This article was written in response to a challenge. I am extending the challenge to Hubpage authors. You use the ABCs and write something about yourself by each letter.
It has been in the mid 90s for several days, so this poem is about summer in Florida.
This article talks about the top ten diseases that kill most people each year. The article lists the diseases, talks about preventative behaviors and risk factors.
This article has several poems as a response to Brenda Arledge’s most recent prompt, “hope”. There is one acrostic poem and several other poems about loss of a loved one.
This article discusses bullying in schools, colleges and the workplace. It explains a Bullying Prevention Program and discusses the seriousness of the problem for our children. Signs for parents to note are also listed.
This article reviews the history of numerous superstitions and how they are used today.
This article is a response to the 53rd prompt from Brenda Arledge, which is “first”.. It contains my memories from my youth.
Many cleaning products have carcinogens. This article provides information on safe cleaning products and those you should avoid. There are several types of products discussed, and some safe alternatives listed.
This article discusses ways of losing weight. There is a good deal of general information and tips on successfully losing weight.
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease. This article explains the disease, symptoms, treatments, and complications.
This article has some poems as a result of Brenda Arledge’s prompt, “Adapt”. Some famous quotes and music is also included.
This article gives the history of mustard, discusses various types and uses of mustard, plus it provides some recipes. Types of mustard plants are also reviewed, along with some trivia.
Domestic violence is a problem worldwide. There is a poem about being abused, and some facts about domestic abuse.
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a neurosurgical procedure. This article explains what DBS is and the medical conditions it treats. Areas of research are also reviewed.
Many people have problems with their feet, This article reviews ten types of foot problems. The causes and possible treatments are all reviewed. Prevention techniques are also discussed.
The poems about chances in response to Brenda Arledge’s prompt. We take chances in life to be successful or sometimes to be happy, like taking a chance on love.
This poem is speaking to the many activities and memories throughout life from the perspective of a senior citizen.
Aphasia comes in many types, which affects your ability to communicate. The typical causes, aphasia types, symptoms, diagnosis and treatments are all reviewed in this article.
Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a chronic autoimmune disorder. This article reviews the symptoms, diagnoses, treatments and the possible complications.
At John’s request this poetry is titled “Bill’s Challenge” . This poetry speaks of choices you make in life. You can choose to be happy!
Sleep apnea is a serious sleeping disorder that can lead to serious health problems. This sleep disorder occurs when a person’s breathing is interrupted during sleep. Learn the symptoms, diagnosis and treatments.
This article discusses Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and includes statistics, symptoms, diagnosis, effects on babies and the elderly and treatments. Recent research is also reviewed.
Misophonia is an anxiety disorder found most often in female children, where people experience disgust and intense anger when they hear certain sounds. This article reviews the cause and ongoing research.
Brenda Arledge has given us our 50th prompt, “puzzle”. There a two poems in this article that liken a lost puzzle piece to the ups and downs of life.
Brenda Arledge has given us our 49th prompt, "respect".T he theme for both poems is self respect, respect for others and how having respect impacts our lives.
People are bombarded with annoying sounds daily. The ear is fragile, and this article explains how you may get hearing loss and lists the world's most annoying noises.
Learn about head injuries in adults and children. The signs and symptoms are reviewed along with ways to prevent head injuries.
This is an article about my movies of living where it snowed in the winter. There are also two poems, written as a response to Brenda Arledge's word prompt.
There are two poems about patience as a response to Berenda Arledge’s 44th prompt - ‘patience’. One is about patience with children and the second one is based on some synonyms of patience.
Here I explain types of ulcerative colitis. It also explains the disease, the statistics, how it is diagnosed, symptoms, and risk factors. I also discuss some of the ongoing research.
Breakfast is the 43rd prompt from Brenda Arledge. The two poems reflect on the importance of eating breakfast. This article reviews some studies on the benefits of eating a healthy breakfast.
