How Do Broken Bones Heal?

Bones are flexible enough to give a bit when physical force is applied, but if that force is too great, they’ll snap like a plastic ruler bent too far. Luckily, they also repair themselves naturally. Here’s how it works.

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The Best Way to Remove a Splinter

The carefree barefoot days of summer can increase your risk of getting a splinter — pieces of wood or other foreign bodies that are partially or fully stuck in the skin.

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The Life-Threatening Leg Pain You Should Never Ignore

Former American Idol contestant Michael Johns suddenly passed away at age 35, allegedly from a blood clot that formed in his ankle.

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Heat Stroke a Greater Threat to Endurance Runners Than Heart Problems

Endurance runners are far more likely to die of heat stroke than an undetected heart condition, according to a new study.

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4 Tips for Treating a Bee Sting

Here’s what to do—and what not to do—when you find yourself in the line of fire.

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Even Mild Concussions Can Cause Memory Problems

A mild or moderate concussion may have longer-lasting consequences than previously realized, a new study suggests.

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3 Times You Should Never, Ever Take a Selfie

“But first, let me take a selfie.”

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Sharing Beds With Infants Linked to SIDS

Risk factors for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) appear to change with the age of the infant, researchers say.

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Yes, Shark Attacks are Terrifying, But They’re Incredibly Rare

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably heard that a swimmer in California was attacked by a great white shark over the weekend. But it’s still no reason to stay out of the water this summer.

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Injection Treatment No Help for Hamstring Injuries

An expensive and unusual treatment that relies on components from a patient’s own blood doesn’t appear to speed recovery from hamstring muscle injuries, according to new research.

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