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Furosemide 40mg – A Close Look at the Generic Version of Lasix

Lasix is actually the branded version of the generic drug furosemide.  These drugs are mainly diuretic in nature which is also part of their mechanism of action.  Basically, the main purpose of furosemide 40mg is to induce increase in urine in order to get rid of the body’s excess water.  Furosemide 40mg also helps in preventing the absorption of salt so that this compound is passed along the urine.  Furosemide is available in doses of 20mg, furosemide 40mg, and 80mg with furosemide 40mg being the mostly prescribed.

Fluid retention and edema are some of the conditions that furosemide was made to treat.  This is particularly true for people who already suffer from medical conditions like heart diseases, liver diseases, and kidney issues.  Read more…

Give up your holiday gifts for overseas medical aid

Two medical aid agencies -- the local branch of Médecins sans frontières (MSF) and Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief (CPAR) -- are both encouraging Canadians to ask their friends and family to donate to humanitarian aid rather than give them gifts this holiday season.

More information on MSF's initiative is available here, and more information on CPAR's is here.

Worthwhile Canadian initiatives both, but there's one problem: telling your friends and relatives that you'd rather help malnourished children than get a new food processor is indisputably admirable. That's not the problem. The problem is that it's so admirable it's likely to make your friends and family feel guilty they're not doing the same thing. After all, they can't very well donate money to the charity of your choice and then expect you to show up on Christmas morning with a big gift-wrapped box for them, can they? This is an all-or-nothing kind of situation: either your entire gift-giving circle agrees to participate together -- thereby eliminating the one-sided guilt problem -- or you might want to just consider making your own donation directly.

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3 comments:

  1. Sharon4 December, 2009 8:58 AM

    Merry Christmas, Sam,

    Since all birthday parties actually involve both "getting" ( party treats) and "giving" ( presents) to the birthday person" .... I do not see why this cannot become a " win-win " situation.

    For MSF the claimant " maintains complete independence from any religious power" may not actually apply in this "donation" request.... since the " birthday boy" has strong religious connections.... and power
    :)

    I think a "realistic" request ( versus creating an " all or nothing" situation) would be to surrender the monies spent for Christmas wrapping or decorations to be donated.

    How about a nice card for the " birthday boy"........ no letters to Santa could top what you might read in a happy letter sent to "Christ" on his "mas"( birthday) :)

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  2. Martin4 December, 2009 11:44 AM

    thats a great idea and u still wiil feel good that you helped someone else

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