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A popular term for a state of pleasant and/or manic euphoria, which is often a desired end-point for users of narcotics, hallucinogens, or other potentially addicting substances of abuse
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Substance abuse A popular term for a state of pleasant and/or manic euphoria, which is often a desired end-point for users of narcotics, hallucinogens, or other potentially addicting substances of abuse. See Bad trip, 'Stoned. '.
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Elevated, lofty; above some basis or point of comparison.
[O.E. hēah]
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Patient discussion about high

Q. how high is to high sugar I have been to surgry 3 times in 2 months and I have had my sugar go over before but not like this. I went to the Dr and Hes not worried about it. In the morning it is running 124 to 143 and 2 hrs after I eat it is running 165 to 200. At the Dr office it only showed 5.6 and He said 6.5 and over is bad! I have never sugar this high ever! It is in the family, my Mom, her Mom, her Dad ECT. What do you all think about it!

A. It seems what the doctor was referring to at the office wasn't the blood glucose (sugar) measurements but rather HbA1c - a substance in the blood that reflects the sugar levels in the PAST 8-12 weeks. Surgery is a substantial stress to your body and thus can increase your blood sugar. The A1C reflects the average levels during that time so it may overcome the temporary elevation due to the surgery.

You may read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HbA1c

Q. I have high cholesterol. What I need to do in order to reduce him?

A. How to Eat to Lower Your Cholesterol
Things You’ll Need:
Kidney Beans
Soy Foods Like Tofu
White Beans
Step1Eat more garlic. Add it to pasta, soups and vegetables.
Step2Increase your intake of soy foods. Enjoy more tofu, green soybeans (edamame), tempeh and TVP (texturized vegetable protein).
3Add beans to your diet three to five times a week. Try lentil soup, black beans and rice, and hummus, and toss kidney beans into green salads.
Step4Include a serving of fiber-rich fruit or vegetables at every meal and snack.
For full article: http://www.ehow.com/how_12776_eat-lower-cholesterol.html?ref=fuel&utm_source=yahoo&utm_medium=ssp&utm_campaign=yssp_art Hope this helps.

Q. How to lower high cholesterol? The Doctor told my husband that his cholesterol levels are very high and that he has to lower them immediately. What foods are low in cholesterol and what foods should I be cooking for him to eat?

A. Any treatment of high cholesterol first begins with some lifestyle changes. This involves three simple, yet often difficult to execute, steps: improved diet, increased physical activity, and weight management.
Make sure your Husband is eating unsaturated fats instead of saturated and trans fats, avoiding cholesterol, increasing dietary fiber, and consuming more plant sterols/stanols. Increase his vegetables and whole grains intake, but decrease the fat, salt and sugar intakes.
Also, it will be easier for him to stick to his diet if the whole family changes their eating habits and eats healthier too. Start cooking healthy meals for the whole family and not just for him.

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Joseph does capture Philippe's ballet dancer-like grace and poise on the high wire.
"They were like speed bumps," said Wallenda, who hopes to set another record by traversing the Grand Canyon on a high wire next year.
Mordicai Gerstein's The Man Who Waled Between The Towers (DVD670, $59.95, 10 minutes) is inspired by the daredevil feat of French aerialist Philippe Petit's 1974 high wire walk between the World Trade Center towers.
Brian Palliser said he "claims he wants to get to the bottom of the sponsorship scandal but continually digs with a plastic shovel." His biographer John Gray states that the qualities which made Paul Martin a successful businessman and a brilliant finance minister are not the qualities of a great prime minister; and that now he gives the impression of a desperate man on a high wire who suddenly realized that in the big job there is no safety net."
However, FCMM delivered on what has become an increasingly tricky high wire act.
Like somebody spotting you on the high wire. She hates the spotlight, and I get a kick out of it."
So it's appropriate that Janine Antoni, a virtuoso of public displays of anxiety, learned to walk the high wire for a video commissioned by SITE Santa Fe for her career survey, "taught tether teeter." Miming a fearless Ariadne whose brave crossings double as a hero's journey, Antoni, dressed in sky blue, performs in front of her childhood home in Freeport, Bahamas.
Features include a no rattle, 1/8" x 1-1/2" angle iron base frame; removable 2-1/4" square, 1/4" diameter, 23" high wire panels; 3/4" noise-deadening layered wood bottom panel; and a choice of polyurethane, mold-on rubber or full pneumatic (tire and tube) casters (two swivel and two rigid), depending on load capacity.
But Filao (a pun on the French for high wire) is a far cry from the austere drama of early modern dance.