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How to Know if a Concussion is an Emergency

How to Know if a Concussion is an Emergency

Impact to the head can cause a "brain bruise", or concussion.  Only about 10% of people who have a concussion actually get knocked out, while most will have other symptoms which occur alone or in combination.  Common complaints include headache, dizziness, confusion,...

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Ringing in the Ears

Ringing in the Ears

Ringing in the ears is known as tinnitus.  It can be quite annoying and can disrupt one's life.  Fortunately, many causes are reversible.  Some of the common causes of tinnitus include the following:  Anti-inflammatory Medications: Aspirin products, as well as other...

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Chest Pain Requires Prompt Evaluation

Chest Pain Requires Prompt Evaluation

Chest pain is something you don't want to ignore.  There are many causes that are not serious such as muscle strain or occasional acid reflux, but many life threatening conditions exist.  These include, but are not limited to, the following: Heart attack, or the...

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Appendicitis

Appendicitis

I saw a patient a few weeks back who was brought in by her dad presenting with a typical medical dilemma...is the patient's abdominal pain appendicitis or not?  Unfortunately, there is usually not an obvious answer; the diagnosis is usually made by reviewing a...

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