Medical Articles

Fingernail Fungus

Fingernail fungus is an unsightly and embarrassing infection that is quite common and notoriously hard to get rid of. Our bodies are usually efficient at fighting off fungal infections: fungi’s main activity is to help break down dead material such as decomposing plant and animal material and anything else organic that is not living. Intact…

Workers’ Compensation and Neck Strain

Employees with jobs that require them to perform one repetitive task throughout the day may develop a neck strain injury. For example, if someone is sitting a computer and straining to see the screen or must constantly engage in heavy lifting while on the job, he or she may be at risk for this condition.…

Iron Palm, Is The Secret Out?

When I talk to people about Iron Palm, they think that it’s just about breaking bricks. They even ask, “Why do you want to learn how to break bricks?”. Well, it’s not about breaking bricks. What it is about is cultivating and controlling your Chi, your internal energy. I look at Chi and where it…

Guinea Pig Cyst Treatment

A cyst in guinea pigs is a hard lump on the surface of the skin. What sets it out from other types of lumps such as tumors and abscesses is that it doesn’t cause pain to the pig by itself or when you touch it. In fact, many guinea pigs live with cysts for a…

Effects of Emetophobia on an Individual

Emetophobia consists of an irrational fear of being sick and vomiting. It is known as the fifth phobia that is most common in the world. A person who has this condition avoids various situations that may be part of a daily routine, just out of the fear that he or she may vomit otherwise. It…

Reducing Heartburn: Foods to Avoid With Acid Reflux

Reducing the sensation of heartburn is as easy as knowing the different foods to avoid with acid reflux. Heartburn occurs when the LES of the stomach, or the lower esophageal sphincter, is weakened due to several reasons. When the muscle is weakened, it causes the acid content of the stomach to reflux, thus the burning…

How To Treat Vitamin B12 Deficiency Symptoms

There are many people who are consuming vitamin B12 supplements do not know that vitamin B12 and folate are B complex vitamins that are necessary for normal red blood cell. Vitamin B12 is rarely found in vegetables, which is why vegetarians and especially vegans who don’t eat dairy products or meat, are especially at risk.…

Nosocomial Infections

When a patient is admitted to the hospital, he or she expects to receive treatment and emerge healthier than when they entered. However, oftentimes patients are exposed to certain conditions in which they can be subject to acquisition of an infection. This type of hospital-acquired infection is called “Nosocomial” and is typically diagnosed within the…

The Mysterious Summer Cold

What is a summer cold? A summer cold is an illness caused by a virus infection located in the nose and leads to symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, cough, headache, fever, etc. which are a result of the body’s response to the infection. Does that sounds an awful lot like the winter…