Friday, 28 December 2012

The best poems of 2012 composed by Benter Adede

Helium came down, but not to worry; I still have my poetry at

A list of my Favourite Poems by my Favourite Poet.

Poetry: I feel used
Poetry: Dear Lord
Poetry: I'm not crazy
Poetry: I've been holding on
Poetry: In this life
Poetry: A teardrop on a rose
Poetry: You're a distraction
Poetry: A good-hearted woman
Poetry: Summer holidays
Poetry: You're the one
Poetry: Vows
Poetry: Just for you
Poetry: Friends
Poetry: Disappear
Poetry: Crime doesn't pay
Poetry: Complete and total shock
Poetry: I feel used
Poetry: The most beautiful woman
Poetry: True story
 Poetry: The world is just awesome
Poetry: Surprisingly human
Poetry: Start at home
Poetry: Play every day
 Poetry: Can you hear me now?

Hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did .

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Volunteer Salary Information

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Friday, 30 November 2012

baby Zeph learns filming

Zeph and I having fun while making a film. Actually, what I intended is take get a photo with him, but he was so cute an s I decided film instead. 

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

We are now walking

OK, Zeph decided to skip crawling. He couldn't see himself down there. So yes, He is now walking with support. I should make a point and get a video of that uploaded here. I wonder what he will say when I tell him he never crawled once he is all grown up. I also wonder what he will say when he starts talking. He looks like he is going to be very talkative.

He also looks like a leader. I cant wait for him to be one year old. Although things have really become complicated for us right now. I do not know how our future will be. I can only wait and see.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Make money online Check list

There are several opportunities virtually in all fields to make money online. The question is how to you know the genuine sites from scams?

The following check list should guide you on identifying the genuine websites and opportunities.
Make Money Online: How I Created a Six Figure Income Giving Away a Dead Guy's Book
  1. Check the websites layout and general grammar. A genuine website will not have bad grammar and one should be able to see other users of the site.
  2. For writing websites, creating an account should be easy and they should not ask for your credit card details.
  3. If it is a paying website, they should accept your payment without you disclosing your credit card, bank account details. It is safer to use PayPal for the payments.
  4. For Freelancing websites, you should be able to see job posts from clients and contractors profiles who have actually gained contracts from bids.
  5. If you are in doubt, ensure you use a search engine like Google, to search for that website's review. It is better to see what other users are saying about that website and make an informed decision. You are better safe than sorry.

 I have been writing at Helium and Wikinut and I am loving it. I also offer freelance services at Elance and oDesk. So far, these four websites have proven to be genuine and with very endless opportunities.

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Sunday, 20 May 2012


 Now Zeph is learning to write. He has always proven to be a fast learner. 
Now Zeph is learning how to write. He has always proven to be a fast learner. This baby is surely full of surprises.

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Facebook Status Update

Status Update
By Brent Okoth
11 people were hanging' on a rope under a helicopter, 10 men,1 woman. The rope was not strong enough 2 carry them all, so thy decided dat 1 of them had 2 leave otherwise they were all going 2 fall. Thy weren't able 2 choose dat person until the woman gave a very touching speech. She said she would voluntarily let go off the rope coz as a woman, she was used 2 giving up everything 4 her husband n kids n also used 2 making sacrifices 2 make the world a beta place. As soon as she finished hr speech, all the men holding the rope started CLAPPING!!

Wisdom in the Bible

The Bible is a book of wisdom. From Genesis to Revelation, the verses are inspirational, educative, guiding or cautioning. The word wisdom appears in 222 different verses of the Bible. The most popular and referenced verse is James chapter 1 verse 5. Making reference to the King James Version, it says; “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” There is no excuse therefore for anyone to lack wisdom. Interestingly, there are plenty of Christians out there who do not have wisdom and unfortunately, do not ask for it.

Out of the books of the Bible, Proverbs is regarded as the book of wisdom. The word is referenced in 52 verses.  It was written thoughtfully with very encouraging and words full of wisdom from the very first chapter all the way to last. The book particularly stresses on the need for someone to get wisdom and keep. It even suggests that wisdom is better than any other possession one can have including gold or riches untold. Reading from the scriptures, one will notice that wisdom goes hand in hand with understanding. This can clearly be seen in Proverbs 4:5, Proverbs 4:7, Proverbs 16:16 and Proverbs 19:8.  

