Beauty, Education, medicine

Friday Science: Dominant or Recessive Body Traits

Do you have a dominant eye color or is your eye color recessive?  All of the traits that you have are either dominant or they are recessive. Dominant means that the trait will always show up no matter what.  Recessive genes cannot show with a dominant gene present.

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Recessive means that the trait will only show if there is no dominant gene there. If your hair is blonde then your trait for hair is recessive. You would have no genes for dark hair. Since you have two genes for every trait you have, one from your father and one from your mother, you would have gotten two genes for light hair if you were a blonde. You could not have been blonde if you had one gene for dark hair and one for light hair. This is because dark is dominant.

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Daily Prompt: Dominant

Cats, celebration, inspiration

10 Things I Hate About Christmas

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  • 1. I hate it that original Claymation Christmas stories have gone out of fashion!
  • 2. I hate it that I can only find the best candy cane ONLY this time of the year.
  • 3. People calling Xmas decorations “decs”. Nearly as bad as writing “Xmas”
  • 4.  I dislike it that we as a family cannot get-together in these holidays.
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  • 5. Struggling to find the perfect gift for everyone…especially for those who I call the “Perfect Gift People”
  • 6. I definitely do not like it that my cats and kitties destroy my tree and tree ornaments EVERY YEAR! (he he… secretely, I LOVE IT!)
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  • 7. I dislike it that Santa Clause come home only around Christmas Eve. He should work more often, spreading the jolly feeling through out the year!
  • 8. I don’t like it that I can only put my snow globes on display one time a year. I mean, I could have them all year round but it’d ruin the magic, huh?
  • 9. Since I am a bit impatient, I don’t enjoy wrapping Christmas gifts. It can take a lot of time (lack of practice lol)
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  • 10. Where do you stand on egg nog: do you love it or hate it?

I hate it. I prefer the Mexican version of it. It is called ROMPOPE and it is delicious!

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MERRY CHRISTMAS to all my patients, my website subscribers, contacts, and followers all over the digital world.    🎄🎋🎇🎍🎄🎁

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You are a blessing in my life and I wish you and your loved ones a jolly time full of love and perfect health.

Cooking, eating, Food

What You Can Do With Tomatoes To Start A Healthy Week!

Marinate them and add some mozzarella cheese. Delicious, fast, easy, and healthy!

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This is what do you need to make this succulent salad, the marinated tomatoes with mozzarella:

  • Olive oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Grated garlic
  • Salt + red pepper flakes
  • Torn basil leaves
  • Pearl, triangular or cherry-sized mozzarella balls (any shape you like)
  • Balsamic vinegar
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The herbs gave such a great flavor and the balsamic added the perfect amount of tangy-sweet goodness and I loved the creamy bits of mozzarella

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Enjoy and give pleasure to your palate with this wonderful salad!

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TOTALLY TOMATOES

eating, Health, Humor

5 Crazy Diets That Make You Lose Weight or Not LOL Have Fun!

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There is no great secret to lose weight. Small portions, healthy delicious meals and daily physical activity, in other words: avoid sedentarism.

We all know that, right? But many people want that “miracle” diet that is going to make us lose a ton of pounds/kilograms in 5 or 10 days and never gain it -the weight- back! 

So, to have some fun, I have searched on the web for some crazy diets that people do. Some of them are really outrageously funny!

NOTE: I advice you NOT to follow any of these diets. I do not recommend them since they are not healthy and do not follow serious medical protocol research. This post is just for our Friday amusement.

CRAZY DIETS:

1. The Baby Food Diet

It replaces few of your food items with baby food (also means you poop like a baby). This one might seem easy, but trust me it’s like giving the taste of hell to your tongue. Having boiled, pureed veggies for 10 days without salt or any other spices can be a real tough task to perform. The things people do to lose weight!

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2. The Beer and Sausage Diet

Call this the Tailgater’s Diet. Evo Terra, 44, an online exec in Tempe, Arizona, dropped from 195 to 177 pounds in 30 days consuming an average of about 1,500 calories a day—mostly from high-quality sausage and craft ale.

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3. Miracle Diet

For this diet, one must consume only fruits for 2 days minimum. Also known as the Hollywood diet, this diet is all about making your body run on fruits or fruit juice for a span of 48 hours, minimum. 

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4. The Starbucks Diet

Stealing Jared’s strategy, Christine Hall, 66, a librarian from Alexandria, Virginia, lost more than 75 pounds over two years by eating only at Starbucks and sticking to about a 1,000-calorie per day diet. “Over time, scanning the calorie data helped me adjust my portion sizes,” she says. 

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5. The Eggs and Dessert Diet

You can have your cake and lose your gut too, a recent Tel Aviv University study found. People on 1,600 calories a day who ate a carb-and protein-rich breakfast that also included a dessert lost the same amount of weight (an average of 30 pounds over 4 months) as people on a low-carb diet (and no dessert).

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

Health, Science

Open Heart Surgery Art of Medicine

During heart surgery, a highly trained group works as a team.

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The cardiovascular surgeon heads up the surgery team and performs the key parts of the surgery.

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The assisting surgeons follow the direction of the cardiovascular surgeon.

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The cardiovascular anesthesiologist gives you the medicines that make you sleep during the surgery (called anesthesia) and monitors the ventilator, which breaths for you during surgery.

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The perfusion technologists run the heart-lung machine.

The cardiovascular nurses are specially trained to assist in heart surgery.

Cardiac Surgery Part I: Improved Surgical Techniques Expand Patient Population to Include Elderly

Cooking, eating, Food

Yummy Breakfast for Energy and Health

Breakfast is an important meal because you are “breaking the fast” of the night. I enjoy cooking and adore fresh eggs from the hens, fresh fruit from the trees, so I have a variety of meals to make.

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I like to add as many veggies to my eggs as possible.

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Sometimes I opt for fruit and cottage cheese with honey.

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Fresh tomato and broccoli combine nicely with eggs.

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When strawberries are in season granola and yogurt make a filling breakfast!

When strawberries are in season granola and yogurt make a filling breakfast!

No matter what, remember what you were told as a child: breakfast is the most important meal of the day! It gives you the energy to enjoy yourself fully each day!

Contemplation

Healthy breakfast

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Health, inspiration, Motivation

Kind and Compassionate Doctors Have Patients Who Heal Faster

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Excellent current and updated medical knowledge make a great medical doctor. This saves lives, it heals. When we have compassion and empathy towards our patients makes medical practice a wonderfully rewarding experience.

Patients heal sooner when they are listened to when they feel supported. The body responds better to medical treatments and surgical procedures. Recovery is faster.

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Compassionate care helps us feel seen and validated by another, and this human connection registers in our autonomic nervous system, lowering blood pressure and supporting us physiologically as well as psychologically.

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Fear, stress, helplessness, sadness, physical and emotional pain, embarrassment and isolation are aspects of the illness experience patients go through. Understanding these issues and showing true compassion and empathy towards our patients makes us better doctors with healthier/happier patients.

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“I always tell my residents to never forget that we have the opportunity to do more good in one day than most people have in a month.”― Suneel Dhand

Education, Health, Motivation

Learning Thursday: Endometriosis Most Common Symptoms – Complications If Not Treated

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Pain During intercourse

Menstrual cramps

Infertility in young women

Endometriosis can usually be treated by medication or surgery designed to preserve fertility. However, a few patients may have symptoms so severe that the uterus and ovaries must be surgically removed. Fortunately for most patients, alternative treatments are available and hysterectomy is rarely necessary.

NOTE: Remember that the best medicines are education and prevention.