Archive for January, 2011

Manage Your Stress – Tips on Managing Stress 1

Posted by Lloyd on January 21, 2011
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“Grumpy old men” have triple the risk of heart disease”
Can anger harm the heart?
The answer is yes – at least if you’re an older white American male, according to an unusual study in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.

Scientists found a long-term (over seven years) link between anger and heart disease in a study of 1,305 men with an average age of 62. “Angry” men described themselves as “…irritable, hot-headed and sometimes feeling like swearing or smashing things”. Such men had a three-times-higher risk of heart disease than older men with the lowest anger levels. The study also shows that the greater the anger, the higher the risk of heart attack or chest pain. If you recognize yourself here, please try to control your anger. Not only could you live longer, you’ll be easier to live with.

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Your 3 Month Old Baby

Posted by Lloyd on January 12, 2011
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Your baby may be showing his particular personality at around three months of age. He is less inner directed and will start to enjoy his surroundings.

Sleep. At the end of this month, your baby should be sleeping through the night. He may wake for short stretches, but you may want to wait and see if he can put himself back to sleep. By rushing in when he wakes, your are teaching him that he cannot get to sleep without his mom or dad to comfort him. If you have trouble getting him to sleep be sure his is getting enough stimuli during the day. Do not leave him in the crib too long when awake. He needs to associate the crib with sleep time. Place your infant down in the crib at night when he is drowsy, but not fully asleep.

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How Is It Done

Posted by Lloyd on January 05, 2011
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During a circumcision, the infant lies on his back in a “circumstraint,” or tray, with his arms and legs strapped down. Many doctors and midwives give the baby an injection of anesthetic before beginning the procedure to lessen the baby’s pain. His penis is visible through a hole in the sterile sheet that is laid over his body. The tip of the foreskin is then crushed and enlarged by making a slit in it. The doctor uses a small instrument to get between, and then separate, the foreskin and glans, two layers that normally adhere to each other.

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