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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17 Hidden Pool Dangers You Need to Know

Nothing says summer like a day spent splashing in the pool, but your average swimming pool can be more dangerous...

15 Beach Safety Rules That Can Save Your Life

The lazy days of summer are no time to get lazy about water safety.

How to Save Your Own Life in 12 Scary Emergencies

From lightning strikes to bear attacks, experts reveal the tactics that could help save your life.

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Identifying Bug Bites: How to Figure Out What Bit You

Mosquito bites are distressingly familiar, but what about all those other mysterious, red, itchy spots that show up in summer?...

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10 Everyday Emergencies You Need To Know How to Manage

Flat tire? Stovetop fire? Here's how to troubleshoot these common everyday emergencies.

7 First Aid Mistakes That Are More Dangerous Than You Think

How should you treat burns or injuries? Here are the right and wrong ways to treat injuries so you can...

This Man Broke 15 Bones When He Fell into a Glacier—Here’s How He Survived

He knew that if he couldn't climb out, that crack in the ice would become his grave.

12 Things That Happen to Your Body When It’s Freezing Out

When the temperature drops below freezing, the human body uses these incredible mechanisms to try to stay warm.

This Chart Shows Exactly What to Do if Someone Collapses

First you need to evaluate a person's mental status and then follow these steps to keep them safe.

10 Healing Benefits of Aloe Vera for Breakouts, Burns, and More

If you think aloe vera is just for bug bites and sunburns, think again.

13 Crucial Things You Should Always Have in Your Home Emergency Kit

Whether it's a hurricane, fire, earthquake, flood, or disease outbreak, you need to be prepared with an emergency kit in...

7 CPR Steps Everyone Should Know

Doing CPR right away can double or even triple a person’s chance of surviving cardiac arrest. Learn these CPR steps...

Why You Should Never, Ever Put Your Feet on the Dashboard

You may say it's comfortable, but it really isn't worth the risk.

This Genius Band-Aid Hack Is Perfect for the Next Time You Get an Awkward Cut

Because sometimes simply using what the box gives you just doesn't cut it.

Here’s What Happens When You Get a Bug Bite, Say Medical Doctors—Plus, Why You Shouldn’t...

Why does scratching that itch from a bug bite feel so good? Medical doctors say there are...

6 First Aid Steps to Take Immediately If You Have a Sprained Ankle

A sprained ankle is the most common ankle injury. Here's what to do to treat a sprained ankle to minimize...

The Secret to Preventing Scars Is This One Ingredient (Hint: It’s Not Neosporin!)

The best way to prevent scarring is super-simple—no special creams, prescription drugs, or even doctor visits required.

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7 Trusted Mosquito-Repelling Products You’ll Actually Want to Use

You don't have to be sticky and uncomfortable to avoid mosquito bites. Here are the best products to ward off...

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What’s the Difference Between Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke?

Both are forms of heat illness that you want to avoid. Here are the symptoms to look for that them...

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12 Mosquito-Borne Diseases You Need to Know About ASAP

Before you barbecue and swim this summer, take steps to protect yourself and your family against mosquito-borne diseases. Here's what...

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9 Cool-Down Tips to Beat the Summer Heat

From hydrating to keeping your feet dry, beat the summer heat with our expert tips to help you cool...

11 Ways Winter Can Kill You (Seriously)

Cold weather is more dangerous than you think—here's how to stay safe

6 Surprising Dos and Don’ts of Mosquito Bites

So you got bitten. DON’T Panic. DO read these tips and tricks to deal with those itchy red bumps (and...

Heat Therapy: How Heating Pads Work to Make You Feel Better

You can use heat therapy to treat everything from muscle cramps to menstrual problems.

Home Remedies for Mosquitoes: 8 Foods That Defend Against Bug Bites

Use these to keep mosquitoes away (or stop down the itching if you manage to get a bug bite).

6 First Aid Rules to Teach Your Kids Now

If they can navigate your smartphone better than you, they can also help save a life.

9 Ways to Use Your T-shirt as a Medical Supply

If you can’t get professional medical help, you can still stop a bad bleed, help prevent wound infection, and help...

8 Genius First Aid Uses for Duct Tape

They say you can fix anything with duct tape. How about bad wounds?