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Natural diasters such as a hurricane can take a toll on family, friends, and neighbors. Both physiological and psychological stresses can be devastating. Learn how to prepare for a hurricane like food storage, safe water, first aid measures, cleaning mold, wearing protective gear, preparing for electrical hazards, avoiding carbon monoxide, avoiding physical injuries and hazardous materials, preventing drowning, reducing the risk of thermal stress, and preventing fatigue related injuries.

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    • Dehydration Dehydration is the excessive loss of body water. There are a number of causes of dehydration including heat exposure, prolonged...learn more »
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      Dehydration Article
      • Dehydration facts
      • What is dehydration?
      • What causes dehydration?
      • Dehydration pictures
      • What are the signs and symptoms of dehydration?
      • What about dehydration in children?
      • How is dehydration diagnosed?
      • How is dehydration treated?
      • Can I treat dehydration at home?
      • What are the complications of dehydration?
      • How can dehydration be prevented?
    • Heat Rash Heat rash is a skin irritation caused by excessive sweating. It can occur at any age and it appears as a rash that itches or...learn more »
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      Heat Rash Article
      • Heat rash facts
      • What is heat rash?
      • What are the causes of heat rash?
      • What are the symptoms of heat rash in children and adults?
      • What does heat rash look like?
      • Heat rash pictures
      • Who is at risk for heat rash?
      • How is heat rash diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for heat rash?
      • Home remedies for heat rash
      • Medical treatment for heat rash
      • How can heat rash be prevented?
      • How effective are electric fans in preventing heat rash?
      • How can people protect their health when temperatures are extremely high?
      • How much water should I drink in hot weather?
      • Should I take salt tablets during hot weather?
      • What is the best clothing to wear in hot weather or a heat wave?
      • What is the prognosis for heat rash?
    • Anxiety Anxiety is a feeling of apprehension and fear characterized by physical symptoms. Anxiety disorders are serious medical illnesses...learn more »
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      Anxiety Article
      • Generalized anxiety disorder facts
      • What is generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)?
      • What are the different types of anxiety?
      • How common is generalized anxiety disorder?
      • What are causes and risk factors for anxiety?
      • What are anxiety symptoms and signs?
      • How is generalized anxiety disorder diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for anxiety?
      • What are the side effects of anxiety medications?
      • What are complications of generalized anxiety disorder?
      • Can anxiety be prevented?
      • What is the prognosis of generalized anxiety disorder?
      • Are there support groups for those with generalized anxiety disorder?
      • Where can people find additional information on generalized anxiety disorder?
    • Stress Stress occurs when forces from the outside world impinge on the individual. Stress is a normal part of life. However,...learn more »
      In This Article
      Stress Article
      • Stress facts
      • What is stress?
      • A brief history of stress
      • What are the signs and symptoms of poorly managed stress?
      • Who is most vulnerable to stress?
      • Teen stress
      • What is the healthy response to stress?
      • How does the response to stress work?
      • What is the role of the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis (grouping) in stress?
      • What is the role of the locus coeruleus in stress?
      • How do the connections in the brain work in stress?
      • What do we know about using (activating) and overusing our internal systems that respond to stress?
      • What are the effects of stress on medical and psychological conditions?
      • Conclusions about the effects of stress
      • What can people do for stress management?
      • What's in the future for stress?
    • Tetanus Tetanus is an often-fatal disease caused by nerve toxins produced by the common bacteria Clostridium tetani. In a seven-day...learn more »
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      Tetanus Article
      • Tetanus facts
      • What is tetanus?
      • Where do tetanus bacteria grow in the body?
      • How does the tetanus toxin cause damage to the body?
      • What is the incubation period for tetanus?
      • What is the course of the tetanus disease? What are the symptoms and signs of tetanus?
      • What is the treatment for tetanus?
      • How is tetanus prevented?
      • What is the schedule for active immunization ("tetanus shots")?
      • What are the side effects of tetanus immunization?
      • What is passive immunization (by way of specialized immunoglobulin)?
    • Nausea and Vomiting Nausea is an uneasiness of the stomach that often precedes vomiting. Nausea and vomiting are not diseases, but they are symptoms...learn more »
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      Nausea and Vomiting Article
      • Nausea and vomiting facts
      • Introduction to nausea and vomiting
      • What causes nausea or vomiting?
      • Acute gastritis and nausea and vomiting
      • Central causes of nausea and vomiting
      • Nausea and vomiting associated with illness
      • Nausea and vomiting from medications and medical treatments
      • Nausea and vomiting and bowel obstruction
      • Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (morning sickness)
      • Vomiting in infants
      • What are home remedies for nausea or vomiting?
      • When should I call the doctor regarding nausea and vomiting?
      • How is the source of nausea or vomiting diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for nausea and vomiting?

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