Bible verses about Wisdom

The Bible is a book of wisdom. From Genesis to Revelation, the verses are inspirational, educative, guiding or cautioning. There are 222 verses with the word wisdom in the Bible. Making reference to the King James Version, the following are some of the popular scriptures from the Bible.

Job 4:21 Doth not their Excellency which is in them go away? They die, even without wisdom.

Job 12:2 No doubt but ye are the people, and wisdom shall die with you.

Job 36:5 Behold, God is mighty, and despises not any: he is mighty in strength and wisdom.

Psalms 37:30 the mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom and his tongue talks of judgment.

Psalms 104: 24 O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

10 fun ideas for a date on Budget

Fun date ideas on a Budget

Have a tight budget does not mean you cannot have fun on a date. Creativity is what matters. In the same way, having plenty of money does not guarantee a fun date. Enjoying the person you are spending your time with is more important in having a fun date. What you need to do is ensure your date has a lovely experience! However, you need to choose an activity that is safe for both of you.

1.       There are activities that cost nothing at all, such as, going for a walk, bike riding, hiking, or sitting at the park and telling each other stories. The advantage of this is that you get to talk more with your date and the potential of learning new things about them is very high.
2.       If there is little money to spend, go for an ice cream, cupcakes, coffee or tea. Choose a place that is not noisy yet comfortable in order to enjoy it more. Alternatively, ask your date to come over to your place and make cupcakes together. You might learn new tricks in baking in addition to having plenty of fun and spending quality time together.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Once upon a tree

A mighty sacrifice


Am not a poet
I do not do poetry
I like reading poems

Writing is new to me
Any support give me
Is appreciated by me

I would like to try!
Benter is my name
I hope this gives me fame!

Health Tips - Candida

The body of a human includes numerous microorganisms, such as fungi, bacterias and yeast. In a strong person, beneficial microorganisms protect against the overgrowth of organisms which leads to health issues, like candidiasis.

Candidiasis is an excessive production of yeast, most frequently Candida albicans, in the gastrointestinal system and genitals. It contributes to a contamination of the skin area and mucous membranes, generally near the mouth area or genitals. Candidiasis in the oral cavity is usually known as thrush, whilst Candidiasis of the genital area is normally named a yeast infections. The signs and symptoms of candidiasis contain skin inflammation and scratching. Females with candidiasis could also feel soreness and vaginal discharge. Males with candidiasis can encounter some of these signs however many men have no signs and symptoms in any way. In the mouth area, candidiasis has a white-colored, patchy look.

Causes of Candida Problems

Friday, 4 May 2012

10 Ways to Reclaim Your Self-Esteem - Motivation

The way you feel about yourself impacts how and why you do everything in life. If you feel good about who you are, then what you do will be an outside reflection of your innermost thoughts and feelings. Contrary to popular belief, self-esteem is not something anyone or any accomplishment can give you. Just because people like you or you receive an award, does not mean that you will love and take care of yourself. Positive self-esteem comes from within and does not change because the scenery or circumstances change. To have esteem for something or someone is to regard highly or favorably. High self-esteem is relatively stable even when the forecast looks foreboding.

Your self-esteem is like a star at night that shines brightest when it is the darkest. It is your inner light that burns brightly and freely no matter what is happening around you. A zen saying reminds us: "What was your original face before you were born?" Self-esteem is perfectly intact when we are born, in fact, it is inherent to us; however, it often diminishes over the course of our childhood. We lose a little of it whenever we fail, make mistakes, misbehave, feel guilty, refuse to forgive, neglect ourselves, and/or do things we are ashamed of. As an adult, we sometimes feel as if our "self" is in pieces--- that we are somehow not whole and complete.


Under penalty of perjury, I declare that the information I have provided is to the best of my knowledge and believe it to be true, correct and complete.

After this declaration, would you still lie?

Feel free to make you contributions.

