CityofKaraj.com http://www.cityofkaraj.com Life how you want to live it. Tue, 31 Oct 2017 23:42:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.3 Understanding The Strep http://www.cityofkaraj.com/understanding-the-strep/ http://www.cityofkaraj.com/understanding-the-strep/#comments Thu, 14 Jan 2016 14:07:11 +0000 http://www.cityofkaraj.com/?p=6 untdtsJason awoke in the middle of the night feeling like his throat was on fire. He dragged himself out of bed to get a drink of water, but he could hardly swallow one sip. His mother heard him in the kitchen and saw that he did not look well. “What’s wrong?” she asked. He needed medical help.

“That’s what I’s like to know. My throat feels terrible,” he croaked. His mother took his temperature and announced it was 102. Then she looked down his throat. It was very red, and she thought she saw white spots.

“I’ll take you to the doctor in the morning. You may have strep throat.”

What Is Strep Throat?

Strep throat, or “strep,” is a form of sore throat caused by an infection from the streptococcus bacteria. Anyone can get strep throat, but it typically affects young people between the …

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untdtsJason awoke in the middle of the night feeling like his throat was on fire. He dragged himself out of bed to get a drink of water, but he could hardly swallow one sip. His mother heard him in the kitchen and saw that he did not look well. “What’s wrong?” she asked. He needed medical help.

“That’s what I’s like to know. My throat feels terrible,” he croaked. His mother took his temperature and announced it was 102. Then she looked down his throat. It was very red, and she thought she saw white spots.

“I’ll take you to the doctor in the morning. You may have strep throat.”

What Is Strep Throat?

Strep throat, or “strep,” is a form of sore throat caused by an infection from the streptococcus bacteria. Anyone can get strep throat, but it typically affects young people between the …

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Keep Your Pets Away From Pesticides! http://www.cityofkaraj.com/keep-your-pets-away-from-pesticides/ http://www.cityofkaraj.com/keep-your-pets-away-from-pesticides/#comments Sat, 09 Jan 2016 14:22:36 +0000 http://www.cityofkaraj.com/?p=11 pafptcsTriazines. Dipyridyls. Chlorpyrifos. Across the country, people are increasing their use of such strange-sounding chemicals to control insects, to kill pests, and to help lawns, gardens, and trees grow. But these same chemicals–and many others–can also poison our pets, even parrots!

Chemicals that kill bugs or animals are called pesticides, and there are specific pesticides for specific pests: insecticides for killing insects and rodenticides for eliminating mice, rats, and other rodents. Chemicals used to kill weeds and unwanted plants are called herbicides. It’s enough to consider a serious environmental issue.

Problems in the Yard

Too often, however, pesticides are not used properly, and they find their way onto pets–and even children. Dr. Edward P. Krenzelok, the director of the Pittsburgh Poison Center, says that pesticides have caused more than 70,000 poisoning incidents, especially in children, in a single year. Scientists estimate that the number of …

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pafptcsTriazines. Dipyridyls. Chlorpyrifos. Across the country, people are increasing their use of such strange-sounding chemicals to control insects, to kill pests, and to help lawns, gardens, and trees grow. But these same chemicals–and many others–can also poison our pets, even parrots!

Chemicals that kill bugs or animals are called pesticides, and there are specific pesticides for specific pests: insecticides for killing insects and rodenticides for eliminating mice, rats, and other rodents. Chemicals used to kill weeds and unwanted plants are called herbicides. It’s enough to consider a serious environmental issue.

Problems in the Yard

Too often, however, pesticides are not used properly, and they find their way onto pets–and even children. Dr. Edward P. Krenzelok, the director of the Pittsburgh Poison Center, says that pesticides have caused more than 70,000 poisoning incidents, especially in children, in a single year. Scientists estimate that the number of …

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Heart Attack: Avoid It By Watching For These Signs http://www.cityofkaraj.com/heart-attack-avoid-it-by-watching-for-these-signs/ http://www.cityofkaraj.com/heart-attack-avoid-it-by-watching-for-these-signs/#comments Tue, 22 Dec 2015 22:11:35 +0000 http://www.cityofkaraj.com/?p=34 hrtatkMyocardial infarction. There’s a mouthful. It’s a tongue-twiser, isn’t it? And it sounds serious.

Well, it is.

Myocardial infarction is medical language for a heart attack. It means the death of tissue (an infarct) in the muscular wall of the heart (the myocardium).

