A Bit More Healthy Archive March 2011

Superbug Invades Hospitals

Superbug Invades Hospitals

Healthcare providers can't just wash their hands of this.

HEALTH Some antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections result from unhygienic environments. The superbug that is now spreading across the country is called carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP).

It’s Dysautonomia, Not Laziness

It’s Dysautonomia, Not Laziness

Dysautonomia (or POTS) can affect digestive, skeletal, respiratory and cardiovascular systems.

HEALTH Something is wrong. You know you're sick but family, friends and perhaps even physicians disagree. Your eyes may be dry; vision is blurred. You have headaches, dizziness, fatigue, excessive thirst, intestinal issues, irregular heartbeat, nerve pain or numbness, and joint pain.

Healthcare Embraces Apple iPad

Healthcare Embraces Apple iPad

Does the Apple iPad domination of healthcare negate wall posters?

TECHNOLOGY With a growing list, today the iTunes App Store has 5,389 apps for the iPhone and/or iPad. And this doesn't include the custom solutions deployed or in development by healthcare agencies.

Ingest Potassium Iodide To Protect Thyroid In Nuclear Emergency?

Ingest Potassium Iodide To Protect Thyroid In Nuclear Emergency?

Will nuclear plant meltdown in Fukushima, Japan affect other nations?

DISASTER On March 11, 2011, Japan experienced the worst disaster since WWII. This multifaceted crisis began with a magnitude 9 earthquake off the coast of Sensai. Its eastern coast was pounded with tsunamis three stories high.

Crashing From A Sugar High

Crashing From A Sugar High

Have you ever felt a powerful urge to sleep after a meal?

HEALTH The urge can be so strong that some people pass out right on the floor or drop their head on their desk at work. It sounds similar to a diabetic coma. Could it be hyperglycemia? Metabolically, what's going on?

I Feel So Bad, I Could Spit: Coughing Up Sputum

I Feel So Bad, I Could Spit: Coughing Up Sputum

Are you sick of phlegm?

HEALTH Have you heard, "There's a bug going around?" What does that really mean? Often it refers to a virus but it may also indicate a bacterial infection. Some people have flu-like symptoms. There may be chills, body aches, fatigue and fever. Pulmonary and nasal passages may get involved with a sore throat, sneezing or coughing.

Fellatio and Cunnilingus HPV

Fellatio and Cunnilingus HPV

Is oral sex safe sex?

HEALTH Viewer Discretion: Young children are often taught that one's eyes, hands, or other body parts focused below the waist is nasty conduct. As teens reach puberty, hormones, curiosity, peer pressure as well as misinformation spread through the Internet and various forms of entertainment exert a powerful influence on social norms.

Don’t Forget to Laugh

Don’t Forget to Laugh

If you're not laughing, it may be an early sign of dementia.

HEALTH It seems some people are funny by nature. They find irony in nearly every social setting. Others in the same situations fail to see the humor and may, in fact, chastise the drollery one as buffoonish. Is the spontaneity of humor attributed to genetics or environment?

Is There A Doctor In the House?

Is There A Doctor In the House?

If you trust Google more than your doctor, then maybe it's time to switch doctors.

HEALTH Do you use the Internet as a powerful tool for medical research or one to discredit your own symptoms in the eyes of medical professionals? As is the case with most tools, whether it be an electric drill or precision laser, balanced skillful use is required for optimum benefit.