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Before we look into different types of entertainment, first let’s define what entertainment is. Entertainment is any kind of activity that provides amusement for people in a passive way, other entertaining activities that involve participating are considered recreation or hobbies.

There are many types of entertainment for particular tastes, for example we have cinema, theatre, sports, games, social dance, concert, comedy shows, animations, impressionists, clowns and the list goes on and on.

These form of entertainment can than be divided into groups according to the age and interest of the people being entertained. For instance we have child , adult , live action , public and corporate entertainment. In this article we’ll give a brief explanation to some of these forms.

Child Entertainment

Kids need to be entertained and some times the entertainer or the entertainment agency needs to find a balance between mental and physical activities. Clowns, puppets, pantomimes and cartoons tend to appeal to children, though adult might find it enjoyable too.

Adult Entertainment

Adult Entertainment many times is related to the sex industry, but this form of entertainment can not be related only with the sex industry and its branches. Adult Entertainment involves things like music concerts, live sports, opera and a hand full of other activities that kids might not find so appealing.

Live Entertainment

This form of entertainment is broadened to all ages as there are a variety of activities that can labelled as live entertainment. For instance music concerts, live TV shows, live sports, theatres and any other activity that you could think of that is aimed to amuse people.

Public Entertainment

Nowadays probably one of the forms of entertainment that have grown the most, thanks to the economic downturn. When you walk around any major city around Europe you will notice a wide range of public entertainers working for any amount of money the public decides to give them. There are public entertainers of all sorts from mimes to Peruvian Flute bands all working with the uncertainty of how much money they will make, that is why they tend to be more common in major cities where there are more tourists.

Corporate Entertainment

Aimed for corporate events, private parties, award ceremonies, product launches and it is better organized by a professional entertainment agency as most of time these events involve hundreds maybe thousands of people and no one better than the professionals to take care of these form of entertainment.

With these we cover the major forms of entertainment n the following article I’ll explain in depth each one of them with more details and examples.

Source by Felipe Bazon

Suffering with back pain is something many people do not need to do if they take the time to get proper treatment. There are a variety of therapeutic treatments available to people who suffer from different back injuries and choosing the correct combination of therapies is a key component of any treatment program.

Nearly everyone suffers through back pain at least once in their life but for chronic sufferers the best place to start the treatment process is by visiting a medical professional who specializes in back injuries and their treatment. Back pain can be a frustrating and debilitating condition that can literally affect your ability to lead a normal life. If this is you then there is never a better time then now to pay a visit to your doctor to start the healing process.

Once a diagnosis is made you and your doctor can start working on a proper back pain treatment plan. Therapy options will probably include pain relief in the form of pain medications or something more exotic such as acupuncture. Physical therapy and chiropractic care will also be options to consider which can both not only treat pain but also help prevent future injuries.

Back injuries tend to be very painful so the first thing most people seek is relief from their suffering. This first step in the treatment process is pain relief. This can be accomplished with pain killers such as NSAID 's like ibuprofen, which also work as an anti-inflammatory, analgesic ' s such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), and for severe pain opioids like morphine. Muscle relaxants may also be used to help control muscle spasms which can be very painful.

Chiropractic care or physical therapy would be the next step in the treatment process. These two therapy options can help to further alleviate the pain and are also designed to help avoid future back problems. Good chiropractors and physical therapists will be able to teach back pain sufferers how to prevent back injuries with proper exercise, posture, and stretching techniques.

Being smart about taking care of your back is an important treatment regimen. By avoiding activities that aggravate back problems, learning to properly lift heavy objects, using a firm mattress to sleep on, and using correct posture back injuries and pain can become a thing of the past.

Because back pain is normally caused by a physical problem it only makes sense that if we fix that problem the pain will go away. By using the proper back pain treatment techniques for the problem causing the pain one can not only gain relief but also cure the cause of all the suffering.

Source by Andrew Bicknell

In this part of the series, we will discuss on the diagnostic methods available.

