Month: July 2009

High Cholesterol Causes

Cholesterol can only attach to the inner lining of the artery if it has been damaged. How does that damage occur?

Symptoms of Parkinson”s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic neurological condition that affects a significant number of people world-wide. The condition was named after Dr James Parkinson, who first identified it in 1817 and affects more people than multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy and Lou Gehrig’s disease combined.

Clear as Day: All about Lucid Dreaming

Have you ever experienced a dream whose results you could determine, and where you could do anything at will? Then perhaps you were able to have a “lucid dream,” which occurs when you know that you are dreaming, and can thus manipulate your dream to suit your needs.

What Is a Living Will?

What you need to know about a  living will. Living Will refers to a legal document that states an individual’s medical decisions regarding the use of artificial life sustaining support systems. This is being used when an individual cannot speak for himself due to medical incapacitation. In simpler terms, it is a written request regarding […]

Overactive Bladder

An overactive bladder is a physical problem with how your bladder is functioning. Do you think you may have a problem with an overactive bladder? If so, review the symptoms below and seek help if necessary.   Symptoms: Frequent urination 8 or more times in a 24 hour period Strong urge to urinate Leak without […]

Weak body and Muscular body

Body Fat Measurement vs. Body Mass Index – A Comparison

With studies revealing new insights into body weight and health issues, people no longer talk about body weight by itself. For quite some time, the body mass index or BMI has been the accepted form of determining the ideal weight of a person, and the deviation from this ideal weight that needs to be corrected. […]

Aging Parents?

Determining Who Takes Responsibility for Aging Parents Your roles have permanently reversed; now, it’s your parents who are in need of care, and it’s you the children who have to provide all the caring. During the first few months of adjustment, it is natural for things to be awkward between you and your parents.

Varicose Veins

If you have noticed large, purple looking bulges on your lower legs, you probably have varicose veins. Veins that become engorged with blood will show through the surface of the skin. This is not usually a dangerous condition, but it is unsightly. These veins are commonly called varicose veins.

Who Needs Life Insurance?

Parents take out life insurance for their children’s benefit, or children write their parents in as dependents on their insurance. The assignation is easy when it’s on paper, but taking out a life insurance also means investment — and in this world of spend, spend, spend, it is increasingly difficult to save, save, save, and […]

What is Speed Reading?

Speed reading or rapid reading is basically a process that allows a person to read a text at an increased speed. This can be done by skimming or selectively reading certain words or phrases that are relevant to the text.