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Aaron Davenport


Loving survivors include his father, Amon Davenport of Marble Hill; his mother, Julie (Kenneth) Foltz of Tamms, Illinois; four brothers, Amon (Tiffany) Davenport of Lafayette, Indiana, Lloyd (Samantha) Davenport of Farmington, Missouri, Michael Joseph ...

My childhood home, my mom with a mansion...
and J-Lo's derriere: The strangely touching requests for pictures from supermax prison's 'worst of the worst' inmates stuck in ...


For the final five years that Tamms Correctional Center in Illinois remained open ...
the frame so that they could connect with their families in the outside world. Supermax prisons are stand-alone or areas of larger prisons where inmates deemed ...

Tamms Is Torture: The Campaign to Close an Illinois Supermax Prison


Melvin Haywood, pictured above, spent eight years in solitary confinement at Tamms supermax until the Prisoner Review Board granted him parole from prison. Though the Department of Corrections held him in isolation for eight years, as a “C#,”one of the ...

Illinois begins inmate transfers from Tamms prison


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois prison inmates who for more than a decade have been called "the worst of the worst" began leaving the high-security Tamms prison Thursday in anticipation of shutting the doors on the "supermax" for good Jan. 4. About 25 ...

Worst of the worst at Tamms could be shipped out of state


SPRINGFIELD — Some of Illinois’ most notorious criminals could be shipped to other states as part of Gov. Pat Quinn’s push to close prisons in Tamms and Dwight. Records obtained by The Pantagraph’s Springfield bureau show the Illinois Department of ...

Illinois Gov. Quinn moving ahead with Tamms prison closing and others


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. • Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s office has decided to go ahead with plans to close the Tamms Correctional Center and other facilities around Illinois, in defiance of a Legislature that tried to stop it and even approved funding to keep ...

Debate rages on Tamms closure


Baidas said it cost $64,000 a year to house an inmate at Tamms, which is not at full capacity. The closure would drain $33 million from the region’s economy, a University of Illinois study showed. Politicians including state Sen. Gary Forby and state Reps.

Tamms revisited


At Tamms Correctional Center in the far southern tip of Illinois, the state houses its most dangerous prisoners in uncomfortable conditions of monotony and isolation. Our state's only "super-max" prison is harsh — and it's meant to be. Tamms is the ...

Last Week's Overlooked Ruling On Tamms Prison


...
a bombshell court decision on Wednesday that could have a lasting impact on the treatment of inmates at Illinois' infamous Tamms Correctional Center. Analyzing a lawsuit filed in 2000 on behalf of dozens of inmates at Illinois' only "supermax" prison ...

Bank robbery in Tamms, Illinois


KSDK-- Illinois State Police are investigating a bank robbery that occurred Thursday afternoon in Tamms. According to Trooper Bridget R. Rice, a spokesperson for the state police, the robbery took place at the Capaha Bank at 1:15 p.m. An undisclosed amount ...

Aaron Davenport


Loving survivors include his father, Amon Davenport of Marble Hill; his mother, Julie (Kenneth) Foltz of Tamms, Illinois; four brothers, Amon (Tiffany) Davenport of Lafayette, Indiana, Lloyd (Samantha) Davenport of Farmington, Missouri, Michael Joseph ...

My childhood home, my mom with a mansion...
and J-Lo's derriere: The strangely touching requests for pictures from supermax prison's 'worst of the worst' inmates stuck in ...


For the final five years that Tamms Correctional Center in Illinois remained open ...
the frame so that they could connect with their families in the outside world. Supermax prisons are stand-alone or areas of larger prisons where inmates deemed ...

Tamms Is Torture: The Campaign to Close an Illinois Supermax Prison


Melvin Haywood, pictured above, spent eight years in solitary confinement at Tamms supermax until the Prisoner Review Board granted him parole from prison. Though the Department of Corrections held him in isolation for eight years, as a “C#,”one of the ...

Illinois begins inmate transfers from Tamms prison


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois prison inmates who for more than a decade have been called "the worst of the worst" began leaving the high-security Tamms prison Thursday in anticipation of shutting the doors on the "supermax" for good Jan. 4. About 25 ...

Worst of the worst at Tamms could be shipped out of state


SPRINGFIELD — Some of Illinois’ most notorious criminals could be shipped to other states as part of Gov. Pat Quinn’s push to close prisons in Tamms and Dwight. Records obtained by The Pantagraph’s Springfield bureau show the Illinois Department of ...

