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Pay attention to what they tell you to forget: What we know, what we want, and how it affects our health

Pay attention to what they tell you to forget: What we know, what we want, and how it affects our health

In 2001, a little more than forty years since the introduction of Enovid, the FDA approved the marketing of a “fourth generation” oral contraceptive known as “Yasmin,” manufactured and distributed by Bayer HealthCare. 17 Like “first generation” oral contraceptives, Yasmin/Yaz may cause a number of “common” side effects including: vaginal bleeding, changes in vision, fluid retention, melasma (the development of spots of darkened skin, especially on the face), nausea, vomiting, headache, nervousness, depression, dizziness, loss of scalp hair, rash, and vaginal infection (Yasmin/Yaz Patient Package Insert). Also, like “first generation” pills, Yaz/Yasmin can cause even more serious side effects. As of June 2010, more than 1,100 lawsuits had been filed against Bayer for health complications (including 50 deaths) arising from the use of Yasmin/Yaz (Edwards; Walker-Journey). These cases claim that, as in 1970, manufacturers have failed to adequately address the risks associated with their products—risks that are, for birth control users, need-to-know information. Aside from the “common” side effects are the “rare” ones which include significantly increased chances of “heart rhythm disturbances and dehydration, [both of] which can cause blood clots that can result in pulmonary embolism, strokes, or even sudden cardiac death; Yaz/Yasmin has also been linked to gallbladder disease” (Walker-Journey). Although Bayer is currently still in the midst of these lawsuits 18 , the corporation has recently
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Verbal De-escalation of the Agitated Patient

Verbal De-escalation of the Agitated Patient

want to release the constant pressure resulting from their world view. They make unrealistic and erratic demands and use these as an excuse to attack when their demands are not met. They get enjoyment out of creating fear and confusion and may make feigned attacks to intimidate those who are working with them. Do not react in a startled or defensive way. These patients are looking for an emotional response from anyone who is an audience. Don’t give them one and remove all other patients, unnecessary staff members, and bystanders from the area. Use emotionless responses. De-escalation involves giving the patient choices other than violence to get what he wants. As he makes erratic demands, use the broken record to return to the options you can offer. Let him know you will work with him but only when he is willing to be cooperative. Set firm limits to protect staff and other patients and intervene with restraint if the limit is violated. Unfortunately, many of these patients will test the limit by doing just what you have asked them not to do and end up in restraints.
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'I just want a job' : what do we really know about young people in jobs without training?

'I just want a job' : what do we really know about young people in jobs without training?

leaving school, including time spent at school or college, on training programmes, doing different jobs and being unemployed (MacDonald and Marsh, 2005; Bradley, 2005). While the value they attached to education and training was high, their personal experiences had clouded their views about their own abilities to progress through this route. Therefore, having a job was more about ‘earning money’, which fulfilled their immediate needs. Work involved cleaning, re-cycling, sales work and catering (fast food), training was minimal and wage rates were generally lower than for the other two groups. Going back into education or training involved ‘taking risks’, not only in terms of the drop in income that would result from leaving work, but also in terms of the apprehension and insecurity felt about what this might involve. This ‘fear of failure’ is a significant finding, in that it should alert policy makers to the need for support for young people, as well as for financial incentives and attractive provision, in order to encourage and sustain their participation in formal learning or training activity.
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Art workers want to know

