Being a 20 something year old woman may mean a whole new level of freedom, but this ripe age also comes with some new, added and not necessarily wanted responsibilities: work, rent, utility bills – just to name a few. And while there's no arguing that being an adult kind of sucks, these are all responsibilities we should have seen coming. But what about those little things that you never really thought about? We all have them – the ones that make you stop and say, "oh no, I have to do that by myself now?"

They're different for all of us, but for me they're doctor's visits. Parents aren't there anymore to hold your hand and make sure you make that checkup appointment or ask the right questions while you're there. Along with your new responsibilities, your mid twenties come with a whole new slew of health risks that you may not have had to worry about before. That said, it's important to make sure you're asking your doctors the right questions. To help you out, here are 10 question on Actforliabries that every young woman needs to ask.

1. Are there any particular vitamin supplements I should be taking on a daily basis?
With the busy schedules most young adults have, it becomes harder and harder to get all the nutrients we need solely from our diets. So, it's important to supplement what you're not getting from your food with some sort of vitamin. So make sure you find out what the right vitamins are for you.

2. Do I need the HPV vaccine?
Human Papillomavirus has steadily become the most common STD, putting women at risk for diseases like cervical cancer and other STDs. Luckily, there is a vaccine available, so make sure you ask your doctor if it's right for you. And while you're on the subject, you should also ask about getting screened for other potential sexually transmitted diseases.

3. Based on family history, is there anything I should be getting screened for regularly?
It is crucial that you know your family's medical history, so that you know what you're at risk for. It could be anything from high blood pressure to breast cancer, but your doctor will be able to tell you which tests you should be getting on a regular basis.

4. What are my contraceptive options?
Chances are that this is not the first time you've asked your doctor about birth control, but it's important to continue to stay informed on what options are available to you. With all the new forms of contraception that come out every year, you'll want to make you're staying in the know.

5. What immunizations do I still need as a young adult?
The word immunization may draw to mind teething toddlers, but there are a number of immunizations we still need – even as adults. There are many vaccines you may have already received that you still need secondary or booster doses of, so make sure to ask.

6. What's the ideal, healthy weight for my size
Weight is a sensitive subject, but it's important to know whether you are at a healthy size for your height and age – this includes finding out your body mass index (BMI). Being overweight or underweight can have very danger effects on your health.

7. In terms of self-medicating, are there any over the counter drugs I should be weary of?
While there are many over the counter meds and pain relievers that are great, quick fixes, you still have to be careful. Just because it's sold over the counter doesn't mean it's 100% healthy. Even something as seemingly harmless as Advil or Tylenol can be dangerous if not taken properly.

8. Ask about side effects of any drugs you're taking
This one's kind of a no-brainer, but make sure you know all of the interactions and side effects of any medication you're on. You can't necessarily depend on the bottle to tell you, so make sure you're vocal and ask.

9. How often should I be getting blood work?
This is one of those questions that I've just never known the answer to. We all know it's important to get blood work done regularly, but I have a hard time knowing how often it should get done. You can't leave it up to your doctor to remind you, so get proactive.

10. What am I allergic to?
You'd be surprised how many people actually get to adulthood without ever knowing what they're allergic to. Allergies can also change with age, so it's important to know if you've developed new ones or even grown out of old ones.

Whitney Houston was laid to rest last February 18, 2012 in a very stirring funeral service tribute. We all know that her death has made a significant impact not just in the music industry – but for almost everyone in the world as well.

It was a death of an icon, which signaled the end of a phenomenal era.

The authorities have not yet released the exact cause of her death. However, in light of the results of her toxicology reports, according to Radar Online [1]; Houston's body contained Xanax, Valium and alcohol when she was found dead in the bathroom of her suite of the Beverly Hilton Hotel last February 11, 2012.

These are just speculations since an official autopsy have not been made public yet. Which leads us to think, could alcohol abuse be also one of the leading cause of Whitney Houston’s death?

ETOH (see details), alcoholism, alcohol abuse or alcohol addiction does not cause as much uproar like drug addiction does. Perhaps drinking alcohol is pretty much legal anywhere – and so-called grown ups can drink to their hearts content as long as they don’t drive a car or do anything while in a drinking binge.

