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Successfully Golfing After a Stroke for Fun and Fitness

There is no denying stroke survivors have a lot to deal with as they go through the rehabilitation process and learn to live with physical limitations. Unfortunately, far too many people treat having a stroke as a sign they can no longer enjoy physical activities. For stroke survivor’s who love to play golf, those so-called…

The Dangers of Omeprazole Medication

Omeprazole medication is a drug used to treat ulcers (including stomach ulcers) and symptoms of GERD. It is the generic name for the brand Prilosec and Prilosec OTC. Omeprazole medication is in the proton pump inhibitor class of drugs which blocks production of stomach acid to reduce symptoms of acid reflux. Omeprazole medication is doctor…

Pet Diabetes Supplements to Help in Controlling Canine Diabetes

What is diabetes mellitus? This is the result when either the canine’s pancreas is unable to secrete sufficient insulin that the body needs; or if his body is incapable to responding to the insulin adequately. There are other factors that may contribute or aggravate this condition-diabetes is usually inherited; thus complete healing is seldom possible.…

Cut Out Sugar and Eat Saturated Fats to Fight Obesity – Part 3

Quit sugar, eat more fat, and become slimmer and healthier. Adapting to a sugar-free diet that has far fewer carbohydrates than today’s obesity-boosting ‘normal’ diets means having to substitute sugars with something else. That ‘something’ is healthy fats. It might seem to be rather counter-intuitive to eat fats in order to prevent obesity and lose…

Poison Ivy-Did You Know There Were So Many Symptoms!

Exposure to poison ivy usually results in an allergic reaction, which occurs when your skin comes in contact with the plant and or its oil. Some people are not allergic to poison ivy, but most people break out with rashes, blisters and develop an itching sensation after coming in contact with the plant. This usually…

Nitrile Exam Gloves – How to Avoid Dermatitis

For healthcare workers and other professionals who must wear hand protection, allergies caused by latex or the chemicals in non-latex gloves are a serious issue. As much as 17% of healthcare workers experience glove related allergic reactions. In order to avoid developing a possible life threatening latex allergy, many healthcare facilities have transitioned to nitrile…

Dealing With the Dysthymic Depressed

Depression is one of the world’s worst illnesses and it affects millions of people around the globe. There are different types of depression and each requires medical attention. Dysthymia pronounced dis-thi-me-a is a mood disorder characterized by chronic mildly depressed or irritable moods, often accompanied by other symptoms such as eating and sleeping disturbances, fatigue,…

Did You Know That Panic Attacks and Alcohol Are Related?

When people feel depressed, they often turn to alcohol to temporarily forget their problems. The same thing goes when people encounter anxiety. But, did you know that experiencing anxiety, panic attacks and alcohol are all related? Some sufferers turn to alcohol in an attempt to self-medicate or to diminish the symptoms of the disorder. This…

Classification of Ringworm

Ringworm can be classified into a lot of different species. Trichophyton and Microsporum are the most common sources of such fungi. This fungus deals with numerous part of the body that could lead to: Athlete’s foot, which is also known as ringworm of the foot and also as “Hong Kong foot” is a fungal disease…