When and Where to Get Medical Care

Sometimes you’ll know right away if your child needs quick medical care. Other times, it’s hard to be sure. And if you do, should you go to the ER, call your doctor, or visit an urgent care center? These guidelines can help. When to Call 911 For a serious emergency, call 911. Some situations are […]

Eat fruit and vegetables, live longer

5 servings a day lowers chance of chronic disease Most of us know that eating fruits and vegetables is good for our health. But a new study from the National Institutes of Health says it may even help us live longer. The study found that eating an average of five servings of fruits and vegetables […]

Recognizing medical emergencies

Getting medical help right away for someone who is having a medical emergency can save their life. This article describes the warning signs of a medical emergency and how to be prepared. Information According to the American College of Emergency Physicians, the following are warning signs of a medical emergency: Bleeding that will not stop […]

5 Healthy Eating Tips for the Holidays

Savor a serving of the foods you really love. Here’s your recipe for staying on track no matter what’s cooking. ‘Tis the season for family, festivity, and food—lots of food. Temptations are everywhere, and parties and travel disrupt daily routines. What’s more, it all goes on for weeks. How do you stick to your diabetes meal […]

Alzheimer’s Disease at a Glance

Researchers have explored many complementary health approaches for preventing or slowing dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. Currently, there is no strong evidence that any complementary health approach can prevent cognitive impairment. What the Science Says Following are some of the complementary health approaches that have been studied in recent years. Fish Oil/Omega-3s. Among the nutritional and […]

A Possible Mechanism Behind Brain Fog

What you need to know Many people have ongoing cognitive problems after COVID-19. Even people who have only mild symptoms can develop long-term problems with attention, concentration, and memory. Many cancer patients experience something similar during or after chemotherapy, often called “chemo brain” or “chemo fog.” Chemo fog is related to the inflammation of neurons, […]

Hemorrhagic Stroke

Also called: Intracerebral Hemorrhage, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Summary A stroke is a medical emergency. There are two types – ischemicand hemorrhagic. Hemorrhagic stroke is the less common type. It happens when a blood vessel breaks and bleeds into the brain. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die. Causes include a bleeding aneurysm, an arteriovenous malformation (AVM), […]

Sprains and Strains

Summary A sprain is a stretched or torn ligament. Ligaments are tissues that connect bones at a joint. Falling, twisting, or getting hit can all cause a sprain. Ankle and wrist sprains are common. Symptoms include pain, swelling, bruising, and being unable to move your joint. You might feel a pop or tear when the […]

Dislocated Shoulder

Summary What is a dislocated shoulder? Your shoulder joint is made up of three bones: your collarbone, your shoulder blade, and your upper arm bone. The top of your upper arm bone is shaped like a ball. This ball fits into a cuplike socket in your shoulder blade. A shoulder dislocation is an injury that […]