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Orthopedic Surgery: A Brief History

download (16)Orthopedic surgery is the area of medicine concerned with the musculoskeletal system. While the name may seem to imply only surgical procedures, doctors work to correct orthopedic issues using both surgical and non-surgical means. Physicians who specialize in this area treat trauma, sports injuries, infections, degenerative diseases, congenital disorders, and tumors.

Beginning With Children

Nicholas Andry coined the name orthopedic surgery in 1741. The word comes from the Greek “orthros,” which means “straight” or “correct,” and “paidion,” which means “child.” The term was first seen in his book, “The Art of Correcting and Preventing Deformities in Children,” which was designed to help parents understand their child’s malformation. Initially, the field was geared towards identifying and correcting spinal and bone deformities in children. Andry advocated the use of manipulation, splinting, and exercise as treatments.

Andry wasn’t alone in his quest to help children. One of the first orthopedic surgery institutes was opened in 1780 by Jean-Andre Venel. Physicians working there dedicated their talents to assisting children with skeletal deformities. At this institute, Venel and his staff created ways to treat spine curvature and even developed the first

The Differences Between Chiropractors And Osteopaths

download (14)When the philosophies are your point of comparison, the differences between these two health practices are subtle. It only becomes obvious if you take a deeper look into their scope of practice and educational requirements. Both actually subscribe to the whole body concept of treatment. Osteopaths believe that lack of blood flow will lead to disease while chiropractors believe that nerve interference can result to diseases.


This was founded in 1860s by a medical doctor and surgeon who served various military bases. In 1864, his 3 children died because of spinal meningitis so he began studying the relationship between the musculoskeletal system and disease.

It is further emphasized that this form of medical care has been founded on the philosophy that all body systems depend on one another to achieve good health. When it comes to the scope of practice of osteopathic physicians, they can already prescribe medicine and perform surgery whenever necessary. They strongly believe in the philosophy of treating the whole person as one rather than treating just the symptoms. Today, the number of professionals performing manipulation has decreased as more and more

Common Symptoms and Signs of IBS

download (15)People suffering from irritable bowel syndrome generally experience symptoms that cause discomfort. When these issues occur, people often seek the assistance of a doctor. A physician can assess a patient’s condition to make an IBS diagnosis. After diagnosis, the next step involves treatment to relieve distress.

Common Symptoms

A physician will assess a patient’s symptoms to determine whether IBS is possible. Anyone who experiences issues such as bloating, excess gas, and pain in the lower abdomen might be feeling signs of a possible problem. In addition, marked changes in bowel movement patterns and mucus present in stools could also indicate a problem. The doctor will ask questions to learn about the level and timing of symptoms. Generally, someone is more likely to be experiencing irritable bowel syndrome if these issues have been a problem for at least six months. Another common way to assess symptoms is the frequency of abdominal pain. If this type of discomfort occurs at least three days out of each month, lasting for a minimum of three months, a problem could be present. The doctor will ask additional questions about this

7 Myths and Facts About Concussion Recovery

download (13)Concussions can be mild, misunderstood, and even misdiagnosed altogether. With the commonality we see today in concussions among athletes, there’s a lot of buzz among players and non-athletes alike that may or may not be true about concussions and concussion recovery. Here are seven myths, and their factual counterparts, about concussion recovery.

1. MYTH: If you didn’t pass out you don’t have a concussion.

FACT: One of the telling signs of a concussion and the grade of severity was loss of consciousness. However today there are people who have experienced a range of symptoms and signs that are just as important in identifying a concussion as passing out. Healthcare experts suggest injuries where the individual loses consciousness are actually not any more severe than those that don’t. However, the less dramatic symptoms can lead to misdiagnosing someone who actually may have a concussion.

2. MYTH: If your cat scan is clear, you’re in the clear.

FACT: Concussion damage actually occurs on the cellular level, according to Mark Lovell, Ph.D. Thus, a CAT scan will not pick up the changes that occur within the cells. It will, however,

Cinnamon and Your Health

download (12)“Cinnamon” has a close relationship with humankind from the very early stage. Ancient people used its aromatic, medicinal and preservative elements for various uses. Early and late Biblical records states that cinnamon has used for ointment preparation as well as fragrance. It was clearly mentioned in the Bible under articles related to “Mosses” as well as King Solomon’s songs.

