Medical Articles

How To Stop Back Pain

Every one of us has had back pain or knows someone who has suffered from back pain at some point in their lives. Sometimes it is just a minor ache and other times, it can be debilitating pain. For most cases, this can be rectified with some post building exercises in less than 15 minutes…

Diabetes – Smoking Danger

Nicotine is a stimulant, speeding up the heart by about 20 beats per minute with every cigarette and reduces the body's ability to use insulin by 15 percent. It also raises blood pressure. Nicotine makes arteries all over the body become smaller making it harder for the heart to pump through the constricted arteries, causing…

Risk Management and Obesity

If you work in the medical field you are probably familiar with the phrase Risk Management. Outside of caring for the patients, risk management is perhaps the most important issue facing a medical practice today. In recent years, American's of all ages have gotten heavier and health care professionals around the country seem to be…

How to Prevent Shaving Rash

Razor bumps, ingrown hair and shaving irritation are generally the effect of pulling the skin too tight during shaving and thereby cutting the hair too short. Some useful ways to prevent shaving rash include the following: (1) do not pull your skin tight during shaving, (2) shave in the direction of your hair growth, (3)…

Skin Fungus Is Contagious!

Be it Nail Fungus, Athlete's Foot, Ringworm (all Tinea) or any other type of Skin Fungus , it is, indeed contagious. Not only to people who come in contact with your, but also to animals and to other parts of you body! This is why so many people, after contracting (they "caught" it too) toe…

Allergy Facts You Should Know Before Trying to Treat It

Allergy is a condition wherein the body responds negatively to the presence of certain apparently harmless objects in the surroundings. An allergic reaction can occur in people when they come into contact with dust, pollen grains, certain spices or even fruits or vegetables, or when they take some drugs. Allergy is characterized in most instances…

Shyness or a Deeper Problem? Social Anxiety Disorder

WHAT IS SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER? (aka SAD, Social Phobia) Social Anxiety Disorder (also known as SAD or Social Phobia) is a mental illness affecting more than 15 million Americans today. This disorder usually usually manifests itself during early adolescence, and affects more women than men. Unfortunately, however, it is also currently one of the most…

What’s an LED Light Made Of?

An LED or light emitting diode is an optoelectronic device, which can emit light when it is properly biased. The early light emitting diodes used to emit a light beam of rather low intensity, but the modern ones make up for this set back by proper illumination or emission of light. The light emitted by…

How To Find Your Perfect Puppy

The choices you make at the start are crucial. You have to ask yourself if you are prepared to devote the next ten to fifteen years of your life to the care of this living, adorable creature. Are you ready to give him unconventional love and attention, for that is what he will be giving…

Caput Succedaneum Vs Cephalohematoma

When it is finally time for the birth of a baby, parents are ready to hold their precious and perfect child in their arms. They should not have to worry about birth injuries suffered by their baby during the delivery. Sadly, though, medical staff does not always perform up to their expected level, which can…

How To Recognize The Signs Of An Ulcer

An ulcer is a crater like sore usually 1/4 to 3/4 inch in diameter (can sometimes be 1 to 2 inches in diameter) and can form in either the lining of the stomach (gastric ulcer), below the stomach at the beginning of the small intestine in the duodenum (duodenal ulcer) or sometimes (but not often)…

Relation Between Anatomy and Physiology

Anatomy and physiology of human body are very closely connected medical sciences which are generally taught together. In simple words, anatomy is actually the study of the physical structure of the human body, on the other hand physiology deals with the explanation of the functions of specific organisms together with systems within the man. In…