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The heart attack symptoms you don’t hear about

It’s November, the temperature is -5 degrees, and it’s snowing. June looks outside and decides to shovel her driveway.  Her driveway is not very big and she feels can get it done before her guests arrive. About halfway through shoveling the driveway, June begins to feel a little nauseous.  She tries to finish but the more she continues the more nauseous she gets. Now, she is beginning to get extremely tired. 
 

Hello again, cold and flu season

The days are shorter, the weather colder, and every time you step into an elevator at least one person is sniffling. It’s that time of year! The season might be unavoidable, but there are steps you can take to keep yourself and those around you healthy.

First aid toolkit for youth sports

It’s that time of year when many school sports are in full swing, along with minor hockey, basketball and many other activities. As parents and coaches, we cheer on our athletes, encourage them to give their best effort, congratulate them on the wins and console them after tough losses. But there’s another important role we can play on the sidelines to keep the play fun and safe for all young athletes.

Recovering from disasters and emergencies includes mental health

Today is World Mental Health Day, and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is calling for increased recognition to the mental health consequences of humanitarian crises. It is also advocating for increased action in addressing the critical gaps that exist in providing mental health supports and services.

Tips to help you manage stress this holiday season

While the holidays can be an exciting time, it can also be a difficult time for some of us. Even for those surrounded by festivities, food and family, it can be a time when we feel alone, disconnected or isolated, for many reasons, which affects our sense of wellbeing and mental health. Here, we’ve gathered some information on stress, and tips for taking care of yourself and others. 

Two Women Receive Award for Saving Man's Life

The evening in February began as a celebration of the Okotoks Dawgs baseball team at its annual banquet dinner – and ended early when the guest speaker had a medical emergency.

Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame member and renowned sports journalist and author Bob Elliott was just minutes into his speech when he went into cardiac arrest and lost consciousness.
 

Unboxing a Canadian Red Cross emergency car kit

What goes into a Canadian Red Cross emergency car kit? Watch this video to find out. 

First-hand experiences with first aid app

Recently, I had a couple panic-inducing situations with my five-year-old nephew where I was very glad I had the Canadian Red Cross First Aid app on my phone. It helped mitigate some natural-born panic and saved my nephew some pain since my natural instincts were in direct opposition to what I should do to properly care for him.

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