This article has three poems using the word prompt from Brenda Arledge (writing). One poem is an acrostic poem. They are light hearted poems about Christmas and when you have trouble coming up with an idea.
Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) is explained, along with diagnoses and possible treatments. Ongoing research and risk factors are also reviewed.
The three wise men brought gold, frankincense and myrrh when Jesus was born. This article tells of the uses of frankincense and myrrh in ancient times and how it is used today.
This article is in response to Brenda's 41st prompt, shopping. There are three poems about shopping, one is an acrostic poem. One poem talryks about Christmas shopping and one about gracery shopping.
This article reviews types of hair loss and explains the cycles of hair growth. Treatments are also reviewed.
There are three poems in this article about anxiety. They are about three different reasons people might be living with anxiety. These poems are a result of Brenda Arledge’s 39th word prompt, ‘anxiety’.
Hypertension in senior citizens is quite common, but easily treated. High blood pressure is explained, along with diagnoses, medications and lifestyle changes.
This article recounts the history of Thanksgiving in the U.S., along with some general information. There is an acrostic poem and a poem about Thanksgiving day.
This article addresses foot problems, including: plantar fasciitis, corns, calluses and bunions. The article addresses causes, diagnosis and treatments.
There are two poems in this article, one is an acrostic poem. These poems are a response to Brenda Arledge’s 38th prompt, ‘Rainbow’. Rainbows are a beautiful expression of nature, and a promise in Genesis.
This article explains cardiomyopathy, along with types, causes, symptoms and possible treatments. Risk factors are also reviewed.
This article has two poems inspired by Brenda Arledge’s 36th prompt, “strength”. The first poem compares some of the attributes of strength to some weaknesses. The second poem tells a story about a young girl who is lost and weak. Then, she finds the Lord, which heals her and gives her strength.
This article reviews types of hair loss, as well as, the normal growth cycle. It discusses hair loss treatments and the cooling cap for those undergoing chemotherapy. Common myths are also listed.
This article includes some background on the word sonder. This is based on Brenda Arledge’s 35th word prompt. Included in this article are two poems.
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that damages the small intestine. The symptoms for adults and children, along with the proper diet is reviewed in this article.
Gallbladder health may be achieved through keeping a healthy weight and eating a healthy diet. This article explains the symptoms and treatments for a person with gallstones. The surgeries are also explained.
This article has two poems based on Brenda Arledge’s prompt, “photograph”. Photographs are special to most of us as they capture great memories from the past.
Epilepsy is a common disorder that may be caused by a variety of conditions. The types of epilepsy, symptoms and the treatments are all discussed in this article.
People go through five sleep stages at night. Each stage is explained in detail. Dreams serve a special function for our minds and bodies, which happen during REM sleep. Dream interpretation is also discussed.
This article has three poems inspired by Brenda’s 32nd promont, “fear?Each poem is based on the word fear. I have enjoyed writing poetry and some short stories recently.
This story is the sequel to ‘She Has Secrets’, which was a story based on Brenda Arledge’s prompt ‘secrets’. One woman has a secret that she has kept from her fiance, and she has a friend encouraging her to tell him. Miebakagh has encouraged me to write a happy ending to this story.
This story is based on Brenda Arledge’s prompt ‘secrets’. It is a short story with a surprise ending.
This article gives you the facts about urinary tract infections (UTIs). Statistics, symptoms, treatments and prevention remedies are all reviewed. The elderly population has some significant symptoms, which are also reviewed.
These poems are in response to Brenda Arledge’s prompt “clouds”. There is an acrostic poem, a sonnet and a free verse poem about a girl relating clouds to her memories.
This article gives surprising statistics for alcohol and drug abuse in senior citizens. Risky drinking and drug abuse in seniors is defined. Warning signs and risk factors are also reviewed. Organizations that help are also discussed.
This article has two poems, which are the result of Brenda Arledge’s prompt, stoy or poems“freedom”.Breda provides a prompt and we write poems or a story in response.
