Medical Articles

When Patella Surgery May Be Necessary

The knee is a remarkable creation. It is both durable and vulnerable at the same time. The way the knee is assembled, with the patella (kneecap) virtually “floating” in front of the joint with relatively large spaces between the related bones, the knee depends on surrounding muscle and ligaments to keep it stable and strong.…

Motorcycle Accident Attorney On Your Side

Any motorcycle accident attorney will tell you that the bike is one of the most dangerous vehicles on the road. Since the year 2000, deaths from bike collisions have increased in an appalling 78%. This means that the motorcycle is a more accident-prone vehicle compared to an automobile. It also means that this is a…

Pilates is Good Exercise for Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis, also known as the “silent disease”, is characterized by low bone mass and decreased bone tissue. The bones become brittle, thin and prone to fractures, especially of the hip, spine and wrist. Risk factors for developing primary osteoporosis are being postmenopausal, Caucasian or Asian descent, family history, low body weight, little or no physical…

Who is Taking Care of Your Baby?

Things have changed quite a bit since the days when it wasn’t uncommon that a baby or its mother died during the birthing process. These days, mothers are able to take home their babies within hours of having given birth. Still, though, there are complications associated with giving birth to a child. 75 percent of…

Reflux Esophagitis – If You’ve Got It, Do This Now

If you have reflux esophagitis, chances are you’ll know it. It presents with some very obvious symptoms. The main symptom is a burning chest pain that is similar to heartburn. This pain is caused by acid backing up into your esophagus and can cause damage to the esophageal lining. Left untreated, it can also increase…

Swollen Taste Buds – Cause for Concern?

Most people have had swollen, irritated or painful taste buds at some point in their lives. Fortunately, in most cases this is not a serious problem and there is no need to seek medical attention. Simple home remedies can often help reduce the discomfort. More serious causes of swollen taste buds include allergies, and some…

Bee Propolis a Natural Antibiotic

So isbee propolis a natural antibiotic? Here’s some research to help you judge for yourself! Did you know that propolis is used so extensively in Russia that it has been labelled the ‘Russian Penicillin’? I certainly didn’t, until very recently. But I was aware that knowledge about the antibiotic and healing properties of propolis dates…

Hernia Patch Lawsuits

Hernia Patch Litigation Court Will Hear Claims by Patients With Non-Recalled Hernia Mesh and Patch Devices Manufactured by Bard, Inc. and Davol, Inc. The court assigned to oversee the nationwide hernia patch and mesh lawsuits will hear claims of patients with both recalled and non-recalled hernia mesh and patch devices. Over the last few years…

Metabolic Acids and Plantar Fasciitis

Our feet are critical for our balance, coordination and of course, walking. We take them pretty much for granted until they hurt. Then we are really aware how important they are for our comfort. Thousands of people suffer from different conditions with the feet. One of the most painful is called plantar fasciitis. This is…

Diabetes and Trehalose – A Layman’s Review

Dietary advice from Governments and their advisers has been fundamentally flawed, not totally wrong, but flawed in one or more ways. The advice surrounding sugar is just one such area. True we should limit our intakes of sugars like Glucose, Fructose (corn syrup and other derivatives) and the biggest villain of all Sucrose. The only…

Bone and Calcium Metabolism: Prevention of Osteoporosis

Bone metabolism in the human body is a very dynamic process.  There is a constant lying down of bone by cells called osteoblasts and resorbtion of bone by cells called osteoclasts.  Initially the osteoblasts work much harder and faster that the osteoclasts and bone is laid down to facilitate growth. Each person has a genetically…

Fat Kids: The Role of Parents and Pediatricians

Despite widespread publicity about the obesity epidemic in children-everywhere you look you see fat kids-parents increasingly are willfully suffering from fat blindness: turning a blind eye as their children pack on the pounds. A study done a couple years ago found that more than three quarters of parents of pre-school-age obese sons and nearly 70%…