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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
February 23, 2017

Could this be a sprain or a break?

Your bones are five times stronger than steel – yes, really! Still, as tough as they are, bones can break. A broken bone, (also known as a fracture), happens when too much pressure is exerted onto your bone, causing it to crack, shatter or split. Fractures are mostly caused by injuries, falls, car accidents, or overuse (particularly if you run or play a sport). Signs and symptoms of a broken bone: Intense pain in and around the injured area Numbness and tingling Heavy bleeding Limited ability or inability to move. A visible deformity in the injured area. Broken skin with…
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