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In an emergency situation, dial 9-1-1 first then assess the three essentials of airway, breathing and circulation, often referred to as the ABCs. (Photo GummyBone/Getty Images)

Emergency Response

The ABCs of Handling Emergency Situations Emergency situations are always stressful, but knowing how to respond at such a time can greatly reduce the anxiety so that everyone involved can get through it safely. Whether it is a traumatic event, an accidental ingestion, a
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The Stop the Bleed initiative wants to teach everyone how to stop bleeding and save lives. (Photo: Halfpoint/Getty Images)

First Aid

Learn How to ‘Stop the Bleed’ & Save a Life Mass shootings such as the one in Las Vegas earlier this fall have highlighted the need for bystanders to learn first aid techniques to stop bleeding. A national initiative called Stop the Bleed is working to provide such training,
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When approaching a new dog, always ask the owner or handler if you can pet it. (Photo: Matthias Zomer/Pexels)

Nice Doggie

Preventing and Treating Dog Bites Many of the 4.7 million dog bites that take place each year happen in the summer, when both dogs and children are outdoors and interacting more. While minor bites do not require a trip to the emergency department, it is a good idea to visit your
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