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Today in Health News

Blood Transfusions May Cut Risk of 'Silent' Stroke in Kids With Sickle Cell

Study found children who got monthly infusions were less likely to suffer another attack


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Today’s Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Animation:
Calculator: Cost of Smoking Tool
Clinical Wizard:
Podcast:
Quiz: Household Poisons Quiz
Risk Assesment: Alcohol Use Assessment
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Health Tip of the Day

Essential Information About Hypothermia

Hypothermia is a condition that results from a drastic loss of body heat as a result of overexposure to the cold. A person with the condition will have an abnormally low core body temperature (below 95 degrees). Symptoms of mild hypothermia (temperature 90 to 95) are uncontrollable shivering, with pale, cool skin and some degree of confusion and difficulty moving. If the core temperature drops below 90 degrees, the body stops shivering, and blood pressure, heart rate and rate of breathing decrease. To give first-aid for hypothermia:

  • Stop the heat loss. Move the person to a warmer place and cover him or her with dry blankets. Don't place the person in front of a fireplace or radiator -- an extreme change in temperature could cause shock.

  • Use a heating blanket, heat lamp or hot pack, if available, taking care to rewarm the person gradually.

  • If the person is conscious and appears lucid, offer something warm and nonalcoholic to drink.

  • If the person is unconscious, seek emergency medical care. If you cannot detect a pulse after a minute, you can use CPR. Do not attempt CPR if the person has a pulse.

Healthy Living

Back and Neck Care
Millions of Americans suffer from back pain every year. The reasons for the pain are many, including bad posture, accidents, improper lifting, obesity, and weak muscles. Practice prevention to minimize your risk for back pain — get regular exercise, lose any excess weight, and learn good posture.

Health Centers

Asthma
Are you all too familiar with the coughing and wheezing that remind you that you have asthma? Asthma can be a serious problem, but it doesn’t have to stop you in your tracks. With the help of your health care team, you can keep your asthma under control.

Your Family

Children's Health
Enjoy good health at every age: know your body and how it works, eat well and stay active, and follow a plan for disease prevention.