Medical Articles

Prevent Heart Disease in a Child

According to the American Heart Association (2008) heart disease in a child is either congenital or acquired. Children of parents with heart disease are more likely to acquire the illness at a future time in their lives. Therefore, preventing heart disease in a child should begin at infancy. Routine pediatric physician visits ought to include…

Venture Leasing: Startup Financing On the Rise

According to Pricewaterhouse Coopers, investment by institutional venture capitalists in startups grew from less than $3.0 billion at the beginning of the 1990’s to over $106 billion in 2000. Although venture capital volume has retreated significantly since the economic “bubble” years of the late 1990’s, the present volume of around $ 19 billion per year…

A Lawyer’s Guide to Cerebral Palsy and Medical Malpractice

Cerebral Palsy is a term for a group of chronic conditions that impair the brain’s ability to control body movement and muscle coordination due to brain-related damage which occurs before, during or after childbirth. When a part of the brain is damaged during pre-natal development, childbirth, or the first few years of an infant’s life,…

Hernia Repair – Part Three

The operative site of the repaired hernia will typically exhibit swelling, hardness and bruising secondary to the tissue fluid and blood under the wound, the wound being pulled together by the stitches and lastly by scar formation. All this will settle within a few weeks as healing progresses. Bruising tends to track downwards as the…

Lumbar Fusion

Severe impact due to a car accident can shove bones, muscles, and tissues out of their normal positioning. While all of these results are highly painful, accidents that affect the spine can also cause far reaching symptoms. The spinal column is made up of 24 vertebrae, each separated by a disc to provide cushioning and…

Mini Stroke Symptoms for Women

When talking about the mini stroke symptoms for women, the first question that probably comes in people’s mind is what exactly a mini stroke is. A mini stroke is, in many occasions, considered a sort of warning for the possibility of a regular stroke to appear. If a mini stroke occurs and no prevention steps…

Memory Loss Because of Mental Illness

Neurology and psychiatry are related in more than one ways. Naturally, an adverse effect on your mind can lead to some neurological problems. That is why mental illness can lead to memory loss in many cases. There are several types of mental illnesses and their effect on your memory varies depending on the severity of…

Penis Fungal Infection

A penis fungal infection can affect a man at any point in his life. He doesn’t have to be sexually active to contract candida albicans, however if a man is sexually active with a partner who has an active vaginal yeast infection outbreak, he is certainly at risk for getting yeast in his penis (and…

What are the Different Kinds of Alopecia?

Alopecia is a kind of disease where the autoimmune system of the body attacks the new cells forming in the hair follicles by mistake. Its main characteristic is hair loss that is sudden and random, as well as recurrent in some cases. Alopecia affects both men and women, regardless of age. There are different kinds…