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How To: Perform a testicular self exam

Testicular cancer is a young man’s disease, and yet this is the age group that has the greatest sense of invincibility from the illness. Dr Harper demonstrates the technique you can use to self-examine your balls, and as it’s best carried out in the shower, it’s a great excuse for taking a bit longer in the morning. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to check testicles for any lumps or possible cancer.

How To: Thaw meat and chicken safely

Looking for a fast way to thaw your meat without using the microwave? Thawing meat can be unhealthy if you do it without the proper care. Be safe! Here are two techniques that will give you great thawed meat that will be ready for dinner.

How To: Understand the basics of food safety in cooking

"Foodborne illnesses are responsible for more than 75 million illnesses, more than 230,000 hospitalizations, and approximately 5000 deaths each year in the United States." In this six-part video lesson, learn about the basics of food safety in a commercial food enviornment. In the first video, three types of contamination are gone over as well as how improper handling can allow food to become dangerous to your patrons. In video two, learn about proper holding times and temperatures, and what ...

How To: Manage a fever in children with Dr. Bill Gray

In this tutorial, we learn how to manage a fever in children. When your child has a fever, this means their body is fighting an infection. The fever will vary depending on what it is, but it will usually peak at 106 degrees. Don't bring the fever down with Tylenol, because it could make the cold last for a longer amount of time. This can be a greater threat to health than the illness was in the first place. If the child starts to get a higher fever, this is a good sign that the body is killin...

How To: Recognize and treat the 5 C's of a fever in children

Dr. Chris Steele guides us through how to find the 5 Cs of a sick child. When you have a child who is running a fever, it's important to remember not to heat up your home and wrap them in a ton of blankets. This is the worst thing you can do because you're increasing the warmth around them, which is going to increase their brain and body temperature. If your child has a fever, remember to cool them. Cool their room, cool a wash cloth to place on them, cool drinks, cool ice cream, and cool bed...

How To: Treat a sore throat naturally, at home

In this tutorial, we learn how to treat a sore throat naturally. To do this, you will need: lemons, honey and water. First, cut your lemons in half then squeeze it into a coffee cup. Now, add a spoonful of honey to the cup followed by a glass of warm water. Mix this together until everything is well incorporated. Sip on this mixture until the entire thing is gone. These natural ingredients will help your throat feel better and help speed up the recovery process for your illness. Make sure to ...

How To: Give subcutaneous fluids to a cat

Your veterinarian may, at some point, prescribe some SQ fluids, or subcutaneous fluids to your cat. There are many reasons for having an SQ fluids prescription. But if you have a cat that needs these, you're going to have to learn how to give the fluid to your cat. Learn how to care for your pet with help from VetVid. See how to give subcutaneous fluids to a cat with this video tutorial.

How To: Decrease stretch marks with lasers

Maverick Television, from the United Kingdom, explains what stretch marks are, why they are undesirable, and some of the ways doctors treat them. But the more useful part of the video are instructions how to avoid having stretch marks in the first place. The Embarrassing Illness Clinic specializes in medical ailments which sap people's self-confidence. One example is the problem of stretch marks. Using the case of Jasmine Anne Smith, the clinic's physicians explain that stretch marks typicall...

How To: Prevent beach sand sickness

In this tutorial, we learn how to prevent beach sand sickness. Sand has a ton of bacteria in it and can cause illness in your body right away. It will get on your hands, then when your hands go to your mouth, you will become sick. Don't bury yourself in sand, you are much more likely to have diarrhea after this occurs. Don't avoid the beach, just make sure you don't eat food after touching the sand. Keep hand sanitizer with you and wash your hands or take a shower after you get home from the ...

How To: Make natural elderberry syrup for cold and flu season

Learn how to harvest your elder tree! If you have an elder in your backyard, you can finally do something special with those elderberries. Mountain Rose Herb shows you the steps required to make delicious elderberry syrup with this video recipe. This herbal syrup can be used for colds, flu and coughs. It's a simple natural home remedy with dried elderberries.

How To: Help mild dehydration

Adults lose 10 cups of water daily through normal activities, and heat, exertion, or illness can increase that amount. Pay attention to the thirst, dry mouth, dizziness, and tiredness that dehydration can cause—before a little problem becomes a dangerous. Learn how to cure mild dehydration.

How To: Insert a catheter into a cow for a urine sample

Sometimes it is necessary to insert a catheter into a cow to obtain a urine sample. Catheterization can be a tricky process, but urine samples are a helpful diagnostic tool for many veterinarians to detect illness and other medical problems in cattle, as well as other animals. Learn how to insert a catheter into a cow to collect a urine sample by watching this video veterinary tutorial.