More often than not, a cause of death from alcoholism is directly related to the actions done by a person right after a drinking binge. So it does not take that much rap much like drug addiction does.

Can you die from drinking too much alcohol?

Aside from the usual culprits of alcohol-related accidents that is now looming in numbers over the years, there is truth of a person dying just by drinking way too much alcohol that it can kill the life out of you. Take Amy Winehouse for example, her toxicology report showed that she did not have any illegal drugs in her system at the time of her death. But she had 416 milligrams of alcohol in her blood system when she died. This rate is more than five times the legal driving limit of alcohol in Britain. 80 milligrams of alcohol is the legal driving limit for you to be able to drive around Britain.

We often don’t see the danger that alcohol can impose on our bodies. We need more than just advertisements and commercials to steer people away from abusing their bodies with alcohol.

Sadly, alcohol drinking is attributed to being cool and social. And not pictured in the public as a double-edge dagger that is really is. We have yet to wait on the exact cause of Whitney Houston’s death. But let’s keep in mind that alcohol may have played a big role in her death as well.

Personality Gauge

  • Emotional Stability

    • Which best describes you?
      1. I go with the flow; last minute changes do not rattle me.
      2. I worry ahead of time that things may not go well.
      3. I prefer to have a plan, but I can adapt with little difficulty.
    • If someone cut me off in traffic, I would:
      1. barely notice.
      2. scream and yell at them, and maybe go after them.
      3. be frustrated, but quickly forget about it.
    • Which best describes you?
      1. I see the glass half full.
      2. I see the glass half empty.
      3. I see the glass half full, but know it could be empty soon.
    • If my boss reprimands me:
      1. I forget about it quickly and go on with my day at work.
      2. It stays with me for days, and interferes with my ability to work because I am analyzing every aspect of it.
      3. I think about it for the rest of the day, but I’m able to get over it and go on with my day by the next day.
    • Which best describes you?
      1. I rarely get stressed out.
      2. It doesn’t take much to stress me out.
      3. I will only get stressed out in extreme circumstances.
  • Extraversion

    • Which best describes you?
      1. I don’t get overly excited about anything.
      2. I am easily excitable.
      3. I occasionally get excited about something.
    • Which best describes you?
      1. I prefer to work alone on a project.
      2. I prefer to work with a group on a project.
      3. I don’t mind working alone or in a group.
    • Which best describes you?
      1. I enjoy watching a movie at home over going out.
      2. I enjoy going out over staying at home.
      3. I am happy to stay home sometimes, but also enjoy going out sometimes.
    • Which best describes you?
      1. I put much effort into avoiding being the group leader.
      2. I enjoy being the group leader.
      3. I will lead a group if I need to, but I am just as happy if I am not the leader.
    • Which best describes you?
      1. I do not believe anything anyone tells me without first checking the facts for myself.
      2. I easily accept what others say as truth.
      3. If it makes sense, I will probably believe it.
    • Which best describes you?
      1. I will say whatever is on my mind, without regard for consequences.
      2. I always choose my words very carefully.
      3. I try to think before I speak, but I occasionally stick my foot in my mouth.
    • I would most enjoy going to a movie:
      1. by myself.
      2. with a group of friends.
      3. with one other person.
  • Openness

    • Which best describes you?
      1. I prefer to come up with new ideas and create plans of action.
      2. I have difficulty creating new ideas or writing plans of action, but I enjoy implementing a plan.
      3. I have the capacity and willingness to both create and implement plans.
    • Which best describes you?
      1. The more complicated a task, the more I am intrigued and interested.
      2. I prefer very plain, straightforward tasks, with no room for interpretation of what is required or expected.
      3. I prefer a task be minimally complicated, with at least some room for interpretation.
    • Which best describes you?
      1. I am always on the lookout for new and better ways to do things.
      2. I do not like change, and would prefer to continue doing things the way I know best.
      3. I am willing to embrace change if it is not too complicated and will ensure a better way.
    • Which best describes you?
      1. I want my project to get the point across, but someone else would have to edit it and make it look good.
      2. I will spend as much time as necessary to make my project meaningful, look good & have no mistakes.
      3. I want my project to get the point across, and I will edit it if no one else is available to do so.
    • Which best describes you?
      1. I like to dream big.
      2. I’m a very practical person.
      3. I have realistic expectations, but am always hopeful for more.
  • Agreeableness

