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The Annual Terry Fox Run and the Legacy of the Marathon of Hope

The Annual Terry Fox Run and the Legacy of the Marathon of Hope

Many people dream of greatness, but how many ever really achieve it? When a Canadian named Terry Fox was growing up, first in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and then in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, he might have dreamed of doing great things, but he probably never realized that one day, his achievements would be known across Canada and around the world, and that people would remember him and continue his legacy even decades after his death.

Terry Fox and the Marathon of Hope

Terry Fox and the Marathon of Hope

According to the Terry Fox Foundation’s website, Terry was active in his school years, participating in sports and enjoying his considerable athletic skills, especially in running. However, at the age of eighteen, he was diagnosed with bone cancer and had to have his right leg amputated above the knee. Instead of yielding to despair, however, he was so inspired by the other cancer patients at the hospital that he decided to attempt to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. He hoped to raise $24,000,000, $1 for every Canadian at the time. Starting at the Atlantic Ocean in St. John’s, Newfoundland, on April 12, 1980, he began to run west, going the length of a marathon every day, find here more.

The End of the Marathon of Hope

At first, the Marathon of Hope, as Terry Fox called it, raised little interest, but by the time the runner reached Ontario, thousands of people were cheering him on. However, his illness was advancing, and just outside Thunder Bay, he was forced to stop. He returned to Port Coquitlam for treatments but died there on June 28, 1981. Even after the official run ended, however, people continued to contribute to Terry’s cause of cancer research, and by the time of his death, he had achieved his goal of raising a dollar for every person in the country.

The Terry Fox Run In Canada and Around the World

The Terry Fox Run In Canada and Around the World

Although Terry Fox was unable to complete his run, many other people have continued what he started. An annual Terry Fox run is held, not only in cities and towns across Canada, but even around the world. According to the official website, the run in Canada is held on a date close to September 19th, when Terry was forced to abandon his run. In other parts of the world, the run occurs at a convenient time for the organizers and runners, depending on weather and other factors. In Canada, the run is scheduled for September 18th and the following year for the 16th. Runs are held in school fields, along roads, beside lakes, and anywhere else that people can run.

Despite the many different ways in which the run happens, however, the concept remains the same: people across the world run to raise money for cancer research but also honor the memory of a young Canadian athlete who has inspired many people to achieve great things. Even though he finished only half of his run, Terry Fox has become a symbol of determination and great achievement.

Autumn Meditations: Meditation For Fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving

Autumn Meditations

Autumn is a time to cool down after a hot summer. It gives people a chance to appreciate the beauty of nature when autumn leaves turn different colors and gracefully fall down from the trees. It also offers the opportunity for certain types of meditations.

Fall Meditations

Fall Meditations

Fall meditations are about discovering beauty, being playful, and giving thanks for the blessings in life. To begin any of the following meditations, find a quiet place to sit, while keeping the back erect. After closing your eyes, start taking deep, meditative breaths. Each of these meditations can be as long or short as desired, visit this web-site.

Autumn Leaves Meditation

Take a walk outside and collect some leaves that have fallen. Try to find leaves of different textures, sizes, and colors. For this meditation, begin by focusing on the colors of the leaves. How does each color make you feel? Run your fingers over each leaf and focus on the sensation in your fingertips.

Think of the warm colors of the leaves. Imagine what it would feel like to take a large armful of leaves, scatter them up in the air and have them fall down all around you. Imagine the heat of the sun caressing you while the leaves are falling. When finished with this meditation, take a few minutes to take it all in before continuing with your day.

Halloween Meditation

Initially it may sound silly to meditate on Halloween, but, the following meditation is designed for creativity, fun, and to make a person feel good. Begin by creating Halloween scenes in your mind. Make them cartoonish. (You don’t want to visualize anything scary.) Imagine funny looking jack-o’-lanterns or Casper like ghosts flying by. Remember to keep it playful.

Now, think back to a happy Halloween memory when you were a kid. Maybe there was a particular year that was your favorite Halloween or perhaps remembering going door to door and getting tons of candy might bring a smile to your face. Try to remember as many details as possible. Allow yourself to feel the happiness this brings. When finished meditating, try to bring this happiness with you for the rest of the day.

