Did you know that birth control pills have been around since 1963? Of course they have come a long way since then and one of the newest on the market today is YAZ. YAZ is a combination of Drospirenone & Ethinyl Estradiol which when used as directed can be 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. However, this particular pill can be effective in treating other medical issues that come along with being a woman during these hormone-driven years. Let’s look at a few:
Lighter and shorter periods: This comes as a delight to many women. It also will regulate your cycle and has been shown to reduce cramps.
Treating PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder): This condition is more than your average bloating or cramps, but includes anger, irritability, feeling depressed, anxiousness, changes in your appetite, headaches, and muscle aches. If these affect you monthly then using YAZ could be a great answer.
Treating moderate acne: Many women are embarrassed that they still get monthly pimples, but some have more problems with acne than others and YAZ can help clear up moderate break-outs.
Since YAZ could be “the one” for you, are there any concerns with using this contraceptive? Yes, especially if you have blood clots, cancer, a history of heart attacks, and/or strokes. Also, YAZ contains ARSP which is a hormone that may increase potassium and should not be used by women that have kidney, liver, or adrenal diseases.
The bottom line is that if you’re looking for a contraceptive, YAZ sounds like it may be a great one to try especially if you have other hormonal issues that I’ve mentioned above, but most importantly, you should have a complete physical and make a decision with the advice of your doctor.
Information Technology, or IT as it is often referred to, has in the past been considered a “man’s field.” Thankfully, that’s not the case in this day and age. More and more doors are opening for women in computer science and they are walking into the arena. While it is exciting that these opportunities are becoming available, men still outnumber females by 70% in the workforce.
What are the advantages of working in the Information Technology field?
Sophisticated computer skills equal higher salaries.
There are many new opportunities to be able to work from home. This is good news for women who want to have a family.
Some larger companies, such as Motorola offer daycare centers at their places of employment for their employees.
There is excitement in being able to be on the front-line of the ever-changing world of technology.
How can women get into this field and become successful?
Education, education, education! Many universities are changing their computing programs to make them more appealing to women.
Put aside pre-conceived notions and use your intuitive and creative talents to add to the IT field.
Get an internship and learn the business from the ground-up. Even beginning in “technical support” or “customer service” will give you the experience as well as the education needed to become successful.
Men are even agreeing that women do have a lot to offer in the IT world. Most men are more technical, so they welcome the creative and design aspects that women can bring to this ever growing career. Having a woman’s perspective can dream up a whole new world of technology which will not only be functional, but may even be pretty as well!
Many new mothers-to-be are often afraid of miscarriage, but many more do not even know the signs that they are miscarrying. Here are some signs that it might be time to call the doctor.
Many women experience light bleeding during their pregnancy. Some bleed throughout the pregnancy. Not all bleeding is a sign that you are miscarrying. The implantation of the embryo into the uterine wall can cause some mild bleeding. So the time of the bleeding during the pregnancy can be important. However, the rule of thumb for bleeding during pregnancy is if it is bright red or you are bleeding enough to warrant a pad, not just a panty liner, call your doctor immediately.
Another common occurrence during pregnancy is cramping. Many women feel like they are about to have a full blown menstrual cramp as if the cramp is building and building but never arrives. This is common and typically does not indicate anything is wrong. When the cramps become sharp and frequent or dull and prolonged for longer periods of time, it might be time to call your doctor.
Even though there are signs of miscarriage, no one will know better than you. No one knows your body better than you. If you feel you should call the doctor just for your own peace of mind, call them. It is better that you feel confident and secure rather than worrying and not knowing if something is in fact wrong. Miscarriages happen to about one out of every three pregnancies. While that may not be comforting, calling your doctor can bring you the most peace of mind.
As women age it is imperative that we keep our bodies healthy. Having a healthy mind and body is essential for your well being. Eating healthy and having an active lifestyle can help lower your risks for heart disease and stroke, high blood pressure, depression, diabetes and forms of cancer.
For a woman of any age getting regular activity daily is something worth working into your daily schedule. It can be taking a walk or a run. Getting to the gym, you may get involved in yoga or a swim class. Take a bike ride down the street or just boogie down in your living room to some music. You can find many ways to get your heart pumping at any fitness level you may be at.
Regular activity will help you in preventing weight gain and may aid in weight loss, if you are watching your diet as well. You can improve your mind with a little exercise. Other helpful benefits to physical activity include: lowering your risk of hip fractures, increasing bone density and improving sleep quality. Wondering how much physical activity you need to do each week? Here are the guidelines.
You should do 2 and ½ hours of moderate-intensity aerobic activity a week. This can include a brisk walk, leisure biking and moderate housework. You need to make sure you have an increase in your heart rate and breathing comfortably.
You can also choose to do 1 hour and 15 minutes of high or vigorous intensity physical activity. These activities increase your heart rate dramatically to the point that it is hard to carry on a conversation while doing the activity. For this type of exercise you could run, push mowing, biking fast and up hills, and playing a round of singles tennis.
