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We deliver videos on popular medical topics. This month's series features "Understanding Alzheimer's Disease." Many articles are now available in audio format.
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Medical videos and audios (both free and paid) - infertility, acne, free download
- Infectious Diseases and Illnesses - Flu and more
Flu and the common cold are examples of infectious diseases. This section concerns viral illnesses and what you can do to avoid them.
- A Cure for the Common Cold
There is still no cure for the common cold. However, some simple home remedies can provide relief and there are practical ways to avoid catching a cold in the first place. [Audio file included!]
- Influenza - Its Signs and Symptoms
Influenza is virus based, spreading from contact wiht people coughing and sneezing. Typically, the incubation period for the disease is about 1 to 4 days. And on average, 2 days is the norm.
- Diseases - Inherited, Environmental or Unknown Causes
Directory page - Diseases that are inherited, environmental diseases, diseases stemming from unknown causes.
- Alzheimers Disease - with Audio for the Visually Impaired
Our Understanding Alzheimers Disease section explores potential causes and treatments for Alzheimer's, tips for caregivers, and early signs to look for. Articles are also available in audio format.
- What is Alzheimers Disease
An astounding number of people suffer from Alzheimer's Disease. In this article (audio provided), we look at some stats, who gets Alzheimers Disease, and general symptoms.
- Causes of Alzheimers Disease
There are several speculative causes of Alzheimers disease, like genetics, age, and even viral infections. Environmental factors may contribute. What everyone agrees on is that brain cells die.
- Early Signs of Alzheimers
Early symptoms include confusion, being inattentive, personality changes, short-term memory loss and more. This (audio) article explores the early signs of Alzheimers and some of the later stages.
- Testing for Alzheimers Disease
Testing for Alzheimers disease generally involves a battery of tests. The Seven Minute Screen test greatly reduces time. More advanced Alzheimer's testing is being developed.
- A Closer Look at the Stages of Alzheimers
There are seven known stages of Alzheimers. Here, we briefly explore each of them and some of the ramifications of Alheimer's disease. Article includes an audio version.
- Alzheimers and Dementia - Understanding Alzheimers Type Dementia
Alzheimers and dementia share a common disorder, memory loss. Both can be difficult situations for the patient and loved ones. This article explores the symptoms of Alzheimer's type demensia.
- Living with Someone Suffering from Alzheimers Disease
Living with someone suffering from Alzheimers disease can be challenging, but there are some guidelines to make life easier. For instance, using visual aids can be helpful. Excersie is good.
- Activities for Alzheimers Patients
Activies for Alzheimers patients need to be balanced with advice from trained medical professionals. There are potentially helpful activities for Alzheimer's patients that include family videos ...
- Common Prescriptions - Alzheimers Medications
There are 5 common prescriptions for Alzheimer's disease that are approved by the FDA. This article explores the common Alzheimers medications and their potential side effects.
- Finding a Caregiver
Taking care of a person suffering from Alzheimer's disease is a challenge, particularly since the patient's ability to function regresses. Tips on finding a caregiver are explored in this article.
- Choosing an Alzheimers Care Facility
Choosing an Alzheimers care facility involves some considerations such as activities, wandering safeguards, and so forth. As a matter of fact, an Alzheimer's care 'facility' can be your home.
- Suggestions for Preventing Alzheimers Disease
Although no conclusive studies have been done, research indicates that certain mental tasks may help in preventing Alzheimers disease ... or at least help to slow down Alzheimer's.
- Vitamins and Supplements to Boost Brain Power
Although not specifically shown to slow down Alzheimer's, some vitamins and supplements may boost brain power, memory and concentration. Lecithin, Gingko Biloba and Vitamin B-6 are the most common.
Cancers in all their forms are perhaps the most dreaded of all illnesses. Knowing the stages of cancer and what to expect may provide some level of comfort to both the patient and his loved ones.
- Mesothelioma - Progressive Stages and Treatment
Malignant mesothelioma is generally caused by exposure to asbestos. Cancerous cells grow in the lining of the chest and sometimes the abdomen. The survival rates for this terrible disease are grim.
- The Immune System and Allergies
Allergies are a symptom of an hypersensitive immune system. In this section of health articles, we explore issues concerning allergies and other immune system disorders.
- Allergy Relief Medicines and Treatments
Allergy relief includes alelrgy shots, oral medications and alternative allergy relief treatments such as accupuncture.
- Peanut Allergies Are Becoming More Common
Peanuts are actually not "nuts" but legumes, directly related to beans. A peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies. The incidence of peanut allergies is rising at an alarming rate.
- Symptoms and Treatment of Food Allergies
Ever eaten something that made you break into rashes? Or create an itchy throat. feet? An estimated 11 million Americans suffer from food allergies, with mild to severe symptoms.
- Why Do We Develop Allergies
Allergies are a common condition that affects at least 20% of Americans. Caused by hypersensitive immune systems, allergies can occur locally or systemically.