Thanksgiving Meditation

Thanksgiving is a time when people reflect on all of the good things they have in their lives and show thanks. For this meditation, think about all the things you are thankful for. If you believe in God or some kind of higher power, take a moment to say a prayer of thanks. Not only does this allow you to show your appreciation, it allows you to get closer to spirit.

Autumn meditations allow for creativity, well-being, and gratitude. They get the opportunity to appreciate nature, bring back happy memories, and allow a person to appreciate what they have.

How to Buy a Car at Auction (and Not Get Hosed)

How to Buy a Car at Auction

Online car auctions are the hot tips for the car buyer in search of a used auto. Auction events held live are another venue for the budget-conscious consumer hoping for a killer deal. Learn how to buy a car at auction without getting a lemon or losing your shirt.

Qualify for the Auction

Qualify for the Auction

Buying a car at auction is a bit more complicated than showing up with a wad of cash in your pocket. Some auctions are restricted to dealers; others are open to the public. Some auction houses offer financing as part of the used auto auction; others require that you come with cash, a credit card or a cashier’s check. Online car auctions work along similar lines.

Tip: Visit the website of your favorite auto auction and learn about buyer requirements. Make sure you meet these requirements before the date of the auction. This is also a good time to consider financing the purchase with outside lenders, such as credit unions or banks.

Know the Fees and Incidentals

Yes, it is true that buying a car at auction might lead to huge savings. It is not unheard of to get deals that fall well below the Blue Book value. That said, note that the auction house has the option of inflating the price after the fact. Know about the types of fees and charges you are required to pay, have the option to pay, and must pay — to third parties.

Tip: Ask about a buyer’s premiums. It is not unusual to be charged 10 percent of the purchase price. Other possible auction house fees are documentation fees, smog fees, and transportation fees. Choose your auction house wisely; plenty waive all or some of these fees to stay competitive! Note also that third-party charges may be inescapable; examples include the sales or use tax, registration- and titling fees payable to your state of residence.

Kick some Tires

Learning how to buy a car at auction is not too different than buying a vehicle from a private party. You go check out the car, kick the tires, look under the hood, and take a look at the VIN.

Tip: Online car auctions let you see photos of the cars and give you access to the VIN. Run a car history check! An in-person auto auction offers a preview period. Sometimes this is the week leading up to the auction; at other times the preview period is limited to two or three hours before the actual event. Unless you know what to look for in used cars, bring along a buddy who does.

Do the Homework, make a List and check it twice

Do the Homework, make a List and check it twice

If you are new to buying a car at auction, take advantage of the preview period. Go home and research the cars that interest you. Know what their Blue Book values are, how much it will cost to insure them, and also find out what your tax bill looks like. Verify that valid titles and paperwork are available for your chosen cars. From there, compile a list of 10 to 20 vehicles that really interest you and that fall into your general price range.

Tip: With this list in hand, check out online car auctions and other used auto auction venues for cars of similar makes and models. Is your target auction the cheapest in town? Remember to also compare auction house fees!

Bid like a Pro (or: Know when to fold ’em)

Stand close to the auctioneer. The professional knows to look for serious buyers, but standing in the back can make it difficult to hear and you may be too late to bid. When the bidding goes beyond the Blue Book value, stop. Wait for the next vehicle.

Tip: Attend a weekday auction held in the morning. It limits the number of walk-in buyers. This in turn offers you a better chance at getting the car you really want.

Read Before You Buy truBRAIN

Read Before You Buy truBRAIN

There are a few important things to consider before deciding to buy truBRAIN. Here is more info on truBRAIN ingredients.

For me, the deciding factor is, will this product increase my productivity and quality of life enough to merit the high price tag? (I’ll get to pricing in a minute).

If it does, than it’s a no brainer. If truBRAIN works well for you and adds more value to your life than the price tag, it’s more than worth it!

Where to buy truBRAIN

truBRAIN is available exclusively from the official truBRAIN website, as far as I can see from my research.

You can start off by ordering a free sample.

Note! You are signing up for a monthly subscription when you order the trial, and will be billed per month after 14 days. If you only wish to receive the trial, make sure to cancel the subscription.

