Physician Assistant – Preparing For the Education

Physician Assistant programs numbered 136 as I write this with colleges in many states preparing to host another program. It is a profession that offers much to those in it and to the medical establishment. PAs are often the only employees a medical practice can hire that do not add to overhead. What actions and…

Sore Throat – Soothe Your Sore Throat Naturally

When flu season is upon us, other viruses circulating in our communities contribute to cold symptoms such as sore throats, which make us feel cranky and uncomfortable. Since viruses are the major cause of sore throats, there are no medications to alleviate them, however, there are certain natural remedies that will make your sore throat…

Bronchitis and Tonsillitis – Causes and diagnose

The condition called bronchitis is the inflammation of the bronchial tree; tonsillitis is the inflammation of to tonsils localized on the posterior side of the mouth. Both diseases are caused mainly by bacteria or viruses, but can also be unleashed by polluting factors or different substances causing irritation. The most common cause of tonsillitis is…

Nutrition and Metabolism Disorder

What is the relationship between intake of nutrition and metabolism disorder? Is slow metabolism the cause of my overweight? Are there any types of nutrition that can speed it up? Could a pill speed it up? There are many myths and misconceptions about metabolism. The idea that a low metabolic rate is always responsible for…

Is Diabetes Genetic?

If you think you are doomed to become diabetic because it “runs in your family,” take heart. You inherit a susceptibility to Type II diabetes; you do not inherit diabetes. One of three Americans will become diabetic, with women more likely to develop diabetes than men. Risk factors for developing diabetes include: a family history…

Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity is becoming a wide-spread epidemic. The percentage of children aged 6-11 years in the United States who were obese increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 18% in 2010. Similarly, the percentage of adolescents aged 12-19 years who were obese increased from 5% to 18% over the same period.1, 2 In the December…

Lymph Node Assessment and Skin Disorder Syndromes

Lymph nodes are usually assessed when the part of the body in which they are located is examined. And the body’s lymphatic drainage system is extensive. Since the major function of lymph nodes is to collect and filter the lymph of bacteria, and other foreign matter as it returns to the circulatory system, the doctor…

What Causes Eczema Rash?

Eczema rash is a very frustrating symptom of eczema. For some people, it means the difference between wearing short sleeves and being comfortable in their own skin, and needing to wear long sleeves to avoid other people seeing the scabbing and rash that has developed. But what causes the rash that so many people suffer…

Is Psoriasis Contagious?

Is Psoriasis Contagious? Whether you’ve developed psoriasis yourself or you know someone who has, one of the first questions to cross your mind is probably: “Is psoriasis contagious?”. And the answer, thankfully, is no. Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that many people suffer from all their lives. In fact, it’s estimated that four to…

Penis Fungal Infection

A penis fungal infection can affect a man at any point in his life. He doesn’t have to be sexually active to contract candida albicans, however if a man is sexually active with a partner who has an active vaginal yeast infection outbreak, he is certainly at risk for getting yeast in his penis (and…

ADD and Allergies – Is There a Link?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders in the United States and is typically a life long problem. Children with ADHD often struggle with low self-esteem, troubled relationships, poor performance in school, focus and attention problems, difficulty controlling behavior and hyperactivity. If your child has more than 3 of…

Irritability While Quitting Smoking (And How to Avoid It)

Increased irritability is one of the strangely accepted facts about quitting smoking. As nicotine is slowly removed from the bloodstream, you become irritable and unable to concentrate. Why? The accepted scientific cause for irritability is that it’s a part of nicotine withdrawal, and has to be dealt with just like the rest of the symptoms…

Depression: The Death Fantasy

Depression affects 1 in 3 people in the UK and can vary from mild to extremely severe. Having suffered severe depression for the majority of my life, I feel equipped enough to be able to discuss the way the mind works in relation to the topic of depression and death. At some point while suffering…