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Wednesday, June 20, 2018


Gin Soaked Raisins for Arthritis?

Different versions of this remedy have been thrown around for decades and there are differing opinions on how many raisins should be consumed daily to help relieve pain in arthritis. Despite numerous variations of this home remedy, many have claimed of its effectiveness. The use of flaxseed paste and charcoal also proves helpful for...

Hip Joint Pain Relief Treatment, Causes and Symptoms

Hip joints form the most vital ball and socket joint of our body that supports the torso and provides the maximum mobility of our body. Hip joints are involved for each and every movement of the body that involves change in position. Any disturbance or dislocation of this ball and socket joint can result...

What patients can teach doctors about rare diseases

Having a chronic disease can be frustrating, especially when the patient seems to know more than the doctor. Unfortunately, this situation may be familiar to the millions of Americans suffering from a rare disease. In June, I had the unique experience of attending a convention for patients and health care providers to learn about...

Managing a superficial skin infection

Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 20-year-old male college student on the wrestling team is evaluated for a superficial skin infection. He has a history of several episodes of folliculitis and furunculosis over the past year that has required systemic treatment. His recurrent infections were treated...

Children suffer mentally, but no one helps

Imagine that you come home to find your daughter in tears. She’s been acting strangely for the past year, but she never tells you what’s going on. This time she finally tells you: She can’t stop thinking about killing herself with a knife in the kitchen. After an hour of talking, you realize that...

Most common Diseases of Ages of 50+: Phytochemicals to prevent Osteoarthritis

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) is medical condition mostly caused by work related occupations and working environment, affecting patients' muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments and nerves and developing over time. A community sample of 73 females and 32 males aged 85 and over underwent a standardised examination at home. Musculoskeletal pain was reported by 57% of those...

Arthritis Treatment: Gouty Arthritis – A Serious and Deadly Disease

Elevated blood uric acid and gout are common conditions in the United States. Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2007-2008 (NHANES) has indicated that gout affects almost 4 percent of the population. That's 8.3 million people. But more disturbing is the fact that gout incidence has more than doubled in the last...

Is Prolozone A Viable Chronic Pain Treatment?

Prolozone is a relatively new form of alternative treatment for damaged joints, ligaments, tendons and spinal discs. It is administered as an injection, delivering a mixture of oxygen and ozone to injured areas of the body. Prolozone is different from prolotherapy; this latter form of treatment is generally limited to ligaments and involves the injection...

High Uric Acid – What to Do With Gout?

You must understand there are 2 separate stages for treating gout. The first one is the treatment for the inflamed swollen toes during the attack. The second stage is the long term continuous treatment to reduce the uric acid levels in your body in order to prevent any future attacks. If you are suffering from...

All You Need to Know About Arthritis & Rheumatism

Osteoarthritis, the most common chronic arthritis, accounts for half of all cases. Inflammation may occur, but OA is generally considered a non-inflammatory type of arthritis - referred to as degenerative joint disease or "wear-and-tear arthritis". Osteoarthritis (OA) is most prevalent in the aged and is probably related to the normal aging process (although it is...


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