30 November 2007

SideDrip: Christmas Spirit Around the Corner

Christmas trees in different versions! So modern and colorful. I miss our old Christmas tree at home. It reminded me of my joyous childhood days...

29 November 2007

Mnemonic Series No. 16: Assessment Tests for Fetal Well-Being

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first choice for follow up fetal evaluations

Assess Fetal Variables

  • movement
  • muscle tone
  • amniotic fluid volume
  • FHR
  • Breathing
Each has a possible score of 2 and maximum of 10

4= immediate delivery


A- Amniocentesis

L- L/S ratio

O- Oxytocin test

N- Non stress test

E- Estriol Level

27 November 2007

Protecting Myself From Danger

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I always imagine myself being able to have skills in self-defense techniques. Being an independent woman, I do sometimes feel frightened walking down the street on my own at night. As a nurse, I don’t have a choice but to work on a different shifts and that includes night duty. I really wanted to enrol in a martial arts class for a close combat training to at least make me feel confident that I can protect myself in danger.

Why I choose to learn martial arts? Well, the truth about martial arts is that, it is a well developed form of fighting techniques which is very easy to learn especially by women. And learning close combat training can also teach me a sense of discipline as well.

In this crazy world we have, I have to be extra cautious and alert at all times. As much as possible, I don’t have to trust people around me to the great extend. I am not trying to act as paranoid but after all we don’t have nine lives to live.

23 November 2007

Puzzled with a PUZZLE!

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I had a final job interview yesterday (after that whole day english tests, essays, and a loooot more!) with the assistant training officer. I wanted to try working in an environment which is new to my profession (I will keep it a secret for now... :-) ). Anyways, the interview went well but he had given me (actually all of those he interviewed) my last test. And my gosh! It was a mechanical puzzle and he wanted me to solve it. I really tried thinking hard and I felt that my brain cells started to swell! Honestly, I never had that kind of puzzle before, all I know was a jigsaw and a picture puzzles! Well, I just pretended that I had some solution in my mind well in fact, I have no damn idea how to remove that ring placed in between a handcuffs!

To have an idea, here is the picture of the mechanical puzzle he let me try to solved: [...] Well, until I gave up. I guess I look so idiot in front of him and he solved it by hiding his hands under the table to keep me from seeing the solution. And he showed me that the two items were separated and then he returned the ring again in between the handcuffs. I was so curious with the solution so I searched it on the Internet and I felt dumb knowing how easy that f****** puzzle to solve! Click here to see the solution. My gosh! I was ashamed thinking how the other applicant solved it as I heard her telling it to her friend who was waiting for her at the reception area. Hahaha!

In the end, I am glad to discover that kind of challenge. At least I learned something new yesterday. And by the way, in case you want to know, I was hired and soon I will be starting to work with them, if I wont change my mind... -:)

22 November 2007

The Law of Attraction

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Do you believe in Law of Attraction? That you can get something by just thinking of it? Do you want to know if Law of Attraction Accelerator might change your life?

There has some proof that law of attraction exists since early years. Until now some people is using this as a guide to do the right thing. That the mind has the power to control the things you want to happen in reality. There are four things according to the believers that a person must practice in order to control energy. These are:

  • Know what one desires and ask the universe for it. (The "universe" is mentioned broadly, stating that it can be anything the individual envisions it to be, from God to an unknown source of energy.)
  • Focus one's thought upon the thing desired with great feeling such as enthusiasm or gratitude.
  • Feel and behave as if the object of one's desire is already acquired.
  • Be open to receiving it. (wikipedia)

There are many criticisms everywhere about Law of Attraction. But I guess, if following its principles will make a positive effect in one’s life, and then let it be your guiding light to a better life ahead.

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21 November 2007

Get Paid At Bloggerwave!

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Hey guys! I have found an additional way of getting paid thru blogging! I know many of you really want to have several incomes while experiencing the bliss of putting your thoughts into writing. And I bet, you have been searching and looking everywhere how to make money out of it.

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Eating Whole Wheat And Loving It!

Wheat is the most important cereal crop in the world. Wheat, in its natural unrefined state, characterizes a host of important nutrients. So better include whole-wheat-made products in your daily diet to enjoy its benefits. These are just some of the many health benefits we can get from whole wheat.

Save to Google Bookmarks!Women Who Consumed Whole Wheat Gain Less.

