[caption id="attachment_550" align="aligncenter" width="378"] x-ray image of a jaw with teeth[/caption] A dentist trip can be nerve racking when you know you have to have a tooth extracted. But when a tooth is so damaged that it needs extraction, it poses a danger to your overall...

When tonsils become inflamed for long periods of time, they may have to be surgically removed; this procedure is called a "tonsillectomy." Though tonsillitis used to be treated with tonsillectomy frequently, it is no longer the practice and is now only done in specific instances. When...

The ear is one of the most important sense organs. a man who has proper hearing can’t even think about living the life of a deaf person. For a normal human being, the ability to hear is linked with his emotional motives as well. Hearing...

How is a diagnosis made? The diagnosis of a thyroid function abnormality or a thyroid mass is made by taking a medical history and a physical examination. In addition, blood tests and imaging studies or fine-needle aspiration may be required. As part of the exam, your...

To get an idea of how well you hear, answer the following quesions and then calcualte your score. To calculate your score, give yourself 3 points for every “Almost always” answer, 2 points for every “Half the time” answer, 1 point for every “Occasionally” answer,...

Added Sugar Is NOT great Everyone knows that eating too much added sugar is unhealthy.  Sugar added to products to sweeten their taste is known as added sugar. Common types of added sugar include table sugar (sucrose) and syrups, like high-fructose corn syrup. While some think sugar...

There are many reasons you may wish to improve your sense of smell. For one thing, it's closely linked to your sense of taste. Try tasting food with your nose pinched! It is also a required skill to describe aromas in wine, coffee and beer,...