Archive | June, 2013

Hammertoe and mallet toe

Hammertoe and mallet toe are common in women who frequently wear high heels or shoes with narrow toe boxes. Improper footwear like high heels can result in an unnatural bending of the foot. Hammertoe is characterized by an abnormal bend of the toe’s middle joint. Mallet toe involves the joint closest to the toenail. Hammertoe […]

How to Administer CPR in 10 Steps

Administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, the right way can make a world of difference. CPR classes will teach you the various techniques you’ll need to give CPR to patients of any age or size. Ideally, only those who took CPR certification courses should give CPR as doing one thing wrong can be fatal. Steps in […]

Bike Safety: Preventing Serious Childhood Emergencies

Next to automobile accidents, bicycle accidents are among the leading causes of injuries in children. In fact, it causes more injuries than all consumer products combined. It is estimated that around 500,000 people receive medical attention in emergency departments, and some 700 people die due to bicycle-related accidents in the United States every year. Children […]

Emergency Care for Acute Abdominal Distress

Acute abdominal distress or acute abdomen is characterized by the sudden onset of severe abdominal pain and discomfort. Many people associate acute abdominal symptoms to simple indigestion that would resolve and “go away.” Although most cases of acute abdominal distress are temporary, some people may experience pain that does not go away or that becomes […]