Is Whole Wheat Pasta Really Healthier?

Whole-wheat pasta is generally known to be better for you because whole-wheat pasta contains the entire grain seed. Whole-wheat pasta contains vitamins, minerals and fiber, some of which are lost in the refining process when pasta is made from refined and processed flour. The main reason that so many people prefer processed pasta, to whole-wheat…

H1N1 Flu ("Swine Flu") Prevention Tips

Flu season is upon us again, and we would like to help you protect yourself from getting any type of flu this season, including the H1N1 flu, which is commonly referred to the "Swine flu". First we should define what exactly the H1N1 virus is. The H1N1 virus is an influenza virus that is causing…

Stroke Recovery – All You Need To Know

I am saddened to think that stroke recovery is sometimes trapped in an outdated and dogmatic approach to help people with their stroke recovery. But the sad truth is unless you are one of the very fortunately ones, either geographically to be located next to a cutting edge stroke rehabilitation facility or the monetary means…

Cure Ear Infections Using These Natural Remedies

The official medical term for ear infection is otitis media. The word otitis means inflammation and media means middle, as the infection occurs in the middle ear. Children and babies are more likely to suffer from ear infections than adults. More often than not it should clear up on its on in just a few…

Knee Replacement and Reversing Muscle Atrophy After Surgery

Once your knee replacement surgery or knee surgery in general is completed and you have gone through your physical rehabilitation program, you are encouraged to continue some sort of exercise program. For many this will consist of everything from strength training at a local gym to walking around the block. To get the most productivity…

Safely Administering Your Own Insulin Injections

1. Choose a diabetic syringe and needle of the correct size. The size of the syringe you need is simply dependent upon the volume of the insulin injections you will be administering. Unless you're overweight, the right size of needle is a short, thin needle. This will give you less pain. However, if you're overweight…

Tips to Buy And Take Care of Display Cabinet

Display cabinets can be a great addition to your home as they are used for a number of purposes. Since there is a large variety of them, making a choice is not easy. However, you don’t have to make this decision in a hurry. You can follow a few common best practices in order to…

What Are Allied Health Professionals?

An anesthesiologist, a bioengineer, a nutritionist, a massage and occupational therapist all have something in common. While these professions are engaged within the vast realm of the medical field, they share the fact that they serve as complementary procedures to conventional medicine. Collectively, they are referred to as the allied health professions. From the name…

What To Do About That Pain In Your Back

It seems like all we do is work. We work to earn money to pay for all the things we need and want in life. We work so much we can sometimes forget about the stresses and strains on our bodies. How many times has your back started hurting and you can not figure out…

Vaccines – A Parent's Guide For Children

Vaccines contribute to significant reduction of childhood diseases such as Diptheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Polio, Haemophilus Influenzae type-b and Hepatitis B to name a few. Parents should take the time to learn the facts about the benefits and risks of vaccination. Also, learn about the potential consequences of not vaccinating against certain diseases. As a…

Cold And Flu

The common cold and flu (influenza) are very common infections of the upper respiratory tract (nose, throat, ears and sinuses). What causes them? Colds and flu are caused by viruses. The infections are contagious, passed on by tiny droplets and hand contact. There are hundreds of different types of virus that can cause a cold,…

How Long Does Lower Back Pain And Spasms Last

As you grow older, you tend to develop lower back pain or lumbago. Seven out of ten people will experience it at some time in their lives The risk increases if you inflict strains and sprains through incorrect lifting or awkward movement. Exercises can also injure your lower back. If your work regularly involves lifting,…

Stephen King – The Stand

If he never wrote another word, Stephen King describes to be remembered for this, his contribution to the "Disaster Novel" genre. (Note: This review applies to the ORIGINAL release of the novel, not the "Special Edition") It begins innocently enough, with an army officer running away from his base. But he has left it too…

Probiotics: Hype or Healthy

Probiotics has been getting a lot of media attention these days. A health standard, feel better, have more energy, as part of treatments for chronic diseases. How much of this is hype and how much is real? Let's examine exactly what are probiotics. Our gastrointestinal (GI) tracts are full of bacteria that play a critical…