If you decide to subscribe monthly you can save a significant amount as opposed to buying once off boxes:

  • 15 truBrain drinks per month: $50 (SAVE $10) (one time ($60)
  • 30 per month $85 (SAVE $15) (one time $100)
  • 60 per month $155 (SAVE $45) (one time $190)

Climate Project Offers Global Warming Solutions: A Social Networking Project to Solve Environmental Issues

Climate Project Offers Global Warming Solutions

The Nashville, Tenessee-based nonprofit organization The Climate Project claims volunteers in the U.S., England, Spain, India, Canada, and Australia number over 15,000. They were trained to speak and present the Gore, An Inconvenient Truth slide show. The Project projects that 4,000,000 people worldwide have seen the presentation. Also, presenters are taught to educate, promote interest, and present solutions before audiences for solving the climate crisis.

Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth Support Speech for Barack Obama

Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth Support Speech for Barack Obama

On the night of the Democratic Convention, August 28, 2008, Gore said that the inconvenient truth is that we are sending billions of dollars to foreign countries for oil, and the money falls into the hands of countries that support terrorism. He said the U.S. must switch to clean energy renewables to replace our dependence on foreign oil. The goal is to accomplish this within 10 years.

The Climate Project Staff Support Clean Renewable Energy

The TCP Staff apply their academic and business skills to keep the project going and growing.

The following staff names are listed with their full credentials on the project website.

  • Executive Director is Jenny Clad, a lawyer, consultant, lecturer & tutor.
  • Sabrina Cowden is Director of Partnership Relations with a background in human resources and communications.
  • Alex Carey is Communications Manager with a BA in American Studies from Cornell and MFA in Creative Writing.
  • The Executive Coordinator is Katy Valesky, with BA in Psychology from Emory.
  • Marisa Hackemann is the Event & Logistics Coordinator with a History Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Joylette Portlock is the Presenter Community Manager with a Ph.D.and biology background.
  • Jeremy Richardson is the Science Advisor, a physicist with a NASA background.

GreenNexxus Social Networking with TCP

The Climate Project teamed with the ControllingChange social networking website. The organization is providing the opportunity for people “to share, publish, and contribute green knowledge with the purpose of reducing our collective environmental impact.” The opportunity is offered free of any charge.

Gore Criticized For Lack of Wind Energy & Solar Energy Details

The Next Big Future website is criticizing Al Gore for lack of clean energy details, but defend Gore’s electricity plan saying, “…the goal of complete decarbonizing of United States electrical generation… excessive focus on electrical generation…Gore does not address air pollution the most important issue…displacing oil with electricity for heating would be raising the bar [wind energy electrical generation requires more output per KWH than oil generated electricity] on the amount of clean electricity…it [wind energy] is the [overall] better strategy.” The Climate Project is one of Gore’s several projects. The TCP site contains the An Inconvenient Truth presentation schedule, news about climate changes, project news and events, an opportunity to request a presenter, and appeals to the public to join and donate.

Ant Pest Control

Ant Pest Control

Looking for ant pest control solutions? Ants are practically impossible to eliminate from the outdoors around your house, but you may find some simple and effective methods of ant pest control. Sometimes, ants enter your house on a temporary basis because the weather outside has become uncomfortable. In very hot, dry weather ants may seek refuge in your home: in wet weather or flood conditions they may also arrive, only to leave again when the weather becomes more moderate.

Some people find ants repugnant: others take them in stride. Much depends on what ants are doing in your house. Are they getting into foods and crawling in the sofa cushions, or wending their way through a relatively unused part of your house? Are they fire ants, which leave stinging bites, or harmless little brown ants?

Watch your ants to determine where they are coming from and where they’re going to. You may find that ants are only traveling between a couple of rooms, most likely the kitchen and bathroom where they have access to water. If you suspect ants are visiting due to weather conditions and if they aren’t bothering you excessively, you may decide to forget about ant pest control in favor of patience, check here.

