Tourniquets Are Hisstory

Here's a tip: Don't get drunk and play with snakes. It seems obvious, but according to an article in the New England Journal of Medicine, a lot of snake attacks happen just that way: 98% of the more than 6,000 yearly snakebites in the U.S. occur on the extremities, most often on arms and hands when people try to handle or kill a snake; in many such cases intoxication is a factor.

If you do get bitten, there are new guidelines for what to do. Don't cut the wound open and suck the venom out. You could contaminate the injury or...

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