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Increasing Accuracy and Patient Comfort With Digital Mammography

Increasing Accuracy and Patient Comfort With Digital Mammography

Increasing Accuracy and Patient Comfort With Digital Mammography There’s encouraging news for women. Not only is it becoming easier to catch and treat breast cancer in its earliest stages, but new technologies are making the process of diagnosing the disease more comfortable for the patient-and more accurate as well. The National Cancer Institute recommends mammography screenings every one to two years for women over 40 and annually for women over 50. In addition, women at high risk of developing breast cancer (for example, women with a strong family history of breast cancer or who test positive for the BRCA breast...

Adult Acne- Causes Of Adult Acne

Adult Acne- Causes Of Adult Acne

Adult Acne- Causes Of Adult Acne Acne and adolescence Most of us believe that acne is for is for teenagers. That is true to a large extent, because the hormonal changes during teenage causes acne. But acne does occur in adults and sometimes it is severe. Find out more about it so that you can prevent it. Acne in adults- causes Sometimes many adults who have no acne in their earlier years get acne. It is as if since acne had spared them during adolescence, it comes during the adult years. Hormonal changes during adulthood may cause more sebum production...

More Women Now Choose Pain Relief During Labor

More Women Now Choose Pain Relief During Labor

More Women Now Choose Pain Relief During Labor More women are opting for some type of pain relief during their labor and delivery, according to a study by the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center. A survey of 378 hospitals showed that only 6 percent to 12 percent of women did not request pain relief, compared to 11 percent to 33 percent nine years prior. Regional analgesia, including epidural, spinal or combined epidural-spinal techniques, accounted for 76 percent of the anesthesia services provided in the larger hospitals and for 57 percent in...

The Fight Against Fraud Knows No Border

The Fight Against Fraud Knows No Border

The Fight Against Fraud Knows No Border Canada and the United States share similar cultures, enthusiasm for sports and a common border. Unfortunately, the border is proving to be no barrier to fraud schemes that target victims in both countries. Armed with the Internet and cell phones, con artists target victims-many of them older Americans-in these cross-border schemes. Using false names and electronic tricks, they hide who and where they really are. The good news is that the U.S. Postal Inspection Service is working with Canadian law enforcement to stop these crimes. Prevention, however, is still the best medicine. Chief...

Get Low Cost Student Health Insurance

Get Low Cost Student Health Insurance

Get Low Cost Student Health Insurance Low cost student health insurance should be a concern of all students. College and university students come in all shapes and sizes, meaning, while one student may have his or her parents’ health insurance plan to fall back on, another student may not. While one student may be able to use his or her spouses’ health insurance policy, another student may not be married. In other words, each student has his or her own situation, but one fact remains universal: all students need low cost health insurance. Thanks to some colleges and universities, getting...

Acne: Common Illness May Be Increased By Usage of Antibiotics for Acne

Acne: Common Illness May Be Increased By Usage of Antibiotics for Acne

Acne: Common Illness May Be Increased By Usage of Antibiotics for Acne According to experts based in last researches, the usage of antibiotics for acne may increase common illness or diseases, what it was demonstrated by an experiment in which a group of individuals that was treated with antibiotics for acne for more than six weeks (all of hem were volunteers). After the experiment, this group was more than twice as likely to develop an upper respiratory tract infection within one year as individuals with acne who were not treated with antibiotics. The overuse of antibiotics, explain experts, will lead...

Is the herbal way the right way?

Is the herbal way the right way?

Is the herbal way the right way? More and more people are opting to live the herbal life: moving away from chemicals and scientific medicines, and taking traditional herbs to do everything from losing weight to relieving pain. They are often remedies that have been used in communities for hundreds or even thousands of years, and have now been taken for sale worldwide because of the people’s claims about their powers. The last few decades have seen an explosion in the popularity of herbs and alternative medicine in general, as people increasingly seek miracle cures that can help them when...

