Find the causes, treatment, and pictures of lumps that occur in different parts of the body, including the throat, armpit, neck, chin, earlobe, wrist, jaw, and other parts of the skin.
Cystitis is a painful illness, but there are a few self-help ideas that you can try. Based on my experience, these remedies will work relatively quickly, as long as you follow these instructions.
Insulin resistance is a serious problem for many people who are trying to lose weight but can't. Do you think you might be? Learn about why this is and what you can do about it.
For some people, nail biting is severe enough to cause nerve damage or permanent nail loss. If you have this nasty little habit, there are ways to nip it in the bud before it goes too far.
Anemia is a condition in which you do not have enough red blood cells or your red blood cells do not carry oxygen efficiently. This can lead to many other complications. Knowing the symptoms of anemia can help you treat the condition before it gets worse.
Sciatica is a common painful and debilitating condition that is often misdiagnosed. Learn the causes, symptoms, and treatments.
A staph infection is caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus. Usually, we find these bacteria on our nose, mouth, genitals and anal area.
A personal account of symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment for avascular necrosis of the femoral head (AVN). Also, a list of available resources in the UK.
Microcalcifications are common mammogram findings. Some are determined to be suspicious, and a biopsy may be recommended. Learn from my experience after microcalcifications appeared on my mammogram.
In light of the U.S. government’s relaxation of rules surrounding the use of asbestos, now is a good time to look at the health concerns of this mineral.
In this article, common causes of high LDL cholesterol are discussed, and suggestions for improving cholesterol levels are given in the conclusion.
Bright red blood in stool can be from a life-threatening medical condition. It can also be a false alarm, hence completely harmless.
Polydactyly and syndactyly are both congenital malformations of the fingers and toes. These anomalies can occur in humans as well as cats.
Walking pneumonia is often used to describe a case of pneumonia that is not severe enough to require hospitalization or bed rest. Learn about its contagiousness and how you can treat it at home.
Escherichia coli is a bacterium that exists as different strains. Some strains live in our gut and are very helpful. Others cause foodborne illness and disease.
Sciatica-related lower back pain is caused by an inflammation of the sciatic nerve, which runs from the spinal cord through the hip area and down the back of each leg.
Tips on how to relieve a trigger finger. These are the techniques that are helping me with the stiffness in my finger.
Have you ever had a wound that took time to heal? Later on it progressed and caused a massive inflammation of your whole leg? Learn more about these disease with a case review of a 4 year old patient.
Proteus mirabilis is responsible for urinary tract infections in some people. The bacterium causes inflammation and the production of stones in the urine.
In some cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a protein called SOD1 is misfolded due to a gene mutation. In mice, a copper compound can prevent the misfolding.
An ear abscess (medical name - mastoiditis) is a dangerous infection of the skull, provoked by bacteria in the ear. It primarily affects toddlers and infants, although in rare occasions older individuals may be susceptible. The cause is always the...
Is your ankle swollen and painful? How do you tell if your ankle is broken or sprained? Here's helpful info including an option for a hands-free crutch for an ankle that's sprained or broken.
Tons of easy, fun, and successful breast cancer fundraising ideas that allow you to simplify your group's fundraiser planning and get down to the business of raising money for charity.
The symptoms of water retention (also known as fluid retention or edema) can sometimes be confused with the appearance of chronic diabetic skin blisters. Do you know how to tell the difference?
My family has dealt with scabies twice, and I want to share what I've learned. In one case we struggled with these mites for over 3 months until completely getting rid of them within 2 days.
A biphasic sleep pattern is a type of segmented sleep that allows one to gain an extra 2 hours a day!! You could do a lot in 2 hours!!
Helpful facts about gout and information explaining the effect certain foods have on this condition. Learn which foods to avoid and which to include in a gout diet.
Concentrated oxalic acid is poisonous. Oxalic acid and oxalates are present in plants and may cause health problems such as kidney stones.
Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva, or FOP, is a genetic disease that turns the human body into a living, breathing statue. There is no cure. Louise Wedderburn and Harry Eastlack are discussed.
What are freckles and how do you get them? Find out what causes freckles and who is more likely to get them. If you don't like your freckles, there may be ways to remove or fade them.
Have you considered moving because of your chronic arthritis pain? Could living at a higher altitude be helpful?
When I went through chemotherapy, I had to figure out some critical things for myself. Here are the top 10 things I wish somebody had told me ahead of time.
Pulmonary embolism recovery can be difficult due to the heart and lung damage that occurs. This article focuses on things that patients can do to help themselves throughout the recovery process.
Pneumonia can be a killer. It is often a serious complications of other medical conditions. What exactly is pneumonia, and is it the same as pleurisy?
Lumbosacral neuritis is a term that is used to describe the irritation of the several nerves that line the vertebrae or spinal column, particularly in the lower back of the person being diagnosed.
Pinworms are parasites that live in the intestine. Sometimes they try to exit through the anus and cause an uncomfortable and embarrassing itch. Here's how to get rid of the worms and the itch.
Although only prescription medications can kill scabies, they don't really address the symptoms. Conversely, over-the counter treatments are useful in reducing itchiness and redness caused by a scabies infestation, but they won't kill the mites or the eggs.
Having a sore throat at night is a problem that many people have. Sometimes, the problem fades away by daytime prompting individuals to shrug it off. Here are the possible causes of the condition.
Staph infection is caused by a bacterium that has evolved to resist many of our current antibiotics. Though many infections are minor, some can cause serious damage or even death.
Death is difficult to accept, and yet it is a part of life that we cannot change. Having a better understanding of the stages of the dying process will help ease the experience for all involved.
Swollen ankles in the summertime not only look unsightly but can be very uncomfortable, too. Read on to find the cause and how to avoid swelling.
Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare but very aggressive disease that is sometimes called the silent killer. Learn what IBC is and how to recognize it. Share this information with your loved ones.
Are you experiencing a sharp pain in your upper back between the shoulder blades? How can you tell if it's something serious or not? Learn about the many causes and treatments for this type of pain.
Glucagon is an essential pancreatic hormone that raises the blood sugar level. Glucagon administration is sometimes required to treat hypoglycemia in diabetes.
Sort out your itchy, flaky scalp! Find out what causes this condition and how to relieve the symptoms. You may need to evaluate your hair products as well as your diet.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome or CRPS, formerly known as RSD, is a real disease that causes excruciating pain, depression, anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder.
Sometimes it's hard to know what to say to a friend who is facing the loss of a loved one. Here are some words and verses that may provide comfort . . . as well as some advice about what NOT to say.
Insomnia is a side effect of steroid use. It can vary in its intensity and duration, but it is quite normal given the way steroids interact with our bodies.
In this article I share what worked for me in terms of treating athlete's foot. I also discuss treatments for toenail fungus.
Chilblains are painful red bumps that appear after chilled skin has been rewarmed. A boil and a carbuncle are painful skin abscesses formed by a bacterial infection.
To determine whether your body is processing sugar properly, you need to know what normal blood sugar levels are, especially if you have a metabolic disorder like diabetes.
In GERD, acidic material in the stomach moves in the wrong direction and enters the esophagus, causing heartburn. Dietary changes may relieve or improve symptoms.
Nasal folliculitis, or nasal vestibulitis, is caused by a buildup of oil and/or dead skin cells. This leads to the pores getting infected by staph which can lead to a painful and maddening pimple.
Difficulty sleeping spoils your day, undermines relationships, and makes you less effective at work. Many causes of sleep problems relate to your lifestyle. This article explains 13 gentle but effective changes you can make to help you get a good night's sleep and wake refreshed and raring to go.
Chemicals in urine react with pool disinfectants. The resulting products can be irritating to the eyes, skin, and airways and might cause more serious effects.
