Flu Threat: Lessons from Past Pandemics (Part I)

Flu and the Immune System Influenza ("flu") strikes every year and afflicts millions. Under normal circumstances, flu is not considered a general public health risk. Of course, any disease must be taken seriously for two reasons. First of all, any disease, including flu, can become dangerous through complications. But, let's also understand the far more…

Causes and Solutions For Sciatic Nerve Pain

Sciatic Nerve Treatment and Chiropractic Manipulations Sciatica pain originates in the lower back and radiates down one or both legs. The pain may be intense, moderate, or minimal, and occasional, frequent, or constant. Physicians term sciatica as a radiating or referred pain, or as neuralgia. This pain is often dull, achy, sharp, or even similar…

The Wound That Never Heals

I'm nursing an almost fatal wound. In fact, I'm surprised that I'm still here, still nursing it and feeling it slowly scab over, only to have it ripped open and the healing process begin again. The wound is over 6 years old now and by my reckoning (and many others') it should have been well…

What is a Hypertensive Crisis?

A dangerous spike in blood pressure is known as a hypertensive crisis that can lead to a stroke. Extreme high pressure of (top number) 180 systolic and (bottom number)120 diastolic or higher will damage arteries and capillaries. They will become inflamed and leak fluid and/or blood, rendering the heart unable to effectively pump blood under…

Seizures: Have You Been Victim Of People's Ignorance

I have suffered from different types of seizures over the years. It does not matter what type of seizure disorder is affecting your life, people's reactions often hurt you more than they think. They often do not realize the importance of their reactions as they are primarily the reflection of their fears and ignorance on…

Chicken Pox: An Overview

Chicken Pox is a common childhood infection caused by virus called varicella zoster. It is common in children less than 12 years of age, but can affect individuals of age without prior immunity. It usually causes a mild infection in children, but tends to run a more severe course in adults and adolescents. It most…

Bodybuilding Guide – Hypertrophy vs Atrophy

In the business world, you're always growing or dying. There is no sitting still. Your firm is always either grabbing a larger market share or growing consumer value, or it is losing market share to competitors and losing customer value. However small the increments, there is always either a loss or gain cycle occurring –…

Insulin Pens – The Basics of This Easy Injection System

Instead of fumbling around with syringes and bottles of insulin, you can fumble around with an insulin pen. Just kidding. An insulin pen – sometimes called a pen syringe, injection pen or simply, pen – can be a more accurate and convenient delivery system of insulin into your bloodstream. Pens are quite popular among diabetics.…

Swine Flu Prevention

With all the news about swine flu, few people are talking about prevention, other than taking the controversial flu shot. Is it real prevention? Have dozens of people really become sick or died from the shot? Is is more of a danger than a precaution? There are more questions than answers. Each of us needs…

Anterior Hip Replacement – What is it All About?

As a Fellowship Trained Joint Replacement Surgeon, I am often asked about the latest developments in arthritis surgery. With the advent of minimally invasive techniques in orthopedic surgery there has been a renewed interest in performing hip replacement through the front (anterior) of the hip as opposed to the more traditional posterior, or backside approach.…

Hearing Loss Detection

The detection of hearing injury and deafness should be done since someone is still a baby. The detection can be done by parent in a simple way. This can be done by making a simple experiment toward the baby. In checking the hearing ability of a baby, parent can do it by making a sound…