How to Enjoy a Live Sporting Event in Style

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – Are you ready for some football!? As football camps commence and America begins to prep for the upcoming season, sports fans are gearing up for the country’s most popular sport.
Indeed, as summer eases into the fall season, it’s a grand time to be a sports fan, what with football starting and baseball heading into the stretch run for the playoffs. Whatever your sports heart desires, however, there’s a certain code of conduct when you’re supporting your favorite team at the next home game. Remember, there’s a fine line between a rabid fan and an obnoxious one.
To ensure your next trip to the arena or stadium is as relaxing and successful as ever, here are some essential items to bring and keep in mind:
* Alcohol consumption and watching sports go hand in hand. Certainly enjoy a nice tall beer and some good-natured booing with your fellow fans, but remember to be a good citizen and respectful of your stadium neighbor(s).
* Pack binoculars and seat cushions. You’ll never be more comfortable and glued to the action when you can see the plays and players as if you’re on the field.
* Bring some snacks and drinks. If your venue allows, it’s always wise to keep hydrated with bottles of water.
* Don’t forget your spittoon. Being at an arena or stadium crammed shoulder to shoulder with someone can be uncomfortable and leave you exposed to say the least. If you’re a smokeless tobacco user, there’s even less opportunity to take a discreet “dip” and spit.
That is, unless you own a portable spittoon created by Atlanta-based FLASR. These new 4-ounce pocket-sized spittoons are designed to allow users to easily open and close with just one hand, making them ideal items to bring to the next sports event or any other public setting so you can privately enjoy your tasty tobacco. Another advantage to the FLASR flask is its advanced closing mechanism that ensures it stays securely closed when not in use, eliminating the risk of any messy spills or leaks.
For more information, please visit www.flasr.com.

Accessories That Are Easy, Convenient and Portable

HandyAccessoriesSome of your favorite accessories are the ones you reach for again and again, those items that are portable, easy, and convenient. When shopping for accessories for everyday use, special events, or travel, several factors stand out. The following tips will help you identify accessories that will make your life easier.

    • Easy. Ease of use is a top consideration in everyone’s favorite, go-to accessories. Be it a wallet with just the right number of slots, a purse with pockets in just the right place, or a smartphone case that doubles as an ID holder, the right accessories make your life easier. If you’re a smokeless tobacco user, a portable spittoon that can be open and shut with one hand makes it easy to enjoy smokeless tobacco on the go. The portable spittoon from Atlanta-based FLASR features a one-hand operational design for ease of use.

Tips to Enjoy Pest-Free Camping This Summer

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – Camping is a favorite activity for outdoor enthusiasts across the country. There are few better ways to take in the fresh air and relax than by spending some time out in the elements without all the distractions of everyday life. However, it’s important to keep in mind that the great outdoors is also home to some serious health threats — and you may be surprised at the “biggest” culprits!
While small in size, mosquitoes and ticks are out in abundance this time of year. Just one bite from an infected mosquito or tick can have chronic, and possibly fatal, consequences.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), late summer is peak time for West Nile virus infections (WNV), and transmission of the disease frequently continues into the fall as well. According to the National Pest Management Association’s medical advisor, Dr. Jorge Parada, the elderly, children and those with weakened immune systems are most vulnerable to West Nile virus infections, which can be fatal in severe cases.
Ticks are capable of transmitting a variety of illnesses to humans, the most common being Lyme disease. Spread by the blacklegged deer tick, Lyme disease has historically been a problem in the northeast U.S. However, an August 2015 report from the CDC found blacklegged deer ticks are expanding their territory farther in to the West and South, bringing the threat of Lyme disease with them.
The National Pest Management Association offers the following tips for campers to protect themselves from mosquito and tick bites:
* Always apply insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin or IR3535 when outdoors and use as directed on the product label.
* Reduce the amount of skin exposed during dusk and dawn, when certain types of mosquitoes are most active.
* Avoid areas where ticks are most abundant, including high grasses and low-growing vegetation along the edge of the woods or a trail.
* Wear long pants, long-sleeved shirts and closed-toe shoes when outdoors. While hiking, tuck long pants into your socks to keep ticks out.
* Consider investing in permethrin-treated clothing and gear for an extra level of protection and choose light-colored clothing that will make spotting ticks easier.
* Inspect yourself and your companions carefully for ticks after being outdoors; finding and removing ticks in a timely manner is critical to preventing disease.
For more information on mosquitoes and ticks, please visit www.pestworld.org.

