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CPR: Fact and Fiction

Over 475,000 Americans die from cardiac arrest every year and 350,000 of those incidents occur outside the hospital. Cardiac arrest has taken more lives globally than colorectal cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, influenza, pneumonia, auto accidents, HIV,...

Signs and Symptoms of Chlamydia

Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) that can affect both men and women. When treated right away, chlamydia rarely causes serious health problems. However, complications can be serious. That’s why it’s critical to know the symptoms of chlamydia...

DEXA Scans: A Guide to Diagnosing Osteoporosis

What is a DEXA Scan? A DEXA scan (also called bone densitometry scan, dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry scan or a DXA scan) is a non-invasive imaging test used to measure bone loss. Similar to a traditional X-ray scan, a DEXA scan uses a specialized machine to emit...

How Diet affects Cholesterol

What is Cholesterol? Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that is made by the liver and used for a variety of jobs such as producing hormones or breaking down fatty foods. Here are the three main types of cholesterol that can be found in our bodies:   LDL...

Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of Toxic Shock Syndrome

Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a condition caused by certain strains of bacteria that release toxins into the bloodstream. The strains that cause toxic shock syndrome are staph (Staphylococcus aureus) bacteria and strep (Streptococcus pyogenes) bacteria. Although TSS...

Caring for a Child with Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a brain condition that causes recurring seizures and affects about 3 million people in the United States—450,000 of which are children and teens. Most children can maintain a normal life with epilepsy, but it’s crucial that parents educate their child’s...

Can Shoulder Arthroscopy Help Me?

Traditionally, surgery to repair diseased or damaged structures in the shoulder, such as the rotator cuff or labrum, required a large, open incision, which resulted in postsurgical pain for the patient, as well as a long recovery time and risk of complication....

What Vitamins Do Kids Need?

Both adults and children need vitamins and minerals daily to grow and be healthy. Different vitamins benefit different parts of the body, and it helps parents to be aware of what vitamins their kids need. Types of Vitamins The body is a strong, powerful machine...

Can I Do That After a Knee Replacement?

Patients are often nervous about what they will and won’t be able to do after a knee replacement. Most people, however, can do even more after a knee replacement than they could before. Below are some guidelines for activities that are safe and those you should avoid,...

What is an Accountable Care Organization?

An accountable care organization (ACO) is an accredited group of healthcare professionals that share responsibility for their patients’ health outcomes and work together to accomplish three goals: Reduce the cost of healthcare Improve the quality of healthcare...

7 Myths about Arthritis

Arthritis, a generic term used to describe joint pain or disease, is a very common disease but is not well understood by the general population. There are actually over 100 types of arthritis and conditions related to arthritis, and more than 50 million adults and...

Signs of Substance Abuse in Teens

As teens struggle with complicated emotions, stress, peer pressure and facing the future, they may turn to drugs and alcohol to cope instead of learning how to deal with them appropriately. Through the help of family, friends, teachers and other people who love your...

5 Tips for Water Safety and Drowning Prevention

Drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death in children ages 1-4 and the third leading cause of injury-related death in children and teens ages 5-19. This statistic is a sobering reminder to parents, guardians and caregivers everywhere that water safety is...

What is Whiplash?

Also called a neck strain or neck sprain, whiplash is a soft tissue injury to the neck. The damage is caused by a sudden, forceful, back-and-forth movement of the neck. This injury is usually a result of a car accident but can also result from a sports accident or...