Walking Sticks From 1700 to 1800

Walking sticks were still seen as an implement of fashion from 1700 to 1800. However, we see the rise of the use of the gadget cane. Walking sticks also were used as political statements. Also, cane etiquette became generally accepted. The sword cane, introduced in the 17th century, was still used by gentlemen in the…

How Does Frontline Kill Ticks?

It is high summer, you and your dog are back from running through the woods. You also may have just have spent time in your backyard which has high grass. You sit down in your easy chair and reach down to pet your dog. You feel a hard bump on his skin about the size…

Scoliosis and Golf

“Is scoliosis and golf a good idea?” That seems to be a recurring question in my practice. Before I address it, first consider “what is scoliosis?” Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine that is not supposed to be there. When you look at someone’s spine is supposed to be straight without any curvatures or…

Gonorrhea Also Called "Clap Or Drip"

It is a very common bacterial sexually transmitted disease that affects both males and females. Gonorrhea mostly affects the urethra, rectum or throat but in females it may also affect the cervix. In babies gonorrhea mostly affects the eyes. In some cases, infected people don’t show symptoms. Being in a monogamous relationship, using a condom…

How to Recognize 4 Common, But Bizarre Side Effects Related to Anti-Depressants

In order to understand the side effects of anti-depressant drugs, one needs to know a few basic facts about brain chemistry. Brain chemicals are called neurotransmitters (they are responsible for communicating information chemically between the brain and cells). Considering that there are hundreds of neurotransmitters, three are important for our discussion: serotonin, adrenaline, and dopamine…

6 Negative Effects Of Eating Fast Food

1. Fast food has a very high energy density. About 65 percent higher than a typical diet and twice as high as recommended healthy diets which makes us eat more than we otherwise would. Energy density refers to the amount of calories an item of food contains in relation to its weight. Foods with a…

Causes of Penis Redness and Irritation

At the first signs of penis redness and irritation, many men become concerned about the possibility that they have contracted an STD. Fortunately, penis problems are more frequently caused by common skin conditions that result in rash, soreness, itching and burning; most of these problems are easily treatable at home, using a penis health crème…

The Effects of Menopause On Relationships

Do you sometimes think about the effects of menopause on your relationships? How the rapid mood swings, irritability, and other emotional symptoms are affecting your loved ones? What toll the lack of motivation and crashing fatigue is having on your family obligations? You maybe have a husband or partner and children who have not yet…

Don’t Let Your Gout Cause Depression

Openly talking to your doctor about medication and other facts of gout, will help you avoid letting your gout cause other issues in addition to the painful attacks you’re already experiencing. The reason why it is important to be able to freely talk about your gout condition is because gout can cause depression. Feeling depressed…