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Stay Safe During & After a Winter Storm

By Justin Haagen on Jan 18, 2023

Winter storms are dangerous. They can bring cold temperatures, power failures, loss of communication services, and icy roads. This can make being outside dangerous, so you should limit your time outside. Although staying indoors as much as possible can help reduce the risk of car crashes and falls on the ice, you may also face hazards inside your home.

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HOW TO POSITION YOUR HANDS FOR CPR: ADULT, CHILD, AND INFANT GUIDE

By Justin Haagen on Dec 06, 2022

Cardiac arrest is among the leading cause of death in the United States and worldwide. This life-threatening emergency occurs when the heart loses its ability to pump blood through the body due to an inadequate or absent heartbeat. Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), the most dramatic occurrence of cardiac arrest, can happen with little to no warning at all.

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ARE RESCUE BREATHS NECESSARY DURING CPR?

By Justin Haagen on Oct 11, 2022

During a cardiac arrest emergency, immediate high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) improves the chance of survival by providing oxygen-rich blood to the heart and brain. But what does high-quality CPR entail? Are chest compressions enough? Are rescue breaths necessary during CPR?

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SHARE THESE WATER SAFETY TIPS WITH YOUR CHILDREN

By Justin Haagen on Aug 08, 2022

Summer months give families the opportunity for extra water fun at home, on vacation and out in the community. Unfortunately, the risk of drowning (and other injuries) also increases during this time of year.

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BEST PRACTICES FOR PREVENTING HEAT-RELATED EMERGENCIES

By Justin Haagen on Jul 28, 2022

High temperatures can be dangerous to people at work, home and play. A hot environment with high humidity can lead to injury, illness and death.
Heat-related illnesses are progressive, ranging from mild symptoms to life-threatening conditions.

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WHAT TO DO DURING AN ASTHMA ATTACK

By Justin Haagen on May 24, 2022

Asthma is a chronic condition that makes breathing difficult, as a result of inflamed or narrowed airways, or tubes that allow air to flow in and out of your lungs. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 25.1 million people in the United States live with asthma, including young children and adults.

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POISON PREVENTION AWARENESS

By Justin Haagen on May 11, 2022

This serves as a time to shine a light on the dangers of poisonings for people of all ages and promote the importance of poisoning prevention.

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BE SMART WHEN TRAVELING

By Justin Haagen on Apr 22, 2022

Spring and summer often brings increased traffic on the roads and large crowds to popular tourist destinations. This can lead to a multitude of safety concerns during travel and while enjoying your vacation.

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HOW TO PERFORM A FIRST AID ASSESSMENT

By Justin Haagen on Mar 30, 2022

If an individual appears to be injured, it’s important to complete an assessment of the scene and the person. This allows you to quickly identify life-threatening conditions and other medical problems to ensure the person receives timely medical care.

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IMPROVE YOUR HEART HEALTH BY REDUCING STRESS

By Justin Haagen on Feb 26, 2022

Our bodies are designed to handle shorts bursts of stress, such as worries about meeting a deadline or dealing with the frustrations of traffic. But when you experience stress for prolonged periods of time, it can impact your heart health.
Specifically, long-term or chronic stress can increase your risk of heart disease and heart attack.

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