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    • Animal Bites and Rabies

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

    • Appendicitis

      Appendicitis is a medical emergency that happens when your appendix becomes sore, swollen, and diseased.

    • Asthma

      Asthma is a long-term disease of the airways of the lung. The airways become sensitive to triggers (allergens and irritants).

    • Car Safety

      Detailed information on car safety

    • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

      Carbon monoxide poisoning is a life-threatening emergency that occurs when carbon monoxide (CO) fumes are inhaled.

    • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

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

    • Cat Scratch Disease

      Cat scratches and bites can cause cat scratch disease, a bacterial infection carried in cat saliva. The bacteria are passed from a cat to a human after the cat licks its paws then scratches human skin.

    • Chemical Poisoning

      Detailed information on chemical poisoning

    • Choking and Abdominal Thrusts

      Detailed information on choking, choking prevention, and abdominal thrusts to treat someone who is choking.

    • 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

      A fever is a body temperature that is higher than normal. It usually means there is an abnormal process occurring in the body.

    • 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

      Food poisoning (foodborne illness) is caused by bacteria or viruses found in food. Food poisoning symptoms often look like stomach flu (gastroenteritis). Many people with a mild case think they have stomach flu or a virus.

    • Food-Drug Interactions

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

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

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

    • Frostbite

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

    • Gallstones

      Gallstones are lumps of solid material that form in your gallbladder. They are made when the digestive juice called bile gets hard and stone-like. Gallstones can be as small as a grain of sand or as big as a golf ball. Your gallbladder may form 1 large stone, hundreds of tiny stones, or both sizes at the same time.

    • Glossary - Nontraumatic Emergencies

      Glossary of terms relating to non-traumatic emergencies

    • Heart Attack

      A heart attack happens 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
    • 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)

      Influenza, or flu, is a respiratory tract infection that spreads easily. It is caused by a virus.

    • Insect Bites

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

    • Insect Stings

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

    • Lead Poisoning

      Detailed information on lead poisoning

    • Mushroom Poisoning in Children

      Mushroom poisoning happens when a child eats a mushroom that has poisons (toxins). Here's what you need to know, from symptoms to diagnosis and treatment.

    • Older Adults: Preventing Falls

      Every year, millions of adults fall, leading to injuries and emergency room visits. Many of these falls and injuries can be prevented.

    • 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 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.

    • Snakebites

      Treat all snakebites as though they were venomous. Get to a hospital emergency room as soon as you can.

    • 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

      Lyme disease is an infection caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi. This spiral shaped bacterium is most commonly spread by a tick bite.

    • 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

      Here you will find preventive steps to protect children from drowning in homes, pools, and open waters, such as lakes, rivers, and oceans

    • When to Call For Help

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