Injuries and Emergencies
Some symptoms may indicate the possibility of a serious condition and should be evaluated immediately by a health care provider.
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.
Most children depend on recreational and school sports for exercise and fun. But too many young athletes suffer needless injuries.
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.
Detailed information on the different types of scars, including keloid scars, hypertrophic scars, contractures, and adhesions
When you’re sick, knowing whether you should treat yourself at home or see your doctor can save you time and hundreds of dollars a year.
A traumatic injury to the spine can cause a bruise, a partial tear, or a complete tear in the spinal cord. The most common sites of injury are the cervical and thoracic areas.
When you sprain an ankle, one or more ligaments on the outside of your ankle become stretched or torn.
If you've sprained your ankle, you know what pain is. But maybe that "sprain" was a "strain" or possibly even a "break." The amount of pain in each case can be virtually equal.
Detailed information sunburn, including symptoms and treatment
Fainting is a loss of consciousness, falling down or needing to lie down, followed by spontaneous recovery. Fainting by itself is not a problem, but it could be a sign of a serious health condition.
Cuts and scrapes are everyday occurrences, and most can be safely treated at home. Knowing how to clean and care for a cut yourself and when to seek a doctor’s care can help reduce infection and speed healing.
The most common causes of head injuries are auto and motorcycle accidents, falls and violent assaults.
Tendonitis is your body's way of telling you, "Enough! You're putting too much stress on this muscle and joint."
Whether it's a twisted ankle, a shin splint or a strained muscle, when should you see a doctor for a sports injury?
Scrapes and sprains are a fact of life for most children, so it’s good to know what to do when they come home with a minor injury.
Most children rely on backpacks to carry books and supplies to and from school and activities. But a backpack that’s too heavy or doesn’t fit right can cause harm.
Most neck pain is caused by sleeping on a bed that’s too soft, poor posture, stress, neck strains or degenerative joint disease that occurs when the joints of the neck become inflamed or a disc pushes outward from its normal position.
Fight the impulse to rub furiously until the dust or dirt is gone. You might scratch your cornea or otherwise damage your eye.
Dogs are responsible for 85 to 90 percent of all animal bites. But, many incidents can be avoided.
In many cases of suicide or attempted suicide, undiagnosed and untreated mental illness—especially depression—is to blame.
Many childhood illnesses are mild enough to be treated at home. But what about when the symptoms are more severe?
Many forms of emergency treatment take place outside the emergency room, and even many surgeries are performed in locations other than a hospital operating room.