Injuries and Emergencies

5 Exercises to Prevent an Aching Neck

Although neck pain can be the result of stress, age, or injury, it is most often associated with poor posture.

911 Basics: Responding to a Heart Attack

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.

Allergies and Asthma When Traveling

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: Children and Teens

Appendicitis, an infection of the appendix, is the most common reason for a child to need emergency abdominal surgery.


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.

Child Health Emergencies

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.

Concussion’s Effects Can Spread to the Classroom

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.

CPR Training and You

If you know CRP, you could make the difference between life and death for a stranger or someone in your family.

Don't Take Your Eyes for Granted

The number of people losing their vision is growing, yet experts say much of this vision loss could be prevented.

Emergency Care: When Is It the Right Choice?

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.

Female Teen Athletes: At Risk for Injury?

Teen girls who are athletes face unique obstacles when it comes to their bodies and how well they perform.

For Seniors: You Can Beat the Heat

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.

Heart Attacks and Women

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.

Help Your Back Work for You

Your back is important to almost every move you make, but you probably won't realize that until you hurt it.

How Safe Are Cosmetics and Personal Care Products?

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.

How to Avoid Common First Aid Mistakes

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.

How to Avoid Common Running Injuries

Knowing about common injuries and how to prevent them can keep you on track toward achieving your fitness goals.

How to Stay Out of the ER

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.

In Case of Emergency...Be Ready for Anything

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.

Knees Are Casualties of Women's Sports

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.

Living Wills Offer Peace of Mind

A living will tells others how you want to be treated when it comes to life-sustaining measures.

Low Back Pain

Everyone has experienced low back pain at one time or another. Most people can recover from low back pain with home treatment such as activity modification, weight loss, quitting smoking and other steps. Sometimes medication or surgery is needed.

Medical Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Some symptoms may indicate the possibility of a serious condition and should be evaluated immediately by a healthcare provider.

Preventing Injuries--How You Can Help Your Child

You can help your child by being prepared and preventing injuries from occurring. It is important to take charge of your child's health and follow a program designed to help you and your family stay healthy and safe.

Put a Stop to Nerve Injuries Called Stingers

Stingers occur when the shoulder and head go in opposite directions, the head is moved quickly to one side, or the area above the collarbone is hit.

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