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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 Exhaustion Article
      • Heat exhaustion definition and facts
      • What is heat exhaustion?
      • What is the difference between heat exhaustion and heat stroke?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion?
      • What causes heat exhaustion?
      • Who is at risk for heat exhaustion?
      • When should an individual seek medical care for heat exhaustion?
      • Which type of doctors treat heat exhaustion?
      • How is heat exhaustion diagnosed?
      • What is the first aid 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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      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?
      • Can dehydration be prevented?
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      Anxiety Article
      • Generalized anxiety disorder facts
      • What is anxiety?
      • What are the types of anxiety disorders?
      • What are anxiety symptoms and signs?
      • What is generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)?
      • How common is generalized anxiety disorder?
      • Are other mental health diagnoses associated with generalized anxiety disorder?
      • What are causes and risk factors for generalized anxiety disorder?
      • How do health-care professionals diagnose generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)?
      • What types of specialists treat generalized anxiety disorder?
      • 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?
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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?
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