Heart attack is known by several names. coronary thrombosis is a heart attack caused by a clot in the coronary arteries. Sometimes, it is caused by snoring. Coronary occlusion is a blocked artery that could have a number of causes. Myocardial infarction refers to the end result–the damage or death of a part of the heart muscle.

The heart never stops working. In contrast to the muscles in our arms and legs, the heart muscle never rests, although it does slow down when we sleep.

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hrtatkMyocardial infarction. There’s a mouthful. It’s a tongue-twiser, isn’t it? And it sounds serious.

Well, it is.

Myocardial infarction is medical language for a heart attack. It means the death of tissue (an infarct) in the muscular wall of the heart (the myocardium).

Heart attack is known by several names. coronary thrombosis is a heart attack caused by a clot in the coronary arteries. Sometimes, it is caused by snoring. Coronary occlusion is a blocked artery that could have a number of causes. Myocardial infarction refers to the end result–the damage or death of a part of the heart muscle.

The heart never stops working. In contrast to the muscles in our arms and legs, the heart muscle never rests, although it does slow down when we sleep.

to do its important job of keeping us alive, the heart must have a regular and adequate supply of oxygen and nutrients for energy. For this reason, the heart receives its own supply of oxygen-rich blood by way of the coronary arteries. The sole purpose of these arteries is to spply the heart tissue with blood.

Deadly Deposits

Unlike many other diseases, no microbes or viruses are involved in a heart attack. A silent process, called atherosclerosis (which is a form of arteriosclerosis, or “hardening of the arteries”), slowly builds up plaque–a coating of hardened cholesterol or other fatty deposits–on the inside of the lining of the arteries. The passage through which the blood must move becomes narrower and narrower. It is a process that can begin in childhood and ultimately blocks the arteries that nourish the heart and keep it pumping.

Heredity, cigarette smoking, lack of exercise, and high-fat diets lead to the depisits on the artery walls. If the width of the artery narrows enough, a blood clot can “clog the pipe.” The result is a heart attack. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women.

Risk Factors

People who are more likely to have heart disease include those who are overweight or have diabetes. But the four major risk factors that sharply increase chances of heart disease are cigarette smoke, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, and lack of regular exercise.

Stimulant drugs, especially cocaine and amphetamines, having damaging effects on the heart. They can cause narrowing of the arteries and an increase in the formation of clots. These conditions create increased risk of heart attack, especially in young adults with no history of coronary artery disease.

Signs of an Attack

These are the warning signs of a heart attack.

* Uncomfortable heavy pressure, squeezing, or pain in the center of the chest, behind the sternum (breastbone). Typically, say doctors, the patient will describe the pain by clenching a fist and holding it over the heart to demonstrate that the pain feels like being crushed in a vise.

* Pain may spread to the shoulders, arms, neck, upper abdomen, and the back. It may be accompanied by dizziness, fainting, sweating, nausea, and/or shortness of breath. Symptoms may come and go.

Pain in the chest does not always mean a heart attack. There are other ailments that have this symptom. But any chest pain that lasts more than a few minutes needs immediate medical attention.

Emergency treatment of a myocardial infarction may require CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) before the patient is taken to the hospital. Immediate medical care must be obtained.

Treatment Depends on Cause

Hospital examination and treatment focus on finding the cause of the heart attack. In many cases, treatment with medications can be effective. Clot busting drugs are available and may be used in the emergency room. When drugs won’t work, surgery may be necessary to bypass narrow or blocked arteries. Another technique, known as angioplasty, may be an option. In angioplasty, a tube with a balloon is passed through the blood vessels to the narrow artery. The balloon is then inflated, crushing the blockage against the artery wall and opening the vessel.

Drug therapy also may help the patient survive after a heart attack. The treatment incudes lowering blood cholesterol levels, stopping smoking, controlling blood pressure, losing weight, and exercising.

The goal is to prevent a second heart attack and to prevent heart or blood vessel complications in the future. Everything is geared to helping the survivor of a heart attack live a full, active life.

A heart attack causes some permanent heart damage, but the extent of this damage varies from person to person. Most people who survive a heart attack are able to resume a normal life.

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Stay Smart With Your Nutrition http://www.cityofkaraj.com/stay-smart-with-your-nutrition/ http://www.cityofkaraj.com/stay-smart-with-your-nutrition/#comments Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:54:57 +0000 http://www.cityofkaraj.com/?p=29 fnvtbsThe world of food and nutrition was easy to understand in your great-great-grandmother’s day. Most of the foods she used in cooking were fresh. Sometimes the fruits and vegetables were grown right in her own back yard. Those were the days of home canning, meat curing, and butter churning. As most meals were made from scratch, cooking was considered a full-time job.

