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Babies Prefer Sound of Other Babies Over Adults
Babies Prefer Sound of Other Babies Over Adults FRIDAY, May 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Babies would rather listen to other babies than adults, and this preference may help in their language development, a new study suggests. This finding might help explain why many adults seem to instinctively choose to use "baby-talk" with infants, according to one of the study's authors. "Perhaps, when we use a high, infant-like voice pitch to speak to our babies, we are actually preparing them to perceive their own...
Bigger Share of Deaths Worldwide Now Due to Cancer
Bigger Share of Deaths Worldwide Now Due to Cancer THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A greater percentage of deaths worldwide are now caused by cancer, a new report shows. Between 1990 and 2013, the proportion of all deaths caused by cancer rose from 12 percent to 15 percent. During that time, years of healthy life lost to cancer increased 29 percent, the report found. In total, there were 15 million new cases of cancer, 8 million deaths and 196 million years of a healthy life lost in 2013, the...
Blood Pressure Vaccine Shows Promise in Rats
Blood Pressure Vaccine Shows Promise in Rats TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Remembering to take your high blood pressure pills every day can be a burden, especially if you're juggling a list of other prescriptions. So what if, instead, you could receive a vaccination that would lower your blood pressure for months on end? Such a vaccine has proven effective in controlling high blood pressure in lab rats for up to six months, according to new research published May 26 in the journal Hypertensi...
Blood Clotting Disorders in Children
Blood Clotting Disorders in Children Clotting is the result of a series of chemical changes in blood that are intended to help the body repair damaged blood vessels. Platelets in the blood form a small mass that helps seal a wound and stop the flow of blood. Click to Enlarge The body also relies on proteins called clotting factors. These create a web of threads to secure the platelet "plug" and hold the blood clot in place. A blood clot that forms when it's not needed can cause serious problems. The clo...
Burners and Stingers Syndrome in Young Athletes
Burners and Stingers Syndrome in Young Athletes If your young athlete complains of a pain in the shoulder or neck that causes a burning or stinging sensation down one arm to the hand, he or she may have burners and stingers syndrome. What is the cause? Burners and stingers syndrome is usually caused by an injury during practice or competition. The most typical injury occurs when a youngster falls or takes a blow to the neck or shoulder. The collision often pushes the head sharply to the side and down, p...
Bortezomib Solution for injection
Bortezomib Solution for injection What is this medicine? BORTEZOMIB (bor TEZ oh mib) is a chemotherapy drug. It slows the growth of cancer cells. This medicine is used to treat multiple myeloma, and certain lymphomas, such as mantle-cell lymphoma. How should I use this medicine? This medicine is for injection into a vein or for injection under the skin. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting. Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Spe...
Betaxolol Hydrochloride Oral tablet
Betaxolol Hydrochloride Oral tablet What is this medicine? BETAXOLOL (be TAX oh lol) is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. You can take this medicine with or without food. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed...
Busulfan Solution for injection
Busulfan Solution for injection What is this medicine? BUSULFAN (byoo SUL fan) is a chemotherapy drug. It is used prior to a stem cell transplant in patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia. How should I use this medicine? This drug is given as an infusion into a vein. It is administered in a hospital or clinic by a specially trained health care professional. Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for selected conditions, precautions...
Bupropion Hydrochloride Oral tablet, extended release 12 hour [Depression/Mood Disorders]
Bupropion Hydrochloride Oral tablet, extended release 12 hour [Depression/Mood Disorders] What is this medicine? BUPROPION (byoo PROE pee on) is used to treat depression. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. You can take it with or without food. If it upsets your stomach, take it with food. Do not cut, crush or chew this medicine. Take your medicine at regular intervals. If you take this medicine more than onc...
Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) (MRI Scan of the Breast) Click Image to Enlarge Procedure overview What is magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)? Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a diagnostic procedure that uses a combination of a large magnet, radio waves, and a computer to produce detailed images of organs and structures within the body. How does an MRI work? The MRI machine is a large, cylindrical (tube-shaped) machine that creates a strong magnetic field around the patient. The magnetic field,...
