A Bit More Healthy Archive June 2010

Advantages of Probiotics

Advantages of Probiotics

Most doctors fail to address the collateral damage of broad-spectrum antibiotics.

NUTRITION Many patients are aware that powerful antibiotics kill sickening bacteria. Few understand that beneficial bacteria are sacrificed in the process. Even less realize that nearly 70 percent of the immune system involves the intestinal tract where roughly 500 species of flora reside in a population of about 100 trillion microorganisms.

Prevent Nosocomial Infections

Prevent Nosocomial Infections

A nosocomial infection is one that develops at least 48 to 72 hours after hospitalization.

HEALTH Perhaps you remember the 1950's and 60's when physicians still made house calls and they were more inclined to admit patients with recondite illnesses to a hospital "for observation" and testing.

Vocal Fold Nodule Symptoms

Vocal Fold Nodule Symptoms

Public speakers and singers may suffer from mild to severe benign vocal cord lesions.

HEALTH As they tighten and change position, vocal cords create sound by means of rapid changes in air pressure. Teachers, cheerleaders, politicians, actors, preachers and singers are persons most susceptible since they use their voices frequently in a loud setting.

The Battle Against HPV

The Battle Against HPV

The virus that causes oral cancer shares characteristics with cervical cancer.

HEALTH Imagine an invasion of over 120 soldiers. Four are special ops. Their sole intent is to get under your skin – a goal already achieved in more than three quarters of their targets. The prominent soldiers go by the names HPV-16, HPV-18, HPV-31, and HPV-45. They literally invade the skin with nearly invisible and often flat cancer-causing growths.