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injuries

Child HealthParenting
July 3, 2017

“Help! My child got injured!”

It’s the law of parenting: Your child is playing and you take your eyes off him for two seconds to answer your phone. Like clockwork; he falls, trips, bangs his hand against the wall and all hell breaks loose. With children around, “oops” moments’ happen frequently and often, in the blink of an eye. It’s perfectly normal and happens to most parents. Kids are naturally curious and inquisitive, and this curiosity often sends them flying off the rails, or diving into a bush. Here’s a guide to treating those cuts and bruises, because we all know – they are inevitable!…
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First Aid, Accidents & Injuries
April 17, 2017

Help for hardware mishaps

Hurt yourself doing handy work around the house? Don’t panic. Hardware mishaps are common, affecting over 200 000 DIY enthusiasts every year! Fortunately, they can be easily treated. The basics of first aid can make all the difference. Here’s how to handle common DIY injuries: Splinters Shards of wood, metal and glass can make their way under your skin and cause infection. To prevent this, fragments need to be removed – even if you don’t feel any pain. What to do: Gently clean the area around the splinter with warm water and mild soap. Using tweezers, grasp the splinter as…
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First Aid, Accidents & Injuries
July 13, 2015

Dog bites!

Dogs play such a big role in our lives – as pets, guide animals, drug sniffers and guard dogs, they form an important part of our society. Studies even show that dogs help us to exercise and to heal! As you’re reading this, you may be thinking of your furry family member, or your childhood pet. (more…)
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First Aid, Accidents & Injuries
January 31, 2014

Home emergencies: How to treat a cut

You’re chopping up fresh veggies for your stew and accidentally mistake your index finger for a carrot: ouch! Now there’s a painful gash left behind, as well as a whole lot of blood. What do you do? First things first, don’t panic. Next, follow these three steps to treating the cut. Remember, this treatment applies to any kind of cut, not just kitchen accidents! (more…)
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