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How to keep kids safe online

How to keep kids safe online

In 2021, almost everyone is online. We all rely on the internet for entertainment, work research, study material, and more: kids, teens, grown-ups! And let us not forget the most prominent time-consumer – social media.  But, aside from all the benefits of being part of the technological revolution, definite dangers lurk online, especially for innocent […]

Suicide warning signs

Suicide warning signs

Depression and suicide are devastating killers.  Someone might choose to commit suicide for many reasons. Most times, the person has suffered from a mental health disorder that is stress and health-related. Depression is a primary culprit, a feeling of hopelessness and despair that can be absolutely debilitating.  AFSP says that depression is a common condition associated […]

The dangers of wet roads

The dangers of wet roads

Driving on wet roads can be dangerous, especially if you haven’t had your tires and breaks checked.  It is always best to be prepared when you take the road, especially in SA, where weather conditions can change instantly. When the skies open and the first drops fall, roads suddenly become wet and slippery, that’s when […]

Staying safe in freezing weather

Staying safe in freezing weather

Freezing weather can be extremely dangerous. Cold weather is usually associated with winter storms. Besides cold temperatures, we need to deal with power failures, loss of communication services and icy roads – all detrimental to our safety.  When an emergency like hypothermia happens, getting the proper service is just that much more difficult in winter […]

A missing child: What to do?

A missing child: What to do?

In the case of a missing child, it is the most nerve-wracking experience for a parent to look for their kid to no avail. Even just a few seconds of uncertainty about your child’s whereabouts can be torturous. This is one of the reasons why iER puts an emergency panic button right onto your mobile phone – […]

How do defibrillators work?

How do defibrillators work?

Defibrillators are typically associated with frightening scenes from television shows or movies where patients get jolted with electricity through large paddles. Everyone has seen a scene with medical attendants anxiously telling everyone to make way, shouting ‘clear!’ amidst CPR and defibs. Thankfully, those machines have developed into a lightweight, portable medical device that can restore […]

Treating dehydration in children

Treating dehydration in children

We have all heard of drinking 8 cups of water each day, to not only stave off dehydration but to ensure that our bodies can function well. Bodies lose water through our sweat, tears, urine and stool. Your digestive system needs water to work smoothly and move the food from your gut through the digestive […]

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