Breast-Conserving Surgery (Breast Conservation Therapy, BCT, Lumpectomy, Segmental Mastectomy, Partial Mastectomy, Quadrantectomy) Procedure overview Click to Enlarge Breast-conserving surgery may be used as a part of a treatment plan for breast cancer. During breast-conserving surgery, the cancerous lump and a portion of the breast tissue around the cancerous lump are removed. However, the breast itself remains intact. The surgeon may also remove some of the lymph nodes under the arm to determine if th...
Breast Scan (Breast Scintigraphy, Scintimammography, Radionuclide Breast Imaging, Molecular Breast Imaging) Procedure overview What is a breast scan? A breast scan is a specialized radiology procedure used to assess the breasts when other examinations have been inconclusive. Click Image to Enlarge A breast scan is a type of nuclear radiology procedure. This means that a tiny amount of a radioactive substance is used during the procedure to assist in the examination of the breasts. The radioactive substa...
Breast Ultrasound (Breast Ultrasonography, Breast Sonogram, Mammographic Ultrasound, Sonomammography, Ultrasound Mammography) Procedure overview What is breast ultrasound? Breast ultrasound is a noninvasive (the skin is not pierced) procedure used to assess the breasts. Ultrasound technology allows quick visualization of the breast tissue. Ultrasound may also be used to assess blood flow to areas inside the breasts. The examination is often used along with mammography. Click Image to Enlarge Breast ultr...
Breast Biopsy Procedure overview What is a breast biopsy? A biopsy is a procedure used to remove tissue or cells from the body for examination under a microscope. A breast biopsy is a procedure in which samples of breast tissue are removed with a special biopsy needle or during surgery to see if cancer or other abnormal cells are present. Biopsies may be done under local or general anesthesia. There are several types of breast biopsy procedures. The type of biopsy performed will depend on the location a...
Bone Marrow Biopsy
Bone Marrow Biopsy (Biopsy-Bone Marrow, Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy) Procedure overview What is a bone marrow biopsy? In the center of most large bones there is a soft tissue (called bone marrow) that makes most of the body's blood cells. The marrow is a network of tissue that contains immature blood cells in an organized structure. Click image to enlarge Red bone marrow is the active portion that produces red blood cells, while yellow bone marrow contains fat cells. In adults the red bone marrow ...
Bone Biopsy (Biopsy-Bone, Bone Lesion Biopsy) Procedure overview What is a bone biopsy? A biopsy is a procedure performed to remove tissue or cells from the body for examination under a microscope. A bone biopsy is a procedure in which bone samples are removed (with a special biopsy needle or during surgery) to determine if cancer or other abnormal cells are present. A bone biopsy involves the outer layers of bone, unlike a bone marrow biopsy, which involves the innermost part of the bone. There are 2 t...
Bone Densitometry (Bone Mineral Density [BMD] Test, Bone Density Test, Bone Mineral Content, Bone Absorptiometry) Procedure overview What is bone densitometry? Bone densitometry is used to measure the bone mineral content and density. This measurement can indicate decreased bone mass, a condition in which bones are more brittle and more prone to break or fracture easily. Bone densitometry is used primarily to diagnose osteoporosis and to determine fracture risk. The testing procedure measures the bone d...
Bone Scan (Bone Scintigraphy) What is a bone scan? A bone scan is a specialized radiology procedure used to examine the various bones of the skeleton. It is done to identify areas of physical and chemical changes in bone. A bone scan may also be used to follow the progress of treatment of certain conditions. A bone scan is a type of nuclear radiology procedure. This means that a tiny amount of a radioactive substance is used during the procedure to assist in the examination of the bones. The radioactive...
Bone Marrow Transplantation in Children
Bone Marrow Transplantation in Children What is a bone marrow transplant? Bone marrow transplantation (BMT) is a special therapy for patients with certain cancers or other diseases. A bone marrow transplant involves taking cells that are normally found in the bone marrow (stem cells), filtering those cells, and giving them back either to the patient they were taken from or to another person. The goal of BMT is to transfuse healthy bone marrow cells into a person after his or her own unhealthy bone marro...
