An antinuclear antibody (ANA) test is a blood test used to diagnose autoimmune disorders such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). It may be ordered in conjunction with other autoantibody tests such as ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) or CRP (C-reactive protein) for more specific diagnostic studies. Symptoms that precipitate the need for an ANA blood test […]
In 2008, the Author’s Guild and other organizations filed a lawsuit against Google books regarding their vast online book collection. Google resolved the lawsuit and looks forward to providing more books online. This allows Internet surfers to continue browsing and reading millions of free books on the Web. Some books display summaries and snippets of […]
Dehydration is a complex and challenging syndrome to diagnose. It can be particularly debilitating even at mild levels if it is not caught in time. Some medication such as water pills can cause fluid and electrolyte imbalances that are dangerous to the patient. Reading lab work to determine if a patient is dehydrated takes some […]
Since November 1, 1972, all boats must have a 12-character hull identification number (HIN). These numbers are required by federal law and help the manufacturer identify the owners of their boats in case of recall or a defect notification. A change was made August 1, 1984, mostly regarding placement of the number. Due to the […]
When reading clarinet sheet music, it’s important to know that the clarinet reads from the treble staff. Learn how to read a treble staff with help from an elementary school music teacher in this free video on clarinets.
A vernier caliper is an instrument that is used for measuring objects in a precise manner, and many vernier calipers will be broken into increments of 1/128th of an inch. Learn about digital calipers that have replaced vernier calipers with help from an auto mechanic in this free video on car repairs and mechanics.
As a language teacher, I believe reading aloud should be used more in foreign language learning. Whether you are learning English as a second language or another language, reading aloud is a simple way to learn faster and better. And it is easy to do by yourself, in your own home! Reading aloud can help […]
When you are on the Internet, whether you are checking email, surfing the Web or watching videos, you are susceptible to viruses and bugs that can harm your computer or steal your identity. Going offline to do things like read your email can take some of the worry out of being on the computer, because […]
CBC. BMP. These are names of common blood tests your doctor may order. In fact, two of the most common blood tests are a Complete Blood Count (CBC) and Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP) according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Tests like these reflect your general health and give doctors a place […]
Having optimal reading light will help you maintain the health of your eyes. Ensure that the type of light you use, the angle of the light fixture, and the brightness of the light allow you to read without straining your eyes. [IMG] http://img-aws.ehowcdn.com/default/cme/cme_public_images/www_ehow_com/photos.demandstudios.com/getty/article/154/145/200432765-001_XS.jpg [/IMG] (James Woodson/Digital Vision/Getty Images) Reading in improper lighting can give you […]
An imperial ruler is a measuring device that allows for the taking of imperial measurements precisely, down to 1/64th of an inch. To achieve these precise measurements, though, you’ll need to know how to read the ruler correctly. There are markings on the ruler to make it easy to do so, and once you know […]
Reading an EKG is not the easiest procedure to decipher for a person who has not been medically trained. An electrocardiogram, or EKG as it is more commonly known, is a test that takes place at many hospitals and doctors’ offices on a daily basis. An EKG is a procedure that allows doctors to measure […]
Most processes can be displayed visually using a process flow chart. The concept of the flow chart was once tied to the realm of software development, where it was necessary to analyze the algorithms that were being programmed. Since a process can be seen as a kind of algorithm, the practice spread into the business […]
Need a palm reader for a party, carnival or fair? No problem. Learning how to fake reading palms can be fun and enjoyable for a person with a little acting talent and a lot of imagination. Here are a few tricks that can help anyone to fake reading palms. Preparing to Play the Part and […]
Tape measures in the U.S. mostly utilize Imperial measurements, which means that you measure in feet, inches and fractions of inches. When using a metric tape measure, the measurements appear in centimeters, millimeters and, sometimes, meters. But not all tape measures are alike. While some only contain Imperial measurements, you can also find some with […]
In sports, the “line” on a game reflects an oddsmaker’s prediction not only of the outcome on the field, but also of the “action” on the game among bettors. Lines are set up in an attempt to get a roughly equal amount of money bet on both sides of each game, so that the sports […]