marijuana has been a topic for debate for millennials now. It has been over
3000 years that marijuana has been used in the medical industry. In that time,
it was used as a sedative, a pain killer and something to fight off diseases
and live in the uncomfortable world. It was essential for survival then and it
is essential for survival today. It is true that we have thousands of medicines
available that help us lead a life that is far more comfortable than that time.
However, one should never forget that most of these medicines are made of
synthetic products, which are harmful for a human body. It weakens the bones,
immune system and so much more in the body. Marijuana is a natural product that
can replace many of these synthetic medicines.
It is proven that
marijuana helps in fighting many diseases like cancer, glaucoma, arthritis, and
many mental health issues as well including insomnia, bulimia, depression,
ADHD, PTSD, Alzheimer’s, anxiety and many others. After seeing that marijuana
is very beneficial for a human body and can bring about a big change in the
medical industry, several places in the world have legalized its use and
possession. These places are mainly in America, Canada and several European
countries. In some of them, marijuana is even legal for recreational purposes.
There are pot stores that are given a license by the government to sell
marijuana to people with valid medical cards as well as people who are over 21
years old, depending on their policy. There are several online platforms as
well that sell high grade marijuana seeds and ship them directly to your
doorstep. These websites are seed banks and have an extensive bank of hundreds
of different kinds of marijuana strains. Not all seed banks …
Temporomandibular joint disorder
or TMJD is one of the most common facial syndromes and affects millions of
people. This is called Temporomandibular or TMJ joint syndrome by others. TMJ
syndrome is a collection of acute and chronic signs and symptoms related to the
structure and function of the joint that connects the lower jaw to the entire
Many people say TMJ is related to
discomfort in the area but technically, TMJ itself, or the Temporomandibular
joint are two joints on the opposite side of your face right in front of the
ear. Our TMJ helps us open, close and move our mouths and that is where our
jaws attach to our skulls.
Signs and symptoms of TMJ
disorders depend on what causes these signs and symptoms to occur but the most
common of them is pain. The pain can be short term or it can be long term
depending on the reason why there is pain. Activities where a person moves the
muscles and bones in the joints can also produce popping or grinding noises. In
some cases there may even be pain in other areas of the head such as migraines,
headaches and earaches especially in the morning.
Many health conditions can damage
the structure of the TMJ and can cause it to fail to function. TMJ syndrome can
be caused by something as simple as a sports injury or by something serious
like depression. Because Temporomandibular joint syndrome can be caused by a
variety of health conditions, treatment can also be approached in various ways.
In other words, TMJ treatment
depends on your doctor’s diagnosis of all the signs and symptoms that you
experience. In cases when you don’t have access to a doctor, you can
temporarily overcome the pain with these simple tips.
Keep your jaw
Having a child diagnosed on the
Autism spectrum is difficult and heart breaking for parents. There are so many
unknowns with which to contend. How functional will the child be as an adult?
How severe is their specific diagnosis? As a spectrum of developmental
disorders, diagnoses can range from classic autism to high functioning autism,
from Asperger’s syndrome to Pervasive Developmental Delay. Each has different challenges
and potential outcomes in terms of a child’s development and later
independence. Once the initial shock of the diagnosis wears off, however, there
are additional challenges in terms of paying for treatments and therapies.
For a young family without
healthcare insurance, an autism diagnosis can be even more difficult to face.
Treatment for autism includes occupational therapy, play/socialization therapy,
behavior modification therapies, visits to developmental pediatricians,
neurologists, psychologists, and even psychiatrists when needed. Children on
the spectrum may need a variety of medications at different times in their
development to help with things such as anxiety, impulse control, and other
challenges. It often takes a team of medical and developmental professionals
for a child on the spectrum to reach their full potential and learn to overcome
some of their challenges. These multidisciplinary teams and their suggested
treatment options are expensive for someone without insurance.
Even those families who have
health insurance often struggle with overwhelming costs not covered by medical
insurance. Adaptive toys, therapeutic equipment, and home safety devices are
often not covered. Children with autism are characteristically wanderers, requiring
parents to invest in specially designed home security systems that warn them if
their child opens a door or window during the night or while the parent isn’t
looking. These systems can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars. Likewise,
therapeutic tools such as weighted clothing and sun lamps for sensory issues
are not covered …
definition of public health has changed throughout the years. In addition,
people define public health from their perspective. However, each definition
includes a large number of approaches, concepts and sectors. According to Dr.
Richard Riegelman, public health is “The totality of all evidence-based
public and private efforts that maintain and improve health and prevent
disease, disability, and death.” Public health considers a large canvas
that represents social, economic and environmental elements while examining
many issues. These issues comprise viewing how health-care delivery systems are
formed; how they provide needed care. They also consist of policies; how they
affect the public as a whole. The holistic view of public health in the 21st
century considers the myriad factors that produce what is now called the population
approach embraces the traditional approach. On the other hand, it also reflects
and acts on health-care systems, social issues, and home business
opportunities. In the last decade people have become increasingly aware of
threats to their physical and mental health due to environmental factors,
terrorist threats, costs and availability of quality health care, and pandemics
such as SARS, AIDS, and H1N1. It has become more apparent to not merely focus
on individual care, but to also consider the overall population. Evidently,
governments, health-care systems, communities, top MLM companies, and
individuals need to focus on the population as a whole in order to protect,
prevent, educate, promote, and provide quality health care.
forward public health advances, practices, policies is an ongoing process.
Present day approaches entail what is known as the evidence-based approach.
First, problems are identified; the cause or etiology of a problem is
determined followed by recommendations to eliminate or curtail the health
concern; finally, implementation or intervention options are considered and
administered. The preceding steps may appear …
Fluoride has been added to
American public drinking water supplies to reduce tooth decay since 1945.
People have called widespread use of Fluoride one of the great public health
successes of the century. Yet after almost a decade of debate, the federal
government will soon urge cities to reduce the amount of Fluoride they add to
your drinking water.
On January 7, 2011, the US
Department of Health and Human Services proposed to lower fluoride doses to
public water by about a third, citing health research that shows too much
fluoride can cause a variety of problems including tooth discoloration or
pitting (dental fluorosis), hormone disruption, and perhaps bone cancer. The
bone cancer link has been researched at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine
by Dr. Elise B. Bassin.
The Health and Human Services
Department oversees the national water flouridation program but the
Environmental Protection Agency sets the health protection standards for the
According to the US Center for
Disease Control (CDC) 195 million Americans drink flouridated water. The public
also consumes some fluoride from eggs which are treated with the chemical at
egg farms. Public interest advocates at the Environmental Working Group, the
Fluoride Action Network and other groups are concerned that children exposed to
both food sourced fluoride and that from water could suffer side effects if the
cumulative levels of fluoride exceeded federal recommendations.
According to a National Academy
of Sciences study, up to 28 of the largest cities in the US have fluoride
concentrations in their water that could put a third of all babies up to 6
months of age over a safe dose of fluoride. As with many chemicals, small
children have a lower tolerance than do adults. Government standards are
designed to take the most vulnerable members of the population into account …