First Aid Treatment for Burns

First Aid Treatment for Burns

In the United States, over one million burn injuries need medical attention every year. A burn consists of tissue damage that results from contact with flames, electricity, sun exposure, and other radiation, corrosive chemicals, or very hot water, the occurrence known...
How to Prepare Your Home for Winter

How to Prepare Your Home for Winter

Winter is a season characterized by less outdoor activity and more indoor living. After the hype of summer and autumn, it is always good to prepare yourself, your family, and your home for the winter season. Much of your preparation for winter should focus on ensuring...
Beach Safety 101

Beach Safety 101

A day at the beach can quickly turn disastrous if you don’t take proper safety precautions. Beachgoers can keep themselves out of harm’s way by following a few simple rules. Here are some general safety tips for almost every beach.   Check the Weather...
Essential Oils: What You Need to Know

Essential Oils: What You Need to Know

For some time now, the topic of essential oils has been blowing up all over the internet. There are many people suggesting oil uses and possible treatments for illnesses with the help of essential oils. There are also a lot of sites that sell essential oils. So, what...
What to Do During a Power Outage

What to Do During a Power Outage

Power outages are a surprisingly common occurrence due to grid failures, old infrastructure, and extreme weather. My experience in emergency medicine has brought me face-to-face with many power outages and assisting individuals that are in the midst of one. Although...