Sending up a spring kite

Flying a kite was once a “traditional ceremony” to greet each spring in the capital. Old residents may still remember the colorful kites in Changdian and one exquisite kite named “Shayaner.”fly a kite in Spring time is the best way to shake hands with the wind, relax and enjoy the sunshine.

Spring is a time to fly a kite. Get to know some basics about kites before sending them up.

Tracing history

The first known kite entered the skies in fourth century BC. Made entirely of wood and fashioned like an eagle, the kite was constructed by the Confucian philosopher and hermit Mo Zi, who lived on Mount Lu in modern-day Shandong Province.

Kites developed during the Warring States Period (475-221 BC) and were designed as tools of war for reconnaissance, relaying information and measuring distance. Some kites actually carried bundles of gunpowder.

By Tang Dynasty (618-907), kites left the hands of generals and entered the hands of well-to-do children. Kites soon became associated with the Tomb Sweeping Festival. While the festival traditionally focused on the sweeping of ancestral tombs and the offering of money and food to the dead, it also celebrated the coming of spring. The festival, still celebrated today, occurs in the first week of April ?perfect for kite enthusiasts.

Types of Kites

There are three types of traditional kites commonly flown in China. The first type is the hard-wing kite, because the wings are reinforced on both the front and the back, forming a stiff wing capable of flying at high altitudes. These kites often take the shapes of swallows, eagles or other birds.

The second type is the soft-wing. It is not reinforced and flutters freely in the wind. Typical shapes include butterflies, dragonflies and fish. All similarities end once the kites are in the air, however.

The third type of kite is the dragon or centipede kite, which has a long body composed of dozens of segments connected by strands of twine. Unlike the two other kites, getting the dragon kite in the air requires special skill. This is because the most decorated part of the kite, the dragon head, doesn’t aid in its flight ╥t’s purely ornamental. The kite is flown segment-by-segment, tail first, and only after the entire body is in flight is te dragon head attached.


The Spring is Coming, So Is the Flu

Spring is a cold season, medical staff to family prevention and care tips to cope with a cold, which can reduce disease.

Family: cold "prevention" is particularly important. To strengthen their own health, organized, and rest, diet, as climate change clothes; foot, knee and back to the warm, morning wash in cold water; insisted exercise; indoor air fresh, get up in the morning to open the window and allow the air to circulate. Home as found in cold, smoked vinegar should be timely air; healthy nostrils a few cloves of garlic garlic liquid applicators or oral, can also reduce colds.

To reflect the "early": it is often said: "the disease and treatment, drugs have to eat early". Characterization of the genus colds, tables evil puzzle into the hot, disease progression. When the cold chill himself or his family, and pressing the "intestine" point (back of Disi、Wu fingers metacarpophalangeal joint recesses); wear light blue, sweat to disperse in ginger to cold, General characterization can be lifted. When symptoms are more severe, early drug control developments.

Eat right: after a cold light, easily digestible, high protein, high-vitamin diet, protein foods to choose egg or soy, not eating meat, fish, shrimp, and eat more vegetables, fruits, fresh or boiled water to the best temperature food and beverage service, not eat cold dish; supplemented with lungs and relief of constipation with honey. Such as body aches, cough, take joint venture medical prescription for dietary therapy of regulating, that is, with PEAR, jujube, ginger, sugar, eggs boiled water, morning, evening, served after the break.

Protected: with a focus on protection of old people and children, seriously ill patients, because that segment of the population is susceptible populations, once complications secondary to colds. Keep warm to help patients sputum, protect the airway patency, strict observation of changes such as body temperature, respiration, sent to hospital if necessary, do not delay.

