Topics of Interest

Sudden onset pelvic pain

Sudden onset pelvic pain is usually severe and can be associated with nausea, vomiting, fever or backache. It is an emergency and urgent management is required. The most common causes are gynecologic in origin such as ectopic pregnancy, ovarian cyst, ruptured ovarian cyst, torsion of tube and ovary, fibroid degeneration or pelvic inflammatory disease.

Other causes […]

Antioxidant Agents and Antiaging

Antioxidant agents and antiaging capabilities are being studied and some intriguing facts are emerging.

Vitamin C or ascorbic acid is a direct antioxidant. It is abundant in citrus fruits and berries. It also aids in collagen production.
Vitamin E as alpha tocopherol and tocotrienols found in olive oil, asparagus, almonds, nuts, green leafy vegetables, spinach and wheat […]

Glycemic Index and Your Health

Glycemic index (GI) has to do with how quickly the foods you eat are broken down into glucose. Fast is bad and slow is good. Foods that have a high Glycemic Index break down into glucose quickly and cause a sudden surge in your blood glucose- blood sugar level. This causes a big insulin surge […]

Pregnancy Basics

During pregnancy your baby is inside the amniotic sac which is a bag of fluid. The placenta transfers oxygen and nutrients to the baby. The umbilical cord connects the baby to the placenta. The uterus stretches as the baby grows.

During your pregnancy vitamin, mineral, protein,vegetable, fruit and water intake is very important. It is also […]

More On Smoking

It is known that Nicotine causes blood vessels to constrict. In addition, there are more than 4000 toxic substances in cigarettes that are harmful to the entire human body. That means there’s 4001 more reasons to quit smoking now!

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HPV (Human Papilloma Virus)

HPV causes cervical cancer, cervical intraepithelial neoplasia and genital warts. There are over 100 different types of HPV. About 40 of these infect the genital tract. Types 16 and 18 cause 65% of cervical cancers. It is known that 20 million individuals in the US are currently infected and every year 6.2 million individuals become […]


Endometriosis affects females of the reproductive age. The inner lining ofthe uterus is called endometrium. This inner lining is normally built up monthly and shed during the period. Endometriosis consists of this type of endometrial tissue being found outside the uterus, in various areas. It usually manifests itself as nodules, lesions, implants or growths. More […]

You vs The Flu

The flu or influenza infects the nose,throat and lungs. Common symptoms are fever, chills, body aches, sore-throat,cough, fatigue and headaches. Some diarrhea and vomiting could occur. The flu spreads when someone spreads it through coughing, sneezing. Social distancing of about six feet can help protect you.

Frequent hand washing with soap for about 15 seconds is […]

The Common Cold vs H1N1

There are several differences in the way these two entities present clinically. Here we will list the differences in symptoms of the cold versus H1N1.

1) FEVER is rare with a cold. However in 80% of all flu cases fever is present. Temperature over 100 for a few days is seen with the flu.

2) COUGH With […]


There are genetic factors associated with Alzheimer’s disease. These genetic markers  are identified at Washington University School of Medicine by Alison M. Goate and John C. Morris. The genes recently identified are called clustrin (APOJ) on chromosome 8 and PICALM on chromosome 11. The clustrin gene is thought to be associated with the tendency to accumulation of amyloid and plaques. The PICALM gene is thought to […]