Asthma is diagnosed in the primary care setting by a comprehensive medical history, family history, a physical examination and lung function tests.

Your primary care physician will determine the severity of your asthma which in turn will affect the treatment you require.

Referral to a Respiratory Specialist in the following situations:

  • Subspecialized tests are needed to confirm the diagnosis of asthma
  • There is a history of a life threatening asthma attack
  • Treatment for specific allergies
  • Polypharmacy (Multiple medications) is needed to control your asthma

Important Points To Mention During Your Medical Consult

Important points to bring up during your medical consult include:

  • A Family history of asthma and allergies
  • Frequency of asthmatic attacks
  • Timing of asthmatic attacks, especially if it occurs only during certain times of the year, day, or in certain places.
  • Triggers of asthma specific to you
  • Related conditions when experiencing an asthmatic attack, like a concurrent upper respiratory tract infection, reflux disease, stress, sleep apnoea etc

Physical Examination

Physical examination would include:

  • Auscultation by your primary physician to listen for wheezing in the lungs
  • Examination of the upper airways, sinuses and upper nasal passages for existing upper airway diseases
  • Examination for other signs of allergic conditions eg eczema

Diagnostic Tests For Asthma

Lung Function Tests

Lung Spirometry is a type of Lung Function Test that measures the amount of air you inhale and exhale and the speed thereof.

Some respiratory specialists will use medicines to "treat" existing asthma and repeat the lung function tests again to see if there is any improvement. This is usually done if chronic asthma is suspected. It is also done when the diagnosis of asthma is unclear.

Associated Tests For Asthma

Other tests performed by respiratory specialists may include:

  • Allergy testing
  • Perform Bronchoprovocation tests to "trigger" a controlled asthmatic attack.
  • Chest X-Rays
  • Electrocardiograms (ECGs).

Asthma In Young Children

Many children develop asthmatic symptoms before 5 years of age and it is difficult to diagnoseose asthma in young children because the symptoms often present together with many other childhood diseases.

Reason is because children have small airways to begin with. Any respiratory condition with mucus production, for example, will further narrow their airways causing wheezing to be audible, thereby mimicking asthma. As the child grows older, the airways enlarge, and wheezing no longer becomes audible.

However, asthma should be suspected if:

  • One or both parents have asthma
  • Other allergic conditions eg eczema is present
  • A history of pollen allergy or hay fever is present
  • Wheezing is audible even when the child is healthy

In the following article, we will look at the challenges facing special population groups such as young children, pregnant women and elderly etc.

Source by Tzun Hon Lau

Acupuncture is a well known alternative treatment method and has been used in China for centuries now. The period of healing, that generally follows any major illness, is characterized by a long time of waiting.

Breast cancer is one such illness that many women all over the world, are struggling with. Apart from the chemotherapy and other radiation therapies that are received by a woman with breast cancer, massage is often acknowledged to be one of the best ways to deal with the ailment. Acupuncture, on the other hand, has also emerged as a very effective technique to deal with cancer.

Acupuncture, along with a healthy diet, meditation and exercise, can help in improving the quality of life of a patient suffering from breast cancer. There are many levels on which the entire concept of acupuncture works for a cancer patient. Acupuncture and massage are both often considered better than invasive procedures because with both these therapies, the body mind and spirit are all uplifted. For a person, lacking in energy due to the rigorous treatment schedule, acupuncture is an excellent way to get back some semblance of a normal life.

Acupuncture also helps in the release of toxins in the body. These toxins, which are often the by – products of the medications of breast cancer, can be easily released from the body of a person through acupuncture and massage.

Massage can help promote decompression therapy, which helps in the decompression of the muscles in various parts of the body. there is an incredible amount of emotional support that massage therapists and acupuncturists can bring in for the benefit of a cancer patient. Together, both massage and acupuncture help in promoting the natural healing mechanisms of the body, thus improving the prognosis of the disease and allowing both medicine and nature work in tandem.

