July 2013

  1. Categories: Automated External Defibrillators (AED), Child Safety, CPR, First Aid Articles, General Safety Topics, Health Tips, Info News, Press Releases & Disaster & Survival Forum

    Emergency First Aid & Treatment Guide - Smartphone App

    The Emergency First Aid and Treatment Guide features include: international emergency numbers, current CPR guidelines and steps on what to do. It covers emergencies ranging from choking, to burns and heat exhaustion. This app is .99 cents and available for both Android and Apple devices. Click here to get app
  2. Categories: Health Tips, Info News & Press Releases

    Aspirin - Risk of Liver Damage - Recall

    Mislabeled Aspirin Increases Risk of Liver Damage FDA is alerting consumers, pharmacy and health care professionals to a nationwide recall of one lot of 81 mg Enteric Coated Aspirin Tablets because of the possibility that the tablets in these bottles may actually contain tablets with 500 mg of acetaminophen, the active ingredient in other pain relievers such as Tylenol. The...
  3. Categories: General Safety Topics, Info News & Disaster & Survival Forum

    The World Didn't Come to an end in 2012...What's next?

    With National Preparedness Month coming up in September, we reflect back on last year and "The End of The World" as purportedly predicted by the Mayan Calendar for 12/21/12... Hm... Still here, aren't we? As NASA put it - If you're reading this story, it means the world didn't end on Dec. 21, 2012. Despite reports of an ancient Maya prophecy...
  4. Categories: First Aid Articles, General Safety Topics, Info News & Disaster & Survival Forum

    Nine Dangers at the Beach - Rip Currents | Shorebreak | Lightning | Tsunamis | Sharks | Jellyfish | Heat and Sunburn | Harmful Algal Blooms | Water Quality

    Trips to the beach aren't always fun in the sun. From strong currents and dangerous marine life, to lightning and contaminated water, plan your visit to the beach this summer with the following safety tips in mind. NOAA Safety Information on: Rip Currents | Shorebreak | Lightning | Tsunamis | Sharks | Jellyfish | Heat and Sunburn | Harmful Algal Blooms...
  5. Categories: Automated External Defibrillators (AED), CPR, General Safety Topics, Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors, Health Tips & Info News

    Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of men and women in the United States.

    Preventing Heart Disease, SCA & Stroke... "Did You Know?" The Community Preventive Services Task Force’s annual report to Congress outlines proven means to reduce cardiovascular disease and gaps in the evidence about how to prevent it. Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of men and women in the United States. Almost 16% of US annual health expenditures go towards...
  6. Categories: Info News & Press Releases

    ADA, Title 24, The Americans with Disabilities Act

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law 23 years ago today. ADA provides civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities and ensures equal opportunity in employment; public accommodations; public transportation; state and local government services; and telecommunications.USAVisit Disability.gov for information on disability programs and services throughout the nation. Disability.gov links to resources from federal, state, and local government; academic institutions; and nonprofit organizations.  Continue reading →
  7. Categories: Info News, Press Releases & Disaster & Survival Forum

    DOL provides grant to assist Arkansas with storm recovery efforts - Just as new Tropical Storm Dorian heads in

    The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a $1,054,112 National Emergency Grant to assist Arkansas with cleanup and recovery efforts after the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that struck the state May 30 to June 3. See news release below - But Wait there's more! Tropical Storm Dorian begins westward trek Trade winds are pushing Tropical Storm Dorian west-northwest across...
  8. Categories: CPR & Info News

    Resuscitate a Housefly? Learn Fly CPR!

    Really? Yep - here's how you can "resuscitate" a drowned fly... You can learn a lot about a fly by using a few ingredients from around the house. INGREDIENTS •Drowned Fly •Salt •Paper Towel •Popsicle Stick INSTRUCTIONS STEP 1: Place a drowned fly on a white paper towel. STEP 2: Cover the drowned fly with salt and consistently move the...
  9. Categories: Asthmatic Child, Child Safety, General Safety Topics, Info News & Press Releases

    Forced or Indentured Child Labor

    Are you buying products that come from forced Child Labor? How do you know? Many would not wish to purchase these items (the purchases of which indirectly endorse or support indentured and/or forced child labor.) There's an easy way to know that what you buy is not promoting slave labor by children. The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of International...
  10. Categories: Health Tips, Info News & Flu & Pandemic

    Dengue in Angola

    The Reality of Outbreak Investigations: Dengue in Angola Although the work of CDC employees is frequently glamorized in movies like Outbreak and Contagion, we face the same challenges as any other large, complex organization. Wanna know a secret? Here it is. Chances are, the same reason you’re reading this blog is why many folks at CDC do what they do...

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