By: Linda L Kinyon
Chronic pain affects approximately fifty percent of the population. Chronic pain has been around since the beginning of time. Ancient civilizations recorded accounts of chronic pain on stone tablets. While early accounts associate pain with evil and magic, the relief for chronic pain was gained...
By: Karen Struss
There are many types of chronic pain disorders that can vary in intensity from uncomfortable to excruciating and debilitating. Pain that lasts for more than three to six months is generally considered chronic. Because chronic pain can be long-lasting, there are many physiological, psychological and...
By: Jessica Williford MSHS, CEHT
Rickets is a disease directly related to loss of Calcium that affects the bones in the body that results in weakening of the bones. This disease is usually hereditary but can be treated with Calcium with the help of Vitamin D for better Absorption along...
By: Jessica Williford MSHS, CEHT
Vitamin C also known as Asorbic acid plays a key role in the prevention of Scurvy. This is because Scurvy is directly linked with deficiency in Vitamin C. Just as a deficiency in vitamin C results in Scurvy; vitamin C is also the treatment to...
By: Jessica Williford MSHS, CEHT
During the 19th century Vitamin D deficiency was more common until it was discovered that Vitamin D is absorbed through the skin as a result from exposure to sunlight or ultraviolet rays. In turn, prevention of Rickets (softening/ weakening of bones usually in children) has...
By: John Louie Ramos
Herpes refers to a group of viruses that are characterized by the sudden eruption of blisters in different areas of the body. Apart from blisters, herpes can also cause cold sores around the patient’s mouth, skin irritations, swollen glands and fever-like symptoms. There are...
By: Alanna Rose
Warts are relatively small growths found on the skin that are caused by a human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, according to MedicineNet. While warts are contagious most do not spread too easily. Therefore, a person with warts will not necessarily spread them to other parts of...
By: Suzanne Rose
Herpes is a common condition that causes painful and uncomfortable sores on the body. Although many people associate herpes with the genital area, sores can occur on the mouth and in many other places all over the body. According to Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN...
By: Alanna Rose
Stem cells are a very unique type of cell found in the body. According to the National Institutes of Health, stem cells are different from other cells in the following two distinct ways. These cells are unspecialized cells that can regenerate though cell division even...
Causes of lymphadenopathy
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Lymphadenopathy is the presence of enlarged lymph nodes, and it is often accompanied by tenderness, redness, and warmth at the location of the swollen node. This disorder can occur in a broad range of benign and malignant conditions, ranging from exposure to a virus to...

 

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