As a parent, it can be difficult to know whether your child needs immediate medical attention or whether it's safe to just "tough it out." So the next time you think your child broke his arm, let’s discuss how to recognize an emergency and explore … [Read more...] about What constitutes a medical emergency?
Archives for October 2014
More than 50 million people in America suffer from allergies, and the physiological response varies for each person. Anaphylaxis (or anaphylactic shock) is a severe and sometimes fatal allergic reaction to an allergen. This reaction is most often the … [Read more...] about Allergies: Understanding Anaphylaxis
You’ve experienced it many times before. Perhaps you ate some bad pizza at lunch but you didn’t know it until the intense stomach cramps suddenly hit you. Or maybe later that evening you develop a fever and you start to vomit. These are the … [Read more...] about How to Handle Food Poisoning
So you’re working in the yard on a beautiful autumn day when you notice that you can’t seem to catch your breath. Sure, you’ve been slacking a little bit on your cardio, and you’ve been known to eat a few slices of cake after dinner, but you reassure … [Read more...] about Recognizing a Heart Attack