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Helping Children Make Sense of the Senseless Inserting Breathing Tube May Not Be Best for Victims of Cardiac Arrest Play It Smart When It Comes to Lightning Playground Injuries Often More Serious at Home What to Do If Your Child Chokes Whole-Body CT Scans Can Miss Traumatic Injuries: Study Sorted by Popularity (as on MedicineNet) Sort alphabetically Health Tip: Want to Be a Babysitter? Health Tip: Stock Your Car for Winter Weather CPR Training Rates Lower in Poor, Rural U.S. Communities Health Tip: Keep a First Aid Kit in the Car What to Do If Your Child Chokes Childhood Hazard: Choking on Food Persists Helping Children Make Sense of the Senseless Boston Bombing Injuries Like a 'War Zone' Play It Smart When It Comes to Lightning ER Admissions Over Holidays Linked to Higher Death Rates Inserting Breathing Tube May Not Be Best for Victims of Cardiac Arrest College Athlete Deaths in Workouts Spur New Guidelines Health Tip: Caring for Stitches Whole-Body CT Scans Can Miss Traumatic Injuries: Study Playground Injuries Often More Serious at Home Health Tip: Caring for Minor Burns FDA: Hand Sanitizers Make False Claims Do You Know When NOT to Call 911? 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There are several types of medical shock, septic shock, anaphylactic shock, cardiogenic shock, hypovolemic Cuts, Scrapes and Puncture Wounds Cuts, scrapes, and puncture wounds are common, and most people will experience one of these in their lifetime. Evaluating the injury, and thoroughly cleaning Anaphylaxis Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction that affects a number of different areas of the body at one time, and can be fatal. Causes of anaphylaxis can Burns (First Aid) Burns are categorized by severity as first, second, or third degree. First degree burns are similar to a painful sunburn. The damage is more severe with Concussion Concussion is a short-lived loss of brain function that is due to head trauma. There are two types of concussion, simple and complex. Symptoms of concussion Toothache A toothache is a pain on or around a tooth. It may be caused by a variety of things from a cavity, abscess, or even sinusitis. 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Ear wax can also cause ear problems if Heat Exhaustion Heat exhaustion is a milder form of heat-related illness that can develop after several days of exposure to high temperatures and inadequate or unbalanced See All Related Diseases & Conditions » Medications 2 articles Procedures & Tests 2 articles Pictures, Images & Quizzes 10 articles Doctor's & Expert's Views 43 articles Health News 20 articles Health Features 40 articles STAY INFORMED Get the latest health and medical information delivered direct to your inbox!