You won’t be alone in the delivery room, but how you want to give birth is a very personal decision between you, your partner and your obstetrician. Some women ...
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Nobody likes being in pain. But if you head to your medicine cabinet or the pharmacy, how do you know which medication is the right one for your specific ailment? You’re in pain. What’s the difference? Is one type better than others for headaches? How about toothaches or backaches? Here’s a breakdown [...]
Every year, families and friends gather to watch dazzling 4th of July fireworks displays. Yet, many make the grave mistake of confusing professional pyrotechnics with party tricks. Unfailingly, many people who do amateur fireworks shows wind up in the emergency room—nursing burns, lacerations, and other injuries caused by the improper use of fireworks. Fireworks [...]
Yes, injuries hurt, but most avid mountain bikers want to avoid injuries for one main reason—so they can keep mountain biking. That means safety is just as important as having a great time and getting a great workout. A June 2013 study in the Canadian Journal of Surgery found that the cycling-related accidents [...]
Women are accustomed to an annual trip to the doctor. For some reason, the lesson hasn’t sunk in for the other half of the human population. Ask a man why, and it’s likely that you’ll get this response: “Why should I? I’m fine.” What that really means is, “I feel fine.” Unless he [...]
Watching your parents struggle with rheumatoid arthritis can be difficult. First, it’s hard to see loved ones in pain and not know how to help them. Second, you probably find yourself wondering: Is this what my life is going to be like when I’m my parents’ age? But educating yourself about arthritis can help [...]