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Top 3 Things for Men to Remember When Heading to the Spa

Top 3 Things for Men to Remember When Heading to the Spa
It's official: day spas are not just for women any more. In fact, according to Conde Nast Traveler Magazine, 35 percent of spa goers are male.Perhaps men are feeling more relaxed in their own skin these days, or they are realizing the benefits of seeing an esthetician. Regardless of the reason, it's great that men are attracted to getting spa treatments such as facials.The owner of Le Jolie Medi Spa, Sharona Rafaeloff--considered by many clients to be the best esthetician in Los Angeles--is enjoying the change of atmosphere. For men visiting a spa for the first time, Ms. Rafaeloff offers these top 3 things for men to remember when heading to the spa.1. Relax! Many men feel great when they are in charge and in control--but not at a day spa. This is a place to let your guard down and allow yourself to be pampered.Today's man seems to have accepted that...
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Herniated Discs: Definition, Progression, and Diagnosis

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What are a Herniated Discs?Herniation of the nucleus pulposus (gel-like substance) occurs when it breaks through the anulus fibrosus (tire-like structure) of an intervertebral disc (spinal shock absorber).Herniated discs occurs most often in the lumbar region of the spine. This is because the lumbar spine carries most of the body's weight. People between the ages of 30 and 50 appear to be vulnerable because the elasticity and water content of the discs decreases with age.The progression to an actual hernatied discs varies from slow to sudden onset of symptoms. There are four stages:disc protrusionprolapsed discdisc extrusionsequestered discStages 1 and 2 are referred to as incomplete, where 3 and 4 are complete herniations. Pain resulting from herniated discs may be combined with a neurological deficit. The deficit may include tingling, numbness, weakness, reflex loss, and/or more. These changes are caused by nerve compression created by pressure from interior disc material.The extremities affected are dependent...
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Small Dogs Can't Go Without Their Toothbrushes

  Small Dogs Can't Go Without Their Toothbrushes
A visual inspection won't cut it: Regular oral care for small dogs is critical to prevent dental disease and to know when it strikes. A new study looking at oral care for small breed dogs may have dog owners thinking twice about their current oral care regimen.The study, conducted by the WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition and published in BMC Vet Research, examined the progression of periodontal disease in miniature schnauzers and found that without effective and frequent oral care, dental disease developed rapidly and advanced even more quickly with age."We all want to do the very best for our pets' health, and the study showed us that there's more than meets the eye when it comes to small dogs' oral health," said Dr. Stephen Harris, leader of the oral care team at WALTHAM, part of Mars Petcare. "The study findings help us better understand the way dental disease appears and progresses and...
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Thai Exercise, Massage Ease Knee Osteoarthritis

Thai Exercise, Massage Ease Knee Osteoarthritis
Both Thai exercise combined with Thai massage and strengthening exercise combined with Swedish massage brought benefits to people with knee osteoarthritis, but the Thai program yielded more significant and longer-lasting results, according to recent research.The study, “The effectiveness of Thai exercise with traditional massage on the pain, walking ability and QOL of older people with knee osteoarthritis: a randomized controlled trial in the community,” involved 31 people with knee osteoarthritis. The study participants ranged in age from 50 to 85 and were randomly assigned to either a Thai physical therapy (TPT) group or a standard physical therapy (SPT) group.Both the TPT and SPT programs consisted of two phases. Phase one was supervised class-based TPT and SPT, which took place three days a week for eight weeks. During this same phase, participants were instructed to follow the program at home at least two days per week as well.The second phase was the home-based...
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Improve Your Health With Apple Cider Vinegar

Improve Your Health With Apple Cider Vinegar
So, I’ve been on a bit of an ancient medicine binge lately. Most recently, my body has begun to harness the greatness that is apple cider vinegar (ACV). Before I started with Natural Solutions, I had never really considered drinking vinegar for health reasons, but after listening to testimonials and doing my research, I decided, what the heck? I’ll give it a try.At the end of this week, I’ll have been drinking about two to three tablespoons of ACV mixed with eight ounces of water every day for the past four weeks. Since then, I’ve noticed changes in my energy levels, the way my skin looks and feels, digestion, and even changes in my weight.I highly recommend that anyone looking for a health boost considers taking a few shots of ACV a day. If you do decide to try ACV, make sure you’re buying pure, organic, and unpasteurized, which contains the “mother...
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Wackiest Pet Names of the Year Revealed

Wackiest Pet Names of the Year Revealed
 The results are in: Peanut Wigglebutt and Snuggles Butt Le Lee head the list of unforgettable monikers chosen as the Wackiest Pet Names of 2014.Each year, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co (VPI), the nation's first and largest provider of pet health insurance, celebrates the most clever, creative, and quirky pet names nationwide.After a thorough selection process, 50 priceless pup names and 50 comical kitty names were chosen from VPI's database of more than 500,000 insured pets.The top 10 dog and cat monikers were put to a public vote, where Peanut Wigglebutt and Snuggles Butt Le Lee proved wackiest. Following are the top 10 Wackiest Dog and Cat Names of 2014:Dogs Cats1. Peanut Wigglebutt2. Sir Hog Knucklehead3. Sasha Biggiepotamus Fierce4. Otto Von Longdog5. Zippity Do Dawg6. Airbubble McMuffin7. Hamburger Patty8. Angus T Brackencrack9. Mister Buddy Pickles10. Waffle Dots 1. Snuggles Butt Le Lee2. Count Flufferton3. Katy Purry4. Walter Croncat5. Joey Banana Pants6. Felix Thunder Paws7. Nutty...
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