The CDC says more people die from hot weather than from hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, floods, and earthquakes put together. Between 1979 and 1998, a total of 7,421 deaths in the United States were heat-related, the government says, and about 300 people die each year from heat exposure.
Category : Health
The government is concerned that soaring utility costs in the West could cause another statistic to rise: heat-related health problems.
Energy problems in California and the Southwest could have a serious effect on heat-related injury and death, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns. read more
Hospital environments can be stale, especially when it comes to motivating individuals to participate in an exercise program. So when designing the Parrish Health and Fitness facility to house its hospital-based health and fitness program, the focus was on creating a relaxing environment that would encourage social interaction. The result was a 38,500-square-foot facility with a park-like, social atmosphere that has doubled membership, involved the community and been heralded by the mayor as one of the finest new buildings in the city. read more
If the electrocardiogram (EKG) shows that you are having a heart attack, a variety of medications can be used to assist the heart. Listed below is a brief description of some of the more common medications used to treat a person who is experiencing a heart attack.
A diaper rash can be a real problem for your newborn baby. It is usually caused by irritation from the diaper that may fit too tight or by other irritants such as soaps, perfumed wipes, plastic pants or excessive moisture.
It is important that you frequently check your baby’s diaper for urine and stool. (Check it out…sniffing doesn’t always work!). read more
Looking back at our society in agricultural times, we started out providing for ourselves by what we could physically do (i.e. hunting, fishing and planting). Then we progressed to use horses and oxen to assist in our labor. Part of the drive to bring slaves to this country was because human beings were the technology of the times.
Carers to get free entry to venues
The Advertiser 09apr06
CARERS of the disabled in Western Australia were to get free entry to more than 130 sporting and entertainment venues under a new government-funded scheme. read more
With Memorial Day right around the corner, many are officially kicking off the start of summer and warmer weather means weddings, parties, and all kinds of celebrations. read more
Q.My boyfriend’s father had colon cancer (not of the genetic variety). My boyfriend has had some inconsistencies with his bowel movements (urgency, diarrhea and constipation). read more
Creepy, crawly leeches to help heal some patients. It’s true! Leeches — little critters the size of sunflower seeds — are safe, painless and they really work. read more