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How to Get Clear Skin and Rid It of Acne

Telic Thoughts - Fri, 2020-06-19 21:46

It is not easy to feel at ease when you have acne, a problem that many teenagers and adults face. Did you know that you might be the cause of these breakouts? Acne could be the result of using a dirty pillowcase, an allergic reaction, or the continued use of a dirty makeup brush. You may be using a face wash that is not suitable for your skin type. You may not even know that sleeping with your hand under your face can cause you to break out since you transfer the germs and oil from your palm to your face, which can clog your pores. 

Give yourself a break; cut out the factors that cause pimples by ensuring that you keep your face clean. Here are some proven methods suggested by dermatologists.

Ways to prevent acne and keep your face clean

Your hygiene habits and use of suitable facial cleansers are your first defense against skin breakouts. Be sure to develop a routine that will see to it that your face is clean all the time. 

  • It is essential to wash your face before going to bed. Make this your nightly habit. Your skin collects dust and grime the entire day and not washing them off guarantees that you’ll end up with skin breakouts. On days when you feel too tired, using cleansing wipes will suffice.

  • The purpose of using a moisturiser is to hydrate and heal your skin. The moisturiser you use should not be greasy. Thus, an oil-absorbing moisturiser will be the right choice. 

  • Do not limit the sudsing time. Work the suds of the cleanser in your hands first to activate its ingredients. To effectively remove the oil and dirt from your face, dermatologists recommend that you wash your face between 30 and 45 seconds.  

  • Make it a point to rinse off all your cleanser. Leaving some of it on your face means you also leave remnants of oil and dirt on your skin. Use lukewarm water when rinsing your skin until it feels smooth and clean. Cold water closes the pores while hot water dries out your skin.

  • Wash your face in the morning, too. Some of the hair styling products are left on your pillowcase, which can transfer to your skin. Use gentle movements when washing your face to prevent skin irritation. 

  • Avoid over washing as it can stimulate your skin to produce more oil. Use an astringent when you feel that your skin is still oily. 

  • For clearer skin, you need to exfoliate. Exfoliating removes dirt and layers of dead skin off your face that blocks the pores, leading to skin breakouts. Use a gentle exfoliating product from SkinCeuticals that contains lactic acids and alpha-hydroxy. Exfoliate after washing your face, not before.

  • Your phone has plenty of germs and bacteria from your hands. See to it that you clean it often. Likewise, wash your hands before touching your face. Change your pillowcase often to prevent oil and dirt from your hands and hair from transferring to your face.  

Practice the right ways to clean your face. This will ensure that your skin becomes clearer and prevent acne from forming. 


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Is Your Medical Practice Healthy Enough?

Telic Thoughts - Mon, 2020-06-08 21:37

Running a medical practice takes a lot of time and effort.

With that in mind, are you confident your medical practice is in the best shape it could be?

If you said no, what measures can you take to better ensure health for all you have worked so hard for?

Have You Protected All You Worked for?

In reviewing, see if you have ample protection should something happen to you.

Yes, what would you do if you were beset with a serious injury or something of the like? Could your practice survive it?

This is why it makes sense to go out and find a solid insurance plan to protect you.

Whether Principal disability insurance or another brand; find the policy right for you. When you do, you have taken a big step in the right direction.

Remember, you need to be able to work to keep a roof over your head and food on the able. If disabled for any notable length of time, keeping going can be quite difficult. Rest a little easier knowing you have protection in place. That is should a worst-case scenario come your way.

Along with protecting all you worked for, do you have the right staff put together?

As important as you are to your practice, you can’t sleep on the people you hire.

This is why it is critical to take the time with interviews.

From the front desk person to your physician assistants and more, you need the best of the best working with you.

Remember, most patients only see their physicians for a few minutes or so during a visit. That said they often have more contact with an assistant, front desk person, billing and more.

When you have hired the right people for the right positions, you can rest a little easier. This would be knowing your medical practice is in good hands.