Alphabet - Kenyan version

For your beoble :
A ~ handelop
B ~ patafly
C ~ crogotail
D ~ tok
E ~ helefant
F ~ frok
G ~ chiraf
H ~ hibobotomus
I ~ insi
J ~ chagol
K ~ giwi
L ~ leopat
M ~ Mangi
N ~ nyoga
O ~ hosdrich
P ~ bikok
R ~ ret and
S ~ scobyon
T ~ todois
V ~ folcha
W ~ watok
Y ~??
Z ~ sepra

Sunday, 29 April 2012

10 Reasons I spend more time on Google+ than Facebook:

1. It's more like a news aggregator than a gossip column.
2. Sorting by "Most Recent" is a default.
3. App crap doesn't pop into my streams.
4. Google+ makes it fun to discover people I don't yet know.
5. I don't see weird @status @updates posted from @Twitter!
6. Ripples.
7. Landing on "What's Hot" gets me in front of ALL users.
8. I don't get invited to random groups, being forced to opt-out.
9. No stresses of "friend" reciprocity.
10. Animated GIFs...

Friday, 27 April 2012


"Ain't no way to stay warm at the fire of burning bridges." Line from Burning Bridges by 38 Special

"Growing old is mandatory. Growing up? Definitely optional!" Anonymous

"Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity." Frank Leahy

"Never ascribe to malice, that which can be explained by incompetence." Napoleon

My wife is so immature. She came into the bathroom recently and sank all my boats. Woody Allen

Some days you're the pigeon; some days you're the statue. Roger Anderson

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest. Mark Twain

Those who stand for nothing fall for anything. Alexander Hamilton

If people are kicking you in the behind, at least you're in front of them. Billy Graham

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. Abraham Lincoln

Talented Engineer

The authorities were leading a priest, a drunkard and an engineer to the guillotine. They asked the priest if he wanted to face up or down when he meets his fate.

The priest said that he would like to face up so that he will be looking toward heaven when he dies. So, they raise the blade of the guillotine, release it and it comes speeding down and suddenly stops just inches from his neck.

The authorities take this as divine intervention and release the priest.

Next the drunkard comes to the guillotine. He also decides to die face up hoping that he will be as fortunate as the priest. They raise the blade of the guillotine, release it and it comes speeding down and suddenly stops just inches from his neck.

So, the authorities release the drunkard as well.

Next is the engineer. He also decides to die facing up. They slowly raise the blade of the guillotine when suddenly the engineer shouts, "WAIT!!!… I think the problem is right there where the cable is binding!!!"

emotional freedom techniques (EFT)

Emotional Freedom Techniques - commonly abbreviated to EFT - is a modern and growing form of personal development and therapy. EFT is one of a number of recent concepts increasingly used for improving and developing people. EFT can be effective for various purposes, including personal and self-development, attitude and behaviour development, resolving personal problems, reducing stress, and restoring life balance. This free article about EFT is contributed by Peter Delves, a leading UK Emotional Freedom Techniques trainer and practitioner, which is gratefully acknowledged. EFT, like many modern spiritually-based or 'alternative' concepts, generates passionate debate as to its scientific validity - especially among the scientific community and conventionally-minded therapists. This article does not seek to judge whether, how or why EFT works. This information merely seeks to introduce the concept and to outline its principles, so that you can then seek more information or try the methodology, and then decide for yourself.

Emotional freedom techniques - introduction
EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) is about returning the mind, body and feelings to a state of balance and harmony so you are not limited by negative emotions.

Quick Thinker

A man noted for telling puns was locked into a dark closet, and told he would not be released until he made up a pun about the situation.
He immediately shouted, "Oh, pun the door!"

Computer contrast

In Computer Heaven:

The management is from Intel,
The design and construction is done by Apple,
The marketing is done by Microsoft,
IBM provides the support,
Gateway determines the pricing.

In Computer Hell:

The management is from Apple,
Microsoft does design and construction,
IBM handles the marketing,
The support is from Gateway,
Intel sets the price.


A preacher was told by his doctor that he had only a few weeks left to live.
He went home feeling very sad, and when his wife heard the sad news she said to him, "Honey, if there's anything I can do to make you happy, tell me."