Illinois Gov. Quinn moving ahead with Tamms prison closing and others


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. • Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s office has decided to go ahead with plans to close the Tamms Correctional Center and other facilities around Illinois, in defiance of a Legislature that tried to stop it and even approved funding to keep ...

Debate rages on Tamms closure


Baidas said it cost $64,000 a year to house an inmate at Tamms, which is not at full capacity. The closure would drain $33 million from the region’s economy, a University of Illinois study showed. Politicians including state Sen. Gary Forby and state Reps.

Tamms revisited


At Tamms Correctional Center in the far southern tip of Illinois, the state houses its most dangerous prisoners in uncomfortable conditions of monotony and isolation. Our state's only "super-max" prison is harsh — and it's meant to be. Tamms is the ...

Last Week's Overlooked Ruling On Tamms Prison


...
a bombshell court decision on Wednesday that could have a lasting impact on the treatment of inmates at Illinois' infamous Tamms Correctional Center. Analyzing a lawsuit filed in 2000 on behalf of dozens of inmates at Illinois' only "supermax" prison ...

Bank robbery in Tamms, Illinois


KSDK-- Illinois State Police are investigating a bank robbery that occurred Thursday afternoon in Tamms. According to Trooper Bridget R. Rice, a spokesperson for the state police, the robbery took place at the Capaha Bank at 1:15 p.m. An undisclosed amount ...



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How I can eat a healthy diet?

The body needs minerals, vitamins and other nutrients to stay healthy. A healthy diet means you are eating:


  • Vegetables, fruits, whole grains and non-fat dairy and low-fat
  • Fish, seafood, chicken or turkey, lean meats and low-fat, eggs, beans, peas (peas), seeds and nuts


    Limit your intake of foods rich in:


  • Cholesterol, sodium (salt) and added sugar.
  • Fat trans: fats trans can be found in foods such as cakes (or cakes), cookies, margarine that comes in bars and fried foods.
  • Saturated fats: These fats are in animal products such as cheese, high-fat meats, whole milk and butter.
  • Refined grains: refined grain products include white bread, pasta, white rice and flour tortillas, among others.


    Get a personalized diet plan to help you choose healthy foods



    Having too much cholesterol in the blood can cause heart disease or heart attack. Approximately one in six people in the United States have high cholesterol. You may have high cholesterol and not know it. Good thing its easy to get tested for cholesterol, and if you go too high, you can take steps to control it.


    Who should be tested for cholesterol?


  • Men who are 35 or more
  • Men under 35 who have heart disease or are at risk of suffering from
  • Women who have heart disease or are at risk of suffering from



  • I knew that as an ex-smoker, had increased risk of developing certain diseases and cancer

    The story of Alex

    An elderly man with white cap smiling

    I knew that as an ex-smoker, had increased risk of developing certain diseases and cancer. But when a friend asked me if I had done the test for abdominal aortic aneurysm , I said "what´s that?".

    My friend was 67 when his doctor recommended a test to see if he had an abdominal aortic aneurysm. The test showed a small aneurysm and had surgery a few days later. Now, my friend is recovering and takes very seriously its role to warn their friends about the danger of this disease.

    As I used to smoke, and as I exercise regularly and I have high cholesterol and blood pressure, have higher risk of developing this disease. So my friend was worried about me and asked me to take the test. I was lucky, because the evidence indicated that he had an aneurysm. However, my doctor recommended several things you can do to reduce my risk of developing this disease. The eating healthy foods and being more active help me to reduce my risk of developing heart disease. Exercise also helps to strengthen my muscles and my heart.

    Now, if someone asks what is an abdominal aortic aneurysm, you can not say: "What is that?".

    MEN´S HEALTH

    Most men should pay more attention to their health. Compared with women, men are more likely to:
    • Smoke
    • Drink
    • Make unhealthy or risky decisions
    • Defer regular checkups or medical care
    The good news is that you can start today to take better care of your health. You know what you do to stay healthy? Answer these questions on the health of men to find out (in English).

    It´s not too late to acquire healthy habits 

    . patents that healthy eating and physical activity part of your daily habits. Eating a healthy diet and regular physical activity can help reduce:
    • Blood pressure
    • The blood sugar
    • Cholesterol
    • The weight
    • If you keep these values ??low, you can reduce the risk of serious health problems such as diabetes and heart disease.
    You can also do the following to prevent health problems:
    • Drink alcohol only in moderation .
    • Stop smoking .


