Archive for February, 2010

Are You at Risk?

Posted by Lloyd on February 25, 2010
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Do you eat a lot of meat? Do you drink a lot of coffee? Do you drink a lot of alcohol? If so, you are putting yourself at risk of getting osteoporosis. This disease effects 25 million Americans (men and women).

This debilitating disease is a result of an excessive loss of bone density. When you reach the average age of 25 years of age, you cease to gain bone density. Around the age of 35, it is normal for you to lose the density approximately 1% per year (2%-3% after menopause). Excessive loss results in brittle bones, increasing your chance of bone fracture and shrinkage. Many factors such as exercise, menopause, prescription drugs contribute to bone loss. Also, excessive consumption of common ingredients in your diet may puts you at risk as well. Continue reading…

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Outrage of the Week. The Title IX Fight Rages On

Posted by Lloyd on February 08, 2010
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The sexual segregation of vocational schools across the country has prompted the National Women’s Law Center to “file legal petitions in all 12 regions of the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, requesting investigations into whether vocational and technical high schools and classes violate Title IX and demanding that action be taken to remedy all conduct that does not comply with federal law.” The National Women’s Law Center assumes that these types of schools are practicing sexual discrimination because they tend to be almost completely male or female. Continue reading…

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