Sacred Heart Memorial Hospital Diet – A Review

The Sacred Heart Memorial Hospital Diet (also known as the Sacred Heart Diet) is another of those diets which, like the Tuna Fish Diet, is attributed to hospital staff who were attempting to reduce the weight of a cardiac patient by some 10 lbs. It has been around since at least the 1980's and takes the form of a vegetable soup which is consumed, along with a few other foods, over a period of seven days.

Intending users should be aware that the origin of this plan is uncertain. Hospitals have denied being the source, as have other institutions that have been nominated as likely creators, including the American Heart Association.

Nonetheless, the diet continues to be circulated and has adherents who are happy to use it, along with others who were skeptical or did not find it useful. This soup diet is also known as the Cleveland Clinic Diet, the Cabbage Soup Diet, and the Spokane Heart Diet. I have found reports from users who state that they were introduced to it by their medical practitioner.

The dieter is expected to eat the soup at least once a day and, at various times, meats, rice, vegetables and fruit may be included in the eating plan. Excluded are bread and alcohol. Included are Chicken Noodle Soup, stewed tomatoes, beef broth, celery and more. The only drinks permitted are water, black coffee, cranberry juice (unsweetened) and skimmed milk. A detailed outline of this plan can be found with a quick search for my article "Sacred Heart Memorial Hospital Diet – Recipe and Diet Plan."

EFFECTS:

1. The Sacred Heart Memorial Hospital Diet is essentially a low calorie, short term diet, with the difficulties typical of such a plan, such as dizziness, lack of energy, occasional diarrhea and sometimes fainting.

2. Short term weight loss is often water loss rather than fat loss and is easily regained once the diet has ended.

3. The body tends to conserve energy and fat reserves with low calorie diets. This makes it harder for lasting weight loss to occur.

4. There are reports of significant amounts of weight reduction but the feelings of hunger and discomfort caused by this diet plan make it likely the user will eat excessively after the seven days of restricted eating. Thus the amount of weight that has been lost will soon be regained.

5. A change in eating habits is not required except for the seven day period of the diet. This means that the benefits are unlikely to continue as returning to the same conditions as before will soon restore whatever has been lost.

To obtain lasting weight loss requires, in effect, a change of lifestyle – a different selection of foods as part of the normal diet rather than a crash program that adds stress to the body and provides only short term benefits. Such a plan would include food that has high nutritional value and suits the tastes and preferences of the dieter. As well, a significant portion of the weight that has been lost should be fat loss and not merely water which is easily replaced. Unfortunately, the Sacred Heart Memorial Hospital Diet does not meet these requirements.

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The Best Hospitals in Quito, Ecuador

Quito is the capital city of Ecuador and also the second most populous city after Guayaquil. Quito was the first world cultural heritage site declared by UNESCO, so named due to the well-preserved monasteries founded by the Catholic missionaries that came from Spain in the 16th century. The city is blessed with a fairly constant cool climate is a favorite tourist destination due its beautiful mountain scenery.

The health care sector in Quito is in a developing phase and has many good hospitals in both public and private sectors. Some of the major hospitals in the country are located here.

This is a description of some of the better hospitals in Quito.

Hospital Metropolitano is the most well-known hospital in Ecuador. It is located at Av. Mariana de Jess s/n y Nicols Arteta, Quito. A group of eminent doctors founded this international hospital in 1985 with the technical help from AMI, American Medical International. It is now an ISO 9001:2000 certified hospital implementing the Integral system of Quality (SGIC) and the modern Intelligent Operating Room, OR1 system. The hospital has earned the collaboration of many highly regarded medical centers including the Cleveland Clinic, the Mayo Clinic, the University of Texas and Mount Sinai Hospital.

The surgery department has 13 operating rooms and is well known for performing the most difficult surgeries including open heart, spine and brain surgery as well as bone marrow transplants. The hospital has well-equipped units in imaging, electro diagnosis, hemodialysis, nuclear medicine and electromyography.

