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How to Treat a Broken Ankle

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Broken ankles are very painful and rarely life-threatening. Learn how to recognize and treat a broken ankle.



First Aid Basics Quiz

2016-04-28T11:05:05Z

Take a true-false quiz to test your knowledge on first aid basics.



Seizures Can Affect The Entire Body or Just...

2016-04-28T11:05:05Z

Seizures are complicated and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They can affect the whole body (generalized) or just part of it (partial).



Be Prepared to Perform Infant CPR in the Case...

2016-04-28T11:05:05Z

It is important to be properly prepared to perform infant CPR in the case of an emergency. Learn steps and tips to properly perform infant CPR.



Can You Take Your EMT Certification from State...

2016-04-28T11:05:05Z

EMS in the United States is pieced together from various state and local regulations, sometimes differing between neighboring municipalities.



When Treating Heart Attacks, Speed and...

2016-04-28T11:05:05Z

Chest pain is one of a few medical complaints that always need emergency medical care, and should never be seen at a doctor's office.



How to Recognize and Treat Low Blood Sugar

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Hypoglycemia is the most common emergency condition for victims of diabetes. Hypoglycemia is easily treated, but can lead to coma or even death if untreated.



What's the Difference Between a Heart Attack...

2016-04-28T11:05:05Z

Brain attack or AMI? Whatever terms you use, one is in the brain and the other is in the heart. Learn the difference between a heart attack and a stroke.



There Are Not Many Outward Signs of an...

2016-04-28T11:05:05Z

A heart attack is a deeply personal crisis and the exact way in which they occur can be different for every victim. Thus, they can be difficult to detect.



What if the first rescue breath given during...

2016-04-28T11:05:05Z

Traditional CPR steps include rescue breathing. The process includes opening the victim's airway and blowing air into the lungs. It sounds simple, but opening the airway can be tricky sometimes. What happens, then, if the chest doesn't rise during a rescue breath?



What Is a Mallet Fracture?

2016-04-28T11:05:05Z

What's going on if your finger is bent at the last joint and won't straighten all the way out? Learn about the condition known as mallet finger.



5 Steps to Do CPR on a Child

2016-04-28T11:05:05Z

There is no substitute for proper CPR training. However, emergencies wait for no one. Use these steps to provide CPR to children 1 to 8 years old.



Timely Recognition of the Signs of a Stroke...

2016-04-28T11:05:05Z

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. Timely recognition of the signs of a stroke could be the difference between life and death.



A Case of Bad Pastrami

2016-04-28T11:05:05Z

The first indicator that something was wrong was the bad case of indigestion Melissa felt after lunch.



What Kind of Heat Rash Do You Have?

2016-04-28T11:05:05Z

Heat rash treatment depends on which type it is: friction rash or prickly heat.



Can You Get Frostbite from an Ice Pack?

2016-04-28T11:05:05Z

It's possible to get frostbite when using an ice pack, if you don't do it properly. Ice properly and you shouldn't get burned.



How To Treat a Puncture Wound

2016-04-28T11:05:05Z

Puncture wounds can be serious if deep enough. The most important considerations are bleeding control and infection.



Shortness of Breath Has Many Different Causes...

2016-04-28T11:05:05Z

The treatments for shortness of breath are specific for each cause. In many cases, the only way to treat shortness of breath is to call 911.



What Are the Symptoms of a Heart Attack in Women?

2016-04-28T11:05:05Z

Heart attacks have long been thought to look different in men vs women, but is that true? If it is true, does it even matter?



How to Properly Treat Your Finger Cut

2016-04-28T11:05:05Z

These simple injuries can be treated at home with little more than an adhesive bandage and some soap.



Is It Insulin Shock or Diabetic Coma?

2016-04-28T11:05:05Z

Insulin shock and diabetic coma have no basis in common sense--unless you're an endocrinologist.