Codename: Honeycomb





The fun of the most technologically advanced, insane performance engine is lost if it guzzles too much of fuel. Similarly, the grapevine news now speaks of gargantuan demands by Honeycomb: Dual Core processors at least, with 1,280×720 screen resolution. That makes things as simple as these online pharmacy viagra shall stay limited to the higher-end sector only, as also the holographic UI themes and interactive models suggest. 




 The Honeycomb has been claimed to give developers the required tools and capabilities for creating a great number of applications for tablets and similar other devices and a flexibility to make existing apps adapt to the new UI. This won’t be a bar in maintaining earlier platform compatibility.




The current processor in the market meeting Honeycomb’s requirements is the NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2, the first mobile super chip to handle extreme multitasking. The secret is in its dual-core CPU; the processor allows fantastic Web experience at twice normal browsing speed, hardware acceleration for Flash and a console-like feel while gaming. That’s why, even Android 2.4 on-boards are now been rethought for Tegra 2 in them. But the good news is: the chip market is soon to overflow with dual core processors. Almost all companies are at it, so tablets might just see a significant drop in price soon, marking an end to the PC era and the beginning of an ever-raging war between Apple and Google.



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ASAM creates a new medical board speciality to compete with boarded psychiatrists and psychologists

The American Society of Addiction Medicine has created a New Board Specialty in order to control Federal grant funds and other public financing in behavioral medicine.



American Society of Addiction Medicine certification FASAM is not equivalent to medical board certification. On their website the ASAM admits that the ASAM " examination is not a Board examination. ASAM is not a member of the Board of American Board of Medical Specialties, and ASAM Certification does not confer board Certification. " http://www.asam.org/ExamHistory.html



The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is published by the American Psychiatric Association and provides diagnostic criteria for mental disorders. The ASAM conveniently refuses to acknowledge the DSM IV R criteria for various addictive disorders and instead has their own criteria which was concocted by their own doctors with histories of addiction. Dr. George Douglas Talbott was one of the initial writers of the ASAM manual on addiction. This book is used by ASAM doctors as the bible to diagnosis people with "addiction". So they created their own criteria and based that on symptoms which in the real DSM IV R are attributed to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (Acute and Complex). The PHP never gives anyone just a diagnosis of PTSD because that would not allow them to legally prevent their whistleblowing testimony to be heard in a court of law. It is important to recognize the difference between PTSD which is a psychiatric injury as opposed to what is a mental disease. This is a legal as well as a medical concept.



Based on this newly concocted diagnostic manual dreamed up by the members of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the ASAM then started their own credentialing program and called the graduates who learned their new diagnostic approach Fellows and gave them the initials FASAM behind their names. The ASAM is now trying to grandfather in their FASAM members as being boarded experts in behavioral medicine without going through the strenuous residential internships currently required to call a cheap viagra a boarded expert. Should allegations of domestic violence and human rights violations be permanently erased from a doctor's record so that he can move into a position of national political influence and power?



There are specific professional organizations which provide Board Specialty training in medicine and psychology. These organizations have clear stringent guidelines as to who is given the honor and professional status as a boarded expert. Credentialing in the Boarded specialties as a MD is a challenging process that weeds out those without adequate clinical or academic skills.



Even in the field of psychology which is not the practice of medicine, there are still strict guidelines for board certification. The American Board of Professional Psychology was incorporated in 1947 with the support of the American Psychological Association. The ABPP is a unitary governing body of separately incorporated specialty examining boards which assures the establishment, implementation, and maintenance of specialty standards and examinations by its member boards. Through its Central Office, a wide range of administrative support services are provided to ABPP Boards, Board Certified Specialists, and the public.A Specialty is a defined area in the practice of psychology that connotes special competency acquired through an organized sequence of formal education, training, and experience. In order to qualify as a specialty affiliated with the ABPP, a specialty must be represented by an examining board which is stable, national in scope, and reflects the current development of the specialty. A specialty board is accepted for affiliation following an intensive self-study and a favorable review by the ABPP affirming that the standards for affiliation have been met. These standards include a thorough description of the area of practice and the pattern of competencies required therein as well as requirements for education, training, experience, research bases of the specialty, practice guidelines, and a demonstrated capacity to examine candidates for the specialty on a national level.



This is not true of the new board "speciality" criteria of the newly created Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness (ABHW) - which was previously the American Managed Behavioral Healthcare Association. The goal of the American Managed Behavioral Healthcare Association was to make money on substance abuse treatment and mental health services. Instead their CEO and Chairman of the ABHW Board, Pamela Greenberg, is also Senior Vice President in the Stephens Inc. company in Dallas TX which supplies financial services for health insurance companies. The goal of this alliance is to make money for the financial investors (Stephens Group LLC). Those making management decisions are not trained in medicine or psychology, they are trained in financial assessment, risk management, cost benefit insurance statistical analysis, economics, public policy, survey research and other related fields. They are not medical doctors or psychologists.



