Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Show Notes - 05/05/2009

Rhonda Carpenter joined us again for some conversation about Past Life Regression. She talked about the origins, how it works and advice on how to get started on doing it and further exploration. She also talked about her latest project at Podioracket and we will have her back again soon to discuss that project and how it might help authors.

We also covered a few news notes:
1. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of beloved actor/comedian Dom DeLuise who passed away at the age of 75
2. We have some important Swine Flu info that you can use:

Swine Influenza & You - updated April 29, 2009, 10:55 PM ET

The symptoms of swine flu in people are similar to those of regular human flu and include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people have reported diarrhea and vomiting associated with swine flu.

Swine influenza viruses are not spread by food and you cannot get it from eating pork or pork products. Flu viruses are spread mainly from person to person through coughing or sneezing by people who have the virus. Sometimes people become infected by touching something with flu viruses on it and then touching their mouth or nose. Infected people may infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 7 or more days after becoming sick. Children, especially younger children, might potentially be contagious for longer periods.

There is no vaccine available yet to protect against swine flu but you can take these everyday steps to help prevent the spread of germs that cause respiratory illnesses like influenza:

  1. First and most important: Wash Your Hands Often for 15 to 20 seconds using soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Simply rinsing your hands under running water without using soap does not kill germs - it spreads them. Alcohol-based hand cleaners, wipes, or gel sanitizers are also effective and may be used when soap and water are not available. If using gel, rub your hands until the gel is dry.
  2. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or your sleeve when you cough or sneeze. Put the tissue in the trash immediately after you use it.
  3. Try not touch contaminable surfaces. Some viruses and bacteria live 2 hours or longer on surfaces like doorknobs, coffee pots, telephones, keyboards, and desk tops. Alcohol-based wipes may be used to sanitize these items.
  4. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Germs spread when someone contacts respiratory droplets from another person on such a surface and then touches their own eyes mouth or nose before washing their hands.
  5. Maintain good general health: get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.
  6. Avoid close contact with sick people.


In Children who become ill, emergency warning signs that need urgent medical attention include:

  • Fast breathing or trouble breathing
  • Bluish skin color
  • Not drinking enough fluids
  • Not waking up or not interacting
  • Being so irritable that the child does not want to be held
  • Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough
  • Fever with a rash

In Adults who become ill, emergency warning signs that need urgent medical attention include:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen
  • Sudden dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Severe or persistent vomiting

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