Skin Cancer: Understanding The Importance Of Prevention

Skin Cancer: Understanding The Importance Of Prevention

Skin cancer is amongst one of the most common types of cancers. Particularly during the summertime, as we all tend to bathe in the summer sun, there are more frequent cases of people pre-diagnosed with cancerous skin conditions attributed to harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. However, this common form of cancer can also occur in areas […]

Hepatitis C and Tattooing: Can You Get Hepatitis From Tattoos?

Hepatitis C and Tattooing: Can You Get Hepatitis From Tattoos?

Whether if it is for symbolic sentimentalities, self-expression, artistic freedom, or a visual display of a personal narrative, tattoos have always remained popular for a multitude of reasons. As the art form continues to move from the fringes into the mainstream, many have begun to wonder whether it poses any risk of infection from blood-borne diseases […]

Understanding The Cause Of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Understanding The Cause Of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

It is estimated that between 3-20% of Americans experience Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) symptoms. Some people with IBS have minor symptoms. However, for others, the symptoms are significant and disrupt daily life. As our continued efforts to help raise awareness during Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month, let us examine further to better understand the cause […]

Diabetes: Mindful Eating During Easter Sunday

Diabetes: Mindful Eating During Easter Sunday

Easter can be a difficult time to have diabetes, not least because of the temptation. Easter is a time of family togetherness, new beginnings, spring-cleaning and, you guessed it… lots of chocolate! Chocolate bunnies, eggs, and chicks seem to line every shop window for weeks. If you have diabetes, you might just be cursing Easter. […]

Anesthesia Machine: GE Datex Ohmeda Aestiva 5

Anesthesia Machine: GE Datex Ohmeda Aestiva 5

Electronic monitoring of patient status as a key element of anesthesia patient safety is well recognized in discussions on standards of anesthesia machines. During the past 100 years, the anesthesia machine has undergone near-total technological changes. The machine has evolved from a simple mechanical gas delivery device to a sophisticated system designed to still deliver gas but also […]

Hypnagogic Jerk: The Cause Of Twitching in Sleep

Hypnagogic Jerk: The Cause Of Twitching in Sleep

Have you ever lied down in bed, just about to drift off into blissful nocturnal sleep when suddenly your body jerks you awake? Unforeseen, you’re startled by this involuntary twitching while feeling your heart racing. If you’ve found yourself in this situation before, rest assured that you’re not the only one. You’ve fallen victim to […]

The Science Behind Heart Attacks

The Science Behind Heart Attacks

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States. Who is more likely to get a heart attack, and how can you reduce the odds that you’ll have a heart attack? Continue reading further to understand the science behind heart attacks.

The Origin Of The Heart Shaped Symbol Of Love

The Origin Of The Heart Shaped Symbol Of Love

Do you smell that? The natural perfume of the roses? Love is truly in the air this month. Whether you are reciting one of Pablo Neruda’s poems, or simply dedicating an assortment of heart-shaped chocolates to someone, the question is: where does the heart-shaped symbol come from? How did we begin to associate the heart […]

Stress During Pregnancy: Baby Brain Development During Pregnancy

Stress During Pregnancy: Baby Brain Development During Pregnancy

Everyone responds differently to stress, of course. A stressor that leaves one person with a palpitating heart and trembling fingers might be met by another with ease. But stress, especially chronic stress, is not an equal-opportunity specter. Particularly stress during pregnancy amongst woman and the development of a baby’s brain. CAN STRESS AFFECT BABIES BRAIN DEVELOPMENT? […]

How To Deal With Smoke Allergy

How To Deal With Smoke Allergy

ALLERGY TO SMOKE When smoke levels or other indoor or outdoor respiratory irritants are high, even healthy people can experience health problems due to smoke allergy symptoms. It’s important to understand how these irritants can affect your health, including who is most susceptible to allergic reactions. How do these effects interact with conditions like asthma […]