Thursday, November 15, 2012

New Year Hijra 1434

Circulating Stars - Happy New Year

Happy new year to all Muslims and their families in the new Hijra year 1434.  May we see the favor and mercy of Allah in this year.

Friday, November 9, 2012

World Prematurity Day

World Prematurity Day is fast approaching, on November 17, 2012.  Please help blog on that day to raise awareness to overcome all the issues with prematurity and help decrease and/or eliminate premature births.

Our goal is to get the White House lit in purple on January 3, 2013 — both to honor the 75th anniversary of the founding of the March of Dimes by President Franklin Roosevelt, and to give hope to the families whose children have been born too soon.
So far, more than 7,000 people have signed our petition at Please join them by November 18 and help us raise awareness about the prematurity crisis:

What it is? or Isn't?

What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia remains an elusive disease. It is really a syndrome, or a collection of problems that share pain, sleep disturbance, fatigue, abdominal discomfort, and trouble concentrating. Others experienced list of other problems, but everybody shares the common experience of lost quality of life. 

What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia?

In addition to pain, people with fibromyalgia could also have:
  • Cognitive and memory problems (sometimes called “fibro fog”)
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Morning stiffness
  • Headaches
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Painful menstrual periods
  • Numbness or tingling of hands and feet
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Temperature sensitivity
  • Sensitivity to loud noises or bright lights

Fibromyalgia affects as many as 5 million Americans ages 18 and older. Most people with fibromyalgia are women (about 80 - 90 percent). However, men and children also can have the disorder. Most people are diagnosed during middle age.

How common is fibromyalgia? Who is mainly affected?

Fibromyalgia can occur by itself, but people with certain other diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritislupus, and other types of arthritis, may be more likely to have it. Individuals who have a close relative with fibromyalgia are more likely to develop it themselves.