Medical Articles

What Causes Cancer? Cancer, Genes, and Epigenetics

There are multiple causes of cancer. It is a very complicated process but can be simplified to lifestyle choices, chronic inflammation, infections, and genes. Lifestyle choices are the most important predictors of risk of diseases, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, stroke and cancer. What we eat, drink, or smoke are instrumental in what kind…

Bacteria Infections in Turtles

Common Bacteria in Turtles Slow moving and hard shelled, turtles make fun pets but have a bit of a down side. Tortoises and turtles often suffer bacterial infections that cause disease. The good thing is that with the proper housing, nutrition, and sanitation these infections can be avoided for the most part. Being familiar with…

Diseases of the Abdomen and Ultrasonography

Some diseases of the abdomen may also remain undetected for a long time. This is particularly true of gallbladder diseases – gallstones (cholelithiasis), inflammation of the gallbladder (cholecystitis), or even cancer of the gallbladder. Either gallstones or an inflamed gallbladder may lead to cancer of the gallbladder. Therefore, it is necessary to detect early cases…

Shoulder Pain Management

Because of the complex makeup of the shoulder joint, these complex movements make the shoulder extremely vulnerable to sprains, strains, tears and inflammation of the capsules, muscles, ligaments and bursa that are involved in the make-up of the joint itself. The shoulder joint is actually made up of three joints and one “articulation”, where the…

Treating Frozen Shoulder to Get Range of Motion Back

Treating frozen shoulder conservatively can be a challenge, right? Any experienced clinician knows that adhesive capsulitis can affect anyone without warning. When it does, its not your run-of-the-mill ache or pain. In fact, the pain from this condition is often overwhelming and unrelenting. There have even been comparisons to having a baby…and the pain from…

Common Facial Fractures

When an individual gets into a car accident or suffers substantial trauma to the face, there are a number of different groups of bones that may be affected by the resulting forces. As each major area of the face holds a specific structure and function, the injuries may create a range of different consequences which…

C6 C7 Disc Herniated

A C6 C7 disc that is herniated can be one of the most painful and debilitating conditions a person could ever suffer with. This article will discuss what a C6 C7 herniated disc is, how it occurs, and 3 steps you can use for relief. The spinal discs are a special type of ligament that…

Flatback Syndrome Is a Cause of Back Pain

A healthy human spine has three curves that ensure proper balancing of weight and shock absorption. The lumbar spine in the lower back naturally curves inward; this type of curve is called lordosis. The thoracic spine in the mid-back connects to the ribcage and curves outward, which is called kyphosis. Finally, the cervical spine in…

Biology Experiments for Teachers – Enzymes: Catalase

Safety. Although the hazards in the following experiments are negligible, you are advised to consult the latest edition of ‘Safeguards in the School Laboratory’ published by The Association for Science Education (ase.org.uk) before embarking on any experiment. Outline. Catalase is an enzyme which occurs in the cells of many living organisms. Certain of the energy-releasing…

Causes of Hip And Buttock Pain

Hip buttock pain may be triggered by many different causes and conditions. The goal of this article is to briefly list and describe the most common causes of hip buttock pain, but only a doctor can diagnose the source of your discomfort and recommend ways to get relief. Pain in the hip and buttocks areas…