Trampoline Injuries: Statistics, Common Injuries, Prevention, & More

For a child, jumping on a trampoline is exciting and fun – the feeling of leaping through the air, learning tricks, and trying to bounce higher than all your friends is enough to entice anyone. As a parent, you want your child to have a good time, but you also want them to be safe. A Consumer Product Safety Review found that 18,000 people were sent to the emergency room from trampoline parks alone in 2017. That’s not even considering the number of injuries that occur on at-home trampolines. What injuries can occur on trampolines, and how can you prevent them? Types Read More..

What to Do If Your Child Eats Something Toxic

You always hear that once a baby starts walking, it’s all over. That’s because toddlers and small children tend to grab and eat things that they shouldn’t, and keeping track of them becomes harder to do once they’ve learned how to crawl or walk and reach out for things. In 2017, 39,100 children under the age of six consumed or were in contact with something poisonous. This exposure peaks for one- to two-year-olds, and then spikes again for teenagers 13-19 years old. What can you do if your child eats something toxic, and how can you keep your child safe from poisonous Read More..

The 6 Most Common Soccer Injuries & How to Treat Them

If your child plays sports, then bumps, scrapes, and bruises are typically a part of their routine. From falling to coming into contact with other players, getting hurt is never fun, but sometimes it’s inevitable. When it comes to the most dangerous sports, football is usually the first that comes to mind – but what about European football? In 2017, soccer resulted in 218,926 injuries compared to football’s 341,150. What are some of the most common soccer injuries, and how can you treat them? Most Common Soccer Injuries 1. Strains and Sprains From twisted ankles to knees, sprains and strains are very Read More..

Chest Pain: 10 Causes of Chest Pain & Tightness

Chest pain can be a scary situation – from the minimally concerning heartburn to a high-risk heart attack. You may experience chest pain for a number of reasons, and while a few of them are nothing to worry about, most of them may require immediate attention or a trip to the emergency room. How do you know if your chest pain is something to worry about, and what are your treatment options? Common Causes of Chest Pain and Tightness 1. Muscle strain When you’re sick or have been coughing more often, sometimes the muscles in your chest can become strained. Read More..

World Heart Day: 7 Daily Habits to Help Improve Heart Health

Every year, we celebrate World Heart Day on September 29. It was created by the World Heart Federation – and for good reason. According to the CDC, 610,000 people die from heart disease in the US each year. That means one in every four deaths is caused by heart disease. How do you improve your heart health and avoid becoming a statistic? What are some of the things you can do daily to prevent it? How to Improve Heart Health 1. Exercise Exercise has many benefits for your body – from giving your cardiovascular system a boost to releasing serotonin (also known Read More..

The Risks of Blood Thinners

There are few things that are as disheartening as finding out that you have a serious health condition. All of a sudden, new rules, medications, and lifestyle modifications become your new normal. And while at some point everything may become second nature, there’s a learning curve while you get used to it. Such is the case when you’re taking blood thinners. You may have a general idea of what they are and what they do, but how else can they impact your life? What are Blood Thinners? When you’re injured and experience a cut, platelets in your blood stick to the walls Read More..

Most Common Causes of Summer Injuries

Summer is typically a time for relaxation. Kids are out of school, so there’s less rushing around in the mornings. There’s less traffic. It’s a time for slowing down, spending more time with loved ones, and enjoying leisurely days by the pool. It’s also the time of year where injuries are most common. In order to prevent them, it’s good to be aware of what the are and what to do in the event of experiencing them. The Top 5 Most Common Causes of Summer Injuries 1. Heat Exhaustion or Heat Stroke It’s common for people to sweat profusely and Read More..

When to go to the Emergency Room for Dental Pain

In addition to being uncomfortable, dealing with dental pain affects many aspects of your daily life: Being able to brush your teeth, speak, and eat meals. If the pain is significant, it may also affect your sleep. Thankfully, there are plenty of dentists who can help alleviate symptoms, but they’re not always available at a moment’s notice; especially overnight, during a weekend, or over holidays. How can you tell when dental pain is something you can “tough out” with an Ibuprofen until you can see a dentist in a day or two, and when are your symptoms a sign of Read More..

Signs You Have Food Poisoning

It would be a safe bet to say that at some point or another, most people have experienced a stomach ache. Sometimes it’s due to overeating, other times it may be due to gas. But when do you know if your symptoms are a sign of food poisoning, and what can you do about it? What is Food Poisoning? Food poisoning occurs when you eat something that is contaminated with bacteria and your intestines become inflamed as a result. The most common bacteria that cause food poisoning are Salmonella, E. Colli, and Listeria, and they can end up in food Read More..

Asthma & Shortness of Breath

Having an asthma attack can be a terrifying experience, especially when it’s your first one and you don’t fully understand what’s going on. In addition, there can be instances when a person simply thinks they are fatigued, “out of shape,” or tired, when in reality, they’re experiencing the kind of shortness of breath that signals an asthma attack. What is Asthma? Asthma is a chronic condition that affects your lungs and airways. When a person gets an asthma attack, their airways become extremely inflamed, making it difficult for air to reach your lungs. If not treated adequately, it can be Read More..