Art workers want to know

The call for the Politics of Workers' Inquiry conference asked specifically for methodological contributions. I told a kind of ghost story about a tribe of phantoms who occasionally reappear. It concerned an organization called the Art Workers Coalition (AWC), formed in early 1969 after a spectacular protest in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Through its regular open meetings akin to the peoples' assemblies of recent times, the AWC aired grievances against museums and markets of art. A bill of particulars was drafted called the Ten Points. They also laid out a different conception of what it meant to participate in the art world. The idea of an ‘art worker’ contained in the group's name cut across the divisions of labour that sustain both the capitalist art market, and the disciplinic speciation and implicit class differentiations of the academy. The art worker idea echoed the free-and-easy working methods and role sharing of the amorphous Fluxus movement, a linchpin in the post-war global avant-garde. Largely in response to this burst of organization, a government-funded alternative space movement unrolled in cities across the United States during the 1970s, especially in NYC, and many U.S. artists formed or joined groups. These alternative spaces for art exhibition and production were largely run by artists themselves. They put the horizontalist liberatory ideals of the AWC into practice. Over time, however, the survivors of state budget cutbacks among them adapted to normative institutional formations, boards of directors, managing directors, curators, etc., honouring their historic founding ideals as just that – history.
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Debate: What constitutes 'terminality' and how does it relate to a Living Will?

Debate: What constitutes 'terminality' and how does it relate to a Living Will?

I xxxx being of sound mind, willfully and voluntarily make this declaration to be followed if I become incompetent. This declaration reflects my firm and settled commitment to refuse life-sustaining treat- ment under the circumstances below. I direct my physician to withhold or withdraw life support that serves only to prolong the process of me dying if I should be in a terminal condition or a state of per- manent unconsciousness. I direct that treatment be limited to measures to keep me comfortable and relieve pain, including pain that might occur by withholding or withdrawing life sustaining treat- ment. In addition, if I am in the condition described above, I feel especially strong about the following forms of treatment: I do not want cardiac resuscita- tion, blood or blood products, tube feeding or any other form of hydration or nutrition, intubation and/or mechanical respiration, dialysis, antibiotics, any form of surgery or invasive diagnostic test. In addition, I do not want to designate another person as my surrogate to make medical treatment deci- sions for me if I should become incompetent.” Two blood relatives (daughters) arrive shortly after, and both issue orders
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Digital literatures; digital democracies; digital threats?

Digital literatures; digital democracies; digital threats?

the need for it to sell. We'll come back to that. However, this is not, usually, the case in many models of artistic production. In most areas of artistic practice it is clear that the most valued works are created by those who have been afforded the time to master their craft without having to worry about the material problems of day-to-day existence. For instance, Ian Rankin achieved the completion of his first Rebus novel by using an AHRC grant that was supposed to pay for a Ph.D. on Muriel Spark to instead fund his living costs, a strategy that might have served me well! (NB any AHRC listeners/readers – that was a joke.) As with academic jobs to Ph.D. candidate ratios, there are only an extreme minority of writers who garner the commercial success to live off their earnings, but the point that I here want to raise is that publishers in the commercial fiction sector face an interesting dilemma. On the one hand, they need commercially successful authors for their business model. Conversely, from anecdotal experience it seems highly unlikely that this is why people go into most editorial positions at publishing houses. Instead, many publishers seek a model that facilitates cross-subsidization. An instance of this can be seen in Bloomsbury fiction's strategy towards the novelist Russell Hoban. Hoban only ever had one “hit” novel and even that had limited cult appeal, as you'd expect of a text written in an esoteric, invented, phonetic, future dialect; Riddley Walker. However, even before the organisation's financial situation was drastically improved through the Harry Potter series, Liz Calder was committed to publishing his work despite its inability to turn a profit for the company.
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New Equipment for the 3-Step Method.

New Equipment for the 3-Step Method.

Ranchers want to know the costs and returns to expect from range improvements.. Public land administrators and the public want to know the costs and returns of impro[r]

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I DON'T WANT TO DIE!

I DON'T WANT TO DIE!

