Spinal Fracture

The skeletal system is made up of 206 bones and provides support, allows for movements and protects the internal organs of the body. Sometimes, too much pressure is applied to the bones that results to what we know as fracture. Fractures are often classified as either open or closed. An open fracture is a fracture…

Basic Information You Should Know About Birth Injuries

Although you may know that there are often babies born with birth defects, you might not be that knowledgeable about how these birth defects came about. Although many are hereditary or caused by some other natural reason, there are other birth defects caused through injury at time of the birth. The injury can happen whilst…

Helping a Coworker With Cerebral Palsy

Has a colleague recently been diagnosed with cerebral palsy? If so, you may be wondering how you can help him or her through this difficult period. Here, we’ll provide some ways that you can show your support without feeling uncomfortable (or making anyone else feel awkward). 1. Be a Good Listener If your coworker tells…

Dangerous Holiday Sea Creatures

All marine animals should be assumed to be venomous and treated with great respect. Swimmers, bathers and paddlers are stung by venomous fish even in temperate regions, and noxious creatures abound in tropical seas. Fish toxins are inactivated by immersion in very hot water, and prevention and treatment are described in detail below. Touch nothing…

Newborn Umbilical Hernia Treatment

UMBILICAL HERNIAS (“OUTIES”) (Birth-12 Months) What is happening inside my baby’s body? A pair of stomach muscles runs down the belly from the ribs to the pelvis. These muscles are the same ones that you can see on a bodybuilder’s abdomen. The muscles are parallel and are joined together from top to bottom by their…

Spinal Stenosis – Finally a Non-Surgical Solution

What is Stenosis? Spinal Stenosis is a medical condition in which the spinal canal narrows and compresses the spinal cord and/or exiting nerve roots. Stenosis is from the Greek word meaning “a narrowing”. Central canal stenosis is a narrowing of the channel in the center of each vertebra through which passes the spinal cord on…

Shingles Cures – Is There One?

Shingles cures are very desirable because no one wants to be in pain. Shingles (Also called: Herpes zoster, Postherpetic neuralgia) is a painful, blistering rash caused by the same virus as chickenpox. Finding shingles cures for anyone who suffers from it, is necessary, even though it affects only a limited area of skin. Someone with…

Short Occasional Fasts May Be Good

Recent research has shown that planned occasional short periods of not eating are beneficial to your health. This does not mean missing breakfast, and then eating a lot later in the day. It is a brief period of time without food and then resumption of normal eating. Planned periods without consumption of food are technically…

Symptoms Of Diabetes – 4 Tell Tale Signs Of Diabetes

Some of the risk associated with diabetes.When you are over weight the risk of getting diabetes are much higher. Exercising will definitely reduce the risk of diabetes. Sedentary people are known to have higher risk of diabetes. The risk will also increase as you get older. Other common illness associated with diabetic people are hypertension…

How Dangerous Is Prickly Heat Rash?

Prickly heat rash is more than a skin problem that occurs due to excessive sweating. It can be a dangerous physical condition that affects the entire body. In its most severe form, it can even be life threatening. It should not be taken lightly. Prickly heat rash is most likely to happen, as you’d expect,…

Pressure Sores and Good Nutrition

Pressure sores are not a new thing and have been around since ancient times. There is evidence that Egyptians suffered from bed sores when their scars have been found on the mummified remains (Source: Feinstein, ed 1996). If you have never been stuck in bed or in a chair for any length of time without…

Psoriasis, Is There a Herbal Cure for It?

Psoriasis is a skin condition that affects around 4.5 million Americans and a huge number of other people all over the world. The disease includes five different manifest forms with distinct symptoms from each other; there may be joint inflammations as in psoriatic arthritis, reddish blotches on the skin in plaque psoriasis, pustules and red…