Also note: (1) to the "cold" sweating to see Khan while stock lasts, not too much. Not a burning sweat. Sweat streams more than both dissipation loss of Yang and yin essence, in particular, tend to collapse. (2) do not commonly used antibiotics. General equations form a cold medicine to relieve symptoms, such as fever, cough, and severe, may be targeted after checking into the hospital with antibiotics. Not for casual use, especially penicillin-be sure to go to the hospital or community medical point injection to avoid allergic reactions treatment than after. (3) the dialectic in medication. "Cold"-cold or heat distinction to syndrome differentiation of cold or heat, respectively Minister drugs pungent solution of Guizhi decoction on the table, or symplectic cool exterior as Sang Ju drink or drugs under the guidance of a doctor.


Wish you take good care of yourself as the spring approaches.


Keeping Kids Healthy

Kids are taught to share their toys and snacks. Unfortunately, they also share things you’d rather have them keep to themselves — germs. Getting sick is part of growing up, but there are ways to prevent infection and illness. “The best protection is immunization against vaccine-preventable illnesses, good old hand washing, and covering coughs and sneezes,” says Lisa M. Asta, MD, an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of California-San Francisco, who practices in Walnut Creek, Calif.


Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

Hand, foot, and mouth disease is considered a mild viral infection that generally affects kids younger than 10. Symptoms are painful mouth sores, fever, and sometimes a rash — typically on the palms of the hands and bottoms of the feet. There is no vaccine and nearly all kids are better in a week to 10 days. Hand, foot, and mouth disease is sometimes confused with hoof and mouth disease, which strikes livestock. However, they are not related.


Head Lice

Once these tiny bugs make a home on your child’s scalp, they cause itchy heads and can be difficult to get rid of, says Parker, who recommends asking your doctor about medication. Lice and nits (eggs) can be removed with a fine-toothed comb. To avoid getting lice, tell your child to avoid head-to-head contact with other kids and not to share personal items, such as combs, hats, or hair ribbons.


Roseola Virus

Also known as sixth disease, roseola is a type of contagious herpes virus that affects children 6 months to 2 years old. The first sign of roseola is often a mild upper respiratory infection, followed by a rapid-onset high fever (over 103 degrees farheinheit) and a pinkish-red flat or raised rash that appears when the fever breaks. The rash typically spreads from the trunk of the body to the neck, face, arms, and legs. There is no vaccine for roseola; yet a bout in childhood is thought to provide lasting immunity into adulthood.

10 family health nursing concepts

Family health nursing concepts

1. each family and its individual members has its uniqueness, not exactly the same two families and individuals: thus, when different families with the same health problems in nursing, nursing interventions and methods may not be the same.

Nursing intervention of the levels can be divided into, the human body, human relations, and environmental dimensions of the family unit.

2. the family initiative: families take greater responsibility for their own health and family health latent abilities play a decisive role to play. Nurse's mission is to help families get and stay healthy, play a supporting role to family health.

3. family health decision under the influence of many factors: effects of family health decisions are made by a number of factors, including cognitive, cohesiveness, adaptability, values, cultural, religious, economic, and political structures, roles, and family interaction, as well as family members, such as social, psychological, and physiological factors.

4. families can make their own health decisions, not dependent on. During the process of home health care, nursing Guide and help families to make healthy decisions, and provides health information for families.

5. the family capable of both favourable and unfavourable circumstances change, to deal with family situations. Family changes can appear to have a positive or adverse effect.

6. in the course of family life, in order to choose their modes of behaviour and ways of life, families have the right to search for health information, to help make their own choices.

7. family health goals established, should strive to achieve the health goals, to improve health protection and health promotion in families confidence.

8. for the family's own health, families should only engage in those acts and activities to improve the healthy function of, abandon unhealthy lifestyle or unhealthy behaviors.

9. Despite the different levels of family health, but all families have healthy growth potential, nurses should adopt measures such as home health care, comfort and family education, enhance the ability of families to healthy growth.

10. the community nurse is assessing, maintaining and enhancing the role of family health, health resources, as well as members of the family and family systems health potential.

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Loved Ones Shouldn't Be Restricted to Visiting Hours.

Nine out of ten people say they prefer home care over institutional care. It is the most efficient and compassionate way to care for patients with chronic conditions and those who do not require full-blown hospitalization or nursing-home care.


