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Cookie Time!

Minnesota Historical Society | Posted 02.25.2015 | Taste
Minnesota Historical Society

It's Girl Scout cookie time, and boxes of brightly colored treats are being purchased and consumed at a rapid rate! The annual cookie tradition dat...

Packable Items That Can Save Your Life in a Disaster

SmarterTravel | Posted 10.05.2014 | Travel

Earthquakes. Fires. Tsunamis. Hurricanes. Most of us don't think about these things as we're packing, but when we visit destinations vulnerable to certain types of disasters, we take on the real risk of an emergency.

On Stopping School Shootings and Building a More Humane Society

Robert Kubey | Posted 02.13.2014 | Education
Robert Kubey

The discussion focuses on firearms policy entirely and nothing else it seems. We're a society with no imagination when it comes to violence. But mightn't there be another approach? An approach that doesn't look purely at guns and who owns them and who kills who?

What Are Some Good Strategies To Calm Down Somebody Who Is Drunk and Panicking?

Quora | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Anderson Moorer, EMT-P paramedic In general, dealing with a patient in an altered state:Sta...

Make Your Own Restaurant Quality Choking Poster!

Lester & Charlie | Posted 06.23.2013 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Whether you're choking on your Dollar-Menu McNuggets -- or your neighbor is gagging on what Michele Bachmann said on FOX News today -- a restaurant-quality choking poster can come in super-handy!

Psychological First Aid: Mental Health Care After Hurricane Sandy

Craig L. Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Craig L. Katz, M.D.

On a recent Friday, a psychiatrist and a team of medical students traveled to the Far Rockaways in Queens to provide mental health assistance to survivors of Hurricane Sandy. Their work did not involve psychotherapy or diagnoses, but rather tending to the immediate needs of survivors.

Watch Amazing Video Of McDonald's Workers As They Save Choking Toddler

Posted 08.06.2012 | Business

Closed circuit video captured the frantic efforts by workers at a McDonald's in Sydney, Australia, last month to save a 14-month-old girl as she choke...

How To Stock A Smart First Aid Kit

Posted 04.17.2012 | Healthy Living

By Anne Harding If you're like many people, you pretty much never think about first aid supplies until the blood starts flowing. And then, mor...

First Aid - A Valuable Lesson Between Life and Death

Clive James | Posted 01.17.2012 | UK
Clive James

As part of my job, I frequently come into contact with people who have used first aid and been the difference between a life lost and a life saved. It's a regular reminder that first aid is not all about sticking on a plaster - it's about saving lives, every day.

Lesson From Japan: For Your Family's Health and Well-Being, Prepare for Disaster

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 06.04.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

When preparing for disaster, it's crucial to assume you will need to rely on your own supplies for at least three days.

CPR First Aid Changes: Chest Presses First, Then Mouth-To-Mouth

AP | JAMIE STENGLE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

DALLAS — New guidelines out Monday switch up the steps for CPR, telling rescuers to start with hard, fast chest presses before giving mouth-to-m...

Journalists As First Responders

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert Weller

How does a reporter square that with the fact that today's communications, and the spread of terrorism, may result in them becoming what amounts to the first responders to a disaster?

Stocking Your First Aid Kit: 5 Tips You Need to Know (PHOTOS)

LIVESTRONG.COM | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Whether you piece together a first aid kit or buy one fully assembled, the American Red Cross advises you to keep one at home and another in your car.

Help Send Relief To Haiti: HuffPost Impact And Causecast Present The Goods

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The earthquake in Haiti has caused a devastating amount of damage to the region. No lives in the area remain untouched by this event. Out of this trag...