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Adorable pool rescue to make your day!

In Family, Inspirational Stories, Inspirational/thought provoking/interesting by Elizabeth ShawLeave a Comment

You thought the fireman resuscitating a kitten was adorable? Wait until you witness this heartwarming rescue. Rick Gruber, a pool repairman in Phoenix, Arizona found a little ground squirrel floating in a pool near where he was working. Rather than fishing it out and dumping it in the weeds, he tried to resuscitate it with compressions. Lucky for this little munchkin, …

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“The amount of blood was amazing…” Why You Should Know how to Handle a Deadly Fall

In In Memoriam, Inspirational Stories, Inspirational/thought provoking/interesting, ProTrainings, Rescues by Elizabeth Shaw4 Comments

Deb Nordlie was just leaving a restaurant and going to her car when she saw a woman trip over a curb and hit the ground hard. Nordlie said, “The amount of blood was amazing. I dashed over and made her stay steady. Two passersby asked how they could help, so I had one call 911 and the other go back …

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Help Yourself Relax During the Holidays!

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The Holidays – some see it as a lovely time of relaxation, friends, family, and peace on earth, others see it as a cacophony of shopping, parties, and stressful to-do lists. However, there are some great tips from Women’s Health Magazine that I’d like to pass along that should help break that vicious stress cycle that we seem to fall …

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Social media – promoting a lower quality of life?

In Family, Inspirational/thought provoking/interesting by Elizabeth Shaw2 Comments

Social media-the world’s greatest and newest tool for communication. While this is all well and good, there are certain aspects of social media that can be harmful. It can give us a sense of competition, depression, and jealousy, many times subconsciously. Let’s face it, seeing the “flawless” posted pictures of your one of your “friends,” or hearing them rant about …

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Is that Fear I smell?

In Health and Safety, Inspirational/thought provoking/interesting, Medical, Research by Elizabeth Shaw1 Comment

Can certain smells help you tackle your fears? US researchers suggest that it’s a possibility, if you’re sleeping that is. In the study, people were trained to associate two different images that were linked to smells, with fear. They were then exposed to one of those smells while they slept, and upon awakening, were less frightened of the image that …

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Happiness Under the Microscope: Part I

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Our body recognizes that at a molecular level, happiness is not created equal. It responds in different ways that help or harm our health, according to a new study led by Barbara L. Fredrickson, Kenan Distinguished Professor of psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “A functional genomic perspective on …

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Racist Patient-What to Do?

In Inspirational/thought provoking/interesting, Medical, ProTrainings by Elizabeth Shaw2 Comments

This article from the New York Times by Paula W. Chen M.D. is a poignant, urgent, and thought-inducing report on the issue of racism previously victimizing patients. Now, the victims are the other half of the equation:the physicians.   “After too many drinks, the motorcycle enthusiast in his 30s had driven off the side of the road. As one of …

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12 Tips for Living as a healthy Mommy

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You’ve just had a baby, and to you, the phrase “healthy mom,” may be a cause for a snicker or two. The experiences of snuggling, baby kisses and laughter are invaluable, but because of this different time in your life, you eat mostly on the go, there’s  hardly any time for exercise, and sleep is low-priority. However, you well-being is …