Do Enough Consumers Know About You?

As important as your finances and the right employees are, you also need to promote.

Are you doing enough to promote your medical practice to the local community? If not, this can make it much more difficult to get patients coming through the door.

Among the ways to go about promoting what your practice has to offer:

· Marketing and advertising – Are you doing traditional marketing and advertising? This would include things like newspaper ads, emails, TV spots and more. You need to make sure local and surrounding communities know about your practice.

· Social media – How good of a job are you doing with social media? More physicians need to come to realize that social networking can go a long way in helping them out.

· Your patients – Keep in mind that many of your patients can also help you out when it comes to promotions. When they tell friends and co-workers about you, this can be more business coming your way.

As you look to make your practice healthier, know that all you have invested in needs to get a clean bill of health.

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Top Reasons Why People Want to Get Rid of Their Wrinkles

Telic Thoughts - Sat, 2020-05-30 17:55

Scientists have developed a safe use for botulinum, a toxin that can cause paralysis in large doses. But when a small amount is diluted, it can bring a world of wonder in reducing or eliminating wrinkles and other health conditions. More and more people are encouraged to get injections for their wrinkles as a way of staving off the ageing process.

Wrinkles are reduced or eliminated altogether

This is the most common reason why people – mostly women – opt to get injections on their faces. They do not want to see lines forming on their forehead, eyes, cheeks, and neck that will make them look older than they really are. A face without wrinkles gives an appearance of being youthful and vibrant.

The procedure is minimally invasive

One thing about anti wrinkle injections is that they are not too invasive, compared to some surgical anti-ageing techniques. A few needle pricks each session, and you’re good to go. You only need to come back for more treatment after about four to six months, depending on what the doctor recommends. 

It has a quick healing time

The downtime is quick too. You only need a few minutes in the doctor’s clinic for the injections, and you can go back to your day’s activities. If you experience bruising, you can rest at home until it clears or apply make up to hide any discolouration of the skin. There are very rare side effects like headaches and eyelid drooping, but they also clear within days or weeks.

Societal pressure

In this day and age of 24/7 Internet and social media, a lot of people feel pressured to look good at all times. Many will also judge you based on your appearance. This pressure to be the best all the time has spurred many anti-wrinkle injection appointments throughout the years, especially among middle-aged women.

It is highly effective

This type of injection to remove wrinkles has been proven effective. Once the solution starts working its magic, facial muscles will begin to relax, smoothing out the lines caused by years of facial movement and expression. A few sessions and your muscles will relax.

Choosing the best provider

Before you go ahead with the procedure, make sure you shop around first. Do not go with the first clinic that you encounter. There may be more and better doctors and clinics out there that will suit your needs and will take care of you properly. Do not be afraid to ask questions and ask for credentials and proof. It being a medical procedure, you have to make sure that you only get the best service to ensure your health and safety. Go with a doctor who has a proven track record in the field. Read patient reviews and testimonials to learn more.

When you get injections, it does not mean that it stops there. You still have to take care of your facial skin so that wrinkles will not reappear right away. Wear sunscreen and avoid prolonged sun exposure, as doing so will result in more lines. Remember that injections do not rid wrinkles caused by sun damage.


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A Career in Healthcare: A Fulfilling Choice

Telic Thoughts - Tue, 2020-05-19 22:46

When you think about your career, you think about a lifetime of work doing what you want to do. Everyone wants to earn as much as they can to have a bright future, but sometimes, it is not always about earning potential. It is about personal fulfilment, achieving a dream, reaching a goal. While considering your options, why not consider a career in healthcare? It provides you with so many benefits, along with a feeling of gratification. It is a noble profession. There are teams of professionals who can help you achieve these dreams at companies such as

Check out the list of benefits that wait for you if you decide to embark on a healthcare career.