Wads Of Winstrol For Sale

Wads Of Winstrol For Sale

Wads Of Winstrol For Sale Winstrol, generic name ‘Stanozolol,’ is a derivative compound of dihydrotestosterone, but its action is much balmier than its androgen. Technically, it is classed as an anabolic steroid, which presents a slightly greater propensity for muscle development than androgenic activity. Stanozolol is available in 50 mg/cc, 2 mg/tab or 5mg/tab. It is a fairly low androgen that doesn’t seem to aromatize. It can be poisonous or deadly to the liver in excessive doses. Often, women use winstrol, but sometimes it can cause masculinization, even at small doses. The users inform that the muscle benefits they get...

High Blood Pressure Medication Side Effects

High Blood Pressure Medication Side Effects

High Blood Pressure Medication Side Effects The medicines given to a patient of High Blood Pressure are not given over the counter. Prior to the start of the High Blood Pressure Medication, the doctor and a patient hold a discussion. The actual count of the blood pressure, both systolic and diastolic is recorded to ascertain the type of High Blood Pressure Medication. The doctor also ascertains that the medicine prescribed is free from side effects for the patient’s stage of Hypertension.. Despite these steps, the patient has to be prepared for other side effects that might occur in some cases....

Herbs That Help With Anxiety

Herbs That Help With Anxiety

Herbs That Help With Anxiety Anxiety disorders are the most common of all mental health disorders. Fortunately, anxiety disorder is highly treatable, and with professional help, it can often be completely overcome. Many times, successful treatment depends only upon individual or group therapy and learned relaxation techniques. In some cases, however, anti-anxiety prescription medication is also recommended. Medications can carry a risk of alarming side effects and can be highly addictive, spurring many people to seek safer, more natural alternatives. There are many natural herbs for anxiety, which have been proven to effectively ease many of the symptoms of with...

A Word About Child Medical Insurance

A Word About Child Medical Insurance

A Word About Child Medical Insurance We love our children. From the moment we realize they are making their way into this world, we begin making plans for them. We want the best of everything for them, from homes and communities to schools and activities. We strive to raise them in safe, healthy, nurturing environments in hopes that they will grow into and remain safe, healthy, nurturing adults throughout their lives. Child medical insurance must be included in our plans for our children. Children are constantly growing and exploring. They are active little people who spend a lot of time...

Sandalwood Oil – Aromatherapy For The Mind, Body, And Spirit

Sandalwood Oil – Aromatherapy For The Mind, Body, And Spirit

Sandalwood Oil – Aromatherapy For The Mind, Body, And Spirit Sandalwood is one of the world’s most widely used essential oils, prized for its scent in perfumery, for its therapeutic effects in Chinese, Ayurvedic and Tibetan medicine systems, and for its ability to center the mind in meditative yogic traditions. Sandalwood essential oil is most often extracted via steam distillation from the wood of the Sandalwood tree, with the heartwood of the roots producing the highest quality oil. Sandalwood is an evergreen, growing to a height of 9 meters, with leathery leaves and small purple flowers. Native to southern tropical...

Anti-Aging Goji Juice

Anti-Aging Goji Juice

Anti-Aging Goji Juice The Fountain of Youth had just been discovered. Imagine, you being healthy and alive, growing old in years, but amazingly looking young and fit. The Tibetan Goji berry and its juice contain 4 very unique Polysaccharides which are known to be Anti-aging. Besides being loaded with vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants it is these 4 unique Polysaccharides found in NO OTHER PLANT ON EARTH that give Goji its anti-aging ability. The longest living people on earth consumed Goji in soups, drinks and berries everyday of their lives and they live well over 100 years old and not in...

Pharmacy Technician – A Closer Look

Pharmacy Technician – A Closer Look

Pharmacy Technician – A Closer Look In the not so distant past when you walked into a pharmacy needing to get a prescription filled you would have, in most instances, found that your prescription was actually filled by the on duty pharmacists. However, over the past few years a change has occurred in the pharmacist arena and that change is, “a pharmacist probably no longer filling your prescriptions”. Although pharmacists are on duty wherever medications are dispensed; today in most instances, a pharmacy technician or pharmacy assistant are the ones filling prescriptions. Pharmacy Technicians and assistants have existed for some...

