Injuries and Emergencies
What is a contusion? A sprain? A strain? Find out more about these common sports injuries.
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 on sunburn, including symptoms, treatment, and prevention.
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.
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.
Dogs are responsible for 85 to 90 percent of all animal bites. But, many incidents can be avoided.
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.