Ant Pest Control Methods

Ant Pest Control Methods

If you decide to take action against ants, three ant pest control methods don’t require poisons that can be harmful to other animals (and people) in your house. Try caulking cracks between walls and floors to “lock” ants out. Peppermint oil placed along entry and exit points may deter them, and you might try mopping the floors with the essential oil in a bucket of water to erase the scent trail. Finally, you might decide to invest in an ultrasonic pest control device that rids your house of not only ants but spiders, roaches, mice and rats.

CFS/ME and Herpesviruses: CMV, EBV, HHV-6 and Other Chronic Viral Infections May Be to Blame

CFSME and Herpesviruses

Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis may be associated with chronic viral infections. Several herpes viruses have been implicated, and they can be treated.

In the 1980s, CFS/ME used to be called “chronic Epstein-Barr virus syndrome” (CEBV) and “chronic mononucleosis” (EBV is the virus that causes mono). Later it was found that not all cases of CFS/ME are associated with EBV infection, but other herpesviruses may still be to blame.

Herpesviruses are a group of viruses that contains eight known human viruses. They can infect many parts of the human body, including the heart and the central nervous system. Unlike with most viruses, once they infect the body, they persist and cannot be eradicated. There are currently no vaccinations for them.

Most of the time the persistence of these viruses causes no symptoms, but sometimes they can reactivate, as people with HSV-1 and HSV-2 (oral and genital herpes) know all too well. Shingles is caused by reactivation of the varicella zoster virus (VZV), the virus that also causes chicken pox.

Because these viruses are so common (EBV, CMV and HHV-6 are all caught by more than 90% of the population by adulthood), merely testing positive for having them does not mean anything, but lab tests can be done to measure the active antibodies to the virus, and the larger the number, the greater the likelihood of an active infection, find out more.

Herpesviruses Associated with CFS/ME

Herpesviruses Associated with CFSME

The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) causes mononucleosis, aka glandular fever or “kissing disease”, though many people develop no symptoms. EBV has also been associated with some cancers. It is now thought to only cause a minority of cases of CFS/ME.

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection usually causes no symptoms, but can be life-threatening to those with a compromised immune system and cause serious problems in pregnancy. It has been associated with CFS/ME in several studies.

The human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) can be divided in two subtypes: HHV-6A and HHV-6B. The 6B variety causes roseola, a common and usually harmless childhood infection and may be a factor in some cases of epilepsy. HHV-6A has been connected to e.g. CFS/ME and multiple sclerosis.

Treatment

Luckily there are many antiherpesviral drugs. They have side effects, but generally much less severe than the antiretroviral drugs used in HIV/AIDS. The biggest problem is that most of these drugs are very expensive.

Aciclovir (Zovirax, the same drug used against cold sores) and its more advanced cousin valaciclovir (Valtrex) are quite affordable, but don’t really work against CMV or HHV-6. For these viruses you need a drug like valganciclovir (Valcyte), famciclovir or foscarnet, which can cost thousands of dollars a month. Foscarnet and famciclovir can only be given intravenously.

Several of these antiviral drugs have been studied in CFS/ME and most trials have demonstrated some benefit. Currently the most attention is focused on valganciclovir, which is studied in Stanford University. In their earlier studies some participants were able to get fully well and stay well after the drug was discontinued.

Undenatured whey protein has antiviral properties and the amino acid lysine is a well-known antiherpesviral. Astragalus, licorice root and olive leaf extract are herbal antivirals that may work against the herpes viruses, but it is not known whether these alternative treatments are powerful enough.

Other Viruses

Some doctors insist that the herpes viral infections in CFS/ME are merely opportunistic (similar to the infections in AIDS patients), and the real cause is another virus, such as an enterovirus, retrovirus, parvovirus B19 or the parainfluenza 5 virus (PIV-5). More research is needed, but what we do know is that sometimes antiherpesvirals are curative, and sometimes they don’t work at all. Is CFS/ME contagious or infectious? We don’t know for sure, but many outbreaks have been reported since the 1930s. Many people with CFS/ME have other family members who have it, but many don’t. One may need a certain predisposition (such as severe stress or a genetic defect in your immune system) besides the virus to develop CFS/ME.

Detox Your Body 101

Detox Your Body 101

Did you make a new year’s resolution to lose weight? Are you just looking to do a little spring cleaning with your body? Detoxing is the most essential way to ensure years of good health and longevity. Here are a few things you can do to detox those extra pounds off for the New Year.

