April 17, 2014

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Natural treatment to control this common cardiac condition Print E-mail

Does your heart occasionally flutter or skip a beat? Does it pound unusually fast or unusually slow? If so, you may have a cardiac arrhythmia, an irregular or abnormal heartbeat that indicates a malfunction in the heart’s electrical system. An arrhythmia may be no big deal—causing no symptoms, sometimes, and presenting no underlying damage or disease - or it could be a very big deal indeed, possibly leading to stroke or sudden cardiac death.

Some great recyclable backyard barbecue ideas Print E-mail

Easily Custom Make Your Own Insect Repellent

By: Annie B. Bond

Are you mostly concerned about repelling ticks? Wasps? Mosquitoes? Black flies?

It seems that all of us have our own unique set of problems when it comes to insects. The mosquitoes don’t seem to bite one person, but ticks love them.

Fortunately, there are particular essential oils that are particularly good for different types of bugs. Here is a very simple formula for making your own repellent oil, plus the very best essential choices for stinging bugs!

The educated and common man who contributed to America's freedom Print E-mail

The radical leaders that chose to take a stand against Great Britain for the purpose of being a free nation were a wide variation of men. Some were simple men of little education and others were men of higher education that were born for politics. All of them played an important role and contributed their share to  our history.

John Witherspoon, born in Scotland and educated there, was an interesting character among those rebels. Emigrating to America in 1768 to accept the position of first president of the College of New Jersey, known today as Princeton, he at first abstained from political concerns. In time though, he came to support the revolutionary cause, accepting appointment to the committees of correspondence and safety in early 1776. He was a very active member of congress, serving on more than a hundred committees through his tenure and debating frequently on the floor.

Railroad's in and out of Falmouth Print E-mail

The Louisville and Nashville Railroad (reporting mark LN) was a Class I railroad that operated freight and passenger services in the southeast United States.

Chartered by the state of Kentucky in 1850, the road grew into one of the great success stories of American business. Operating under one name continuously for 132 years, it survived civil war and economic depression and several waves of social and technological change. Under Milton H. Smith, president of the company for thirty years, the L&N grew from a road with less than three hundred miles of track to a 6,000-mile system serving thirteen states. As one of the premier Southern railroads, the L&N extended its reach far beyond its namesake cities, stretching to St. Louis, Missouri; Memphis, Tennessee; Atlanta, Georgia; and New Orleans, Louisiana. The railroad was economically strong throughout its lifetime, operating both freight and passenger trains in a manner that earned it the nickname, "The Old Reliable."

CNET's top quality and price picks for digital camera Print E-mail

By: Lori Grunin, C-NET Senior Editor

As the name implies, here's where you find the best of the best, our top digital cameras across the board. To make it here, a camera really has to blow our socks off. That doesn't happen very often. If it did, our notion of "best" wouldn't mean much, would it? So check back periodically to see if any new models have left us barefoot and speechless.

Service and sacrifice of the signatories for the cause of liberty and freedom Print E-mail

Among the signers of the Declaration of Independence were many ordinary men who are not notably remembered in history except for their names being on that document. Yet they contributed much to the freedom and independence of the United States we know today. By simply taking a stand against Great Britain, these men were risking it all.

They risk their lives, the lives of their families, and all that they had worked to obtain. No doubt they lived with no little fear and great stress as to the uncertainty of where the rebellion against the English king would lead. Wherever their place may have been in our history, we need to see them as real people who shaped the nation we love today.

There were men like Stephen Hopkins of Rhode Island who spoke against British tyranny long before the revolutionary period and mavericks like Samuel Huntington of Connecticut who devoted nearly all of his life to public service and Francis Lightfoot Lee, a farmer from Virginia, who was a noted radical on the side of Patrick Henry in opposing the Stamp Act. Merchants like William Williams of Connecticut and Philip Livingston of New York involved themselves in politics for the betterment of their hometowns and the country as a whole. Williams held the position of the Lebanon town clerk for forty-four years and a Selectman for twenty-five years, serving the provincial and later state Legislature for nearly forty years. Livingston served as an alderman and was elected to the state Senate.

Protect you vision or it can be lost or damaged in the blink of an eye Print E-mail

That's how quickly it can happen - in the blink of an eye. You have no time to react. That's why it's so important to protect your eyes from harm.

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, an estimated 90 percent of eye injuries are preventable with the use of proper safety eyewear. Even a minor injury to the cornea—like that from a small particle of dust or debris—can be painful and become a life-long issue, so take the extra precaution and always protect the eyes. If the eye is injured, seek emergency medical help immediately.

For stay-at-home moms, kids going back to school can be a lonely time Print E-mail

Empty nest syndrome is something that we most commonly hear about afflicting parents of a certain age. Their last child has finally left home to go off and start his or her own life, and the parents are left with an empty house and face the end of their time as active parents. Much is made of this time in life. Parents are told that they are entering a second phase of life; they can retire, move into a smaller home, travel or make new friends. The opportunities are boundless. While some people do have trouble adjusting, many make the most of this chance.

Important benefits of breastfeeding Print E-mail

In honor of World Breastfeeding Week Aug. 1-7, the Kentucky Department for Public Health is working to emphasize the importance of providing support for breastfeeding families. This message extends to fathers, family members, friends, employers and other key individuals who can play a role in the effort to build a supportive network for breastfeeding mothers.

“We encourage mothers to breastfeed to ensure that infants are getting the nutrition they need to grow and thrive,” said Health and Family Services Cabinet Secretary Audrey Tayse Haynes.

Separation anxiety tips for parents of school children Print E-mail

There are plenty of kids who don’t enjoy school, but for some primary school children the issue can be due to stress and anxiety over being separated from their parents. There’s always at least one child in every class who suffers from separation anxiety – and it’s distressing for all concerned. How many parents have finally managed to extricate themselves from their howling child, only to fall in a heap themselves when they reach the car?

Primary school children who regularly get distressed when being left at school are often classified as having separation anxiety disorder. This can sound serious, but in nearly all cases, the child will improve over time – with the occasional relapse.

It’s natural for your young child to feel anxious when you say goodbye. Although it can be difficult, separation anxiety is a normal stage of development. With understanding, patience, and coping strategies, it can be relieved—and should fade as your child gets older.

There’s lots of advice out there on how to deal with it – but understanding your child and working on some commonsense strategies to deal with it is sometimes the best approach.


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