By Kelly Marshall

Anyone who has ever experienced a middle or inner ear infection knows the pain and uncomfortable feelings associated with it. Now imagine not beginning able to communicate this pain with others. This is exactly how your dog feels when he has an ear infection. The first and often most difficult step in treating a middle or inner ear infection in a dog is identifying the signs and symptoms that indicate that your dog has one. If left untreated, these infections can lead to much worse issues.

The first signs to look for that suggest your dog may be experiencing ear pain are head shaking, scratching at the ear, discharge from the ear, or inflammation of the face and side of the head. Any of these signs may indicate that the dog has an ear infection. Abnormal earwax build up that has a foul odor often indicates that an infection inside the ear is present.

Middle and inner ear infections in dogs are caused by some form of infection that started on the outer ear and then progressed inward to the inner ear. Anytime that an obvious infection exists on the outside of the ear, be certain to treat it promptly before the infection moves to the inner ear. Infections from ear mites, allergies, improper hygiene, and poor environmental conditions can all lead to middle and infer ear infections in dogs. In most cases, these infections are not caused by bacterial infections as seen in humans.

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Any time that there is infection inside of the ear, it is considered a more severe case than an outer ear infection. These infections seem to be more prominent in dogs with floppy ears, such as cocker spaniels. It is important to keep the ears of these breeds groomed. It is also important to periodically examine the inside of the ears of these dogs.

Once you notice signs of an ear infection, contact your vet for an appointment. A veterinarian will examine your dog’s ear with an otoscopic exam and possibly even x-ray. In many cases, the doctor will recommend that the dog be anesthetized so that the ear can be carefully examined and flushed out for treatment.

Treatments for mild infections usually include some form of oral antibiotic along with the treatment of a topical antifungal cream or antibiotic ointment. Eardrops may also be used.

Before treating your dog’s ear with medicine, it will likely be recommended that you gently clean the ear. You will need to treat any ear mites that are present. To prevent re-infection, continue to carry out good hygiene practices of keeping the dog’s ear clean and neatly groomed from longer ear hairs.

Inner or middle ear infections that go untreated for lengthy amounts of time may result in the need for surgical procedures for the dog. Identifying the need for medical attention and making a trip to the vet’s office as soon as possible is the best method for treating a dog with an inner or middle ear infection.

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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Journalist, counselor, painter, and US 2012 Presidential candidate Joe Schriner of Cleveland, Ohio took some time to discuss his campaign with Wikinews in an interview.

Schriner previously ran for president in 2000, 2004, and 2008, but failed to gain much traction in the races. He announced his candidacy for the 2012 race immediately following the 2008 election. Schriner refers to himself as the “Average Joe” candidate, and advocates a pro-life and pro-environmentalist platform. He has been the subject of numerous newspaper articles, and has published public policy papers exploring solutions to American issues.

Wikinews reporter William Saturn? talks with Schriner and discusses his campaign.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Journalist, counselor, painter, and US 2012 Presidential candidate Joe Schriner of Cleveland, Ohio took some time to discuss his campaign with Wikinews in an interview.

Schriner previously ran for president in 2000, 2004, and 2008, but failed to gain much traction in the races. He announced his candidacy for the 2012 race immediately following the 2008 election. Schriner refers to himself as the “Average Joe” candidate, and advocates a pro-life and pro-environmentalist platform. He has been the subject of numerous newspaper articles, and has published public policy papers exploring solutions to American issues.

Wikinews reporter William Saturn? talks with Schriner and discusses his campaign.

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The Medical transcription or medical typing industry in Australia is an area that requires specialized knowledge and accuracy which makes it a cumbersome yet necessary factor for doctors, clinics, and hospitals. Many hospitals and health care providers in Australia are turning towards outsourcing the clinical documentation process because of numerous benefits without sacrifice in the quality of care. A medical typist has the responsibility of ensuring exceptional accuracy since this affects patient care directly and entails great responsibility as well as specialized and in-depth knowledge of medical terminology and medical transcription.


