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Operating Conditions of Incinerator of Rotary Kiln by yyw315 Posted Thu 01 Nov 2012 5:52am Usually, the cross-section of the rotary kiln is divided into two parts, namely the free space and the solid material pellet bed. In the tumble mode, the solid material pellet bed can be divided into the upper active layer and the lower passive layer close to the wall surface of the rotary kiln, which is also called the plug flaw region. Unde ... Read on »
Playing The Odds by Dr. Romeo V. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Tue 10 Feb 2009 11:01am I was in Las Vegas a couple of months ago to attend a family wedding. Although it was my first time there, I pretty much knew what to expect. Since there was a huge casino right in my downtown hotel, just getting to the wedding chapel involved running the gauntlet past rows of slot machines and various other gambling temptations. To the astonishm ... Read on »
Health is spontaneous when the conditions are right by Dr. Eben Davis Doctor of Chiropracty Posted Thu 04 Feb 2010 12:00am San Francisco Chiropractor Comments: A business operates best when the conditions are right. Same with a marriage, a child's upbringing, even a picnic. In fact, everything works best under certain conditions...including your health...especially your health. It's a spontaneous occurrence. So what are the conditions of healt ... Read on »
Around and around and around we go – or…back to the beginning again by Bronwyn T. Occupational Therapist Posted Mon 05 Sep 2011 3:15pm In the early days of non-medical chronic pain management, operant models of behavioural learning were used by Prof W Fordyce.  At the time, this was a revolutionary approach to helping people with chronic pain reduce their disability, distress and depression by altering the reinforcement schedules operating on pain behaviour.  It was such an i ... Read on »
Noah Greenfeld flunked Lovaas by Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert Posted Thu 21 May 2009 11:27pm I recently finished reading an interesting book called Boy alone: a brother's memoir. The book is about a severely autistic man, Noah Greenfeld, written by his slightly older brother, Karl. It deals with the hardships of life with the severely autistic younger brother and some of the adventures of the boy and his brother and what family life was l ... Read on »
More on Jazz-band Teaching & Learning by Bill Klemm Doctor of Philosophy Posted Sun 13 May 2012 12:00am I probably need to explain a couple of learning principles mentioned in the original post on jazz-band teaching and learning. One principle is operant conditioning, which is inherent in band classes. It will truly pay off to find creative ways to employ operant conditioning in academic-course classes, because it is the most powerful teachi ... Read on »
Oklahoma State University Medical Center Facing Closure If Hospital Doesn’t Receive Additional Funding–So Where Is A by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 10 Feb 2013 3:42pm In reading here this is not the first brush the hospital has had with money issues and they are hoping to get additional funding or the hospital will have to close.  That also means residents and medical students would have to go elsewhere and something the state does not need to lose more doctors.  They are like all other hospitals with seeing ... Read on »
Reader Comment: Bad Labiaplasty? by Dr. John D. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Mon 22 Feb 2010 12:00am Reader Question: I did labioplasty after I saw some ads that suggested that big labia were abnormal. Before that I had no physical discomfort or insecurities. But after I heard about labioplasty I got extremely ashamed of myself. Now that I have done it I look mutilated and after 7 months I still have agonizing pain and sex is imposs ... Read on »
Transplant Patient Meets Transplant Patient by Dr. John D. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Fri 30 Dec 2005 12:00am Apparently the French partial face transplant patient (a woman) has met with the French double hand transplant (a man). I don’t know if it is the media or the French medical system runs like a circus. The “human interest” angle is played but only small bits of real information are given. The piece does mention that the woman has re ... Read on »
Patients in 2 Detroit Nursing Homes Found Infested with Maggots by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 02 Nov 2011 2:17am This is just flat out disgusting and no excuses for these two patients as it seems it was laziness or perhaps staff neglect for whatever reason, busy, short of people, and so on. Maggots just don’t appear over night either.  When you watch the videos, both places look very nice on the outside.  The reports were both done within the last ... Read on »