MRSA stands for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus. It is known as a 'super-bug' to many healthcare professionals. Staphylococcus Aureus is a type of bacteria that can be found on the skin and in the nasal passages of anyone at any age. Although it usually does not cause a problem, staph aureus can cause infections in various parts of the body. It can cause pneumonia (lung), endocarditis (heart), wound infections (abscess).
In a world where image is everything, we all want to put our best face forward. Acne is a skin disorder, often chronic, that causes associated inflammation and irritation of the hair follicles. The follicles are enlarged, filled with bacteria, sebum (an oily substance produced by the skin), and skin cells.
If you have been to the doctor recently, you may have heard the term BMI used. It stands for Body Mass Index. BMI is used to help determine if someone is in a healthy weight range. This tool has been around for a long time; since the 1800’s. Much like today, it was used to measure obesity. It wasn’t until the 1980’s that BMI became a standardized tool used and accepted all over the world. In a nutshell, BMI determines if your weight is within a healthy range based on comparative measurements of height and weight.
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome, IBS, describes a group of uncomfortable symptoms that can cause abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, constipation and/or diarrhea. IBS is also known as spastic colon or spastic colitis. IBS is diagnosed when the symptoms and bowel changes occur for 3 or more months.