What is Detox?

What is Detox

Detox is a process of getting the impurities out of your body. As humans who consume many types of products such as meat with antibiotics and fillers, to vitamins and minerals. What we do not think about most often are the chemicals we come into contact with that may cause us harm. The pesticides that are sprayed on fruits and vegestables is an example of a variety of chemicals we come into contact with that are absorbed into our bodies, find more about this.

Most people will use an over the counter aide to assist them in this process only when they experience an issue such as constipation, but there are very common ways to clean your system without the use of pharmacuticals and with items you have around your home or naturally with herbs.

Fasting

Have you taken a vow to not eat for a few days? Fasting not only cleanses the mind, it also cleanses the body. If you can do your everyday activities without eat food, you are performing system maintenance on your body. You can easily get through your fasting goals by simply drinking liquids. Lots of water and teas are very common to consume during fasting. If you are unable to commit to not eating anything you might want to consider eating a few items such as nuts, raisins and fruit juice. They’ll give you the protein, carbohydrates for energy to finish the process and will aide and assist in the cleansing process.

No Meat Please

You may not be able to perform a liquid diet, but most people will eat vegetables. Many choose to eat just salads and vegetables a few times a year to clean their bodies because you can eat as much as you want and it’s extremely beneficial for you. Anytime you can eat raw, fresh foods, it gives the body a boost of nutrients are naturally found within the fruits and vegetables without needing supplements to replace what you have not eaten. Green leafy vegetables are best but eaten raw or cooked, they have a natural fiber which acts as a broom to the inside walls of our colon to clean any left over fecal matter from our bodies.

If you are a meat eater and just can’t do any of the steps above, here are a few products that will clean your system naturally.

Tiao He

Tiao He

Sometimes we need a little help with cleansing our bodies, that’s when a good colon cleanser is needed. If you are a big red meat eater, cleaning your colon is essential since it takes red meat approximately seven to nine years to putrefy and leave the body. There is approximately 20 pounds of food and debris left in our colon. If we continue to let it sit on our colon walls, we will develop Colon Cancer. Tiao He is a product developed by Natures Sunshine, anatural supplemental company that produces some of the best high grade supplements on the market.

Of course you can get a cleanser that costs $5.00 at the local pharmacy but what makes Tiao He so different is the fact that the 15 day system not only cleanses the colon; it is an all cell detox as well as it being able to clean several other organs.

All cell is important for those of us who have never cleansed our systems. After a period of not cleaning our system properly, the debris and chemicals so prevalent within our bodies become part of our cells. If our cells are carrying around this debris, it is a major sign that our kidney and liver are not filtering the blood and debris out as much as it should. If our liver and kidney are not performing at its peak, it has been overwhelmed with debris itself, which can lead to a shut down of our organs.

Included in the Tiao He system are herbs that will aide and assist you in cleaning your kidneys, liver, colon, lymph nodes and cells. For a price of about $25.00 to $45.00, it’s truly the best formula to clean all of your organs at once on the market. This 15 day system allows its user to take two packets of the herbal combination at least twice a day; that’s it. If you can take ten pills a day and drink plenty of water, you have successfully completed the program. Although it is not a requirement, if you cut out eating red meat and eat lots of vegetables, you will see a greater result when the two week period is over. The only side effect to taking this 15 day system is you will lose up to 20 pounds in fecal matter which should make the average person have a bowel movement at least three times a day. If your goal is to detox to lose weight, or just for system maintenance, this is the product for you. I don’t know of any other detox formula on the market today that will not only get rid of the impurities within your system and help you lose as much weight as Tiao He within such a short period. It truly is the Cadillac of detox formulas.

