Canine Osteosarcoma – What You Need to Know

Canine osteosarcoma is the most common type of dog bone cancer. It comprises 80% of all malignant bone cancer in dogs. This is an aggressive form of cancer that is highly metastatic and difficult to treat. Canine osteosarcoma affects mainly the limbs, although it can form in any bones. This type of bone cancer occurs…

Brain Damage Leads to Adult Cerebral Palsy

This is a disorder that is always associated with the medical condition of both a mother and child. It can take place as early as in the stages of pregnancy. Cerebral palsy is not only present in infants but likewise with adults. The brain or mind of a person is one of the focal points…

What is a Hernia?

A hernia occurs when one or more of your internal organs forces its way through weak muscle tissue. Muscles around the intestine, for example, are usually enough enough to keep your organs in their rightful place. Sometimes these weaknesses cause the organ to poke through the muscle that causing a hernia. There are four main…

Chemotherapy Medication

Chemotherapy is the treatment used to kill or stop the growth of cancer cells. Chemotherapy drugs disturb the life cycle of cancer cells and prevent their reproduction. It may be used as single drug or in combination. Chemotherapy treatment may be used before, after or alongside with surgery, biological therapy, radiation therapy and bone marrow…

How To Stop Back Pain

Every one of us has had back pain or knows someone who has suffered from back pain at some point in their lives. Sometimes it is just a minor ache and other times, it can be debilitating pain. For most cases, this can be rectified with some post building exercises in less than 15 minutes…

Diabetes – Smoking Danger

Nicotine is a stimulant, speeding up the heart by about 20 beats per minute with every cigarette and reduces the body's ability to use insulin by 15 percent. It also raises blood pressure. Nicotine makes arteries all over the body become smaller making it harder for the heart to pump through the constricted arteries, causing…

Risk Management and Obesity

If you work in the medical field you are probably familiar with the phrase Risk Management. Outside of caring for the patients, risk management is perhaps the most important issue facing a medical practice today. In recent years, American's of all ages have gotten heavier and health care professionals around the country seem to be…

How to Prevent Shaving Rash

Razor bumps, ingrown hair and shaving irritation are generally the effect of pulling the skin too tight during shaving and thereby cutting the hair too short. Some useful ways to prevent shaving rash include the following: (1) do not pull your skin tight during shaving, (2) shave in the direction of your hair growth, (3)…

Skin Fungus Is Contagious!

Be it Nail Fungus, Athlete's Foot, Ringworm (all Tinea) or any other type of Skin Fungus , it is, indeed contagious. Not only to people who come in contact with your, but also to animals and to other parts of you body! This is why so many people, after contracting (they "caught" it too) toe…

Allergy Facts You Should Know Before Trying to Treat It

Allergy is a condition wherein the body responds negatively to the presence of certain apparently harmless objects in the surroundings. An allergic reaction can occur in people when they come into contact with dust, pollen grains, certain spices or even fruits or vegetables, or when they take some drugs. Allergy is characterized in most instances…

Shyness or a Deeper Problem? Social Anxiety Disorder

WHAT IS SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER? (aka SAD, Social Phobia) Social Anxiety Disorder (also known as SAD or Social Phobia) is a mental illness affecting more than 15 million Americans today. This disorder usually usually manifests itself during early adolescence, and affects more women than men. Unfortunately, however, it is also currently one of the most…