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.
The Scientific Reason Why Healthy People Faint—and How to Treat Them
Know the best way to respond when someone faints and the signs that indicate they should seek further treatment.
The Reason You Should Think Twice Before Charging Your Phone in Bed
It has nothing to do with sleep quality.
59 Health Symptoms You Should Never Ignore
Don't dismiss these important cues from your body that could signal huge health problems. Your life may depend on it.
10 Types of Poison Ivy Treatment You’ll Be Thankful to Know
Get relief from the rash without resorting to drugstore treatments with these natural poison ivy treatments.
9 Weird Reasons Your Body Suddenly Feels Swollen
Face, feet, or even tongue suddenly swollen? Experts share why this happens, what you can do, and when you should...
4 Dangerous Signs That Your Body Is Overheating—and 4 Ways You’re Making It Worse
No one wants to think about the risks of pretty sunshine, white-sand beaches, or all-day softball games. But heat exhaustion...
7 Ways to Make a DIY Ice Pack
These homemade, doctor-approved ice packs will soothe your aches and keep your your lunches cool. They're perfect in a pinch,...
How to Speed Up Healing So You Can Get Rid of That Nasty Scab
Healing is complicated, but you can speed up healing—and reduce the chances of complications like infections and scars—by making the...
11 Silent Signs of Sepsis You Need to Know
Sepsis, or "blood poisoning," is deadly—but it's also tough to diagnose. Learning to recognize the signs is your best protection...
How to Treat a Dislocated Shoulder Without a Doctor
Simple ways to pop a shoulder into place without doing more harm than good, according to a survival medicine expert....
9 Signs of an Infected Cut or Scrape You Should Never Ignore
A simple wound, if not treated properly, can quickly turn serious. Here's how to ID signs of a developing infection...
7 Bug Bites You Should Never, Ever Ignore
Even though most bug bites are just a nuisance, some can be dangerous and escalate into a serious illness if...
The 2-Minute Concussion Test Anyone Can Do
It's the test you've never heard of, but it can help parents and coaches recognize a concussion fast.
10 Drowning Myths Everyone Still Believes
An emergency medicine pediatrician reveals the most common drowning myths and how to prevent, spot, and rescue a swimmer in...
The Right Way to Stop a Nosebleed
Treating a bloody nose incorrectly can prolong the bleeding and make things worse. Follow these steps to stop a nosebleed.
Surprising Signs of Hypothermia That Are Too Easy to Miss
On average, 1,300 people die every year in the United States from excessive cold. Know how to spot signs of...
How One Woman Almost Died from Two “Spider Bites”
Her doctor dismissed the marks as "spider bites," but the reality was more serious.
7 Frostbite Symptoms You Should Never Ignore
As the peak of winter approaches, getting to know the symptoms of frostbite is essential. Here are the frostbite signs...
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.