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First Aid Tips to Relieve Leg Cramps

Muscle cramps are suddenly occurring spasms or hardening of muscles, especially pertaining to the muscle of the legs and hands. The contractions which can sustain for many minutes will usually be painful and would be involuntary in its nature. The condition is said to be more associated with the elderly …

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First Aid Treatment for Eye Injuries

Eye injuries or more specifically accidental injuries are common causes for preventable blindness and proper administration of the first aid measures will make sure the vision is kept intact as much as possible. These first aid measures are the practices undertaken by an individual at the site of the accident …

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A Guide to Treating Frostbite

“Over the river and through the woods, oh, how the wind does blow! It stings the toes, and bites the nose, as over the ground we go.” As this favorite childhood song points out a winter chill can indeed sting and bite, especially those areas that have been left exposed. …

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What happens when you Dial 911

Have you ever had an emergency in which you’ve required help immediately? The most easy and convenient way to seek assistance during these situations is by calling 9-1-1. This is an emergency telephone number that can be accessed throughout North America that is fast, helpful, and easy to remember. When …

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How to Administer first Aid for Seizures

You just picked up your grandmother from her home. You are going out to eat dinner. Suddenly, she collapsed and started seizing. Do you know what to do? A seizure is a temporary abnormal electro-physiologic phenomenon of the brain, resulting in abnormal synchronization of electrical neuronal activity. It can occur …

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Sports Injury Classifications

I must firstly explain why I want to tell you this story. I have had the experience of having several operations so I know the anxiety people must feel having to suffer this ordeal for the first time. But in retrospect for me it was a period of time in …

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What is a High Ankle Sprain

The football cuts through the air, too high and hard, but the receiver has already envisioned the catch. Instantly recalculating his route to compensate for the quarterbacks error, the receiver fakes right to lose his coverage. Now in the zone, he knows exactly where the ball will land. Exploding into …

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