Monthly Archives: February 2011

Glasses, Vision & The Mind

Glasses, Vision & The Mind Vision plays a large part in the memory’s process. The better an image is processed the easier it is to recall later. The more relaxed the eyes are, the better they can absorb an image. Too much stress and strain on the eyes are the main causes of most eye problems and ailments. Glasses, Vision & The Mind   The brain and the eyes work closely as a team. The eyes have to first capture […]

Diverticulitis of the Colon

Diverticulitis of the Colon Diverticulosis is very common, being found in more than half of Americans over the age of 60. Only a small percentage of these people will develop the complication of diverticulitis. Diverticulitis is caused by inflammation or a small perforation with a diverticulum. Direct risk factors for diverticulitis are not known, but they may include older age or a low fiber diet. To prevent diverticulitis, eat regular, nutritious meals containing high fiber foods, such as fruits and […]

Standard Tests for Diagnosing Cystic Fibrosis

Standard Tests for Diagnosing Cystic Fibrosis The standard and most common test for cystic fibrosis is the sweat test. Mothers often are performing this test in a maternal way when they kiss their infant and realize they have a salty taste. The sweat test measures the chloride or sodium (salt) is in the child’s sweat. The test is normally painless and is conducted by placing a chemical that induces sweat to a portion of the body, usually an arm or […]

Choose the best quit smoking aids

Choose the best quit smoking aids The will to stop yourself from smoking can very well fill up your passion to do so. However, certain circumstances may challenge this endeavor of yours. This does not mean the end of your goals. Instead, you have to motivate yourself to surpass this kind of hindrances. Other than this, you can always make use of available help. Choose the best quit smoking aids   The support of family, friends and even colleagues can help you get […]

Tests and Diagnosis of Diverticulitis

Tests and Diagnosis of Diverticulitis Diverticulitis is a condition in which diverticuli in the colon rupture. The rupture results in infection in the tissues which surround the colon. The colon is the large intestine and is a long tube like striation that stores and then eliminates waste material. As a person gets older, pressure within the colon causes bulging pockets of tissue, or sacs, that push out from the colon walls. A small bulging sac pushing outward from the colon […]

Zooming in on tobacco control

Zooming in on tobacco control The number of people dying from smoking-related incidences has alarmed a lot of people worldwide. Thousands, if not millions, die of lung cancer and other diseases practically caused by smoking over a lot of countries. It is for this reason that concerned groups and citizens of the Unites States have continuously patrolled for stricter tobacco control. Zooming in on tobacco control Last 2007 alone, a lot of states in the United States of America have taken notable moves […]

Cystic Fibrosis and Pregnancy

Cystic Fibrosis and Pregnancy Scientists and researchers recently released a study showing a decline in birthrates of babies with cystic fibrosis since genetic testing became available. The general public has more knowledge and understanding of the disease that was a mystery for so long. In medieval times the people believed a baby was “bewitched” when they displayed symptoms of what we now know is cystic fibrosis. With new research and new methods of genetic testing, many hope there will be […]

Selecting a Remedy for Hemorrhoids

Selecting a Remedy for Hemorrhoids Hemorrhoids should not be a cause of embarrassment as there are several hemorrhoids remedy methods available now and are of various types:   Soft and easy bowel movements – Don’t strain your bowel because it is one of the best curative and preventive measures for hemorrhoids remedy. Diet and food habits- Eat only food which helps to ease digestion and smooth stool passage. Take more natural fluids (plain water), fruits and vegetables rather than processed […]

Meat and Health Risks Moderation and Elimination are Both Options

Meat and Health Risks Moderation and Elimination are Both Options Every year, and probably even more often than that, there are new rules sent out to the general population. These are not laws governing finances or behavior. They are not laws that will be enforced by the legal system. These rules have to do with dietary restrictions and guidelines. The Food Guide Pyramid is a familiar sight to most Americans. While it maintained the standard for food group quantity requirements […]