Entries Tagged as 'Health'

The History of Nursing

October 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off

Nurses today require specialized education and training to do their part in health care. Since the beginning, it has remained mostly a female profession but today more males are becoming nurses. Nurses teach preventive care and help to maintain a person’s health. They assist in medical treatments, give support in rehabilitation and attend to the [...]

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Osteoporosis Risk Increases

September 30th, 2012 · Comments Off

Women with small body frames are more likely to suffer from hip, rib and pelvis fractures than women with larger frames, according to a recent study. Older women with low body-weight are believed to sustain more fractures and have higher risks for osteoporosis because they have lower bone-density than other women.

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Climbing in South America

September 25th, 2012 · Comments Off

Aconcagua is the highest peak in South America and the Southern hemisphere. My husband Stan and I have enjoyed climbing many mountains and decided to tackle Aconcagua, without a guide.

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Helping Clients Cope with Fibromyalgia. Part 3

July 26th, 2012 · Comments Off

Because feelings of helplessness and hopelessness exacerbate pain, empowering patients to take charge of their medical self-care must be the cornerstone for fibromyalgia treatment programs. Many healthcare providers recommend cognitive-behavioral therapy programs that correct destructive ways of thinking and behaviors that worsen pain and disability, and thatempower patients to cope more effectively with chronic pain.

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Helping Clients Cope with Fibromyalgia. Part 2

July 26th, 2012 · Comments Off

What causes it? What causes fibromyalgiaremains unanswered, although medical researchers have made some progress in understanding the nature of the disorder. Researchers currently believe that people develop fibromyalgia when something goes awry with pain processing signals in the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord).

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Helping Clients Cope with Fibromyalgia. Part 1

July 26th, 2012 · Comments Off

“I thought my doctor was joking when she told me I should start exercising,” your new client, a young woman with fibromyalgia, explains. “I mean, my muscles and joints hurt so much; soremuscles from exercise are all I need! But she told me thatthe problem is not really in my muscles, and that exercising will [...]

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How Is Back Pain Diagnosed?

June 8th, 2012 · Comments Off

During the initial visit, your doctor will ask a series of questions in order to get a focused medical history and an exact description of your symptoms. Your doctor will also perform a physical examination. Taking a medical history and performing an exam will help the doctor identify the cause of your pain and also [...]

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Breast Cancer Patients and Physical Therapists

May 30th, 2012 · Comments Off

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, and the American Cancer Society estimates that 182,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. Treatment to eradicate the cancer is only part of the process a woman must undergo to battle this illness. Once a woman has had surgery [...]

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Losing That Tattoo Is Harder Than You Think

May 21st, 2012 · Comments Off

The biggest improvements in technique came just in the last decade, about eight or nine years ago, thanks to the invention of a new type of laser, Chess said. Prior to that, there were three options, all of which could create significant scarring: Excision — A plastic surgeon cuts out the skin where the tattoo [...]

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The Identification And Prevention Of Low Back Disorders. Part 5

May 16th, 2012 · Comments Off

Testing of Lumbar Function If the identification and resulting prevention of the incidence of low back disorders is to become a real possibility, meaningful testing of the lumbar muscles must be produced. Testing must not only include the measurement of the specific strength of these muscles but their range of motion and their “typing” with [...]

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