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Tips on how to pamper your health

By Toni Okeson, published on Feb 4, 2014

Many people have the attitude that heart disease is something far off and remote that happens to other people. In fact, in the United States, heart disease is the leading cause of death of both men and women. More than 500,000 Americans die of heart disease every year. The sad fact is that most heart disease is preventable. You have the power to reduce risk factors and drastically lower your chances of contracting cardiovascular ailments. Here are some tips to help you strengthen and protect your heart.

Food for the Heart

Eating the right food is an essential part of heart health.... (more)

Tags: heart health awareness

Holiday room design tips

By Toni Okeson, published on Nov 27, 2013

During the holidays, your house turns into a bustling little city. From holiday meals to festive parties, you'll have lots of company in the coming weeks, so it's time to whip your house into shape. Aside from cleaning and cooking like crazy, you may want to add a few holiday decorations to set the mood. Here's a list of quick holiday decorating tips.

Add a little holiday potpourri

Awaken the senses by putting some holiday-scented potpourri in your home. Whether you set a centerpiece of scented pine cones on your table, or light a vanilla-scented candle, a nice subtle aroma will... (more)


Meeting the Compliance Rqmts for Health Management and Care

By Toni Okeson, published on Nov 26, 2013

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) in the U.K. was established to ensure that standards of quality care are administered to all people in England. The commission, created in April 2009, conducts inspections of hospitals, care homes, dental facilities and General Practice surgeries, as well as other care service providers. The existence of the commission provides assurances that gynaecological services, breast cancer screening and the myriad of other services provided to women are safe and effective.

Managing the complex number of issues of health management by women and for women can... (more)

Tags: compliance requirements, health management and care

4 Ways to Stay Active Without a Gym Membership

By Toni Okeson, published on Nov 22, 2013

Are you trying to be more active? We could all use a little more exercise in our daily lives. As obesity rates soar in the United States, there's never been a better time to start a regular workout routine.

Aside from being more healthy and improving your quality of life, research shows that being active can reduce your risk of colon cancer by 35 percent and breast cancer by 25 percent, and it’s never too late to make over your lifestyle.

If the idea of pounding away on a treadmill surrounded by a bunch of buff men and women at the gym doesn't appeal to you, there are plenty of... (more)

Tags: ways to stay active without a gym membership, petcarenews, get a dog

Millions Struggle to Eat Everyday

By Toni Okeson, published on Nov 16, 2013

World hunger. It's not a topic you'll see on the news. It's not something people talk about at the bar over drinks. Some Americans don't even think it's a problem at all because they don't know anyone that goes hungry. While website like are trying to educate people about the gravity of the situation, many people aren't aware just how bad the problem is.

According to theWorld Food Programme, 925 million people on the planet do not have enough to eat; about 98 percent of them live in developing countries.

Domingo Tamupsis is one of those people. He works 10-12... (more)

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The Rise of Cosmetic Surgery in 2013

By Toni Okeson, published on Nov 11, 2013

Plastic surgery has been popular for many years. Doctors actually started doing this type of surgery for accident victims as well as to help those with certain skin diseases. However, it wasn't long after when the doctors decided to get creative with their skills and patients decided to get creative with the look of their body's. This is where cosmetic surgery has come into play. Many people are now unhappy with their body. They visit a cosmetic surgeon to get Botox or a comprehensive overview of breast augmentation. Once they get something like this done, they feel more confident about themselves... (more)

Tags: plastic surgery, the rise of cosmetic surgery in 2013, comprehensive overview of breast augmentation

Top 5 Sleekest and Most Expensive Cars

By Toni Okeson, published on Nov 7, 2013

There are plenty of stylish speed demons for sale, but we’ve put together a list of the sleekest looking cars that happen to have hefty price tags as well. Some of these cars belong on the racetrack rather than the open road, but they’d all be fun to drive. These cars are well looked after by their owners and tend to stored in a safe auto vault, ensuring they stay in pristine condition. Take a look at these drool-worthy cars and the bank account needed to own one.


Topping our charts as the most expensive car is the MaybachExelero. Forget the seat belt, the Exelero... (more)

Tags: cars, top 5 sleekest and most expensive cars, expensive cars

More hospitals turn to social media to improve patient care

By Toni Okeson, published on Nov 6, 2013

Hospitals are turning to social media to improve patient care. According to the Wall Street Journal, medical facilities are using social media sites for a variety of uses which include: educating the public about certain conditions, gathering feedback about visits and offering online advice to ailing patients. Some clinics will answer questions about anything, ranging from customer reviews on water ionizers to the handling an ear infection.

One hospital focuses on feedback

The University of Michigan Health System is using social media to gather feedback from patients. A group... (more)

Tags: social media, bawellwater, water ionizers

Things you should know about getting a mortgage

By Toni Okeson, published on Oct 30, 2013

Thinking about buying a home in Canada? Here are a few things you should know about mortgages and rates before taking the home-buyers plunge.

Show them the money

Your lender will need to see proof of your income. You'll need to provide pay stubs or tax forms to prove you make what you say you do. The amount of money a lender is willing to give you will depend on how much money you have coming in. According to Canadian Living, the lender will not consider what kind of money you'll make in the future. It all depends on what kind of money you're making when you apply for the loan.

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Tags: mortgage,, canadian living

Reasons To Work With a Full Time Realtor

By Toni Okeson, published on Oct 3, 2013

Looking for a new home? There's a variety of ways the sale can go down and having a trusted realtor at your side is the best option. Here's a look at few reasons a full time real estate agent is best.

Beware of for sale by owner

On average, about 10 to 20 percent of home sales each year happen without a real estate agent, according to the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors. While some of these sales go off without a hitch, others are disaster. If you're interested in buying a home that's being sold by the owner, be sure they are willing to work with your real estate agent.... (more)

Tags: real estate, estate agent, charlottesville real estate agents, full time realtor

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