Although neck pain can be the result of stress, age or injury, it is most often associated with poor posture.
Chest pain could be simple indigestion or a heart attack. Knowing the warning signs of a heart attack, and knowing how to respond, could save a life. The following guidelines can help you make the right decisions and take the right steps when seconds count.
Bruises are a part of life. By the time you notice a bruise, though, it's already started to heal.
Fainting is a loss of consciousness, falling down or needing to lie down, followed by spontaneous recovery. Fainting by itself is not a problem, but it could be a sign of a serious health condition.
To reduce scarring, keep the skin area out of the sun. Ultraviolet rays can darken your scar, making it more noticeable.
If you’re heading out of town, and you or your child has allergies or asthma, proper planning can help you keep sneezes, sniffles, wheezing and attacks under control.
Appendicitis, an infection of the appendix, is the most common reason for a child to need emergency abdominal surgery.
Common injuries include a twisted ankle, sprained wrist, overextended elbow and damaged knee ligaments. Fortunately, you can take steps to help prevent joint damage.
You may think wearing goggles is enough to protect your eyes, but many injuries can happen to your eyes that goggles won't prevent.
We bruise when blood vessels beneath our skin rupture and bleed. As alarming as these purplish marks can be, they're usually harmless. With passing years, however, they become increasingly common with the mildest bump or blow.
A good guideline to follow is that a medical emergency is any time your child has an injury or illness you believe threatens his or her health or may cause permanent harm.
If you know CRP, you could make the difference between life and death for a stranger or someone in your family.
The number of people losing their vision is growing, yet experts say much of this vision loss could be prevented.
You may think of the ER as a source of the most immediate medical attention, but if your situation is not a real emergency, this isn't true.
Under certain circumstances, people who take insulin can have symptoms that require immediate action and, in some cases, treatment in a hospital emergency room.
Most eye injuries can be prevented by wearing the proper protective eyewear.
Teen girls who are athletes face unique obstacles when it comes to their bodies and how well they perform.
Exercise is good for you. But by doing it intermittently, you run the risk of a sports injury.
Bee stings are least painful when the stinger is removed as fast as possible -- by any means.
After age 65, your body can't adjust to changes in air temperature -- especially heat -- as quickly as it did when you were younger. That puts you at risk for heat-related illnesses.
For many women, a heart attack may feel like a strange discomfort in the back or some other easily ignored sign, instead of crushing chest pain.
Can cranberry juice help prevent a urinary tract infection? How about cucumbers for puffy eyes? Read on to find out more about home remedies.
Overall, cosmetics and personal care items are considered safe. But that doesn't mean that there aren't risks associated with their use, particularly if you don't use them correctly.
Rather than helping, common first aid mistakes can make matters worse. Here are a few common first aid falsehoods and what you should do instead.
Knowing about common injuries and how to prevent them can keep you on track toward achieving your fitness goals.
Sports injury rates could be reduced by 25 percent if all athletes — professionals and amateurs — followed essential safety, conditioning, and preventive strategies.
People who work in certain occupations, such as nursing, are likely to have back pain. But so can folks who work in an office every day if they don’t take proactive steps to protect their backs.
Back pain is something you don't want to repeat. Recovering properly from a back injury and taking preventive measures can help you reduce your risk of going through it again.
Taking a standard first-aid and CPR class can help prepare you for most medical emergencies. The National Safety Council, the Red Cross and many hospitals offer classes. The following suggestions can help you respond appropriately.
If you suffer a serious eye injury, what you don't do immediately afterward may help more than what you do.