Common Camping Dangers

Camping can be a fun family-friendly activity this summer. However, proper planning and safety considerations are important to insure that discomforts and hazards are avoided and everyone can have a good time. When packing for a camping trip, make sure …

Sunburn

A sunburn occurs when ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun damage the skin. Sunburns are a lot like burns caused by exposure to heat, but they are actually radiation burns from UVA and UVB rays directly damaging skin cells. Sunburns …

How to Remove a Tick From the Skin

Ticks are parasitic arthropods that drink blood from a variety of animal hosts and can transmit diseases, such as Lyme disease, to humans. Hard-bodied ticks can feed for hours, even up to a couple of days. Tick bites generally do …

Hip Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis, also called degenerative arthritis, is joint inflammation that is caused by degeneration of the joints over time. The joint cartilage is worn down, causing friction and swelling of the joint. The hip joint is one common site of osteoarthritis. …

Ewing’s Sarcoma

Ewing’s sarcoma is a type of bone cancer that most frequently develops in adolescents and children. The most common sites for an Ewing’s sarcoma tumor to develop are the long bones of the arms and legs, because these bones have …