Personal Care

Ear Wax

Remember stick nothing in your Ears : not even a cotton swab. All you will end up doing is pushing the ear wax deeper into the ear. Hears what you do if you don't have a ear irrigation & cleaning kit from the store. First never irrigate if a perforation or tear exists to the ear drum. Then proceed by placing A few drops of Hydrogen Peroxide or Mineral Oil into the ear cannel, This will help...

What if I Get a Foreign Object or Insect in My Ear?

Foreign objects are frequently placed in the ear by young children or enter the ear accidentally during cleaning or scratching the ear. It is not uncommon for this to lead to an infection of the outer ear. Removal of any object from the ear can be very difficult, and should only be attempted by a doctor skilled in the techniques of safe removal. Usually this can be done in the office, but...

Meal - Pattern for Those Afflicted with Colo-Rectal Disease

On Waking : Very weak tea Breakfast : Cereal with milk and sugar or grilled white fish or kedgeree with soft hilsha roes. Bread or crisp toast, butter or maragarine, and preserves (guava jelly etc). Very weak tea with milk, or a little strained pulped fruit juice. Mid-morning : 250 ml milk drink. Crackers. Midday : Meat or fish or poultry, vegetables including potatoes. Fruit juice Tea: Weak tea...

Daily Routine to be Fit

Your Daily Routine Schedule a regular time throughout the week for physical activity. Take turns selecting an activity for the family to do as a group each week. Start a log of daily fitness activities for each family member. Adapt all activities to suit those with special needs and preferences. Help everyone to find something active that makes them feel successful. Designate indoor and outdoor...

Understanding and Eliminating Bad Breath

Understanding and Eliminating Bad Breath Do you ever worry that you’re the only one in the room with bad breath? Well, guess again. Nearly 40,000,000 Americans commonly suffer from bad breath, also known as oral malodor or halitosis. Yet, it is a curable condition that is generally caused by strong foods such as onions or garlic; poor oral health habits; or medical problems such as stomach disorders, an excessive postnasal drip, or...

6 Tips on Hepatitis

Five different hepatitis viruses have been identified: type A; type B; type C; type D, or delta virus; and type E. Type A is probably the most prevalent type of viral hepatitis worldwide, followed by types B, E, C, and D. Hepatitis A and E are transmitted through fecally contaminated food or water. Other modes of transmission include needle sharing among intravenous drug abusers; sexual contact...

Preventing falls - a Guide for Older People and their Carers

About 135,000 falls occur every year in people over 75 years. One in five of these falls results in fractures that need hospital treatment. If the faller is unable to get up, the faller is at risk of hypothermia, pressure sores and loss of confidence. Half of all these falls are caused by tripping over objects or by falls on steps or stairs. You can help prevent falls if you can recognize if you...

The Aging Body

The average life expectancy has increased dramatically in the United States. A male child born in 1900 could expect to live only 46 years, whereas one born today can expect to live more than 72 years. A female child born in 1900 could expect to live 48 years, whereas one born today can expect to live about 79 years. Despite the increase in average life expectancy, the maximum life span the oldest...

If You Have an Oral Health Problem, It Might Well Be One of The Following

Gingivitis, Periodontitis: Red and swollen gums, possibly with bleeding. Gums may recede, exposing more of the tooth. There may also be bone loss around teeth roots. Poorly controlled diabetes leads to a much higher incidence and severity of these problems. Good News: In one study, adults with diabetes who got regular dental care (ultrasonic scaling and curettage, or gum trimming) and took oral...

General Health Care: Organizational Profiles

General Health Care: Organizational Profiles Physicians Who Care Physicians Who Care (PWC) is a nonprofit organization devoted to protecting the traditional doctor-patient relationship and ensuring quality health care. Formed in 1985 in San Antonio, Texas, the organization now has members in every state, most of them doctors in private practice. The organization believes the responsibility for medical care belongs first and foremost to...

Walking : Big Benefits for the Brain

It is a well established fact that better cardiovascular health gained by regular exercise reduces your risk of type 2 diabetes, heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol levels. Now, new research suggests that regular cardiovascular exercise might benefit your brain as well. Two separate studies published last September in the Journal of the American Medical Association (...

Fitness - Get Fit, Stay Fit

Physical Fitness Has Many Benefits: Stress, boredom, and depression are minimized, as exercise seems to take the edge off daily tension. Skin tone is improved through fitness, giving that healthy glow! When our bodies demand more oxygen, such as for climbing stairs, it's no problem! Muscle tone is revitalized; strength, endurance, and even posture can improve. Fitness allows your heart to...

An Overview of Medicaid

An Overview of Medicaid Let’s get started Medicaid (also called Medical Assistance) is a joint Federal and state program that helps pay medical costs for certain people and families who have limited income and resources. Medicaid will pay participating doctors, pharmacists, hospitals, or other providers for your care. Each state decides what counts as income and resources, who is eligible, what services are covered, and...

In Your Diet, You Should Consume Plenty of …

Broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables for cancer-fighting indoles. Vegetables and fruits for detoxifying bioflavonoids Fresh fruits and vegetables for antioxidant nutrients. Fish and vegetable oils for omega-3 fatty acids. High-calcium foods abundant in dairy products as well as in dark green leafy vegetables to reduce intestinal tumour growth. Onions and garlic to reduce exposure to...

Eye, Ear Emergencies

Eye, Ear Emergencies Caution: Do not touch or attempt to remove anything embedded in the eye. If the object is large, such as a pen, place a paper cup over the eye so that it supports the object; you may need to punch a hole in the cup. Tape the cup in place. Cover the victim's other eye with a clean cloth to help keep the injured eye from moving. If the object is small, cover both eyes with a clean cloth and loosely...

Football Shirt Goes High-Tech

Footballers around the world could soon benefit from a new high-tech shirt that alerts managers to a player's heart rate and hydration levels. The invention is particularly relevant now that, following the advent of multi-national leagues and the increasing number of international competitions, many teams have to play in semi-tropical or tropical conditions on a regular basis. Although originally...

Diet for Pregnancy

At no other time in a woman's life is good nutrition more essential than during pregnancy. While the need for calories increases only about 15 per cent, the requirements for some nutrients more than doubles, and a woman needs to plan her diet carefully to meet these needs. In our country the advice of health professionals are vital in providing necessary advice in planning meals for the poor and...

People Who Snore Have

Bad Sex Lives: A new survey conducted by the British Snoring and Sleep Apnoea Association to launch National Stop Snoring Week has found that people who snore have inferior sex life. According to researchers more than half of those questioned said they would make love more often if they or their partner stopped snoring while a third of couples admitted they hardly ever had sex because one or...

When to Visit Your Dentist

When to Visit Your Dentist Every 6 months for a cleaning and checkup If your gums bleed easily or are swollen, reddened, or soft If you notice a change in your bite If you have an injury to a tooth or it is dislodged due to an accident. (It can often be replanted if you are seen by a dentist immediately.) If you have any discomfort from a tooth If you have a tendency to grind your teeth, experience pain near the jaw joint...

The Safest Way for Children to Ride in a Car...

The Safest Way for Children to Ride in a Car... Injuries and deaths of children associated with child safety seats and passenger-side air bags have been reported. Parents, therefore, should be reminded that the safest place for any infant or small child when riding in a car is buckled into a safety seat or seat belt in the back seat. This is true whether or not the car is equipped with a passenger-side air bag. Any child who rides unrestrained...