Some vegetables like potatoes, tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers can cause inflammation and arthritic pain in sensitive individuals. Find out why these foods may be bad for your health.
An Advance Medical Directive is a tool to express values and beliefs with respect to health care decisions and preferences for health care while you are able to make such decisions for yourself, and to assign authority to a selected representative when you are no longer able to do so
Walking aids are mainly used by people with disabilities. These help patients live an independent life and can mobilize by themselves.
This article corrects the misconceptions about narcissism and discusses differences between covert (inverted) and overt narcissists. The contributions of self-efficacy and self-esteem to these types are discussed and a more inclusive model of the disorder presented.
Do your feet ache while wearing high heels? Do you experience foot, knee, and back pain afterwards? Wearing high heels can directly contribute to your joint pain, depending on how often you wear them and for how long.
This article provides strategies for people with disabilities to perform shopping tasks. I've also included information about the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Being homebound can present additional difficulties in the care and treatment of Parkinson's disease for both the patient and their caregiver. Here are some at-home exercises to continue their therapy while they wait to resume their physical therapy appointments.
Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a disease that affects the muscles and currently has no cure. There are several types of MD, and they are more prevalent in men than women. This article explains the characteristics of each type of MD.
One of the first phrases a nursing student learns is that "nurses eat their young." was first used by nursing professor Judith Meissner in 1986. At least 85% of nurses have been bullied, according to research.
What are human guide techniques? How do you help a person with a visual impairment find a chair? Use the stairs? This article provides information about useful techniques for these situations and more from my training as a TVI and a counselor.
Favipiravir is a drug of choice for the systematic treatment of influenza cases. Favipiravir actively challenges the proliferation cycle of RNA viruses; however, this drug fails to produce its therapeutic effects in many scenarios associated with competitive inhibition by purine nucleosides.
Some people who experience extreme trauma develop PTSD symptoms, including flashbacks and disturbing dreams. Although it is not possible to predict who will develop PTSD, there are some risk factors.
Ever wonder what happens to your samples that are collected and sent to “the lab”? Learn about the amazing people (like me) that take those samples and give your doctor the results they need to treat you!
A basic introduction to the definitions of drug abuse, addiction, tolerance, dependence and withdrawal. Recovery from substance use disorders is also discussed.
The inappropriate secretion of TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) from the pituitary gland and thyroid gland’s dysfunction leads to the onset of hypothyroidism. The limited production of thyroid hormone inside the human body leads to the development of hypothyroidism.
Thyroid and gallbladder health are intricately connected. After gallbladder removal surgery, thyroid functioning often declines. Alternatively, thyroid dysfunction can result in decreased bile flow and the formation of gallstones. Proper nutrition, gut health, and supplementation can benefit both.