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Covid-19 and Mental Health

Covid-19 and Mental Health

No matter how you think about it, Covid-19 has directly affected all of us. Many of us have lost loved ones, had our day-to-day routines disrupted, and had our personal and professional lives put on hold. As we all know the physical consequences of covid-19, its...

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Do you know how to properly treat a nosebleed?

Do you know how to properly treat a nosebleed?

Nosebleeds can be frightening at times, but most of the time they are harmless. There are a number of reasons why your nose may begin to bleed, some include: A scratch on the inside of your nose High altitude Dry air Allergies A stuffy or blocked nose (often cause by...

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What to do in the event of a heart attack

What to do in the event of a heart attack

Heart attacks can happen at any time, and sometimes without warning. Someone experiencing a heart attack may have some of the following symptoms: A squeezing pressure / pain in the center of the chest Pain that may spread beyond the chest to the shoulders, back, neck,...

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What do you do if you are choking?

What do you do if you are choking?

Choking is a scary sensation. Whether it is you or someone else, it is important to stay calm and take the appropriate steps to dislodge whatever may be blocking the airway. There are a number of telltale signs someone is choking and may need assistance. Some of these...

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How severe is your burn?

How severe is your burn?

There are many different ways you can get a burn. Friction, electrical, chemical, radiation and even severe cold are some of the types of burns you may experience. Most people have had a sunburn at some time in their life, but how do you identify the severity of your...

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Avoid the Itch!

Avoid the Itch!

Summer is here and with it comes warm weather. It’s the perfect time for camping and hiking, but always exercise caution when trekking in the wilderness as there are a number of poisonous plants you may come across. It is important to know the area you will be...

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Alcohol vs. Antiseptic – What’s the difference?

Alcohol vs. Antiseptic – What’s the difference?

Everyone has received a cut in their life. Whether it’s big or small, it is always a good idea to clean the cut to disinfect it. Cleaning the cut will ensure it doesn’t become infected as this can lead to further health issues. Many people believe using alcohol is the...

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Signs of heat stroke – what should you do?

Signs of heat stroke – what should you do?

Summer is finally here, and with it comes warm weather. But that warm weather can quickly become hot, sometimes too hot. Heat stroke is a condition that happens when your body overheats, most of the time due to the hot summer sun. Hot weather coupled with physical...

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EpiPen 101

EpiPen 101

An EpiPen is a life-saving tool that helps people treat severe allergic reactions. These allergic reactions can occur almost immediately after exposure, and may even turn life-threatening. It is important to recognize signs of a severe allergic reaction as soon as...

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What is the Emergency Bandage?

What is the Emergency Bandage?

The emergency bandage, a.k.a the Israeli bandage, is a multi-purpose bandage that is used to treat heavy and potentially life threatening bleeding. Originally developed in the Israeli military, this bandage has grown in popularity world wide due to its versatility and...

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