In this day of surviving on cell phones, emails anywhere and double espressos, the constant stimuli never allows life to slow down. Multi - tasking is our middle name and this leads us to feeling overwhelmed and stressed. How can one relieve stress and replace it with balance and well being? It begins with small steps. One of those steps is dedicating a small amount of time every day to relaxation. Why should I practice relaxation? Maybe you are thinking: how can fifteen minutes of "trying to relax" do me any good? But the truth is, the simple act of dedicating a small piece of each day to relaxation can pay back in huge dividends. Creating some space in your reservoir Our body is just like a reservoir. Life presents us with many different conditions that can affect our reservoir's "level." For example, stress-free, sunny days, along with a healthy diet, keep us well below our dam's breaking point. But gloomy, stress-filled days surviving on junk foo...
Over-the-counter birth control methods are used during sex to avoid pregnancy and sometimes to prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Over-the-counter means that they can be purchased by anyone, without a doctor's prescription.
For more information about birth control options, see:
Birth control and family planning
Birth control - over the counter; Contraceptives - over the counter
Over-the-counter birth control methods are not as effective against pregnancy as some prescription methods. However, they are more effective against STIs than any other method except not having intercourse (abstinence). They enable people to protect themselves against pregnancies and STIs without having to:
Deal with long-term side effects
Spend a lot of money
Wait for a doctor's appointment
A male condom is a thin sheath pla...
With so much attention on the looming deadline to remove CFC, doctor prescribed, metered dose inhalers from the market by December 31, 2008, many do not realize that another deadline is in the works.
As early as 2010, over-the-counter epinephrine metered dose CFC inhalers may also be removed, permanently and without an over-the-counter replacement. This begs the question for asthma and allergy patients, "What do you carry?" If you have asthma or severe allergies, you may routinely carry a metered dose inhaler to administer medicine in case of an emergency. However, have you ever left it behind, at the house, in the desk at work, the restroom at school, in the hotel room or under the movie seat?
According to reports and personal anecdotes, AAFA has learned that many asthma patients rely on over-the-counter epinephrine inhalers sold at pharmacies as a back up plan when they forget their own prescription metered dose inhaler. While this method is not recommended by...
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