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Doing More Harm Than Good: CPR FAQs

Due to the popularity of shows that revolve around hospitals and actors doing CPR such as “E.R.” and “Chicago Hope”, the number of people who have become interested in practising cardiopulmonary resuscitation techniques have increased. This means that the concept of saving lives have piqued the interest of many. However, this positive effect has its […]

Medical Emergencies That May Require CPR

For many, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, otherwise known as CPR, can only come in handy when someone experiences a heart attack or other cardiovascular conditions. What they do not realize is that basic knowledge ofCPR can also save the lives of other people who are suffering from certain medical emergencies. Here is the other medical conditions in […]

Urinary Incontinence: Signs, Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Urinary incontinence refers to the inability to control the bladder. This results in the accidental or without conscious control discharge of urine from the urinary bladder. Urinary incontinence occurs from actions that stimulate pressure within the lower body or the abdomen; such actions may include coughing, sneezing or laughing. Common causes of urinary incontinence in […]

Torn ligament

Torn ligaments are also called ligament sprains as they occur from the stretching or tearing of a ligament due to an external force. Ligaments are tough fibrous bands that keep the bones intact and in place around the joint. Sprains occur when a bone is displaced from its normal position or is forced to move […]

Managing Insulin reaction

A person suffering from an insulin reaction will have a lowered blood sugar level due to the over-intake of insulin. The hormone, insulin is produced in the pancreas, which is released in response to a high blood sugar level due to the consumption of carbohydrates or sugar. Insulin stimulates the body cells to utilize the […]

Abdominal pain in children

Stomach pains are very common conditions experienced by children. Call 911 immediately if the stomach pain is restricting your child’s movement or is making him or her too weak to get up or stand. Disclaimer: This post is for information purposes only. To learn to recognize, provide aid and help manage children with abdominal pain […]

Miscarriage

Miscarriage refers to the loss of the baby/fetus during the first 24 weeks of pregnancy. Many cases report that women are not even aware of their pregnancy and go through a heavy and a late menstrual period. The exact cause of miscarriage is not known yet. If a woman is aware that she is pregnant […]

Health Issues: Weakness

Generalized weakness may be caused due to many complications. Complications can be severe or mild, if weakness is accompanied by other problems, do not take the condition lightly. Generalized weakness is one of the most common complaints in North America which is caused due to muscle fatigue or weakness in the whole body. Focal weakness, […]