You may choose to do a combination of moderate and high intensity exercise each week and you need to add at least two days of muscle strengthening activities to your workout routine.
It has long been thought that there is a direct connection between a woman’s health and her financial situation, and a recent study has provided conclusive evidence that this fact is true. In a recent survey the number of women who said that they were extremely stressed about their financial situation showed a direct correlation with increased weight gain. The companies that conducted the campaign are on a mission to help women improve their overall health and stress levels. Few women realize how many of their health decisions are directly tied to their financial situation.
The two main health factors that were measured in the study were stress and weight gain. The study found that the majority of women were not satisfied with their current financial situation. Those who were dealing with extreme stress due to financial difficulties were also shown to exercise much less than those who were in a comfortable financial situation. Many of those in the higher age bracket were worried about how they would be able to live once they retired. Some felt that they would be in a position to take better care of themselves once they actually did retire.
Many life insurance companies are looking for ways to help their policyholders save money by promoting different ways to stay healthy. Some life insurance companies offer discounts on premiums if a person stays within a certain healthy weight range. By maintaining a healthy lifestyle individuals can reduce their premium payments for as long as they have health insurance. It is nice to see that life insurance companies are starting to put more emphasis on leading healthy lifestyles and less emphasis on over-medicating people.
The topic of contraception and what rights women have has been going on since the beginning of time. The debate doesn’t look like it’s going to end anytime soon. Every person has their very own opinion on the topic. Even though there are still many who disagree, public opinion is that women have the right to decide if they want to have a baby or not. Contraception is the best way a woman can enjoy sex, without having to run the risk of getting pregnant. The new debate is whether or not women have the right to free contraception.
As far as I’m concerned, the answer to that question is yes. Prescription contraception’s are really expensive. Even women who have decent health insurance often find themselves having to cover at least part of the cost out of their own pocket. Women who don’t have any health insurance at all currently have to pay for the full price of the prescription out of their pocket. Many find themselves having to decide between their birth control pill and something else, like groceries.
It is really easy to say that if a woman can’t afford her own contraceptives, than she shouldn’t have sex. On the surface, that might be a reasonable argument, but men are never told that, in fact there are lots of ways for men to get free condoms so they can continue to enjoy sex no matter what their financial situation might be. Not only should women have the right to have sex whenever they choose, but it is also important to point out that there are situations, such as rape, when women don’t have any say in the matter. Other women simply aren’t mentally or emotionally capable of taking care of a child.
Yes, giving out free contraception to women is going to be expensive. What tax payers need to keep in mind is that providing free contraceptive is going to be considerably more affordable than having to pay for the care of unwanted children who either end up in the foster programs or on welfare.
Women have been fighting all their lives for equality. They want to be seen as just has smart, hard working, and capable as a man in any field or scenario. Many women feel that the more rights they have the better chance is for this to happen. Women are going to dangerous places and taking really hard jobs just to prove what they are made of.
Breaking news in the last few months on women is that women reporters in Egypt are being beaten. There are American women reporters that are going to Egypt on assignments related to political protests. In the midst of reporting these protests, these women reporters are being dragged off and beaten and raped in some situations for being a woman and American.
For some reason, women keep getting sent there and women keep going. It could be that they want to be seen as strong and capable and are willing to endure anything in order for that to happen. Or it could that they are being sent into these places and never told of the horrific things that could happen to them while there. Many of these women are just reporting what is happening and are not expecting the attacks.
Some of these women are saying the Egyptian police did nothing to stop it and may even be involved. They are beginning to see links to police corruption with this whole thing. American are seemed to be not welcomed in certain areas of Egypt and are attacked in order for them to stop coming. No one is really sure of the exact reason for the attacks but American women reporters are still going and seem to know exactly what they are getting themselves into.
When I was growing up the only time I remember going to see the doctor was either for immunizations (shots), or to be treated for an illness. Otherwise, we self-diagnosed and self-treated our minor ailments ourselves. Now that I’m a little older and a little wiser, I see the need for preventive check-ups.
Let’s look at the many benefits of having preventive or health maintenance check-ups.
You are able to establish a relationship with your doctor. When you feel comfortable with your physician, you will be more likely to see him/her when you are sick. Since you will have a chart, it will be easier to get in to see them when you really need them.
Your doctor will be able to tailor your health plan to your individual needs. At a preventive check-up, there will be extra time to assess your risks based on your family history, age, blood work, x-rays and any symptoms that you might be experiencing.
Your physician will also recommend health screenings and procedures such as colonoscopies and immunizations that could be overlooked if you didn’t go for your check-ups on a regular basis.
It’s great to know that we have wonderful physicians there for us to help with our aches and pains, but they are also there to help us catch or prevent future serious illnesses. It’s also good to know that many insurance companies are now giving benefits and paying for well-care check-ups. It’s much cheaper to prevent an illness than to pay for trying to cure one.