A study whether eating whole wheat or refined wheat would help in maintaining healthy body weight was done at American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. They found out that women from 38-63 years old who consumed whole wheat are less likely to gain 49% of their weight compared to those eating foods from refined grains..

Reduce Risk of Metabolic Syndrome

First we were told, "Don't eat fat, and you'll stay trim." After following this advice only to see obesity expand to never before seen proportions, we're told by the food gurus, "Eating fat is fine. Shun carbohydrates to stay slim."

There is a latest research that consuming more refined grains and the foods that are made of them, such as white bread, cookies, pasta and rice are now being linked to increased risk of Type 2 Diabetes and metabolic syndrome. And while eating whole grain foods can protect us from all these diseases. .

Lowers Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Whole grains are a rich source of magnesium, a mineral that acts as a co-factor for more than 300 enzymes, including enzymes involved in the body's use of glucose and insulin secretion.

The FDA permits foods that contain at least 51% whole grains by weight (and are also low in fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol) to display a health claim stating consumption is linked to lower risk of heart disease and certain cancers. Now, research suggests regular consumption of whole grains also reduces risk of type 2 diabetes. (van Dam RM, Hu FB, Diabetes Care).

Helps Prevent Gallstones

A study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology shows that eating foods high in insoluble fiber, such as cereals and breads made from whole wheat, can help women avoid gallstones by 17% and a 5-gram increase in insoluble fiber intake dropped risk to additional 10%. Insoluble fiber reduces secretion of bile acid, increases insulin sensitivity and lower triglycerides (blood fats).

It Gets You Going

Wheat bran is a popular bulk laxative. A third of a cup per day is all that is needed. Research studies support this popular practice. A fiber-rich diet, primarily composed of whole wheat breads, cereals high in bran and supplemental "millers bran" was shown to alleviate the symptoms of diverticular disease (pain, nausea, flatulence, distension, constipation, etc.) in 89 percent of patients enrolled in a study which examined the effects of fiber on bowel regularity. Diverticular disease, a condition often marked by inflammation and lower abdominal pains in which chronic constipation and excessive straining results in a sac or pouch in the wall of the colon, is typically treated with dietary roughage such as cereal fiber (i.e., wheat bran), fruit and vegetable fiber, and plenty of fluids.

Promotes Women's Health and Gastrointestinal Health

Wheat bran is also been said as an anti-cancer agent. It is thought to accelerate the metabolism of estrogen, which is a known link in developing breast cancer.

Interestingly, whole grains such as wheat also contain lignans, which are phytonutrients that act as weak hormone-like substances. Lignans occupy the hormone receptors in the body, thus actively protecting the breast against high circulating levels of hormones such as estrogen. By accelerating the metabolism of estrogen and occupying estrogen receptors in the body, the components of wheat appear to have a dual function in protecting women against one of the leading causes of cancer death.

Abundant in all whole grains, insoluble fiber is also found in nuts and the edible skin of fruits and vegetables including tomatoes, cucumbers, many squash, apples, berries, and pears. In addition, beans provide insoluble as well as soluble fiber.

20 November 2007

Ventricular Tachycardia Algorithm

Save to Google Bookmarks!Persistent VF/VT after defibrillation

Secondary ABCD survey

A Airway – place airway device ASAP (100% O2)

B Breathing – Confirm placement of airway device (by exam and confirmation device)

B Breathing – Secure airway device

B Breathing – Confirm effective oxygenation and ventilation

C Circulation – Establish IV access 0.9%NaCl at 200 ml/hr

C Circulation – Identify rhythm--->monitor

C Circulation – administer appropriate drugs for the rhythm & condition

D Differential diagnosis – search for and treat identified reversible causes

EPINEPHRINE 1 mg IVP (or equivalent ET) Dosage: 1.0 mg IV every 3-5 mins.


VASOPRESSIN: Potent vasoconstrictor: Improves coronary blood-flow. Dosage = 40 units (2 ml) IV

Note: One dose / no other vasoconstrictor (e.g. epinephrine) for 10 mins after the initial dose of vasopressin. Must be the first vasoconstrictor used or not used at all.

