A Problem in Gestation

Women flexing their muscles at charity race

About Interactive Medical Cases

Each interactive case presents an evolving patient history and a series of questions and exercises designed to test your diagnostic and therapeutic skills.

You will receive immediate feedback on your answers and treatment choices, along with the opportunity to compare your final score with those of your peers. Video, animation, and interactive content allow you to learn more about mechanisms, diagnostic tests, and treatments.

For article details visit: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMimc1102665?query=featured_obstetrics-gynecology

Winterize Your Home

New insulated water pipes

Pay less for hot water by insulating pipes. That can also help decrease the chance of pipes freezing, which can be disastrous. Check to see if your pipes are warm to the touch. If so, they are good candidates for insulation. (Use the same method to determine if your hot water heater would benefit from some insulation.)

You can get pre-slit pipe foam at most hardware stores. Cut it to size and fasten in place with duct tape. Ideally, choose the insulation with the highest R-value practical, which is a measure of its heat-blocking power. Pipe insulation is often R-3, or, for batt styles that you wrap around, a stronger R-7.

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Why would a glass sliding door shatter spontaneously?

Broken Store Window

Window expert, says that pre-existing damage and imperfections are both factors in the doors’ spontaneous shattering, but what else could possibly caused this breakage.

Spontaneous glass breakage is a phenomenon by which toughened glass (or tempered) may spontaneously break without any apparent reason. The most common causes are:

– Minor damage during installation such as nicked or chipped edges later developing into larger breaks normally radiating from point of defect.
– Binding of the glass in the frame, causing stresses to develop as the glass expands and contracts due to thermal changes or deflects due to wind
– Internal defects within the glass such as nickel sulfide inclusions
– Thermal stresses in the glass
– Inadequate glass thickness to resist wind load

For complete details please visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spontaneous_glass_breakage.

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Home Invasion, Are You Safe?

Hands Picking Lock

In the United States and many other English speaking countries (though not the United Kingdom) home invasion is an illegal and usually forceful entry to an occupied, private dwelling with intent to commit a violent crime against the occupants, such as robbery, assault, rape, murder, or kidnapping.

In some jurisdictions, there is a defined crime of home invasion; in others, there is no crime defined as home invasion, but events that accompany the invasion are charged as crimes.

For More Information visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_invasion