More information on child virus

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Important for those with children – and for all of us to be aware of symptoms as sit is contagious and authorities are saying it will hit many more states.

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Warning: If you have children please read!

  • Just read in the news about a virus hitting the midwest. CDC is concerned it may spread to all states. Just BE AWARE of the symptoms and keep an eye on the children. It may be alarming, but knowledge is power, so don’t be alarmed – just stay focused on your kids. I send love and blessings to you all.
    (CNN) — A respiratory virus is sending hundreds of children to hospitals in Missouri and possibly throughout the Midwest and beyond, officials say.
    The unusually high number of hospitalizations reported now could be “just the tip of the iceberg in terms of severe cases,” said Mark Pallansch, a virologist and director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Viral Diseases.
    “We’re in the middle of looking into this,” he told CNN on Sunday. “We don’t have all the answers yet.”
    Ten states have contacted the CDC for assistance in investigating clusters of enterovirus: Colorado, North Carolina, Georgia, Ohio, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Kentucky.
    What is Enterovirus EV-D68?
    Enteroviruses, which bring on symptoms like a very intense cold, aren’t unusual. They’re actually common. When you have a bad summer cold, often what you have is an enterovirus, he said. The season often hits its peak in September.
    Respiratory illness hits children ‘Unprecedented’ virus striking kids.

    The unusual situation now is that there have been so many hospitalizations.
    The virus has sent more than 30 children a day to a Kansas City, Missouri, hospital, where about 15% of the youngsters were placed in intensive care, officials said.
    In a sign of a possible regional outbreak, Colorado, Illinois and Ohio are reporting cases with similar symptoms and are awaiting testing results, according to officials and CNN affiliates in those states.
    In Kansas City, about 475 children were recently treated at Children’s Mercy Hospital, and at least 60 of them received intensive hospitalization, spokesman Jake Jacobson said.
    “It’s worse in terms of scope of critically ill children who require intensive care. I would call it unprecedented. I’ve practiced for 30 years in pediatrics, and I’ve never seen anything quite like this,” said Dr. Mary Anne Jackson, the hospital’s division director for infectious diseases.
    “We’ve had to mobilize other providers, doctors, nurses. It’s big,” she said.
    The Kansas City hospital treats 90% of that area’s ill children. Staff members noticed an initial spike on August 15, Jackson said.
    “It could have taken off right after school started. Our students start back around August 17, and I think it blew up at that point,” Jackson said. “Our peak appears to be between the 21st and the 30th of August. We’ve seen some leveling of cases at this point.”

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Here is a “beauty” trick to keep you feeling less stress, and “looking good.”

This is one of those tips that blossoms from years of life experience. The tip may apply to men as well as women – however, I KNOW women will absolutely profit from it IF they can have the self-control to do so!

NEVER – and I absolutely mean NEVER – buy a mirror with a 5x’ or 10x’s magnification!

I confess, I thought I was buying the 10x magnification because it would be easier to put on my eye makeup more efficiently.  That is not what transpires, no matter how many times I innocently pick the mirror up.

It is another of satan’s tools – like weight scales, and full-length mirrors, and out of control alcohol use or (as my hubby calls it, “devil juice).  We do not need it!

I can tell you exactly what will transpire after this too expensive purchase!  You will go home and think you are using it to perfect makeup!  But slowly, if not immediately you will literally begin to pick your face apart!

“I have zits.”  “My skin is beginning to wrinkle.”  “The tone of my skin is blotchy.”

“My bags are too big under my eyes”. “My face is too round, or square, or whatever.”

Get it?  Listen to mama!  YOU are YOU!  A one and only!  You can put your makeup on just fine with a regular mirror.  Even if your eyes are not focusing as good as they once did, remember, that happens to about 90% of humans.

I do love it that my husband’s eyes aren’t as good as they used to be.  I am not being mean. He doesn’t notice ANY of the “flaws” I mentioned above!  He doesn’t notice if I haven’t dusted, or the house isn’t perfectly clean!

Don’t be critical of yourself.  HAVE FUN!  BE CONFIDENT (not conceited).

A happy, confident person is sexier too, in case you didn’t know that!


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Testosterone – Men’s Health

Debunk the myth : You need extra “T” to be a real man!

How do corporations build a ton of customers to increase sales and make billions of dollars?

Easy.  They hit the media hard and tell us WE MUST HAVE (whatever the product is) to have a full and complete life.

It makes me want to puke!  We (as their consumers) – buy whatever it is we are told – regardless of the validity of it, and/or the long term effects.

Case in point – “Low Testosterone”. (I am not negating the millions of products women buy to stay “young and vibrant and, of course, beautiful!).  This is just a post that is pertaining to mens health and well-being.

Those two words, low testosterone,  put the fear of failure into a man’s heart.  We have been told that if a man has low testesterone he will no longer be as sexual, as strong, as attractive – not quite the man he NEEDS to be.   Malarkey!  BS.  Bolony!

Millions of men have purchased prescriptions to raise testostrone levels, at an astounding cost – and of course, only to be successful if they continue to take the prescriptions for the rest of their lives!  This isn’t even a discourse on Viagara and it’s potential deadly partners that insure great success “as a man”.  We need to get a bit of education regarding this, and it is important.

The truth is every man will see a drop of one percent in testosterone a year; those will diabetes may see a bigger drop.  This is natural as men age.

“T” therapy was originally created for men whose bodies cannot create enough due to injury of the testicles, cancer, or genetic defects.  Indeed, for some men this is appropriate.

However, did you know when you take additional testosterone, your body will shut down the natural production of it. That means your testicles could shrink, and you may be forced to continue long-term supplements indefinitely.  Which CAN also cause catastrophic health issues.