The preacher answered, "You know, dear, there's that box in the kitchen cabinet with what you always called "your little secret" in it and you said you never would want me to open it as long as you lived. Now that I'm about to go home to be with the Lord, why don't you show me what's in that secret box of yours?"

The preacher's wife got out the box and opened the lid.

It contained $10,000 and three eggs.

Think outside the box

This is the true story of George Phillips of Meridian, Mississippi, who was going to bed when his wife told him that he'd left the light on in the shed. George opened the door to go turn off the light but saw there were people in the shed in the process of stealing things.

He immediately phoned the police, who asked "Is someone in your house?" and George said no and explained the situation. Then they explained that all patrols were busy, and that he should simply lock his door and an officer would be there when available.

George said, "Okay," hung up, counted to 30, and phoned the police again.

"Hello, I just called you a few seconds ago because there were people in my shed. Well, you don't have to worry about them now because I've just shot them all."

Then he hung up. Within five minutes three squad cars, an Armed Response unit, and an ambulance showed up. Of course, the police caught the burglars red-handed. 

One of the policemen said to George: "I thought you said that you'd shot them!"

George said, "I thought you said there was nobody available!"

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Sterling Silver Cubic Zirconia Stud Earrings

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Jewellery Information
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Gem Type
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Number of stones

Cubic Zirconia Information
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If you love earrings, then this piece is a must have!

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Mothers of today!

Most “modern mothers” nowadays have neglected their natural duty of breastfeeding.  Unknown to them, they not only deny the child’s right to good and pure health but also miss out on natures chance of staying healthy and in some cases, losing weight! Ironically, these so called “modern mothers” skip this exercise because they want to remain young and hip. Others even go a step further and refuse to give their babies a chance to a healthy start citing that they will lose shape or figure since “their breasts will be saggy”. This is indeed sad. I can only sympathize with those children.

Nursing promotes bonding between mother and baby and creates a lifelong connection between the two. Additionally, it makes the baby feel loved, comfortable and safe.

Benefits to the child
  • ·         It is readily available; your baby does not have to wait for you to prepare his/her food while hungry. Why would you keep a hungry baby waiting anyway?

Monday, 23 April 2012

UK PAYE Salary Wage Income Tax Calculator 2012 UK. Updated for 2012/2013 inland revenue tax year. Calculate wages pension national insurance and student loan repayments online.

I stumbled upon this website and found it to be very effective. I especially love the part where it asks if you could buy it coffee. Of course, this is after using the calculator and finding out about your tax and National Insurance Contributions. You only need to fill in a few details and press on one button. It simply works like magic. The results are amazing. Use the link below to go straight away ans start calculating! it will take only a few seconds after pressing on the calculate button.

UK PAYE Salary Wage Income Tax Calculator 2012 UK. Updated for 2012/2013 inland revenue tax year. Calculate wages pension national insurance and student loan repayments online.

BMI healthy weight calculator - Health tools - NHS Choices

BMI healthy weight calculator

BMI is good way to check if you're a healthy weight. Use the BMI calculator to check the whole family and find helpful information and advice. BMI is a measure of whether you're a healthy weight for your height.
You can also get a Text only version of this tool

To use it, go to: BMI healthy weight calculator - Health tools - NHS Choices

Friday, 20 April 2012

He Leadeth Me

Wake Up

Words and music: Gary Miller
Lead: Brian Wiersma
Sample: MP3

Well-a, Well-a Wake up from your slumber
Salvation is upon you
Come out from the darkness
Put on the armor of light
Do right in the daytime
Do right in the night
Put off the rags of evil
Put on the robe of white
There's no time for sleeping
And no time for delaying
It's time your eyes are open
It's time to fight the fight
He's coming you're a knowing
His seeds you should be sowing
Get off the couch of easy
Get up and do the right!