This article provides important information on how to stay looking young through staying out of the sun, eating the right foods and developing a skin care routine that is will keep your skin supple and radiant.
This is a short story about a young girl who wants to be a star, but must accept disappointment. This story is in response to Brenda Arledge’s 2th prompt, “stars”.
While most brain aneurysms cause no problem, they can be quite serious. The statistics, the symptoms, treatments and complications are all reviewed in this article.
This article has three poems per Brenda Arledge's 27th prompt, "summer". The Dog Days of Summer is the the theme of these poems. There is an acrostic poem, a sonnet and a narrative poem.
Colorectal is a serious disease. This article provides many facts about this disease, along with signs and symptoms. Treatments are also discussed along with healthy lifestyles.
The poetry in this article about the prompt “lesson” is inspired by Brenda Arledge’s prompt. There is an acrostic poem, a narrative poem and a simple sonnet.
There are several types of anemia, with iron deficiency anemia being the most common. This article lists various types of anemia, the symptoms and treatments.
This article is about my 12th Hubpage anniversary. I have made so many friends at Hubpages from around the world. I also reflected on an experience I had while growing up. There is a poem as well.
Tuberculosis (TB) can be a lethal disease, particularly in poor countries. Statistics, diagnosis, treatments and the people at risk are all discussed. Signs and symptoms are also reviewed, along with possible complications of TB.
Brenda Arledge has given Hubpage authors a 24th prompt, which is “letter”. There is an acrostic poem and a poem that bemoans the fact that many children are no longer learning to write in cursive.
There are several causes of meningitis, which is explained in this article. The typical symptoms, the diagnosis and the treatments are all reviewed.
Brenda Arledge has been giving the Hubpage community a prompt, which is 'laughter" this week. This article has two poems, and one of them is an acrostic poem.
This article is focused on getting early treatment if you get the COVID virus. The SARS variants are listed, and typical treatment for hospitalized patients is also explained.
This poem was written in response to Brenda Arledge’s 22nd prompt, ‘shadow’. The poem uses sunshine and shadows and compares them to our walk through life.
The early signs of a heart attack should not be ignored, and they are made clear in this article. The way the heart works and what happens during a heart attack is explained. The symptoms are listed for a major heart attack also. Risk factors are listed and possible treatments are explained.
This article has three poems inspired by Brenda Arledge’s prompt, which is age. One is an acrostic poem and the two other poems are about a sad old man and about an aging car.
Allergies occur when your body has a negative reaction to an allergen. Allergies are explained, along with the statistics, the common allergens, symptoms and the diagnosis. Treatments are also discussed. The difference between an allergy and the common cold is also explained.
There are two poems, one is acrostic, to meet Brenda's 20th prompt, which is regret.
This article has an acrostic poem and a short story about a girl who spends too much time looking in the mirror. It is in response to Brenda Arledge’s prompt, mirror.
This article discusses how food impacts asthma. A child’s asthma may be controlled with diet, while an adult's asthma is more difficult. It is still possible to be less symptomatic with the right foods.
This is an article with two poems based on Brenda Arledge’s prompt, ‘silence’. I thought about the beauty and the silence while walking through the forest. Only the sounds of nature will be heard.
This article simply explains the thyroid gland. Hypothyroid and hyperthyroid disease are discussed. The symptoms and treatments of these diseases are included.
This article is in response to Brenda Aldridge’s prompt, ‘memories’. It includes an acrostic poem and several of my memories while growing up.
Statin medications are prescribed for patients around the world. This article explains cholesterol blood work, the use of statins and possible side effects. Ways to prevent coronary artery disease is also discussed.
There are over 100 types of cysts. This article describes some of the more common types, with signs and symptoms. Treatments are also reviewed.
Urinary tract infections can be a serious problem, particularly for postmenopausal women. The symptoms, diagnoses, treatments and prevention are all reviewed in this article.
This article is in response to Brenda’s prompt, ‘fate’. There is poetry about fate in this article. Fate’s definition and some facts about fate are included.
