22 CONTENTS OF Basic First Aid Kit

Picture courtesy of istockphoto.com In this part of the world, public transport is notorious for causing massive road traffic accidents that result in multiple casualties. So before I joined medical college, whenever I traveled, I used to get comfortable when I saw a first aid box placed somewhere at the back of the vehicle. I … Continue reading 22 CONTENTS OF Basic First Aid Kit

Sprains, Strains, and Fractures ARE DEBILITATING WHEN IGNORED: BE CAUTIOUS

Courtesy of iStockphoto.com Last Saturday, our son joined his teammate for a local tournament. The match was a competition against teams in neighboring estates. When he came back, or rather, driven home, he could barely walk. Both his ankles were swollen, and he walked with a limp. However, his spirit was high for being voted … Continue reading Sprains, Strains, and Fractures ARE DEBILITATING WHEN IGNORED: BE CAUTIOUS

Home Accidents and Emergencies: Burns and Scalds´┐╝

courtesy of kindpng.com Burns and scalds injuries are a cause of public health concern, and the fourth leading cause of preventable trauma, worldwide. According to World Health Organization, burns and scald cause over 265,000 deaths, ever year. Over 90% of burn injuries occur in the least developed countries with undeveloped health care systems to meet … Continue reading Home Accidents and Emergencies: Burns and Scalds´┐╝

Hospital Jitters

When I was young and growing up, hospital visits were the scariest experiences I had. Every time I had a cold, my mother would take me to the nearby health center to get treated. I feared those visits because, by the end of the day, an injection was almost definite. Today things have changed a … Continue reading Hospital Jitters