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Robin Arnette, Vicki Contie, Margaret Georgiann (illustrations), Robin Mackar and Harrison Wein

Paramedics with man on a stretcher

When a Medical Emergency Strikes
A Race Against the Clock
If you're seriously injured, your recovery-and even your life-can depend on how quickly the emergency medical team arrives, what type of treatment you get and how fast they get you to a hospital.
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Guard Your Liver
Protect Yourself From Hepatitis
Hepatitis can make you feel as if you have the flu, but it's a completely different disease. Flu is caused by viruses that attack your lungs and respiratory system; hepatitis is a liver disease. Some forms of hepatitis get better on their own. But others can inflict serious liver damage, and may even leave you needing a new liver.
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