AlfieDavies 's Entries

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  • 13 Jul 2018
    Technology has both been a boon and a curse in terms of accessibility. We are greatly benefitted from fast health, telecommunication, electricity, transportation and delivery services. However, the curse comes in the form of easy access to illicit substances, narcotics and other morally/physically reprehensible materials. The worst affected by this curse are the parents of adolescents. They have to bear the brunt of the waywardness of their children. Although addiction does not discriminate on the basis of age, teenagers are still more susceptible to substance abuse than people of other age groups. This is because adolescence is the time of primary and secondary physical, mental and emotional growth. They learn about the world through a new eye. Often, resulting from an enthusiastic experimental spree, a young teen finds a new thrill from substance abuse. Experiments grow into a habit and then addiction. It can happen to anyone anywhere. This is where teenage rehab programs play their role in society. (Information Credit – http://sancawc.co.za) Addictions can be traced back to simple things like a couple of energy drinks or a few spoons of cold medication. Here is a concise list of common addictions: 1.) Caffeine Abuse 2.) Alcohol abuse 3.) Smoking/Nicotine Use 4.) Illicit drug abuse Marijuana Heroin Cocaine Crystal Meth Ecstasy LSD 5.) Prescription drug abuse Dextromethorphan (Cough Syrup) Vicodin Adderall Steroid Abuse Ativan Xanax Valium There are more ways to harm you than to help you. The rehabilitation programs aim to change the scenario. The motto behind almost every rehab centre is the same: teaching the teens to abstain from drugs because drugs are not the solution to their problems. They are taught to figure out the underlying problems by adopting a healthy coping mechanism. Here are some key functions and services of a typical rehab centre: Detoxing from alcohol and substance abuse Detox is necessary for patients who are physically dependant on drugs. Detoxing at home is not advisable as it can be physically painful and even life-threatening. Individual Therapy The initial counsel is offered by a primary therapist. He plays the vital role in guiding your child through the steps of getting clean. Continuous evaluation and assessment through multiple sessions a week actually helps in building a feeling of trust and reliability. Evidence-based methods such as Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), along with other techniques are used. Family Therapy The homely environment is necessary for treatment. Family therapy gives the opportunity to both the parents and their children to understand the dynamics of the current scenario; they are then taught relevant skills to sort out the situation. This accounts for a seamless transition back home after recovery. Academic Support Getting treated at the cost of academic development is not really a viable option. Therefore, as we keep in mind the academic requirements in mind, the rehab centres coordinate classwork with their home school, provide virtual courses, GED courses, or assist them with credit recovery. Group Therapy The most important aspect of rehab is making the child understand that he is not alone in his struggles. Group therapy helps the teen to gain perspective on their problems. It helps the teen to learn to cope with the underlying causes and it prevents the teen from relapsing.  Life is not always a bed of roses; hardly ever so. But substance abuse is never an option. Everyone deserves love and care, and most importantly, a second chance. As the saying goes “Just because someone stumbles and loses their path, doesn't mean they're lost forever.”
    310 Posted by AlfieDavies
  • Technology has both been a boon and a curse in terms of accessibility. We are greatly benefitted from fast health, telecommunication, electricity, transportation and delivery services. However, the curse comes in the form of easy access to illicit substances, narcotics and other morally/physically reprehensible materials. The worst affected by this curse are the parents of adolescents. They have to bear the brunt of the waywardness of their children. Although addiction does not discriminate on the basis of age, teenagers are still more susceptible to substance abuse than people of other age groups. This is because adolescence is the time of primary and secondary physical, mental and emotional growth. They learn about the world through a new eye. Often, resulting from an enthusiastic experimental spree, a young teen finds a new thrill from substance abuse. Experiments grow into a habit and then addiction. It can happen to anyone anywhere. This is where teenage rehab programs play their role in society. (Information Credit – http://sancawc.co.za) Addictions can be traced back to simple things like a couple of energy drinks or a few spoons of cold medication. Here is a concise list of common addictions: 1.) Caffeine Abuse 2.) Alcohol abuse 3.) Smoking/Nicotine Use 4.) Illicit drug abuse Marijuana Heroin Cocaine Crystal Meth Ecstasy LSD 5.) Prescription drug abuse Dextromethorphan (Cough Syrup) Vicodin Adderall Steroid Abuse Ativan Xanax Valium There are more ways to harm you than to help you. The rehabilitation programs aim to change the scenario. The motto behind almost every rehab centre is the same: teaching the teens to abstain from drugs because drugs are not the solution to their problems. They are taught to figure out the underlying problems by adopting a healthy coping mechanism. Here are some key functions and services of a typical rehab centre: Detoxing from alcohol and substance abuse Detox is necessary for patients who are physically dependant on drugs. Detoxing at home is not advisable as it can be physically painful and even life-threatening. Individual Therapy The initial counsel is offered by a primary therapist. He plays the vital role in guiding your child through the steps of getting clean. Continuous evaluation and assessment through multiple sessions a week actually helps in building a feeling of trust and reliability. Evidence-based methods such as Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), along with other techniques are used. Family Therapy The homely environment is necessary for treatment. Family therapy gives the opportunity to both the parents and their children to understand the dynamics of the current scenario; they are then taught relevant skills to sort out the situation. This accounts for a seamless transition back home after recovery. Academic Support Getting treated at the cost of academic development is not really a viable option. Therefore, as we keep in mind the academic requirements in mind, the rehab centres coordinate classwork with their home school, provide virtual courses, GED courses, or assist them with credit recovery. Group Therapy The most important aspect of rehab is making the child understand that he is not alone in his struggles. Group therapy helps the teen to gain perspective on their problems. It helps the teen to learn to cope with the underlying causes and it prevents the teen from relapsing.  Life is not always a bed of roses; hardly ever so. But substance abuse is never an option. Everyone deserves love and care, and most importantly, a second chance. As the saying goes “Just because someone stumbles and loses their path, doesn't mean they're lost forever.”
