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The Story Of Topaz The November Birthstone.

NOVEMBER BIRTHSTONE: COLOR AND MEANING ORDER HERE: LEARN ABOUT THE NOVEMBER BIRTHSTONE: TOPAZ by Martie Majoros  November’s birthstone, the topaz, symbolizes love and affection. It is believed to give the wearer increased strength and intellect. Learn more about topaz color, facts, and folklore. Topaz was once the name for any yellow gem; today, it describes the mineral aluminum fluoro-hydroxy silicate, the hardest of all silicate minerals. Topaz is found in igneous rocks and sometimes hydrothermal veins. WHAT COLOR IS TOPAZ? Topaz is colorless, but impurities turn it almost any hue, with yellow to amber being the traditional tones. Blue topaz is rare in nature; those available for sale commonly have been treated. Imperial topaz, a reddish-orange gem with pink undertones, is the most valuable form. TOPAZ SYMBOLISM The...

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How to use a nebulizer

Because you have asthma, COPD, or another lung disease, your doctor has prescribed medicine that you need to take using a nebulizer. A nebulizer is a small machine that turns liquid medicine into a mist. You sit with the machine and breathe in through a connected mouthpiece. Medicine goes into your lungs as you take slow, deep breaths for 10 to 15 minutes. It is easy and pleasant to breathe the medicine into your lungs this way. If you have asthma, you may not need to use a nebulizer. You may use an inhaler instead, which is usually just as effective. But a nebulizer can deliver medicine with less effort than an inhaler. You and your doctor can decide if a nebulizer...

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