Daily Archives: September 24, 2011

What Should I Know About Hepatitis B?

Hepatitis B remains one of those scary terms that you occasionally hear health care professionals use. You also hear about this somewhat mysterious disease in the media from time to time. But just what is Hepatitis B and what should … Continue reading

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Ankylosing Spondylitis, Treatment and Symptoms

What is Ankylosing Spondylitis? Ankylosing Spondylitis is a condition which is related to arthritis.  Ankylosing Spondylitis affects approximately 1 in every 250 mainly young men so while many may have not heard about it, it is quite common. The word … Continue reading

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Autism Spectrum Disorders Explained

Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) cover a variety of behaviors and abilities and are caused by abnormal brain development. While ASDs begin when the individual is a child, they will last throughout the individual’s life. Most individuals with ASDs will display … Continue reading

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The Vitiligo Skin Condition Explained In Plain English

Vitiligo White patches on the skin, premature graying of the scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows, and beard, and sometimes a loss of color inside the mouth—these are some of the distinct signs of vitiligo.  Some people might mistake it as a disease … Continue reading

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New Program Helps Children With ADHD Learn to Read

Studies show that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) remains a problem with youth in the U.S. According to a study by the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 7.5 percent of children are diagnosed with ADHD by age 19. … Continue reading

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What Exactly Is Psoriasis?

Hardly noticeable at the beginning, the rash first appears on your knees, elbows or on the hairy side of the skull, as small reddish scales. Then it transforms into large spots, covered by silver scales. Later in the process the … Continue reading

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Are You Eligible To Get A Flu Priority Shot? You Need To Know

A flu priority shot is something that many people are eligible for but many of them don’t realize it. Most people should get the flu shot each year in order to stay healthy throughout the flu season but some people … Continue reading

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Stroke is the Nation’s Number Three Killer. Know the Signs. Act in Time

Stroke is the nation’s number three killer and the leading cause of long-term disability in the United States. More than 700,000 Americans will suffer a stroke this year. Yet many Americans do not know the symptoms or what to do … Continue reading

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Hepatitis – Cause, Symptoms and Treatment

Hepatitis is caused by viruses and Bacteria (Leptospira sps.) and can be Acute(sudden) or Chronic(prolonged). The easy infection of viruses is due to immuno deficiency in humans against the viruses. The Major Symptoms of hepatitis are Malaise(Inactivity), Anorexia(Loss of appetite), … Continue reading

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Helpful Treatments Keep People With Arthritis

But what if joint pain and stiffness are inevitable if you don’t take the medication, yet heart problems could occur if you do? Health officials say that, as with any drug, only you and your doctor can determine the level … Continue reading

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Fibromyalgia – The Mysterious Condition

Fibromyalgia is also know as “chronic fatigue syndrome”.  CFS is also called “Epstein-Barr Syndrome”.  Although fibromyalgia and Epstein-Barr have since been diagnosed and recognized as two different illnesses, the CFS name is still attached to both.  We will cover fibromyalgia … Continue reading

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Arthritis – The Inflammatory Disease

One of the most common conditions in the United States today is a debilitating inflammatory disease that affects our joints.  It is estimated that there are over 100 different forms of this disease and over 40 million people suffer from … Continue reading

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ADHD Treatments

ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and it is a chronic condition that can have a great impact on a child if a child does not get help, or if the right ADHD treatment is not prescribed. Some of … Continue reading

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Classified Autism

Affecting three crucial areas of development: communication, social interaction, and creative or imaginative play, Autism is a brain disorder that begins in early childhood and persists throughout adulthood. The specific cause or origin of autism is not known, however, many … Continue reading

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An Introduction To Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is the second major type of arthritis – exceeded in number of cases only by osteoarthritis. It is a very serious ailment caused by inflammation of the joints. The pain associated with the disease is at times so … Continue reading

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Enlarged Prostate – The Cause Remains A Mystery

Each day a huge number of men (something in the region of 13,000 in the US alone) call to see their doctor with a variety of problems associated with urination and come away having been told that they are suffering … Continue reading

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Phyto Estrogen Reduce The Risk Of Certain Cancers

“Phyto-estrogen interaction with estrogen receptors in human breast cancer cells,” J.  (2002) Effect of soy phytoestrogens on hot flashes in postmenopausal women with breast cancer: a randomized, controlled clinical trial.  Case-control study of phyto-oestrogens and breast cancer.  Concentrated phytoestrogen supplements … Continue reading

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CHEMICAL WARFARE: Are We Slowly Being Poisoned By Those Whom We Trust?

It was not until I became pregnant with my son that I began to scrutinize a world overrun with chemicals. I thought I would be done with the research portion of the program following a few hours on the internet … Continue reading

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Parkinson’s Disease — Are Some People Predisposed To It?

It is well known that Parkinson’s disease mostly affects older people. But apart from that, what other factors indicate higher chances of developing this debilitating illness? Let’s take age itself as the starting point, because there are some nuances that … Continue reading

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Improving Stiff Joints Through Cartilage Regeneration

The ability to move around is fundamental to our well-being. Yet, as we age, our ability to move independently is limited by changes in our joints. They begin to lose their flexibility and we see more stiffness in our everyday … Continue reading

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Psoriasis – Relief From Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a very bad skin condition if it flares severely. Only the patient knows what he/she is undergoing. There is no way to share the trauma of skin falling and itching. The application of medication tires the patient after … Continue reading

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Common Bulimia nervosa

Bulimia nervosa, is an eating disorder, which is often times confused with Anorexia Nervosa. Although the two “Nervos’s”, are similar Bulimia involves binge eating before intentionally starving the body by excessive excercise, laxatives, and more commonly vomiting. Due to the … Continue reading

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Psoriasis Treatments And Psoriasis Resources

Psoriasis is not contagious but can be inherited. Research indicates that the disease may result from a disorder in the immune system. Currently, there is no cure for psoriasis. However, there are many treatment options that can clear psoriasis for … Continue reading

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The Four Phases of Migraines

Migraines are a neurological disease, of which the most common symptom is an intense and disabling episodic headache. Migraines are usually characterized by severe pain on one or both sides of the head and are often accompanied by hypersensitivity to … Continue reading

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What are Genital Warts?

