Compression Bandages and Their Use

A bandage is a material that supports the body and allows it to heal itself. A compression bandage is a little different from the ordinary bandage as it is used to apply pressure to the area that is healing. The pressure thus applied performs a number of functions. It prevents swelling and edema. It increases…

Getting Rid of Anxiety Naturally

While the precise cause of a panic attack is somewhat mysterious, there are an abundance of situations that are believed to trigger a sudden bout of intense panic or anxiety. A panic attack is a combination of disturbing symptoms that often imitate the sense of a life-threatening situation of a heart attack. Even though panic…

Is Life Better For Us Than It Was For Our Forefathers?

In many ways I would say that living in this modern world is better but in many ways too it seems that our forefathers had a better life. Today we have radio, television, telephone, computers and hundreds of gadgets that our ancestors never had nor could imagine possible. So we enjoy these things enormously. However…

Kennel Cough Causes and Treatment

Kennel cough is a fairly common disease and is also called the dog common cold. Dogs who are frequently boarded or are exposed to humid conditions have a higher susceptibility to catch kennel cough. Many vets recommend that dogs be immunized with bordetella vaccine once every six months. Kennel cough is not transmitted to humans…

What Are the Hidden Symptoms of an Asthma Attack?

How will you know if you or a loved one is having sudden attack of asthma? There are different attacks of asthma symptoms. These can be any of the following: Coughing This is one of the common symptoms of asthma. You or your loved ones may experience coughing which gets worse during the night. Take…

What is Botox and What’s the Use

Botox is an injectable substance that is a medical grade form of the botulinum toxin, most often used to soften and relax forehead/scowl lines as well as crows feet around the eye area. Botulin toxin or botox is the toxic compound produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It is an enzyme that breaks down one…

How Your Hot Tub Can Kill You

What a gruesome title! But if you own a hot tub or spa this article might be one of the most important things you could read. If you start considering all the dangers of a hot tub you might talk yourself right out of using yours or of buying a tub if you are considering…

How to Recognize Acid Reflux in Children

Acid reflux in children is a real cause for concern. It drives us frantic when our children are sick and scrunched up in pain. We suffer as much as they do… but how on Earth can we help? First of all, we have to find out what’s wrong… and recognizing acid reflux in children can…