be as addictive as heroin. Schools are particularly active in observing the Smokeout, teaching young people that the easiest way to avoid the health problems associated with smoking is never to start. Other organizations also sponsor programs and activities designed to increase public awareness of the hazards to which both smokers and those who breathe their smoke are exposed. More… Discuss

The Four Humors


The Four Humors

In the 3rd century BCE, Hippocrates introduced his theory of Humoralism. It was based on the notion that 4 fluids, each corresponding to one of the 4 elements, permeate the human body and cause disease when not in balance. Theories regarding the 4 humors—blood, black bile, yellow bile, and phlegm—expanded over the years, and in the 2nd century CE, Galen published a treatise which associated a specific temperament with each humor. What humor was thought to cause a melancholic disposition? More… Discuss

Skydiving


Skydiving

Andre-Jaques Garnerin used his invention, the parachute, when he undertook the first jump from a hot air balloon in 1797. Since then, parachuting, or skydiving, has been utilized in military operations as well as for recreation and sport. Skydiving typically involves jumping from an aircraft at an altitude of about 4,000 m (13,000 ft), free-falling, and then deploying a parachute to slow the landing. Who holds the record for the highest parachute jump in history? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Johnny Campbell Becomes World’s First Cheerleader (1898)


Johnny Campbell Becomes World’s First Cheerleader (1898)

Cheerleading first appeared in the US in the late 1880s with crowds chanting to encourage school spirit. The first recorded instance of organized cheering took place at Princeton University in 1884. Later, a Princeton graduate introduced the idea at University of Minnesota football games. In 1898, Minnesota student Johnny Campbell directed a crowd in a cheer—marking the official birth of organized cheerleading. The first cheer squads were all male. When did women enter the world of cheerleading? More… Discuss

this pressed: HEALTH – DIABETES: Pictures of Famous People With Diabetes|via WebMD


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The Oscar-winning actor announced he has type 2 diabetes when late-night host David Letterman commented on his newly slim figure in October 2013. “I went to the doctor and he said, ‘You know those high blood sugar numbers you’ve been dealing with since you were 36? Well, you’ve graduated. You’ve got type 2 diabetes, young man.'” Hanks added that the condition is controllable, but he joked that he couldn’t get back down to his high-school weight of 96 pounds. “I was a very skinny boy!

This WebMD slideshow presents pictures of celebrities with type 1 or type 2 diabetes including Halle Berry, Larry King, and Nick Jonas from The Jonas Brothers.

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this pressed: Public Health: Top 10 Vaccine-Preventable Diseases in Pictures|via WebMD


whooping cough infection

2. Whooping Cough (Pertussis) What it is: A lung infection that makes it hard to breathe due to severe coughing. How you get it: People can breathe in the pertussis bacteria when someone who has whooping cough coughs or sneezes. Why it’s serious: It can be life-threatening, especially in babies less than 1 year old. Whooping cough can lead to pneumonia, seizures, and slowed or stopped breathing. Get the WebMD list of the top 10 vaccine-preventable diseases, including measles, whooping cough, flu, polio, pneumococcal disease, meningococcal disease, mumps, Hib, tetanus, and hepatitis B.

2. Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

What it is: A lung infection that makes it hard to breathe due to severe coughing.

How you get it: People can breathe in the pertussis bacteria when someone who has whooping cough coughs or sneezes.

Why it’s serious: It can be life-threatening, especially in babies less than 1 year old. Whooping cough can lead to pneumonia, seizures, and slowed or stopped breathing.

Get the WebMD list of the top 10 vaccine-preventable diseases, including measles, whooping cough, flu, polio, pneumococcal disease, meningococcal disease, mumps, Hib, tetanus, and hepatitis B.