Can’t you see the morning coming
Can’t you see the light of day
Soon will be the final coming
Soon will be the judgment day
No waiting, hesitating
Keep watching, keep praying

Repeat Chorus

Can you see the people searching
Can you see they need The Way
Can you see their hearts are breaking
Can you go His Will obey
No waiting, hesitating
Keep watching, keep praying

World in darkness
Sin and madness
Help them find the day
Christian witness
Love and kindness
We must lead the Way

Repeat Bridge

Repeat Chorus

Well-a, Well-a Wake up

Scriptural Reference:

"And do this, understanding the present time. The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy. Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature." Romans 13:11-14

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Electric Shock Information

1) Danger
If you suspect someone has received an electric shock you must ensure all power sources are isolated before you can treat the casualty.

High voltage
Overhead power cables are an example of a power source generating high voltage electricity. High voltage electricity has the ability to ‘jump’ or ‘arc’ up to distances of 18 metres or over. If faced with a casualty resulting from high voltage electricity:
  • Do not approach. Stay at least 25 metres away from the casualty until the power has been switched off by an official agency i.e. Electricity Board.
Low voltage
If faced with a casualty who is in the process of receiving an electric shock you should:
Attempt to turn the power off at the mains.
Remove any cables/power tools etc., still in contact with the casualty.

Action to take
Insulate yourself from the ground with books / newspapers / rubber matting.

Truecrypt Free open-source disk Encryption Software Reviews

Any/all software programmers are welcome to contribute to this open-source disk encryption software in order to make it better. The free Truecrypt disk encryption software is an open-source for systems using Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X, and Linux. The software has been developing in different versions with the latest being the 7.1 version.

Encryption software is an important protection to be used to secure medical information in compliance with encryption security requirements of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, passed as part of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). Under the HITECH Act, unencrypted information is defined as unsecure protected health information.

Just a thought

‎"I ran and ran and ran every day, and I
acquired this sense of determination,
this sense of spirit that I would never,
never give up, no matter what else
~Wilma Rudolph

Business Writing: Humor in Business Writing - Does It Belong?

Today someone sent me an evaluation of an online business writing course he had taken with me. This was his final comment:

I liked the online format. It was like being in an actual classroom, but without sitting next to the person who had a garlic and onion chilidog for lunch. Oh, sorry, that was me.

I got a huge laugh from this comment, first because the reference to a chilidog surprised me in a class evaluation, especially of a virtual class. Then his naming himself as the chilidog eater gave me another quick treat.

The surprising humor in a normally dry document brightened my morning at my desk. Humor in small, unexpected doses works well on the job.

Humor in business messages fails when it is piled on like a performance.

AddThis Chrome Extension

You should have an AddThis Chrome Extension on your web browser to enable you share information easily. Not only is it free and easy to set up, it is a time saver. It can be used with any web browser without limitations. It has the share, bookmark, translate and print options.

It can connect you to the top social networks plus you can custom it to show just what you need. If you are not using this extension, you are missing out on a lot!

Using the Calculator

As you would expect, you use the calculator just as you would a real pocket calculator. Just as with a conventional calculator, space is at a premium, so many of the calculator buttons have to double up the functions they provide. The layout of the calculator in its normal state has the functions you would expect to see on a fairly standard scientific calculator, which means that it is probably self explanatory. Notice the shift button in the top left hand corner.

Enter numbers either by clicking on the buttons or using the keyboard

How Is The Respiratory System Affected By Exercise?

When you exercise, your body has an increased need for oxygen. The working muscles need more oxygen to perform. Your heart and cardiovascular system responds by pumping out more oxygenated blood to the working muscles. Your respiratory system must also make adjustments to help meet the demands of the body during exercise.

Pulmonary System

Your respiratory system is comprised of your nose, mouth, lungs and air passages. It can be broken down into the conducting portions and the respiratory portions. The conducting portions are the passage ways into and out of the body. Whereas, the respiratory portion is where the actual exchange of gases occur. The primary function of the respiratory system is to provide a method of gas exchange between the air around you and the human body. Essentially this means to bring oxygen into the body for energy production and to remove carbon dioxide from the blood.

Learn how to lose weight fast | Burn Fat Fast | Lose Belly Fat | Quick & Fast Weight Loss

Hi, my name is Dr. Charles and the pretty lady next to me above is one of my favorite patients, Lori.

I've dedicated my life to help others achieve the type of weight loss success that I know is absolutely possible, despite what the so called "experts" tell us all.