Outsourcing the medical typing process not only puts less pressure on the healthcare providers resources but also saves a lot of time which can be dedicated towards quality patient care, research or related activities. It can be a great option if you are in a specialty that does not encounter large patient volumes, such as plastic surgery, because you do not have to maintain an entire staff for a few patients. Also, reputed Medical transcription firms provide error-free and effective clinical documentation delivery in quick turnaround time.

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In spite of the ongoing debate about the quality of the finished product as far as outsourcing medical typing is concerned, numerous doctors have found it an effective way to save money as well as maintain accuracy. Checking out the credentials of the company and their staff to whom you are outsourcing your medical transcription requirements is the first step to ensure the quality and efficiency of the service provided. By offloading your staffs work partly through outsourcing medical transcription, you can surely enhance their efficiency and commitment towards patient care which is your primary concern.

Lower Costs

Medical transcription outsourcing can be quite cost-effective as you do not need to recruit, train, and maintain specialist Medical typists and arrange the office space and equipment etc. for in-house transcription. And the physicians or hospitals can achieve all this without sacrificing time and quality. This is one of the prime factors that make outsourcing a good alternative for doctors, hospitals, and health care providers. Moreover, because of outsourcing and the fact that transcriptionists can work from home, more and more people are opting for medical transcription as a profession which has further fuelled the competition and has helped in increasing the efficiency and accuracy of medical typists. Employee insurance, parking allowance, retirement and payroll management expenses can be avoided with outsourcing.


Medical transcription outsourcing can be a boon in multispecialty hospitals and clinics by providing quick, effective, and accurate clinical documentation. The specialist physicians can utilize these services to generate and deliver accurate clinical data to the referring physician in quick turnaround time, in order to efficiently secure their referral network. This also goes a long way to ensure that patient care and privacy is given priority.

The IT Impact

The recent boom in the IT sector has played its role in almost every aspect of many businesses and medical transcription is no exception. The IT revolution has helped in the timely performance of medical typists due to better access to faster and accurate IT tools and software ensuring quick transfer and delivery options.

There are numerous advantages of outsourcing the medical transcription process and the cost effectiveness outweighs the risks, improving the Quality of patient care and many physicians and hospitals have found that outsourcing can be frugal and efficient at the same time.

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There are many different teeth whitening kits out their today. Kits can range from 22% carbamide peroxide to 44% carbamide peroxide. The higher the concentration of carbamide peroxide, the stronger the kit. Choosing the right kit will be beneficial to the success of achieving a bright and beautiful smile.

Many individuals will choose the stronger dosage of carbamide peroxide because they want to achieve the results faster. However, that is not always the case. Many individuals will not be able to handle the high intensity of carbamide peroxide at 44%. This high level of chemical will burn the inner part of your gums. This will cause extreme irritation and will leave you not wanting to achieve a whiter smile. However, there is a chemical to desensitize the feeling of gum irritation. First us first begin discussing 22% carbamide peroxide kits.

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22% teeth whitening kits are the most common type of kits purchased by individuals in todays market. It will not irritate the gum as much and will leave you pain free compared to 44% carbamide peroxide. 22% teeth whitening kits are used by 90% of all dentists nationwide. It is better for the tooth and will cause less harm. Although there are chemicals to help prevent the irritation on the gums, most teeth whitening users prefer 22% because it is not as strong. However, a new chemical is beginning to take over the market. That is the 35% carbamide peroxide kits.