The hospital recognized for its technological edge with sophisticated devices including 64 multislice CT scanner, neuro-endoscope, interventional radiology, three-dimensional color Doppler, MRI, Electrocardiogram – EKG, Holter-EKG and ergometers. The emergency department of Metropolitano Hospital is equipped with 19 stalls of care, 15 for adults and 4 for children. The Intensive care units are spacious and have facilities including ventilators, central monitoring, oxygen and vacuum networks and various specialized equipment. Tel: 399 8000

On Desarrollo Comunidad, Villa Lengua 267, Casilla 691 you will find Hospital Voz Andes (HVA), a missionary general hospital. HVA is directed by the HCJB Global Hands, a recognized NGO that has two leading hospitals in Ecuador. The hospital, founded in 1955, has 104 beds and departments in all specialties of medicine and surgery. It is a preferred choice for family practice, trauma care, ophthalmology and surgery. The surgery department has well equipped theaters for general surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, maxillary/facial surgery, pediatric surgery and plastic surgery. In addition the hospital runs special clinics for palliative care, physical, occupational and speech therapy, head and neck care as well as mental health. The 24/7 emergency department of Hospital Voz Andes has 20 beds and two ambulances and well-equipped intensive care units for trauma. Telephone: 241540

Hospital Carlos Andrade Marn situated at Av.18 de Septiembre 3220 y Ayacucho is another reliable hospital in Quito. It offers good medical care at a reasonable cost to its members. This health care facility is managed by the Ecuadorian Institute of Social Security (IESS), a charitable organization. The hospital offers excellent medical service in 14 departments including gynecology, pediatrics, cardiology, surgery, neurology and rehabilitation. Hospital Carlos Andrade Marn has well equipped units in hemodynamics, pathology, nuclear medicine, radiology and laboratory service. The emergency room has all necessary facilities to meet any urgency. Hospital Andrade Marn is also a center for medical education, research and training. It has agreements with universities in Ecuador and abroad and conducts various undergraduate and post graduate courses. Tel: 256 4939

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Two Major Hospitals in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent translates to the “stone city”. This city is the capital of Uzbekistan and one of the oldest cities in Central Asia. Tashkent has many mosques and religious sites and is often referred to as the cultural capital of the Islamic world. The city is modern, but maintains much of its heritage as well. The health care sector in Tashkent is in a developing phase and you have to look to major private hospitals for quality health care. This is a note on some of Tashkent’s leading hospitals.

Tashkent International Medical Clinic situated at 38, Sarikul Street is a famous hospital in the international community of Tashkent. A well-known chartered non-governmental organization in the country established this center in 1994. The clinic is specifically designed to provide medical service at global standards to the international community in Uzbekistan. The staff members of foreign embassies, international representatives, along with other expatriates and their families in Tashkent are regular visitors to this hospital. It provides good diagnostic and therapeutic service in fundamental medical specialties. It employs an internationally trained staff and all the hospital services are readily available in English and other languages.

The dental unit treats all types of dental, oral disease and facial injuries. They also have an orthodontist on staff. Complete vaccination programs are also available. The center offers many health promotion programs and packages including weight control, immunizations, antenatal and postnatal care. It has a modern emergency center that has physicians accredited by the U.S. in advanced life support. It also offers medical evacuations to members. It has a good pharmacy and laboratory. Additionally, the clinic possesses ECG, modern X-rays, Pulmonary function test, audiogram and ultrasound diagnostic facilities. Tel: 998 71 291 0142

MDS-Services hospital is another modern hospital and is situated on Botkin Street in Tashkent. This private hospital founded in 2004 offers effective medical service by employing many well-trained doctors. It has well equipped departments in all medical specialties. It has clinics for diabetes, infertility, epilepsy, allergy, obesity and more. The therapeutic department on the second floor has 12 beds. The language of service is Russian and Uzbek.

An operating unit featuring two operation theaters offers effective surgical service in all major areas. It is known for advanced video laparoscopy and endoscopy. It has a modern emergency department, ambulance services and an intensive care unit. Tel: 269-7085

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Better Choices Than a Nursing Home or Hospital-A True Story!

