How To Safely Dispose Of Rx Drugs

According to the White House Drug Policy Office, prescription drug abuse among 18 – to 25-year-olds rose 17 percent from 2002 to 2005. In 2004 and again in 2005, there were more new abusers of prescription drugs than new users of any illicit drug.

Young people mistakenly believe prescription drugs are safer than street drugs, doctors say. But accidental prescription drug deaths are rising and students who abuse pills are more likely to drive fast, binge-drink and engage in other dangerous behaviors. Parents should be alert to these signs and changes in behavior.

Al Gore III’s arrest may raise awareness among parents, said Dr. Donald Misch, director of health services at Northwestern University in Evanston. “This is an opportunity for people to understand this is happening in your household,” he said. “These are your kids. The drug dealers they’re going to are their doctors, their parents and their friends.”

Parents should clean out their medicine cabinets and lock up any prescription medications. This is more than likely customary in homes with toddlers but is advisable no matter the age of the child, just to be safe. This would also prohibit giving them to friends if your child isn’t a user.

Deputy drug czar, Scott Burns stated: “We found in focus groups of young people across the country that in large measure they’re getting the drugs from their own medicine cabinets and the Internet. Some Web pharmacies deliver ordered drugs without legitimate prescriptions, but other sites steal credit card information and never fill orders, Burns said.

With the rise in prescription drug abuse, three federal agencies issued guidelines earlier this year for disposing of medications without harming the environment.

1. Remove unused, unneeded or expired prescription drugs from their original containers.

2. Mix prescription drugs with an undesirable substance, like used coffee grounds or cat litter, and put them in impermeable, nondescript containers, such as empty cans or sealable bags.

3. Throw containers in the trash.

4. Don’t flush prescription drugs down the toilet unless the accompanying patient information says specifically it is safe to do so.

5. Return drugs to pharmaceutical take-back sites that allow consumers to return unused drugs for safe disposal.

Sources: White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, Department of Health and Human Services, Environmental Protection Agency.

Author’s Note: A pharmaceutical sales representative can increase sales by volunteering to return expired or outdated medications for the wholesalers in their territory. This can be a daunting task for their employees. Offering customer service at this level is rare and not expected. This also gives the drug rep an idea of the inventory on hand and an opportunity to help sell their medications. The wholesaler can offer specials to the retail drug stores on your proprietary pharmaceuticals.

Hypnosis Can Help You Lose Weight

Did you know that more than 65% of adults in the United States are either overweight or obese? That translates into a host of potential health problems caused by excess pounds. High blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and stroke top the list. Many factors contribute to obesity. The number of calories you consume, your ability and willingness to exercise and your genes all coalesce to determine a person’s weight.

Hypnosis is an effective way to help people lose weight when it’s used in conjunction with other weight loss programs. Many people need six to eight sessions to benefit from hypnosis for weight loss. Hypnosis helps reframe the subconscious thinking that affects our eating behaviors. It helps people control non-hunger related eating.

If you eat too much of the wrong foods to reward yourself after a tough day or if you turn to food when you feel sad or lonely, you can change your responses. Hypnosis can strengthen self esteem, improve decision making, and help you manage stress. Studies have shown that people who combine hypnosis with healthy eating programs keep the weight off longer.

Finding the right weight loss and fitness program for you can make the difference between success and failure. Talk with your doctor about the many options available. Some people find it helpful to attend support groups. Others explore low fat cooking or order prepackaged food that takes minutes to prepare. Look at ways you can realistically increase daily exercise. Researchers have determined that several short periods of exercise during the week provides as much benefit as fewer longer exercise sessions. This is good news for people who find it hard to carve out an hour five times a week to go to a gym or fitness club. Maintaining a lifestyle of healthy eating and regular exercise takes planning and commitment.

When you manage your weight you reduce the risk of obesity-related health problems. You also feel and look your best. Many people find that weight loss eases depression and improves quality of life. Vitality and energy increase while symptoms of chronic pain and discomfort decrease.

It’s often subconscious thinking that creates the greatest obstacles to achieving long term weight management. You can turn the resentment that often slows or stops your weight loss strategy into feelings of success and well being by using hypnosis.

Red Male Organ – Problem or Good Circulation?

Sometimes maintaining good male organ health can lead a man to some confusion about whether some aspect of his member indicates a problem or not. For example, searching through men’s health sites, one often learns that a red male organ can be a sign of a problem, such as an infection. That’s definitely true, but it’s also important to remember that not every red male organ achieves that coloration due to infection. In many instances, a red male organ may be the result of a healthy circulation system – and that’s a good thing.
The “bad” red male organ

Self-diagnosing can be tricky – which is why consulting a doctor about male organ health concerns is advised. Very often when “red male organ” is listed as negative, it’s referring to a redness which is fairly limited in scope. For example, when balanitis is the cause of redness (almost exclusively in uncircumcised men), it’s generally localized in the head and top of the prepuce. In other instances, the redness may refer to a splotchy rash, which may have any number of causes, and which is generally not a consistent, even redness throughout the manhood.

There can be instances when a member is basically a deep red throughout the organ that indicates a problem – such as a member which has received a sunburn after a day at the nude beach – but more often, when the redness affects the entire manhood, it may in fact be a sign of good health.

The healthy red male organ

Why is that? Because in such instances, the redness is generally occurring during tumescence and is due to good circulation pumping blood throughout the manhood.

As most men know, it’s blood flow to the member that is largely responsible for the physical act of tumescence. (Arousal and stimulation may help to set up the circumstances for the tumescence, but it’s a rush of blood that actually creates the hardening of the organ.)

How much blood does the manhood capture during tumescence? As much as eight times the amount of blood that it uses when the organ is flaccid. That’s why it is so important to keep male organ blood vessels healthy and able to expand fully, so that when the time comes, an adequate supply of blood can fill the member and make an impressive tumescence possible.

And it’s that entrapment of blood which causes the manhood in fair-skinned men to achieve a healthy red glow. (In darker-skinned men, the hue is less often red but there is still typically some change in coloration.) Male organ skin is very thin, so the presence of blood is visibly represented by a reddening of the manhood.

And overall health

So a guy wants to have good male organ circulation in order for his tumescences to be firm. But it’s also worth noting that a red male organ from healthy circulation often means is a sign that a gut’s overall circulatory health is probably pretty good. (There can be exceptions.) By the same token, if tumescences are weak due to circulation problems, it may be a sign that a man’s overall circulatory health may be under par – and should be checked out by a doctor.

Good circulation can be indicated by a red male organ – but in some cases a red male organ may also come about when the organ has been rubbed raw due to overuse or unlubricated use. Applying a first rate male organ health creme (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) can help provide relief. The best creme for this will offer a combination of moisturizers, such as a high end emollient (like shea butter) and a natural hydrating agent (like vitamin E). The moisturization helps heal rawness, and the presence of a potent antioxidant (alpha lipoic acid is an excellent one) helps strengthen the male organ skin against future damage by fighting excess free radicals that weaken the skin.