Writing Effective (and Requisite) Essay Openers

When we write for college courses, we write for an audience other than ourselves. And it’s an audience of more than one–the professor who assigned the piece. A good way to think of (and never forget) audience is to imagine we are writing the assignment for a popular magazine that sits in multiple copies on…

Acid Reflux: The Symptoms To Watch Out For

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a condition wherein the chyme (the semi-digested food in the stomach) goes up in to the esophagus which is primarily caused by dysfunctional lower esophageal sphincters (LES), abnormal contractions of the esophagus, and delayed emptying of the stomach. Esophagitis, or inflammation of the lining of the esophagus, may result from…

Hygienic Practices In The Handling And Preparation Of Food

The hygienic handling and preparation of food are of great importance in the prevention of food contamination and food poisoning. In home, it is necessary to handle your food to ensure that food is prepared as hygienically as possible. This can be achieved by following a few basic rules. 1. Personal hygiene ยท Before preparing…

Peptic Ulcers – Causes and Cures

A peptic ulcer is a sore in the inner lining of the stomach or upper small intestine (duodenum). When the intestine or stomach’s protective layer is broken down, ulcers develop. The digestive juices contain hydrochloric acid and an enzyme called pepsin that can damage the intestine or stomach tissue. These can also injure the esophagus.…

How to Get Rid of Stubborn Heartburn and Indigestion

Heartburn due to acid reflux has been a serious problem for many people especially nowadays with increasingly unhealthy lifestyle trends. More and more people are complaining of the distressing symptoms of heartburn. While you may believe that only medications can help you get rid of heartburn, there are in fact many heartburn home remedies that…

Three Unusual Symptoms Heartburn Can Cause

Although acid reflux is quite common, the range of symptoms heartburn can produce is surprisingly broad, with some symptoms that are easily recognizable, and others that are more unusual and can therefore be difficult to recognize as symptoms caused by heartburn. If you suspect you may be suffering from symptoms heartburn may have triggered –…

Three Ways H Pylori Can Kill

In a recent survey I conducted on H Pylori, one of the most common questions that people asked was “Can H Pylori Kill?” Well, unfortunately the answer to this question is “yes, H Pylori can kill”. It may surprise you to read this, especially if your doctor has dismissed H Pylori as only a minor…

Reflexology and Edema

What is edema (also spelled oedema), anyway? Well, it’s an observable swelling that comes from a fluid accumulation in body tissues. And, edema most commonly occurs in the feet and legs, where it’s referred to as peripheral edema. The swelling is the result of the accumulation of excess fluid under the skin in the spaces…

10 Hot Tips for Passing the BLS and CPR Exam

Here is a guide to help you improve your chances of passing the certification exam for BCLS, BLS, and CPR. If you take the advice given here seriously, you will do very well on the exam. But you must allow yourself plenty of time to learn all of this material – especially if you are…

Heart Attack Prevention Secrets

Heart attacks are terrible things. Shooting pain down your arm followed by what feels like a semi truck driving into your chest is just not something that anybody should look forward to. Luckily these days if you can get to the hospital in time there's a fairly good chance that you can survive your heart…

Clean Teeth Help Fight Heart Disease

Every time you watch TV, you always see commercials endorsing brand of toothpaste or a brand of toothbrush. Of course, these commercials were meant to bring profit to their companies and at the same time, promote oral hygiene to all people. Oral hygiene is a very important thing to be observed. Starting from when you…

How to Get Rid of a Cold? Case: Chaga

What Is Chaga? Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) is a fungus parasitic that grows on birches and in some rare cases in other trees. Chaga can easily be identified as it has the distinctive appearance of burnt charcoal. It can be found in birch forests of Europe, Russia and Korea. Also in some parts of the United…

Is My Headache Caused by a Brain Tumor?

Almost everyone experiences a headache now and then. In most cases these intermittent headaches will not be a sign of a more serious health condition. However, in some instances the headache will only be a symptom of some underlying disease or condition. There are two types of headaches, primary and secondary. Primary headaches are simply…