Keeping kids safe on trampolines and at bounce houses

October 27, 2021• By Angela Mattke, M.D., Mayo Clinic Press Editors Trampolines and bounce houses have become staples of backyards, community and family events, and children’s birthday parties. Their softer surfaces can lead you to believe that they’re safe for your child. However, each year children sustain injuries on trampolines and in bounce houses ranging […]

Good hydration linked to healthy aging

January 2, 2023, 4:00 AM EST NIH findings may provide early clues about increased risks for advanced biological aging and premature death Adults who stay well-hydrated appear to be healthier, develop fewer chronic conditions, such as heart and lung disease, and live longer than those who may not get sufficient fluids, according to a National […]

Small changes for a healthy heart

February 18, 2021 Taking small steps to move more, eat more fruits and veggies, and sleep well supports cardiovascular health You’ve heard it before: when you move more, eat well, and get good sleep, not only do you build a stronger body and healthier heart, you reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease, a leading cause […]

Aspirin overdose

Aspirin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to relieve mild to moderate aches and pains, swelling, and fever. Aspirin overdose occurs when someone accidentally or intentionally takes more than the normal or recommended amount of this medicine. This can happen in two ways: If a person accidentally or intentionally takes a very large dose […]

Pulmonary edema

Pulmonary edema is an abnormal buildup of fluid in the lungs. This buildup of fluid leads to shortness of breath. Causes Pulmonary edema is often caused by congestive heart failure. When the heart is not able to pump efficiently, blood can back up into the veins that take blood through the lungs. As the pressure […]

When to Go to the ER if Your Child Has Asthma

Reviewed by: Aledie A. Navas, MD Pulmonology at Nemours Children’s Health en españolCuándo acudir a un servicio de urgencias si su hijo tiene asma What’s an Asthma Emergency? As a parent of a child with asthma, you want to avoid the emergency room (ER) as much as possible. But it’s also important to know when […]

Mental Health

Summary What is mental health? Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act as we cope with life. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through […]

Symptoms & Causes of Viral Gastroenteritis (“Stomach Flu”)

In this section: What are the symptoms of viral gastroenteritis? What are the symptoms of dehydration? Seek care right away What kinds of viruses cause viral gastroenteritis? Do flu viruses cause viral gastroenteritis (“stomach flu”)? Are viruses the only cause of gastroenteritis? How does viral gastroenteritis spread? What are the symptoms of viral gastroenteritis? The […]

The Common Cold and Complementary Health Approaches

December 2020 Colds are a leading reason for visiting a doctor and for missing school or work. To prevent or treat colds some people turn to complementary health approaches such as herbs, vitamins, and minerals. This issue provides information on “what the science says” about some of these practices for the common cold, including zinc, […]