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Services Offered By Professional Doctors In Maui


A large number of people head to Hawaii on vacation expecting to have a happy trip. While some do experience happy times, others end up in an urgent care center where medical attention is needed. Maui is one of the popular locations for tourists to travel to. For this reason, an urgent care center is located there so any tourists who need medical attention can receive it. Professional Doctors in Maui offer a variety of services to their patients.


Numerous people have prescriptions that need to be filled regularly. Those that forget to fill their prescription before heading to Maui may feel they are out of luck and have to go without. That is not the case. The urgent care center provides prescription refills for some of the generic options. People who need refills can speak to their doctor to determine whether or not their exact type of medication is available.

Allergic Reactions

Allergies can strike at any time. Some people may know they have an allergy while others have no idea until something happens to cause a reaction. The urgent center handles allergic reactions and ensures any symptoms associated with it are stopped.

Stings or Bites

A number of unfamiliar creatures reside in Hawaii. First-time visitors may be unaware of the animals and insects that are found there. If a sting or bite occurs, travelers need to visit an urgent care center right away to have the mark examined. A round of antibiotics may need to be administered to help the person heal.

Birth Control

Some may not think about bringing birth control with them when they travel. Those that decide birth control is needed can speak to a doctor at urgent care to receive what they need.

Professional Dp.m. The center is open every day, including holidays.

Canada’s Don Valley West (Ward 26) city council candidates speak
Canada’s Don Valley West (Ward 26) city council candidates speak
This exclusive interview features first-hand journalism by a Wikinews reporter. See the collaboration page for more details.

Friday, November 3, 2006

On November 13, Torontonians will be heading to the polls to vote for their ward’s councillor and for mayor. Among Toronto’s ridings is Don Valley West (Ward 26). Four candidates responded to Wikinews’ requests for an interview. This ward’s candidates include Muhammad Alam, Bahar Aminvaziri, Orhan Aybars, Michele Carroll-Smith, Mohamed Dhanani, Abdul Ingar, Geoff Kettel, Debbie Lechter, Natalie Maniates, John Masterson, John Parker, David Thomas, Csaba Vegh, and Fred Williams.

For more information on the election, read Toronto municipal election, 2006.

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Blown for Good author discusses life inside international headquarters of Scientology
Blown for Good author discusses life inside international headquarters of Scientology

Friday, November 13, 2009

Wikinews interviewed author Marc Headley about his new book Blown for Good, and asked him about life inside the international headquarters of Scientology known as “Gold Base“, located in Gilman Hot Springs near Hemet, California. Headley joined the organization at age seven when his mother became a member, and worked at Scientology’s international management headquarters for several years before leaving in 2005.

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Treatment For Chafing

Skin Chafing is a common problem and it usually occurs in places such as the thighs, the groin, the armpits, the nipples, and generally any area that is rubbed constantly. It is particularly common in athletes and people who wear really tight clothing and it can be a frustrating problem.

There are usually no gradual symptoms that lead up to chafing, it is generally a condition which appears suddenly, and it is followed by a stinging or burning sensation. It is important that you do get the condition treated, as if you simply just carry on allowing the skin to rub together, the condition could worsen and even start to ooze.This can then cause the skin to become infected and you could have an even more painful condition to deal with!


1. Chafed skin will heal faster if it is left uncovered and allowed to breathe. While this may not be possible during the day, make sure that your sleepwear is loose and comfortable so that your skin can get some “airtime” while you snooze.

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2. If you want to prevent chafing, you should wear loose fitting shorts, preferably knit, such as long gym shorts. What causes chafing is your upper thigh rubbing against the material in the clothing you’re wearing. It’s not something you really notice until it’s too late.

3. When you do your laundry, be sure to thoroughly rinse the soap from your clothes. And it is recommended not to use strong detergents or heavily perfumed fabric softeners. These products can cause skin irritation and make the chafing even worse.

4. Chafed skin will heal faster if it is left uncovered and allowed to breathe. While this may not be possible during the day, make sure that your sleepwear is loose and comfortable so that your skin can get some “airtime” while you snooze.

5. Using ointment or treatments such as Vaseline and Noxzema will really help to soothe the affected area. They help to keep the skin slippery, which allows the skin on the legs for example, to slip past each other, rather than rub against each other. These treatments can be really inexpensive, yet they are also really effective.

6. If you really want to stop chafing, you need to lose weight. Luckily, as obesity rates climb, the possibility of weight loss becomes more tangible. Weight loss is a good thing. It makes you more healthy, makes you look better, and it stops chafing! As I previously mentioned, losing weight is becoming easier.

