In this issue you will find: Important PCOM Dates
- November 16 - Chicago Massage Open House
- November 19 - 20 Treatment of Orthopedic Disorders and Sports Related Injuries with Yefin Gamgoneishvili,
- December 1 - New York Open House
-- TOP -- Great American Smokeout 2005: Change Your Life Today
Smokers who quit smoking gain almost immediate benefits, regardless of age, or how long you have been smoking. Within 20 minutes, blood pressure and pulse rates drop to normal. Eight hours after quitting, the oxygen level in the blood increases to normal. One day after quitting, the odds of having a heart attack start to drop. Within 48 hours nerve endings start re-growing and the ability to smell and taste is enhanced. Within two weeks, lung function will have increased by up to 30 percent. Two weeks to 3 months after quitting, circulation improves and walking becomes easier. One year, the body's energy level increases and the risk of coronary heart disease will be half that of a smoker.