Herpes and Pregnancy

Herpes, both oral and genital, are highly communicable diseases caused by the two strains of the Herpes Simplex Virus: HSV-1 and HSV-2. Genital herpes is transmitted sexually and is rarely transmitted from a pregnant mother to her unborn child, but could prove fatal for the unborn infant if it is transmitted.

It is possible, though unlikely that someone can transmit the virus through the placenta during pregnancy. If this happens, chances of the baby being born with a defect or a miscarriage increase.

The   transmission  also depends upon the stage of pregnancy in which the primary episode of herpes sets in. If the women had primary genital herpes during the first trimester, then there are less chances of the baby being infected. This is because it usually takes the body three to four weeks to buildup antibodies against the virus.

So if herpes happens at the onset of pregnancy, the body gets enough time to build up the immune system. As a result, these antibodies are also passed onto the baby. Generally, mothers can have a normal vaginal delivery.

But this is not so if the woman gets the infection in the second or third trimester of pregnancy. If the blood tests confirm that the women has never had herpes before the experts will recommend a caesarian delivery. This is because at these stages, the body does not get enough time to build up the immune system and the chances of  transmission  are extremely high.

It is easier to prevent herpes than it is to cure it. The highest risk to an infant comes from an infected mother who contracts HSV-1 or 2 during pregnancy and the best way to avoid this is by preventing this situation. Since Genital Herpes is a sexually transmitted disease, steps should be taken to ensure that you don’t transmit herpes during this crucial time.

Auto Mechanics Curriculum – Preparing for the Job of the Future

While taking driver’s education class in high school, for part of the curriculum, a man insisted his daughter take a basic auto mechanics class. They fought for weeks about this class. It was unnecessary. It was ridiculous. After all, she was a girl. After much verbal sparring, she took the class and enjoyed it, using her knowledge many times.

Years later, it became clear why the man wanted his daughter to take this class. Someday, her car would break down. The auto club would not always be able to come to her aid. Roadside assistance is not always available. Especially when the breakdown occurs in the middle of the desert. A person could wait hours for help. That could be dangerous. It was important to know how to fix the basics on her own.

When she became a parent, and her teenage daughter was ready to learn to drive, it was their turn to fight about taking the class. The mother insisted and her daughter relented. As it turns out, after much arguing, the student really enjoyed it. Since she did not have a “head” for business, or fashion, or mathematics, or English, or any other subject for that matter, it seems the one thing she excelled at was fixing cars.

After taking all of the basic classes the school had to offer, the student’s instructor suggested a transfer to the local high school that offered full vocational technical programs. The transfer took place, and for the next two years she took a number of classes like basic tune-ups and trouble-shooting, tire rotation and balancing, transmission repair, engine repair, fluid transfers for oil changes and transmission fluid, and air conditioning, among others. Upon graduation from high school, the student became a licensed auto mechanic.

For this young lady, that was not enough. She wanted to specialize in foreign cars. That required a whole new set of classes. Thus began her enrollment in the local college vo-tech. Another two years and she earned her A.S. Degree in Auto Mechanics. She was able to fix anything on wheels. However, as with any industry, evolution takes place. The new hybrid vehicles are already on the market, and the electric car is just around the corner. She continues with her education to maintain the high level of expertise necessary for the cars of the future.

Auto mechanic classes can help a student with their future. To become a mechanic, one must learn problem-solving skills. Mechanics is a process. So is life. One cannot put gas in a car that has no engine. Such is the same with life. One step at a time.

For students that struggle in school, vo-tech classes and auto mechanic classes have historically been extremely challenging. Their opportunities for success were once unlike the mother and daughter that both took auto mechanics classes and flourished.

Staying Healthy: HIPAA Training

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 is fondly known as HIPAA. It is a law that was enacted to provide protection and safeguard against the issuance of confidential medical information of individual patients. HIPAA specifies that those who work in the medical industry receive training in the laws and procedures of patient information security. Hospitals, physicians, nurses, researchers, and insurance companies are required to understand and be certified in HIPAA rules and regulations. There are those who work as medical staff, clerks and records clerks who must also be trained. HIPAA training teaches policies, organization, and protections as well as the procedures involved in maintaining patient security and privacy rights.

HIPAA Training

If an organization is deemed a covered entity by the medical community that organization is required to provide HIPAA training to all employees, agents, volunteers, trainees and contractors. As a definition, a covered entity handles, stores, and uses private medical information.

HIPAA training can be obtained in several different ways. Generally HIPAA training is completed at the time of first employment with training sessions conducted throughout the employee’s career. Training can be conducted between the execution of agreements, though educational conferences, classes and seminars, on the job training, in newsletter updates, online or several other methods. Whatever way you choose to administer HIPAA training, you will be required to provide employees with certification and keep copies of these certificates on file.