It must be remembered that part of the funding for the State Physicians Health Programs is provided from medical malpractice insurance companies. The State Physicians Health Program is not designed to help targeted doctors recover and go back to practice, nor are they designed to truly protect the vulnerable patients from abuse, neglect and medical fraud. The State Physicians Health Program is designed to make their Directors money and to protect large hospital and medical corporations from medical malpractice suits. The State Physicians Health Program will readily sacrifice a medical doctor's career for corporate profits.



The Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness (ABHW) http://www.abhw.org/ organization run by Pamela Greenberg is designed to protect certain financial interests such as Medical Malpractice and Health Insurance companies (Aetna, Value Options, Cenpatico, Magellan Health Services, Optum Health Services, Shaller Anderson Behavioral Health, MHN) and also the financial interests of Big Pharmaceutical companies ( Eli Lilly, AstraZeneca International, Bristol Myers, Reckitt Beckiser). ABHW mission can be seen at http://www.abhw.org/page3.html



ASAM states in their mission statement that their goal is to establish addiction medicine as a specialty recognized by professional organizations, governments, physicians, purchasers and consumers of health care services, and the general public. The American Managed Behavioral Healthcare Association (AMBHA) and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) are together promoting this new medical boarding and will be grandfathering those who already have the FASAM credentials in without the need for the normal hospital residency. These newly boarded "experts" in behavioral medicine would then be able to compete for Federal Funding on an equal basis to the already existing Medical cheap cialis Board and Psychologist certifications in Psychiatry and Psychology but these new graduates would be trained in the Dr. George Talbott and Ruth Fox traditions. One can only imagine what Dr. George Douglas Talbott ("recovered" alcoholic) and these other FASAM doctors would then do politically and financially with this new credentialing based on past history of medical fraud, patient abuse and human rights violations.

On Japan's nuclear plant explosion: don't stockpile potassium iodide pills

Potassium iodideImage via WikipediaI would say that when scared, this is a natural response, an effort towards self-preservation

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Published On Sat Mar 19 2011



Liem Vu

Staff Reporter



While Ottawa ramped up its efforts to evacuate Canadians from northern Japan on Saturday, fears of radioactive fallout from the Fukushima nuclear plant sparked concerns at home.



Requests for potassium iodide pills — many of which have come from travellers about to fly to areas near the Pacific — have risen in the past week, according to some pharmacists.



“I’d say it’s geared up. It has really escalated. We’ve had people driving in from Mississauga and Toronto,” said Elaine Dias, owner of Courtice Pharmasave, a pharmacy located within the 10-kilometre radius of the Darlington nuclear plant.



The demand has come from concerned family members and soon-to-be tourists travelling to Hawaii, Dias added.



These concerns have prompted Health Canada to alert customers that they should not attempt to self-medicate even though potassium iodide is available without a prescription.



“Inappropriate sales and stockpiling are also creating shortages that could adversely affect those consumers who have a real medical need for potassium iodide,” said Health Canada spokesman Gary Holub.



The cheap cialis, otherwise known as KI, are a form of salt that protects the thyroid gland from radioactive iodine, which can cause thyroid cancer. The gland is soaked in nonradioactive iodine and any traces of radioactive iodine are excreted through urine.



Dias’s pharmacy is only authorized to supply the pills to local residents in the area south of Taunton Rd. between Oshawa and Bowmanville, said Dias. For customers coming from outside the zone, Dias tries to allay customer fears by telling them that it “shouldn’t be a cause for concern” because of their location.



But for Oakville resident Dan Collins, his health concerns lie abroad as his brother John prepares to fly out to Hawaii next week.



“He’s a little concerned because he doesn’t have access to (the pills),” said the 69-year-old.



His brother tried to find the potassium iodide at three pharmacies in Brampton but found out none was available.



Collins was planning on going to California next month, but has since decided against it. He cites a number of reasons including the difficulty in tracking down the pills and recent reports about a radioactive plume drifting into the state.



“I’m just thinking it doesn’t matter where you go … you should have these pills,” said Collins, equating the tablets to the malaria medication taken before going on a trip to the Caribbean.



The Ontario Pharmacists’ Association has urged the public to exercise caution when ingesting potassium iodide. Possible side effects include severe allergic reactions, upset stomach, rashes and inflammation of salivary glands.



Health Canada said it doesn’t expect harmful radiation from the damaged Japanese nuclear plant to reach Hawaii or the West Coast.





Taken from thestar.com; source article is below:

Health Canada urges against stockpiling potassium iodide pills



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