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Fearful of Frostbite?

Frostbite is an injury caused by freezing of the skin and underlying tissues. First your skin becomes very cold and red, then numb, hard and pale. Frostbite is most common on the fingers, toes, nose, ears, cheeks and chin. Exposed skin in cold, windy weather is most vulnerable to frostbite. But [...]

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First-aid kits: Stock supplies that can save lives

First-aid kits A well-stocked first-aid kit can help you respond effectively to common injuries and emergencies. Keep at least one first-aid kit in your home and one in your car. Store your kits in easy-to-retrieve locations that are out of the reach of young children. Children old enough to understand [...]

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Miracles in Iowa

It took the 911 dispatcher a moment to realize the brother and sister injured in the accident were not in the same car … they had crashed into each other. One was leaving the farm and the other was coming home. Their mom says their survival was nothing short of [...]

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Keep Your Summer Safe and Injury Free + SAVING LIVES WITH GUS: Fireworks Safety SAVING LIVES WITH GUS: Fireworks Safety With the 4th of July holiday week coming up, experts at Mayo Clinic are offering up some injury prevention tips on some of the most common reasons that send people to the emergency department this time of year. Consume alcohol in moderation. Imbibing too much alcohol can [...]

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Reminders for Avoiding Winter Mishaps

Snow, ice and the arctic air of winter are more than inconveniences  — there are major health concerns to be aware of, some which can be prevented. Lori Schumacher, emergency medicine physician assistant at Mayo Clinic Health System, discusses a few common potential health issues to watch out for throughout [...]

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