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Natural diasters such as a hurricane can take a toll on family, friends, and neighbors. Both physiological and psychological stresses can be devastating. Learn how to prepare for a hurricane like food storage, safe water, first aid measures, cleaning mold, wearing protective gear, preparing for electrical hazards, avoiding carbon monoxide, avoiding physical injuries and hazardous materials, preventing drowning, reducing the risk of thermal stress, and preventing fatigue related injuries.

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      Heat Rash Article
      • Heat rash facts
      • What is heat rash?
      • What are the causes of heat rash?
      • What are the symptoms of heat rash in children and adults?
      • Who is at risk for heat rash?
      • What does heat rash look like?
      • Heat rash pictures
      • How is heat rash diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for heat rash?
      • Home remedies for heat rash
      • Medical treatment for heat rash
      • How can heat rash be prevented?
      • How effective are electric fans in preventing heat rash?
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      • How much water should I drink in hot weather?
      • Should I take salt tablets during hot weather?
      • What is the best clothing for hot weather or a heat wave?
      • What is the prognosis for heat rash?
    • Dehydration Dehydration is the excessive loss of body water. There are a number of causes of dehydration including heat exposure, prolonged...learn more »
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      Dehydration Article
      • Dehydration facts
      • What is dehydration?
      • What causes dehydration?
      • Dehydration pictures
      • What are the signs and symptoms of dehydration?
      • What about dehydration in children?
      • How is dehydration diagnosed?
      • How is dehydration treated?
      • Can I treat dehydration at home?
      • What are the complications of dehydration?
      • How can dehydration be prevented?
    • Anxiety Anxiety is a feeling of apprehension and fear characterized by physical symptoms. Anxiety disorders are serious medical illnesses...learn more »
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      Anxiety Article
      • Generalized anxiety disorder facts
      • What is generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)?
      • What are the different types of anxiety?
      • How common is generalized anxiety disorder?
      • What are causes and risk factors for anxiety?
      • What are anxiety symptoms and signs?
      • How is generalized anxiety disorder diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for anxiety?
      • What are the side effects of anxiety medications?
      • What are complications of generalized anxiety disorder?
      • Is it possible to prevent anxiety?
      • What is the prognosis of generalized anxiety disorder?
      • Are there support groups for those with generalized anxiety disorder?
      • Where can people find additional information on generalized anxiety disorder?
    • Cuts, Scrapes and Puncture Wounds Cuts, scrapes, and puncture wounds are common, and most people will experience one of these in their lifetime. Evaluating the...learn more »
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      Cuts, Scrapes and Puncture Wounds Article
      • Cuts, scrapes (abrasions), and puncture wounds facts
      • What is the best first aid for a cut or scrape?
      • Who should seek medical care for a cut?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of a wound infection?
      • How are puncture wounds different?
      • Will I need a tetanus shot for a cut, scrape, or puncture wound?
    • Heat Stroke Heat stroke (heatstroke or sun stroke) is a form of hyperthermia. Heat stroke is a true medical emergency that can be fatal if...learn more »
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      Heat Stroke Article
      • Heat stroke facts
      • What is, and who is at risk for heat stroke?
      • What are heat stroke symptoms and signs?
      • What about heat stroke in children?
      • How do you treat a heat stroke victim?
      • How can heat stroke be prevented?
    • Heat Exhaustion Heat exhaustion is a milder form of heat-related illness that can develop after several days of exposure to high temperatures and...learn more »
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      Heat Exhaustion Article
      • Heat exhaustion definition and facts
      • What is heat exhaustion?
      • What causes heat exhaustion?
      • Who is at risk for heat exhaustion?
      • What are the symptoms of heat exhaustion?
      • When should an individual seek medical care for heat exhaustion?
      • How is heat exhaustion diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for heat exhaustion?
      • What are the complications of heat exhaustion?
      • How can heat exhaustion be prevented?
      • What is the prognosis for heat exhaustion?

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  • Prepare for a Hurricane

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