Hep C – Coping with Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is an infectitious virus that has the tendency to damage the liver. It transfers in to the liver via the blood. Unfortunately, there is no vaccine, for this condition. Hence, people are instructed to follow certain preventative methods in order to keep oneself off this disease. However, when once contracted by this infectious…

Health Benefits of Bee Pollen and the Liver

The liver is one of the most important organs in the body which performs a lot of functions like filtering the blood and making bile. Bile is a substance that helps digest fat and excrete certain fatty substances. It also helps in processing and hooking fats to carriers such as cholesterol, storing sugars, helping the…

Homeschoolers and College Dual Enrollment

Dual enrollment (attending community college while still in high school) has become a very popular trend among many homeschool students. After all, the chance to reduce college costs is pretty attractive! There are some great benefits to this choice , but I've found that many parents are unaware of the potential pitfalls when their 16…

Is Your Dog's Diet Making Them Sick?

While having your dog throw up in front of you may cause you to be concerned, there is usually a reason that is common and natural for most dogs. Dogs will eat grass from time to time and this causes their stomachs to become upset, thus they will vomit. If your dog does this every…

Poison Awareness

As a fellow dog enthusiast I am sure you are aware that one of the most direct routes to winning a dog’s heart is through his stomach. I believe most of you will also agree that dogs use their mouths to investigate the world around them – tasting, chewing and often consuming the interesting things…

Eczema Causes – Why Do People Have Eczema?

Eczema, which looks like dermatitis or inflammation on the skin, is characterized by swollen, itchy and reddened skin. The look of it in a severe case can be scary. The causes of this syndrome can vary between a number of health conditions like allergies, stress (physical and / or mental), over using artificial substances in…

Symptoms of Lupus

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that mainly effects women aged 15 to 44. However, anyone can be struck with this ailment. It isn’t contagious and develops when a person’s immune system cannot fight off foreign invaders. There are many symptoms of Lupus. Extreme fatigue is the most common symptom. There is also a butterfly shaped…

The Anatomy of the Heart

Why talk about the heart from a medical point of view? How boring, unless you’re a doctor that is. Right? Not necessarily. By looking at the basic anatomy and physiology of the heart from a doctor’s perspective, we gain a unique privilege. We get to evaluate that perspective. Once we understand the underlying basis of…

Junk Food Impact on Health

The famous microbiologist Dr. Michael F. Jacobson coined the phrase “Junk Food” in 1972 to describe unhealthy or non-nutritious food. It contains little or zero nutritious value to the diet – too much unnecessary calories and fat which are useless and harmful to human health. Junk food has been a part of the American society…

Cholesterol’s Correlation to Heart Disease

Is there a cholesterol correlation to heart disease? Most research seems to confirm this claim. After all heart disease is caused by plaque deposits in the arteries, made up or cholesterol, dead cells, and calcium. If not addressed plaque deposits will continue to accumulate causing the arteries to become less flexible and reducing blood flow…

Clinical Examination in Respiratory Disorders

Cough with or without expectoration, chest pain, dyspnea and hemoptysis are the most frequent respiratory symptoms. Cough with expectoration is a prominent symptom in inflammatory lesions such as bronchitis and pneumonia or in irritative and allergic lesions of the respiratory tract. Pharyngitis, laryngitis, tracheitis and early stages of bronchitis give rise to cough without expectoration.…