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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Is Your Pregnancy A Factor?

You might not expect to experience tingling, numbness or pain in your wrist or hand during pregnancy, but these symptoms are not as uncommon as you may think. Your symptoms may be caused by carpal tunnel syndrome, a condition that affects the median nerve at the wrist. While the majority of carpal tunnel cases are caused by repetitive motion stress, many pregnant women experience this condition as well.  What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Read More 

Understanding Chiropractic Adjustments: What Does “Popping” Your Joints Actually Do?

If you suffer from back pain or any type of joint problem, you may be considering visiting your local chiropractor for care. However, many first-time patients can be intimidated by the quick and deft motions of a skilled chiropractor -- and even more so by the audible "pop" sometimes elicited from a patient's bones. Fortunately, you can put your fears to rest by coming to understand just what is going on when a chiropractor performs an adjustment on his or her patient. Read More 

Rapid Prototyping Techniques: Taking A Look At The Basics, Advantages And Limitations Of Stereo-Lithography (SLA)

Gone are the days where parts need to be ordered and assembled from assembly lines. Instead, rapid prototyping in the health care industry has focused on numerous techniques that create the customized materials, tools and equipment needed in a matter of minutes. Stereo-lithography (SLA) is one of the most sought after technique. Although equipment that is needed for SLA can cost approximately $1 million apiece, the technology can produce customized products in an efficient manner. Read More 

Beating Acne Breakouts: Pantry Treatment Tips

Once thought to be a condition only plaguing adolescents and teenagers, acne can affect people of all ages. There are many commercial skin treatments to help combat outbreaks, but some of the most effective ones are actually hiding in your kitchen. Here's a look at a few acne treatment options for your breakouts without breaking the bank. Honey and Cinnamon Cinnamon is a natural antimicrobial, and honey is an antibiotic. When combined, the two pack a punch that acne simply can't stand up to. Read More 

3 Exotic Herbs With Surprising Health Benefits

You probably know that mint can help settle your stomach and chamomile can make you feel better when you're sick. If you're interested in alternative medicine at all, you may also be aware that basil has anti-inflammatory properties and that rose hips are good for helping bladder infections heal. However, there are many more herbs out there that have fantastic medicinal and healing properties that you may never have heard of. Read More