AuthorAnne Wolski

Anne Wolski has worked in the health and welfare industry for more than 30 years. She is a mother and grandmother and is passionate about anything to do with family and social issues.

Scoliosis – More Than Just a Curve in Your Back


The spine of the human body consists of 24 vertebrae. There are 7 cervical vertebrae in the Scoliosis is a potentially crippling condition that can cause deformity in children. Early detection and treatment, therefore, is extremely important in reducing or eliminating these effects and their subsequent impact on the person’s life. Neck, 12 thoracic vertebrae in the back, and 5 lumbar...

Ovarian Cancer – Don’t Ignore the Warning Signs


Around 1.5 percent of women are likely to develop ovarian cancer at some stage of their life. It is less common than breast cancer but is considered as the most serious and fatal of all gynecological cancers. The reason for this is that the cancer is usually advanced before it is diagnosed, making treatment difficult. The ovaries cannot be easily examined and, because the warning signs are...

Hydrotherapy – Therapy in Water


Hydrotherapy, as its name suggests, is a therapy that takes place in an environment where patients are immersed in warm water. This allows them to exercise painlessly, aiding recovery from a wide variety of conditions. Many large hospitals use this form of underwater therapy to assist patients to overcome conditions where movement is limited because of paralysis or pain or where muscles have been...

Indigestion – It May be More Than a Pain in the Stomach


Most of us never even notice the internal workings of our digestive system. Occasionally, we may have a bit of a tummy rumble or belch but nothing more. Indigestion is a common disorder and is characterized by pain and a nauseous and full feeling in the stomach. It often occurs after we have eaten or overeaten the wrong types of food. Severe or persistent indigestion may need treatment as it may...

Miscarriage – Dealing With the Emotional Impact


Miscarriage is the term given to the loss of a baby before it reaches full term. Often, people regard this as bad luck, particularly if it happens in the early weeks of pregnancy. It is difficult for many to fully comprehend the power of a woman’s grief upon this loss as few can understand that the bonding process between mother and child began when she became pregnant. For some reason...

Sunstroke or Heatstroke – What You Need to Know


Sunstroke is a very dangerous condition which can be fatal or, at best, can cause permanent damage. This happens when the body’s thermostat fails to work because of overheating. This condition is not just one that occurs from exposure to too much sun but can be caused by extreme heat in any environment, including workplace environments such as steelworks. Although this condition is called...

Hemorrhoids – Ouch, What a Pain in the Backside


Hemorrhoids occur when the veins is the rectum become swollen and cause irritation. Hemorrhoids, in most instances, are a minor medical problem. They can be uncomfortable and painful and can cause much embarrassment to the sufferer. However, they are easy to treat and are often cured without too much pain. Hemorrhoids are often referred to as piles, a term that is applied to a number of different...

Scabies – Easy to Catch, Easy to Cure


Scabies is caused by mites and is characterized by a skin infection which is extremely itchy and irritating. Antiparasitic lotion used as per the directions is normally all that is needed to cure this condition. The mites that cause scabies are very tiny and lay their eggs underneath your skin by burrowing and creating a tunnel to use for this purpose. This is the area where all stages of the...

Emphysema – The Facts


Emphysema is a form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and is a long term and progressive lung disease which causes shortness of breath. This is a result of the tissues that are used to support the shape of the lungs being destroyed. Due to the destruction of the tissue around the alveoli (small sacks within the lungs), they are then unable to hold their functional shape during exhalation...

Therapeutic Manipulation – What Exactly Does it Mean?


Therapeutic manipulation refers to any technique by which a disease or disorder is treated using the remedial use of the hands, especially by a skilled practitioner. Some of these techniques include: Acupuncture, Massage, Physiotherapy, Chiropractics, Myopractics. Acupuncture Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used medical procedures in the world. Originating in China more than 2,000...

Anne Wolski

Anne Wolski

Anne Wolski has worked in the health and welfare industry for more than 30 years. She is a mother and grandmother and is passionate about anything to do with family and social issues.