5 Myths About Warts

 

Dermatology

From thumbs to toes and everything in between, warts can show up on the body and be a nuisance. Unattractive and sometimes painful, most people with warts would like them gone once they appear. However, if your grandmother told you to rub a raw potato on your wart to make it go away, or you…

Common Types of Aortic Conditions

 

Vascular System

Starting at the left ventricle of the heart, the aorta is the largest artery in the body. It supplies the body with oxygenated blood, making it vital to sustaining life. The aorta has four components that deliver blood to different areas, including the ascending aorta, the thoracic aorta, the descending thoracic aorta and the abdominal…

Improve Your Smile with a Lip Lift

 

Lip Lift

It is not just the dentist that can help create a beautiful smile. Your lips have a big impact on your smile and mouth appearance. If your upper teeth are hidden when you smile, you have a thin upper lip or the space between your lip and nose is too long, it can affect the…

Benefits of Adding an ND to Your Health Care Team

 

Talk to Doctor

For overall wellness, you may have many doctors as part of your health care team. You most likely have a primary physician and dentist; women are likely to have an OB/GYN for reproductive health. You may also have a dermatologist or other type of specialist. Another medical professional you should add is a naturopathic doctor…

Non-Surgical Treatment for a Meniscus Tear

 

Knee Pain

The meniscus is a layer of cartilage in the knee that protects the shinbone from rubbing against the thighbone. When a severe twist of the knee occurs, this layer of cartilage can tear. A meniscus tear can result in inflammation, pain, stiffness and difficult extending the knee. While rest, ice and physical therapy can relieve…

Symptoms and Treatment of Gallstone Pancreatitis

 

Gall Bladder

The pancreas is vital to the breakdown of foods in the digestive track. This small organ releases bile and enzymes into the small intestine to help breakdown foods. A small duct connects the pancreas with the upper small intestine; if this duct is blocked, it can cause acute pancreatitis which can cause pain, illness and…

Physical Therapy for Arthritis

 

Dermatology

There is no cure for arthritis, but there are treatments to help you improve your quality of life. If you suffer from arthritis, physical therapy can help you find ways to minimize pain and improve your mobility. Physical therapists specialize in helping the body move safely and effectively, helping those with various health conditions including…

Common Vehicle Accident Back and Neck Injuries

 

Back Pain

Vehicle accidents injure millions of people each year in the U.S. Musculoskeletal injuries of the neck, back and spine are amongst the most common injuries reported after an auto accident. These injuries can seem minor at first, but many can cause long-term pain and mobility problems. Here are some of the most common back and…

Side Effects of Constricted Nasal Cavities

 

Enlarged turbinate

When the nasal cavities or passages become constricted due to inflammation, scar tissue, polyps or changes in your sinuses, it can affect many aspects of your day-to-day life. Many people live with chronic sinus or nasal issues, dealing with the side effects. If you have trouble breathing through your nose, you could be experiencing many…

Treating Lymphatic Malformations

 

young child with father after pediatric plastic surgery

Lymphatic malformations are rare, affecting an estimated one out of 4,000 children. These benign, fluid-filled masses usually become apparent at birth or within the first two years, but some lymphatic malformations may not appear until adulthood. These formations can appear anywhere in the body but are most common in the head and neck region. The…