    • Which best describes you?
      1. Pleasing others is more important to me than pleasing myself.
      2. Pleasing myself is more important to me than pleasing others.
      3. Pleasing others is just as important as pleasing myself.
    • Which best describes you?
      1. I don’t care if the issue is resolved, because it is more important that everyone get along.
      2. I welcome a chance to argue my point, even if no one else agrees.
      3. I will work to reach a reasonable resolution that both sides can feel comfortable with.
    • Which best describes you?
      1. I enjoy compliments, but feel uncomfortable getting them.
      2. I welcome and expect compliments.
      3. I enjoy compliments, but don’t have to have them.
    • Which best describes you?
      1. I prefer to keep my opinions to myself.
      2. I will express my opinion whether or not I am asked.
      3. I will express my opinion if I am asked.
    • Which best describes you?
      1. I prefer to sit in the back of the room.
      2. I prefer to sit in the front of the room.
      3. I prefer to sit in the middle of the room.
  • Conscientiousness

    • Which best describes you?
      1. I always review my work at least once, and more if necessary.
      2. I never go back and check my work to see if it’s correct.
      3. I review my work only if I feel I might have made a mistake.
    • Which best describes you?
      1. My room is neatly organized and I know where everything is.
      2. My room is stacked with piles of things I might need.
      3. My room has some clutter, but I know where everything is.
    • Which best describes you?
      1. I am constantly striving to reach higher levels of achievement.
      2. I am happy with my current level of achievement.
      3. I am okay with my current level of achievement, but would like to reach a little higher.
    • Which best describes you?
      1. I work better when I can concentrate on one thing until it is completed.
      2. I work better when I multi-task.
      3. I am able to start more than one thing at a time, but prefer not to get too many things going at one time.
    • Which best describes you?
      1. I prefer to have everything planned out.
      2. I enjoy being a spontaneous person.
      3. I like a good plan, but I can be spontaneous as well.

References:

  1. Sapiosexual Definition & Signs | Actforlibraries.org
  2. Personality type - Wikipedia

Gabapentin is a derivative of the neurotransmitter GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) but no effect on GABA receptors or converted or metabolized into GABA or a GABA antagonist nor an inhibitor of GABA reuptake.

Gabapentin shows no affinity for other receptors common as benzodiazepine, glutamate receptor, NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartate) in quisqualato to kainate, a1, a2 or beta-adrenergic, adenosine A1 and A2, cholinergic, muscarinic, nicotinic, dopamine, histamine, serotonin, opiates, cannabinoids, voltage-gated calcium or sodium channels. Does not alter the uptake of dopamine, norepinephrine or serotonin.

Gabapentin binds apparently to specific receptors that are abundant in some areas of the neocortex and hippocampus. We have identified a protein to which it has a high affinity, a protein that is an auxiliary subunit calcium channel voltage-called alpha-2-delta.

The mechanism by which gabapentin exerts an analgesic action is unknown. In animal models of pain, this medication is particularly effective in the prevention of neuropathic pain (spinal nerve ligation, streptozotocin-induced diabetes, herpes zoster infection), but also prevents the pain associated with inflammatory processes. By contrast, gabapentin does not act on the immediate pain (for example in testing the rat’s tail, or abdominal contractions produced by the injection of acetic acid).

The bioavailability of gabapentin is not proportional to the dose: as the dose increases, bioavailability decreases. With doses of 900 mg / day divided in 3 administrations, the bioavailability reaches 60% decreasing to 27% with doses of 4,800 mg / day.