It is possible to incorporate HIPAA training using an agreement entitled a privacy, confidentiality and information security document. This instrument is used at the time employment begins and throughout the employee’s career. Policies of the HIPAA laws and of the clinic will be included and the employee will be tested on HIPAA privacy issues. There should also be signatures from both the employee and the employer stating that training has been offered and the employee is certified. If there is a problem with HIPAA policies or a breach of confidentially and security these documents are the proof that the employee and the employer were trained and signed off on the HIPAA laws.

HIPAA educational courses are dependent on how the employer will handle protected health information and how the employees will use this information. The classes discuss procedures and policies for handling information to be in compliance with HIPAA laws. Written procedures are required to be available in the office, and these written documents describe how patient data is handled, what the policies are in case of a breach, and how a security breach will be documented.

Transmitting Patient Information via Computers

A covered entity stores and exchanges protected medical records through its computer system. HIPAA designates procedures that must be followed. For example computers must be password protected, provide limited access, and have additional back up security procedures. Training regarding the usage of electronic   transmission  of patient data includes computerized exercises developed to create potential HIPAA violations. The tools are given to the employee to resolve the breach. Exercises are documented and graded. This type of training can be very effective when certifying employees in HIPAA security methods.

Diflucan Yeast Infection

Yeast is a type of fungus that may be present normally over the skin. The specific type of yeast that causes many a diseases in human is Candida albicans. This is a normal flora, mainly showing their presence in the moist areas of human skin like armpits, mouth, groin, sexual organs (both in male and female) and fold of the buttocks. It is seen that 20-50% of any normal healthy female carry yeast in their vaginal area.

Candidiasis, or yeast infection can be localized to the skin or there may be severe systemic infection in patients having reduced immunity. These patients usually suffer from AIDS, cancer or cancer patients receiving chemotherapy drugs.

It is estimated that almost 75% of the female population will suffer from vaginal yeast infection at any point of their lifetime. This is again aggravated by previous or secondary bacterial infection like Gonorrhea and protozoal infection like Trichomonas. Some external irritants like vaginal douches or the internal hormonal disturbances derange the normal vaginal flora and there is excess production of the acid producing bacteria like lactobacilli. Regular intake of oral pills, pregnancy, stress, vaginal sex immediately after anal sex and private part lubricants containing glycerin are some predisposing factors of vaginal yeast infection.

Men can also suffer from genital yeast infection. The causes are unclean prepuce, engaging in excessive anal sex and not cleaning after that.

Oral candidiasis can occur in immunocompromized patients. This may also transmit to any person if engaged in oral sex with the infected partner. Long standing diabetes is one of the most contributory factors of oral yeast infection.

Use of antibiotics and steroids (which lowers the immunity) is the two most common causes of yeast infection of mouth cavity and private parts due to indiscriminate use by the doctors and also by the quacks. To kill this offending fungus we need some medicine called antifungal agents. Diflucan is one of them.

Diflucan, or scientifically known as Fluconazole, is an imidazole related antifungal agent which shows primary a fungistatic (inhibiting the growth of fungus) action. But in higher concentrations, Diflucan can also acts as a fungicidal agent (killing fungus). It helps to destroy the cytoplasmic membrane of the fungus and the fungal growth is retarded.

Bioavailability of Diflucan is not affected by presence of food in stomach. After absorption, it promptly shows its presence in skin, tears and urine. The concentration here are at least 10 times more that in sputum, saliva and vaginal fluid. This delineates the excretory process of Diflucan through urine and sweat. This is the reason Diflucan is preferred by doctors treating the cases of skin and vaginal yeast infection.

Patients having irregular heart rate and liver diseases must not take Diflucan as there may be aggravation of the problem. Although Diflucan is well tolerated generally, people can suffer from nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps and diarrhea infrequently.

The major complications of Diflucan are reduced urine output, ulcerative condition of the lips and gums (Steven-Johnson’s Syndrome). Presence of Diflucan is noted in the breast milk, so nursing mothers should not take this medicine. Diflucan can lead to fetal malformations, therefore the pregnant mothers and those who are planning to have a baby in near future should avoid using Diflucan.

Diflucan is a good medicine in Yeast infection but the side effects are the restrictive factors for the wide use of this drug.

Do You Know What the Root of All Your Unhappiness Is?

