All About Bronchitis

What is Bronchitis? Bronchitis is a term that means inflammation of the lining of the trachea and bronchi which are the tubes leading from the throat to the lungs. The mucus lining of the trachea, the bronchi and the lungs becomes reddened and swollen due to the inflammation. This in turn causes increased mucus production…

Facts About Ski Trips: Common Skiing Injuries

Changes in modern ski equipment, improvements in slope design, and maintenance helped reduced the incidence of serious injuries. However, we must take note that there are still a significant number of ski injuries that can possibly occur during your ski trips. According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), studies have showed that major…

Types and Treatment of Shoulder Ligament Injuries

Ligaments hold one bone to another bone and limit the amount of motion available in the joint. This prevents excess movement or motion in directions not intended for a particular joint. The tighter the ligaments are, the less motion available. Because the shoulder is a highly mobile joint, the ligaments must be loose to allow…

I Broke My Wrist!

OK, I didn’t break my wrist, but I treat many people who have sustained such an injury. Due to the common nature of the injury, I have prepared answers to the common questions that arise in such situations. Other common names: Distal Radius Fracture, Fracture of the end of the Radius, Broken Wrist, Wrist Fracture…

Cerebral Palsy and Birth Injury

Birthing a baby can be an incredibly beautiful and precious experience in your life. It is a moment that will no doubt stay with the mother and father forever. And many babies are born in hospitals. When mothers are expecting they choose a doctor carefully and a hospital that they are most comfortable with. But…

Health Care Marketing Series – Marketing MIRVs

MIRVs or Multiple Independently Targetable Reentry Vehicles are the most powerful weapons in a military arsenal. They are typically multiple nuclear tipped missiles with each warhead programmable to a specific target. If you have read our previous articles you should know by now that I like to use military analogies for describing marketing concepts. We…

The Uses Of Acupuncture

Acupuncture has a history of over 2500 years and comes from China. It has now become very popular throughout Europe and Asia too. Today people are moving more away from western medicine and moving more towards acupuncture, mainly when western medicine has no answer to their medical ailment or they do not like the other…

Flax Seed Supplementation Helps Prevent Diabetes

Did you recently submit to a screening of your blood sugar levels? If the monitor obtained a reading of 70, but not more than 126 mg/DL, you are within a range that is categorized as normal blood glucose levels by the American Diabetes Association. Sadly, over nineteen million Americans a year end up being diagnosed…

Can Diabetes and Eating Fruit Go Together?

 Diabetes  is one of the most dreaded diseases of the current generation. While for some,  diabetes  may not be as frightening as cancer or brain damage, it can indeed be a grave condition that could affect one’s life entirely. Such is why those who have  diabetes  cannot be too careful to adjust their lifestyles to…

Obesity – How to Stop Obesity in 28 Days

Every obese person knows who they are. Most of you have a reason for being so big and you also know, deep down, what that is. If you stop being negative and start being creative, you can turn this terrible state you are in around. If you really want to live a better life and…

What Does A Shingles Rash Look Like?

A shingles rash is a painful manifestation of the virus which causes shingles. This is a condition wherein the skin develops painful rashes which turn into blisters which have fluid in them. Caused by the same virus which causes chickenpox, it is a condition which is not easily transmitted from one person to another, but…

Psoriasis Treatment Help

Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease which needs genetic, immunological and environmental factors. Stress, certain drugs and infections are one of the environmental factors which can trigger psoriasis. Knowing your triggers might mean you can avoid a flare-up of psoriasis. When a flare-up strikes, write down when it occurred and include information about what was…