Summer is a great time to get outside to enjoy the weather but this is also the time of the year when specific illnesses and injuries are more common. People are playing sports, walking through the woods and enjoying the water, which can all lead to certain injuries and illnesses. Here are...READ MORE
What Is Bystander CPR?
Bystander CPR is emergency CPR administered by someone that close to the situation physically but not a part of an official response team dispatched from emergency services. Considering the high number of occurrences, cardiac arrest is likely to happen in a busy public place – as a result, the actions of bystanders are crucial...READ MORE
How to Handle Severe Reactions to Insect Bites & Stings
We’ve all been stung by insects before, but how we react to them is on a case-by-case basis. Most people will just feel some minor pain and itching when stung by a bee, wasp or hornet, while others will have a life-threatening reaction. It’s important to understand the warning signs of a...READ MORE
Why Your Office and Home Both Need a First Aid Kit
You can never predict when an injury or accident will take place – it could happen either in the workplace or at home, so it’s vital to keep a first aid kit handy in both places. This type of kit gives you the ability to react quickly to sudden emergencies and can help prevent...READ MORE
What Does a Heart Stent Do (And Not Do)?
You may have heard of a heart stent – many people that are walking around with one, and you probably know a few of them yourself. Many people with heart conditions that suffer from a blockage in a heart artery will be offered a stent, a small metal tube that helps to support narrow...READ MORE
Heart 2 Heart CPR: How to Recognize Your Getting a Heat Stroke
You’ve been out in the summer heat all day. Your legs feel tight and your palms are dry. You’re sweating through your shirt and beginning to feel a little bit disoriented. Sound familiar? You may be experiencing a heat stroke. Heat stroke is when your body struggles with controlling its core temperature. When someone...READ MORE