Ceylon cinnamon is a major verity of cinnamon. This cinnamon is variety native to Sri Lanka, It was considered as a main trade spice in history. During the regiments of ancient Kings’, the best cinnamon was selected and traditionally trained workers only allowed involving in the peeling process. Even today the best cinnamon peeling secrets and techniques was inhabited from those generations and it is highly effecting for the quality of the Sri Lankan Cinnamon among other countries.

Mainly cinnamon has two verities depending on origin of the source. Both are from Lauraceae botanical family. The most recognized and valued verity is “Ceylon Cinnamon” – Cinnamomum verum / Cinnamomum zeylanicum (CZ). And the common and cousin verity is “Cinnamomum Cassia“. While Ceylon cinnamon is native to

Top 6 Emerging Trends in Medical Devices

download (11)1. Internet-of-things: According to MarketResearch.com, the healthcare IoT market is slated to be at $117 billion by 2020. As a disruptive technology, IoT facilitates real time capture of data through smart sensors and wearable devices, exchanges the captured information on Cloud and with BI/Analytical tools, analyzes the information streams much rapidly than conventional means. The massive use of embedded systems is ushering in a “connect everywhere – every time” culture along with parallel trends of home and industrial automation, and smart cities where GPS functionalities are weaved into every movement. The consequences are numerous: from remote monitoring to ATM-like machines which can dispense drugs after a check-up from providers thousands of miles away.

2. Increasing Use of BI and Analytics: Healthcare BI and analytics, a market projected to cross US$18.7 Billion by 2020, is undergoing a silent transformation as there is greater demand for tools and solutions which can plug the missing gap in visualizing real business challenges and solutions through existing healthcare data. According to a PwC survey, it was found that over 95% of CEOs in healthcare companies are looking for ways

How Good Are Health Articles?

download (10)Most people tend to appreciate that the internet carries a wide range of health article and related material, and most people would probably accept that some of this material is of a highly dubious quality.

The paradox of the internet is that anyone can access virtually any type of information about anything, and at the same time that anyone can produce any piece of information about anything.

Given the nature of health and people’s concerns and desire for information, trying to assess how reliable and good the health article is can be in fact very difficult. Anyone can write anything about any health-related issue, and publish it on-line with virtually no criticism or sanction or need to prove or verify any type of source.

Although in theory people can differentiate between different types of written material, it is also true that anything in print carries with it a degree of authority simply by virtue of it being print. This has always been acknowledged about books, newspapers and magazines, and is also true to a large extent about health articles on-line.

Health articles that are written in

Healthcare and Prior Authorization

download (9)The term prior authorisation has a specific meaning within the concept of health care and health insurance, and has a fundamental effect on virtually all of the procedures and clinical assessments that an individual is likely to come up against in the context of their health insurance policy.

Health insurance differs from other types of insurance policies in a number of ways, but in the context of the term prior authorisation there is a fundamental difference that has to be appreciated. In most other types of insurance, an event or catastrophe occurs, and as long as such event is covered under the terms of the insurance policy, then the insurance company is liable to pay subject to terms and conditions etc. There is an implicit contract between the individual and insurance company, where the individual pays the company some money, and the company pays the individual money if and when an event that is insured against happens.

Health insurance is different. An individual pays the insurance company a premium, and if the individual requires any type of assessment, test or clinical procedure, they essentially

7 Tips For A Speedy Knee Replacement Recovery

download (8)A total knee replacement is a serious type of orthopedic surgery. Such a major procedure can mean a long and stressful recovery period. However, while a recovery period after an orthopedics procedure like a total knee replacement is inevitable, there are things you can do during the rehabilitation process to make it progress more quickly and easily.

1. Take Rehab Seriously

The rehabilitation process is one of the most effective ways to speed up healing. Listen to your doctor’s instructions and follow them carefully in order to ensure a successful recovery.

2. Avoid Stress on Knee

After you undergo a total knee replacement, it might be tempting to try to return to your normal daily activities as soon as possible after surgery. However, staying away from heavy lifting, avoiding twisting your knee, and incorporating as much rest as possible into your daily schedule can actually help quicken the healing process.

