Healthy Living : Health & Medical
Many people use apple cider vinegar as a form of alternative medicine to help with many different types of health ailments. Made from fermented ripe apples, apple cider vinegar contains many vitamins, potassium, sodium, magnesium, beta-carotene, calcium, pectin, iron and malic acid. Malic...
Bacterial Vaginosis is an itchy vaginal condition characterized by itching, an unpleasant odor and pain. Although Bacterial Vaginosis, or BV, can be transmitted by sexual contact, it can also affect women who are not sexually active. Treatment usually involves a regime using 2 different types of an
The American Pregnancy Association recommends that pregnant women limit their intake of certain fish, as it can contain high levels of mercury. Too much mercury can cause damage to a baby's nervous system while it develops in the womb. However, a recent study published by the English medical journal
Narrative therapy is a specific method of counseling built around the basic principals pioneered by Michael White. The counseling technique involves understanding and shaping the story of a person's life in narrative terms. As with other methods of counseling, for narrative therapy to be effective,
The United States Food and Drug Administration requires drug companies to form protocol for the cleaning of production supplies to prevent cross-contamination. Part of this protocol may include a swabbing procedure to confirm the cleanliness of equipment and utensils. Swabbing cleaned drug-manufactu
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the average daily calorie consumption for women should be around 2,000 calories and, for men, around 2,500. While this is a good general guideline for those not too concerned with their waistline, if you want to gain, lose or maintain your cu
Radiation therapy is a common and popular form of treating many serious conditions like cancer that involve unwanted tissues or growths that need to be killed off. However, the radiation process itself can include some side effects on other healthy tissues, and many patients and doctors are beginnin
Bacteria collects in cracks and crevices of your Dasani water bottle as you reuse it.pouring water from a bottle image by ElsSh from Fotolia.comBottled water may be the go-to solution for dehydration for some people, but think twice about dishing out money for this beverage considering...
The Arkansas Department of Health regulates swimming pools in the stateswimming pool image by apeschi from Fotolia.comWhen the weather turns warm millions of men, women and children flock to their local swimming pool for relief. Pool owners in Arkansas should remember that the state...
Every child with diabetes should have a different meal plan, based on personal condition, physical activity, normal rate of eating, weight and overall health. There are three main types of weekly meal planning approaches usually used by children with diabetes--the exchange meal plan, the constant ca
The dark pigment in cherries provides major antioxidants.cherry image by .shock from Fotolia.comCherry juice has long been touted as a folk remedy for gout. Now research is finding that the antioxidants in cherries, known as anthocyanins, can help relieve arthritis pain and muscle...
Vaginal yeast infections are caused by an overgrowth of Candida albicans, a fungus that normally lives in your body. Certain conditions can create an environment for the fungus to proliferate, and some of the common symptoms are a cheesy white discharge, irritation, intense burning and itching, and
Hydration bladders are an excellent way for campers and hikers to remain hydrated while away from home. Replacing these can be expensive, so they will need to be cleaned every few months to ensure the purity of your drinking water. Cleaning these bladders is a relatively simple process that can be a
Tylenol is a pain reliever that is sold in pharmacy and convenience stores. It is available without a prescription. Tylenol is the brand name given by McNeil-PPC for acetaminophen. It is a popular medication often used for headaches, muscle pains and reducing fever. While it can be used with few sid
Many people have at one time or another experienced the discomfort, or even pain, associated with passing hard stools. The softness or hardness of your stools depends upon your diet. Eating more of certain types of food and less of other types will aid in softening stools. Your diet is a part of you
Carbon purification systems are used in water purification and pollution elimination.polluted river image by Five Arrows from Fotolia.comWhen we see noxious odors spewing from factory smokestacks, smell the fumes as we drive down the highway, or see polluted water flowing into a stream...