Muscle Loss Can Be Slowed With Myostatin Inhibitor

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – As we age, it’s natural to lose both muscle mass and bone density. In fact, according to research, muscle loss starts as early as 30 years old.
The good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way.
To understand how to prevent muscle loss over time, you have to understand the science behind muscle growth.
One key regulator of muscle growth is a protein called myostatin. Myostatin exerts an effect on both muscle hypertrophy and hyperplasia, increasing both the number of muscle fibers and fiber sizes. Hypertrophy refers to the increase in the size of muscle cells. In contrast, hyperplasia refers to an increase in the number of cells.
In layman’s terms, myostatin regulates how large muscles can get.
It follows that by inhibiting this naturally occurring protein, it would be easier to build muscle.
“So when you get rid of the myostatin gene entirely, you see more muscle fibers, and then you get bigger muscle fibers,” Se-Jin Lee, a professor at Johns Hopkins, told NPR in an interview.
One bionutritional supplement that is getting a lot of attention is MYOS Corporation’s Fortetropin, a myostatin inhibitor that has been clinically shown to demonstrate positive effects on both muscle thickness and lean body mass. Fortetropin is the active ingredient in MYOS’ Re Muscle Health nutritional products. The “Re” in “Re Muscle Health” stands for Rebuild, Rejuvenate, Results.
“The data from the study conducted in our human performance laboratory clearly demonstrates that Fortetropin resulted in significant muscle gains in recreationally trained individuals,” said Jacob Wilson, an assistant professor at the University of Tampa, where the study was conducted.
MYOS Chief Medical Officer Robert Ashton said the daily use of Fortetropin combined with exercise “could be beneficial in improving lean muscle mass, which has significant therapeutic effects for overall health, including regulating insulin and glucose levels and combating osteoporosis.”
Adding nutritional supplements, like those found at Re Muscle Health, may help slow the effects of muscle loss. The products, which can be used daily to supplement a sensible workout routine, include bars, powders and meal-replacement shakes, and are formulated to help protect and preserve lean, healthy muscle tissue. The products contain a full day’s serving of Fortetropin, and 20 grams of protein.
For more information on these products, please visit www.remusclehealth.com.

Walk the Walk to a Healthier Life

HealthyStepsCGetting healthy is necessary to living a long, full life. You know that. But not everyone knows where to start. A combination of diet, exercise and taking healthy supplements can go a long way toward improving the quality of your life, and with the prevalence of social media, it means you are never alone in your efforts.

The following steps will help get you started on the road to a better you:

Eat Well

Cancer Center Finds Smokeless Tobacco May Help You Quit

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – A cancer center is taking a unique approach to getting cigarette smokers to quit by suggesting they use smokeless tobacco as an alternative.
The James Graham Brown Cancer Center and the University of Louisville have aimed their “Switch and Quit” campaign –headed by Brad Rodu, professor of medicine at the University of Louisville — at Owensboro, Ky., a city that has the nation’s highest smoking rates (it kills about 220 residents a year), in a state that leads the nation in tobacco growth and export.
It is an understatement to say this program — which was started in 2011 and continues today — has an uphill battle in getting Owensboro residents to switch, but as Dr. Donald Miller, an oncologist and director of the cancer center told USA Today in an interview, “this is as reasonable a scientific hypothesis as anybody has come up with and it needs to be tried.”
Supporters of the program say that smokers who switch to smokeless tobacco rather than nicotine patches or gum, are more likely to give up cigarettes. For the 46 million Americans who smoke, that could be welcome news.
“If nicotine can be delivered in a less harmful way, millions of lives could be saved in the United States,” Radu said.
Bolstering Radu’s research is a 2007 report from the Royal College of Physicians in London, which suggested that some smokeless tobacco products are about 90 percent less harmful than cigarettes.
This is also good news for tobacco accessory producers like FLASR, an Atlanta-based company that has created portable spittoons.
“If more people turn to smokeless tobacco, they’re going to need an easy and discreet way to enjoy their product of choice without attracting attention,” says FLASR CEO Everett Dickson.
To that end, FLASR has created a flask that has an advanced closing mechanism, ensuring that it stays securely closed when not being used, which eliminates the risk of embarrassing spills and leaks so often seen with cups and bottles. In addition, the 4-ounce pocket-sized spittoon is designed to allow users to open and shut it with just one hand, making it an ideal solution, no matter where you go.
“Finding a way to let people have their nicotine that carries less risk, it’s the realistic solution,” said one oncologist.
For more information visit www.flasr.com. Market listing: FLASR (OTCQB: FLSR).

