In-depth

Broken ribs

A broken rib, or fractured rib, is a common injury that occurs when one of the bones in your rib cage breaks or cracks.

Coma

Coma is often a complication from a severe brain injury that leaves a person unconscious and unresponsive. Many people recover from this condition.

CT scan

A CT scan is an imaging test that uses X-rays to produce detailed images of the inside of your body.

Domestic violence against women

Would you know if you were the target of domestic violence? Find out how to identify an abusive relationship — and how to get help.

Eye exam

Eye exam — Overview covers definition, what to expect and results of vision testing.

MRI

MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body.

Spinal cord injury

Subconjunctival hemorrhage

Subconjunctival hemorrhage occurs when a blood vessel breaks in the white of your eye, turning it bright red. Although painful looking, it is usually harmless.

Whiplash

Whiplash is a neck injury often linked to auto accidents. Discover which treatments work and which don't.

X-ray

X-rays are a form of radiation that can make images of your bones and internal organs.

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