Cardiovascular Services Exchange Program for Caribbeans

Cardiovascular disease is on the rise due to rise in multiple risk factors and therefore, posing a serious challenge both in terms of cost and quality of treatment. While in western countries quality of treatment and patient care can be ensured, exuberant cost and long waiting period are serious problems. Developing countries, though may offer an economical option, these have its own limitations in terms of skills, accountability and professionalism. A service exchange program can abridge this gap and can provide high skilled and professional Cardiovascular care while keeping the cost minimum.

Indo Caribbean Health is first step in this direction. Cardiovascular Care in India has been developed into of World class quality comparable to US and Europe while keeping the cost as low as 30% of actual cost that in Western Countries. While Caribbean region is in the development phase and when it comes to Heart Disease and Cardiovascular Problems, quality of care and exuberant cost leaves you with very limited options .

Therefore,through Indo Caribbean Health, we have combined the resources and technology to create a platform aiming to provide best Cardiovascular treatment at affordable cost. Our team personally supervises every step of this program starting from preliminary evaluation, admission in hospital, Cardiovascular Intervention, discharge, documentation and travelling, keeping the cost minimum without compromising the quality of Cardiovascular Interventions. We have particularly emphasized on transparency, accountability and professionalism to ensure patient treatment, both in Caribbean and India, remains a wonderful experience. Contact us and we will take care of you, your documentations, travelling ensuring your stay and treatment both in India and Caribbean becomes a wonderful experience.

Midwesterners Alarmed At Health Reform Proposals

Midwesterners Alarmed At Health Reform Proposals

Small Businesses Ask Questions, Discuss Solutions at Packed Events

 OMAHA, NE – Midwestern small business owners expressed alarm and skepticism over the health care reform proposals being pushed by congressional Democrats and the Obama administration this week.  In a second round of Keeping Small Business Healthy events, entrepreneurs from Missouri and Nebraska discussed their concerns over the proposed government mandates and new taxes with elected officials, small business advocates, and other small business owners.  This initiative is a project of the Institute for Liberty, an organization dedicated to assessing the impact of federal public policy on small business.

“After speaking to small business owners throughout the south and Midwest,” said Andrew Langer, executive director of Keeping Small Business Healthy and the keynote speaker at these events. “It has become clear that there are serious misgivings about having the government radically change America’s health care system.  We all agree that reform is needed to provide affordable and accessible healthcare options, but these reforms need to help small businesses without imposing harmful government mandates and new taxes too.”

Keeping Small Business Healthy has held a series of breakfast events, beginning several weeks ago with meetings in Baton Rouge, LA and Little Rock, AR.  This week, the group took the events to St. Louis and Kansas City, MO, as well as Omaha, NE.  These events offered an opportunity for small business owners to hear an in-depth analysis of what has been proposed, to discuss those proposals, and to offer their thoughts directly to elected officials via letters and video.

“With the economy as weak as it is right now, it would be foolhardy to impose yet another series of burdens on America’s smallest employers,” Mr. Langer continued.  “Everyone, even the President and congressional leaders, agrees that small businesses are the engine of the economy, providing the majority of new jobs.  These proposals are chock-full of new mandates, new paperwork, and penalties that will kill jobs, rather than create them!  Even if the price tag weren’t nearly a trillion dollars, America couldn’t afford it!”

The Institute for Liberty is based in Washington, DC, and will continue to host local events with breakfasts scheduled in Virginia next week.

Ephedra Extract – What Can It Be Used to Treat

Ephedra extract can help you lose weight, but did you know that it is effective in treating common health complaints as well? It has long been part of traditional Chinese medicine and has been found useful in treating allergies and respiratory ailments. It can also treat headaches, and is sometimes used as a diuretic by people who are prone to fluid retention. The Food and Drug Administration banned ephedra in 2004, but the ban has since been lifted. Just like with any supplement and some reviews of Ephedra out there, if you are thinking about taking it to boost weight loss or help with any other health issue, talk to your doctor first.

There is no question that allergies can make your life miserable. Fortunately, the extract has proven effective in treating allergy symptoms so you can get back to your life sooner. It can help decrease the nasal congestion that is associated with allergies and hay fever, so you will be able to breathe easier during peak allergy season. This is a plus if you have a cold since so many of the symptoms of allergies and colds are similar. Flu symptoms can also be alleviated to a degree when you take ephedra diet supplements.

Respiratory problems, such as bronchospasm and asthma, can also be treated with ephedra. It can relieve the symptoms of bronchitis as well. This is because it works to dilate the bronchi and bronchioles in your lungs. It is much easier for you to breathe when your airways are completely open. As a result, blood flow to your lungs also increases. If you live with breathing problems, consider talking to your doctor about these diet supplements if you do not have any other health concerns. Your doctor will be able to advise you about the supplements based on your medical history.

A lesser known use for ephedra is the treatment of headaches. It is also interesting to note that people who experience problems with retaining fluid can use these extracts as a diuretic. The ephedra will help their kidneys remove the excess fluid from their body and release it through urination. It has also been given to people who are not able to sweat properly so they can cool off more effectively. Taking it can also reduce bone and joint pain, which might make it a good alternative therapy for people who have arthritis. If you take any other medications, make sure you talk to your doctor before you take ephedra supplements to avoid drug interactions.

Jump Training and Plyometrics

The Complete How To Guide

To maximize your vertical jump, the principle of training specificity suggests that you should be getting out and doing some jumping, i.e. plyometrics. Unfortunately, to get maximum results isn’t as simple as just going to the nearest park and jumping up and down. The act of jumping is very taxing on your joints, muscles and central nervous system and as such, you need to carefully plan and monitor this type of training accordingly.

