Medical Articles

Rainforest Plants – Guaco

Family: Asteraceae Genus: Mikania Species: cordifolia, glomerata, guaco, laevigata Common Names: Guaco, guace, bejuco de finca, cepu, liane Francois, matafinca, vedolin, cipó caatinga, huaco, erva das serpentes General Description: Guaco is a climbing vine of Asteraceae family. The leaves are large; those of the mikania laevigata species exude a vanilla aroma when crushed together. ‘Guaco”…

Burning Chest – Signs of Acid Reflux

Do you have heartburn? Do you have a burning chest? There are various signs that may point to heartburn or GERD. There are so many causes of people dismissing this ailment, and they think that it is a normal occurrence. Heartburn is in fact, not normal. Everything about it is a result of a dysfunction…

Viral & Bacterial Bronchitis – The Differences

Environmental factors can cause illness, just as much as viruses and bacteria can. When you become ill, quality of life is affected. Relationships with family and friends can suffer. A healthy lifestyle may help you to prevent illnesses. Get into a regular routine of hygiene and immunizations and exercise and diet, and this will go…

Is Shoulder Discomfort A Pain In The Neck?

One of the most common complaints I hear involves pain in the shoulder, particularly amongst my most physically active patients. Not only do they have shoulder pain but usually a stiff and sore neck from trying to keep the shoulder from moving (and hurting!) too much. Participating in sports that involve a lot of arm…

Spinal Fracture

The skeletal system is made up of 206 bones and provides support, allows for movements and protects the internal organs of the body. Sometimes, too much pressure is applied to the bones that results to what we know as fracture. Fractures are often classified as either open or closed. An open fracture is a fracture…

Basic Information You Should Know About Birth Injuries

Although you may know that there are often babies born with birth defects, you might not be that knowledgeable about how these birth defects came about. Although many are hereditary or caused by some other natural reason, there are other birth defects caused through injury at time of the birth. The injury can happen whilst…

Helping a Coworker With Cerebral Palsy

Has a colleague recently been diagnosed with cerebral palsy? If so, you may be wondering how you can help him or her through this difficult period. Here, we’ll provide some ways that you can show your support without feeling uncomfortable (or making anyone else feel awkward). 1. Be a Good Listener If your coworker tells…

Dangerous Holiday Sea Creatures

All marine animals should be assumed to be venomous and treated with great respect. Swimmers, bathers and paddlers are stung by venomous fish even in temperate regions, and noxious creatures abound in tropical seas. Fish toxins are inactivated by immersion in very hot water, and prevention and treatment are described in detail below. Touch nothing…

Newborn Umbilical Hernia Treatment

UMBILICAL HERNIAS (“OUTIES”) (Birth-12 Months) What is happening inside my baby’s body? A pair of stomach muscles runs down the belly from the ribs to the pelvis. These muscles are the same ones that you can see on a bodybuilder’s abdomen. The muscles are parallel and are joined together from top to bottom by their…

Spinal Stenosis – Finally a Non-Surgical Solution

What is Stenosis? Spinal Stenosis is a medical condition in which the spinal canal narrows and compresses the spinal cord and/or exiting nerve roots. Stenosis is from the Greek word meaning “a narrowing”. Central canal stenosis is a narrowing of the channel in the center of each vertebra through which passes the spinal cord on…

Shingles Cures – Is There One?

Shingles cures are very desirable because no one wants to be in pain. Shingles (Also called: Herpes zoster, Postherpetic neuralgia) is a painful, blistering rash caused by the same virus as chickenpox. Finding shingles cures for anyone who suffers from it, is necessary, even though it affects only a limited area of skin. Someone with…