Are you trans? Gender non-conforming? Genderqueer? We need your help!

December 6th, 2011 by Declan Nguyen | Tags: Gender, Gender Nonconforming

The AIDS Foundation of Chicago, as an advocate and ally of the transgender community, is committed to finding solutions to many of the unique issues that members of the community face on a daily basis. In fact, AFC’s 2012 Strategic Plan will give a particular focus to the specific needs of transgender/gender non-conforming individuals in the Chicago area.

To accomplish this mission, AFC is asking members of the transgender/gender non-conforming communities to take a brief survey. In addition to using the results to inform our 2012 Strategic Plan, AFC plans to develop Chicago-specific fact sheets on transgender discrimination and health issues. W

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Fighter Training: Progression Sets

December 1st, 2011 by Declan Nguyen | Tags: Fighter, Fighter Training

No fighter prepares for a 30 second knockout. Just like no one in their right mind expects success in business within 30 days of starting a company, or to find their dream girl within 30 days of deciding that this is what they now want.

Each of those things do happen. But no one with a true desire to succeed in anything prepares for the best possible outcome. No, we prepare for the long haul. We prepare, work, and struggle to do everything in our power to ensure the best possible outcome, knowing that nothing is handed to us.

And so, we train to get stronger as time goes on.

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EMR Software and the Benefits of Having One

November 29th, 2011 by admin | Tags: Emr Software, Software

Many doctors have the slightest idea that their practice could be a little more profitable if only they would take the time to invest in beneficial EMR Software for their medical practice. In actuality, it is absolutely the smart thing to do. Most doctors are often swamped with patients throughout the day. Speaking of swamped, some of them are seeing 4-5 patients at the same time. Could you imagine them having to look for paperwork, medical records or any other information pertaining to you? Could you imagine them searching for history on you that could possibly help them treat you?

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Inside Your Brain on Holiday

November 27th, 2011 by Joseph Tishler | Tags: Brain, Brain Holiday

Sit back, close your eyes, relax for a minute and allow your mind to wander wherever it wants to go. Don’t try to think of anything Have you ever wondered what is going on inside your brain when your mind isn’t doing anything in particular, just like a moment ago? It turns out quite a lot. One of the most astonishing qualities of the brain is its voracious appetite for energy. It accounts for only 2% of body weight, yet it burns an amazing 20% of the total calories consumed by the body. So you might think that the brain at rest would be conserving energy until the next task, but this is hardly the case. The

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How to promote baby development with massage

November 25th, 2011 by Declan Nguyen | Tags: Development Massage, Massage

 Touching therapeutically is physcially and emotionally helpful. Who doesn’t feel better after a relaxing massage? Well, infant massage fosters good parent-child interaction, helps with eye contact, improves sensory responses and can actually help with muscle tone and development.

When my son was a baby, he developed eczema very early. Eczema is always problematic, but was especially so with my son because he had it around his rectum. The skin would be irritated, cracked and often oozing. As a result, he started to hold back his bowel movements because they were painful when they touched his wounded skin. Elimination problems led to constipation and other gastro-intestinal problems. To

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