The first thing that I'd suggest doing is checking out this inspiring personal weight loss story above by clicking here. In it, you'll learn about how Lori lost 85+ pounds and changed the direction of her life.

Click the big button above and you'll be able to watch it. Be sure to watch the video from beginning to end, because at the end I talk about some critical components to making the steps work longterm, which is what we're all after.

Yogurt Benefits, Health & Nutrition Facts, & More

What's tasty, easy, and has lots of health benefits? Yogurt!
WebMD Weight Loss Clinic-Feature
Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD

Have you noticed that the yogurt section of most grocery stores has practically taken over the dairy aisle? It’s getting harder to find more traditional dairy foods, such as cottage cheese and sour cream, amid the sea of yogurt options. But it only makes sense that a food with as many health benefits as yogurt be given prime real estate in the supermarket.  

And just what are the health benefits of yogurt?
First off, your body needs to have a healthy amount of ''good'' bacteria in the digestive tract, and many yogurts are made using active, good bacteria. One of the words you’ll be hearing more of in relation to yogurt is ''probiotics.'' Probiotic, which literally means ''for life,'' refers to living organisms that can result in a health benefit when eaten in adequate amounts.

The Legal Line - How much personal injury compensation?

Personal injury can cost you more than you realise. Here is a table outlining the type of injury and the legal costs.

Injury Type
Damage to Scalp and Hair
£1,125 – £7,250
Head Injuries
Minor: £1,450 – £8,400
Minor brain damage: £10,000 - £28,250
Moderate brain damage: £28,250 - £144,000
Moderately severe brain damage: £144,000 - £185,000
Very severe brain damage: £185,000 - £265,000
Eye Injuries
Minor: £1,450 - £5,750
Permanent impairment of vision: £8,250 - £118,000
Total blindness affecting both eyes: in region of £175,000
Nose Injuries
Simple undisplaced fracture with full recovery: £1,125 - £1,650
Displaced requiring manipulation: £1,650 - £2,050
Displaced recovery after surgery: £2,600 -£3,350
Serious fractures with permanent damage: £7,000 - £15,200
Cheekbone Injuries
Simple fracture, not requiring surgery: £1,550 - £1,900
Simple fracture, minor surgery: £2,850 - £4,250
Serious fracture with some permanent damage: £6,750 - £10,350

Business Planning- Writing an Exit Plan

The final portion of your business plan outlines your exit strategy. It may seem odd to develop a strategy this soon to leave your business, but potential investors will want to know your long-term plans. Your exit plans need to be clear in your own mind because they will dictate how you operate the company. For example, if you plan to get listed on the stock market, you’ll want to follow certain accounting regulations from day one. If you plan to pass the business to your children, you’ll need to start training them at a certain point.

Here’s a look at some of the available strategies for entrepreneurs:

Exit Strategies for Long-Term Involvement
·         Let it run dry: This can work especially well in small businesses like sole proprietorships. In the years before you plan to exit, increase your personal salary and pay yourself bonuses

EMR systems and The Meaningful use

With more physicians adopting the Electronic Health Records (EHR), we can only expect the attestation of such systems to also be on the rise. It is a shame to note that a great number of hospitals still continue to use the paper records despite the financial incentive for meeting the meaningful use requirements. The meaningful use guidelines set aside billions of dollars to be claimed by Medicare and Medicaid health care givers for successful EHR transition. Most hospitals are however, stuck with hybrid records. That is to say, they are using both paper records and electronic records at the same time. This is due to the expensive paper records scanning which most hospitals can barely afford. Only about half of the hospitals have scanned what they need and are within their budgets. Another 23% are within their budgets but still have loads of records to scan. With this fact, it is safe to assume hybrid records are here to stay, because complete transition may take several years.

The two approaches in meeting the meaningful use requirements are;

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

What's tasty, easy, and has lots of health benefits? Yogurt!

WebMD Weight Loss Clinic-Feature
Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD

Have you noticed that the yogurt section of most grocery stores has practically taken over the dairy aisle? It’s getting harder to find more traditional dairy foods, such as cottage cheese and sour cream, amid the sea of yogurt options. But it only makes sense that a food with as many health benefits as yogurt be given prime real estate in the supermarket.  

