Social Anxiety Disorder

Social anxiety disorder is a kind of anxiety people feel when they have excessive self-consciousness in the arena of everyday life. Those who have social anxiety disorder have serious problems carrying out simple tasks in a social setting because they have an over whelming and intense feeling that people are watching their every move, scrutinizing everything they do.

History of Social Anxiety Disorder

There has been literary descriptions depicting signs of social anxiety disorder since four hundred years BC but it was not called social anxiety disorder until the early 1900’s. When it was first named there was a lot of research carried out to fully understand the condition, over time this faded to the point that it was largely ignored in the mid 1980’s, by 1989 there was a revival and the literacy surrounding the condition was revised.

Affects on those who Suffer

Those who do suffer will likely have physical symptoms that others may notice such as blushing, excessive sweating, stammering, and feelings of sickness, trembling among others.

VeinViewer Imaging System

veinviewer device on handScene: the Emergency Room. A young woman strapped to a gurney is surrounded by three nurses attempting to find a vein to hook her up to an IV. She is in the middle of an episode of atrial fibrillation with tachycardia, her heart racing at a dangerous 200 bPM. The IV contains amiodarone, used to end or suppress ventricular tachycardia, but the panicked patient is proving a difficult target for the needles.

Such a situation is the perfect use for the VeinViewer, a new vein-contrast enhancement device. It helps nurses, physicians, and healthcare professionals to easily find veins and avoid unnessecary patient needle sticks. According to a study in the Journal of Nursing, for a simple successful catheter venipuncture, the number of needle sticks ranged from one to at 14. Pediatric use is an especially important application, because infants and children have very small veins.

How does it Work?

16 Things you Might not Know about Massage Therapy

There are many types of massage therapy which can utilized. And there might be times in your life where you will want or need a certain type of treatment or approach. You might find that if you have someone who becomes stricken with an illness or disease for example that they will need a certain type of massage therapy.

Intensive care sections in hospitals utilize massage to treat patients. Drug therapy programs often utilize massage therapy. Massage therapy is a great asset to pain control and as such is quite often made use of in clinics that deal with pain. On the other hand does massage therapy cause pain?

Back Pain Yoga

Do you work on your feet all-day coming home with lower back pain? Studies show that most people in their lifetime will experience lower back pain at least once in their lives, and for some it’s there as a constant ache. You don’t have to stand on your feet to impact your back.

Sitting at a desk all-day and then go home and sit in the lounge in front of the television. An office worker’s back can hurt and he harmed just as easily as someone who does physical labor all-day. Did you know that any mental tension you carry around with you could have a negative affect on your back? Age also has to be factored in when we talk about a stiff back. Yoga can help that aching back.

Check with Your Doc

Ah, you’re asking yourself how it could with all those impossible postures to get into. They even look painful for someone with an aching back! The good news is that yes, Yoga can help that back. Before you do start any new exercise program, consult your doctor first. Be sure that your aching back is not something else more serious.

14 Things you Didnt Know about Head Lice

Adult Head Lice1. Head lice have been living with humans for thousands of years, preying on humans all the while. As a matter of fact, mummies discovered in Egypt have been found to have dried up head lice present on their scalps!

2. Oddly enough, the head louse can only prey on humans. Cats, dogs, and all other forms of animals are immune from the itchy little parasites.

3. For some reason, African Americans have been found to be much less likely to be susceptible to cases of head lice. Studies conducted in the field of pediatric dermatology have shown that while the rates of head lice infestation in other races is around ten percent, only half of a percent of African American children catch head lice.

4. The head louse has a period of 7 to 10 days from when the nit is laid until it has hatched. After hatching, the head louse will require 7 to 10 days before becoming a fully grown louse.

Head lice Infestations

A head louse is a small insect that looks an ant; the head louse grows in three stages, the eggs, the nymph (baby louse) and the adult called a head louse. A head louse only lives for about five to six weeks in total but in this time it can lay a couple of hundred eggs.


There are a few ways to treat an infestation but you have to be careful when using some of the available treatments because head lice are persistent little pests that can become resistant to treatments. If you find that lice are walking on your comb unharmed after a particular treatment then you know it is ineffective and you will need to try another form of treatment that doesn’t have the same compounds.

By finding one treatment doesn’t work and try another you need to make sure they carry different compounds because the lice have become resistant to the compound in the first treatment that would normally work against them.

There are four groups of treatment available, these are grouped by the compound they have in them to kill the lice. These groups are

    • Pyrethrins
    • Synthetic Pyrethroids (permethrin and bioallethrin)

Implantable Lenses

People who have a common vision problem such as nearsightedness (myopia) are finding a correction surgery that involves implantable lenses. Implantable lenses may be another choice for correcting your vision problems. An implant that resembles contact lenses are placed between the iris and the cornea, or just behind the iris.

This is an alternative to the LASIK surgery but LASIK uses light rays to remove tissue from the eye to change the shape; the implantable lenses are more like glasses or contact lenses. The difference is they correct your vision inside the eye. This procedure does not need tissue to be removed; they are added to the eye.

The implantable lens is similar to what is used in simple cataract surgery but the lens not replaced but placed inside the eye. Cataract surgery involves removing the lens surgically before another lens is placed in the eye.

If other surgical procedures are not an option a doctor may consider implantable lenses to correct eye problems such as thin corneas. Implants may also be used to supplement or refine other vision correction procedures.

FDA Approved

Roving Eye and Muscle Surgery

Sometimes a person may have an eye that doesn’t follow the other eye. This means vision is out of alignment and corrections need to be made to the extraocular muscles. These muscles are what move the eyeball in all directions. Eye muscle surgery is performed to strengthen, weaken, or reposition those tiny muscles to allow the eyeball to move with the other one.

How the Muscles Work

The extraocular muscles are attached to sclera, which is the outer protective layer covering the eyeball. They are found in different places and the other ends are attached to the eye socket in the skull. This is what allows the eyeballs to move up, down, and to both sides and any angle between. This allows the eyeball to “track” together.