May 2014

  1. Categories: General Safety Topics & Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors

    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...
  2. Categories: Automated External Defibrillators (AED), CPR, General Safety Topics & Health Tips

    CPR, Lyme Disease and Olives

    Olives? Well, we don't quite get that reference, but CPR & Lyme Disease are hot topics. 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. Springtime means outdoor activities, ticks, and Lyme Disease... See What the Bangor Daily News has to say about this. How to Recognize a Deer Tick and Protect Yourself Against Lyme Disease Deertick How to Recognize a Deer Tick and Protect Yourself Against Lyme Disease Continue reading →
  3. Categories: Pet Safety

    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...
  4. Categories: BBP - Blood Borne Pathogens

    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...
  5. Categories: Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors & Info News

    Itchy Butt

    According to AARP (AARP, Inc., formerly the American Association of Retired Persons) there are easy solutions to Itchy Butt (Rectal Itch)... 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...
  6. Categories: Info News, Military First Aid & Military Medics

    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...
  7. Categories: Child Safety

    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 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...
  8. Categories: Info News, Military First Aid, Military Medics & Disaster & Survival Forum

    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...
  9. Categories: First Aid Articles, General Safety Topics, Info News, Military First Aid & Military Medics

    National EMS Week – Dedicated. For Life.

    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. 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...
  10. Categories: First Aid Articles, General Safety Topics, Health Tips & Info News

    Put on your Sunscreen! Today is "Don't Fry Day"

    Today 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. Sunscreen, Sunblock & Sun Protection! - Broad spectrum coverage Be prepared for Fun in the Sun, Outdoor Adventures, Sports, Camping, and Fun in, on, or by the Water! Single use Packets &...

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