H. Michael O'Connor MD


Domestic Abuse

Everyone gets angry from time to time. Anger and arguments are normal parts of healthy relationships. But anger that leads to threats, hitting, or hurting someone is not normal or healthy. This is a form of abuse. Physical, verbal, or sexual abuse is not okay in any relationship. When it occurs between spouses or…

Body Piercing Healing Times

Each body piercing site has its own normal healing time. Common sites usually heal within the time frames listed below. Healing depends on many things. It can depend on how big the piercing is and how thick the tissue is at the site. Your own ability to heal can also affect healing time. Piercing site healing times…

Sponge Bath for a Child’s Fever

A sponge bath may be given if: Your child’s fever is 104°F (40°C) or higher and Acetaminophen or ibuprofen has not lowered the temperature and Your child is very uncomfortable. Give your child an appropriate dose of acetaminophen or ibuprofen before giving him or her a sponge bath. Wait 30 minutes to see whether the…

Fractura de estrés en el pie

Una fractura de estrés es una fisura muy fina en un hueso. En algunos casos, la fisura puede ser tan pequeña que no puede verse en una radiografía. Una fractura de estrés puede ocurrir en cualquier hueso que soporta peso repetidamente.

Advance-and-cut method of fishhook removal

If medical help is not available to remove a fishhook, this method is an option. If removal of the fishhook is too painful, seek medical care. Step A Determine that the fishhook is deeply embedded and cannot be removed by the string-pull method. Use ice or cold water to numb the area. Step B Push the hook the rest of…