High Quality and Comprehensive

Home care is consumer-focused, offering personalized care in the comfort of patients’ homes. It is also high-quality, offering state-of-the-art technology, such as IV chemotherapy for cancer patients and telehealth care, which allows caregivers to monitor patients’ conditions remotely around-the-clock. This type of home care is especially important for those with chronic conditions such as diabetes and congestive heart failure. New home-care technologies also empower patients to take an active role in their own health care, avoiding costly visits to the emergency room.

All Stages of Life

Home care touches all stages of life. It can be acute care following a hospital stay or serious illness; long-term care for someone with a disability or an elderly person in declining health; hourly shift care for a medically fragile infant on a ventilator; or end-of-life care for a terminally ill patient.

Speedier Recoveries

Data suggests that patients recover more quickly at home because they are not susceptible to life-threatening infections and other complications that occur in 20 percent of hospital patients. The incidence of adverse reactions in home care is roughly one percent.

Pediatric Home Care

Children 18 years and younger are covered primarily under private insurance plans or Medicaid. However, nearly 9 million children have no health care coverage at all. These children lack access to the many benefits that home health care services offer, some of which include:

  • Care for premature, low-birth-weight children and those whose hearts and lungs are not fully developed
  • Care for children born with congenital problems, such as Down Syndrome, Crohn’s Disease and Juvenile Diabetes
  • Care for ventilator-dependent children
  • Protective support to fragile school-age children with seizure or respiratory disorders
  • Home intravenous chemotherapy for children with cancer
  • Physical therapy for children with disabilities
  • Post-hospital care for children who have sustained burns or who have undergone surgery


Caring For Those With Disabilities

Medicaid is a jointly funded federal-state health-care program for low-income families. All Medicaid programs offer home health services, but personal and supportive home care services are offered at the state’s option. More than half of home care is funded privately by patients and their families. Recent estimates indicate that 36 million non-elderly adults have no health care coverage. These people have no access to the life-extending and affirming supports that home care offers, such as:

  • Respiratory therapy for severe breathing problems resulting from conditions such as asthma, emphysema, and COPD
  • Physical therapy, transportation and other assistance for disabled workers
  • Personal-care services that include bathing, dressing and meal preparation
  • Rehabilitation therapy for accident victims
  • Remote telemonitoring to ensure safe functioning of the severely disabled
  • Psychiatric and psychological support and medication management for individuals with mental or cognitive disorders


Home Care for Older Americans

Medicare provides coverage for only 3.5 million of the 12 million Americans who receive home care annually. To qualify for this benefit, care must be ordered by a physician, patients must have the need for skilled nursing care or physical therapy, and patients must be confined to home. If patients’ needs are too severe – if they are too sick or require daily care – they are deemed ineligible for home health care. In many cases, home health care can effectively be used to:

  • Help Control Heart Disease
  • Fight Cancer
  • Combat Diabetes
  • Minimize the Effects of Lung Disease
  • Rehabilitate Stroke Victims
  • Manage ALS, Alzheimer’s and MS Patients
  • Treat Kidney and Urological Diseases
  • Provide Treatment for Joint Diseases
  • Control Infectious Diseases
  • Coordinate Care for Patients with Simultaneous Conditions

Home Care Savings

The benefits of home care go far beyond keeping someone in their comfort zone.

Preventive home health care saves Medicare and Medicaid millions of dollars a year.

A home-care visit costs Medicare a tenth of the cost of a one-day hospital stay.

Home care has a proven track record in managing chronic conditions and reducing costly emergency room visits and hospital readmissions.

Home Care is Cost-Effective

  • The average home-care visit costs Medicare $150; the average hospital day costs $1,500.
  • Providing home care to a child with cancer will lower their medical costs by nearly $14,000 a month.
  • Adults who are dependent on ventilators will spend more than $21,000 on hospital costs each month. Those who receive home care will spend about $7,000.
  • Intravenous antibiotic therapy administered at home is nearly $8,000 less each month than in-patient treatment – and uses the same state-of-the-art technology.