Watching out for Our Health

I have been reading up on a lot of different health topics recently. I had a scare in my family when my brother had chest pains, and we were all relieved to find out it was just indigestion. It scared me enough though to want to get healthier and help my family get the same way too. I have never had any health issues myself, but I learned a good bit from sites like That is where I learned about Coenzyme Q10, which is something that is naturally found in our bodies.

It is in every single cell in a body, and these cells use the CoQ10 to do just about anything and everything for the body. What I was mostly interested in though was the fact that it helps to protect the heart. » Read more: Watching out for Our Health

Factors to Consider in Choosing an Animal Health Science Career

Just like children, pet ownership comes with rewards and responsibilities. Pets require an owner’s investment in time, proper ongoing care, a pet-friendly environment, money, and a fondness for animals. For some animal lovers, having a pet is simply not enough, and these individuals wish to pursue an occupation that specifically works with animals.

A broad range of occupational options for careers in animal sciences, includes but is not limited to: veterinary medicine; fisheries and wildlife sciences, agricultural sciences, marine biology, zoology, research, training, grooming, breeding, animal behavioral sciences, and even pet sitting opportunities. Though not as popular, animal science and research fields specific to ornithology (study of birds), reptiles, and amphibians are added possibilities.

Of course, you may want to narrow the field in order to target a specific job area. Before you commit to a particular program of study, consider the following questions:

  • Am I most interested in small domesticated pets, agricultural animals, wildlife, or marine life?
  • Do I have a preference over large or small animals? Do I have the physical strength required to work with large animals?
  • Where do I prefer to live: near the ocean, in a more urban area, near rural agricultural areas, or in a more remote habitat, such as near a wooded national park?
  • Do I intend to pursue a certificate, four-year degree, graduate school, or some other form of training?
  • Do I enjoy working with the public and people, or am I more suited to work in a laboratory setting?
  • Do I mind working longer than 40-hour work weeks, including some nights and weekends?

Often, answering questions about your personal preferences can help you create a best plan of action. Like many occupations, a wide variety of educational opportunities are available, ranging from single classes to programs preparing students for certification to postgraduate school, including veterinary medicine.

For individuals that want a career in the animal health science field, but are not yet ready to devote years to graduate studies, or do not want to be hampered with large student debt, then the best course of action might be to first become a certified veterinary assistant or vet tech. This position can typically be completed within two years, and individuals have a number of career options, such as work in a veterinary clinic, lab setting, animal shelter, or kennel. Specific job duties of a veterinarian assistant may include first aid, assisting in surgeries, monitoring animals’ health and behaviors, giving immunizations, collecting blood and tissue samples, work in a science lab, and/or providing basic care, such as bathing, grooming, and exercising of animals.

New Health Care System:New Technology Breakthrough

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There has been a dramatic breakthrough involving a new direction in health care far beyond anything we have ever seen. In fact its features are so encompassing and so promising that at this time its ultimate levels of success is impossible to comprehend.

This is a highly sophisticated electronic processing system designed solely around the individual’s and the public’s best interest–not around the interests of medical industry.

It involves a very sophisticated national medical information system that would work in conjunction with the current medical system but under independent control by the public through an independent public commission. The system would consist of a national research center and fifty state diagnostic computer systems.

It would cover a very broad range of health issues, major ones being disease prevention, higher levels of wellness, ability to analyze numerous levels of health, intervention capabilities, and accountability issues involving the current medical system. The system is designed to be legislated into existence and as such needs strong public support.

Unfortunately, the application of preventative medicine is at a major disadvantage as far as the current medical system goes. Not only does the practice of preventative medicine provide very limited profit for the doctor involved in it on an individual patient basis, but even worse, any truly effective large scale preventative system (such as this system) would drastically cut into the medical system’s huge present day profits.

This system was designed over a five year period by an electronic engineer–obviously a profession completely outside the medical industry– one of the key ingredients necessary in the design of the system. The underlying strength of the system is based on taking full advantage of medical data already established within the medical system–the latest in clinical laboratory science–and relating that data to our personal environment and health condition. Clinical laboratory science is a separate branch of the current medical system, a highly computerized and very rapidly advancing science. Currently it is used primarily for disease control and analysis, whereas the proposed system would also use it for disease prevention and wellness. There are hundreds of reliable tests now available in clinical laboratory science in numerous areas such as proteins, hormones, enzyme measurement and numerous others.

