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Heatstroke: Emergency Symptoms - Topic Overview

Signs of rapidly progressing heatstroke include:

After calling 911or other emergency services, begin emergency first aid treatment if emergency medical personnel (such as paramedics) are not going to arrive soon.

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Understanding Sprains and Strains -- the Basics

Sprains and strains, from twisted ankles to aching backs, are among the most common injuries. A sprain is a stretching or tearing of ligaments, the tough, fibrous bands of tissue that connect bones to one another at a joint. A strain is a stretching or tearing of a tendon or muscle tissue, commonly called a pulled muscle. Given adequate time and rest, most sprained joints or strained muscles will heal themselves. But severe tearing or complete rupture of the affected tissues usually requires...

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    Last Updated: June 04, 2014
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