Heartburn or GERD can Kill

Heartburn is a common annoyance. The busy lifestyle, quick meals, fatty or spicy foods all contribute to the occasional need of a chewable pain reliever. The acceptance of heartburn as an inconvenient, but natural, part of the daily grind can blind you to the warning that a severe heartburn symptom can bring.

Heartburn as a Disorder

Heartburn can be a symptom as well as a disorder. Simple heartburn or GERD can be controlled and dealt with. However, heartburn can signal the presence of a much more serious problem. If it’s heartburn, you will have a burning sensation in the chest usually after eating. There may be a spread of the burning to the throat, sometimes accompanied by a bad taste, difficulty in swallowing, belching, coughing, hoarseness and/or wheezing.

It can become worse by lying down or bending over or by eating. Relief can come from an antacid. While the more severe heartburn symptoms may be mistaken for a heart attack, simple heartburn is usually not made worse by exercise. If there is any concern that the pain may signal a heart attack, get help quickly.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Women's Shoes of the 50's

By Ocianne Lambert

Womens shoes and socks of the 50s were the perfect added touch to complete any outfit. Even now, when dressing up for a sock hop or Halloween you have to have just the right shoes to make the outfit a hit.

Although heals and flats were popular during this period, saddle oxfords were the staple an any girls wardrobe. With the comfort of your oxfords and the flair of a poodle skirt- the perfect outfit was complete with the right shoes. Worn on dates, to school, football games and dances, black and white oxfords (complete with white shoe laces) were a necessity for any girl in the 1950's.

Flats were also popular. The 'ballet' shoe was a common flat worn by girs to school and church. Often they would be worn with white socks with lace that was folded over at the ankle.

Also, the penny loafer was really popular during this time. Both men and women wore loafers. Much like the loafers we see today, they had a slit that was on the tongue of the shoe, by the ankle that one could put a penny in (hence the name). If the shoes were really hot, you could put a quarter in it.

Many believe that the trademark shoe of the 50s wasnt the saddle oxfords but the stiletto-heeled shoe. These were very fist seen at a Dior fashion show in 1952. These shoes were all different colors and heights. They would go up to 5 inches and would be both open toed, close toed or pointy.

Oxfords are different than saddle oxfords. This was another style that was worn by both men and women. These had the same style as the saddle shoe but it didnt have to be black and white. It was typically leather that could be any color. Some referred to these as Balmorals.

A really popular high heel shoe was the Mary Jane. These came in a lot of different colors and heights, and had a strap that would go over the top of the foot. These were popular for church socials, school or dances.

Bobby socks were among the most popular style of shoe accessory. Folded over at the ankle, bobby socks actually started in the late 1940's as a key element of the school uniform. Later, they became popular with loafers, oxfords or saddle shoes.

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