The article about stroke discusses the statistics, signs, symptoms and treatment of strokes. It also includes the events with my husband’s stroke. The difficulties experienced by stroke victims is also discussed.
Anna Elizabeth Dickinson was an amazing woman in the 1800s. She was a well-known orator who spoke about women’s rirghts and slavery. She was a brave woman, who lived her life to the fullest.
This is a short love story and an acrostic poem written as a response to Brenda Arledge’s prompt ‘sunshine’.
Bell’s Palsy is a disorder that affects one side of the face, which causes facial drooping and other possible effects. The symptoms are fully explained along with the possible treatments.
This article is in response to Brenda’s prompt, ‘childhood’. The article reflects my joy at being the mother of three sons. There are two poems included as well.
This article discusses the legend of the Dogwood and the history of the Dogwood and the Azalea plants. Other plants and trees that bloom early in the south area so discussed.
Hiatal hernias are explained in this article. Lifestyle changes, medications and surgical remedies are explained.
This article is in response to Brenda Arledge's prompt, 'raindrops'. There is an acrostic poem and a short story.
This article discusses the effects of electromagnetic fields (EMF) on our bodies. Chronic illnesses may be associated with EMFs., so the types of EMFs and the ongoing research is discussed. Preventative protections are also reviewed.
'Today' is the new prompt from Brenda Arledge. I have written a poem along with some acrostic poems to meet this challenge.
Kidney stones tend to be very painful and they are fairly common. This article reviews kidney function, kidney stone statistics, risk factors, symptoms, and prevention guidelines.
The latest prompt from Brenda Arledge is proof. As this word has numerous possible meanings this article contains several poems that use the word proof is numerous ways.
The Charles Bonnet syndrome (CBS) is a much more common cause for hallucinations than people realize. The cause is explained in this article, along with the types, symptoms and possible treatments.
Life is a very interesting prompt from Brenda Arldge. I have written about happiness and a meaningful existence, along with several poems.
Age spots are harmless, but this article gives you all the details about age spots, including the cause, who is at the most risk and what treatments are available is covered. Prevention of age spots is also covered.
Friendship is a prompt from Brenda Arledge. There is one acrostic poem and an ode to friendship poem. Some characteristics of friendship are included in the poetry.
Many people have trouble controlling their anger. This article tells of the physical effects of anger and related substance abuse problems. Testing for anger issues is also discussed, along with the goals of anger management classes.
Fairies and fairy tales have always delighted us, especially as children. These poems are in response to Brenda Arledge’s prompt. There are two poems about the prompt, Fairy.
Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) are a serious condition that requires surgery once the aneurysm is over 5 cm. This article provides statistics, contributing factors, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
This is a poem that is based on the prompt 'Hope' by Brenda Arledge.
Silent strokes are common after the age of 70. This article explains silent strokes, the symptoms, possible risk factors and some methods of prevention.
The poems are about tomorrow. They are as a result of the prompt by Brenda Arledge. They talk about the power of working as a team and as a group.
Heart disease is reviewed in this article with the focus on atrial fibrillation. The treatments are reviewed along with the risk factors. Bradycardia is also reviewed.
This article is written for Brenda's prompt, Madness. There is too much anger in this world, and the poems are meant to reflect the anger and the stress of daily life.
Our balance can be affected in several negative ways. Migraine, inner ear infections strokes or age can affect balance, which is covered in this article. Ménière's disease is also explained.
John Hansen offered a prompt or a challenge to write a poem or story. This is a poem about your guiding ideas and you path in life.
Eagles are an awesome bird, and this poetry is meant to write about their majestic presence in our world. This poem is in response to Brenda Alrlege's prompt "majestic."
Vitamin D is an important vitamin that helps protect you from autoimmune diseases, several cancers and the COVID virus. This is an important vitamin that you can get by spending time in the sun, drinking milk or taking a supplement.
