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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.
  • A Closer Look at Bruises
    Bruises are a part of life. By the time you notice a bruise, though, it's already started to heal.
  • A Serious Look at Fainting
    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.
  • Allergies on Vacation
    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.
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
    It might not make much of a storyline on a TV medical drama, but ankle sprains are one of the most common reasons for an emergency room visit.
  • Appendicitis: Children and Teens
    Appendicitis, an infection of the appendix, is the most common reason for a child to need emergency abdominal surgery.
  • Avoiding Joint Injuries
    Common injuries include a twisted ankle, sprained wrist, overextended elbow and damaged knee ligaments. Fortunately, you can take steps to help prevent joint damage.
  • Avoiding Non-Impact Eye Injuries
    You may think wearing goggles is enough to protect your eyes, but many injuries can happen to your eyes that goggles won't prevent.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Emergency Symptoms for People Who Use Insulin
    Under certain circumstances, people who take insulin can have symptoms that require immediate action and, in some cases, treatment in a hospital emergency room.
  • Essential Eye Protection
    Most eye injuries can be prevented by wearing the proper protective eyewear.
  • 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.