E Coli Bacteria has been in the news several times over the past few years. It has been the cause of acute sickness and even death in many countries. This H.I.C. article will provide the reader with a complete overview and history of the E Coli Bacteria.
Ulcerative Colitis is one of the most prevalent Irritable Bowel Syndromes (or IBSs) diagnosed today amongst adults in the United States. The disorder occurs when the lining of the colon becomes compromised due to persistent inflammation, thus breaking down the cells in the colon wall and thereby forming lesions or sores in the anus, also [...]
Diabetes can produce a lot of serious medical complications, and some of these short-term complications include hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia. Both medical conditions are dangerous and are caused by abnormal glucose levels in the blood. Glucose is an important ingredient for normal body functioning. They are the body’s main source of energy, and controlling proper levels [...]
What is Hyperglycemia ? Hyperglycemia comes from the Greek words “hyper" or a high state, “glykys" or sweets and “haemia" or blood. This medical condition refers to the abnormally high levels of glucose in the blood. This is a result of the body’s inability to produce enough insulin to utilize or store glucose. Diabetic patients [...]
Stomach Cancer, every year thousands of Americans are diagnosed with it. According to numbers released by the American Cancer Society, more than 20,000 individuals are diagnosed yearly with the disease. The rate of new cases, however, has been decreasing over the years because of continued medical research efforts and in general an increased awareness about [...]
Digestive disorders are often the result of unhealthy lifestyles and poor diets. These diseases are easily preventable but the number of people who continue to suffer from these disorders continues to increase each day. Simple conditions such as heartburn, obesity or constipation are easily relieved and prevented by having a proper diet and regular exercise. [...]
What happens to the human bodies digestive system as we age? Learn how aging affects our teeth, esophagus, stomach and other vital organs necessary for healthy digestion. Read this informative article by H.I.C. team author Ronald Uy to get fascinating facts about the aging process and our digestive system.
Hospital and/or healthcare acquired infections (HAI) are happening more frequently throughout the United States. Virtually unheard of years ago, infections have increased in hospital settings in recent years. If a patient acquires a new infection 48 hours or more after being admitted or within 30 days after leaving the hospital, these infections are labeled HAI. [...]