If you are seeking to cleanse your body of harmful chemicals you come into contact with everyday such as pesticides on the foods or chemicals in your work or home environment, a great way to detox naturally is to use baking soda. 16 ounces of baking soda added to your bath water for a period of ten days will pull the impurities out of the body. While it may not help you cleanse your colon, it is a great way to get rid of the surface impurities or any other kind of impurities that the body has absorbed through its longest organ, your skin. You should notice that taking a bath in baking soda in water as hot as you can stand it, will bring about a sauna like experience where you are sweating continuously. The body way to get rid of impurities naturally is to sweat it out. Using baking soda is also a great way to get rid of common colds are other viruses as it works the same way, sweating it out of your system at a rapid rate. The only side effect you’ll experience when using baking soda is soft skin. Not only does it purifies your body, it also purifies the water your taking your bath in, making hard water turn exceptionally soft. Using baking soda is a great economical way to cleanse your skin and get rid of surface debris.

Detoxing is a easy way to get rid of unwanted pounds as well as give your body a chance to cleanse itself from the everyday consumption of foods and chemicals we come into contact with. Most of us detox as the seasons change each year, four times a year to ensure our bodies are performing at peak standards and for overall health. If you are looking to get rid of a few extra pounds, use these simple techniques such as fasting, eating vegetables, taking Tiao He or a combination of all of the above. You’ll feel great and will lose the weight.

Be Selective When Choosing a Pediatrician: 10 Considerations

Be Selective When Choosing a Pediatrician

Finally, you’re pregnant! The day you have been waiting for! You are overjoyed at the wonderful thought of parenthood. Along with those thoughts, you begin to experience all kinds of joyous congratulations, showers, preparing a nursery, etc. Then one day you suddenly realize that everything is prepared, the baby will be here in a few weeks or days and you have forgotten to choose a pediatrician.

Realize that you do not have to panic and make a quick decision that you may regret later. There are many ways to choose a pediatrician, however, there are even more things to consider.

Ask yourself the following questions:

1. Is it important to you to have a male or female physician for your child? If you are having a girl, you may want to consider a female physician. As your daughter grows near her pre-teen years, she will probably be more comfortable with a female physican. The same is true of having a baby boy and choosing a male physician. Then again, it may not matter to you. This is a very personal choice, but sometimes, as babies, we really don’t think about the choice, but it can be important as the child gets older – especially important to your child.

2. Is the location of the pediatrican’s office important to you? Is it important for you to have someone right down the street? Or, does it matter if you have to drive across town or even to another city? This may or may not be an issue. To some people, it is so important to be close to home. To others, the quality of the office and the doctor is more important than the distance.

3. If you have made a potential choice, does that doctor accept your insurance? If you have a secondary insurance, does that doctor accept and file secondary as well? And, what are the financial policies of the office? Do you have to pay at check in or at check out? Do you have to pay your deductible up front? If you become unemployed or have a financial hardship, is the office willing to work with you? Do they have policies in place to help you with making a payment plan if you run into an unexpected problem? And, if for some reason, you were to have an outstanding balance and could not pay before your next visit, would they still see your child?

4. Does the doctor’s office have more than one physician? If so, will you see the same doctor everytime or will you see a different doctor at random for visits whether for well or for sick? For continuity of care, I recommend choosing an office where you have your own primary doctor. You should be seen by this primary doctor for well visits and follow up visits at all times. You should only see one of the other doctors if your primary doctor is not there due to vacation, etc. This gives you and your child a bond of trust with that same doctor. This too, is an area of personal choice. It is perfectly alright to choose a practice where there are multiple doctors that you see at random, if you are comfortable with that.

5. Are there procedures in place for after hours and weekend care if I have an issue outside of office hours? You need to know this policy before making a final decision. You need to know if there is a doctor or nurse on call that can guide you by phone with instructions when you have an emergency, or even a simple questions such as medication dosing or what to do for fevers. Since an illness or injury can occur at any time without warning, it is important to know that you can count on your doctor’s office to be there for you 24/7. There is always the option of urgent care, however, this is not always the best option because the doctors who work in those facilities are normally not specialized in pediatrics. You can also go to an emergency room at a hospital. If so, you need to know that your child’s doctor can be called and even come in to meet you at the ER if necessary. And, you also want to choose a hospital that has a children’s emergency room self-standing if at all possible. This way you are assured your child will get the very best care possible.

Pediatrician

6. Request a meeting with the doctor you are considering. Some offices have “pre-natal” visits where you can go meet/greet the doctor, take a tour of the office, meet the office manager, staff, etc. This is a great way to get a “feel” if that particular office is for you. Is there a sick waiting room and a well waiting room? Is the staff friendly? Is the office clean? Is it child friendly? Do you feel a comfort zone there?

