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First Aid for People with Chronic Illnesses and Conditions

Some first aid practices must be modified for patients of chronic medical conditions. Medications, decreased pain tolerance, and chronic dehydration all complicate attempts to render first aid to those with chronic illness.
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Emergency Preparation - Important Personal Medical Information
Ambulance crews will need certain information when treating victims of emergencies.

Causes of Fainting
Fainting (syncope) is a sudden loss of consciousness from a lack of blood flow to the brain. Victims usually wake up quickly after collapsing.

Disaster Planning Tips for People with Cystic Fibrosis
Don't get caught in a storm unprepared. Here are ten things that people with cystic fibrosis must do to stay safe in times of disaster. This information works for anyone with a chronic illness, not just cystic fibrosis.

Frequently Asked Questions About Hepatitis
Frequently asked questions about hepatitis from the National Women's Health Information Center.

HIV Information - Essental HIV Information - Important HIV Information
There is essential HIV information that everyone should know. This important HIV information can be found in one place; this feature article filled with HIV information.

Sickle Cell Anemia
Article describes sickle cell anemia, its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

Medic Alert Tools -- Medical Information -- Medical Informatics
It's important to have your personal information easily accessible in case of an emergency. Here are several ways to organize and store personal medical records.

Reye Syndrome
Article describes Reye syndrome, its symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

Is that an HIV Symptom? What are HIV Symptoms?
Do I have the flu or is that an HIV symptom? The only way to determine for sure whether you are infected is to be tested for HIV infection. You cannot rely on symptoms to know whether or not you are infected with HIV. Many people who are infected with HIV do not have any symptoms at all for many years.

Back To School With a Chronic Illness from About.com Headaches and Mig
When your child has a chronic illness, whether it's headaches, Migraines, or a different illness, we can't afford to put off getting our children ready for school. There are extra steps that need to be taken; extra preparations that need to be made. School rules have made it more complicated for chronically ill children and their parents. Let's look at some things to remember.

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