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Replacing a Serpentine Belt Tensioner Assembly on a 2004 Toyota Camry

Removing a broken tensioner assembly on a 2004 Toyota Camry is not very difficult, but you do need to raise the engine to get to one of the bolts. The tensioner assembly holds the drive belt, or serpentine belt, in place, driving the alternator, Air Conditioning, and other components. A diagram for the serpentine belt is also included in this how to guide.

Cleaning the MAF Sensor and Replacing O2 Sensor on Mazda B4000

When the check engine light comes on, a dirty Mass Air Flow Sensor or bad Oxygen Sensor is a common cause. Checking and cleaning a MAF Sensor can save several hundred dollars and is very easy. Replacing a bad Oxygen Sensor is also a quick fix

Arthritis and its Effects on Seniors

Arthritis is a family of diseases that can affect people of all ages. Often, those who first hear about this type of rheumatoid disorder consider it to be something that only is found in the elderly. This is largely because seniors are the most at risk age group for arthritis, with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis being the most common kinds of senior arthritis.

Living With Arthritis Pain

Arthritis can be a very serious disease that there is no cure for. To reduce reliance on medicine and help improve quality of life, reducing the difficulty of activities of daily living can be very important.

How to Raise Chickens for Eggs

Raising your own chickens can be very rewarding. If done correctly, you will receive a regular supply of fresh eggs, which do not compare to the store bought eggs. The eggs are very nutritious and great for baking, but best of all you know exactly what the chickens are fed and how they are raised. It is easy to quickly get to the point where you have more eggs than you can use. When raising chickens for eggs, it is important to understand how chickens lay eggs and how to correctly harvest and use them.

What is a Lift Recliner?

Seniors are one of the most common groups to make use of lift recliners, which are special types of chairs that help make it easier to stand up without any assistance. Lift recliners are powerful allies for elderly people who have arthritis and also provide all the functionality of a regular recliner.

What Are Stair Lifts?

Stair lifts are a common type of home medical equipment, which are designed to help make the stairs much easier to use. Unlike an elevator, which can be quite expensive, the stair lift offers a low cost way of allowing someone to safely use the stairs, without requiring a great deal of renovation.

How to Change Your Spark Plugs

Replacing your spark plugs is an easy way to save some money and ensure that your car or truck remains in good repair. A bad spark plug can cause a lot of damage and they are relatively inexpensive and very easy to replace. The condition of your old spark plugs can also tell you a lot about your engine.

How to Change Your Oil

Changing your own oil is a very easy basic car maintenance task, which not only saves money but guarantees that the job is done right with quality parts. It is fairly simple to do, but if you do it improperly, you could risk damaging your motor. So, this guide provides the basics on changing your motor oil.

Will Food Taxes Be Enough to Get People to Eat Healthy?

In a study published in the American Journal of Public Health, researchers set forth to analyze existing studies on food price as it relates to demand, in an effort to better understand the relationship that an increase or decrease in food cost causes. This study is important, as it helps provides an indication of the effect of food taxes, such as a soda tax, and how they could influence people to eat healthier.

Understanding the Lower Rate of Autism in Hispanic Children In Texas

A study recently set forth to determine why school districts in Texas with higher Hispanic populations had lower rates of autism. It was found that diagnosis of autism was lower in Hispanics than whites. In white children, differences in autism diagnostics were found to be related to population density, economic status, and the number of health care providers in the area, but this relationship was not found in Hispanic Children.

When with the Media Giants Stop Fighting Change and Embrace It?

Historically, the media industry, including movies, television, and music, have fought modern distribution channels at every breath, in an attempt to maintain their outdated business model. This can be seen time and time again, from the development of the tape cassette, videos, DVDs, CDs, and now online streaming media.

Study Finds Environmental and Socioeconomic Factors are Related to Senior Health

In a study of the rapidly aging Chinese Population, it was found that the condition of the environment and economic status are both tied to the health of the elderly. Further, improving the condition of the environment, which includes reducing air pollution, could drastically reduce the rate of disease across the world.

Study Confirms Findings that Advertising Plays a Large Role in Child Obesity

Often, television gets the rap for childhood obesity and to an extent this may be true, but not for the reasons usually presented. Instead, a recent study found that the targeted advertising that children are constantly exposed to on commercial television plays an alarmingly significant role in the development of childhood obesity, while noncommercial television does not have a major impact on obesity levels.

Mortality Rates Among Blacks and Whites Stagnant Throughout Twentieth Century

In a recent study, it was found that even with many progressive changes in regards to legal and social standings, mortality rates are still higher among blacks than whites, with these rates not changing significantly during the twentieth century.

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