Health & Wellness

Migraine Headache

What is a Migraine and How are They Treated?

For those of you who have experienced migraine headaches, you know how painful they can be. People often confuse migraines with regular headaches, so it’s important to know the symptoms and the differences as treatment options will vary.

Regular headaches can range from mild to severe and are generally caused by factors like dehydration, stress, anxiety, sinus problems or muscle strain. Other more serious headaches may be the result of other medical problems. READ MORE

What Causes Bone Spurs?

Before we get into the specific causes of bone spurs, let’s first take a look at what bone spurs are. Bone spurs are outgrowths of bone which are most often found in and around joints. A bone spur is essentially “extra bone” growth which has formed on top of normal bone. Bone spurs typically occur in areas of the body such as the knees, feet, hips, spine, shoulders and hands.READ MORE

Understanding Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It is estimated that approximately 1.3 million Americans suffer from this condition. People are often surprised to learn that Rheumatoid arthritis is actually is caused by the body’s own immune system attacking healthy joint tissue, resulting in chronic inflammation of numerous joints throughout the body. READ MORE

What is a Pacemaker?

A pacemaker is a small medical device which gets placed into the chest or abdomen of people with abnormal heart rhythms. The pacemaker uses electrical pulses to help control the heart rate, allowing the heart to beat with more regularly and pump blood throughout the body. Pacemakers are generally placed under the skin in the chest, just under the collarbone, and are hooked up to the heart with tiny wires. Pacemakers run on batteries and are designed to work only when needed (heartbeat is too slow, too fast or irregular). Each battery should last five to eight years or longer. READ MORE

An Overview of Heart Disease, Modern Society’s Most Common Killer

Heart disease is the most prevalent cause of early death in most developed countries. It can be caused by genetic factors, a poor lifestyle, a simple consequence of aging, or a combination of all three. Medical advances over recent years have dramatically improved the survival rates for sufferers of chronic heart disease, but prevention and early diagnosis are both still vital components in the fight against the condition.READ MORE