It's been a month since my wife, a former nurse yielded to three phone calls from a friend to get her out of the nursing home. When she came to us, she needed a wheel chair – she couldn't walk, talk or smile. Now she has all three and her humor rewards us!

The average number of prescriptions in a nursing home is 9-13 and these figures are nearly a decade out of date. The benefit to the patient is very low – they are prescribed for the nurses who don't have to put up with any complaints; the patient is zonked out.

A patient can stand in the hall and fill his or her diaper while staring into space. They will say everything is fine. No brain, no pain, as we said in medical school.

Adverse drug reactions have made medical care a leading cause of death. These reactions put 2.2 million people in hospitals and 106,000 died, "making these reactions between the fourth and sixth leading cause of death." Journal of American Medical Assoc. 4-15-1998

But how many died at home? 199,000 according to the Western Journal of Medicine … June, 2000. Deaths in and outside hospitals from Rx totaled 305,000 then, with 8 million admissions to the hospital and 3 million for long-term care (nursing homes – these people were messed up for life!)

"From 1998 through 2005, reported serious adverse drug events increased 2.6-fold … fatal adverse drug events increased 2.7-fold …" Archives of Internal Medicine, Sep 10, 2007, p 1752.

This information makes prescription drugs the # 1 cause of death, but we still hear "heart disease … heart disease … heart disease." That's a smoke screen for the real culprit, and it justifies giving more drugs for cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes control when ALL of those conditions are diet related, but never mind – eat as you please and take the prescriptions?

When a patient dies in a nursing home (and half of them do within a year of admission) the doctor signs the death certificate as dying from heart disease in most cases. The heart stopped, but no autopsy is done to discover the coronary arteries are OK and it was probably the drugs that affected the heart rhythm.

So how did Miriam do so well at our place? It's mainly a low fat vegan diet and none of the prescriptions that she was taking in the nursing home! And her blood sugars (finger stick device) have been lower than at the nursing home. A side benefit to Miriam – only once a day compared to four finger sticks daily in the nursing home.

For more information on reversing most conditions by diet, watch the YouTubes by Drs. Daniel Amen, Neal Barnard, Colin Campbell, Caldwell Esselstyn, Michael Gregor, John McDougal and Neil Nedley. "The life you save may be your own."

They are totally at odds with the medical establishment and drugging industry that has congress on their side because they donate to their re-election campaigns. The damnable greed of media for their advertising dollar is also part of the problem.

Oddly enough, the Bible was 2000 years ahead of medical science when it said the nations were deceived by sorcery where the Greek word for sorcery is pharmakeia in Revelation 18:23. This is not the only truth that translators have hidden.

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Nurse Jackie’s Hospital Administrator

Nurse Jackie is one of Showtime’s hottest shows this season. Featuring Edie Falco, an HBO veteran from the hit The Sopranos, as an amoral emergency room nurse dedicated to saving lives, while cheating on her husband and indulging in powerful painkillers to combat her back pain, the show transcends typical medicine dramas popular in primetime television by focusing on those who heal, not those who diagnose.

This Showtime drama also features The West Wing’s Anna Deavere Smith as Gloria Akalitus, a nurse-turned-hospital administrator. Akalitus is the butt of many a joke in the show, getting giddy off of Jackie’s Percocet-laced coffee, accidentally tazering herself in an elevator, and questioning a gay nurse about how to obtain adoption papers for a child left at a nursing station.

Where lies the line between fact and fiction in the characterization of this hospital administrator? Frankly, the line zig-zags. Hospital administrators play an important part in the inner workings of the hospital, and help to keep everything running smoothly. But in a dark comedy like Nurse Jackie, Akalitus is a walking punch line, providing a much needed dose of laughter amidst so much darkness. However, if her employees behaved themselves, Akalitus would most likely seem like an average nursing supervisor.

