How to Get Relief during the Fall Allergy SeasonWritten by Harold Miller
Not only do temperatures and weather conditions change as fall season approaches, but those annoying allergies you get every year, around this time, are likely to hit again. But don’t worry just yet, there are ways to fight annoyance so you can be as allergy-free as possible this fall.
Sometimes it is hard to distinguish whether symptoms you are experiencing are due to a cold or allergies. The clear difference between two is colds usually tend to be short-lived whereas allergies can run for weeks or even months. The most common allergy is pollen (also called hay fever), which causes symptoms to flare-up due to pollen grains floating through air. Allergies tend to occur when seasons change and you may notice your allergies approaching at almost exact same time every year.
There are many things you can do to help ensure you do not get allergies this fall season, and here are some of most effective prevention tips:
•Close Your Windows - keep your windows closed in both your house and your car especially at night. This will prevent pollen and mold spores from entering your house and into air you breathe. •Stay Indoors - staying indoors (with your windows shut) is probably best way to ensure you don’t get allergies this season. Most of pollen is found outdoors, so eliminate this allergic element as much as possible.
Guidant Pacemaker RecallWritten by T.Going
On July 19, 2005 Guidant Corporation have recalled many pacemakers because of a potentially fatal flaw in nine units of their devices. The company says there have been 69 units from these groups that have undergone some sort of failure. Between 1997 and 2000, 78,000 pacemakers were manufactured and all are suspected to have this defect. Over 18,000 of these pacemakers are still in use today in United States.
Guidant Pacemakers are small devices implanted into patient’s chest. There is a wire that connects directly to heart which regulates heartbeat by means of subtle yet continuous electric shocks. These Guidant pacemakers have a malfunctioning hermetic seal that might cause moisture to seep in and damage unit. There has been at least one death thought to be related to this feature. The units being recalled are Pulsar Max, Pulsar, Discovery, Discovery II, Meridian, Virtus Plus II, Intelis II, Contak TR and Pulsar Max II.