Lead Poisoning in Adults

Conversations about lead poisoning tend to revolve around children. This is with good reason, since children’s developing bodies are more susceptible to damage and the damage done may be significantly more severe. The focus on lead’s potential to harm children, …

Treating a Bone Spur

A bone spur is an excess growth of bone, usually smooth rather than sharp as the name suggests, that grows over an area of normal bone. Bone spurs can cause damage, inflammation, discomfort, or pain when they cause friction by …

Exercising my Fingers

Our hands do a lot for us, but we often take them for granted. They are also very delicate and complicated tools, made up of 27 bones and many more tendons, ligaments, and muscles. Simple exercises can help you strengthen …

Can Nightshades Make My Fingers Hurt?

Pain, swelling, and other discomfort in the fingers may be the result of inflammation, especially if you suffer from osteoarthritis. Doctors often recommend dietary changes such as increasing fruit, vegetable, and omega oil intake while cutting down on processed foods …

Preventing Food Allergies: One Morsel at a Time

Food allergies are a serious, and dangerous, reality for many Americans. Food allergies may cause symptoms varying from an irritating itchy sensation to life-threatening anaphylaxis. What makes food allergies even scarier is that the severity of reactions can change rapidly …