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How to Treat Turf Burns

Turf burn is a common injury among people who play sports -- especially football and soccer players. A turf burn is caused by fric...
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What Foods Make You Feel Dehydrated?

Your body is about two-thirds water. Dehydration reduces the amount of water in your body. Severe dehydration can lower blood pres...
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A Foot and Ankle Sprain

A sprain occurs when there is damage to a ligament. This differs from a strain, which is an injury to a muscle or tendon. Ligament...
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How to Play on a Sprained Ankle

A sprained ankle, one of the most common sports injuries, occurs when a player stretches or tears a ligament. While the ankle cont...
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Dehydration and Acidosis

Fluid depletion, also called dehydration, is a condition characterized by decreases in fluid consumption, increases in fluid loss ...
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Should You Exercise If You Are Dehydrated?

Even mild to moderate dehydration can create potentially damaging consequences to your body during exercise. Not drinking enough f...
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How to Prevent Heat Exhaustion With Food

The hypothalamus is the part of your brain that controls body temperature, hunger and thirst. When you experience heat exhaustion,...
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A Splint for a Humerus Fracture

The humerus is the long bone located between the elbow and the shoulder joints in the upper arm. The humerus is made up of three d...
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First Aid Kit Checklist

Many cuts, scrapes and other minor injuries occur away from home medicine cabinets, making mobile first aid kits invaluable for dr...
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Scout First Aid Kit Ideas

Scouting for girls and boys is an opportunity to expose children of all ages to the outdoors as well as to learn about self-suffic...
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