Medical Articles

Quick Tips on How to Get a Healthy Heart

With heart disease being the # 1 cause of death in the United States, it's no wonder health conscious people want to know how to get heart healthy. With our lifestyles are contributing to the high levels of cardiovascular disease and heart problems in the country, it's time to get serious. Since over 80% of…

Understanding Walking Pneumonia Symptoms

Walking pneumonia, or mycoplasmal pneumoniae, is an illness that everyone can get, because it spreads through the air very easy if a person infected with the bacteria that causes it sneezes or coughs. Walking pneumonia is a mild form of the disease that used to kill thousands before the discovery of antibiotics and the pneumonia…

It's False! 4 Common Myths About Birds

Remember when you were a kid how your mom told you, "Do not pick up the baby bird that fall out of the tree to put it back in the nest or it's mom will abandon it. That's not true. Most birds do not have a very good sense of smell and could not detect…

What Causes Our Fingers To Swell?

Mild boiling of your fingers is not something you need to worry about. However, if you notice that the swing is severe and it happens often, it is time for you to take the necessary action. You need to deal with it immediately to avoid further problems with your fingers. First, you will have to…

Plastic Cone Collars Vs Soft E Collars

Often after surgery our pets may require a device to stop them from gaining access to their surgical area. Or on occasion, our pets may need something to deter them from licking, biting or scratching at a chronic sore spot. One such product that is widely used today by veterinarians is the "E-Collar" or Elizabethan…

Sleep Paralysis/Old Hag Syndrome

This is probably the most frightening and mysterious sleep disorder and I can speak from personal experience having suffered with this for many years. Many sufferers are reluctant to talk about the condition as certain aspects of it can appear to be at first glance – of a supernatural nature. Sufferers experience many things during…

Do You Have a Tonsil Stone?

Tonsil stone is a little white ball of calcareous matter that can be found in the back of your throat. It is caused by the accumulation of bacteria that produce sulfur and other debris that form in the tonsils. This debris usually consist of mucous from post nasal drip and collections small pockets called tonsil…

What Is The Best Diabetes Testing Device?

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes then you should be aware of the importance of diabetes testing. Keeping your blood sugar under control is critical in preventing organ damage and other complications. Read on to discover more about the many different products on the market used in testing your diabetes. Ideally, if you are…

Obesity In Kids

A generation or two ago, obese kids were the exception rather than the norm. These days, kids are getting heavier and unhealthier than ever. Modern diet consisting of fat-laden, sugar loaded junk food and drinks are a major cause of the problem. The lack of exercise is the other reason why so many kids today…

Toe Nail Fungus

Toe nail fungus is a phrase often used to refer to a common type of fungal infection – an infection where a fungus has somehow gotten into a tonail and begun to grow there, causing discoloration, disintegration of the nail and, frequently, noticeable discomfort. Although there are many species of fungi in the world, only…

Diamond Inclusions

A diamond responds to incident light in three different ways. It allows a portion of light to pass through itself; it reflects another portion and refracts yet another portion of the incident light within itself. This dispersion and refraction of light is what makes the diamond sparkle. When the path or wavelength of incident light…

Commonly Known and Lesser Known Hypothyroid Symptoms

When hypothyroidism begins, several things happen, usually gradually. The first is lack of energy and ambition. You just seem to lose desire for activities you’ve enjoyed in the past. You feel unusually tired and apathetic, but can’t figure out why. You begin to crave carbs and begin to snack regularly. This is your body’s way…