Facing Arachnophobia: The Fear of Spiders and How to Cope With It
The fear of spiders is a wide-spread issue that affects millions of people around the world. Do spiders get a bad rap? Or is there some truth there?
The Survival Medic Series: Insect-Borne Diseases
When disaster strikes or emergencies happen, will you be prepared to handle accidents and injury until trained first responders arrive?
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22 Really Gross Facts About Germs and Your Body
Although having some germs on and in your body increases your ability to fight illness, too many germs is disgusting.
5 Ways to Protect Yourself from Waterborne Parasites This Summer
From illness-inducing, relatively common organisms like Cryptosporidium and Giardia, to horrific “brain-eating” parasites, waterborne parasites are very real dangers that can be encountered in ponds and lakes scattered across the...
12 Dehydration Symptoms That Could Save Your Life
Lose just 1.5 percent of the water in your body (the human body is usually about 60 percent H2O) and you've reached the tipping point of mild dehydration.
Deadly Disease Found in Sickly ‘Naked and Afraid’ Contestant
On 'Naked and Afraid,' Nielsen was informed by the medic that he tested positive for malaria, a mosquito-borne parasitic disease whose symptoms include severe headaches, fever, nausea, and diarrhea.
Deadly Air: Prepping for the Dangers of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Although carbon monoxide poisoning is preventable, many people don’t realize the things they do every day that may put them at risk
Are Salmonella and E. Coli in Your Water Killing You?
Untreated drinking water contains countless dangers, all of which can make you sick enough to cause your death when are already dealing with an emergency situation
Thrive or Die: In a Survival Situation, Is it Safe to Eat Snow?
Eat snow or not in a survival situation? On one hand, you're getting much needed hydration, but on the other hand, you're expending much-needed energy.