The cardiovascular system is like a complex plumbing system that requires precise control of pressure and water supply. Physiologist David P. Swain, PhD, compared the cardiovascular system to a city's water system. The heart works as a pump to move water to the aorta, which acts as a water tower. The water level in the tower maintains pressure and sends water out through distribution pipes—arteries—to individual homes that dispense water from faucets, which are like the smaller blood vessels.
27 June 2017
If you have a child that has fractured his or her elbow, you likely want to make sure that he or she is able to recover his or her full range of motion in order to ensure that he or she is not limited in life. Here are some tips for recovering from a fractured elbow so that any permanent damage is minimized as much as possible. 1. Don't Lift Too Heavy Too Early
28 February 2017
If you have just been diagnosed with epilepsy or other seizure disorder, you are probably wondering how it's going to affect your life and what you can do to help manage your new disease so that you can limit any seizures that you may have. There are several easy things that you can do to help manage your epilepsy. Get Regular Sleep Not getting enough sleep may trigger seizures. The easiest way to make sure that doesn't happen is to make sure that you get plenty of sleep.
17 January 2017
Your children's new puppy might be cute, but if you have undiscovered dog allergies, it might not seem as cute anymore. For years, people with dog allergies have avoided being pet owners, but this is not the only option now. If you have dog allergies, here is what you need to know. Do You Really Have Dog Allergies? If you experience allergy symptoms when you are around a dog, it seems logical to deduce that you have dog allergies.
11 January 2017
If you suffer from major fears of being in social situations and settings, you may be struggling with social anxiety disorder. This type of fear is considered an irrational fear, simply because being in a social setting does not pose any major risks to a person's wellbeing. If you are tired of feeling this way, visiting a psychiatrist might help. Here are a few things to know about this particular fear.
11 January 2017
One of the things you will want to be sure to do if you have kids is to ensure good dental health. This will allow your child to enjoy the benefits that accompany having healthy teeth for a lifetime. This will require lots of effort on your part and your child's. Being aware of specific tips that can help prevent cavities can be of great assistance to you. Tip #1: Monitor snacking
20 December 2016
When you want the best health care, it's important to work closely with your primary-care physician. While you may end up going to an urgent-care facility to treat a wound or to an emergency room when your condition is serious, keeping your primary-care physician informed is always necessary. Your primary-care physician is the person who oversees your medical care and provides you with referrals to specialists if you need them. If you have an urgent matter, you should try to see your primary-care physician first.
2 December 2016
If your loved one has mobility issues, getting around the house can be difficult for them. Unfortunately, that can make it difficult for them to provide for their own needs. Luckily, there are some things you can do to help make life easier for them. Here are three simple things you can do to help your loved one overcome mobility issues. Organize the Cabinets When it comes to mobility issues, cabinets can pose serious problems.
1 December 2016
Most advice concerning the prevention of bowel (colorectal) cancer is diet-related. For example, the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) advises people to eat plenty of fiber, moderate their intake of red meat, and eat plenty of garlic. However, colon cancer prevention is not just about dietary management; there are other non-dietary measures you should take too. Here are three examples of such measures: Live an Active Life Prevailing evidence suggests that leading an active life protects against colon cancer.
15 November 2016
If you suffer from complete hearing loss in one ear and partial hearing loss in the other, you may choose to wear one hearing aid instead of two devices. However, that may not be a good idea. Having the ability to hear in both ears, or binaural hearing, can help keep you safe, as well as prevent you from losing all of your hearing abilities. Here are things that may happen if you don't wear two hearing aids and what you can do to prevent them.
29 October 2016