“Wah, wah, wah… wah, wah, wah! You should have stayed home and baked some cookies, some chocolate cookies, with your mommy. Wah, wah, wah… wah, wah, wah!” Baking cookies with your mommy and this wah, wah, wah, thing is what my army drill sergeant used to sing to us when anyone of us new recruits was whining about something. This jingle may sound funny to you, and it does to me too now after all these years. But, as an eighteen-year-old new army recruit, I hated it! Listening to this jingle in the front-leaning-rest or push-up position was like poor vinegar on an open wound.

Now that I’m older, and wiser, this little annoying chant from my former army drill sergeant has had more positive power and influence over my life than I would have liked to admit back when I was still a teen in the push-up position. My former Fort Benning drill sergeant really understood that the root of all unhappiness comes from wanting things to be different, or basically just wanting more and not being happy with what you have.

Buddha eventually understood this wanting more creates more unhappiness thing too. He walked away from all of his wealth. And one day while sitting under a tree wondering what to do, it hit him like Newton’s apple! What if he could be happy with what he has, and not worry about what he doesn’t have? Buddha had just been enlightened! He called this moment of bliss nirvana.

In essence, nirvana is wanting what you have and not wanting what you don’t have. It’s a state of total contentment and happiness within this very moment, and every moment that follows regardless of what happens. In this state of mind you are now enlightened! And the load on your back and the stress on weighing on your mind has now been lightened, if not even completely removed.

So teens, and even tweens, go learn, lead, and lay the way to a better world for all of us. Don’t be fooled by the images of Hollywood. Enlighten yourselves, not with material possessions, but by finding your state of nirvana like the great Buddha. In this state of mind, you’ll eliminate the root for all the unhappiness in your life. And once you’re happy with yourself, you’ll then be able to make other people happy too. What a great world this would be if more people chose the enlightened path and stopped all that wah wah, wah stuff. Now that you’re so happy and content… Thanks again in advance for all that you do, and all that you will do.

the path to finding better drills

So, you want to work an offshore drilling job. Do you know which companies are involved in offshore oil drilling? Besides the super-big players like Esso, BP, Shell, etc. Did you know that these big boys do not always do their own drilling? Quite often nowadays, they are forced to subcontract some of the work to smaller players.

Have you heard of these companies: Diamond Offshore (Houston, USA), Dolphin Drilling (Tananger, Norway), and Frigstad Offshore (Singapore)? How about Offrig Drilling ASA, Scorpion Offshore, Songa Offshore and Thule Drilling ASA? These are just some of the companies in the modern oil industry. In their own way, you can call them the modern wildcatters. During the last slump in oil prices, the giants like BP and Shell stopped investing in their staff and oil drilling technologies. But some smaller companies correctly predicted that prices would rise again. They invested in R&D to develop new drilling techniques and technologies. They build new oil rigs for deep-ocean drilling. These are the boys that Shell and BP are sub-contracting for oil drilling services.

If you want to work on an offshore oil drilling rig, you have two main choices. The path most people think of is to go on board as part of the drill crew. If you have prior experience, you will probably be a pumpman or derrickman. If not, you have to get in as a roughneck or roustabout. Drillers are pretty much the 2nd-in-command and assistant of the oil rig manager. Technically, a roughneck/roustabout is a laborer. On the other hand, how many laborers earn $50,000 per year for just 6 months of work every year? Unlike a normal laborer, who never gets the chance to work his way up to manager level, a roughneck with the proper attitude has a reasonable chance to become a manager on an oil rig. Of course, first he has to work his way through derrickman and driller.

This is not the only way to get an offshore drilling job. If you have some useful trade, like a cook or medic, this will be a good choice regardless of your offshore oil rig experience. You get the same generous living conditions of the drill crew, and better salary than a comparable job on dry land.

Just because it is an offshore oil rig does not mean it does not need office staff. No matter where you go, you can’t escape paperwork. You’ll still find your paper pushers. Except that on the oil rig they are called tool pushers. They work in the rig offices and rig floors.

You also have the mechanical department and electrical department. The mechanical department hires motormen, mechanics and maintenance supervisors who are responsible for all mechanical operations. The electrical department includes jobs like electrician, electronics technician and maintenance supervisors who repair and look after of all the electrical equipment.

An offshore drilling job is a very lucrative career. As you can see, you do not need drilling experience to get hired on an offshore oil rig. And now that you know there are companies other than Shell hiring people, you have many ways to get in on the action. You can get in as part of the drill crew, or as a tradesman.

Dresses it is essential to have come early summer

The best need to have clothes for the warm weather, dresses are generally flexible and versatile and best suited for nearly all occasions. You will discover plenty of multipurpose dress designs to pick from that are acceptable for use at practically all hours. A dress could be the perfect garment to get dressed up in, or alternatively throw on as an informal outfit. Dresses offer comfort and glamour, a real heroine of one’s wardrobe. These are just some examples of dresses that have achieved the right to experience a place in your summertime
closet.

