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Firework Injuries Do Happen and Can Change Your Life

Jul 17, 2015

Would you let your three-year-old run around the yard waving a 2000-degree blowtorch? That’s how hot sparklers burn. Brad Wiggins from the University of Utah Burn Center says the injuries sparklers cause are real and can last a lifetime. Don’t underestimate the danger. Take a moment to find out...

What to Do if You Get Burned in the Wilderness

Jul 1, 2015

Do you know what you’d do if you were burned and miles away from help or a hospital? If you’re heading out on a hunting or backpacking trip this summer, this podcast is for you. Burn expert Annette Matherly describes the steps to take if you get burned in the wilderness. She tells you everything...

Can You Get Frostbite Pumping Gas?

Feb 23, 2015

It’s below freezing, the wind is blowing and you’re putting gas in your car. What if you have a 10-minute walk to work or the bus stop? Are you in danger of getting frostbite? If you are how serious will it be? Exactly how long and how cold does it need to be before frostbite is a real issue? ...

What to Do if Your Child Gets Scalded

Feb 4, 2015

Scalds are the most common burn injury for children under five, they are painful and can be life changing. Unfortunately, it’s easier then you think for a child to suffer severe burns from hot drinks, bathwater, and microwave foods. Prevention is always the best first step, but if your child did ...

Scalding: Prevent Your Child From a Kitchen Burn

Feb 4, 2015

There’s nothing more devastating than seeing your child suffer a painful, life-changing scalding burn injury. And for most parents, they think it will never happen to their child. That’s what Taylor Vowles thought. Hear his story about the day his son got second-degree scald burns over 8% of his...

Save Your Child's Hands by Following These Simple Glass Fireplace Safety Tips

Jan 13, 2015

Did you know glass fireplaces can reach up to 1,300 degrees Fahrenheit? Dr. Amalia Cochran is a surgeon at the Utah Burn Center who has taken care of many patients who have burned their hands on glass fireplaces. Most of her patients are young children. Dr. Cochran discusses just how dangerous and ...

What to Do if You’re Trapped in a Fire at Work

Nov 13, 2014

If a fire started in your workplace, would you know how to react and escape? Annette Matherly from the University of Utah Health Care Burn Center offers tips that could save your life. She talks strategies, studies and the most important thing to do if you get trapped....