Flash Fiction: A U-Turn

Rains lashed onto my bare back as I scooped up her fragile frame and carried her out of the car. Perhaps, she’d passed out, couldn’t endure the pain she suffered. Perhaps, she just pretended to be asleep. Never wanted to face the reality. Never wanted to see the man who left her alone in the…

What’s the Deal With Fluoride?

Like many Americans my age, I grew up with a positive association to fluoride. Toothpaste commercials told me that fluoride helped prevent tooth decay and that I should brush my teeth with fluoride toothpaste, so I used it every day. The dentist gave me fluoride treatments for my teeth. Fluoride was also added to municipal…

Understanding Omeprazole Side Effects

A few years ago, people suffering from conditions were gastric acids are excessively secreted in the stomach seem to be limited by antacids and other medications, but due to the invention of new types of drugs. These people have experienced more options for their comfort, and one of these novel drugs would be Omeprazole. Omeprazole…

Iron Functions and Deficiency

Functions on the Body: Iron is generally absorbed from the whole of the gastro intestinal tract but most of it comes from the upper part of the small intestine primarily the duodenum. Dietary Iron is absorbed through the mucosal cells in ferrous form. Iron in diet is present in ferric state which is reduced to…

Folliculitis – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Folliculitis is the name given to a group of skin conditions. Folliculitis is defined histologically as the presence of inflammatory cells. Folliculitis is the infection of hair follicles. This can occur anywhere on the skin or scalp. It may be superficial or deep, and it causes the formation of a pustule or inflammatory nodule surrounding…

Infertility: A Quick Natural Solution

Infertility and early menopausal symptoms (or the sudden absence of your period) can be due to some form of hormonal imbalance. For example, your estrogen vs progesterone levels can be out of sink and ovulation can be halted because of it. Without ovulation, of course, you cannot be fertile. This may well be OK with…

Fight Bad Cholesterol – Try Lipitor

Overweight bodies have generally high blood cholesterol contents which frequently invite heart attack to the person by blocking the blood flow through veins and arteries. Use of diet pills for reducing body weight may not be effective to avoid risk of life in these cases. We have some guidance for you if you have high…

Cigna Grows China Connection

Six years after establishing a foothold in China, health insurer Cigna will begin offering its first comprehensive health care product in that country as the company seeks to expand its international business amid a backdrop of uncertainty in the U.S. market. The full health care plan will be offered through Cigna & CMC Life Insurance…

Healing Hearts with Yoga

Coronary Artery Disease, CAD as referred to in the medical community, is running rampant in our country and is the leading cause of death. Yearly, about 500,000 people die, 600,000 have heart attacks, and 800,000 folks suffer from angina (chest pain caused by blockage or constriction of the coronary arteries.) The incidence of heart disease…

How to Give Your Child a Good Health Start

Not very long ago, we used to think that the dreaded diseases that struck adults – heart attack, stroke and cancer – where the inevitable fallout of aging. Today we know better. Many of these adult afflictions have their origins in wrong habits and lifestyle practices inculcated in children. So, if we want our children…