Archive | April, 2013

Managing Work-related Back Injuries

Back injuries account to majority of work-related injuries and they are very costly. Among the back injuries, lower-back pain is among the leading causes of lost work, increased monthly losses for the business, increased workers-compensation claims, and undue pain and suffering. Some occupations, especially those that require lifting heavy loads or standing for prolonged period […]

First Aid Must-Haves

Accidents, injuries, and illness could happen anytime and anywhere. You will never know when and where they will happen, so it is always best to be prepared by taking a first aid course (sign up here) and by having the necessary equipment. It is important to have a first aid kit close to you whether […]

Penicillin Allergy: Risk Factors, Symptoms and Treatment

Penicillin allergy is an abnormal reaction by the immune system in response to penicillin and penicillin related antibiotics. A person having penicillin allergy may experience a range of symptoms from a rash to a potentially life-threatening condition called anaphylaxis. Penicillin antibiotics are often prescribed to treat bacterial infections. However, not all symptoms experienced after exposure […]

Alcohol Poisoning: Signs, Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Alcohol poisoning is a severe and potentially life-threatening condition that occurs as a result of consuming large amounts of alcohol within a short time. Drinking too much alcohol too fast may affect your breathing, gag reflex and heartbeat thus causing coma or even death. Binge drinking which refers to rapidly consuming more than five drinks […]