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4 Steps to Take When Someone Passes Out

Watching someone pass out can be frightening, and you might feel helpless if you don’t know the proper ways to care for him or her. Here’s everything you need to keep in mind if you witness someone lose consciousness. Common Causes of Unconsciousness People can pass out due to many different...

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Be Flexible: The Do’s and Don’ts of Stretching

Nothing feels better than stretching out tired muscles! Not only does it feel good, but it’s also a great way to improve your flexibility and complete your workouts. With such a wide variety of stretches and conflicting advice out there, it can seem intimidating to start your own stretching routine...

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When Whooping Cough Becomes an Emergency

Whooping cough, caused by the bacteria Bordetella pertussis, is a highly contagious disease that can be dangerous, especially for babies and people with weakened immune systems. Learn more about the symptoms of whooping cough and the signs that you need to seek emergency medical care. Whooping...

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Plan for It: Your ER Visit Prep Guide

Emergencies can be frightening, and it’s natural to panic in the face of an unknown situation. Preparing for emergencies before they occur can give you peace of mind and foresight to take the next steps toward getting the care you need. Before You’re in an Emergency Situation Here are some helpful...

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Sore Throat vs. Strep Throat

A sore throat is never fun, but sometimes it can be a sign of something more serious. Here’s how you can determine if your pain might be a symptom of strep throat. Sore Throat A few common causes of sore throats are viruses, environmental factors, allergens, and fungi. Sore throats typically go...

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3 Common Breastfeeding Problems & What You Can Do

You’ve decided breastfeeding is the right choice for you and your new baby, but it might not go as smoothly as you would hope. Breastfeeding can be difficult, and it requires practice to make sure you get it just right. Here are three problems you might face and the proper solutions to help you...

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Maternity
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Are These Trendy Superfoods Worth the Hype?

When you’re trying to eat a healthy diet, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by all the popular food fads currently having their 15 minutes of fame. You know you need nutrient-dense options on your plate, but are these trendy foods healthier than your average groceries? 1. Kale Spinach seems to be one...

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How Vaccines Work: A Step-By-Step Guide

Ever wonder how the flu vaccine protects you from the flu? With so much misinformation out there, it’s important to know the facts about vaccines. This step-by-step guide will show you how vaccines prepare your immune system to prevent illness. Step 1: Various vaccines contain different...

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Infectious Diseases
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When A Headache Needs Emergency Attention

Most headaches are nothing to worry about, but if the headache is accompanied by certain symptoms, it can become serious very quickly. Be sure to take the proper steps, beyond medication and caffeine, to get the help you need for your headache. What Different Headaches May Mean Headache + Neck...

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When Your Cut Needs Stitches

When your skin, the body’s first line of defense, is broken, bacteria and germs can enter. The longer a cut remains exposed, the higher the risk of infection. Make sure to take proper first aid action, and know when to visit an emergency center for stitches. Know how to determine whether your cut...

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