35% carbamide peroxide will soon be the number one selling kits out their on the internet. Individuals are finally realizing they can achieve faster results with a little stronger chemical. The secret to not feeling any irritation by the chemicals is by cutting the mouth tray so it will not reach your gums. Cut it until the point under the gums before it is touching. By this, you will be pain free of irritation. This will allow them to achieve that brighter and whiter smile you have been wanting for. You will not have to worry about white teeth once you can leave it in for about 20 minutes a days for a few days a week. Like every product, the longer you put in the chemical, the faster the results. The shorter you put in the chemical, the slower the results. 35% is a strong agent in that it will whiten your teeth at double the speed of 22%. A similar percentage is 36% and 44%

Dentists do not recommend the use of 36% or 44% because of its high intensity. First time users will definitely feel the irritation in the gums and will not be able to leave the leave the chemical agent in their mouths for a long period of time. It is recommended by dentists to use either the 22% or the 35% carbamide peroxides. These two chemicals are the ones most commonly used by dentists for teeth whitening purposes. Anything stronger will need to be used at your own risk. Please remember to consult with a dentist professional before using any time of teeth whitening agent.

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

According to US health officials, New York state governor David Paterson has declared a state of emergency in the state as a result of the H1N1 swine flu outbreak.

The Associated Press news agency reports that the six-page declaration was issued because at least 75 people have died of H1N1 related illnesses in New York since April. Three have died from H1N1 related illnesses just this past week. The declaration also says that human cases of the virus are on the rise.

Paterson says he issued the declaration because “a disaster has occurred throughout New York State, for which the affected local governments are unable to respond adequately.”

The declaration will allow health officials more access to the H1N1 vaccine and the seasonal flu shot. It will also allow for an increase in the number of vaccine doses available in the state and will allow more health care facilities to administer the vaccine, including dentists and pharmacists. Schools with health centers will also be allowed to administer both vaccines.

Despite the declaration, officials stressed that there is no reason to worry. A spokeswoman for the New York State Department of Health, Claire Pospisil, said that “it [the declaration] helps us to be more prepared.”

The order came shortly after US president Barack Obama declared a national emergency last Saturday, a response to the spreading of the virus, which has now been circulated in 46 states.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

A car crash on the A614 road, in Nottinghamshire, England has killed six people, all of whom are believed to have lived near the scene of the crash.

All six victims died at the scene of the crash, which involved four young adults in a Peugeot 206 and two elderly people, possibly a male and female, who police believe to be in their 60s, in the other car said to be a Ford Fiesta. Rescue workers fought to save the one of the elderly individuals, but were unsuccessful. Both vehicles collided head-on and exploded upon colliding.

Two police officers on traffic patrol discovered the crash, which took place at 23:00 local time (UTC) yesterday. The officers involved were praised by Bruce Cameron, a superintendent for Nottinghamshire Police. “The bodies are very badly burnt and they will have to be identified using dental records. We want to make sure we are absolutely certain as to who was in both cars when the accident happened,” he said.

What can be done to improve the safety of roads like the A614?
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Local residents say that the A614 has been the scene of a large number of accidents. One resident, Stuart Stonebridge, told The Daily Telegraph that “we only moved here three years ago and there have been a lot of accidents and some fatalities in that time,” while another resident, Janice Gilbody said that “the people of Bilsthorpe will be in shock, horror and disbelief at the young lives lost.”

Gilbody also said that this accident is “yet again another accident on this road.” She then added that the road was dangerous, saying that “it’s a wonder it doesn’t happen more often.”

The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but police say weather was not a contributing factor.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The trial began today for a Pennsylvania state trooper accused of killing his girlfriend’s estranged husband.

Kevin Foley, 43, is accused of cutting the throat of John Yelenic, a dentist who was in the final stages of finalizing a divorce from his wife, Michele. According to prosecutors, Foley “loathed Dr. Yelenic” so much that he asked another fellow trooper to help him commit the alleged murder, which occurred in Yelenic’s Blairsville home.

Deputy Attorney General Anthony Krastek told an Indiana County jury that Foley also prayed Yelenic would die, and spread false rumors that Yelenic molested his adopted son.

“You will see Kevin Foley has the motive, the opportunity and the ability to commit this crime, almost to the exclusion of anybody else,” Krastek said.

Foley’s defense attorney, Jeffrey Monzo, said during opening statements that DNA evidence was not conclusive. Monzo admitted to the jury that Foley did not like Yelenic, but said that does not mean he murdered him.

