How to Tell if Someone is in Shock

Q: How can I tell if someone is in shock? A: Shock means that the body’s vital organs  are not getting enough blood. This life-  threatening condition can be triggered by  bleeding, severe burns and other serious  problems. Symptoms of shock may include: Pale, bluish,...

Bruise Easily?

Know when to see a doctor How much do you know about first aid? Bruises usually heal on their own and are nothing to worry about. As you age, you may bruise more easily from minor falls and injuries. Some medications and supplements can also cause bruising. Learning...

Caring for a Bee Sting

Q: What is the proper way to care for a bee sting? A: Bee stings are common and painful, but  rarely serious unless you’re allergic to them.  When stung by a bee, first remove the stinger  as quickly as possible. One of the best ways  to do this is to simply flick it...

First Aid Fast Facts

DID YOU KNOW? If you suspect poisoning, don’t  immediately give ipecac syrup. This can make some situations worse. The first step is to call the National Capital Poison Center at 800-222-1222. If you knock out a tooth, rinse it gently and put it in a cup of milk. Then...

The Truth About H1N1

H1N1 (Swine Flu) Every year different types or strains of the flu develop and are passed around. This year, H1N1 (also known as Swine Flu), is the strain that makes everyone so nervous. But the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is saying that the group at greatest...