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Elbow disorders

There are different disorders that can affect the elbow. Most of these disorders are typically caused by overuse and sports injuries. Sports such as baseball, golf, boxing and tennis can cause elbow disorders. These disorders usually involve the elbow ligaments, arm muscles, tendons and even the bones in the arm. The treatment depends on the symptoms as well as the affected structures. [caption id="attachme ...

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Earaches typically occur more often in children but they can also occur in adults. This condition can affect one ear or both. The condition can be persistent or can come and go. As for the pain, it can be dull, burning or harsh. If an individual has an ear infection, fever and transitory hearing loss can occur. Young children who have ear infections can be short-tempered and fussy as well as tug or rub thei ...

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First Aid for Stab Victims

[caption id="attachment_631" align="alignright" width="190"] Immobilizing a Stab Victim[/caption] Whether someone approaches you with a stab wound, or you find a victim lying on the floor, you can offer help by following some basic first aid steps. Stab wounds are life threatening because they can lead to excessive blood loss, which can cause death. It is therefore critical to make all efforts necessary to ...

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[caption id="attachment_682" align="alignleft" width="250"] Plague[/caption] Plague is a disease caused by a type of bacteria known as Yersinia pestis. It has been with us for at least 2,000 years and can still be found in many parts of the world. Plague is made up of three different kinds. Pneumonic. This involves the continent of the lungs. Bubonic. This is the most common form of the plague. It involves ...

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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

[caption id="attachment_678" align="alignright" width="250"] First Aid Training Classes[/caption] Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), also known by the name of lupus is an autoimmune disorder, in which a person immune system harms the healthy cells of the body causing the disease. It is a chronic inflammatory disease and can occur in any part of the body. Its occurrence is seen on the skin, joints, kidneys, ...

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