A burn is defined as an injury to tissue caused by heat, chemicals or electricity. While the skin is the most commonly burned tissue, some internal burns can occur, such as from smoke inhalation in a fire which burns the lungs or swallowing hot liquid which burns the esophagus.
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We all fear fire, but many of us think home fires happen only to other people. Until it happens to you, you may not realize some of the easy precautions you can take to make your home safer.
At noon on June 21, 2006, I was three months pregnant and had just returned from a morning out with my two-year-old son when we heard a smoke alarm in the apartment below ours. I was trying to call my neighbor when she banged on the door and yelled “Grab the baby and get out! There’s a fire!”
Pick up a bottle of sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher and slather it over your skin before you set foot outside this summer. Protecting yourself from skin cancer, not to mention unsightly cosmetic damage from the sun, is really that simple. And yet, judging from my years of spending nearly every weekend day and many weekdays playing out in the sun with other athletic-types like myself, I have come to the conclusion that way too many people must not realize the potentially fatal consequences that could result from ignoring the benefits of sunscreen. Read on.. (more…)
A Quick, Easy and Portable First Aid Kit in a Convenient Small Box
Make sure that you are prepared for minor injuries that may occur by making a quick and easy portable First Aid Kit in a small container. Treating a minor cut or scrape immediately will allow the healing process to begin sooner.
We have all suffered from strains and sprains and we should all know how to apply first aid for them. During a work out, it is possible to twist your ankle, catch yourself from a fall and strain your wrist or turn your knee the wrong way. To make the injured area feel better, you spend time in pain wondering what steps to take.
First aid applied right away can help reduce the pain and cut down the recovery period.