Source: Top 10 Vaccine-Preventable Diseases in Pictures|via WebMD

this pressed: Glycohemoglobin (HbA1c, A1c) |via Web MD


Hemoglobin

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Illustration copyright 2000 by Nucleus Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. http://www.nucleusinc.com Hemoglobin is the substance in red blood cells that carries oxygen. ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD – Internal Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerBrian Leber, MDCM, FRCPC – Hematology Current as ofMarch 12, 2014 WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise Last Updated: March 12, 2014 This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information. © 1995-2015 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated. (click to access the website)


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Hemoglobin is the substance in red blood cells that carries oxygen.

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Glycohemoglobin (HbA1c, A1c)

A glycohemoglobin test, or hemoglobin A1c, is a blood test that checks the amount of sugar (glucose) bound to the hemoglobin camera.gif in the red blood cells. When hemoglobin and glucose bond, a coat of sugar forms on the hemoglobin. That coat gets thicker when there’s more sugar in the blood. A1c tests measure how thick that coat has been over the past 3 months, which is how long a red blood cell lives. People who have diabetes or other conditions that increase their blood glucose levels have more glycohemoglobin (sugar bound to hemoglobin) than normal.

An A1c test can be used to diagnose prediabetes or diabetes. The A1c test checks the long-term control of blood glucose levels in people with diabetes. Most doctors think checking an A1c level is the best way to check how well a person is controlling his or her diabetes.

A home blood glucose test measures the level of blood glucose only at that moment. Blood glucose levels change during the day for many reasons, including medicine, diet, exercise, and the level of insulin in the blood.

It is useful for a person who has diabetes to have information about the long-term control of blood sugar levels. The A1c test result does not change with any recent changes in diet, exercise, or medicines.

Glucose binds to hemoglobin in red blood cells at a steady rate. Since red blood cells last 3 to 4 months, the A1c test shows how much glucose is in the plasma part of blood. This test shows how well your diabetes has been controlled in the last 2 to 3 months and whether your diabetes treatment plan needs to be changed.

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Sodium Correction Practice and Clinical Outcomes in Profound Hyponatremia


Article Outline Patients and Methods Study Design and Setting Study Participants and Data Collection Statistical Analyses Results Discussion Conclusion Supplemental Online Material References Abstract Objectives To assess the epidemiology of nonoptimal hyponatremia correction and to identify associated morbidity and in-hospital mortality. Patients and Methods An electronic medical record search identified all patients admitted with profound hyponatremia (sodium <120 mmol/L) from January 1, 2008, through December 31, 2012. Patients were classified as having optimally or nonoptimally corrected hyponatremia at 24 hours after admission. Optimal correction was defined as sodium correction in 24 hours of 6 through 10 mmol/L. We investigated the association between sodium correction and demographic and outcome variables, including occurrence of osmotic demyelination syndrome (ODS). Baseline characteristics by correction outcome categories were compared using the Kruskal-Wallis test for continuous variables and the χ2 test for categorical variables. Odds ratios for in-hospital mortality between groups were assessed using logistic regression. Adjusted differences in hospital length of stay (LOS) and intensive care unit (ICU) LOS were assessed using the Dunnett 2-tailed t test. Results A total of 412 patients satisfied inclusion criteria of whom 174 (42.2%) were admitted to the ICU. A total of 211 (51.2%) had optimal correction of their hyponatremia at 24 hours, 87 (21.1%) had undercorrected hyponatremia, and 114 (27.9%) had overcorrected hyponatremia. Both patient factors and treatment factors were associated with nonoptimal correction. There was a single case of ODS. Overcorrection was not associated with in-hospital mortality or ICU LOS. When adjusted for patient factors, undercorrection of profound hyponatremia was associated with an increase in hospital LOS (9.3 days; 95% CI, 1.9-16.7 days). Conclusion Nonoptimal correction of profound hyponatremia is common. Fortunately, nonoptimal correction is associated with serious morbidity only infrequently.

Source: Sodium Correction Practice and Clinical Outcomes in Profound Hyponatremia – Mayo Clinic Proceedings