Monthly Archives: May 2014

  • Safety Tips for Special Needs

    Persons with Special Needs, once referred to as "Disabled" are unique in that they face several challenges and hardships in their daily life. A person confined to a wheelchair may seem like an easy prey to criminals and robbers. A disability can denote a physical limitation of any kind. One may be deaf, blind, mute or confined to a wheelchair due to mobility issues. Having limitations should never make one vulnerable or insecure. Physical capacity may have limitations, but that in no way means a person in this situation is defenseless.

    Let’s have a look at some of the basic safety tricks to have up your sleeve to give a nasty surprise to those who might attack you and to keep yourself safe in general.

    Learn Martial Arts

    These may seem like an impossible suggestion, but most of the martial art forms can be mastered by disabled people. A martial art involves the study of the mind, body and spirit in equal parts to form a powerful whole. What the body can’t do the spirit makes up for.

    The techniques and tactics involved in martial arts do not place undue stress on your physical ability. You can use the force and power of your attacker to your own benefit. Also you get to know of the pressure points on the body which can instantly weaken a person, if hit there. So try to enroll yourself for a class with a trained and willing teacher, and get transformed into a karate Black Belt.

    Use Personal Alarms

    These are very helpful to have if you are venturing out late in the night or stepping out on your own. The alarm used by joggers or the common audio alarm works fine. A flashlight can also help you raise an alarm in case of any untoward incident. You need to be extra careful while leaving a mall and entering its huge parking lot. These are deserted places and you may be isolated and alone. Don’t hesitate to ask an attender for help. Always keep in mind to inform your spouse or friend of your whereabouts.

    Carry a Pepper Spray

    The pepper spray is quite a useful and handy weapon when it comes to personal safety. The hot contents can cause intense burning and pain in the eyes, difficulty in breathing and disorientation. You spray it right into your attacker’s face and he will be out of action for a while.

    The effect causes a temporary loss of vision and the feeling of being sprayed upon is pretty much like being ‘set alight’. Once the job is done make sure you get away from the place as soon as possible. Pepper sprays come in compact sizes and can easily fit in your pocket or hand bag. This is an effective weapon in warding off assailants and thugs, but do check if carrying a pepper spray on you is legal in your part of the country.

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    Stun Them with a Stun Gun or a Taser

    Stun guns are widely used self-defense weapons. They deliver high volts of electricity that can cause excruciating pain, temporary immobility, and disorientation. The use of a stun gun gives you enough time to raise an alarm or get away.

    A Taser is more sophisticated than a stun gun. It can temporarily immobilize the attacker and put him out of action. The Taser is an electroshock weapon and can disrupt the voluntary control a person has over his muscular movements. The weapon releases two dart-like electrodes or probes that can travel up to 15 feet. They can pierce through thick clothing and get lodged underneath the skin, and the barbed shape makes them difficult to remove.

    Safety and security should be accounted for at all times. There are innumerable minor threats and dangers hidden in the comforts of your homes as well. Here are A few tips you can follow to keep yourself safe at home.

    1) Remove All-Scatter Rugs - They pose a constant danger of slipping and tripping. If you use a wheelchair they may get entangled in the wheels or they may slip while an elderly person walks on them, leading to a fall. Loop pile carpeting is suitable for wheelchair use.

    2) Do Away with Skidding Wax and Floor Cleaners – The use of wax on floors increases the chances of a fall. Slippery floor cleaners should also be avoided.

    3) Optimum Lighting - Always use bright lights and lamps that make it easy to see obstacles or objects in the way. This makes it convenient for you to see your way around the house. Properly-lit kitchens reduce the possibility of burns and cuts. Bathrooms should also be well lit. The stairways and ramps should have bright lighting to reduce the possibility of a fall.

    4) Safe Bathrooms - Bathrooms are always wet and moist. Slippery floors, shower cubicles and bath tubs increase the danger of slips and falls. Textured bathmats help reduce the danger of slipping to a great extent. Toilet seats should be adjusted to your convenience and ease of use. Inside-tub seating arrangements and hand showers make it convenient for wheelchair users. Grab bars and guard rails should be placed next to the pot, the bath tub, and wherever necessary to ensure safety.

