Heart Disease Prevention Steps

Why are some people seemingly able to eat a diet loaded with heart clogging fried foods and fats, while others seem destined to poor health regardless of their diet? This question has plagued medical researchers for decades. The answer is now beginning to unravel, in part due to advancements in decoding the human genome, and…

Causes of Sweating Hot Flashes Other Than Menopause

Have you experienced sweating hot flashes (or hot flushes); not only at night but also in the morning? For most women, hot flushes and sweating are taken as signs of perimenopause or impending menopause. But is this the only reason? Although these bodily heat waves and night sweats are usually associated with women and is…

Glioblastoma Multiforme Explained

In evaluating the various types of brain cancers, you will find that glioblastoma multiforme is considered to be the absolute most malignant. This type of tumor is considered to be an Astrocytoma based tumor. Glioblastoma multiforme is a type of tumor that has been found to develop in the brain. It is often referred to…

Pneumonia And Its Causes

The term Pneumonia is defined as an inflammation of the lung tissue that results in the aveoli membrane (the gas exchange surface) filling with fluid. Common causes of pneumonia can include bacterial infection, parasites, fungus or viruses. Symptoms of pneumonia are cough, wheezing, difficulty in breathing, chest pain and fever may accompany a bacterial infection…

What Is the Treatment for Bronchitis Symptoms?

Bronchitis is a condition brought on by the inflammation of the medium sized breathing passages. These are also referred to as large bronchi. The inflammation is really as a result of existence of dangerous pathogens, for example bacteria and viruses. Other reasons for bronchitis are cigarette smoking and inhaling and exhaling dangerous gases. Most of…

Dog Joint Pain Treatment

So what can be some of the different symptoms when your dog has arthritis? These few are some of possibilities. * A constant licking of those joints that are causing them pain. * Can’t keep up with you on walks even though your dog does not seem tired. * Muscle tone seems to diminish slightly…

Common Construction Site Injuries

Construction sites can be dangerous places, even when safely maintained. The presence of heavy machinery can lead to serious personal injuries or even fatal accidents. There are also industrial tools and raw materials which can lead to bodily harm. Below is a list of common construction site injuries which occur on worksites. If you've been…

Why Flamingos Don’t Get Hip Fractures

Osteoporosis is one of the biggest issues plaguing the mature and elderly population today. One of the biggest risks that occurs alongside osteoporosis is a fall that may result in a dangerous, possibly life-threatening fracture. Fractures of the femur are among the most dangerous. The femur, or thigh bone, is one of the strongest and…

Osteoporosis – Are You at Risk?

What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis refers to thinning of bones or porous bones. This disease causes a reduction in the quality and density of bone. The loss of bone is a silent and progressive occurrence, and often no symptoms are noticed until the first fracture happens. Since osteoporosis makes the bones more fragile and porous, the…

What Are the Ways to Treat Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral Palsy occurs due to the damage to the brain cells that control muscles and nerves. Most people think that cerebral palsy occurs because of damage to muscles or nerves in the body parts. This disorder is manly caused because of damage to the brain or improper development of the brain. The development of brain…

The Costs of Paralysis

Paralysis is a type of catastrophic injury that results in the complete loss of muscle function in one or more muscle groups. Common causes of paralysis include herniated disks, fractured vertebrae, and nerve impingement. These types of injuries result from incidents such as automobile accidents, sports-related accidents, industrial or construction accidents, disease in the spinal…

To Fuse Or Not to Fuse – The Spinal Question

Spinal fusion is one of the most feared and misunderstood surgical procedures for the spine. Everyone has heard some kind of frightening story about a distant family member who had back surgery and was never the same afterward. Many patients think a spinal fusion will cause their spine to become completely rigid, and they envision…