You don’t have to look very far to find someone with a pair of headphones firmly affixed to their ears. In fact, people often play their favorite tunes at levels loud enough for others to hear. Not surprisingly, such behavior ...Read More »
Category Archives: Women’s Health
Steps for Treating and Preventing Swimmer’s Ear
Swimmer’s ear occurs when bacteria infects the outer ear and/or ear canal, a tube-shaped passageway that allows sound to reach the ear drum. Many people develop this condition while swimming, particularly in contaminated water. Warm water can foster bacterial grown ...Read More »
The Important Role of the Achilles’ Tendon
Though the only flaw of legendary Greek hero Achilles was his heel, it would be unfair to characterize the Achilles tendon as some sort of brittle piece of tissue. On the contrary, the Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest ...Read More »
Harmful Injuries: A Recurring Problem?
There are numerous health issues that are notorious for their long-term effects on the body, such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. On the other hand, many people recover from traumatic injuries in a relatively short amount of time. However, ...Read More »
Red Meat and Mortality Risk: Reviewing Recent Research
It’s a well known fact that Americans like to eat meat. However, the exact amount of meat we consume might still come as a surprise. Americans ate an average of 71.2 pounds of red meat products in 2012, including such ...Read More »
The Health Threats Faced by Veteran Caregivers
Caring for a veteran living with the after effects of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is obviously a demanding task. In fact, this responsibility could be so stressful that it may leave a lasting mark on the body’s health. Studying ...Read More »
Transplanting a “Dead Heart”? It’s Already Been Done
At first glance, it might sound like something straight out of a B-grade science fiction/horror movie ‒ transplanting a dead heart into a very living body. As unbelievable as it may sound, such a procedure was successfully completed in late ...Read More »
Diabetes and Heart Problems: Analyzing the Connection
It’s an unfortunate fact, but one that bears repeating ‒ the number of diabetics in the United States has exploded over the last few decades. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the number of Americans with ...Read More »
Saving Lives with Oxygen Injections?
There are few things as terrifying as a sudden inability to breathe. When the respiratory system is unable to oxygenate the body’s blood, both the brain and the heart are at grave risk of failure. Many people succumb to this ...Read More »
Making Tumors Glow: A New Way to Fight Lung Cancer?
Despite decades of research, lung cancer still remains a major concern for public health officials.In 2014, the American Cancer Society estimates that more than 224,000 Americans were diagnosed with this condition, while more than 159,000 succumbed to this disease. In ...Read More »