Julia Farr Services

Julia Farr Services (JFS) are engaging in exciting service and program development within the Community Services Team. We are very keen to build and maintain relationships with community service providers and share information about the current work being done to improve services for people with disabilities in SA. Read the rest of this entry »

The Newbie Files: “Welcome to the Jungle”. Part 3

Part IV. Gym Etiquette
Respect others! This one seems obvious. In fact, perhaps every other item on this list stems from the concept of respect for others. We are all working hard trying to improve our physiques. It makes no difference if you are a competitive bodybuilder, or a middle-aged person trying to get in better shape, we are all in this together. Read the rest of this entry »

The Newbie Files: “Welcome to the Jungle”. Part 2

Part III. Using the Gym

Now that you’ve joined the gym, you need to know what to wear, what to bring and what to do once you get there. Since most all studio situations will give you detailed, personalized instruction, this section is mainly for the commercial gym, though parts can be applicable no matter where you work out. Read the rest of this entry »

The Newbie Files: “Welcome to the Jungle”. Part 1

Well, you’ve finally decided to get in shape. After driving by your local gym countless times without actually venturing inside, the time has come to put down your money, face your fears and get that body fit.

However, if you’re like most people new to the gym experience, it is highly likely you have no idea what should happen once you get inside that gym.

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Natural Healing and Health

You may not know it, but some of the very same products you may have at home are widely used in the world of alternative medicine for their healing properties.

Green Tea – Used for centuries because it was believed to have powerful healing properties, green tea has actually been shown to aid in the prevention of a myriad of health ailments, such as strokes, gum disease, and even bad breath. Some studies suggest green tea can even help protect against certain forms of cancer including stomach and esophageal cancers. Green tea can be found at any grocery store or supermarket. Read the rest of this entry »

Breast Changes Surgery

Surgery may be done to:
Obtain tissue from a lump or a problem area seen on a mammogram to make sure it isn’t cancer (biopsy). The tissue is looked at under a microscope to see if the woman has cancer.
Remove a tumor, such as a fibroadenoma, to make sure it is harmless.
Drain an abscess. Read the rest of this entry »

Melanoma Home Treatment

Home treatment is not appropriate for melanoma. If you think you might have melanoma, remember that a delay in seeing a doctor can affect how successful treatment is. Read the rest of this entry »