    5) Ramps Ensure Accessibility - Ramps or gradual slopes are essential for wheelchair users to gain accessibility. They can replace stairs and steps, or be a part of an accessible route in your building or home. Handrails should be fitted for ease of use and safety.

    Conclusion

    Safety and security should always be of primary concern to the disabled and physically challenged. With proper precautions and good planning most of the dangers and threats can be strongly dealt with.

  • CPR, Lyme Disease and Olives

    Olives? Well, we don't quite get that reference, but CPR & Lyme Disease are hot topics.

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    With CPR & AED Awareness Month beginning in a few days, there's a lot of talk about CPR - scheduling training classes, getting CPR gear, etc.

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  • Keeping Your Pets Safe

    You may know that the FDA works to keep foods and drugs safe for you and your family, but you may not realize the agency does much the same for your pets...

    Drug Safety

    In Fiscal Year 2013, FDA received 86,444 reports of adverse drug events from manufacturers, veterinarians, and consumers. Baker explains that while manufacturers are required by law to report adverse drug events, veterinarians and consumers are encouraged to report on a voluntary basis. Instructions for pet owners on reporting can be found at fda.gov.

    CVM’s pharmacovigilance efforts can lead to

    • revisions in product labels,
    • “Dear Doctor” letters to veterinarians warning of potential safety issues,
    • client information sheets informing pet owners of important drug information, and
    • articles in veterinary journals.

    In addition, to get the word out about its pharmacovigilance efforts, FDA reaches out to veterinarians at professional meetings, continuing education courses and conferences. More recently, FDA has begun reaching out to technicians in veterinary practices, too, to encourage them to report issues of concern with veterinary drugs. “We’re suggesting that more vet techs assume the responsibility for adverse event reporting for vets who may be too tied up to do so in the course of a busy day,” Baker says.

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    FDA engages in pharmacovigilance; that is, it monitors reports of adverse drug events (unexpected and sometimes serious side effects) from manufacturers, veterinarians and animal owners. Monitoring this information can result in changes in product labeling to better communicate drug safety information. In addition, the agency maintains a website through which consumers can report safety problems related to pet foods.

    “People value their pets and may not realize that FDA is constantly on the lookout for signs that there is a medication or food on the market that could result in adverse health events,” says John Baker, a veterinarian and director of the Division of Veterinary Product Safety (DVPS) within the agency’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM).

  • HIV? BBP!

    Each year, an estimated 50,000 individuals become infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the United States. A new prevention strategy, Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), is intended for high-risk populations to reduce their risk of becoming infected with HIV. PrEP includes daily medication and routine follow-up. When used consistently, PrEP is shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection. If delivered effectively and used in combination with other proven prevention methods, PrEP may help address the HIV epidemic in the United States.

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    Over 1.1 million--are living with HIV. The growing number with the potential to transmit HIV presents a challenge for prevention. At the same time, recent scientific breakthroughs in treatment, prevention, and monitoring disease have equipped us with an unprecedented number of effective tools to prevent infection. High Impact HIV Prevention seeks the most effective distribution of limited resources, considering the effectiveness and cost of prevention interventions and the feasibility of full-scale implementation. Learn more in these CDC Webinars:

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  • Itchy Butt

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    Likely causes: Poor wiping, which can occur with aging-related physical impairment; prolapsed rectum; pinworms; anal warts sometimes caused by human papillomavirus (HPV); psoriasis; hemorrhoids; dyes or other agents in toilet paper.

    DIY treatments: Wipe with unscented baby wipes rather than toilet paper — "and keep them in the refrigerator" for a cooling effect, suggests Rubin. (Just don't flush them down the toilet, unless you really miss seeing your plumber.) Apply diaper rash ointment or antifungal powders sold for vaginal infections before bedtime.

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    What a doctor may do: Check for diabetes or other possible causes of a yeast infection in the anus, and underlying colorectal conditions.

    Noteworthy: Don't use a washcloth on an itchy bottom, warns Rubin. It's too irritating — and worsens itching. To check for pinworms — microscopic parasites in contaminated food that mature in intestines — place a piece of tape over your rectum at night and check for worms on the tape in the morning.

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  • Happy Memorial Day

    Today is Memorial Day - A day for honoring and remembering.

    Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May. It was formerly known as Decoration Day and commemorates all men and women, who have died in military service for the United States. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day and it is traditionally seen as the start of the summer season.

    usa-memorial-dayMemorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, conjuring images of picnics, barbecues or just a lazy day off. But originally the holiday was charged with deeper meaning.

    There are many stories as to its actual beginnings, with over two dozen cities and towns laying claim to being the birthplace of Memorial Day. There is also evidence that organized women's groups in the South were decorating graves before the end of the Civil War: a hymn published in 1867, "Kneel Where Our Loves are Sleeping" by Nella L. Sweet carried the dedication "To The Ladies of the South who are Decorating the Graves of the Confederate Dead" (Source: Duke University's Historic American Sheet Music, 1850-1920).

    Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30. It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country.

    The first large observance was held that year at Arlington National Cemetery, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.

    Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed on 30 May 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. The first state to officially recognize the holiday was New York in 1873. By 1890 it was recognized by all of the northern states. The South refused to acknowledge the day, honoring their dead on separate days until after World War I (when the holiday changed from honoring just those who died fighting in the Civil War to honoring Americans who died fighting in any war). It is now celebrated in almost every State on the last Monday in May (passed by Congress with the National Holiday Act of 1971 (P.L. 90 - 363) to ensure a three day weekend for Federal holidays), though several southern states have an additional separate day for honoring the Confederate war dead: January 19 in Texas, April 26 in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi; May 10 in South Carolina; and June 3 (Jefferson Davis' birthday) in Louisiana and Tennessee.

    In 1915, inspired by the poem "In Flanders Fields," Moina Michael replied with her own poem:
    We cherish too, the Poppy red
    That grows on fields where valor led,
    It seems to signal to the skies
    That blood of heroes never dies.

    Today we honor

    The origins of special services to honor those who die in war can be found in antiquity. The Athenian leader Pericles offered a tribute to the fallen heroes of the Peloponnesian War over 24 centuries ago that could be applied today to the 1.1 million Americans who have died in the nation’s wars: “Not only are they commemorated by columns and inscriptions, but there dwells also an unwritten memorial of them, graven not on stone but in the hearts of men.”

    To ensure the sacrifices of America ’s fallen heroes are never forgotten, in December 2000, the U.S. Congress passed and the president signed into law “The National Moment of Remembrance Act,” P.L. 106-579, creating the White House Commission on the National Moment of Remembrance. The commission’s charter is to “encourage the people of the United States to give something back to their country, which provides them so much freedom and opportunity” by encouraging and coordinating commemorations in the United States of Memorial Day and the National Moment of Remembrance.

    The National Moment of Remembrance encourages all Americans to pause wherever they are at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day for a minute of silence to remember and honor those who have died in service to the nation. As Moment of Remembrance founder Carmella LaSpada states: “It’s a way we can all help put the memorial back in Memorial Day.”

    What do people do?

    It is traditional to fly the flag of the United States at half mast from dawn until noon. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries. Memorial Day is combined with Jefferson Davis' Birthday in Mississippi.

    Memorial Day has become less of an occasion of remembrance. Many people choose to hold picnics, sports events and family gatherings on this weekend. This day is traditionally seen as the start of the summer season for cultural events. For the fashion conscious, it is seen as acceptable to wear white clothing, particularly shoes from Memorial Day until Labor Day. However, fewer and fewer people follow this rule and many wear white clothing throughout the year.

    Public life

    Memorial Day is a federal holiday. All non-essential Government offices are closed, as are schools, businesses and other organizations. Most public transit systems do not run on their regular schedule. Many people see Memorial Day weekend as an opportunity to go on a short vacation or visit family or friends. This can cause some congestion on highways and at airports.

    Background

    Memorial Day started as an event to honor Union soldiers, who had died during the American Civil War. It was inspired by the way people in the Southern states honored their dead. After World War I, it was extended to include all men and women, who died in any war or military action.

    Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day. The current name for this day did not come into use until after World War II. Decoration Day and then Memorial Day used to be held on May 30, regardless of the day of the week, on which it fell. In 1968, the Uniform Holidays Bill was passed as part of a move to use federal holidays to create three-day weekends. This meant that that, from 1971, Memorial Day holiday has been officially observed on the last Monday in May. However, it took a longer period for all American states to recognize the new date.First-Aid-Mart-Best-First-Aid

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  • Tools for talking to teens about marijuana

    While it may be legal in many States, often Parents don't want their kids smoking - cigarettes, or marijuana.

