Causes and Symptoms of Blood Transfusion Reaction

What is this Condition? Transfusion reaction accompanies or follows intravenous administration of blood components. Its severity varies from mild (fever and chills) to severe (acute kidney failure or complete vascular collapse and death), depending on the amount of blood transfused, the type of reaction, and the person’s general health. What Causes it? Hemolytic reactions (red…

Understanding Dementia and Functional Limitations in the Elderly

Dementia in the elderly can produce significant deficits in functional abilities, which can affect their ‘independence’ and ‘safety’ living at home, especially if living alone. This can include: difficulty tending to basic self-care needs such as hygiene, bathing, dressing, etc.; difficulty with taking medications on schedule everyday; preparing and eating adequate meals; increased risk for…

The Heart Un-Healthy Western Diet

“God sendeth and giveth both mouth and meat.” Thomas Tusser “The beef industry has contributed to more American deaths than all the wars of this century, all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined. If beef is your idea of `real food for real people,’ you’d better live real close to a real good hospital.”…

How Does Stress Affect The Circulatory System

The circulatory system comprises the heart, lungs, arteries, capillaries and veins.These are some major organs that have a host of responsibilities for keeping the body alive. In terms of the circulation, these organs move oxgenated blood throughout the body and return deoxygenated blood to the heart. Oxgenated blood keeps all the other organs and the…

Why Rent a Luxury Vacation Home Rental Versus a Hotel?

In this article, we aim to provide an educational means to understanding how to save a considerable amount of money when traveling with a family or large group. In the case study below, we’ll show how Ultimate Luxury Rentals vacation homes in Tucson, AZ have saved the vacationers coming to the area time, money, privacy,…

Raising A Pet Coatimundi: Learn The Details

Raising a pet coatimundi can be quite a challenge at the start especially if you’re going to do this for the first time. You need to know a lot of important things. You also need to consider different sets of factors while you’re doing this so that you can ascertain that your exotic pet won’t…

8 Ways to Burn Belly Fat Without Exercise

Looking to burn belly fat without exercise? Or, if you are like me, searching for additional ways to burn belly fat beyond traditional exercise. Here are some great ways to increase your metabolism without getting on an exercise machine, lifting a dumbbell or doing abdominal routines. 1) Walk Walking has been heavily documented as the…

Do You Recognize the 10 Early Warning Signs of Candida Infection?

Candidiasis, commonly known as candida or yeast infection or thrush, is a fungal infection ranging from superficial, such as oral thrush and vaginitis among women and superficial infections of skin and mucosal membranes by Candida causing local inflammation or discomfort common in many human populations, to systemic and potentially life-threatening diseases like those that develop…

Narcotics and Foot Pain – A Poor Combination

The use of narcotic medication to treat body pain is a common practice for many physicians and other health care providers. Narcotics are effective at relieving many types of pain, and are safe if properly used. The use of narcotics to treat severe foot pain is a practice that still enjoys some popularity, primarily amongst…