H. Michael O'Connor MD


Removing a Fishhook

Do not try to remove a fishhook (seek medical care instead) if any of the following are true: The fishhook is in or near an eye. See first aid measures. The fishhook is in a joint, in a bone, or deep in a muscle. You are concerned that removing the fishhook may damage nearby blood vessels or nerves. The person who is…

Preventing Foot Problems: Training Techniques

You can help prevent foot injuries and problems. Wear good athletic shoes, such as shoes with cushioned soles (especially heels) and good arch support. Physical therapists, orthopedists, podiatrists, and sports medicine health professionals can advise you. Buy new shoes every few months, because padding wears out. Also…

Alcohol and Drug Use

Some people who drink alcohol, use illegal drugs, or misuse prescription or nonprescription medicines may develop substance use disorder. This means that a person uses these substances even though it causes harm to themselves or others. Substance use disorder can range from mild to severe. The more signs of this…

Taking Care of Your Stitches or Staples

Your wound will need care and observation. After the stitches or staples are put in, the area may be covered with a thin layer of ointment and covered with a nonstick bandage. Your doctor will give you instructions on how to care for your stitches or staples. Be sure to follow those instructions. Check with your doctor…

Oruga peluda

Fuente: Public Health Image Library (PHIL). Richard F. Darsie Jr., PhD. Disponible en línea en: http://phil.cdc.gov La oruga peluda es la oruga más venenosa en los Estados Unidos. Su veneno está oculto en púas huecas entre los pelos. Esta oruga vellosa se encuentra en los estados del sur, extendiéndose por el oeste…