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first aid, safety, Winter Safety -

It’s winter in Canada! This change in seasons means the chance to ice skate, sled, snowmobile, and build fantastic snowmen – it also means that it’s time to take extra care due to storms and extra cold conditions.  Enjoying winter weather while staying safe and warm takes some extra precautions. Here are some tips to keep you prepared: Read more here: http://www.redcross.ca/blog/2015/12/staying-safe-and-warm-this-winter  

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Concussion, first aid -

Soccer goalie Kate Radcliff was diving for a ball when she collided with another player. At first, they didn’t think Kate needed medical attention. “We actually didn’t get her checked out right away because she didn’t have the symptoms right at the beginning, but a couple of hours later she started vomiting and had a headache,” said her mother Misty Radcliff. Read more here: http://globalnews.ca/news/2327547/concussions-in-kids-can-be-detected-by-a-new-blood-test-study/?hootPostID=2b079063a7ea5f9b200491f413dce78d  

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Ohio State Trooper Matthew Stoffer was called to stop a speedy driver last month; a routine traffic stop he's made probably hundreds of times in his 10 years of service. But what he wasn't prepared for: to see a motionless, unresponsive 1-year-old in the back of the car. Ready or not, he sprung into action. Read more here: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ohio-trooper-saves-infants-life-with-cpr-during-traffic-stop/  

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cpr, first aid, Heart Attack, Heart Health -

By now, you’ve seen enough heart attack scenes that you could spot one from a mile away: There’s the gasping for air, the clasping of hands over the chest, and pain so severe the victim collapses to the floor.  It’s time to change that picture: This Hollywood-style heart attack isn’t so classic at all. In a study of nearly 900 heart attack patients, 65 percent experienced a slow onset of symptoms, according to researchers at Trinity College in Ireland. These included chest and left arm discomfort, shortness of breath, and fatigue. Only 35 percent suffered movie-worthy signs. Read more here:...

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Anaphalaxis, cpr, first aid, safety -

Sanofi-aventis Canada is recalling its Allerject epinephrine auto-injectors used to treat potentially deadly allergic reactions because they may not deliver the right amount of the drug. The company, in consultation with Health Canada, is recalling the following products: Allerject Pre-filled Autoinjector (DIN02382059 – 0.15mg/0.15mL epinephrine) Allerject Pre-filled Autoinjector (DIN02382067 – 0.3mg/0.3mL epinephrine) Read More here: http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/health-headlines/sanofi-aventis-canada-recalls-allerject-epinephrine-auto-injectors-1.2632759  

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