Medical Articles

How is the Common Cold Transmitted?

How is the common cold transmitted inside the nose? The common cold is initially a viral infection of the lining of the nose. Cilia, small hairs, inside of the nose transmit the virus up and back into the region of the adenoids, sometimes causing cough and sore throat. The common cold is one of the…

A Common Disease – Bronchitis

In the winter time, the most common disease that one can develop is bronchitis. This is the result of an infection with a virus, most of the times. There is always the possibility that symptoms of bronchitis carry out for some time even after bronchitis has been cured. Another reason someone may get bronchitis is…

Joint Replacement Risks to Be Aware of

Joint replacement is a surgical option when the joint is damaged to such an extent that it hampers free movement and causes extreme pain. The decision to undergo such a surgery is difficult. There is a lot of apprehension around how it is done, what materials are used for the artificial joints, do many people…

The Symptoms Of Spondylolisthesis

The word "Spondylolisthesis" has been derived from the Greek words "spondylos" means "Spine" and "Listhesis" means "Slippage". Spondylolisthesis is a condition of forward dislocation of one vertebra over the one beneath it. If this dislocation is very much, it produces pressure on spinal nerves. Forward movement of vertebra is called "Anterolisthesis" while backward movement is…

My Clavicle Fracture Experience

A clavicle fracture can be quite a headache, in addition to the neck shoulder arm pain! I broke my clavicle bone on the 4th of July. I did not realize that the lump on my right shoulder was a broken bone. Go figure! I continued working, dealing with the pain and putting heat on my…

Health Issues Concerning Asian Women

Did you know that Asian American women are at high risk for developing osteoporosis? Statistics actually show that Asian women in the United States have many of the same risk factors as Caucasian women. If you are Asian American woman, it is important that you understand what osteoporosis is and the steps you should take…

Jenn, Rachel and Cerebral Palsy

On a typical day, Rachel can be found wearing, or trying to wear, a tutu; Jenn can be seen wearing one eyebrow raised much higher than the other questioning the sanity of either herself, or whomever she is talking to at the moment, I have not figured out which yet. I am not sure which…

Paralysis by Presentation

Have you ever been hypnotised? You may not know it yet, but even if you think you’ve never been hypnotised it possibly happened whilst you were at work. You may find this story of a coincidence enlightening. I recently had the opportunity to participate in a group hypnosis session. It turns out I’m not particularly…

Repair of Hernia – Part One

When a hernia occurs a part of the bowel or abdominal fat, normally within the abdomen, protrudes out through a weakened part. An inguinal hernia is the commonest type and occurs in the groin. There is a small gap deep in the wall of muscle in the abdomen, just above the ligament in the groin,…

Osteoporosis – A Health Risk For Women

Osteoporosis affects over 10 million Americans, and 80 percent of those are women. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, an additional 34 million Americans have low bone density, a serious risk factor for developing osteoporosis and suffering a fracture. Osteoporosis is a serious health risk for women, and the more you know about this disease,…

Sciatic Nerve Pinch Pain May Lead to Suicide Attempts

Sciatic nerve pinch pain, also called Sciatica, can lead the person suffering to a suicide attempt. Sciatica pain usually occurs from behind the lower back towards the thigh. It is usually caused by a herniated disc pushing down on the sciatic nerve. The symptoms of sciatic nerve pain usually include numbness, tingling sensation and pain…

Can Plagiocephaly Be Treated in Adults?

These days it’s common to see babies with flat heads, and you might have even seen one or two sporting funny looking helmets to correct the deformity. But what if you have reached adulthood with a flat spot on your head, having been born at a time when knowledge of this condition was limited? Can…

Sore Throat Treated With Remedies

Every fall I go through the same scenario. It is just like clockwork. I wake up one day out of the blue and I feel like a forklift is sitting on my head. My whole body is sore and I can’t get out of bed for the life of me. I feel cold, then hot…

Bad Breath Because of Tonsils

Bad breath because of tonsils is a different condition from bad breath caused by bacteria living on the tongue and breaking down cells and proteins naturally present in the mouth. When bacteria colonize and infect the tonsils, the condition is tonsillitis, and it is an infection that requires medical attention. The bacteria that cause tonsillitis…