Martin J. Gabica MD


Body Piercing: Safe Jewelry Choices

Appropriate jewelry for body piercing sites Is removable. If you have your mouth pierced and you use oral jewelry, make sure it can be removed. For example, you should be able to unscrew the ball on one end of a barbell-shaped device to make the device easy to insert and take out. Allows for full cleaning of the…

What Increases Your Risk of Becoming a Victim of Domestic Abuse or Violence?

Anyone can become a victim of domestic violence. Certain factors can increase your risk of being abused. Abusive situations you cannot control Your risk for abuse increases if your partner: Uses alcohol or drugs. Had a job loss or job change or had a change in the level of income. Has a history of extreme impulsiveness…

Care for a Skin Wound

Skin wounds, including animal or human bites, need thorough cleaning to reduce the risk of infection and scarring and to promote healing. You may be able to do this yourself for minor wounds. You’ll have to stop any bleeding, clean the wound, and perhaps bandage the wound. Stop the bleeding Before you clean the wound…

Thermometers

These are examples of commonly used thermometers. Ear thermometers use infrared energy to measure body temperature. The small cone-shaped end of the thermometer is placed in the ear, and body temperature shows on the digital display. The results appear within seconds. Some models also show the corresponding oral and…

Evidencia de agresión sexual

Si acaba de ser abusado o agredido sexualmente, intente preservar cualquier evidencia del ataque. No se cambie la ropa. No se bañe, no se duche ni se cepille los dientes, ni se limpie de ninguna manera. No coma ni beba nada. No fume. Anote todo lo que pueda recordar acerca de la agresión y de la persona que le agredió.