Getting a Broken Bone to Heal Faster

Posted by Sandy on 11/29/2016 to Physical Health
Getting a Broken Bone to Heal Faster

Car accident, sports, or even just a bad fall. Dealing with a broken bone can be tough. Not only do you have to deal with the pain, but the disruption it causes to our school and work lives and freetime can be debilitating and downright depressing. Even just a minor leg fracture could take six to eight weeks to properly heal, and the older you are, the more time it may take.

There's no doubt that anyone who has suffered from a broken bone wants one thing more than anything else: to get fixed faster. Luckily, there are steps that you can take to make sure that your bone gets the proper nutrition and attention it needs to mend itself quickly, so that you can get back to living your action-filled life in comfort.

First Aid Care for Burns

Posted by Rhett on 11/28/2016 to Emergency Care
First Aid Care for Burns

You have likely heard of first-, second-, and third-degree burns, but you might not know how to recognize them, avoid them, and respond to them when necessary.

Dementia in Americans Over 65 Falls by 24%

Posted by Sandy on 11/22/2016 to Physical Health
Dementia in Americans Over 65 Falls by 24%

Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe conditions in which loss of memory or thinking skills prevents a person from performing everyday tasks. Alzheimer's disease is the most common instance of dementia, but there are other diseases and conditions, including vitamin definciences, that can cause the symptoms of dementia.

Thanksgiving Safety Tips from American Red Cross

Posted by Sandy on 11/21/2016 to Safety Tips
Thanksgiving Safety Tips from American Red Cross

The day is almost here, and whether you are hosting or traveling this year, we want you to enjoy the holiday by staying safe with these Thanksgiving safety tips, courtesy of American Red Cross.

CPR Training: Head-Tilt/Chin-Lift vs. Jaw-Thrust Maneuvers

Posted by Rhett on 11/17/2016 to Emergency Care

When performing CPR, it's tantamount that you be able to clear the person's airway to allow your rescue breaths to reach their lungs. The two most common methods for opening the airway are the head-tilt/chin-lift and jaw-thrust maneuvers. While the head-tilt/chin-lift is the preferred method, it can be dangerous to use on a patient who may have a cervical spine injury.

World Diabetes Day: Diabetes Facts and Stats

Posted by Rhett on 11/14/2016 to Physical Health

Today's Google logo might not seem as recognizable as some of the other ones you've seen, but it still symbolizes a very important day in the history of medical care: the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, the man who first developed insulin as a treatment for diabetes, earning a Nobel Prize in 1923, and becoming knighted by King George V in 1934. November 14th is also appropriately marked as World Diabetes Day, in the hopes of bringing awareness to the severity and seriousness of the common disease.

Kentucky Requires CPR Training for High School Graduates

Posted by Rhett on 11/10/2016 to Emergency Care
Kentucky Requires CPR Training for High School Graduates

According to the Mayo Clinic, for every three witnessed cardiac arrests that happen outside of a hospital, only one victim receives CPR from a bystander. The greatest reason bystanders are hesitent to help is because they aren't confident in their knowledge of CPR and fear hurting the person.

In an effort to bolster CPR and AED awareness, there has been a recent surge of states who have been passing new laws requiring high school graduates to take CPR training offered by the school. Kentucky has become the 35th state on the growing list.

Talk to Your Kids about the Harm of Smoking

Posted by Sandy on 11/9/2016 to Physical Health
Talk to Your Kids about the Harm of Smoking

Smoking causes new DNA mutations every year you smoke!

A new study that compared the genetic analysis results of 2,490 smokers and 1,063 respondents who never smoked a tobacco cigarette before found that for each year you smoke a pack of cigarettes a day, 150 mutations are generated in each of your lung cells. Additionally, 97 mutations are produced in each cell of your larynx, 39 in each of your pharynx cells, 23 in your mouth cells, 18 in your bladder cells, and 6 in your liver cells.

But even knowing this, it is hard for people to quit. Hopefully we can help reduce the harmful effects smoking has on our society by stopping the habit before it begins by talking to our youth.

"Start the Beat" Petition Hopes to Raise Awareness of CPR and AED Training

Posted by Rhett on 11/7/2016 to Emergency Care

"K.H." created a petition in late October asking the White House to launch a nation-wide campaign called "Start the Beat" in an effort to spread awareness of the seriousness of sudden cardiac arrest, the leading cause of death in the United States. Citing other national campaigns like "Stop, drop, and roll" and "Stop the bleed," K.H. hopes that "Start the Beat" will become common knowledge to citizens in the U.S.

At only 868 signatures so far, the Start the Beat petition needs more than 99,000 more signatures by November 20 to get a response from the White House. Sign the petition and help spread the word about heart health!

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/launch-national-campaign-start-beat-increase-awareness-cpraed-use-improve-survival-cardiac-arrest

Flu Season Courtesy and Tips for Staying Healthy

Posted by Rhett on 11/3/2016 to Physical Health
Flu Season Courtesy and Tips for Staying Healthy

It's the time of year that the flu starts to emerge from hiberation and slowly take over in schools, shopping malls, and the workplace. This might not sound like a big deal—you might miss a few days at work or your kids might miss some school—but while most people only come down with a mild illness, some people may develop complications like pneumonia and bronchitis, which could require hospitalization and even result in death. People at high risk (children younger than 5, adults older than 65, pregnant women, and those with chronic health problems) are particularly susceptible.

Even if you don't fall in any of these categories, you probably know someone who does, and it's part of your own responsibility to keep yourself healthy so that you don't spread the flu to the people you love!

TURN and TEST & House Fire Safety Tips

Posted by Rhett on 11/2/2016 to Safety Tips
TURN and TEST & House Fire Safety Tips

It's that unfortunate time of year that most of us need to remember to turn our clocks back one hour (and probably lose an hour of sleep because of it). The American Red Cross also suggests that this is a great opportunity to remember to also check your smoke alarms: TURN your clock back and TEST your fire alarms. Most smoke alarms can be tested by simply pushing a test button—definitely worth the time and effort when working fire alarms cut the risk of death in a house fire by half!

While you're at it, you can also prepare for home fires or emergencies in other ways as well, including planning your family escape plan and preparing an emergency/burn first aid kit.

Emergency Care for your Pet: CPR on Dog or Cat

Posted by Sandy on 11/1/2016 to Pet Safety

They are often considered our best friends, but sometimes we aren't prepared to treat them in case of an accident or emergency. Today's lesson, on performing CPR on a dog or cat, will be the first article in our pet safety series.

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