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Signs of a Brain Injury
What Sleep Position is Healthiest?
With all the publicity about NFL, high school and even junior high football players working with traumatic brain injuries, now is a good time to read about what these injuries are, the symptoms, causes and how to prevent them. Traumatic brain injuries happen when an external spontaneous force produces brain dysfunction from a jolt or […]
The Top Fitness Trend for 2014
When you think of fitness trends for 2014 do you think of extreme bike riding, green smoothies or grueling yoga positions? The American College of Sports Medicine surveyed gym-goers and discovered some very interesting fitness solutions.
What is a Hangover?
Almost 75% of all drinkers will recognize the feelings of a throbbing headache, exhaustion, muscle fatigue and queasiness after a night of indulgence. Why does drinking alcohol have to be so good at the front and so awful and the end? There are many different factors, but the most important one is dehydration.
Ahh, sleep. What a wonderful word! However if you are not sleeping in the best position, sleep can have a negative impact on your body. It might be hard to change sleep habits you have followed for years, but if your current position is hindering your health, you might need to change.
It is inevitable that hearing loss (presbycusis) will gradually happen as you age. The National Institute of Health estimates at least one-third of all the people in the U.S. between 65 and 75 and older have some degree of hearing loss. Heredity and chronic exposure to loud noises are the primary reasons hearing is lost. […]
Knee Replacement Therapy
Knee replacement surgery or knee arthroplasty will relieve pain and restore function in diseased and damaged knee joints. Your surgeon will cut away damaged bone and cartilage from your shin and thigh bones as well as remove your knee cap. Everything will be replaced with an artificial joint made from metal alloys, high grade plastics […]
Arthroplasty: Hip Replacement
If your hip joint is diseased or you have broken your hip you will undergo hip replacement or arthroplasty. Your hip is removed and replaced with artificial part or prosthesis. Hip replacement surgery helps increase mobility, improves the joint function, relieves pain and if broken, repairs the break. Almost 332,000 hip replacements are performed in […]
Supplements for Your Skin
Keep your skin youthful by avoiding smoking, protecting your skin from sunlight, and eating a healthy diet full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Don”t avoid good old-fashioned soap and water either! To get a leg up on age, you might try a few of these vitamins and antioxidants to help improve the quality and health […]
Symptoms of Kidney Disease
The beginning stages of kidney disease are hard to diagnose and early signs are understated. It can take years to go from the beginning stages of chronic kidney disease or CKD to actual kidney failure. Yet those with stage 3 CKD have an 80% chance of never having kidney failure. It has been suggested that […]
Thigh Size: An Indicator of Heart Disease
Larger thighs could mean a lower danger of heart disease. In recent studies, women and men whose thighs calculated at less than 24 inches in diameter had an increased risk of heart disease and death. In other words, the smaller your thighs the more at risk you are for heart problems. If your thighs are […]
What is Fatigue and How to Combat It
Everyone struggles with being overtired or overworked. There are instances of temporary fatigue and these have identifiable causes. There is also chronic fatigue that lasts longer and is more health-alarming. Chronic fatigue is a constant state of weariness that creeps up over time and takes away your mental capacity and energy. If you are constantly […]
Signs of Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Multiple sclerosis has unpredictable symptoms and the symptoms differ in intensity. There are some who only have numbness and are always fatigued, but severe cases can cause weakened brain functions, paralysis, and loss of vision. It has been reported that MS (multiple sclerosis) affects about 2.5 million people globally and women are affected much more […]
What is Celiac Disease?
A hot medical topic for the last few years features celiac disease, what it is, and how to combat it. Medically defined celiac disease is reaction brought on by the immune system when you eat gluten or the proteins originating in ryes, barley and wheat. Eating gluten activates an immune reaction in the small intestine. […]
Vascular Disease: Increases Autoimmune Disorders
Hardening of the arteries is associated with heart disease and stokes, but it may also be linked with autoimmune diseases. Studies published in medical journals indicate that those who have high blood levels of a molecule known to cause vascular disease have exaggerated symptoms of autoimmune disorders like arthritis or psoriasis.