Life fact: Everyone gets hurt sometimes. It can be anything from a turned ankle to a stiff lower back--and of course these pesky injuries always pop up when you least expect them. Ice and heat are both commonly used to treat injuries. But did you know that if you use the wrong one, you can actually make your situation worse? To find out the right way to treat an injury, let's take a look at the effectiveness of both methods and when you should use them.
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There is a lot of information online about the flu, and it's not easy to get the facts straight. What is the flu, and how do I prevent it? What should I do if I get it? Let's cut through all the noise and answer some of the most frequently asked questions about flu season with help from our good friends at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
'Tis the season to be sickly. It may be called the most wonderful time of the year, yet it's still a mystery how there is so much cheer coupled with so much contagion in the air. Nevertheless, don't let germs be the reason you won't give Gram-Gram some holiday sugar. While sicknesses like strep throat and the flu seem to be at an all-time high during the colder times of year, nothing should ever discourage from the family love.
Do you have a personal connection to breast cancer? If you or someone you love has ever had the disease, you may already know the facts. You may know that 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, or that this year over 250,000 new cases will be diagnosed. However, those of us in good health may not take time to think about the issue -- after all, it's easy to forget about when you're already in good health.
The weather is changing! Cooler temperatures mean it's time to open the other side of your closet--you know, the side with the long sleeves and hoodies that get ignored during the dog days of summer. It's about time you showed them some love. And the best part about this time of year? The mild weather and dwindling crowds give you a good excuse to get away from the day-to-day grind and spend some time outdoors. Hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, rock climbing--the possibilities are endless.
School is back in session! What a wild summer it’s been. With all the world crisis and take off in social media culture, it is more imperative than ever to keep students connected to their schooling. Distractions are easy to come by in the modern age. This makes involvement from parents, to teachers, to faculty, vital to the success of our future collegiate scholars. After all, it takes a village. This isn’t an article advocating for the isolation of teens from social gatherings with their peers, but rather a friendly reminder that it is still important to monitor what your child may be exposed to, and how they learn to handle different situations. It can be difficult for some parents trying their hardest not to be “overbearing,” but experts at the Center for Disease Control have got some solid facts about the effectiveness of a strong parent-child relationship when it comes to the many hard lessons you must learn going through school, and eventually life. Staying connected now will ensure an even better connection in the future between you and your prodigy.
Head, shoulders, knees, toes, eyes, ears, mouth, and nose. Who doesn’t love 'The Head and Shoulders Song?' Anyone with HFMD, that’s who! So naturally, you would want to know how someone can constantly avoid touching the various appendages and features of the human body. Well it’s quite simple. If you had a disease on your hands known as Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease, the last thing you’d want to do is spread it to the other 2 areas that the disease encompasses in the name. Luckily this disease is rare but can prove fatal if other health complications are added to the mix. Which if you have HFMD, you most likely will have other health complications as well.
With summer upon the United States, people are hitting the beach, or getting out to those water parks for some fun in the sun. While activity is generally a plus for habits towards good health, there is still a very important risk that should be addressed and assessed for families looking to spend a good amount of their summer outside. How many of us take the time to get to learn our family’s health history before planning a cruise? Well, experts at CDC believe this is more important than most individuals realize. If you’re going be spending time being active and pushing your body to the limits for the sake of sports or competition, you really should be double checking your family tree for history of heart disease.
Your child could have diabetes and you don't even know it! A recent study released by The New England Journal of Medicine indicates a rise in diabetes type 1 and 2 that is afflicting the youth of America (ages 0-19). While the study was focused on the data provided from diagnosis done in 2002-2012, it is the first study done for pointing out a trend in the increase of this condition. The results are quite unsettling, to say the least. It is estimated that 11,245 youths are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (0 to 19 years of age), and approximately 2,846 (aged 10-19) are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Overall, the relative annual increase in the occurrence of type 1 diabetes was 1.8%, whereas type 2 diabetes was a 4.8% increase. . According to the CDC type 2 diabetes has become more and more prevalent in the youth today. Therefore, it is not only a good idea, but almost imperative that more health facilities do everything they can to spread the knowledge and awareness of diabetes. Luckily CPR Savers has the perfect product for such a mission, the Diabetes Mellitus Display.
All over the news we are seeing an increasing amount of violence towards our fellow man. In 2017, there was over 400 mass shootings in the United States alone. These mass shooting have left over 1600 injured and over 500 dead. According to The Salt Lake Tribune, the most notable was the Las Vegas Shooting which has been said to be “the most deadliest shooting in modern US history.” This shooting alone left 59 dead and over 500 injured. Many more would have perished if it weren’t for highly trained Emergency Personnel and good Samaritans coming to the rescue. With so many people injured, it was imperative to stop the bleeding to give medical professionals ample time to treat the most severe.