It is a common belief that both acupuncture and decompression therapy can help completely with back relief, nausea and other such minor complaints. In reality, both these alternative therapies have been a part of the mainstream ancient Chinese medicine. These therapies are impressive treatments for treating the post operative complaints of cancer patients.
In the time between the diagnosis of breast cancer and its medical treatment, a patient can safely undergo acupuncture treatment. The best part is that acupuncture and massage can both be continued along with the regular medical treatment. This is incredible because San Fernando Valley Acupuncture and massage does not alter or interfere with the therapeutic benefits of medicine, so maintaining a harmonious balance with the body.

Acupuncture not only helps the body gain its strength back, but also helps improve the stamina and therefore, the strength of the body to fight the disease as well as the deterioration caused by the series of invasive therapies and procedures.

Source by George Kosmides

Here’s a short primer on Cognitive and Behavioral Learning Theories

Behavioral learning theories suggest that learning results from pleasant or unpleasant experiences in life while cognitive theories of learning suggest that learning is based upon mental processes. However, in an admonishment against being too closely guided by any one set of pedagogical principles, Johnson (2003) suggests that a fixation with process oriented educational theories among those in the politics of education has not served the education community well by aligning practitioners into separate camps.

A behavioral view in psychology has held that exploratory analysis of cognition must begin with an examination of human behavior (William & Beyers, 2001). Behavioral theory has benefited from the work of early researchers such as Pavlov, Thorndike, and later on the work of B.F. Skinner. Work relating to the development of behavioral theories in educational psychology has allowed theorists to explore ways in which human action could be controlled through manipulation of stimuli and patterns of reinforcement.

Cognitive theory as it relates to epistemological processes within the individual is based upon the idea that learning comes about as a result of processes related to experience, perception, memory, as well as overtly verbal thinking. Since the 1970s, information processing theory has been a dominant focus of study for cognitive theorists. Although the list of theories associated with cognitive theory is an expansive one to say the least, for the purposes of this paper, it is appropriate to mention several contemporary theories on cognition including: information processing theory, schema theory, and situated cognition theory.

Informational processing is based on a theory of learning that describes the processing of, storage, and retrieval of knowledge in the mind. Factors such as sensory register, attention, working memory, and long term memory play a significant part in this theory of cognition. Schema theory offers that human beings interpret the world around them based on categorical rules or scripts; information is processed according to how it fits into these rules or schemes. As an epistemology, schema theory focuses on meaningful learning and the construction of and modification of conceptual networks. Situated cognition theory postulates a social nature of learning situated within a community of practice in which knowledge is socially constructed.

An important component of this type learning, apprenticeship, is informed by social learning theory. Situational cognition as a theory posits that the individual is not a passive vessel, but rather, is an active self-reflective entity; as such, cognitive processes develop as a result of interaction between the self and others.

Another loosely related concept linked to social cognition is the construct of reciprocal determinism. This is a behavioral theory under which it is theorized that the environment causes behavior and at the same time, behavior causes the environment. Under this theory, personal factors in the form of (a) cognition, affect, and biological events, (b) behavior, and (c) environmental influences, create interactions that result in a triadic reciprocality (Pajares, 2002).

References

Johnson, B. (2003). Those nagging headaches: perennial issues and tensions in the politics of education field. Education Administration Quarterly, 39 (1), pp. 41-67.

Pajares, F. (2002). Overview of social cognitive theory and of self-efficacy.

Williams, R. & Beyers, M. (2001). Personalism, social constructionalism, and the foundation of the ethical. Theory and Psychology, 11 (1), pp. 119-134.

Source by Liston Bailey

Rhinoplasty is the traditional and original procedure used to change the shape of a person's nose. Small incisions are made in the inside and outside of the nose to allow the surgeon to change the shape and size of the bones and cartilage in the nose. There are other procedures, known as non-surgical procedures that are a lot less invasive than surgical rhinoplasty.