Afraid of needles? Think again

Afraid of needles? Think again

Afraid of needles? Think again Almost everyone of us have been pricked by this tiny metallic thing called needles. These are the ones used by our grandmothers for stitching or sewing. But more often than not, this pointed little thing is usually used in hospitals for almost everything, like getting blood samples, injecting liquid medications, and so on. It is that thing that most of us are so afraid to even look at. Although, a lot of people fear them, needles for some are beneficial, especially when used right. A lot of people have tried this ancient medication using hair...

Herbal Remedies To Prevent Travelers Diarrhea

Herbal Remedies To Prevent Travelers Diarrhea

Herbal Remedies To Prevent Travelers Diarrhea Travelers visiting many tropical, sub-tropical and developing countries run an increased risk of suffering a gastrointestinal illness. These are usually caused by bacteria, parasites and viruses. The microscopic bugs at the top of these rather gut wrenching (for all the wrong reasons…) charts are E Coli, the staphylococci, shigella and salmonella species, campylobacter jejuni, cryptosporidiosis, and hepatitis A. Infected food is the biggest culprit, with water coming in second. Ice cream, cocktails served in re-used coconut shells, raw seafood, ice, and food from street vendors are potential risks that can interrupt your adventure with...

34 – What to Expect Your First Year as a Parent

34 – What to Expect Your First Year as a Parent

America’s bestselling guide to caring for a baby is now better than ever since authors Heidi Murkoff, Arlene Eisenberg and Sandee Hathaway, B.S.N. have released their two-years-in-the-making, cover-to-cover, line-by-line revision and update of the 6.9-million-copy “What to Expect the First Year,” considered the parent’s bible for taking care of a newborn through their first year of life. This daughter/mother/sister team has included the most recent developments in pediatric medicine. Every question and answer has been revisited, and in response to letters from readers, dozens of new questions and answers have been added. The book is more reader-friendly than ever, with...

The Benefits Of Sauna For Raising Body Heat

The Benefits Of Sauna For Raising Body Heat

The Benefits Of Sauna For Raising Body Heat As anyone who has used a sauna has experienced, the time spent in the hot, steamy sauna results in a rise in the bather’s internal body temperature. While many benefits of sweating are well recognized, the health benefits of this rise in body temperature, known as artificially induced hyperthermia, are less well known but equally important. More than two thousand years ago, Hippocrates, the founder of modern Western medicine, said, “Give me the power to create a fever, and I shall cure any disease.” Often misunderstood as simply another uncomfortable symptom of...

Making Career Decisions – Part 1

Making Career Decisions – Part 1

Making Career Decisions – Part 1 Spring is traditionally a time for new beginnings and as we start to springclean our homes, some of us may be considering springcleaning our careers. Why are so many of us unhappy at work? There are probably as many reasons as there are unhappy people, but there are a few underlying factors which influence many of us. Think back to your school days and the careers advice you were given by teachers, advisors and your parents. Just how useful was it? My own memories are of a half hour session with a teacher at...

The Dramatic Effect Of A Stretching Exercise For Golf

The Dramatic Effect Of A Stretching Exercise For Golf

The Dramatic Effect Of A Stretching Exercise For Golf A stretching exercise for golf is capable of revolutionizing the quality of any golfers’ game. In fact there is no single genuine golf exercise program that does not include stretching exercises. That is how critical stretching exercises for golf are. Actually there are many types of stretching exercises for golf. Some of them can comfortably be done in the office while you are still seated on your chair in your workstation. And probably when you have a few minutes to spare or you need to spend a moment or two thinking...

Risks Associated With Prescription Diet Pills

Risks Associated With Prescription Diet Pills

Risks Associated With Prescription Diet Pills Phentermine is an appetite suppressant that works by stimulating the hypothalamus gland, the area of the brain that controls the autonomic nervous system such as sleep cycles and temperature. The medicine affects certain neurotransmitters that will lessen appetite and make the user feel fuller faster. It also increases heart rate and blood pressure, essentially increasing the user’s metabolism. Individuals who are considering weight loss drugs such as phentermine should remember that all medications have potential harmful side effects. Weight loss pills are not an instant solution for weight loss. The following important facts should...

