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Sports and School Physical: What You Need To Know

With the onset of another school year comes the preparation for extracurricular activities that help engage students in any number of ways. Students interested in playing school sports have additional responsibilities with regard to that preparation, primarily involving having a sports physical conducted by their pediatrician or a medical professional.  The Difference Between a Sports and School Physical That task is something that’s required in virtually every school district in… Read More

How Does Stress Affect Diverticulitis?

One of the inescapable facts of modern life is that stress will come calling in one form or another for every person. It might be job-related, family situations could be the cause or it may be the byproduct of something like a poor diet that’s now delivering pain and causing stress. A Developing Problem Not dealing with the effects of stress is never a solution due to the cumulative effect… Read More

Costochondritis: Causes and Symptoms 


Costochondritis is an inflammation in the chest where the upper ribs are joined to the sternum, or breast bone, by cartilage. It is a condition that is usually not life threatening and will often go away without treatment, but because of the symptoms, should not be ignored. When children or adolescents feel chest pains, a common diagnosis is costochondritis, between 10 and 30 percent of cases, but a cause for… Read More

Chest Pain From Pneumonia

Chest Pain from Pneumonia

Disclaimer: This article is intended to inform and educate about chest pain from Pneumonia. It is not intended to help you diagnose or treat your condition. If you have any questions, then you should consult with your health care provider. An Overview Of Chest Pain from Pneumonia Pneumonia is an infection that affects the air sacs in the lungs. It causes the air sacs to fill with fluid. Some of… Read More

Acid Reflux Chest Pain: Causes and Treatments

acid reflux chest pain

Acid Reflux Chest Pain Acid reflux is a feeling of burning pain around the lower chest area which is caused by stomach food, bile, and others, churning out (reflux) back into the esophagus. It is also known as heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). In this article we will discuss the many symptoms and causes of acid reflux chest pain as well as some possible treatments. Symptoms of Acid Reflux… Read More

Common Causes Of Chest Pain

common causes of chest pain

Chest pain is one of the primary reasons people visit the emergency room. While this type of pain is a sign of a heart attack which is life-threatening, there are other conditions that can cause it as well. The following is an overview of the most common causes of chest pain and how to know when it is time to seek medical attention. Acid Reflux Chest Pain Acid reflux is… Read More

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a chronic gastrointestinal disorder. It is also commonly referred to as functional bowel disease or spastic colon. While there are varying degrees of symptoms among individuals, there are some common factors that can contribute to the discomfort that individuals often experience. Learning about the symptoms and possible triggers for the onset of these symptoms can help to more effectively manage the disorder. The most common… Read More

Kidney Disorders

kidney disorders

Kidney Disorders Kidneys are crucial organs in the human body. They are responsible for purifying blood through excretion of waste and retaining enough water to keep the body hydrated. Kidney disorders, therefore, means that the kidney is damaged hence cannot cleanse the blood. Consequently, waste builds up in the body. Chronic kidney diseases develop over an extended period mostly due to diabetes or high blood pressure. Acute kidney diseases happen… Read More



  Constipation is something that everyone experiences and no one likes to talk about. Many people wonder if their bowel habits are normal or cause for concern, but they avoid discussing this issue with their doctor because they are too embarrassed. However, it is important to be honest about your bowel movements and stool consistency because these are important indicators of overall health. Hard stools and infrequent bowel movements, a… Read More

Urinary Tract Disorders

urinary tract disorders

Urinary tract disorders can involve more than one organ, such as one or both kidneys, one or both ureters, the bladder, or the urethra. In men, a UTD can involve one or both testes, the prostate, or the epididymis. Most often, a Urinary Tract Infection will occur in the lower urinary tract but sometimes infects the upper urinary tract. A doctor will usually be able to diagnose based on the symptoms but… Read More