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Frontal headache

A frontal headache is soreness in the forehead and sometimes radiates to the cheeks and the nose bridge which can be called tension headaches. Headaches can be classified according to anatomical areas such as a headache that is felt at the back of head is called occipital headache and headache felt on the front area […]

5 Instances When You Have To Phone The EMS

Instinctively, everyone knows to phone the police when a burglar breaks into your house or if somebody smells smoke. We know to phone the emergency services if somebody gets involved in a car accident. But do you know WHEN to phone the emergency services for a medical condition? Medical conditions are trickier to evaluate than accidents. At […]

drowning

Save the Drowning: A First Aid Management

Drowning is the fourth leading cause of accidental death in the United States. There is an estimated 9,000 casualties and 80,000 near drowning accidents yearly. Approximately 40% of the drowning accidents are accounted to children below 4 years of age. Therefore, first aid management of drowning victims is a life saving measure we should all learn […]

Diabetes complication

Diabetes Complication and Management

If you know someone who has diabetes mellitus it may be a good idea to understand the nature of the condition and to know the best way of managing diabetes complications. You never know when a complication may arise and when you will need to give the person effective medical assistance. Diabetes can be controlled with proper medication, regular checkups, […]

Myocardial Infarction vs. Angina Pectoris

Many people often interchange myocardial infarction and angina pectoris with each other. Although both are conditions of the heart brought about by insufficient supply of oxygen, they are two different and significantly serious disorders. Myocardial infarction, or simply known heart attack, is caused by death or permanent damage of heart cells due to inadequate amount […]