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How to Treat the Furniture From Body Lice

How to Treat the Furniture From Body Lice

Most people are familiar with head lice that rapidly move through a child’s classroom. Body lice (Pediculus humanus corporis) are of the same parasite family, but according to the Centers for Disease Control, body lice can spread disease. Body lice lay eggs and live on clothing, but they move
First Signs of Shock

First Signs of Shock

When someone is in a serious accident, they can suffer from shock. Shock is a prolonged, depressed state of the body's organs and functions. Shock can be fatal if not treated immediately, even if the primary injuries suffered are not fatal. In addition to accidents, shock can also be caused by illne
Parents' Beliefs and Knowledge About Acute Otitis Media

Parents' Beliefs and Knowledge About Acute Otitis Media

Do parents have an accurate understanding of what causes acute otitis media? Do their expectations regarding treatment conflict with evidence-based recommendations?
Empathy and Perspective Taking in Understanding Burnout

Empathy and Perspective Taking in Understanding Burnout

Does the way in which primary care physicians relate to their patients have an impact on their risk of burnout?
A New Screening Instrument for Early Dementia

A New Screening Instrument for Early Dementia

A newly developed Early Dementia Questionnaire is a promising alternative to the standard assessment tool for dementia, the Mini Mental State Examination.
10 Hoppin' Jump Rope Games for Kids

10 Hoppin' Jump Rope Games for Kids

Hop, skip, and jump to it: These jump rope games offer lots of ways to use this simple piece of equipment. Good for solos, pairs, and groups!
How to Make a Homemade Normal Saline Solution

How to Make a Homemade Normal Saline Solution

Normal saline solution, also known as simple saline solution, may be used for nasal irrigation and wound washing. Instead of spending money to purchase the solution, you can make your own supply of normal saline at home. The solution is quick to make and doesn't cost a lot of money. Because bacteria
Take a Child Outside Week

Take a Child Outside Week

During Take a Child Outside Week, help your children discover the natural world at a park, nature center, or hiking trail.
Save Money on Youth Sports

Save Money on Youth Sports

Save money on youth sports by buying used gear, registering early, looking for travel deals, and more. Find out how to cut costs on pricy kids' sports.
Could the Patient Have Been Seen by a Nurse?

Could the Patient Have Been Seen by a Nurse?

As revealed in this study, patients do not necessarily hold the same views as physicians when it comes to doctor-nurse substitution.
Roles of Health Professionals Involved in Insulin Initiation

Roles of Health Professionals Involved in Insulin Initiation

Utilizing an organizational theoretical framework, this study aimed to gain a better understanding of how multidisciplinary care works in the management of the diabetic patient.
How to Develop a Personal Health Plan

How to Develop a Personal Health Plan

A personal health plan helps you identify your health needs, set goals for achieving them and monitor your success in moving toward a healthier you. The exact format of the plan is up to you. Make it something that is easy for you to use and access and that will neither overwhelm nor intimidate you.
Implementation of a Chest Pain Guideline in Primary Care

Implementation of a Chest Pain Guideline in Primary Care

The authors present proposed guidelines with an emphasis on the history and physical signs to aid diagnosis in patients presenting with chest pain in primary care.
Is your child physically literate?

Is your child physically literate?

Physical literacy means achieving movement and sports skills, but also includes the confidence to try new things and the opportunity to be active often.
How to Recognize Causes of Joint Aches and Pains and Night Sweats

How to Recognize Causes of Joint Aches and Pains and Night Sweats

Night sweats and joint pain both disrupt your sleep. Several conditions can cause this combination of symptoms. Night sweats can be the result of menopause as well as a symptom of other conditions. Joint pain is the bane of arthritics and fibromyalgics and can be chronic and unrelenting. Women who a
Should Your Kid Suit Up for Swim Team?

Should Your Kid Suit Up for Swim Team?

Swimming is a great workout, and swim team offers both individual and team experiences. Get all the background you need to dive in to this youth sport.
How to Clean Eyelashes With Baby Shampoo

How to Clean Eyelashes With Baby Shampoo

You may have a bacterial infection which has caused your eyelids to become inflamed. Or dandruff of the scalp or acne rosacea may have caused your eyelashes to have dandruff-like scales on them. Either way, the inflammation is called blepharitis. According to the American Optometric Association blep
Tea Tree Oil Bedding Uses

Tea Tree Oil Bedding Uses

Use steam distillation on the evergreen leaves of the Australian Melaleuca alternifolia tree and you produce tea tree oil. Treat nail infections, athlete's foot, acne and minor burns with the oil. Any problem involving bacteria or fungi and tea tree oil becomes a remedy. With the resurgence of bed b
Diagnostic Approach to Chest Pain Out-of-Hours

Diagnostic Approach to Chest Pain Out-of-Hours

Acute chest pain presents a considerable diagnostic challenge outside of hospitals. What factors most influence the primary care physician's diagnostic and management of acute chest pain?
Couch-to-5K App Review: Ease Into 5K

Couch-to-5K App Review: Ease Into 5K

If you're ready to move from walking to running, but want a coach you can take along with you from couch to 5K, the Ease Into 5Kapp is a good bet.