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8 First Aid Tricks ER Doctors Wish You Knew
From how to stem bleeding to the secret of saving a knocked-out tooth, these are the things you really need to know before an emergency even happens.
This Is the Most Painful Place to Get Stung by a Bee
The Right Way to Stop a Nosebleed
Finally! This Is Why Paper Cuts Hurt So Much
12 Things That Happen to Your Body When It’s Freezing
Surprising Signs of Hypothermia That Are Too Easy to Miss
How 2 “Spider Bites” Almost Killed Me
This woman thought the bumps on her shoulder were spider bites. Then the spots turned...
8 Medical Conditions That Could Be Making You Dizzy
If you've ever stood up quickly and wondered, "Whoa, why am I dizzy?" the answer...
When You Can’t Get to a Doctor: 10 Medical Procedures You Can Do at Home
A survival medicine specialist’s tricks to treat yourself in the event of an emergency.
11 Ways Winter Can Kill You (Seriously)
Cold weather causes 17 times as many deaths as hot weather, according to a 2015 study of 13...
This Is the Safest Seat in Your Car—It’s Not Where You’d Think
Yes, wearing your seatbelt can save your life in an accident, but so can sitting...
10 Hidden Holiday Dangers to Avoid This Season
These simple bits of advice will help you celebrate the holidays without incident.
10 Everyday Objects That Could Land You in the ER
You know how to handle a knife and change your smoke detector batteries. But you...
6 Surprising Reasons You Might Be Getting Nosebleeds
Is your nose gushing at unpredictable or awkward moments? A doctor explains what causes nosebleeds...
Falling Is More Dangerous Than You Think—Here’s How to Prevent It
Falls send more people, especially younger folks, to the doctor than any other injury.
The Real Reason People Faint When They See Blood
The good news is that it’s probably not serious, and recovery is usually quick.
8 Times You Should Call 911—and 7 Times You Shouldn’t
Emergencies are confusing: It's not always clear when you need to dial 911. Here's what the...
4 Old Wives’ Tale Remedies That Will Make Your Injuries Worse
Update your first-aid kit. Some common treatments for burns, poisoning, excess bleeding, and other injuries...
12 Common First Aid Mistakes Everyone Makes
From what not to do if you get a nosebleed to old wives' tales that...
11 Silent but Deadly Signs Someone’s About to Drown
Drowning doesn't necessarily mean flailing arms and calling for help. These are the silent signs...
13 Surprising Things You Can’t Leave Out of Your First Aid Kit
Check your first aid kit: Can it really get you through an emergency? ER doctors...
14 “Harmless” Bugs You Didn’t Know Could Bite You
Even the sweetest bugs can bite if provoked. Here are a few insects you wouldn't suspect.
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12 Water Safety Tips Adults Don’t Follow—but Should
Drowning ranks fifth among causes of unintentional death in the United States, according to the...
8 Signs You Can Handle a Medical Emergency
EMTs share the key steps that save precious time (and can help save your life)...
8 Bug Bites That Need Medical Attention—Now
Most bug bites are perfectly harmless—unless they look like one of these. Go to...
If You See This Plant, Don’t Touch It—Seriously
It might look like something you want to add to a bouquet, but you’ll want to stay far, far away.