Healthy Living : Health & Medical
Cold packs are used to treat injuries such as muscle sprains and strains. Cold packs are the commercial equivalent of ice packs. There are three types of cold packs: gel packs, instant cold packs and instant cold gel packs. The gel packs are simply filled with colored gel and are frozen or refrigera
Etiquette can be defined as rules governing socially accepted behavior. Most people believe there are certain rules of decorum which we should followed in our daily lives. Although not usually discussed in genteel settings, toilet seat etiquette is one area frequently taken for granted or completely
Coming up with a list of items for someone needing a soft diet (such as after dental surgery) can be a bit challenging. Oral surgery can leave the mouth tender for quite a few days and stitches are never fun. I'm hoping the ideas in this eHow will help you get creative in cooking for someone requiri
Losing weight for most people is a matter of mathematics. One pound is 3,500 calories. If you cut out 500 calories a day, you will typically lose one pound every week. By replacing empty calories with low-calorie healthy alternatives, you can lose weight and feel great. Read up on what low calorie
Color therapy, or chromotherapy, is an alternative form of medicine based on the idea that because colors resonate at different frequencies, certain colors can treat different problems in the body by resonating the frequency that the body lacks in order to heal itself. While this treatment is hotly
Both a wheelchair user and any attendants she might have must be aware of potential vehicle dangers.Yellow Dog Productions/Lifesize/Getty ImagesWheelchairs are useful vehicles that allow disabled individuals a large degree of movement. Wheelchairs are as likely to get into danger as any...
The preparation of a sterile field includes the use of sterile draping and sterilized surgical implements to prevent the transfer of infectious microorganisms to a susceptible patient. The patient is draped with sterile cloth, and the surgical area is thoroughly scrubbed with antimicrobial chemicals
The pine tree is made into a myriad of beneficial products.pine-tree image by Filip Pivarci from Fotolia.comLong ago, Native Americans used pine needles to prevent scurvy and stuffed their mattresses with them to repel lice and fleas. Used throughout the ages by most cultures in the world...
With gasoline prices shooting up globally, it pushes automobile manufacturers to explore rechargeable means of energy such as electricity and solar energy. Over the last few years, different companies have introduced battery operated electric cars. However, the safety of electric cars is a widesprea
Plastic is used to make a variety of items, from drink containers to heavy duty piping. Plastic manufacturers have also found ways to recycle old plastic, such as high density polyethylene (HDPE). Used HDPE containers can be broken down into pellet sizes. These pellets, or regrind, are typically mel
Exposure to benzene can cause respiratory, neurological and reproductive disorders, as well as cancer. It is an important industrial solvent, but exposure can also come from tobacco smoke, auto exhaust and gas station fumes. In the home, exposure can come from exposure to paints, glues, detergents a
Sinus congestion or nasal congestion occurs when the sinuses become blocked, typically by an excess secretion of mucus. This is typically a side effect of the cold or flu. It can be accompanied by a bacterial infection. Typical treatments include decongestant medications that can be purchased ove
Red yeast rice has long been a part of traditional Chinese medicine. It is also used in many parts of Asia as a dietary staple. Red yeast rice has a number of beneficial compounds. However, it is one of those compounds that has led to a legal debate over whether it is a supplement or a drug. That co
Blood types and diet are based on the idea that one has a genetic heritage dating back to primitive times. The genetic information is passed on; therefore, people with one blood type differ in nutritional needs than another and certain blood types might be more prone to disease. According to dadamo.
Premature babies, sick babies or babies from mothers that do not produce milk still need the benefits that human milk provides. Human milk banks have been established around the world and accept human milk from donors to give to babies in need. Mothers and babies both find this a wonderful gift, and
Sanitizing gym equipment is a concern. No longer an afterthought, it's taken on new proportions. Millions of Americans are noticing more and more how clean their surroundings are. The urge to cleanse your hands immediately after you have touched a piece a gym equipment is greater than ever. That's