How To: Pierce your lip at home the professional way

In this video, we learn how to pierce your lip at home the professional way. First, sit the subject down and put a cloth around their upper body. Then, grab a clamp and place it where you are going to pierce the hole. After this, push the needle through the spaces in the clamp and follow this by sticking in the jewelry. Apply cleaning products into the mouth that are for cleaning the wound specifically. When finished, make sure to take proper care of the piercing and the jewelry as well so it...

How To: Prepare an overnight backpack

In this video, we learn how to prepare a pack for 2 days and 1 night of hiking. Each person has different needs, so change according to your preferences. Something important is to pack something to sleep on, which would be a hammock and blanket. Also, pack a Bible if you are religious. Hand sanitizer is a must-have for any hiker to kill germs that can cause illness. Make sure you have water bottles packed as well as a GPS and compass. Two different compasses are a good idea just in case one h...

How To: Obtain a medical marijuana prescription

Jeff Smith provides instructions on getting a medical marijuana prescription. According to Jeff there are a lot of places you can go. Check your local alternative newspaper as one option. Also, not living in California is tough. You have to be a resident of a medical marijuana state. You have to provide proof of residency by showing a drivers license or some other form of picture id. If you live in California, you can get a statement from your doctor that says they certify that you need the p...

How To: Reduce a fever naturally

Dr. Jeanne Galloway shows you how to reduce a fever naturally. The primary goal seems to be is to reduce the suffering. This may have a harmful effect because fevers are the body's natural ways to kill off bacterial or viral infections. If you kill off a fever too soon you may prolong the illness. Some tricks to reduce pain include tepid bath that is not too hot or too cold. Putting lavender essential oil or vinegar in the bath it may bring down a fever. Another thing is to hydrate because a ...

How To: Build immunity naturally & not get sick

Natasha tells us not wait until we get sick to take care of our health. Building the immune system will often prevent illness in the first place. The basics of a strong immune system are; plenty of sleep, clean water, good healthy food, and minimizing stress. She advises that as we age we need to take more care with our health, but developing healthy habits earlier on has long reaching benefits. Whatever a persons age, now is the time to adopt healthier habits and make sure the basics are bei...

How To: Use a Nasopure

The video is of several different people demonstration how to use the Nasopure, a nasal cleansing device. The woman narrating explains the simplicity of the device, which is similar to a soap dispenser, but simply upside down. The device is filled with salt and lukewarm water. Then it is inserted into one nostril, while the tongue is press against the roof of the mouth, it flushes the slat water through the nose, cleansing the nose and then dripping to the floor. It removes irritants, reduces...

How To: Get over the cold naturally by eating the right foods

This how to video shows how to fight a cold naturally or how to get over an infection. When you get a cold, there is an imbalance with your blood PH or an outside invader such as a virus. Some tips to get yourself feeling better are to boost your immune system with herbal supplements and getting a good source of protein. Protein helps to form antibodies, and without a good source of protein your body loses that source of protection. This video shows that the best source of protein is meat and...

How To: Keep areas clean for your dog

Your dog travels all around the house all day. Here are five places to remember to keep clean. Watch this how-to video as the Dog Channel offers five places your dog encounters that are important to clean regularly. Remember he always travels to his toys, crate and bed.

How To: Recognize the symptoms of food poisoning

Food poisoning, also referred to as food-borne illness, is a gastrointestinal disorder that results from eating contaminated food. . Who is at risk? Anyone can get food poisoning, especially travellers and those who live in tropical climates. Infants, elderly people, and those with serious medical conditions have the greatest risk if they get food poisoning. Pregnant and breastfeeding women also need to be especially careful. Learn about the different causes, symptoms, and treatments of food ...

How To: Treat a nosebleed

Nosebleed or the official term is epistaxis is bleeding from the nasal cavity. Nose bleeds are very common and are often caused by dry air, illness, or trauma. Learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatments of nose bleeds in this medical how-to video.

News: Powassan Virus Implicated in Recent NY State Death

A recent case of Powassan virus has been reported in Saratoga County and may have been the cause of the infected patient's death. It's the 24th case in New York State since 2000, and will be reported to the CDC tomorrow, the NY Department of Health told Invisiverse. The tick-borne illness has no vaccine or specific treatments and can damage the nervous system.

News: A Human Has Caught the Bird Flu... From a Cat!

Cats give us so much—companionship, loyalty, love... and now the bird flu. Several weeks ago, a veterinarian from the Animal Care Centers of New York City's Manhattan shelter caught H7N2 from a sick cat. According to a press release from the NYC Health Department on December 22, "The illness was mild, short-lived, and has resolved." This isn't the first time cats have passed infections on to humans, but it is the first time they passed on the bird flu—avian flu H7N2, to be exact.

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