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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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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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