Looking At Stem Cells And The Pulmonary Trap For COPD Patients

If you care for a loved one suffering with chronic pulmonary obstructive disease (COPD), you may worry about the progression of the disease once it gets to its final stages. Caring for a COPD patient can be heartbreaking as that person struggles to breathe, depending on a tank of oxygen wherever they may go. Treatments are available that may help your loved one breathe easier. Learn more about how stem cells are being used to slow down the progression of COPD. Read More 

An Innovative Treatment For Rotator Cuff Tears: Stem Cell Therapy

If you are having a serious rotator cuff problem, such as a tear, that does not respond to conventional treatments like rest and physical therapy, an intriguing alternative has recently been developed that is worth your consideration. This new approach for healing a rotator cuff tear is known as stem cell therapy. The following article takes a closer look at this compelling medical innovation.  Stem Cells  Stem cells are different from the typical cells in the body. They have the ability to turn into one of the body's other types of cells. Read More 

How To Help An In-Home Caregiver Be More Effective

If you have an older relative or friend, chances are good that you have procured them in-home care. This is extremely helpful because it ensures that there will be someone at your friend or relative's house regularly so that your friend or relative has companionship when you can't be there. It also helps ensure that your friend or relative is able to get the help that he or she needs eating, getting dressed, bathing, or cleaning the house. Read More 

3D Mammography: Are Your New Breast Lumps Fibrous Tissues Or Cancer?

If you have a history of fibrocystic breast disease, you may not be too concerned if you develop new lumps in your breasts, especially if it happens every time you menstruate. However, you may want to speak to a doctor about the new lumps in your breasts to ensure that the lumps aren't cancerous. Fibrocystic breast tissue can make it difficult to feel lumps that can be or become cancerous. Here's what you look for in your new lumps, how 3D mammograms work and why you should get one now. Read More 

The Non-Surgical Approach To Managing Hammertoe

Does one of your toes stay in the curled-up position unless you manually straighten it? You have hammertoe, a common condition in which the tendons in one of your toes shorten, leading to bending of the toe. Many people elect to have their hammertoes surgically corrected, but if you cannot undergo surgery or prefer to take a more conservative approach, you can help keep the hammertoe from getting worse – and also prevent associated pain and discomfort – by employing these tactics. Read More