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Acupressure and Reflexology For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Acupressure is mostly a matter of working with meridians, or energy centers of the body — and the human body has a number of meridians to work with. Those meridians are echoed in the feet, and a foot reflexology [more…]

Herbal Remedies for Common Conditions

If you're looking for an alternative to over-the-counter or prescription drugs for some common conditions that eventually affect everyone, try these herbal remedies to ease symptoms and maintain a healthier [more…]

Substitutes for Rare and Endangered Herbs

Interest in herbal medicine has dramatically increased, and along with the destruction of habitat, encroaching development, and commercial overharvesting, some healing herbs have become endangered. You [more…]

Herbal Substitutes for Common Medications

If you're looking for an herbal remedy as an alternative for some common medications, take a look at this chart to see what can be substituted. See your doctor or herbalist about persistent, serious conditions [more…]

A Dosage Guide for Herbal Remedies

The following table gives you information on dosage recommendations for herbal remedies. This chart is to help you make informed choices and is not a substitute for expert medical advice or treatment, [more…]

Herbal Remedies For Dummies Cheat Sheet

To maintain your health and combat common conditions, try herbal remedies as an alternate to pharmaceutical drugs. To protect rare herbs, check out some easy substitutions for these endangered plants. [more…]

Common Asthma Triggers

An asthma attack can be brought on by any number of triggers. Asthma triggers can range from certain animal dander to weather changes. Whatever your asthma triggers are, be aware that all the items in [more…]

Major Myths about Asthma and Allergies

You encounter a lot of myths and misinformation about asthma and allergies. The untruths and misconceptions about asthma spread like pollen in springtime. The following list includes incorrect statements [more…]

Asthma-Related Problems

Asthma patients often have problems beyond the typical wheezing associated with the condition. Asthma and allergic rhinitis can influence not only your lungs, but your head and digestive system, as well [more…]

Asthma For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Asthma, although termed a lung condition, affects the eyes, ears, nose, throat, and stomach, as well. Any number of allergens can trigger an asthmatic reaction, even changes in the weather. A condition [more…]

Common Conversion Factors in Medical Dosage Calculations

As a healthcare professional, you have to convert patient weights, fluid volumes, medication weights, and more. Conversion math isn’t hard to do as long as you know the basic conversion factors. Here are [more…]

Unacceptable Abbreviations in Prescriptions

Making sure that you correctly calculate a dose doesn’t matter much if the medication itself is incorrect or the dosing instructions are unclear. Some abbreviations in prescriptions are unacceptable because [more…]

Figuring IV Flow Rate, Infusion Time, and Total Volume

Whenever you’re administering intravenous (IV) infusions, you need to know the flow rate, infusion time, and total volume. Fortunately, calculating any one of these three variables is easy to do when you [more…]

Medical Dosage Calculations For Dummies Cheat Sheet

No matter what initials you have after your name (RN, CNA, PA, and so on), you can bet you’ll see math on a daily basis if you’re going into (or are already in) a career in the medical field. Grasping [more…]

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) involves many helpful thoughts, practices and alternative perspectives that can change how you see yourself and your world for the better. As well as aiding recognised [more…]

PCOS Symptoms

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is described as a syndrome rather than a disease because it shows up as a group of signs and symptoms that can occur in any combination. Here are some of the symptoms of [more…]

How to Manage PCOS

If you’re willing to overhaul your diet and start a simple exercise program, you can gain a great deal of control over your PCOS symptoms. Insulin resistance causes many PCOS symptoms, and diet and exercise [more…]

PCOS For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) often appears to be a collection of unrelated symptoms affecting your menstrual cycle, fertility, appearance, and weight. But when you put the puzzle pieces together, you [more…]

Helping a Child with Asperger’s Syndrome Communicate

Children with Asperger’s Syndrome or another condition on the autism spectrum often struggle to understand what’s being said to them. To get around this, you can try several different communication styles [more…]

Getting Along with a Sibling Who Has Asperger’s Syndrome

Finding out about Asperger’s Syndrome will help you get along with a sibling with the condition. The more you know, the more you’ll be able to understand your sibling. Get to know how AS impacts on his [more…]

Recognising the Characteristics of Asperger’s Syndrome

Unusual behaviour is characteristic of people with Asperger’s Syndrome or other conditions on the autism spectrum. The autism spectrum applies to people who have difficulty with social communication, social [more…]

How You May Respond to an Asperger's Syndrome Diagnosis

Some people feel very relieved when they or their child receives an accurate diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome or another Autistic Spectrum Condition. Other people feel that a label stigmatises them and [more…]

Asperger’s Syndrome For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Asperger’s Syndrome is a condition on the autistic spectrum that affects how someone makes sense of the world, processes information and relates to other people. Whether you live with Asperger’s yourself [more…]

Bad Breath Mouthpiece for Hints about Your Health

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Building Up and Breaking Down Your Bones Day by Day

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