Medical Articles

Growing New Brain Cells – and Wiring Them Up

Not too long ago, scientists believed that adults couldn’t grow new neurons in their brain. However, work over the last several years has debunked this myth. We now know that adults continue to grow new neurons throughout life, a process called neurogenesis. Yes, new growth slows down after middle age but it continues. However, there…

Brain Tumors Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Brain tumors, also known as brain cancer, start within the substance of the brain, spinal cord or nerves. Some tumors which arise from the brain or spine coverings (meninges) are also considered primary brain tumors. Metastatic brain tumors have spread from cancer in other parts of the body, most frequently from the lungs, breast and…

Pneumonia, Bronchitis, Asthma and Allergy

Pneumonia/ Bronchitis, Asthma/Allergy Bronchitis is an infection/inflammation that can be viral, bacterial, mycoplasmic, rickettsiae, parasitic or allergic in origin that affects the big, main air carrying tube systems of the lungs. Pneumonia is the infective, inflammatory or obstructive process of the filling with anything such as fluid of pus or mucus, bacteria, or pollen of…

Chest Pain Causes

Chest pains can therefore signal a life threatening situation and the causes can be anything from heart failure to lung problems. Getting help for a heart attack or lung injury could save your life. There are different types of chest pain, but not all of them are a symptom of heart attack. Indigestion pleurisy sore…

Causes, Signs and Symptoms of Chest Muscle Strain

Chest muscle strain is experienced by numerous people today.  Although it is easy to manage and endure mild strains, a severe one can be a big problem in the performance of daily tasks.  Mild strains may sometimes to lead to even worse complications if not addressed immediately, and may even require surgery. The discomfort that…

How To Treat Bronchitis

Bronchitis is as a result of an inflammation of the medium sized airways to the lungs.  This can be caused by bacteria and viral pathogens.  One should learn how to treat bronchitis.  If the condition is not taken care of it can cause other health problems such as pneumonia and asthma.  The symptoms of bronchitis…

Sudden shoulder pain Causes

Working for long hours suddenly you shoulder snap, pain starts to grow in your shoulder. Every now and then you feel a sudden shoulder pain. Not only does it bother you but you’re not able to work your best because of the pain. There are several reasons why we have such sudden inflammation after long…

Lisfranc Fracture Dislocation Treatment Information

The Lisfranc fracture-dislocation is a term for the most common changes in the foot, composed of dislocation backbone of the tarsometatarsal joints. The second metatarsal extends down in the row of small bones and acts as a stabilizing force. The bones are held in place by connective tissue (ligaments), which covers both across and down…

Proximal Femur Fractures Information

Hip fracture is among the most common injuries necessitating hospital admission. A hip fracture is a fracture in the proximal end of the femur (the long bone running through the thigh), near the hip joint. Proximal femoral fractures include a broad group of common fractures of the femoral head and neck typically occurring in osteoporotic…

The Multiple Facets of Bell’s Palsy

How Bell’s palsy affects you Most often people awake one day to find they have Bell’s palsy. In other cases, symptoms such as dry eyes or tingling around the lips and cheek progress to classic Bell’s palsy within a day. Occasionally symptoms may take a few days to be recognizable, but the degree of paralysis…

A Comparison of Hernia Hospitals in North America

The best places to go for hernia repair are dedicated hernia hospitals.  This is because hernia repair is a complex surgery for which a surgeon can never have enough experience. No general surgeon can offer success rates as high as dedicated hernia surgeons. However, to go to a dedicated hernia hospital, you will have to…

Your Spine After A Car Accident

Among the different causes of injuries among children and adults, car accidents have been reported as one of the top causes.  It accounts for 55% of spinal injury cases in the US.   What kinds of injuries can I get from car accidents? Car accident injuries affect different parts of the body. The most commonly…