There is never a shortage of employers

The healthcare business is thriving. Health is everybody’s top priority. For this reason, you will always find a place to hire your services. There is a huge demand all over the world for various types of healthcare services. You can take your pick of where you are most needed and can settle in any place you choose.

You can be secure with your job

While it is true that so many industries are weakening and jobs are scarce to find, the healthcare business is flourishing. There are so many options available, so no matter what happens, you are assured of work. The demand is high and will continue to grow, unlike any other industries.

You can earn well

Healthcare workers can earn a reasonable sum for their specialized services. As you grow more experienced in your field, the more you make. This is why staying focused can help you towards a brighter future in this industry. You learn as you work, and you gain the valuable experience you need to advance financially and earn a wealth of knowledge as well.

It opens you up to many opportunities

A healthcare career can open up doors of opportunities for you. You can find your personal satisfaction inside a lab with a microscope, or allow you to work in a private clinic. You can specialize in various branches like dentistry, nursing, or optometry. You will surely find something that will pique your interest and keep you focused.

It is a gratifying career

We all look up to people in the field of health because they tend to our total well-being. When you are able to provide the best health care for your patients, there is a sense of accomplishment. You go to bed tired but happy that you did a great job. You look forward to another day ahead of maintaining the good health of others. It makes the effort worth it.

Healthcare providers are always needed. The demand is high for specialized health services. Securing a position may be the more accessible part of the process. It is you working hard to ensure that you are well-prepared for the job. If you have made the decision, you are on your way to having the dream career you may always have been wishing for.


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Prevention and Shortage: Is It Time to Panic?

Telic Thoughts - Wed, 2020-03-11 18:24

Recently, we’ve been bombarded with stories in the news about the epidemic flu season. Other concerning news headlines include the Coronavirus. This virus has come out of nowhere and within a matter of weeks, it has managed to take the lives of over 1,000 people. As a result of this epidemic, there has been a shortage in China of surgical masks. This begs the question, do we panic now or do we wait until more people fall victim to this mysterious disease?

Surgical masks are useful in preventing the spread of many airborne diseases. They provide respiratory protection and prevent the transmission of infectious diseases from person to person. Many healthcare workers wear them as part of their daily routine while performing their jobs, along with the use of other wholesale medical supplies. With that said, how can we implement an alternative solution to the shortage of surgical masks?

The flu epidemic

Currently, we are in the flu season. It’s not clear if we are in a full epidemic, but there are many government agencies who are on high alert. They are also warning the public of a possible epidemic and providing steps for individuals to take for preventative measures. To date, the CDC has estimated this flu season could possibly be one of the worst with an estimated 22 million diagnosed and 12,000 deaths so far. Due to this epidemic, public health officials are encouraging everyone to get the flu shot. The effects of the flu can have a devastating impact on one’s health. It can cause respiratory problems which can severely inhibit one’s ability to properly breathe. This epidemic coupled with the situation in China has caused many to panic.

The Corona fear factor

Over the past few weeks, there have been multiple news stories about individuals who have contracted the Coronavirus. There have also been unsettling stories of individuals being quarantined as a result of this virus. The efforts that the American and Chinese governments are implementing to try and contain this virus have caused an inconvenience and have been devastating to many individuals. As the death toll rises, individuals have continued to take extra precautionary measures to prevent the spread of this disease. The fact that this disease started in China and has quickly spread to individuals here in the United States has been unsettling for both nations. Experts are working diligently to find a way to stop the spread of this disease.

Masks being used for prevention

When you turn on the news, you see individuals in China wearing surgical masks. The idea of normal everyday citizens walking around wearing surgical masks is a news headline that stops you cold in your tracks. You take a look at these individuals and you sympathize with them. You are thankful that this epidemic hasn’t reached us here in the United States like it has in China. There are some who beg to differ with this statement. The Coronavirus has reached individuals of multiple nationalities in multiple countries. Are surgical masks the short-term answer in preventing the continued spread of this disease? Regardless, individuals are beginning to take the welfare of their health into their own hands by implementing this strategy as a means to protect themselves and their families.