Medical Spa Menu Offers Hope for Long-Term Blemishes

Medical Spa Menu Offers Hope for Long-Term Blemishes

Medical Spa Menu Offers Hope for Long-Term Blemishes A medical spa menu usually covers a range of services and treatments from pure cosmetic to deeper corrective treatments. A basic medical spa menu may include: Face Treatments Body Treatments Corrective Skin Care Photorejuvenation Laser Hair Removal BOTOX Cosmetic Restylane Collagen Microdermabrasion Vein Treatments Cellulite Therapy Corrective Peels Beyond that, some menus include exotic treatments auriculotherapy, herbal medicine, tui na massage and acupuncture, as well as the usual pampering treatments that go down so well. As an illustration, here is a summary of the more common offerings: Corrective Face Treatments Non-surgical corrective...

Four Steps to Combat College Stress

Four Steps to Combat College Stress

Four Steps to Combat College Stress You’re back to school and trying to balance exams, papers and projects. Meanwhile, the cafeteria food has you homesick for some good cooking, and your roommate’s pile of clothes is oozing into your side of the room. If college stress is more than you can handle, take these tips offered by CyberWize.com, maker of Vital StressX, a supplement designed to help the body cope with stress: * Get organized. When your work space and schedule are organized,the rest of your life becomes better organized. Take time to sort your papers into files by subject,...

Is Your Diet Giving You One Big Headache?

Is Your Diet Giving You One Big Headache?

Is Your Diet Giving You One Big Headache? Are you running for the medicine cabinet as soon as you feel the slight pang of a headache coming on? I think we all do. There is a way we can be more proactive and decrease the amount of headaches we get simply by looking at our diet. Research shows that some headaches, primarily the severe migraine type, can be triggered by what we eat. Experts suggest keeping a headache diary. Look for patterns to see which foods or beverages consistently cause headaches. Once you’ve identified a potential trigger, cut it out...

Side Effects of The Ephedra Product – Dangerous or Not?

Side Effects of The Ephedra Product – Dangerous or Not?

Side Effects of The Ephedra Product – Dangerous or Not? Ephedra has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years. However, in the last decade, ephedra products have been thrust into the media spotlight given to high profile lawsuits, the FDA all encompassing ban, and the recent ban reversal. With all this media attention, you may be wondering what exactly the ephedra product is. Ephedra product is derived from a herbal plant called MaHuang. The main chemical compound in ephedra is ephedrine. Ephedrine is a chemical that simulates the nervous system, dilates bronchial tubes, elevates metabolism and increases heart...

Natural Remedies for Losing Weight – The Cross Training Support Program

Natural Remedies for Losing Weight – The Cross Training Support Program

Natural Remedies for Losing Weight – The Cross Training Support Program The Cross Training Support Program is rather unique in that it advocates that weight loss can be helped with Aromatherapy, Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture, Exercise, Nutrition and Lifestyle Changes, Crystals and/or Homeopathy. In other words, complementary therapies are the cross training. As with all plans to lose weight, you will still need to eat less and exercise more. Consume less sugar, simple carbohydrates and saturated fats. It’s just as basic as that. No matter what other supplements or capsules you take, the bottom line is still you have to work...

Goals- They Can Fight Depression

Goals- They Can Fight Depression

Goals- They Can Fight Depression Depression is a small word but those who suffer from depression hate the very feeling. The life becomes a living hell for a depressed person. Nothing feels good. Nothing gives joy. One thinks of negatives. Anxieties attack from time to time and many times a depressed person stops caring about anything including life. It is indeed a very bad problem and with modernization, it is increasing. Doctors try their best to treat a depressed person with counseling and medicines, but what can a depressed person do to help himself or herself? Goals in life can...

Avoiding Child Motion Sickness

Avoiding Child Motion Sickness

While traveling the open road with kids in tow, there is always the possibility someone will get carsick. In the confined, close quarters of a family car, that is not a pleasant experience for anyone. By taking a few simple precautions, parents can help their child feel better, and make everyone happier. For an older child, consider speaking to your doctor about one of the many medications for motion sickness. Use caution, though, the medicine is likely to make the child sleepy. If possible, travel at night. A sleeping child is less likely to become ill. Keep the child as...

