PUMPKIN COLORING CONTEST
Nino Salvaggio, International Market
All pictures must be returned in by Wednesday, October 22, 2008.
Prizes will be awarded to six age’s groups:
1-2 years old
3-4 years old
5-6 years old
7-8 years old
9-10 years old
11-12 years old
Each age group will be awarded three prizes:
1st prize - $30 Toy’s R Us gift certificate
2nd Prize - $20 Toy’s R Us gift certificate
3rd prize - 5 children will be awarded a pumpkin of their choice
The winners will be chosen by Nino Salvaggio Management Staff and will be notified between the 27th and 29th of October.
Died : September 29, 1927, Leiden, Netherlands
Nationality : Netherlands
Fields : Physiology
Known for Electrocardiogram
"An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG, abbreviated from the German Elektrokardiogramm) is a noninvasive transthoracic graphic produced by an electrocardiograph, which records the electrical activity of the heart over time. Its name is made of different parts: electro, because it is related to electrical activity, cardio, Greek for heart, gram, a Greek root meaning "to write". In the US, the abbreviation "EKG" is often preferred over "ECG", while "ECG" is used universally in the UK and many other countries. It is preferred as "EKG" in the US because doctor's handwriting of "ECG" can often be confused as "EEG" when transcribing orders or with echocardiography which is also abbreviated "ECG"."
“Before Einthoven's time, it was known that the beating of the heart produced electrical currents, but the instruments of the time could not accurately measure this phenomenon without placing electrodes directly on the heart. Beginning in 1901, Einthoven completed a series of prototypes of a string galvanometer. This device used a very thin filament of conductive wire passing between very strong electromagnets. When a current passed through the filament, the electromagnetic field would cause the string to move. A light shining on the string would cast a shadow on a moving roll of photographic paper, thus forming a continuous curve showing the movement of the string. The original machine required water cooling for the powerful electromagnets, required 5 people to operate it and weighed some 600 lbs. This device increased the sensitivity of the standard galvanometer so that the electrical activity of the heart could be measured despite the insulation of flesh and bones. An early ECG device, although later technological advances brought about better and more portable EKG devices, much of the terminology used in describing an EKG originated with Einthoven. His assignment of the letters P, Q, R, S and T to the various deflections is still used. The term "Einthoven's triangle" is named for him. It refers to the imaginary inverted equilateral triangle centered on the chest and the points being the standard leads on the arms and leg. After his development of the string galvanometer, Einthoven went on to describe the electrocardiographic features of a number of cardiovascular disorders. Later in life, Einthoven turned his attention to the study of acoustics.”
Last year of 2001, I started smoking cigarettes. I was influenced by my friends, we went out for party every other night, go bar hopping until the dawn. Would you believe, I smoked that one pack of cigarette just a single night. Then, suddenly I had breathing problem. I can’t breathe normally. I visited our family doctor for check up and confessed about my addiction. Then, I followed what my doctor advised and stop smoking. Year 2003, though It's very hard, but I'm finally non-smoker. I’m proud of myself that I did it. Now, I'm clean and don't have any plan to try it again.
So I researched about it to help others to fight and quit smoking especially those people close to my heart. It's not yet late, you can still save your life. According to the American Heart Association, smoking cigarettes tops the list of major risk factors of our No. 1 killer, heart and blood vessel disease. In fact, almost one-fifth of deaths from heart disease are caused by smoking. The long list of diseases and deaths due to smoking is frightening. Smoking also harms thousands of nonsmokers who are exposed to cigarette smoke, including infants and children. If you smoke, you have a good reason to worry about its effect on your health, your loved ones and others. You could become one of the more than 430,000 smoking related deaths every year. When you quit, you reduce that risk tremendously! No matter how much or how long you've smoked, when you quit smoking, your risk of heart disease and stroke starts to drop. In time your risk will be about the same as if you'd never smoked! How do you quit? Thats the big question, Here’s the steps:
1. list your reasons to quit and read them several times a day. Wrap your cigarette pack with paper and rubber bands. Each time you smoke, write down the time of day, how you feel, and how important that cigarette is to you on a scale of 1 to 5. Rewrap the pack.
2. Keep reading your list of reasons and add to it if you can. Don’t carry matches, and keep your cigarettes out of easy reach. Each day, try to smoke fewer cigarettes, and try not to smoke the ones that aren’t most important.
3. Continue with step two. Set a target date to quit. Don’t buy a new pack until you finish the one you’re smoking. Change brands twice during the week, each time for a brand lower in a tar and nicotine. Try to stop for 48 hours at one time.
4. Quit smoking completely. Throw out all cigarettes and matches. Hide lighters and ashtrays. Stay busy! Go to the movies, exercise, take long walks, go bike riding. Avoid situations and “triggers” you relate with smoking. Find healthy substitutes for smoking. Carry sugarless gum or artificially sweetened mints. Munch carrots or celery sticks. Try doing crafts or other things with your hands. Do deep breathing exercises when you get the urge.
It's hard to stay a nonsmoker once you've had a cigarette, so do everything you can to avoid that "one." The urge to smoke will pass. The first 2 to 5 minutes will be the toughest. If you do smoke after quitting, this doesn't mean you're a smoker again. Do something now to get back on track. Don't punish or blame yourself, tell yourself you're still a nonsmoker. Think about why you smoked and decide what to do the next time it comes up. Sign a contract to stay a nonsmoker.
You know what will happen after you quit, your senses of smell and taste come back. Smoker's cough goes away. You will digest normally. You feel alive and full of energy. You breathe much easier. It's easier to climb stairs. You're free from the mess, smell and burns in clothing. You feel free of "needing" cigarettes. You'll live longer and have less chance of heart disease, stroke, lung disease and cancer.
If you want to learn more visit americanheart.org and StrokeAssociation.org.