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.
As we age, our bodies change. Knee joints have less cartilage; bones become more brittle and connective tissues less pliable.
Exercise is good for you. You're probably sick of hearing that message.
But did you know too much exercise can make you sick?
It’s important to be aware of a number of signs that can alert you to a serious health problem. Check out these symptoms that shouldn't be ignored.
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.
The first and best thing to do with a wound is wash it with soap and cool water. If it's bleeding, elevate it above the heart.
Pitchers ages 10 and under can throw no more than 75 pitches a game. After that, they can't pitch until they rest for four days.
A living will tells others how you want to be treated when it comes to life-sustaining measures.
More than half of American adults seek medical treatment for back pain at some point in their lives.
When it comes to parenting, back injury is an occupational hazard. New mothers, whose backs have just endured the stresses of pregnancy and birth, are particularly vulnerable. So are taller fathers and mothers who must bend farther than others to scoop up tots from playpens.
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.
Neither Olympians nor weekend warriors are immune to tendonitis, ankle sprains, low back problems, and knee pain.
Whether you're headed for the beach, the outback or the big city for your summer vacation, you should add a few more items to your to-do list.
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.
If your child gets a tooth knocked out, find it if you can and treat it with care. See your dentist as soon as possible.
Every day, injuries send 25,000 children to emergency rooms. Simple precautions could head off most of those trips.
When you’re sick, knowing whether you should treat yourself at home or see your doctor can save you time and hundreds, possibly thousands, of dollars a year.
The best way to eliminate sliding injuries is to use bases designed to pop loose when they are struck too hard.
Here's one effective remedy: Keep a bottle of moisturizing lotion in the refrigerator. If you suffer a sunburn, rub the cooling lotion on your skin. Repeat as often as needed.
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.
Sports injuries can be either acute traumatic, which require immediate medical care, or chronic overuse injuries.
Knee injuries account for 25 percent of all sports-related injuries, but proper conditioning can help prevent them.
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.
Enroll your child in organized sports groups or clubs that demonstrate a commitment to injury prevention. Coaches should be trained in first aid and insist on proper use of safety equipment.
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."