A few weeks ago I had to go through a routine screening Colonoscopy. After discussing the preparation or “prep” as it’s commonly called in the medical world, I was offered two ways to clean out my colon for the procedure. One was the old school, do-it-yourself way, and the other was to have a colonic done at a medical office. Not wanting to drink the gallon of nasty tasting fluids or start popping laxatives, I began to think that the colonic might be the way to go. After all, isn’t that the fad for the celebrities these days as a means of weight¬-loss?
In order to discuss this trend let’s talk about what a colonic means and what it actually does. First of all, high colonics is colon irrigation where a tube is inserted into the rectum and around 20 gallons of water is flushed through the colon and then exited through a second tube. It sounds like a glorified enema to me, and actually, it is. It can become quite uncomfortable and good rectal tone is needed to be able to hold the liquid in for a period of time.
Is a colonic really necessary? Some believe that it cleans toxins from the colon but actually the colon is self-cleansing. It sheds cells every three days, and bowel movements rid the body of waste. It’s normal for some people to have more than one a day or for some to have one only a few times a week. Either way, your colon will be cleaned out. As far as weight-loss, most calories are already absorbed before it is ever digested into the colon, so any weight-loss that occurs will be mostly fluids and temporary.
Not only will you have a lot of fun playing online bingo, but you might win some great bonuses and prizes. There is a plethora of online bingo websites from which to choose and every month new site are added due to the exploding popularity of the online bingo games.
Anyone who likes to play bingo in a traditional hall will most likely enjoy playing bingo online. Traditional and online bingo games are very similar. The main dissimilarity is that a live person draws the numbers from a mixing cage and then announces them in a traditional bingo hall game. Online bingo entails a computer voice calling numbers that have been selected by a random number generator.
According to online players, the advantages to playing online bingo are that it is available 24/7, so it can be played anytime. Players also site that playing from home is a great convenience, which is another advantage to playing bingo online.
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There seems to be a trend in dieting these days that involves eating whole or clean foods. This really doesn’t seem to be something new since whole foods have always been available, but if it has a new word added to it such as “clean” foods, or a celebrity name attached, it becomes the diet that everyone wants to try.
So, what are whole or clean foods? It’s actually pretty simple. Whole foods are minimally processed, free of antibiotics, hormones, pesticides, flavor enhancers, and other additives. It should contain only one ingredient – itself.
When shopping for whole or clean foods remember that organic is best, but if this is not feasible just remember to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables, distilled water, pasture-fed meat and eggs, ocean fish and to stay away from cow’s milk products.
Even though some say it’s much too difficult to follow such a strict way of eating, it certainly is the most healthy and worth trying. Just by eating whole foods in moderation you will certainly improve your health. If you are looking to lose weight, regulate your hormone levels, or just reclaim a healthy lifestyle, this trend would probably be a great choice for you. Everyone can benefit from eating whole foods.
Valentine’s Day is a wonderful time to show your loved one exactly how much they mean to you. One of the best ways to do that is to plan a romantic trip for two. Staying in a rental villa and enjoying a week or two of private time together can be the perfect Valentine’s gift – for both of you! It can also be the perfect time to “pop the question” if you haven’t already done so!
How romantic is that – you and your significant other in a private villa with staff available to cater to your every whim and with a chef available to make you a romantic dinner. Renting a villa in the Caribbean Islands is the perfect way to escape the dreary February weather. Sun drenched beaches and warm waters are the perfect antidote for the wintertime blues that affect so many of us.
Keep the romance alive and well by flying to Fiji and renting a villa on the Fiji Islands. This colorful place has so much to offer, including sunbathing, snorkeling and villas with private pools, Jacuzzis and many other amenities.
Hawaii is yet another option. Choose from any number of villas on multiple Hawaiian Islands and watch the delight in your sweetie’s eyes as you arrive. For complete and total privacy, try traveling to the Seychelles Islands and renting a villa on a super private island. Finding the perfect spot for your Valentine’s Day getaway can be easy by consulting a villa rental specialist who can help you get the best deal in the location of your dreams.
When it comes to running your organization, there are few departments that are as vital and as visible as your human resources department. This department handles all of your employee’s information and is the first line of defense when it comes to dealing with employee issues and complaints. While this is a vital area of your organization, it may also need some procedures put in place to streamline its processes. This can be easily accomplished by incorporating human resource management software into your procedures. This type of software has the potential to save your human resources department much of the time that is spent on menial, but vital information seeking tasks.
This type of software will allow each of your employees to update their own personnel files with updated information, such as their address and phone number and it will also allow them to review their own files, such as job performance reviews, absentee reports and advancement opportunities. This will free up a lot of your human resource’s time to focus on other tasks. This will also help your human resources department be as productive and as efficient as humanly possible.
While you human resource department deals with all of the sensitive information in your organization, this software does have many security measures in place that will guard against unauthorized individuals having access to other’s confidential information. This customization of authorization is one of the many safeguards set in place to ensure that only the individuals who need access to this sensitive information can view the documents they need. This type of software has the potential of not only saving your human resources department time, but it will also boost the overall morale of your employees because it gives them more control over their own information.
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