CAD: Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary heart disease, coronary artery disease (CAD) and ischemic heart disease (IHD) are synonyms and includes a bunch of disease like stable angina, unstable angina, myocardial infarction and sudden cardiac death. Coronary heart disease develops when the arteries that supply blood and oxygen to the heart itself gets blocked due to the cholesterol or other…

The Challenge of Infectious Diseases

Infectious diseases have one thing in common-they're all problematic and difficult to treat. The sunset of such diseases can be rapid and unpredictable. However, they also have a curious character: The almost assured survival dichotomy of the patient. The infected person will either die a slow, painful death from the disease or recover completely, forever…

Brain Cancer

Everyone fears the word cancer. However most types of cancers can be beaten, if you catch it soon soon enough, and even if you do not there are new treatments coming out by the minute everyday that will help you fight and successfully beat cancer. There are however some types of cancers that are more…

What Are The Types Of Lung Infections?

There are several very common types of lung infections that you probably know about. There are also some not-so-common lung infections which names probably sound familiar, but they're no longer prevalent in most developed countries. You may not know as much about these. We'll cover them, nonetheless, in this article. There are two types of…

Items You Should Look For On Outdoor Backpacks

If you are becoming a serious hiker, then your old school backpack simply will not cut it. You need outdoor backpacks if you are going to do outdoor adventuring. As you look into the different outdoor backpackers that are on the market, you may find that there are simply some you like better than you…

What Does Stage One Hypertension Mean?

Being diagnosed with hypertension may be scary and/or confusing. There are very few noticeable symptoms which makes the problem worse. Understanding what it is, the levels and what you can do will make things easier. By the Numbers: There are two numbers that make up blood pressure readings. One is when the heart is beating.…

Lisfranc Injuries

Description The Lisfranc joint connotes the toe bones (metatarsal) to the foot arch bones (tarsal) around the midpoint of the human foot. While Lisfranc injuries are unusual, when such an injury does occur it can be painful and difficult to diagnose. Proper treatment is critical because a healthy Lisfranc is necessary to maintaining the strength…

What is a Jones Fracture?

Metatarsal fractures are referred to as long bone fractures. As a long bone, treatment for these types of fractures varies depending on the location of the fracture and the amount of the damage both to the bone and to the neurovascular supply to that bone. Treatment of these fractures should be individualized, based on the…

Cerebral Palsy and Developing the Right Attitude

Cerebral Palsy and developing the right attitude can make the difference between some measure of independence and having to depend on caregivers for a lifetime. For parents, constantly doing everything for a special needs child does him / her no favors; likewise, constantly expecting people to bail you out, if you have a disability, is…

All About Hiatal Hernias

Hiatal hernias occur when part of the stomach pushes up through the diaphragm and into the chest cavity. There are several different types of hiatal hernias that can lead to uncomfortable feelings like heartburn, which may require medication to alleviate. Normally, the diaphragm separates the chest cavity from the abdomen. A hernia happens when a…

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Know the Signs

Severe carpal tunnel symptoms typically develop over a period of time. A possible exception to this is an injury to the carpal tunnel area. It is beneficial then to recognize the signs of carpal tunnel as early detection is vital to minimize the painful aspects of the carpal tunnel syndrome. One of the first symptoms…

Back Pain Solutions Without Surgery

Acute back pain may begin suddenly and usually lasts around 3 months. Chronic back pain sometimes lasts through life. The most common back pain is low back pain (LBP). It is often described as sudden, sharp, persistent, or dull pain felt below the waist. LBP is very common and affects the majority of people at…