    Seek medical attention to stay healthy. Become a regular medical checkups even if you feel well. This is important because some diseases have no symptoms at first. Also, go to the doctor will give you the opportunity to learn more about your health. Also, you can do the following to take care of your health:
    • Become testing you need.
    • Find out if you´re up to date on important vaccinations .
    • See if you have signs of health problems such as diabetes or depression.

    Take Action

    Follow these tips to take charge of your health.

    Make small changes every day. Small changes can yield big results, such as reducing your risk of diabetes or heart disease.
    • Go for a walk instead of smoke a cigarette.
    • Pour yourself a vegetable salad instead of fries.
    • Drink water instead of soda or juice.
    • Follow these tips to consume less salt.
    More quick tips to stay healthy [PDF, 1.7 MB].

    Talk to your health. Do not be ashamed to talk about your health. Start by talking with your family to know what the disease is in your family are. Use this website to keep track of what you´re finding out. Share this information with your doctor.

    Become testing to find the disease early. Screening tests are medical tests that detect disease before symptoms appear. These tests can help doctors find diseases early, when they can be more easily treated.
    • Become measuring blood pressure  at least once every 2 years.
    • Talk to the doctor to see if you should get tested for cholesterol . Doctors recommend that most men cholesterol test is done at least once every 5 years.
    • Get tested for colon and rectal cancer if you´re 50 or older. Ask your doctor which test is best for you.
    • If you are between 65 and 75 years, have you ever smoked, ask your doctor about abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA).
    • If you feel stressed, anxious or depressed for more than two weeks,  ask your doctor to do tests to see if you´re depressed . Most men who have depression feel better when they receive treatment.


    Tell your doctor if you have questions about the prostate. All men have prostate. The prostate is a small gland that produces the sexual fluid that carries sperm. Is located below the front of the rectum and bladder.
    • See a picture of the location of the prostate.
    • Learn more about prostate cancer.
    • Look at this list of questions to ask your doctor about testing for prostate cancer .


    Ask your doctor whether you should take aspirin every day. If you are 45 or older, take aspirin every day could reduce your risk of having a heart attack. Talk to the doctor and ask if you should take aspirin every day.

    What can I do about costs? Many insurance plans,  including Medicaid and Medicare, pay for recommended preventive services such as screenings and immunizations. In addition, the  Care Act Affordable Health ( Affordable Care Act , in English), the law of health reform that was passed in 2010, covers many preventive services . According to the health insurance plan you have, maybe you can make testing and get vaccines without paying anything. Talk to your health insurance to find out what your plan covers.
    • Find out which services are covered by the Act Care Affordable .
    • Find out what services are covered by Medicare  (in English).
    Even if you have health insurance, you can receive care. looking for a health center near you (in English) and make an appointment.

    Content last reviewed: July 31, 2014

    4 Ways how young people can get health insurance

    Young adults have several options to get coverage through the insurance market.

    1. Special Enrollment Periods

    Find out if you are eligible for a Special Enrollment Period. You may be eligible for registration under the Special Enrollment Period unknowingly. If your student medical coverage you finished, you may be eligible for a Special Enrollment Period that will allow you to purchase a health plan through the Insurance Market. You might also grant a Special Enrollment Period if you get married or divorced, have a child or adopt a child, moving to another area, and not old enough to be on the safe parent or have in your life some other event eligible to do so.

    2. Medicaid and CHIP

    Find out how to request coverage for Medicaid and CHIP . You can enroll in Medicaid or the Childrens Health Insurance Program (CHIP) at any time of year. If you qualify you can now register.

    3. coverage through the health plan of the parent

    You can get coverage from their parents plan until age 26, even if married, not living with their parents or dependent on them economically. After age 26, you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.

    4. Catastrophic Coverage

    These plans are an affordable way to protect yourself from the high costs of the worst cases, such as an accident or serious illness. If you are under 30, you can purchase a catastrophic plan coverage. Served three visits per year before you have paid the deductible and certain preventive services .

    Pay attention to your lifestyle in times of stress, advises a researcher

     

     Exercise, a healthy diet and a good sleep can protect the body from the negative effects of stress and slow down the process of aging at the cellular level, some researchers report.

    A study with hundreds of older women found that stressful events are linked to increased shrinkage of Telomeres, the protective caps at the ends of chromosomes that affect the speed with which age the cells.

    "We found that in a period of one year, while more stressful factors showed a woman, most likely it was their Telomeres are encogieran," said the author of the study, Eli Puterman, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of California in San Francisco.