The pancreas makes digestive enzymes and essential hormones. Pancreatic disorders include inflammation, known as pancreatitis, and type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Your stool can serve as a good indicator of your general state of health. Discovering black specks in the stool can be distressing for anyone. Learn why this might happen—and when to worry.
Streptococcus pneumoniae is a bacterium that lives in the nose of many people. It's often harmless but can cause a variety of diseases. Some of these are serious.
Measles and rubella (German measles) are viral diseases. They both produce a red body rash and can cause complications, but there are important differences between them.
Waking up can be refreshing. However, waking up with swollen fingers is no one's idea of a perfect morning. Learn what causes swollen fingers and how you can treat them.
Improve alignment, mobility, and strength in the affected joint with one or more of these 10 exercises to ease arthritic pain.
How do normal cells become cancerous? Here are six properties of cancer cells that make them mutate and proliferate -- six properties that distinguish normal from abnormal cells.
Most people today have heard of Crohn's disease but do not fully understand it. Here are three things you should know about the painful disease—from someone who has lived with Crohn's for over 20 years.
When you sing or speak, do you sound hoarse? If you keep losing your voice, you may have vocal nodules. Learn about vocal nodes and nodules: what causes them and how to avoid them.
Oral allergy syndrome, or OAS, is an allergic reaction to food proteins that resemble proteins in pollen grains. People with OAS often have hay fever.
Oral mucositis, a common complication of chemotherapy, can be very painful and difficult to live with. This article will give you some advice on how to eat and cope when you have this condition.
What exactly are parabens, and do they cause cancer? Parabens are found in most widely-manufactured lotions, shampoos, conditioners, and moisturizers.
Over my many years in the medical field, I've witnessed many deaths. Some people see death as a tragedy. Some see it as a release from pain and suffering. One thing is certain: death is inevitable.
When your glucose levels spike and there are no emergency medical resources around, here are some ways to quickly and naturally lower your blood sugar. Look for these diabetes symptoms.
Toxoplasma gondii causes toxoplasmosis and may affect brain chemistry and our behavior. The pork tapeworm may enter our brain and cause serious health problems.
Solanine is found in green potatoes and other nightshade vegetables. It's poisonous at high concentrations. Some people say that nightshades make their arthritis worse.
Hair loss for a woman can be devastating. If you are woman facing hair loss, the first step to combating it is to learn about it - the types and causes of hair loss and the myths surrounding it.
A lifelong journey that serendipitously finds a cure for keratosis pilaris, a skin condition causing red bumps. Read a personal story of suffering, the easy cure, and the resulting freedom.
Some have observed that since the introduction of the chickenpox vaccine in 1995, shingles has been on the rise. When I got shingles this past summer, I used alternative remedies to treat it.
Are you experiencing facial numbness and not sure what the cause is? This article explains why pregnant women might experience this symptom as well as other causes. It also shares treatment options.
Sleep paralysis is a fairly common condition characterized by either partial or total paralysis of muscles. It occurs upon awakening from sleep or falling asleep, and can be quite frightening.
A hunched posture not only looks bad—it is also a bad sign. If your posture looks hunched, that means your spine is hunched, as well. Learn what causes a hunched back and how to correct it.
A explanation of what blepharitis is including how to treat symptoms of swollen, red, puffy eye lids, what to tell your doctor, and how to prevent symptoms from coming back.
I have epilepsy, also known as seizure disorder. Living with epilepsy is different but possible. For those who have been recently diagnosed, here are a few things to expect.
Sleeping with a sleep apnea face mask and hose may seem difficult, but it is possible to get comfortable and get some rest using a CPAP machine using these tips and suggestions.
The appendix is often thought of as a useless organ, but it may be helpful. In appendicitis, the appendix becomes inflamed and swollen and may rupture.
Costochondritis is a painful and serious lifelong condition that affects many people of different ages. Chest pain, as well as back and shoulder pain, is one of its symptoms.