    Jul 13, 2018 310
  • 30 Mar 2018
    Organising a funeral can be a burdensome affair, especially when you think of the costs associated with it. It can be difficult to manage funeral expenses during such a crisis. Planning a funeral in advance can be can be beneficial to your family, since a funeral cover can support your family financially during such a critical hour. Generally, family funeral covers cater to the funeral expenses of your spouse, children, parents and extended family.  A good family funeral plan covers all the major expenses involved in the funeral, along with the costs associated with the death of any family member. Some funeral plans also provide cover for funeral parlour services, repatriation services, as well as medical costs. This article discusses some of the frequently asked questions regarding family funeral covers. (Information Credit – https://getsavvi.co.za/primary-care) 1. Why Should I Buy a Family Funeral Plan? A family funeral plan shields you and your family against the costs of funerals. By investing in a prepaid funeral cover, you can protect your family from any financial stress in the future. Such plans will prepare you for everything, from selecting a funeral director, managing paperwork, arranging the service to transport costs. 2. What Are The Benefits of Family Funeral Plans? There are different types of funeral plans available that cover different aspects of the funeral, and each comes with its unique advantages. Some of the common benefits of these plans are mentioned below: Many plans offer a premium waiver for the death of a family member, and the policy stays valid for other members for at least two years. Some funeral covers also offer a grocery benefit, whereby the bereaved family receives a hefty sum of money for grocery and upkeep. You can avail repatriation service, allowing you to transport the deceased from place of death to South Africa. All claims are paid out within 24 hours of application. 3. How Is the Premium Calculated? The premium is usually calculated on the basis of your requested amount and the age of the applicant during the application of the policy. 4. What Happens When the Concerned Person Dies Abroad? Most funeral plans cover expatriation charges.  In case any concerned member dies away from home, you can avail repatriation services, which will assist you to transport the corpse from the place of death to the home country.   5. What are the Limitations of Such Funeral Cover? It is important to watch out for the limitations of funeral covers, as your funeral plan will not pay out in the following instances: Suicide within the two years from the date of commencement of your plan. Self-inflicted cuts and injuries. Death resulting from the exposure to perilous conditions. Casualties of war, invasion, rebellion, revolution, insurgency, terrorism, etc. Radioactivity or nuclear explosion. Any other omission or violation of the directives mentioned in the plan.  6. Is It Possible to Personalize The Cover? Most insurance providers allow you to personalise your funeral cover. Generally, such personalisation does not require additional costs. The plans, however, do not entertain special requests, such as flowers, music, or catering. Many funeral covers permit you to add personal tributes during the funeral proceedings.  Not sure how to personalise your funeral cover? The following tips will assist you to create a unique family funeral cover for your loved ones. Decide which type of plans you want for your family. Choose a lead for the funeral proceedings. Decide what poems or narrations you want in the services, and select someone to read them. If there’s any specific musical piece that you would like to play during the funeral, you can mention that in the plan. Also, you can select the types of flowers you want. In case you are planning a cremation, decide where you want to deposit the ashes. If you want burial services, mention where you would like your family to be buried.  Many people also consider donating money to charities. If you would like to make donations, find out where you would like to invest your funds. 7. How Long Does It Take to Pay the Claim? It is difficult to say how long it will take to pay a claim, as different claims have different policies. While it’s not possible to figure out the exact time, most funeral covers are likely to pay out within the 24 hours, if there are no complications involved during the time of death.  Funeral covers have become the talking point in the recent years. When you consider the benefits that come with such policies, it is not hard to determine why it has become so popular. Whether you want a burial or a cremation, there are various kinds of comprehensive family funeral covers available that allow you to conduct the funeral proceedings in a dignified way.
    272 Posted by AlfieDavies
  • Organising a funeral can be a burdensome affair, especially when you think of the costs associated with it. It can be difficult to manage funeral expenses during such a crisis. Planning a funeral in advance can be can be beneficial to your family, since a funeral cover can support your family financially during such a critical hour. Generally, family funeral covers cater to the funeral expenses of your spouse, children, parents and extended family.  A good family funeral plan covers all the major expenses involved in the funeral, along with the costs associated with the death of any family member. Some funeral plans also provide cover for funeral parlour services, repatriation services, as well as medical costs. This article discusses some of the frequently asked questions regarding family funeral covers. (Information Credit – https://getsavvi.co.za/primary-care) 1. Why Should I Buy a Family Funeral Plan? A family funeral plan shields you and your family against the costs of funerals. By investing in a prepaid funeral cover, you can protect your family from any financial stress in the future. Such plans will prepare you for everything, from selecting a funeral director, managing paperwork, arranging the service to transport costs. 2. What Are The Benefits of Family Funeral Plans? There are different types of funeral plans available that cover different aspects of the funeral, and each comes with its unique advantages. Some of the common benefits of these plans are mentioned below: Many plans offer a premium waiver for the death of a family member, and the policy stays valid for other members for at least two years. Some funeral covers also offer a grocery benefit, whereby the bereaved family receives a hefty sum of money for grocery and upkeep. You can avail repatriation service, allowing you to transport the deceased from place of death to South Africa. All claims are paid out within 24 hours of application. 3. How Is the Premium Calculated? The premium is usually calculated on the basis of your requested amount and the age of the applicant during the application of the policy. 4. What Happens When the Concerned Person Dies Abroad? Most funeral plans cover expatriation charges.  In case any concerned member dies away from home, you can avail repatriation services, which will assist you to transport the corpse from the place of death to the home country.   5. What are the Limitations of Such Funeral Cover? It is important to watch out for the limitations of funeral covers, as your funeral plan will not pay out in the following instances: Suicide within the two years from the date of commencement of your plan. Self-inflicted cuts and injuries. Death resulting from the exposure to perilous conditions. Casualties of war, invasion, rebellion, revolution, insurgency, terrorism, etc. Radioactivity or nuclear explosion. Any other omission or violation of the directives mentioned in the plan.  6. Is It Possible to Personalize The Cover? Most insurance providers allow you to personalise your funeral cover. Generally, such personalisation does not require additional costs. The plans, however, do not entertain special requests, such as flowers, music, or catering. Many funeral covers permit you to add personal tributes during the funeral proceedings.  