And years ago, your great-great -grandmother’s typical food choices at the grocery store were simple: fresh fruits and vegetables in season, milk, butter, flour, sugar, salt, and meat.

Times have changed since then. Women have joined the work force, and have rights and have less time to cook. Convenience food has appeared. Fast-food restaurants have sprung up. Freezers and refrigerators make food storage easier, and microwaves make food preparation faster. Food markets are open 24 hours a day; some even deliver.

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fnvtbsThe world of food and nutrition was easy to understand in your great-great-grandmother’s day. Most of the foods she used in cooking were fresh. Sometimes the fruits and vegetables were grown right in her own back yard. Those were the days of home canning, meat curing, and butter churning. As most meals were made from scratch, cooking was considered a full-time job.

And years ago, your great-great -grandmother’s typical food choices at the grocery store were simple: fresh fruits and vegetables in season, milk, butter, flour, sugar, salt, and meat.

Times have changed since then. Women have joined the work force, and have rights and have less time to cook. Convenience food has appeared. Fast-food restaurants have sprung up. Freezers and refrigerators make food storage easier, and microwaves make food preparation faster. Food markets are open 24 hours a day; some even deliver.

And look at all the decisions you have to make at the supermarket! Some grocery stores carry more than 25,000 items. In the cereal aisle alone you have more than 100 varieties to choose from.

Now that the food industry is doing a lot of the food preparation and cooking for you, how can you stay in control of your own nutrition, health, and well-being?

It takes nutrition savvy and a few dietary guidelines to start you in the right direction.

The Food Guide Pyramid

The U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) have developed the Food Guide Pyramid to help you put the dietary guidelines into action. The Pyramid is based on USDA research on the typical foods you eat, what nutrients these foods contain, and how to make the best food choices for optimum health and well-being. This Pyramid is not a rigid prescription but a general guide that lets you choose the diet that’s right for you.

The Pyramid advises limiting fat because the typical American diet is just too high in fat. A highfat diet can increase your risk for heart disease, cancer, and other diseases. Following the Pyramid will help you keep your fat intake within healthy limits. The Pyramid also highlights added sugar and advises a decreased intake of this as well. Sugar is considered “empty calories”: It provides calories with little nutritional benefit. Sugar can also lead to dental cavities.

The Pyramid emphasizes foods from five main food groups, each of which provides specific, essential nutrients. In general, foods from one group cannot replace those from another. Foods that used to be thought of as “fattening”–breads, potatoes, rice, and pasta, the Grain group–are now foods you should choose most often. (What makes these foods “fattening” is all the extra butter, mayonnaise, gravy, and cream sauces that are piled on top.) Foods from the Fruit and Vegetables groups should be the second most popular choices in your diet, with foods from the Meat and Dairy groups next. Fats and foods containing added sugars should be used sparingly.

Where’s the Label?

How can you tell what’s in a food when the label isn’t there? By the summer of 1994, the government will require all processed foods to carry a label. Label laws are voluntary for raw vegatables and fruits and single-ingredient meat and poultry products.

Also, the laws do not apply to restaurants, delis, items sold in small packages (like a package of gum), and items produced by small businesses. In some cases, it’s especially important to have nutrition savvy and to ask questions when you don’t know.

Thirty Percent Savvy

Experts recommend keeping fat to no more than 30 percent of your daily calories.

Look at some of the food labels on the shelves at home. How many grams of fat do these items contain? Some of your favorites will have more (some much more), and some less, but try to balance your daily fat intake to meet the guidelines listed below.

Calories   Maximum Fat
Grams/Day
(30 Percent)
1,800            60
2,000            67
2,200            73
2,400            80
2,800            93

Fast-Food Savvy

If you ordered the following sandwich for lunch and your daily calorie limit is 2,000 with 67 grams of fat, you’ve almost used up your entire fat allowance for the day–with one sandwich!

The next time you want to order a hamburger with all the extras, stop and think. The extras will triple the number of calories in the original burger. Will you have tripled the amount of food on your plate? Are the extras really worth all the extra calories and fat?

Savvy in a Restaurant

Words to look for when you order from a menu:

* Steamed * In its own juice/broth * Garden fresh * Broiled * Roasted * Poached * In a tomato base * In cocktail sauce * Smoked * Broiled dry (or with lemon juice or broth) * In reduced stock * Stewed

Words that warn of high fat:

* Buttery, buttered, in butter sauce * Sauteed, fried, panfried, crispy, braised * Creamed, in Alfredo sauce, in cream sauce, with gravy, with hollandaise sauce * Au gratin, parmesan, in cheese sauce, escalloped * Marinated in oil, basted * Casserole, prime, hash, pot pie

With all this nutrition news under your belt, you’re now prepared to make what you eat count toward your being your healthy best.

