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5 Reasons Why You May Need an IV


Have you ever wondered why everyone in the hospital has that needle-thing taped to the top of their hand? If so, you’re asking about their IV (intravenous, “in the vein”) tube. What is an IV? An IV is a thin bendable tube that slides into a vein. It can be hooked up to tubing that… Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You May Need an IV

June Is National Safety Month


Every June the National Safety Council encourages businesses and communities across the country to be a part of National Safety Month (NSM). This annual observance is used to educate and increase behavior awareness of the top causes of preventable injuries and deaths. Each week in June has a different theme that focuses on critical safety… Continue reading June Is National Safety Month

National Donate Life Month


April is National Donate Life Month and one thing has got to be made clear: you’re never too old donate! People of all ages can be donors, yes, even into their 80s and older. Aside from age not being an eligibility requirement, neither is perfect health. At your time of death your ability to donate… Continue reading National Donate Life Month

Acetaminophen vs. Your Liver


Did you know more than 600 over-the-counter and prescription medicines, such as pain relievers, cough suppressants and cold medications, contain the active ingredient acetaminophen? It’s safe and effective when you follow the label information, but has the potential to severely damage your liver. If you take more acetaminophen than directed, more than one medicine containing… Continue reading Acetaminophen vs. Your Liver

Pumpkin Carving Safety


Carving a pumpkin is a Halloween tradition.  However, many people seriously injure themselves pumpkin carving by accidentally cutting their hands or wrists. When carving a pumpkin you should not use an oversized knife or razor blade.  Instead use a knife that is specifically made for pumpkin carving (it should look like a small saw).  While… Continue reading Pumpkin Carving Safety

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