Not sure how to personalise your funeral cover? The following tips will assist you to create a unique family funeral cover for your loved ones. Decide which type of plans you want for your family. Choose a lead for the funeral proceedings. Decide what poems or narrations you want in the services, and select someone to read them. If there’s any specific musical piece that you would like to play during the funeral, you can mention that in the plan. Also, you can select the types of flowers you want. In case you are planning a cremation, decide where you want to deposit the ashes. If you want burial services, mention where you would like your family to be buried.  Many people also consider donating money to charities. If you would like to make donations, find out where you would like to invest your funds. 7. How Long Does It Take to Pay the Claim? It is difficult to say how long it will take to pay a claim, as different claims have different policies. While it’s not possible to figure out the exact time, most funeral covers are likely to pay out within the 24 hours, if there are no complications involved during the time of death.  Funeral covers have become the talking point in the recent years. When you consider the benefits that come with such policies, it is not hard to determine why it has become so popular. Whether you want a burial or a cremation, there are various kinds of comprehensive family funeral covers available that allow you to conduct the funeral proceedings in a dignified way.
    Mar 30, 2018 272
  • 24 Jan 2018
    Earwax is yellowish waxy substance secreted in the outer ear canal of humans.  Although earwax provides protection by acting as a helpful coating yet it can cause severe ear blockage from excessive wax build up. If your ear is prone to producing excessive earwax then it should be cleaned regularly otherwise it would result in ear blockage. In many cities like Peterborough in Canada, the hearing clinics offer efficient ear cleaning and wax removing treatment. Excessive wax buildup can be caused by various reasons like putting in your ears small things such as hearing aids and headphones.  You should avoid cleaning your earwax by putting harsh objects like Q-tips, safety pins etc.  Rather than delaying your precious time you can book an appointment with a hearing clinic that provides professional treatment to your earwax related problems. (Information Credit: https://www.theeardepot.com) Signs and symptoms of earwax buildup include: Severe ear pain Ear irritation and itching A feeling of fullness in the ear Dizziness Loss of hearing and tinnitus (ringing in the ears) This article aims to discuss the problems related to earwax and its treatments. 1. Ear blockage, a common problem and its solution Earwax is a common health problem, prevalent in all ages.  Children may suffer from ear blockage as well as adults. You must find a good hearing clinic where your children can have proper ear examination and ear blockage treatment. However, in case of adults, the earwax blockage can be severe leading to partial hearing loss.  Regular use of hearing aids can also cause earwax build up. Many hearing clinics in Peterborough provide professional treatment for earwax related problems. If you are suffering from heavy earwax build up then you must go for professional treatments provided by many reputed hearing clinics in Canada. 2. Ear irrigation, a method to remove earwax The most popular way to remove earwax buildup is the irrigation method.  However, irrigation method can be done by professionals only.   Below are the steps to properly irrigate your ears: At first, your ear will be cleaned properly. A stream of normal water will be pushed into your ear with a syringe. Then, you will be instructed to tip your head for excess water drainage. The process might be several times depending on the severity of the earwax build up. If you frequently suffer from earwax buildup then routine ear irrigation treatment from a reputed hearing clinic may help you in preventing this condition. 3. Tinnitus from ear blockage When water gets into the ear due to various reasons like showering or swimming it may become the reason for making the wax expand resulting in ear blockage.  Excessive earwax may cause tinnitus.  Tinnitus occurs because excessive earwax buildup changes the pressure of the eardrum and the way it vibrates. Removing earwax can help in reducing the problems related to tinnitus. If you are suffering from any earwax related problems then you must avail the professional treatments offered by many popular hearing clinics.
    340 Posted by AlfieDavies
  • Earwax is yellowish waxy substance secreted in the outer ear canal of humans.  Although earwax provides protection by acting as a helpful coating yet it can cause severe ear blockage from excessive wax build up. If your ear is prone to producing excessive earwax then it should be cleaned regularly otherwise it would result in ear blockage. In many cities like Peterborough in Canada, the hearing clinics offer efficient ear cleaning and wax removing treatment. Excessive wax buildup can be caused by various reasons like putting in your ears small things such as hearing aids and headphones.  You should avoid cleaning your earwax by putting harsh objects like Q-tips, safety pins etc.  Rather than delaying your precious time you can book an appointment with a hearing clinic that provides professional treatment to your earwax related problems. (Information Credit: https://www.theeardepot.com) Signs and symptoms of earwax buildup include: Severe ear pain Ear irritation and itching A feeling of fullness in the ear Dizziness Loss of hearing and tinnitus (ringing in the ears) This article aims to discuss the problems related to earwax and its treatments. 1. Ear blockage, a common problem and its solution Earwax is a common health problem, prevalent in all ages.  Children may suffer from ear blockage as well as adults. You must find a good hearing clinic where your children can have proper ear examination and ear blockage treatment. However, in case of adults, the earwax blockage can be severe leading to partial hearing loss.  Regular use of hearing aids can also cause earwax build up. Many hearing clinics in Peterborough provide professional treatment for earwax related problems. If you are suffering from heavy earwax build up then you must go for professional treatments provided by many reputed hearing clinics in Canada. 2. Ear irrigation, a method to remove earwax The most popular way to remove earwax buildup is the irrigation method.  However, irrigation method can be done by professionals only.   Below are the steps to properly irrigate your ears: At first, your ear will be cleaned properly. A stream of normal water will be pushed into your ear with a syringe. Then, you will be instructed to tip your head for excess water drainage. The process might be several times depending on the severity of the earwax build up. If you frequently suffer from earwax buildup then routine ear irrigation treatment from a reputed hearing clinic may help you in preventing this condition. 3. Tinnitus from ear blockage When water gets into the ear due to various reasons like showering or swimming it may become the reason for making the wax expand resulting in ear blockage.  Excessive earwax may cause tinnitus.  Tinnitus occurs because excessive earwax buildup changes the pressure of the eardrum and the way it vibrates. Removing earwax can help in reducing the problems related to tinnitus. If you are suffering from any earwax related problems then you must avail the professional treatments offered by many popular hearing clinics.
