Injuries and Emergencies
Although neck pain can be the result of stress, age or injury, it is most often associated with poor posture.
Chest pain could be simple indigestion or a heart attack. Knowing the warning signs of a heart attack, and knowing how to respond, could save a life. The following guidelines can help you make the right decisions and take the right steps when seconds count.
If you’re heading out of town, and you or your child has allergies or asthma, proper planning can help you keep sneezes, sniffles, wheezing and attacks under control.
Appendicitis, an infection of the appendix, is the most common reason for a child to need emergency abdominal surgery.
Common injuries include a twisted ankle, sprained wrist, overextended elbow and damaged knee ligaments. Fortunately, you can take steps to help prevent joint damage.
A bruise is a collection of blood underneath the skin that is caused by trauma to an area of the body. Sometimes, enough bleeding occurs so that a lump also forms.
A good guideline to follow is that a medical emergency is any time your child has an injury or illness you believe threatens his or her health or may cause permanent harm.
Any blow to the head can cause a concussion. Some of the symptoms may fade quickly, but others can linger. Your child may have trouble sleeping or thinking.
If you know CRP, you could make the difference between life and death for a stranger or someone in your family.
The number of people losing their vision is growing, yet experts say much of this vision loss could be prevented.
You may think of the ER as a source of the most immediate medical attention, but if your situation is not a real emergency, this isn't true.
Teen girls who are athletes face unique obstacles when it comes to their bodies and how well they perform.
After age 65, your body can't adjust to changes in air temperature -- especially heat -- as quickly as it did when you were younger. That puts you at risk for heat-related illnesses.
For many women, a heart attack may feel like a strange discomfort in the back or some other easily ignored sign, instead of crushing chest pain.
Your back is important to almost every move you make, but you probably won't realize that until you hurt it.
Can cranberry juice help prevent a urinary tract infection? How about cucumbers for puffy eyes? Read on to find out more about home remedies.
Overall, cosmetics and personal care items are considered safe. But that doesn't mean that there aren't risks associated with their use, particularly if you don't use them correctly.
Rather than helping, common first aid mistakes can make matters worse. Here are a few common first aid falsehoods and what you should do instead.
Knowing about common injuries and how to prevent them can keep you on track toward achieving your fitness goals.
ER doctors and technology save lives. But some people use the ER simply because it’s convenient, or they don’t want to make a doctor’s appointment.
Don't wait to think about disaster until you're dealing with one. In the hurried confusion, you're likely to miss important items as you prepare your home or leave to seek shelter.
Active women are at least twice as likely to suffer serious knee injuries as men, but it's not just athletes who are at risk.
A living will tells others how you want to be treated when it comes to life-sustaining measures.
Low back pain can range from mild, dull, and annoying to persistent, severe, and disabling pain. Pain in the lower back can restrict mobility and interfere with normal functioning.
More than half of American adults seek medical treatment for back pain at some point in their lives.