Aspiration Pneumonia

OVERVIEW OF ASPIRATION PNEUMONIA Aspiration pneumonia is a complication of lung aspiration. Lung aspiration happens when food, saliva, stomach acid, or...

Asphyxia Neonatorum

WHAT IS ASPHYXIA NEONATORUM? Asphyxia neonatorum is a condition that occurs in neonates. A neonate is a child between...

ADHD: Assess your Child’s Symptoms and Choose a Specialist

CHOOSING A SPECIALIST TO TREAT ADHD When attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) occurs in children, it may make them have difficulties such...

Low Cholesterol Egg Preparation

Low cholesterol egg preparation? You mean there’s a way I can prepare my eggs the low cholesterol way? I’m guessing this would...

Aspergillosis: The Basics

WHAT IS ASPERGILLOSIS? The Aspergillus fungus causes an infection, an allergic reaction or a fungal growth in a...

Aspergillus Precipitin Test

MEANING OF ASPERGILLUS PRECIPITIN TEST The Aspergillus precipitin test is a laboratory test that is performed on the blood....

Breast Lump: The Basics

A breast lump is usually noncancerous. What this means is that they might be benign. Finding a lump on your breast might...

Health Benefits of Beetroot

INTRODUCING THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF BEETROOT The botanical name for beetroot is Beta vulgaris. Beetroot is a vegetable. It is also...

Asperger’s Syndrome

Overview Asperger’s syndrome belongs to a group of disorders known as Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). They are neurological conditions, and Asperger's...

Bone Pain & Tenderness

What causes bone pain? The term "bone pain" refers to a penetrating and often very deep pain in the...

Ascites: Causes & Risk Factors

OVERVIEW OF ASCITES Ascites is a condition that results when greater than 25 milliliters (25mLs) of fluid accumulates in...

Aspartate Aminotransferase Test

MEANING OF ASPARTATE AMINOTRANSFERASE TEST An enzyme is a protein-like substance that is responsible for precipitating chemical reactions needed for normal...

Aseptic Technique

WHAT IS ASEPTIC TECHNIQUE? We all have microorganisms in our bodies. There are some good bacteria and some harmful...

Aseptic Meningitis

WHAT IS ASEPTIC MENINGITIS? Meningitis is an inflammation of the tissues that cover the brain and spinal cord. When the infection...

Ascariasis 101

WHAT IS ASCARIASIS? Ascariasis is an infection of the small intestine by the roundworm Ascaris lumbricoides. Roundworms are...

Health Benefits and Nutrition Facts of Watermelon

INTRODUCING THE HEALTH BENEFITS AND NUTRITION FACTS OF WATERMELON The scientific name for watermelon is Citrullus lanatus. The watermelon is a...

Asbestosis 101

WHAT IS ASBESTOSIS? When tiny particles of asbestos find their way to the lungs, they cause lung scarification and this condition...

Arthritis: The basics

INTRODUCTION TO ARTHRITIS Arthritis is an inflammation that can affect one or more joints. There are many different kinds...

Arteritis: The Basics

OVERVIEW OF ARTERITIS Arteriti is an inflammation of the arteries with a resultant damaging of the walls of the...

Arteriovenous Malformations

OVERVIEW OF ARTERIOVENOUS MALFORMATIONS The cardiovascular system is made up of the heart and blood vessels. The blood vessels...