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Meunstration, Menopause And Managing It All http://www.cityofkaraj.com/meunstration-menopause-and-managing-it-all/ http://www.cityofkaraj.com/meunstration-menopause-and-managing-it-all/#comments Thu, 03 Dec 2015 13:23:39 +0000 http://www.cityofkaraj.com/?p=21 mmpShannon flew into the house at top speed, climbing the stairs two at a time to reach her big sister’s bedroom. She entered the room, closed the door behind her, leaned against it, and pronounced in a hushed. reverent voice, “I just got my period. Now what do I do?”

“What do you mean, what do you do?”

“I mean, what if I bleed all over my clothes and everybody knows about it? God, Jenny, I’m scared.”

Jenny got off the bed, went to Shannon, and put her arms around her. “Hey, Shannon. Come on. It’ll be OK. I felt the same way. I thought all the guys would know about it and laugh. But they didn’t. Nobody every knew, except people that I wanted to know.”

Shann on was quite for a minute. “Jenny, I’m just not sure how to manage all this stuff about …

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mmpShannon flew into the house at top speed, climbing the stairs two at a time to reach her big sister’s bedroom. She entered the room, closed the door behind her, leaned against it, and pronounced in a hushed. reverent voice, “I just got my period. Now what do I do?”

“What do you mean, what do you do?”

“I mean, what if I bleed all over my clothes and everybody knows about it? God, Jenny, I’m scared.”

Jenny got off the bed, went to Shannon, and put her arms around her. “Hey, Shannon. Come on. It’ll be OK. I felt the same way. I thought all the guys would know about it and laugh. But they didn’t. Nobody every knew, except people that I wanted to know.”

Shann on was quite for a minute. “Jenny, I’m just not sure how to manage all this stuff about …

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Where To Get Data Recovery? How About In Irvine? http://www.cityofkaraj.com/where-to-get-data-recovery-how-about-in-irvine/ http://www.cityofkaraj.com/where-to-get-data-recovery-how-about-in-irvine/#comments Sat, 28 Nov 2015 11:02:46 +0000 http://www.cityofkaraj.com/?p=59 A hard drive crash is different from operating system crash. However, both problems will deter you from accessing your data when you want it. This is why you need to have a backup file as you do not know when these problems are going to occur. Your computer may be working perfectly fine today and may crash the next day. If you have encountered a hard drive crash, it is important that you have some basic knowledge about data recovery. You also should probably know the various causes of the crash. More often than not, it is caused by either logical or physical failure. If your hard drive is making a clicking noise, it is a sign that it has encountered, or is beginning to encounter physical drive failure. Instead of just rebooting your computer, it is best that you power it down as soon as …

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A hard drive crash is different from operating system crash. However, both problems will deter you from accessing your data when you want it. This is why you need to have a backup file as you do not know when these problems are going to occur. Your computer may be working perfectly fine today and may crash the next day. If you have encountered a hard drive crash, it is important that you have some basic knowledge about data recovery. You also should probably know the various causes of the crash. More often than not, it is caused by either logical or physical failure. If your hard drive is making a clicking noise, it is a sign that it has encountered, or is beginning to encounter physical drive failure. Instead of just rebooting your computer, it is best that you power it down as soon as you feel like something is very wrong.

hard-disk-crash-recoveryIf a hard drive crash has already ensured the drive is beyond repair, it is best to buy a new hard drive as you might just increase the risk of losing the data by continuing to use the old drive. You also may want to get help from an expert so you will have an idea about some of the preventive measures you can take. It really pays to have a reliable hard drive because it saves you from losing your data and spending a ton of cash on trying to retrieve it later.

Simple Steps to Fix A Broken Hard Drive

If you have suddenly discovered that you cannot get your hard drive to work, it can seem like the world is ending for you. However, it is best to verify the reason for failures before you take your hard drive to a professional to have it fixed. It is indeed challenging to fix a broken hard drive. You have to start by checking even the simplest details such as the power supply. More often than not, this problem may actually be due to power failure. Make sure that you know the root cause of the problem with your system as fixing your hard drive can be costly. There are some solutions that you can read about on the Internet but they can be risky if you don’t really have a lot of experience with them.