When we touch objects, our hands are contaminated by bacteria on the surfaces of the objects. It's very important to wash hands regularly to prevent infections.
Recovery from a pulmonary embolism takes a lot of time. Lung damage from blood clots is very serious. Based on my own experience with this condition, I will share what to expect during your recovery.
The gallbladder stores bile, which helps fat digestion take place. Gallstones are solid lumps in bile that can cause a lot of pain when they enter bile ducts.
Skin that bruises easily can be caused by a number of factors, including some medications. Here are some self-help ideas to help improve skin that is thin, easily bruised, or torn.
Removing corns and callused skin on the feet can take a little time and effort. This article is based on the experience of both my wife and myself.
A pelvic hematoma can occur when there is serious trauma to the pelvic region. A hematoma in this region is a very serious condition that normally requires surgery.
Scabies mites burrow under the surface of the skin, causing a very itchy disease. Demodex skin mites are often harmless but may cause rosacea or blepharitis.
Sudocrem is used to prevent and treat nappy or diaper rash, but it can be used on many other mild ailments too. It is good to use on sweat rashes, groin itch, sunburn, pimples and on a pet's sore skin.
Lemons are not the miracle cure for diabetes—but they may offer some surprising benefits that could be helpful to diabetics.
It might be that you find yourself dropping things without, seemingly, any reason. The objects you are dropping might not even be heavy or in any way difficult to handle: You pull a fork out of the drawer and it mysteriously slips out of your hand,...
Have you ever seen someone who can bend their thumbs backwards? A hitchhiker's thumb is a recessive trait that causes this flexibility. Here is an explanation, complete with video and pictures.
Does it seem like no matter how hard you try, your belly doesn't seem to go away? It could be due to something called diastasis recti, or abdominal splitting.
If you have diabetes, you should be aware of the recommended foods that best maintain your health. You can get healthy blood sugar levels by combining complex carbohydrates, low-fat protein, and fiber in your diet.
While relatively uncommon, an avocado allergy can cause a variety of symptoms ranging from mild to life-threatening. Here are some facts about this type of allergy.
Vitiligo is a skin disorder involving loss of melanin, the pigment that colors skin. It's most likely an autoimmune condition. A variety of potentially helpful treatments are available.
Neuropathy has become a very common ailment. There are three different kinds of neuropathies, but all of them have common symptoms. This article is based on my own experience managing this condition.
Three simple exercises to help you relax those muscles and help resolve your pelvic floor dysfunction. Gain control over your pelvic muscles with stretching and soft-tissue massage.
Gallbladder disease can mimic other conditions, such as IBS and food intolerances, making it difficult to pinpoint the problem.
The color of your snot can tell you a lot about what is going on inside your body. Clear, white, yellow, green, brown, red, or gray—what does your mucus say about you?
Dysautonomia, any disorder of the Autonomic (Involuntary) Nervous System, is likely the most misdiagnosed condition of all time. Know the signs and symptoms of this invisible, chronic illness.
Many people who use Accutane (isotretinoin) for acne are aware that it can cause severe hair loss. I lost 70% of my thick, long hair from Accutane; luckily, I managed to regain most of my hair within 2 years due to topical minoxidil (Rogaine), peppermint oil and an anti-inflammatory, fat-rich diet.
Slipping rib syndrome occurs when one of the ribs intermittently slips out of place, thereby stretching the ligaments that support the front and back of the affected rib.
When there is difficulty moving, clenching, or opening the jaw, there could be a lump under the jawline. A discussion of the possible causes, treatments, and when to seek help.
Does milk cause your body to produce more mucus, making your cold and asthma symptoms worse? The research says no. But you might be surprised at the other tricks that milk can play on your system.
How to treat cracked fingers and fingertips. You know, those painful little slits that look like tiny paper cuts, but feel like major surgery.
