Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Heat Illness: Heat Exhaustion, Heat Stroke, Heat Cramps

Heat Exhaustion and Heatstroke
[American Academy of Family Physicians (]

First Aid for Heat Exhaustion
[Logical Images (via MedlinePlus)]

Tips for older adults to combat heat-related illnesses
[National Institute on Aging]

[Mayo Clinic]

Heat Injury (focus on athletics)
[American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons]

Preparing For and Playing In the Heat
[American College of Sports Medicine]

Monday, July 9, 2012

Recognizing the Signs of Stroke

Every minute counts when someone is having a stroke.  Immediate treatment can save people's lives and enhance their chances for successful recovery.  However, you need to recognize the symptoms of a stroke and get to a hospital quickly.  Getting treatment within 60 minutes can prevent disability.
(excerpted from

The following information resources discuss the signs of stroke, ways to help prevent stroke, as well as treatment and recovery:

Knowing the Signs of Stroke
[from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke]

Stroke Signs and Symptoms
[from the UCSF Medical Center]

Stroke Information: Overviews, Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention, Recovery and more
[from MedlinePlus]

NINDS Stroke Information Page
[from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke]

For further information, contact the UCSF Patient Health Librarian.