The Prevention of Ischemic Heart Disease

Ischemic heart disease occurs when there is a partial blockage of blood flow to the heart. When the heart does not get enough blood it has to work harder and it becomes starved for oxygen. If the blood flow is completely blocked then a myocardial infarction (heart attack) occurs. As we age we naturally have…

Fertilizing Bonsai

Basics of Fertilizing Your Bonsai When to Fertilize For just about all varieties of tree (excluding some tropical varieties), feeding should take place from early spring right through until the beginning of Autumn (fall) and can be done fortnightly. When Autumn arrives, at this point your tree should have enough energy stored and will start…

Brain Matters

Ever wondered why wearing helmet is a legal requirement for motorcycle riders? Why is it when the rain starts pouring, the first thing we cover is our head and not our feet? Why are head gears necessary for boxing, baseball, taekwondo, American Football, and all extreme sports? Why is it in times of accidents and…

Comatose Patients and the Risk of Aspiration Pneumonia

Aspiration pneumonia refers to inflammation of the lungs due to inhalation of foreign matters (food, saliva, nasal secretions). Virtually any fluids or solid irritants (dust particles) that frequently enter the airways can lead to the occurrence of aspiration pneumonia. Aspiration pneumonia can generate moderate or high fever due to inflammation of the lower respiratory tract's…

How is the Common Cold Transmitted?

How is the common cold transmitted inside the nose? The common cold is initially a viral infection of the lining of the nose. Cilia, small hairs, inside of the nose transmit the virus up and back into the region of the adenoids, sometimes causing cough and sore throat. The common cold is one of the…

A Common Disease – Bronchitis

In the winter time, the most common disease that one can develop is bronchitis. This is the result of an infection with a virus, most of the times. There is always the possibility that symptoms of bronchitis carry out for some time even after bronchitis has been cured. Another reason someone may get bronchitis is…

Joint Replacement Risks to Be Aware of

Joint replacement is a surgical option when the joint is damaged to such an extent that it hampers free movement and causes extreme pain. The decision to undergo such a surgery is difficult. There is a lot of apprehension around how it is done, what materials are used for the artificial joints, do many people…

The Symptoms Of Spondylolisthesis

The word "Spondylolisthesis" has been derived from the Greek words "spondylos" means "Spine" and "Listhesis" means "Slippage". Spondylolisthesis is a condition of forward dislocation of one vertebra over the one beneath it. If this dislocation is very much, it produces pressure on spinal nerves. Forward movement of vertebra is called "Anterolisthesis" while backward movement is…

My Clavicle Fracture Experience

A clavicle fracture can be quite a headache, in addition to the neck shoulder arm pain! I broke my clavicle bone on the 4th of July. I did not realize that the lump on my right shoulder was a broken bone. Go figure! I continued working, dealing with the pain and putting heat on my…

Health Issues Concerning Asian Women

Did you know that Asian American women are at high risk for developing osteoporosis? Statistics actually show that Asian women in the United States have many of the same risk factors as Caucasian women. If you are Asian American woman, it is important that you understand what osteoporosis is and the steps you should take…

Jenn, Rachel and Cerebral Palsy

On a typical day, Rachel can be found wearing, or trying to wear, a tutu; Jenn can be seen wearing one eyebrow raised much higher than the other questioning the sanity of either herself, or whomever she is talking to at the moment, I have not figured out which yet. I am not sure which…

Paralysis by Presentation

Have you ever been hypnotised? You may not know it yet, but even if you think you’ve never been hypnotised it possibly happened whilst you were at work. You may find this story of a coincidence enlightening. I recently had the opportunity to participate in a group hypnosis session. It turns out I’m not particularly…

Repair of Hernia – Part One

When a hernia occurs a part of the bowel or abdominal fat, normally within the abdomen, protrudes out through a weakened part. An inguinal hernia is the commonest type and occurs in the groin. There is a small gap deep in the wall of muscle in the abdomen, just above the ligament in the groin,…