Genital warts are not something that you want to have.  They are a serious sexually transmitted disease that is hard to deal with.  The human papilloma virus otherwise known as HPV causes this disease.  This virus looks like bumps that … Continue reading

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Arthritis Pain

What is Arthritis? Arthritis literally means “joint inflammation” and can affect joints in any part of the body. A joint is where two or more bones come together such as the knee, shoulder or wrist. Healthy joints are covered with … Continue reading

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Genital Herpes – Are You Going To Get Infected?

Genital Herpes – what is it? Genital Herpes is the herpes infection of genitals. It affects both men and women. It is caused by the HSV type2. The only way to spread this disease is sexual contact. Anybody who has … Continue reading

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National Awareness Campaign Bringing Attention To A Rare Lung Disease

A new national disease awareness campaign called “Faces of PAH” is bringing attention to a rare, underrecognized lung disease known as pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Created by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA), the leading PAH advocacy organization, “Faces of PAH” … Continue reading

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Bad Breath, It Happens To The Best Of Us

So why do we get bad breath and how the heck can we get rid of it? These are two very common and very important questions that we have all had to ask ourselves at some time or another. The … Continue reading

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Knowing Sinusitis And How To Deal With It

Sinusitis to our knowledge is very common for most people. Even though being such a common problem it tends to cause too much trouble. There are three types of sinusitis which affects our life Acute, Subacute and Chronic. Sinusitis is … Continue reading

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Optical Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that are characterized by pressure that is too high for the optic nerve to withstand. The optic nerve is crucial in sight, as it is the nerve that sends all of the images … Continue reading

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How Common Is Your Child’s Cold?

The telltale sniffles. Ear infections. Sore throats. Picking up an ailment at school is practically a rite of passage for children nowadays. But it’s important that you don’t simply brush off these recurring illnesses as normal childhood health problems. A … Continue reading

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A Stroke Survivor’s Tale – Clinically Dead

~ A Sudden Paralysis ~ It was after a weekend in St. Augustine, Florida that Jim Olbrich had his too-close-for-comfort brush with death. That night a blood clot rushed into his brain and caused a major hemorrhagic stroke. A stroke … Continue reading

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Understanding Psoriasis

The following article lists some simple, informative tips that will help you have a better experience with Psoriasis. Psoriasis is a noncontagious, skin disease that has been diagnosed in 4.5 million adults in the United States. About 10 percent to … Continue reading

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Colorectal Cancer Trial Now Under Way

This year, more than 145,000 new cases of colorectal cancer will be diagnosed in the United States. Colorectal cancer, which is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the country, is a disease in which malignant cells form in the … Continue reading

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The Components of Alcohol Addiction

Alcoholism is a powerful craving for alcohol which often results in the compulsive consumption of alcohol. The cause of this craving is heavily debated, but the most popular beliefs are that it is a chemical or nutrional imbalance, a genetic … Continue reading

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Five Questions Cancer Patients May Not Know To Ask Their Oncologist

An estimated 10 million Americans alive today have faced a cancer diagnosis. Fortunately, advances in cancer care and treatment have dramatically improved survival rates and overall quality of life. That improvement is largely due to patients who are taking an … Continue reading

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Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a serious mental illness characterized by the inability to regulate emotions. According to various online sources, this disorder affects women primarily with an onset during adolescence. Patients with BPD demonstrate constant emotional instability and distress … Continue reading

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Herpes Simplex – Some Quick Facts

Herpes Simplex – What is it? Herpes Simplex is an infection caused by the virus called Herpes Simplex Virus. The virus is of two types. HSV1 and HSV2. Herpes Simplex causes sores, and rashes on face and genitals. The virus … Continue reading

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Aspergers Syndrome – General Information

Aspergers Syndrome is a type of Autism, however, the symptoms are usually much milder and less distressing to those people around them.  However, it is still a serious condition which affects 1-2 people in 2000, of which, more tend to … Continue reading

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Bird Flu No Risk To Poultry Consumers

News about avian influenza–often called bird flu–is everywhere these days. But American consumers needn’t worry. Experts at the American Meat Institute in Washington, D.C., say they can continue to enjoy their meals with confidence because U.S. poultry is among the … Continue reading

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AIDS Education : health problem associate with HIV infection

AIDS: is now a commonly-used term for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome and also for HIV/AIDS; WHO uses the term to Ў°denote the entire health problem associate with HIV infection.Ў± American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR): was co-founded in 1985 by Dr. … Continue reading

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An Innovative Treatment For Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a slow-growing, life-threatening cancer of the immune system that develops when white blood cells grow uncontrollably in the lymph nodes. Each year in the U.S. alone, 55,000 new cases are diagnosed. Fortunately, novel, highly personalized treatments are … Continue reading

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Crohn’s Disease Explained

Crohn’s disease is characterized by chronic inflammation of the colon. Most patients also experience abdominal pain and weight loss. The treatment for Crohn’s disease is similar to that of ulcerative colitis in the sense that it can be treated with … Continue reading

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