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HEALTH CARE BLOG

Vomiting Causes and Treatments

Vomiting is a common symptom that goes along with many diseases and disorders. In nearly all cases, it is accompanied by a feeling of nausea. The causes of vomiting are numerous and range from mild to

Urination Pain

Urine is typically eliminated from the body through a painless process. Some individuals, however, experience urination pain or discomfort. The pain can vary in intensity and may cause the sensation o

What Is A Torn Rotator Cuff ?

What is a Rotator Cuff ? A rotator cuff is a group of tough tendons and muscles within the shoulder. It maintains the upper arm bone position within the shoulder socket, and it makes lifting and

Ouch - Why Do I Have Toe Pain

What is My Toe Pain From ?   Any uncomfortable feeling within the toes may be referred to as toe pain. The toes are very complex structures that are made up of numerous tissues including bones, m

Fatigue, Depression or Excessive Sleepiness

At the end of a long day or after a strenuous workout, tiredness is a completely normal feeling. Sometimes, however, tiredness occurs without any known cause. When this happens regularly and does not

What Is Throat Pain ?

Throat pain is a common problem that most individuals will experience from time to time. In most cases, it is caused by the mild viruses that cause common ailments such as the common cold or the flu.

Suicidal Thoughts and Tendencies

Suicidal tendencies are defined as thoughts or behaviors that are related to or tend to cause the taking of one's own life. Suicidal thoughts and tendencies often develop in response to highly st

Problems With Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse: The EpidemicSubstance abuse is a prevalent problem that affects millions of people around the world. People abuse a variety of substances including both prescription and illegal drugs

Stroke

A stroke is classified as a loss of brain function as the result of a disturbance to the amount of blood being supplied to the brain. This may be caused by a lack of blood or by an overabundance. Thes

What Is Stress

What is Stress ? Stress is the feeling that is experienced by almost everyone at some point in their lives. It is a sense of being overwhelmed or needing to handle more than one can. It causes th

Treating a Sore Throat

A sore throat is a common feeling of irritation, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. In many cases, the feeling becomes worse when swallowing. Talking and coughing can cause additional irritation. In

What is Normal vs Excessive Sleepiness

Sleepiness is a feeling of excessive drowsiness. This feeling is entirely normal at bedtime or as the result of strenuous physical or mental activity. When it occurs during the day without a known cau

Penis Pain: Diagnosis and Treatment

The term penis pain refers to any pain or discomfort that is felt in or around the penis. There are numerous causes, many of which are not serious in nature. It may be felt internally or externally an

Nervousness, Anxiety and Mental Health Disorders

Nervousness - A Common Problem or Mental Health DisorderNervousness is a common problem that is experienced by most everyone from time to time. Feelings of nervousness or anxiety are completely normal

Nausea - Is it Dangerous

Nausea is a widespread problem with nearly limitless potential causes. In the vast majority of cases, it is not a sign of a severe or life-threatening condition. As a result, many cases do not require

Malaise

What is Malaise? Malaise is a common complaint that is better characterized as a general feeling of illness, discomfort, or lack of well-being. It usually occurs as a symptom of an underlying med

Lethargy - Treating Underlying Conditions

Lethargy Symptoms Lethargy is a common symptom that is experienced by most individuals at some point or another. It can be described as a general feeling of tiredness, fatigue, weariness, or lack

Left Side Pain: Diagnosing and Treating

When to Seek Medical AttentionLeft side pain is a complaint that can be indicative of numerous injuries or disorders. In general, any pain that exists on the size of the torso between the armpit and h

Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee Replacement CandidatesFor individuals who suffer from severe pain and stiffness in the knee that interferes with day to day life, knee replacement surgery may be an option. When other methods of

Kidney Pain: Diagnosing and Treatment

The SymptomsNumerous problems may cause kidney pain. Because they are located toward the back of the body, pain in the kidneys is commonly mistaken for back pain. In most cases, the pain is felt in th

Joint Pain: Diagnosing and Treatment

What is Joint Pain?Joint pain is a very common problem that can affect any joint in the body. It can be caused by injuries, degenerative diseases, autoimmune disorders, and numerous other conditions.

What Is Hip Replacement

Replacement Hips Are Safer and Better Than EverArthritis in the hip can make walking and other normal activities painful. When other methods of treating arthritis and managing pain fail, patients may

Groin Pain - What is it?

