Category Archives: Health

Mom of 2 Boys


Hi! I have been married for 1 1/2 years now (2nd marriage) and I have gained almost 40 pounds! I have been especially frustrated lately. Read more »

Love The Logic That Motivates Parents


Learning life’s lessons are good for you. I loved you enough to ask where you were going, with whom and what time you’d be home. I insisted that you save your money to buy yourself the things you wanted, even though I could have bought them for you. Read more »

At Work, I sit at a Computer all Day


For about three months, I have experienced a sharp, burning pain almost like an electrical shock in my upper back, left side (near the shoulder blade and neck). The pain is almost paralyzing, but is usually intense for 30 seconds, then just aches for a couple more hours. I iced, and then heated it. Anyone who massages it says it feels “crunchy” and tight. Am I doing long-term damage to it, or will it work its way out? Read more »

Fitness on the Road Unfamiliar Workout Equipment


Fitness on the Road: Unfamiliar Workout Equipment

Don’t let a business trip or travel-full holiday season destroy your workouts. Staying healthy on the road can be less stressful than airport security if you know what to expect. Below are descriptions for what you can typically expect in terms of exercise facilities while traveling. Read more »

Which Drugs are Found During a Urinalysis? Part 2


4. Amphetamines

Prescription products, dextroamphetamine, methamphetamine, and other forms of amphetamine are usually not detected in the urine after 1 to 4 days but it does depend on the form. Forms such as methamphetamine are widely abused illicit drugs, but other forms of amphetamine can be obtained with a prescription, and used for things such as treating ADHD or suppressing appetite. Read more »

Which Drugs are Found During a Urinalysis? Part 1


Employers commonly require random, pre-employment and other drug screens of their employees. Most companies choose to go with a 5-panel urinalysis drug screen that test the five most commonly used drugs but there are other testing procedures available. Read more »

Mandie’s Journal: Week Five. Part 3


You are approaching the 200 mark. Keep focused. Also, please remember these points:

Chart all your beverages, even alcohol and soda.
Keep your food record daily, so accuracy is not lost, and you can evaluate and make alterations sooner. Read more »

Mandie’s Journal: Week Five. Part 2


The good news is that you averaged 42 fat grams per day for the week. The bad news is that the only vegetable you ate was in the vegetable stromboli! You also only had two servings of fruit all week—instead of two servings a day. Not only are there obvious health benefits to the fruits and vegetables, but they are low calorie and crowd your meal, so you eat less of the high-calorie foods on your plate. Read more »

Mandie’s Journal: Week Five. Part 1


Dear Sharon and Armand,
As you can see my first week of work really distracted me from my diet. I didn’t have a chance to go shopping, so I had little in the way of packable lunch material or dinner for that matter. Just as you said before, if I don’t feed myself properly throughout the day I’ll eat anything at night. Read more »

Innovation is Visionary, not Revolutionary


Innovation is an imperative, not an option, in today’s competitive business environment. A survey of 700 companies in 10 industries across 23 countries by Arthur D. Little, a leading consulting company in the areas of management, technology and innovation, found that 84 percent of companies believe that innovation is now far more essential for business success than five years ago. Read more »

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