Large test profiles would be used such as 100 individuals tests or more which (likely with one blood sample) would be fed into both the research and diagnostic computer systems that would in turn relate that data to an individual’s health, health history, and environment.

The proposed system is set up to literally look at tens of millions of health related bits of critical data to see how they relate to our health and environment. This would be a very sophisticated national medical information system that would be compatible, and work in conjunction with, the current medical system.

We have very limited knowledge as to how the many elements in our environment affect our health on a day to day basis. Sure a few things are obvious, but how do we know, for example, which of the chemicals we are exposed to are creating either short range or long range health problems, or for that matter even our level of wellness and our ability to enjoy life?
What if you had that type of information available from your health care system?

The proposed system also includes a very rapid and effective means of analyzing natural elements such as the 260,000 chlorophyll based plants on earth that have never been evaluated for health related benefits.

Unfortunately we currently have very little knowledge as to what these plants could contribute to human health and well being. A major factor that discourages widespread research is that natural substances cannot be patented–hence no huge profits.

One of our most effective natural discoveries was antibiotics which was discovered by accident in England in 1928. The advantages of mold –a basic plant–and its dramatic effect on killing bacteria was discovered purely by accident. In this day and age of information and technology, having no effective means of thoroughly investigating the natural elements of earth in terms of human health benefits is almost unbelievable. It is especially disheartening when one realizes it is not happening merely because it doesn’t generate enough profit.

The potential of a new health care system is so great as to be almost beyond comprehension. A new path in public health care–a new direction–is now available.

New Health Care System: A New Path

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12 of the most important aspects of the new health care information system

We have been discussing a completely new national medical information system set up solely in the best interest of the public and the individual that would completely change health care as we know it today. Compared to the present high levels of disease the degree and type of results we are discussing in the proposed system seem almost unreal. A major reason for such radical change is that computer technology, as applied to preventative medicine, has been effectively bypassed for the past several years. Technology is now in the position to provide for a very rapid ketch-up in that area. We will likely see dramatic advancements in preventative medicine as seen in the 70s and 80s when electronics was first applied to the health care field, primarily in machines and tools–such as cat–scans and operating tools and similar equipment.

The core of the new health care system is based on clinical laboratory science (CLS) data. CLS and its critical relationship to the biochemical makeup of the human body and the great advantages that entails, providing an ideal mechanism on which to base a health care information system. Details of CLS and the bio-chemical makeup of the human body were discussed in the article titled “Your Health Care System: Critical Technology Sidetracked”. For more information directly from the professionals of this valuable relationship click on the (18) link at the end of this article.

So when one decided that a large scale health care information system based on CLS is ideal, design-wise where do you go from there? Just how could such a system be designed to fully harness all of that vital health data. How do you convert that health information into improved human health–more specifically improved levels of wellness, and decreased levels of disease? Obviously it would require the use of the computer with some form of special data processing. The system would need the capacity to evaluate human health levels in general, relate those health levels in turn to an individual’s health condition, to one’s personal environment, and in turn relate that data to millions of other individual’s results. This would be massive amounts of data requiring supercomputers.

The system that has been designed uses a powerful national research center that works in conjunction with 50 state diagnostic computer systems which you as an individual or a patient, would have access to. You could tap into the state diagnostic system with the use of a large profile pattern of clinical laboratory test results (likely 100 separate tests from one blood sample). It would provide you an extremely extensive health analysis as well as a means of intervention at levels almost unbelievable compared to today’s limitations. In fact it would be so outstanding that at first it would likely seem more like science fiction than reality.

This is a highly sophisticated medical information system intentionally designed around the sole interests of the public and the individual, not the medical industry. Because of its effectiveness in the radical reduction in disease levels and its related reduction in health care costs, it would very unlikely ever receive any support from the medical industry. In fact, for the sake of both its effectiveness and integrity, the new system would need to be legislated in existence and controlled by the public through a public commission.

