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April 2017

Psychological Recovery From Burn Injuries

By | Burn Injuries

Burn injuries cause intense physical trauma and require intrusive medical procedures that can be distressing to live through. But the physical wounds are only one side of burn injuries; many victims suffer emotional and psychological distress from the initial burn and resulting treatment. The full extent of the psychological and…

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Is Your Mattress Flammable?

By | Burn Safety

We spend about 25% of our lives sleeping, but how safe are the mattresses that we sleep on? Most Americans do not realize how quickly their mattress can go up in flames. A five-year study from 2005-2009 by the National Fire Protection Association found that mattresses or bedding were the…

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Small Button Batteries Pose Big Dangers

By | Burn Safety

Button batteries, sometimes called coin or disc batteries, are the tiny round batteries often found in car keys, remotes, small flashlights, and kitchen scales. These tiny, candy-sized batteries cause devastating injuries when injected by children, often resulting in serious esophagus burns or even death. In recent years, the U.S. Consumer…

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