Los Angeles, Ca.---Two well known U.S. Refractive Surgeons have teamed up to launch Focus On Independence in which eye surgeons provide free LASIK or vision correction surgery for quadriplegics. Robert K. Maloney of Los Angeles and Daniel Durrie of Kansas City have enlisted up to 40 surgeons around the country in the program which is intended for patients over the age of 18 who have suffered spinal cord injury and have lost the use of their hands and/or arms, making it difficult or impossible to take off their glasses or contacts without assistance.For the quadriplegic patient, glasses can be a constant source of aggravation, said Dr. Maloney. The Focus on Independence program is designed to make the day-to-day life easier for the person.While glasses are inconvenient for most people, they can be particularly limiting for quadriplegics. A bump while moving the wheelchair, a cat jumping up in your lap dislodge your glasses, or if they just slide down your nose it takes someone else to put them back on the quadriplegic.Not having to wear glasses means thats one less thing someone else has to do for me, said Marta Johansen of Encino, California, who broke her neck in auto accident over twenty years ago in Maryland. She underwent LASIK surgery at Maloney Vision Institute in Los Angeles in May.LASIK surgeons from around the country are donating their time and services in this program. If a refractive surgeon wants to participate in the Focus on Independence Program they can call the Maloney Vision Institute.Our goal is to have an experienced LASIK surgeon within 100 miles of any spinal cord injury patient in the U.S. to provide this service, said Dr. Maloney. The Focus on Independence Program is beginning to gain momentum, thanks to several news articles and television stories that have occurred in recent months. If a quadriplegic believes that he or she may qualify for the program, they should email or phone Maloney Vision Institute for an over-the-phone evaluation of their case. It is important to get the word out to spinal cord injury patients in the U.S. that this service exists. Surgeons who are in the program report a great sense of satisfaction about being able to help these folks put some independence back in their lives, said Dr. Maloney.For more information, call the Maloney Vision Institute 1-877-EYESIGHT or visit online at http://www.maloneyvision.com
When you are working out on rowing machines or any other type of exercise equipment its possible to hurt yourself. As you travel the road to fitness you will find that you experience many aches and pains. The best way to avoid this is to work out properly.Before you begin workout you must begin the warm-up and cool-down exercises that go with it. To warm up do some simple stretches or yoga. This will stretch out the muscles and limit your risks of sprain. In a cool-down routine you would do a similar set of stretches after your workout to ease your muscles and help to prevent cramps.If you are injured on rowing machines limit the activity which initially caused your injury. If this was working out for too long or setting the tension too high reduce the one or other, or both. Though try to get back to exercising as soon as you can because exercise has actually been shown to speed up the healing process.When you get a cramp from using rowing machines, you can try to get up and slowly walk around to ease the cramping. Sometimes you can stretch the cramp out until the muscle stops seasoning.You can use alternating hot and cold on the injury to keep it from swelling up and hurting. Ice will slow down blood flow initially and keep it from swelling. A hot pack will seep in and ease the pain, relaxing muscles. Be sure to alternate every five to ten minutes.Lastly for cramping, muscle pain and pinched nerves you can gently massage the area to ease away pain. This also helps to work out any kinks that may have occurred during your exercise routine. Be sure to check out some rowing machine reviews to see what others suggest to help prevent minor and major injuries.
