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How to recognize warning signs of a stroke

How to recognize warning signs of a stroke

A stroke occurs when the brain does not get a sufficient amount of blood (oxygen), and as such brain cells begin to die. This is usually caused by a blockage in the arteries that lead to and within the brain. Some may experience a TIA (or a mini stroke) which is...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...