With non-surgical rhinoplasty, your surgeon may use injectable tissue fillers that are also used to correct facial wrinkles. In other words, if you are not happy with the bridge of your nose, and would prefer it to be straight, it is a simple matter for your surgeon to inject the filler above and below the bridge of your nose. If a raised tip on the end of the nose is desired, then the surgeon will inject filler into the end of the nose to give the desired effect.

Non-surgical rhinoplasty, while it is safer, less painful, faster, and less expensive than surgical rhinoplasty, the results are not as dramatic as with surgery, and in some cases, can be ineffective. Also, because non-surgical rhinoplasty is not permanent, if you want to keep the new shape of your nose, it will mean going back to your doctor every few months to have the procedure repeated.

There are pros and cons to both surgical and non-surgical procedures. For instance, if you want to have your nose changed, but do not want a lengthy operation, then the non-surgical method is the way to go, usually lasting from only 5 to 10 minutes. Also, with this method there is very little or no swaining at all. Non-surgical rhinoplasty, because it changes the size of the nose in specific areas, it results in a more pleasant nose shape, which usually usually lasts for 4 to 7 months. A downside to this method is that the injections can not reduce nose width or length.

On the other hand, surgical rhinoplasty gives permanent results to the shape of your nose whether it is for cosmetic purposes, or to help with breathing problems. Surgical rhinoplasty, apart from producing a better result with the reshaping of your nose, being permanent it is a once off cost.

Source by Stephen Mawhinney

Right before she befriends diamonds, dolls are always a girl's closest companions. Hours will whiz past them with not a single boring moment as they worry over their dolls. With regards to dolls, girls never tire of the make-believe of sewing clothes, doing makeover, dressing her up etc. But in a matter of a few years, dolls resemble less and less the cute companion to a picnic at the park, and more and more of the smart and chic corporate woman. And now, such new matches in playing makeover games online are now here as well.

Cloe, Yasmin, Jade and Sasha, members of the teenage sensation Bratz dolls, have every fashion fancy you would dream of. As everyone the world over knows, Bratz are the new dolls on the block, with a passion for passion, and are the teen answer to the queen of the fashion doll universe, Barbie. If you are keen to catch their latest fashion adventure and be part of some learning on fashion, then a Bratz makeover game is your simple passport to their world. Once you are able to have Bratz games as part of your daily routine, you will be in the middle of the action and on the scene as the fantastic and the glamorous Bratz as they face head-on every fashion dilemma any social function can present them way.

With Bratz makeover games, the seemingly distant dream of being able to check out any current outfit can materialize now with the Bratz. With the Bratz, women make the fashion, and not vice versa, so to speak. Every individual item of clothing design now becomes a jewel that is a potential complement to effect you are after.

With the Information Superhighway known as the Internet at our fingertips, you have at your disposal websites that offer online makeover games. Aside from games where you can give a dress makeover for your doll, there are available accessories too that are surefire flatterers and complements, like earrings, and necklaces. Talk about being hassle-free for parents! There is absolutely nothing here about sewing actual doll clothes, collecting accessories or even buying an actual doll. Everything happens on single screen.

Online games are very much known these days for being user-friendly. Just one case in point for being rich in graphics too, are Bratz games. What basically happens is that you as a player need to pass several levels of difficulties and challenges to gain rewards like "cash" to buy clothes or food for your doll. The games are actually varying in theme, ranging from dress up games where you get to scroll through hundreds of dream outfits, to beauty makeover games, to timer- and buzzer-beating race games.

Bratz makeover games is only one amongst many fun-filled activities accessible across hundreds of websites. Not only is it a good medium for entertainment, nor helping out stretch one's creativity; it can also put in a thing or two in one's fashion sense.

Source by Lea Smith

As technology progresses, scientific processes also develop fast. With modern equipments at the perusal of scientists these days, they are able to find solutions to problems which seemed impossible in the past. In the past, parents do not have the capacity to choose the gender of their babies. Even just the thought of having control in having a boy or a girl child is instantly dismissed by a regular individual since it is just plain unimaginable.