Once a year, during the last week of May, the Centers for Disease Control celebrates World No Tobacco Day. It's no secret that over 1 billion of the earth's population are avid cigarette smokers, and approximately 7 million perish from the poisonous chemicals in tobacco every year. With the knowledge that society carries now, we are able to identify the deadly consequences of tobacco use, and laws that restrict them in particular areas. With CDC's commitment to a healthy lifestyle, they are able to provide us with tools and resources to aid in the campaign of a tobacco free lifestyle.
It's Healthy and Safe Swimming Week! At least, that’s what experts at CDC call the week of May May 21st-27th. Sounds like a perfect excuse for the family to get out and make some waves. All are welcome! Well not quite all. Swimming; while it is a great form of exercise and activity, can be very dangerous if you aren’t informed of proper swim safety. This week, CDC highlighted a very important fact that is often overlooked by people heading out for the public pools. You’ll want to take a moment to check out what they had to say before subjecting your family to an icky situation.
Kidneys are one of our major functioning organs in our body. They are so important that we are provided with two for the possibility of losing one due to injure. Our kidneys processes all the food and drinks we put in our body, to keep the nutrients and filter out all the toxins in our body to keep us healthy. However sometimes, the kidneys become impaired, and are unable to cleanse our systems. When this happens, various diseases to the kidneys can arise. Among the most common are : Kidney stones. UTI. Kidney infections. These diseases are benign and should be treated right away to prevent further kidney damage. Among the most severe kidney problems are: Acute kidney injury (AKI) , Hepatitis C , Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and Kidney failure . All of which leads to the loss of kidney use that may lead to dialysis or even a kidney transplant, if severe enough.
The internet tells you about it. Newspapers, blogs, isolated articles, television, radio, etc. They all warn you about it. From any perspective, it seems like there is no way not to be informed about this. From simply reading the title, you already know what we’re talking about: Water Consumption. So, we set out to achieve these extreme goals (64 ounces of water per day is the more common example), not thinking that whoever came up with this goal might’ve missed the point about portioning to to his/her own size. Yes, you CAN drink too much water, but more to come. Below, we will address what happens when you go through deficits or over-consumption.
We are excited to announce the Physio-Control Forward Hearts program, which is available starting today! This new program puts you and your organization in a position to recognize a sudden cardiac arrest survivor and rescuers, make an important lifesaving donation to your community and get a little free press!
Who doesn’t like a good bundle during cold weather? They have bundle package deals, bundled wood for the fire, and walking bundled people. Winter is the time of year where fashion really takes a back seat to functionality. The various blanket monsters roaming the streets are a sight to behold and people often find themselves envious of the one who came to work wrapped like a cozy burrito. Yes, it’s because being cold sucks, but it probably has a great deal to do with prevention of sickness.
Allergic reactions, though typically minimal and regarded as mildly annoying, can sometimes be much more dangerous and frightening. The goal of this article is to provide you with some tips that can help you be prepared when someone's allergic reaction isn't so mild.
According to the American Heart Association’s newly released “Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics - 2018 Update”, there are more than 350,000 "Out-Of-Hospital Cardiac Arrests" (OHCA) annually in the U.S., nearly 90% of them fatal, . Affecting an estimated 356,461 people of any age .
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The time for giving has arrived. Hopefully, you’re prepared for the bonding moments of the holidays. Plus, who isn’t excited about the food? With all this joy and merriment in the air, naturally, you’d want to point your nose to the sky and take it all in. However, it’s hard to enjoy the smells of freshly baked fruit cake or peppermint with the air polluted with heinous cigarettes. Nothing takes away from a family outing more than when daddy needs to step outside for a smoke break. The gift that really keeps on giving is a smoker making the resolution to stop smoking for the holidays and start committing to a healthier more active lifestyle. Your family will thank you, and CDC will always be there for support.
Music festivals, Holiday gatherings, Summer events, and pandemic flu virus go hand in hand around this time of bustling year. If you’re out having fun in the sun this summer, you should be aware of the dangers that lurk in the common air. Close quarter events can easily turn from a blast to a bad day, especially for individuals not implementing NPIs in their everyday life. CDC describes NPIs (non pharmaceutical Interventions) as “actions that people and communities can take, apart from getting vaccinated and taking medications, to help slow the spread of respiratory illnesses.” These are also known as mitigation strategies.
Our skin is an important part of our body. Skin is the largest organ in a human. It covers our entire skeletal structure, and can become a painful inconvenience when, and if it gets damaged. Bruises, cuts, scrapes, and even sunburn. Sunburn is a silent attacker that has gotten over one third of adults, and almost one third of the teen population.