Clinical Analysis of Acute Laryngitis

Inflammation of the larynx may result from bacterial or viral infection or inhalation of irritant gases. Unaccustomed overuse of the voice leads to edema of the vocal cords. Laryngitis is characterized by hoarseness and loss of voice. Irritant nonproductive cough may be present. Treatment consists of rest to the voice, steam inhalations, avoidance of smoking,…

The Physics Of Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are used for vision correction and are placed on the cornea of the eye. They do the same corrective function that conventional spectacles, or glasses, do. However, in comparison, they are very light in weight and are, for all purposes, invisible. Contact lenses help form the image on the retina of the eye…

Groin Hernia

Patients recovering from groin hernia must do not put the tissues under tension after a week of repairs, so they are advised not to drive for a month or two. From this point of view during a sudden impact or stop the postoperative pain could prolong reaction times. In the major cities around the globe…

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…