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What to Do if You’re Choking and Alone

Being familiar with what to do if you’re choking and alone is critical, considering the speed with which this situation can turn dangerous.    The reality is, you might not always have someone around to assist you when choking occurs. That’s why it’s imperative to learn how to act quickly and effectively when you’re alone…

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Debunking 5 Mental Health Myths

Mental health is an important topic that deserves more attention than it currently receives.    Unfortunately, there are many stigmas and misconceptions surrounding mental illness that can make it difficult for people to seek help and support.    That’s why today, in honour of Mental Health Awareness Month, we are debunking some common and ill-informed…

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Poisoning First Aid: What You Need to Know

We all know that despite our best efforts, accidents can still happen.   One such accident that can have serious consequences is poisoning and in fact, more than 90% of poisonings occur in the home.    Poisoning occurs when a person ingests, inhales, absorbs, or injects harmful substances into their body. The severity of poisoning…

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Hypothermia… in the Summer?

When you think “hypothermia”, you probably think of snow, frigid conditions, and below-zero temperatures. During these hot summer days spent sunbathing and boating, hypothermia likely isn’t crossing your mind!   But, believe it or not, you can also get this dangerous condition in the summertime.   In fact, according to the Farmers’ Almanac, more people…