    But women who maintained an active life style, ate and slept well seemed protected from the effects of stress, and their Telomeres did not show a significant additional shrink, the researchers said.

    Dr. Michael Speicher, Professor and Chair of the Institute of genetics, human at the Medical University of Graz, in Austria, said that the study "addresses a really important biological question: the reason that a healthy lifestyle of truth is useful, especially if one is exposed to stressors".

    "The encouraging message is that if one carries out these healthy behaviors, you can reduce some of the effects of stress on the body," he said.

    Telomeres are like the plastic end tips at the ends of the shoelace, which avoid you to discard.

    They are composed of DNA and protein, and protect the ends of chromosomes so that you discard. As the Telomeres are shortened and their structural integrity is weakened, the cells age and die more quickly.

    This type of cell aging has partnered with diseases related to age, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimers disease and cancer. A theory holds that older people are more likely to get cancer because its shrunken Telomeres have made that their chromosomes are unstable and that they tend to operate poorly, said Speicher, it did not participate in the study.

    The Telomeres become shorter naturally with age, but unhealthy behaviors such as smoking, poor diet and lack of sleep can do that they shorten before, warned Puterman. Chronic emotional stress has also been linked with a few shorter Telomeres.

    To see if a healthy lifestyle could combat the effects of stress, the researchers tracked 239 postmenopausal women who do not smoked for a year. The findings appear in the edition of July 29, the journal Molecular Psychiatry.

    The women provided blood samples at the beginning and at the end of the year to measure the Telomere. They were subjected to periodic reviews of their physical activity, diet, and sleep.

    In the end, the women also reported stressful events that had occurred in that year. Researchers focused on really stressful life events, become a caregiver of a relative sick, losing a house or a job, or that a loved one died, said Puterman.

    The researchers found that those major stressful events elicited a more significant decline in the length of the Telomeres in women who were healthy behaviors without too much evidence.

    But the same levels of stress not elicited a greater shortening of Telomeres in women who remained active, eat a healthy diet and slept well.

    The study shows the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle in the difficult life periods, they said Puterman and Speicher.

    "If were in stressful situations, physical activity, sleep and nutrition of truth are really important to keep our bodies in shape and stay healthy", said Speicher. "With this study now we see it at the genetic level."

    The study also expands our understanding of how a healthy lifestyle affects the aging process, said Puterman.

    "The same type of person who eats well and continues to exercise is the same type of person who does not age much," he said. "As we delve ever deeper into the cell, get more information above why and what happens at the genetic level".

    But the study actually does not prove a causal relationship between healthy habits and a few longer Telomeres. The next step will be randomised trials to see if the exercise can be used to slow down Cellular Aging in people who face a continuous life stress, such as caregivers of Alzheimers patients.

    "We will see if we can change the aging process within cells, as well as the levels of depression and stress and that sort of thing," said Puterman.

    Although the study was limited to women, both experts said it makes sense that the findings apply to men.

    Speicher went further. "There are several studies that say that on average, men have about womens shorter Telomeres," he said. "It could assumed that the effects on men would be even greater on women, but that is just a theory".

    More information

    For more information about Telomeres, visit the University of Utah.


    Article by HealthDay



    Why my child need the HPV vaccine?

    This vaccine protects against most of the cancers caused by the virus infection of human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is a common virus that spreads among people when they have sexual contact with another person. Each year, around 14 million people, including teenagers, are infected with HPV. HPV infection can cause cancer of the cervix in women and cancer of the penis in men. HPV can also cause anal cancer, cancer of the throat and genital warts in both men and women.


    When should my child be vaccinated?

    It is recommended that preteens, both male and female, put the HPV vaccine at age 11 or 12 years old so that they are protected until they are exposed to the virus. If your teen not has been the vaccine still, talk to your doctor to make it be as soon as possible.

    The HPV vaccine is given in 3 doses. The second dose should be 1 or 2 months after the first and the third dose should be administered 6 months after the first. Make sure that your child wear 3 doses to ensure the best protection.


    Teen outdoors.

    What else should I know about the HPV vaccine?

    There are two vaccines against HPV. Girls between 11 and 12 years of age) and young women between 13 and 26 years any of them should be placed to prevent cancer of the cervix.

    One vaccine also protects against genital warts and anal cancer in women as in men. Children need to be with this HPV vaccine to prevent anal cancer and genital warts. Girls can be this vaccine to prevent cancer of the cervix, anal cancer and genital warts.

