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.
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 in the right seat. Check...
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 still might be overlooking some...
6 Surprising Reasons You Might Be Getting Nosebleeds
Is your nose gushing at unpredictable or awkward moments? A doctor explains what causes nosebleeds and the best way to...
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.
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...
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...
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....
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.
9 Things Mosquitoes Absolutely Hate
Any product with DEET is the gold standard for repelling mosquitoes, but these will tick off a mosquito, too.
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,...