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The Advantages of Cloth Bandages

When you cut or scrape a part of your body, you probably slap an adhesive bandage over it and move on with your day. While this is certainly an effective method for helping to keep your wound clean, in many cases a cloth bandage would be a more effective and convenient option. There are several adva

Burns and Electric Shock-Prevention

Most burns happen in the home. Simple safety measures might prevent accidents in your home and decrease the chances of anyone getting burned.

After Care for Shoulder Surgery

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the shoulder is the most flexible joint in the body, allowing your arm to rotate in various directions. Because of this flexibility, however, your shoulder is at greater risk of becoming injured compared to other joints. Though doctor

Quality Control

This continuing coverage of the 2013 Society of Hospital Medicine annual meeting focuses on quality improvement initiatives. How can hospitalists be the innovators?

CPR Steps in Children

The American Heart Association defines cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, as a type of breathing combined with chest compressions. It is the recommended care for rescuing victims who may be in cardiac arrest, which is an emergent situation that occurs when the heart stops pumping blood. CPR can

First Aid & Safety Products

Accidents happen. First aid and safety products are items and tools that can be used to prevent accidents and to ensure that emergency situations are handled effectively and quickly. Many first aid and safety products can be contained and transported in a first aid kit for quick and easy access in c

Information on Theanine

Theanine, a chemical found in green tea, is available as a supplement that aids in the relief of stress and anxiety. This supplement helps the body produce calming amino acids and stimulates the brain's production of alpha waves.

Broken Tooth or Dental Appliance: First Aid-Topic Overview

If a tooth or dental appliance breaks,take the following steps: Remove loose dentures and the parts of broken dentures. Find any pieces of tooth or the broken dental appliance and take them with you when you go to see your dentist. Your dentist will want to check for missing pieces of tooth or ...

Ways to Prevent Floods

Flooding means there is an excess of water on land that is normally dry. Floods can be caused by heavy rainfall, hurricanes, or a lack of proper drainage in urban areas where there is little open soil to absorb water. Floods can be prevented with proper planning and adoption of effective mitigation

Absorption of Immunoglobulin in Babies

There are five types of immunoglobulins (antibodies), each with a specific function. Some develop in response to environmental irritants such as pet dander, while others develop to fight viral or bacterial infection. The extent to which an baby absorbs these immunoglobulins can have a significant ef

How to Talk to Your Doctor About Candida

Candida overgrowth affects a third of the United States population. Symptoms include fatigue, headaches, digestive problems, cognitive impairment, respiratory problems, and many other medical conditions. Because candida symptoms can mimic many other health problems, getting an accurate diagnosis fro