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Male Hygiene 101: Volume 1
- Don’t just wash your hands after pee; wash BEFORE you pee as well. Washing before you pee can prevent any germs and bacteria from entering your body through any cuts or scrapes in your penis
- Check weekly (or daily) for any cuts, scrapes, warts, moles, or abnormalities on your penis. Cuts and scrapes can increase your chance of infection. Moles, warts, etc. could be signs of illness or STIs. Write down any abnormalities you may see and talk with your doctor about it. Keep track of whether you’ve noticed a change in size, color, or temperature.
- Pull back all skin when cleaning around your penis. Skin folds are perfect places for bacteria to harbor.
- Wear loose breathable (preferably cotton) underwear. Underwear that is too small/tight can increase body heat in the genitals and prolonged use can decrease sperm production.
- Use a water soluble lubricant when masturbating in order to decrease cuts and scrapes as well as burns caused by friction. Also, try to use a satin or smooth non-cotton item (no socks fellas) as they are less likely to cause damage to the sensitive penile skin.
Hospital rebrands chemotherapy as DC-themed “superformula” for kids
Chemotherapy is never fun, but A.C.Camargo Cancer Center in São Paulo is trying to make it easier for children to accept the treatment. They’re rebranding the treatment as “superformula” and using comics to help kids understand chemo.
Buzzfeed’s Copyranter blog explains that the cancer center is working with ad agency JWT, which also works with Warner Bros. The idea was to help children believe in the power of chemotherapy to make them ultimately better. They’re not just covering the chemo cases with superhero logos; they’re also giving pediatric cancer patients comic books in which the heroes experience something similar to cancer and must receive a similar treatment formulated by doctors. And in the comics, the cases for the treatment bags look just like the cases the kids get over their own chemo bags.
TO THE LEFT
TAKE IT BACK NOW Y’ALL
ONE HOP THIS TIME
RIGHT FOOT LET’S STOMP
LEFT FOOT LET’S STOMP
CHA CHA REAL SMOOTH
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Key Findings in the Literature
- 1 in 4 recent combat veterans treated at VHA from 2004-2009 had a diagnosis of PTSD; 7% had a diagnosis of TBI
- VHA spent about $2 Billion in fiscal year 2010 to provide medical care to all recent combat veterans
- Recent study cites economic cost of PTSD, including medical care, reduced productivity, and lives lost through suicide and homicide is estimated between $4 and $6 billion over the last two years (Tyson, 2008)
Source: Steptoe Group LLC’s Warrior- Centric Healthcare Training 4 hour workshop
Post Tramatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Military Statistics
- Military warriors at greatest risk for PTSD and major depression are enlisted personnel, Hispanics, females, older persons, and those who had been injured or exposed to more extensive combat trauma (Rand Report, April 17, 2008)
- Overall, women are twice as likely to develop PTSD in their lifetime as compared to men (10% vs 4$) (Vogt, 2009)
- VA found PTSD among the top three diagnostic categories for female veterans seeking treatment within the VA system (VSSC, Womens Veteran Health Workload Report, Oct. 2008)
- PTSD, depression, and TBI are not treated consistently within the DoD, VA, and civilian healthcare systems
- According to the National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study in 1990, the rates of PTSD were: 28% among Hispanics, 21% among African Americans, and 14% among Whites
- Between 45% and 57% of the American Indian Vietnam veterans had PTSD for lifetime events.
- Those diagnosed with PTSD at a 2-fold-higher risk of developing dementia
- 19% of those returning from Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom have TBI (Rand)
Source: Steptoe Group LLC’s Warrior Centric Healthcare Training 4 hour workshop
The idea came from the fact that US markets toss out 15 billion dollars worth of fruits and vegetables each year
just because they are bruised or discolored. But they are still fresh and edible. I felt there was an opportunity to stop
the waste, so Ugly Fruit was born. Ugly Fruit is a stand that makes juice, jams, and dried fruits out of unattractive
produce donated from our neighborhood grocery stores. Ugly fruit, pretty yummy!
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Technically I didn’t go anywhere. I just was too busy being stressed out and reblogging ratchet things on my other blog in order to get through the day at work.
I’m going to be applying for my PhD at Johns Hopkins and the deadline is December 1st. Apparently to be a better candidate I now have to have an article published or at least reviewed by a journal. It will have to be submitted by at least November so I can add it to my CV. The fact that it’s almost June scares the SH!T out of me.
I figured I should use this to update my progress as well as get back to posting health and medical related things that I like. Bear with me while I try to get back into the groove.
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