The administration of gabapentin with food increases the absorption slightly. The drug binds very little to plasma proteins (3%) with its apparent volume of distribution following a 150 mg intravenous dose of 58 ± 6 L. In patients with epilepsy, drug concentrations in cerebrospinal fluid are approximately 20% of plasma concentrations.

Gabapentin is not appreciably metabolized and eliminated by renal excretion. The elimination half-life is 5 to 7 hours and is not affected when given multiple doses. Both the plasma and the renal clearance proportional to creatinine clearance. The elimination of gabapentin is lower in patients with renal dysfunction in the elderly.

Gabapentin high is eliminated in the dialysis, so that in these patients and in patients with renal failure requires dose adjustments in Toxicity, carcinogenicity studies found a high incidence of pancreatic adenocarcinomas in male rats.

Gabapentin is unknown clinical relevance of this finding. In clinical studies in the treatment of epilepsy in patients 12 years, equivalent to 2085 years-patient drug exposure were reported 10 cases of new growths and worsening of pre-existing 11 tumors during or within 2 years after treatment with gabapentin.

Natural Therapy to Remove Ingrown Hair

·  A paste of haldi (tumeric), basen (gram flour) and milk or water to face. Let it take 10 to 15 minute. when it dries, rub off.  This is help to remove ingrown hair in naturally.

·  Lemon is natural bleech,  that mix with sugar and water. Leave it 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse. Apply it twice a week. This method is very useful to remove unwanted facial hair.

·  A mixture of lemon and equal amount of honey then take 10 to 15 minute.apply it 2 or three times a week.

·  This method is particularly useful for ingrown hair removal in the pubic area. Take  some white pepper very finely and mix it with equal parts camphor, mix with  few drops of kerosene. Kerosene can be dangerous, so used safely. Those with sensitive skin should not use kerosene. Apply the paste to your legs and leave it 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse it off carefully; the hair should be in the paste, having fallen off.

The most popular methods to remove facial hair are

·  Laser therapy
·  Tweezers
·  removal creams
·  Electrolysis
·  Waxing
·  Threading
·  Bleaching

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Our sassy tote comes jam packed with all of the tools you need to get gorgeous down there, each one especially designed or chosen to be safe, gentle and effective. A detailed shaving guide to remove the ingrown pubic hair, razor, brush, comb, mirror, scissors, clear shave gel, soothing moisturizer, anti-irritant spray, stencils, pencil and decorative bikini binds. Convenient for travel and storage, the cute round case has room to stash your own stuff in there, too.


A tonsillectomy is not consistently the correct choice, while removing the tonsils or having it may seem to be a simple solution. The function of the tonsils are help stave off illness and to trap bacteria.

A doctor might advocate having tonsils removed for these reasons:

  • In case the client has persistent tonsillitis. This implies having tonsil infection greater than three times annually.
  • Has sleep apnea (preventing breathing) because of enlarged tonsils.
  • Tonsilloliths form in the rear of the mouth or throat.

Is tonsillectomy secure?

You might suppose that having a tonsillectomy is comparatively secure, yet deaths are recorded as an effect of anesthesia,airway obstruction, or excessive bleeding. The death rate being 1 in 25000.

Post operative care

The recuperation duration may take anywhere from 10 to 20 days. The older the man is the more the retrieval period. Adults are additionally 1-2% more in danger of having bleeding that is complete 7- where surgery was performed 14 days following the operation because of scabs coming off.

What type of surgery is used?

Surgeons usually still favor although thermal welding harmonic scalpels or lasers may also be utilized using a scalpel.

Having surgery isn't a simple decision to make. Request your physician about other options and utilize this as a final resort.

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Sun poisoning or sunburn is a problem that a lot of people around the world face. If you do not take of your skin, it may begin to peel off and leave you with abrasions over your body. Dealing with peeling skin is something that you can do yourself so as to protect your skin and avoid sunburns. Here is how you can achieve this. Peeling skin comes from severe sun poisoning and isn’t a fun process to go through.

Now how long does sun poisoning last if getting proper treatment? Check it out this article.