The area where the abdomen ends, and the legs begin is known as the groin. The upper inner thighs are also included in this area. In men, the groin consists of the scrotum and testicles, and in women,

What Is Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)

What Is GERD ?Acid Reflux Disease is also known as Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or more commonly known as GERD. This is a serious form of the more commonly known condition called acid reflux. Acid

Children, Teens and Adolescent Development

The Psychology Behind Healthy ChildrenChildren who exhibit an above or below average in the rate of weight gain and is usually significantly less than other children of the same sex and age group are

Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes, also known as diabetes mellitus, is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by a patient having high levels of sugar in the blood. High blood sugar may be caused by the body not producin

Types Of Breast Cancer

What Is Breast Cancer ?Breast cancer is a very common type of cancer that originates in the breast tissue. While most cases occur in women, it can also occur in men. There are two main classifications

Blood in Vomit - What to Do

Blood in vomit is often seen as a symptom of a severe underlying condition. The blood may vary in color and be dark or bright red. Some patients only vomit blood while, in other cases, the blood comes

What is Anemia?

Anemia is a medical condition that is characterized by a reduced number of red blood cells and the lack of the average quantity of hemoglobin in the blood. Because the red blood cells carry oxygen to

Do you Need a Flu Shot?

Do you Need a Flu Shot?The Center for Disease Control has very specific guidelines on who should and who should not be vaccinated; it's very important that you read both sections (presented below

Can Silicone Implants Be Safe ?

Choosing The Best SurgeonOver the past few years, Benjamin Schlechter, MD, a practicing, board certified plastic surgeon at North Shore Aesthetics in Chicago, has safely performed breast augmentations

Birth Control Pills: Facts to Know

Birth Control Pills: Facts to KnowBirth control pills are extremely effective at preventing pregnancy. If used correctly and consistently (that is, no pills are missed and instructions are followed ex

The Appeal of Breast Augmentation

The Appeal of Breast AugmentationFor hundreds of thousands of women a year, a breast augmentation can help boost self confidence, reconstruct breasts damaged by surgery or tumor removal, and correct a

Botox - How does it work?

Botox - The Miracle Drug ?Wrinkles such as crows feet and the notorious frown line are inevitable and can be caused by a number of factors such as simple aging or sun damage as well as the contraction

Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain refers to pain that happens anywhere between the chest and the torso. Because so many different organs are found in that part of the body, this type of pain can be caused by a multitude

Medicaid

In the United States, Medicaid is a health program designed to help low income families. The program is funded through both federal and state governments, but it is managed by each individual state. T

Health Insurance For Children

Health insurance for children is a primary concern for any parent. Whether the child is generally healthy or is in need of on-going medical care for a condition or disorder, many families find that in

Comparing Health Insurance

With the costs of medical care constantly rising, choosing the right health insurance plan is an important decision. Comparing health insurance plans and choosing the right one can be a daunting task,

Affordable Health Insurance

The cost of going to a doctor or hospital is constantly on the rise. For someone who doesn't have insurance, even a simple illness or injury that requires medical attention can be an overwhelming

What is a Urologist?

A urologist is a physician who specializes in the urinary tracts of men and women and on the reproductive systems of men. Doctors who specialize in urology are highly trained when it comes to diagnosi

Wrinkle Reduction and Removal

The Wrinkle Free FaceFine lines and wrinkles are some of the earliest signs of aging. With time, the skin loses its naturally elasticity and begins producing less collagen. This occurs as a natural pa

What is a Dermatologist?

Dermatologists are medical practitioners who have chosen to focus their practice on skin care. Often referred to as skin doctors, these specialists are highly trained in the treatment and general care

Gastritis

Gastritis is a condition that occurs when the lining of the stomach becomes swollen or inflamed. In some cases, it lasts only a short period of time, while cases of chronic gastritis can last for mont

Diverticulosis

Diverticulosis refers to small bulging sacs that can develop in the inner lining of the intestine as the result of diverticulitis. They are most commonly located in the large intestine, and these sacs

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome, commonly referred to as IBS, is a condition that causes changes in bowel movements, pain or cramping in the abdominal region, and/or other symptoms. Though they are often con

Polyps

Polyps are abnormal tissue growths that project from a mucus membrane. Typically they are attached by a narrow stalk, but in some cases, a stalk may not be present. The most common locations for polyp

Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are common problems that can be very painful. They are especially common in pregnant women and after delivering a child. They can affect men as well. Among individuals of both genders, the

What Is Ulcer Pain ?

Ulcers, also known as peptic ulcers, are sores that can develop in the digestive tract. They commonly occur in the lining of the stomach, esophagus, or the upper part of the small intestine. The first

Hepatitis

The term hepatitis refers to swelling and inflammation of the liver. It can be caused by numerous things and can result in a variety of conditions. In some cases, it may be short term while in others

Heart Disease

Heart disease is classified as any disorder or disease that reduces the heart's ability to function normally. There are numerous causes and risk factors, and it is one of the leading causes of de