Injuries and Emergencies

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. A Strategy for Scars

    To reduce scarring, keep the skin area out of the sun. Ultraviolet rays can darken your scar, making it more noticeable.

  6. 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.

  7. Anatomy of 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.

  8. Appendicitis: Children and Teens

    Appendicitis, an infection of the appendix, is the most common reason for a child to need emergency abdominal surgery.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. Avoiding Those Common Running Injuries

    Knowing about common injuries and how to prevent them can keep you on track toward achieving your fitness goals.

  12. Bruise Control

    We bruise when blood vessels beneath our skin rupture and bleed. As alarming as these purplish marks can be, they're usually harmless. With passing years, however, they become increasingly common with the mildest bump or blow.

  13. 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.

  14. CPR Training and You

    If you know CRP, you could make the difference between life and death for a stranger or someone in your family.

  15. 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.

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