Keep It Cool

The moment you notice that your skin is beginning to peel off, take a shower. Get in the tub if you have to but make sure that you cool your body down. Cooling your body with water is the best way to avoid skin burn. After a shower, instead of rubbing your body with a towel, pat it dry with a soft cloth. This will ensure that you skin will not get aggravated to heat.

Give your Skin the Moisture it Needs

After cooling yourself off in a shower and patting yourself dry, get a good moisturizer. There are a plethora of moisturizers available in the marketplace and you need to find for yourself one that your body will work with. Getting moisturizing lotions which include aloe extracts and natural herbs are always recommended as they are 100% natural and will have no detrimental effects on any skin type. There are a few moisturizing lotions that are designed exclusively for preventing sunburns and peeling of the skin. Keep your eye out for these products in the market.

Get Hydrated

Taking care of your skin from the outside is just the first step. In order to ensure that your body is well taken care off, you will need to keep yourself hydrated. Water is the best remedy and it is highly advised that you drink at least eight to ten glasses of water a day. Drinking enough of water will not only keep your body hydrated but it will also help skin cells and tissues repair and protect itself from sunburns and peeling.

Quit Scratching

It has been noticed that people who have mild cases of sun poisoning keep itching their skin which eventually aggravates the problem further. At any cost, give up scratching your skin and let the body take care of itself. If your skin is peeling and if you keep on scratching it, it can develop scars that can remain permanent. Additionally, it can also cause abrasions on the skin which you will need to pay money for later to get them removed.


Those who have never seen a mental health provider may not be familiar with how to find one who suits their individual needs. Because the selection process can be a bit overwhelming, one should follow certain tips in order to simplify the task. Below are some essential facts about how to choose such a professional:

Determining what type of mental health provider one needs is the first step in locating the most appropriate individual. There are many different types of professionals in this particular field. These include licensed professional counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, and clinical social workers.

All the aforementioned individuals are licensed professionals who diagnose and treat mental or emotional disorders. Most have advanced training and education, or a Masters degree in an appropriate field. They must meet specific licensing requirements prior to offering such services to the general public.

The type of professional individual chooses depends on his or her disorder or condition. Most providers offer treatment for broad range of problems, but a specialist may be appropriate in certain cases, depending on the individual’s needs. For instance, someone who has bulimia are anorexia nervosa may be better suited to a licensed counselor who specializes in eating disorders than a psychiatrist.

If a person wishes to resolve family or marital conflicts, he or she should consider a family therapist or marriage counselor. Generally speaking, the more severe ones symptoms are, the more training and expertise he or she needs to look for in a qualified professional. In certain cases, a client may need to speak to more than one provider in order to get the full spectrum of care necessary to treat his or her disorder.

It is also important to determine whether or not medication, counseling or both are needed. Not all professionals are allowed to prescribe drugs. A family doctor, nurse practitioner, physician’s assistant or psychiatrist can prescribe medication. A licensed counselor, social worker, or psychologist can provide counseling. For this reason, it is sometimes necessary to see more than one professional.

It is also important to speak to a representative at once health insurance company in order to determine which benefits are covered in which must be paid by the client. Most insurance policies provide a list of providers for which only a minimum co-pay is necessary. In certain cases, Medicaid and Medicare may pay for a person’s sessions and medications with a mental healthcare provider.

When choosing a provider it is important to ask several questions. These include details about the exact type of services each professional offers, as well as his or her licensing, training and education. It is also important to find out about the providers approach and philosophy regarding emotional or mental conditions.

One should not hesitate to ask as many questions as he or she deems necessary in order to choose the most appropriate practitioner. Finding a suitable match is crucial to establishing a firm relationship and getting the most benefits out one’s counseling sessions or appointments. For this reason, this decision should never be made in haste. Finally, those who feel they need help with selecting a mental health provider should speak to their primary healthcare practitioner.

The world would be a pretty boring place if we were unable to discern the beautiful colors that appear before us. How is it that we are able to see in color, or as scientists put it why is it that we have color vision? There are two theories that propose to answer this question: the trichromatic theory of vision and the opponent process theory of vision.

