Gregg Greenough, MD
Specialty: Emergency Medicine
Location and Office HoursBrigham & Women's Hospital Emergency Dept
Boston, MA 02115
- Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
- Brigham & Women's Hospital
Why don't I get sore after workouts anymore?
Obi Obadike, Fitness, answeredYou typically shouldn’t get sore after you start regular workouts because your body has acclimated to a normal/consistent weight-training and cardio routine. The only soreness you should feel is if you’ve over-trained the muscle with weight-training, overworked yourself doing cardio or if you are working out for the first time. You typically attain initial soreness when you first start working out as a novice because your muscles haven’t been used to resistance training. Soreness is your body's signal that you’ve torn down your muscles for the first time in order to make it stronger, but after about a week of training for most people that soreness should cease.Helpful? 4 people found this helpful.
Why is the incidence of heart disease still increasing?
Medications and diet changes have lowered incidences of high cholesterol, but heart disease rates are still on the rise. In this video, Dr. Samin Sharma, MD, a leading cardiologist and stent expert at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, explains why.
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How do I assess an unconscious victim before giving first aid?
Shirley A. Jones, RN, Cardiology, answeredBefore giving first aid to the unconscious victim, look at your surroundings and make sure the scene is safe. Next, check to see if the victim is responsive.
1. For an adult or child, gently tap or move the shoulders and ask, "Are you Okay?" Look for any movement, including breathing.
2. For an infant, gently tap the feet, never shake an infant. Look for any movement, including breathing.
3. If the victim is not breathing begin the steps for CPR. Ask someone to call 911 and request an automated external defibrillator (AED).
4. If the victim is breathing but unconscious he/she cannot tell you where the problem is, so you'll need to look for clues. Begin by looking for obvious signs such as bleeding, a bone protruding from a wound, or a gunshot wound.
5. Then check the victim from head to toe and look for anything out of the ordinary. Also, check for a medic alert bracelet or medications. Ask bystanders if they know the victim or how the accident or incident happened.
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