Owners of High-Risk Dogs and Crime Stats

Furry_Friends_710633There’s a very interesting study in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence. According to the report, owners of vicious dogs, who don’t bother to get them licensed, may be more likely to commit a crime than owners of non-vicious dogs. The stats? Thirty percent of persons who owned unlicensed, high-risk dogs had five or more criminal convictions or traffic citations compared with only 1% who owned licensed low-risk dogs. In addition, owners of unlicensed, high-risk dogs were 9 times more likely to be convicted of a crime involving children.


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The Stress of Being Laid Off


There are difficulties in today’s stressful economy and one of the big problems is the stress after being laid off.  Many people have to deal with the problems associated with that and it can be very difficult.  That’s one of the problems with a stressful economy.  People sometimes build their identity in the work they’re doing and the jobs they have.  When those jobs are taken away, it is a situation where someone can actually become depressed because of it.


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Benefits of Assisted Living


It is called assisted living, and for many people, that term has a bad connotation. They’re thinking, I’m going to be put away. Where am I going to be? What am I going to do? Well, let me tell you something. Assisted living is not necessarily a bad term for people who actually want to stay in a situation where they want to be independent, but at the same time, get help. Assisted living centers actually allow you to be independent, but they’ll help you with the things like shopping, the activities of daily living, and you get that help if something bad happens to you.


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Evaluating the Vitamins You Take


There are many vitamins out there and certainly they play a major part in our lives, but the specific vitamins you take, the strengths and weaknesses, all need to be evaluated.  One of the things physicians often talk about when they mention vitamins is the fact that they don’t come without a price.  You have to know which ones you’re taking and if, in fact, there are side-effects or concerns associated with them.  Doctors will tell you that the more you know, the better you can use and take advantage of them as part of your overall health care. 


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Dealing with the Pain of Depression


We keep writing about pain such as joint pain, stomach pain, chest pain, foot pain, headaches, etc. But one of the worst types of pain isn’t a pain that you can measure, like you can measure on that level. It’s the pain of depression. One out of six people suffer from depression at some point in their life and when they have the problems, they feel as if their world is collapsing around them. You see depression is like someone has taken a dark curtain and put it in front of your eyes. Dealing with depression can be very difficult and we have to do all we can to help those who suffer.


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Early Diagnosis of Migraines Is Important


As many as one out of five people suffer from migraine headaches. These headaches are usually quite severe and they are preceded by an aura, or a strange sensation, like a flashing of light or a strange smell. They’re often diagnosed as sinus headaches, tension headaches, or a variety of other types of head pain, but a new study out of Columbia and highlighted by the Journal of the American Medical Association is stressing the importance of early diagnosis. That’s because the cycle of a migraine can often be cut short through the use of drugs called Triptans. These medications are available in a wide variety of forms, including pills, inhalers, and even injections. Migraines can be unusual. They don’t always cause headaches, and they can actually cause a wide variety of symptoms from visual disturbances to stomach problems. Migraines need to be taken seriously. Clearly they are a problem that have to be dealt with.


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Information about Ovarian Cancer


It isn’t talked about as much as other forms of cancer, but ovarian cancer is the deadliest of all gynecologic cancers. One in 57 women develop ovarian cancer and there have been several studies which have shown it runs in families. The major problem with ovarian cancer is it is usually found in the advanced stages and by that point the disease is very difficult to treat and the chance of five year survival is about 20%. Sadly 75% of women are diagnosed at this advanced stage. When ovarian cancer is detected early, before it is spread beyond the ovaries, more than 90% of women will survive longer than 5 years. Unfortunately, the symptoms of ovarian cancer are very vague. Feeling bloated, a sensation of being full even after eating just a small amount of food, low back pain, and fatigue are all signs, but obviously they can mean other things as well.


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