Expert Health Articles

  • Stop the Bleed
    Bleeding is one of the leading causes of preventable trauma deaths before reaching a hospital. Fortunately, with proper training, equipment and a willingness to help, all individuals can learn to help stop a life-threatening bleed. This knowledge can benefit people with sudden injuries such as accidental cuts from kitchen knives, chainsaw accidents or gunshot wounds. Become equipped to help save a life and stop the bleed.
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  • Pull Right for Sirens and Lights
    During emergencies, seconds count. That is why it is crucial for drivers to follow the rules of the road by pulling to the right for emergency vehicles with activated lights and sirens. This article discusses the “do’s” and “don’ts” of moving over for emergency vehicles. Assist both first responders and victims in emergency situations by following these rules.
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  • Athletic Concussions (Part 2)
    This continuation of “Athletic Concussions” discusses how research has affected the evaluation and treatment of concussions in athletes. Over the past few years, research has revealed at least six different subtypes of concussion syndromes, each with their own symptoms and unique treatment methods. Additionally, research has found that previous rest methods for athletes are not sufficient, and new techniques have been developed. If you or a loved one experiences concussion symptoms, speak to your provider right away.
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  • Athletic Concussions (Part 1)
    Concussions have been a major topic in sports for the last few years. Research on concussions has taught us more about the evaluation and management of concussions than ever before. Certain symptoms act as signs of concussion, and players experiencing these symptoms should be taken out of the game and seen by a physician. Currently, tests are still being developed to tell if a patient has a concussion, but physicians still rely on reviewing the patient’s history and examination.
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  • Summer Exercise and Heat Illness
    Many people enjoy taking advantage of summer’s warm temperatures by exercising outdoors. However, exercising in the heat increases the risk of heat illness, including heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Heat cramps are muscle spasms caused by being overly hot, heat exhaustion is dehydration as a result of excessive sweating, and heat stroke—the most serious heat illness—occurs when the body can no longer maintain a normal temperature and extreme symptoms occur. Take preventative actions to reduce your risk of heat illness before exercising outside.
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  • If You Think You Are Having A Heart Attack – Call 9-1-1
    Imagine in the middle of the night you are jolted awake by an unfamiliar queasy feeling. A throbbing pressure begins to fill your chest, and your arm begins to tingle with a sensation similar to pins and needles.
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  • Safe Driving: Seatbelts, Alcohol and Distracted Driving
    Consider these factors before and when driving a vehicle, to ensure the safest experience possible for yourself and others.
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  • Diabetic Wounds
    Diabetes commonly causes nerve damage that creates a loss of sensation in the lower extremities. Wounds that heal quickly and without problem for non-diabetic people can become especially troublesome for those with diabetes. In fact, they can become serious infections.
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  • Fall Prevention Awareness
    Did you know that September is Fall Prevention Awareness Month and September 22, the first day of fall, is designated by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) as Fall Prevention Awareness Day?
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