Bone Marrow To learn more about the intricate process of bone marrow transplantation, it is important to first learn about the blood and its components. Listed in the directory below you will find additional information regarding the anatomy of blood and bone marrow transplantation, for which we have provided a brief overview. Overview of Blood and Blood Components Bone Marrow Transplantation
Bicycle / In-Line Skating / Skateboarding Safety
Bicycle / In-Line Skating / Skateboarding Safety Bike riding, inline skating, and skateboarding are all great ways for kids to get exercise. But doing any of these without protective gear can be dangerous. One of the most common and serious injuries that can happen without protective gear is a head injury. Head injuries are a leading cause of death and disability in these types of crashes. Wearing a helmet can cut the risk for death or injury. A helmet can also cut the seriousness of the injury if a cra...
Bronchiolitis Click Image to Enlarge What is bronchiolitis? Bronchiolitis is an infection of the lower respiratory tract that usually affects children under 2 years of age. There is swelling in the smaller airways or bronchioles of the lung, which blocks air in the smaller airways. What causes bronchiolitis? The most common cause of bronchiolitis is a virus, most frequently the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). However, many other viruses have been involved, including: Parainfluenza virus Adenovirus In...
Breastfeeding Your Baby
Breastfeeding Your Baby Choosing how to feed your baby is an important decision that has lifelong effects for your baby and for you. What you have seen and learned about infant feeding from your family, friends, and teachers is likely to influence your attitude and perceptions. Whether you definitely plan to breastfeed or you are still uncertain, the research is pretty clear. Your milk is the best milk for your baby, and it is the ideal first food for your baby's first several months. Listed in the dire...
Bruises What is a bruise? A bruise is a collection of blood underneath the skin that is caused by trauma to an area of the body. The trauma causes tiny blood vessels, called capillaries, to break, and then blood leaks from the vessels into the surrounding tissue. Sometimes, enough bleeding occurs so that a lump also forms (this lump is called a hematoma). First-aid for bruises A bruise will usually heal on its own. Some general guidelines for treatment may include: Calm your child and let him or her kno...
Breastfeeding: Returning to Work
Breastfeeding: Returning to Work Breastfeeding preparedness before returning to work Make sure you give yourself enough time before you return to work. Start pumping or expressing milk for storage to use once you return to work. Initially, pump once a day. Early pumping sessions help your body learn to "let-down" to a pump, allowing you to store milk that the care provider can feed to your baby. Many mothers find the best time to pump is in the morning when milk production tends to be greater. Pump abou...
Breast Milk Expression
Breast Milk Expression Most mothers who plan to continue breastfeeding will need to express their breast milk during the work or school day if away from the baby for more than three or four hours. They also may want to obtain milk to store for feedings by the care provider. Continued, routine breast milk expression is important to maintain adequate milk production during the time spent away from your baby. Listed in the directory below is some information regarding breast milk expression, for which we h...
Breastfeeding When Returning to Work
Breastfeeding When Returning to Work Many mothers find they maintain milk production more easily if they breastfeed before showering or getting ready for work and then breastfeed again just before leaving the baby with the care provider. A new routine If possible, develop a pumping routine based on when the baby would normally breastfeed, especially when first returning to work. However, you, your baby, and your milk production will adjust to a new routine if you are able to pump often enough. Many moth...
Breastfeeding and Returning To Work
Breastfeeding and Returning To Work For a mother who is breastfeeding and returning to work, special preparation is needed. Listed in the directory are some considerations to make as you return to work, for which we have provided a brief overview. Maternity Leave Your Workplace Childcare Introducing a Bottle Breast Milk Expression
Birth Injuries What is a birth injury? Occasionally during the birth process, the baby may suffer a physical injury that is simply the result of being born. This is sometimes called birth trauma or birth injury. What causes birth injury? A difficult birth or injury to the baby can occur because of the baby's size or the position of the baby during labor and delivery. Conditions that may be associated with a difficult birth include: Large babies. Birthweight over about 4,000 grams (8 pounds, 13 ounces) P...
Breast Milk Collection and Storage
Breast Milk Collection and Storage There are general guidelines for breast milk collection and storage for the healthy baby. They may be used when obtaining milk via a breast pump for occasional "relief" feedings or when collecting milk during regular separation from the baby, such as during work or school days. The mother obtaining milk for an occasional relief feeding may want to consider learning the simple skill of hand expression. Generally, it is as effective as using a breast pump -- some mothers...
