Medical Articles

First Aid for Parrots

Unfortunately, accidents can – and DO happen, so it’s always a good idea to be prepared! While accidents usually produce obvious injuries, illnesses are often kept well hidden by birds. In nature, if you’re sick you pose a threat in making your whole flock vulnerable to predators, so parrots have become adept at masking signs…

What Are Centers of Excellence at Hospitals?

When I first began researching information on various hospitals across the United States, I came across many hospitals that offered a variety of Centers of Excellence. I was curious as to what constituted a Center of Excellence as opposed to just listing a program as a specialty service, so I decided to research this as…

Setting Up a Dental Clinic – The Right Way

Attractive dental offices are the gateway to a dentist’s lasting successful career. Small dental clinics/offices often house a single dental practitioner and a dental assistant. Dental associate teams often occupy an entire floor of a hotel or building. Depending on the spatial preferences of the dentist, the clinic must always look amiable and inviting to…

Diabetes – A Degenerative Disease

Diabetes Disease: In normal individuals food is broken down to glucose in the presence of insulin the glucose present in blood is utilized by body cells with the aid of insulin secreted by pancreas for getting energy to maintain optimal health. Diabetes is a condition which is signified by a higher concentration of glucose levels…

Cerebrovascular Diseases – Cerebral Thrombosis

Approximately 30% of all strokes is due to atherosclerotic thrombosis. Usually, the major occlusion is preceded by one or more transient ischemic attacks. Sometimes, there is only a single attack. The stuttering intermittent progression of neurologic deficits over several hours or days (stroke-in-evolution) is often diagnostic of thrombosis. Headache is an infrequent symptom. It is…

Occupational Therapy For Children With Epilepsy

The Effect of Epilepsy on Development Epilepsy is the name of a group of conditions where there are electrical disturbances in the brain. Children with epilepsy have the same range of intelligence and abilities as other children. However, learning disabilities, emotional problems, and motor impairments commonly accompany seizures and may be exacerbated by the medications…

Symptoms and Treatment for the Thunderclap Headache

A thunderclap headache is a severe and sudden headache with enough force to literally knock a person over. It feels like the worst headache of your life. The sudden impact of the headache can come out of nowhere. The pain can peak within 60-seconds, with the pain often starting to fade and clear after 60-minutes.…

Schizophrenia – Do You Think You Have It?

There are several reasons and excuses for why Schizophrenia goes undiagnosed or mistreated. Sometimes it is the result of denial by the person affected with the illness, or by the people around them. Other times it is the result of lack of education about the illness and an inability to understand what the symptoms are.…

The Mental Health Continuum

Mental health is beyond the absence of mental illness. It is “a state of emotional and social well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community’”, as defined by the…

7 Things You Should Know About Optical Migraines

Sometime in our lives, we experience headaches that come and go and are often so severe that our daily routines are affected. Oftentimes, when these headaches occur, we also experience some form of visual changes. Then we say, “It’s probably just a migraine.” 1. What is a migraine? Migraine is a recurrent type of headache…