Monthly Archives: February 2015

 

Travel patterns of people with disabilities

Travel patterns of people with disabilities

The WHO (Word Health Organization) defined disability as “any restriction or lack (resulting from an impairment) of ability to perform an activity in the manner or within the range considered normal for a human being.”  Traveling should be recognized as a fundamental social right for disabled people and their families. In a study analyzing the […]
How to get a disabled parking permit

How to get a disabled parking permit

A disabled parking permit is displayed on a parked vehicle carrying a handicapped person. This permit allows exemption from street parking charges and allows disabled drivers to park in a designated space. The following are the types of parking permits for disabled people that the state of New York offers: Disability license plate Temporary or […]
Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the second most common type of infection in humans. UTIs are responsible for more than 8 million doctor visits annually. Roughly 40 percent of women and 12 percent of men will experience at least one episode of urinary tract infection during their lifetime. Women have a lifetime risk of contracting […]
Bladder Exstrophy

Bladder Exstrophy

What is it? Bladder exstrophy is a congenital abnormality in the formation of the bladder and associated structures. “Exstrophy” is a Greek word, meaning “turn inside out”. This is a fairly ac Instead of having a normal, round shape it is flattened and and the bladder is left exposed to the external world. It is very […]
Most common and harmful foodborne pathogens

Most common and harmful foodborne pathogens

Foodborne disease is caused by harmful bacteria and other pathogens spreading and multiplying. Improper food handling, cooking, and cooling can cause foodborne illness. The following pathogens are the ones responsible for the majority of foodborne illnesses. Salmonella Salmonella is the most common and probably the most heard of bacterium responsible for foodborne illness and even […]
New App From DexCom For Apple Watch Allows Users To Track Glucose Levels

New App From DexCom For Apple Watch Allows Users To Track Glucose Levels

Apple watch will not be released until April, but it is already acquiring some innovative, cutting edge features that will put it ahead of the competition. Diabetics will now be able to use an app to watch their glucose levels. DexCom, a medical products firm, will be releasing an app that reads glucose levels of […]
Pros and cons of skipping a grade

Pros and cons of skipping a grade

Skipping a grade is not an easy decision to make. There are several important factors to consider when making the decision of skipping a grade. A brilliant child who has grasped class material at a faster pace than others and does not feel challenged with the work being assigned in class can potentially become disinterested […]
Florida Food Handler Certificates

Florida Food Handler Certificates

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there are 15 pathogens that account for over 95 percent of the illnesses and deaths from foodborne illnesses acquired in the United States. The majority of these foodborne illnesses can be easily prevented by providing workers in the food industry with the knowledge and skills necessary in […]
What is a septic tank and how does it work?

What is a septic tank and how does it work?

A septic tank is an important component of your septic system. It serves as a settling basin where solids accumulate and gradually get broken down bacteria. Some of the organic waste is actually liquefied by this natural decomposition; however, the remaining waste accumulates at the bottom as a layer of sludge. Additionally, a small amount […]