Attempt to defibrillate at 360 joules (or equivalent biphasic) after each drug

AMIODARONE: Class IIB or LIDOCAINE: Class IIB indeterminate (no proven efficacy)

MAGNESUM SULFATE (IIb if hypomagnesemic)

PROCAINAMIDE (IIb for intermittent/recurrent VF/VT --- May give 100 mg bolus for VF

19 November 2007

Implantable Cardioverter-defibrillator

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Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACSs) are clinical conditions that involve the rupture or erosion of plaque. Acute myocardial Infarction is one of its types. This is the leading cause of death in US and Western Europe. Mortality is high when treatment is delayed.

Psychological Stress and intensive physical exertion triggers MI attack. ACS commonly results when thrombus progresses and occludes blood flow. Occlusion of a vessels progresses through three stages:

  1. Ischemia- blood flow and oxygen demand are out of balance. It can be resolved by improving flow or reducing oxygen demand.
  2. Injury - when the ischemia is prolonged enough to damage the area of the heart.
  3. Infarct- myocardial cells have died.

Thorough assessment is very essential and must be done quickly and so diagnostic test to be done can be determined and perform immediately.


M orphine

O xygen

N itroglycerin

A spirin

Above mnemonic is the common treatment to any patients experiencing ischemic chest pain or suspected ACS.

Complication of ACS may include: ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation. If this complication occurs, there are separate treatment for this and more or less more invasive and massive.

Implantable cardioverter–defibrillator (ICD) is now considered as the first-line treatment and/or prophylactic therapy for patients who are at risk of developing ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation. This is a device entrenched near the shoulder and one or more leads connecting the device to the heart. It delivers life-saving therapy to people who are in jeopardy for abnormally rapid heart paces that can cause abrupt cardiac arrest.

In the year 2004, Sprint Fidelis Defibrillator Leads which is an ICD was introduced to the market but was recalled last October 15, 2007 because a small number of fractures have been detected. When the lead breaks (fractures), it may cause unsuitable shocks or result in a loss of therapy, such as pacing or shocking. This Defective Defibrillator Leads had been linked to five deaths that used the device and the family of the victims filed a law suit against the manufacturer.

As of now, Medtronic Recall Lawyer is asking those with Medtronic Spring Fidelis lead to come out and consult them for free to know their rights as users of this defective device.

Giving The Elderly A Better Care

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In Europe, there is an increasing number of men and women who are 60 years old and above. The rising growth of elderly became the number one concern right now in this country. Thousands of nursing homes or home health care facilities are established due to this reason.

Most of us, I think have an elderly love ones who need proper care and in some cases, treatment. We tend to think that asking help from a professional or placing our mom, dad, grandma or grandpa to a nursing home is an act of abandonment. In this busy world we have, even how we wanted to personally take care of them, there are things that only professional caretakers can do. We love them so much that we want to give the best care for them that we cannot fulfill.

Choosing the right care homes for our love ones is not easy. We need to research on the Internet and read some news or articles related to these matters, so that we can understand further their needs, and we can select what is the finest for them. We have to consider their specific needs and concerns. We have to ask them what they want and what are their expectations. And we make sure the care homes we choose should meet these important aspects. Comfort of our love ones should also be considered. As much as possible, the comfort they can receive is closest to home.

16 November 2007

Cheesy Spaghetti Twirl

Save to Google Bookmarks!Since Christmas is coming, and everyone is in the mood of thinking what to put on the table during Noche Buena, I am sharing to you my own version of the traditional Christmas menu which is spaghetti. Here it is!
500gms spiral/shell (colored) pasta

500gms ground beef

200gms chicken hot dog/cheese dog, sliced

1 small can of sliced mushroom

400 gms Italian/mushroom spaghetti sauce

1/2 of small pack of Nestle cream

1/2 of a small can/pack of tomato paste

1 regular size quick melt cheese, shredded

1 regular size of ordinary cheese, shredded

2 medium size carrots, shredded

2 medium size onion, chopped

1 clove of garlic, chopped

2 medium size red bell pepper, chopped

2 medium size green bell pepper, chopped

1/2 tablespoon of ground pepper (to taste)

