Anthrax Infection

Anthrax is an infection caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis that primarily affects livestock but that can occasionally spread to humans, affecting either the skin, intestines, or lungs. During the 1800s, in England and Germany, anthrax was known either as ‘‘wool-sorter’s’’ or ‘‘ragpicker’s’’ disease because workers contracted the disease from bacterial spores present on hides… Read More Anthrax Infection

Health News – Obesity results in early Alzheimer’s

Obesity in midlife has long been suspected of increasing the risk of Alzheimer’s. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health took a closer look and reported Tuesday that being overweight or obese at age 50 may affect the age, years later, when Alzheimer’s strikes. Among those who eventually got sick, more midlife pounds meant an… Read More Health News – Obesity results in early Alzheimer’s

Shoulder Pain

Anatomy of Shoulder Joint The shoulder joint is composed of three bones: the clavicle (collarbone), the scapula (shoulder blade), and the humerus (upper arm bone). Two joints facilitate shoulder movement. The acromioclavicular joint is located between the acromion and the clavicle. The glenohumeral joint, commonly called the shoulder joint, is a ball-and-socket-type joint that helps… Read More Shoulder Pain