Blucigs for the new generation of smokers

Like many folks, I came from a generation when smoking was not the health hazard that it has proven to be today. There is no disputing, inhaling the toxic fumes from a cigarette will eventually make you sick and kill you not to mention the fact that you will no longer look cool or even be accepted in many places including several nearby cities in which controversial smoking bans have made headlines recently.

If you have reached the point in your life where you want to quit but need some help, consider trying Blucigs, An electronic cigarette has about the same amount of nicotine as a pack of regular cigarettes allowing you to inhale a flavorful vapor instead of a poisonous cloud of smoke. Blucigs are the ecig alternative that so many turn to for support. Convenient and stylish, you will be amazed that there really is a quit smoking option that works.

What have you got to lose? Without your health what else do you have?

High Intensity Focused Ultrasound HIFU Provides New Hope for Prostrate Cancer Patients

Most men with early prostate cancer typically have no symptoms which makes the fact that nearly one-quarter of a million men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer each year even more staggering and begs the question, what can be done to treat those afflicted. HIFU stands for High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) and is a revolutionary outpatient procedure used to treat localized or organ confined prostate cancer . The minimally invasive procedure uses the power of ultrasound waves (acoustic surgery) to quickly and efficiently destroy the prostate gland, along with any cancer it may contain, while lowering the risks associated with more traditional prostate cancer remedies.

The High Intensity Focused Ultrasound treatment is delivered through a specialized probe inserted into the rectum using a process very similar to light being focused onto paper with a magnifying glass. From the probe, a high intensity ultrasonic beam is focused onto the prostate monitored with computer control along with simultaneous ultrasound imaging to identify the prostate.
In this process the prostatic tissue,including the prostate cancer is heated to about 90 degrees Celsius and destroyed. Organs and tissue adjacent to the prostate are unharmed. The destroyed prostatic cancerous tissue is eventually expelled during urination. The HIFU procedure itself usually takes 2-3 hours to complete and after about an hour in the recovery room, the patient is typically able to walk away and resume his life. Anesthesia is not required, but is often recommended. The treatment can also be combined with radiotherapy or chemotherapy.

The first commercial HIFU machine, called the Sonablate 200, was developed by the American company Focus Surgery, Inc. (Milipitas, CA) and launched in Europe in 1994 after receiving CE approval, bringing a first medical validation of the technology for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). HIFU treatment of prostate cancer is currently an approved therapy in Europe, Canada, South Korea, Australia, and elsewhere. Clinical trials for the  United States  Sonablate 500 are currently ongoing for prostate cancer patients and those who have experienced radiation failure.

Police Neighbor

Thanks to Roman May

My neighbor just came over to return a cupcake pan she had borrowed for her daughter’s birthday. We got to talking, like we always seem to do, and she mentioned to me that they are getting ADT security soon. I was surprised to hear that because I’ve always felt so safe where we live, but she said it was her husband’s idea. He is a police officer, so that kinda makes me concerned. If he wants to get an alarm system, than he probably is right about that. He knows the ins and outs of what goes on in this town, and he sees crime and violence every day. She said it would surprise me some of the things he sees going on in our little town. When my husband gets home tonight, I’m going to mention it to him to see what he thinks. Now that she brought it to my attention, I’ve got it on my mind and think that maybe it would be a good idea for us as well. We’ll see.