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Microsoft Word - Asthma - Asthma.pdf. Rib Fracture - Care Guide. What is a rib fracture?

Rib Fracture - Care Guide

A rib fracture is a crack or break in a rib. Your ribs are the bones that connect from the front of your chest around to your spine (backbone). All of the bones of your ribs make your rib cage. Care of Rib Injuries. The term rib injury usually means rib fracture - that is, a break in one or more of the ribs.

Care of Rib Injuries

Sometimes the ribs are not broken, but there is bruising of ribs or nearby muscles. Rib injuries occur when there is a force to the chest such as from a fall, road accident or assault. Rib injuries can also be caused by the force of your own muscles. For example, with severe coughing, straining, or heavy sports. This is more likely if there is weakness of the ribs such as occurs with 'thinning of the bones' (osteoporosis) or other disease in the bone.

Children and babies are less likely to fracture ribs because their bones are more elastic. Usually, the diagnosis is made from the details you give to the doctor (history) plus a doctor's examination. How to Get Rid of a Fever: 6 Steps. Edit Article Making Yourself ComfortableTrying Home Remedies Edited by Jark, Rob S, Flickety, TtrimmSP and 56 others A fever is an important part in the body's natural defense against infection.

How to Get Rid of a Fever: 6 Steps

Although a fever itself is not an illness, if it exceeds temperatures of 40 degrees Celsius or 104 degrees Fahrenheit, it can become very dangerous. If you're concerned about a fever running too high, try some of these methods for bringing it down yourself at home. Taking Care of Your Stitches or Staples-Topic Overview. Taking Care of Your Stitches or Staples Guide Your wound will need care and observation.

Taking Care of Your Stitches or Staples-Topic Overview

After the stitches or staples are put in, the area may be covered with a thin layer of antibiotic ointment and covered with a nonstick bandage. Incentive Spirometer - How to Use an Incentive Spirometer. Lung Surgery Patient Guide. Recovery After Lobectomy. After lobectomy, you will go through a recovery period in the hospital and then at home.

Recovery After Lobectomy

What can you expect after your lobectomy surgery? When your surgery is complete, you will be taken to the recovery room where you will monitored closely for several hours. Your doctor will talk to your family about your surgery and let them know when you will be transferred to your hospital room. For the first day or so you may be monitored in the intensive care unit (ICU). The breathing tube that allowed the ventilator to breathe for you during surgery is sometimes left in place while you are in recovery. When the ventilator is removed and you become less sleepy, a respiratory therapist will ask you to cough, and assist you in the use of an incentive spirometer. When you are able, the nursing staff will help you sit, and then encourage you to get up and walk with assistance. When Should I Call My Doctor? Incentive Spirometer - How to Use an Incentive Spirometer. Extreme How-To: Heart Surgery - Step 3: Putting the Sternum Back Together. Becoming a cardiac surgeon means getting over a huge mental block: "You've got to get comfortable putting stitches into a beating heart," Raman says.

Extreme How-To: Heart Surgery - Step 3: Putting the Sternum Back Together

The size and strength of stitches surgeons use to repair someone's ticker can vary greatly depending on the procedure and part of the heart. When joining blood vessels–as in bypass surgery–doctors use sutures are made of polypropylene, a plastic polymer, and are as thin as a human hair. Doctors use magnifying surgical loupes when sewing this type of suture so they can see their stitching. Though these sutures are fine, they're built to withstand pressure–suture companies have put them through controlled tests to simulate the pressure required to burst a vessel or disrupt tissue. What happens to the ribs, in open heart surgery. Rescuing drowning children: How to know when someone is in trouble in the water. Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images The new captain jumped from the deck, fully dressed, and sprinted through the water.

Rescuing drowning children: How to know when someone is in trouble in the water

A former lifeguard, he kept his eyes on his victim as he headed straight for the couple swimming between their anchored sportfisher and the beach. “I think he thinks you’re drowning,” the husband said to his wife. They had been splashing each other and she had screamed but now they were just standing, neck-deep on the sand bar.

Dislocated shoulder. A dislocated shoulder is an injury in which your upper arm bone pops out of the cup-shaped socket that's part of your shoulder blade.

Dislocated shoulder

A dislocated shoulder is a more extensive injury than a separated shoulder, which involves damage to ligaments of the joint where the top of your shoulder blade meets the end of your collarbone. If you suspect a dislocated shoulder, seek prompt medical attention. Most people regain full shoulder function within a few weeks after experiencing a dislocated shoulder. However, once you've had a dislocated shoulder your joint may become unstable and be prone to repeat dislocations.

SymptomsAug. 31, 2011 References Sherman SC, et al. Understanding Low Blood Pressure. Male Sexual Assault Resources. If you are in immediate danger of being sexually assaulted or have recently suffered an assault, call 911.

Male Sexual Assault Resources

U.S. National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE U.K. National Helpline for Male Abuse Victims: 01823 334244 Sexual assault occurs when one person engages in sexual activity with another person, without the consent of the other individual. Sexual assault can be perpetrated in various ways - it can involve strangers or people who know one another, individuals or groups of people. It is important to remember that, no matter what the circumstances, sexual assault is never the fault or responsibility of the victim, no matter the gender. How To Help Someone Heal From A Rape or Sexual Asault. When a person is raped or sexually assaulted, his or her world is turned upside down.

How To Help Someone Heal From A Rape or Sexual Asault

Not only has he or she been violated in the most intimate way possible, he or she has to heal from the assault. Society is still afraid to talk openly about a rape or sexual assault; people may not know how to approach the rape victim - afraid to say the wrong thing. Read more information about rape/sexual assault. Read more information about intimate partner sexual assault. Read more about male sexual assault. Every person who has been sexually violated responds differently to the crime - some become horribly depressed while others become very angry. Hemothorax. Type 2 Diabetes Pictures Slideshow: Learn the Warning Signs on MedicineNet.