First Aid and Injury Prevention

First Aid and Injury Prevention
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  • Fireworks Safety

    Lighting fireworks is a fun American tradition, but it can be dangerous. Follow these tips to stay safe.

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  • Infant CPR/Choking

    CPR is an important lifesaving technique to use in emergencies, such as choking. Learn how to give CPR to an…

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  • First Aid Kit When Your Kid Starts Sports

    Sports injuries are common with all sports. Be prepared by packing a first aid kit when your child starts playing…

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  • Post-traumatic Stress After a Traffic Accident

    Learn about post-traumatic stress after a car accident and how your doctor can help you deal with it

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  • Ankle Sprains

    An ankle sprain is a stretched or torn ligament in your ankle. It is a common injury that can be…

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  • What do I need in my first aid kit?

    A well-prepared first aid kit is an important tool in treating minor injuries that commonly occur at home and when…

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  • Knee Bracing: What Works?

    Knee braces are supports worn when you have pain in your knee or to prevent knee injuries. Research on how…

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  • Dehydration

    Dehydration happens when your body doesn’t get enough fluids for it to work properly. It can happen after vomiting, diarrhea,…

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  • Sore Muscles from Exercise

    Exercise is an important part of a healthy, active lifestyle, but it can cause muscle soreness. Learn how to treat…

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  • Corneal Abrasions

    A corneal abrasion is a cut or scratch on your cornea. Learn about what causes a corneal abrasion and what…

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  • Burns: Preventing Burns in Your Home

    Prepare your family and your home for unexpected fires and burns. Taking preventive steps can make a big difference in…

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  • Falls: How to Lower Your Risk

    Falls happen at every age. However, they can lead to serious consequences for older persons. Many falls can be prevented…

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  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

    CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) can save someone’s life. Learn when and how to use it, as well as the benefits and…

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  • Lifting Safety: Tips to Help Prevent Back Injuries

    Injuries are common problems at work, home, and play. Learn how to avoid back injuries with safety and proper…

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  • Cast Care

    Casts and splints keep broken bones and torn tissue in place long enough to heal. They require special care to…

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  • Caring for Your Incision After Surgery

    Surgical incisions require certain care to avoid infection or further damage. Instructions for care will depend on the size and…

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  • Poisoning

    Poisoning occurs from various harmful substances. You can breathe it, swallow it, or absorb it through your skin. Poisoning requires…

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  • Heat Exhaustion and Heatstroke

    Heat exhaustion and heatstroke are serious conditions. Learn the warning signs of these heat-related illnesses, as well as how to…

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  • Choosing Safe Baby Gear

    Selecting the safest baby gear products is an important first step in keeping your baby safe, which is your No…

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  • Ankle Sprains: Healing and Preventing Injury

    Learn how to treat ankle sprains.

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