Other preventive measures

The CDC has recently reported that there is currently no vaccine to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus disease. They have, however, issued a list of preventive measures individuals can use to avoid the spreading of the disease. Some of these preventive measures include:

  • Avoiding close contact with people you know are sick

  • Avoid contact with your eyes, nose, and mouth

  • Stay home if you are sick

  • Cover your mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze

  • Disinfect regularly

While these measures have not been proven to be completely effective against the Coronavirus, they are reasonable measures that can help reduce the spread of this mysterious disease.

The sight of American and Chinese citizens wearing surgical masks is an alarming one. The media has consistently covered the news stories about the worldwide spread of the Coronavirus disease. In addition, there have been local news stories pertaining to flu outbreaks within local cities. Are we moving towards a society that will require surgical masks as the norm? If so, will we be prepared?

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Eye Evolution: A Closer Look

In a previous article I described how theories of innovation provide insight into the limits of natural selection. Brian Miller
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A Son Realizes the Irrepressible Truth

I had just witnessed in action what Douglas Axe describes in his book Undeniable as the design intuition. Howard Glicksman
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With Fresh Funding, ENCODE Team Continues Demolition of "Junk DNA" Myth

NIH just funded five centers to explore what the "dark matter genome" (the non-protein-coding part) is doing. Evolution News & Views
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Happy Darwin Day! German Natural History Museum Is Our 2017 Censor of the Year

The often-heard assertion that a scientific "consensus" exists in favor of orthodox Darwinian theory is true only on the surface. David Klinghoffer
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With Darwin Day Coming Tomorrow, Here's Tom Bethell on Darwin's Deception

Many pastors, priests, and rabbis, have been captivated by the idea that they can have their cake and eat it too. David Klinghoffer
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"Revolutionary" Michael Behe Tours Florida

At the University of South Florida, the discussion period was "fantastic," and the time allotted had to be extended. Evolution News & Views
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The Truth about Soviet Science and Darwinian Evolution Isn't as Darwinists Would Like Us to Believe

As often happens, Darwinists have things exactly upside-down. Jonathan Wells
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German Paleontologist Günter Bechly Joins the Center for Science & Culture as a New Senior Fellow

A dismissive attitude to intelligent design cannot survive a sustained encounter with the best science and scholarship from the ID community. Evolution News & Views
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Is There a Limit to the Number of a Designer's Creative Acts?

"A Whiter Shade" is, in a real sense, a descendant of Bach's BWV 156, similar to an untold number of other songs that have borrowed from Bach. Walter Myers III
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In the Public Interest? ProPublica Misrepresents Intelligent Design and Discovery Institute Policy

Critical analysis does not entail any discussion of religion. Sarah Chaffee
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With Darwin Day Approaching, It's Time for a Look Back at Evolution and American History

Darwin Day is coming up -- February 12, aka Academic Freedom Day. Yes, that means we'll be introducing you to a new Censor of the Year. Evolution News & Views
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In Mouse and Human Embryo Development, Critical Transition Points Beyond Neo-Darwinism

On ID the Future, CSC Senior Fellow Ann Gauger discusses a recent paper in the journal Cell. Evolution News & Views
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Incremental Versus Radical Innovation: A Response to Josh Swamidass on Evolution and Cancer

Dr. Swamidass is an Assistant Professor of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine at Washington University, and a frequent critic of intelligent design. Brian Miller
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The Curious Romance of Darwinism and Creationism -- And Why Intelligent Design Must Be Silenced

In his new book, Tom Bethell cites a telling lecture by origin-of-life researcher Nita Sahai. David Klinghoffer
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Journalist Tom Bethell Puts to Rest the "I'm Not a Scientist" Dodge

My wife was complaining to me today that I don't podcast enough. Hah! Here's a new episode of ID the Future. David Klinghoffer
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