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Healing Head Trauma: How to Spot a Concussion

  • Dec 18, 2017

A concussion is a common type of brain injury that involves temporary loss of brain function. Concussions can occur from any injury to the head. The injury may be minor (a small bump) or something more significant like a baseball strike to the head ...

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Severe Bleeding: How to Use a Tourniquet

  • Oct 31, 2017

While most bleeding can be treated with direct firm pressure using gauze or cloth, sometimes severe bleeding can only be stopped by using a tourniquet. A tourniquet is a device placed around an arm or leg to constrict blood vessels and stop blood f ...

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Why Should I Purchase An AED?

  • Jul 31, 2017

Each year, over 350,000 Americans die from Sudden Cardiac Arrest outside of a hospital. Cardiac arrest is a condition in which someone’s heart suddenly stops beating effectively. ...

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Don't Use Butter! How to Safely Treat Burns.

  • Jul 19, 2017

Sunday afternoon--- A curious toddler waddles into the kitchen, attracted by the smell of fresh homemade cooking. His wandering eyes fixate on the oven and the luring pot of bubbling liquid perched precariously on the edge of the stove-top. He makes a beeline for the pot han ...

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Someone's seizing on the train! What should you do?

  • Jul 01, 2017

You're riding the A-train express between 59th and 125th street. As the train picks up speed, you hear a commotion at the end of the car - an elderly man has suddenly starting seizing violently. His arms and legs tense and jerking, eyes rolled up so all you ...

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