Telogen effluvium is a condition that involves rapid and excessive hair loss or hair shed. The causes vary and are often difficult to discern. Here are some tips I've learned that may help you, too.
Most people don't pay any attention to the order in which they eat their food. However, diabetics should eat food in a certain order if they want to lower their blood sugar.
Have bloating or gas in the afternoon or evening? Here's how to diagnose the source of the problem; the culprit is usually something you ate for breakfast or lunch.
Lysozyme is an antibacterial enzyme in body secretions that helps to protect us from infections. It's also present in eggs, where it may cause allergies.
What is pityriasis rosea? What causes it, and how do you get rid of it? Full-body rashes can be very scary, and this one, although harmless, is one of them.
In rheumatoid arthritis, the immune system attacks joints. In chikungunya, a virus infects the body. Both diseases produce joint pain and may sometimes be confused.
Suffering from eczema? There are many so-called 'cures' out there, but Silcock's Base stands out from the crowd. It' s cheap, soothes the skin, and gets rid of eczema or dermatitis.
Sleep apnea was a major contributor to NFL star Reggie White's death at age 43. What is sleep apnea, and how is it treated?
The normal blood glucose level is 80-90 mg/dL before meals, and up to 120 mg/dL after you eat. Understand that you can prevent and, in most cases, reverse type 2 diabetes with these simple changes.
Histamine has important functions but also causes the symptoms of hay fever. It's released from mast cells. Helpful techniques can prevent or reduce hay fever symptoms.
Avoid tossing and turning (and prevent cricks in the neck!) by using proper pillow placement to align the spine and muscles for optimal relaxation.
Ever wonder just why binge drinking kills people? Take a close physiological look at the risks of alcohol poisoning. Understanding how it kills is important.
Warts are ugly and annoying—but more importantly, they're contagious! Get rid of them with these simple steps, and get back on the mats ASAP.
Flying increases the risk of blood clots, particularly for people with pulmonary embolism, DVT, Factor V Leiden, or thrombophilia conditions. Learn how to prevent blood clots while flying.
Bone spurs are projections or outgrowths that extend from a bone. They may press on nerves or other tissues, causing pain, numbness, or difficulty in moving.
Worms in humans are common, even in developed nations. They take a toll on a person's health, and cause horrific disfigurations and disease. Let's take a look at the most common of these parasites.
Our faces can say so much about us—the mood we are in and the emotions we feel. However, look more closely, and it can also reveal something about our physical health.
Learn about the causes of dyshidrotic eczema, as well as both medical and home treatments for the condition.
Learn the signs and symptoms of diabetes, then ask your doctor for a simple blood test to determine if you have the disease
The synovium is a membrane that lines the inside of many of our joints. Inflammation of the synovium is known as synovitis. Symptoms include swelling and pain.
Learn how to take care of your skin when you have lupus. Reduce malar rashes and other skin irritations by following a few common-sense precautions, as well as your doctor's instructions.
My cluster headaches created intense pressure on the eye region. This article describes how I managed to get rid of these headaches without the use of medication.
Chronic hives are a result of an underlying disease condition. My experience is with acute hives, which results from an allergic reaction that may occur only once in a lifetime.
If you get up a lot during the night to urinate, this is a method to totally empty your bladder that actually worked for me! No drugs or catheters; just a few extra minutes.
Proper posture is not the only reason why reversal of cervical or lumbar lordosis is necessary. There are many important reasons to correct poor back and neck posture; this article provides the details.
A migraine is a severe headache that is often accompanied by nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, and other symptoms. Sumatriptan, or Imitrex, helps some migraine sufferers.
The vagus nerve may be the connection between stomach bloating and heart palpitations and dizziness.
Dry skin appears on our body - the arms, face, behind ears, and legs. You may not talk about it with friends, but dry skin is nothing more than a problem people face. Find its facts, symptoms and ...
