For Weight Loss: If You Could Only Pick One

Nothing about weight loss has changed since the beginning of time! The road to a healthy weight has always been the Second Law of Thermodynamics; Calories in – Calories out = Calories accumulated. To put it simply, to lose weight you need to eat less, exercise more or both. What if you could only use…

Quadriplegia -causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Causes of Quadriplegia Cervical (neck) injuries usually result in four limb paralysis. This is referred to as Tetraplegia or Quadriplegia. Injuries above the C-4 level may require a ventilator or electrical implant for the person to breathe. This is because the diaphragm is controlled by spinal nerves exiting at the upper level of the neck.…

The Best Hospitals in Rio De Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is the second largest city of Brazil and was the capital of the country up to 1960. Rio is the third largest metropolitan area in South America. The headquarters of many international oil, telephone, media and communication companies in Brazil are located here. Rio will also host the final match for 2014…

Understanding "Foot-Drop" and Peroneal Neuropathy

A “foot-drop” is a medical term which–thankfully–does not mean that the foot suddenly disconnects from the leg. Rather, it means that when the leg is lifted from the ground, the foot droops downward at the ankle. The muscles that are supposed to prop up the foot have become so weakened that they cannot overcome gravity’s…

Groin Hernia – a Very Common Disease!

Patients recovering from groin hernia should not put the tissue under the tension after a week of repairs, so they are asked not to drive for a month or two. From this point of view, in the course of a sudden impact or stop postoperative pain could lengthen the response times. In large cities around…

Rehabilitation Using Acupuncture: Post-Surgical and Pre-Surgical

A major surgery can be debilitating and keep you from doing the things you want and need to do for a long time. Using acupuncture as part of your pre-surgery preparations and post-surgical recovery can shorten your rehabilitation time. Joint reconstruction, spinal surgery, oncological, liposuction, gastrointestinal and cosmetic are just a short list of the…

The Difference Between Supplements and Diet Pills

What is the difference between supplements and diet pills? It’s true that they are very alike; that’s probably why many people think that they are even the same thing! But, the benefits of each are distinct enough to be categorized as separate aids to dieting. The thing that remains the same for both of them…

The Walk-In Clinic: Advantages and Disadvantages

For those who are committed to a pediatrician or family doctor, the thought of using a walk-in clinic may be a foreign idea in the way of health care. However, for small emergencies that occur on vacation or during the weekend, this medical care facility may be one of the most cost effective options available…

General Knowledge Pt. II

o WHAT IS THE SLENDERNESS RATIO? Columns used for construction have a definite value called the crippling load or buckling loadthe load at which the column bends or  What is the slenderness ratio?  Columns used for construction have a definite value called the crippling load or buckling loadthe load at which the column bends or…