Monthly Archives: November, 2010

New Jersey Black Deaf Advocates

Thanksgiving – Kwanzaa Dinner!!
Saturday, December 11, 2010

Limited Time Offer! Sprint Relay Store is offering a FREE* Dell Mini 1012 Netbook with a purchase of any of the three items: Overdrive™ 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot by Sierra Wireless, Sprint 3G/4G Dual Mode Sierra 250U wireless modem by Sierra Wireless, or the Sprint 3G/4G USB U600 broadband card. [...]

Hello everyone!
Please join us at the Coventry Village Library in Cleveland Heights for our ongoing Deaf Film Series.

Thursday, December 2nd at 6:45pm.
We will be pleased to be showing the film: “Universal Signs.”

Universal Signs has the unique distinction of being the first major motion picture that embraces sign language in the storytelling of a film, rendering it [...]

It’s time to unleash the power of communication with Z4! The Z™’s fourth generation software turns your PC or Mac into a state-of-the-art videophone packed full of exciting features you can’t get anywhere else. Perfect for work or home … or on the go. There’s no better way to enjoy The Z™ [...]

The Daily Home
Nov 23, 2010
Talladega firefighters and Stemley Volunteer firefighters responded to a call Monday night on Stemley Bridge Road to a home occupied by a deaf couple. Everyone made it out of the house safely, and the fire was out after about 20 minutes, according to Captain Ron Goodenough. Unfortunately, the house caught fire [...]

DeafVision Filmworks and Deaf Women of Color
present

If You Could Hear My Own Tune

…If you get music, you get love

2-day special screening engagement
Friday, December 3, 7-9 p.m
Tickets: $15 (movie only) or VIP $25 (includes movie and reception)

Saturday, December 4,
2-4 p.m., Andrew Foster Auditorium
7-9 p.m., Andrew Foster Auditorium.
Tickets: $15

Gallaudet University
Andrew Foster Auditorium
800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, [...]

The Republican (Massachusetts)
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
By ELIZABETH ROMÁN

LONGMEADOW – Students at The Willie Ross School for the Deaf
are now able to play basketball and participate in other
outdoor fitness activities on the school’s renovated
acre of land.
“The students and the staff are …

Inspiring students to learn ASL at old high school

Daily Sundial
CSUN
November 22, 2010
By Liana Hofer
Photo credit: Liana Hofer/ Staff Reporter

In every person’s life, there are distinct moments that define and shape the person they become.  These moments can be big or small, comical or heart-breaking, and are often overlooked until years down the road, when in retrospect, they stand out among the rest as events [...]

Posted: Nov 22, 2010 10:38 AM EST Updated: Nov 22, 2010 3:21 PM EST

The accident scene. (Source: The Georgetown Times)

The motor home involved in the accident. (Source: The Georgetown Times)

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WCSC/WMBF) – A woman has died after the motor home she was traveling in ran through the [...]

THE EAR FOUNDATION CELEBRATES THE IMPACT OF COCHLEAR IMPLANTS

The Ear Foundation has celebrated the development and significant impact of cochlear implantation on adults, adolescents and children by holding two major events in its annual calendar.
A lecture was held in memory of Marjorie Sherman, OBE, who funded The Ear Foundation from its beginning, and whose family continues to support its work.
The lecture, ‘from Language [...]

Metronidazole and Alcohol – Why You Shouldn’t Mix Them!

 

Many times we are told by our doctors not to combine certain medicines with other drugs and chemicals due to its potential side effects and drug interactions. Before you are prescribed with certain medicines by your doctor, you should be well aware of the precautions as well as how the medications will function so that you will know what to expect. Generally this is part of the patient safety rules. That is why you will find a leaflet packed together with the medicines you have bought so you can have something to glance on during your treatment. Leaflets contain the general instructions, precautions, the general dos and don’ts, as well as a brief list of drugs or chemical that you should never combine with your medication.