During rounds, he complained of chest pain on deep inspiration and expiration. His last xrays showed pristine lungs and a healthy heart. The physician was not worried. However on palpation that day his lower costal margin was tender. A new chest xray was ordered early morning. I checked in ward before going for my outpatient clinic. It was not yet done. During lunch time, the second time I checked in, the patient was sent to the scan department where he was in line before twenty others. I mentally recalled I scribbled an urgent note on the request. One hour later, he was back in ward. I went to look for the film. Unfortunately it was nowhere to be found in the department. It took me thirty minutes to rummage through the entire log books and manual filing system. It was absurdly dispatched to the gynaecological ward. When I finally laid hands on it, I really did not expect to find anything remarkable. This guy survived the worst. Last week xrays were fine. I raised the film to the flickering light of the ceiling’s fluorescent tube and froze.
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Clara Dan interview

Clara Dan interview

hearing already stories from Poland, from Germany. Okay, but the German Jews were always the most assimilated Jews. And then, in fact, one of our neighbor told us to get out for her to sew because my sister had a trousseau—hope chest, what you call it here okay? It was a good thing, she had it and I had ???. You know in Europe they took embroidery and my grandmother, may she rest in peace, she put all her grandchildren, the girls. So they told us come on, get your hope chest, board up yours and get the Persians rugs. And uh, we will save it for you. So my sister went and gave the hope chest to these neighbor of ours and the Persian rugs. And uh, the jewelry was given to this couple who promised us papers. Because he and his family had already mixed marriages. Which if they would get into a ghetto would have white, they would have to wear a white uh, ribbon because that was the sign of a mixed married couple.
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Roles and Responsibilities: Asking Nurses and Physicians What They Know, Do Not Know and Want to Know about the Other's Profession

Roles and Responsibilities: Asking Nurses and Physicians What They Know, Do Not Know and Want to Know about the Other's Profession

The most expressive discourse came with what the professions wanted the other profession to know about their duties and functions. Nurses repeatedly brought up the desire for greater respect from the physicians in their specific clinical settings, confirmation, recognition, and esteem germane to their contributions to seamless patient care. For physicians were issues around paging (being paged multiple times within a short time span), indicating that they wanted nurses to better understand the pressures they are under and their differences in patient work load.

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Eliminating suffering through the birth of metta  : a critical hermeneutic inquiry of the identity and ethical intention of selected monks of Burma

Eliminating suffering through the birth of metta : a critical hermeneutic inquiry of the identity and ethical intention of selected monks of Burma

Several things moved me about her response, first her ability to really capture one of the stereotypes often associated with HIV and the other her cleverness regarding how to address such a sensitive topic with young children. Many people think that you can tell who has HIV by looking at them or assuming that if they live a certain lifestyle than they must be infected. Ublanca’s point that HIV does not have a face or a color is often mute in many communities. When we as a society begin to see that if one person has HIV then everyone who has had unprotected sex with that person may have it and so forth, we suddenly realize that if one person has HIV, it affects all of us. Another thing that struck me about Ublanca’s response was that many HIV positive women, as self-confident as many of them can be, still hold the shame and burden of what it means to have this virus inside of their body that others are terrified of. I have often noticed that many HIV positive women, especially those that have not yet disclosed their status to friends and family often carry this burden and shame with them. Many of these women for fear of further stigmatization often do not share their status with others, allowing this secret to continue to grow within them. I remember a client of mine once said that HIV is “the dirty little secret we keep from others.” Also realizing that when we do have secrets that we are afraid others may find out, we never reveal all that we are to others. I asked Ublanca what it was like for her to finally tell her family she was positive, did she get the response she anticipated? She responds by talking about when her mother found out she was HIV positive,
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N'Awlins Po Boy

N'Awlins Po Boy

Private transportation was virtually unknown in our neighborhood. Most of the city trade was conducted via horse or mule drawn carts and wagons. Only the rich could afford automobiles, and there was no place in the city for ordinary people to keep horses or carriages. Besides, who could afford to feed horses? That money was better spent feeding one’s own family. Mr. Andrew owned an automobile and was Little Grandma’s close friend. It was, in fact, a large immaculately kept Buick Limousine of 1934 vintage. About once a month or so, he would show up with the big black car and take all of us, grandmothers, mother, and kids, for a ride in “the country.” Most of the places we visited then were in adjacent Parishes and are the middle of the suburbs today, but at the time, it was a great treat to go for an automobile ride. The open country side looked very foreign and it seemed like a long way from home. We would sometimes stop and be allowed to have a soda or some sweet treat before returning home.
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Appropriation of the ‘Witch’ Stigma as White Women's Self-Empowerment

