Medical Articles

Arthritis of the Knee – Types and Treatment

Arthritis is a form of joint disorder that involves symptoms like pain, inflammation, and swelling in is the area where two bones meet. The knee joint, for example, is where the ends of lower leg bones (the tibia and the fibula) and the thighbone (the femur) meet. Likewise, the hip joint is formed between the…

Is Your Teen Obsessed With Video Games?

This article is meant to provide some guidance for parents of a teen who might be obsessed with computer and/or video games. Let’s face it: games can be addictive. The game designers use every trick in the book not only to make a game interesting, but to hold attention while completing tasks, leveling up, or…

A Head Start on Treating the Shingles Patient

You have a new patient… They don’t have the shingles rash…at least not yet… But they do have: Nerve pain of unknown origin; Highly sensitive, tingling or burning skin; Pain in the left side of the chest and heart attack has been ruled out; Pain in the neck or back that begins to radiate down…

Sore Throats: Who Gets Antibiotics?

Most patients that walk into a doctor’s office with a  sore   throat  expect to be given something to make them feel better. Many are surprised, and even angry, when they are told that they will not be walking out with antibiotics. How do physicians, like myself, make this decision? Is it simply up to my…

Low Level Laser Therapy For Pain – LLLT

Low Level Laser Therapy or LLLT is a medical treatment commonly used to treat pain, joint disorders and some wound healing. It is most often used over joints and nerves. It uses lighted diodes to change the cellular function. There have been many clinical testings that show that LLLT is effective in providing pain relief…

What is Infantile Autism?

The autistic disorder is a life lasting neurological disorder involving also the childhood disintegrative disorder, Asperger disorder, Rett disorder and the pervasive development disorder. Autism is registered as one of the five pervasive development disorders and is usually diagnosed around the age of three. The most important pathological changes caused by autism are communication difficulties,…

Answers About Diabetes

Many Americans think you are only susceptible to diabetes if you eat a lot of sweets. While the consumption of sweets or sugar-laden foods certainly won’t help you decrease your risk, it is not the only cause of the disease. There are many factors that can put you at risk, and it is important to…

Taking on Obesity in America

Battling obesity in America is no easy endeavor. When I became involved in the battle against obesity in America, I knew that the diagnosis was devastating and the prognosis was dire. I knew that there were a number of obstacles that I would be facing in implementing a program comprehensive enough to effectively engage the…

Natural Diaper Rash Remedies

Ouch! Few things are more uncomfortable than baby’s diaper  rash . Almost all babies have at least one case of  rash  during their diapering years. Using a natural remedy may be best for baby’s delicate diaper area. Here are a few tips: Let baby air out Taking off the diaper and allowing baby to lie naked…

Sore Penis After Sex – Tips for Easing the Sting

Research suggests that an average sex session lasts between 3 and 13 minutes. That might not seem like very long, but an amazing amount of activity can take place in this space of time, and the bumping, friction and bending can leave the penis feeling bruised and sore. While time is the best medicine when…

What is Psoriasis and How to Treat it

What is Psoriasis? Psoriasis is a disease which affects the skin and joints and commonly causes red scaly patches to appear on the skin. The scaly patches are areas of inflammation and excessive skin production. Psoriasis can cause pain, itching, burning and emotional distress. It affects both sexes equally and can occur at any age,…

Fingernail Fungus Home Remedy

One of the most commonly dreaded condition is having a nail fungus. Fingernail fungus is a very common infection that affects the nails, either the fingernails or the toenails, sometimes both. The fungus enters the skin when injured and resides in the nail and/or between the nails and the nail bed. The nail bed is…

Allergies and Allergy Treatment

Allergies are becoming more common today, and the medical professionals aren’t sure why this is so. Most people aren’t affected by allergies, allergies are an abnormal immune system reactions to things that are typically harmless to most people. Food allergies are most common in infants and often disappear as a child gets older. There could…