First Aid & Hospitals & Surgery : Health & Medical
Learn how to protect yourself from dental malpracticetwo dentist image by Andrey Kiselev from Fotolia.comIf something goes wrong during a dentist appointment, patients need to know whether or not they have become a victim of dental malpractice. Malpractice is commonly known as a form of...
CPR classes teach you how to respond in a cardiac emergency.cpr head to head image by paul mitchell from Fotolia.comCardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, is a lifesaving technique used to pump blood and air through the body when there is no spontaneous respiration and heartbeat. The...
Volcanic eruptions can release flying debris, hot gases, lateral blast and lava flow. Other natural disasters, such as flash floods, mudflows, earthquake, ash fall and acid rain, often accompany a volcanic eruption. Keep yourself and your family safe in case of a eruption by being prepared, staying
Commentary on a study published in September 2005 in the Annals of Surgery.
If you experience rectal bleeding when it is not linked to trying to pass stools, you should see a doctor immediately. Especially if the bleeding becomes heavy or changes color, bleeding in the rectum can be a sign of serious health problems, or indicative of a hemorrhoid that needs to be treated b
Washington Watch looks at a Congressional hearing on drug shortages and a win for a hospital accused of neglecting to provide a mental health screening.
What do ED physicians need to know about IV lipid emulsion as an antidote for drug toxicity? This article provides some insight.
Can advanced airway management performed in a prehospital setting significantly impact outcomes in these patients?
All-inclusive nudist resorts are popular in Europe but may be difficult to find in America. Westerners are more conservative and frown upon public nudity. As a result, you may have to look to different sources in order to find an all-inclusive nudist resort that suits your tastes. But it’ll b
The widespread use of electronic medical records in EDs has had the unintended consequence of higher Medicare claims, putting the specialty in the crosshairs of the OIG.
Many generalists may feel unprepared to address hospitalized patients with challenging dermatologic conditions. When should a dermatologist be called in?
Thumb injuries are common occurrences in many sports. They can range from a simple sprain, which can be treated at home with ice and rest, to a bone fracture which may need to be set by a doctor. In either case, a correctly applied splint will both help the thumb heal and protect it from further i
Commentary on a study on whether a minimally invasive approach rather than total colectomy could serve as an alternative treatment for severe CDAD, published September 2011 in the Annals of Surgery.
Scenarios that lead to dehydration in adults include excessive sweating when exercising, vomiting and/or diarrhea and a high level of urine output due to medications or illness. If a person loses a significant amount of fluid and doesn't replenish that fluid, dehydration can occur. Fortunately, ther