Last year in the Journal of American Medicine reported a thirty percent jump in the risk of stroke, heart attack, and death for men undergoing testosterone therapy   That is no small percentage!  Some studies indicate the risk of heart attack and stroke actually doubles!

Here is a piece of information advertisers will not share.  Without a prescription, men who loose approximately fifteen-seventeen pounds, become a bit more active (exercise can be fun!), and improve their diets can increase their testosterone levels about fifteen percent.  Naturally that means a happier man, with a better libido, more muscle, and a better energy level.   Actually there was a study to confirm this information, and as a former personal trainer and health consultant – I have seen incredible changes in men through just doing these things, and with no prescriptions for anything – just dedication!

It’s your body, the only place you have to live.  It’s your life – take time to adjust to a better one.  Be selfish in the way you insist on JUST A BIT of time to be healthier.  Most men ignore these things until the first heart attack!  All humans need rest and regeneration so they are able to live optimally healthy and happy lives.  You will be better for everyone else too!  That isn’t selfish; that is just common sense.

Just to clear the table on another subject – and this is blunt – a great lover is a “generous” one.  This means one who is considerate of the other and earnestly keys his or her imagination to please his or her partner.

Here is another myth.  Men have been taught (by some idiot) that the only thing that matters in the satisfaction of another is the length of the tool.  This is a false precept.  This, a man, does not make!

How you use the tool and the ability to use self-control, and being a generous love (you must know what I mean), is the most valuable access to a fully happy partner; thus a happier you!

In the end, we all change as we age.  Of course there are things we wish did not happen.  The best advice is “Get over it.  It is what it is!  There are advantages to ALL ages if we just pay attention.”

An awesome relationship should NOT be simply a great sexual relationship.  Of course that chemistry is wonderful, but TRUE love is much more than that!

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The Best Stress Management Technique EVER!

This is TRUE stress management!whoops I opened the refrigerator to move a watermelon – so I could get the pan to bake my husband a birthday cake.  Don’t forget I have a broken wrist.

Whoops!  Almost dropped the watermelon. Because of my “still healing from the back surgeries” weakness and awkwardness – I hit the side of the refrigerator, trying to manage the watermelon – and the shelf hit the floor.

Something landed on my right big toe (the one that has hurt so bad the last few days), but it didn’t cut it.  I switched pans, put the watermelon back and looked at the floor.

Oh, when I was moving the melon to the stove top to set down I also hit the water faucet on the refrigerator, and the flow of cold water and a few pieces of ice hit the floor too – like a little spring.

I just stood there laughing!   WHY NOT? whoops 1

“At least” I thought, “two olives are still good….and only my toe hurts!

NO!  I threw the olives out!  Thank heavens it wasn’t my new jar of garlic stuffed olives.

So there it is.  EASY STRESS MANAGEMENT!  Stop taking everything so seriously.

LAUGH MORE.  LAUGH MORE AND MORE.  GET SILLY.  HAVE FUN.For all the plans we make for the day – we really don’t know what is going to happen in the next two minutes.

I VOTE FOR LAUGHTER AND FUN.  CREATE YOUR DAY, DON’T LET THE DAY TAKE CHARGE OF YOU! God bless you all.  (Now I have to go clean up the mess and bake a cake!)

Take a quick look at for another great stress management technique!

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Step on a scale! (Really DON”T, for anyone except God.)  Satan created scales so you would feel good and then BAM – suddenly you feel FAT!  No two scales are alike.  Man or woman your weight will fluctuate daily.  Weigh once a month if you must.  If you are trying to loose weight just watch how your clothes fit you – that will tell you better than a scale!

Listen to other people.  We all have opinions and as the saying goes…well, I will modify, most of them stink!  Many folks are actually trying to help, but unless you know them and trust them totally, don’t listen!  Some people pipe up because THEY are insecure!

Say everything using a negative slant!  That will help destroy you. The truth is,  you are not ugly.  You are not worthless.  YOU ARE YOU, and God made us all individual for a reason.  We all have our gifts, and we all have our lessons to learn.  Look at your  heart.  If you are happy with your heart then it will be seen by others on a visible level. You are beautiful. Smile.

Make all your important decisions when you are emotionally feeling unstable.  No-no-no!  That is the worst time to make major decisions. Take a breath and settle down.  Let your emotions meld with your intellect and then switch to the intellect to  use good judgment before making a move.

Drink alcohol to “take the edge off”.  Ha ha ha ha.  No matter how much we like that glass of wine or drink before dinner – alcohol will NOT really help.  Here is the truth about alcohol.  It is very addictive and if one helps, the temptation to have another is close by.  The problem is where is the cut-off line from relaxed to drunk.  Getting drunk doesn’t help anything.  People think “you tell the truth when you are drinking” – LIE.  Another of Satan’s tools.  You loose your TRUE Spirit and self.  You dehydrate your body, and for women (the real horror) – alcohol RETAINS THE FAT in your body.  Absolute truth!

That is it.  If you truly want to trash yourself, step on a scale with a drink in your hand, listening to somebody else’s advice, and then be hateful towards yourself, as you make a major decision while you are emotionally unstable.  That should do it!

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If Something Makes You Smile….

Without drinking, smoking, taking pills, or crossing YOUR own line of demarcation, then you are smiling at something that helps manage your stress!  Look for those things.

No one can manage you’re stress – REALLY – except YOU!

I opened the drapes this morning and a happy face was staring at me!  I smiled because it wasn’t there yesterday.  Can you find it?

first happy face

Happiness is where YOU FIND IT!  Make it happen! (If you can’t find it this is a closeup!)

2nd happy JPGCREATE your joy by “seeing” and “knowing”you deserve happiness to come your way!

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