First Aid and Injury Prevention

Do you know what to do in the event of a medical emergency? Knowing how to administer first aid to someone with an illness or injury can be the difference betw…

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  • Bug Bites

    Most bug bites are harmless, but they do cause discomfort. In rare cases, certain bug bites can be deadly.

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    Burns: Preventing Burns in Your Home

    Fires and other accidents at home can result in burns to you or a family member. Be prepared now and…

  • Young man lying on grass while female bends over him doing CPR

    Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

    CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. It’s an important lifesaving technique to use in emergencies.

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    Caring for Your Incision After Surgery

    Taking care of your incision after surgery is important to your health. It can reduce the risk of infection and…

  • Child with broken arm and cast in sling

    Cast Care

    Having to wear a cast isn’t necessarily enjoyable — or comfortable. But taking proper care of your cast may mean…

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    Choosing Safe Baby Gear

    Having a baby means you’ll need a lot of baby gear. First, do your research to ensure everything you buy…

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    Dehydration is when your body doesn’t have enough fluids to work properly. It happens when you lose more fluids than…

  • Disinfecting Your Home

    Cleaning your home isn’t just for looks. Cleaning and disinfecting your home are important for reducing the spread of germs and bacteria that cause infection and illness. Path to caring for a healthy home Many people recognized the importance of disinfecting their homes

  • Senior person sitting on floor next to walker

    Falls: How to Lower Your Risk

    A fall at an older age can have serious consequences to your health and independence. Reduce your risk for falling…

  • Fireworks Safety

    Many people love to shoot off fireworks. But it’s a risky activity. That’s why it’s important to do everything you…

  • How to Treat Common Household Injuries

    Cuts, scrapes, and even burns are common household injuries. Most of the time, these injuries are minor and can be…

  • Person doing CPR on baby dummy during first-aid training

    Infant CPR/Choking

    Quick response is crucial when performing CPR on children or helping a child who is choking.

  • Injury Prevention: The Proper Way to Store Cleaning Supplies

    According to the National Capital Poison Center, household cleaning supplies—including kitchen cleaners and liquid laundry packets—are the second most common exposure to poison among children under 6 years of age. And since the COVID-19 outbreak, cleaning has been on the rise

  • Fit woman wearing a knee brace in a gym

    Knee Bracing: What Works?

    Knee braces are supports to be worn when you have pain in your knee or to prevent injury. Some doctors…

  • Man suffering from backache while moving boxes

    Lifting Safety: Tips to Help Prevent Back Injuries

    Back injuries are common in everyday life. Follow these tips to lift safely and avoid back injuries.

  • driver is upset after a car accident

    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

  • Man with sore back muscles.

    Sore Muscles from Exercise

    Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. However, it can cause sore muscles. This is common if you…

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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…