3. Incorporate Supplements and Vitamins into your Diet

At your follow-up orthopedic appointment, question your doctor about what vitamins and supplements he or she believes would be helpful for you to add to your daily diet. Vitamins and supplements

What Happens During And After A Kidney Transplant Surgery

download (7)The main function of kidneys is to filter the waste products from the body and convert them to urine. Kidney transplant is necessary when there is a case of kidney failure. The failed or diseased kidney is then replaced with a healthy one. However, a suitable donor needs to be found for the transplant. When a suitable donor is available, the transplant center will notify you and an appointment is fixed.

There will be some general instructions to be followed before you go to the hospital. One very basic requirement is to not eat or drink anything for the number of hours specified. Make sure that you take all your prescribed medicines. Also, make sure that you take all your previous test results and hospital papers. At the transplant center, you will undergo some basic tests. Even if they were previously performed, make sure that you undergo these tests as they will confirm whether new conditions have not developed since the last tests.

Once the kidney is found to be a match for you, the surgery must be performed as soon as possible. Kidney transplant

Healthy Habits That Make You Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise

download (6)There’s plenty of material out there, exhorting the value of a healthy lifestyle, to maintain good health. However despite all this, people fail to follow through on their resolutions. Why is it so? You do not need any of the fad diets to maintain an optimum level of health. Basically it comes down to this:

Eat less, eat right, exercise more, reduce stress, maintain a positive mental attitude, cut down on alcohol, and get rid of the smoking habit, that’s it!

Human beings are creatures of habit, and as the saying goes, we make our habits, and our habits make us.

If you keep doing something daily, and deliberately, on a consistent basis for 6 weeks or more, and you make it fun, it becomes a habit.

So what are the habits that help you reach your objective?

1. Diet:- Cut down/eliminate junk food (fries, burgers)/sugary drinks, which if consumed on a consistent basis could lead to obesity, heart and blood vessel problems, to name a few.

2. Eat a bowl of freshly cut vegetables daily (carrots, beets, tomatoes, and cucumbers)- the more colorful the vegetables, the better. They

Why Individuals Prefer Visiting Surgery Clinics

download (5)Visiting health experts is important to help individuals maintain their health. However, there are cases when visiting experts in hospitals is quite impossible due to the increasing number of patients who are also seeking for medical help, most especially medical surgeries. Because of this, more and more individuals are now going to surgery clinics.

Surgery clinics are quite similar to hospitals. However, they are smaller. Apart from that, the medical rates are higher than the hospitals. Even so, individuals still visit surgery clinics since they can provide wonderful benefits that can match their needs. Below are some of the benefits.

More personalized service

First and foremost, clinics can provide you with more a personalized service. This is possible since health experts can focus on the treatments needed to help you. Aside from that, health experts in clinics have more time in finding the right treatment you need. As a result, they can create a personalized service to ensure that your medical needs are addressed properly.

Faster recovery

Another benefit of opting for surgery clinics is you can recover faster. Of course, surgical procedures in clinics and hospitals are

Why It’s Crucial To Know Family Health History

download (3)The moment one walks into a family practice to set up their health care, they are handed a stack of papers to fill out. Among them is the family history worksheet. Anyone that hasn’t done one of these will be extra thrilled to get it, actually they should be!

While it takes some time, a family health worksheet issued by a family practice can make a huge difference in the level of care that individual receives. Learn more about why this step in the endless pile of paperwork is so very important to keeping oneself healthy and happy.

What is a Family Medical History?

The family medical history paperwork is basically a record of health information concerning the new patient or a family member who is entering a new family practice. It is a complete record from three generations to include parents, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, grandparents, cousins, brothers and sisters as well as children.

The reason it is so important is because families have many health issues in common. Their environment, genes, and lifestyle are typically much alike. Relaying any conditions or disorders may help a

Today Is a Rest Day!

images (3)It’s important to realize how vital rest between workouts are. They give the body a chance to rebuild and repair itself after an intense workout. Lifting weights and/or doing body weight exercises causes micro tears in your muscles. Resting allows the body to repair these muscles and because of the stress put on these muscles your body automatically rebuilds them a little stronger and bigger than before. Isn’t the body a wonderful thing?

BUT, a rest day doesn’t mean you lie on the couch all day drinking soda and eating potatoes chips! You need to do three things. These three things will speed your recovery and prepare you for your next workout session.

1. Flood your body with nutrients from real foo;. juice and or smoothies, lots of veggies, fruit, lean protein and water. Your body desperately needs these to repair & rebuild. You should make a point to drink plenty of fluids as your body needs to hydrate itself after an intense workout. I also like to add a scoop of whey protein powder to my smoothies giving my muscles a boost.

