First Aid

Everyone should know basic first aid skills. Learn about first aid training and what you need to know to help yourself or someone else in need.

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17 Hydrogen Peroxide Uses You Never Knew About

Keep a bottle in every room of your house to whiten teeth, clean mirrors, prevent stains, and more.

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You Don’t Have to Be a Prepper to Love This Disaster Planning App

Want to prepare for a disaster? We asked three people to review Harbor, a disaster preparedness app that helps train...


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Here’s Why Showering During a Thunderstorm is a Terrible Idea

It's not a myth, but it's very rare. A lightning strike can travel through the water and pipes in your...


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14 of the Most Shocking Safety Statistics

Life comes with risks, but that doesn't mean you need to become a statistic. Here's what you need to know...


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The 12 Most Dangerous Bugs to Watch Out for This Summer and How to Protect Yourself

Some bugs sting, bite, or even carry disease. Learn to recognize dangerous and poisonous bugs and how to keep yourself...

After a Horrible Car Crash, Her Odds of Survival Were Just 100 to One

A car crash left Molei Wright functionally decapitated. Even if her body survived, her mind might never be the same.


How to Stay Safe During a Heat Wave

Here's how to stay cool, reduce your home's temperature, recognize heat stroke symptoms, and avoid heat-related illnesses in general.

Dead For an Hour and 41 Minutes: The Incredible Rescue of Baby Gardell

When a neighbor pulls an unconscious toddler from an icy creek, the boy's family fears the worst. But one doctor...


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11 Best Anti-Itch Creams for Mosquito Bites, According to Experts

Itchy, scratchy, red, swollen, and unsightly, mosquitos bites can be unbearable. Here are the best anti-itch creams on Amazon.


How to Tell the Difference Between Fleabites and Mosquito Bites

Scratching your head wondering whether it's a fleabite or a mosquito bite? Here's how to tell the difference—plus...


Here’s How to Tell the Difference Between Bed Bug Bites and Fleabites

Is that itchy, red bite a bed bug bite or a fleabite? Here are pictures of both types...

Here’s How to Tell If You Have Chigger Bites or Scabies

Was it a chigger or scabies bite? These mite bites both result in itching, but that's where the similarities...


Fleabites: What They Look Like and How to Prevent and Treat Them

What do fleabites look like? They can itch and leave small, red bumps on your skin. Here are pictures of...


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Here’s How to Tell the Difference Between a Chigger Bite and a Mosquito Bite

Are those tiny red marks from a chigger bite or a mosquito bite? Here's what you need to know...


Here’s How to Tell the Difference Between a Chigger Bite and a Bed Bug Bite

Ugh—you're scratching and you'd really like to know what bit you: Chigger and bed bug bites often look...


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Chigger Bites: What They Look Like and How to Prevent and Treat Them

Creepy crawlies to watch out for in the summer include mosquitos and chiggers—tiny mites with a big, itchy...

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8 Medical Conditions That Could Be Making You Dizzy

Feeling dizzy? Here are the symptoms and treatments for dizziness, which can be caused by a range of medical issues...


16 Things Emergency Room Doctors Never Do on Fourth of July

Follow ER doctors' lead this July Fourth (especially during Covid-19) to avoid fireworks injuries and other common causes of...


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How to Safely Remove Disposable Gloves, According to the CDC

Who knew there was a right and wrong way to remove disposable gloves? Follow these steps to maintain a protective...


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Here’s What Happens When You Get Tased—and What to Do

Tasers may not be as dangerous as you think, but they still pose a significant risk if you fall into...


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First Aid: How to Prepare for Crowds and Protests

Lauren Harris, a veteran of marching and protesting to raise awareness, and other experts offer practical tips that may help...


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Here’s What Happens When You Get Hit By a Rubber Bullet—and What to Do

Police are using rubber bullets against protestors, but just because the bullets are rubber doesn't mean they're safe.

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8 Uses for Rubbing Alcohol You Never Knew About (and 2 You Should Avoid)

Your health can benefit from rubbing alcohol in ways that go way beyond wiping down surfaces. But you have to...


Here’s What Happens to Your Body When You’re Tear Gassed—and What to Do

Tear gas affects pain receptors in the eyes, skin, and respiratory tract, causing symptoms like coughing, burning eyes and mouth,...

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The Right Way to Treat a Jellyfish Sting—That Has Nothing to Do with Peeing

Only try that disgusting method if you want to add insult (and pain) to your injury. Here's the best way...


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3 Times You’re Most Likely to Get Heat Stroke

You're most at risk for heat stroke in these three situations. Here's how to avoid it and stay safer...


Amazon’s 10 Top-Rated Items for Your Home Emergency Kit

From hurricanes to fires, floods, earthquakes, and Covid-19, these are the best must-have items you'll need a home emergency...


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How Safe are DIY Hand Sanitizers?

Health experts don't completely agree, but homemade hand sanitizer is probably not your best option for getting rid of...


10 Most Common Reasons People Call a Poison Control Center

Here are the most common toxic substances responsible for calls to poison control centers, including cough and cold medicines, pesticides,...


12 Red Flags Your Fever Is Something More Serious

A fever is usually a good sign; it means your body's defense system is working. But it can also signal...