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How to Stay Safe In Case of a House Fire

Dec
14

Date: December 14th, 2018

House fires cause great devastation. They can happen to anyone at any time. Nearly 11,000 residential fires happen every year in the US alone. While just thinking about a house fire can be a scary prospect, it’s important to prepare yourself in the event the unimaginable happens to you.

Here you will learn what you should do in case of a house fire in order to remain safe.

1. Cover Your Face With a Wet Shirt

Most deaths in case of a residential fire occur not due to the fire, but because of the smoke. Asphyxiation or death by suffocation is the biggest threat in case of a house fire.

How to Prevent Your Baby from Choking?

Dec
11

Date: December 11th, 2018

Choking is one of the most common causes of infant deaths. More than 15,000 infants and children enter the emergency department every year for chocking-related incidents.

As children explore their environment, they are bound to put objects in their mouths that can increase the risk of choking.

Here are some tips that can reduce the risk of your child from choking.

1. Keep Small Items Out of Reach

You should keep small items out of children’s reach. Keep in mind that any item that is smaller than a D-size battery represents a choking hazard for a child.

What is the Chain of Survival?

Dec
07

Date: December 7th, 2018

A heart attack victim has little chances of survival unless immediate medical assistance is provided. The victim should be offered assistance in a certain order.

This is known as ‘chain of survival’. What exactly is involved in the chain of survival? How does it help a heart attack victim? You will know the answers in this article.

The Chain of Survival: An Overview

The concept of chain of survival has an important bearing when it comes to saving the life of a heart attack victim. It was introduced in 1991 when the Advanced Cardiac Life Support Subcommittee and the Emergency Cardiac Care Committee published an article titled: Improving Survival from Sudden Cardiac Arrest: The Chain of Survival Concept.

How can Walking Daily Benefit the Heart

Dec
04

Date: December 4th, 2018

Walking can have a positive effect on the health of your heart. Regular walking is a simple yet effective way of reducing the risk of deadly heart attacks. In this post, you will learn about scientific backed benefits of walking, particularly for the heart.

Also, you will learn some tips to benefit the most from this exercise.

What does Science say About Walking and Heart Disease?

A lot of studies have found a positive relationship between walking and heart health. One study that was published in the Asian Journal of Sports Medicine stated that walking had a significant linear trend in systolic and diastolic blood pressure over time.

4 Basic First Aid Tips for Bug Bites

Nov
30

Date: November 30th, 2018

Bug bites are usually nothing more than an irritation. However, in some cases, they result in a severe reaction that requires medical attention. A bite from certain bugs such as bees and spiders can cause life-threatening conditions In addition, people who are allergic to insect bites may experience a dangerous reaction.

In this post, you will learn about how to respond to some common bug bites and avoid an infection.

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