Coupons.com Save Money While You Buy Food

I have recently been using a website called coupons.com frequently whenever I am going to go to the grocery store. I feel like if you have a few extra minutes that you can really save some money while you shop for food at your grocery store. Coupons.com allows you to search the current available coupons in your area. You then can select which ones you like, also known as clip, and then you can install a simple piece of software in order to print out the coupons. The coupons from Coupons.com work just like normal coupons you would find in your local newspaper. The difference is is that you print them out at home with your printer. If you don’t regularly get a newspaper then Coupons.com really makes it convenient to still save money on your groceries. I personally don’t advocate always looking to buy the cheapest food you possibly can. It is known that some of the cheaper food isn’t always the most healthy choice. I am simply suggesting an additional way to save a few dollars each week on food you would normally buy. Certainly, it probably is not a good idea to just buy food based on […]

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Childhood Experiences Impact Headache Frequency and Cardiovascular Disease

Recent research by Gretchen E. Tietjen, MD, of the University of Toledo College Of Medicine, and her colleagues have shown that childhood experiences have an impact on headache frequency and cardiovascular disease experienced once these children reach adulthood. Specifically Dr Tietjan and her researchers found children who experience maltreatment such as physical abuse, emotional and/or sexual abuse, and/or physical and/or emotional neglect, are more likely to experience frequent headaches as adults. In another study, Dr Tietjan and her researchers found that if migraine suffers’ experienced adverse experiences (as previously mentioned) as children than they were more likely to experience cardiovascular health problems as adults. “It is clear…that early adverse experiences influence a migraine sufferers’ cardiovascular health in adulthood,” said Dr. Tietjen. “Earlier studies have linked childhood maltreatment to frequent headaches and migraine,” said David Dodick, M.D., president of the AHS. “The biological underpinnings of this relationship should be a target of future research and clinicians should be aware of and evaluate for this important relationship in order to facilitate appropriate management strategies.  Dr. Tietjen and her teams are pioneers in understanding the relationship between negative childhood experiences and migraine. Now we need to drill even deeper to understand the relationship […]

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Sleep Deprivation and the Biological Mechanisms of Chronic Migraine Headache

Scientists from the Missouri State University’s Center for Biomedical & Life Sciences have found new research to suggest sleep deprivation leads to changes in the levels of key proteins that facilitate events involved in the underlying pathology of migraine. “Previous clinical data support a relationship between sleep quality and migraine,” said Paul L. Dunham, Ph.D. “so we used an established model of sleep deprivation to measure levels of proteins that lower the activation threshold of peripheral and central nerves involved in pain transmission during migraine. We found that REM sleep deprivation caused increased expression of the proteins p38, PKA, and P2X3, which are known to play an important role in initiating and sustaining chronic pain.” “So little is known about the biological mechanisms that underlie how certain factors trigger a migraine attack,” said David Dodick, M.D., “This is important work and this Missouri State team should be applauded for beginning to shed light on an area desperately in need of investigation.” While I don’t personally have exactly a migraine, I have had a headache 24/7 since June 2006, 2 days after the extraction of all four of my wisdom. I have noticed, on the few days necessarily when I was […]

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TV and Computer Viewing Leads to Physical Pain

A new  study looking at computer monitor and TV screen viewing has findings I don’t find particularly shocking or surprising by any means. Over 30,000 Nordic teenagers were used in a study published in the  journal BMC Public Health. Torbjørn Torsheim, from the University of Bergen, Norway, and his researchers found that TV viewing, computer use and computer gaming (screen time) were consistently associated with recurrent headaches and back pain. Torbjørn Torsheim said, “A rising prevalence of physical complaints such as back pain, neck and shoulder pain, and headache has been reported for adolescent populations. Parallel to this, adolescents are spending an increasing amount of time on screen-based activities, such as TV, computer games, or other types of computer based entertainment.” The study found  little interaction between the type of activity performed while viewing the computer and TV and the associated physical complaints that arise. The one  exception noted by the researchers was of headache in girls, which seemed to be particularly associated with TV viewing and computer use  but no computer gaming. Hence the physical complaints reported by the teenagers is related to the duration and ergonomic aspects of such activity but not to which specific screen was used. […]

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Multidisciplinary Conference on Third Molars (Wisdom Teeth)

I wanted to let everyone know that on October 19, 2010, at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Washington, D.C. there will be a so called “Multidisciplinary Conference on Third Molars.” This meeting will consist on an invitation-only audience. This event is being organized by the American Association of  Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS). Those who will be in attendance include dental, medical, governmental, and third party organizations. I wonder if I will be receiving an invitation however I doubt it due to the nature of the meeting and its intent to promote the removal of healthy impacted wisdom teeth due to so called “accurate and true evidence based research.” Since I now reside near the D.C area I may try to attend the conference to see what is being discussed and to make sure that accurate results are being presented and discussed. The program of the conference includes the following (bullets below) as stated in Ira D. Cheifetz’s In My View Section on page 2 of the AAOMS Today Volume 8, Issue 5, September/October 2010 issue. “Quantifies the issue of third molars in terms of the number of patients who have retained asymptomatic third molars, and the costs associated with […]

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