1 tablespoon of kikkoman soy sauce

1/2 tablespoons of brown sugar

5 tablespoon of corn/vegetable oil

salt to taste


1. Cook the pasta according to instruction. Set aside. 2. Fry the chicken hot dog in an oil then set aside. 3. At the same pan, saute garlic, onion, carrots, red and green pepper. Follow the ground beef until well cooked. 4. Add ground pepper, kikkoman, and sliced mushroom. Simmer for 1-2 minutes. 5. Add the spaghetti sauce, 1/2 of the shredded ordinary cheese. 6. Simmer for 5 minutes. Add salt and sugar to taste. 7. Add the tomato paste then the Nestle cream. 8. Remove from the heat 1 minute after putting the nestle cream. 9. When ready to serve the spaghetti, In a serving dish place 1/4 of the shredded quick melt cheese(or you can slice it than shred it if you want) then add the pasta, then the sauce on top. 10. Place the remaining ordinary cheese after, then the hot dog and lastly the shredded quick melt cheese. 11. Put in in the oven or microwave just enough to melt the cheese. 12. Serve it warm.
I included the carrots because I don't eat much of it. If it is shredded and combined with other ingredients, the taste will not be noticed. So this is good trick for those children who doesn't like carrots as I do! I will post picture if I will cook this recipe this week.

Payday Loan as Easy as A-B-C!

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Survey on "Feminism"

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I tried doing this survey and I find it interesting and at the same time I will be paid without any cost for me. This survey took me only a minute to answer and this one is worth 0.97 cents. Sounds small but you can answer and post 5 surveys each day. Click the survey for more information if you want to generate more income to your blog.

15 November 2007

Mnemonic Series No. 15: SCI and Levels of Spine Nerves

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Spinal cord injury causes myelopathy or damage to white matter or myelinated fiber tracts that carry sensation and motor signals to and from the brain. It also damages gray matter in the central part of the spinal, causing segmental losses of interneurons and motoneurons. Spinal cord injury can occur from many causes, including:

• Trauma such as automobile accidents, falls, gunshots, diving accidents, war injuries, etc.

• Tumor such as meningiomas, ependymomas, astrocytomas, and metastatic cancer.

• Ischemia resulting from occlusion of spinal blood vessels, including dissecting aortic aneurisms, emboli, arteriosclerosis. • Developmental disorders, such as spina bifida, meningomyolcoele, and other.

• Neurodegenerative diseases, such as Friedreich's ataxia, spinocerebellar ataxia, etc.

• Demyelinative diseases, such as Multiple Sclerosis.

• Transverse myelitis, resulting from spinal cord stroke, inflammation, or other causes.

• Vascular malformations, such as arteriovenous malformation (AVM), dural arteriovenous fistula (AVF), spinal hemangioma, cavernous angioma and aneurysm.

This clue will help you memorized specific symptoms of SPINAL CORD INJURY depending on what level in the spinal cord is affected. At the same time will also help you recall how many cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacral normally we have.

14 November 2007

A Little of Manic-depressive Disorder

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Manic-depressive illness as we commonly address bipolar disorder, is a psychiatric condition that causes odd changes in a person’s mood, energy, and ability to function. The characteristics of a person having this disorder are very different from a normal person’s emotion of happiness and sadness (ups and downs). The reasons of developing a bipolar disorder is multi factoral; genetic, ability to cope stress, are just but many to consider.The symptoms are severe and it should be presented with one or more mood episodes, at least one of which is manic, hypomanic or mixed state.

Signs and symptoms of mania (or a manic episode) include:

Increased energy, activity, and restlessness

Excessively “high,” overly good, euphoric mood

Extreme irritability

Racing thoughts and talking very fast, jumping from one idea to another

Distractibility, can’t concentrate well

Little sleep needed

Unrealistic beliefs in one’s abilities and powers

Poor judgment

Spending sprees

A lasting period of behavior that is different from usual

Increased sexual drive

Abuse of drugs, particularly cocaine, alcohol, and sleeping medications

Provocative, intrusive, or aggressive behavior

Denial that anything is wrong

A manic episode is diagnosed if elevated mood occurs with three or more of the other symptoms most of the day, nearly every day, for 1 week or longer. If the mood is irritable, four additional symptoms must be present.[...]

