How to Tell If Your Ankle is Broken or Sprained

We’ve all had an odd pain or a questionable ache in our bodies before, but this time it feels different. You’ve just landed on your ankle, but something isn’t right. Is it just sprained or do you have a broken ankle? It can be difficult to tell the difference between the two, but that’s where … Continued

When Should You Go to the Doctor for an Ear Infection?

I used to suffer from ear infections perhaps every two months as a kid, and if there’s one thing I don’t want to experience again, it’s an ear infection. Whilst they are numerous remedies to help ease sore throats, colds, and coughs, ear infections are a different matter. Five out of six children will have … Continued

Fishing First Aid: How to Remove a Fishhook

Fishing can be quite a relaxing activity, but as harmless as it may seem, accidents do happen.  While serious accidents are uncommon, fishhooks and the trauma they can cause happen more often than you may think. Although most injuries are minor, mastering the techniques of how to remove a fishhook could save you from a … Continued

What to Look For: Symptoms of Overheating and Heat Exhaustion

Feeling the heat? When left untreated, heat exhaustion can progress to the point of heatstroke; a serious life-threatening condition. Heat exhaustion is characterized by a body temperature greater than 103°F. High body temperatures could cause brain or vital organ damage. Instead of leaving yourself or others at risk, it helps to know the signs of … Continued