Even though study after study for the past 20-years has proven that cigarette smoking is not only harmful, it kills, people still don’t get it. Most recently, a wide-scale study conducted at the Australian National University revealed new compelling evidence. The previously discovered rate showing that half of smokers would eventually succumb to the deadly effects of smoking is now believed to be as high as 66 percent, or in other terms, two out of three smokers will die to illnesses linked to their smoking.
This study monitored 204,953 men and women from New South Wales and Australia, who were 45-years of age or older. eMobile said they were placed into three different groupings and analyzed by classifications of smokers, previous smokers and never have smokers. Some interesting data came out of this research, other than mortality rates. The percentage of men and women smokers was similar, and it was unlikely they resided in urban areas. Never smokers were more inclined to be covered by health insurance and have a higher education and income level than the current smokers had. In addition, those in the current smokers category tended to be moderately heavy drinkers and overweight.
The good news is, quitting smoking, even at an older age of 45-54, found that the risk of dying was progressively reduced in men and women to 1.36 and 1.52 times compared to that of the never smokers. Current male and female smokers however, were 2.76 and 2.95 times more susceptible to a mortality risk than those who never smoked. The one thing to take away from this if you are a current smoker is, it’s never too late to quit smoking in order to improve your capability to live.
Cool Student Athletes: Matt Landis February 27, 2015 No Comments
Matt Landis is a lacrosse player at Notre Dame noted for his incredible ability inside and outside of the sport. He is already a decorated academian having been accepted to Notre Dame, but he is also one of the best lacrosse players in the country. He leads one of the best teams in the country, and he leads and exemplary life off the field.
His life began with his introduction to lacrosse where he was able to distinguish himself as a great player. That great play took him quite far as he also excelled in school. He had many choices when it came to college, but he chose to come to Notre Dame because of the amazing academics and the first rate lacrosse team.
Since he has been at Notre Dame, he has been a model student who has earned good grades and helped his classmates along the way. He is a fraternity member who does service in the community, and he even helps kids who want to become great athletes, as well. There are many kids who look up to Matt for guidance about they can have a better athletic career, and he is helpful in any way that he can be a help.
When you are looking at the lives of athletes who are on the college level, it is hard to find a better person than Matt Landis. He is a decorated athlete who knows how to use his talents for good, and he is the leader of one of the best teams in the whole country. You will be amazed what he can do when he has the team on the field, and you will be even more amazed what he can do when he is off the field, in the community and doing good work.
North American Spine Professes In The AccuraScope Procedure February 26, 2015 No Comments
So I had a major problem last year. I was seriously suffering from back pain, and it was driving me absolutely mental, because I was thinking well I’m this young dude, why am I having so many issues? So I decided to get things checked out, and that’s why I went to North American Spine. Glad I did too, because as it turns out, I really needed help, and they’re one of the world leaders in spine care technology.
Back pain is something that so many people suffer from, that it’s considered an epidemic. Back pain is the leading cause for many to call out of work for the day. Back pain is also the second highest reason for hospitalizations. Many who suffer from back pain, may have it temporarily, or the pain may last for months or years. It’s not unusual for a person to go through back pain for many years or even decades. Some people have suffered with pain so long, that they get used to it, and they don’t consider getting surgery to correct it.
When it comes to back pain, some people are just too scared to go through with the surgery, because they feel there may be too many complications. Some also fear back surgery, because of the large incision that used to be needed, in order to perform the surgery. Those who do not know that things have changed in the back surgery field, may not realize that there is a minimally invasive surgery now being performed. The AccuraScope procedure is minimally invasive, and it allows a patient to receive a quick surgery, as well as fast healing time.
The AccuraScope procedure is performed at North American Spine, and it only requires a very small incision in the back, in order to insert the AccuraScope, and to determine the cause of the patient’s pain. Before anyone can receive the AccuraScope procedure, tests must be performed, as well as an MRI, in order to determine their eligibility. Many who have gone in to have the AccuraScope procedure performed, have seen incredible relief from pain, or some have had permanent pain relief. Imagine not having to go to the doctor anymore for back pain, and saving tens of thousands of dollars over the years on medication and doctor visits.