“Kevin Foley is innocent,” he said.

Prosecutors said they could call as many as 70 witnesses to try and prove Foley wanted Yelenic to die. The trial, at the Indiana County Courthouse, is expected to last about three weeks.

Foley, who is on unpaid suspension from the Pennsylvania State Police, is charged with criminal homicide. The jury has the option of convicting him of first-degree murder, which could put Foley in prison for life without parole, or of a lesser degree charge, like manslaughter.

John Yelenic was found dead in his home on April 13, 2006, one day before he was planning on signing his divorce papers. Prosecutors said Foley killed Yelenic after going to the dentist’s house to confront him over the terms of the divorce. Prosecutors claim Foley slashed Yelenic several times with a knife and pushed his head through a small window, causing a further gash on his neck. Yelenic bled to death.

Foley had been living with Michele Yelenic for two years at the time of the alleged homicide. Krastek said Michele also helped perpetuate rumors that Dr. Yelenic molested their son. John and Michele Yelenic had been separated in 2002. Michele Yelenic stood to collect Dr. Yelenic’s estate and a $1 million life insurance policy, and could lose about $2,500 a month in support if the divorce was finalized, a Pennsylvania grand jury previously determined.

Michele Yelenic is expected to testify that Foley was home with her when the alleged murder occurred. Krastek told the jury DNA under Yelenic’s fingerprints will ultimately link him to the murder, as will bloody shoe prints found at the crime scene that match athletic shoes Foley is known to wear.

Monzo also said authorities have failed to investigate several other suspects, including Yelenic’s neighbor. Monzo said Yelenic was on very friendly terms with the neighbor’s wife, which could have given him a motive to commit the murder.

Prior to the trial, Foley’s defense attorneys unsuccessfully sought a change of venue because an overwhelming majority of the jury pool was familiar with the allegations. The change was denied when jurors insisted they had not formed an opinion about the charges.

By Hendrik Pohl

There are many different ways to tie your neck tie, but one of the most commonly used necktie knots which is both easy to learn and stylish looking, is the so-called Four in Hand Necktie knot. The Four in Hand knot is a slightly smaller, and somewhat asymmetrical tie knot. Even though this type of necktie knot is one of the easiest ways o tie a necktie, hence it is sometimes called the simple tie knot, it is by no means an un-fashionable way to tie your tie. It is actually the preferred, and best looking tie knot if you wear a dress shirt with a narrow collar spread. The traditional look of the FIH knot also compliments British striped neckties exceptionally well.

The Story Behind The Four in Hand Knot

The Four in Hand is one of the original necktie knots dating back to the middle of the 19th century. It is one of the oldest tie knots that is still in common use today. It was invented by British horsemen that needed a simple way to tie a scarf with one hand while holding the reigns of four horses in the other hand. Hence, the knot got the name Four-in-Hand.

How to Tie a Four-in-Hand Knot:

1. Flip up your shirts collar and close the top button. Then, lay the tie around your neck so that the broad side of the necktie hangs lower than the narrow end.

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2. Wrap the broad end of the necktie behind, and around the narrow end of the tie with one hand, while holding the wrapping in place with your other hand. This will ensure that the unfinished tie knot doesnt slip out of place.

3. Wrap the broad end around, and over the front of the narrow end. As before, hold the unfinished tie knot with two fingers. Then, take the broad end, and loop it through the loop on your neck. Make sure to leave a loop at the front of your tie. This is needed in the next step to pull the broad end through, and to tighten the knot.

4. Pull the broad end of the necktie through the loop you created in step #3.

5. Carefully tighten the necktie and adjust it so that it is centered between your collar. Finally flip down your shirts collars.

