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Injuries and Emergencies

  • For Bee Stings, Remove the Stinger
    Bee stings are least painful when the stinger is removed as fast as possible -- by any means.
  • For Seniors: You Can Beat the Heat
    After age 65, your body can't adjust to changes in air temperature -- especially heat -- as quickly as it did when you were younger. That puts you at risk for heat-related illnesses.
  • Heart Attacks and Women
    For many women, a heart attack may feel like a strange discomfort in the back or some other easily ignored sign, instead of crushing chest pain.
  • How Safe Are Cosmetics and Personal Care Products?
    Overall, cosmetics and personal care items are considered safe. But that doesn't mean that there aren't risks associated with their use, particularly if you don't use them correctly.
  • How to Avoid Common Running Injuries
    Knowing about common injuries and how to prevent them can keep you on track toward achieving your fitness goals.
  • How to Avoid Sports Injuries
    Sports injury rates could be reduced by 25 percent if all athletes — professionals and amateurs — followed essential safety, conditioning, and preventive strategies.
  • How to Recover From a Back Injury
    Back pain is something you don't want to repeat. Recovering properly from a back injury and taking preventive measures can help you reduce your risk of going through it again.
  • How to Respond to a Medical Emergency
    Taking a standard first-aid and CPR class can help prepare you for most medical emergencies. The National Safety Council, the Red Cross and many hospitals offer classes. The following suggestions can help you respond appropriately.
  • How to Respond to an Eye Injury
    If you suffer a serious eye injury, what you don't do immediately afterward may help more than what you do.
  • How to Stay Out of the ER
    ER doctors and technology save lives. But some people use the ER simply because it’s convenient, or they don’t want to make a doctor’s appointment.
  • In Case of Emergency...Be Ready for Anything
    Don't wait to think about disaster until you're dealing with one. In the hurried confusion, you're likely to miss important items as you prepare your home or leave to seek shelter.
  • Knees Are Casualties of Women's Sports
    Active women are at least twice as likely to suffer serious knee injuries as men, but it's not just athletes who are at risk.
  • Know When a Bandage Will Suffice
    The first and best thing to do with a wound is wash it with soap and cool water. If it's bleeding, elevate it above the heart.
  • Little League Goes to Bat for Safety
    Pitchers ages 10 and under can throw no more than 75 pitches a game. After that, they can't pitch until they rest for four days.
  • Living Wills Offer Peace of Mind
    A living will tells others how you want to be treated when it comes to life-sustaining measures.