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Ligament Sprains: Ligament Basics

In order to understand ligament sprains, it is important to understand what a ligament is and how ligament sprains can occur. Ligaments link bones together at joints. They provide support and strength to the joint. So thinking about how many different joints we have in our bodies means that we have a lot of different … Read more

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Heal and Protect Ankle Sprains

In order to first understand ankle sprains, it is essential to describe the anatomy of the ankle. There are two bones above the ankle joint; these are the tibia and fibula. Then there is one bone below the ankle joint, this is the talus. The strength of the ankle joint is derived from two elements. … Read more

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Some Information on Severe Allergic Reactions

Allergic reactions are quite common in people where the triggers are varied and the symptoms, varied. There are some rare cases where the victim may suffer from one of the most severe allergic reactions called anaphylaxis. When you suffer from anaphylaxis, you experience a severe allergic reaction that spreads quickly and causes life threatening symptoms … Read more

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Pictures of Broken Bones A Thousand Words

The old saying claims a picture is worth a thousand words and that’s true of pictures of broken bones. Its easy to throw out words like femur and fibula, but if you can’t picture the bones then the words are virtually meaningless. Pictures of broken bones are also useful for showing the different kinds of … Read more

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The Common Types of Foodborne Illness

A foodborne illness is a disease or an ailment that a person gets through the ingestion of food or even drink that is contaminated with certain viruses or bacteria. When a person gets a foodborne illness, he or she will most likely suffer from such symptoms like stomach cramps, sweating, loose bowel movement or diarrhea, … Read more

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Caution: Knee Sprains and Athletics

Knee sprains are typically sports related injuries. They are the injury to one or more of the ligaments in the knee. These injuries can be quite minor, but they can also be quite serious and result in necessary surgical repair. The most common sport for knee sprains is football and rugby due to the tackling. … Read more

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Know the Seriousness of Compound Fractures

Compound Fractures are also known as open fractures and occur when the bone breaks and is sticking through the skin. This type of fracture is usually a more severe type because of the bone sticking out through the skin. However, the bone does not have to be sticking out through the skin for it to … Read more

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In the Medical Record: Pictures of Lacerations of the Tongue

Pictures of lacerations of the tongue can be found on the internet and in medical books, and even in a patients medical record. Lacerations of the tongue can result from falls, blunt force trauma, bites from seizure activity, and automobile accidents. You can go to a search engine and pull up pictures of lacerations of … Read more

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The Different Types of Allergic Reactions

Allergies are quite common today with practically everyone suffering from some form of allergy or the other. It is the overreaction of the immune system to antigens like bee stings, some food, insect stings or pollen that triggers an allergy. There are different types of allergic reactions that manifest itself in different ways in the … Read more

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Tongue Lacerations Inflicted from Child Abuse

Tongue lacerations can happen to anyone by accident. Tongue lacerations are usually the result of some sort of accident, such as hitting ones chin on a hard surface. Sometimes children suffer tongue lacerations due to falling; but sadly in children, not all tongue lacerations are accidental; some are inflicted through child abuse. As a parent, … Read more