Category: Medical Minute
Each day in the United States, 123 people take their own lives. For each of those deaths, at least 25 more people attempt suicide. The statistics from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention support Dr. Ahmad Hameed’s opinion that suicide has become a public health crisis.
Although some people are genetically more susceptible to the stressors of daily life than others, most could benefit from learning how to lower that stress before it negatively affects their physical and mental health.
An athlete is sailing through the air or making a quick turn when all of a sudden he or she hears a “pop” in the knee. An athlete who experiences this followed by sudden pain and swelling often receives the much-feared diagnosis of an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear.
Parents teach young children to bathe regularly, brush their teeth twice a day and keep their hair neat and clean. But when those children enter puberty and their bodies begin to change, hygiene needs also change. “When preteens have good hygiene habits, they can be better prepared for all of the upcoming changes in puberty, […]