Inflammation

How To : Understand the Process of Inflammation

In each day of our life, we see inflammation. We see it during sore throats and abscess formations in our bodies, and even slight tooth pain is a form of inflammation. Sometimes it's good when it fights to protect us from invading organisms, but sometimes it becomes bad when i ...more

How To : Treat Chronic Inflammation

Inflammation in your body is not a bad thing if it is localized and temporary, as it is your body's natural healing response to an injury or illness. When the inflammatory response does not turn off and becomes chronic, that is when your body's healthy cells and tissues are in ...more

How To : Understand The Process of Inflammation

In each day of our life, we see inflammation. We see it during sore throats and abscess formations in our bodies, and even slight tooth pain is a form of inflammation. Sometimes it's good when it fights to protect us from invading organisms, but sometimes it becomes bad when i ...more

How To : 10 Reasons You Need to Add Cinnamon to Your Coffee

Creamer, milk (whole or skim), sugar, or even butter—you've probably added at least one of these to your coffee to improve its taste at some point. If you're looking for something different, though, try a new twist with a dash of cinnamon. This sweet, sharp spice can do so muc ...more

How To : Dominate the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect. I've read quite a few books and ...more

Real Brain Food : What Geniuses Actually Eat, Part 1

It's common knowledge that certain foods foster brain development, health, and memory. Fish almost always makes the list, as do any foods that are loaded with antioxidants like blueberries, nuts, whole grains, green tea, and dark chocolate. Spices like turmeric are being studi ...more

News : Here's How Bacteria Causes Acne & Pimples

How do I get rid of these zits?! Whether its pimples, blackheads, or whiteheads, the name is the same, and the name is acne. If you have acne, you are not alone. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, about 50 million people are impacted by acne vulgaris each year. ...more

How To : Perform a basic abdominal examination

Watch this video to improve your clinical skills and learn how to do an abdominal examination. Note that this procedure should only be done by a medical professional. Other things you may want to note when performing the abdominal exam. Pain from an inflamed gall bladder can ...more

How To : Tea-tox

Feeling like you need to rid your body of a few toxins? A nice, hot cup of tea isn't just soothing; some varieties have health and diet benefits. See which brew might be right for you. Learn how to tea-tox with help from this video. What you will need: • Roselle tea • Rose ...more

News : How to Know if You Have West Nile Virus

When just floating peacefully in the water with their brood mates, the Culex mosquito larvae in the image above does not look very frightening. But in their adult form, they are the prime vector for spreading West Nile virus — a sometimes mild, sometimes fatal disease. Part o ...more

How To : Clear up a stuffed nose without medication

All stuffed up and wanting to breathe – but without the chemicals? Here's how to get relief fast! Learn how to clear up a stuffed nose with this home remedy. You Will Need * Steam * Licorice tea * A saline rinse * Hot peppers * Peppermint oil or peppermint tea * Chicken soup ...more

How To : Get rid of ugly scars

Scars can make you feel self conscious. Luckily, there are steps we can take to reduce their appearance without surgery. So, avoid the operating room and check out this video - its full of useful tips for hiding and eliminating your scars. You Will Need • Silicone gel or shee ...more

How To : Use aspirin in unusual ways

Don’t wait for your next headache to pull out that bottle of aspirin. Aspirin can be used as a topical home remedy for some medical problems, and as a handy fix to remove stain, keep your flowers fresh and even start a car battery. Aspirin is not only used for health benefits ...more

How To : Heal a sprained ankle

Looking to heal your sprained ankle and not sure what to do? Don't panic. A sprained ankle can be quite painful, as well as prevent you from getting where you need to go. You can heal more quickly with proper care. • Anti-inflammatory drugs • Ice • A sealable plastic bag ...more

How To : Perform a peritoneal lavage

This video gives a step-by-step instruction on how to do a peritoneal lavage that can be used to diagnose and/or treat abdominal trauma and inflammation.

How To : Cure hemorrhoids naturally

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to cure hemorrhoids naturally. Hemorrhoids are swelling and inflammation of veins in the rectum and anus. They are an irritating problem for about 50 percent of adults. Some signs include blood in the tissue or stool when they go to th ...more

News : Gut May Hold Key to Infectious Brain Diseases

Specialized cells in the lining of the gut may provide a key to preventing an infectious brain disease caused by misfolded proteins. Don't Miss: Syphilis: An Old Disease Returns with a New Drug Resistance We can easily imagine white blood cells attacking foreign germs in th ...more

News : How Gut Bacteria Can Make Chemo More Effective

We can add one more health effect of our gut bacteria to the growing list. Researchers from the UK have just reported that the gut microbiota plays a role, both directly and indirectly, on the toxicity and efficacy of chemotherapy. Their findings are published online in the j ...more

How To : Do exercises for the Achilles tendon

The Achilles tendon is subject to inflammation, tendonitis, tendinosis, tendon rupture and tendinopathy. Learn about the anatomy of the ankle and the Achilles tendon in these expert videos. You will get tips from our physical therapy expert for non-surgical treatment of the lo ...more

News : How Calcium Sets Off a C Diff Infection

Unfortunately, the very places we go to receive health care put us at risk for becoming infected with superbugs, bacteria exposed to so many antibiotics that they have become immune to their effects. Clostridium difficile (C. diff) is one such bacteria. It causes inflammation ...more

How To : Strengthen your heart

The heart needs exercise just like any other muscle. Live longer and healthier by pumping it up! You Will Need * Clothing suitable for exercise * Sneakers * A watch Step 1: Exercise regularly Perform at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise, three to five times a week. For b ...more

How To : Use aspirin to heal a pimple

Aspirin heals a pimple by reducing the inflammation and swelling when it is crushed up into a paste. Use aspirin to treat a pimple with tips from a professional makeup artist in this free instructional video on skin care. Good trick if a pesky pimple shows up before a big event.

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