H. Michael O'Connor MD MMEd FRCPC

Mild, Moderate, and Severe Bleeding

With severe bleeding, any of these may be true: Blood is pumping from the wound. The bleeding does not stop or slow down with pressure. Blood is quickly soaking through bandage after bandage. With moderate bleeding, any of these may be true: The bleeding slows or stops with pressure but starts again if you remove the…


Chiggers are tiny mites that live in areas with grass or brush. Chiggers, also known as red bugs or harvest mites, usually cannot be seen without a magnifying glass. Chiggers attach to skin pores and feed on skin cells for a few days, most often in the warm creases of the body. In the United States chiggers do not cause…

Skin Laceration

Cuts are open wounds through the skin. Normally the skin is under slight, constant tension as it covers the body. A cut is a forceful injury to the skin.

Lower Leg Fracture

Top of the pageLower Leg FractureCurrent as ofJune 26, 2019Author: Healthwise StaffWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP – Emergency MedicineAdam Husney, MD – Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD – Family MedicineH. Michael O’Connor, MD, MMEd, FRCPC...

Maltrato físico

El maltrato físico puede incluir: Acciones de violencia física como golpear, empujar, sacudir, abofetear, patear, pellizcar, asfixiar, estrangular y quemar. Amenazas de violencia física contra usted, su familia o sus mascotas.