Streptococcus pneumoniae is a bacterium that lives in the nose of many people. It's often harmless but can cause a variety of diseases. Some of these are serious.
A discussion of options older people can use that will help them to be independent without having to own or drive automobiles.
Nursing aides or assistants are an important part of the healthcare team. In this article, I will provide some helpful tips on how to do your job effectively and be a well-loved and respected aide.
Cost comparisons between Medicare Advantage, Original Medicare, Medigap and Part D health insurance plans to help you decide which plans are best for you.
Spinal taps can make diagnoses that save lives, but they can have painful side effects. Watch out for these signs that you might be suffering from a post-dural headache.
Pareidolia is a condition in which one perceives familiar patterns in inanimate objects. One of the most common examples is seeing faces. This is known as facial pareidolia.
Blood pressure tends to rise as we age. Continually high blood pressure (hypertension) can cause serious health problems. A healthy lifestyle reduces the risk of hypertension.
One of the most common things we say to comfort a friend is, "I know how you feel"...but have you ever considered the effects of this seemingly innocent response?
Lysozyme is an antibacterial enzyme in body secretions that helps to protect us from infections. It's also present in eggs, where it may cause allergies.
An overview of the benefits, caveats and costs of buying an Original Medicare Health Insurance Plan.
My personal story struggling with trypophobia and an explanation of what may cause it...without the triggering, anxiety-inducing images that usually accompany trypophobia articles.
In some cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a protein called SOD1 is misfolded due to a gene mutation. In mice, a copper compound can prevent the misfolding.
Carbon monoxide in the environment is harmful. However, carbon monoxide made inside the body has important functions and may one day be used as a medicine.
Did you just wake up to the room spinning? Do you find yourself suddenly dizzy while driving or perusing the grocery aisles? Here are some reasons you might have the spins.
This article investigates how drug metabolism is affected by alcohol in an active, weight-proportionate woman versus a sedentary, overweight man using current, scientific references.
The BAHA (bone-anchored hearing aid) is a type of CROS hearing aid. It essentially picks up sound from the deaf side and transfers it to the hearing side through bone conduction.