RSSArchive for June, 2011


7 Tips to Build and Maintain Good Bone Health

In our youth we tend to take them for granted, but it is only in our later years, when the aches and creaks manifest themselves, and perhaps a fracture immobilizes us that we realize the value of good, strong, healthy bones. If you haven’t given bone health its due attention, start now with these tips […]

Shingles Vaccine

Shingles Vaccine as Shingles Treatment Option

Herpes Zoster, Zoster or Zona are some of the names used to describe Shingles, the viral infection caused by the chickenpox virus; different from the genital herpes virus and indicated by a painful skin rash usually seen on one side of the body. This is a contagious condition that actually has no known cure; however […]


Psoriasis Causes and Symptoms

Psoriasis is a non-contagious chronic immune mediated disease that shows up in the form of abnormal skin growths that appear when the immune system sends out faulty signals that speed up the growth cycle of skin cells. Psoriasis causes are not fully understood, though it is known that there is a genetic component that results […]

Senior woman doing exercise with a dumbell

Why Strength Training Is Important for Seniors

We may think of muscle bound hunks and sinewy, fit young women when we speak of weights and strength training, however recent research has indicated that strength training may be particularly important for the elderly or for seniors. The fact is that from the age of 50 years people start to lose a significant proportion of their […]


Coping with Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a physical disorder that is characterized as widespread pain throughout the body. People who suffer from fibromyalgia often complain of fatigue and pain. There is no simple test that will reveal if you suffer from this chronic condition. Generally, doctors look for widespread pain that has been present for at least three months. Additionally, the […]


Signs and Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is characterized as extreme changes in mood and energy levels. This disorder, also known as manic depressive illness, causes victims to experience episodes of elevated moods that alternate with times of depression. These often volatile mood swings are unlike typical ups and downs, which are experienced by most people. People who suffer from symptoms of […]

Myths About Our Brains

Top 10 Myths About Our Brains

The Smithsonian website recently carried an article about the complex organ that is our brain, and spoke of some common myths about the brain, which makes for interesting reading – 1. We have often heard this – we use only 10% of our brain. Though it’s true that we may not use our brains fully all the […]

Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease – Tips for Prevention and Early Detection

According to some experts, Alzheimer’s Disease is not an inevitable part of aging, but a preventable condition, since only one in a hundred cases of the condition are actually genetic in nature. Alzheimer’s is a disease that can creep up on you and the very first or early signs of the disease could be mistaken for […]


Causes and Symptoms of a One Sided Headache or Cluster Headache

There are different kinds of headaches – tension headaches, migraines, chronic headache and so on – sometimes a headache could be a symptom of another problem, of which the headache could be a warning sign. To evaluate and assess what kind of headache you have, you can take a headache quiz that arrives at a conclusion based on […]


Managing Sleep Disorders

The inability to fall asleep at night can be a frustrating problem for many people. Everyone has experienced problems of sleeping at some time in their life; you lie awake at night, toss and turn and by morning, you feel exhausted. Acute episodes of insomnia are common, but when it becomes chronic, it can have a negative […]