    Guides target both teens and parents with up-to-date science-based facts on marijuana

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    Marijuana Facts for Teens

    Two updated booklets about marijuana for teens and their parents will help families sort out marijuana myths from science-based facts. The revamped tools come from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health. These booklets are being released during the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Prevention Week 2014  on the day dedicated to the Prevention of Prescription Drug Abuse and Marijuana Use.

    Marijuana Facts for Teens discusses the often confusing themes of health consequences of marijuana use in this age group, its effect on the developing brain, its addiction risk, and what we know about its potential as a medicine. Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know has updated tips for parents on how to tell if their child is using marijuana and how to talk about the issue with their teen in a climate of heated public debates over legalization. Both revised publications are now available online. Marijuana Facts for Teens is also available in print, and Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know will be available in print soon.

    Along with updated data and research-based information, new sections in both guides cover the dangers of K2/Spice (often referred to as synthetic marijuana) and new research that shows smoking marijuana regularly as a teen can lower IQ. Both guides also include new information on the state of the science related to potential therapeutic uses for chemical compounds found in the marijuana plant.

    NIDA’s 2013 Monitoring the Future survey results indicate that by the time they graduate high school, 45.5 percent of U.S. teens will have tried marijuana at least once. Also, 36.4 percent of 12th graders, 29.8 percent of 10th graders, and 12.7 percent of eighth graders say they smoked it during the past year. More than 6 percent of seniors say they smoke it daily, putting them at higher risk for addiction.

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    “Our goal for teens is to give them the straight, science-based facts so that they can make smart choices and be their best selves—without drugs,” said NIDA director Dr. Nora D. Volkow. “We hope that they will continue the conversation and share this information with their peers, parents, teachers, and others.”

    For more information for teens about drug abuse, please visit the NIDA for Teens website.

    The National Institute on Drug Abuse is a component of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIDA supports most of the world’s research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction. The Institute carries out a large variety of programs to inform policy and improve practice. Fact sheets on the health effects of drugs of abuse and information on NIDA research and other activities can be found on the NIDA home page at http://www.drugabuse.gov, which is now compatible with your smartphone, iPad or tablet. To order publications in English or Spanish, call NIDA’s DrugPubs research dissemination center at 1-877-NIDA-NIH or 240-645-0228 (TDD) or fax or email requests to 240-645-0227 or drugpubs@nida.nih.gov. Online ordering is available at http://drugpubs.drugabuse.gov. NIDA’s media guide can be found at http://drugabuse.gov/mediaguide, and its new easy-to-read website can be found at http://www.easyread.drugabuse.gov.

    About the National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIH, the nation's medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit www.nih.gov.

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  • Walkie Talkies and Hand Held Radios

    Surely by now most of us have outgrown our childhood days of running around our neighborhood playing tag with our friends, but using walkie-talkies still have some great real-world applications for adults.

    The walkie-talkie radio is an cheap and efficient way of having good dependable communication with others when other types of communication will not work at all. In a disaster situation, wireless communication such as this may be the only option as cell towers and electricity are likely to be out for extended periods of time.

    Public safety is a hugely important vocation, more so than ever in these uncertain times. Emergency services, such as the Fire Brigade, the Paramedics and The Police Service have to be able to respond to a major crisis within a moment’s notice.

    In times of real disaster, such as a violent riot or terrorist attack, these services need to co-ordinate their efforts. Medical teams need to reach the injured, police need to arrest those responsible for starting the violence and the Fire Brigade must be responsible for tending to situations that don’t always involve fire (rescuing trapped civilians etc).

    How can the emergency services keep in touch quickly, clearly and efficiently? They use radios, of course.

    Two-way radios are a proven technology. They are reliable, easy to use and cost-effective. Plus, they have strong outer bodywork that is well suited to dangerous operating environments.

    It’s easy to train staff to use a two-way radio system and the devices rarely suffer from loss of signal like a mobile phone would. By pressing one button, users can easily interface with each other, share vital information over large distances (in real time) and, in the process, save innocent lives.