With the breakthroughs in science, with the help of modern technology, scientists and doctors have created procedures which made it a reality. There are now a lot of couples, individuals, and future parents who are very much willing to undergo certain procedures or try some methods so that they can conceive a child with a gender that they prefer. Sex selection processes have now become very popular since it presents a whole lot of benefits. On the other hand however, it also has its own sets of disadvantages.

Pros of Gender Selection

Having the capability of choosing the gender of your future child gives people of certain cultures and traditions a lot of benefits. It could not be denied that there are a lot of people who still believe that the male gender is more powerful in society as compared to the female. Though people these days are more open-minded, there are still those who have that mindset. Men are considered by some to have more power in the society. They are considered as head of families and are preferred as leaders in various sectors of the society.

Also, it could be an advantage to have a male child since he is able to inherit a clan’s property in the future. It is also the male who is able to carry the family name after marriage which is considered a big advantage my most people nowadays. Some couple also now have the chance to have children of different genders. Some prefer to have a girl and boy children rather than having an all-girl or all-boy children.

Cons of Gender Selection

The first biggest disadvantage is that processes used by doctors to make sex selection possible have very high costs. In order to undergo these scientific procedures, one must be willing to spend a lot. You must at least have an above-average income in order to undergo processes like in vitro fertilization or IVF, pre-implantation, and the like. Though many qualify for those procedures, not all have the finances to afford them.

Another big disadvantage is that sex selection could cause an imbalance in the society. There are even countries that ban it because of this sole reason. It is also considered immoral or unethical by some groups and according to some studies, it could cause neglect to the lesser-preferred gender.

If you are planning to choose sex selection methods, take into consideration both the advantages and disadvantages that it can offer. Opinions on this aspect greatly vary so it is important that you first understand all the aspects involved before making the final decision.

Source by Andre Reynolds

Tummy tuck – medically known as abdominoplasty – is the surgical procedure that involves removal of excess sagging skin, eradication of fat deposits and tightening of abdominal muscles. It is a proven surgical procedure that can be customized according to individual needs of patients. There are several types of tummy tuck surgery and each is designed to target the specific issues of patients. Here we will discuss some important factors associated with surgery including its types, recovery, risks and cost.

Types of tummy tuck surgery

There are several types of tummy tuck surgery and plastic surgeon helps the patient choose the best possible one depending on his or her requirements and goals. These types are discussed below.

Traditional tummy tuck

It is the most commonly performed type of abdominoplasty. It involves longer incision and requires more time for recovery. Two incisions are made for performing this surgery – first incision is a long horizontal incision made hip to hip while the other one is made in the navel area. It addresses the entire abdomen of the patient and also involves the creation of a new belly button. It involves removal of excess sagging skin, fat and tightening of abdominal muscles. Traditional tummy tuck is often performed in combination with liposuction.

Mini tummy tuck

This procedure is also known as partial abdominoplasty and is designed for those patients who want alterations on lower abdomen only. In this procedure, a small incision is made for removal of skin and fat and does not involve creation of new navel. The outcomes of partial abdominoplasty are less dramatic, but they require less time for recovery.

Endoscopic tummy tuck

This kind of abdominoplasty is suitable for those people who have little abdominal fat, weakened muscles and no lose or sagging skin. In this procedure, a tiny camera attached to a small tube that is inserted through extremely small incision is used for monitoring alterations. The procedure causes minimal scarring as it involves extremely small incisions.

Extended tummy tuck

This type of abdominoplasty also involves the removal of love handles between removal of excess fat and skin on abdomen. A long hip to hip incision is made for making alterations but the scar caused by it will not be visible. Extended tummy tuck addresses larger area as compared to traditional abdominoplasty.

