Vim & Vigor - Winter 2016 - Gwinnett Medical Center - 42
QUIZ BY JENNIFER RICHARDS
all you need
is Dr. Dad.
You can handle everyday scrapes
and bruises. But do you know
when it's time to stop treating at
home and head to the emergency
department for professional help?
W IN TER 2016
Bumps, burns, sprains and strains don't scare
you. With your first-aid kit of ice packs, bandages
and aspirin, you're prepared for life's injuries
But some symptoms should send you straight to the nearest emergency department, says Jay Kaplan, MD, president of
the American College of Emergency Physicians.
How do you know when to treat minor issues at home and
when it's time to hurry in for medical help? Kaplan walks us
through some warning signs:
PHOTO BY SUSAN CHIANG/GETTY IMAGES
FREAK OUT OR
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Vim & Vigor - Winter 2016 - Gwinnett Medical Center