First Aid

First aid can be applied in situations like hypothermia, poisonings and bodily injuries. Learn more about how and when to use first aid.

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Should you use ice or heat to treat an injury?

Both ice and heat can be beneficial in treating injuries. Follow these guidelines to decide when to utilize each and how to use ice and heat properly to effectively soothe pain and reduce swelling after an injury.


Should you pee on a jellyfish sting?

If you get stung by a jellyfish, you might be reminded of how some friends on a certain '90s TV show handled it. Should you follow suit?

Brace Yourself

Braces are commonly used in athletics to prevent or lessen injury, but could they do more harm than good? Learn the truth about the possible dangers of using braces.

Should you use ice or heat to treat an injury?

Both ice and heat can be beneficial in treating injuries. Follow these guidelines to decide when to utilize each and how to use ice and heat properly to effectively soothe pain and reduce swelling after an injury.

Top 10 Items You Should Have in Your Medicine Chest

When you've got a cut hand, a sore back or a high fever, it's no time to dig around for medical supplies. What are the 10 must-have items for your medicine chest?

How to Prevent Cuts From Getting Infected

When you have a wound, harmful germs face off against your body's defenders -- white blood cells. A mild cut can sometimes turn into a more sinister infection. Learn more about abscesses, cellulitis, and lymphangitis.

6 Tips for the Treatment of a Black Eye

As horrifying as a black eye can look, it is usually nothing that will cause lasting or serious damage. But you still need to care for it properly -- we'll show you how.

The Buzz on Insect Stings

If you're looking for information about insect bites that sting, then check out what we have gathered for you here in this article.

CPR: What You Need to Know

CPR guidelines have probably changed since you tried to perform it on Resusci Anne. See what's different in this critical first aid technique.

First Aid

First aid can be applied to save lives situations like hypothermia, choking, poisonings and bodily injuries. Learn about how and when to use first aid.