    Very careful studies of both HPV vaccines have been performed and these studies have shown that no serious security concern there is with them. Some side effects that have been reported in these studies include pain in the arm, on the site that has been the injection, fever, dizziness and nausea.

    Some preteens and teens you can pass out after receiving the HPV vaccine or any other vaccine.Preteens and teens must sit or lie when they put the vaccine and remain so for about 15 minutes after receiving the injection. This can help prevent fainting or other injury that could happen to the faint.

    Serious side effects of the HPV vaccine are rare. It is important to tell the doctor or nurse your child if you have any severe allergies, including allergy against the latex or yeast. He is not recommended to put the HPV vaccine to women who are pregnant.

    Centres stop Control and prevention of diseases (CDC), all American Academy of family physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the society of adolescent medicine and health recommended vaccines against HPV.


    Where can I get more information?

    For more information on HPV vaccines and other vaccines for pre-teens and teens talk with the doctor or the nurse her son. You can also get more information is available on the web site "Vaccines for pre-teens and teenagers" from CDC at the following address:cdc.govAclaraci?n sobre los enlaces a sitios web externos ohttp://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/teensAclaraci?n sobre los enlaces a sitios web externos (for more information).


    How can I get help to pay for these vaccines?


    How women tend to react to stress?

    woman with her familyHistory of Kasandra I have two full time jobs: I´m the manager of a customer service center and the mother of two young children. I see myself as a happy person and a dedicated worker. But last month, the traffic, my work, household chores, and try to spend enough time with my kids were really stressed out. I get up very early in the morning to prepare my children for school, and then take so long to get to work when I arrive and am cranky. In my office there is shortage of staff and we had meet many deadlines, so I was working overtime. My home life was affected: the traffic back home did not improve my mood, and when it came I was so tired I did not want to do anything! But I was faced with having to make dinner and wash clothes. My kids also need my attention! wanted to control my stress before it overwhelmed me. I talked to my boss about work later to avoid traffic and therefore be in a better mood when I get to work and home. I asked my husband to go to get the kids through school, and he´s offered to help with dinner and laundry. When he cooks, I go biking with my kids. I also started to book five minutes morning and late at work to relax and breathe deeply. These small changes have had a major positive effect on my life!

    What are some of the most common causes of stress?

    Stress can occur for many reasons. It can be triggered by a traumatic accident, a death, or an emergency situation.Stress can also be a side effect of a serious illness.

    There is also stress associated with daily life, the workplace, and family responsibilities. It´s hard to stay calm or relaxed with our hectic lives. As women we have many roles to play: that of wife, mother, caregiver, friend or employee. With all the occupations we have in our life, it seems almost impossible to find ways to relieve our stress. However it is important to find those ways, because your health depends on it.

    What are some of the early signs of stress?

    Stress can have many different forms, and contribute to the symptoms of disease. Some of the common symptoms are headache, sleep problems, difficulty concentrating, bad temper, stomach disorders, job dissatisfaction, low mood, depression and anxiety.

    How women tend to react to stress?

    We all have to deal with stressful situations such as traffic, fights with spouse, and work problems. Some researchers believe that women handle stress in a unique way: engage and befriend.

    • Dealing: women protect and care for their children
    • Befriend: women seeking and receiving social support

    In times of stress, women tend to care for their children and get support from their female friends. Women organisms produce chemicals that are believed to promote these reactions. One of these chemicals is oxytocin, which has a calming effect during times of stress. This is the same chemical that is released during childbirth and that is found in higher levels in lactating women, who are believed to be calmer and more sociable than those who do not. Women also have estrogen hormone, which enhances the effects of oxytocin. Men, on the other hand, have high levels of testosterone in times of stress, which blocks the calming effects of oxytocin and causes hostility, withdrawal and anger.

    How does stress affect my body and my health?

    We all suffer stress. There are short-term stress, such as getting lost when driving or missing the bus. To everyday situations, such as planning a meal or making time for errands, can be stressful. This type of stress can make us feel worried or anxious.

    At other times we face long-term stress, such as racial discrimination, a fatal illness, or divorce. These stressful events can also affect your health in different ways. The long-term stress can increase your risk for certain medical conditions, such as depression problems.

