Jun 112012
 

In most instances, our pain is caused by injured or tight muscles and tendons. Over the years, due to stress, injuries, too much or too little exercise and lack of stretching, our muscles and tendons (soft tissue) become tighter and tighter, creating imbalances and resulting in severe or chronic pain. Often, people walk around with chronic pain, sometimes for years, resigned to the belief that there is nothing… ... Continue reading

Feb 182013
 

by Maria I. Martos

Definition

Hypoglycemia develops as a result of abnormally low level of blood glucose (sugar,) the body’s chief energy source.  It is most often caused by an oversecretion of insulin by the pancreas due to stress, over-exercising, fasting or irregular eating habits.  In people with diabetes, hypoglycemia can result from administering too large a dose of insulin.… ... Continue reading

Jan 152013
 

by Maria I. Martos

Definition

Periodic abdominal cramps and irregular bowel movement (constipation and/or diarrhea) occurring in the absence of disease.  This abnormality is a chronic disturbance of involuntary muscle movement in the large intestine.  Anxiety and chronic stress are believed to be main causative factors.  It is experienced more frequently in females.  Other medical terms used for this condition are “spastic colon” and “irritable… ... Continue reading

Dec 052012
 

Definition

Kidney stones are formed from a hard mineral deposit called calculus. Calculus is a “result of a chemical reaction that occurs when the urine becomes too concentrated. Calcium salts, uric acid, cystine, and other substances in the urine crystallize to form a (stone), often the size of a pebble.” (Mayo Clinic Family Health Book, p. 898) The most common types of kidney stones are:

  • Calcium stones, account
Nov 282012
 

by Maria I. Martos, Francey Royce & Barbara Harris

This article is from research pconducted by the authors and  will discuss patellar tendinitis resulting from playing volleyball in indoor hard courts. Volleyball requires the lower limbs to execute many movements—running, jumping, side to side, frontwards, backwards—all of which can result in numerous injuries. We’ve elected to identify a specific movement—jumping—and a resulting injury—patellar… ... Continue reading

Oct 182012
 

A Partial Account of Its Role in Maintaining
Musculoskeletal Integrity

by Maria I. Martos

The human body is a complex creation.  After thousands of years of study, humankind has yet to discover all its mysteries.  However, thanks to the joint efforts of researchers throughout the ages, much has been learned about how our bodies function.  For instance, we now have a more in… ... Continue reading

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