Leaky gut syndrome is a disorder that is not recognized by many doctors. This article explains how a healthy gut works and what happens with an unhealthy gut. The symptoms, diagnosis and treatment are reviewed.
Binge eating is a very serious disorder, and there are some ways to cope with this disorder. The signs and symptoms, the diagnosis, and possible treatments are all discussed in this article. There are also emotional components that impact this disorder, and they are discussed as well.
Cluster headaches are excruciating and often occur little warning. The signs, symptoms, triggers and possible causes are reviewed. Treatment, including alternative choices are also discussed.
There are particular dynamics that facilitate teamwork. Geese are a great example of teamwork, which is fully explained fully in this article. The dynamics of good teamwork is fully explained.
Stress is causing a health crisis during the pandemic. The results of this stress are reviewed with all of the symptoms listed. The increased number of people with stress problems is also discussed.
Kate Warne was an incredible woman who was the first female detective in the United States. She had a short but amazing career. She solved numerous cases and saved the life of President Abraham Lincoln.
This article discusses sleep problems with adults, the elderly and children. Sleep stages and circadian rhythm are explained. Factors that cause sleep problems and treatments for insomnia are also discussed.
The number of people with Alzheimer’s disease is increasing. This article explains the stages, the risk factors, diagnoses, treatments and new Alzheimer’s disease research.
Peripheral neuropathy is an uncomfortable or painful condition that occurs for multiple reasons, with diabetes being the most common cause. This article reviews causes, diagnosis and all of the possible treatments.
There are numerous types of headaches, and there are 3 classifications. The types of headaches are explained, the treatments and some preventative measures are also reviewed.
Trigeminal neuralgia (tic douloureux, TN) is an extremely painful disease that is usually caused by compression of the trigeminal nerve. The symptoms, causes, diagnosis and the treatments are each explained in this article.
Oral thrush is a disease of the mouth that is very uncomfortable and can become painful if left untreated. This disease primarily affects babies and people that are immune suppressed. This article lists the symptoms and the treatments, including the homeopathic ones.
The differences between diverticulosis and diverticulitis are explained in this article. Statistics, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention are also covered. The symptoms that require surgery are also explained.
This article provides information about the COVID-19 vaccine, who should not get it and the possible side effects.
Neuroscientists have tried to determine if animals have feelings or emotions. This article explores this topic and discusses several examples. Some of the opinions of the neuroscientists are also covered.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer for women after skin cancer. Learn the top US hospitals for treatment, the statistics, risk factors, diagnosis, types of breast cancer and how it is treated.
Lung cancer is the leading type of cancer death. Early warning signs, diagnoses and treatments are reviewed in this article.
Fair Isaac Corporation Score (FICO) is explained. This article explains how your credit score is determined and ways to improve your credit or get new credit.
There are many problems that can afflict the feet. Many of them can be treated with over-the-counter products. Gout is one, and it's very painful. This article discusses possible causes, diagnoses, and treatments for gout.
I explain what a Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) score is. This article explains exactly how your credit score is determined and ways to improve your credit rating or get new credit.
As you age there are many things that will help you stay healthier. Enjoy your senior years by trying new activities. Eating healthy and exercising will help you age in a healthier fashion. This article gives numerous suggestions for various activities to do while you age
Positive thinking has numerous benefits to your health and long term survival. The benefits and the components of positive thinking are reviewed in this article. Negative self talk is discussed, along with methods of changing your outlook.
Dry eyes are an annoying condition and this article reviews possible causes. The symptoms, diagnosis and treatments are also discussed.
Intuition is a way to make a quick decision, usually based on your past experience. This article discusses decision making and the role of intuition. Some scientific studies are also reviewed.
Natural movement (MovNat) has become very popular over the last few years. This article explains what MovNat is and how to incorporate natural movement into your life. The National Physical Activity Plan Alliance’s plan is also discussed, along with the benefits of natural movement.
