February 25, 2008

4 Risk Factors of COPD that are Preventable

If you have ever seen someone die from respiratory distress secondary to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), it is something you will probably never forget. While there is a genetic component to the disease, there are a variety of risk factors of COPD that can be eliminated to avoid developing symptoms.
To read more about the devastating effects of COPD and learn how to reduce risk factors, see my latest article published on AC:

February 24, 2008

11 Tips to Cure a Hangover

Headache, nausea, vomiting.....nope, it is not the flu, you just had a bit too much of the sauce last night and now you are paying for it dearly! Relax, I have composed a detailed list of 11 tips to cure a hangover in record time so that you will be back on your feet and ready to go in no time! See my latest article published today on Hub Pages! If you have ever had a hangover, you had better read this!

February 22, 2008

Impotence: A Natural Cure

Hey guys, remember that I said we were going to talk more about sexual health this month? Well, I am keeping my promise by writing an article on EHow about curing impotence naturally. We have all experienced it in some form or another at some point in our lives so I wanted to give all you hot men out there a natural approach to dealing with the problem.
Be sure to check out my EHow article by clicking on the link below:

As usual, please make sure to rate the article if you like it, and leave a comment. And don't forget to look at all my other blog posts before you leave!

February 21, 2008

Side Effects of Nexium

The healing purple pill may be effective in treating Acid Reflux Disease, but it does not come without side effects and risks. To learn more about the side effects of nexium, check out my recent article published on AC:

As always, please make sure you leave a comment and vote! Thanks for your continued support!

February 14, 2008

Side Effects of Prednisone: My Personal Experience

Several years ago I took Prednisone for a respiratory infection and it worked wonders to cure what "ailed me"! Today, I published an article about it at Associated Content. Check out my recently published content on AC:

Prednisone Side Effects: My Personal Experience

Side Effects of Lexapro: My Experience

I have recently been writing alot for Associated Content. Whenever I do, I like to share it with you. My latest endeavor was my own personal experience with the antidepressant Lexapro. Lexapro side effects can range from mild to severe, but overall, I believe if you are suffering from depression, this may be the drug for you. Check out my recently published content on AC:

Lexapro Side Effects: My Personal Experience

February 11, 2008

2008 Grammy Awards: From a Cynic's Standpoint

Hey, guys, I know that this is supposed to be a health blog, but I was wondering if any of you watched the Grammy Awards last night and what you thought about them? If you don't mind, leave me your comments as I am quite interested in other people's opinion.

To read mine, check out my recently published content on AC:

2008 Grammy Awards: A Cynic's Review

February 10, 2008

Symptoms of Male Menopause

As promised for the month of February, we are going to be talking about SEX! Now that I have your attention, to be more accurate and not be so naughty, what I really mean is sexual health.

Male menopause is a caused by a troubliing decrease in the male sex hormone, testosterone. Symptoms of male menopause can be so disruptive for many men, that it actually affects their home-life, employment and self esteem.

To learn more about the symptoms of male menopause Check out my recently published content on AC:

Male Menopause Symptoms and Treatment: My Ex-Boyfriend's Experience

February 9, 2008

Genital Herpes: When Should You Tell

Genital herpes is a topic that has become very popular on television these days, as big time pharmaceutical companies spend millions of dollars advertising their immuno-suppressive drugs such as Valtrex to treat this sexually transmitted disease. While herpes is no longer a "taboo" subject in the news, it continues to be very difficult for those who are afflicted with it to "spill the beans" when they are faced with a potential new relationship.

Many people who have herpes used to think that as long as they did not have sex during an outbreak, that it was ok to keep the secret, as they were not putting people at risk if they had no visible lesions. But according to the latest studies, it is possible to spread herpes at ANY time, even while you are being treated with say, once daily Valtrex to minimize the occurence of epidodes.

