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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Here’s What Happens When You Get a Bug Bite—and Why You Shouldn’t Scratch It

Bug bites are a drag—yet why does itching them feel so good? It's not easy, but there are good reasons...


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...


What Every Parent Needs to Know About Dry Drowning

Your drowning risk doesn’t end when you leave the pool.


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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...


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A Fiery Bus Crash Left This 19-Year-Old Close to Death. How She Survived Is Nothing Short of a Miracle.

With 96 percent of her body burned, doctors put her chances of survival at one in a thousand.


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11 Ways Winter Can Kill You (Seriously)

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


7 Times You Put Yourself in Danger of Frostbite Without Knowing It

Here's why you may want to rethink that extra drink before heading out in the cold.


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?


9 Surprising First Aid Items Already in Your Car

Caught on the road without a proper first aid kit? These common items will help in a pinch.


How to Fix Brain Freeze and Other Pesky Problems

What causes brain freeze? Here are the answers you need to solve pesky problems like brain freeze, a stubbed...


First Aid for Hypothermia: 5 Crucial Steps to Follow

Do you know the signs and symptoms of hypothermia? Here's how to warm up a patient safely and prevent their...

How to Treat Frostbite: 4 First Aid Steps to Take Right Away

Fingers and toes can literally freeze if exposed to severe cold. Here's how to spot the signs and symptoms of...


First Aid for Choking: Key Steps You Should Memorize to Save Someone’s Life

Knowing how to take action when someone is choking can save their life. Here, a step by step guide everyone...


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What to Do In the Event of a Flood

Flooding is one of the most widely occurring natural disasters. Short periods of intense rainfall may produce flash floods, prolonged


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First Aid: Fact or Fiction?

You Can Call 911 on a Cell phone That Isn’t Activated Fact. Cell phone companies are required by law to


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10 Tips for Staying Safe in a Thunderstorm

Of all weather phenomena, lightning is perhaps the most unacknowledged threat. Summer is peak season for lightning fatalities, which is