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How to Protect the Scalp from Sunburn

How to Protect the Scalp from Sunburn

Any part of your body can become sunburned, including the scalp. According to CNN Health, symptoms of sunburn include pinkness or redness, swelling, pain and tenderness. In severe cases your scalp may break out in fluid-filled blisters that ooze, and you may require professional medical attention. I
Avoiding CT by Using US to Evaluate Pediatric Renal Colic

Avoiding CT by Using US to Evaluate Pediatric Renal Colic

Point-of-care ultrasound is a useful alternative tool for evaluating pediatric patients with renal colic -- without the radiation exposure of CT.
How to Check Eye Dominance

How to Check Eye Dominance

Unlike right and left handedness, it is uncommon for a person to know which eye is his or her dominant eye. Your dominant eye generally processes visual input 14 to 21 milliseconds faster than your non-dominant eye. Though it is not as noticeable as hand dominance, eye dominance plays an important p
Types of First Aid Kits

Types of First Aid Kits

Having first aid kit close at hand can help you to manage situations when someone gets hurt whether it is a mild or major injury. This is especially true if you have or work with children, are around any kind of sporting activity, or are in an a situation where you are far from a hospital or medical
Extent of Surgery for Papillary Thyroid Cancer and Survival

Extent of Surgery for Papillary Thyroid Cancer and Survival

Is there a survival advantage for total thyroidectomy over lobectomy in patients with papillary thyroid cancer?
Pretibial Myxedema

Pretibial Myxedema

A 55-year-old Caucasian woman presented to the clinic complaining of skin lesions on both shins.
Tetanus Treatment

Tetanus Treatment

How is tetanus treated? Find out now.
Do You Really Need an MBA?

Do You Really Need an MBA?

Are you considering an advanced management degree? Take a moment to think about your goals and and return on investment.
When to Go to the Emergency Room for a Migraine?

When to Go to the Emergency Room for a Migraine?

A joint study by the National Headache Foundation and the Urgent Care Association of America indicates that you are usually better off going to an Urgent Care center or contacting your own physician than going to the Emergency Room for a migraine, but there are a few danger signs that do warrant eme
The Basics of Insect and Spider Bites

The Basics of Insect and Spider Bites

Learn basic information on insect and spider bites from the experts at WebMD.
Lidocaine Prilocaine Cream Vs. Lidocaine Cream

Lidocaine Prilocaine Cream Vs. Lidocaine Cream

Although both lidocaine/prilocaine cream and lidocaine cream contain the same major ingredient, the addition of prilocaine allows for the one cream to be used in a more advanced medical treatment. If a local anesthetic is necessary, it is important to understand the differences between the two cream
Establishment of the World's First Telerobotic Remote Surgical

Establishment of the World's First Telerobotic Remote Surgical

This interesting article reports on the establishment of the world's first telerobotic surgical service between a teaching hospital and a rural community hospital.
Burns and Electric Shock-Prevention

Burns and Electric Shock-Prevention

Most burns happen in the home. Simple safety measures might prevent accidents in your home and decrease the chances of anyone getting burned.
Opportunity Knocks

Opportunity Knocks

In this third in a series on issues facing women in hospital medicine, the author explores the proactive steps women physicians need to be taking to gain a leadership role in their hospital.
Hoyer Lift Injuries

Hoyer Lift Injuries

Hoyer lifts, or mechanical lifts, are devices used to transfer heavy or completely dependent patients. The lifts are designed to protect both patient and worker from injury during transfer. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), first reports of employee muscle injury dropped 35% after
Negative Stress Test May Not Rule Out ACS

Negative Stress Test May Not Rule Out ACS

Almost every experienced emergency physician has cared for patients with true ACS or even primary cardiac arrest despite the patient having a recent negative ST.
Adjuvant Chemotherapy: The Earlier the Better

Adjuvant Chemotherapy: The Earlier the Better

Commentary on a study on whether the timing from surgery to adjuvant chemotherapy affects survival in patients with colorectal cancer, published June 2011 in JAMA.
How Do You Put an Ace Bandage on an Ankle?

How Do You Put an Ace Bandage on an Ankle?

An Ace bandage is a simple elastic wrap used in a variety of medical treatments. Wrap bandages apply pressure to tissue or lock important treatment items in place, such as bandages or heat packs. If you have a sprained ankle and could use the help of an Ace bandage, getting it on is a relatively str
What Is a Gutter Splint?

What Is a Gutter Splint?

A gutter splint is a rigid, trough-shaped piece of wood or metal used to support and immobilize an injured body part without enclosing it completely. It can be applied anywhere, from a whole leg to a single finger.
Alternative Treatments for Wounds: Leeches, Maggots, and Bees

Alternative Treatments for Wounds: Leeches, Maggots, and Bees

Going back in time to make good use of these creatures for wound healing.