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Corneal Abrasion

Corneal Abrasion

I saw a patient a couple of years ago who was driving with his window down when an insect flew directly into his eye, lodging itself under his upper eyelid.  He attempted to remove it by rubbing his eye and then irrigating with tap water, but he was unable to dislodge...

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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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Nursemaid’s Elbow

Nursemaid’s Elbow

Nursemaid's elbow is a common condition most often seen in toddlers and children between the ages of 1 to 4 years of age.  Technically known as subluxation of the radial head, it is most often caused by pulling upward or outward on a child's arm, thus dislocating the...

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