Floral
Spring and summer tend to be the best suited seasons for floral designs and there’s absolutely nothing more attractive than a floral summer dress to help make you really feel both womanly and fresh in the rising heat. Beautiful floral designs deliver an air of femininity while the Maxi dress by itself offers freshness through the heat of the day. Go for a short and sexy or lengthy and sophisticated with a floral design maxi.
The Midi Dress
For taller ladies, a midi dress is highly flattering. The most effective look for the midi this year is a striking colour matched with a flat shoe as well as a stand-out handbag to compliment it.
The Slip
For people shopping for a sleek and stylish material that oozes sensualness and glamour, the slip dress makes a great option, and can definitely be worn night and day. Whether you wear it with some beach sandals for a summertime day trip or slide on some stilettos and statement earrings for hitting the nightclub, the slip dress is good for either. Slip on any style of jacket for cool evenings too. The slip is the ideal day to night outfit.
Lace Dresses
Whilst plainer dresses might count on accessories, the lace dress does it all on its own. No need for designer jewellery or other accessories, as lace does class and sophistication, promoting charm anytime it’s worn. Go for a small lace garment for a considerably more relaxed day function, while selecting for length and elegance for an evening affair. A mini lace dress is the most appropriate option to achieve that considerably more laid-back feel , whereas a maxi option delivers a degree of elegance for that classy evening celebration.

The Mini Dress
Do you want to expose the magnificent tan on your legs? Then the mini is the ultimate dress that's right for you. Whether you happen to be planning a young ladies night-on-the-town or participating in a swanky cocktail party, you can feel sexy and sassy simultaneously by dressing in a mini. A mini can be the most suitable dress for shorter girls to elongate the appearance of their legs and Skater Dresses are one such style in these types of dresses. Go to https://www.axparis.com/collections/skater-dresses
to see the range available. The tallest of women probably should not be deterred , as a mini could possibly be the best moment to display their exquisite legs in a pleasing and sensuous way. A mini dress looks attractive whenever it is paired with stilettosor pretty little flats.

Classic Argyle Boots – Caring For Your Ugg Classic Argyle Knit Boots

Do you want that new pair of Ugg Classic Argyle Boots you have just brought to take good care of your feet? If you do then make sure that you take good care of them as well. These are the kinds of boots that you will find yourself wearing a lot during the winter months and so the chances of them becoming dirty and stained are high indeed.

Yes you can keep them looking good by regularly removing dirt and dust from them by wiping with a damp soft cloth every few days. However, if stains appear on them then there are other things that you can do. Below we take a look at a couple of ways for removing more stubborn stains that may appear on your Ugg Classic Argyle Boots this winter.

Method 1 – Take a piece of white chalk and then grind it down into a very fine powder. Use a pestle and mortar to do this. Once you have ground the chalk down enough you take a soft cloth and very gently dab it over the area that is stained. What the chalk does is help to draw out the impurities in the merino wool which has resulted in the offending stain. Then after applying the chalk take another damp clean soft cloth to wipe and dab away the excess chalk.

Method 2 – This time take a damp teabag that you have immersed in clean cold water and lay this over the area of the boot that is stained overnight. Often as the teabag dries out it will draw out the foreign matter and into itself. So you end up with a pair of Ugg Classic Argyle boots that look almost as good as new.

The Denim Jacket is a Menswear Design Classic

The denim jacket is a design classic that any man can wear. Whether for high fashion or everyday casual wear, it can be adapted to his look. Whatever way he chooses to wear it, it is comfortable and relaxing. Worn properly it is also timelessly stylish.

Like all design classics it is instantly recognizable. The very familiarity of a jacket that has been around for over a century makes it a versatile item of apparel that can be adjusted to suit any size, shape or taste. At the same time, the very familiarity of it means that it remains casually cool and avoids looking over styled.

The attraction for men is that it is an easy choice of clothing. Everyone has worn one at some stage and most people have one in their wardrobe. It can be worn with most other clothes without clashing too much. It can be dressed up or down to taste. From the smart casual combination of denim jacket and chinos to the everyday work pants and jacket, it is a comfortable and reliable choice.

The classic choice of jeans jacket is the traditional blue jacket. Denim comes in many colors but blue, whether faded or dark blue, is the best choice for men. The jacket should never be too tight or too loose and should reach to the waist of the pants. Detailing is a matter of choice but should be as simple and traditional as possible.

The denim jacket works a s a menswear design classic because it is practical, comfortable and easy to wear. It looks good, feels good and is easy to maintain. When they are looking for a reliable everyday casual jacket, men should reach for the old standby denim jacket.