Safe Way To Buy Sustanon Online

Safe Way To Buy Sustanon Online

Safe Way To Buy Sustanon Online Sustanon is an oil-based testosterone combination. The worldwide drug company Organon produced it to provide a quick yet extended testosterone release. Sustanon features both fast as well as slow acting organic compounds. It can be interjected anywhere from once a week to once in a month. In order to contradict and avert estrogen-linked fallouts, Sustanon is used to be taken with Nolvadex or Proviron; Normal doses range from 250 mg to 2000 mg in a week. A coarser dose would range from 250 mg to 1000 mg weekly. The testosterones combinations provide an instant...

Facial Cleansing For Your Skin Type

Facial Cleansing For Your Skin Type

Facial Cleansing For Your Skin Type Do you know best way to wash your face and which products to use? Dermatologists say that there are several ways to cleanse the face, but the ingredients that work for one person may not work for someone else. What’s more, there is a barrage of new products to choose from. To help you decide which methods and tools for cleansing the skin are best for you, dermatologist Zoe D. Draelos, M.D., clinical associate professor in the department of dermatology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, N.C., discusses skin regimens that are...

Taurus

Taurus

Think about characteristics of a Bull other than the well-known phrase of bull-headed. Taureans (April 21 to May 21) are steadfast, loyal, grounded. They are stable and balanced. They’re smart without being overly intellectual. They’re not likely to strike out for the unknown, but will prefer familiar territory. They’re patient, reliable and loving. In the workplace, Taureans are good craftspeople, good with their hands. You can trust a Taurus; they make good managers and foremen. They’re good in the fields of banking, architecture, farming, medicine or chemistry. These are fields in which you can be creative, but within a framework...

What do to when a Child with Juvenile Diabetes gets Sick

What do to when a Child with Juvenile Diabetes gets Sick

What do to when a Child with Juvenile Diabetes gets Sick It’s never fun when a child gets sick with a cold or flu. They don’t feel good, sometimes get grumpy and need to be taken care of. This is true for a child with juvenile diabetes too, but there is the added concern of how their blood glucose levels will be affected by the illness. This is just another hurdle to deal with once your child has been diagnosed with diabetes. If you are giving your child an over-the-counter or prescription medicine be sure to read the labels and...

Acne and Green Tea

Acne and Green Tea

Acne and Green Tea Green tea is used by the Chinese as a traditional medicine to treat many ailments including acne and to improve general well-being. But does it provide an effective herbal alternative to modern medication? The answer seems to be ‘Yes’. There are only two herbal treatments that are known to be effective in treating acne and green tea is one of them. In a recent study by Jennifer Gan-Wong, M.D. a green tea cream was trailed against a 4% benzoyl peroxide solution on people suffering with moderate to severe acne. The results from this research study showed...

Life Mapping– The Secret To Success

Life Mapping– The Secret To Success

Life Mapping– The Secret To Success Success is so much more than economic gains, titles, and degrees. Planning for success is about mapping out all the aspects of your life. Like a map, you need to define the following details: origin, destination, vehicle, backpack, landmarks, and route. Origin: Who you are A map has a starting point. Your origin is who you are right now. Most people when asked to introduce themselves would say, “Hi, I’m Jean and I am a 17-year old, senior highschool student.” It does not tell you about who Jean is; it only tells you her...

Traveling and Juvenile Diabetes

Traveling and Juvenile Diabetes

Traveling and Juvenile Diabetes Planning on a family vacation? Don’t worry trips and other family outings do not have to be restricted because your child has been diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. You can do it all still but there are some extra preparations and planning that will have to happen first. The preparations you make is going to be dependant on what kind of trip you are planning, for how long and the activities that you will be participating in. It is a good idea if you are going out of town on an airplane or by car to get...

Money Beyond Belief! Home Tapping System Review – Good Or Bad?

Money Beyond Belief! Home Tapping System Review – Good Or Bad?

