Saturday, October 31, 2009

Do we have a Choice?

Choice, Do you have it Now? and Will you have it Tomorrow?

Do you have Choice now? That is the question that every individual has to answer. With so many bank, mortgage failures, raising unemployment, poor economic forecasts, there are fewer choices in many places today. Auto Industry, Energy Development, HealthCare, Finanical Services, the list goes on and there are fewer choises. With the government playing a larger role in an increasing range of everyday issues, what are our choices for tomorrow? And who will make those choices for us? Can we choose for ourselves? Will we be able to choose responsibly for ourselves and our families?

HealthCare Reform is the hot bottom topic of the hour. Congress is fashioning legislation that is to “level the playing field”, and well make choices for us. Someone else besides ourselves and our doctors, will choose your treatment, care and life style. How does the Health Care Industry impact the economy now? Does Congress Know? What will your choices be for treatment, finding a doctor and living a life style? Who will know better, Congress or your doctor? Thirty years from now, What will be the level of quality in HealthCare in the United States? Does Congress care about the future of healthcare, or our economy? Is Congress making HealthCare more patient friendly? What will Lawyers sue with the government in the way? How will the government know if a doctor is really qualified or good?

There are thousands of questions regarding increase of Government involvement in our lives. Does Congress have all the answers? Are they really open to questions and new ideas? Or even old ideas? If the Stimulus and TARP are not working, then why take on Energy and HealthCare without the Private sector? Why does the Government need to control the HealthCare System? Does not the President and Congress trust Americans? They trusted us enough to ask for our votes.

Tomorrow, what choices will you have? Having the ability to choose is a liberty that everyone in this country has. Although, some have made very persuasive cases, that some of us have no choice. Is this true? That's right, I am asking for the truth.

More Government, Less Choice, Less Freedom, Less Individuality.

More Liberty, More Responsibility in Choosing, More Freedom

Be an Individual, with Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. Share this choice with a follow American. Add more ideas, to Reform and Improve the way Health Care “is” in America. We do not need to re-invent the system.

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Saturday, October 24, 2009


Prevent Swine Flu - Good Advice


Dr. Vinay Goyal is an MBBS,DRM,DNB (Intensivist and Thyroid specialist) having clinical experience of over 20 years. He has worked in institutions like Hinduja Hospital , Bombay Hospital , Saifee Hospital , Tata Memorial etc.. Presently, he is heading our Nuclear Medicine Department and Thyroid clinic at Riddhivinayak Cardiac and Critical Centre, Malad (W).


The following message given by him, I feel makes a lot of sense and is important for all to know
the only portals of entry are the nostrils and mouth/throat. In a global epidemic of this nature, it's almost impossible to avoid coming into contact with H1N1 in spite of all precautions.

Contact with H1N1 is not so much of a problem as proliferation is.
While you are still healthy and not showing any symptoms of H1N1 infection, in order to prevent proliferation, aggravation of symptoms and development of secondary infections, some very simple steps, not fully highlighted in most official communications, can be practiced (instead of focusing on how to stock N95 or Tamiflu):

1. Frequent hand-washing (well highlighted in all official communications). Incorporating simple hygiene practices into to your everyday routine, can prevent to spend of H1N1 and any other "germs" that you may come in contact with.

2. "Hands-off-the-face" approach. Resist all temptations to touch any part of face, or anyone else's face. (unless you want to eat, bathe or slap).

3. *Gargle twice a day with warm salt water (use Listerine if you don't trust salt). *H1N1 takes 2-3 days after initial infection in the throat/ nasal cavity to proliferate and show characteristic symptoms. Simple gargling prevents proliferation. In a way, gargling with salt water has the same effect on a healthy individual that Tamiflu has on an infected one. Don't underestimate this simple, inexpensive and powerful preventative method.
And if you have a "scratchy" sore throat, warm salt water is very soothing.

4. Similar to 3 above, *clean your nostrils at least once every day with warm salt water. *Not everybody may be good at Jala Neti or Sutra Neti (very good Yoga asanas to clean nasal cavities), but *blowing the nose hard once a day and swabbing both nostrils with cotton buds dipped in warm salt water is very effective in bringing down viral population.*


5.
*Boost your natural immunity with foods that are rich in Vitamin C (Amla and other citrus fruits).. *If you have to supplement with Vitamin C tablets, make sure that it also has Zinc to boost absorption. Take a multi-vitamin regular is a good supplement to the routine. Also, eating fresh fruits and vegetables increase Vitamin C and other nutrients that increase the body's natural immunity.

6. *Drink as much of warm liquids (tea, coffee, etc) as you can. *Drinking warm liquids has the same effect as gargling, but in the reverse direction. They wash off proliferating viruses from the throat into the stomach where they cannot survive, proliferate or do any harm. I suggest you pass this on to your entire e-list. You never know who might pay attention to it - and STAY ALIVE because of it.
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Georgia National Fair

This is the 20th year of the Georgia National Fair exhibiting 20 years of Georgia's best. Opening day was fun and fantastic. A good crowd showed up on a beautiful, clear fall day and a starry night. The Georgia National Fairground and The Nerveless Nocks Water Circus has two fun preformance
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