Breathing Problems What might breathing problems indicate in a newborn? Babies breathe much faster than older children and adults. A newborn's normal breathing rate is about 40 times per minute. This may slow to 20 to 40 times per minute when the baby is sleeping. The pattern of breathing in a baby may also be different. A baby may breathe fast several times, then have a brief rest for less than 10 seconds, then breathe again. This is often called periodic breathing and is a normal occurrence. Babies no...
Behavior Changes A change in behavior may be one of the first signs of illness in a newborn. It's normal for a baby's activity, appetite, and cries to vary from day to day, even hour to hour. But, a distinct change in any of these areas may signal illness. Generally, if your baby is alert and active when awake, is feeding well, and can be comforted when crying, occasional differences in these areas are normal. Consult your baby's doctor if you are worried about your baby's behavior. Some changes may ind...
Baby's Care After a Vaginal Delivery
Baby's Care After a Vaginal Delivery Healthy babies born by vaginal delivery are usually able to stay with their mothers. In many cases, immediate newborn assessments including weight and length, medication administration, and even the first bath, are done right in the mother's room. As quickly as possible, a new baby is placed in his or her mother's arms. In the first hour or two after birth, most babies are wide-awake and alert. This offers a wonderful opportunity for parents to get to know their new ...
Baby's Care After Birth
Baby's Care After Birth Learning to care for your baby is an exciting time, but it may come with many questions. Listed in the directory below is some information that will assist you in caring for your baby after birth. Baby's Care in the Delivery Room Baby's Care After a Vaginal Delivery Baby's Care After a Cesarean Delivery When a Baby Has Difficulty After Birth
Baby's Care in the Delivery Room
Baby's Care in the Delivery Room The birth of a baby is one of life's most wondrous moments. Few experiences can compare with this event. Newborn babies have amazing abilities. However, they depend on others for all of their needs -- food, warmth, and comfort. Great physical changes occur with birth. When the baby is delivered, the umbilical cord is cut and clamped near the navel. This ends the baby's dependence on the placenta for oxygen and nutrition. As the baby takes the first breath, air moves into...
Baby's Care After a Cesarean Delivery
Baby's Care After a Cesarean Delivery Most cesarean deliveries are done with regional anesthesia such as an epidural or spinal. With this type of anesthesia, only the lower part of the body is numbed for surgery. The mother is awake and able to hear and see her baby as soon as he or she is born. General anesthesia may be used in some special situations. With this, the mother is not conscious for the birth. A pediatric health care provider is often present when a woman gives birth by Cesarean. The baby i...
Bottle-Feeding Health considerations when bottle-feeding If you decide not to breastfeed, or are unable to breastfeed, commercial iron-fortified formulas can give your baby the nutrition he or she needs. Infant formulas have the right amounts of protein, calories, fat, vitamins, and minerals for growth. However, formula does not contain the immune factors that are in breast milk. The immune factors in breast milk help prevent infections. Infants who take enough iron-fortified infant formula usually do n...
Breastfeeding: Getting Started
Breastfeeding: Getting Started Breastfeeding your child Nature designed breast milk especially for human babies. Your milk contains just the right balance of nutrients. Breast milk is the easiest food for your baby to digest, and it protects against illness. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) strongly recommends exclusive breastfeeding for at least 6 months. Exclusive breastfeeding means that your baby consumes only breast milk for 6 months. Babies who are exclusively breastfed have a lower risk f...
Bathing and Skin Care for the Newborn
Bathing and Skin Care for the Newborn Proper bathing and skin care for your newborn A newborn's skin is soft and delicate. Proper skin care and bathing can help maintain the health and texture of the baby's skin while providing a pleasant experience for both of you. Contrary to popular thought, most babies do not need a bath every single day. With all the diaper changes and wiping of the mouth and nose after feedings, most babies may only need to be bathed 2 or 3 times a week or every other day. Baths c...
Brain Abscess What is a brain abscess? A brain abscess is an infection in the brain that is encapsulated (confined within its own area) and localized to one or more areas inside of the brain. This condition may cause problems with the brain and spinal cord function. What causes a brain abscess? The more common causes of a brain abscess include viruses, fungi, and bacteria, with bacteria being the most common and much more significant cause. There are three ways a virus or bacteria can enter the body and...
