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1. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT). It starts with a blood clot lodged in a vein deep in your body, often your legs. It can then move up and block the blood flow to your lungs, a condition known as a pulmonary embolism, which can cause serious organ damage and even death. Sometimes, pain, swelling, or a warm sensation in your leg can indicate DVT, but often, there are no warning signs at all.

2. Pancreatic cancer. Because symptoms such as jaundice, upper abdominal pain, and weight loss surface only when pancreatic cancer is in its advanced stages, it’s considered one of the deadliest forms of cancer.  Those who smoke, are obese, or have a family history of pancreatic cancer or disorders are most at risk.

3. Silent myocardial infarction (MI). Another name for a heart attack, an MI occurs when blood supply to part of the heart is interrupted. Symptoms can vary, from chest pain to shortness of breath to dizzy spells. Frighteningly, approximately 25 percent of all MI cases are silent, meaning they exhibit no symptoms. Silent heart attacks are most common in the elderly and those with diabetes.

4. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), HIV initially exhibits no symptoms, though some of those infected may come down with flu-like symptoms two to four weeks after exposure. However, once a person does become infected with HIV, he or she is immediately capable of passing it on to others, especially through unprotected sexual contact or sharing hypodermic needles. If you do engage in risky behavior, the best way to protect yourself and the people around you is to get tested.

5. Diabetes. This serious condition can remain undiagnosed for quite some time because symptoms such as excessive thirst, frequent urination, and irritability may not set off your alarm bells at first, especially if you lead a hectic lifestyle. Thankfully, the statistics are getting better: According to the American Diabetes Association, only 24 percent of cases went undiagnosed in 2007, compared with 30 percent in 2005 and 50 percent in 1997.

So please go to the doctor especially you hard headed ass men we are no longer living for ourselves we are fatrher,husbands etc



Posted: October 18, 2013 in core, food, health

Each year, foodborne diseases cause illness in 1 in 6 Americans (or about 48 million people), resulting in about 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths. FoodCORE is a program supported by CDC that helps states detect and respond to multistate foodborne disease outbreaks.
In 2011, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) monitored 15–40 potential food poisoning clusters each week and investigated more than 200 multistate clusters of foodborne disease in people. These investigations led to 17 recalls of contaminated foods.
The foods involved in these clusters are many and varied, which can complicate the investigation of foodborne disease outbreaks. Fast and effective outbreak investigations are therefore needed to identify and remove contaminated food from the market to prevent additional illnesses. Identifying contaminated foods and learning how the contamination happened also help public health officials develop ways to prevent similar outbreaks in the future. However, most state health departments lack the resources to perform comprehensive foodborne disease surveillance and to conduct rapid, coordinated detection and response to multistate outbreaks. FoodCORE is a program supported by CDC that helps states improve their capacity to detect and respond to multistate foodborne disease outbreaks.
Investigating outbreaks of foodborne diseaseWhat is FoodCORE?
“FoodCORE” stands for Foodborne Diseases Centers for Outbreak Response Enhancement. The FoodCORE centers work together to develop new and better methods to detect, investigate, respond to, and control multistate outbreaks of foodborne diseases. Efforts are primarily focused on outbreaks caused by bacteria, including Salmonella, Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC), and Listeria. The ability to detect and investigate viral and parasitic foodborne disease outbreaks will also be strengthened. FoodCORE in action
Investigating outbreaks of foodborne disease
During the program’s first year (October 1, 2010 to September 30, 2011), the FoodCORE laboratories received a total of 8,264 Salmonella, 916 STEC, and 89 Listeria isolate-yielding specimens; of these, 7,677 (93%) Salmonella, 787 (86%) STEC, and 83 (93%) Listeria isolates, respectively, were from patients with distinct cases of illness.
FoodCORE resources supported additional capacity for epidemiologic interview and investigation, resulting in an increased proportion of ill persons for whom epidemiology programs attempted an interview. Data from the first half of year one were combined and used as a comparative baseline for the last quarter of year one. For Salmonella infections, the average proportion of ill persons with an attempted interview increased from 88% (range 53-100%) at baseline to 94% (range 78-100%) during the last quarter. The average proportion of attempted interviews for ill persons with STEC infection increased from 90% (range 60-100%) during baseline, to 97% (range 89-100%) during the last quarter. For Listeria infections, the average proportion of cases with an attempted interview remained at 100% for all of year one.
In addition to attempting an interview for the majority of reported ill persons, FoodCORE centers also improved the timeliness of interviews. The average turn-around time from notification to first attempted interview decreased as follows: for Salmonella cases, from 1.3 days (range 0-3 days) during baseline to 0.6 days (range 0-2 days) during the last quarter; for STEC infections, from 2.7 days (range 1-5 days) during baseline to 0.6 days (range 0-1 day) during the last quarter; and for Listeria infections, from 7 days (range 3-11 days) during baseline to 0.7 days (range 0-1 day) during the last quarter.
Better, faster, and more complete foodborne outbreak investigations
Leveraging laboratory, epidemiology, and environmental health capacity, the centers have successfully used FoodCORE resources to improve the way they conduct outbreak investigations and to strengthen routine foodborne disease response activities. FoodCORE centers have built capacity for both routine and surge responses, making faster, more complete investigations possible. Using FoodCORE resources, the centers have solved outbreaks that would not have been solved otherwise, thereby preventing illnesses. These additional resources have supported collection and analysis of foodborne disease-related data and records, resulting in more rapid food recall actions. Identifying suspected and confirmed contaminated foods associated with illness helps mitigate ongoing outbreaks, but also informs prevention and education efforts to keep similar outbreaks from happening in the future.
FoodCORE is establishing model practices for the detection, investigation, response, and control of foodborne diseases. FoodCORE centers work collaboratively to identify and implement public health practices that can help shorten the time it takes to identify a source of infection and pinpoint how and why contamination occurred, in order to limit additional illnesses and help prevent future outbreaks.

Great life style change drinks

Posted: October 14, 2013 in health, weight loss
1 Apple
2 Pears
1 Piece Ginger (thumb sized)
Carrot-Kale Combo
1 Green Apple
3 Handfuls spinach
6-8 Kale Leaves
4 Large Carrots
1 Piece Ginger (thumb sized)
Green Lemonade
1 Green Apple
3 Handfuls Spinach
6-8 Kale Leaves
½ Cucumber
4 Celery Stalks
½ Lemon
All Green
Use as much greens as needed
Romaine Hearts
Kale or Collards
2 Handfuls Parsley
2-3 Celery Stalks
½ Lemon
1 Piece Ginger (thumb sized)
1 Apple
2 Beets
3 Large Carrots
1 Piece Ginger (thumb sized)
Spinach / Kale – (optional)
1 Fennel Bulb
1 Cucumber
2-3 Celery Stalks
Loads of Spinach
Mean Green
1 Bulk of kale
4 Stalks of celery
1 Cucumber
2 granny smith apples
½ lemon
Ginger root (thumb sized)

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