Healthy Living : Health & Medical
Gastric bypass surgery has emerged as a convenient way of shedding off those unwanted pounds. Considering the quick solutions available, gastric bypass surgery appeals to many struggling with overweight and obesity conditions who desire a quick remedy. However, while surgery may seem like a quick an
Volumetric pumps, like the Baxter IV Colleague, are used to administer specific and controlled amounts of IV infusion fluid to the patient. They allow the medical staff to focus on other tasks while the fluid is being administered. The pump will alarm if anything needs attention, though there have b
Balancing energies in the body is the foundation of Chinese health philosophies.movimientos de tai chi image by Amalia Arriaga de Garc?-a from Fotolia.comAmericans waste millions of dollars every year on "miracle" weight-loss cures that do nothing for them. Chinese medicine relies instead...
Herbal oils are the essences of the herbs transferred to oil. This can be done through expression, steam distillation or solvent extraction through a cold press process. Depending on the herbs used, the resulting herbal oils can be used for aromatherapy, massage or medicinal purposes--both topical a
Finding peace and serenity in our current society is challenging. News about wars and violence, unemployment rates, work-elated stress and chaotic family and social schedules make it difficult to achieve emotional balance. However, elevated stress levels can lead to headaches, difficulty sleeping, b
Chicken nuggets have found their way onto nearly every fast food restaurant menu. Frozen chicken nuggets make it possible to cook them at home. Fast food chicken nuggets are notorious for being unhealthy. How healthy are chicken nuggets when prepared at home?
Tornadoes are among the most dangerous storms that residents of North America can face. A single tornado that ripped through Joplin, Missouri, in May 2011 killed 116 people in minutes. Another swarm of storms that raged through the South in April left 292 dead. The only way to truly remain safe from
The acai berry, a blueberry-like fruit found in Central and South America, is now a popular name in alternative nutrition and wellness promising its users results of weight loss, boosted energy and stronger immunity against viruses and premature aging. As the supplement's popularity has increased,
The pressure and pain of sinus infections can be naturally--and almost immediately--relieved using saline nasal irrigation. A neti pot--a teapot-shaped vessel filled with a salt and water solution--effectively rinses away much of the mucus that clogs the nasal passages. Saline nasal irrigation can g
Asbestosis is a medical condition affecting the tissue of the lungs as a direct result of asbestos exposure. Asbestos is a man-made fiber, which was commonly used in building materials such as insulation. Symptoms of asbestosis include shortness of breath and an increased risk of lung cancer.
Vitiligo is a pigmentation disorder wherein the melanocytes cause destruction of melanin, skin coloring pigment. Impairment of melanocytes results in pigmentation. White patches appear on skin. The patches may even spread to the mucus membranes and retina. Hairs growing in the affected areas may sho
OSHA leaves the regulation of work clothing up to employers in some cases.Alistair Berg/Digital Vision/Getty ImagesThe Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) leaves the regulation of protective clothing up to the employer except in construction situations involving asbestos...
Broken capillaries occur when cells in the capillary walls are weakened and lose their elasticity. If they occur often, see a doctor to make sure they are not a symptom of an underlying disease. Some medications including aspirin, Warfarin and Coumadin are blood thinners and can cause capillaries to
The Candida Diet is a holistic strategy intended to discourage the growth of a type of yeast called Candida Albicans. According to sites promoting adherence to the diet, excessive growth of Candida Albicans can be responsible for a variety of health concerns, such as fatigue, headaches and sugar cr
Fruits such as apples are high fiber, gluten free foodsApple image by palmer530 from Fotolia.comGluten free diets, commonly used by people who have celiac disease, contain foods that do not have any wheat derivatives. High fiber diets are very important for proper digestion in the body...
It's always a good idea to rinse your produce with water before cutting, peeling, or eating - however, you can remove significantly more contaminants by using a vegetable wash. Fruits and vegetables can be handled, waxed, and even dropped on the ground before they reach your grocer, and water alone
A supply pipeline for natural gasnatural gas meter image by Tijara Images from Fotolia.comA natural gas generator, as the name implies, is a generator which runs on natural gas rather than petrol or diesel. The primary use of this generator is as a source of backup power in case of a...
After spending time carefully planting and caring for tomatoes, it's frustrating to find insects eating the plant and its fruit. Tomatoes, as most vegetables, are prone to insects and pests. While you can purchase commercial insecticides for your plants, a cheaper and safer option is to make your ow