There’s Still Time to Get In Skiing Shape

Sport |

Heading for the slopes? Get in great ski shape with these tips and exercises that will soon have you effortlessly skiing down your favorite run. (more…)

How Is Cervical Cancer Diagnosed, Part 2

Cancer |

Abnormal smears are divided into three categories:

Atypical squamous or glandular cells of undetermined significance, or ASCUS/AGUS, which are mildly abnormal cells on the surface of the cervix.
Low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions, or LGSIL, which include human papilloma virus changes and mild dysplasia.
High-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions, or HGSIL, which include moderate dysplasia, severe dysplasia and carcinoma in situ.
These terms have markedly increased the number of Pap tests reported as “abnormal.” Most often with ASCUS/AGUS and LGSIL findings, the doctor will repeat the Pap test in three to six months, since many of these cases will revert to normal. However, if the repeat results are still abnormal, the woman should be advised to undergo colposcopy. (more…)

How It’s Done

Health |

CVS may be performed using a transcervical or transabdominal method, depending on which is safer for your pregnancy. The more common transabdominal method is similar to amniocentesis. You lie on the examining table and the doctor uses ultrasound to find a good spot to insert the needle. The site is swabbed with antiseptic and numbed with an injection of anesthetic. A guide needle is inserted through the abdominal wall into the uterus, then a smaller needle is threaded through the guide needle and some chorionic villi tissue is removed. Ultrasound is used throughout the procedure. Click here or on the picture above to see an illustration.

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A Homeopathic Way to Treat Arthritis

Pain Relief |

Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis are the two most common types of Arthritis.

Osteoarthritis is thought to result from the wear and tear of joints with increasing age, while Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease, in which one’s immune system attacks the body. In homeopathy, contrary to allopathy, the patient with similar pathological changes may need to be treated with different homeopathic medicines. (more…)