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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.
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.
The Best Way to Treat Every Type of Bug Bite
Bug bites seem to pack a whole lot of pain and itchiness for such a...
11 Sneaky Backyard Dangers You Should Be Aware of This Summer
Summer is great, but it's also the time of year when you're outdoors more and...
14 Emergency Items to Always Have in Your House
A little preparation could mean the difference between life and death during a natural disaster.
9 Things Mosquitoes Absolutely Hate
Any product with DEET is the gold standard for repelling mosquitoes, but these will tick...
What the Color of Your Bruise Is Trying to Tell You
We have all the answers for why your bruises can look like nearly every color of the rainbow.
Quick Fixes for Bee Stings, Bug Bites, Sunburns, and Other Summer Woes
In the summer, we love to enjoy the outdoors. But along with the sunshine and...
7 Natural Remedies for Itchy Mosquito Bites That Will Give You Relief
If you're suffering right now, or just want to know how to find relief the...
15 Natural Ways to Keep Bugs at Bay
Less itching and scratching will make everyone's summer more fun, so stock up on these...
7 Tricks for Beating Your Motion Sickness
If you can't stomach the idea of a roller coaster or cruise anymore, take heart....
10 Warning Signs of Heat Stroke
Heat stroke is sneaky and silent—and it can be fatal. Knowing the causes and...
Mosquito Bites: 10 Weird Reasons You’re Getting Bitten
Mosquitoes buzz: Whom they love to bite, where they like to hang out, and which...
Beat the Heat! Tricks to Stay Cool in the Summer
These clever, low-cost moves will help you keep your cool when the weather's hot.
Home Remedies for Burns: 11 Surprising Treatments That Work
These home remedies for burns—from Pamela Hops, MD—use household items as treatments that...
The Doctor-Approved Way to Get Rid of Bruises ASAP
Ow! Who put that coffee table there?? Now you're watching an unsightly bruise emerge on...
The Weird Reason Your Mosquito Bites Itch for So Long
During summer, one of the main ways people burn calories is scratching mosquito bites. OK,...
7 Scary Diseases You Can Get from a Mosquito Bite
Skeeters can spread deadly disease. Malaria, dengue, and yellow fever kill several million people every...
The Real Reason You Bruise So Easily
The occasional bruise is virtually inevitable, but those that show up with zero explanation can...