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How To Treat Fainting

Overview When blood pressure suddenly drops, this can result in fainting. Fainting spells are not considered serious, and they do pass quickly. The person may feel unwell for a few minutes following a fainting spell, but in most cases this will pass. If this does not pass, then the person should seek medical care immediately. [caption id="attachment_1107" align="alignright" width="300"] When blood pressure ...

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First Aid: Swallowing Foreign Objects

Overview Children often swallow objects that they are never meant to put into their mouths. In the event that the child swallows a magnet or battery, they should be taken to the emergency room. This can be a serious situation, especially if they swallowed more than one because they can cause internal damage. Swallowing a Penny [caption id="attachment_582" align="alignright" width="300"] In the event that th ...

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How To Treat Bunions

Introduction to Bunions Bunions are known as the deformation of the bone joint at the large toe base. Medically it is known as the hallux valgus. Bunions sign includes the position of the large toe of the foot towards other toes of the similar foot. On the other hand following are some other symptoms of Bunions: [caption id="attachment_1049" align="alignright" width="227"] Bunions are known as the deformati ...

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First Aid For A Broken Arm Or Wrist

Overview When an arm or wrist is broken, it is usually caused by a fall or a forceful collision. It normally takes six to eight weeks in adults to heal and less time in children. Cracks and breaks found in the bones are phrased as fractures by medics. Despite most people understanding ‘fractures’ as a crack rather than as a clean break, this article will use the terms break and ‘cracks’ to depict both. [cap ...

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7 Easy Tips To Prevent Flu

Overview With the winter ahead, it also means that the flu and colds that have been dormant until now are going to start running rampant. However, you do not have to fall victim to this again. Thankfully, there are several tips that you can utilize to prevent the flu from taking over your body.   Always wash your hands [caption id="attachment_1175" align="alignright" width="300"] With the winter ahead, ...

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Handwashing – Why It’s Important

Overview Contaminated hands are often the leading reason why infections and other illnesses are spread from person o person. That is why washing your hands is something that should be done frequently to prevent these issues from spreading. There are several illnesses, such as gastroenteritis that can cause severe issues for young child and the elderly. However, with proper washing and drying of your hands, ...

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Proper Personal Hygiene

Overview Personal hygiene To protect ourselves from becoming ill one of the best methods is through personal hygiene. This is not only referring to washing your hands but also referring to washing your body. Things such as bathing is very dependent upon where you live in the world. In many cultures, it is expected to take a bath and use products to prevent smell. While other cultures may not put a lot of ex ...

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How To Treat Broken or Bruised Ribs

Introduction  Suffering with pain in the area of your ribs can signal that you have broken or bruised the ribs. In most cases, this pain is often considered very intense, and will take a couple of weeks to clear up. In most cases, if you simply fell and do not feel as if this was serious, you can avoid the doctor. The doctor often recommends only having this checked if you were involved in a serious acciden ...

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Dealing With Stress

Overview Stress is a natural human response to pressure when faced with challenging and sometimes dangerous situations. That pressure is not only about what’s happening around us, but also about demands we place on ourselves. Experiencing stress is part of being alive, and some stress helps increase our alertness and energy to meet challenging situations. If stress lasts a long time or overwhelms our abilit ...

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Taking Care Of Anxiety Disorders

Self-help For Anxiety Disorders Not everybody who worries a lot is considered to have an anxiety disorder. You might be worried because of an excessively demanding agenda, lack of working out or sleep, work-related pressure, or even from too much caffeine. The bottom line is that if your daily routine is unhealthy and nerve-wracking, you’re more likely to feel nervous—irrespective of whether you have an anx ...

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