Nettle- Medicinal Uses, Interactions, Side Effects, Dosage

Nettle Urtica dioica, commonly called nettle, nettles, or stinging nettle, is often regarded as a noxious weed. Urtica comes from the latin urere, meaning “to burn,” and is the source of the medical term urticaria. Direct contact with the mature plant can break off tiny trichomes or hairs on the leaves and stems, injecting chemicals…

Bronchitis Mucous

Bronchitis is inflammation (swelling) of the airways along with an increase in mucous production.This is mucus that come up due to different types of bronchitis.Bronchitis may be classified as either acute (sudden onset) or chronic (long term). Acute BronchitisAcute bronchitis is usually caused by a viral infection of the upper respiratory system.  Symptoms of acute…

Hip replacement

What is a hip replacement? Hip replacement, is an operation to replace a hip joint with an artificial (‘ prosthetic’) hip joint. It is a common procedure and effectively relieves pain and restores mobility. Why might a hip joint need to be replaced? The hip is the joint that connects the thigh bone (the femur)…

Assessing Donnie Darko

Director Richard Kelly’s masterpiece that is Donnie Darko ventures into the mind-bending yet unnerving side of science fiction as his film depicts a teenage boy’s struggle with schizophrenia. Set in the late 80’s, the movie follows 16-year old Donald “Donnie” Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal) and his unique relationship with a particular hallucination that presents itself in…

Treating Mental Health and Forensic Populations

No longer is it possible to assess and/or treat a mental health population without also interfacing with forensic issues such as legal infractions, Courts, violence, sexual behavior problems, delinquency, crime, Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity, substance abuse, and others. The training and approaches to the mental health population is different than that for a…

Treatment Options for Your Beard Patches

If you are suffering from the aforementioned condition, you can try out some home remedies as a first line of treatment. One of the best known home remedies is the use of massaging oil, which is readily available in the local stores. You can try rubbing this oil regularly – just before going to bed…

After Hip Surgery-Tips For Taking A Shower

Taking a shower after a hip prosthesis is removed due to a staph infection or wear and tear can be a daunting task. Typically one cannot put more than 25% of one’s weight on the affected side because there is no real hip joint, just a spacer. Even though we have two bathrooms, one has a…

How to Build a Serenity Room, And Regain a Bit of Your Sanity

Screaming rock or rap music, jackhammers, car horns, ringing cell phones, crying babies–there’s no ignoring the pervasive noise in our chaotic culture, the modern equivalent of medieval torture, only worse, because there’s no escaping it! It would be different if it was like a train whistle in the night that we’ve long since became inured…

Car Accident Shoulder Injuries – What You Must Know

Shoulder injuries in a car accident are common. They are caused mostly by the jerking movements that occur in an accident and may be further aggravated by seat belt shoulder straps. Shoulder injuries may also be related to neck injuries. Understanding more about shoulder injuries will allow you to recognize them quickly and seek treatment…

Career in Special Education

 By Sadaket Malik  Special education is the education of students with special needs in a way that addresses the student’s individual differences and needs. Ideally, this process involves the individually planned and systematically monitored arrangement of teaching procedures, adapted equipment and materials, accessible settings, and other interventions designed to help learners with special needs achieve…

Life Coaching Regulation – Myth Debunked

This article dispels the myth once and for all, that life coaching will become a regulated profession. As the author of the “Truth About Life Coaching School Accreditation” article, I get a significant amount of email from readers who are looking to enroll in a Life Coach training program, asking my opinion about various aspects…

What to Consider When Comparing Hearing Aid Brands

First of all, there is no “best” hearing aid brand. There are many excellent companies from which to choose, though. I will briefly cover these manufacturers: Siemens, Phonak, ReSound, Sonic Innovations, Starkey, Widex, and Oticon. All manufacturers have numerous models, several levels of technology, and variable price points. Some are slightly less expensive than others,…