This statistic shows the number of U.S. domestic trips from 2008 to 2022, by leisure and business travelers. In 2018, U.S. travelers took 463.6 million domestic business trips. This figure was forecasted to rise to 493.7 million by 2022. (Locke 2019) The travel industry in the United States is a growing one. Many visitors mean there are going to be healthcare emergencies and knowing what to do can be a life-saving decision. Healthcare emergencies when you are away from your regular doctor can be … [Read more...] about Healthcare Emergencies While Traveling
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Living in Texas means sunscreen is a must-have health product for use all year long. For those planning to travel for a tropical vacation, outdoor event, partaking in water sports or open stadium sporting events, be sure to add sunscreen to your packing list. While we all love a glowing sun-bronzed look it's important to note that tanned skin is damaged skin, so it is absolutely essential that you take measures to protect it. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), "Skin cancer is … [Read more...] about Sunscreen Helps Protect Our Skin from Sunburn
It almost feels that life never existed before the uninvited pandemic shut things down. We no longer hear music from local event venues or the activity of busy pedestrians traversing city streets during a busy workday. While we are in a phase of re-opening to the public, there are rules. As of Wednesday, June 3, Texas began Phase 3 of reopening. All businesses currently operating at 25% capacity can expand occupancy to 50% with certain exceptions.Bars and similar establishments may … [Read more...] about Social Distancing While in Public Places
Nearly half of all heart attacks have no symptoms at all — but that doesn't mean they're any less deadly than heart attacks with symptoms. They are described as "silent" because when they occur, their symptoms lack the intensity of a classic heart attack, such as extreme chest pain and pressure; stabbing pain in the arm, neck, or jaw; sudden shortness of breath; sweating, and dizziness. (Harvard) People who have a silent heart attack might later recall that they had indigestion, the flu, … [Read more...] about Silent Heart Attacks: What Do Asymptomatic Signs of a Heart Attack Mean?
The medical name for a nosebleed is epistaxis. Nosebleeds are frequent in adults and children between the ages of 3 and 10. In most cases, they aren't severe and can stop on their own. They last from a few seconds to a few minutes (lasting a maximum of 15-20 mins) depending on how heavy or light the flow is. There are two kinds of nosebleeds. An anterior nosebleed occurs when the blood vessels in the front of the nose break and bleed. A posterior nosebleed occurs in the back or the deepest … [Read more...] about Is My Nose Bleed an Emergency?
Gallbladder Function The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ located in the upper right abdomen in the area between the chest and hips, right below the liver. It is a place where are bodies store bile from the liver. An abnormal functioning gallbladder will produce something called gallstones which can be chronic and extremely painful. Here is what you need to know about gallstones. Gallstones Gallstones are hard fragments that develop in the gallbladder made of protein, fat and … [Read more...] about Symptoms of a Gallbladder Attack
The appendix is a pouch-like organ that sits in the lower right side of your belly. Appendicitis describes an inflamed or infected appendix. However, appendicitis is a medical emergency and can be life-threatening if an inflamed appendix ruptures. According to the National Institute of Health, acute appendicitis is the leading cause of emergency abdominal surgery in the US. (Swain-Wilson 2019) As per researchers and studies, about 5 percent of Americans experience abdominal pain caused by … [Read more...] about Symptoms of Appendicitis: When to Seek Emergency Care
When a child is running a temperature, the tendency to worry is natural, perhaps even universal among parents and caregivers. But fever, the body’s natural response to infection or illness, should not be cause for unnecessary concern. Here are a few guidelines that will help you to recognize the signs and causes of fever, understand how to properly care for your feverish child at home, and know when it’s time to call the pediatrician. WHAT CAUSES FEVER? Fever in itself is not an illness … [Read more...] about Pediatric Essentials: Fever
If your child has allergies, you’re probably on high alert for signs of an allergic reaction and its triggers. This guide will help you understand allergies, how you can treat them at home, and when to seek the advice of your pediatrician or emergency medical facility. SYMPTOMS: MILD OR SEVERE? For most people, allergy symptoms usually range from mild to moderate. For example, during hay fever season, your child may experience itchy, watery eyes, frequent sneezing or nasal congestion. … [Read more...] about Pediatric Essentials: Allergies
The human-to-human infection of COVID-19 is widespread across the world. Coughing, fever, and shortness of breath are primary symptoms found in most of the patients. COVID-19 also affects the lower respiratory tract, so those patients with chronic cardiovascular and lung disease are at high risk for complications of the disease. Many advisories have focused on the risk facing older people, those with chronic conditions such as diabetes, and people with compromised immune systems, such as … [Read more...] about Can Vaping Worsen the Risk of Contracting COVID-19?