Understanding and Preventing Prion Diseases

Posted on: 11 November 2016

Prion diseases occur due to abnormally folded proteins, which cause neurological damage. Although these neurological conditions are rare, there are some ways you can minimize your personal risk or the risk of passing the condition to your children. Rare but Fatal Diseases Fortunately, prion disease are rare, but this rarity also makes them harder to diagnose since many clinicians may not see a case. All prion diseases are inevitably fatal due to their destruction of the brain and other parts of the nervous system. [Read More]

DIY Emergency Medical Treatment

Posted on: 27 October 2016

While you should never try and do a doctor's job under normal circumstances, you may experience or witness an injury while far from civilization. You may need to perform a procedure to help someone until you can take them to a hospital or clinic. During an emergency, you may need to do the following. Stitches If you are camping and someone slices open your foot or hand, you can stitch up a wound yourself if binding it with cloth or gauze does not stop the bleeding. [Read More]

How Radiation Therapy Can Help with Cervical Cancer

Posted on: 26 October 2016

Cervical cancer takes away a woman's ability to get pregnant. Your cervix is located at the lower part of your uterus which opens into your vagina. This disease occurs when regular cells in your cervix turns into cancer cells. It can take several years to develop, but can also occur in a short period of time. Cervical cancer is a serious disease. It causes kidney failure, severe pain and vaginal bleeding. [Read More]

Why You Should Seek Medical Help If You Have Symptoms Of A UTI

Posted on: 11 October 2016

Does it always seem like health issues arise on the weekends when your regular doctor's office is closed? This tends to be a common problem for many people, yet there are times when situations arise that need immediate attention. An example of this is if you are having all the symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI). This type of infection is not likely to go away on its own and can be very painful and uncomfortable. [Read More]