Brain Tumors in Dogs and Cats

Though relatively uncommon, a brain tumor has always made a grim prognosis for any unfortunate animal that is diagnosed with one. Traditionally they were often assumed but seldom confirmed, but since MRI and CT scanning has become more mainstream they can be diagnosed correctly. Here we discuss the different types of brain tumor that affect…

Pneumonia: Easy Steps to Control Lung Inflammation & Aids

KNOWING PNEUMONIA Pneumonia refers to lung inflammation. There are 50 such lung inflammatory ailments. During such situations, the lungs inevitably experience build up of fluids. Several micro-organisms cause pneumonia. Pneumonic inflammation of the lungs occurs due to collection of cellular wastes and blood cells within the air sacs within the lungs. Such pneumonic inflammation creates…

Infection of the Pleura: What is a Drainage Kit?

Infection of the pleura can sometimes lead to an excess of fluid or air build-up in the pleural cavity. A chest tube/drainage kit is used to remove the build up from the body and promote healing.  In order to understand how a drainage kit works, it helps to have a mind’s-eye picture of the pleura…

How Long Is Bronchitis Contagious?

Bronchitis is as a result of inflammation of the medium sized airways by pathogens.  Another cause of bronchitis is inhaling dangerous fumes and smoking.  Bronchitis caused by inhaling harmful substances and smoking is not contagious.  Bronchitis is as a result of pathogens is very contagious.  This is especially viral bronchitis infection.  How long bronchitis is…

Shoulder Pain, Injury and Treatment

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports shoulder pain afflicts nearly 1 in 10 people. Shoulders have a range of motion greater than any other human joint. It is no wonder they are frequently injured! Shoulder Injuries: As a personal injury attorney, I represent clients who have suffered serious shoulder injuries and broken bones…

Stress Fractures

Many athletes, or just normal people that work out regularly, can end up with a stress fracture, and not even know how it was caused. Many of these people have no recollection of an injury or accident that could have brought on the stress fracture; it just starts hurting one day, and gets exponentially worse.…

Car Accident Shoulder Injuries – What You Must Know

Shoulder injuries in a car accident are common. They are caused mostly by the jerking movements that occur in an accident and may be further aggravated by seat belt shoulder straps. Shoulder injuries may also be related to neck injuries. Understanding more about shoulder injuries will allow you to recognize them quickly and seek treatment…

Cerebral Palsy and Stem cell treatment

There is currently no cure for cerebral palsy and no standard therapy that works for all patients. Many of the brain damage-related incidents that cause cerebral palsy occur during pregnancy, making prevention difficult. This has lead many researchers to believe regenerative stem cell therapies provide an option to regenerate nerve tissue and repair damage to…

Bells, But No Whistles: Bell’s Palsy

The face is one of the primary assets that a person can have when interacting with others. It is a useful tool when attempting to convince or sway people, particularly when combined effectively with voice and gestures. Simple facial gestures from a trusted figure can go a long way to helping someone overcome fear and…

Hernia – Signs and Symptoms of Hernia

A hernia may be likened to a failure in the sidewall of a pneumatic tire. The tire’s inner tube behaves like the organ and the side wall like the body cavity wall providing the restraint. A weakness in the sidewall allows a bulge to develop, which can become a split, allowing the inner tube to…

Osteoporosis and interventions for vertebral fracture

Osteoporosis and interventions for vertebral fracture World osteoporosis month Osteoporosis: Interventions to manage vertebral fractures Dr (Maj) Pankaj N Surange MBBS, MD, FIP Interventional pain and spine specialist Some important facts about osteoporosis • Osteoporosis is a systemic skeletal disorder characterized by low bone mass, disruption of the microarchitecture of bone tissue, and compromised bone…

2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Test Drive – Z06 Attributes without the Z06 Price

Knowledgeable enthusiasts agree that Chevy’s current C6 Corvette is the best ever, and few question that the racer-like limited-production 505-horsepower $75,000 Z06 and the faster-still, and surprisingly refined supercharged 638-horse $108K ZR1 models are the best high-performance sports-car values on the market. But until now, there has been a substantial price gap between the roughly…