Monday, February 28, 2011

E-Commerce Websites

There are many e-commerce companies out there, selling anything from clothes, to shoes, to shower curtains, to oversize dog beds. The greatest thing about E-Commerce based sites are that you can shop from the convenience of your own home and have the internet available for comparison shopping, research and sifting through the details before making a purchase. Another great thing about shopping online and E-Commerce sites is that the prices are generally reasonable and most of the time much better than what you would pay in an actual store. This is because of the competition online, any consumer can check competing websites prices for any one product.

Are you looking to design or build your own E-Commerce website? If you are, you've chosen a smart route for selling your product, another company's product or a white glove service you're selling as your own. There are many things you should consider before designing or building your site. For example, what will the user experience be like? Hiring an e-commerce consulting company might be the best choice for you, as they specialize in e-commerce user experiences and understand how online shopping websites work.

There are many professional e-commerce solutions available to you if you're interested in creating a website. Good luck in your endeavors!

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Repair your electronics

Ever since the 60's consumers have steadily increased the amount of electronics they use. This has resulted in alot of e-waste to fill our landfill and potentially contaminate our waters.

There are a number of options now for repairing our electronics that at one time you would just throw away. For example many people have been looking for quality iphone screen repair options. In the past people may have just looked for a new phone. But for reasons of saving money, people are finding easy alternative ways to either fixing it themselves or having someone do it for them.

This applies to a variety of electronic items. There are easy ways to do this and it does not have to take forever to accomplish. It can save big money and give you the positive karma needed to live guilt free.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Skiing Related Injuries to the ACL

Over the years ski equipment has undergone several different changes to better equip the modern rider in terms of safety. While lower leg and ankle injuries have gone down drastically, knee injuries especially ACL injuries, have increased. The authors of this study hypothesized that posture plays a big role in the cause and prevention of ACL injuries when skiing. It was shown that ACL injuries are directly related to the “anterior drawing force by the quadriceps, in addition to the passive factor of extrusion of the lower leg by the boot”. It’s believed that the violent force of a quadriceps contraction in order to avoid a backward fall is a common mechanism in ACL injuries.

Test subjects for this study were fitted with a ski boot on only one leg and positioned into a force plate at a set inclination angle of 20 degrees. They were then fitted with 40 landmarks of a joint analysis system and a EMG was used to measure muscle activity of the hamstrings and quadriceps. The knee was kept at a constant 30 degree angle at all three postures forward, neutral and backwards. The results of the study showed in a “backward bending skiing posture,
the extension moment of the knee joint and imbalance of muscle contraction of the quadriceps and hamstrings were increased”. The authors suggested that this imbalance and increase of the extension moment in the knee joint may be an important factor to ACL injuries. The results of the present study suggest that “the internal force exerted by the quadriceps, in addition to the passive factor of extrusion of the lower leg by the boot, may contribute to noncontact
ACL injury in a backward bending posture in skiing”.

This is important because many people attribute a tear in the ACL to the knee being locked and the body falling forward. While this is a common way to injure the ACL, this article suggested that a backward bending posture when skiing may be a better way to balance out the muscle contraction of the hamstrings and quadriceps which in turn will balance the force being exerted on the knee joint when skiing.

Knowing this information is a good patient education tool to use in my practice and depending on the location of my practice it may be a useful bit of information to tell any of my patients before they head to the slopes. It is my understanding that chiropractic does not treat patients with injuries to the ACL unless there is a rehab component to the practice. I don’t foresee myself owning a practice where I have a physical therapy element but who knows what the future may hold.

Some of the drawbacks of this study were that they only measured one leg on the force plate while the other was left to dangle next to it. It seems to me that an experienced researcher would want to measure both legs at the same time in order to best simulate a skiing posture. Measuring only one leg at a time may have created more variables that could have gone unnoticed. This can be seen in the forward bending posture photograph, where the leg being measured is in the correct position but the opposite leg is being hyper extended. This is not the normal position of a skier in a forward bending posture and may have led to incorrect results. I however do not believe that the results of this paper impact chiropractic in a negative way because the purpose of this study way to better understand skiing posture and its affect on ACL injuries. This article will help to better educate my patients on proper ways to avoid injuring themselves by using proper techniques on the slopes.

