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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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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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cpr, Emergency Preparedness, first aid, safety -

Most Canadians have made some preparations for when disaster strikes, but a new survey reveals that less than half have set aside supplies they could use to survive in an emergency. The 2014 Survey of Emergency Preparedness and Resilience, released by Statistics Canada on Wednesday, asked Canadians to report on measures they have taken to be prepared for “natural and human-induced” emergencies or disasters. Respondents named winter storms and extended power outages as the natural disasters or human-caused hazards that are most likely to affect their community. Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/disaster-un-preparedness-most-canadians-don-t-have-emergency-kits-1.2631438  

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first aid, Heat Emergencies, safety, summer safety, water safety -

Summer Survival with The First Aid Guy on CTV Morning Live. http://t.co/gNy6zHCfdA

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first aid, Heat Emergencies, safety, summer safety -

As the temperature rises across Canada again, we're looking for some of the best ideas to help you keep cool. Extensive exposure to heat can lead to heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. These tips and tricks are inspired by kids for kids - or for the kid in you - to help you keep your cool!   Read more here: http://www.redcross.ca/blog/2013/8/keeping-cool-heat-safety-ideas-inspired-by-kids

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