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…

Help! I Think I Have a Hearing Loss!

Hearing Loss Friends and family members have been hinting that you need to have your hearing checked. You took a free online hearing test, but now you're worried because these unofficial test results indicate you have a hearing loss. What should you do? First, do not panic. Make an appointment with an Ear, Throat, and…

How to Get Relief For Low Back Pain

Low back pain, also known as lumbago is a somewhat common disorder that most people will likely experience some time in their lives. It is, in fact, the main cause of job-related disability in many western countries. The condition is caused by several potential factors, and all of these factors involve some kind of sprain…

Rahu The Shadow Planet

Rahu and Ketu are shadow planets and have no physical form like other seven planets. Taurus is its exaltation sign and Scorpio is its debilitated sign. Rahu also acts a catalyst agent to enhance the results of that strong planet with whom it is conjoined. General charters tics of Rahu: Considered as cruel, significator of…

Smoking and Its Effect on Ear Infections

It is common knowledge that smoking has numerous bad effects, both to the smoker and non-smoker who is able to inhale second-degree smoke. More familiar are lung cancer, emphysema and heart failure. However, it is not well known that smoking also affects our ears, and can cause ear infection called Otitis Media. This ear infection…

Raising Kids – How to Deal With Chickenpox?

When speaking about chickenpox, the first thing that comes to mind is those itchy rashes on the body. But what really is chickenpox? Chickenpox is an infectious illness which is caused by a kind of virus called varicella zoster. Although the virus can be caught by a grown up, children are usually the ones who…

The Gift of Pain

Some time ago I found myself fascinated reading the biography of Dr. Paul Wilson Brand (1914-2003). A world-renowned, extraordinary, gifted Orthopedic Surgeon who unraveled the riddle of leprosy which has plagued the world for centuries. The son of missionary parents, Dr. Brand spent his early years in the mountains of southwest India. Dr. Paul Brand…

The Most Common Birth Defects

Common birth defects could be infections or metabolic. While infections are like carrying diseases like Rubella, Syphilis or HIV, metabolic are congenital structural disorder. Children with infections can not be treated as very common as they occur in one out of thousands of patient, the most common are coming of the structural defects of heart,…

Signs and Symptoms of Ear Infections

Ear infections, also known as otitis media, are an inflammation of the middle ear. The inflammation often begins as a result of the same infection that causes colds, sore throats and respiratory infections. The infection may be either bacterial or viral. Middle ear infections are particularly common in the first 2 years of a child's…

Cityscapes in Modern Art

For many modern artists, one of the most potent symbols of man’s dislocation and separation from nature is the cityscape. For others, the cityscape symbolizes man’s new freedom from the drudgery of agriculture. By the 1930s and 1940s, images of the cityscape had begun to replace landscape art. Additionally, the view from the airplane, or…