Money Beyond Belief! Home Tapping System Review – Good Or Bad? After having the opportunity to listen to the audio and read the book, I decided it would be a good idea to write this Money Beyond Belief! Home Tapping System review. Hopefully, after reading this short review, you’ll have a better understanding what the product is all about and what you can honestly expect to get out of purchasing it. What if I told you that there was a system on the market today that can bring you more money than you could ever hope to spend? Would you...

Your Vacation First Aid Kit

Your Vacation First Aid Kit

Your Vacation First Aid Kit Your vacation supplies must include a first-aid kit. Have it available while traveling and take it with you whenever you go walking, hiking, or any activity that takes you away from civilization. You can use just about any type of container for your first-aid kit. It’s best if the container is lightweight, like plastic, and has a good lid. A handle can be useful also. A small toolbox, lunchbox, fishing tackle box or even kitchen Tupperware would work. Here is a list of things to consider including in your vacation first-aid kit. This is not...

Non-Drug Treatment for Pediatric Migraine

Non-Drug Treatment for Pediatric Migraine

Non-Drug Treatment for Pediatric Migraine The last thing most parents want to do is give their child a drug. Yet, when that child is a migraineur (a person with chronic migraine headaches), as are a reported 10-28% of children under the age of 19, many feel they have no choice. This is simply not true. In fact, most pediatric neurology specialists will recommend alternative treatments before medication for safety reasons. A number of non-drug therapies are available for pediatric migraine sufferers. As with any complementary or alternative medicine (CAM) treatment, the patient’s physician must be a part of the team...

Weight loss surgery to treat diabetes

Weight loss surgery to treat diabetes

Weight loss surgery to treat diabetes Weight loss surgery is a treatment to cure diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 21 million people in the United States have type 2 diabetes. About fifty four million are estimated to have elevated blood sugar levels and are classified as having “pre-diabetes.” Most cases of type 2 diabetes are a result of being overweight. By being overweight the body does not respond appropriately to blood levels of insulin, and in some people the insulin levels are lower than normal. This leads to the body being unable to regulate its blood sugars...

Flax-Seed – a source for omega-3 fatty acids

Flax-Seed – a source for omega-3 fatty acids

Flax-Seed – a source for omega-3 fatty acids Flax seed has been a widely grown crop for thousands of years, and it is believed that it was one of the first plants that humans domesticated and farmed. It is one of the most versatile plants in the world, capable of being made into fabrics (especially linen), medicine, high-quality paper (often used for money), soap, and all sorts of other things. The most useful thing that flax seed can be made into, however, is linseed oil (also known as flaxseed oil). Linseed oil is one of the most commonly used vegetable...

Lack Of Vitamins Is The Result Of Careless Nutrition

Lack Of Vitamins Is The Result Of Careless Nutrition

Lack Of Vitamins Is The Result Of Careless Nutrition One of the most common deficiencies is that in iron; about two to three millions of people suffer from the lack in iron in their blood and some develop the anemia hypo ferric or the iron-deficiency, which is the latest stage of this kind of deficiency. Those who are usually in high risk are children and women in fecundity periods. Until the 80-ties this phenomena was very common with babies and little children. Although iron was added to babies’ drops without testing the hemoglobin level contained in their blood, the deficiency...

Heart worm prevention

Heart worm prevention

Heart worm prevention Beef flavored chunks are available in addition to the beef flavored tablets or solutions that can be given orally to the dogs as a measure against the incidence of heart worms. Avoid mosquito bites by providing proper mosquito-proof shelter facilities to the dogs. Just plan whether there is any need to go for the heart worm prevention though out the year or only in some months of the year. For example, in case of some countries, the mosquitoes may be dormant in most of the colder months. However, in some countries, this is not a position. Many...

Anti-virus Tools And Why We Need Them

Anti-virus Tools And Why We Need Them

Anti-virus Tools And Why We Need Them Have you ever read online or had a friend tell you about how their computer stopped responding, an error screen popped up, or even maybe that there computer was compromised. If so then you have heard about some of the horror stories associated with computer viruses and the damage they can do. However there is hope though it is called an Anti-virus. These programs were designed to help keep our computers safe from attacks. Think of it this way your computer gets a cold (virus) and you give it cold medicine (the anti-virus)....