Signs and symptoms of depression (or a depressive episode) include: Lasting sad, anxious, or empty mood

Feelings of hopelessness or pessimism

Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness

Loss of interest or pleasure in activities once enjoyed, including sex

Decreased energy, a feeling of fatigue or of being “slowed down”

Difficulty concentrating, remembering, making decisions

Restlessness or irritability

Sleeping too much, or can’t sleep

Change in appetite and/or unintended weight loss or gain

Chronic pain or other persistent bodily symptoms that are not caused by physical illness or injury

Thoughts of death or suicide, or suicide attempts


Bipolar disorder usually respond with psychotherapy like:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family/Marriage Counseling, Gestalt Therapy Group Therapy Psychoanalytic Therapy

Pharmacological intervention such as:

Anti-Anxiety and Sedatives, Antidepressants, Antipsychotics, Mood Stabilizers Calcium Channel Blockers

There are a lot of types, differential diagnosis, treatment regimens, studies about Bipolar disorder more than these. Search the Internet if you want to know deeper this kind of brain disorder.

I was Tagged

Got tagged by Rey , just find time to read my non sense answers! hehehe:

1. Name one person who made you laugh last night? Donna

2. What were you doing at 0800? out to buy something at 7/11

3. What were you doing 30 minutes ago? ate lunch at chowking

4. What happened to you in 2006? Passed the NCLEX-RN.

5. What was the last thing you said out loud? Syet na Malagket! hehehe.

6. How many beverages did you have today? Red Ice Tea, Coffee, coke light (3)

7. What color is your hairbrush? pink and white

8. What was the last thing you paid for? siomai and tofu at chowking.

9. Where were you last night? At my room watching HBO

10. What color is your front door? Let me look....

11. Where do you keep your change? cup.

12. What’s the weather like today? Cloudy.

13. What’s the best ice-cream flavor? for me, PISTACHIO

14. What excites you? New opps! hehehe.

15. Do you want to cut your hair? BIG NO.

16. Are you over the age of 25? BIG Yes.

17. Do you talk a lot? With the RIGHT person, YES.

18. Do you watch the O.C.? NOPE.

19. Do you know anyone named Steven? Spielberg. hehehe

20. Do you make up your own words? adododo adadada ahaha! wowowee! hehehe!

21. Are you a jealous person? A little.

22. Name a friend whose name starts with the letter ‘A’. Amy Jane, a HS friend.

23. Name a friend whose name starts with the letter ‘K’. Karol Ronie.

24. Who’s the first person on your received call list? no number.

25. What does the last text message you received say? Andyan na si Mam.

26. Do you chew on your straw? Yes, yuck.

27. Do you have curly hair? Sometimes, using curling Iron. hehehe.

28. Where’s the next place you’re going to? Davao City this christmas and new year!

29. Who’s the rudest person in your life? One from SPC.

30. What was the last thing you ate? cashew nuts

31. Will you get married in the future? Yes, I guess.

32. What’s the best movie you’ve seen in the past 2 weeks? none!

33. Is there anyone you like right now? No one in particular

34. When was the last time you did the dishes? Awhile ago.

35. Are you currently depressed? A little.

36. Did you cry today? Nope.

37. Why did you answer and post this? got tagged and I am in the mood in doing it!

38. Tag 5 people who would do this survey: KR, donna, vanessa, shela , lisa

Are You Poor in Writing?

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13 November 2007

5 Best-selling Plastic Surgery Procedures

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Cosmetic surgery today is very popular and it seems as it is as easy as going to your dentist for a root canal. Although there are still protocols and procedures to undergo before going under the knife, we cannot deny that it is easier done these days.

Here are the top 5 cosmetic surgery procedures ever done.

1. Rhinoplasty/Nose Lift.

(Greek: Rhinos, "Nose" + Plastikos, "to shape")

is a cosmetic surgery procedure that reshapes the nose to a natural-looking form that fits with your other facial features.In some cases, the surgeon may shape a small piece of the patient's own cartilage or bone to strengthen or increase the structure of the nose. Client usually can go home immediately after the procedure and will comeback for follow up check up.

Anesthesia: general or local

Position: supine

2. Abdominoplasty/Tummy Tuck

is a cosmetic surgery procedure used to remove redundant skin and underlying subcutaneous fat from the abdominal area and the repair of the rectus muscle as necessary.The umbilicus is incised in a diamond shape and preserved for later replacement.

Anesthesia: General

Position: Supine with arms extended on board.

3. Liposuction

is a cosmetic surgery of removal of subcutaneous fat deposits employing a high-pressure vacuum-suctioning device.it is done it specific area such as the hips, thighs and abdomen. This procedure is may be done together with abdominoplasty and the procedure is now then called as Lipoabdominoplasty.

