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Apply direct pressure to the wound. Do what you can even if you don't have a well stocked first aid cabinet nearby simply by applying direct pressure with your hand or even a piece of clothing to a bleeding wound and you can control the bleeding with what you have.

Sqwincher - Hydration is Knowledge

Every second you're on the job, you're losing the important fluids and nutrients that keep your body operating at full capacity. Hydration is your body's ability to manage this loss and return to its prime working condition. But this is what you really need to remember. When you're hydrated, the fluid level in your body [...]

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3 C's of Hands Only CPR

CHECK - Tap and Shout to see if the patient is responsive.CALL - If no response, Call 911 or your emergency response number.COMPRESS - Push hard and fast in the center of the chest with minimal interruptions.

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The Keyword is "OUT"

You hear shots fired, there is an active shooter. What do you do?The key word is "OUT".1. GET OUT...if you can safely leave the area find an exit and get out.2. HIDE OUT...if you can not get out then hide out. Duck under your desk, silence your cell phone and remain [...]

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Dehydration: Risks and Myths

Truth to tell, sometimes I don’t follow my own advice, and when I suffer the consequences, I rediscover why I offer it. I’ve long recommended drinking plenty of water, perhaps a glass with every meal and another glass or two between meals. If not plain water, which is best, then coffee or tea without sugar [...]

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Foods Loaded With Sugar, Salt and Fat? Bring It

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Dark chocolate is in. So, too, is beef jerky. And full-fat ice cream? You bet.Driven by fast-changing definitions of what is healthy to eat, people are turning to foods they shunned just a couple of years ago. Studies now suggest that not all fat, for example, necessarily contributes to weight gain or [...]

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You’ve Been Washing Your Hands Wrong

You’ve probably been cleaning your hands all wrong. They must be filthy. Scientists have found that a common technique for applying hand sanitizer, one that is even recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is inferior to an alternative method with twice as many steps. The C.D.C. way: Step One: Apply the sanitizer to one palm. Step [...]

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An Easy Way to Prevent Blisters? Try Tape

Exercise science today is exploring countless mysterious, exciting and poetic aspects of human physiology and performance. But sometimes you just wish that someone would tell you how to keep your feet from hurting. A wonderfully practical new study obliges, providing the first reliable, field-tested evidence about how to prevent blisters during prolonged exercise. Anyone running [...]

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Ask Well: Does Skipping Breakfast Cause Weight Gain?

The food industry has promoted this claim for decades to sell breakfast cereal. But rigorous scientific studies have found no evidence that it’s true.The idea that a hearty breakfast is good for your health dates back to the 1920s, when Edward Bernays, a public relations guru, led a nationwide media campaign encouraging people to start [...]

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Does Exercise Really Keep Us Healthy?

Exercise has long been touted as the panacea for everything that ails you. For better health, simply walk for 20 or 30 minutes a day, boosters say — and you don’t even have to do it all at once. Count a few minutes here and a few there, and just add them up. Or wear [...]

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