Happy Independence Day! The 4th of July is today and many people will enjoy fireworks or fire up the grill for a backyard barbecue. We all know that the potential injury, burns and fires can result if we are not careful. Between June and July more than 5,000 consumers can be treated in hospital emergency rooms…

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Don’t Be Fooled! Heat & Cold Related Illness Can Happen Anywhere! Q. Where can you suffer from a heat related and a cold related medical emergency in the same location all in the same day? A. Just about anyplace in Western Washington. As Washingtonian’s, we are acclimatized to our weather, thats why when the mercury start’s to…

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It takes only minutes to save a life! Leaving pets locked in cars is never safe, but when the weather gets warmer it can be deadly. High temperatures can cause irreparable organ damage and even death. Help a pet left in a hot car Take down the car’s make, model and license-plate number. If there…

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Gig Harbor, WA – May 16th, 2020 – It’s no accident that the National Safe Boating Week campaign coincides with the beginning of boating and fishing seasons. During this year’s campaign, May 16 through 22, boating safety professionals and marine law enforcement from around the State are increasing the emphasis on boating safety while encouraging people to have fun on…

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Don’t Miss our upcoming class at the Center For Wooden Boats [ecs-list-events id=’42345′] Hypothermia: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments Hypothermia, or abnormally low body temperature, is a dangerous condition that can occur when a person is exposed to extremely cold temperatures. Stay safe this winter by learning more about hypothermia, including who is most at risk,…

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Dr. Heimlich’s, Heimlich Save Dr. Henry Heimlich, 96, performed the lifesaving technique he invented for the FIRST TIME when a woman choked on her hamburger in the seat beside him. By Joanna Walters in New York For The Guardian The surgeon who gave his name to the simple but dramatic procedure used to rescue people from choking…

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How to Stop the Bleed Today we live in a world where terrorism, the actions of unstable people, and the dangerous impulses of friends and relatives are very real and becoming increasingly more frequent. Massive bleeding from any cause, but particularly from an active shooter or explosive event where a response is delayed can result…

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“If my basic HazMat training has taught me nothing else, it’s that if you see a glowing green monkey running away from something, follow that monkey!” Author Unknown, but he/she must be a teacher! The above comment is amusing, but it does emphasize the need to “size up the scene” to know its safe before…

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This video is from my favorite Doc, ZUBIN DAMANIA, MD.   UCSF/Stanford trained internal medicine physician and founder of Turntable Health, an innovative primary care clinic and model for Health 3.0 that was part of an ambitious urban revitalization movement in Las Vegas spearheaded by Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh. During a decade-long career as a hospitalist at Stanford, Doctor Damania led a…

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Medical Emergency at Sea What do we do? What do we ask? If you boat, you should be current in First Aid, CPR/AED! If you aren’t, then now is the time to take a class, because stuff happens on boats; just sayin. I’m often asked how do I remember all the questions and checks for…

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