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Diagnosing and Treating Elderly Onset Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a very serious condition that can affect those of any age, but is more common among seniors, which is called elderly onset rheumatoid arthritis. Diagnosing and Treating elderly onset rheumatoid arthritis can be quite difficult, often more so than treating young onset rheumatoid arthritis.

Home Improvement: Colors and Emotions

A great deal of a homes color choice should come down to personal preference, as it is a reflection of the home owner, but it is also a good idea to take into account the effect that colors can have on our emotions. This is something that advertisers do everyday, but many homeowners do not think to consider the impact their color choice could have on the way they feel.

Home Improvement: Hue, Intensity, and Value

On a basic color wheel, the relationship between different colors can be observed in their pure state. However, by adding white, gray, and black, it is possible to create millions of combinations of colors, which have a different tone.

Home Improvement: Colors, Combinations, and Color Wheels

There are literally thousands of colors to choose from, but all of the colors in the world can be described using a combination of one of three colors. These three colors, which are called primary colors, are the basis for each and every other color in the world. When choosing a color for your home, understanding the relationship between primary colors, secondary colors, and tertiary colors is very important.

Review of Why Not Bob Biodegradable Disposable Dishes

One of the biggest items to fill our landfill are disposable dishes, which are made from plastics and petroleum products. Recently, I won a contest to try out some alternatives to these wasteful products. I received a part pack from the whynotbobstore.net, which included plates, cups, bowls, utensils, and bags, all of which are biodegradable and manufactured using environmentally friendly practices.

What Causes a Leaky Chimney

Since most chimneys go through the roof of the home, often with four sides touching the roof, it is common for the area around the chimney to leak. This, like other roof repairs, can be quite expensive. Most often, a leaky chimney is caused by improperly installed flashing, which is used to prevent water from the roof seeping into the area where the shingles meet the chimney.

A Primer on Vinyl and Aluminum Siding

When choosing a siding for your home, often the decision comes down to whether to install vinyl or aluminum siding. Both have their own advantages and disadvantages, and providing they are properly installed, both can last for many years with little maintenance.

Tankless Coil Water Heaters

A tankless coil water heater works by sending a small amount of water through a winding metal coil, which is surrounded by hot water. The hot water that surrounds the coil causes the water inside of the coil to heat up, so when it leaves the coil it is at an adequate temperature.

How to Fix Foggy Insulated Windows

Insulated windows are windows that use multiple panes, creating an area in between each pane, which helps prevent heat from leaking through the window, as well as helping with cooling costs. These types of windows can last for a long time, but sometimes the inside of the panes, which can not be reached with a rag, can become foggy.

Roof Ventilation and Moisture Frequently Asked Questions

The roof is not only one of the most important parts of a home, but it can also be the most expensive to repair. Many of the more common problems in the roof, such as moisture and frost buildups, are caused by improper roof ventilation.

Fixing that Wobbly Ceiling Fan

A wobbly ceiling fan can be more than an inconvenience and can actually potentially cause electrical problems. Often, it is a simple fix that involves re-balancing the fan. However, it could also be an indication that the fan itself is damaged.

Heap Pumps: Keeping Your Home Warm

Anyone who has spent a winter in a home with no heat can tell you how important a heat pump can be, but often in colder climates, the traditional heat pump will not be effective, well not without wasting a lot of energy.

Hot Water Heater Repair: Replacing the Anode

Even though most water heaters are mostly made out of steel, the inside of them must be coated with another material, otherwise there would be a good deal of corrosion. Even with this coating, there is still a chance that imperfections might exist, so an anode is also installed, which is designed to corrode and act as a sort of sacrificial lamb. Replacing the Anode, while in theory is very easy, can prove to be difficult depending on where the water heater is installed.

Since When is a False Dichotomy Accepted as a Good Argument for Health Care?

Currently, the Democratic PR Machine is kicking into high gear, attempting to get support behind the travesty they call health care reform. A big argument that many are making is that we should simply support this bill, as otherwise the conservatives will be emboldened during the next election and the Democrats will loose seats. Well, to even suggest that we should accept a bill simply because it sticks it to the other side, is an affront to our alleged democracy and shows just how deeply the partisan menta

Spine and Back Pain Resource Center

This is a collection of some of the resources available to better understand back pain and the treatments available to suffers of this type of back trouble.

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