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Verruca Treatment and Removal Options

June 30th, 2009

verruca-removal-treatment.jpgIt is easy enough to pick up a verruca, but you will probably find it very challenging to get rid of it afterward. Treatment gels and creams are readily available without a prescription, but they are not always effective.

What Is a Verruca?

A verruca is a wart that is found on the soles of the feet. It will usually resemble a lump of hard tissue, and often has small black dots within it. This distinguishes it from a wart, which requires different treatment. For the most part, a verruca does not cause pain unless you have to put pressure on that area of the foot. Verrucae will sometimes appear in groups, especially if one verruca has spread across the foot.

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How to Protect Against the Flu

June 29th, 2009

influenza-protection.jpgThis article by Jennifer Rust describes the relatively common disease of influenza, including symptoms, methods of propagation, statistics on deaths related to the flu, and possible complications. It also describes what groups of people are at higher risk of contracting the disease and provides statistical information about flu-related deaths and hospitalizations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

What is influenza?

Influenza, commonly referred to as the flu, is a viral respiratory infection. While the symptoms can be similar to the common cold, the flu is caused by a different type of virus and is much more severe than the average cold. Symptoms of influenza include sore throat, fever, chills, headaches, coughing, weakness, muscle pain, and general discomfort. In serious cases influenza can lead to pneumonia.

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6th Target by James Patterson Book Review

June 28th, 2009

Published in April 2007, The 6th Target is the sixth book in the ‘Women’s Murder Club’ series by award-winning author James Patterson. The prolific author has once again delivered a fast-paced thriller designed to keep readers on the edge of their seats, this time with a story involving a serial killer, a shooting spree on a boat, and a series of kidnappings. Based on the lives of four friends, the WMC series has proven to be very popular, with the creation of a television series based on these books.

Like other Patterson novels, The 6th Target has several story lines running throughout the entirety of the book: a serial killer is on the loose in an apartment block, a killer is on trial, and a child has been kidnapped. Detective Lindsay Boxer must solve the crimes before it’s too late, while her friend Yuki is leading the prosecution’s case against the man accused of conducting a shooting spree. To make matters worse, one member of the WMC is at risk of being the next victim of the serial killer, while another falls victim to a violent crime.

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How to Make Homemade Pickles

June 27th, 2009

making-homemade-pickles.jpgFor many people, the term “pickles” means pickled cucumbers, but making pickles is an ancient practice of preserving food, including a wide variety of vegetables. The pickling process uses salt and vinegar to naturally preserve vegetables, allowing us to enjoy the bright taste of summer throughout the year. Pickles can be so much more than just pickled cucumbers, but learning how to make this old time favorite is a great place to start.

There are two basic types of pickles: brined and fresh pack pickles. Basically, brined (fermented) pickles are cucumbers that are soaked in a salt solution (brine) for up to six weeks. The salt acts as a preservative by regulating bacterial growth, and it enhances flavor and crispness. Fresh pack pickles may or may not be soaked in brine for several hours first but are packed in vinegar for 4 to 6 weeks to cure and develop their delicious tart flavor. Both of these methods require fresh, high quality ingredients to produce good pickles.

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Panda Security Launches Antivirus Programs for 2010

June 26th, 2009

Panda Internet Security 2010The Panda Security company has launched its new suite of antivirus products for 2010 and has also announced a bonus competition for affiliates that runs through the end of July. If you are an affiliate marketer and have not joined this particular program yet, you can do so through Commission Junction at cj.com. Meanwhile, if you’re actually looking to download the Panda antivirus software, you can go to the correct page by clicking on the banner to the left. For more information on the new titles and promotions, here is the latest news from the company that arrived by email yesterday.

Panda Security is pleased to announce the launch of our 2010 titles; Panda’s Home and Home Office products are now even better! To celebrate the 2010 product launch we’re going to give away one year full product licenses to the new titles through our ‘2010 Product Launch Affiliate Bonus Competition’. The competition will run from June 24th through to July 31st (12:00 AM PST). Here’s what you have to do to win a prize:

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How to Resolve Credit Report Dispute Difficulties

June 25th, 2009

credit-report-dispute-resolve.jpgA credit report is vital because it features key information that is helpful in credit-based decision making. Due to the fact that the information in a credit report is so important, it is crucial that the report is completely correct. When this is not the case, disputing an inaccurate credit report can be complicated.

