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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10 Ways to Prevent Mosquito Bites in Your Sleep

Mosquitoes like to come out at night, but you can protect yourself. Here's how to keep mosquitoes away and prevent...


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 experts advise.


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 can actually be dangerous.


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13 Common First Aid Mistakes Everyone Makes

From what not to do if you get a nosebleed to old wives' tales that make a burn worse, these...


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 of drowning you need to...


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? Emergency room doctors reveal the items...

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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 National Drowning Prevention Alliance—and...


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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.


8 Signs You Can Handle a Medical Emergency

EMTs share the key steps that save precious time (and can help save your life) when you need emergency medical...


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8 Bug Bites That Might Need Medical Attention—Now

Most bug bites are perfectly harmless—unless these symptoms sound familiar. Go to see your doctor right away if they're familiar.


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....


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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 tiny little injury. Prep for...


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10 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 at higher risk of falls,...


14 Emergency Items to Always Have in Your House

A little preparation could mean the difference between life and death during a natural disaster.

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9 Things Mosquitoes Absolutely Hate

Any product with DEET is the gold standard for repelling mosquitoes, but these will tick off a mosquito, too.


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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 warm weather come bees, blisters,...


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 next time you're bitten by...


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12 Natural Ways to Keep Bugs at Bay

Less itching and scratching will make everyone's summer more fun, so stock up on these chemical-free insect repellents—you might even...

7 Tricks for Beating Your Motion Sickness

If you can't stomach the idea of a roller coaster or cruise anymore, take heart. There are ways to help...


10 Warning Signs of Heat Stroke

Heat stroke is sneaky and silent—and it can be fatal. Knowing the causes and the treatment is crucial to protecting...


Mosquito Bites: 10 Weird Reasons You’re Getting Bitten

Mosquitoes buzz: Whom they love to bite, where they like to hang out, and which repellents they hate the most.


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.


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Home Remedies for Burns: 11 Surprising Treatments That Work

These home remedies for burns—from Pamela Hops, MD—use household items as treatments that can provide quick relief


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 your shin. Quick: Use these...