New Surgical Treatment Options for Hernias

Hernia repair is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures worldwide. In fact, there are over 600,000 hernia repair surgeries performed each year in the U.S. alone. A hernia is a weakness or defect in the abdominal muscles which can result in the protrusion of tissue through an opening in the outer layers of…

Back Injuries in the Office

Perhaps one of the most common injuries that people tend to associate with being hurt at work would be a back injury. Because the back is used in so many movements of the body, especially in lifting, it can be injured often. This is even more likely to happen when people are lifting heavy objects…

Bronchitis Symptoms

Bronchitis is a condition caused by the inflammation of the medium sized airways. These are also known as the large bronchi. The inflammation is as a result of presence of harmful pathogens such as bacteria and viruses. Other causes of bronchitis are smoking and inhaling dangerous fumes. Most of the time, one does not really…

The 2009 ZR1 Corvette – The King of the Hill

Chevrolet plans to release a new corvette in 2009, well not exactly new, it's and upgraded version of the ZR1 corvette from the 1980's, and when I say up graded I mean up graded, more power, better handling, more comfortable, well yo get the idea, this car is the king of the hill, the best…

Postherpetic Neuralgia Signs and Symptoms

Postherpetic Neuralgia, which is also known simply as PHN is basically a disease of the skin and so the signs and symptoms are also naturally on the skin itself. But this does not mean that the disease is just skin deep. It goes deep down and affects the nerves of the body itself. The pain…

Types of Pharyngitis

Pharyngitis is a sore throat caused by an infection or inflammation of the back of the throat or the pharynx. Most people associate pharyngitis with strep throat, however there a numerous microbial causes of pharyngitis. Typically the cause of the pharyngitis cannot be determined solely on clinical grounds as symptoms overlap broadly with few exceptions.…

Who discovered Colles fracture?

Abraham Colles was born in 1773, the same year that American colonialist disguised as Indians emptied 342 chests of tea into Boston harbour to avoid paying taxes to the British Crown. These levies were no doubt required to fund the activities of people like Captain James Cook who was meanwhile engaged in trying┬áto find new…

Herbal Remedies For Throat and Tonsils Health

The throat is a part of the body that is easily and frequently inflicted with ailments, being susceptible to pollutants and microorganisms entering the nasal passageway. Unhealthy lifestyles when complemented with a weak immune system likely induce the manifest of throat and tonsil disorders every now and then. Since throat and tonsil infections can weaken…

Diabetes Affects On The Body

Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that can affect the body directly or can cause other illnesses or complications as a consequence of the initial disease. This article will discuss the direct affects on the body due to diabetes and also the complications that may occur. It is believed that complications from diabetes can be minimized…

What is Diabetes? Important Facts About Diabetes

Diabetes is a much talked about subject these days. It is thought to be one of the fastest growing diseases in the world to the extent that the World Health Organization (WHO) recently described it it as an epidemic. But what is diabetes exactly? This article will explain what the disease does to the body…

Vitamin B12 and Obesity

One of the B complex vitamins, Vitamin B12 is essential for metabolic processes and energy production. Its functions that are independent of the other B vitamins include DNA synthesis, red blood cells production, and maintenance of the nervous system. The vitamin is no doubt vital for keeping the systems in the body working properly, yet…

Home hospital beds for Spinal Cord Injuries

Nothing is more debilitating and emotionally crippling than an injury to the spine. Whether you have chronic back pains or a broken spinal column, spinal injuries can lead to a drastic change in one’s lifestyle. The victim may lose sensation in most parts of their body while in extreme cases may observe paralysis of the…

STD Symptoms in Men

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in men are just as common in men as are in women. The difference is that some of these STDs are not as easily detectable in men. They can be cured through medication or through simple surgery and recurrences of the disease are unlikely. Because it is difficult to detect certain…