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What Is Dental Plaque?

Plaque is a colorless film of bacteria that often forms on the teeth of an individual who does not follow the oral hygiene practices that are recommended by dental professionals such as regular brushing and flossing. The plaque often forms on the surface of the teeth (enamel) but when left to develop for long periods of time, it can form under the gums. For more preventive tips, visit... ❯❯❯

When "Routine" Surgery Goes Horribly Wrong

As you enter the operating room, you likely don't think about the possible negative outcomes that could result from your surgical procedure. The only thing you're probably thinking about is drifting off to sleep and how you’ll feel when you wake up in the recovery room. Unfortunately, there are a few ways that a routine surgery can go wrong, including not waking up from anesthesia and... ❯❯❯

Urgent Care Physicals and Other Services

The saying "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" applies to health and sports. A physical and other medical service are great ways to ensure that you are healthy enough for sports, work, school, or camp. Know more information about physicals on this site here. You may want to visit an urgent care center that can provide you with an accurate examination to determine if you are fit to... ❯❯❯

How to quickly recovery from a whiplash injury

Whiplash can cause you a lot of pain and discomfort if you don't give it attention. The whiplash injury is typically a symptom of car accidents and the severity of the injury depends on the force of the impact, how and where you were seated in the car, and if you were restrained by a shoulder or seat belt.  Whiplash injury is a cervical spine strain, which results from quick backward and... ❯❯❯

8 Natural Ways to Treat Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy is a medical condition that causes pain, weakness, and numbness in your extremities, usually the hands and feet. The peripheral nerves in our body send messages from our brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body. However, when these nerves are damaged, the messages are interrupted. It affects how our body reacts to pain, temperature, and other reflexes. A few things and... ❯❯❯

Understanding Hormone Therapy & its use in Prostate Cancer

Hormone therapy is now a common complementary therapy choice for treating a select number of different cancer types, with prostate cancer being one of the more well-known. There is some slight confusion, or rather, mystery surrounding its use and why someone undergoing treatment for prostate cancer would require any form of hormone therapy. In this short article, let’s demystify hormone... ❯❯❯

New Research: Conformation and Accumulation of Proteins Involved in ALS

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis—better known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease—is one of several progressive neurodegenerative diseases that drastically affect human nerve cells located in the brain and spinal cord. ALS affects the motor neurons spanning from the brain to the spinal cord as well as the body’s muscular tissues. As neurons degenerate and die, the brain can no... ❯❯❯

Tips on Finding Boise Chiropractors

Your spine is anatomically structured so that it can carry the entire weight of your body. Everything goes smoothly and works well until you start to feel back pain. Little by little, it will affect the overall quality of your life. The solution is to act on time and see a physician and chiropractor who can solve your spine, joint, or tendon issues. Even if you do not suffer any of these... ❯❯❯

8 Signs That Scream That It's Time To Get Help For Depression

Severe hopelessness, unrelenting sadness, loss of interest in everything, self-loathing, regret, stress...these are some of how depression can impact a person's mentality. It has a devastating impact on your mental and physical health, and it destroys your social life and career. Though it may not be as prominent as other physical diseases, it is equally devastating and challenging to deal with. ... ❯❯❯

Are Bedsores a Sign of Neglect?

Pressure ulcers, which are more commonly known as bedsores, are not unusual in a nursing home setting. Too often, the residents of nursing homes are bedridden, unable to move on their own, which means parts of their body, especially the heels, elbows, and the back of the head are pressed against the bed for long periods. Bedsores should never develop unless the nursing home can demonstrate they... ❯❯❯