Health A-Z

  • December 22, 2012 12:49 AM

    The Importance of Controlling Blood Sugar Levels

    As a basic energy source for much of the operations of your body, glucose is a very important aspect for your health. Glucose is used for most of the processes in your body including the production of ATP, food digestion and cellular respiration. Since it is easily used by your body without having to be broken down first or gotten from another area of your body, blood glucose is very important to the proper functioning of your body.

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  • November 9, 2012 7:19 AM

    Hyperthyroidism: causes, symptoms and treatment options

    The thyroid gland is one of the most important endocrine glands and a producer of hormones cruicial for proper function of human body. The main hormones produced by the thyroid gland are triiodothyronine (T3), tetraiodothyronine (T4 or thyroxine) and calcitonin, which has a certain role in calcium level adjustment in the human body. Hyperthyroidism is caused by over production of some or all thyroid hormones.

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  • November 8, 2012 8:07 AM

    What You Should Know About Knee Arthroscopy

    Knee arthroscopy is a procedure where the doctor, usually an orthopedist, visually examines the knee with an arthroscope, which is a fiber optic instrument with a lighted tip. The images of the joint will be projected on a video screen. Knee arthroscopy is one of the most common joint surgeries performed.

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  • November 8, 2012 12:38 AM

    Tennis Elbow: causes, symptoms and treatment options

    The human body consists of about 600 skeletal muscles. Typically, a skeletal muscle consists of the beginning, which attaches the muscle to the bone, the belly consisting mainly of bundle of fibers and the tendon (muscle insertion), which connects the muscle to the bone. Due to the fact that the muscle is fixed to the bone on both ends, a contraction results in a movement such as bending of a joint (e.g. flexion ) or straightening of a joint (e.g. extension).

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  • November 7, 2012 8:13 AM

    All about the pancreas

    The leaf-shaped gland known as the pancreas is about 6 inches long and is situated at the back of the stomach, deep in the abdominal cavity. It is part of the body’s complex digestive system, which is made up of the digestive tract and its associated organs – three pairs of salivary glands, the gallbladder, the liver and the pancreas.

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