Brain fog is a common problem that causes a cognitive decline. The typical symptoms are listed in this article and possible causes are reviewed. Possible remedies are also reviewed.
The fascinating brain is discussed in this article. The conscious, subconscious and unconscious brain is explained. Telekinesis, psychokinesis and telepathy are also explained.
Asperger’s syndrome is a very mild disorder in the Autism Spectrum Disorder. This article discusses the symptoms, the way a diagnosis is reached and multiple ways to treat this disorder. The therapies make a huge difference in the lifestyle for any child.
Many types of mental disabilities are reviewed in this article along with their definitions. Causes of some common disabilities and problems associated with intellectual disabilities are also reviewed, along with possible treatments.
There are numerous conditions that can affect your skin. It is important to see a physician if you do not know what this is or how to treat it. If you have a chronic skin condition you will be able to treat it as soon as you see symptoms. Many of the most common skin problems are discussed in this a
This article discusses the common reasons for malaise and fatigue, which is explained. The symptoms of common diseases that cause malaise and fatigue are reviewed. Other possible reasons for malaise are also covered.
Constipation is a common problem, and the characteristics are listed in this article. Natural ways to relieve constipation are discussed. The difference between probiotics and prebiotics are also explained.
This article is in reponse to a challenge from Bill Holland. The article is about the memories I have for my grade school years with my family and friends.
GERD is acid reflux and this article gives statistics and symptoms. The infant GERD symptoms are also reviewed. The methods of diagnosis and the usual treatments are also included.
There are more than 80 different autoimmune diseases. People with rheumatoid arthritis or systemic lupus erythematosus often have additional autoimmune diseases, which complicates their treatment. The symptoms and treatments are reviewed in this article.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a disorder where the median nerve in the hand is compressed and painful. The symptoms and the possible treatments are discussed in this article, as well as ways to help prevent the discomfort.
Endometriosis is a painful disease, and it is not always easily diagnosed. Infertility is another symptom. The signs, symptoms and treatment are discussed in this article. Homoeopathic treatments are also reviewed.
Hearing loss is a very common problem, which is especially true for aging adults. There are several types of hearing loss that are explained in this article. The way the ear works is also explained along with the types of hearing loss. Unfortunately, there are very few cures for hearing loss, and th
This is a story for the 5th Writing/photo challenge by Billybuc. This story is about a young girl in a family that is recovering from the loss of her brother. The relationship between the father, mother and daughter is difficult.
Learn about the 4 blood types: A, B, AB and O, plus learn about the positive and negative components. Each of these blood types affect the body differently, so this is also explained.
Hearing loss is a common problem in senior citizens. The types of hearing loss, the signs and symptoms of hearing loss and treatments are all reviewed in this article. The causes of hearing loss are also discussed in this article.
ACL injuries can happen to anyone, but they are most common with teenage and professional athletes. This article lists all the symptoms, the home treatment and the treatment that may be received by physicians for recovery. It lists ways to prevent ACL injuries as well.
Senior falls contribute greatly to morbidity and mortality around the world. Read about the fall statistics, the most common types of injuries and common medical problems of older people that cause falls. Learn of the multiple ways to help prevent falls at home.
Genealogy is a new way to solve some criminal cases, particularly cold cases. DNA research is very common today as people often like to know where their ancestors came from, what wars they fought in, what type of work they did and they like to know about the health of their ancestors.
Probiotics are full of microorganisms that aid the digestive system, which is naturally full of bacteria, fungi and viruses. Learn several probiotic facts and the benefits of taking these supplements. Read about the various studies that have been completed over the last few years.
World hunger is a problem and new artificial and synthetic foods are being developed. Several of the companies working on meats and other products are listed. The method of making these foods is discussed, along with advantages of making these products.
There are many types of dementia, which are reviewed in this article. The signs and symptoms of dementia are listed along with medications that help control the symptoms. Other therapies are also discussed.
