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How to Help a Heat Stroke Victim?


Date: November 4th, 2017

Heat stroke can happen to anyone – irrespective of the age and gender – when the body is unable to cool down due to high heat. The condition can be life-threatening that can cause major damage to the brain and other body organs. In this article, we will take a look at the causes of heatstroke. Also, you will learn about first aid treatment options to help heat stroke victims.

CPR 101: What is HOCPR?


Date: November 2nd, 2017

Majority of heart attacks occur out of the hospital. Around 70 percent of all cardiac arrests occur at home. With a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training, you will be able to take critical actions that can help save the life of the heart attack victim. There are many different methods of performing CPR. One method that we will discuss in this article is HOCPR.

3 Important Tips to Keep Prepared for an Emergency in the Wilderness


Date: October 31st, 2017

Being outdoors in the wilderness is a great way to rejuvenate the body and mind. The actual view of the wilderness has a calming effect on the mind as reported in the journal of Current Directions in Psychological Studies.

However, the reality is that being out in the wilderness is not an easy walk in the park. You should be mentally prepared for totally unexpected situations that could occur anytime. In order to help you prepare yourself for an outing in the wilderness, we have prepared a list of three things to do before heading out for an adventure.

Can childhood poverty lead to adulthood heart failure?


Date: October 29th, 2017

Early age poverty has been blamed for many things, but heart failure? Well, that is a new one, but studies can show, although not 100 percent, that this is true. Now, after knowing that and scrutinizing your background to remember how you grew up, it is time to do something about it. In the study discussed below, you will see why being poor when young might lead to heart failure in your adult life.

Most of opioid prescriptions are mental health disorder


Date: October 27th, 2017

According to a study, the majority of opioid prescriptions go to those with mental health disorders. 16 percent of Americans have one mental disorder or the other. It is to this 16 percent that most of the opioid prescriptions go to.  Now, just imagine that more than 50 percent of these prescriptions go to these people, and that is way too much. What about the rest of the people with other conditions like chronic pain that need the same prescriptions? It means there is not enough for everyone in the market.

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