Archive for December, 2007

Bumble Contest! What’s your New Year’s Resolution?

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

It’s that time of the year again. The new year is right around the corner. New Year’s Eve has always been a time for looking back to the past, and more importantly, forward to the coming year. It’s a time to reflect on the changes we want (or need) to make and resolve to follow through on those changes.

Here are the top 10 New Year’s Resolutions along with some tips for support:

1- Be In Touch More W/ Family & Friends- Keep in contact with your loved ones by using the Ojo personal video phone.

2- Fit in Fitness- Check with your local mall to join a mall walking group.

3- Tame the Bulge- Contact your local gym to find a personal trainer to help you whittle your waist.

4- Quit Smoking- Contact the North American Quit Line Consortium for personal support in your area.

5- Enjoy Life More- Try taking up a new hobby like cooking. Contact gourmet stores like Sur La Table or your local community college for a cooking class.

6- Quit drinking- A growing number of restaurants are recognizing the demand for fine non-alcoholic beverages. Take a second look at the menu next time.

7- Take Control of Your Finances- Look over your credit card report at least once a year. You get one free report a year.

8- Learn a New Language- Check out Rosetta Stone audio cd’s. Perfect even if you want to pick up a few quick phrases for your next vacation.

9- Help Others- Contact a local organization to see how you can get involved. We like Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.

10- Get Organized- Check out Organize Magazine for tips on how to stay organized year round.

Now that you’ve heard the list of the Top 10 Resolutions. We want to hear your resolution!

It’s a Bumble Contest!

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We wish you and your family the very best in the new year!

 

Watch our Ask the Doctor’s Host on The History Channel

Friday, December 21st, 2007

The Bumble Collection’s host of Ask the Doctors, Dr. Sal Maya, will be on the History Channel’s show Modern Marvels.

The episode entitled Most Shocking explores the topic of electric shock in its numerous forms including anesthesia. The episode is called Most Shocking and it airs Saturday December 22, 2007 at 7:00 pm.

“Ask the Doctors” is a forum hosted by Dr. Sal Maya on our website where medical-related questions submitted by visitors are answered by respective medical leaders in that field. Each month Dr. Maya invites a different medical specialist to help answer submitted questions by visitors to the website. Questions can range from any medical specialty including fertility medicine, childbirth and labor, infant health or pediatrics.

To submit a question to Dr. Sal Maya, click here.

To read this months feature article of Ask the Doctor’s, click here.

To learn more about the show Modern Marvels, click here.

 

Why do pregnant women not tip over??

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

According to an article that was released on Dec 13, 2007 by Live Science, the answer is simple…. Like cushy baby strollers, women’s bodies have evolved spines that are more flexible and supportive to keep from tipping over while walking during pregnancy.

Pregnancy brings loats of hormonal changes as it transforms a woman’s body into a baby incubator. As the baby grows, so does a woman’s belly. No surprise, the front cargo pulls her center of gravity off kilter.

If the body architecture failed to take counter measures, pregnant women all over the world would be tipping over left and right. Oh my.

According to researcher, Katherine Whitcome, an anthropologist at Harvard University found that due to natutral selection that occured over two million years ago, women’s spines evolved during pregnancy to in order to handle the new weight.

Whitcome and group studied 19 pregnant women between the ages of 20 and 40 from their first trimester until after they gave birth. They found that when the mass of the developing baby reached about 40 percent of its full-term weight, the mother’s posture began to change.

They found three things in this study:

1) Pregnant women leaned back as the position of their center of mass was changing.

2) Compared with male spines, the curvature of the spine in the lower back extended across three vertebrae in women compared to only two vertebrae for males. By loading the weight across three vertebrae, this helps the expectant mother to re-alignher center of gravity above her hips and offset the destabilizing weight of the baby.

3) The female vertebral joints are relatively larger and extend more down the spine than those of males. The extra support helps to offset strain on the spine that occurs when a pregnant woman leans back to balance the weight of the fetus

The enhanced curvature and reinforcement of the lower spine are key to maintaining normal activities during pregnancy.

To read more about this article and other articles from Live Science, click here.