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

    It’s that time of year again. Summer means bug bites. Most bug bites are not serious. The most common bug bites come from bees, wasps, and mosquitos. Less common bug bites include fleas, spiders, and ticks. A bug bite might itch, sting, swell

  • 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…

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

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

  • 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…

  • Cast Care

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

  • Choosing Safe Baby Gear

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

  • Dehydration

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

  • 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…

  • Fireworks Safety

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

  • Infant CPR/Choking

    Anyone who is spends time with babies should know how to perform infant CPR—and when it’s appropriate to perform CPR…

  • Knee Bracing: What Works?

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

  • Lifting Safety: Tips to Help Prevent Back Injuries

    Back injuries are common, but can be avoided by planning ahead, following proper lifting tips, and getting help.

  • 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

  • Sore Muscles from Exercise

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

  • 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…