This question has been asked at various times in the past, but the first theory as to why it occurs was put forward by two renowned researchers Thomas Young and Hermann von Helmholtz. In the early 18th century, Young proposed that color vision occurs because of the action of three different color receptors located in the retina of the eye. Helmholtz later found that in order to see colors, humans need to have three different wavelengths of light reflecting off the colored objects.

In order to test this hypothesis, Helmholtz engaged participants in experiments in which they had to match test colors by changing the three different wavelengths of light. The result was that the participants were unable to correctly match the colors if they only used two wavelengths, but by using all three they could successfully match any color in the spectrum. Once the results of these experiments were published, it became known as the Young Helmholtz theory of color vision.

However, it was to take almost another century before researchers and scientists were able to identify the three different color receptors of the retina. It was found that the retina contains cones that are responsible for being able to see different colors. The pigments in these cones have different levels and rates of absorption because of the amount of opsin amino acids in the retina.

While the majority of researchers did accept the Trichromatic Theory of Color Vision, they were not completely satisfied with the complete result because they felt that the explanation of the process of seeing in color was not detailed enough. They claimed that it did not fully explain all possible aspects of color vision. One of these opponents of the theory was Ewald Hering.

Hering noticed that there are aspects of color that are rarely seen by the naked eye, such as a reddish-green, yet these colors do exist. He suggested that two opposing processes work in color vision, which he called a blue-yellow mechanism and a red-green mechanism.

The components of each of these mechanisms work against each other in a process of excitatory and inhibitory responses. The opponent neurons of the retina react in different ways to different colors. According to this theory red is an excitatory color and therefore a positive one, whereas green is an inhibitory color and therefore a negative one.

The experiments for this theory can easily be performed. It was noted that if you stare at a small spot of color on a piece of paper for about a minute and then switch the view to an object of a different color, you will see a patch of the color on the paper on the second object.

In proposing the opponent theory of color vision, Hering expanded on the trichromatic theory. He found that the trichromatic signals from the cones in the retina occurred in subsequent stages. Processes that are spectrally opponent are red and green and blue and yellow. He said that black and white are two non-opponent spectral processes.


Lortab is a narcotic pain reliever used to treat moderate to severe pain. The drug is a combination of Hydrocodone and acetaminophen. The drug relieves pain by binding opiate receptors in the brain  and spinal cord. The effects of Lortab occur within one hour of taking, and can last between one and eight hours. Lortab is available in oral and injection forms, with various does available to treat pain.

As with any prescription medication, particularly a narcotic medication, Lortab does carry side effects. Knowing the possible side effects associated with taking Lortab is important, and any occurrences should be immediately discussed with the doctor to determine if it is right for you. Lortab has both mild and severe side effects to watch for.

One of the most common side effects reported with taking Lortab is drowsiness. You should always use caution when operating a motor vehicle or other dangerous machinery until you know how the medication is going to affect you. Euphoria is yet another common side effect of this medication. Other common side effects associated with Lortab include a feeling of anxiousness, dizziness, increased heart rate, headache, loss of appetite, upset stomach, and lightheadness. Most of the time these side effects were not concern enough to stop taking the medication. Nausea is another relatively common side effect of Lortab. If stomach upset or nausea occurs, take it on full stomach. If any of these problems affect your day to day living or become bothersome, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Most of these side effects vanish as Lortab is continued to be used.

More serious side effects of Lortab include anxiety, prescription drug abuse, trouble breathing, bradycardia, low blood pressure, liver damage, and severe constipation. Immediately notify your physician if you experience any of these serious side effects. An allergic reaction to Lortab can also cause severe problems that include wheezing, difficulty breathing, itching, hives, and swelling of the mouth or throat. Seek medical attention if you experience any of these possible lethal signs of an allergic reaction to Lortab.

Medicines affect each person differently. You may experience just one of these side effects, several of them, or possibly none at all. This list of side effects is not inclusive, and you may experience side effects not listed here. If these side effects are of concern, or you are experiencing the more serious side effects, talk to your doctor.

Reference:

Lortab Uses, Dosage & Side Effects - Drugs.com

Difference Between Lortab Norco Vicodin Pain Pills | Actforlibraries.org