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The Heart As An Electrical Generator

Our hearts need a solid electrical system to synchronize the heart muscle so that blood is effectively moved around. Sometimes, this electrical system can malfunction. The heart can end up beating too slow, too fast, chaotically or with only some parts working. For example, in atrial fibrillation, the right atrium, [...]

By | January 25th, 2016|0 Comments

Some Medical Risks of Flying

What are some of the risks of flying? What I'm not talking about here is a plane crash, which is very rare. However there are some other, much more common problems. To begin with, the cabin pressure is set to an altitude between 6000 and 8000 feet. This means that [...]

By | January 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Whole Body Cryotherapy: Quackery?

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Cryotherapy or the use of extreme cold temperatures claims to cure quite a few problems. Granted, there are a few studies here and there which point toward possible improvements in chronic headaches, muscles soreness after working out, rheumatoid arthritis [...]

By | January 11th, 2016|0 Comments

When Belly Pain Is Serious

Many times abdominal pain is nothing to worry about. What about those times when belly pain can be concerning, even life threatening? Not every one with a heart attack will have chest pain. If the area of the heart attack is near the bottom of the heart, a patient might [...]

By | January 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Childhood Stress Is A Risk For Adult Diseases

Childhood stress it turns out is a big deal. In fact children who have suffered ongoing emotional stress and anxiety have an increased chance of developing damaging health effects well into adulthood. A British study followed over 6000 children born in 1958 for a remarkable period over 40 years. During [...]

By | December 28th, 2015|0 Comments

When You Should Be Concerned About A Hoarse Voice

Just about everyone has sometime or another experienced the joys of a hoarse throat. You wake and when that first call comes in you realize that you sound like a frog or even worse like your friend's grandfather. Most of the time the hoarse voice is due to infection. Laryngitis [...]

By | December 21st, 2015|0 Comments

Can Premature Birth Be Prevented?

When babies are born early it is considered a premature birth. Premature babies have a greater risk of developing problems involving the brain. These issues include seizures, developmental delay and hydrocephalus or water in the brain. The standard theory has been that all of these diseases are related to a [...]

By | December 14th, 2015|0 Comments

Wonder Drug For Alzheimers

Dementia is a horrible disease. The body may work ok, but the brain is slowly destroyed. What is left is a life without awareness of being alive. Alzheimers is perhaps the most common and well known but certainly not the only type of dementia. Drugs used to treat dementia are [...]

By | December 7th, 2015|0 Comments

p53 Gene: A Cancer Cure?

Why do some people who do everything right get cancer and others who smoke, live in polluted areas, eat junk food and expose themselves to just about every known carcinogen never suffer from cancer? It turns out that cancer is not just caused by environment but also by genetics. Recent [...]

By | November 30th, 2015|0 Comments

Can Humans Smell Parkinsons disease?

It is well known that dogs have a sense of smell than humans. For this reason dogs have been used in medicine to "smell" cancer, congestive heart failure and a host of other ailments. Check out my previous blog about this fascinating subject. Yet until now,to my knowledge no one [...]

By | November 23rd, 2015|0 Comments