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March 20, 2005 Free Articles

Weight Loss Pills: Miracle Drugs or Money Wasters?

Losing weight is a lifelong commitment. It takes patience and self-discipline to stick with a weight loss program and wait for the end results. Many people want to find the magic shortcut that will make the process just a little shorter and less difficult. Many over-the-counter and prescription pills are purchased for just this purpose. They are available from pharmacies, natural health food stores, and even online. But are these weight loss pills the miracle drugs they claim to be? Or are they just a waste of money?

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Understanding Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric conditions affecting people today. Both children and adults today are susceptible to these conditions. In the US, approximately 19 million adults suffer from some type of anxiety disorder. These conditions affect people’s lives on a daily basis, restricting their ability to work, relax, eat, and even sleep. Anxiety disorders are chronic, relentless, and they can grow progressively worse if not treated. Here’s a closer look at some common anxiety disorders such as generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, phobias, post traumatic stress disorder, and social anxiety disorder.

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Menopause Couples

Couples going through menopause often have unique struggles when coping with the new changes and challenges it brings to them both as individuals, and as partners. It is an inner battle – mentally and physically – for not just women, but men as well. For women, it may be hard to get a male partner to understand and be able to empathise with her challenges. But both sexes go through a form of menopause, and this transition is disruptive and even scary, and a certain level of understanding and communication is required for any one to have a quality relationship at this stage of life.

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Menopause and Women's Health

Creating a “quality” menopause transition requires following certain guidelines to minimize its effects on women’s health. You probably know that this condition wrecks havoc on female anatomy creating chemical imbalances and overall discomfort for a period of time (both short and long). Bouts of anxiety, physical symptoms such as hot flashes and vibrations ripping through the body, vaginal discomfort, relationship issues, and the realization that women are stepping into the next phase of their lives are critical changes one must face.

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Menopause and Estrogen

As we age, is the loss of estrogens what causes the onset of peri-menopause and finally, menopause? For women, menopause is a direct result of the loss of estrogens in the female anatomy. The ¨E¨, as it is called in medical circles, is a group of female hormones produced in the ovaries. These female hormones are responsible for regulating the function of reproduction in the female body. Estrogens determine a woman’s body shape by distributing fat to different areas of the body, aid in the development of the uterus, and construct tissues in the brain and bones. Safe levels of estrogens in the body help maintain proper blood flow, control cholesterol levels, and act as an antioxidant filtering harmful chemicals from the body.

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Acne Scars

Acne is an inflammation of the skin that affects people from every country and every culture around the world. In the US, acne is predominantly thought of as a teenage dilemma, as more than eighty percent of teens and preteens will develop some form of acne. However, the condition certainly affects a large number of adults and even infants. The scientific name for the condition is acne vulgaris because acne usually strikes in plainly visible locations such as the face, neck, chest and back. There are various types of acne that range in annoyance, severity, and healing time. The most severe type of acne may even lead scars that if not treated properly, may be visible for a lifetime. If you or a loved one is troubled by severe acne, here's what you need to know about acne scars and what you need to do to avoid and care for them.

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a debilitating psychological condition caused after witnessing or being involved in a major traumatic event. The event may be childhood abuse, rape, war, a terrorist act, death of a loved one, a natural disaster, or a catastrophic accident. But regardless of the cause, the development of post traumatic stress disorder often leads to feelings of extreme fear, helplessness, or horror. After the traumatic event, many people experience nightmares, daytime memories of the event, difficulty sleeping, numbness of emotions, or sometimes even personality changes. For many people, these symptoms stop within a month. Post traumatic stress disorder occurs when these symptoms continue for months or years.

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Enzymes, Autism and PDDs

The references for this series of articles is the author’s personal knowledge and experience, the book “Enzymes for Autism and other Nurological Conditions. This article may be freely copied and used on other web sites only if it is copied complete with all links and text, including this header, intact and unchanged except for minor improvements such as misspellings and typos.

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RFID: A Smart Tag Primer

Good things come in small packages. This familiar cliché usually refers to precious stones, but today it's taken on new meaning, in that small things are now protecting items we deem valuable.

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3 Ways To Do More With Less Time

We live in a world where more is expected of us every day.

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Proofs of delivery and logistics: speeding throughput and avoiding pitfalls

It should be a straightforward business scenario: making sure that the delivery documentation from the supplier or haulier matches up with the documentation at the target destination.

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Accounts payable: a powerful document management and workflow solution

Accounts payable is just one area of office management where problems arise because of the sheer complexity of transactions, and the vast amount of paperwork that is generated.

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Check Cashing in 2005

Back in 1996 I got into check cashing and started with one store. Our filing system for customers was a 3 x 5 index file card, which I alphabetically filed in a large cabinet. As time went on, the file grew to over 4,000 cards. It was getting to be a chore to take out cards when I did not know a customer or a maker. Updating these cards became increasingly difficult if one of my employees took out a card and did not put the customer card back in alphabetical order. Around 1999 I purchased a POS system for 2 stores. The system had check scanners for each teller, which read the MICR line only on a check. It also kept the customer’s file in alphabetical order with their picture and transaction history. Let me tell you, it was the best money that I ever spent. My employees loved it. Not realizing at the time, the Patriot Act which took affect in 2001, my POS system made me compliant with the Act. Many check cashers today don’t understand the Patriot Act and how it affects their business.

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Wanna Work From Home? Join the PIPS Revolution!

All Crap: Stuffing Envelopes, Survey Taking--Join the PIPS Revolution

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Resume Formats – The Hidden Pitfalls

Making use of a resume format upon which to base your own resume can be a good idea, but there are a number of hidden pitfalls that you should be aware of.

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