So, the question remains, when should you tell. And the answer will always most likely remain the same. You should tell BEFORE YOU HAVE SEX with someone. Doing otherwise is an outright lie by omission, and can be seen as a betrayal of trust. If you have a desire to start a relationship with someone, then being upfront and honest at the beginning, will show the other person that you have integrity, and they will be far more apt to stay with you when you do tell, as they will respect you for having the courage to face your worst fear, rejection!

If you withhold this information, have sex and then enter into a relationship, you have put that person at risk, and when you finally do tell, they may not be very happy about it. Getting it out of the way in the beginning will put you at ease so that you can be yourself. If the person does not want to be with you because of it, then you will not have wasted any of your precious time.

But, you are asking, how do you tell? You start by doing so in a non-confrontational manner, by just being honest and open, and simply taking responsiblity for doing the right thing. When you tell, you should be in a neutral environment, not in the bed ready to have sex. This will give the other person some time to think about things, so they won't feel pressured or uncomfortable. Heck, have them over for dinner and tell them after having a glass or two of wine, so that you feel more relaxed. Whatever, the key here is that you don't want to make a huge deal out of it. You want to be honest and informative, so make sure that you are knowledgeable about the disease, so that if your partner has any questions, you can answer them accordingly.

Just remember, honesty is always the best policy, and the truth will always set you free! If you use this as your personal motto, then you will always do the right thing and it won't come back and bite you in your proverbial ass!

February 5, 2008

Sadness: A Poem

Today, I was overcome with grief about my granddaughter, whom I have lost. In a moment of profound sadness, I put her pictures away, and it broke my heart. I wrote a poem about it and wanted to share it with you. If you are struggling with grief and loss, perhaps my words can somehow articulate how you are feeling too.. Please read it by visiting the link below:

RN ONline is Getting a Makeover!

Hey everyone, just wanted to let you know to check back often in the next few days, because RN ONline is getting a makeover! Yes, that is right, a whole now look will adorn my blogsite and you won't believe how fabulous it is going to be! I am bringing a new topic to the table, if you will, as well! We are going to be talking a lot more about SEX this month because of Valentine's Day! If you have any problems in the bedroom, or questions that you may be too embarrassed to ask your doctor, by all means, ask a nurse and please email me. RN Online would love to help you resolve your sexual health issues. I have featured articles that will focus on sexual health that will appear each week during February. Here is a list of some of them:

1. Symptoms of Male Menopause

2. Vaginal Orgasms: Can Women Have Them?

3. Mutual Masturbation: Enhance Sexual Intimacy

4. Herpes: How to Tell your Lover You Have Them

5. Top 5 Birth Control Methods

Stay tuned, you won't want to miss these hot topics during this special month for lovers!

February 4, 2008

Weight Watchers Chicken Recipes

Are you currently trying to lose weight with Weight Watchers? Need some great tasting, simple dishes to try. Try these tasty Weight Watcher's chicken recipes from Maddie Ruud....Makes me hungry just thinking about them! Maddie is known for publishing some great low fat recipes and I know these are going to be sure hit for easy weight loss success! Let us know how you like them! Click HERE to view these delicious recipes now!

Side Effects of Vytorin

It is no secret that high cholesterol increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and heart attack. Vytorin, developed by Merck Pharmaceuticals, is a combination of both Zocor (a simvastatin) and Zetia (an antilipidemic). It is noted for its ability to treat both types of high cholesterol, the first, resulting from the foods we eat and the second, due to our family history. To read more about the side effects of Vytorin, click on the link provided below to read my most recent article, published today on Associated Content, Vytorin: Serious Risks and Common Side Effects! Don't forget to rate it at the top and leave a comment at the end! As always, I really appreciate your support!

February 3, 2008

Low-Fat Cupcake Recipes

Want to put a delicious treat into your hubbies lunch box this Valentine's Day? Why not get him in the mood for a romantic evening my making him these delicious, low fat cupcakes in either chocolate, vanilla, lemon or red velvet? Published by Maddie Ruud on Hubpages, these cupcakes are simply divine and will be a wonderful surprise on the most special day of the year for lovers! Don't forget to leave a comment for Maddie, when you stop by: