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SEXUAL ORIENTATION: SOCIETY AND GAYS

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Society is basically heterosexist. You occasionally hear parents joke about their child’s future. ‘He could be a doctor, or a lawyer or a builder’, and add, ‘I don’t really care as long as he’s not gay.’ Trouble is, they are probably not joking. The prospect of launching any child into the adult world is daunting [...]

SEXUAL ORIENTATION: BISEXUALITY

Monday, September 27th, 2010

One group that has been largely ignored by researchers is the group of men and women who identify themselves as bisexual. That means that they are sexually attracted to both men and women. The ultimate choice of a longterm partner may well come down to broader social factors. Pauline and Sally had known each other [...]

NUTRITION PROGRAMS FOR PRESCHOOL AND SCHOOL CHILDREN IN USA

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

The U.S. Department of Agriculture provides substantial assistance through cash and through distribution of commodities to programs designed to improve the nutrition of children. The largest of these programs is the School Lunch which is now available in most of the elementary and secondary schools. The Type A lunch consists of 1/2 pint milk; 2 [...]

BASIC PRINCIPLES OF THE AIROLA DIET: EAT MOSTLY RAW, LIVING FOODS

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

At least 75% to 80% of your diet should consist of foods in their natural uncooked state. There are numerous studies which demonstrate superiority of raw, living foods, both for maintenance of health and prevention of disease, as well as for the healing of disease. Cooking destroys much of the nutritional value of most foods. [...]

CHILD’S HEALTH/INFECTIOUS DISEASES: WHOOPING COUGH (PERTUSIS)TREATMENT AND PREVENTION

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

There is no specific treatment for whooping cough, but if the cough is severe and causes breathing difficulties, your doctor may recommend that your child be admitted to hospital for close nursing care. Coughing bouts can be quite frightening, both for the child and the parent. Keep your child in a warm room. A humidifier [...]

SEXUAL EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN: ANSWERS FOR MOST OFTEN ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SEX

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

“Could you get it stuck in there? Can you get stuck together?” A vagina and penis can never get stuck together. There are a lot of stories about sex that you will hear, and unless they come from someone you love, or from someone who somebody you love told you to listen to about sex, [...]

YOUR MARITAL HEALTH/WIVES’ SEXUALITY: MS. MYTH – THE PERPETUAL-WOMAN MYTH

Monday, May 18th, 2009

He thinks I am some kind of sexual perpetual-motion machine. He even tells people that once he turns me on he can’t tum me off. Absurd. I get to a point where stimulation actually hurts. Maybe all those other women can go on forever. I can’t. WIFE I have already discussed the “sexual witch” mythology, [...]

THE DESEXUALIZATION OF THE AMERICAN MARRIAGE/WAY TO LEAVE YOUR LOVING: GENDER ROLES

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Dr. Carol Gilligan, in her book In a Different Voice, summarized the complex issue of gender roles. She suggests the same-gender caretaker experience of young girls predisposes them toward empathy through the sameness experience, an emphasis on relationship and a fear of desertion and separation. Autonomy becomes problematical for the woman who is so early, [...]

OSTEOARTHROSIS – ARTHROSIS

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Arthrosis occurs when the wearing out occurs faster than the tissue can be replaced, the cartilage softens, develops cracks and may even wear completely through exposing the bone. Irritation to the bone then causes damage, small splits and overgrowth as the bone thickens and proliferates. Small projections of bone (osteophytes) may project around the edges [...]

ULCERATIVE COLITIS – VARIOUS FACTORS

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Crohn’s disease, which is also an inflammatory disorder of the lower bowel, may be mistaken for it at times. Although nervous factors were once thought to be a cause of this complaint, it is now accepted that the associated anxiety and depression may follow the disease rather than cause it. In treatment, a diet high [...]