The causes of a broken arm, though seemingly endless, generally boil down to two major types. Find out what these types are, and why children are experiencing more broken arms now than 30 years ago.
The treatment of optic neuritis can involve any of several options, depending upon how the patient is affected and if the patient is at risk for developing multiple sclerosis (MS). Learn about these treatment options and what research shows about the MS-optic neuritis connection.
What are the side effects of antibiotics and what things should you know before taking them? Learn about antibiotic side effects when used alone and with other substances. Find out about a dangerous side effect caused by antibiotic misuse that costs the healthcare system billions of dollars.
Otitis media with effusion (OME) can be commonly found in children, but affects adults as well. Learn the causes, symptoms and treatments for this condition, as well as what complications may occur.
Cellulitis is a bacterial infection affecting the skin. Learn the causes, symptoms, treatment options and dangers.
Some people wanting quick weight loss have turned to the 3 day cottage cheese grapefruit diet. What is this diet and what are the risks? Learn more about this diet plan and the things to consider before beginning.
Learn how to roast chestnuts over an open fire and in other ways, too. Chestnuts make a flavorful and fun addition to many recipes and can be eaten alone, as well. Find out more in this overview.
Mediterranean diet breakfast foods offer variety, flavor and nutrition to those following the dietary lifestyle. Learn about these foods in this overview.
There are multiple types of food additives, and they serve various purposes. Learn about some of the most common types and why they are used in this overview.
Discover some of the candy bars with no high fructose corn syrup that are on the market in the United States. Find out why this matters and what anyone concerned about high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) needs to know about labels.
Razor clam nutrition information reveals that this seafood option is loaded with great stuff like calcium, protein and iron. Discover more about razor clams and the nutrients they provide.
Learning how to cook bok choy can add flavor and nutrition to many eating plans. This member of the cabbage family can be used in more than Chinese food recipes. Bok choy can also be cooked in a number of ways or eaten raw. Learn more about this versatile food in this overview.
Learn how to freeze chestnuts and why it may or may not be the right choice. Find out the best way to freeze them and how to cook them after they are thawed.
Learn about the major causes of heart murmurs. Find out what they are and what they can lead to if left untreated.
Mild aortic ectasia affects the cardiovascular system, so it’s important to learn about the condition and its effects. Learn more about its causes and how it’s treated.
Returning to work after open heart surgery involves careful planning and preparation. Learn what restrictions can be in place for a return to work and what an open heart surgery patient can expect from his or her return to work.
Find out what to expect of aortic valve replacement post op. Learn how long in-hospital recovery may take and what limits are placed on the patient while recovering at home. Discover what an aortic valve replacement patient can expect life to be like following surgery.
The controversy over high fructose corn syrup (sometimes called corn sugar) rages, and some wonder what it is really all about. Learn about the controversy and what research says about possible health problems related to it.
The symptoms of aortic aneurysm can vary depending upon location and size of the aneurysm, and may not appear at all. Learn what the symptoms are when they do appear and what makes them appear at all in patients.
What is a diastolic heart murmur and how is it different from a systolic heart murmur? Find out more about this type of heart murmur, the symptoms and treatments in this overview.