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First aid and safety

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How Safe is Your Backyard
My friend’s first unfortunate mistake: Ignoring the broken ash-catcher on the bottom of his...

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The Insider’s Guide to Healthy Hawaii: 9 First Aid Kit Essentials That Aren’t Bandages
Gauze, gloves and other must-haves to patch a wound, wrap a sprain and more.

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Tales From the ER: 6 Real Life Halloween Horror Stories
An emergency room doctor reveals the most frightening holiday traumas he's ever treated. ...

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News: Brain Injuries, Concussions Linked to Doubled Suicide Risk
A history of damage to the brain from trauma—such as from blows to the head—has been ...

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The Scary Things You May Not Know About Drowning
If you’re the parent of a young child or a lover of water sports, the thought of drowning p...

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How to Stay Safe in Hawaii’s Next Landslide
Landslides are a common and destructive occurrence in all mountainous areas, but the heavy rains,...

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No, You Shouldn’t Surf in Hurricanes
From the alii of Hawaii nei riding koa boards along the Waikiki break, to athletes competing in b...

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This Pacific Hurricane Season Could Be Bad—Prepare With These Expert Tips
Mention September 11 to most Hawaii residents, and the date will conjure a national tragedy. But ...

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8 Hidden Health Hazards of Independence Day
You can still have fun in the sun, but just watch out for these holiday mishaps.
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