Accidents Can Hurt More Than You Think

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – NewsusaInfographic – Even the most minor of accidents, such as a broken arm, can lead to temporary loss of income and the inability to pay normal living expenses. Supplemental insurance, like accident insurance, can help consumers stay ahead of the medical and out-of-pocket expenses that may add up quickly after an injury, allowing consumers and their families to focus on recovery -; not finances. Read below for fascinating facts and safety tips to help keep your life on track. For more information, visit aflac.com/individuals.

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5 Ways to Cut Down on Stress During a Home Remodel

CleanRemodelCMaybe you’ve grown just sick enough of that 1970s avocado-green kitchen to update it to something more sleek and modern. Or perhaps it’s as simple as remodeling a bathroom. Whatever the room, home renovations can test even the most patient personality through the sheer chaos and mess that are inevitable.

To get through your renovation, organizing the clutter is key. The following tips should help you stay on top of the disorder.

New Drug May Give Hope to Cancer Patients

BiotechPropancBiotech is the new buzzword for 2015, and these companies are making a big splash these days, offering potential investors a compelling array of options. Among those to watch is Propanc Health Group Corporation (PPCH). Propanc is a developmental-stage health care company that is currently focusing its efforts in the field of new treatments for chronic diseases, particularly solid tumor cancers. The company was established in 2007 and is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.

The Eyes Have It — New Corrective Lens Marks Vision Breakthrough

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – Imagine going into cataract surgery with poor vision and coming out with outstanding vision. Well, thanks to breakthrough intraocular lenses (IOLs), this may not be so far-fetched. [An IOL is an artificial lens placed in a person’s eye to restore vision after cataract surgery.]
Today, medicine is moving beyond a one-size-fits-all model and is entering an age of more personalized treatment. An example of this growing trend is that doctors can now offer customized lens treatment options to improve people’s vision after cataract surgery. Even those who have worn glasses their entire lives — or are just starting to use readers — have the potential to be free of glasses post cataract surgery.
Developed by Abbott and recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration, the Tecnis Multifocal 1-Piece IOLs (+2.75D and +3.25D) provide individualized options to the more than 20 million people estimated to undergo cataract surgery. These lenses allow people to have a full range of outstanding near, intermediate and far vision that can be customized based on a person’s own vision needs and lifestyle.
“Many of my cataract patients are of working age and have very active lifestyles,” said Tal Raviv, MD, FACS, Medical Director of the Eye Center of New York in Manhattan. “The ability to see all distances — from looking at a smartphone to watching a movie on the big screen — without the need for corrective wear is not only a benefit but a necessity.” Overall, people may not need to wear their glasses for daily tasks.
Cataracts cloud the natural crystalline lens in the eye, and typically progress slowly causing vision loss, and can be potentially blinding if left untreated. Cataract surgery is one of the most common and safest procedures in the U.S. with more than 3 million surgeries expected to be done each year from 2014 to 2016 — and that number is expected to grow as the population ages. In fact, as new technologies become available that can significantly improve vision, today’s boomers are even opting to have the procedure done earlier in life (40’s, 50’s and 60’s) so they can maintain their healthy, active lifestyles.
“I am constantly on my phone or computer and my vision was definitely becoming blurry,” said Vivian Gemelos, Dr. Raviv’s patient. “When I was told I had the option to have my vision corrected at all distances without glasses when my cataract was removed and replaced with this new lens, I jumped at the opportunity. I had one eye done and immediately saw the difference. Even colors are brighter. Now, I can’t wait to have my other eye done.”
For more information, visit www.abbott.com.