EBOOKS

 ALLERGIES, SENSITIVITIES AND INTOLERANCES: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
  • eBook Cover Final 053013Allergies and food sensitivity or intolerance affect millions of people in the United States.  There may be underlying issues that are causing one to be unable to lose weight, have behavioral issues or experience chronic migraines, hives or a runny nose.   If you don’t know why, you may need to ask yourself a few questions and this resource may be the one to read.  Then, follow our Road Map to help you decide which type of test is best for you.Click here to download the eBook.
  • TEEN DRUG TESTING EBOOK

    teen-drug-ebookIf you are the parent of a teenager you know that raising children now is not an easy task. This isn’t to say that it was ever truly easy, but the availability of inappropriate information and substances makes it more complicated to be a parent. Stories about famous and not-so-famous teens getting involved in drugs and alcohol use and abuse are widespread. The ability of parents to limit exposure to information about intoxicants is restricted unless they are willing to eliminate internet access, TVs, cell phones or print media in the home. The rampant use of drugs and alcohol is alarming and continues to grow. What are parents supposed to do? The issues include not only well-known, illegal street drugs and newly created synthetic drugs, like K2, Spice and Bath Salts that mimic the effects of marijuana and methamphetamine, but the abuse of prescription drugs and alcohol found in the home.

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  • WELLNESS EBOOK

    wellness-ebookLosing weight and quitting smoking are Americans’ top New Year’s Resolutions. Both are good for your health and can improve your looks, and setting positive goals to launch a new year is commendable, but how many of us make these resolutions only to drop them after January 4th? Thinking carefully about what you hope to achieve with your resolution is important for a solid start. Your body is unique, your goals are unique, and each individual has a very specific set of circumstances. For example, someone who has diabetes and is trying to lose weight will need to approach their goal more carefully than someone who doesn’t have diabetes. Someone who has been smoking a pack of cigarettes a day for 50 years may need a stronger support system for their effort to quit than someone who has only smoked a couple of cigarettes a day for a year or two. Putting some serious thought and planning into how to achieve your health goals is much more effective than telling yourself at midnight on December 31st that this is your last of anything!

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  • STD AND HIV EBOOK

    std-hiv-ebookThey used to be called “venereal” diseases. The Latin word veneris comes from Venus, the Goddess of Love. Also called “social diseases”, the meaning was clear: immoral. Diseases that were spread through sexual contact could give you skin rashes, cause brain damage and eventually insanity and blindness. If that wasn’t enough to deter you, you were doomed. The name was eventually changed to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and the first were identified as early as the Middle Ages;gonorrhea and syphilis. Physicians mistakenly believed that they were the same disease; that the “clap”, gonorrhea, eventually turned into the “pox”, syphilis. Through studies conducted in mental hospitals, doctors eventually identified them as separate diseases. Before the advent of penicillin, the diseases were incurable. The outward signs of sexual promiscuousness influenced public perception of sexuality and promoted monogamy, marriage, and chastity before marriage.

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  • PATERNITY EBOOK

    paternity-ebookThe birth of a child can be a happy time for a couple ready and committed to raising a child, but for single parents it can be a time of stress and uncertainty. An unplanned child or a child born in the midst of chaotic life changes creates significant challenges for a single mother or father. The out of wedlock birthrate in the United States is 41% putting many children at risk for long term poverty and unemployment due to the lack of a father’s presence. There are obvious reasons for a woman to acknowledge the father of her child. However, for a man the benefits may be less obvious if the child’s arrival is unexpected or unwanted. Benefits exist for the good of the child regardless of their feelings or ambivalence towards the woman with whom they have been involved and the moral responsibility to support the child they have helped to create is clear.
    In 1980 the out-of-wedlock birthrate was 18.4% and by 2002 it had risen to 34%. Some experts are predicting that by the year 2020 it will be 50%. Half of all births will be to unwed mothers! Nonmarital birth rates vary considerably by age. Rates are typically lowest for young teenagers and women aged 35–39 years and over, and are highest for women in their early twenties.  From 1995 to 2002, birth rates for unmarried teenagers declined: The rate for younger teens dropped 30% for ages 15–17 years, and 12% for older teens. Between 2002 and 2006, the rates declined slightly for young teenagers and increased 5% for older teenagers. The largest increase in nonmarital births in recent years has been among women aged 20-24.

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