In one notable episode, Akalitus urges Jackie Peyton to make a dying man vacate a bed due to overcrowding. Jackie asks her to look at the man again, not as a healthcare administrator, but as a nurse. Akalitus allows Jackie until the end of the day to find him another place to stay, because she realizes that he’ll be dying soon.

This aspect of Akalitus’ character may be legitimate. It would be logical for a nurse to become a supervisor. Many hospital administrators began as healthcare workers. However, it’s not a simple jump from nurse to administrator. Most have at least a Masters degree in Health Services Administration, although some pursue degrees in public or business administration. Hospital administrators with financial backgrounds may go on to become Chief Financial Officers or Chief Executive Officers.

Education includes a year of interning in a health care center, and most administrators begin as administrative assistants for large hospitals, before pursuing higher positions in smaller institutions. Therefore, it’s unlikely that Akalitus would be working alongside her former peers, as she probably would have needed to move elsewhere to find a position.

In another episode, Akalitus stays late to oversee Jackie making the time schedules, having noted that she always seems to be working with friends. One of the responsibilities of the hospital administrator is the maintenance of the budget. The hospital administrator would be responsible for the schedule of the nurses being overseen.

Finally, Gloria Akalitus appears to work alone. This is definitely true. There is often only one hospital administrator in a small hospital, and larger hospitals need a single administrator for each department. All Saints, the fictional hospital at which Nurse Jackie works at, seems like a large hospital. As a result, it would be common for a health care administrator to oversee the entire department alone.

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PSD to HTML – Effective Way Of PSD To HTML Conversion

Internet has brought a drastic change in the technology all over the world. Due to advanced technology, people are able to achieve great heights easily and thereby there is increase in the living standard of the people. As there has been drastic change in social life there is an increase in the demand of highly qualified and skilled website designer to create attractive, impressive and user friendly websites.

Only expert professional are able to go to the root of the project and are aware of all the limitations and techniques. Web Designing and its development is not an easy task. It is a laborious conversion of data from PSD to HTML. It is a complicated and tedious process involving a great and deep knowledge of the project, skills, experience to perform the work, expertise to handle the project.

PSD files are Photoshop files written in the Adobe Photoshop and have to be converted into language like HTML. Due to this conversion files are easily accessible in World Wide Web. Therefore, it is necessary that HTML coding must be done properly and carefully.

When the PSD to HTML conversion is carried out by highly professional website designers, the work becomes quite quick and of high quality. These professional make sure that the website are user friendly. If the PSD to HTML conversion is done in the correct format, then the website can be navigated easily. These professional always keep in mind the search engine optimization and search engine friendly outlook while designing a website.

PSD to HTML conversion service is beneficial for cross browsing compatibility, manual coding, semantic coding, delivery of high quality service and customer support within a stipulated time. PSD to HTML professionals make website faster and easier to access. Therefore, their demand is increasing day-by-day.

Hiring of PSD to HTML professionals benefits a company in many ways like efficiency, flexibility, client satisfaction and the most important money saving because money saved is money earned.

There are different ways of conversion of PSD to HTML.

1. Manual Conversion. It is the oldest method which is done manually, however, it is very time consuming and competitive and challenging process.

2. Automated tools: use of automated tools is one of the best options. There are many softwares available in the market which convert PSD to HTML. Now-a-days many online help tools are also available. This method is considered to be a convenient choice, however, some professionals found this to be inaccurate and improper.

3. Hiring a professional: In order to get the best out in the market and to reach heights hiring a professional is the best choice. While hiring a professional for conversion process it is necessary to check the credibility of the skill and knowledgeable and experienced professional. Whether the person is able to deliver the project on time. Markupbox.com is one of the best service provider for psd to html services.

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Plain Jane Email Equals Flat Results

Years ago, when email was just emerging as the incredible marketing tool it is today, everything was done in plain text. Since not everyone uses the same email program, and not all of them are compatible with the others, messages often ended up looking like nothing but jumbled pieces of nonsense. Besides that, they were boring.

Thus, Internet marketers were forced to find a way to spiff up their email messages to make them grab attention. Luckily, HTML was there to provide a solution.