7. A second option is to wear sweat pants. They’re not really “cool” anymore, but if you’re not worried about that, and you want to prevent chafing, they’re great. That’s because they have no seams. Seams are usually the culprit in chafing. They’re the part of your pants that are rubbing up against your leg. Some people have found that lathering their thighs up with petroleum jelly works wonders. The jelly makes the sweat pants actually stick to your thigh, so there’s no rubbing at all.

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American film director John Hughes dies at age 59
American film director John Hughes dies at age 59

Thursday, August 6, 2009

American film director John Hughes, noted for such movies as Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink and The Breakfast Club, died Thursday due to a heart attack.

A statement, released by his representative, said that he experienced the heart attack while on a morning stroll in Manhattan, New York. Hughes was born on February 18, 1950 in Michigan. He started his career as an advertising copywriter in Chicago. By the end of the 1970s he was a frequent contributor to the National Lampoon magazine.

In the 1990s, he made the Home Alone series, which became a box office sensation and turned Macaulay Culkin into a star.

In recent years, Hughes stepped back from the movie industry to spend more time with his family. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Nancy, two sons and four grandchildren.

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Toyota, Tesla to develop electric SUV
Toyota, Tesla to develop electric SUV

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Toyota Motor Company announced they have formalized an agreement to develop an electric version of the RAV4 SUV with Tesla Motors.

In May 2010, Akio Toyoda and Elon Musk, leaders of Toyota and Tesla, respectively, announced they would work together on electric vehicles. The agreement formalizes this announcement and would allow Tesla to work with Toyota at an automobile production plant in California.

The plant will open 2011, when Tesla reopens it after it bought the Fremont, California plant. The plant was previously used by Toyota and General Motors, but was shut down when Toyota said it would not produce cars in California.

Tesla currently produces only a single model, the US$109,000 Roadster, although it is currently designing a second model, the Model S, which will be produced at the Fremont factory.

Analysts supported the move; John Boesel, CEO of a green-transportation trade group, said that “Toyota’s willingness to partner with Tesla to provide an electric version of one of the Japanese automaker’s existing vehicles suggests the partnership between the two companies is going to be a meaningful one.”

Following this announcement, Tesla’s shares rose $0.75, while Toyota’s fell $1.65.

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The Relationship Between Memory Loss And The Brain

By Gregory Frost

Memory loss can happen to everyone, regardless of his or her age. You might be 30 years old but your memory capacity is only as good as your grandmother’s. If this is happening to you, then something must be terribly wrong. The only problem is that once you are hit by memory loss, it is pretty tough for you to reverse the entire process. When it hits you, then it hits you for good. Some said that memory loss has got nothing to do with your brain. Some people said that memory loss happens because you are not using your brain enough. Are these statements true? We shall reveal to you the relationship between memory loss and the brain.

Everyone hates the confusion caused when talking to a person with memory loss, particularly short-term memory loss. As much as you hate it, a person with short-term memory loss will find difficulties remembering what was being said within minutes. Your neighbor came over one day and rant t you about the good soccer game with Manchester leading. You nod with glee at this expected goal. A few minutes later you paused, and innocently asked your neighbor ‘So, who won?’

Up till today, experts have yet to learn the true cause of memory loss. However they believe that memory lapses such, as Alzheimer’s are just the cause of normal wear and tear that happens as you age. Memory lapses due to old age cannot be stopped, but they can definitely be slowed down. As aforementioned, a person suffering from memory loss can face severe inconvenience and embarrassment, without a doubt.

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Some have speculated that memory loss happens when we lose brain cells as we age or when the brain cells are having difficulties communicating with each other effectively. Either way, none of these have been proven true.

However, it was discovered that mental congestion could be one of the causes leading to early memory loss. Mental congestion occurs when one practices multi tasking and information overload. The information is unable to get it in first place. This would mean that you would have a hard time remembering information and things a like. What you can do instead is learn to not to rely on your memory and brain to remember when is the next meeting, and where are you suppose to meet your clients. The best way is of course to use the ever-trendy paper-and-pen method and jot all these information down for your future reference.

There are ways whereby you can improve your memory capability by practicing good habits, starting from now. Good habits would include having a balanced healthy diet that is topped with regular exercises. This might seem to you to be another diet guide, but the reality is that eating the proper kind of food will help to boost your memory power. Foods like broccoli, spinach and blueberries will help you with this.

All in all, our memory and how good we are able to retain information depends on a lot of factors. The complexity of the brain restricts us from finding the true relationship of the memory and the brain. However, what is more important is the ability to keep up a good memory and use simple techniques to prevent memory loss in the future.

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