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First aid and safety

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How can I help protect my child from a MRSA infection?
The number of kids requiring hospital care for MRSA infections has doubled since 2000. Pediatrician ...

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Stop the Bleed, Pack a Wound and More: How to Help After an Act of Violence
Treating injuries right away could save a life—and anyone can do it.

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How to Prepare for a Winter Storm
From a first aid kit to batteries, here’s what you need to stay safe in a snowstorm.

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Consumer Alert: Hoverboards Send Dozens to the ER
While hoverboards were one of 2015’s most sought-after gifts, consumer safety experts are w...

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The Insider’s Guide to Healthy Hawaii: 8 Tips to Bike Ride Safely
If you’re looking for a fun, low-impact exercise, cycling could be for you. Before you hop on a bike...

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Run, Hide, Fight: How to Protect Yourself During an Act of Mass Violence
An ER doctor explains your best options for surviving an active shooter or vehicle terror attack.

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8 Tips to Bike Ride Safely
If you’re looking for a fun, low impact exercise, cycling could be for you. Before you hop on a bike...

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4 Ways to Prepare Your Pets for Hawaii’s Next Emergency
With hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions, Hawaii residents need to keep furry f...

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How to Prepare—and Stay Safe—in a Winter Storm
A winter wonderland can be dangerous. Here’s how to keep yourself and your family safe when a blizza...

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How can I tell if I need to go to the emergency room?
If you aren't sure if you need to go to the emergency room (ER), remember the acronym URGENT; each l...