Tuesday, April 5, 2011

What is a Scrub?

The crisp white nurse uniform and caps are the norms of ice age and as time change, so does the clothing worn by medical professionals. Nowadays, seldom you see and find hospitals, nursing facilities and even doctors’ offices wear those traditional fitted dress.

Scrub clothing or more known as medical scrubs have become the uniform at work and in almost all medical facilities. It is the clothing of choice that offer convenience and is more comfortable to wear by the staff. The appeal of wearing colored and printed scrubs that are more contoured to the body presents a more fashionable look without jeopardizing the ability to work around in performing their duties. One factor that prompts several facilities to switch to colored uniforms is the high possibility and chance of spoiling with patient’s blood and bodily substance.

And today’s nursing scrubs came in many designs, patterns, colors and prints. Fashion has significantly infiltrated the uniform of many healthcare industries. The new trends of medical scrubs that are decorated with cartoon characters help ease and make pediatric patient feel comfortable. Yet, it still does not totally remove and replace the traditional and classic white nursing uniform which signifies purity and cleanliness to a sterile environment.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Monday, January 31, 2011

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

What Causes Sinkholes?

A sinkhole is simply a big hole on the surface of the Earth. It naturally occurs in many parts of the world. Those that are deep underwater are called blue holes. Its mainly caused by the erosion or dissolution of underlying ground. A long process triggered by one or many things underground such as collapsing caves, ground water circulation, and even broken sewer pipes.

One of the latest sinkholes appeared in Schmalkalden, Germany November 2010. It is 40 meters wide, and 20 meters deep. Fortunately, there were no reports of missing or injured people. Only a car was taken by the hole while leaving the rest of the houses that surrounds it intact. The exact reason is unknown, but it was speculated that the area had cavities underneath that resulted from broken rock formations.

One very notable type of sinkholes is the black hole that exists in South Andros and the Grand Bahama Islands. Seen from above as a black river, scientists were surprised that the upper levels are actually very clear. And the rest below were made of black muddy substance. Later it was known that this substance actually contained a huge amount of organisms that feed on sulfur and light!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Treating ADHD With Rx Drugs

If you or a family member has been diagnosed with attention deficit disorder you will know the effects that this illness can have on your life. ADHD is a medical condition that is associated with a short attention span and hyperactivity. This illness can cause people to struggle in school due to poor concentration. It can also lead to behavioral problems and mood swings. There are a few rx drugs that are available for treating this condition.

There is a wide range of treatments available to people that have ADHD. How a person will react to each treatment is unpredictable. The best way to see if a medicine is right for you is to monitor the medication that your doctor has prescribed. It is important that you take note of how your body is responding to the medication. If you are having side effects, you should let your doctor know. He or she may be able to provide a different medication that does not have side effects.

The research that scientists have done into these drugs show that ADHD drugs work for most sufferers. People that take their medication find that they are more functional in their work as they have good concentration and a longer attention span.

If your doctor has prescribed this medication to you there are a few things that you should keep in mind. First, you should follow the dosage and timing instructions very carefully. If you feel as though your body is not responding to the drug or you are starting to develop an addiction, contact your doctor immediately. They will be able to decide if you should continue taking the drug or try something new. Do not stop taking the drugs without the consent of the doctor or you may start to feel symptoms of withdrawal.