Gift Exchange Ideas For Teens

What do you get the teen that has everything? How about the teen you don’t know very well? Gift exchanges are becoming more popular than ever at holiday parties for teens. Often, these gifts have to be within a certain price range (usually pretty cheap), but you also want them to be something that others…

How To Get Rid Of A Black Eye

A black eye is the result of a contusion, which is a fancy name for a breeze. Bruises occur whenever your body takes a sharp blow that breaks capillaries and causes blood to leak into surrounding tissues, collecting at the point of damage. Occasionally, when blood leaks into the top layer of skin, it shows…

5 Common Foot Injuries You Should Know About

As anyone with foot pain or a foot injury already knows, your feet are a very important part of your body. In fact, a quarter of the bones in your body are located in your feet. Each foot and ankle has 26 bones, 33 joints and over 100 ligaments, tendons and muscles. Your feet are…

Untreated Peptic Ulcer can Lead to Serious Complications

Peptic ulcer is a common disorder of the digestive system that causes inflammation, irritation and lesions to internal tissues and organs. Peptic ulcers generally occur on the premises of infection with Helicobacter pylori (bacterium that often populate the interior of the stomach), triggered by an overproduction of gastric acids and pepsin. Helicobacter pylori weaken the…

What is Dysbiosis?

Dysbiosis is a term used to describe an internal imbalance of the body. Most of it is used to describe a specific imbalance in the micro flora of the body's intestinal system. Our intestinal systems, which are comprised of the small and large intestines, break down food for our bodies to use as energy and…

What Are The Colon Cancer Symptoms

Colon cancer is currently the second most common cancer in the United States, and causes over 50,000 deaths in the country each year; and for the record, which is about as many American soldiers that died in the entire Vietnam conflict. This is an especially tragic and frustrating fact because the majority of the deaths…

Fibroids – The Common Disease No Woman Wants

In the United States, about 25 percent of all women have been diagnosed with a non-cancerous tumor in their uterus. More commonly referred to as myomas or fibroids, these growths are the most common reason for a woman to undergo a hysterectomy in the country. So, what are fibroids? Definition Uterine fibroids usually present as…

Is Oral Thrush Contagious?

Oral thrush or yeast infection of the mouth is very uncomfortable and disgusting to have. It can also spread itself to the throat and lips. Oral thrush is caused by excessive activity of candida Albicans yeast in the body. Candida is present in small quantities in everyone, but when they increase in numbers, they result…

Hepatitis A – How You Get it and What it Does to Your Body

Definition of Hepatitis Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver, which is caused by viruses, medications and toxic agents. Currently, at least five (5) forms of viral hepatitis are recognized which in this article we will learn about Hepatitis A, how it spreads and how to prevent infection. How hepatitis spreads Hepatitis A (HAV) is spread…

Understanding Liver Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis of the liver is a condition wherein the liver has scarred and it can never be treated or reversed to its previously normal state. The primary cause of liver cirrhosis is due to excessive alcohol intake, conditions such as Hepatitis B and C, and fatty liver; however, besides these, there are also other possible…

4 Easy Steps to Prevent and Treat Pet Urinary Stones

Pet urinary stones, like urinary tract infections, are fairly common. Female pets get them more often than males and smaller breeds are more susceptible than large breads. As you may know, bladder stones can be quite painful. By reading this article, you'll learn 4 ways to prevent and treat bladder stones. Pet's Urinary Stones –…

Torque Converter Lockup

Although the torque converter clutch is not part of the engine, it can make the car feel like the engine has a problem. The torque converter clutch is also known as a lock up converter. The lockup clutch has many purposes and is part of the transmission. A regular converter in an automatic transmission is…