It can seem a daunting task, the thought of shopping for the right electric mobility scooter and then actually paying for it. After all, were talking about an electrical vehicle designed to carry somewhere around 300 pounds, able to go up to 10 miles per hour. But, the fact of the matter is, if youre eliglble and qualified, Medicare may help pay for some or all of the cost of your "electric "mobility scooter" " .Generally, to qualify, you must require a scooter to get around your home. Inside and out. Secondly, to qualify, youll need to be unable to operate a manual wheelchair. Lastly, youll need a doctors recommendation can you say, doctors note!Before you go electric mobility scooter shopping, be sure to talk with your doctor as to whether he or she feels youll eligible to receive Medicare aid for your purchase. Its very possible Medicare could cover up to 80% of the cost of your scooter. If you have an HMO, you may be pleased to find out that they can possibly cover the remaining 20% of the cost.When pricing electric mobility scooters, youll find that while expensive, they may actually cost less than your washer or dryer! As many of them start at $450 and go up to $1,000+ in price. And even if you cant get Medicare to chip in, you can usually get good financing deals where the monthly payment would seem nominal.Keep in mind, that when you go to the electric mobility scooters dealer, that you should have a good idea of what you need in the way of a scooter. Because the fact of the matter is, many sales people, in order to drive up their commission will push add-ons. And they can be quite persuasive. It would prove wise to talk to people whove purchased electric mobility scooters and ask them where they bought theirs. Where they recommend you go and who specifically to talk to at the dealership. That way, you arent pressured into getting something you really dont need.Generally, to qualify, you must require a scooter to get around your home. Inside and out. Secondly, to qualify, youll need to be unable to operate a manual wheelchair. Lastly, youll need a doctors recommendation can you say, doctors note!Before you go electric mobility scooter shopping, be sure to talk with your doctor as to whether he or she feels youll eligible to receive Medicare aid for your purchase. Its very possible Medicare could cover up to 80% of the cost of your scooter. If you have an HMO, you may be pleased to find out that they can possibly cover the remaining 20% of the cost.When pricing electric mobility scooters, youll find that while expensive, they may actually cost less than your washer or dryer! As many of them start at $450 and go up to $1,000+ in price. And even if you cant get Medicare to chip in, you can usually get good financing deals where the monthly payment would seem nominal.Keep in mind, that when you go to the electric mobility scooters dealer, that you should have a good idea of what you need in the way of a scooter. Because the fact of the matter is, many sales people, in order to drive up their commission will push add-ons. And they can be quite persuasive. It would prove wise to talk to people whove purchased "electric "mobility scooters" s" s and ask them where they bought theirs. Where they recommend you go and who specifically to talk to at the dealership. That way, you arent pressured into getting something you really dont need.
There have always been stories about the specter of steroids haunting around the boxing rings. Often, there are reports about professional boxers using steroids for getting success in the rings. Recently in Feb/March 2007, Evander Holyfield, a multiple-time world cruiserweight and heavyweight champion, was the boxer who was linked to a pharmacy in Alabama that is currently under investigation for distributing steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs. The Warrior Holyfield whose name appeared on the list of customers of pharmacy admitted that he was taking a drug from the pharmacy, but claimed that he was using the drug for a "hormonal problem" and he just took it for a brief period. Holyfield told that he never used steroids but was encouraged to do so in the 1980s, and also revealed that Mike Tyson was doing it. Holyfield said, "Somebody high up in boxing mentioned to me that there was this other fighter who did steroids and I should too because it wasn't illegal in boxing yet," I said, 'I'm not going to do that. I ain't no cheater.' I was the undisputed cruiserweight champion and I was in the Olympics. If I started taking steroids, people would say, 'He cheated at everything.' But this guy told me, 'Well, Mike Tyson is doing it, you should, too. I said, 'I don't care if Tyson is doing it, I'm not.' "Although boxing has never been center of discussions of sports and steroids, there have been many cases of steroids in boxing. On Dec. 2, 2006, Mariano Carrera was tested positive for the anabolic steroids (clenbuterol) following his World Boxing Association (WBA) junior middleweight title victory over Javier Castillejo in Berlin. The Nevada State Athletic Commission suspended Orlando Salido, who outscored Robert Guerrero to win the International Boxing Federation (IBF) featherweight belt in Las Vegas on Nov. 4, 2006, when nandrolone was detected in his postfight urinalysis. Carrera and Salido were stripped of their titles following the tests.James Toney's 2005 victory over WBA heavyweight titlist John Ruiz was quashed, after Toney was tested positive for nandrolone. Toney claimed that the steroids were given to him by a doctor to treat an injured arm suffered during his previous bout, against Rydell Booker.Fernando Vargas was suspended for 9 months and fined $100,000 for testing positive for the steroid stanozolol following his defeat by Oscar De La Hoya in September 2002. Vargas claimed the steroids were given to him without his knowledge, but he accepted full responsibility.Roy Jones Jr. and Richard Hall both tested positive for the testosterone precursor androstenedione after Jones defeated Hall to retain his undisputed world light heavyweight championship in Indianapolis in 2000. Jones insisted his test was the result of ingesting the supplement Ripped Fuel.Frans Botha of South Africa was stripped of the IBF heavyweight title belt he won against Axel Schulz in 1995 after testing positive for steroids, which he and his camp claimed had been prescribed for treatment of an arm injury.