The Cure For Toenail Fungus May Be In Your Medicine Cabinet

The Cure For Toenail Fungus May Be In Your Medicine Cabinet

The Cure For Toenail Fungus May Be In Your Medicine Cabinet First reported by Dr. T H Oliver in 1920, ozone and oxidative therapies have been used extensively by doctors to treat a wide range of health problems, such as vascular disease, cancer, viral diseases, ulcers, inflammatory bowel diseases and spinal disc problems. Additionally, these treatments are effective therapies for contaminated wounds, burns and infections. The use of oxygen to heal is based on the idea that it breaks down and eliminates toxins from the body by “burning” them through the process of oxidation. In the process of ozone and...

Are You In or Out?

Are You In or Out?

Are You In or Out? You have a migraine. You have a job. Now what do you do? Deciding if you are able to go out when you have a migraine is a tough decision. You are in pain, you do not feel well, and more likely than not you are not thinking clearly. The ability to determine when you are okay to leave home when you have a migraine is a big part of learning to manage your condition. Here are a few things to take into consideration when deciding if you are in or out for the day....

The Benefits Of Laughter In A Stress Management Program

The Benefits Of Laughter In A Stress Management Program

The Benefits Of Laughter In A Stress Management Program Anatomy of Illness written by Norman Cousins, is a book based on the true story of how this man treated his own painful illness. Cousins had a theory that there was more to the old saying, Laughter is the best medicine, than many people realize. In modern times society has come to understand that stress has a negative impact on both physical and mental health. What is not as commonly understood is that laughter has many positive health benefits, which can counteract the negative affects of the stress response. Laughter increases...

4 Facts You Never Knew About Absinthe

4 Facts You Never Knew About Absinthe

4 Facts You Never Knew About Absinthe 1) Absinthe was invented at the end of the eighteenth century. Absinthe was actually invented by a French doctor named Pierre Ordinaire. He invented absinthe by distilling wormwood and several other herbs into an alcoholic base. Although this may seem strange in today’s modern world of medicine, at the time it was considered a viable remedy for patients with various ailments. 2) Although it contains special properties that other alcoholic drinks do not, absinthe actually contains an extremely high amount of alcohol. To put it in perspective, most brands of gin, whiskey and...

Types Of Over The Counter Pain

Types Of Over The Counter Pain

Types Of Over The Counter Pain Everyone has used some sort of over the counter pain reliever. Often times people misuse these products because they do not believe they are strong enough or as harmful as prescription medications. While over the counter medications are weaker than prescription pain relief medications, they are still medicine. Over the counter pain relief comes in two forms: non steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs) and acetaminophen. Knowing the differences between the two and how they work can help you make a better choice on what products to use and how to use them. NSAIDs work by stopping...

Acupressure and Migraines

Acupressure and Migraines

Acupressure and Migraines Acupressure is a completely non-invasive treatment option that has a high success rate among migraineurs (people who suffer from migraine headaches). It has a proven track record as a successful pain abatement technique. Acupressure is also efficacious in reducing both the frequency and intensity of migraine attacks. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, there are over 800 vital energy points in the human body. These points lie along meridians that run throughout a person’s body. Chi, or life energy, flows along the meridians and through the energy points in healthy people. Chi that is blocked or overabundant near particular...

What Is The Adverse Reaction Of Epidural Steroid Injections?

What Is The Adverse Reaction Of Epidural Steroid Injections?

What Is The Adverse Reaction Of Epidural Steroid Injections? Epidural steroid injections (ESI) are long lasting steroid injections given in the Epidural space, the area which surrounds the medulla spinalis and the nerves coming out of it. Epidural Steroid Injections provide instant relief to back pain. They also It lessen the soreness, tingling & numbness and other signs caused by nerve inflammation or swelling. Epidural steroid injections are made up consists of combinations of sedative like lidocaine or bupivacaine and the steroid medicine such as triamcinolone – Aristocort or methylprednisolone – Depo-medrol, Celestone-Soluspan. In most of the cases, the back...