US Military Veterans Suffer from Service-Related Asbestos Illnesses

U.S. Military Veterans Suffer from Service-Related Asbestos Illnesses

According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, out of the millions of veterans who served the country, asbestos exposure has affected thousands during their service.

Asbestos was utilized in many industrial applications throughout the 20th century. Due to its flame resistant and durable qualities, it possessed many of the traits that were needed in construction and the military. Asbestos exposure has affected many industries including power generation, the military, real estate and shipyards.

Asbestos appeared on most ships used by the Navy and in the shipyards they were built in. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs stated that out of the 25 million military veterans living today in the country, hundreds of thousands were exposed to asbestos while on service. Thousands of tons of asbestos were placed as insulation in piping, boilers, sleeping quarters and navigation halls.

At the turn of the 20th century, the asbestos industry became a major enterprise and experience major economic gain and thousands of dedicated employees. Manufacturers of asbestos and the U.S. Navy were aware of the dangers surrounding asbestos and evidence demonstrates any information showing this was covered up. While the Navy had created one of the more formidable and powerful Naval fleets in the world, asbestos concerns were silenced and military personnel was working under a ticking time bomb.

Although asbestos exposure does not always lead to a related disease, frequent inhalation of asbestos fibers will surely raise those chances. Exposure can lead to the development of asbestosis and mesothelioma.

Many mesothelioma symptoms are similar to other disorders, making it especially difficult for physicians to diagnose. Mesothelioma treatments have varied affects on patients because once the disease has manifested, it is usually in the later stages of development. Mesothelioma survival rate varies from patient to patient, depending on many factors. These include age of diagnosis, latency period and cigarette smoking.

United States combat troops stationed in Iraq face many dangers on a daily basis, while performing military operations and facing enemy combatant fire. With over $194,000 worth of asbestos imported to Iraq in 2003, many are unaware to the threat posed because of this. This presents a significant hazard for all soldiers stationed in the country because intense winds and desert sands can carry asbestos dust for long distances.

Military veterans who have unfortunately contracted an asbestos-related illness find themselves in a tough situation. Currently, mesothelioma is not recognized as a service-related medical ailment. This makes receiving compensation and benefits for their wrongful illness a tough task.

However, veterans can apply for Veteran Affairs (VA) benefits for asbestos-related illness and must provide proof that their exposure occurred at the time of their military service.

Many Navy vessels, homes and public facilities could still harvest asbestos-laden materials in older construction materials, brakes, gaskets and clutches. The potential remains for another generation of veteran and civilian asbestos exposure. Individuals should be aware of the hazards involved with this obsolete substance and take the proper initiatives to avoid exposure.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Loan Sites

There has always been a bunch of loan sites. Lately loan modification sites have been popping up all over the place. Most of them are ridiculous, but the above link is entertaining. It informs about loan modz and the overall economic state of things. It's worth a look.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Casino.de Online Gaming

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Friday, March 14, 2008

XBox 360 with Blue Ray Technology

Myth Busters question of the day...

Will XBox 360 will integrate Blue Ray Technology into it's video game console?



Over the internet, rumors and talk was buzzing throughout the gaming community that Microsoft had planned to put Blu-Ray Technology into their DVD HD Drives instead of the old way. In fact, allegedly Sony and Microsoft were discussing the jump towards Blu-Ray technology for integration into their XBOX 360 video game system.



But, the truth is it isn't so. It would be a little game nerd, urban myth. Because according to Aaron Greenberg, the group manager of products for XBOX 360, they are not talking with the Blu-Ray or the Sony company to put the technology into their gaming system. Reuters Reports XBOX 360 and Blu-Ray Technology




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