Top 3 Heart Disease Risk Factors

The American Heritage Dictionary defines a risk factor as, "a characteristic, condition, or behavior, such as high blood pressure or smoking, that increases the possibility of disease or injury." Basically the more heart disease risk factors you have, the more likely you are to develop a health condition like coronary heart disease. While the list…

Terrible Virtue by Ellen Feldman: A Review

Two words describe Ellen Feldman’s historical fiction novel about Margaret Sanger: Relevant and controversial. Margaret Sanger fought a fight for the good of downtrodden women, all the while leading a personal life open to question. It is well known that American women had few rights in 1900. Because of social convention, fears of pregnancy hovered…

Stage 3 Ovarian Cancer Overview

Stage III ovarian cancer is a more serious level of cancer, which has spread to include the pelvic area and organs, and the abdominal organs (liver, bowels, lymph nodes, etc.), and it is easier to diagnose. It is used as part of the prognosis made by a doctor. Stage III ovarian cancer is then further…

10 Simple and Natural Home Remedies For Pneumonia

Pneumonia is a common illness that refers to an infection of the lungs. It occurs in all age groups, and is a leading cause of death among children and elderly people in chronic conditions. The major symptoms of pneumonia are productive cough resulting in mucus, chest pains, fever, chills and breathing shortness. Here, in this…

Rib Pain: Symptom Of A Rib Injury, Or Something Else?

Rib pain symptoms can be caused by a number of possible diseases and disorders – not just rib injuries like cracked ribs or broken ribs. In this article, we’ll list some of the most common injuries, conditions, and disorders that cause pain in the ribs symptoms. Even if you see information here that gives you…

What is Chronic Bronchitis?

Chronic bronchitis is defined as a long term inflammation or swelling of the bronchi.  This can result in heightened production of mucus and may be accompanied by other side effects.  To be classified as chronic bronchitis, a harsh cough and expectoration (coughing up of mucus) must occur on most days, for no less than three…

Common Joint Disorders in Dogs

A happy dog ​​is one that can jump, run and play all day long. However, some dogs / puppies have joint problems that need to be tended to and if caught early enough can be repaired with few problems. Puppies, during their growth period seem to have the most orthopedic problems. The word orthopedic means…

Causes of Heel Pain

Heel pain is a very common problem experienced by many and is caused by different reasons. Patients will often suffer pain under the heel or behind the heel. Most of the time, heel pain will disappear on its own with time but in serious cases, they can become chronic problems. There are 26 bones in…

Cerebral Palsy Issues – Seizures

Cerebral palsy is a group of neurological disorders that is caused by injuries to the brain before, during or after birth. The manner in which this condition is caused makes many children suffer from seizures as well. However, people can mistake it with epilepsy, but this is not the case. Cerebral palsy is a non…

Medical Causes of Paralysis

Paralysis is a life changing condition that will forever alter the way you are able to move your body. It is a condition that requires medical care, therapy, and major lifestyle changes. When it happens as the result of an accident, it is a terrible and sad situation. However, when it happens as the result…

Working Out After Surgery

Chances are that you may have either a major or a minor surgical procedure; I have experienced such a situation. I had to have hernia surgery earlier this year and I can tell you that it throws a big wrench into your workout schedule and routine. For me it was the multiple repairs of two…