Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
Beaux Arts @ The Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy
The Uffizi Gallery is a treasure trove of renaissance art. I’ll explore some of the lesser known works & artists.
Sandro Botticelli / 1482 / Tempera on Panel / 80 in × 124 in
Botticelli works, some of the most well known in art history, are more commonly known by title than by artist. His place among masters in early renaissance is without question, while his classical themes & techniques continue to influence artists today.
What is Multiple Sclerosis?
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, disabling disease of the central nervous system which slows or blocks electrical signals.
There are several types of MS and while it remains unclear why it is the body’s own immune system that seems to the cause MS, there are several other factors that can contribute:
- Viral or other infection
- Genetic (heredity)
There are a wide range of symptoms depending on the type and location (brain, spinal cord, or optic nerves), but several of the most common include:
- Numbness or tingling in the legs, arms, face, or extremities
- Impaired vision in one or both eyes,
- Changes in color perception
- Pain around the affected eye
- Muscle stiffness and spasms
- Forgetfulness, memory loss, or confusion
Currently, there aren’t any surgical procedures to cure MS. The goals of MS treatment are to relieve symptoms, prevent relapses, and slow disease progression. Management of MS can involve:
- lifestyle changes
- physical therapy
People afflicted with MS experience a truly unknown future when diagnosed with the chronic disease. Emotional and physical support, especially during relapses. Being proactive about health with a primary care physician is always recommended.
Please find out more about MS that expands greatly beyond this summary.
Wednesday > Friday
See how an eating utensil that is designed to counter the tremors associated with Parkinson’s disease can make life’s most basic task easier.
Lift Labs, the creators of this wonderful device, have just been acquired by Google X. We wish them a great future!
We will never forget. Please take a moment to remember the fallen.
Today’s the day. The day you help save the internet from being ruined.
(Long story short: The FCC is about to make a critical decision as to whether or not internet service providers have to treat all traffic equally. If they choose wrong, then the internet where anyone can start a website for any reason at all, the internet that’s been so momentous, funny, weird, and surprising—that internet could cease to exist. Here’s your chance to preserve a beautiful thing.)
Net Neutrality: Keeping the internet the same for all. It affects access to information, knowledge, and in the end, health for all. Please learn about it today.
Self-Reported Obesity Among U.S. Adults by State - CDC Study
In its recent report, the CDC compiled data of self-reported obesity among adults (and used a confidence interval) that showed no state was less than 20%.
Aside from medical causes, obesity among adults is a matter of choice. While adults are able to justify their reasons, children in the same environment can’t.
Our Nutrition Counseling & Lifestyle Coaching service has a video series that can help with building a healthy lifestyle.
"Smoking will rob 14 and a half years off the average smoker’s life span"
~ Pulmonologist Kirk Voelker, medical director of Sarasota Memorial’s Clinical Research Center & former member of Florida’s Tobacco Education and Use Prevention Advisory Council.
Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.