How To Prepare For Your First Yoga Class

Yoga is a surprisingly restorative practice that can burn a few calories while improving your flexibility and your inner calm. If you are new to the practice, then a yoga class is just the thing to get you started right. The following tips can help you prepare for your first class. Dress comfortably Your clothing choices are the most important for comfort. Many people choose to wear leggings or loosely fitted yoga pants as well as a form-fitted shirt. [Read More]

What Can You Do To Prevent A Recurrence Of Skin Cancer?

After being diagnosed and treated for skin cancer, you have to be vigilant for dangers that could potentially lead to a recurrence. Your medical history leaves you more vulnerable to a recurrence than others. If you previously had skin cancer, here are some steps you can take to potentially prevent a recurrence.   Talk to Your Oncologist About Nicotinamide Researchers have found that nicotinamide has been useful in preventing the recurrence of skin cancer. [Read More]

The Truth Behind Four Common Spinal Surgery Myths

Laser spinal surgery is often used for conditions such as spinal arthritis, bone spurs, herniated discs and some spinal injuries. If your doctor is discussing the potential for laser spinal surgery for your condition, it is essential that you understand exactly what is ahead. Unless you've had exposure to this type of procedure before, you may not know a whole lot about what is to be expected. To make matters worse, there are many myths surrounding spinal surgery. [Read More]

Non-Surgical Therapies for a Dislocated Shoulder

The shoulder has the widest range of motion of all your joints, making it very susceptible to dislocation. A strong force such as a car crash or an extreme rotation while playing football can cause the shoulder to literally pop out of its socket, leading to extreme pain and damage to ligaments and blood vessels. A dislocated shoulder should be relocated by a doctor or physical therapist as soon as possible, and further therapy administered so as to heal the key architectural elements. [Read More]