Medical Articles

Coronary Artery Calcium Scans Detect Early Stages of CAD

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in men and women in the United States. Approximately 50% of acute myocardial infarction’s occur in people without any history of coronary artery disease. Sudden cardiac death is often the first sign of coronary heart disease. Coronary atherosclerosis is a slow progressive disease that oftentimes goes unrecognized…

Burst Courses of Corticosteroid Therapy

For many conditions a short course of high dose prednisone or similar oral corticosteroid therapy can lead to dramatic improvement. Examples of illnesses treated effectively with burst course of prednisone include croup, acute exacerbations of asthma and chronic bronchitis, many acute allergic reactions, acute attacks of gout, and numerous other acute inflammatory disorders. Corticosteroids are…

What is Neuroendocrine Carcinoma of Colon?

One of the most aggressive and disastrous forms of cancer is neuroendocrine carcinoma of colon. The worst part of this disease is that it is usually detected at the advanced stages where is it very difficult to curb it and treat it. As the symptoms of neuroendocrine colon cancer become visible only at very advanced…

Pneumonia Home Remedies

Pneumonia home remedies can be used along with conventional medicine to relieve the pain and discomfort of painful lungs, breathlessness, coughing, fatigue and fever. The best pneumonia home remedies focus on providing good nutrition, rest and specific immune-boosting supplements. Supplements Vitamin C is one of the better known pneumonia home remedies. Vitamin C boosts your…

Holy Basil and Its Medicinal Value

Holy basil is world famous for its value as a natural medicine. If a person eats 4-5 leaves of it every day then he/she is naturally protected from many diseases. It is very useful in cold, cough, bronchitis, pneumonia, influenza, lungs, and throat infections. So, it is wise to have a plant of it at…

Camphor Blocks and Their Healing Properties

Camphor blocks have been used for their natural therapeutic properties for years, and for many have even become a symbol of their grandmother’s old fashioned remedies. Camphor has many faithful followers and they swear blind by its wonderful healing powers and always keep some to hand, for a whole range of purposes. Camphor originally comes…

Arthritis In Knee: Symptoms and Treatment Options

Arthritis in knee is common, although much more common forms of arthritis are found to be in the hands and fingers. Arthritis in the knee is most commonly known as osteoarthritis. People who suffer with osteoarthritis in their knees may start to notice some stiffness and swelling around the knee cap. These symptoms may get…

Arthritis, Osteoarthritis and Hip Dysplasia

Arthritis is defined as a sub-inflammatory disease of the joint. This can occur on the following occasions: luxation (dislocation), distortion (strain), contusion (bruise), infection (after injury, after tick bites or by inflammation in the body via the bloodstream), allergies or intoxication, infections (e.g. flu-like infections with limb pain) or metabolic waste products (uric acid). The…

Rehabilitation After Calcaneal Fractures

Fractures of the heel bone or calcaneus can be very severe injuries as the joints involved in the hind foot are very complex and very important in weight bearing and walking. Most calcaneal fractures are caused by vertical loading such as falls from a height or vehicle accidents. The fractures which result from such injuries…

Early Season Recreational Skiing

As I write this, it is mid January 2010 and most of the ski areas have been open since before the Christmas-New Years holidays. As a senior, I waited for the holiday excitement to subside before venturing forth for my first outing. The first ride up the lift was invigorating as I reviewed the new…

Cerebral Palsy Exercise – Yoga

An ancient Indian practice which involves body movements and training the mind to achieve balance is called yoga. The purpose of yoga is to make an individual healthy, both physically and mentally. Practicing yoga as part of the daily routine is beneficial for persons with disabilities. The different postures or asanas, in particular the twists…

The Sleeping Disorder of Sleep Paralysis

Sleep paralysis occurs when the person is not able to move around at all as there is a problem in every action and motion including speech. This problem mainly occurs when the person is just about to sleep or he is just up from sleep. There is a feeling that relates to the fact that…