If you are injured on the job, even if it is your own fault, you have the right to be treated and compensated for the injuries. Each state has their own set of rules but they all provide protection for you, the injured employee. The injury must occur within the course and scope of your job and should be reported to the employer as quickly as possible.
All types of injuries are covered: Accidents, injuries to joints because of work activities, aggravation of a pre-existing problem, allergies and sensitivities to the work place, in some states psychological issues are included, the list is almost endless.
You may use your own Doctor for treatment if care is not provided. If during the time of treatment you’ re unable to work, you are entitled to be paid a weekly amount. Usually this comes from an insurance company that most employers are required by law to have.
After treatment if you are basically healed, you have the right to be given your old job back. If it turns out that because of the injury you can no longer do the same physical activities, you have a right to be compensated with money because your earning capacity has been diminished. Typically, an Attorney is required to insure your best interest.
Imagine that you are walking down a dark street at night. Suddenly there is the sound of running footsteps in back of you. You are not sure of what is about t happen. Your pulse speeds up, your breathing quickens and deepens, your blood pressure increases to have more blood flow to the muscles. For the moment your are in what is known as the fight or flight mechanism of the nervous system.
Now imagine a voice calls out to you from the direction of the running feet and says, “Slow down, I just want to return your wallet. You left it on the store counter when you were here.”
Your pulse and breathing begins to slow down. Your blood pressure decreases and there is probably a smile on your face. The only thing that has really happened is a change in your perception of the situation. It is of course agreed that the change in perception was justified. But this little story does illustrate the importance of perception in maintaining normal blood pressure.
There are many causes for high blood pressure. Some are purely physical and others are based upon wrongful perceptions a person has of the world and people around them. These misconceptions are often based upon fear and anger. It is of course possible for the problem to be a combination of he physical and the psychological.
A very rewarding way to lower blood pressure through psychological means is to use the concept of being non-judgmental. What is meant by this is that you do not have to agree with what is said, but you accept it as the other persons point of view. Since it is their point view there is no need for any anger. Being non-judgmental has the additional benefit of allowing you to remain stoic , when given bad restaurant service as an example, thereby avoiding a rise in blood pressure.
Nobody wants to be the victim of a heart attack. And as a result of this type of thinking it is very easy to be in denial of the problem when it is actually present. Unlike the dramatic heart attacks we see portrayed on television or in the movies, most heart attacks start out slowly with little pain and discomfort.
Here are the warning signs that indicate a heart attack is happening.
- Most people experience some chest discomfort that is steady or intermittent. They feel pressure in the center of the chest as if someone is sitting there. It may feel as though the person sitting there is causing a squeezing sensation or feelings of pain in the chest.
- The discomfort that is present need not be in the chest. It could be located in any part of the upper body, such as either arm, neck, jaw, back, even the stomach.
- The person may feel a shortness of breath or trouble catching their breath. This symptom my occur with or without any chest discomfort.
- Breaking out in a cold sweat, light headedness and sometimes nausea can also be signs o a heart attack.
In the event a person is experiencing the symptoms of a heart attack it is extremely important to receive proper care as soon as possible. One of the best way to accomplish this is to call 911. They are fully equipped to handle such emergencies. Plus they have the ability to arrive at your location probably faster than you could drive to a hospital. If for some reason it is best for you to go to a hospital, have someone drive you, do not drive yourself.
Scientists at the University Of Wales, in the U.K. were amazed when they discovered the health giving properties found in honey. It is true that honey has been used for centuries., it is also true the stories about its benefits were thought to be wishful old wives tales. Contemporary research is rapidly changing its mind about honey.
In tracking a group of over 700 men for a 25 year period it was discovered that those who used honey had a much lower mortality rate than the group who did not use honey. Other beneficial effects were found such as honey having excellent antimicrobial qualities and very useful as a wound healer.
Other treatment areas such as the flu, digestive upset and generally improved health, are claimed for honey, especially when made into a tea and mixed with cinnamon. (4 cups water, 4 teaspoons honey, 1 tea spoon cinnamon). Drink 1/4 cup at a time 3 0r 4 times a day. According to the literature it would be a good idea to eliminate the cinnamon 1 week out of a month. It should also be realized that these claims have not yet been evaluated medically.
There are surgical and liposuction methods for getting rid of a double chin. They are expensive, sometimes risky and do not always turn out as you expected.
There is another approach to this problem. You should realize that a double chin is the result of two factors. The accumulation of fatty tissue and a loss of muscle tone supporting skin under the chin.
By strengthening the muscles under the chin thru exercise, they will tighten up, pulling the skin and fatty tissue upwards back into place. It may not do quite as good a job as surgery, but for most of us it will be a great improvement.
Here is a Doctor approved exercise to help accomplish getting rid of that double chin. Doing them daily, you should start to see results in about 2 to 3 weeks
Sitting with your back straight in a chair close your mouth. Using either hand place the backs of your finger lightly touching the skin under your chin. With the tongue press hard against the roof of your mouth. Feel how the muscles and tissues under the chin were pressed downwards against your fingers. That is exactly what you want the exercise to do, but without using the tongue to help.
As you learn how to do this without using the tongue, let your fingers offer a resistance to the muscles pushing down. Keep in mind you want to do the exercise daily and in such a manner that you create a sense of fatigue. To fatigue the muscles consider doing the exercise more rapidly.