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Resources for 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

Animal Bites and Rabies

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

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.

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

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

First-Aid Kit

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

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

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

Ticks and Lyme Disease

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

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

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.

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.

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.
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