Heat Up Your Summer With These Fitness Tips! – Health & Fitness FAQ: Your Questions Answered!

September 15, 2011 by  
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I just found this health related video on YouTube … and thought you might enjoy it!

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Make Sure You Read This!! www.luvbeinnatural.com Hey Divas! We are On The Mic With Mike (He really had a radio show with that name!) So who is Mike you ask!? He is my trainer who I’ve been working out with for a little over a year now. He has answered the first set of FAQ’s and I finally uploaded the video for you all! I apologize for taking so long, I have been so busy, but it is well worth the wait! Make sure to let me know if this video sparks any more questions! See you all in the next video! Oh yeah!! I started Twitter!! twitter.com Don’t forget about the Facebook Fan Page specifically for luvbeinnatural!! Take a second and like the page!! The link is below: It just takes two clicks total! And it’s FREE!! lol! =) www.facebook.com Questions: 2:18 – How Should A Beginner Get Started? 2:54 – How Old Is Too Old To Start Working Out? 3:27 – What Should I Focus On First: Cardio or Strength Training? 4:05 – How Do I Get Rid Of Belly Fat? 4:55 – I Don’t Have A Gym Membership, What Can I Do? 6:07 – What Can I Do To Tone My Arms? 6:59 – How Many Times A Week Should I Work Out? 7:40 – What If I Don’t Have The Time? Personal Question – 8:04 – What Do You Notice: Hair or Body =0) 8:33 – Come on now… Answer The Question! lol!

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June 11, 2011 by  
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I just found this health related video on YouTube … and thought you might enjoy it!

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How to choose a fertility clinic

November 26, 2009 by  
Filed under Featured, INFERTILITY

gametesFor many who are suffering from infertility, the only hope to fulfill their wish for children is through a fertility clinic. How does one choose a fertility clinic? It can vary from country to country depending on the regulations and the healthcare system.

WebMD provides questions that people should ask when searching for a fertility clinic in the US.

Staff and staff turnover

High staff turnover may be an indication of poor management and poor management leads to errors.

Question:How long has the fertility clinic’s medical director been there? How long have the doctors and technicians been there?

Services and procedures

Know what procedures you want or need, not only in terms of in vitro fertilization (IVF) but other services such as genetic diagnostics or donor services.

Question: Which procedures do you do, and how often?

Age limit

Most countries have age a maximum age limit for maternal age for ethical reasons. Some countries, however, do not and leave the age limit at the discretion of the clinic. Find out about a clinic’s age limit based on your age or your ethical convictions.

Question: Do you have age limits for treatment?

Patient vs doctor control

Who decides how many eggs are implanted? Many fertility clinics prefer to implant multiple embryos to increase success rates. This practice, however, increases the chances of multiple births which might not be desirable to the couple but also dangerous for the mother and the babies. The patients should retain some degree of control over the procedure.

Question: When you do an advanced procedure that involves fertilizing the eggs outside the woman and then planting them inside her, who decides how many eggs go back in — the doctor or patient?

Case load

The more patients are treated, the more overworked  are the staff, the less personalized the service is. Crowding and overloaded staff can also lead to errors

Question: How many cycles per year do you do?

Cost

For some, money doesn’t play a role. For some it does. However, everybody wants to know whether they are getting their money’s worth. Experts also warn of “clinics that offer a money-back guarantee if you don’t get pregnant — the doctor may have a financial incentive to treat you more aggressively than you want.”

Question: What does treatment cost?

In the UK, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has developed a tool for UK residents on how to find the fertility clinic (at least those that are HFEA accredited) that may benefit them the most. The search results are based on the following:

  • Location and distance from place of residence
  • Treatments required and offered, including the option for preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and preimplantation genetic screening (PGS), as well as donor and storage services
  • Financial coverage of the treatment, be it privately funded or covered by the National Health Services (NHS), or both.

In addition, there is a database that contains a lot of information about each clinic, including statistics on performance and success rates.

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If I had just one piece of advice….

March 27, 2008 by  
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That’s a question that is asked of me frequently…. out of all the topics relating to empowering patients to take charge of their own healthcare, what would be the most important piece of advice I could give them?

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The answer is easy: never stop asking questions.

You accomplish so much if you just keep asking them. Here are some of the ways:

1. If you keep asking questions of yourself, you will keep yourself engaged. Does my arm really ache more today than it did yesterday? Am I prepared enough for my doctor’s appointment? Did I remember to take my pills this morning?

2. If you keep asking questions of your doctor, at least three things will happen. First, your doctor will learn how engaged you are in the process of getting back to ‘well’. Second, your doctor will respect you because you are so engaged. Third, you will be confirming what your doctor says and does, which will keep him/her from making mistakes (or at least will cut down on the number of mistakes that could be made.)

3. If you keep asking questions during research about a medical problem you are having, you will be more empowered through learning about your problem. Understanding why something went wrong in your body, or understanding how it happened, and understanding the possibilities of how it can get fixed and why that might work will go a long way toward helping your health to improve.

4. Confusion gets in the way of getting healthy. If your doctor uses words you don’t understand, then ask their meaning. If the doctor or one of her staff members tells you to go for a test, and you don’t understand why you need that test and/or what it will (or won’t) prove, then ask. If there is a charge on your bill that you don’t understand, ask. Don’t allow confusion to make you feel worse than you already do.

Continually asking questions will help you feel like you are taking command of your health challenge. And taking command is one way of feeling empowered. When you think you’ve asked all the questions you have, ask one more!

Wise patients know that their questioning will go a long way toward helping them find their best medical outcomes.

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NOTE: The contents in this blog are for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as medical advice, diagnosis, treatment or a substitute for professional care. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health professional before making changes to any existing treatment or program. Some of the information presented in this blog may already be out of date.