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The Slow Food Movement is Celebrated in Orlando

Posted by amykr on January 22, 2010

The Slow Food Movement is Celebrated in Orlando

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The Johnson and Johnson Recall Expands

Posted by amykr on January 20, 2010

Johnson and Johnson’s McNeil division is now expanding the recall to 9 products due to the musty or moldy odor that was reported. What was worse is that people started complaining as early as May 2008 about the problem but the company did little to investigate the problem.

When the FDA finished their inspection of their Mexico plant the FDA they had 7 point warning letter that they have 15 days to reply to.

The following are the main products to be recalled:
• Children’s Motrin
• Children’s Tylenol
• Extra Strength Tylenol
• Regular Strength Tylenol
• Tylenol 8 Hour
• Tylenol Arthritis
• Tylenol PM
• Benadryl
• Motrin IB
• Rolaids
• Simply Sleep
• St. Joseph Aspirin
If you want more information about this recall please check Or if you have questions you can call McNeil at 888-222-6036
The FDA has a webpage for reporting any adverse reaction to these medications at their MedWatch site.

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Sleep and Quality of Life

Posted by amykr on January 19, 2010

Sleep may not seem productive because we believe we are not doing something we define as productive. Unfortunately, this belief causes many people to put sleep at the bottom of their priority list. Te long term effects of sleep deprivation will keep you from having a quality of life you have always wanted. Sleep. If you want to have energy and clear thought then you really need to consider your length and quality of sleep.

Sleeping is a personal need. For most adults between 7 and 8 hours is the average amount needed. This is an average and there are people who need a little more or a little less. of course when we are children and even teenagers we need more sleep. When we get older we may need less sleep, but contrary to popular opinion older people do need between 6 and 8 hours of sleep.

Sleep time allows two important processes to happen. It allows us to process our thoughts and move them from short term to long term memory, and it allows our body to heal itself. These two processes are so important especially as we grow older.

How do we achieve a good night sleep? You need to put it on your to do list. If you make sleep a priority, set that absolute bedtime, make sure you are creating a routine to help; it will help to make life more energetic. Creating the best sleep environment will help to get the most of this time of day.

At the end of the day it is important for you to take advantage of these 7 hours a day of good healthy sleep to allow you to really enjoy the rest of the day. Your quality of life depends on your quality of sleep.

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