Archive | January, 2015

How to treat a broken collarbone

A broken collarbone is common especially in children and young adults. The collarbone functions in connecting the upper part of the breastbone to the shoulder blade. A broken collarbone can be caused by falls, sports injuries and trauma caused by vehicular accidents. Infants can also be susceptible to a broken collarbone during the birth process. […]

How to treat mixed connective tissue disease

When it comes to mixed connective tissue disease, it has characteristics of systemic sclerosis, polymyolitis and systemic lupus. These conditions cause joint pain, skin abnormalities, weakness and internal organ damage. Mixed connective tissue disease also lead to Raynaud’s syndrome where the fingers becomes pale and numb when exposed to cold temperatures. The symptoms of the […]

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