    Both short-term stress and long-term stress can affect your body. The research is beginning to show the serious effects of stress on our body. Stress triggers changes in our body and makes it more likely you sick. It can also worsen problems and suffering. You can influence the following problems:

    • Difficulty sleeping
    • Headaches
    • Constipation
    • Diarrhea
    • Irritability
    • Lack of energy
    • Lack of concentration
    • Overeating or not eating
    • Anger
    • Sadness
    • Increased risk of asthma attacks or arthritis
    • Tension
    • Stomach cramps
    • Bloating
    • Skin problems such as urticaria
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Weight gain or loss
    • Heart problems
    • Hypertension
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    • Diabetes
    • Neck or back pain
    • Decreased sexual desire
    • Trouble getting pregnant

    What are some of the most stressful life events?

    Any change in our lives can be stressful, even some of the happiest, like having a baby or starting a new job. Here are some of the most stressful life events:

    • Death of a spouse
    • Divorce
    • Separation
    • Going to jail
    • Death of a close relative
    • Illness or injury
    • Marriage
    • Pregnancy
    • Retirement

    Scale of Life Events Holmes and Rahe (1967)

    What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

    Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD for short) is a debilitating condition that can occur after being exposed to a terrifying event or experience in which serious physical harm occurred or the threat thereof. Among the traumatic events that may trigger PTSD include violent attacks on the person, such as rape or mugging, natural disasters or caused by man, accidents, or military combat.

    Many people with PTSD repeatedly relive the experience through episodes of flashbacks, memories, nightmares, or frightening thoughts, especially when exposed to events or objects that remind them of the trauma. Anniversaries of the event can also trigger symptoms. People with PTSD may also experience emotional numbness, sleep disturbances, depression, anxiety, irritability or outbursts of anger. Feelings of intense guilt are also common (called survivor guilt), especially if other people did not survive the traumatic event.

    Most people who are exposed to a traumatic and stressful event suffer some symptoms of PTSD in the days and weeks following the event, but the symptoms usually disappear. However, about 8% of men and 20% of women go on to develop PTSD, and roughly 30% of these individuals develop a chronic or long-term PTSD continuing for the rest of their lives variety.

    How I can help manage my stress?

    Do not let stress the disease. Women usually carry a higher burden of stress we should. Often we are not even aware of our stress level. Pay attention to your body to know when stress is affected their health. Here are some ways to help manage stress:

    • Relax. loose is important. Everyone has their way of relaxing. Some of these ways are deep breathing, yoga, meditation and massage therapy. If you can not do these things, take a few minutes to sit down, listen to soothing music, or read a book.
    • Reserve time for yourself. Taking care of yourself is important. To not feel guilty, consider it an order from your doctor! No matter how busy you are, you can try to book at least 15 minutes per day in its program of activities to do something for herself, such as taking a bubble bath, go for a walk or call a friend on the phone.
    • Sleep. Sleeping is a great way to help both your body and your mind. If you do not get enough sleep, your stress can worsen. Nor can fight disease in the same way if you sleep poorly. If you get enough sleep, you can better address their problems and reduce your risk of getting sick. Try to get seven to nine hours every night.
    • Eat right. Try to get energy by eating fruits, vegetables and protein. Peanut butter, chicken salad or tuna are good sources of protein. Eat whole grains, such as bread and wheat crackers. Do not be fooled by the jolt of energy you feel when consuming caffeine or sugar, that energy will run out quickly.
    • Move. Believe it or not, physical activity not only helps relieve muscle tension, but also improves your mood!Before and after physical activity, the body produces certain chemicals called endorphins that relieve stress and improve your mood.
    • Talk to friends. Talk to your friends in order to better manage stress. Friends listen well. Does very well find someone who will let you talk freely about their problems and feelings without judgment. It also helps to hear a different point of view. His friends remember you are not alone.
    • Get professional help if needed. Talk to a therapist. A therapist can help you manage stress and find better ways to cope. Therapy can also help with more serious stress-related disorders such as PTSD. There are medications that can help relieve symptoms of depression and anxiety, and promote sleep.
    • Be transigente. Sometimes discuss not worth the stress it generates. Yield occasionally.
    • Write down what you think. Did you ever sent email to a friend about the terrible day that was, and felt better afterwards? Why not take a pen and paper and write down what is happening in your life? Keeping a journal can be a great way to vent and manage their problems. You can then re-read your journal and see how much progress has been made!
    • Help others. Helping someone can help themselves. Help your neighbor, or do volunteer work in your community.
    • Have a hobby. Find something you enjoy. Be sure to take the time to explore their interests.
    • Please limits. Regarding things like work and family, determine how much you can actually do. The amount of hours in the day is limited. Limit yourself to yourself and others too. Do not be afraid to say NO to requests for your time and energy.
    • Plan your time. Consider in advance how you will use your time. Write a list of things to do. Decide which are the most important.
    • Do not handle stress in ways that are not healthy. Among these are drinking too much alcohol, using drugs, smoking or overeating.