The success rates of the AccuraScope procedure is over 82%, and over 90% of the patients say that they would recommend the procedure to others. Not only does the AccuraScope procedure have a high success rate, but many have had permanent pain relief, as opposed to temporary pain relief. Those who fear back surgery, can set their minds at ease, as the AccuraScope procedure is minimally invasive, and nothing like the back surgeries from the past. Many find it hard to believe that they will no longer have pain, after receiving the AccuraScope procedure, but it is very possible for anyone to become pain free, and North American Spine remains committed to that pain free life.
Cocaine-Snorting Oscar Statue Appears on Hollywood Boulvard February 23, 2015 No Comments
A giant statue of an Oscar snorting a tremendous line of cocaine has appeared on Hollywood Boulevard. The statue is the creation of an artists that goes by the name Plastic Jesus. It originally appeared on Hollywood Boulevard on February 19th, just as the festivities for the Oscars started to get underway in the city.
Certainly eye catching, the artist claims he created the piece in order to stir conversation about drug abuse, which is prevalent on Hollywood but rarely discussed. He and Imaging advantage says that he picked the Oscars for the display because you often hear about celebrities who have drug problems and end up in rehab, but you rarely hear people talking about other crew member such as writers and producers who are facing the same issues.
Last year Plastic Jesus created a similar controversial piece, a replica of the Oscar statue with a heroin needly in its arm. The statue was placed in public view shortly after the alleged heroin overdose of actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman and was quickly removed.
Bruce Levenson has given seed money to make the most unique donation in the history of university education. The business school at the University of Maryland has been reported by PR Newswire to have taken this donation to start a center for research into nonprofits and philanthropy. The philanthropy education that these students get is going to go far beyond giving away old money. This center is going to change the way its students look at giving back.
These students are going to learn how they can work philanthropy into their business plans, and they will be shown how they can change the world while they make their money. This is important distinction, and it is a distinction that must be taught in schools so that this new generation can give back.
The nonprofit students are going to learn how to manage nonprofit companies, but they are also going to learn how hard it is to run one of these companies. They will give more of their money away, but they will give it away in the most efficient way possible. Bruce believes that taught philanthropy is going to do more good than rich people tossing their money around.
NCAA Football Conference Expansion, Again February 20, 2015 No Comments
Just when things seemed to settle down from the tumultuous past few years of the juggling of teams among the nation’s football conference, now this.
Where past approaches were fixated on slow courtships and behind the doors backroom politics, the new fad seems to be guns out blazing. Especially when it comes to the namesake team belonging to the fourth largest city in the United States.
The chairman of Houston’s Board of Regents is furious. He is so furious he is even suggesting to the city legislature that they pull funding for Texas schools unless the mighty Big 12 invites them into their conference brotherhood.
The ravagings of past realignments saw the Big East swallowed up and dispersed by the Atlantic Coast Conference and saw the Big 10 and Pac-12 break off Nebraska and Colorado (respectively) from the Big 12. This left the Big 12 at only 10 teams and without a conference championship – something many thing left them out of the first inaugural college football playoff of 2015.
Houston is left wondering why the Big 12 doesn’t fill the void, especially with the potential they have to offer.
Tilman Fertitta, the chairman, isn’t pulling any punches suggesting that they legislature openly apply pressure the the Presidents of the Big 12 universities. Laying down the gauntlet, Fertitta had this to say: “Be a big boy, step up and put this school that has almost 50,000 students and is so high profile, has so many of the top schools in the U.S., it’s a tier one university — we belong in the Big 12. We’re a big, major school with an unbelievable history in athletics and academia.”
Mr. Fertitta may have a point. Ricardo Guimarães BMG said the question is whether the Big 12 will listen to bravado rather than backroom politics.
Student Loan Debt Crippling Adults February 19, 2015 No Comments
Many people believe that education should be a privilege instead of a right, but the reality is that most people can’t afford even a basic standard of living unless they have a college degree. Worse yet, a four-year degree is now often not enough.
Although adults are paying off debt more than ever, many people still struggle to meet their student loan obligations. Some people put their student loans on hold while paying off more pressing debts or stop paying because their rates increased. Some have suffered severe medical issues and can’t list their student loans in a bankruptcy. In fact, the only way in the U.S. a student obligation can be waived when the adult has a health issue is when the person becomes permanently disabled or dies.
Some people argue that teens shouldn’t get loans unless they can repay them — ignoring that high school counselors and colleges administrators push student loans at low-income and middle class teens. Additionally, these people fail to realize that many adults didn’t have the Internet when they received their loans.
