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Barriers to Effective Communication in a Hospital

Barriers to Effective Communication in a Hospital

Communication barriers impede quality care.The doctor and the patient image by Vladimir Usatschenko from Fotolia.comEffective communication within hospitals depends on efficient patient care coordination, proper use of technology, and sound communication management procedures. Barriers to.........[Read More]
Can Fleas Live in Human Hair?

Can Fleas Live in Human Hair?

There are more than 2,000 species of fleas. Only one species lives on the blood of humans (Pulex irritans), and it certainly can live in human hair. Many other species of fleas can hitch a ride in human hair to get to a species of warm-blooded creature with blood it prefers to eat. For example, you ......[Read More]
Benefits of Recycling Aluminum Foil

Benefits of Recycling Aluminum Foil

Aluminum foil recycling benefits the environment and the economy.aluminum foil image by Andrey Zyk from Fotolia.comRecycling aluminum foil provides the same benefits as the recycling of other aluminum scraps. Recycled aluminum reduces energy needs and pollution while increasing monetary.........[Read More]
How to Prevent Food Poisoning

How to Prevent Food Poisoning

Approximately 26 percent of the population of the United States contracts a form of food poisoning each year, costing billions of dollars. The best way to avoid the often severe and sometimes life-threatening discomfort caused by food poisoning is to prevent it in the first place.......[Read More]
What Happens When You Eat No Carbs?

What Happens When You Eat No Carbs?

Many people have either experienced or been on a low-carbohydrate diet without really knowing how it affected their body. Low-carb diets work by reducing the amount of sugars that enter your body. However, there are negative side effects that should be considered before embarking on a low-carb diet.......[Read More]
How to Treat Hiccups With Natural Remedies

How to Treat Hiccups With Natural Remedies

Whether you drank too fast or ate too much, hiccups can be embarrassing and can cause unwanted attention, especially during quiet moments at work. While there haven't been many medications invented for hiccups, there are numerous natural remedies that can quickly eliminate hiccups and finally provi......[Read More]
What Additives Are in Bottled Water?

What Additives Are in Bottled Water?

Water is an oderless and tasteless liquid with no nutritional value on its own.Yagi Studio/Photodisc/Getty ImagesThere are many varieties of bottled water. Bottled water companies are subject to state regulations and the codes regulated by the International Bottled Water Association..........[Read More]
About Nutrition Facts

About Nutrition Facts

The nutrition facts label is included on all packaged foods in the United States to provide consumers with a breakdown of each major nutrient, vitamins and minerals per serving. Nutrition facts provide consumers with a close look at the calories per serving of the food item, the number of servings i......[Read More]
What Foods Are Low on the Glycemic Index?

What Foods Are Low on the Glycemic Index?

Low glycemic foods require the body to release less insulin, which is a hormone supplied by the body to process excess sugar in the bloodstream. Fruits, vegetables, beans, lentils, grains, low-fat dairy products and peanuts are low glycemic foods.......[Read More]
Nutritional Information for Calrose Rice

Nutritional Information for Calrose Rice

Calrose rice is a variety of medium-grain rice that is grown in the Sacramento Valley of California. According to the California Rice Commission, about 85 percent of the rice grown in California is calrose rice. The rice is very versatile, and it holds up well in a variety of dishes.......[Read More]
Egg Allergy Prevention

Egg Allergy Prevention

According to the Mayo Clinic, there is no sure way to prevent a food allergy from occurring --- but you can avoid unpleasant or dangerous reactions by avoiding the foods that cause them.To help prevent symptoms of an egg allergy, read labels carefully before you buy, as even non-egg prod......[Read More]
What Leads to the Production of Urea?

What Leads to the Production of Urea?

As the solid component of urine, urea serves as your body's way of eliminating a highly toxic waste product of protein digestion -- ammonia -- by combining it with nitrogen and oxygen. The body's failure to produce and eliminate urea leads to hyperammonemia, which can cause coma, brain damage and de......[Read More]
Home Remedy for Dequervain's

Home Remedy for Dequervain's

De Quervain's tenosynovitis is characterized by a painful inflammation and swelling of the sheath surrounding the tendons found on the thumb side of the wrist. This leads to a difficulty in making a fist, and it can be very painful. Treatment options vary depending on the severity of the condition a......[Read More]
How to Understand Garlic Nutrition

How to Understand Garlic Nutrition

Allium sativum is the scientific name for garlic, a member of the onion family that also includes chives, leeks and shallots. A raw garlic bulb has a pungent odor that mellows considerably when you cook it. Garlic has culinary value as a spice and garnish, especially in Italian cuisine. Garlic extra......[Read More]
Remedies for Envy & Jealousy

Remedies for Envy & Jealousy

Battle being green with envy with home remedies.young model in green dress image by Paul Hill from Fotolia.comEnvy and jealousy are natural human emotions that can take over at the most inopportune times. Your best friend has just secured another promotion and envy burns within you.........[Read More]
What Are the Differences Between Sanitizing & Sterilizing Medical Equipment?

What Are the Differences Between Sanitizing & Sterilizing Medical Equipment?

Sanitizing and sterilizing are two advanced methods of cleaning. The differences in the two lie in what needs to be cleaned and why. The outside of medical equipment can usually be sanitized, for example. It is usually sufficient to wipe hard surfaces clean adding a chemical to water. Anything that ......[Read More]
How to Know if You Bought a Bad Chicken

How to Know if You Bought a Bad Chicken

If you've ever bought a chicken or chicken pieces home from the store and wondered if you've bought a bad chicken, you're not alone. There are a few factors that contribute to spoilage in packaged poultry. Several things, such as color, odor and texture, need to be considered when trying to discern ......[Read More]
Mites in Ductwork

Mites in Ductwork

While they are a component of many residences and other buildings, air ducts can also provide a substantial source of air pollution. One of the causes of this pollution could be living organisms that make their home in the materials found in that ductwork. While cleaning the ducts seems the attracti......[Read More]
Split Peas Nutrition

Split Peas Nutrition

Split peas are dry peas cut in half. Peas are legumes and are high in protein and low in fat. The most common use for split peas is in split-pea soup, but they are suitable for many recipes.......[Read More]