COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a progressive and serious respiratory disease and the third-leading cause of death in the United States. Often developed as a result of emphysema and chronic bronchitis, most cases of COPD happen when the lungs are exposed to pollutants or contaminants over long periods of time. Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of COPD as well as other...read more
Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by a thinning of the bones and a loss of bone density. Most common in the elderly and women over the age of 50, osteoporosis occurs in people whose bodies lose the ability to properly replenish the skeletal system, either through malnutrition or various health complications. When new bone tissues aren't produced at the correct rate, then existing bone...read more
Whether you like it or not, looking good is important. Wearing the appropriate attire can be the difference between getting that job and staying unemployed. When you put time into getting dressed every day, people notice, and you will feel better about yourself. Unfortunately, buying a great wardrobe takes money, so if you need a good outfit to get a great job, you may feel like you’re...read more
Being competitive in today's workplace requires at least a high school education, and the General Education Development certificate - better known as the GED - is an equivalent certification earned by thousands of teenagers and adults each year. Earning a GED means passing a standardized test administered in locations across the country. More than 12 million Americans over the age of 15 hold...read more
If you are a music junkie who loves streaming video, you may be happy to learn that there are a ton of sites that allow you to do something very similar for audio. Although some of these sites come with subscription fees, it is possible to get a very enjoyable music experience online for little to no money whatsoever. If you are willing to look at a few options, you can find one that works...read more
One of the best ways to kick off the summer is with a backyard barbeque. Not only is this a great way to celebrate the warm season and get outside, but it is a fantastic way to eat great food while mingling with neighbors, friends, and family. Overall, barbeques are a great American passtime and are a fun way to spend any afternoon or evening. Even more so, they can be quick and easy to plan...read more
Feet must balance the weight of the human body while remaining agile and flexible. It is no surprise, therefore, that despite their complex and intricately specialized design, they are quite prone to injury. The foot is full of small joints and bones, ligaments and muscles, each of which serves a vital purpose and each of which can be harmed while performing their function. ...read more
Getting a high school diploma used to require sitting in a classroom or taking home school classes. There weren't really any other options if you wanted an actual diploma instead of a GED.
Today there is another option: getting a high school diploma online.
Online high schools are becoming more popular as more and more people seek the advantages of having a high school...
Eczema is a skin condition characterized by dry, rough, itchy patches of skin, most often seen on hands, neck, legs, and face. Scratching can lead to crusted sores, and should be avoided. Eczema can be itchy and painful, especially during dry or colder months, but there are some things you can do to make living with eczema more tolerable.
Preventing eczema flare ups can sometimes be as...read more
Not everyone can afford a fax machine, or justify the expense, especially if they only receive a fax or two a month. But, occasionally, it's going to come up. Someone will want to fax you something to sign and fax back, or you need to send a time-sensitive document right away, and the post office is going to take way too long.
In fact, even if you do receive a high volume of faxes...
Frequent urination is a common and frustrating health condition that affects millions of people in the United States. For people who struggle with frequent urination, life may seem to revolve around needing to use the restroom. This means getting up to urinate during the night, using the restroom multiple times during the day and, at times, feeling a strong, persistent urge to urinate. At its...read more
Prepaid debit cards are one of the many different types of financial products available to consumers today. Typically, these cards are geared toward individuals with a poor credit history or those who have not yet established a credit history. Purchasing or enrolling in a prepaid debit card program allows the customer to purchase items anywhere the card is accepted, including online...