Aesthesia: General

Position: usually Supine

4. Augmentation Mammoplasty/ Breast Augmentation

is a surgical procedure of placing a saline-filled or silicon-gel-filled implant in the breast to enlarge its size. Incision is made discretely usually below the breast in the inframammary fold.

Anesthesia: General

Position: Supine with arms extended on board

5. Rhytidectomy/Face Lift

Literally, surgical removal of wrinkles, is a cosmetic surgery procedure used to give a more youthful appearance. It usually involves the removal of excess facial skin, with or without the tightening of underlying tissues, and the redraping the skin on the patient's face and neck. Face lifts are commonly combined with eye surgery (blepharoplasty)

Anesthesia: General

Position: Supine

Terminating Termites

One of the biggest problems when owning a house is termites. It slowly eats the house or furniture without you noticing it. Termites eat cellulose, the building block of wood. The owner of the house cannot see this insects because it hide deep in wood and soil. They look very diverse and they are in colony so you need to see some pictures of termites to know how these insects seem like. Termites are not easy to detect and very difficult to eliminate if you are not an expert on this matter.

You spend a lot of money in building or buying a house and if termites will just destroy it, the house will lose its worth on the long run. Investing some amount of money in termite control will save and preserve that dream house we built. Think of it.

Thank you http://www.killthetermites.com/ for this post.

11 November 2007

Top 5 Foods for Women by Joan Raymond

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Here are the top 5 foods for all women out there! I find this article very helpful to us, women so I am sharing this with you...


They earn super status for their ability to help fight off nasty urinary tract infections. About 10 ounces of juice a day does the trick. Plus, recent research shows that cranberries might also help fend off colds and fight stomach bugs, gum disease, and certain types of cancer. Add a little unsweetened cranberry juice to smoothies, and sprinkle some dried berries into cereal and muffin mix[...]


These nuts are rich in omega-3s, which help reduce inflam-mation and increase good cholesterol. They may even help with depression and reduce your risk of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. Top your salad with 1/4 cup or try them in pesto.


The humble legume may prevent heart disease and help head ?off colon cancer. Rich in two heart-friendly phytochemicals, beans are packed with magnesium, potassium, folate, and fiber. Get a 1/2 cup five to six times per week by adding canned kidney and garbanzo beans (rinse and drain first) to salads, burritos, and dips.


Studies show that eating seafood rich in omega-3s at least twice a week could reduce your risk of heart disease. And the reports say women of childbearing age and nursing mothers can safely eat as much as 12 ounces of seafood a week if they avoid high-mercury swordfish, shark, tilefish, and king mackerel; albacore tuna should be limited to 6 ounces a week.


Loaded with the antioxidant lycopene, tomatoes and ?cooked tomato products pack a big health punch (at 32 milligrams, 1 cup of spaghetti sauce serves up the day’s recommended intake). Studies show that women with lycopene-rich diets can have as much as a 50 percent lower risk of developing breast cancer. The antioxidant can also lower your blood pressure and bad cholesterol, and may even reduce your risk of getting macular degeneration and a host of cancers.

09 November 2007

Finding the Right Cartridge for Your Printer?

Save to Google Bookmarks! Are you confused of what cartridge that matches your printer or fax machines? Me, too got the same feeling. There are thousands of printer models and it appears to be more kinds of cartridges to choose from also.

I find it difficult searching the internet for each type and model that is compatible with my printers and fax machine. And luckily, I discovered a website that has the list of thousands of printer and fax machine models with its matching cartridges! At Cartridge Finder, looking for the right cartridge for each printer is very easy. It’s all there. No need to go elsewhere to find what you are looking for. Just a few clicks and there it is!

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08 November 2007

I Miz Davao and My Friends!

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Moving on with life for whatever reasons means leaving behind some precious part of our lives. Like close friends. They are my closest friends ever. But we have to part ways to give way to each others dream and aspirations. All of us are nurses. AA will be migrating to Australia with his family. The 5 of us are nclex passers. Gold who is now in Wisconsin. KR is in California. Carlo and Elda are in Davao but soon to be in California too. And I am here in the capital city trying to have a new adventure and hopefully will be in New Jersey soon.
We may never see each other as a group for such a long time but in our hearts we believe that there will come a time that we can do all over again those good times we had.
Having conversation with them in a local coffee shop in beloved city, Davao makes my day complete!
I miz Davao! I miz u guys!