Biophysical Profile (BPP)
Biophysical Profile (BPP) What is a biophysical profile (BPP)? A biophysical profile (BPP) is a test to check the health of your baby in the womb. The test combines a nonstress test (NST) with ultrasound. A NST measures your baby's heart rate as it moves around. An ultrasound is a test that uses high-frequency sound waves to create an image of your baby on a computer screen. Biophysical profile testing is usually done in the last trimester of pregnancy. There are five parts to a BPP: The nonstress test ...
Bleeding in Pregnancy: Placenta Previa and Placental Abruption
Bleeding in Pregnancy: Placenta Previa and Placental Abruption Bleeding may occur at various times in pregnancy. Although bleeding is alarming, it may or may not be a serious complication. The time of bleeding in the pregnancy, the amount, and whether or not there is pain may vary depending on the cause. Bleeding in the first trimester of pregnancy is quite common and may be due to the following: Miscarriage (pregnancy loss) Ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy outside the uterus, usually in the fallopian tube)...
Blood Circulation in the Fetus and Newborn
Blood Circulation in the Fetus and Newborn How does the fetal circulatory system work? During pregnancy, the fetal circulatory system works differently than after birth: The fetus is connected by the umbilical cord to the placenta, the organ that develops and implants in the mother's uterus during pregnancy. Through the blood vessels in the umbilical cord, the fetus receives all the necessary nutrition, oxygen, and life support from the mother through the placenta. Waste products and carbon dioxide from...
Blood Types in Pregnancy
Blood Types in Pregnancy About blood types Every person has a blood type (O, A, B, or AB) and an Rh factor, either positive or negative. The blood type and the Rh factor simply mean that a person's blood has certain specific characteristics. The blood type is found as proteins on red blood cells and in body fluids. The Rh factor is a protein that is found on the covering of the red blood cells. If the Rh factor protein is present on the cells, the person is Rh-positive. If there is no Rh factor protein,...
Breastfeeding the High-Risk Newborn
Breastfeeding the High-Risk Newborn Listed in the directory below is some additional information regarding breastfeeding a high-risk newborn, for which we have provided a brief overview. Breastfeeding Overview The Benefits of Mother's Own Milk Adding to Mother's Milk Milk Expression Milk Expression Techniques Milk Collection and Storage Delayed or Not Enough Milk Production Moving Toward Breastfeeding
Birth Defects Index
Birth Defects Index Many different types of birth defects place a newborn at higher risk and require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview. Overview of Birth Defects Chromosomal Abnormalities Physical Abnormalities
Birth Injury What is a birth injury? Occasionally during the birth process, the baby may suffer a physical injury that is simply the result of being born. This is sometimes called birth trauma or birth injury. What causes birth injury? Birth injuries are more common when: The baby is large The baby is not head-first in the birth canal The baby is born prematurely or too early The size or shape of the mother's pelvis or birth canal makes it difficult for a normal vaginal birth Labor is difficult of very ...
Breast Health and Adolescents
Breast Health and Adolescents There are many changes that a young woman's body experiences during puberty - one change being the development of breasts. Listed in the directory below you will find additional information regarding breast health, for which we have provided a brief overview. Anatomy of the Breasts Normal Breast Development Breast Conditions Breast Self-Examination
Branchial Cleft Abnormalities
Branchial Cleft Abnormalities What is a branchial cleft abnormality? A branchial cleft abnormality is a mass of abnormally formed tissues within the neck. These tissues may form pockets called cysts that contain fluid, or they may form passages that drain to an opening in the skin surface called fistulas. Branchial cleft abnormalities are usually located near the front edge of the sternocleidomastoid muscle, which is the neck muscle that extends from the mastoid (jawbone) across to the clavicle (collarb...
Brushing and Toothpaste for Children
Brushing and Toothpaste for Children Even before your child's teeth have erupted, it's important to perform mouth care. Using a damp washcloth or piece of gauze, gently rub it over your infant's gums to help clean the mouth. Brushing your child's teeth should begin when the first tooth appears. Use a small amount of fluoride toothpaste, about the size of a grain of rice, on a soft-bristled toothbrush. When your child is about 3, you can use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste. Your child will need help bru...