 

Metronidazole is an effective antibiotic drug intended for the treatment of infections caused by various singled-cell bacteria and parasites. Infections are quite very common but can be dangerous if left untreated. Although we are naturally gifted with our immune system to fight those invaders, often times it may not be enough to fully prevent infections that lead to several illnesses. This is why antibiotics such as metronidazole have been designed to eradicate the bacteria and certain parasites out from our system.

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Mix it Up

Staying at our retreat home in the mountains of Colorado has me thinking about water. I constantly see large vehicles with oversized plastic containers strapped into their truck beds, full of water. Water is hauled all over the place. It’s dry out here.

I’ve actually become a bit paranoid about water. What is the healthiest way to drink it? Should I gulp tap water and risk consuming substances like chlorine and fluoride, not to mention whatever else the water might be picking up as it flows through the pipes? Or should I buy water in a bottle and risk consuming leeched chemicals from the plastic, not to mention hurting the environment (plastic water bottles take 1000 years to biodegrade)? And if I do opt for store bought water, what should I purchase? Spring? Distilled? Glacial?

The more I read about water, the more confusing the facts. I find this to be the case with fish too (Eat it – it’s good for you! Don’t eat it – tuna contains mercury, fish handlers get infections when capturing rockfish, etc.!)

Here’s my current theory: instead of devoting myself to one type of water (tap, spring, well) I mix it up. That way, I figure I’ll get a variety of chemicals but (hopefully) in miniscule amounts. I take the same approach with fish. I’ll eat tuna on occasion, but not too often. Same with salmon and shrimp and sole. So that’s my theory and I’m stickin’ to it.  Š

Healthier Options

My trip to LA is winding to a close. I’d love to post a couple of healthy new recipes I tried this week, but I haven’t been cooking (unless you consider slicing apple and dipping it in natural peanut butter cooking). Instead, I’ve been eating out more than I intended. But I guess I have re-learned one lesson on this road trip: it never hurts to ask. The other day I was ordering an Ahi tuna burger from one of my favorite spots – a roadside seafood shack. I was sure they didn’t have wheat buns – I looked everywhere for the small print in the menu indicating customers had that choice and couldn’t find it. But when I asked, turns out they could serve their burgers on wheat. And the breakfast place this morning – though the menu doesn’t specify, you can request fruit on the side instead of home fries. Of course options like that aren’t always available. The Chinese place I stopped by the other night didn’t have brown rice as an option – only white. But I’m going to keep asking, cuz you just never know.

The Practice of Pause

In the most recent issue of Newsweek magazine, Robert J. Samuelson wrote a column titled The Sad Fate of the Comma.

He says:

I have always liked commas, but I seem to be in a shrinking minority. The comma is in retreat, though it is not yet extinct. In text messages and e-mails, commas appear infrequently, and then often by accident (someone hits the wrong key). Even on the printed page, commas are dwindling. Many standard uses from my childhood (after, for example, an introductory prepositional phrase) have become optional or, worse, have been ditched. If all this involved only grammar, I might let it lie. But the comma’s sad fate is, I think, a metaphor for something larger: how we deal with the frantic, can’t-wait-a-minute nature of modern life. The comma is, after all, a small sign that flashes PAUSE. It tells the reader to slow down, think a bit, and then move on. We don’t have time for that. No pauses allowed.

My husband came home from work a few hours after I read the article and mentioned that a yoga instructor had visited his office as part of their Wellness Program.

“Did you learn anything?” I asked.

He said he learned that if people took ten minutes out of their day to sit quietly and relax, scientific studies show stress levels reduce drastically. In other words, he learned it’s important to pause.

He had a worksheet from the Mind/Body Medical Institute. Click here for the full set of instructions, but in a nutshell it simply says to sit in a comfortable position, close your eyes, and breathe (the easy part), as you clear your mind of active thoughts (the hard part).

Summers seems like an especially good time to incorporate the practice of pause because schedules can get so busy. You might be thinking: “That’s precisely the problem. I’m so busy I don’t have time to relax for 10 minutes.” But as the yoga instructor who visited my husband’s office mentions on her website, pausing will calm you down and clear your mind for better decision-making, ultimately giving you much more time.     Š

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