Scabies is a nasty condition and is usually extremely itchy. Sadly, treatment is not instantaneous, and the condition can get worse before it gets better. Here are some tips to help you cope.
Cervical osteoarthritis can be very painful. It can cause symptoms such as headaches and migraines, but it is often misdiagnosed. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for this condition.
Urinary Tract Infections can occur in any person of any age. The one thing they have in common is that they totally suck. Learn at-home-treatment options and ways to prevent future infections.
Seborrheic dermatitis is excess production of sebum accompanied by dry, flaky skin. It can be seen in its mildest form as dandruff and in its most severe form as large, thick yellowish scales, that bleed when scratched. Learn about the condition with photographic examples.
Your feet can itch for all kinds of reasons, ranging from skin irritations to systemic health issues. This article will explain everything you need to know about itchy ankles.
Impetigo is a debilitating skin disease that affects both children and adults. Learn about its symptoms, causes, types, diagnosis, complications, treatments, and remedies.
Hair loss for a woman can be a devastating experience - and the search for a solution can sometimes be a frustrating ordeal. Learn about the options available to women facing severe hair loss.
Urine can have many colors, ranging from black to colorless. A change in pee appearance may be unimportant or may indicate a serious health problem.
What does a green bowel movement in adults mean? Is it a sign of a serious medical condition? Green stool can be the result of several different causes, which range in severity. Learn more here.
The death of a loved one while sleeping can come as an enormous shock, particularly if the deceased had no known health issues. Some, however, view death while sleeping as the most peaceful way to go.
Most adults have the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) in their body. The virus is either dormant or active. The active form causes mononucleosis, some types of cancer, and perhaps other diseases.
Sinus headaches can be a real pain. Here you'll find information on what causes sinus headaches, how to treat them, and the best ways to get rid of them for good.
If your body does something unexpected, it's often a sign that something's wrong. One of the things that should never happen is bleeding from the belly button or navel.
Blood platelets help blood to clot after an injury. A low platelet count caused by faulty platelet manufacture or platelet destruction may result in bleeding.
Accutane is a powerful drug with some serious side effects. It is mainly used in the treatment of severe cases of acne. The article summarises everything you need to know about Accutane and acne.
Jaundice is characterized by yellow skin and a yellow tinge in the whites of the eyes. It's caused by excess bilirubin and often indicates the presence of a health problem.
Bone cancer has few symptoms. When my sister received her diagnosis, I learned a lot about the symptoms, treatments, and how to help a loved one cope with this condition.
Why are your hands blue? Let's explore the potential causes. Do they turn blue somewhat regularly? Perhaps you have Raynaud's disease. We'll discuss that, too!
Nearly 1,500 in Ohio need healthy lung transplants annually, but there are not enough donor lungs for them all. That changes now, because a leading university hospital can fix damaged lungs fast.
Can fallen arches cause knee pain? Not only that, flat feet affect the entire body structure. Learn how the foot works and practice these simple exercises to cure the painful symptoms of fat feet.
Written by someone who knows sciatic pain inside and out, this article takes a detailed look at the range of medications available to treat this condition.
A hip labral tear is a painful condition that may require arthroscopic surgery to repair. The cause may be traumatic or spontaneous.
What is Rosacea and how is it identified? Learn about this inflammatory skin condition and how it is treated.
Men are far less likely to get multiple sclerosis than women. This may be because testosterone provides protection. Studying how the protection works may help both men and women with the disease.
There are certain circumstances and medical conditions that cause a rash around the belly button. Learn about the common causes as well as medical treatments and home remedies for navel rashes.
Get quick pain relief from toe infection or swelling caused by ingrown toenails. Try this easy home treatment for ingrown toenails and experience pain relief quickly.
Do you feel chilled but you don't have a fever? There are many possible reasons for why you may experience chills without a high temperature, and this article explores them.
Mycobacterium leprae is the bacterium that causes leprosy. It damages nerves, perhaps by reprogramming Schwann cells or by hijacking macrophages in the immune system.
