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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...
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...

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,...
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...