And just what are the health benefits of yogurt?
First off, your body needs to have a healthy amount of ''good'' bacteria in the digestive tract, and many yogurts are made using active, good bacteria. One of the words you’ll be hearing more of in relation to yogurt is ''probiotics.'' Probiotic, which literally means ''for life,'' refers to living organisms that can result in a health benefit when eaten in adequate amounts.

Monday, 16 April 2012

Neuroscience Resources for Kids - Body System Interaction

All of the systems within the body interact with one another to keep an organism healthy. Although each system has specific functions, they are all interconnected and dependent on one another. The nervous system controls various organs of the body directly. The brain also receives information from many organs of the body and adjusts signals to these organs to maintain proper functioning.

Skeletal System

The skeletal system makes up the framework of the body and allows us to move when our muscles contract. It stores minerals (e.g. calcium, phosphorous) and releases them into the body when they are needed. The skeletal system also protects internal organs and produces blood cells.
Bones (e.g., skull, vertebrae)
Bones provide calcium that is essential for the proper functioning of the nervous system.
The skull protects the brain from injury.
The vertebrae protect the spinal cord from injury.
Sensory receptors in joints between bones send signals about body position to the brain.
The brain regulates the position of bones by controlling muscles.
Cardiovascular System

The cardiovascular system delivers oxygen, hormones, nutrients and white blood cells around the body by pumping blood, and it removes waste products.
Heart, blood vessels
Endothelial cells maintain the blood-brain barrier.
Baroreceptors send information to the brain about blood pressure.
Cerebrospinal fluid drains into the venous blood supply.
The brain regulates heart rate and blood pressure.
Muscular System

Different types of muscles enable motion, generate heat to maintain body temperature, move food through digestive tract and contract the heart.
Muscles (smooth, skeletal and cardiac muscles)
Receptors in muscles provide the brain with information about body position and movement.
The brain controls the contraction of skeletal muscle.
The nervous system regulates the speed at which food moves through the digestive tract.
Endocrine System

The endocrine system secretes hormones into blood and other body fluids. These chemicals are important for metabolism, growth, water and mineral balance, and the response to stress.
Pineal body, pituitary gland, hypothalamus, thyroid, parathyroid, heart, adrenal gland, kidney, pancreas, stomach, intestines, ovary
Hormones provide feedback to the brain to affect neural processing.
Reproductive hormones affect the development of the nervous system.
The hypothalamus controls the pituitary gland and other endocrine glands.
Lymphatic System
The lymphatic system protects the body from infection.
Adenoid, tonsils, thymus, lymph nodes, spleen
The brain can stimulate defense mechanisms against infection.
Respiratory System

The respiratory system supplies oxygen to the blood and removes carbon dioxide.
Lungs, larynx, pharynx, trachea, bronchi
The brain monitors respiratory volume and blood gas levels.
The brain regulates respiratory rate.
Digestive System

The digestive system stores and digests foods, transfers nutrients to the body, eliminates waste and absorbs water.
Stomach, esophagus, salivary glands, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, intestines
Digestive processes provide the building blocks for some neurotransmitters.
The autonomic nervous system controls the tone of the digestive tract.
The brain controls drinking and feeding behavior.
The brain controls muscles for eating and elimination.
The digestive system sends sensory information to the brain.
Reproductive System

The reproductive system is responsible for producing new life.
Testes, vas deferens, prostate gland, ovary, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix
Reproductive hormones affect brain development and sexual behavior.
The brain controls mating behavior.
Urinary System

The urinary system eliminates waste products and maintains water balance and chemical balance.
Bladder, urethra, kidney
The bladder sends sensory information to the brain.
The brain controls urination.
Integumentary System

The integumentary system reduces water loss, contains receptors that respond to touch, regulates body temperature, and protects the inside of the body from damage.
Skin, hair
Receptors in skin send sensory information to the brain.
The autonomic nervous system regulates peripheral blood flow and sweat glands.
Nerves control muscles connected to hair follicles.

Neuroscience Resources for Kids - Body System Interaction