    I heard deep breathing can help with my stress. How is it done?

    Deep breathing is a good way to relax. Try to do it a few times per day. Here´s how you do it:

    1. Lie down or sit in a chair.
    2. Rest your hands on your stomach.
    3. Slowly count to four and inhale through the nose. Feel your stomach rise. Hold your breath for a second.
    4. Slowly count to four while you exhale through your mouth. To control how fast you exhale, purse your lips as if to whistle. Your stomach will slowly drop.
    5. Repeat for five to ten times.

    Cause stress ulcers?

    Doctors used to think ulcers were caused by stress and spicy foods. We now know that stress does not cause ulcers, only irritates. The ulcers are caused by a bacterium (germ) called H. pylori. Researchers do not yet know for certain how people contract. They think they can get it through the water. It is treated by a combination of antibiotics and other drugs.

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    You have the right to a safe workplace

    You have the right to a safe workplace. The Law on Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) was enacted to prevent death, injury or illness of workers in their workplaces. The law requires employers to provide free working conditions hazards and unsafe conditions. The Act (OSH Act) created the Administration Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA), which sets and enforces standards that protect the safety and health at workplaces. OSHA also provides information, training and assistance to workers and employers. Workers can make a complaint to OSHA inspect their workplace if they believe their employer is not following OSHA standards or there are serious risks. Contact us with questions or to make a complaint . We will keep your information confidential. We are here to help.

    The rights of workers under the OSHA Act

    Workers have the right to conditions of work without risk of serious harm. Site to ensure safe and healthful workplace, OSHA also provides workers the right to:
    • Ask OSHA to conduct an inspection of the workplace.
    • Exercise their rights under the law of revenge free or discrimination.
    • Receive information and training about hazards, methods to prevent damage and OSHA standards that apply to your workplace. The training must be in a language you can understand;
    • Having access to the results of the tests done to find hazards in the workplace,
    • Read the archives of injuries and work-related diseases ;
    • Access to copies of your medical records ;

    Who covers the OSHA

    Private sector workers Most employees in the country are under the jurisdiction of the OSHA law. OSHA covers employers and private sector workers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and other jurisdictions of the United States, either directly by the OSHA Federal, or anOSHA-approved state program . State Programs health and safety should be at least as effective as federal OSHA program. To find the contact information for the Office of Federal or state program of the nearest OSHA, see the map of the regional offices. Employees of state and local government Employees who work for state and local governments are not covered by the federal OSHA, but have protection under the OSHA law if they work in states that have a state program approved by OSHA. Four states and a territory of the USA. UU. have OSHA-approved plans that cover only public sector employees. These include: Connecticut, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, and the Virgin Islands. Workers in the private sector in these four states and the Virgin Islands are covered by federal OSHA. Federal workers Federal agencies must have a safety and health program that meets the same standards as private employers. Although OSHA does not assign fines to federal agencies, yes the monitors and responds to complaints from their workers. The States Postal Service (USPS) is covered by OSHA. Not covered by the OSHA Act:
    • Freelance workers;
    • Members of the immediate family of the owners of a farm that did not employ outside workers; and
    • Workplace hazards that are regulated by another federal agency (eg Administration Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Coast Guard)

    Standards OSHA: Occupational

    OSHA standards are regulations that describe the methods that employers must use to protect their employees from hazards and risks. There are OSHA standards for the construction , agriculturemarine operations , and general industry. latter category are the standards that apply to most workplaces. Standards limit the amount of hazardous chemicals to which workers can be exposed;require the use of certain safe practices and equipment; and require employers to monitor hazards and keep reports of injuries and illnesses in the workplace. Examples of OSHA standards include requirements to: provide fall protection; prevent the collapse of excavations; prevent some infectious diseases; ensure that workers entering confined spaces safely; prevent employees from being exposed to harmful substances such as asbestos; put guards on machines; provide respirators or other safety equipment; and provide training for certain dangerous jobs. Employers must also conform to the General Duty Clause of the OSHA Act ​​requires employers to keep their workplace free of hazards that are recognized as serious. This clause is usually cited when no OSHA standard applies directly to danger.