- Eyes and Vision Issues
We often take our vision for granted. From lasik surgery to correct nearsightedness to occular hypertension, these health related articles address medical issues specifically involving the eyes.
- Ocular Hypertension
About 2 .47 million people in the US are afflicted with ocular hypertension. Of these, about 130,000 are legally blind. Ocular hypertension can lead to glaucoma and other problems.
- An Overview on Lasik Surgery
Lasik is a surgical procedure that permanently changes the shape of the cornea, using a laser. Lasik corrects different types of refractive errors, including nearsightedness and farsightedness.
- Differences Between PRK and Lasik Surgical Procedures
Because a laser is used for each, many people do not realize that there are differences between PRK and Lasik surgical procedures. Here, we discuss the surgery and post-operative care.
- Lasik Side Effects
Like any surgical procedure, there are Lasik side effects. Most of these are temporary, such as minor eye irrigation. More serious Lasik complications involve infection or tearing the corneal flap.
- Dallas Lasik - What is involved in a lasik surgical procedure
Lasik surgery has become a hot topic these days. If you live in Texas, Dallas Lasik may be of interest. In this article, we cover what the procedure is and the risk/benefits of lasik eye surgery.
- Bones and Muscles
The musculoskeletal system is an intricate system with interconnecting parts. Every movement of the body involves the coordination of bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments.
- Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Spinal muscular atrophy is a disease affecting control of muscle movement. Approximately 1 in 10,000 people are affected by neuromuscular disease. Symptoms can appear from infancy into adulthood.
- The Skin and Hair
The skin is the largest organ of the body. Here we'll explore medical issues about the skin and hair, and report on rejuvenating formulas. You'll even find clinically proven anti-aging creams here.
- Acne and Diet
Chapped lips are due to a diet lacking in proper nutrients and fluids. The same principle applies to the condition of our skin. Some substances from foods seep through the pores, creating acne.
- Laser Acne Treatment
The laser acne treatment is a new trend in the medical field. Clinical studies regarding its efficacy are ongoing. Laser acne treatment is a localized and secure approach to acne with no systemic side effects.
- Skin Care and a Clinically-Proven Anti-Aging Wonder
Sun damaged skin creates an aged appearance. Clinical studies have shown that an amazing 97% of participants reported great results from Kinerase, an anti-aging and skin care formula.
- Treatments for Adult Acne
Adult acne affects 25% of all men and 50% of all women. Below are four of the best treatments for adult acne, ranging from herbal therapies to surgery for adult acne.
- The Brain and Nervous System
The brain and nervous system governs the entire human experience. This complex network regulates thoughts, emotions, actions, sensations and body functions.
- The Endocrine System - Important Glands
Glands that produce vital hormones, such as insulin, are part of the endocrine system. The endocrine system includes the pituitary, thyroid, adrenal, pancreas and other glands.
- The Lungs and Respiratory System
The respiratory system supplies blood with necessary oxygen and disposes of carbon dioxide. Articles in this section on the lungs and respiratory system are approved by licensed medical personnel.
- The Heart and Circulatory System
According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease is the #1 cause of death in the U.S. In this section, you will find important information about the heart and circulatory system.
- Causes of Heart Disease and Its Risk Factors
Statistically, women are most likely to die from heart disease, Changes in hormonal levels from menopause or hysterectomies are a risk factor for developing heart disease.
- Heart Disease Translates Into Billions of Dollars
The statistics concerning heart disease are staggering. Not only does the disease create trauma for the patient and his or her family, but financial costs to society are overwhelming.
- Hypertension - The Silent Killer
Hypertension - or high blood pressure - is a condition that many may not be aware of having. Symptoms of hypertension are rare, but some are listed here. Monitoring your blood pressure is important.
- Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease, the Leading Cause of Death in America
Coronary artery disease is the most common type of heart disease, and is the leading casue of death in the U.S. CAD begins with plaque buildup in the arteries. Risk factors include family history.
- Cholesterol Myths Exposed
We constantly hear about how we need to have a healthy cholesterol level to avoid heart problems. Here we expose seven popular myths about cholesterol,
- Women's Health Issues
Women have their own special set of medical concerns. Some of women's health issues are explored in this section.
- Symptoms of Postpartum Depression
Many women experience what is commonly referred to as 'baby blues' after childbirth. If symptoms last over two weeks, it is possible that you have postpartum depression.
- Uterine Fibroids
It is possible that over 75% of women of childbearing age have uterine fibroids. A fibroid can be less than an inch in size, or it may grow to 8 inches or more. Here are some symptoms.
- Health Information for Couples
This section provides health information for couples, who have their unique physical and emotional medical issues.
- Children's Health Concerns
Sensitive and more prone to risks stemming from influenza or other infectious illnesses, children present unique health issues.This section includes arrticles concerning children's health.
