The AFO: Ankle-Foot Orthosis Made Simple

You might have come across the term AFO, short for Ankle-Foot Orthosis.  This may sound greek to you but for those who have special needs with their ankle and foot, AFO has become a by-word.  For the benefit of those who do not know about it, AFO are braces usually made of lightweight polypropylene-based plastic…

Cosmetic History – Milestones of the Last Century

The discovery of the art of photography and of films, particularly, provided the impetus to a sudden growth in cosmetics. As watchers saw images of famous people with perfect complexion and strong sexual appeal, the standards of a woman’s beauty started to change. Cosmetics have become a means to beautify one’s physical appearance. During the…

LVI and TMD

Las Vegas is not only home to casinos, bright lights and good times. It is also the location of the world’s leading dentistry school for post-graduate training. The Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI) was founded in 1995 to provide dentists from around the world training in both neuromuscular and cosmetic dentistry. Since…

Healthy Weight Loss Diet Plan

Keeping Your Weight Loss Permanent Losing weight is a sometimes daunting task but when successful it is a cause for great pride. Keeping the weight off is also a hard job but with some key guidelines to help it is possible to keep the weight off and enjoy yourself at the same time. How You…

What is Shingles?

Shingles is a skin rash that is caused by the Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV), the very same virus that causes chickenpox. Once a person gets over the initial outbreak of chickenpox, this virus lives in the nervous system, never fully leaving the body. When certain situations, such as stress, or the onset of immunodeficiency disorders…

When Can Patients Sue a Hospital for Negligence?

When can you sue the hospital or its employees for negligence? A hospital can be sued for negligence for mistakes that harm or kill a patient. When an employee of the hospital is guilty of negligence, you can sue the hospital. When a doctor working for a hospital makes a mistake, both the doctor personally…

Sciatic Nerve Leg Pain – Causes

The Sciatic nerve leg pain starts in the lower back and continues down through the buttocks and down the leg. Pain associated with this nerve is called Sciatica which usually refers to a bulging or herniated disc problem. The movement of the disc can sometimes pinch or trap a nerve of the sciatic nerve which…

What Is an Aesthetic Doctor?

Just about everyone knows what Botox and laser hair removal is today, but many do not yet know the term “aesthetic doctor.” This is a bit ironic, since aesthetic doctors are the most likely providers of services such as Botox and laser hair removal. When you see an aesthetic doctor you are seeing a well…

Treating a Sore Throat

Sore throat is basically caused by viruses. You will probably come down with colds if you have a sore throat plus headache. A sore throat can be painful and really irritating, as this can get in the way of accomplishing your daily tasks either at work or at home. With this, it is best to…

Information on Strep Throat

Sore throat is a painful inflammation of the pharynx. The pharynx (pronounced FAAR-ingks) is the part of the throat that lies between the mouth and the larynx (pronounced LAAR-ingks), or voice box. It is associated most commonly with the common cold (see common cold entry) or influenza (the flu; see influenza entry). While most sore…