Emergencies & Disasters

Emergencies & Disasters

Pantry Help for Kitchen Burns

Don’t get burned! That’s hard advice to follow if you like to cook. For a minor burn (like an oil…

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Smarter Ways to Prepare for a Power Outage

Back in November 2012, my family and I counted our blessings after Hurricane Sandy wreaked her havoc in our region.…

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“Someone’s Shooting!”

How to Survive In 2007, a gunman murdered 32 people on the Virginia Tech campus. It was the deadliest mass…

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Homemade Burn Remedy

The burning sensation you feel when you grab a hot pan or accidently press against an oven rack is bad…

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4 Mistakes to Avoid During an Emergency

Here are the missteps commonly made during the first 24 hours of a health crisis… There are no two ways…

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Say No to Sparklers

Did you know that an average of 180 people go to the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries in…

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How to Survive a Disaster

A few easy-to-learn skills can keep you alive in earthquakes, hurricanes, terrorist attacks and more Most people assume that they…

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Nuclear Disaster Preparedness

Know What to Do Should the Worst-Case Scenario Unfold Japan is a country known for its state-of-the art technology and…

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Danger from the Sky—What Happens If a Meteor Hits

Sinkholes are not the only danger that gets people’s attention. In 2013, a 10-ton meteor that exploded over the Ural…

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Soothing Relief for a Kitchen Burn

It's easy to forget that those ovenproof handles stay really hot for a long time. To relieve the pain of…

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What to Do When You’re a CPR Bystander

Let’s say that you’re at the mall, the library, a sports arena or some other public place, and a stranger…

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Why You’re Doing CPR Wrong

If you saw someone collapse and stop breathing, you would probably rush over, call 911 and look around for (or…

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When Lightning Strikes

  The weather outside is frightful, inside it’s so delightful... it’s awfully early in the year to sing this song,…

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How to Stay Safe When Disaster Strikes

It’s human nature to tell ourselves that disasters strike other people -- not us. But for a reality check on…

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How to Survive Any Disaster

What the passengers of flight 1549 want everyone to know On January 15, 2009, Captain Chesley Sullenberger landed US Airways…