In the past people who wanted to lose weight did so for mostly cosmetic reasons. They simply wanted to look good in their tight jeans (men too). These day's not only do folks want to look good they want to also be healthy at the same time. Obesity has become a serious national problem. And the need to fix the growing trend is going to require a diet that fits our idle and spoon fed society. Yet there's a lot of skepticism over new fad diets. Simply because so many diet recipes have turned out to be failures. However, a new diet has appeared and actually seems to own up to all it's claims. Enter the Hoodia diet pills. Weight loss for all is here. The Hoodia diet has gained a lot of its popularity from national exposure on such television shows as Oprah, BBC,and 60 Minutes. Along with its social acceptance is clinical testing validating its usage safety. And the endless testimonials swearing their new allegiance to the hassle free way of losing weight. Taking Hoodia diet pills is certainlyin the top ten for dieting solutions even if it is a new entry. Why not? It's the American dream. Easy weight loss One of the biggest obstacles in dieting is obviously being hungry. And thats where the Hoodia diet pills have it'sedge over other diet pills. The Hoodia diet pills work by naturally suppressing your appetite. It's natural componentsact directly on one's satiety center which is located in the hypothalamus. What it does is send a signal to the brainthat the body has received enough nutrition. Now one still needs to use these diet pills responsibly. Yet the fact isit makes it so easy to eat less and not find yourself craving for more food. Counting those calories is so much easier.The active ingredient of Hoodia has been patented which provides the security of knowing that it has passed rigorousclinical testing before being opened to the public. Amazingly people lose as much as a pound in every three or fourdays when taking the Hoodia diet pills. The Hoodia diet pills main ingredient is from a plant which makes it 100% natural and safe. Which is unique in itselfwhen it comes to diet pills. The majority of on the shelf diet pills these day's owe their so called aid from formulatedchemicals. Chemicals like ephedrine and caffeine. Unlike let's say caffeine which causes one to shake and vibrate if one usestoo much. Hoodia diet pills due to its positive natural source has no unpleasant side effects. People tested using the Hoodia diet pill were able to easily lower their calorie intake by as much as 900 calories a day. And in some cases by asmuch as 1,00 calories a day. One of the perks of dieting with Hoodia diet pills is the luxury of not having to go through the hassle of preparing special meals. Even better there are no specific regimens required. So you don't have to forever dread never eating those no-no food items because there isn't any more maddening cravings. No counting calories. No special foods to eat. No cravings. For the obese Hoodia diet pills are manna from heaven itself. A word of caution to those who like buying online is to be considered because of its popularity the usual unscrupulous marketers have appeared selling fake Hoodia diet pills as the real thing. Make sure to check the ingredients before purchasing any Hoodiadiet pills. If you see chemicals other than Hoodia Gordonii beware. If they do contain other ingredients it will not beeffective. Now getting healthy along with "weight loss" requires a little common sense. Two apples is going to do you moregood than eating only one dozen donuts versus ones usual two dozen. Thanks to Hoodia diet pills a lot of folks unable tosucceed at self discipline have a real hope of looking and feeling good once again.