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16 Feb National Burn Awareness Week

The celebration of love and romance on Valentine’s Day, every February 14, may be the only occasion most people celebrate in the second month of the new year. In many parts of the world, February is the longest, coldest, and hardest month of the year...

20 Jan Getting Back to Work

The tired cliché, “timing is everything in life” holds true for everyone in any situation.  How and when the burn survivor should return to work is a major decision, and not one to be made solo or taken lightly. The familiar lament that “we spend...

29 Dec Share Your Burn Survivor Story

The ancient art of storytelling is a lifeline in this challenging era of massive geopolitical upheaval.  Hard to believe that this revered tool partnered contemporary social media, would be a vital means of cultural preservation to dwindling indigenous populations and global diasporas, struggling the keep...

27 Nov Psychological Stress After a Burn Injury

Psychological trauma is an unfortunate and common occurrence after a burn injury. Trauma suffered by burn injury survivors often lurks far beneath physical disfigurement. Insidious and unseen, the attendant social and psychological consequences can often be more damaging than the burn injury itself. Understanding what...

08 Nov Top Ten Ways to Prevent Fires

Too often we hear that horrific news story about a family home that’s gone up in flames, with loved ones perishing in the blaze. The stark, charred remains of a family home once so full of life:  meals, laundry, homework, consumes the big screen in...