Why Salt Water?Salt water has long been considered a natural antiseptic and helps clean and sterilize open wounds. Although the famous expression "putting salt in the wound" has a negative connotation because salt tends to sting when placed in an open sore or cut, salt is beneficial in...
Heat exhaustion takes place when the body gets too hot and overheats. The part of the brain that controls hunger and thirst also regulates body temperature. This is called the hypothalamus. Sweating is typically the body's effort to cool itself. However, during extended periods of heat exposure,
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) training is in place to prepare healthcare providers to know what to do to help patients in emergencies. In addition, PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) specifically trains health workers how to treat children...
Emergencies take many forms and can happen at any time. They happen unexpectedly or at least with very short notice such as with the case of tornado or tsunami warnings. Making an emergency preparedness checklist can help you and your family organize emergency supplies for your home and vehicles, in
When the skin rubs against something, a friction burn results. Some people have burns from skin rubbing against skin or clothing, but others experience painful "carpet burns" or "court burns" from bare skin skidding across a surface. Although painful, these often do not pose a danger to the patient
Anti-glare is a feature added to glasses to help reduce the glare from television screens, computer monitors or through reflections on car windshields during while driving. Glare can disturb television viewing pleasure and cause headaches and a burning sensation in the eyes if experienced for prolon
New Jersey minimally regulates its urgent care facilities.couloir d'hopital2 image by victor cossy from Fotolia.comNew Jersey law defines and refers to urgent care as "ambulatory care." The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (DOHSS) regulates ambulatory care facilities in...
Sentinel lymph node dissection without axillary dissection may be reasonable management for patients with early-stage breast cancer treated with breast-conserving therapy and adjuvant systemic therapy.
Nosebleeds are never fun, but rarely are they signs of something more serious. When a nosebleed occurs, it is a result of nasal membranes becoming irritated by a cold or chilly, dry air. The tiny capillaries inside the nose can then rupture due to a simple blowing of the nose. When this occurs, you
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving skill that involves a cycle of chest compressions and rescue breaths meant to save a victim without a breath or a pulse. Because the size and age of the victim determines the technique used to resuscitate them, it is important to know the differenc