Behavior Disorders Behavior disorders (sometimes referred to as disruptive behavior disorders) are the most common reasons children are referred for mental health evaluations and treatment. Many types of behavioral disorders require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview. Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder Conduct Disorder Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Breast Conditions Potential breast conditions in young women: A young woman may experience a number of changes in her breasts during puberty and adolescence as she becomes an adult. Some breast changes or conditions are related to her menstrual cycle, birth control pills, or other hormonal forms of contraception, while others may occur at any time. While most breast conditions are benign (noncancerous), it is important for young women to be aware of proper breast health, so that they may detect any prob...
Breast Cancer Overview
Breast Cancer Overview The body is made up of various kinds of cells, which normally divide in an orderly way to produce more cells only when they are needed. Cancer is a group of diseases — more than 100 types — that occur when cells become abnormal and divide without control or order. What is a tumor? When cells divide when new cells are not needed, too much tissue is formed. This mass of extra tissue, called a tumor, can be benign or malignant. Benign tumors: Are not cancer Can usually be removed Are...
Bone Marrow Suppression and Chemotherapy
Bone Marrow Suppression and Chemotherapy The side effects of chemotherapy depend on the type of chemotherapy and the amount given. Anticipating and managing side effects can help to minimize them and provide the best possible experience for the person receiving chemotherapy. What is bone marrow suppression? As each person's individual medical profile and diagnosis is different, so is his or her reaction to treatment. Side effects may be severe, mild, or absent. Be sure to discuss with your cancer care t...
Breast Health Breast development occurs in distinct stages throughout a woman's life, first before birth, and again at puberty and during the childbearing years. Changes also occur to the breasts during menstruation and when a woman reaches menopause. Listed in the directory below you will find some additional information regarding breast health, for which we have provided a brief overview. Anatomy of the Breasts Normal Breast Development Three-Step Plan for Preventive Care How to Perform a Breast Self-...
Bone Density Test
Bone Density Test Some women are at greater risk for osteoporosis — the decrease of bone mass and density as a result of the depletion of bone calcium and protein — than others. Your doctor can help you determine your risk of developing osteoporosis by taking your personal and family medical history, and by performing a bone density test or bone mass measurement. What is a bone density test? A bone density test, also known as bone mass measurement or bone mineral density test, measures the strength and ...
Bladder Cancer What is bladder cancer? Bladder cancer occurs when there are abnormal, cancerous cells growing in the bladder. The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimated 73,000 diagnosed cases of bladder cancer in 2013. Bladder cancer affects men about 3 times more often than women, and it occurs in whites twice as often as in African-Americans. The risk of bladder cancer increases with age—over 90 percent of people who are diagnosed with it are older than 55. Click Image to Enlarge The bladder is a tri...
Brachytherapy What is brachytherapy? Brachytherapy is radiation treatment that is given inside the patient, as close to the cancer as possible. The radiation is delivered inside the body with radioactive isotopes (chemical elements), inside delivery devices such as wires, seeds, or rods. These devices are called implants. Brachytherapy allows for a higher total dose of radiation over a shorter period of time than does external beam therapy. The radiation dose is concentrated on the cancer cells and less...
Burns What are burns? Burns are a type of traumatic injury caused by thermal, electrical, chemical, or electromagnetic energy. Smoking and open flame are the leading causes of burn injury for older adults, while scalding is the leading cause of burn injury for children. Both infants and the elderly are at the greatest risk for burn injury. What are the different types of burns? A burn injury usually results from an energy transfer to the body. There are many types of burns caused by thermal, radiation, ...
Bites and Stings: Insects
Bites and Stings: Insects Fleas, mites, and chiggers Fleas, mites, and chiggers often bite humans, but are not poisonous. It is sometimes difficult to assess which type of insect caused the bite, or if the rash is caused by poison ivy or other skin conditions. What are the symptoms of a flea, mite, or chigger bite? The following are the most common symptoms of a flea, mite, or chigger bite. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include: Small, raised skin lesions Pai...
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