Focus on the cluster of questions around stem cell research and cloning for a moment. One group of “dedicated and committed researchers” considers the human embryo a ball of cells and nothing more. Because it is undeveloped and would not survive out of the womb, any research is permissible, including the new proposals. The medical benefits, remote as they may be, wholly justify the action. At the opposite pole, many of us Christians (I only wish I could say the majority) believe that from conception onwards the embryo has the full status of humanity. On principle, this allows no research or use not for the benefit of that particular embryo, including both present and new potential uses.
Unexpected and unplanned for long-term care needs can change a comfortable retirement. Where will the funds come from to pay for the long-term care and still keep the lifestyle for the other spouse. What if a spouse becomes injured and cannot work? How long can a family continue to pay for care and still maintain a reasonable lifestyle.
I do not think this problem will go away until we as a nation stand up and say we have had enough. No more hitting, no more abusing. If you are abused and keep quiet, then you are enabling the abuser to continue mistreating you. Family disturbances are one of the most frequent calls for law enforcement officers. Often when they get to the home they are told that this is family business – we take care of our own. Taking care of someone is not the same as abusing them. We have to break the cycle of violence with our children. We must treat them with respect and kindness, even when they are disciplined. We must teach them to respect everyone and that violence will not be tolerated.
OUse your allies. Confide in a trustworthy friend. Tell your friend some of the signs of oncoming illness and ask him or her to let you know if they see them. That way, you have not only yourself watching for symptoms, but also an objective friend. Then you can take action to prevent the illness getting worse.
Oral Cancer (mouth cancer) is included in a specific group of cancers called oral and head and neck cancer (OHNC). It’s estimated that between 70 – 80 percent of all cases of OHNC are due to tobacco use and heavy alcohol consumption.
First, define your goals. Don’t just think, “I’ve got to lose some weight.” Pick a target, even if it’s a moving target. Some dieters like to think in increments, for instance, losing 20 poinds, then then reestablishing a new goal until they arrive at a weight level they feel most comfortable with. Other dieters-to-be are more daring. Choosing a weight loss goal of 100 pounds might seem impossible for some, but for other dieters, it’s their best and most direct strategy. Set a goal that you feel most comfortable with and stick with it.
Girl Power by the Department of health and human services is a fabulous web site for girls 9-12. There’s games and puzzles, activity books and scrap booking, and some candid discussions about feeling good about yourself.
How do you know if you are succumbing to the effects of compassion fatigue? This malady has many tentacles, and it can infect your physical body, emotions, behaviors and interpersonal relationships. Common signs and symptoms include: anger towards clients, sleep disturbances, mood swings, social withdrawal, enmeshment with clients and an array of other debilitating issues.