Ten Ways to Avoid a Heart Attack

A heart attack is referred to in the medical arena, as a myocardial infarction. This coronary event follows after the heart muscle has been stripped of oxygen, due a blocked artery or arteries. Many cardiac problems are related to partly blocked coronary arteries that nourish the heart muscle itself. The formation and buildup of plaque…

Five Teas That May Help Give Your Brain And Memory A Boost

The modern world is an exciting place to be in and for many individuals, an optimally-functioning brain and a reliable memory are needed to fully harness one's abilities to be the best that one can be. Unfortunately, many adults suffer from memory lapses, deficiency in concentration, and accessibility to focus. The brain is a highly…

Safe Food Handling For Gluten Allergies

When considering safe food handling for gluten allergies there are a number of areas to be considered. Food preparation and storage at home is the easiest to deal with and will depend on whether you are catering for one or two family members or the whole family. If the whole family is to avoid gluten…

The Benefits of Hippotherapy in Children With Cerebral Palsy.

Pioneered by German, Swiss and Austrian therapists during the 1960’s, then standardized in the United States and Canada during the 1980’s, the treatment strategy of hippotherapy (“hippo” is the Greek word for “horse” ) has evolved into a highly valued form of physical, occupational and speech therapy for children with cerebral palsy. In numerous cases…

The Food Digestion Process

If you have ever wondered about the food digestion process, here is a general overview of the steps involved. Digestion starts as you chew your food. Saliva mixes with this food and starts the breakdown process. From here, the food goes down the esophagus and enter the stomach, where it is mixed with enzymes, mucus,…

Coding for Lower Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Procedures

Lower gastrointestinal endoscopy claims have to show medical necessity, if they are to be reimbursed without fail. This means that the appropriate ICD-9 codes will have to be reported. Usually, Medicare carrier websites publish these codes for GI procedures. Therefore when coding for lower GI procedures, payer specific coding becomes very important. Lower Gastrointestinal Endoscopic…

Do Repressed Emotions Cause Anxiety?

For quite a while, mental health professionals have debated the causes of anxiety disorder. One such theory is that repressed emotions are the cause of anxiety disorder. So, the question is, do repressed emotions cause anxiety? People Pleasers Some doctors say that when a person does not express their emotions, such as anger, resentment, etc.,…

A Comprehensive Guide to Herbs and Herbal Treatment

Although there is a high probability that herbal treatment may go mainstream and will be recognized by the medical field, which is classified with Supplemental and Alternative Method (CAM), are to be taken progressively with conventional methods of treatment and medicines. A lot of people are actually turning to herbs and herb-based products not primarily…

The Coral Reef of the Red Sea

The Red Sea is the continuation of the huge fault that first split the continent of Africa, and in so doing created the African Rift Valley before extending northwards to produce the Red Sea and the Gulfs of Aqaba and Suez. The Red Sea reefs are among the most beautifully developed in the world and…

What is Atherosclerosis?

Atherosclerosis is a inflammatory condition of the arterial wall which is characterized by localized lipid rich deposits of atheroma (cholesterol containing leisons) that mostly remain silent until they become large to impair blood flow or until ulceration or erosion of the lesion results in obstruction or embolisation of the affected vessel. Atherosclerosis is a condition…

Western Scrub Jay – Smart Bird Brain

The Western Scrub Jay’s are very smart and friendly! You may have often seen them flitting around your backyard. Scrub Jays are very crafty and are known to steal food from other birds. Studies show that Scrub Jays are the only non-primate to be able to plan ahead for the future, which before was thought…