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Non-Traumatic Emergencies

  • Asthma Attacks

    Detailed information on asthma attack triggers and avoidance of allergens and other irritants

  • Bee Stings

    Detailed information on bee sting and other insect stings, including symptoms and treatment

  • For Parents: Bicycle, In-Line Skating, Skateboard, and Scooter Safety

    Detailed information on bicycle, in-line skating, skateboarding, and scooter safety

  • Animal Bites and Rabies

    Detailed information on animal bites and rabies, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention

  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    Detailed information on carbon monoxide poisoning

  • Cat Scratch Disease

    Detailed information on cat scratch disease, including symptoms and treatment

  • Household Safety Checklist

    Use this list as part of a thorough safety check of your home. It can help prevent accidents and injuries.

  • Chemical Poisoning

    Detailed information on chemical poisoning

  • Choking and the Heimlich Maneuver

    Detailed information on choking, choking prevention, and the Heimlick maneuver

  • Potential Emergency Situations and Conditions

    Detailed information on potential emergency situations and conditions, including animal bites, rabies, cat scratch disease, appendicitis, asthma attack, chest pain, heart attack, dehydration, heat stroke, fever, food allergy, food-drug interaction, frostb

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

    Detailed information on cpr, including how to become properly trained in cpr

  • Dehydration and Heat Stroke

    Dehydration and heat stroke are two very common heat-related diseases that can be life threatening if left untreated.

  • Emergency Information Form

    In an emergency, it is easy to "forget" even the most well-known information. That's why it is crucial for you to complete the information in this form for each member of your household.

  • Preventing Falls

    About 75 percent of all falls occur at home. Taking certain precautions and exercising to stay physically strong can prevent many of them.

  • Fever

    Detailed information on fever, including when to call your physician

  • Fire Safety

    Detailed information on fire and burn safety

  • Firearms Safety

    Detailed information on firearm safety and prevention

  • First-Aid Kit

    Detailed list of recommended items for a household first-aid kit

  • Fleas, Mites, and Chiggers

    Detailed information on flea, mite, and chiggers bites

  • Food Allergies

    Detailed information on food allergy, including food intolerance and food allergy symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Food-Drug Interactions

    A food-drug interaction can occur when the food you eat affects the ingredients in a medication you are taking, preventing the medicine from working the way it should.

  • Food Poisoning

    Detailed information on food poisoning, including causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention

  • Frostbite

    Detailed information on frostbite, including symptoms and what to do if frostbite occurs

  • Gallstones

    Detailed information on gallstones, including symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Glossary - Nontraumatic Emergencies

    Glossary of terms relating to non-traumatic emergencies

  • Hypothermia

    Hypothermia is an abnormally low body temperature brought on by staying in cold temperatures for a long period of time. This lowered body temperature affects the brain, thus affecting a person's ability to think clearly or move well.

  • Immunizations

    Detailed information on immunizations for adults and children, including a current immunization schedule

  • Home Page - Non-Traumatic Emergencies

    Detailed information on potential emergency situations and conditions, including animal bites, rabies, cat scratch disease, appendicitis, asthma attack, chest pain, heart attack, dehydration, heat stroke, fever, food allergy, food-drug interaction, frostb

  • Insect Bites

    Detailed information on insect bites, including bee stings, flea bites, mite bites, chigger bites, spider bites, tick bites, and lyme disease

  • Lead Poisoning

    Detailed information on lead poisoning

  • Ticks and Lyme Disease

    Detailed information on Lyme disease, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention

  • Online Resources - Nontraumatic Emergencies

    List of online resources to find additional information on nontraumatic emergencies

  • Poisons Overview

    Detailed information on poisoning, preventing poisoning and how to respond in an emergency

  • Poisons

    Detailed information on poisoning, preventing poisoning and how to respond in an emergency

  • Preventing Unintentional Injuries

    Detailed information on preventing unintentional injuries

  • Preventing Unintentional Injuries Overview

    Detailed information on preventing unintentional injuries

  • Car Safety

    Detailed information on car safety

  • Topic Index - Non-Traumatic Emergencies

    Detailed information on potential emergency situations and conditions, including animal bites, rabies, cat scratch disease, appendicitis, asthma attack, chest pain, heart attack, dehydration, heat stroke, fever, food allergy, food-drug interaction, frostb

  • Snake Bites

    Detailed information on snake bites, including symptoms of a poisonous bite and treatment

  • Spider Bites

    Detailed information on spider bites, including symptoms and treatment

  • Sports Safety

    Because children's bodies are still growing and their coordination is still developing, children are more susceptible than adults to sports injuries.

  • Unintentional Injury Statistics

    Statistics relating to unintentional injuries

  • Sun Safety

    Detailed information on sun safety

  • Vital Signs (Body Temperature, Pulse Rate, Respiration Rate, Blood Pressure)

    Vital signs are useful in detecting or monitoring medical problems. Vital signs can be measured in a medical setting, at home, at the site of a medical emergency, or elsewhere.

  • Water Safety for Parents

    Whether you decided to have your baby boy circumcised or not, it’s important to know how to care for his special needs. Find tips for caring for both circumcised and uncircumcised babies.

  • When to Call For Help

    Detailed information on when to call for help in an emergency situation

  • Mushroom Poisoning in Children

    Early symptoms of mushroom poisoning include stomach cramps, vomiting, and watery or bloody diarrhea. If your child has any of these symptoms, call your child's doctor immediately.

  • Appendicitis

    Detailed information on appendicitis, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Human Bites

    Detailed information on human bites, including treatment for human bites

  • Influenza (Flu)

    How do you know if you have the flu? Symptoms: abrupt onset of fever, muscle aches, sore throat, and a nonproductive cough.

  • Heart Attack

    A heart attack occurs when the blood supply is cut off from the heart muscle, usually because of a blood clot. Without blood and oxygen, the muscle cells are damaged and die.

  • Signs and Symptoms of Stroke

    If you notice any of these symptoms, call 911 or your local emergency medical service immediately. Treatment for stroke is most effective when started as soon as possible.

  • Substance Abuse/Chemical Dependence in Adolescents

    Substances frequently abused by adolescents include alcohol, marijuana, and amphetamines. Some teens are at higher risk of developing substance-related disorders.

  • Hyperbaric Therapy for CO Poisoning and Decompression Sickness

    Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has helped heal a variety of illnesses. Over the years, research has shown that it can treat many conditions that involve oxygen-starved tissue.

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