Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
A creative new health care concept has proved successful in helping black men with hypertension (high blood pressure) keep their blood pressure under control. Acting on the assumption that neighborhood barber shops are community gathering spots that function as a source of information, researchers from the Texas Southwestern Medical Center recruited the owners of 17 black-owned barber shops in Dallas County for an innovative project. They screened the shops’ patrons for high blood pressure, discovering that almost half of them – 45% – had hypertension. Only 38% of those hypertensive customers had been able to bring their blood pressure down to a safe level.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Whether you are a professional barber or choose to cut hair on your own at home, assembling clipper blades properly is essential to performing quality haircuts. Proper clipper blade assembly also preserves the life and functionality of your electric hair clippers. Learning how to line up the blades and armature is the first step to becoming a strong barber, even if you do not wish to cut hair professionally.
Friday, October 1, 2010
When a dog is frightened, Hanson will talk to the dog, pet the dog, and kiss the dog to show they are welcome. Eventually when the dog calms down, she trims its coat with clippers and clips its toenails.
“It’s not rocket science,” she said. “You just have to read your dog. Are they nervous, afraid, or are they spoiled? Some dogs, you can speak to them without saying a word.”