Prostate cancer is the most common cause of death in older men. There are very few symptoms of this cancer but there are several treatments for this cancer. The way this cancer is diagnosed and treated is explained.
Migraine headaches have no known cause, but there are numerous treatments for these headaches. The medications are discussed along with some alternative methods and other ways to reduce the pain of these headaches.
Osteoporosis is a disorder that is common for women. This is especially true if you have an autoimmune disease and receive cortisone medications. The bone density test is explained, along with several medications that are used to treat osteoporosis.
Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a disease that affects the muscles and currently has no cure. There are several types of MD, and they are more prevalent in men than women. This article explains the characteristics of each type of MD.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease and this article gives an overview of this disease. It also features some well-known people with MS. Symptoms. diagnosis and treatments are also reviewed.
Prostate cancer is discussed in this article, which lists examinations, problematic prostate symptoms, prostate cancer treatments and causes. Risk factors are also reviewed.
This article discusses possible changes someone might make in their lifestyle following the experiences of a pandemic. During the pandemic we have been taught some new lifestyle behaviors and they may continue after the pandemic has ended. Social distance is one of the most
This fan fiction story is in response to Lori Colbo’s (aka Lambservant) challenge. The young man in this story finds out some shocking news and the story includes his immediate family.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is designed to help children and adults who have a problem with learning, remembering or other brain skill problems. CBT is explained in this article. Methods of improving brain function are also discussed. Cognitive training goals are explained.
Strained family relationships have been shown to cause an increased number of chronic health conditions, particularly in the older family members. In this article, negative and positive family relationships are reviewed along with their outcomes.
This is a flash fiction story inspired by Billybuc’s pictures. The story is about an abused woman who finds a new path in life. Domestic abuse is a serious problem for many women and most big cities have safe houses for these victims.
This informational article about the thyroid gland explains the symptoms and treatments for hypothyroid and hyperthyroid disorders. The multiple thyroid diseases are explained.
This fan fiction story was written to meet Billybuc’s Photo Challenge. A couple is hiking down the Pacific Coast tri mid-November. An early snowstorm makes camping a bit more uncomfortable. The story tells of the adventures this couple has while hiking and camping.
Originating in Wuhan, China, the coronavirus has now spread to over 20 countries as travelers to the region return to their respective nations. Is it a global health emergency? How can we prevent it from becoming one?
Rhythms of brain waves between two people who are in a conversation begin to match each other. A new study shows that the brains of an adult entertaining an infant also sync up. This impacts a child’s learning and understanding of their world.
Peripheral neuropathy is a common ailment, particularly for those with diabetes. The peripheral nerves are outside the brain and the spinal cord. When they are damaged it typically causes numbness, weakness and pain, which usually occurs in the hands and feet. It may affect other areas of your body.
The 3 most common types of skin cancer are basal cell, squamous cell and melanoma. This article lists suspected causes, treatments, risk factors and prevention measures. The large amount of current research is also discussed.
his five book series by Richard Paul Evans recounts the tale of a man, Alan Christoferson, who walks across America after his wife dies and he loses his business and home. He plans to walk from Seattle, Washington to Key. West, Florida. These books tells about the unusual people he meets.
Women should get a diagnostic mammogram at least biennial when they are 60 years of age or older. If there is a positive family history it is a good idea to talk with their physician, get a mammogram and possibly a blood test to check for the BRCA genes. Learn about dense breast tissues.
A large study for the treatment of cardiovascular disease concluded that patients should be treated using a team approach and on medications before invasive procedures are used. If a patient presents who is having a heart attack physicians will immediately work to restore the coronary blood supply.
A sedentary lifestyle is now being considered comparable to smoking in regards to serious health problems. There are new medical studies that prove sitting too many hours without moving is detrimental to your health. The studies are reviewed and suggestions are made to improve your health.
It is important to get an adequate amount of sleep each night to be productive. Two studies were recently completed on lack of sleep and the effects of total sleep deprivation. The effects on the brain and cognition effects with sleep deprivation is well documented.
