Gail Rice: Still Reaching Her Goals

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In August of last year, Gail Rice, 43, realized her lifelong dream to swim across the English Channel.

“It’s the Mt. Everest of swimming,” she said, “and it was an incredible experience! I had the opportunity to meet so many international swimmers. Everyone is there for the same goal of making it all the way to France. It is a true display of human spirit.” Read the rest of this entry »

Prevention

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According to James Metz of the University of Pennsylvania, the following precautions should be taken all year round, not just at summer. Read the rest of this entry »

What are the Symptoms of MS?

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Paresthesias (numbness, tingling, pain, pins-and-needles sensations)
Muscle spasticity (rigidity or stiffness)
Weakness, tremor–or less frequently–paralysis in one or more limbs Read the rest of this entry »

Women and Scuba Diving. Part 3

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As far as returning to the water after giving birth, a woman can resume diving when she is back to her normal health, strength and endurance level. Ultimately, this decision needs to be left up to a physician after a full physical examination and medical clearance permit strenuous activity. Read the rest of this entry »

Women and Scuba Diving. Part 2

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Scuba Diving During Menstruation and the Use of Oral Contraceptives
Although studies in this area are not conclusive, it has been proven that hormone regulation, ovulation or menstruation are unaffected by repeated exposure to hyperbaric pressure. Women have expressed concern about attracting sharks and other predators when diving during menses. Read the rest of this entry »

Missing Mama

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When I found out I was pregnant with twins, I felt a full range of emotions. I felt thankful that I could get pregnant without difficulty, excited for what lay in the future and nervous that I could never successfully care for two babies at the same time. Whenever I thought about the two babies growing inside me, I felt like my head was spinning. All of these emotions seemed quite normal, according to all the books I had read. Read the rest of this entry »

Women and Scuba Diving. Part 1

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Recreational diving has become an increasingly popular sport for women. Recent statistics show that the number of female scuba divers increases every year with about half of all new certifications being women. Read the rest of this entry »

Dealing With Grief A Few Kleenex Can Soothe the Soul

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It’s been a year and a half since my mom has died, I still have sudden crying jags. I see her face or hear her words, and the grief and loss just overwhelm me. Read the rest of this entry »

Effective Leadership. Part 3

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The point of both stories is that you cannot hesitate to lead — leadership is not a horizontal process. Rather, it is a vertical process that constantly raises the lid and encourages people tostrive for a higher level of achievement. If you realize that you reached your highest level of competence, you may find that youhave achieved a comfort zone, and are trying to lead from the back of the pack. Read the rest of this entry »

Effective Leadership. Part 2

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Good leadership example

In the 1930s, two young brothers, Dick and Maurice, moved from New Hampshire to California seeking their fortunes. After a fewfalse starts and failures, they discovered the opportunity that would make true their version of the American dream. Read the rest of this entry »

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