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Heart Attacks Information

A lot is written about the so called common signs of Heart Attacks and what they are supposed to typically consist of but what is fact and what is fiction? Here we take a look at the basic issues surrounding Heart Attacks or Myocardial infarctions. A Myocardial infarction (MI or AMI for acute myocardial infarction)…

Heart Diseases Part Xvi – Aspirin: Friend or Foe ?

Besides cancer, heart disease kills more than 2,000 Americans everyday. Approximately 60 million Americans have heart disease. There are many causes of heart disease. Anything that serves to damage the inner lining of blood vessels and impedes the transportation of oxygen and nutrition to the heart can be defined as a risk of heart disease.…

The Facts on Tb and Tb Test Reports

For decades, great strides have been made in the fight against TB but in recent years it has been on the rise. While some may be quick to place the blame on lax immigration laws, the actual demographics of TB just don’t back this line of thinking up. For instance, Richmond California, a predominantly African…

How to Treat Brain Tumors

However, few maladies manage to both simultaneously confound researchers in their mystery, yet hold such promise for the cure and management as prominently as brain tumors. There is strong belief that some significant breakthroughs in brain tumor treatment may only be 4-6 years away. Medical professionals and scientists use this particular classification system so that…

Pulmonary Embolism – Symptoms and Causes

Pulmonary embolism (PE) is an extremely common and highly lethal condition that is a leading cause of death in all age groups. A good clinician actively seeks the diagnosis as soon as any suspicion of PE whatsoever is warranted, because prompt diagnosis and treatment can dramatically reduce the mortality rate and morbidity of the disease.…

Infant Bronchitis – Everything Parents Need To Know

Parents can sacrifice all their lives for children, hen when their child is unwell how can they have a sound sleep? When the child is persistently coughing & breathing with difficulty, you might be thinking that this no ordinary cough or cold. Well, check with your pediatrician as your baby might be suffering from Bronchiolitis.…

Home Remedies for Bronchitis – Which Remedies Do Wonders

Bronchitis refers to the inflammation of the bronchial tree, an important organ of respiratory track in the human body. Since the organ is related to the respiratory track, any adverse condition affecting the organ will affect the breathing too and therefore, in bronchitis, there will be difficulty in breathing. The condition occurs when the inner-wall…

Physiotherapy – Management of Hip Replacement

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the commonest joint degeneration condition in the world, resulting in huge amounts of pain and suffering, work loss, expense and disability. Ageing of western developed populations, soon to be followed by some developing countries such as China, will place an increasing burden on medical services as the occurrence of OA rises steadily…

Anterior Hip Replacement – What is it All About?

As a Fellowship Trained Joint Replacement Surgeon, I am often asked about the latest developments in arthritis surgery. With the advent of minimally invasive techniques in orthopedic surgery there has been a renewed interest in performing hip replacement through the front (anterior) of the hip as opposed to the more traditional posterior, or backside approach.…

Fractures, Bone Pain, Foot or Leg Cramp Treatment

Fractures, bone pain, foot or leg cramp during post menopause can also be referred to as Osteoporosis. Bone strength slowly decreases and causes the skeletal system to become more fragile. Bone density represents about 70 percent of the bone’s strength. When osteoporosis exists, the bone become porous, giving the body a greater chance to have…

Danger signs of Tick Paralysis in Dogs

In standard terms, this is not a paralysis of ticks, but rather a paralysis which ticks can cause mammals such as dogs to contract, because ticks secret a toxin which affects the nervous system of mammals. This toxin is released into the blood stream of the dog when the tick bites causing muscular weakness. It…