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Aspiration and Aspiration Pneumonia

Your physician or speech-language pathologist may have recommended an instrumental swallowing assessment ( video-swallow study or fiberoptic evaluation of swallowing), be conducted to better assess the strength and efficiency of muscles involved in swallowing, and the ability of your vocal folds to protect you airway from aspiration. (aspiration is when secretions, food or liquid enter…

Acute Asthmatic Bronchitis

The respiratory system is one of the most important systems in the human body. It is the part of the body that distributes oxygen throughout the body in order for it to live. Without it, the body will not be able to survive. This is why it is important for you to always take care…

Improving Joint Health Naturally

As we age, our joints can begin to deteriorate and cause us the pain we know as arthritis. Though some of us are more genetically predisposed to arthritis than others, we can all take steps to making sure that the effects of arthritis on our bodies are minimal. Though there are plenty of supplements and…

Understanding Diamonds

A diamond is just pure carbon crystal. If you look at the chemistry of diamond, it is pure carbon. The arrangement of the carbon atoms differently makes it a unique gem. A diamond is considered precious from the ancient times and is popular for its strength. How a diamond is formed? Diamonds are formed in…

The Top Seven Questions About Ankle Fractures

Breaking your ankle can be a very devastating injury which can involve significant time off your feet depending on the extent of your injury. The below question and answer format will give you much of the information you need to know about treatment if you or someone you know sustains a broken ankle. FAQ (Frequently…

Osteoporosis – Why Is It Important

Osteoporosis is a chronic condition of the bone where the bone mineral density is lower and the micro-structure of the bone is disordered making the bone weaker. Osteopenia is a thinning of the bone, but not severe enough to meet the criteria for osteoporosis. Bones which have lost their mineral density are at higher risk…

Cerebral Palsy in Personal Injury Cases

Cerebral palsy is an umbrella term that covers a variety of brain and nervous system disorders that cause limitations to movement. These limitations can affect the person’s ability to speak clearly and sometimes results in the inability to walk. Some of the different types of cerebral palsy include spastic, hypotonic, dyskinetic, and ataxic. Spastic is…

Paralysis of Analysis

Friday I had a meeting with a physician that I have met with numerous times over the last few years. He knows he has a problem, but can not get past the fact that he has spent a very large amount of money on an existing software that has EMR / EHR and practice management…

What Are the Symptoms of a Hiatal Hernia?

A hiatal hernia is an extremely unpleasant and uncomfortable health complaint, and as any sufferer will be quick to inform you, it can and will have a significantly detrimental effect on their quality of life. A hiatal hernia occurs whenever a small portion of the stomach ends up pressing against the diaphragm of the person…

Why Should I Choose Back Surgery?

The success rate for has risen in recent years, making it a much more preferable treatment than it was 20 or 30 years ago. With the advancement in both the tools used and the technical skill of the physicians, patients can choose with much more confidence than before. Both the diagnostic measures and the surgical…

Herpes Zoster – Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment

Herpes zoster, also known as ‘shingles’, is a syndrome characterized by a painful, unilateral vesicular rash, usually restricted to the skin area supplied by a particular nerve. Herpes zoster is usually caused by a reactivation of the chicken-pox virus, which lies dormant in the spinal dorsal root ganglia. Common symptoms include pain in a particular…