The Credit Report Dispute Process

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is a federal law that covers how consumer credit report information is utilized. The law grants consumers the right to access their credit report information and dispute inaccuracies.

Consumers have the right to one free credit report from each credit bureau per year. After obtaining the report, consumers are encouraged to review it completely. If an error is discovered, the FCRA supports the dispute procedure by providing the suitable legal avenue.

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Green Living: Making Changes That Last

June 24th, 2009

The best way to live green is to make small changes that last. Some people approach environmentally-friendly living with big, admirable plans, but most lack the motivation and capability to make these changes last for a longer period of time. It’s easy to think big, but actually delivering on green promises can take some doing. Instead, breaking efforts into smaller, more manageable tasks leads to winning results.

Baby Steps

Making small steps is the best way to develop long-term progress. Some people approach new calendar years with plans to lose weight or to stop smoking, but without a concrete, workable plan, most resolutions wind up left behind after a few short weeks. Creating real, sustainable green living change works the same way.

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Getting Out of Debt

June 23rd, 2009

get-out-of-debt.jpgIf you are in debt, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. Knowing where to turn for help and support can be difficult, but there are steps that you can take to tackle your problems and ultimately get out of your current situation. This will be a long term process and there are no overnight miracles, especially if your debts are large.

Face Up To Your Problems

This is the first step in the process of eliminating your debts. You need to sit down and acknowledge how much you owe before you can begin to tackle the problem effectively. This often involves visiting websites to get advice.

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Medical Transcription Salaries and Education Information

June 22nd, 2009

medical-transcription-information.jpgMedical transcriptionists are needed because doctors often make notes by simply speaking into a recorder. It is then the medical transcriptionist’s job to listen to these recordings and type the notes into what will become medical reports. Medical transcriptionists must be familiar with medical terminology, including the specialized field they are working in, and generally work using dictation equipment. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports the median salary for a medical transcriptionist was $32,060 per annum in 2008.

What Do Medical Transcriptionists Do?

Medical transcriptionists are necessary in the field of health care because doctors and other health care professionals often do not have the time to create their own reports. They need someone to be able to correctly transcribe their recorded words into the proper format. It is vitally important for medical transcribers to understand exactly what the doctor is saying in a recording, as it can involve diagnoses and prescriptions that will directly affect the health of the patient. Medical transcriptionists use the recordings to create medical reports, medical histories, patient reports and more.

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Just How Safe Are Airplanes?

June 21st, 2009

airplane-safety.jpgThe safety of airplanes has been questioned since the very first commercial airline was established and started to transport people in the sky. Millions of people suffer from phobias of planes and feel significantly safer being transported by car or train than by air.

The recent disappearance and crash of Air France flight 447 has air safety skeptics questioning whether or not to ever board a plane again. Although numerous expert sources claim that traveling via airplane is significantly safer than traveling by car, the fact remains that just like automobiles, planes have the potential to be dangerous. The evidence that planes are much safer than cars is often not enough to calm the fears of those who want 100% safe transportation. Unfortunately, no transportation is completely safe. Security procedures to board planes have been enhanced but it’s important that those same stringent security precautions are taken to make sure that planes are safe enough to reach their destination.

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Safety and the Home Oil Change

June 20th, 2009

changing-oil-in-car.jpgChanging your oil at home can be an easy way to save money on automobile maintenance, but a simple mistake can leave you stranded with a costly engine repair. Taking your vehicle to a mechanic provides the security of having a professional inspect and service your vehicle according to “the book.” This can be pricey, however, and some of the quick change oil service stations employ uncertified technicians, even inexperienced high school students. There is not much peace of mind in that. But if you follow these simple rules, you too can have the confidence to change your own oil and know that your vehicle is safe and sound.

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