    Jan 24, 2018 340
  • 14 Jul 2017
    Health insurance is developed to offer protection against medical expenses, covering primary healthcare bills and medical emergencies. The expenses of medical treatments can be quite enervating. This is why a good health insurance policy is a practical solution for all your health emergencies, providing medical cover for you and your family. These days, there are diverse health insurance companies in South Africa, offering comprehensive health insurance policies to thousands of homes. Whether you want to buy a new health insurance plan or update your existing policy, here are 5 things you must consider before buying a health plan. (Information credit: GetSavvi)   1. Type of Health Plan Once you’ve decided to buy a health insurance policy, it’s time to decide who you want to buy the policy for: your family, employees or yourself. There are numerous types of health plans to choose from, ranging from cover forindividuals and families to corporate groups. Individual Health Insurance An individual health insurance plan covers only an individual person exclusively. Family insurance cover Family health insurance covers all the members of your family.(Keep in mind that the definition of “family” may change from scheme to scheme.) This type of health policy is highly beneficial for covering medical expenses of families: every member of your family can use the insurance as per their requirements. A Group Health Insurance This policy is ideal for providing medical coverforyouremployees which can potentially prevent absenteeism, keep the workplace free of infectious diseases and also keep your employees satisfied.          2. Compare Plans One of the most important things you need to do before buying a health policy is comparing plans. Some plans may offer basic cover like a hospital plan, whereas others cover more extensive needs like day-to-day cover including emergency cover. After you have shortlisted the policies that can work for you, you need to compare them to determine which one of them would be the most appropriate.    3. Hospital Network While you compare your shortlisted policies, you should also figure out the hospital network of the shortlisted insurance providers. Knowing about the hospital network will enable you to form a good idea about the hospitals and doctors your insurance provider covers in your area.   4. Shortlist Policy Once you have compared your policies, you can shortlist the policy that suits your requirements. Make sure that the relevant details, including date of birth, history of illnesses, health problem, etc.,are disclosed properly to get the right deal.   Buying a convenient health insurance can be a debilitating task. Be informed about the nuances of the health insurance coverto get access to convenient medical benefits at competitive rates.
    303 Posted by AlfieDavies
  • Health insurance is developed to offer protection against medical expenses, covering primary healthcare bills and medical emergencies. The expenses of medical treatments can be quite enervating. This is why a good health insurance policy is a practical solution for all your health emergencies, providing medical cover for you and your family. These days, there are diverse health insurance companies in South Africa, offering comprehensive health insurance policies to thousands of homes. Whether you want to buy a new health insurance plan or update your existing policy, here are 5 things you must consider before buying a health plan. (Information credit: GetSavvi)   1. Type of Health Plan Once you’ve decided to buy a health insurance policy, it’s time to decide who you want to buy the policy for: your family, employees or yourself. There are numerous types of health plans to choose from, ranging from cover forindividuals and families to corporate groups. Individual Health Insurance An individual health insurance plan covers only an individual person exclusively. Family insurance cover Family health insurance covers all the members of your family.(Keep in mind that the definition of “family” may change from scheme to scheme.) This type of health policy is highly beneficial for covering medical expenses of families: every member of your family can use the insurance as per their requirements. A Group Health Insurance This policy is ideal for providing medical coverforyouremployees which can potentially prevent absenteeism, keep the workplace free of infectious diseases and also keep your employees satisfied.          2. Compare Plans One of the most important things you need to do before buying a health policy is comparing plans. Some plans may offer basic cover like a hospital plan, whereas others cover more extensive needs like day-to-day cover including emergency cover. After you have shortlisted the policies that can work for you, you need to compare them to determine which one of them would be the most appropriate.    3. Hospital Network While you compare your shortlisted policies, you should also figure out the hospital network of the shortlisted insurance providers. Knowing about the hospital network will enable you to form a good idea about the hospitals and doctors your insurance provider covers in your area.   4. Shortlist Policy Once you have compared your policies, you can shortlist the policy that suits your requirements. Make sure that the relevant details, including date of birth, history of illnesses, health problem, etc.,are disclosed properly to get the right deal.   Buying a convenient health insurance can be a debilitating task. Be informed about the nuances of the health insurance coverto get access to convenient medical benefits at competitive rates.
