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  • Shock

    Shock

    Shock can occur after any kind of trauma: a severe allergic reaction, poisoning, heat stroke, burns, or any other severe stress on the

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  • Gastritis

    Gastritis

    What is gastritis? Many people — including some doctors — use “gastritis” as a fancy word for stomachache, but the term really means

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  • Chemical Burns

    Chemical Burns

    Many people associate chemical burns with factories, but they can happen at home, too: Contact with strong chemicals found around the house, the

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  • Human Bites

    Human Bites

    What should I do if another child bites my child? The first step is to wash the wound carefully with soap and water,

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  • Giardia

    Giardia

    There’s a reason why veteran hikers and campers never drink directly from lakes or streams, no matter how clean and pure the water

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  • Heartburn

    Heartburn

    Symptoms and treatment

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  • Animal Bites

    Animal Bites

    What should I do if my child is bitten by an animal? Treatment depends on how bad the wound is. If it’s clearly

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  • Electric Shock and Burns

    Electric Shock and Burns

    A person with an electrical burn should get immediate medical attention, even if the skin doesn’t seem injured or if the wound does not appear deep. Electrical burns often cause serious injury inside the body that may not be apparent on the skin.

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  • Cuts and Stitches

    Cuts and Stitches

    As just about anyone who has chopped vegetables knows, minor cuts are a part of everyday life. Knowing how to care for them

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  • GERD

    GERD

    GERD is the acronym for gastroesophageal reflux disease, a condition in which stomach acid frequently splashes into the esophagus. GERD occurs when the

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