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Proof Positivity: Going To The Dentist


This post is going to be written with a lot of rush.  I’m going to the dentist and I need to hurry up and finish with the post so I can leave.  So,  we will just get on with today’s news.




Resolutions To Remember

In 2008, Laura Plummer made enough New Year’s resolutions for six people — and kept them all! Plummer quit smoking, started exercising, ate healthfully, lost 35 pounds, lowered her cholesterol, and reduced her biologic age by more than 20 years, according to RealAge.com’s patented test.

 “The Oprah Winfrey Show” came calling and On Tuesday, January 6, Plummer will reveal how she clobbered those pesky resolutions and lowered her RealAge so dramatically. The 45-year-old attributes her success to the strategies and tips on Realage.com, the health website, and to the “YOU” books, the best-selling series written by RealAge experts Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD.


How Is Your Guy Feeling?


Nine out of 10 women in the United States are unaware that if their husband or male partner experiences symptoms like fatigue, depressed mood and increased waistline it could be related to a condition known as low testosterone, or Low T, according to survey results  Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. For women resolving to talk to their husbands or boyfriends about making their health a priority this New Year, one important aspect to consider is low testosterone. Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has introduced a toll-free number, 1-866-996-LowT (5698), available through the end of January, and expanded Web site offerings at www.IsItLowT.com to support women who are encouraging the men in their lives to have an annual medical exam this year and consider talking about symptoms that may be related to Low T.

The survey of women with husbands or male partners over 40, found that women are twice as likely as men to prompt their partners to have an annual medical exam. 65 percent of women said that worrying about their husband or male partner’s overall health will affect their anxiety levels in 2009, and one part of overall health is low testosterone, which also includes symptoms such as fatigue, depression and sexual dysfunction. As women enter the New Year with the men in their lives’ health in mind, these new tools offer them easily-accessible information including a low testosterone screener, tips on starting a conversation with men about Low T, facts on the relationship between Type 2 diabetes and low testosterone, and treatment options for low testosterone.

“Thirteen million men in the U.S. age 45 and older suffer from low testosterone, but less than 10 percent are receiving treatment. Not enough men are aware of what the symptoms are, and they should consider talking to a physician,” said Harry Fisch, M.D. Professor of Clinical Urology, Columbia University, New York Presbyterian Hospital. “Women play an active role in their husband’s health; if they are better informed about the signs and symptoms of treatable medical conditions such as low testosterone they can help make a big impact in the health of their male partners.”

Survey Key Findings

— Women reported that time away from work would be the leading obstacle keeping their husband or male partner from a doctor’s visit in 2009; more than a quarter of women (27 percent) also said that fear and lack of motivation would play a role in preventing a doctor’s visit.

— 82 percent of women responded that their spouse or male partner was more likely to discuss changes in cardiovascular health, eyesight or hearing with them after an annual medical exam than changes in weight or sexual function.

— Women were two times more likely to attribute symptoms, such as fatigue and depressed mood, to thyroid disease or diabetes than to the possibility that the men lives may be suffering from low testosterone.

— Not surprisingly, on average women report that the men in their lives spend five times more hours a month watching television than addressing their personal health; less than a quarter (21 percent) said that long-term health is most important to their husband’s or male partner’s daily life.

“The New Year is the perfect opportunity for men to take time out to address their overall health, including Low T, by having an annual medical exam, and discussing any questions or concerns that they might have with their physicians,” said Dr. Elizabeth M. Mutisya, vice president of U.S. Medical Affairs and chief medical officer, Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. “We are pleased to announce the launch of 1-866-996-LowT and www.IsItLowT.com as part of our ongoing commitment to educating men and their loved ones about low testosterone.”

www.IsItLowT.com and 1-866-996-LowT provide fast and easy ways to learn about Low T. These resources include an interactive quiz to determine a patient’s potential for having Low T, ways to engage in conversations with a doctor about symptoms associated with low testosterone, and a guide to help women have a productive dialogue about low testosterone with the men in their lives.


Gettin’ Kicks Out Of Shoes

“No other non-profit organization has the range of social services to help the needy like the Salvation Army,” explained Dubai.TV Host Janeen Mansour, who has hired MAYO Communications to help promote the first ever Celebrity Shoe (throwing) Drive set for January 10, 2009, Rancho Park Golf Course driving range, 10460 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90064. The event is from Noon – 2 pm.

“MAYO Communications is the perfect choice for the assignment,” said Mansour. “And when they mentioned the Salvation Army as the charity, we were thrilled with the idea and were quite moved by the fact that more than 35 million Americans receive their assistance each year through the broadest array of social services.”

The Celebrity shoe drive is open to the public, and participants must sign in and bring a pair of new shoes or ones in good condition to throw. There will be a children’s, ladies’ and men’s competition for who can throw the furthest, and each category winner will receive the “Golden Shoe Award.”

The celebrity event includes invitations to President George W. Bush, Kim Kardashian, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” Melanie Griffith, “Twins,” “Sweet Baby Jesus,” 2009, Eduardo Garcia, “No Country for Old Men,” (confirmed), Stefani Brass, “This Might Hurt,” ABC TV, 2009, “Six Feet Under,” Dyllan Christopher, “Unaccompanied Minors,” “Bones,” Yancey Arias, “Behind Enemy Lines,” “Sweet Dreams,” 2009, John Gearries, “AmerAsian3,” 2010 (filming), “Code Black,” 2008, and music stars Martha Wash, “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now),” “Madagascar II” and Damien and Tourie Escobar, Nuttin’ But Stringz, #3 on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.”


Finally, Help To Gaza

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia launched “the Custodian of The Two Holy Mosques Campaign to Provide Humanitarian Relief to the Palestinian People in Gaza.” This effort is a nationwide endeavor which is coordinated by a number of entities, including representative of the provincial governments, the Ministry of Culture and Information, the Chambers of Commerce and Industry, and a number of other departments. The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz initiated the fund with a donation of $8 million.


The Campaign is part of a broader humanitarian effort by the Kingdom to provide humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian people during this difficult time.


King Abdullah has ordered the delivery of medical aid to civilian victims, as well as the transportation of the wounded to Saudi Arabia for treatment at Saudi hospitals, a number of whom have already arrived in the Kingdom.


Saudi Arabia delivered its first shipment, two cargo planes with more than 20 tons of medical supplies, on December 30. Saudi Medevac planes are airlifting injured Palestinians to Saudi hospitals, including King Faisal Specialist Hospital, where King Abdullah has personally paid a visit to wounded Palestinian youth.


“This is an effort by the Saudi people to help alleviate the tragic humanitarian situation of the people in Gaza,” said Saudi Ambassador to the United States Adel A. Al-Jubeir.

SOURCE Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia

PR Newswire


2 Responses

  1. You and I seem to share similar interests — as an educator in an inner-city school and a mother of two boys, health, relationships, and community service is very important to me. I’m also a huge Oprah fan!

    I found your article on Gaza especially informative and interesting:
    “This is an effort by the Saudi people to help alleviate the tragic humanitarian situation of the people in Gaza,” said Saudi Ambassador to the United States Adel A. Al-Jubeir.

    I hope there are no hidden agendas.

  2. For the moment one can only hope. I’m sure there will be other help from other countries. For the moment, we have a lame duck so I doubt he will do much.

    After my dental I will be checking your site out. 🙂

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