Appropriation of the ‘Witch’ Stigma as White Women's Self-Empowerment

They’re so...yes mam. (Takes breath) Holes scare me. Not the little ones, the big ones. You never know how deep it is or what’s on the other side or if something is in there you know? And what if you jump in and then you can’t get out? I saw this movie where these boys had to dig holes all day and then they fell into a hole all night. And this one time, I read a book about magic and this magician dude locked a dementor thingy in a hole. And this guy somewhere at a museum told me that black holes suck up everything, even time and stuff. And I played this game once where I was this girl and I was running from these guys who were shooting at me and I had to jump into this waterfall, but then I fell into a hole. And there were cobras and spiders in the hole-no, it wasn’t Tomb Raider...it was Tomb Raider. What?! No, I’m not afraid of creatures, I’m afraid of holes. I was born with a hole in my heart, so I always feared holes because it reminded me that something was wrong with me. I came into the world broken and it was supposed to close, but it didn’t and then I had to have surgery. It’s silly but sometimes I wonder if I cheated death. Like I should’ve died, like in Final Destination! I betcha when they make 6, it’ll be in space, like Jason X or something and somebody is gonna get sucked into a hole that’s black. What? I KNOW IT’S A BLACK HOLE BUT I LIKE SAYING HOLE THAT IS BLACK. IT SOUNDS SMARTER. YOU SHUT UP!!!
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Faith in view: religion and pirituality in factual British
television 2000 2009

Faith in view: religion and pirituality in factual British television 2000 2009

Interview subjects and offline focus group participants were given an explanatory sheet about the study and a consent form (see Appendix Five) to sign asking for their permission to be named (or to suggest a pseudonym) and to permit interview material to be used in the thesis as well as in book chapters, journal articles and conference papers. They were given a period within which it was possible to withdraw from the study. Two subjects requested to see their comments before publication, and one requested edits to their comments and removal of some of the interview data due to a change in their personal circumstances between interview and publication. With the interview with a teenage participant, I requested the presence of her parents at the interview 14 . The ethics committee at my university advised removing the family’s surname from the thesis and any subsequent publications (see Appendix Five), and this same practice was extended to the reality television participant.
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What patients want and need to know about atrial fibrillation

What patients want and need to know about atrial fibrillation

research participants reported that the functional limitations and emotions they experienced strained family and social relationships. Perceived lack of support and understanding from family members and coworkers in regard to how symptoms affected their ability to carry out usual home, social, and work activities were described. Even after being diagnosed with AF, participants worried that others would think they were shirking responsibilities and feared being labeled as “lazy” or “hypochondriacs” because family and coworkers did not perceive AF as a serious health problem. 12
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King, Stephen   The Stand (Unabridged & Illustrated) pdf

King, Stephen The Stand (Unabridged & Illustrated) pdf

The elevator hummed efficiently, marking off the floors. An alarm began to hoot-mournfully, as if it somehow knew it was warning of a situation which had already become a lost cause-when he used his special key to open it at the top, so he could enter the motor-pool area. Starkey imagined Len Creighton watching him on a succession of monitors as he first picked out a jeep and then drove it across the desert floor of the sprawling test site and through a gate marked HIGH SECURITY ZONE NO ADMITTANCE WITHOUT SPECIAL CLEARANCE. The checkpoints looked like turnpike tollbooths. They were still manned, but the soldiers behind the yellowish glass were dead and rapidly mummifying in the dry desert heat. The booths were bulletproof, but they hadn't been germproof. Their glazed and sunken eyes stared vacantly at Starkey as he motored past, the only moving thing along the tangle of dirt roads among the Quonset huts and low cinderblock buildings. He stopped outside a squat blockhouse with a sign reading ABSOLUTELY NO ADMITTANCE WITHOUT A-1-A CLEARANCE on the door. He used one key to get in, and another to summon the elevator. A guard, dead as a doornail and stiff as a poker, stared at him from the glass-encased security station to the left of the elevator doors. When the elevator arrived and the doors opened, Starkey stepped in quickly. He seemed to feel the gaze of the dead guard on him, a small weight of eyes like two dusty stones.
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PHP Game Programming (2004).pdf

