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    • Animal Bites and Rabies

      Detailed information on animal bites and rabies, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention

    • Appendicitis

      Detailed information on appendicitis, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Asthma Attacks

      Detailed information on asthma attack triggers and avoidance of allergens and other irritants

    • Bee Stings

      Detailed information on bee sting and other insect stings, including symptoms and treatment

    • Car Safety

      Detailed information on car safety

    • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

      Detailed information on carbon monoxide poisoning

    • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

      Detailed information on cpr, including how to become properly trained in cpr

    • Cat Scratch Disease

      Detailed information on cat scratch disease, including symptoms and treatment

    • Chemical Poisoning and Syrup of Ipecac

      Detailed information on chemical poisoning and syrup of ipecac

    • Choking and the Heimlich Maneuver

      Detailed information on choking, choking prevention, and the Heimlick maneuver

    • Dehydration and Heat Stroke

      Dehydration and heat stroke are two very common heat-related diseases that can be life threatening if left untreated.

    • Emergency Information Form

      In an emergency, it is easy to "forget" even the most well-known information. That's why it is crucial for you to complete the information in this form for each member of your household.

    • Fever

      Detailed information on fever, including when to call your physician

    • Fire Safety

      Detailed information on fire and burn safety

    • Firearms Safety

      Detailed information on firearm safety and prevention

    • First-Aid Kit

      Detailed list of recommended items for a household first-aid kit

    • Fleas, Mites, and Chiggers

      Detailed information on flea, mite, and chiggers bites

    • Food Allergies

      Detailed information on food allergy, including food intolerance and food allergy symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Food Poisoning

      Detailed information on food poisoning, including causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention

    • Food-Drug Interactions

      A food-drug interaction can occur when the food you eat affects the ingredients in a medication you are taking, preventing the medicine from working the way it should.

    • For Parents: Bicycle, In-Line Skating, Skateboard Safety

      Detailed information on bicycle, in-line skating, and skateboarding safety

    • Frostbite

      Detailed information on frostbite, including symptoms and what to do if frostbite occurs

    • Gallstones

      Detailed information on gallstones, including symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Glossary - Nontraumatic Emergencies

      Glossary of terms relating to non-traumatic emergencies

    • Heart Attack

      A heart attack occurs when the blood supply is cut off from the heart muscle, usually because of a blood clot. Without blood and oxygen, the muscle cells are damaged and die.

    • Home Page - Non-Traumatic Emergencies

      Detailed information on potential emergency situations and conditions, including animal bites, rabies, cat scratch disease, appendicitis, asthma attack, chest pain, heart attack, dehydration, heat stroke, fever, food allergy, food-drug interaction, frostb

    • Household Safety Checklist

      Use this list as part of a thorough safety check of your home. It can help prevent accidents and injuries.

    • Human Bites

      Detailed information on human bites, including treatment for human bites

    • Hyperbaric Therapy for CO Poisoning and Decompression Sickness

      Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has helped heal a variety of illnesses. Over the years, research has shown that it can treat many conditions that involve oxygen-starved tissue.

    • Hypothermia

      Hypothermia is an abnormally low body temperature brought on by staying in cold temperatures for a long period of time. This lowered body temperature affects the brain, thus affecting a person's ability to think clearly or move well.

    • Immunizations

      Detailed information on immunizations for adults and children, including a current immunization schedule

    • Influenza (Flu)

      How do you know if you have the flu? Symptoms: abrupt onset of fever, muscle aches, sore throat, and a nonproductive cough.

    • Insect Bites

      Detailed information on insect bites, including bee stings, flea bites, mite bites, chigger bites, spider bites, tick bites, and lyme disease

    • Lead Poisoning

      Detailed information on lead poisoning

    • Mushroom Poisoning in Children

      Early symptoms of mushroom poisoning include stomach cramps, vomiting, and watery or bloody diarrhea. If your child has any of these symptoms, call your child's doctor immediately.

    • Online Resources - Nontraumatic Emergencies

      List of online resources to find additional information on nontraumatic emergencies

    • Poisons

      Detailed information on poisoning, preventing poisoning and how to respond in an emergency

    • Poisons Overview

      Detailed information on poisoning, preventing poisoning and how to respond in an emergency

    • Potential Emergency Situations and Conditions

      Detailed information on potential emergency situations and conditions, including animal bites, rabies, cat scratch disease, appendicitis, asthma attack, chest pain, heart attack, dehydration, heat stroke, fever, food allergy, food-drug interaction, frostb

    • Preventing Falls

      About 75 percent of all falls occur at home. Taking certain precautions and exercising to stay physically strong can prevent many of them.

    • Preventing Unintentional Injuries

      Detailed information on preventing unintentional injuries

    • Preventing Unintentional Injuries Overview

      Detailed information on preventing unintentional injuries

    • Seizures

      Detailed information on epilepsy and seizures, including the different types of seizures, causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Signs and Symptoms of Stroke

      If you notice any of these symptoms, call 911 or your local emergency medical service immediately. Treatment for stroke is most effective when started as soon as possible.

    • Snake Bites

      Detailed information on snake bites, including symptoms of a poisonous bite and treatment

    • Spider Bites

      Detailed information on spider bites, including symptoms and treatment

    • Sports Safety

      Because children's bodies are still growing and their coordination is still developing, children are more susceptible than adults to sports injuries.

    • Substance Abuse / Chemical Dependence in Adolescents

      Substances frequently abused by adolescents include alcohol, marijuana, and amphetamines. Some teens are at higher risk of developing substance-related disorders.

    • Sun Safety

      Detailed information on sun safety

    • Ticks and Lyme Disease

      Detailed information on Lyme disease, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention

    • Topic Index - Non-Traumatic Emergencies

      Detailed information on potential emergency situations and conditions, including animal bites, rabies, cat scratch disease, appendicitis, asthma attack, chest pain, heart attack, dehydration, heat stroke, fever, food allergy, food-drug interaction, frostb

    • Unintentional Injury Statistics

      Statistics relating to unintentional injuries

    • Vital Signs (Body Temperature, Pulse Rate, Respiration Rate, Blood Pressure)

      Vital signs are useful in detecting or monitoring medical problems. Vital signs can be measured in a medical setting, at home, at the site of a medical emergency, or elsewhere.

    • Water Safety for Parents

      Whether you decided to have your baby boy circumcised or not, it’s important to know how to care for his special needs. Find tips for caring for both circumcised and uncircumcised babies.

    • When to Call For Help

      Detailed information on when to call for help in an emergency situation