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Examples of Dental Malpractice

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 Benefits

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...

How to Prevent Frostbite

When it's cold enough, skin can freeze, resulting in frostbite. Frostbite not only is painful but can result in loss of fingers and toes, even arms and legs, so it's best to prevent frostbite in the first place.

Safety Tips on Volcanoes

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

Wet-to-Dry Gauze Dressings: Fact and Fiction

The purpose of this article is to bring to the attention of surgeons some of the literature on wound dressings and the concomitant lack of research base for their practice of utilizing wet-to-dry and gauze dressings.

What Type of Doctor to Visit for Bleeding Hemorrhoids

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

How to Choose All-Inclusive Nudist Resorts

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

DIY Thumb Splint

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

Is Outpatient Appendectomy Safe?

Commentary on a study on the clinical outcomes and cost of outpatient appendectomy, published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

How to Tell if an Adult is Dehydrated

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