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When Diabetics Need to Go to the ER

Diabetes is a very serious condition that can lead to severe complications. Make sure you know when and where to go if you have a diabetes-related emergency. Here are common medical emergencies for diabetics that require immediate medical care. Hyperglycemia Hyperglycemia occurs when your blood...

Emergency Care
Diabetes
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Before a Burst: What You Need to Know About Aortic Aneurysms

Everyone knows a healthy lifestyle can help you prevent heart disease and high blood pressure. But did you know that it can also help you avoid an aortic aneurysm? This lesser-known condition can become an emergency at a moment’s notice, so it’s important to learn about the symptoms of aortic...

Cardiovascular Care
Healthy Aging
Emergency Care
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Home Safety 101

When was the last time you gave your house a thorough safety check? Keep your family and guests safe and sound by keeping a healthy home. Learn how you can prevent accidents by making each room in your house safer with these tips. Kitchen When cooking with pots and pans, turn the handle inward...

Emergency Care
General Health & Wellness
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When A Fever Becomes An Emergency

A fever is your body’s way of telling you something is not right. Your body will increase its core temperature in order to fight an illness or infection. The severity of the illness depends on the accompanying symptoms of the fever. When to Go to the ER A fever accompanied by a set of these...

Emergency Care
General Health & Wellness
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What are Arrhythmias?

An arrhythmia is an abnormal heart rhythm caused by irregular electrical impulses. A heart with an impaired electrical system may beat too fast, too slow, or unsteadily. When the heart’s electrical system fails to work properly, you may feel your heart flutter or “skip a beat.” Arrhythmias are very...

Emergency Care
Cardiovascular Care
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A Dangerous Side Effect of Extreme Exercise

As boutique gyms gain in popularity, exercise-induced rhabdomyolysis—a rare condition in which muscle tissue breaks down rapidly—is becoming more common. This dangerous side effect can occur if you push your body too far beyond its limits. Learn about this condition and how you can create a safe...

Emergency Care
Diet & Fitness
Kidney Care
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It's Baby Time! 3 Ways to Boost Your Fertility

Maybe you’re thinking of becoming pregnant, or you’ve been trying for so long you’ve stopped keeping track. Conceiving a child can be harder than it seems. But the good news is there are several changes you can make to your lifestyle to increase your chance of becoming pregnant and live a healthier...

Women's Health
Maternity
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Young at Heart: Why Teen Athletes Experience Cardiac Arrest

It’s terrifying; one moment the crowd is cheering, and the next a player is on the ground. It’s not an injured ankle, though. Instead, it’s something far more alarming. Sudden cardiac arrest, also known as sudden cardiac death, is rare in younger groups, but it does happen. Learn about this...

Cardiovascular Care
Emergency Care
Children's Health
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Are You at Risk of the 5 Most Common Cancers?

Cancer, a condition where cells multiply at an abnormally fast rate, can develop in any part of the body. Every cancer has its own risk factors, and it’s hard to keep track of the symptoms that might help you to identify the disease, so many people find themselves in the dark when it comes to...

Oncology
Healthy Aging
General Health & Wellness
Breast Cancer
Lung Cancer
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Most Common Winter Sports Injuries

With winter in full swing, it’s time to hit the slopes and the ice skating rink. Skiing and snowboarding, snowmobiling, ice hockey, ice skating, sledding, and other winter sports are great ways to stay active in the cold weather. Like all physical activity, winter sports require participants to...

Emergency Care
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine