How to Treat a Kitten With a Cold

It can be very upsetting when your little kitten catches a cold. Here are a few hints to get her back on her paws in no time. By following these measures, you’ll likely reduce the period of time in which your cat or kitten is infected with this nagging and annoying ailment. Take heed to…

Stop Acute Bronchitis in Its Tracks

There are two basic categories of bronchitis. Acute bronchitis is typically associated with colds and flu like symptoms. While chronic bronchitis may last months or even years, the acute variety typically is limited in duration to no more than a week or two. The symptoms of acute bronchitis include: 1. Tightness in the chest area…

Sports Injuries

Sports injuries are a major concern for all sports teams. No team wants any of its players to be injured. The team will suffer because its talent will not be able to play and contribute to the team’s success. Moreover, an injured players will cost a team because of the medical care and attention that…

An Overview of Feeding Tubes for Children With Cerebral Palsy

Some children with cerebral palsy have difficulty or are unable to feed themselves. Some have trouble ingesting important medications. In these cases, parents may consider utilizing a feeding tube to ensure their child receives adequate nutrition. Clearly, the decision to use a feeding tube requires the participation of doctors and nutritionists. It may be that…

Hernia Symptoms – Important Indicators

A hernia is a protrusion of a certain structure, tissue or part of a certain organ through the muscle tissue by which it is contained. It is composed of three parts-hernial sac, orifice and its contents. Most organs affected are the intestine or abdominal tissue. There are a lot of factors that result to the…

Help Interpreting Your Spinal X-Ray Results

An X-ray is one kind of imaging test done to assess internal areas of the body. They are less thorough but cheaper than the popular MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) test, which can provide a picture of both the body’s soft and hard tissues. X-rays provide a clear picture of bones, whereas softer tissues appear as…

Shingles Treatment

Shingles is a painful, blistering skin rash caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which is the same virus that causes chickenpox. After you get chickenpox, usually as a child, the virus remains dormant in certain nerves in the body. If the virus becomes active again in these nerves, shingles occurs, even years later after you’ve had…

Soothing the Colicky Baby

If you’re like many new parents, you are well acquainted with the scenario: it’s 8:00 p.m. and your newborn baby won’t stop crying. You’ve rocked him, sung to him, tried frantically to nurse him but nothing will make him stop. You’ve received tons of well meaning but useless advice on how to ease his crying…

Tonsil Stones 101 – What Causes Tonsil Stones?

If you have ever had tonsil stones, you know they are small, rock-like objects that appear at the back your throat, or between your wisdom teeth and tonsils. These objects can be quite uncomfortable if they get very large. But regardless of size, they taste and smell horribly. What causes them? Tonsil stones form in…