Archive for March, 2011

Review of Become.com

March 11, 2011

I have reviewed three section of the Become Shopping Your Way website (www.Become.com). This site offers online shoppers the opportunity to see a large variety of products in one location. It also allows shoppers to compare prices between different retailers. Buying guides and tips are furnished to assist shoppers in the selection, comparison, and purchase of their products. Following, are some examples.

For a person wanting an olympic weight set; type this phrase into the search box, click on the applicable links, or go to http://sports-and-outdoors.become.com/olympic-weight-set . The guides on free weights are very helpful and well written. A person can find product reviews and specifications. The search for an olympic weight set can be refined.

Another person wanting a wrist brace can type said phrase into the search box, click on the applicable links, or go to http://health-and-beauty.become.com/wrist-brace . The guides on medical supplies & equipment are available. They are not as detailed as the guides mentioned in the above paragraph. Product reviews, specifications, and the ability to refine a search are also available.

For the third person wanting Wilson golf clubs; type this phrase into the search box at the top or bottom of the site or go to http://sports-and-outdoors.become.com/golf then refine your search. The guides are on the foregoing mentioned link with some sub links. Product reviews and specifications are also available.

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Dermatologic Pathologies, comment

March 7, 2011

I come across eczema, bruises, and scrapes quite often as an occupational therapist. The textbook is quite helpful for me. While at work, I find myself referring to the book sometimes (now that it is on my bookshelf).

Original Post
November 26, 2010
Title: Dermatologic Pathologies
Review of Mosby’s Pathology for Massage Therapists, 2nd edition, by Salvo and Anderson. Within the course of Dr. Johnson.

I found this chapter to be nice review for skin pathologies. While chiropractic care does not involve as global skin contact as massage therapy, it is still important to recognize these pathologies. Visual inspection is a major component of chiropractic physical examination. Therefore, it was not a lost for me to have this review of common dermatologic pathologies. Some of these pathologies being: impetigo, folliculitis, tinea pedis, HSV, eczema, rosacea and contact dermatitis. The pictures are helpful, even though not very delightful.

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Medications, comment

March 3, 2011

I am like you in that I did not realize the facts about acetaminophen and antidepressants. Another fact I came across is that antidepressants are used for chronic pain. Wow, there is a lot to learn.

Original Post
November 26, 2010
Title: Medications

Review of Mosby’s Pathology for Massage Therapists, 2nd edition, by Salvo and Anderson. Within the course of Dr. Johnson.

I found this chapter to be quite vital for client care. A huge percentage of clients will be on some form of medication. Therefore, it is vital to understand how these medications may interact with the body. It becomes critical to understand medical contraindications to avoid causing more harm to the client. I did not realize that while acetaminophen is classified as a NSAID but does not have antiinflammatory properties. I also was unaware that antidepressants were prescribed for eating disorders and migraine headaches. I plan to also maintain a list of medication recalls to share with clients that may be unaware.

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