The holidays are a wonderful time to gather with family and friends, and alcohol is often an expected party guest. While drinking in moderation can be part of holiday festivities for adults 21 and older, keep these guidelines in mind to keep yourself and your party guests safe.
How safe is your home from fire hazards during the holidays? While the warm light from a fireplace or festive holiday candle can be comforting, it can also be dangerous if you are not careful. The holiday season can be the most dangerous time for fires and burns. To keep your family safe, refresh everyone on the following fire safety tips.
We all want the holidays to be festive and fun, but it’s important to be aware of the hazards that can come along with seasonal decorating. This year, keep the following guidelines in mind to keep your family safe.Read More
Thanksgiving is a time to gather together with family and friends and reflect on all you’re thankful for. However, it’s also one of the busiest times for emergency departments. Use this checklist to limit your risk of the most common Thanksgiving emergencies, and rest assured that there’s a CHI St. Luke’s Health Emergency Services provider near you.
If you or someone around you starts choking, you need to act fast. Choking happens when a foreign object gets stuck in the throat or windpipe. It only takes about four minutes with no oxygen for a choking victim to experience asphyxia, brain damage, or even death. Fortunately, with quick instinct and knowledge about live-saving techniques like the Heimlich maneuver, you can save lives.
If you’re around someone who has a seizure, it can be confusing to know what to do. While there are many types of seizures, basic seizure first aid helps ensure the safety of whoever is suffering. Remember: life happens. Plan for it.
As boutique gyms gain in popularity, exercise-induced rhabdomyolysis—a rare condition in which muscle tissue breaks down rapidly—is becoming more common. This dangerous side effect can occur if you push your body too far beyond its limits. Learn about this condition and how you can create a safe exercise plan to avoid it.Read More
According to the CDC, nearly 24 people per minute are victims of a form of domestic violence. Strong advocates against domestic violence, CHI St. Luke’s Health offers programs to help our community recognize and prevent violence and has eliminated negative influences from our environment. Take a moment to learn the facts and what you can do to help.Read More
Concussions are considered traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and can impact the way your brain works. The effects of a TBI can last anywhere from a few days to the rest of your life. A mild TBI may cause a brief loss of consciousness, whereas a severe TBI may cause an extended period of unconsciousness and affect your thinking, senses, language, and emotions.Read More