Medical Articles

Why Does My Shoulder Pop – Is it Serious?

People will often come up to me and ask why their shoulders pop when they move. Most of the time the answer is simple. The typical reasons this happens are: 1. An inflamed muscle or tendon moving and because it is inflamed and bigger, it could make a popping sound or feel like a popping…

How Can Cerebral Palsy Be Prevented?

Cerebral palsy is a disorder that can occur in a child even before the child is born, during birth or after birth. This is a disorder where the part of the brain, which helps control muscles, is damaged. As the saying, ‘Prevention is better than cure’ goes; there are many preventive measures that pregnant women…

What’s Wrong With Glenn Beck’s Health?

Glenn Beck is a popular radio and television host, author, and conservative spokesman. Lately, he has been complaining of health problems. His first complaint was that he was having trouble seeing. More recently, he has complained about changes to his voice, numbness to his hands, and has had difficulty losing weight, despite starting to work…

Abdominal Hernia Support

Most people who get hernias are usually men, as they tend to exert themself more often, lifting heavy object over time etc. Doing this can lead to a tear in you abdominal wall and then the hernia protrudes. You may be thinking that older men are the only ones that get hernias but this is…

McKenzie Derangement Syndrome

The third syndrome which McKenzie distinguished was derangement syndrome. This syndrome has its theoretical basis in the effect of repetition of movement on the nucleus of the intervertebral discs. The outer covering of the disc, the annulus fibrosus, is firm and resilient to withstand the stresses on the structure and contain the nucleus when it…

Dosage to Treat Postherpetic Neuralgia

Neurontin doses Gabapentin (Neurontin) is given by mouth with food or between meals. If Gabapentin dose is lessened, interrupted or replaced with a similar medication, this should be done little by little over a minimum of 1 week (a longer period may be necessary at the discretion of the doctor who prescribes it). Postherpetic Neuralgia…

Are Video Baby Monitors Safe?

When it comes to the safety of our children and home, nothing is too much trouble. But have you thought about whether using a video baby monitors is safe? In this article, I will discuss whether these monitors can cause harm to your children and whether they can be misused by others. You may be…

Illnesses That Mimic Strep Throat

When you get that sore throat coming on, do you automatically think of strep throat? Is strep throat the only thing that causes a sore throat and swollen glands in the neck? The answer of course is no. There are several diseases that can mimic having strep throat and there are subtle ways of knowing…

Do Swollen Tonsils Create Tonsil Stones?

Have you ever noticed that when you have swollen tonsils there are tonsil stones for some strange reason? Or is this really the case? Is there a link between the two? First we have to look at the reason for the swelling of the tonsils. Although some people think that tonsils swell because of tonsil…

Metabolic Syndrome – The Silent Heart Epidemic

“All parts of the body which have a function, if used in moderation and exercise in labours in which each is accustomed, become thereby healthy, well-developed and age slowly, but if unused and left idle they become liable to disease, defective growth, and age quickly.” Hippocrates Metabolic Syndrome represents a group of markers that increases…