Recovery from tummy tucks surgery

As abdominoplasty is invasive surgical procedure, it involves extensive recovery and proper post-surgical care. Just after abdominoplasty, drainage tubes are placed under the skin and patient needs to empty them at least two or three times a day. After abdominoplasty, patients usually require taking rest for nearly two weeks. In the first few days of recovery period, patients need avoiding strenuous exercise and heavy tasks. However, slow walk speeds up the healing process. During recovery period, you should take care of your diet also. Plastic surgeons recommend patients keeping their heads elevated while sleeping for at least two weeks after surgery. Most of the surgeons also recommend their patients wearing compression garment to avoid swelling and speed up recovery. Topical and oral medications are also prescribed to minimize the pain and discomfort during recovery period.

Risks associated with tummy tuck surgery

Abdominoplasty – when performed by a well-trained and experienced plastic surgeon – does not cause any severe complications. Most of the patients get satisfied with its results but as it is an invasive procedure, certain risks are associated with it. Below given are some common risks.

• Reaction to anesthesia – Mostly general anesthesia is used in abdominoplasty and it is more risky as compared to local anesthesia. It can cause unexpected reaction but a well-trained anesthesiologist can identify the possible problems.

• Blood clotting – Blood clotting is a natural phenomenon but if blood clots insides your vessels, it can affect circulation and cause complications.

• Infection – Patients of abdominoplasty are at risk of developing infections but if procedure is performed with sterilized equipment in hygienic environment, risk of infection is lowered. Wounds may also get infected if you do not take proper care. Common signs of infection include fever, sweating, chills, puss around incision site and steady drainage.

You can avoid all sever complications associated with abdominoplasty by following your surgeon's instructions. Some temporary side effects that are very common are also associated with surgery. These side effects include.

• Swelling

Pain

• bruising

Cost of tummy tuck surgery

When it comes to the cost of abdominoplasty, it is difficult to determine the exact cost of surgery because it varies from patient to patient depending on many factors. Although only your doctor can tell you the exact cost of the procedure, some factors need your consideration while estimating the cost of surgery. They include surgeon's fee, anesthesiologist's fee, hospital facility charges and type of procedure.

Source by S Muddassar Shah

Many dental patients are concerned when they hear the words dental implants. These restorative devices should not be so intimidating. Prosthodontists use them to support dental health and preserve people's abilities to chew, talk and otherwise enjoy life.

What Are Dental Implants?

History tells us that people have been using dental implants for thousands of years. Ancient Egyptians and Mayans apparently used bone and wood to create false teeth. George Washington used wooden teeth.

Thankfully, science has advanced so that we do not have to depend on these materials any more. Dental implants are typically made from titanium today. They are surgically inserted in the jaw to take the place of teeth and their roots. Additionally, implants do much more than simply sit in place of dental structures. They support the surrounding teeth as well. Implanted into the jaw, they support various other dental prosthetic devices, such as crowns, bridges and dentures.

Dental Implant Procedure

Dental patients may notice that there is a lot of preparation before an implant procedure. The oral surgeon must identify the exact location, form and structure of the jaw and mouth. For example, depending on the future location of the implant, he may need to identify the abundance of the sinus cavity or the inferior alveolar nerve canal in the jaw. Aside from the usual dental X-rays, CT scans of the area may be required as well. It is important to know the exact shape of the jaw and amount of bone that can support the implants in order to avoid complications but also to prepare an implant that will fit exactly in place.

Once the planning has been finished, the oral surgeon can begin the actual procedure. It is necessary to make some sort of incision into the gums over the place where the implant will be inserted.

The implant is set in place without any other permanent adornment. It must be given time to let natural bone grow over it and set it in place firmly. Then, a prosthodontist can place crowns or other prostheses over the implant.

Recovery from Dental Implant

There is a great deal of debt over the proper amount of recovery time required to let the implant heal properly before placing a prosthesis on it. The general practice is to allow anywhere from two to four months for healing before adding the stress of a prosthesis, or four to six months if bone grafting is involved.

In very selected cases, a temporary prosthesis can be inserted on the same day of implant placement, possible if certain clinical criteria are meant.

Implants generally have a high success rate, although this is dependent on the type of procedure needed and the skill of the surgeon making the dental implant . So choosing the right dental surgeon to carry out the procedure is very important.

Source by Rose T Teo

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