Cleanup in the yard and the home is a necessary evil this time of the year. But if you’re not careful, you could end up nursing a serious injury. Among the most-frequently seen injuries in the emergency department are those resulting from falls and eye injuries, says emergency department physician Thomas Waters, MD. Serious falls tend to happen when … Read More
It’s fresh into sandal season, and you need your feet to look great. So it’s off to the salon for a pedicure. But where you go can be the difference between pedi-heaven — or pedi-pain.
Canning your own fruits and vegetables at home has many benefits, but it also brings an increased risk for food-borne illness.
Each summer, some swimmers (and not just kids!) face a perplexing problem. That is, what should you do when you need to pee? Our experts weigh in on whether the answer ought to be: a) just go, or b) find yourself a proper restroom. Learn the scientific pros and cons to consider in favor of … Read More
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We all know that we should put on sunscreen every time we are out in the summer sun. But there are some important parts of the body we often miss. When is the last time you put sunscreen on your ears? These are among the places that people most often forget to apply sunscreen, says … Read More
Whether it’s the monkey bars or the slide, injuries are bound to happen on the playground. Find out the best treatments – and when to seek medical attention.
Summer may have just officially started, but kidney stone season began a couple of weeks ago. Many doctors see an increase in kidney stone cases when the weather warms up. Kidney stones are solid, often sharp substances made of mineral and acid salts. They can travel into the ureter, which is the tube connecting the … Read More
You may be surprised to learn that the shape of your ears can make you more or less likely to get swimmer’s ear, a painful outer ear infection. While there’s not much any of us can do about the particular curves of our ears, experts say there are ways to help prevent swimmer’s ear. The infection, … Read More
With warmer weather, people often get the itch to travel. For lupus patients, vacationing could also mean sun exposure, which in turn can cause rashes, arthritis flares or even serious inflammation of organs. In fact, six to 10 people with lupus are sun sensitive.
The summer heat is rife with potential dangers that are specific to people with diabetes. If you have this condition, experts say you need to take special steps to keep your blood sugar at proper levels. “The most important thing to remember is that the stress of the heat can increase or decrease a diabetic’s … Read More