- The Mind and Emotions
- Diet, Exercise and Weight Loss
Diet and exercise are critical components of a healthy lifestyle. In this section, we explore general health issues and helpful diet and exercise programs.
- Is Metabolism Inherited And If So, Can It Be Changed
Why do some people seem to be able to eat whatever they want and still stay slim? They have a fast metabolism. Your metabolism may be inherited, but there are some things you can do to speed it up.
- Health and Wealth - They're Related
Health and wealth are directly related. Whether it's due to access to better food choices, fitness centers or health insurance, higher income earners have better health than low income persons.
- A Gluttony of Miracle Diet Pills
Weight loss and healthy diet are a big concern nowadays. Everywhere you look, there are ads for miracle diets. The problem is, miracle diet pills may not result in healthy weight loss.
- Lose Weight with the Coffee Diet
Although you may think the idea of a coffee diet might just be another fad,studies have shown that some people benefited and were able to lose weight. The coffee diet helps speed up metabolism.
- 3 Day Weight Loss Plan
The 3 day weight loss plan requires will power for rapid weight loss. Anyone using the 3 day diet is urged to follow the plan for only three days. It is not for those who want a long-term diet plan.
- Addictions and Chemical Dependencies
Whether self-inflicted or through no fault of one's own, addictions and chemical dependencies are a tough predicament. Financial costs, emotional pain and physical illness are manifestations.
- Rapid Detox Centers
Addition to prescribed pain killers is a big problem in the United States. Because withdrawal can be difficult, rapid detox centers are becoming a popular choice to remedy opiate addiction problems.
- Medications and Medical Devices
From side effects causes by prescriptions and medications to the type of wheelchair that best meets your needs, it is wise to consult a physician or other trained medical professional.
- Side Effects of Common Prescriptions
Commonly presccribed antibiotics, antidepressants and other medicatins such as Lipitor can have serious side effects. Since side effects of common prescriptions can be fatal, seek help immediately.
- Invacare Wheelchair Features and Models
The Invacare wheelchair models are considered top of the line. In determining the manual wheelchair or powered wheelchair model that is right for you, consult your doctor and physical therapist.
- Allegra Prices
It's the allergy season, and you may be concerned about Allegra prices. Find out how to research the best Allegra deal and things to be aware of when ordering from Canadian pharmacy.
- Home Cures and Natural Remedies
When it comes to illness or disease, home cures and natural remedies are popular searches. Recurring conditions should be treated under the care of a trained medical professional.
- Acupuncture and Skin Conditions - Allergies, Acne and Psoriasis
Several studies have been conductied on the efficacy of acupuncture for acne, psoriasis, allergies and related conditions. Acupuncture may prove to be an effective alternative to medications.
- Alternative Acne Treatments
Persons wanting to avoid side effects have relied on alternative acne treatments. However, there are few scientific studies on the efficacy of herbal remedies for acne and home remedies for acne.
- Home Remedies - Riding Out a Fever
A normal temperature is 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. Each person's normal temperature may be a bit different. Here are some home remedies for what to do if you're running a fever.
- Home Remedies for Treating Acne
Powerful home remedies and herbal treatments can alleviate acne. A relatively unknown yet affordable herb, Neem, is considered a wonder herb due to its effectiveness for a variety of ailments.
- Home Remedies for the Flu
Influenza - or the flu - can be a serious viral illness and you may consider visiting a doctor. The following are some common home remedies for the flu
- Natural Treatment of Hypertension - Home Remedies to Lower Your Blood Pressure
You have the power to control your hypertension or high blood pressure. The following are some tips to lower and monitor your blood pressure.
- A Bit About Herbs
There is a growing respect for herbal remedies within the medical community. Many herbal remedies have been studied and documented. Learn a bit about herbs and their uses here.
- Medical Terminology
Select Medical Terminology | Medical terms used in the featured articles.
Astigmatism is an irregular curvature of your eye that can cause blurred vision. Your cornea or your lens may be distorted. Related articles include Dallas Lasik.
- Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Diabetic ketoacidosis is a life threatening condition involving severe dehydration and possibly coma.
Edema refers to swelling or enlargement of the organs, skin, or other body structures.
Glaucoma is an eye disorder caused by increased pressure within the eyeball. The pressure builds because fluids are unable to drain normally.
- H3N2 - Bird Flu Virus
H3N2 is a subtype of the species Influenza A virus (sometimes called bird flu virus). See: Influenza - its signs and symptoms
Hypertension means "high blood pressure." There are no obvious symptons; a person can have hypertension for years without noticing any symptoms.
Myopia is commonly known as nearsightedness. Far away objects look blurry while close up objects appear normal. Related articles: Dallas Lasik - what is involved in lasik surgery
- Otitis Media
Otitis media refers to inflamation in the middle ear area, frequently caused by an ear infection.
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