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How to protect your files and folders in your PC or USB Drive?

Your PC, USB Drives have a lot of data that could be sensitive. While you are not in office or if your PC is shared among other people in office, you may want to protect the data. It is particularly important if you have that data saved on a USB drive. If you lose that

Laugh More! It's Good Medicine

A genuine voiced laughter can have a tremendous positive effect on your health. Laughter increases endorphins, strengthens immune system, burns calories and increases hope & self-esteem. Laughter is a mini-workout A genuine laugh can burn extra calories. According to a study published in International Journal of Obesity in May 2006 [1] showed that laughter causes

Taking a Vitamin Supplement

There are a number of essential vitamins that the body needs to function properly and it is possible to take these in the form of a vitamin supplement. The majority of people do not have a balanced diet and they may be lacking in certain vitamins which means that they require a vitamin supplement to

Pedometer use helps Weight Loss

You can improve exercise by using daily Pedometer to monitor steps. According to an article published in Journal of Family Medicine, Pedometer use can help one lose weight without dieting and improve their blood pressure.

Is it a Cold or Flu? What is the difference?

Cold and Flu both are caused by viruses. They have many similar symptoms but generally Flu is worse. A cold develops gradually. Initial symptoms of runny nose, sneezing, and chills are followed by coughing, headache, sore throat, loss of appetite, and nasal discharge. If fever is present, it will be low-grade (less than 101 degrees).

What is Postpartum Depression? How it differs from “Baby Blues”?

The birth of a baby can trigger a jumble of powerful emotions, from excitement and joy to fear and anxiety. The care of a newborn requires great effort and sleepless nights. This sometimes can lead to what is known as “Baby Blues” – a mild, short-lived depression. It can last for few days to weeks

What is Beingn Positional Vertigo?

Benign Positional Vertigo or Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo is a conditions characterized by feeling dizziness brought on by sudden head movement. You may feel that everything around you is spinning. This feeling is called “vertigo”. You may also feel nauseous with that. It is thought to be caused by debris which has collected within a

Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse – What is the Difference?

Moderate alcohol use – upto 2 drink/day for men and upto 1 drink per/day for women and older people – is not harmful for most adults. The problem arises when people abuse alcohol. The abuse of alcohol is a major cause of preventable deaths associated with violence, and motor vehicle crashes. Heavy drinking can increase

Guide to Advance Directives

What is an Advance Directive? As a competent adult, you have the right to decide to accept or refuse any medical treatment. As long as you are competent, you are the only person who can decide what medical treatment you want and do not want to receive. A situation may arise in future when you

On Advance Directives / Living Wills

Living Wills and Their Variations: A Simple Introduction  E.L. Erde, Ph. D., Professor, UMDNJ-SOM, Department of Family Medicine Stratford, NJ 08084 erdeel@umdnj.edu People use Living Wills or Advance Directives to direct their medical care when they become unable to do it for themselves. The purpose is to avoid conflicts, confusion, and lack of information