2. Do some

Is Paranoia Total Awareness When It Comes to Health?

download (2)I have yet to meet many adults who weren’t interested in staying healthy, but each of us being unique find are own paths. Perhaps it begins with our parents telling us to do certain things like eat a good breakfast, or bouts of illness we experiences during our lifetimes. I believe that keeping healthy is amazing when it comes to quality of life, not always in terms of longevity. As far as I know there are two things we can’t choose, when we are born, and when we die. I also think many unhealthy choices are out of our control, the air we breathe, the chemicals in the food we ingest, our genes, and the viruses we acquire unknowingly from others. It would seem that what is considered good for us today, might be frowned upon in the future. Therefore becoming paranoid about a person’s health could be an exercise in futility. Here is what I mean in these terms.

As I mentioned above quality of life is very important for our well-being. My Mother used to say to me hard work never killed

Is Turmeric Curcumin A Healthy Alternative?

images (2)Majority of the way a person live these days are quicker, while fast foods are perfect diets since it’s a grab and go for individuals with very busy schedules. As a result of convenient diet, the overall health is compromise and the average lifespan becomes shorter. This is exactly why health advocates are now encouraging people to find healthy alternatives and turmeric curcumin is one of those.

Many years ago in some Asian countries, turmeric is already part of their traditional medicine and even until today it is still widely used in those places. However, the medicinal properties of this amazing herb have not been popularly known in most western countries. Though in progressive nations there are now some interests and scientific researches about the real benefits of this understated spice – turmeric.

Turmeric is known as the spice that gives curry a yellow color and makes dishes more flavorful. But it’s more than that, what some people don’t know is it has curcumin. The said active ingredient has medicinal qualities since it has strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. The curcumin content in a

A Brief Discussion of Common Incontinence Aids

images (1)Urinary incontinence or incontinence is the medical term used for loss of bladder control. This problem is mostly observed among elderly people, but younger individuals suffering from diabetes and neurological disorders might also develop incontinence. In this article, we will be discussing a few of the more commonly used incontinence aids that can prevent being embarrassed in public.


The first item we will be discussing is the incontinence brief. Incontinence briefs are also often referred to as protective underwear. There are many different types, each of which will service the same purpose i.e. offering you protection against accidental urine leakage or urination. Which type of brief to use will depend on the level of incontinence; both light and heavy options are available. Consideration should also be given to activity level of the person wearing the brief.

There are reusable and disposable briefs; both are available in a large range of sizes. Those designed for one time use often looks like infant diapers. You will also come across briefs that are reusable and possess a more sophisticated look; these pieces are usually better options for people

Here’s Why You Should Look at Health and Fitness As a Lifestyle Change

imagesWondering why fitness is really a lifestyle change? Well let’s take a look at a recent exercise study that was conducted. The study concluded that exercise can assist people who would traditionally fail at quitting their smoking habit, find a way to eventually quit smoking. Yes, that is correct, exercise can be used as a vehicle to help an individual stop smoking. And here is the reason behind it.

As we all know the ills of life can get us down which often leads to some form of emotional distress. And sometimes a person needs a way to help cope with this emotional distress. This is where exercise comes in, if you were to talk with the majority of people who exercise on a frequent basis, they would tell you how they are able to combat emotional stress by using fitness as a coping strategy.

Fitness helps the body to release endorphin’s which kind of give the body an emotional high like in the example of “runner’s high”. If you are a runner or even an avid walker you can understand how much better you feel

Overview of Endoscopic Spine Surgery

download (1)In the past, the only way for professional doctors to take care of back problems was through open surgeries on the spine. The issue with this was that there was major cutting done through the skin and muscles in order to gain access to the area of the spine that needed attention. This was a much more painful surgery that required and extended recovery period.

The overview of endoscopic spine surgery shows that it can assist with many different types of conditions. Just one of the things that can be helped out with this type of procedure includes nerve compression relief of the spinal column. This is known as one of the most painful conditions when it comes to back problems.

Endoscopic spine surgery is something that is generally done on an outpatient basis. The patient can check in, get the surgery done, and as long as everything goes well, go back home with an at-home treatment plan that very same day. The main focus of this type of surgery is to assist in getting back to a more normal quality of life.

This type of