Uterine Fibroid Tumors

Uterine fibroid tumors or leiomyomas are among the most common tumors among women. In fact, it is apparent in 25-50% of women, says American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Uterine fibroid tumors are typically non-cancerous; however, there is still the need to be aware of these tumors and some dangers it may bring to your…

Dangers of Broken Ribs

It’s probably no exaggeration to state that broken ribs rank high on the list of most painful injuries you can suffer, including gunshot wounds or childbirth. This article is intended to provide information on the causes of broken ribs, the dangers they pose, and on treating the rib pain they trigger. When most other bones…

Chest Pain – When Is It Not Serious?

You have heard that chest pain can be serious. It can signal a heart attack. It might be a rare, life-threatening problem. But it could be quite the opposite. It could be not at all serious. When is chest pain not serious? It is wise to learn when chest pain is not serious. You will…

Colds – Hot and Cold – Winter Health

Preventing colds and the flu can be summed up in three words: Wash your hands. The viruses that cause colds and the flu most readily enter our bodies by means of our hands. Wash your hands after shopping. Remind your children to wash their hands as soon as they come home from school. A little…

The Causes and Symptoms of Bronchitis

The cough that’s been keeping you awake all night for more than 2 weeks now may be Bronchitis. If you are unaware about the symptoms of bronchitis, then you are not alone. Often people prolong their illness mistaking bronchitis to be flu. Bronchitis is referred to as an acute inflammation of the air passages within…

How Much Compensation Will My Elbow Injury Get Me?

Taking a look at the compensation figures published in the 9th Edition of the Judicial Studies Board Guidelines, the figures for elbow injury compensation claim amounts are interesting reading. The Judicial Studies Board usually divides each type of injury into a number of different categories based on the severity of the injury and your chances…

Carpometacarpal Joint Pain – A Pain In The Thumb

The thumb, with its unique ability to touch the other fingers, is hardly noticed by us until we have some sort of problem with it. That’s when we become aware of its versatility and usefulness. One of the common complaints of the thumb is carpometacarpal joint pain. To put it in layman’s terms, it is…

Fracture – Its Management

Management of fracture involves both first aid and further treatment by health professionals – doctors, nurses and physiotherapist. 1. First aid management This is the treatment you give to the patient before the arrival of a medical doctor or before transferring the patient to the hospital. i. Make sure the airway is patent. If there…

What is Jujutsu? Part 2 of a 3 Part Series

The following are examples of why someone trained in Jujutsu has many different skills or methods of fighting.   Evading (Tai Sabaki) is one of the main concepts that make up the core of most jujutsu methods or systems (styles) of jujutsu being taught today all over the world. There are many ways to evade the attack. You can…

Training With Cerebral Palsy – Strength Training

Cerebral palsy is a condition that arises due to a group of disorders in the nervous system and the brain. People with cerebral palsy find difficulty in movement, seeing, hearing, thinking and learning. CP is a lifelong disease that has no cure! If a person suffering from this condition has to be made independent, it…

Stopping Sleep Paralysis

If you’ve never experienced sleep paralysis you might wonder what the fuss is all about. For those who have however the resultant panic attack and fear that grips you will definitely leave you looking for ways of stopping sleep paralysis. This neurological condition affects nearly everyone at one time or another. Its only when the…

Isthmic Spondylolisthesis As a Cause of Sciatica

Isthmic Spondylolisthesis will often lead to sciatica and cause acute back pain. If not treated in time the symptoms progressively worsen over time leading to a degenerative disorder. If frequent and intense back pain and tightness in the hamstrings is your affliction, here is more information on the disorder including what is Isthmic Spondylolisthesis, its…