H. Michael O'Connor MD


Finding Good Footwear

The following tips on good footwear may prevent toe, foot, or ankle problems or injuries. Have your feet measured regularly. The size of your feet may change as you grow older. Have both feet measured. Often one foot is larger than the other. The shoes should be fitted to the larger foot. Don’t choose shoes based on the…

Anger, Hostility, and Violent Behavior

Anger signals your body to prepare for a fight. This reaction is commonly classified as “fight or flight.” When you get angry, adrenaline and other hormones are released into the bloodstream. Then your blood pressure goes up, your heart beats faster, and you breathe faster. Many people mistakenly believe that anger is…

Sexual Abuse: Signs and Symptoms

Signs of sexual abuse may not be apparent without an examination of the genital area. These signs include: Bruises, scars, chafing, or bite marks in the genital area. Discharge or bleeding from the vagina. Rectal or genital bleeding. Anal tears or dilation. Symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection (STI), such as…

Ticks: How to Avoid and Remove Ticks

Most ticks do not carry diseases, and most tick bites do not cause serious health problems. But it is important to avoid and check for ticks, and to remove a tick as soon as you find it. Removing the tick completely may help you avoid diseases such as Lyme disease that the tick may pass on during feeding, or a skin…

Márgenes de fiebre, 11 años y menores

La temperatura varía un poco según cómo se mida. A continuación, se detallan los márgenes en niños de hasta 11 años, para temperaturas alta, moderada y leve según cómo se haya tomado la temperatura. Temperatura bucal, timpánica (en el oído) o rectal Alta: 104°F (40°C) o más Moderada: 100.4°F (38°C) a 103.9°F (39.9°C)…