First Aid Tips for a Choking Infant

         Infants are more likely to choke on food or small objects than adults.          Will rapidly become distressed          Need for quick action to clear the obstruction          Be prepared to give rescue breathes and chest compressions Signs to Watch Out •           Bluish skin color. •           Difficulty breathing — ribs and chest pull inward. […]

Beauty Starts in Your Head, Not in Your Mirror

Nobody is immune from the fact that others will often base their judgments, however harsh or unfair, on who we are or what we are on our outside appearance. In this essay, I will highlight reasons why such fears need not worry you. It is human to worry forever about what others think about you. […]

Pros and Cons of 3 Major Fat Loss Programs

Medical Professionals are yet to agree on what kind of fat loss program works the best. The Science of Human Nutrition evolves every day, and scientists keep discovering more and more about the plausible causes of excess fat deposits in our bodies. To date, some of the known factors include genetics, junk food, leptin resistance, […]

Devastating Effects of Smoking Tobacco on Your Health

Tobacco causes 8 million deaths annually, mainly due to respiratory disorders, cancers, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and hypertension. Tobacco use has become a lifestyle in our current world, and we continue to lose lives due to this preventable act. About 7 million deaths are a result of direct tobacco use. Sadly, around 1 million are as […]

Painful Menstrual Cramps and Remedies

Menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea) are throbbing or cramping pains in the lower abdomen. Many women have menstrual cramps just before and during their menstrual periods. For some women, the discomfort is merely annoying. For others, menstrual cramps can be severe enough to interfere with everyday activities for a few days every month. Conditions such as endometriosis […]

The basis for the ABO and Rh Blood Groupings

There are more than 100 types of genetically determined antigens that have been detected on the surface of the red blood cells that appear in a characteristic pattern that enables scientists and health care professionals to identify a person’s blood as belonging to one or more blood groups. There are currently 14 known blood group […]

Management of Heart Disease

Management of Cardiomyopathy Cardiomyopathy (heart muscle disease), is the deterioration of the function of the myocardium (i.e., the actual heart muscle) for any reason. It is associated with cardiac dysfunction. It is classified according to the structural and functional abnormalities of the heart muscle: Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), Restrictive or constrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM) […]

Managing Peptic Ulcers

Mainly occurs in the gastro duodenal mucosa because this tissue cannot withstand the digestive action of HCL and pepsin. The erosion is caused by the increased concentration of HCL and pepsin or decreased resistance of the mucosa. A damaged mucosa cannot secrete enough mucus to act as a barrier against the acid. Duodenal ulcers most […]

Chest Trauma First Aid

Chest injuries are the second leading cause of trauma deaths each year. Chest injuries often go unrecognized. Missed injuries result in inadequate ventilation, hypoxia and hypercarbia. Our goal is to find these injuries early and treat them aggressively. Although blunt chest trauma is more common, it is often difficult to identify the extent of the […]