Category: Health Care & Medical

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Why does my knee hurt?

Patellofemoral pain syndrome is a very common cause of visits to the physician. It is more frequent in women, especially in teenage and young adult women, and is reflected by pain in the knee. Most patients locate that pain behind the knee cap, inside the knee, and it worsens when walking up and down stairs or when...

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Plantar Fascitis – Causes and treatment

Plantar fascia is a thick, tense fibrous tissue located at the feet plant. It is inserted in the heel bone and extends forward to anchor to the base of the toes, covering the musculature of the feet plant. Inflammation of the fascia gives way to the injury known as plantar fasciitis. This injury manifests itself with...

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The Importance of Positive Coping Mechanisms

When people are facing trauma or stress, they need to have coping mechanisms in place to help them to manage their painful and difficult emotions, helping them to adjust to the stressful events they are experiencing while enabling them to maintain emotional well-being. What Is A Coping Mechanism? Significant events in life, both negative and positive,...

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Less Common Alternatives to Traditional Detox and Rehabs

Most addiction treatment programs are based on years of research and include techniques that have proven to help many people recover. However, these traditional programs aren’t for everyone. If you’re experiencing the early signs of dependence, you may not feel like a full-time detox or rehab program is right for you. Or if you’ve exhausted all...

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Treatment of the Traumatic Injury of the Cubital Posterior Tendon

They comprise from 3 to 9% of all athletic wrist and hand injuries for temporary or long term. Tendonitis of the Extensor Cubital (De Quervain’ Disease) is the second most common type of closed tendon injuries suffered by sportspersons. Cubital tendinitis is an inflammation of the tendon at the back of the wrist and it is...

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Achillotenositis – Inflammation, irritation and swelling of the Achilles Heel

Under the term Achillotenositis are grouped different diseases that can affect the Achilles heel. The most frequent are insertional tendonitis, tenosynovitis (injury of the fluid-filled sheath) and tendonosis (tendonitis of the tendon’ body). Treatment patterns for each case do not differ substantially, and its application will depend basically upon the condition of the patient. SYMPTOMS Pain...

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Lower Your Alzheimer’s Risk Through Good Food and Exercise

Wouldn’t it be nice if you grow old together with your spouse and still know each other’s names by the time you hit the age of 60 or more?  Sometimes, that could be the sweetest thing, considering the fact that you become more at risk for Alzheimer’s Disease at around that age.  So to keep your...

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Cut Your Heart Failure Risk with a Healthy Diet and Lifestyle

The Journal of the American Medical Association has published two studies that verify what experts often claim—that the risk of heart failure is cut dramatically through a healthy diet and lifestyle. Harvard Medical School, Boston carried out both studies.  One study (led by Dr. Luc Djousse) examined data from 20,900 men, and the other (led by...