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September 4, 2010 -

No new toys today, just lots of links to new toys from other creators.  The Sims Examiner finds have taken up residence on Seriously Amused Sims.  Go grab a cup of coffee and enjoy some big picture, slideshow-free Sims shopping…


My mother was a registered nurse who worked hard to keep her family healthy when one member was sick with the flu. These are her techniques, which match the recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

I knew Mom was good, but I never knew how good! While writing my two previous articles on preventing your child from getting swine flu, I started to research a third article on how to protect your family from getting flu (H1N1 or seasonal flu) when one person in the household is already sick with it. I was amazed to see every suggested step was something my mother used to do when taking care of my siblings or me when we were sick.

With seasonal flu and swine flu starting to spread across the United States and the rest of the world, I would like to share with you a few of my mother’s CDC approved techniques for caring for a sick child and preventing the rest of your family from getting the flu.

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How to Keep Your Family Healthy when One Member Has the Flu (Seasonal or H1N1)

Additional articles on preventing H1N1 (swine flu):

Many men are supportive of their wives and female relatives as they fight breast cancer, yet they never consider the possibility that they, too, may be at risk for the disease. The American Cancer Society estimates there are approximately 1,990 new cases of male breast cancer each year (about 1% of all breast cancer cases) and about 480 of those men will succumb to the disease.

Just as in women, early detection of breast cancer in men improves the chance of survival. Due to the smaller size of male breasts, breast cancer can spread out of the breast and into other areas of the body faster in men than in their female counterparts. For early detection to be possible, men need to be aware of the symptoms of male breast cancer, as well as the risk factors that increase their chance of developing the disease.

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Breast Cancer in Men: Signs and Risk Factors of Male Breast Cancer

Breast cancer deaths have been declining since 1990, partially due to improved treatment options. Those options include three of the most common drugs for breast cancer treatment: Tamoxifen, Arimidex and Herceptin.

Breast cancer deaths have been declining since 1990. A partial reason for the rising survival rate is improved treatment options, which includes the use of medications. This article covers three of the most commonly used drugs for breast cancer treatment. Only your doctor can decide if these medications are right for you, or if a different medication will give you a better chance at joining the growing number of breast cancer survivors.

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Most Common Drugs for Breast Cancer Treatment

  • For additional information on breast cancer treatment, see the following article:

Individualized HER2 Breast Cancer Treatments
A medical research team in Scotland has discovered a way to predict a breast cancer patient’s response to the cancer drug Herceptin, potentially leading to personalized breast cancer treatments.

Current treatment options for cystic fibrosis focus on clearing the respiratory airways, preventing lung damage by treating infections, and providing proper nutrition.

Cystic fibrosis was once considered a death sentence. Babies who were diagnosed with cystic fibrosis rarely lived beyond a few years. Modern medical treatment options and continuing research have changed that, though.  While there is still no cure for cystic fibrosis, many people with the disease can enjoy life well into their 30s and 40s.

Treatment of cystic fibrosis focuses on clearing the respiratory airways, preventing lung damage by treating infections, and providing proper nutrition. Below are some of the currently recommended treatment options for cystic fibrosis.

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Treatment Options for Cystic Fibrosis

  • Chest Physical Therapy
  • Breathing Treatments
  • Exercise
  • Inhaled Medications
  • Antibiotics
  • Nutritional Planning
  • Tube Feeding
  • Antioxidant Therapy

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder that causes breathing and digestive problems, often leading to severe lung damage and malnutrition. This article discusses five common signs and symptoms that may alert parents their child has cystic fibrosis.

Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited condition in which a defective gene disrupts the normal production of mucus, causing it to become thick and sticky. As the mucus cannot move properly, it begins to build up in the body and form obstructions in areas such as the lungs and pancreas. The result is often severe lung damage, digestive problems and malnutrition.

Cystic fibrosis is found in over 70,000 children and adults worldwide, with an additional 1,000 new cases being diagnosed each year in the United States alone. More than 70% of cystic fibrosis patients are diagnosed by age two, as there are several common signs and symptoms that are often displayed early in childhood.

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Diagnosing Cystic Fibrosis in Children

  • Salty sweat
  • Breathing Difficulties
  • Frequent Respiratory Infections
  • Digestive and Bowel Problems
  • Poor Growth and Weight Gain (“failure to thrive”)

Five ways to prevent sinus infections, including keeping your immune system strong, staying hydrated and avoiding allergens.

Sinus infections are the end result of a disruption in the natural defenses of the human body. They happen when some form of irritant inflames the sinus tissue, allowing bacteria, pollutants or viruses to enter and set up house.  Before you know it, you have a headache or pressure behind your eyes, a stuffy head, and maybe even a fever. Whether sinus infections are an occasional bump in your life or a recurring nightmare, once you have had one, you never want another. Below are five ways to prevent sinus infections:

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5 Ways to Prevent Sinus Infections

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