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How Often Should You Be Replacing Your Stethoscope?

How Often Should You Be Replacing Your Stethoscope?
You'll hear different answers to this question depending on where you ask. Most manufacturers recommend replacing your stethoscope every 2 years, but as one user on allnurses.com forum so eloquently puts it, "It would be in a company's interest to have us all buying new equipment every 2 years." This is a pretty valid point, which brings us to question... How to know when it's time to replace your stethoscope Many medical professionals will go years or even decades before replacing their stethoscope. Check out medical forums and discussion threads on the topic and you'll find a lot o......
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The Connection Between Ayurveda and Yoga

The Connection Between Ayurveda and Yoga
Ayurveda is an ancient Indian alternative therapy that uses holistic methods to promote good health. This traditional healing is solely based on three main classical texts, the Susruta, Vagbhata and Charak. According to these texts, there are five elements that make up the human body - earth, water, fire, air and space.   When these five elements combine in the body, they form three Doshas called Pitta Dosha (fire & water), Vata Dosha (space & air) and Kapha Dosha (water & earth). What Ayurveda does is it restores balance and harmony of the body, mind and spirit. Any disrupt......
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Design A Career for Impact not Hours

  We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.                                                                                                                                 Albert Einstein You have invested years of yo......
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How to Detect and Address the Early Signs of Alcoholism in Your Patients

If you were to base your opinions solely on the answers your patients give you, you'd probably be surprised to learn that one in six adults binge drinks about four times a month. And these adults are consuming an average of about eight drinks in a sitting. Are your patients glossing over their binge-drinking habits? Or are you among the lucky few whose patients all abstain from alcohol? Not likely. As a doctor, you know what it's like to be on the other end of the stethoscope. Even if you feel comfortable with the doctor who is asking about your drinking habits, you want to tell them what they......
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The Secrets For Working Single Moms To Stay In Shape

As a single parent, you have two pairs of shoes to fill, but one matters more than the other.   Hence personal needs like getting back in shape and looking good become a little bit more difficult to achieve when your daily schedule has already been planned out to take your kids into account. And because most diets are too complicated and expensive to follow, achieving your health and fitness goals can become less possible as time goes by.   Apart from exercising and eating a proper healthy diet, there are other secrets for losing weight effectively. If you are a single mom who is w......
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