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The Evolution of Disease: Nomadic to Permanent Civilization

Unlike many other aspects of life, disease is something that is constantly evolving. To a large extent, this evolution did not begin until mankind made the change from a nomadic existence to a more permanent one.

Understanding the Effects of Aging

For all humans, aging is a natural part of life. There are a number of natural things that occur with age, many of which are wonderful. However, there are actually a number of conditions and diseases that are more common with age, especially among those over the age of 65.

The Effects of Senior Arthritis on the Elderly

Arthritis is one of the more common disease to affect the elderly and even though it can affect people of any age, it is more common in those over 65. Arthritis can have a very big impact on the life of a senior, making many tasks more difficult and even presenting a number of safety concerns.

How Fat is Used and Broken Down by the Body

Fat is a very important part of our diet, which is something that many dieters do not know. However, it is important that the right types of fat are eaten and that they are consumed in moderation. Otherwise, fat deposits, or gas stations, can begin to appear around the body.

Saturated Fat and Obesity

There are several types of fat that are required for a healthy body, but saturated fat and hydrogenated fat is actually incredibly unhealthy. These two types of fats are one of the main reasons that obesity and diabetes has become so much more common in the United States.

What is Cholesterol?

Often when dieting, cholesterol and fat are cut out of a diet, but like fat, the body needs some cholesterol to properly function. In terms of health and diet, there is actually good cholesterol and bad cholesterol, with the former being essential to remaining healthy.

Fat and its Role in Our Health

In the world of dieting, fat has in many ways gotten a bum rap. It is often looked upon as a very bad type of food, but in reality, fat is essential for a healthy body. Learn about fat, saturated fat, omega fats and more.

Basic First Aid: Safely Moving the Victim

Moving someone that has been injured should be avoided when preforming first aid. However, this is not always the case, especially if the person is in a place that could be dangerous. If you must move someone, it is important to take precautions to prevent injury to the victim and yourself.

Basic First Aid: Safely Removing the Victims Clothing

When preforming first aid, it will sometimes be necessary to remove the victims clothing, so the wound can be tended to. This raises a number of complications as removing a persons clothing can be emotionally uncomfortable and depending on the wound, could also be physically uncomfortable. As a result, it should be avoided whenever possible.

Basic First Aid: Examining the Victim

When preforming first aid, one of the first steps should be to examine the person for injuries. Depending on their condition, this could simply be a visible inspection or it may mean physically checking their body for broken bones or other injuries.

Basic First Aid: Asking the Right Questions

When preforming first aid, asking the right questions is essential. This serves several purposes in that it helps you easily identify the problem, while also giving you a better idea of the health of the victim.

Basic First Aid: How to Respond to an Accident

The term first aid means different things to different people, but generally it is the type of assistance you give someone immediately following an accident. It is important to know and be comfortable with standard first aid techniques, as in most dangerous situations, an average citizen will be the first person on the scene and it may take some time for medical professionals to arrive.

Basic First Aid: Knowing When to Act

First aid can be very important, because often during an accident the first people on the scene are not emergency medical personal. One of the most important parts of first aid is knowing when to act and how to act.

Diabetes Resource Center

Diabetes is a very serious disease that is becoming more and more common in countries like the United States. The diabetes resource center will help you understand the common types of diabetes, as well as symptoms and treatment.

The Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990, when it was signed by President Bush. The goal of this law is to eliminate discrimination towards those who are mobility challenged. Much like the Civil Rights Act of 1964 helped to prevent discrimination based off of things like a persons race, gender, or religion, the ADA prevents people from being discriminated against because of a physical or mental disability. The ADA has many different sections that address a large span of situations,

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