Drug-related crimes or accidents occurred to be the biggest problem our community is facing today. Alcohol and substance abuse seems difficult to eradicate. Even strict law against use of prohibited drugs, massive campaign and testimonials of some who recovered and considered themselves ‘clean’ can’t convince so many.
Choosing what is right or wrong sometimes is a difficult situation to be in. There are issues within each individual that cannot be resolved in some ways. Not only people in the low community status, whose main problem is money, resort into addiction. There are many famous persons, celebrities, millionaires who have drug or alcohol problem too well in fact; they have all the luxuries in life. Status is not mainly the basis. Family problem, peer pressure, depression, low self-esteem, low coping mechanism are just few factors why many became addicted to various prohibited substances. But whatever reasons you may have on why you indulged into this, there is always a chance to redeem yourself and start a new life. Everyone deserves a chance to recovery. If you think you want the life you had before the addiction, then it is time to open yourself to interferences and by professionals. Learn to stand up from the mud. It is your will, discipline, determination and huge support from your family, friends and other significant others are the best weapons to be a drug-free citizen and blend with the society without shame.

Admitting to yourself that you need help means allowing yourself to be whole again. Drug rehabilitation facilities are just around the corner wherever you are, to give you proper intervention and big hope for a better new beginning. You have the freedom to choose the center you like to admit yourself, near to home or away from where the temptation is. Importantly is that, you trust that you are going to be better and that you can leave the past behind. Whether this is your first time or a relapse, in-house drug site is an answer. =================================================================== This is a paid post.

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Why is There a Need for Healthcare Insurance?

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When I was new to this application of nurses as an immigrants in the USA, people who talks about this subject matter, like the immigration lawyers, often discuss too, the reasons why migrating to USA is the best option. One motivation they emphasize is the Healthcare Insurance privileges of the nurses. I have my own healthcare coverage here in the Philippines and to be honest, it does not help that much. They said that the healthcare insurance system in the USA is one of the bests in the world.

Thinking really deeper, why people really spend money for different types of insurances made me a realization. That it is because of the increasing costs of most of the commodities and services like funeral services or hospitalization. And in the near future we may never afford to send ourselves in any healthcare facilities for treatment.

Finding the right medical care is quite difficult. People have different insurance needs and we all wanted to find a healthcare medical cheaper coverage for ourselves, and for our family. We need to be very careful in choosing and investing in a certain insurance company. We have to look for stability, good reputation, strong tract record when considering for one. Ask for flexible insurance programs and we make sure that the ones we are getting will cover everything we want.

An anticipated solution for future problems is one good attitude we have to exercise because nowadays, life seems so difficult, indeed.

Criminal Minds

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Besides PRISON BREAK , which I love so much and now on its Season 3 Episode 7 in the USA, I also can't wait to watch new episodes of Criminal Minds. They are on their third season (now on episode 6) and still I like the show like the first time I watched it. CRIMINAL MINDS is about an elite team of the BAU or Behavioral Analysis Unit of FBI in Cuantico who handles not so ordinary criminals with a twisted minds or with psychotic problems. They analyzes the next move of the UNSUB (unknown subject)before it happens. If you love psych nursing like me, definitely you will crave for this show for more!
Each episode is breath taking and worth to watch til the end. Especially when the group are profiling the unsub sharing their own expertise, identifying the criminal's triggering emotion in attempt to stop them, and giving the police the behavioral pattern, which really makes me dream to become a profiler of BAU. The crime scenes are very interesting and unique. It doesn't really bore me. I adore each character like Dr Reid and JJ. And before or after each cases they solved, they will always leave a words to ponder which is I think, gives the show a HEART. Watch it so that you will feel the thrill!

Do you want to know if you can be a BAU profiler too? click the picture above!

07 November 2007

Fun TV Quizzes!

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Fun quizzes are very exciting to take. I often consume a lot of time answering some especially TV quizzes, because I am enthusiastic to know how many people like me who loves MTV, and how many among us who took the quiz are watching reality TV shows such as The Biggest Loser as much as I am!
I found this interesting website for most popular topics for fun quizzes. It has a page for forum so that the visitors can share their favourite quizzes to each other and give comments on some. At Quibblo, you can come across fun quizzes that might interests you and challenge your knowledge with your favourite actors, actresses, TV personalities, cartoon characters and more. And you can create your own quizzes too!

Thanks to Quibblo for this post!
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