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Year: 2018

Articles created in the year 2018

Causes and Types of Cerebral Palsy

Posted on December 11, 2018 by Tracey Bankos
In the case of Cerebral Palsy there is no one cause of this severe illness.There are many things that may increase the chance of this condition but won't cause cerebral palsy all the time.In the majority of cases and average of seventy percent, it results from brain injury before the child is even born this is known as congenital cerebral palsy this would be present from birth but may take months even years to diagnose depending on how severe it illness is...

Drug Interactions

Posted on November 21, 2018 by Tracey Bankos
Prescription drugs can save your life.But interactions between prescription drugs and other drugs or with illnesses or conditions you have can lead to significant consequences.Drug interactions may make your drug less effective, cause unexpected side effects, or increase the action of a particular medication.Some drug interactions can even be harmful to you.Here are several tips for restricting the possibility of experiencing these consequences:* Make certain that all your doctors know all the medications you are taking, including over-the-counter medication...

Study Confirms IBS Improvement

Posted on October 26, 2018 by Tracey Bankos
Irritable bowel syndrome is a debilitating and distressing condition, which affects 10-20% of the population.IBS is characterized by abdominal pain and altered bowel function such as constipation, diarrhea or alternating diarrhea and constipation.Some people have occasional symptoms, which can be aggravated by stress or food intolerances.Others experience crippling symptoms, and struggle to maintain their quality of life in the absence of any targeted, effective pharmaceutical treatments...

Over The Counter Pain Medication: How To Choose The Right Drugs

Posted on September 1, 2018 by Tracey Bankos
With the latest front-page news about the possible hazards of pain medications, you may be taking a look at your over-the-counter (or OTC) pain medications with a wary eye.While all drugs, including those you do not need a prescription for, can be dangerous, some basic knowledge can help you avoid the pitfalls for the pain relief you require.Types of OTC pain medication:The pain-relief aisle of any drug store can make it look like there is an endless number of pain-relief medications...

Surgical Treatment Options for Hernias

Posted on August 27, 2018 by Tracey Bankos
Hernia repair is one of the most frequently performed surgical procedures worldwide.In fact, there are over 600,000 hernia repair surgeries performed each year in the U.S.alone.A hernia is a weakness or defect in the abdominal muscles which can lead to the protrusion of tissue through an opening in the outer layers of the abdominal wall.Hernias can develop at any part of the abdominal wall, but generally occur in areas that have a natural tendency to be weak...

The Power of Ice

Posted on July 10, 2018 by Tracey Bankos
Using ice to treat injuries is one of the oldest methods of pain management.Proven to be safe and effective at reducing swelling, relieving pain and decreasing muscle spasms, ice therapy is an easy self-care technique that anyone can administer.Every mother knows to put ice on a bruised knee after a soccer game or on a teething toddler's tender gums.But do you really know how ice works?Cold therapy, also known as cryotherapy, works on the principle of heat exchange...

Why R.I.C.E.?

Posted on June 26, 2018 by Tracey Bankos
What is R.I.C.E.and why do you want it? Among the most recommended icing techniques for reducing inflammation and treating minor injuries is R.I.C.E., an acronym for rest, ice, compression and elevation.It's best used for pulled muscles, sprained ligaments, soft tissue injury, and joint aches.Applying R.I.C.E.treatments will decrease pain, inflammation, muscle spasms, swelling and tissue damage.It achieves this by reducing blood flow from local vessels near the injury and decreasing fluid hemorrhaging as a result of cell damage...

Powerful Arthritis Pain Relief For All Of Us

Posted on May 16, 2018 by Tracey Bankos
When you ask what arthritis is, professinals will tell you it's inflammation of one or more joints.However, you know it better as pain, swelling, stiffness, deformity, and/or a diminished range of motion of those joints! It is estimated that more than 50 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and other related conditions.Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis...

Top FAQs About Nail Fungus

Posted on April 24, 2018 by Tracey Bankos
Nail fungus, also known as Onychomycosis, is an organism that digests the keratin found in your fingernails and toenails.The fingernail and toenail are naturally built to be strong barriers, and resistant to parasites and other illnesses.But because of how powerful this barrier is, when the disease is present, it's sometimes quite difficult to eliminate.How can I prevent nail fungus?Among the most important measures in preventing nail infections is to maintain nails well trimmed, but not over trimming them...