7. If you choose this physician, what happens if your child needs a specialist? For example, if your child were to need to go to an ENT or Pediatric Center, does that office take care of that for you? Or, are you expected to search for that person and set it up yourself? A really good office, will have a full-time referral specialist. That person will be given an order by the doctor. That person will be skilled in knowing exactly where to send your child. That person will be responsible for making the contact, preparing records, contacting your insurance company for any authorizations, and making you aware of the appointment date and time. You should be able to develop a bond with the referral specialist so much so that you can pick up the phone and call that person and tell them what you need. For a referral, you shouldn’t have to do anything but show up at the specialist’s office. You have enough stress to worry about going to a specialist, so a good office will take care of those things for you.

8. What are the policies of the billing department? When do bills go out? When is payment expected? What methods of payment are accepted? Is there a person you can speak to concerning a question? Make sure that you are informed about all aspects of an office you are considering.

9. What can you expect from the nursing staff? Like the doctor, will that doctor always have the same nurse or will it be a different one each time? How are shots handled? Do they allow you to stay in the room? Do they send you out? What about lab work? Will they stick your child more than once? Do they have a certified pediatric lab technician or will the nurses do it? What is the policy on immunizations? What is the policy on having forms filled out, prescriptions called in, or shot records prepared and is there a charge for this or a wait time? Again, be well informed so that there are no surprises.

10. Last but not least, look at the overall picture. In making a decision if this pediatrician is right for you and your child, also ask yourself the final question: “Is this office as a whole a good fit for me?” Consider everything involved. See if you get a “warm fuzzy” when you made the first contact thru the whole process until now. Wow, you thought it was so simple to decide, didn’t you? Arm yourself with all the information you need to make a good decision. In taking the time to do so, you will be so much happier and you and your child will be off to a long healthy and happy relationship with your pediatrician.

How to Fix a Small Heater Fan That Won’t Spin?

How to Fix a Small Heater Fan That Won’t Spin

The electric heater fan is used for pushing hot air out of the unit, which causes the backdraft to pull new air in. The air is circulated this way to shield the unit from overheating and assist it with maintaining the best possible center temperature. At the point when the fan stops working, the air will simply sit and get stagnant, causing it to eventually overheat and wear out. You can arrange replacement parts on some heater units directly from the manufacturer. Several main things could be causing your fan to not operate appropriately, which includes, but is not limited to, bad wiring or connections, a failed temperature gauge, or a dead fan motor.

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  • The first thing to do is use your hex driver or screwdriver to open the case so you can see the electric heater fan. Use your voltage regulator to carefully check the connections, starting at the circuit board and moving to the fan and thermostat. Find and single out the pain point, where the lines are not getting the correct voltages. Your readings toward one side of the circuit should be the same on the opposite finish of the same circuit except if it goes through a resistor. A resister can change the voltages between two connections to forestall overcharging specific components in the device.
  • A few units use a temperature controlled electric heater fan. This means that the fan doesn’t turn on except if the temperature hits a certain level of heat yield. You can test the fan itself by connecting it to a life force source, and you can do this with several wires connected to the force source. If your fan normally doesn’t come on until after the heater gets hot, at that point it could be the temperature gauge. You can also test these connections with your voltage regulator to check for functionality. If the unit does turn the fan on because of the temperature gauge, and it is a failed circuit, simply use a soldering firearm to replace the part.
  • If you test the electric heater fan and it does not read as a finished circuit, the motor is likely worn out. Simply eliminate the fan from the housing with your hand tools and use the soldering weapon to disconnect it from the board. Turn around this cycle to institute your new fan and mount it back into the housing. Be certain it is made sure about appropriately to avoid the fan from pulling random wires into the blades. Make certain to check any resistors with your voltage regulator as well. If these have been internally worn out, the unit still will not work after the fan has been replaced.
electric heater fan have been checked
  • Once the temperature gauge and the electric heater fan have been checked and replaced, if needed, close your case back up. Make certain to place wires and parts back where they originally were to forestall fire and electrical hazards later on.

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