    Jul 14, 2017 303
  • 05 Jul 2017
    Who does not want to live in a safe and happy environment? The bitter truth, however, is that accidents occur every day, so the world is not completely safe. All you can do is to take precautions in order to avoid accidents. In workplaces where there are many employees working together, the risk of accidents is huge. As you cannot avoid accidents altogether, you can take preventive measures to stop the accident from being a fatal one. Employees do not have proper knowledge of how to handle emergency situations. And this is where first aid training for the workplace becomes important. If the employees are trained, they will be able to handle emergency situations in a far more capable way, especially in workplaces such as factories and construction sites. (Information credit: SGK Consulting)   In order to save lives, it is important to provide first aid. In this article, some benefits of first aid training are discussed in detail.   1. Handle emergency situations like a pro There may be emergency situations where you need to act fast and where you cannot really wait for medical assistance to arrive. If the human brain does not receive oxygen for six minutes, chances are that it will expire. Employees will be able to handle situations such as a heart attack or any other emergency, if they are given first aid training. First aid can be life saving in situations like these.   2. Increases confidence among employees If employees get proper first aid training, they will be confident in taking the right actions in case of an emergency. They will be equipped with the right skills as well as sufficient knowledge from first aid training that helps them to act appropriately in emergency situations. The morale of the employees gets a boost.   3. Takes the right first aid measures You may come across many cases where you can see that a co-worker of the victim of the accident tries to help them. But if they don’t know what exactly to do, then it can be more damaging to the victim than it is useful. If the employees are provided the right first aid training, they will know how to help a co-worker in emergency situations. Without doing any further damage to the existing situation, they will be able to use the right methods. The person in need will get fast as well as effective treatment.   4. Awareness When the employees are provided first aid training, their sensitivity and awareness is raised. This, in turn, helps them in staying alert. The safety of the employees, thus, improves. The more they become aware of the possible injuries and accidents, the more they can take quick preventive measures.   Keeping first aid kits and conducting first aid training in the workplace makes it a much safer work environment for employees. According to workplace safety regulations, workplaces should adhere to a certain first aid standard.
    243 Posted by AlfieDavies
  • Who does not want to live in a safe and happy environment? The bitter truth, however, is that accidents occur every day, so the world is not completely safe. All you can do is to take precautions in order to avoid accidents. In workplaces where there are many employees working together, the risk of accidents is huge. As you cannot avoid accidents altogether, you can take preventive measures to stop the accident from being a fatal one. Employees do not have proper knowledge of how to handle emergency situations. And this is where first aid training for the workplace becomes important. If the employees are trained, they will be able to handle emergency situations in a far more capable way, especially in workplaces such as factories and construction sites. (Information credit: SGK Consulting)   In order to save lives, it is important to provide first aid. In this article, some benefits of first aid training are discussed in detail.   1. Handle emergency situations like a pro There may be emergency situations where you need to act fast and where you cannot really wait for medical assistance to arrive. If the human brain does not receive oxygen for six minutes, chances are that it will expire. Employees will be able to handle situations such as a heart attack or any other emergency, if they are given first aid training. First aid can be life saving in situations like these.   2. Increases confidence among employees If employees get proper first aid training, they will be confident in taking the right actions in case of an emergency. They will be equipped with the right skills as well as sufficient knowledge from first aid training that helps them to act appropriately in emergency situations. The morale of the employees gets a boost.   3. Takes the right first aid measures You may come across many cases where you can see that a co-worker of the victim of the accident tries to help them. But if they don’t know what exactly to do, then it can be more damaging to the victim than it is useful. If the employees are provided the right first aid training, they will know how to help a co-worker in emergency situations. Without doing any further damage to the existing situation, they will be able to use the right methods. The person in need will get fast as well as effective treatment.   4. Awareness When the employees are provided first aid training, their sensitivity and awareness is raised. This, in turn, helps them in staying alert. The safety of the employees, thus, improves. The more they become aware of the possible injuries and accidents, the more they can take quick preventive measures.   Keeping first aid kits and conducting first aid training in the workplace makes it a much safer work environment for employees. According to workplace safety regulations, workplaces should adhere to a certain first aid standard.
    Jul 05, 2017 243
  • 24 Jan 2017
    While people mostly associate getting braces with pre-teenagers, the number of adults wearing braces is a growing trend. This being the case, the market has started throwing up plenty of options like ceramic braces, invisalign (a nearly invisible set of braces) and other subtle, less visible retainers.   As people age, the alignment of their teeth can shift. This can be due to tongue thrust, injury, or natural growth. This is why some adults find that their previous straight alignment of teeth have now become crooked, or overcrowded. This may cause them difficulties in brushing and flossing, a smile that is no longer so flattering, or worse, they might even experience jaw pain. Other people get braces as adults because they have always had crooked teeth, but as children, their parents could not afford to get them a set, or did not find it a necessity. It could also be that they are coming round to fix the alignment of their teeth due to a new found image consciousness, while they were averse to wearing braces in middle school. On the whole, these adults see it as profitable to invest a few awkward years in exchange for a gleaming set of straight pearly whites for the rest of their lives.   Sometimes, even those adults who wore retainers during their growing up years, have to do so again, if the teeth shift into their natural growth positions again. Teeth sometimes shift as the individual grows. This usually happens if as a child, they neglected in keeping the braces on for the entire period that was recommended by the dentist. However, this can happen to anyone otherwise as well, if the jaw grows in a way that returns the teeth to their original growth positions.   Contemporary orthodontists advise braces to be worn for longer periods than were recommended in the previous decades. This is because the prolonged use of braces to prevent tooth movement is a relatively recent realisation. They often prescribe them to be kept on permanently, in some cases. This is a possible reason as to why those who were most dental health compliant as children might still need to wear retainers as adults.   If you’re an adult and have to start wearing braces, here are some helpful tips: a)    Carry a kit containing toothbrush, toothpaste, wax and lip balm on your person at all times.   b)    If you have hooks on your retainers, then do keep the rubber bands on all the time. This keeps the hooks from getting into or digging into your cheeks and also ensures that the treatment moves smoothly.   c)    Wires and brackets break sometimes. Don’t panic if it should happen. Don’t try to bend the wire or pull it out. Cover up the sharp edges with wet cotton or wax, and then see your dentist as soon as you can.   d)    Be sure not to suppress your smiles even if those retainers make you feel uncomfortably self-conscious.  Your awkwardness will come through if you do. The top trick to draw attention away from your mouth is to not try to hide it too much. People are getting used to seeing more people wearing braces and don’t even think twice about it anymore.   I hope this little pep talk here will prepare and motivate you to get your braces while you still can get your teeth in perfect order.   Read more about orthodontic treatment and the various types of braces here.