PHP Game Programming (2004).pdf

When PHP is compiled as an Apache module it runs in the same memory space as the Apache server. This means two things to you: 1) you get a performance boost when inter- preting pages, but 2) you get screwed if a page goes haywire. If one of your PHP pages goes haywire when running in the same memory space as the Apache server, the Apache server will halt. This means you are dead in the water — no pages will be served up until it is restarted. However, if you configure PHP as a interpreter you avoid the whole issue alto- gether. The disadvantage is obviously a minor performance hit, but it is negligible. On the other side of the coin is Microsoft Windows with IIS (Internet Information Server) or PWS (Personal Web Server). Distributions of PHP are available from IIS 3 up to IIS 5; I have included the IIS and Apache installs on the CD provided with the book.
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Agile Development: Exploring What Practitioners Want to Know

Agile Development: Exploring What Practitioners Want to Know

As with any study, this work has some limitations that must be noted. The first limitation is related to sample size. Our survey was administered to 21 practi- tioners which is not a significant number. However, it must be noted that for a qualitative study this sample size is sufficient. Since the survey was open-ended, and the respondents were given a prolonged response time, we believe we were able to elicit quality responses that helped shape our understanding of the phe- nomenon better. Future works can extend this study by testing the findings with larger sample sizes. Quantitative studies can also extend the findings of this re- search by assessing the relative importance of each of the practitioners’ questions in terms of its effect on successful Agile adoption.
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The Text Doesn’t Stop at the End of the Page (or does it?): an exploration of how the novel form responds to digital interactivity through the cross-sited novel ‘Once in a Lifetime’

The Text Doesn’t Stop at the End of the Page (or does it?): an exploration of how the novel form responds to digital interactivity through the cross-sited novel ‘Once in a Lifetime’

I headed home on the tram feeling shattered. I felt like I’d been running for the past year, but the closer I got to home the more restless I felt. In my hands I carried the envelope and the cheque Dan had given me. I looked at the cheque. It wasn’t from the ABC. It was a personal cheque written by him. Was it really my share of the fee or was he giving me more money? Fuck, how rich could he be? Surely it must be my share. I’d never know unless I asked him and I didn’t want to do that. I stared at the three, the five and the two zeros. I wanted that amount of money, but I didn’t want those particular dollars: his dollars. I knew, though, that I would cash the cheque eventually. Sooner or later I’d find a way to rationalise that money into my account. A way to convince myself it was my money and I was somehow entitled to it. Poverty has a way of doing that to a person, especially a person like me. I didn’t want to be a person like me anymore. Almost without thinking, as I hopped off the tram and definitely without looking back, I screwed the cheque up and piffed it down a storm water drain. Gone. Don’t think about it. No big deal. I ran into the flat, hoping for what, I didn’t know. Amberley wasn’t there. There was, however, an envelope containing her key and a note from her brother stating that she’d asked him to clear out her stuff. There were no contact details. Nothing.
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Man Without a Blueprint

Man Without a Blueprint

The bus idled far longer than I could stand. I came to this place like an angel of death. I left like some failed migrant worker. Finally we started to move. I saw fields of early crop growth, cows that stood like a mottled regiment of deficient beings, crop-encircling fences. It seems constantly like the inanimate and lower-conscious things of the world know more than me about something. About everything. I know that this is metaphysical nonsense. But it’s relentless nonsense. Do the crops want to become feces that in turn becomes life again? Do the cows dream of the captive bolt pistol that will brain them? Do the fences come to love the three living things that will bump into them over a single fence-lifetime and allow them to serve their life’s purpose of maintaining security? None of this material knows anything about any of this. No futures exist. They are neurons living as imagined images in my motherboard.
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