It seems like the guidelines and tips to protect yourself from catching the Coronavirus change faster than we can keep up with them. This is mainly because news organizations and the CDC want to avoid giving out the wrong instructions or causing people too much worry. It’s also tough to know the best course of action when the U.S. as
Kansas Courts Reach Major EpiPen Decision – What Does it Mean for Consumers?
Last month, a major court decision in Kansas has offered an opportunity for EpiPen consumers. US District Judge Daniel Crabtree decided to allow a lawsuit over EpiPen price hikes brought about by pharmaceutical giants Mylan NV and Pfizer. According to KCUR.com–the National Public Radio affiliate in Kansas–Mylan NV gained the right to distribute the EpiPen in 2007, utilizing Pfizer as
Basic First Aid for Your Child’s Minor Scrapes and Cuts
Kids get cuts and scrapes. It’s a regular part of childhood. Likewise, worrying about your child comes with the job of being a parent. Knowing what to do when your child gets hurt is just one more way you can prepare for the inevitable bicycle crash, knee scrape, or roughhousing injury. Basic Treatment for Minor Cuts and Scrapes If your
Common Winter Injuries
It may or may not come as a surprise to you that winter storms cause a major influx in injuries. It isn’t just the surge of car accidents due to slippery roads that brings victims to the emergency room. There are a slew of injuries that can happen from simply walking and slipping, shoveling, and using a snow blower.
First Aid in the Office
If you work in a traditional office space—complete with cubicles and boring meetings in swanky conference rooms—you may be wondering why you would possible ever need first aid training. The worst that could happen is a minor papercut, right? Wrong. Not to be the bearer of bad news, but a lot could happen to you and your coworkers
My Coworker is Having a Seizure—What do I do?
We all hope that we’ll never have to deal with a coworker’s medical emergency at work, but sometimes it happens. Some individuals have medical conditions, and accidents happen. You may be wondering how you can help them, and the information you’ve been provided in the past could be outdated. Seizures can be incredibly frightening to witness, but they aren’t
How Do I Use an Epi-Pen?
Do you have a loved one that suffers from a serious allergy? If they’re exposed to an allergen, they may experience a range of symptoms, from an itchy, swollen tongue, to hives and problems with breathing. If their allergy is serious enough, they may go into anaphylactic shock. If someone is exhibiting signs of anaphylaxis, they’re advised to administer epinephrine
Sure, your staff or your team members has been trained on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), but do they retain the training they’ve received? On any random Tuesday in February, are they ready to perform life-saving CPR? Studies show that timely high-quality CPR can play the biggest role in survival. The unfortunate thing is, many providers–who are both skilled and trained—are not
Lessons on Surviving the Holiday from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
The holidays can be tough on everyone, especially if you’re Clark Griswold Jr. Sometimes things don’t go as planned. You may have good intentions for a great holiday, but the turkey is dry, your relatives say something rude, and you burn the cookies. Not only that, but leading up to the holiday celebration, there are too many errands to run
Holiday Shopping Safety Tips
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Well, maybe not. The holidays are supposed to be the most joyous time of the year, but you and I both know that, while the holidays are wonderful, they can also be extremely stressful. The stores are crowded, the traffic is insane, and there’s not enough time in the day