Disease, Illness & Conditions
Why Do My Ears Crackle? The Science Behind Crackling Ears
Do your ears crackle? This is a common complaint among people of all ages, especially children. Find out what causes this problem and what you should do if you have it.
How to Sleep With Broken Ribs: 10 Tips for a Restful Night
Knowing how to sleep with broken ribs can be challenging at first, but these ten tips will show you exactly how to get some restful sleep by managing your pain with medication, ice packs, and heating pads, and by resting in a comfortable upright position with lots of pillows.
A Dangerous Duo: Why Diabetes and Depression Are a Bad Combination
Diabetes is a serious health condition, but the combination of diabetes and depression is an even greater threat to health and well-being. Here's why.
Things to Do During Hemodialysis to Pass the Time
Sitting for four hours in a chair, undergoing hemodialysis, is pretty uncomfortable. It is also boring. I started the treatments eight months ago, and I have learned how to keep myself occupied and warm! These tips should help new patients to tolerate the hours better.
How to Explain Swollen Lymph Nodes and Allergies
It is unlikely for seasonal allergies to cause swollen lymph nodes, but it is possible to experience both symptoms. Allergic rhinitis can be mistaken for a respiratory infection that could cause swollen glands. Use these home remedies to reduce symptoms while you await a diagnosis from a doctor.
Lowering the Lung Cancer Burden in Lower Alabama: Risk Factors and Evidence from Recent Studies
The Alabama State Cancer Plan, for the past few decades, has focused solely on smoking cessation, anti-smoking campaigns, and screening services for "high-risk" individuals. Studies and current research suggests that this is not enough.
Could Thyroid Problems Be Causing Your Nasal Drip?
If you suffer from nasal drip, it could be due to an underlying thyroid condition that has not yet been diagnosed. Whether you have hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism or an autoimmune disease, your runny nose could be the result of hormone imbalances related to your thyroid gland.
How to Treat Tinea Versicolor Inexpensively With Selsun Blue Shampoo
After diagnosing me with a common skin rash, my dermatologist told me how I could get rid of it once and for all by using an over-the-counter dandruff shampoo in a unique way.
10 Powerful Ways to Rethink Sleep If You Have Insomnia *Spoiler Alert* It’s Not Always Sleep Hygiene
As someone who has struggled with acute insomnia and sleep anxiety, I've tried all the things. Read on to see why sleep hygiene alone won't solve anything and why actually rewiring your brain will.
What Is the Best Treatment for Ramsay Hunt Syndrome?
There are numerous medications that can be used to treat Ramsay Hunt syndrome, as what Justin Beiber experienced. The type of medication you require will be determined by your specific symptoms and medical history.
Hashimoto's Prescription Diet: Sample 7-Day Menu Plan with Recipes (Part IV)
This last article of the series puts Hashimoto's guidelines for healthy eating into practice with a special seven-day sample menu and go-to recipes.
Hashimoto's Prescription Diet: Food and Supplement Protocol Strategy (Part III)
This third article provides the exact steps for building a holistic nutrition protocol that supports the thyroid and immune system, some dos and don'ts and supplement recommendations.
Hashimoto's Prescription Diet: Traditional Versus Holistic Management (Part II)
This second article highlights the pillars of a holistic nutrition protocol that addresses root causes instead of traditional symptom management approaches.
Hashimoto's Prescription Diet: Addressing Real Root Causes (Part I)
This article series is dedicated to Hashimoto's Thyroiditis patients seeking help managing the condition with effective dietary interventions alongside standard treatment.
Fighting the Stigma Associated With Munchausen Syndrome/FDIS
Factitious Disorder Imposed on Self (FDIS) or previously known as Munchausen Syndrome is a very serious and complicated mental illness in which somebody may feign, exaggerate or even induce symptoms or ailments for the purpose of gaining attention, care, sympathy and love.
How to Get Your Blood Pressure Down and Keep It Down
High blood pressure is often undetected until it's too late. A healthy lifestyle including diet, exercise, and stress management can help to ensure that your blood pressure remains within safe limits, which can ultimately prevent a stroke, heart attack, or renal failure.
What Is the Fastest Way to Treat Dyshidrotic Eczema?
Home skin care routines are the primary treatment; however, phototherapy, botox A, or oral steroid medications may also be needed if your dyshidrotic eczema is severe.
High-Protein Diets and Kidney Disease: Fact or Fantasy?
Do higher protein diets adversely affect kidney function in healthy individuals? Let's explore common claims about protein toxicity.
What the Commercials Don't Tell You About the FreeStyle Libre for Diabetics
Commercials for the FreeStyle Libre give you only a bird's eye view of what the FreeStyle Libre sensor is for diabetics. There is much more information about the product that viewers do not see.
What You Should Know About Hypertension
In this article, I define hypertension and talk about the different types. I next point out how hypertension is diagnosed and the risk factors for getting it. Finally, the article explains why hypertension must be treated and how I received treatment.
People Who Never Drink Any Alcohol Are at Significantly Higher Risk of Developing MS
According to a new study, people who never drink alcohol are at a significantly greater risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), particularly if the individual also is a current or former smoker.
How I Live With Congestive Heart Failure and Heart Disease
Living with heart disease or congestive heart failure (CHF) is not an automatic death sentence. It wasn't for me and doesn't have to be for you. This is my story as a survivor, ten years after my first heart attack
Stomach Cramps After Eating Food: What You Need to Know
Why eating food can trigger stomach cramps, whether or not it is dangerous, and what you can do to make it stop.
Heart Attack - Early Signs
The early signs of a heart attack should not be ignored, and they are made clear in this article. The way the heart works and what happens during a heart attack is explained. The symptoms are listed for a major heart attack also. Risk factors are listed and possible treatments are explained.
Why Sleeping on Your Back Is Good for You (and How to Do It)
Sleeping on your back is the best sleeping position for optimum sleep. Learn to adopt the supine sleeping position as a permanent solution to poor posture, sleep wrinkles, and many chronic aches and pain caused by misalignment of the skeleton and unnecessary pressure tension during sleep.