Are your hands, feet, and/or legs red and blotchy? I was shocked when my doctor told me I have poor circulation. This is what I've learned about how to treat this condition.
When the pain of costochondritis flares, it can feel like a heart attack. Once cardiac causes have been ruled out, you are often just given a prescription. Here are other healing treatment options.
Explanation for the newly diagnosed and their caregivers about lupus. Tips about living with the disease, exercise and saying "no."
Although certain signs of heart attack are the same between women and men, there are some important differences, as well. Learn about the differences. It may save a life!
Rabies is found throughout the world, caused by lyssavirus that is transmitted through bite wounds. The disease is now treatable, though the success rates vary immensely.
Colon bacteria make butyric acid. This acid improves the health of the intestinal lining. It may also reduce inflammation and decrease the risk of colon cancer.
An in-depth review of the early signs of diabetes. Find out what the symptoms are, discover whether you should be screened, and learn if you fall into one of the high-risk groups.
The relationship between massive electrolyte losses, generalized weakness, muscle movement, and diarrhea. The physiology, work-up, and management are briefly explained.
If you have a mole that looks strange, is causing you problems, or is located in an area you dislike, you can easily have it removed. Read on to learn more about how to have your mole removed.
Thyroid disorders can cause havoc in the body. One of these disorders is thyromegaly or goiter, which is the enlargement of the thyroid gland. In this article, I discuss the symptoms of this disorder and how to best treat it.
Scar tissue may form on or in our body when we're injured. It replaces damaged tissue but is sometimes troublesome. The appearance of scars can often be improved.
This article defines systolic and diastolic pressure, ranges of normal readings, and conditions like prehypertension and hypertension. Includes labeled photos and a video tutorial.
People with COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, suffer from chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both of these disorders. Treatment slows lung deterioration.
Find out more about this frequently misdiagnosed type of headache. It's like a migraine but different. It's called a cervicogenic headache or migraine, and it's a real pain!
The maleficent stomach virus, also known as norovirus, is an epidemic around the world that spreads like wildfire. Here are some tips to protect yourself from this miserable experience.
A popping, clicking, or cracking sound of your sternum, or breastbone, is usually not a cause for alarm. What causes this phenomenon, and when should you be concerned?
Sjögren’s syndrome mimics many diseases, so getting a diagnosis is often difficult. Take my short quiz, see what your score is, and I'll tell you what your score means.
Stubbing your toe or catching a fingernail can cause a blood blister to form under the skin. Relieving the pressure is a simple and painless procedure that can prevent complications from occurring.
Untreated, high blood sugar, also known as hyperglycemia, is a dangerous health risk. Learn the signs and symptoms. Should you have your glucose tested to see if you have diabetes?
Biotech companies are striving to find new cancer treatments using immune therapies and targeted biologics. New detection and screening tests are also under development to diagnose patients earlier.
A sleep disorder called catathrenia causes a person to moan in their sleep, which can make it difficult to sleep next to them. Yet, there are several methods which help to prevent this condition.
Chronic back pain, stiff neck, frozen shoulders, and all posture-related pains can be prevented and cured with simple gravity inversion.
Prevention, removal, and recovery information regarding aging spots. Plus, natural remedies and other possible procedures.
Costochondritis is a rare condition results that in inflammation of the cartilage connecting a rib to the breastbone (sternum). I have personally experienced this condition.
After being diagnosed with pseudotumor cerebri, I was surprised and dismayed to find so little information about this disease. This is my experience with the disease.
Iliac crest pain is common in people with lower back pain, older individuals, and athletes (especially runners). This article discusses symptoms, causes, treatments, and prevention.
Many different bacteria live on our skin and in its upper layer. Most are harmless. Some may be helpful. A few become harmful under certain conditions.
Parotitis is the medical term for an infection and inflammation of the salivary glands. The salivary glands are also known as the "parotid glands."