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Plaque Rupture

The blockage caused by a thrombus can be life threatening. A blockage in the coronary arteries may cause a heart attack while blockage in a cerebral artery may cause a stroke. Blockage in one of the major arteries of the body can prevent blood flow to an extremity or organ, causing pain and tissue...


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Acetaminophen May Not Help Against Back Pain, Study Contends

The common pain reliever, best known as Tylenol, showed no effect in Australian trial

Health Tip of the Day

Treating Shock

Shock is a life-threatening condition. It that occurs when the body is not getting enough blood to vital organs. Shock can be caused by problems with the heart, blood loss, a severe allergic reaction, an overwhelming infection or severe damage to the nervous system. Symptoms depend on the type of shock. They include shallow breathing; clammy, pale skin; confusion; weakness; and, eventually, unconsciousness. If you're with someone who goes into shock, call for emergency medical help immediately, according to the National Safety Council. While waiting for help to arrive, perform the ABCs of first aid: clear Airways, check Breathing and maintain Circulation.

  • Cover the person with a blanket to maintain body temperature.

  • If the person hasn't suffered any back or neck injuries, lay him or her down and elevate the feet to maximize blood flow to the brain.

  • Be calm and reassuring.

 

Healthy Living

Back and Neck Care
Millions of Americans suffer from back pain every year. The reasons for the pain are many, including bad posture, accidents, improper lifting, obesity, and weak muscles. Practice prevention to minimize your risk for back pain — get regular exercise, lose any excess weight, and learn good posture.

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Asthma
Are you all too familiar with the coughing and wheezing that remind you that you have asthma? Asthma can be a serious problem, but it doesn’t have to stop you in your tracks. With the help of your health care team, you can keep your asthma under control.

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Children's Health
Enjoy good health at every age: know your body and how it works, eat well and stay active, and follow a plan for disease prevention.