    284 Posted by AlfieDavies
  • While people mostly associate getting braces with pre-teenagers, the number of adults wearing braces is a growing trend. This being the case, the market has started throwing up plenty of options like ceramic braces, invisalign (a nearly invisible set of braces) and other subtle, less visible retainers.   As people age, the alignment of their teeth can shift. This can be due to tongue thrust, injury, or natural growth. This is why some adults find that their previous straight alignment of teeth have now become crooked, or overcrowded. This may cause them difficulties in brushing and flossing, a smile that is no longer so flattering, or worse, they might even experience jaw pain. Other people get braces as adults because they have always had crooked teeth, but as children, their parents could not afford to get them a set, or did not find it a necessity. It could also be that they are coming round to fix the alignment of their teeth due to a new found image consciousness, while they were averse to wearing braces in middle school. On the whole, these adults see it as profitable to invest a few awkward years in exchange for a gleaming set of straight pearly whites for the rest of their lives.   Sometimes, even those adults who wore retainers during their growing up years, have to do so again, if the teeth shift into their natural growth positions again. Teeth sometimes shift as the individual grows. This usually happens if as a child, they neglected in keeping the braces on for the entire period that was recommended by the dentist. However, this can happen to anyone otherwise as well, if the jaw grows in a way that returns the teeth to their original growth positions.   Contemporary orthodontists advise braces to be worn for longer periods than were recommended in the previous decades. This is because the prolonged use of braces to prevent tooth movement is a relatively recent realisation. They often prescribe them to be kept on permanently, in some cases. This is a possible reason as to why those who were most dental health compliant as children might still need to wear retainers as adults.   If you’re an adult and have to start wearing braces, here are some helpful tips: a)    Carry a kit containing toothbrush, toothpaste, wax and lip balm on your person at all times.   b)    If you have hooks on your retainers, then do keep the rubber bands on all the time. This keeps the hooks from getting into or digging into your cheeks and also ensures that the treatment moves smoothly.   c)    Wires and brackets break sometimes. Don’t panic if it should happen. Don’t try to bend the wire or pull it out. Cover up the sharp edges with wet cotton or wax, and then see your dentist as soon as you can.   d)    Be sure not to suppress your smiles even if those retainers make you feel uncomfortably self-conscious.  Your awkwardness will come through if you do. The top trick to draw attention away from your mouth is to not try to hide it too much. People are getting used to seeing more people wearing braces and don’t even think twice about it anymore.   I hope this little pep talk here will prepare and motivate you to get your braces while you still can get your teeth in perfect order.   Read more about orthodontic treatment and the various types of braces here.
    Jan 24, 2017 284
  • 29 Jun 2016
    There are new ways to treat people that are being devised and discovered every day, that are being used for the purpose of treating complex ailments and increasing the standard of life in general. Of these, special mention should go to photo-therapy, which is a way to heal illnesses such as psoriasis and vitiligo. This basically involves the use of UV (ultra violet) rays to heal the skin and make it healthy. The wavelengths of light are extremely measured, and divided into UV-narrowband and UV-broadband. Of these two, the narrowband one is more effective since it helps in healing the skin at a much faster rate when compared to the broadband. Some people may fear getting skin cancer when they come in contact with the UV rays, but this fear is really baseless when it comes to phototherapy, because the narrowband lamps have not yet been known to cause any incident of skin cancer.  Numerous apps could be found which assist doctors in using phototherapy efficiently, the most notable of them being LifeWave protocol app. This is also helped by the fact that UVB-NB only makes use of light waves which are beneficial. It also sometimes uses red, blue and infrared lights. The benefits of these three lights are described as follows: The Blue Light: This is antibacterial in the exact same way as the ultraviolet light can be described to be. The epidermis absorbs it, following which the antibacterial properties can start their work on the bacteria, which causes acne. Blue light also helps to reduce oil, which causes blackheads. The Red Light Therapy: Red light has a better effect on the skin since it has a greater wavelength and can penetrate to a greater extent.  It has a remarkable anti-ageing property and thus, it helps the cells of the skin to renew faster, not to mention the fact that it helps to bring into effect lots of different positive changes in the skin. The biggest property of red light is that it can stimulate the fibroblasts inside of our body. As we age, our skin thins and experiences a collagen reduction. This process is stopped by the red light.  Red light is also tremendously beneficial as far as improving the blood circulation of the skin goes. Infrared Light: The special property of infrared light is that it is mostly invisible, but one can still feel it on their skin as heat. The cells of the skin are deeply sensitive to a particular wavelength of infrared light, and respond positively to this wavelength. It not only stimulates blood flow in the same manner as ordinary red light, but it can also quicken up the healing process of the skin. All kinds of skin inflammation could be treated effectively by photo-therapy; especially pain of the joint. And not just circulation; infrared light acts as a stimulant to both the blood circulation system and also the lymphatic system. Problems like swelling, burns, bruises and ulcers can be effectively addressed by the use of infrared light.
