Health Guide (Page 113)

Different Types of Physiotherapy Treatments Used for Sports Injuries

Different Types of Physiotherapy Treatments Used for Sports InjuriesPhysiotherapy is a common treatment when it comes to sports-related injuries.  Muscle strains or sprains happen with regularity in many different sports, and it’s a physiotherapist’s job to help an athlete get back into action. Here are some of the different treatments used by physiotherapists when an injured athlete walks through the door.  Ice or Heat Applying ice or heat to the injured... ❯❯❯

Top 3 Tips for Managing the Media in a Healthcare Crisis

Top 3 Tips for Managing the Media in a Healthcare CrisisEven the cleanest and most competent hospital or healthcare facility can be the center of a healthcare crisis. If the administration does not act quickly to manage the crisis, however, your facility can suffer from a negative public backlash caused by bad press. This can erode your patients' trust in your facility, cause lost revenue, and even cause review boards and accrediting agencies to take... ❯❯❯

A Few Myths About Vitamins You May Believe

A Few Myths About Vitamins You May BelieveAre you one of the millions of people who takes vitamins to improve your health? In the United States alone, a recent government study found that over half of all Americans do take some form of vitamins (or minerals) on a regular basis. The nutritional supplement industry makes billions of dollars each year through its use aggressive advertising and we are eating it up, hook, line and sinker. ... ❯❯❯

3 Tips for Finding the Right Doctor for Your Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a cancer that attacks the lining of the body’s internal organs. The most common cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos, although other factors such as smoking may increase the risk of developing the disease. Unfortunately, many cases of mesothelioma resulted from the wide use of asbestos in industries such as ship building, metal works and chemical manufacturing. Before the... ❯❯❯

The Basics of Brain Surgery

Brain surgery is a procedure that takes place in the brain to treat problems. Some of the reasons a person may have brain surgery are for a brain tumor, brain hemorrhage, blood clot, brain aneurysm, infections, skull fracture, stroke, epilepsy, and other brain diseases. The Surgery During brain surgery, the hair is shaved on the part of the scalp that is being operated on. The surgeon then... ❯❯❯

The High Rep Chest Blaster

Everyone wants more when it comes to chest development. Thicker pecs, more definition, a bigger bench press. To get that sometimes you have to shake up your training regime. One way to do that is working in higher reps with your lower rep routine. Higher reps work the endurance fibers and help with muscle growth. A muscle is comprised of more than one type of fiber and additional muscle growth,... ❯❯❯

Essential Foods for Combating Acne

Diet and Acne Numerous studies over the years have indicated that adding specific foods to the diet can promote clearer skin. An individual’s overall health is more than skin deep. Healthy skin relates to an intricate balance between the foods consumed, and certain hormones levels in the body. Unfortunately, some teenage girls are at a greater risk to develop acne during puberty, due to an... ❯❯❯

Top 5 Sources of Protein

cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo shared by artizone When it comes to good nutrition, getting enough protein is often overlooked. Your body breaks protein down into amino acids that are essential for the repair of all body tissues and cells. The immune system uses amino acids to create antibodies and white blood cells. They are also required for healthy skin, nails and hair. What makes... ❯❯❯

Secondhand Smoke Contributes to Type 2 Diabetes

The effects of secondhand smoke are under constant study. In the past years we have already discovered the cancerous effects, heart disease, asthma, and pneumonia in many children exposed. Now a new study shows secondhand smoke is linked to Type 2 diabetes in adults. If that isn't bad enough, researchers have also discovered the link between secondhand smoke and obesity. Secondhand Smoke and... ❯❯❯

Getting Stronger and More Stable

One aspect of overall strength that is not covered enough is working your stabilizing muscles. For those not familiar with the term, stabilization muscles are the ones that are used in conjunction with the primary muscles to help stabilize and support the body and weight during the range of motion covered in the exercise. For example, when doing a set of dumbbell presses overhead your triceps and... ❯❯❯