Category Archives: CARDIOLOGY

Mouth cancer: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Mouth cancer, or oral cancer, can occur anywhere in the mouth, on the surface of the tongue, the lips, inside the cheek, in the gums, in the roof and floor of the mouth, in the tonsils, and in the salivary

Bacteria: What you need to know

Bacteria are microscopic, single-celled organisms that exist in their millions, in every environment, both inside and outside other organisms. Some bacteria are harmful, but most serve a useful purpose. They support many forms of life, both plant and animal, and

Peripheral artery disease: Symptoms, treatments, and causes

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) refers to diseases of the blood vessels located outside the heart and brain. They are most often caused by a buildup of fatty deposits in the arteries. PAD is also known as peripheral arterial disease or

What is psychology?

Psychology is the study of the mind and behavior, according to the American Psychological Association. It is the study of the mind, how it works, and how it affects behavior. The APA adds that it “embraces all aspects of the

Surgery Most Stressful Occupation; High Suicide Rate

Performing surgery is a very stressful occupation. Close to 8,000 doctors were surveyed and 501 reported thoughts of suicide during the previous year. However fears of admitting having an issue affecting their practices, doctors often self-prescribe medications or confide in

Water crisis: Obama's EPA to approve dramatic increase in limits on radiation exposure allowable in public drinking water

As one of its closing acts before leaving the stage, the Obama administration plans to relax EPA guidelines regarding maximum allowable radiation levels in the nation’s drinking water, increasing them to levels thousands of times above current legal limits. A

Anaphylaxis: Signs, causes, and treatment

Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction. It can lead to a potentially fatal condition known as anaphylactic shock. Common substances that the body reacts to include food, insect bites, venom, and medication. These are called allergens. Food allergy is the

Welding And Parkinson's, Can Fumes Lead To The Disease?

Fumes produced by welding contain manganese. Manganese is a chemical element that, even at low levels, has been linked to neurologic problems, including Parkinson’s disease-like symptoms. New research suggests that workers exposed to welding fumes may be at risk for

Vesicoureteral reflux: Types, causes, and symptoms

Vesicoureteral reflux is a condition in which urine flows in the wrong direction, from the bladder back into the ureter. It is most common in infants and young children, but it can affect older children and adults, too. It can

Metabolism: Myths and facts

Metabolism refers to biochemical processes that occur within any living organism – including humans – to maintain life. These biochemical processes allow people to grow, reproduce, repair damage, and respond to their environment. It is a common belief that slim