Heat exhaustion is a condition that occurs when your body loses more fluids and electrolytes than it can take in. This can happen when you exercise or work in hot weather without drinking enough fluids. Heat exhaustion can cause symptoms such as heavy sweating, pale skin, muscle cramps, nausea, and vomiting. In severe cases, heat exhaustion can lead to heat stroke, which is a … [Read more...] about Treating Heat Exhaustion
Hypothermia is a medical emergency that occurs when your body loses heat faster than it produces heat, causing a dangerously low body temperature. Normal body temperature is around 98.6 F (37 C). Hypothermia (hi-poe-THUR-me-uh) occurs as your body temperature falls below 95 F (35 C). Hypothermia can happen to anyone, but it's most common in people who are exposed to cold … [Read more...] about What is hypothermia?
Patients with certain conditions may have a new care option that allows them to bypass longer inpatient stays and receive higher levels of care at home. Hospital-at-home, or HaH, is growing in the U.S. as demand increases for inpatient beds and health systems look for ways to control costs, according to Healthcare Finance. While the concept has been studied and utilized to some … [Read more...] about Hospital-at-home: Lower costs, improved outcomes
March is National Kidney Month, a time to learn more about kidney health and encourage people to make kidney-friendly choices. Keep reading for ten things to know about kidney health and kidney disease. 1. The kidneys remove waste and excess fluid and maintain the water, salt, and mineral balance in your blood. Healthy kidneys filter about half a cup of blood each … [Read more...] about Ten things you should know about kidney health
Though sudden back pain can occur after a twist or a sneeze, most back injuries are caused by years of mistreatment before that final, painful injury.Stresses such as poor posture, faulty body mechanics, obesity, emotional tension and lack of fitness over the long term are the cause. With these modern problems, it's not surprising that back pain is the number one complaint … [Read more...] about Make your back stronger this spring