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Signs of Being Dehydrated

Dehydration may occur due to illness, heat or exercise. When you're ill, drink plenty of fluids to ward off dehydration. Water, juice, frozen ice treats and soups are all excellent ways to keep your body hydrated. Hydrate before engaging in strenuous exercise and keep drinking water or a sports drin...More...

How to Make a Rope Stretcher

In many circumstances, a pleasant camping or hiking trip may become disastrous. If a member of the party is injured and cannot make it to a location that provides medical help, it may be necessary for other members of that party to transport the injured or afflicted person to safety. However, if tha...More...

Surgery Wound Complications

The most common causes of surgical wound complications are bacteria, allergic reactions and thin skin at the wound site. Normally, the bacteria present on the skin is harmless because the skin acts as a barrier, but when the skin is broken, bacteria enter and start to grow. Bandages and antibiotic o...More...

How to Write a Referral Appeal

Health insurance companies rarely will pay for you to visit a specialist like a cardiologist unless you are referred to that specialist by your primary physician. You can request that your physician refer you to the specialist and describe your symptoms or health problems that warrant you needing th...More...

Definitions & Uses of Fire Fighting Nozzles

There are several different types of firefighting nozzles used by fire fighters to attack fires in different situations. Some of these nozzles are very specific as to their use while others perform several functions and are adaptable to different situations. Fire engines carry several types of noz...More...

Lymphadema Management

People who have a malformed or damaged lymphatic system may suffer from a type of fluid retention called lymphedema. According to the National Cancer Institute, the body's lymph nodes create lymph, a mix of white blood cells and plasma, and circulate it throughout the body as an infection fighter. W...More...

How to Live With a Permanent Stoma

A stoma is a surgically created opening that connects a portion of the intestine or urethra to the outside of your body for waste removal. In some cases, the stoma is temporary, created so that remaining tissues can have time to heal. In other cases, if the disease is extensive or you have lost norm...More...

Patient Transfer Techniques From Bed to Chair

The technique for transferring a patient from a bed to a chair depends upon the patient's condition and his ability to bear weight and assist in the transfer. Special consideration must be given for patients who are paralyzed or have injuries to extremities. At times the use of a hoist or other mach...More...

Chiropractors Vs. Doctors

While traditionally family doctors or general practitioners were the primary choice for receiving medical care and treatment, many people are now visiting chiropractors for a variety of medical conditions. While traditional doctors and chiropractors are both licensed and trained medical professional...More...