How Smoking Affects the Bones

If you or a friend are a smoker, this information should be very valuable to you. For several years, my friend, Sally has been trying to cut down on smoking. She started by smoking one less cigarette per day for a whole week. And then the next week, she cut down one more. But before…

Causes of Diabetes Exposed!

Causes of diabetes include excess consumption of sugar and high quantity of refined carbohydrates. Other causes of diabetes can be due to voracious eating, overweight and obesity. This ailment develops in all age categories but it is more frequent among older and middle aged people. As a result of people’s eating habits nowadays, there are…

What is Myalgic Encephalomyelitis?

Myalgic encephalomyelitis, commonly known as M.E., is an ongoing condition, resulting from a severe viral or other illness. Another name for this condition is post viral syndrome. It is not in itself infectious but occurs when the victim is left with a damaged immune system, causing a range of debilitating symptoms. They include, extreme tiredness,…

Are Mouth Blisters Contagious?

Mouth blisters are more than likely actually canker sores, and canker sores are not contagious, just painful. If however, your blister is actually on your lips and not in your mouth, you may have a cold sore on your mouth, which is very contagious. The cause of cold sores is the herpes simplex 1 virus,…

Know Your Heart and its Disease

There are a variety of ailments related to the heart and providing information on all the types of cardio vascular disease could be quite a task. Yet a look at conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels can give you a broad view of cardiovascular disease. You hear many terms like coronary heart disease…

Medicare Therapy Coverage For Lymphedema

Getting Medicare to recognize lymphedema therapy as essential medical expenditure has been a difficult task. Lymphedema patients have been long trying to get the benefit of Medicare for the expenses that they incur for the therapy that continues throughout their life. The Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act states that complications arising due to breast…

A Few Words About Heart Failure

An article appearing in The Lancet (1998;352(Suppl. 1):39-41) notes that the incidence of heart failure has dramatically increased in the last three to four decades. The prevalence of heart failure has increased by 70% between 1990 and 2000. The article suggests that the increase in heart failure may be the result of more patients surviving…

How to Treat Tinnitus – Stop Ringing Ears!

Tinnitus is a very common condition that many people suffer from. It is when you have a constant ringing or buzzing in your ears or head even with no other noise present. The good news is that tinnitus is curable, and I am going to go over some things on how to treat tinnitus and…

Heart Attack Brings Huge Faith Booster

Exactly one month ago I had a massive heart attack, so severe that by the natural law I should be dead. In fact, the admitting physician said it’s a miracle that I am alive. Only half of my heart was working at all while the other half was paralyzed by arterial blockages. My condition required…

Heart Disease – A Paper Tiger?

Heart disease is a major killer in our society. It is caused by the gradual clogging of the arteries by a plaque. Plaque is deposits of cholesterol and fat. As the plaque in the artery walls increases, the diameter of the blood vessel shrinks and the supply of blood diminishes until the tissue it supplies…

What Is HPV? Human Papillomavirus Symptoms

The Human Papillomavirus or more commonly known as HPV is the term used for a group of more than 150 viruses. Although most of these viral infections do not manifest in humans, there are around 30 to 40 types of the virus that do which may cause the appearance of cutaneous formations like condylomas and…

What Part Does Pruning Play In Bonsai?

Some plants naturally respond well to pruning, regardless of how intense, whilst other plants can find it hard to recover, especially when pruned at the wrong time of the year. When should I Prune? To prune correctly you must find out the type of plant your bonsai is and research when the best times are…

7 Things A Brain Tumor Taught Me

As a coach, I have had all sorts of training over the years, some very good and some only mediocre. The very best lessons I learned, however, came in 2008 when I was diagnosed with a rare, non-cancerous brain  tumor . Although the  tumor  was benign, the doctors assured me that if it did not come…

Pneumonia Helps With Self-Esteem

It came as quite a shock to me to find that I could hardly walk because I was so breathless. Three days before I had run about seven and a half miles with a rucksack on my back and had no difficulty at all. Now I was almost helpless. The following day, I was in…