It’s a scary scenario, but imagine this: Something’s wrong with your loved one — your aging parent, your spouse, whoever. He’s complaining about chest pain. You notice that he’s sweating, ...
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Have you ever experienced that tight, painful feeling in the arch of your foot when you first step out of bed? Have you strained a muscle in your foot or ankle while kicking a soccer ball around with your kids? You’re not alone. A 2014 study by the American Podiatric Medical Association revealed that 77 percent [...]
Most of us find those viral videos of people slipping, tripping, and falling funny. As humorous as these videos may be, what they usually don’t show is the aftermath of those incidents. The truth of the matter is that falls are the second most common cause of unintentional home-related injury deaths, the National Safety Council reports. [...]
Many new parents have experienced the anticipation of the first play date. Thinking you could actually arrange some adult conversation time for yourself, you set up a play date for your little one. The two children become aware of each other and then become distracted by the toys scattered on the floor for their entertainment. [...]
Pop quiz: What do unexplained weight loss, fatigue, and sensitivity to temperature changes all have in common? The answer: These seemingly unrelated symptoms are all potential signs of a thyroid problem. More than 12% of people in the US will struggle with a thyroid condition at some point in their lives, says the American Thyroid [...]
Medical history is one of the most important factors doctors consider before they treat a patient. But what if you aren’t able to give them that history in a medical emergency—because you’re unconscious? How would the Emergency Department staff know about your severe allergy to certain medications? Or about your blood pressure medications, or your [...]