Chocolate Cyst Treatment

Many people are not familiar with the term ‘chocolate cyst’ let alone know of a chocolate cyst treatment. These ovarian cysts are not pleasant to those that struggle with them. These are related to endometriosis, which is a female disorder involving the reproductive system. These are a form of ovarian cyst, and can cause ovary…

Understanding ELISA Kits

Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) is a biochemical procedure in immunology that is primarily used for determining the presence of an antigen or an antibody in a sample. For years, ELISA has been utilized as a diagnostic tool in plant pathology and medicine. It has test kits that are used for cancer, autoimmune diseases, fertility, thyroid,…

Drug Half Life and Drug Testing

Every drug has its own unique half life which can be used to determine if a person has ingested the substance recently. Whether illicit or legally prescribed, a drugs half life is the amount of time which is required for the trace concentration of a drug within the red blood cells to be reduced by…

The Origins of Alternative Medicine

The origins of alternative medicine, also known as holistic medicine, can be traced back thousands of years to the very roots of medicine. Many millennia ago, physicians or healers would assess the sick person’s emotional condition in addition to their physical symptoms before beginning treatment. The roots of alternative medicine deal with the symptoms of…

Facts About Hypervitaminosis (Vitamin Overdose) on Selected Vitamins

There are several class of vitamins each with unique chemical properties and with important biological roles to human body system. Commonly, classification of these vitamins may vary according to structural chemical composition, biological role and its solubility (fat soluble or water soluble). But whatever the biological role may it serve to human system vitamins are…

Medical Dilemma: Prostate Cancer

The prostate gland is a small gland that sits near the neck of the bladder in men. At the low point of the torso, it resides just in front of the rectum at the base of the penis. It produces part of the semen fluid and when enlarged as it does in half of all…

Alternative Herbal Medicine – Arnica Gel

Our world is pretty much riddled with sickness and disease. Sure, you heard right. Just take a look around. Pop on the local news and you will surely see something to do with a disease or illness. There's no getting away from this issue. If you are human, it is all around you. Naturally we…

2015 – Patient Safety Goal Review

The goals listed below are the items identified by the Joint Commission for Health Care Accreditation for 2015. Each year the JC identifies the goals that it feels will help improve the levels of patient care and safety in health care organizations around the world. These goals were developed by a panel of patient safety…

Medicare Deadline Spurs Hospitals to Prevent Pressure Ulcers

The Announcement That Started It All Last year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced that it will stop reimbursing hospitals for treating eight reasonably preventable conditions – including pressure ulcers – in October 2008. That simple announcement has put hospitals across America into a state of anxiety and with good reason. Up until…

Canine Heart Murmur – A Complete Guide

There is an estimated 3 million dogs that are diagnosed with canine congestive heart failure every year – that's a massive 1 in 10 dogs. In this article we will give you all the facts that you need as an owner to understand the signs and symptoms of a canine heart murmur. This disease is…

Stage 2a Breast Cancer

Stage 2a breast cancer is just part of stage 2 breast cancer. In stage 2a breast cancer there are certain characteristics that distinguish it from stage 2b breast cancer. There are a few conditions of what defines stage 2a breast cancer. This small piece will cover those differentiations. In stage 2a breast cancer there can…

Adaptive Aids For Cerebral Palsy

The sixth of our series of ten articles on cerebral palsy (CP) looks at the range of aids and other adaptive equipment that help people with CP to move about and communicate effectively. With such equipment, people all over the world are able to lead independent lives. Equipment that enhances mobility of people with CP…

The Emotional Impact of Diabetes

Unless someone is diabetic, or very close to someone who is, they do not realize how life changing this disease can be. I believe one of the reasons this is, is because so many people are diagnosed with diabetes; that somewhere down the line, the seriousness of the disease, in people's minds, have diminished. Diabetes…

What Is Epilepsy Disease?

Epilepsy is a condition which affects the communication between the nerve cells of the nervous system when there is a sudden overactive electrical discharge in the brain. Now let's discuss in detail what is epilepsy disease? It's often an overwhelming experience when we get to see a person having hit by an epileptic seizure. Such…