Studies show that marketing emails sent in HTML format get much better response rates and far fewer unsubscribes than those sent in plain text. The reasons for this are many, but perhaps the biggest reason can be summed up this way: HTML messages look cooler!

The great thing about HTML is that all your recipients will be able to see it. The problem is that you can’t always predict just how it will look. Users with older or outdated email programs will likely see the message as text, and some will even see all that ugly HTML coding. Those using newer versions of Outlook or Outlook Express, Eudora, or Netscape Communicator will likely see the HTML as it was intended… at least partially.

The only way to ensure that your HTML messages are seen the way you designed them is to format the text/plain and HTML materials separately from one another, and have the appropriate version of the message displayed for the recipient. This way, those who have HTML enabled email programs (which most people do these days) can see your message exactly how you planned. Similarly, even those whose email programs do not allow for HTML will be able to read your message loud and clear.

As you know, email is one of the most effective marketing tools available today, but just like anything else, it must be done correctly. A jumbled, unreadable message will only turn would-be customers away, which not only hurts your bottom line, but can damage your credibility. In this day and age, you must ensure that your marketing message is accessible to everyone.

You may be surprised to find out that of all the bulk email management programs available, very few allow you to format text and HTML separately, thus making your message universal. One program in particular, called [email protected], not only offers this cutting-edge capability, but also provides several list management and marketing tools. For more information on [email protected] HTML, and how you can download a free, fully-functional 10-day trial, see link below.

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How to Improve Website Performance With PSD to HTML 5 Conversion?

Creating a website that is rich in features and attractive is imperative for your business and to build such a site, it is important to implement graphics and designs that can draw the user’s attention. The performance of the site also plays a great role in the success of your business and developers are adopting proven techniques to enhance the performance of the site so that their clients can enjoy visitor engagement, more traffic and higher conversion rates. Research has stated that reducing the size of the page from 100 KB to 80 KB helped them to load the pages faster and increase the traffic by 10% to 25%. PSD to HTML5 conversion is a good practice to increase your website performance.

Benefits of creating an HTML5 website:

HTML5 is an advanced web standard that has made the process easy for creating an effective website. PSD based websites have the whole web page created with various images, and this usually slows down the page loading time which is very annoying to the visitors. HTML5 uses the CSS3 codes that eliminate using of images where it is not necessary. This helps to make the web pages load faster and create a better experience for the web visitors. Converting PSD to HTML5 code, thereby helps to improve the performance of the site.

Compatible with different browsers:

Most websites have now converted from PSD to HTML5 as such sites can adjust to different mobile devices with varying screen sizes. Since people use tablets, smartphones to remain connected and to browse sites, it is important to create a responsive website so that it is compatible across different types of browsers. If you are familiar with the basic HTML, CSS and other web technologies and have a clear understanding of the color schemes, typography, etc. then it is easy to enhance the performance of the site and draw more visitors.

Less development cost:

Slicing the files for PSD to HTML5 conversion may be a time consuming process and can also be expensive. Designing in the browser directly is a cheaper option, but the conversion process is beneficial for website projects as it helps to avoid the implementation of wrong designs in the final result that may prove to be costlier later.

Select the right CMS:

Business often has lots of useful data that is collected from the customers, their shopping patterns or etc. Such kind of data is invaluable and helps in the growth of the business and in planning newer strategies. Choosing the right CMS allows managers and publishers to manage the web content easily. And PSD to HTML conversion allows improving the experience of the visitors on your website. A well-organized site ensures easy execution of different work stages while maintaining professionalism. It is always recommended to keep the design of the site with content flexibility in mind as the site may change with certain increase or decrease of content.

Thus, PSD to HTML conversion can save a lot of time and reduce expenses in the long run and also enhance the performance of your website.

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Importance of PSD to HTML Transition

Irrespective of the size of your business, back office sorting can only be accomplished if your data is maintained in the most versatile format. Today, across the globe corporate offices are on a head hunt for timely and compatible conversion and maintenance of professional data. To this end, document conversion from PSD to HTML is by far the most sought after.

