Roller coasters and other rides can lead to back and neck pain, especially for people with a history of disk problems, arthritis or muscle spasms. Planning ahead and caring for yourself afterward can minimize discomfort.
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
Canning your own is a great, and healthy idea, if you know what you’re doing. Here are pointers for avoiding botulism.
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
Summer is officially ‘kidney stone season.’ Understand why kidney stones are more common when the weather heats up.
While the shape of your ears does play into whether you’re prone to swimmer’s ear, there is more to it. Get dos and don’ts for preventing otitis externa.
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.
Updated June 30, 2018 Who doesn’t enjoy fireworks on the Fourth of July? They light up in bursts of color, celebrating independence. Of course, it’s important to celebrate safely. A new study from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) finds an alarming increase in fireworks-related deaths and injuries. In 2017, there were 12,900 fireworks-related injuries … Read More
Amusement parks are suppose to be fun. Keep them that way with 10 tops tips from our experts.