“And the beat goes on…”

We rarely think about our hearts, but minute after minute, day after day, year after year… you get the picture: our hearts rarely miss a beat. Unless we are athletes who monitor our heart rate or our heart is ‘broken’ in romance, we usually don’t give it a second thought. That we aren’t aware of […]

Related to healthcare? Merry Christmas!

Not at all related to healthcare or health, this is completely related to Christmas; a Christmas funny which did my heart good. Quite frankly, after a year of dealing with a more serious side of life, I want a break and I figure, If I want that break, you might be needing or wanting one, […]

‘First, Do No Harm’ and the Opioid Crisis  

That title implies that there is a connection between the Hippocratic Oath the current opioid crisis. What is it? Any chronic illness can be used as an example. Consider ‘lupus.’  Pericarditis, the inflammation of the sac aound the heart is a very painful condition that affects many lupus sufferers. The pain from pericarditis can be […]

Work-from-home for sick pay?

How often do we think that as long as we have health insurance that the only thing we need to do in case of an emergency is head to the ER? What if the person who goes to the ER is the head of the household, an important wage-earner? What if there is no health […]

What is a port-a-cath?

What is that bump on that man’ chest? It is a port-a-cath. Basically, a port-a-cath is an implanted device to receive intravenous solutions.  Usually, when you have blood drawn or need an IV the nurse has no difficulty slipping an IV in. This isn’t always the case. Some people don’t have such an easy time […]

Benefits of Avocado!

Author: This guest post is by Emily Pham, a blogger with many years of experience in searching the best natural & effective remedies for health and beauty issues. All content provided is for informational and educational purposes. We recommend you consult a healthcare professional to determine which method is appropriate for you.   Health Benefits […]

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Whoa! It hurts when I breathe.

You’ve been in bed with the flu and when you woke this morning, your chest hurt when you breathed in (inhaled). It more than hurt, it was painful! Like a catch, a sudden severe cramp when you inhaled. But what kind of pain? Pressure? Dull ache? Sharp pain? The doctor will want to know so […]

Be still, my Heart!

On an average, our heart beats @ 80 times/minute. Assuming an 80-year lifespan, your heart could beat 3,363,840,000 times (TRILLION) in 80 years! When you think about it, the average exercise work-out might be 30 minutes; imagine the 80-year heart workout! I tire just thinking of it. We ask a lot of our hearts, and faithfully […]

Autoimmunity via YouTube

Some years ago, I found a video which explains what the immune system does and how it functions in a nutshell. I don’t think a text could say it more succinctly:  

In goes the good air…

Picture your fireplace; that’s how your lungs work! Now, wait one lousy minute! Your lungs work like a fireplace? Yes, they do when you think of how a bellows in the fireplace work. There is a muscle underneath the lungs which expands and as it does so, it the lungs expand so you’re able to […]