Handling a medical emergency at home

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Timely first aid is very helpful before medical assistance arrives. Keep the numbers of emergency services, such as your doctor, fire department and police, next to your phone. If your area is served by 911,

Staying clear of lightning

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In the United States, hundreds of people are injured or killedby lightning each year. To protect yourself:• Stay inside your home or an enclosed building Keep away from doors, windows and anything that conducts electricity.

Do’s and don’ts for minor burns

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Burns are tissue damage from hot liquids, the sun, flames, chemicals, electricity, steam and other causes. Kitchen-related injuries from hot drinks, soups and microwaved foods are common among children. Remember these tips:- • Do cool

Treating puncture wounds

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A puncture wound — for example, from stepping on a nail — usually doesn’t result in excessive bleeding. The wound may seem to close almost instantly, but it may still be dangerous because of the

Preventing yardwork mishaps

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Accidents happen, even among the most cautious individuals. If spring yard work accidents are the malady we all wish to avoid, then safety and forethought are the antidotes. With a little prudence and a lot

How to prevent falls

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There are ways you can reduce your risk of having a fall, including making simple changes to your home and doing exercises to improve your strength and balance. If you have fallen in the past, making changes

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