    305 Posted by AlfieDavies
  • There are new ways to treat people that are being devised and discovered every day, that are being used for the purpose of treating complex ailments and increasing the standard of life in general. Of these, special mention should go to photo-therapy, which is a way to heal illnesses such as psoriasis and vitiligo. This basically involves the use of UV (ultra violet) rays to heal the skin and make it healthy. The wavelengths of light are extremely measured, and divided into UV-narrowband and UV-broadband. Of these two, the narrowband one is more effective since it helps in healing the skin at a much faster rate when compared to the broadband. Some people may fear getting skin cancer when they come in contact with the UV rays, but this fear is really baseless when it comes to phototherapy, because the narrowband lamps have not yet been known to cause any incident of skin cancer.  Numerous apps could be found which assist doctors in using phototherapy efficiently, the most notable of them being LifeWave protocol app. This is also helped by the fact that UVB-NB only makes use of light waves which are beneficial. It also sometimes uses red, blue and infrared lights. The benefits of these three lights are described as follows: The Blue Light: This is antibacterial in the exact same way as the ultraviolet light can be described to be. The epidermis absorbs it, following which the antibacterial properties can start their work on the bacteria, which causes acne. Blue light also helps to reduce oil, which causes blackheads. The Red Light Therapy: Red light has a better effect on the skin since it has a greater wavelength and can penetrate to a greater extent.  It has a remarkable anti-ageing property and thus, it helps the cells of the skin to renew faster, not to mention the fact that it helps to bring into effect lots of different positive changes in the skin. The biggest property of red light is that it can stimulate the fibroblasts inside of our body. As we age, our skin thins and experiences a collagen reduction. This process is stopped by the red light.  Red light is also tremendously beneficial as far as improving the blood circulation of the skin goes. Infrared Light: The special property of infrared light is that it is mostly invisible, but one can still feel it on their skin as heat. The cells of the skin are deeply sensitive to a particular wavelength of infrared light, and respond positively to this wavelength. It not only stimulates blood flow in the same manner as ordinary red light, but it can also quicken up the healing process of the skin. All kinds of skin inflammation could be treated effectively by photo-therapy; especially pain of the joint. And not just circulation; infrared light acts as a stimulant to both the blood circulation system and also the lymphatic system. Problems like swelling, burns, bruises and ulcers can be effectively addressed by the use of infrared light.
    Jun 29, 2016 305
  • 07 Mar 2016
    Working as a veterinarian is the career of choice for a lot of animal lovers. Not only is it a lucrative career profession that is a lot less academically demanding as compared to human medicinal courses, but it’s also extremely emotionally fulfilling as a profession. So, what does it take to become a vet? Below are some useful tips on adapting veterinary medicine as a profession:    Gain experience in the veterinary field: The keyword for a flourishing career in the veterinary field is “experience”. That’s something that matters more than even degrees or education. Gather as much experience as it is possible with animals in your locality, your school compound or the community pet centre. And if you’re an animal lover, then it’d be an added advantage since you’d gain some first-hand exposure with regards to animals and their health matters.   Graduate from high school. You should graduate from school with a specialisation in a science subject, such as biology, physics or chemistry, not to forget maths. If you’re good at science and especially Biology, then you’d have a hunch that medicine is the correct field of choice for you, much in the same manner as the general medical stream for becoming a doctor for humans.   Get a bachelors degree. Attend a college which offers the course which is required to get into a medical or vet college. Or, you can straightaway get into a vet school from high school. If one particular school has a different set of prerequisites from the others, then you should make sure that you have taken all the required courses before enrolling into a veterinary college.   Consider an accelerated path to veterinary school. In case you don’t like to go through the hassles of additional courses before veterinary college, then it’s better to earn a degree or working experience as a veterinary’s associate or deputy, which is somewhat like an apprentice. Once you complete the internship, you’ll be issued a certificate which would enable you to set up your own practise. There are fortunately more than one way to get into vet school.   Work hard on your application to veterinary school. Getting into a veterinary school is very hard. There are far fewer veterinary schools than medical schools. So, you need to make your application stand out! Making your application stand out is not hard! First, you will need to get lots of veterinary experience and animal experience.   Prepare for the financial strain of veterinary school. Like colleges relating to most other disciplines, getting into a Vet College is extremely expensive. But worry not, since that part could be taken care of by the numerous scholarship programmes and student loan provisions existing in the nation of South Africa. Additionally, take up a few part-time jobs if need arises.   Complete veterinary school. It is usually a couple of years before one can earn the coveted DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine to widen the acronym). Penn Foster College and Plat College are two of the most accredited and famous vet colleges in Johannesburg, and they allow students to graduate from the college in duration of just over three years, or even lower. The courses which are covered in these colleges range from general anatomy and biochemistry to pharmacology and animal surgery.
