Medical Articles

4 Secrets to Speed Up Bone Healing

Have you ever broken an arm, foot, leg, wrist or any part of your body before? Or are you still currently healing from a broken bone? If you have, then you would want to speed up the healing of your fractured bone. Bone fractures tend to fully heal up approximately 4 to 8 weeks depending…

Management of Cerebral Palsy

The fifth of our series of ten articles on cerebral palsy (CP) outlines some strategies that can be used to manage the effects CP has on a person’s life. CP has no known cure, and as such the use of the word “management” is considered more appropriate than “treatment”. Effective management strategies can minimise the…

The Causes of Quadriplegia

When an individual suffers a spinal cord injury, he or she may suffer a number of related effects. The individual may lose sensory feeling in a body part, or the individual may suffer nerve damage. Unfortunately, the injury may be even more severe. Individuals who suffer serious trauma to their spinal cords may be left…

Osteoporosis In Women

Osteoporosis refers to a condition when the bones in the body become fragile and can end up breaking very easily. If osteoporosis is not treated, it can progress until a bone actually breaks. Usually these fractures occur in the hip, wrist and spine. If a hip gets fractured because of osteoporosis, the person would have…

Shingles Treatments Bordering on the Cure

Is there actually a shingles cure?-not exactly. However, there are treatments that run a close second to being called cures. To understand what shingles is-it is a condition caused by the same virus as chicken pox. When you first contract chicken pox virus it causes chicken pox-the next time this same virus emerges, it is…

Pain Caused by Ill Fitting Bras

It is estimated that well over 70 percent of women wear ill-fitting bras. Not only does this lead to discomfort, it can actually manifest as actual pain over time. Most people view bras as top down support systems. In English, this means they view the support being provided by the straps over the shoulders. In…

Sore Throat Set Off by Acid Reflux

Acid reflux can cause a number of seemingly unconnected other problems, and having a sore throat is just one of them. So how are these two ailments actually connected? In this article we’re going to look at what acid reflux is and how it can cause a sore throat, we’ll have a look at some…

Diabetes – How to Deal With Diabetes

Dealing with diabetes doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to have developed diabetes; dealing with diabetes means that you need to educate yourself in avoiding developing this disease, because to some degree, it can be avoided. You need to arm yourself with knowledge to avoid getting it or to keep it under control if in…

Childhood Obesity: Physical Effects

Obesity can be a problem as early as kindergarten for some children. Children who suffer from obesity will most likely endure a lifelong struggle with physical and emotional consequences. Physical effects of obesity in children include difficulty keeping up with physical activities, problems sleeping, and trouble with breathing. Not only are obese children more often…

Penis Rash and Jock Itch – Just Say No

As medical problems go, the penis rash that results from jock itch is not the worst problem a guy can have. Still, a rash down there is undeniably annoying, irritating and inconvenient, and it’s worth taking steps to avoid. Keeping the crotch hale, hearty and healthy is part and parcel of good penis care. Jock…

Cold Sores – Treatment For Any Kind of Breakout

I’m pretty sure that everyone has developed a cold sore at one point in their lives; today, were going to discuss different cold sores treatment to help you reduce or eliminate these annoying sores all together. Of course, with any course of treatment we need to figure out exactly what is a cold sore, and…