    Workers can request that OSHA inspect your workplace

    Workers or their representatives, may file a complaint and request OSHA to conduct an inspection of your workplace if they believe there is a serious danger or your employer is not complying with OSHA standards. A worker can tell OSHA to keep your identity confidential. 's a violation of the OSH Act an employee is fired, demoted, transferred, or discriminated against in any way for filing a complaint or exercise other rights of OSHA. You can make a complaint online , download the form and mail or fax to the office of the nearest OSHA ; or by calling 1-800-321-OSHA (6742). Most of the complaints received from the Internet can be resolved informally by phone with your employer. Written complaints that are signed by an employee or representative and sent to the OSHA office nearest are more likely to result in an OSHA inspection at your workplace. When the OSHA inspector arrives, workers and their representatives have the right to:
    • Be present during the inspection.
    • Talk to the OSHA inspector privately.
    • Take part in meetings between the inspector and the employer before and after the inspection.
    When no union representative or the employee, the OSHA inspector must speak confidentially to a reasonable number of employees during the course of the inspection. When an inspector finds violations of OSHA standards or serious hazards, OSHA can issue citations and fines. A citation includes the methods that an employer can use to fix the problem, and the date when these corrective actions must be completed. Workers have the right to challenge only the date when the problem has to be solved. But employers have the right to dispute whether there is a violation, or any other part of the citation. Workers or their representatives must notify OSHA if they want to be involved in the appeal process, if the employer challenges a subpoena. "If you send a complaint requesting an OSHA inspection, you are entitled to a copy of the results of the OSHA inspection and request that they be revised if OSHA decides not to issue citations."

    Employer Responsibilities

    Employers have a responsibility to provide a safe workplace. Employers MUST provide a workplace free of serious hazards and follow all health and safety standards of OSHA .Employers have to find and fix security issues and health. OSHA also requires employers to try to eliminate or reduce hazards by making changes in working conditions, rather than simply wear masks, gloves, ear plugs, or other types of personal protective equipment (PPE for short in English). Switching to safer chemicals, processes to trap harmful gases, or using ventilation systems to clean the air are examples of effective ways to eliminate or reduce risks. Employers also MUST:
    • Inform employees about the dangers workout, tags, alarms, color-coded systems, information sheets on chemicals and other methods.
    • Save accurate reports of injuries and work-related diseases .
    • Testing in the workplace, such as air sampling, required by some OSHA standards
    • Providing hearing tests or other medical tests required by OSHA standards
    • Locate OSHA citations, data on injuries and illnesses, and the OSHA poster at the jobsite in a place where employees can see them.
    • Report to OSHA within 8 hours after an incident in the workplace where there is a death or when three or more workers to go to hospital.
    • Not discriminate and not retaliate against an employee for exercising their rights under the law.

    You can not be punished or discriminated against for exercising their rights under the law of the OSHA

    OSHA law protects workers who complain to their employer, OSHA or other government agencies on working conditions that are not healthy or safe, or environmental problems. You can not be transferred, denied a raise, have your hours reduced, be fired, or punished in any other way for exercising their rights under the law of OSHA. OSHA There is help for whistleblowers . If you have been punished or discriminated against for asserting your rights, you must file a complaint with OSHA within 30 days of the alleged retaliation have occurred to most complaints. No form is required, but you must send a letter or call the office nearest OSHA explaining the situation and the alleged discrimination.

    What if there is a dangerous situation at work?

    If you believe that your work conditions are not healthy or safe, we recommend that you notify your employer of the conditions, if possible. You can make a complaint with OSHA about a hazardous job at any time. But you should not leave the job site only because you made ​​a complaint. If the condition clearly presents a risk of death or serious physical harm, there is insufficient time for OSHA consider, and, whenever possible, you have shown the condition to your employer, you may have a legal right reused to work in a situation where you would be exposed to danger.

    Additional information for workers

    Does OSHA has reviewed my employer? You can research the history of inspection through their employer seeking establishment of OSHA . Just enter the name of your company and choose the dates you want to examine. What is the danger most commonly cited in my industry? You'll need to know the standard industry classification code (SIC, for its acronym in English) from their employer . Once you know your four-digit code, visit the OSHA Standards that are frequently cited , enter your SIC code and see the information for the last year. Does OSHA provides technical information on hazards? OSHA provides technical information to help workers, employers and professionals in health and safety issues, to reduce occupational injuries and illnesses. For example, you can find information on pathogens, and ergonomic machine guards or fall protection. What is the OSHA materials that may be of interest to workers? OSHA publishes a variety of publications on many topics. Some of the most useful publications for workers are listed below. See OSHA publications for a complete list of materials published by the agency. You can also order publications online.


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