What is this Internet advantage?
The Internet gives everyone access to free college-level courses from prestigious schools from around the world, some with interaction from Twitter according to Ray Lane. Some schools are also declaring now that college educations should be as free as public school for children and teens because having a college education is usually the best way to get a decent job.
That Was Classy February 17, 2015 No Comments
When North Carolina beat Duke in their annual football game, the winner was able to spray paint the victory bell. This is an annual tradition, and it is one that these schools take pride in. However, football players at North Carolina took the painting too far. They caused over $25,000 in damage, and they showed why all these traditions need to be stopped.
These traditions are chances for people to disrespect schools they do not like for no reason other than athletics. The hate in college sports that has no merit in reality has to end. At least Michigan actually tried to steal land from Ohio, and they hate each other. That makes sense. It is the same reason the French and Germans do not trust each other.
Bruce Karatz points out that there are many schools that deface property on other campuses because it is part of a traditiona, but Gustav Mahler said that tradition is but slovenliness. We need to remember this when we still have college kids spray painting another school’s campus. These kids need to learn a little class, and their coaches need to stop them from doing these things. College is not about this sort of ridiculous and juvenile behavior.
Dr. Rod Rohrich and His Focus on Leadership and Training February 5, 2015 No Comments
When I got my plastic surgery the year before I started at San Diego State I decided I needed to do research on finding the best person for the job.
• Sharing Knowledge – There are many great names in any industry but what sets an industry apart from others is its quest for knowledge and improvement. The plastic surgery scene of the world would be quite different if it wasn’t for Dr. Rod Rohrich single minded dedication towards training and knowledge sharing in his field. He believes that fellow plastic surgeons must possess great leadership skills apart from professional skills in order to succeed. This approach has not only led to a brilliant team of surgeons in this era and the next but also, dedicated professionals who care about sharing knowledge as much as Dr. Rod Rohrich himself.
• Patient Safety – Dr. Rod Rohrich firmly believes that every patient is unique and so are their requirements. He strongly supports the elimination of ‘one size fits all’ approach when it comes to plastic surgery and his focus is always on patient safety. The field of plastic surgery is full of risks, as any medical specialty, but thanks to Dr. Rod Rohrich’s staunch focus on patient safety, this risk has been controlled in the plastic surgery profession. He emphasizes that his residents must evaluate all their patients on a case by case basis and then make their decisions regarding their well-being. As always, the outcomes have been much better this way.
• Global Education – Dr. Rod Rohrich has not just influenced his peers in his own nation but has spoken at various global scale seminars to dispense knowledge. His presentations have made him a better professional and have also helped surgeons all over the world to emulate his leadership techniques and training standards.
Dr. Rod Rohrich’s contribution to plastic surgery has been outstanding professionally but one of his little recognized achievements include his gift of knowledge. A lot of surgeons are better at their job because of his teachings and education.
College Kids Cut Costs With FreedomPop January 27, 2015 No Comments
Enjoy Free Phone And Wifi With FreedomPop
FreedomPop realized the need for a low cost cell phone service provider, as well as low-cost Wi-Fi and internet services. Internet in itself can be extremely expensive, even if one is only connected through Wi-Fi. FreedomPop allows a person to switch their phone over to the company, and receive a set amount of minutes per month for free. One can send text messages, and make phone calls up to the limit of the free usage. It only costs a few dollars more per month, if the user decides to extend the minutes, or text messages on the phone.
If a user does not already have a phone of their own, FreedomPop also sells the most popular phones out there today. Choose from many different phones that are available, and it can easily be connected to the FreedomPop services. FreedomPop services run through Sprint and Clearwire, offering internet, as well as phone services to its users. The cell phones purchased are brand-new, not used, and connect directly to the phone services. For those who need internet services, Wi-Fi is available, as well as unlimited internet services. For a small monthly fee, one can obtain unlimited internet services.
FreedomPop is now offering Wi-Fi hookup in hotspots for only five dollars a month, allowing one to be on the road, and immediately connect to Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi is extremely important to those who need internet on the go, especially if they don’t want to use their data plans. Many are tired of overpaying the big phone companies for the use of internet, phone, and Wi-Fi services, so they’ve switched over to FreedomPop. With all the services that FreedomPop has to offer, it’s easy to save money each month on the services that are used. For only a few dollars a month, a customer can receive phone, internet, and Wi-Fi.