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Ways to Avoid Insect Bites and Stings

As temperatures increase, both people and pests venture outside to enjoy the beautiful days and nights. Insect bites are very common, especially during the summer. Luckily, there are ways to avoid those pesky bites so the great outdoors can still be enjoyed without becoming a bug’s meal. It is important to …

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First Aid Procedures 101

You and your son are playing catch. A tremendous thud cuts through the air like a knife. Followed by a child’s blood curdling scream. By the jungle gym a child is clutching their leg. No one is moving towards the child. You quickly put your first aid training to work. …

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Treating Frostbite

Frostbite, which can result in the loss of limbs, ears, noses, fingers and toes, is caused by the freezing of the body’s tissues. When the body’s tissues freeze ice crystals can form and damage the cells. The first step in treating frostbite is the ability to recognize when someone has …

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Where to Purchase Medical Alert Jewelry Inexpensively

Medical alert jewelry is a necessity for many adults as well as children. The jewelry contains valuable information for medical personnel regarding the person’s health. This information can, in many cases save the patient’s life. Whether someone is diabetic, requires special care, has a specific allergy or worse, these ID …

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First Aid for a Swollen Lip

First Aid: how to treat a swollen lip Everyone will probably have a swollen lip at some point in their lives, maybe you got into a fight, or maybe you just walked into something, but either way it is useful to know how to treat it a home. They say …

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First Aid for an Asthma Attack

First Aid for an Asthma Attack Asthma is a respiratory condition that affects between 3% and 6% of the population, about 17 million people in America. It can be both distressing and upsetting for everyone involved and can be triggered by something as small and innocuous as dust or pollen, …

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First Aid Treatments for Convulsions and Fits

How to administer first aid to a child suffering from a convulsion. Medical records define convulsions as being associated with a disturbance in the function of the cortex of the brain such as can be demonstrated by the electroencephalogram (tracing of brain waves). Children are more prone to convulsions than …

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Over the Counter Cortisone Creams and Skin Rashes

Over-The-Counter Cortisone Creams and Skin Rashes Over-the-counter cortisone creams may appear to be appropriate treatment for various kinds of skin rashes, but at the same time, there can be pros and cons regarding their use. Thus, it is important to understand what cortisone cream actually is and why you may …

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How to be a Hero in Emergency Situations

A hero in an emergency is a person who recognizes what is occurring, who knows what to do, and who decides to act appropriately according to this knowledge. Simple actions like making an emergency phone call, applying pressure to a bleeding wound, or throwing a life ring to a struggling …

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Basic first Aid Procedures for Common Household Injuries

It is important to be well-informed and well-practiced in first aid techniques, as one never knows when an emergency will occur. In fact, upwards of 80% of all accidents happen in the place we feel most safe: our homes. What kinds of emergencies are likely to happen in the home, …

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