Heart transplants began in 1967 and the technology for this surgery and the care afterwards has improved. There are risks after the transplant and they are discussed. A donor heart is typically received from a person who is brain dead, but recently a transplant was done with a heart from a deceased
Drinking a moderate amount of alcohol has been shown to have some health benefits. Overindulging with alcohol has numerous associated health problems. The benefit of red wine is explained and the allergic reaction from sulfites for some is also discussed. Risks of heavy drinking are reviewed.
In response to DzyMsLizzyty"s challenge, this story is about two twin sisters, a boyfriend and their relationship. One sister tries to protect her twin due to a boyfriend that is not so nice.
Pancreatic cancer is often diagnosed in the late stages of this disease. Often the patient will not have any side effects until they are in the later stages. Symptoms, prevention and treatment are all covered in this article.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) happen most frequently to children between 0-4 year old and people over 75 years of age due to falls. Moderate or severe TBIs often have long term of permanent physical or mental impairments. Learn the definition of TBIs, the symptoms and steps for recovery.
Anorexia nervosa is a very serious disorder. The history of this disorder dates back to the 1300-1400s. This article recounts my friend’s experience, the multiple symptoms of the disorder and the prognosis. Types of therapy are listed, along with current research.
This article gives you information about each federal census. It offers advice on researching your family tree and it give you specific information about each census. In 1790, the place and name of your ancestor is offered, but each ten years the amount of information gathered increases.
Vaping has been associated with illness, hospitalizations and death this year. We do not know exactly what is causing this problem, but the FDA and CDC are looking carefully at this problem Do not buy any vaping product off the street. This article lays out the factual information.
The flu vaccine is ready for the 2019-2020 season. This vaccine saves lives, so learn the facts. People older than six months should be vaccinated according to the CDC. In 2018, 80,000 in the U.S. died from the flu, plus numerous people were hospitalized. A new vaccine must be developed each year.
Neck and back pain are a common problem for anyone over 40 years of age. Some stretches and specific exercises may help reduce pain. When everything else fails radiofrequency neurotomy may be a good option. This procedure is explained in this article.
The Hepatitis viruses are very serious. Hepatitis A,B,C and D each have unique viruses that cause damage to the liver. Hepatitis A is the least deadly, but it can still make you very ill. The other viruses are described in this article with their symptoms and preventative vaccines.
COPD is an obstructive lung disease that cannot be fully healed, but it can be controlled with the new inhalers, nebulizer medications and the respiratory vest. For millions of people have COPD, it is so important to follow the instructions and learn how to use an inhaler properly.
California has thousands living on the street. Multiple diseases have increased; medieval diseases, are a concern Typhus, typhoid fever and hepatitis cases have risen. Overcrowding, needles, urine and feces on the street is a danger, plus the number of rats that carry infected fleas is a problem.
The adolescent brain is growing and creating new pathways for thoughts. The brain is changing throughout adolescence, with some brain cells being eliminated and other pathways maturing. Stress and diet can play a role in the development of the brain. This article spells out the process.
This is a fan fiction article about a couple when the wife gets her purse stolen. How she reacts, the husband’s response and the robber getting arrested are all part of the story.
This article explains the risk of dementia when taking certain medications, particularly the drugs that are anticholinergics. People over 55 years of age are at a higher risk for dementia if they are taking multiple medications daily. Older patients in the hospital are at a higher risk for delirium.
Chronological age and biological age are two different things, which is fully explained in this article. The importance of biological age and healthy ways to reduce your aging are reviewed in this article.
Macular degeneration is a disease that affects the eyes and occurs typically for people over the age of 50. As 10 million Americans have this disease, it is good to get regular eye exams. There are some treatments when it becomes more serious, but it is considered an incurable disease.
Lou Gehrig’s disease (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) is a fatal disease with no cure. The life expectancy after diagnosis is 2-4 years, but some people live 10 years. This article explains the symptoms, treatments and the new research.