health--medical

Chest Pain When You Are Active Should Never Be Ignored

You're shoveling snow from your driveway or mowing your yard and you have a sudden pain and tightness in your chest. You sit down for a few minutes and it goes away. It's tempting to ignore the pain as just the result of overworking yourself, but it may be a more major sign of a health problem. Here is why this is a sign to be seen by heart specialists as soon as you can before you experience a more painful heart attack in your future. Read More 

Important Information About 3 Common Surgical Procedures To Remove Melanoma

If you have recently been diagnosed with melanoma, you are not alone. Melanoma impacts 20% of Americans at some point during their lifetime and, in recent years, those numbers have been slowly increasing. Fortunately, more than nine out of ten people in the United States diagnosed and treated for melanoma are alive five years later. Therefore, it is easy to see why early detection and treatment, including surgery, is so important. Read More 

What To Do If You Are Allergic To Antibiotics

If you have found out that you are allergic to antibiotics, it is important to take every possible precaution to protect yourself. Make sure that you follow these tips to keep yourself safe. Let All of Your Doctors Know -- At Every Appointment Don't assume that just because your doctor knows that you are allergic -- even if he or she is the one who initially discovered it -- that you shouldn't mention it again. Read More 

Reducing Skin Irritation Around Artificial Legs

One of the most frequent complaints heard from individuals wearing a prosthetic leg is that the artificial limb can cause chafing, rashes and even open sores. This common problem can dramatically impact your quality of life and leave you flinching every time you stand up, but it can also be corrected through a few simple methods. Depending on the cause of your skin irritation, one of these solutions may be all it takes to have you walking comfortably once more. Read More 

2 Alternative Medicine Treatments For PTSD

When you have been through a traumatic event, whether you have been the victim of a violent crime or accident, been in a warzone, or suffered from physical or mental abuse, it is not uncommon for you to suffer from PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder). And while counseling and therapy are the primary treatments for this mental health condition, there may be additional treatments and therapies that can help relieve some of the symptoms and help you manage the stress and anxiety that are associated with such trauma. Read More