    In a very real sense, two-way radios are a factor in your ability to sleep at night and feel safe and protected. As important as they are in other areas of British industry, they are even more important to public safety.

    Walkie Talkies are portable communication devices consisting of low-level radio transmitters and receivers.

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    The first walkie-talkies were developed for military use during World War II, and spread to public safety and eventually commercial and job site work after the war. Typical walkie-talkies resemble a telephone handset, possibly slightly larger but still a single unit, with an antenna sticking out of the top.

    Early Handie-Talkies had tubes and ran on 4, 45-volt dry cells or 12V Nickel-Cadmium batteries. Surplus Motorola Handie Talkies found their way into the hands of ham radio operators immediately following World War II. Walkie-talkies are widely used in any setting where portable radio communications are necessary, including business, public safety, outdoor recreation, and the like, and devices are available at numerous price points.

    2 Way Radio, thanks to increasing use of miniaturized electronics, can be made very small, with some personal two-way UHF radio models being smaller than a pack of cigarettes (though VHF and HF units can be substantially larger due to the need for larger antennas and battery packs).

    The lowest cost devices are very simple electronically (single-frequency, crystal-controlled, generally based on a simple discrete transistor circuit where "grownup" walkie-talkies use chips), may employ super regenerative receivers. They may lack even a volume control, but they may nevertheless be elaborately designed, often superficially resembling more "grown-up" radios such as FRS or public safety gear.

    An unusual feature, common on children's walkie-talkies but seldom available otherwise even on amateur models, is a "code key", that is, a button allowing the operator to transmit Morse code or similar tones to another walkie-talkie operating on the same frequency.

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    Motorola
    The first radio receiver/transmitter to be nick-named "Walkie-Talkie" was the backpacked Motorola SCR-300, created by an engineering team in 1940 at the Galvin Manufacturing Company (fore-runner of Motorola). Handie-Talkie became a trademark of Motorola, Inc.

    The abbreviation HT, derived from Motorola's "Handie Talkie" trademark, is commonly used to refer to portable hand held ham radios, with "walkie-talkie" used to designate more specialized commercial and personal radios. Motorola also produced the hand-held AM SCR-536 radio during World War II, and it was called the "Handie-Talkie" (HT).

    Motorola's public safety radios of the 1950s and 1960s, were loaned or donated to ham groups as part of the Civil Defence program. Motorola is forever introducing new models, so don't get bogged down looking for any particular model, since the model numbers change frequently.

    Today, Walkie Talkies can reach several miles.

    While FRS walkie-talkies are also sometimes used as toys because mass-production makes them low cost, they have proper super heterodyne receivers and are a useful communication tool for both business and personal use. Motorola has a huge chunk of the market and consistently receive high marks from consumer products testing groups.

    Kids
    Your kids will get as much of a kick out of it as we did as children. Another difference from cell phones is that there's no air time charge (at all, ever), so you can give one to your kids without worrying. The kids loved having them around since it gives them more independence and freedom, especially on out door trips and camping.

    Walkie Talkies are a fun way to communicate with your friends and is a pretty good deal considering how cheap they are. Whether you are on the slopes, hiking or simply mucking around in your own house or garden, Walkie Talkies are an absolute must.

    So, when you go to sleep tonight, spare a thought for the emergency services who bravely keep you safe, from fire, from violence and from serious injury/illness. Public safety is a vital part of our lives and these people are committing their professional lives to it, every single day.

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  • National EMS Week – Dedicated. For Life.

    National EMS Week 2014
    National EMS Week
    May 18-24, 2014

    EMS - Our lives depend on them - are you involved in EMS? Do you support EMS? Recognize these heroes this week.

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    National EMS Week has been observed annually since it was first declared by President Gerald Ford in 1974. It brings together local communities and medical personnel to recognize and honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of emergency medicine's "front line."

     

    For information and resources to celebrate National EMS Week 2014, go to:

    This information can be used throughout the year for public education and safety programs.


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    Also, read more about EMS Week in this month's edition of EMS Update: Your Connection to the Office of EMS

    Learn about NHTSA's role in coordinating National EMS systems.
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  • Put on your Sunscreen! Today is "Don't Fry Day"

    SunBlockToday is "Don't Fry Day" & May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, an opportunity to raise awareness about researchers finding new ways to attack skin cancer on different fronts.

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