Surgeries and Injuries: Preparation and Recovery

  THE BLOOD OF THE WOUND contains the healing. When the barrier is broken, an orchestrated cascade of biochemical events is set into motion to repair the damage.[1][2] This process is divided into predictable phases: blood clotting (hemostasis), inflammation, tissue...

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In the Presence of Oxygen

  WE STAND, WALK, run, lift, work, and live in the presence of oxygen. Is there any other way? You are reading this in the presence of oxygen. You are reading this aerobically. Whenever there is a vacuum of any kind (a need unfulfilled) it is eventually filled with...

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Everyone Into the Pool!

  THIS SHOULD BE the normal call all year round, not just in warm weather. Since time immemorial, or almost, water has been the preferred balm for hygiene, good health and respite from stress. Perhaps our fascination and love of water is because we ALL spent nine...

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Destination, Pain Free: Trains and Boats and Planes and Cars

  WHETHER YOU ARE getting away, going to, or being taken away or being brought back as the Diane Warwick lyrics woefully tell… you want to arrive at your destination pain free — and full of that “it” which allows you to enjoy your getaway or make the deal that makes...

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About Face: Facial Exercises

  PERHAPS YOU HAVE noticed that the face is connected to the rest of the body by way of the neck. Of course we can pretty much cover up and camouflage the rest of the body if we don’t like it. But the fact remains that with a bit of good care, not too much sun,...

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Sciatica, A Real Pain in the Butt

  MOST NAMES FOR pain are what I call geographical because they state the location rather than the cause. A good example of that is sciatica. What does that word mean to you? To you it means that the pain is running down your leg, which you already know even if...

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Stairs: Make a Flight Plan!

  STAIRS: DON'T GROAN at them, use them. Whether you are a beginner, avid hiker, mountaineer, athlete or a “starter over,” stairs are often the answer to “getting there.” “Getting there” being your goal. Used with imagination and common sense, stairs are a workout...

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Never Just A Chair

  MOST PEOPLE SEE see a chair and think how nice it would be to sit down. Chairs, however, are apparatus. Not only that, once you have them they are free to use, there are many variations and they are everywhere. How you choose to use your chairs depends on your...

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Child Containment vs Child Preparedness

  Barefoot is better! THE CHILD'S BRAIN develops most quickly in the first three years of life. The child’s body develops most quickly in the first three years of life. You cannot separate the brain/mind from the body It has always been this way. The Greeks knew...

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