It becomes obvious that for such a system to be successful it needs the strong support of the constituency it represents–you. If that support does not come it very likely will just die a slow death, and as a result we will have to live with the limitations of the present health care system–likely for decades to come.

Anyone that carefully takes the time to look into the details of the proposed information system, observe what it’s based on, how it goes about correlating the public and the individual’s health and environmental data, it become apparent that such a system would almost have to be successful. It would only vary in the detail as to its results.

Tattoo removal around Boston

When you decide that it’s time to get your tattoo removed, there will be many places to choose from that will do your removal for you. As tattooing has become more popular, so has tattoo removal, and there are many shops that have simply added tattoo removal onto their menu of services. You are probably looking for a shop that specializes in tattoo removal, rather than one of these latecomers. Tataway will be your best option because they are removal specialists, and tattoo removal is all they do.

Naturally, the price will be an issue. To get a better idea of how much it will cost to remove a tattoo, Tataway offers a free, online quotation service. By sending them a photo and answers to a few questions, they can give you an estimate of how much your removal will cost.

Tataway has locations in both Boston and New York, which will mean that they are conveniently located both for the cities themselves and surrounding region. So the Boston location will be the best spot for both Cambridge and Brighton tattoo removal.







Pitfalls of Modern Medical Science (3) – Isolationism

Modern medical science concentrates on searching for internal causes of illnesses such as germs and viruses inside the human body. Most of medical researchers and practitioners do not care about the natural and social environments surrounding an individual person and patient, because they think that the causes of illnesses and diseases are only reducible to smaller parts of the body. In establishing such a micro kind of causality, they isolate the human body from the environment for medical examinations and tests, and for disease diagnoses and treatments. Isolationism is a natural result of reductionism in medical studies.

In isolationism, humans and environment are assumed to have clear-cut boundaries. For example, psychoanalytical theory regards anxiety disorders as a purely mental problem rooted in our unconsciousness. Cognitive-behavioural theory refers to anxiety disorders as a mental issue related to misperceived information, or a simple problem of unreasonable thought. In both theories, anxiety disorders are understood as purely mental issues, unrelated to what surrounds the body/mind. Following those assumptions, the treatment for anxiety disorders sounds easy. Some mental activities and thinking patterns simply need to be rectified, such as uncovering our unconscious conflicts and changing irrational thoughts. On the other hand, biological theory states that anxiety disorders are not related to our mind and thinking, but a problem with the deficiency of brain chemistry. If certain brain chemistries are altered through the interference of medications, the symptoms of anxiety disorders can be removed.

In all the cases, modern medical science tends to cut the linkage between the mind/body conditions and the environment surrounding the body. While laboratory experiments and tests are popular in modern medical research, the human bodies are treated as material objects in a vacuum, a natural vacuum as well as a social vacuum.

The problem with this conventional assumption is obvious. Our human beings are living organisms and our lives are completely relied on the natural environment that supplies the air for our breathing, water and food for our nutrition, etc. Without those essential elements from the environment, life is impossible. Therefore, it is logically arguable that our human beings are part of nature. We are a sub-system of the entire universe system and we are interrelated and interconnected with other parts in the universe. What happens in the environment will inevitably affect our human beings. The famous metaphor of ‘butterfly effect’ in chaos theory (in later modern science) tells us that the motion of a butterfly’s wings in Japan can change the climate of the United States a few days later, and can affect the entire universe in principle, though we may not notice it. Therefore, the natural environment always conditions our human beings. The quality and wellbeing of our lives and the health of our bodies and minds are fundamentally related to the natural environment and subject to the patterns and laws of nature.

Furthermore, human beings are social animals. We are living in a community, in a society, and in the social world. While they can significantly affect our minds, social interactions can affect our bodies as well, as the mind and the body are inseparable. The illnesses of stress and anxiety could a typical case in here, where various social pressures play an important role in such illnesses.

Given that medical isolationism is proven to be flawed, more attention needs to be paid to the natural and social environments in understanding our health and illness. That means that any illness should not only be examined from inside the body, but also be examined from outside the body. The environmental factors such as environmental pollutions, toxic-contaminated elements, social pressures, and life styles should receive more consideration in medical studies.