Unfortunately many trainers and coaches haven’t fully understood the impact plyometrics has on an athlete and as a result it has over the years received a bad reputation. To help you avoid the negative results of incorrectly applying plyometrics to your training, and to get the positive results out of your time and effort, we have prepared a number of detailed articles that go over the key points on this form of training.

Part 1: Plyometric Theory covers exactly what plyometrics exercises is, what it does, and how this can help you to jump higher. 

Part 2: A guide to the Application of Plyometric Principles goes into greater detail in determining exercises selection, the best environment for training such as surface choice, rest periods between sessions, rest periods between sets, how much volume should you use per session, how high should you be doing box jumps from (if at all), safety precautions and so forth.

Also covered in detail are some less well known workout methods that can be used to increase your vertical jump. These include water or pool training, and low impact training.

These two methods of exercises are less shocking to your body and as such have much quicker recovery times. Here is below for more information. 

Water Based or Pool Plyometrics 

Low Impact Training 

Plyometrics is just one piece of the workout puzzle when it comes to improving your vertical jump. But it is an important piece. If you read through the information provided in the articles and incorporate it into your exercise correctly you will be the envy of your fellow athletes in no time.


The birth of your child is one of the most important days of your life. Everything that happens prenatally and at the labour and birth can have profound effects on the baby, all the way into their adulthood. Think about how much planning, communication and money is put toward an event such as a wedding. Yet, when you ask most mothers, it is the birth of their children that they remember vividly into old age, and it is their birth stories that women share over and over amongst themselves. Why not ensure that you have a positive story to tell?

Here is a link to a first hand account written by a Mum about her doula experience.


Professional support during childbirth has a number of benefits, including a reduction of the need for medical intervention such as forceps, vacuum or caesarean, a tendency for shorter, easier, more comfortable labours, and a reduction of negative feelings about the childbirth experience.


50% reduction in cesarean rate
25% shorter labor
60% reduction in epidural requests
40% reduction in synthetic oxytocin (pitocin) use
30% reduction in analgesia use
40% reduction in forceps delivery

excerpted from ‘Mothering the Mother: How a Doula Can Help you Have a Shorter Easier and Healthier Birth’, by Klaus, Kennell and Klaus (1993)



The role involves supporting and assisting the parents as they enter this new phase of life. Our support is different for each couple, as every pregnancy and labour is unique. It may take the shape of improving communications between the hospital staff and the laboring couple. It may be to provide an independent and expert view on the options that the laboring couple has to choose from at key stages during labor. It may also be to assist you in your preparations, preparing an individually tailored birth preferences plan, staying with you during labor and being an emotional and physical support and helping you make informed choices.

There are different opinions surrounding pregnancy and birth choices, but there is only one that really matters and that is YOURS. Whatever you want your birth to be natural or medicated, vaginal or c-section, at home, hospital or birth center we will respect your choices, inform your decisions and help you achieve the birth that you want to have. We work with doctors and midwives in Canberra and Queanbeyan to empower your birth experience.


Throughout millennia, women have generally had other women at their labour and birth to provide support. It is only in very recent times in modern Western settings that parents are left alone to labour, often in a small, confined hospital room, where the midwives check on their progress via monitors connected to a central screen, and the Dr comes at the last minute to “deliver” the baby. Labouring mothers enter a state of “labourland” and desire an experienced, non-judgmental, nurturing, empathetic woman by her side. Such birth support companions are employed by the parents, not the hospital, and advocates the parent’s choices and wishes.

The term actually comes from the ancient Greek meaning “a woman who serves”. A doula is not a midwife and does not perform any clinical or medical tasks.

What is a Childbirth Doula (DOOlah)?

A Doula is a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth. They understand the physiology of a mother’s body and the emotional needs of a woman in labour. With a doula assisting during this important time, you will have a much more positive experience, the labour will most likely be shorter with fewer complications, and the babies are healthier breastfeeding, sleeping and bonding more easily.


During your pregnancy, we offer:
– unlimited contact via email, sms and/or phone
– prenatal consultations (minimum 2) to discuss your preferences and options to help you achieve the kind of birth that you want, and help you draw up your birth plan
– educational information, resources
– prenatal HypnoBirthing course packages
We recommend taking this package for the best results during this important time.

During the birth, we will:
– be on call for you beginning three (3) weeks before the estimated due date up until labor begins
– provide early labour support in your home, then travel to hospital or birth centre with you, providing constant physical, emotional and informational support right up to and after the birth of your baby
– help the partner to feel calmer and more informed, giving them ideas to continue support from beginning to end
– stay one to two hours after your baby is born to ensure the mother feels settled and well, and help with the initial breastfeeds help
– we can also take photographs or video upon request.

After the birth, we will:
– usually visit you twice after your baby’s birth
– we will assist in providing information and supplying emotional support by telephone on postpartum care, breastfeeding, and newborn care after the birth
– we can also provide a written birth story if requested.

Rutan Jewellers

I wonder if the Sontarans are aware of this latest money making scheme by the Rutans?

I’m quite surprised that they would choose to advertise this in a cab office in Nottingham, but there you go, shows what I know about advanced alien civilisations doesn’t it?

Although their ability to make jewellery must be some what inhibited by their lack of opposable thumbs and their general amorphous blob-like bodies.

I shall keep my eye on this, don’t want to end up like those light house keepers do I?

On closer inspection it would appear I’ve been a complete dumb-ass, they’re not jewellers at all! It’s all merely a cover for some shady pawnbroking operation. Tchoh! Just their sort of thing.