When you intend to fix your broken hard drive by yourself, make sure you do not risk losing your data. Start with the basics such as the cables and the mechanical connections within your computer case. If you really want to fix broken hard drive, you can start by physically testing the drive. If you are not sure how to resolve the issue with your hard disk, it is recommended that you hire a professional for the job. Make sure you hire someone capable of resolving the problem.

Where Should You Go For Professional Help?

There is no need to be frustrated if you have experienced data loss because you can still retrieve it with the help of the professional data recovery service engineers at Hard Disk Recovery Services in Irvine. They offer emergency level low priced hard drive data recovery services whether you need laptop, PC or RAID server help. They are also certified by all major hardware companies such as Dell, IBM and HP, as well as the major drive manufacturers, Hitachi, Seagate and Western Digital.  There aren’t a lot of other providers in Orange County or LA county that can provide such a broad array of recovery services.

Opt for data recovery from a shop that already has a solid experience dealing with all kinds of data loss. They will gladly provide you with some testimonials and reviews from previous customers. This way, you will have the security you need to ensure your data is safe. There are plenty of companies for you to choose from but not all of them are true to their claims. This is why HDRG is clearly one of the best options in the area for clean room oriented drive recoveries.

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Genetics And Your Medical Future http://www.cityofkaraj.com/genetics-and-your-medical-future/ http://www.cityofkaraj.com/genetics-and-your-medical-future/#respond Sat, 28 Nov 2015 08:06:12 +0000 http://www.cityofkaraj.com/?p=16 mftureMarla, a junior, was worried. Lately she was always thirsty and always going to the bathroom. Her weight had dropped a bit, even though she was eating as she always did. Plus, she was always hungry. Marla told her mom what was happening. Good thing she did.

As it turns out, Marla’s grandmother and uncle both have diabetes, a disease in which the body cannot properly use sugar. Marla’s mom knew that the disease ran in their family. She recognized the early symptoms and quickly made a doctor’s appointment for Marla. Marla was diagnosed with diabetes. Her doctor and the doctor’s diabetes information teal taught her how to lead a normal, active life while taking care of the disease.

Luckily for Marla, her mother had kept a medical history of their family, including one for Marla. A medical history is a collection of information concerning your …

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mftureMarla, a junior, was worried. Lately she was always thirsty and always going to the bathroom. Her weight had dropped a bit, even though she was eating as she always did. Plus, she was always hungry. Marla told her mom what was happening. Good thing she did.

As it turns out, Marla’s grandmother and uncle both have diabetes, a disease in which the body cannot properly use sugar. Marla’s mom knew that the disease ran in their family. She recognized the early symptoms and quickly made a doctor’s appointment for Marla. Marla was diagnosed with diabetes. Her doctor and the doctor’s diabetes information teal taught her how to lead a normal, active life while taking care of the disease.

Luckily for Marla, her mother had kept a medical history of their family, including one for Marla. A medical history is a collection of information concerning your …

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Personality Types: What Color Are You? http://www.cityofkaraj.com/personality-types-what-color-are-you/ http://www.cityofkaraj.com/personality-types-what-color-are-you/#respond Thu, 26 Nov 2015 18:00:34 +0000 http://www.cityofkaraj.com/?p=47 psltpsDo any of these statements sound like something you have said or might say?

“I can’t decide which courses to take; there are so many things I want to learn about.”

“I wish all the people on this committee would do their fair share, not just me.”

“She asked me what I’m planning to do next year. I don’t like to plan that far ahead.”

“Why can’t everyone just get along? The put-downs really bother me.”

Scholars say that temperament (a unique behavior pattern that we are born with) falls into four categories, which can be represented by four colors.

True Colors[R]

A fun, enjoyable way to begin to understand yourself and others is through True Colors[R], a self-awareness program developed by a former teacher, Don Lowry. Has anyone ever said to you, “You’re showing your true colors”? This usually means the “real you” is shining …

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psltpsDo any of these statements sound like something you have said or might say?

“I can’t decide which courses to take; there are so many things I want to learn about.”

“I wish all the people on this committee would do their fair share, not just me.”

“She asked me what I’m planning to do next year. I don’t like to plan that far ahead.”

“Why can’t everyone just get along? The put-downs really bother me.”

Scholars say that temperament (a unique behavior pattern that we are born with) falls into four categories, which can be represented by four colors.

True Colors[R]

A fun, enjoyable way to begin to understand yourself and others is through True Colors[R], a self-awareness program developed by a former teacher, Don Lowry. Has anyone ever said to you, “You’re showing your true colors”? This usually means the “real you” is shining …

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