    441 Posted by AlfieDavies
  • Working as a veterinarian is the career of choice for a lot of animal lovers. Not only is it a lucrative career profession that is a lot less academically demanding as compared to human medicinal courses, but it’s also extremely emotionally fulfilling as a profession. So, what does it take to become a vet? Below are some useful tips on adapting veterinary medicine as a profession:    Gain experience in the veterinary field: The keyword for a flourishing career in the veterinary field is “experience”. That’s something that matters more than even degrees or education. Gather as much experience as it is possible with animals in your locality, your school compound or the community pet centre. And if you’re an animal lover, then it’d be an added advantage since you’d gain some first-hand exposure with regards to animals and their health matters.   Graduate from high school. You should graduate from school with a specialisation in a science subject, such as biology, physics or chemistry, not to forget maths. If you’re good at science and especially Biology, then you’d have a hunch that medicine is the correct field of choice for you, much in the same manner as the general medical stream for becoming a doctor for humans.   Get a bachelors degree. Attend a college which offers the course which is required to get into a medical or vet college. Or, you can straightaway get into a vet school from high school. If one particular school has a different set of prerequisites from the others, then you should make sure that you have taken all the required courses before enrolling into a veterinary college.   Consider an accelerated path to veterinary school. In case you don’t like to go through the hassles of additional courses before veterinary college, then it’s better to earn a degree or working experience as a veterinary’s associate or deputy, which is somewhat like an apprentice. Once you complete the internship, you’ll be issued a certificate which would enable you to set up your own practise. There are fortunately more than one way to get into vet school.   Work hard on your application to veterinary school. Getting into a veterinary school is very hard. There are far fewer veterinary schools than medical schools. So, you need to make your application stand out! Making your application stand out is not hard! First, you will need to get lots of veterinary experience and animal experience.   Prepare for the financial strain of veterinary school. Like colleges relating to most other disciplines, getting into a Vet College is extremely expensive. But worry not, since that part could be taken care of by the numerous scholarship programmes and student loan provisions existing in the nation of South Africa. Additionally, take up a few part-time jobs if need arises.   Complete veterinary school. It is usually a couple of years before one can earn the coveted DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine to widen the acronym). Penn Foster College and Plat College are two of the most accredited and famous vet colleges in Johannesburg, and they allow students to graduate from the college in duration of just over three years, or even lower. The courses which are covered in these colleges range from general anatomy and biochemistry to pharmacology and animal surgery.
    Mar 07, 2016 441
  • 17 Feb 2016
    Pharmaceutical laws and regulations are of utmost necessity in any country to prevent unhygienic and dishonest practises in the field of pharmacology and food processing. Time and again, pharmaceutical companies have been charged with illegal activities ranging from inaccurate branding, partial revelation of their manufacturing practices, ingredients and hygiene levels; and muted and partial reporting of safety information in order to misguide authorities. In these circumstances, it’s the primary job of the regulators to keep an eye on the entire bunch of activities which are carried out by pharmaceutical companies. Regulatory requirements for medical devices are present in almost every country of the world. These activities include sales and marketing practices; keep a tab on drug prices, patient/client confidentiality, customer health information, clinical operations, drug safety reports and quality control activities with respect to drug production. Any incident of non-compliance with regulatory guidelines might attract serious penalties, such as remediation programs, product recalls or in extreme cases, license revocation. And the loss is insurmountable for the firms: They lose not only business but also their reputation. And this is where the compliance management system comes in to guide a firm’s employees the correct ways. A Compliance Management system is made up of one or more compliance officers. Below are a few things which a compliance management officer does: Outlines all policies and procedures which relate to compliance. Educates the firm’s staff in consumer protection laws and ethical practice codes enumerated by the authorities of the serving country. Makes a review of the organisation’s consumer interest policies and makes sure that they follow the laws and regulations of the Ministry of Health of the nation the firm is operational in. Makes judgement of issues and liabilities. Draws up proper responses to consumers or patient complaints. Makes a report of compliance activities and submits the periodic audits or review findings to the authorities. Makes recurrent report of these findings to the Board at regular intervals. In case there has been a gap in following the compliance guideline, the compliance officer makes every effort to make correction. Provide proper training to the Board and staff about following compliance guidelines. Participates or heads the firm’s compliance training programme and complies the guidelines for it. Communicates the expectations about compliance clearly to not only the employees and board of the firm, but also to third-party applications. Drawing up a policy sheet with clear and unequivocal instructions.  Health is wealth. Sacrificing the health and well-being of millions is definitely not the way to rake in money. The more organisations that understand this, the sooner the planet would march towards a disease-free future.
    326 Posted by AlfieDavies
  • Pharmaceutical laws and regulations are of utmost necessity in any country to prevent unhygienic and dishonest practises in the field of pharmacology and food processing. Time and again, pharmaceutical companies have been charged with illegal activities ranging from inaccurate branding, partial revelation of their manufacturing practices, ingredients and hygiene levels; and muted and partial reporting of safety information in order to misguide authorities. In these circumstances, it’s the primary job of the regulators to keep an eye on the entire bunch of activities which are carried out by pharmaceutical companies. Regulatory requirements for medical devices are present in almost every country of the world. These activities include sales and marketing practices; keep a tab on drug prices, patient/client confidentiality, customer health information, clinical operations, drug safety reports and quality control activities with respect to drug production. Any incident of non-compliance with regulatory guidelines might attract serious penalties, such as remediation programs, product recalls or in extreme cases, license revocation. And the loss is insurmountable for the firms: They lose not only business but also their reputation. And this is where the compliance management system comes in to guide a firm’s employees the correct ways. A Compliance Management system is made up of one or more compliance officers. Below are a few things which a compliance management officer does: Outlines all policies and procedures which relate to compliance. Educates the firm’s staff in consumer protection laws and ethical practice codes enumerated by the authorities of the serving country. Makes a review of the organisation’s consumer interest policies and makes sure that they follow the laws and regulations of the Ministry of Health of the nation the firm is operational in. Makes judgement of issues and liabilities. Draws up proper responses to consumers or patient complaints. Makes a report of compliance activities and submits the periodic audits or review findings to the authorities. Makes recurrent report of these findings to the Board at regular intervals. In case there has been a gap in following the compliance guideline, the compliance officer makes every effort to make correction. Provide proper training to the Board and staff about following compliance guidelines. Participates or heads the firm’s compliance training programme and complies the guidelines for it. Communicates the expectations about compliance clearly to not only the employees and board of the firm, but also to third-party applications. Drawing up a policy sheet with clear and unequivocal instructions.  Health is wealth. Sacrificing the health and well-being of millions is definitely not the way to rake in money. The more organisations that understand this, the sooner the planet would march towards a disease-free future.
    Feb 17, 2016 326