How important are vaccinations? At times, some people don’t realize how essential vaccines are until they get a disease that could have easily been prevented had they received the shots. This was the case for an Alaskan woman, as the Associated Press staff reports for The Sun Herald.
Ice hockey is in season once again, a time that many Alaskans look forward to. While not as popular in America as football or baseball, ice hockey—professional or amateur—offers players a load of physical benefits, as the BBC.com staff explains:
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common condition that causes pain and numbness in the hand. This happens when the median nerve, which is the nerve responsible for the palm’s sense of touch and the movement of the three largest fingers, is compressed. Compression of the median nerve can cause a number of symptoms, from a slight tingling sensation in the fingers to a sharp pain radiating up the arm. Continue reading
It might not be apparent, but many perils lurk around the workplace. Employees might crash into glass doors, slip on newly mopped floors, or trip down a flight of stairs, just to name a few disastrous instances. Continue reading
Millions of Americans travel abroad each year. However, not all of these trips are to spend spring break in Mexico or to sunbathe in the Bahamas. Many of these travelers globetrot to meet clients or to pursue business deals. Continue reading
Cancer screenings, which aim to detect cancer before symptoms manifest, often involve blood tests, urine tests, medical imaging, and other tests. Cancer screenings can help doctors find and treat some kinds of cancer in their early stages. While cancer treatment is generally more effective when the disease is detected early, not all types of cancers have screening tests, and some tests are meant for patients with specific genetic risks. Continue reading
According to the World Health Organization, more than 900 million people undertake international journeys every year. While global travel exposes many people to a range of health risks, many of these risks can be minimized when precautions are taken before and after traveling. Travel medicine, or emporiatrics, deals with the prevention and management of health problems commonly experienced by international travelers. Continue reading