Six Tips To Help Prevent Falls

The risk of falling increases with age. Falls can be especially dangerous for older adults, often causing fractures, hospitalization, and disability. The good news is that many falls are avoidable. To share the image, right-click on it and select “save image as” to save the file to your computer. We encourage you to use the […]

Staying Safe in a Tornado

Español (Spanish) To stay safe during a tornado, prepare a plan and an emergency kit, stay aware of weather conditions during thunderstorms, know the best places to shelter both indoors and outdoors, and always protect yourself from injury, especially your head. Tornadoes continue to impact locations across the country every year, bringing massive winds and […]

How to Prepare for a Visit to Urgent Care

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Here are some tips on how to prepare for a visit to urgent care: Bring your insurance card and identification. This will help the staff process your payment. Bring a list of your medications and allergies. This will help the doctor quickly diagnose your condition. Bring a copy of your medical history, if you have […]

What to Expect When You Visit an Urgent Care Center

Urgent care centers are a great option for people who need medical care but don’t need to go to the emergency room. They are typically open seven days a week and offer a variety of services, including: Treatment for minor illnesses and injuries X-rays and other diagnostic tests Prescription medications Referrals to specialists If you’re […]

Create an asthma action plan for your child

Asthma is one of the most common chronic conditions of childhood. It affects about 6 million children and adolescents in the U.S. This condition causes the lungs and airways to become inflamed when exposed to certain triggers, such as environmental allergens, exercise, weather changes or catching a respiratory infection. Childhood asthma can cause bothersome daily […]

Heart Attack Symptoms, Risk, and Recovery

What is a heart attack? Heart attack signs and symptoms in men and women: Chest pain or discomfort; Shortness of breath; Pain or discomfort in the jaw, neck, back, arm, or shoulder; Feeling nauseous, light-headed, or unusually tired. A heart attack, also called a myocardial infarction, happens when a part of the heart muscle doesn’t […]

10 common migraine triggers and how to cope with them

If you live with migraine, one of the best things that you can do is identify your personal triggers. You can’t always avoid triggers, but understanding what they are and how they affect you is the first step to finding relief. Once you’ve isolated the trigger, you can try a coping strategy. Stress. Stress is one […]

NIH-supported DASH diet tops rankings for “heart-healthy” and “healthy eating”

January 4, 2021, 8:30 AM EST WHAT: Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) has tied for first out of 39 diets for “Best Diets for Healthy Eating” and “Best Heart-Healthy Diets” in the 2021 Best Dietsexternal link report from U.S. News & World Report. DASH, which builds nutrient-dense meals around whole grains, low-fat dairy products, […]

Going to the Emergency Room

Reviewed by: KidsHealth Medical Experts Emergency Medicine at Nemours Children’s Health When your child is sick or injured, it’s natural to want to head straight for the emergency room (ER). You know that you can get care, regardless of the time, day, or severity of your child’s injury. In some cases, it is a true […]

Medicine safety and children

Every year, many children are brought to the emergency room because they took medicine by accident. A lot of medicine is made to look and taste like candy. Children are curious and attracted to medicine. Most children find the medicine when their parent or caregiver is not looking. You can prevent accidents by keeping medicine […]