Injuries and Emergencies
Treating Minor Childhood Injuries
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.
Watch that Backpack Load
When your child acts as if she’s carrying the weight of the world on her shoulders, maybe you should check her backpack.
Weighing the Risks, Benefits of Back Surgery
The reasons for back surgery typically vary with a patient's age.
What to Do About a Pain in the Neck
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.
What to Do if Someone Collapses
Would you know what to do if a friend or acquaintance collapsed while you were there? Knowing how to respond in such a situation is crucial to the person's recovery.
What to Do if You Get Something in Your Eye
Fight the impulse to rub furiously until the dust or dirt is gone. You might scratch your cornea or otherwise damage your eye.
What to Expect in the Emergency Room
A trip to an emergency room (ER) is something you or a loved one may never have to face. But it's wise to know something about emergency medicine in case the unexpected occurs.
What You Can Do About Dog Bites
Dogs are responsible for 85 to 90 percent of all animal bites. But, many incidents can be avoided.
What You Must Know About Suicide
In many cases of suicide or attempted suicide, undiagnosed and untreated mental illness—especially depression—is to blame.
What You Need to Know About Burn Prevention
Here are suggestions on how to prevent most types of burns.
What's in a First Aid Kit?
Whether you buy a first aid kit at a drug store or put one together yourself, make sure it has all the items you may need, such as medications and emergency phone numbers.
When to Call the Doctor for Childhood Illnesses
Many childhood illnesses are mild enough to be treated at home. But what about when the symptoms are more severe?
Winter's Cool Advice: Watch Out for Hypothermia
Anyone who doesn't dress warmly enough or gets overheated then chilled while outside risks developing hypothermia.