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Adamimages.com is one of the world's largest libraries of medical illustrations with nearly 30,000 detailed and medically accurate images ready for immediate download.

A.D.A.M.'s award winning images are widely used by educational publishers, continuing education instructors, lawyers, advertising agencies, patient education and health care professionals. Available in low and high resolution, our images can be licensed for use on your website, in lecture presentations, electronic publishing, broadcasting, printed books and journals, patient education materials, trial exhibits, and medical advertising.  Browse our comprehensive image catalog covering disease states, injuries, conditions, tests, treatments, surgery procedures and human anatomy by visiting www.adamimages.com

How to identify a concussion and when it is necessary to seek medical attention

A concussion is a type of brain injury caused by a blow to the head.  It can be categorized as a minor injury requiring minimal treatment, or a major injury that requires immediate medical attention.  A concussion can affect how the brain works for a long period of time and can be accompanied by a wide variety of symptoms. The most common symptoms of this injury include a bad headache, changes in alertness, memory loss, confusion, irritability, fatigue, or a short term loss of consciousness. Minor concussions may not lead to loss of consciousness.  In fact, a person can have a minor concussion and not realize it. 


A concussion can affect how the brain works for a long period of time.

If any of the following symptoms are observed, seek immediate medical attention as a more serious brain injury has occurred and it should be treated as an emergency:

  •  Changes in alertness and consciousness
  •  Confusion that does not go away
  •  Seizures
  •  Muscle weakness on one or both sides
  •  Pupils of the eyes that are not equal in size
  •  Unusual eye movements
  •  Repeated vomiting
  •  Walking or balance problems
  •  Unconsciousness for a longer period of time or that continues (coma)

Learn more concussions in A.D.A.M.'s responsive Wellness Tools located within our SmartEngage product. If you have more questions? Ask A Doctor. If you are interested in licensing our content, please contact us.

Eye Injuries in Children
Caring for an eye injury that one of your children has sustained can be a tricky proposition.

Eye injuries occur fairly often to children, especially those involved in sports. Most minor injuries can be treated with an ice pack and a little TLC.  For more serious injuries, it’s important for the appropriate eye care specialist, primary care doctor or even the school nurse to examine the injury and recommend an appropriate course of action as soon as possible.  Due to the sensitivity of the human eye, delaying medical attention could result in permanent damage and/or vision loss. 

Equally important to this is the measure of care that is provided by the parent or guardian BEFORE the child can be seen by a medical professional.  The following steps are recommended for temporary eye care just after an injury is sustained:

  • DO NOT press or rub the injured eye
  • DO NOT apply any kind of ointment, medication or eye drop remedy to the eye
  • If the eye lid or surrounding area is bleeding, gently cover the eye with gauze or soft material that is sanitary
  • Gently apply cold compresses to reduce swelling and help stop bleeding
  • Do not attempt to remove a foreign body or any object that appears to be embedded in any part of the eye
  • Only in the event of chemical exposure, flush with cool tap water immediately

Learn more about how to take care of yourself and your loved ones from A.D.A.M.'s responsive Wellness Tools located within our SmartEngage product. If you have more questions? Ask A Doctor. If you are interested in licensing our content, please contact us.

In Depth Reports
A FREE, extensive look at health topics with links to related information. This month's topic: Crohn Disease

Every month A.D.A.M. is giving away a FREE In Depth report that will cover a specific health issue or topic. Why should you download it?  Unlike a blog, blurb or top 10 article you can find all over the internet, each of our In Depth reports is accredited by medical professionals.  This means the content is as accurate as possible. No theories, opinions or judgements...just facts.  In addition, each article is very thorough.  Everything you could possibly want to know about each specific topic is covered.  The value is in the details, so we leave no stone unturned.  

Download this month's report on Crohn Disease now by visiting http://2.adam.com/free.  But hurry...It will only be available until the end of November! 

A.D.A.M. Wins Three Communicator Awards!
Ask A Doctor and A.D.A.M. OnDemand take home Awards of Excellence

A.D.A.M. recently won three Communicator Awards for its work with ADAM OnDemand and Ask A Doctor.  Two Gold Awards of Excellence were given (Ask a Doctor Twitter Feed & Introduction ADAM OnDemand Commercial) as well and one Silver Award of Distinction (ADAM OnDemand Website).


The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program recognizing big ideas in marketing and communications. Founded two decades ago, The Communicator Awards receives over 6,000 entries from companies and agencies of all sizes, making it one of the largest awards of its kind in the world. It honors work that transcends innovation and craft - work that made a lasting impact, providing an equal chance of winning to all entrants regardless of company or agency size and project budget.

For more information, go to: www.communicatorawards.com

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