January 28, 2010

Unusual Cholesterol Amongst Teens


One in five teens in the United States have unusual cholesterol. A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also states that more than 40% of obese teens have abnormal cholesterol. It is becoming more and more highly recommended that teens undergo cholesterol testing to evade the risk of heart disease.

Teens have experienced their arteries become firmer and harder and even atherosclerosis. Screenings should be done every 5 years starting when an individual reaches the age of 20. If the screenings show irregular cholesterol levels the regularity of the screenings should be amplified to every one or two years. Counseling may also be recommended for the individual to be encouraged to make lifestyle changes in order to keep ones cholesterol at a steady level.
If you have high levels of cholesterol you should:

• Reduce your intake of saturated fat

• Reduce your calorie intake by at least 7 percent

• Increase the amount of fiber you consume by 5 or more grams daily

• Lessen your cholesterol intake to under 200 milligrams daily

• Try herbs and other products said to lower your cholesterol such as green tree extract, garlic, flaxseed, and fish oil.

In the past, it was genetics which caused children to be suspected of having cholesterol problems, but currently, weight is included in the criteria. Because of obesity, illnesses which were only thought to be applicable to adults are now becoming more frequently found amongst children.

January 27, 2010

Weight Loss – How Different Colors Can Help

Filed under: weight loss — Tags: , , , , , — patt @ 1:08 pm

Color psychology has been used as therapy by several ancient cultures in the form of chromotherapy, essentially allowing the colors to heal. While this may seem to be absolutely ridiculous in the light of modern science, chromotherapy is still used today, in the form of light therapy and additionally for other alternative treatments.

Each color in the rainbow is perceived as slightly different by every person; however the moods created by each color are universal within our society, they are constantly used as symbols in poetry and literature, or in attention grabbing advertisements. Every road sign and billboard color is specifically designed to attract your attention and affect your subconscious desires.

How Different Colors Can Help You in Losing Weight:

Blue – It’s the color of the sky, the ocean, and that pair of jeans that you’ve got hiding in the closet. It’s a color that provokes calmness and serenity within a person. Many men and women tend to prefer blue over any other color. Although the color blue usually depicts sadness, it also has been proven to lessen your appetite. If you’re trying to lose weight, eating off of blue plates will subconsciously lessen your desire to eat, and help you to control your diet.

Red – The color red is generally associated with strong emotions, including anger and love. Within some ancient cultures, red was believed to improve circulation and stimulate the body, however, in modern day medicine; the color red is rarely associated with either of these. Despite its association with rage and other strong emotions, red is the most appetizing color, and by avoiding different red foods, you can improve you weight loss more easily, as you are not as subconsciously attracted to them.

Bright Colors – Any bright color is bound to draw attention, a ploy which the advertising industry uses quite effectively. Bright colors tend to evoke enthusiasm, and will subconsciously motivate you towards them. Finding brightly colored fitness attire that is comfortable and makes you feel good is an easy way to increase your physical activity, and in doing so, lose weight.

Changing the colors in your dining ware, food choices and wardrobe may not necessarily have a large impact on your weight loss, however, if you’re going to lose weight, you may as well have a fun (and colorful) time doing it!

January 26, 2010

The Hottest Smoking News

Filed under: Smoking — Tags: , , , , — patt @ 10:08 am


Here is the latest smoking news in Canada:

Non-Smoking Week Initiative –

January 17th – 23rd is National Non-Smoking Week. Ottawa kicked off the week with a 630,000 dollar gift to the Canadian Public Health Association to decrease tobacco use. The financial proposal is titled “’The Next Stage: Delivering Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Knowledge through Public Health Networks”. It will offer knowledge of reducing smoking in the curriculum of various college and university health related classes. It will also create a national public medical forum for health professionals.

The Olympics –

The Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics were originally decided to be smoke-free; this was a popular brag topic amongst the Vancouver Costal Health Authority. This recently was changed as news was revealed that there will be more than 25 outdoor designated areas for smoking. These areas are to be used by officials and coaches. Other outdoor smoking vicinities have been tactically placed away from spectators to prevent any damage caused by second hand smoke. The reason these smoking areas were permitted was because it was requested by various international sport associations.

No Smoking at Parks or Beaches –

A ban was proposed over a year ago that on February 1st, 2009, all smoking at parks or beaches would be prohibited. This idea is gaining popularity with the Vancouver Park Board. The idea was exceedingly popular during the summer, when there was a risk of forest fires in Stanley Park. Rather than banning smoking all together at locations such as parks and beaches it was discussed that certain areas of the parks or beaches (such as playgrounds) would forbid smoking. Another issue which has been raised around smoking was the littering of cigarette butts. Beaches are covered in cigarette butts, which can be removed no other way than by hand.

January 22, 2010

Quality Prescription Drugs Has Had A Facelift

Filed under: Uncategorized — patt @ 5:30 pm

Quality Prescription Drugs has undergone a complete makeover. The site, previously dull and drab, is now vibrant and easy to navigate. A blue banner at the top of the page provides easy access to various popular sections of the site. Two new tabs are “Refills” and “Over the Counter”. The “Refill” tab takes you step by step in refilling your prescription. The “Over the Counter” tab provides a list of categories which, when clicked upon, lead you into each brand of drug available applying to that category.

At the bottom of each page is a small grey box inviting you to join our mailing list and stay connected to Quality Prescription Drugs. The new format allows easy links to the “FAQ” page, the “Contact Page”, “Login and Registration” and “My Account” through a black bar located at the top of each page.

Situated on the mid section of the home page is a box displaying the most popular products which have been categorized in tabs in relation to the illnesses pertaining to the medications. To the right of this is a link if you would like to follow us on Twitter.
Another new feature is the blog, which can be accessed through the links on the right hand side of the home page, or a link at the very bottom of each page.

As there has been a significant change to our website there may be a few errors, so we ask you to please be patient and bear with us as we attempt to perfect Quality Prescription Drugs. If you cannot find the information you are seeking, feel free to contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.