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It required two weeks for the REM sleep activity to return to normal. It would appear, therefore, that when sleep is induced by drugs, we sleep now, and pay later. Since sleep disturbances, except for cases of hypnotic addiction or impending psychoses, are usually self-limiting and more uncomfortable than serious, the wisdom of using drugs for this purpose is questionable. Let me cite an example of the overuse and misuse of prescription drugs and other remedies commonly found in the home.

This shows how substances many of us do not consider drugs can seriously interfere with the management of an illness. He responded beautifully; his muscle rigidity was decreased, muscle movement improved, and even the tremors characteristic of this disease were minimal.

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After his drug dosage was carefully adjusted, he returned home. As the fall season approached, he decided he needed building up, so he purchased a multiple vitamin product from the local drug store. Shortly thereafter the muscle rigidity worsened, muscle movement was more limited, and the tremors returned; he was taken back to the hospital.

What happened? The multiple vitamin product he had purchased contained vitamin B 6 pyridoxine , which had increased the metabolism of the Levodopa and reduced its concentration in the blood below that required to control the symptoms of his disease. Consequently he had a relapse and the symptoms of the disease returned. This illustrates how somewhat innocently one can disrupt a carefully planned treatment regimen by the use of another drug.

Not all drug utilization control problems result from the overuse of drugs. A number of studies have shown that from 20 to 82 percent of patients fail to take their prescription medication as directed. In this study 59 children for whom a ten-day course of oral penicillin was prescribed were visited at home, the remaining medication counted, and a urine sample taken three, six, and nine days after diagnosis in the clinic.

The families understood the diagnosis, knew what medication was prescribed, were furnished the medication free of charge, and were familiar with the instructions for giving the drug. Nevertheless, the data obtained revealed that 44, 75, and 85 percent of parents had stopped giving the drug by the third, sixth, and ninth day, respectively.

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Pharmacists and physicians are alarmed by the number of times this occurs and by the number of times it is necessary to re-treat strep throat because the parent fails to give the medication regularly for a full ten days. What does all this mean in terms of physical suffering and economic loss?

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Five percent of all hospital admissions are due to the inappropriate use of drugs. From 18 to 30 percent of hospitalized patients develop drug reactions while under treatment for some other condition. Kenneth L. Melmon, University of California Medical Center, studied the average hospital stay of various patients.

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He found that the average hospital stay of patients without drug problems was 12 days, whereas those who developed drug problems while in the hospital stayed for 20 days; the overall stay for all patients was 14 days. It would appear, therefore, that one in every seven hospital days is due to the drug utilization control problem. What can one do about the drug problem?

If you take over-the-counter remedies, use them only for the indicated conditions. Make sure you understand the cautions and directions on the label. If you are not sure how to use these preparations, ask your physician or pharmacist for advice.

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Make sure you understand how, when, with what, and how long to take your prescription medication. Take it exactly as directed. Never take a prescription drug that was prescribed for someone else. If there is any question about the effectiveness of a drug in a specific condition, consult your physician or pharmacist. If yo Ever wondered how to predict the weather just by looking at the sky?

If you have ever gazed in awe at stars in the night's sky, tried to catch a perfect snowflake or longed for the comfort of a roaring log fire, then this is the book for you. From spotting Britain's five kinds of owl to gardening by the phases of the moon, and from curing a cold to brewing your own ale, Red Sky at Night is packed with instructions and lists, ancient customs and old wives tales, making it an indispensable guide to countryside lore.

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Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Mar 18, Peter rated it really liked it Shelves: countryside-and-gardening. An enjoyable little book on everything about the countryside from wildlife types to plants cooking, herbs and thatching a roof. Not brilliant, however it does make you want to find out more.

One for the shelf. Dec 17, Clare O'Beara rated it really liked it Shelves: british-fact , nature , non-fiction. I found some nice information in this book, such as how to identify owl species and build a fire. Some of the items are well known, and others are just common sense, such as how to dress to go out in the cold, and drink hot drinks and eat hot food first. Who couldn't think of that for themselves? Much of the book seems too general - a list of names of British resident and visiting birds, without saying if superstitions or sayings are attached to any, or what time migrants arrived in past centuri I found some nice information in this book, such as how to identify owl species and build a fire.

Much of the book seems too general - a list of names of British resident and visiting birds, without saying if superstitions or sayings are attached to any, or what time migrants arrived in past centuries or where they all breed. The author adds her own interest in various divinations which were not really used, maybe by travelling gypsies who would tell fortunes. However, the book is nicely presented, clearly written and suitable for young people as well as adults. Probably it's a good idea to store up and provide folk sayings and ideas, in case they get forgotten.

This is an unbiased review. Nov 27, Samuel added it. Sadly, it's all let down by long passages on topics such as tasseomancy why? These aren't big bits of British countryside living, and they never were. There's nothing about hiking, and very little about fishing or forest-craft. It's not nearly what I hoped it would be.

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View 2 comments. Dec 10, Fern Adams rated it liked it. An enjoyable read of lots of facts and folklore on everything from plants, trees, weather, animals, celebrations and feast days to making your own cider. I felt a lot of what was included is common knowledge but it was still interesting to see it all presented together. May 14, Gill Thomas rated it liked it.

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This is the sort of book that you want on your bookshelf for those moments when someone asks 'What's the collective noun for a group of crows? Feb 10, Sarah J rated it liked it Shelves: cookbooks , crafting , teaching. Struther's collection of countryside activities, superstitions, and how-to knowledge is a good guide for those who want to recapture aspects of yesteryear. It has good tips on gardening and cooking, along with building and recycling everyday items into new, useful ways.

And the old traditions that still linger are fun to read about as well. Apr 26, Lee Ann rated it it was ok Shelves: This book wasn't quite as interesting as I hoped it would be. I learned a couple new things, but most of the stuff was just common sense and superstition. Debbie thinks her vast knowledge can help her beat the others! The suit is about Debbie , a member of the Iron Rose who is known for being studious and reliant on books.

She read the book 'The Continental Fashion History' in order to strengthen her weaker skills, but she still can't always match clothing well. Mela , another member of the Iron Rose, likes to bully her. Sign In Don't have an account? Start a Wiki. Canopy of Wisdom The dwarf Debbie looks dull normally.