Pain in My Head – Migraines and Cluster Headaches

Migraines The migraine is a poorly understood condition that affects millions. These severe types of headaches are often explained as “excruciating”, “explosive” and “white-hot stabbing pain”. Most people believe the migraine is a vascular headache, where the blood vessels dilate. This may account for it’s severe symptoms not being limited to just your head. A migraine attack usually strikes one side of the head, or a specific location with other complaints such as nausea, dizziness,…

"Pain in My Head – Migraines and Cluster Headaches"

Tension Headaches and Rebound Headaches

Most of us have experienced it – the pain that creeps up on you – the constant band of pressure or throbbing sensation, like a vise grip on your head, creeping down into your neck and shoulders. You can’t concentrate, and you become irritable and cranky. You are the unlucky soul stricken with a tension headache. The good news is – you are not alone. It is estimated over 45 million people suffer from tension…

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Easier Family Evenings in Six Steps

Okay, you’ve worked all day and the only thing on your mind is putting your feet up and relaxing. But, now you have to face the chaos of home – there’s dinner to prepare, attention-starved kids, homework to finish…no easy task, unless you’re a superhero! But, average parents rejoice – there is hope! Follow these six easy steps and you just may find disorderly dinnertime delightful! Extinguish work-related stress on the ride home. Listen to…

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Easy Management of Pain During Pregnancy

Experiencing some pain or discomfort during pregnancy is not unusual. Back pain during pregnancy, for example, is a common complaint – in fact, 85% of expectant mothers complain of back pain some time in those nine months. Pain, especially in the low back area, is especially prevalent in the second and third trimester. Is it any wonder – carrying around all those extra pounds? But the extra weight is not the only reason may expectant…

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Camping in Southern California’s San Clemente State Park

The Summer Itch The tell tale sign that summer is coming is this sudden itch to be jump out of your office chair and run free in the wind. As summer draws closer and closer, it isn’t too early at all to begin planning a camping trip for family or friends. Whether you’re married with children or starting summer vacation to return to your high school buddies, camping is the ultimate summer group activity. For…

"Camping in Southern California’s San Clemente State Park"

Planning for a Road Trip

The Open Road Summer is coming and along with it is that longing to jump in the car and drive across the country with the top down and the wind blowing in your hair. Images of exciting times and funny misadventures crowd your mind as you grab your keys and head for the door. But wait! There are a few things you should do to prepare for your trip to make sure it’s not only…

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Diagnosing Migraines

Is it a Migraine? How to Tell Headaches are a common problem among people; in fact it is the #1 reported ailments to medical professionals. 90% of these headaches have no underlying disease present and fall within three precise categories. Tension Headaches: Men and women get these equally; they progress slowly and generally are categorized by dull ache pain; there may be pressure in the neck or forehead Migraine Headaches: The pain is severe or…

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Safe Traveling with Seniors

Over the past decade the numbers of seniors in society have increased sharply due to the “baby boomers” reaching middle and retirement age. Caregivers, be they family or friends, are discovering a whole new area of concern – that of travelling with an elderly friend or relative. But with a little planning and a bit of research you should have no fear scheduling that cruise or setting up that plane trip for you and your…

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Optimizing Your Photos for The Web

There are several things that you can do with an image to optimize it for the web. Your goals are to correct flaws in the image, to make needed size adjustments, and finally, to convert the image to an appropriate file format. The first step is to import your photo into an image editing program. Do this by importing from your scanner, digital camera, or hard drive. Now take a look at your photo, and…

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Open Source (R)Evolution

I did a story on open source biology and one of the scientists I spoke to attributed open source philosophy to such things as animal breeding and seed sharing. I was floored by the comparison. These are fundamental pegs of civilization, thousands of years old. What does the IT industry and their open source revolution have to do with animal breeding and why did it take the information age to name this all encompassing aspect…

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