Tying your necktie to the Right Length:

The tip of the necktie should end near the center of your belt buckle. If the tie is tied too short or too long, un-tie the knot and do it again. Sooner or later, you will get a feel for where you need to start the knot. Use the stitching at the back of the tie of the narrow part as a reference point. If you just cant get the tie tied to the right length, chances are that you might need extra long neckties that are especially made for taller men. Regular sized neckties are typically 58 inches in length and a good fit for men up to 63. Extra long ties are 3-4 inches longer, and recommended for men taller than 6 foot 3 inches, or for men that have a larger neck size. Buying extra long ties in conventional brick and mortar stroes might be somewhat challenging. Only few retailers carry them, and in most cases only offer a very limited selection. Buying extra long ties at specialized online retailers might be a better, and more convenient alternative.

How to Create a Dimpled Necktie Knot

Recently experts speak of a dimpled tie knot. The dimple is a crevice on the top of the knot, which gives the tie more structure and a more sophisticated look. To make a dimple in the tie knot, you will need to pay a little more attention on the last step of the necktie knot. Before tightening the necktie, put your finger on top of the tie, and slide it carefully inside the tie knot. With your finger create a crevice. Keep your finger on top of the tie until the tie knots gets tighter. At the same time as you tighten the necktie knot, carefully pull our your finger. As a final step, give the tie knot a little squeeze from the sides and tighten the knot one more time. The dimpled tie knot looks best with solid color ties made from a shiny silk fabric.

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Sweden’s first royal wedding since 1976 took place Saturday when Crown Princess Victoria, 32, married her long-time boyfriend and former personal trainer, Daniel Westling, 36. The ceremony took place at Stockholm Cathedral.

Over 1,200 guests, including many rulers, politicians, royals and other dignitaries from across the world, attended the wedding, which cost an estimated 20 million Swedish kronor. Victoria wore a wedding dress with five-metre long train designed by Pär Engsheden. She wore the same crown that her mother, Queen Silvia, wore on her wedding day 34 years previously, also on June 19. Victoria’s father, King Carl XVI Gustaf, walked Victoria down the aisle, which was deemed untraditional by many. In Sweden, the bride and groom usually walk down the aisle together, emphasising the country’s views on equality. Victoria met with Daniel half-way to the altar, where they exchanged brief kisses, and, to the sounds of the wedding march, made their way to the the silver altar. She was followed by ten bridesmaids. The couple both had tears in their eyes as they said their vows, and apart from fumbling when they exchanged rings, the ceremony went smoothly.

Following the ceremony, the couple headed a fast-paced procession through central Stockholm on a horse-drawn carriage, flanked by police and security. Up to 500,000 people are thought to have lined the streets. They then boarded the Vasaorden, the same royal barge Victoria’s parents used in their wedding, and traveled through Stockholm’s waters, accompanied by flyover of 18 fighter jets near the end of the procession. A wedding banquet followed in the in the Hall of State of the Royal Palace.

Controversy has surrounded the engagement and wedding between the Crown Princess and Westling, a “commoner”. Victoria met Westling as she was recovering from bulemia in 2002. He owned a chain of gymnasiums and was brought in to help bring Victoria back to full health. Westling was raised in a middle-class family in Ockelbo, in central Sweden. His father managed a social services centre, and his mother worked in a post office. When the relationship was made public, Westling was mocked as an outsider and the king was reportedly horrified at the thought of his daughter marrying a “commoner”, even though he did so when he married Silvia. Last year, Westling underwent transplant surgery for a congenital kidney disorder. The Swedish public have been assured that he will be able to have children and that his illness will not be passed on to his offspring.

Westling underwent years of training to prepare for his new role in the royal family, including lessons in etiquette, elocution, and multi-lingual small talk; and a makeover that saw his hair being cropped short, and his plain-looking glasses and clothes being replaced by designer-wear.

Upon marrying the Crown Princess, Westling took his wife’s ducal title and is granted the style “His Royal Highness”. He is now known as HRH Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland. He also has his own coat-of-arms and monogram. When Victoria assumes the throne and becomes Queen, Daniel will not become King, but assume a supportive role, similar to that of Prince Phillip, the husband of the United Kingdom’s Queen Elizabeth II.