Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a long lasting disease that can affect your brain, spinal cord and the optic nerves in your eyes. MS can affect everyone differently MS occurs when your immune system attacks fatty material called Myelin. Myelin wraps...

Children’s Heat Stress Safety

Children’s Heat Stress Safety Facts about heat stress safety for children A child’s body heats up 3-5 times faster than an adult’s body Children’s heat stroke deaths have been recorded in every month of every year in all fifty states More than half of heat...

Quadriceps Strain

Quadriceps Strain The quadriceps consists of four separate parts. Rectus femoris which is located in the middle of the thigh. It covers most of the quadriceps muscles. It originates on the ilium. Vastas Medialis which is located on the medial side of the femur. Vastas...

Herniated Disc

Herniated Disc Herniated Disc – Refers to a problem with one of the rubbery cushions found between the individual bones that make up your spine. The spinal disc is similar to a soft doughnut covered with a tough exterior. When the “jelly-like” soft...

Meniscus Tears Signs Symptoms and Causes

Meniscus Tears  Meniscus tears are damage to the meniscus, the cartilage that contains the knee. This often occurs with age, wear and tear of the meniscus and twisting of the knee. The meniscus is a piece of cartilage that provides a cushion between your thighbone...

Knee Effusion Signs Symptoms and Treatments

Knee Effusion Signs Symptoms and Treatments Knee effusion is the build-up of fluid inside the knee, usually from inflammation. Known as water on the knee According to the MediLexicon Medical Dictionary, knee effusion is a large bursa between the inferior part of the...

How your Body Regulates Temperature

How your Body Regulates Temperature   Perspiration/Evaporation The brain knows when to start sweating because of the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus helps the body maintain homeostasis in the body, which from a temperature standpoint means that the hypothalamus...

Heat-Related Illnesses

Heat-Related Illnesses There are three different stages of heat-related illness. The first stage is heat cramps. This is usually the first sign of heat exhaustion or heat stroke. There is no certain cause for heat cramps; however, it is believed that they are caused...