The conversion is one that allows you as an entrepreneur to efficiently address all your back office work in a format that the world is following. Data conversion of PSD to XHTML, as the name suggests, is the conversion of data from the Adobe suite to that of Hyper Text Markup Language. The transition from one format to another is pursued with the main intent of achieving:

• Easy accessibility of data

• Enhanced file management

In order to convert PSD to XHTML major business establishments outsource the job. Today, there are a number of professionals who are adept at handling conversions such as PSD to XHTML coding and that of other formats to the preferred table-less HTML, XHTML slicing and table-less XHTML coding.

They amply fill in for the requirement of corporate establishments who find it difficult to handle the data and document conversion in house. This could be either due to the lack of know-how within their offices or the lack of business time.

Why is the conversion important?

The endeavor to convert PSD to HTML or any other language coding is important for numerous reasons. It is a commonly known fact that bulk data is usually stored in house in varied formats. This makes it very difficult for office staff to maintain and organize the data.

In different formats, the data organization can become very time consuming. This only adds to the common back office chaos.

Across the globe, companies are pursuing conversions like PSD to CSS and the challenge to convert PSD to CSS to evade huge expenses incurred while compiling and processing files in-house.

Beyond being time consuming, the process is also highly impractical considering that all the help for the conversion and reformatting is really at hand. There are many reliable data conversion companies now offering their services online as well as offline and they make the documentation available 24×7 at a click in the preferred format!

Addressing outsourcing

PSD to HTML is handled by numerous outsourcing companies. Not only do they take up the responsibility of reformatting the data into the required format, but they also deliver the processed files on time, every time. They partner the in house business endeavor and help you to achieve deadlines. These companies address conversion of different transitions sought for small and large volumes of data.

The files are processed at their facilities and then sent to the in house team. Many of the outsourcing companies also address transferring the files to offshore branches and time and cost effective management of data.

Depending on your specific needs, the data and documents are converted into different formats. The work could also include reformatting of scanned document and books.

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Why HTML?

HTML and its Importance

HTML or Hyper-text Mark-up Language is the globally accepted programming language that powers the web. Prior to the introduction of HTML, the designing of a web page was limited to a great extent. And as there were no HTML editors, web developers had to learn a coding language as a mandate which made it all the more tedious.

With the introduction of HTML code, there was no need to type in HTML code from the start. Since then, many HTML editors have emerged, and the most popular ones today are Front Page and Dreamweaver.

Though these editors have their positives and negatives, they are very efficient when talking about HTML Coding. Like any language, once you master it, you can begin to start by your own, be it simple websites or complex web applications.

Using HTML, each and every element of a web page can be formatted. While there are other well known web programming languages today, HTML continues to be the predominant programming language for creating web pages.

Not only this it is equally useful to small and growing businesses that do not really need advanced functionality on their website as well as huge organisations which have a plethora of requirements. Below are some of the key highlights of using HTML to create your website.

Browser Support

Most of the browsers support HTML when compared to any other web programming language. As long as the programmer ensures to optimize the website it would show up on almost all the websites around the world. Also, optimizing an HTML based website for browser compatibility is not as complex as it would seem.

Free

A major advantage of HTML is that it is free which means no softwares or plugins are required and this would help you save considerably on your website development cost.

Development Tools

There are a huge number of development tools that are compatible with HTML than any other programming language. Be it FrontPage, DreamWeaver or any other programming tool finding a development tool wouldn’t be a major task.

Search engine friendly

Of all the web programming languages, HTML is the most search engine friendly. It is much easier to create SEO compliant websites using HTML than any other programming language. When building a SEO Compliant website HTML provides maximum flexibility with minimum complications.

Conclusion

On a broader view, an HTML website can look just as appealing as a website using the more advanced technologies and getting yourself a well made HTML website may be a better decision for your business.

This being said if your website has to have a greater functionality then you need to research for the right tools, even then HTML is like a strong foundation or say a base for website development.

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