Sports Medicine & First AId

  • Wrestling

    hulk-hoganHappy birthday to the man, the myth, the legend that is Hulk Hogan. Hogan single-handedly tried to keep the spandex and feather boa industries in business throughout the 1980s and 1990s as he dressed almost exclusively in outlandish red and yellow outfits. Hogan parlayed his wrestling success with the World Wrestling Federation into an acting career, starring in Thunder in Paradise. He even released his own music CD, Hulk Rules, which featured songs "I Want To Be A Hulkamaniac" and "Hulkster in Heaven."

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    SPORTS FIRST AID KITS

    Sports-Medicine-FIrst-AidSports are fun, whether you're playing, coaching, or watching. But sports can easily cause injury - not so fun. Often these injuries are minor, like cuts and bruises, but more severe wounds can happen, like fractures or sprains. Our wide variety of sports kits offer options to fit the differing needs of various sports and are perfect for youth teams and tournaments!

  • Score! 25% off all Sports First Aid... HURRY

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    Avoid the Spring Rush!

    To help us manage our production and inventory, we’re offering all of our loyal customers a whopping 25% OFF our already discounted pricing on every item in our Sports First Aid Category

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    order your Spring & Summer Sports gifts, Team and Coach emergency supplies, or Beach Gear during March and $AVE

    - Spring is always our largest Sports Medicine & Sports Safety Product sales season, so order before we get slammed for the best selection and this awesome extra savings deal! See all Sports Injury First Aid Products

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  • Chill Out for Spring Sports

    Spring-Sports-5Today is the first day of Spring, and many are heading our for sports and other outdoor activities.

    Whether your thing is team sports, individual exercise or simple aerobic activity like hiking or walking - get out there and be healthy thing Spring.

    Remember, though to have your first aid supplies handy. From simple cuts, scrapes and bruises, to sunburn and insect bites to sprains, strains and fractures - Spring sports and activities mean colliding with the earth and it is bigger than any of us, so minor injuries will occur.

    Read Ten important items for outdoor first-aid kit and:

    Spring-Sports

  • Rethinking Brain Injuries

    We've discussed concussions and traumatic brain injury (TBI) - especially as it pertains to Youth Sports and Safety. We've even shown you a free concussions app. While we've discussed first aid for concussions and avoidance in the past, the CDC suggests a new focus on reshaping the culture of sports.

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    A new CDC report provides a snapshot on current research on concussion knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors. Based on the findings, the report, entitled “Concussion at Play: Opportunities to Reshape the Culture Around Concussion”, also includes potential strategies to help keep athletes safe.

    What Can Be Done?
    We need to build a culture in sports where athletes take steps to lower their chances of getting a concussion and recognize and report concussion symptoms so that they can seek care and take time to recover.

    While research is ongoing, there are action steps that coaches, parents, health care providers, and school professionals can take now to help create a safe sport culture.

  • Concussion Safety: Free App!

    We've talked about Concussions and TBI in the past, and especially how it affects Youths in Sports.We shared an article on Concussionsgave you deeper information on Head and Neck Injuries, discussed Treatment for Concussions and TBI, have addressed the concerns during Brain Injury Awareness Month, and spent time addressing Head and Neck Injuries in Youth Sports.

    Heads-UpNow we have a great new Free App to share with you to help address these issues. This new CDC App Puts Concussion Safety Info on Every Sideline.

    Designed for parents and coaches, the HEADS UP Concussion and Helmet Safety app provides instant access to concussion safety info—when and where you need it—so you can:

    • Spot a possible concussion.
    • Respond if you think an athlete has a concussion or other serious brain injury.
    • Help an athlete return to school and play safely.

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    A new 3D helmet fit feature that teaches about proper helmet fit, safety and care.

    Download for FREE Today!

  • Concussions

    While Spring is drawing to an end, school and organized sports may be over in your area, and coaches are for the most part done until Fall - the lessons about concussions and traumatic brain injuries still go on. Parent, especially should consider knowing more, as it is their turn to take on the safety manager roll as kids and teens continue to play sports and other physical activities through the Summer without direct supervision. Skateboarding can yield injuries as easily (if not more) as football and soccer, and bicycle crashes and falls can be as dangerous as field hockey collisions.

    An important reminder for Coach Dad and Doctor Mom from the CDC and the Heads Up campaign is that Kids conceal concussions. It's true, studies show that about 60%–70% of young athletes might try to hide concussion symptoms. Why? They want to keep playing, and they don't want to look weak in front of friends and competitors.

    Recognizing and responding to concussions when they first occur can prevent further injury or even death.

    Sports Medicine, Sports First Aid Kits & Sports Injury Supplies... Whether you are the dedicated coach, the starting athlete, or a fan on the sidelines, you know that being involved with sports can mean being involved with injury.  Our line of sports first aid and sports medicine products includes emphasis on the things you need to put injury behind you and get back in the game. A great selection of the best Sports First Aid Kits, and a selection of important Sports First Aid Supplies Below! Sports Medicine, Sports First Aid Kits & Sports Injury Supplies...
    Whether you are the dedicated coach, the starting athlete, or a fan on the sidelines, you know that being involved with sports can mean being involved with injury.
    Our line of sports first aid and sports medicine products includes emphasis on the things you need to put injury behind you and get back in the game. A great selection of the best Sports First Aid Kits, and a selection of important Sports First Aid Supplies!

    What Is a Concussion?

    A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury—or TBI— caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back
    and forth. This fast movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull, creating chemical changes in the brain and sometimes stretching and damaging the brain cells.
    Signs Observed by Coaches or Parents
    • Appears dazed or stunned.
    • Forgets an instruction, is confused about an assignment or
    • position, or is unsure of the game, score, or opponent.
    • Moves clumsily.
    • Answers questions slowly.
    • Loses consciousness (even briefly).
    • Shows mood, behavior, or personality changes.
    • Can’t recall events prior to or after a hit or fall.
    Symptoms Reported by Athletes
    • Headache or “pressure” in head.
    • Nausea or vomiting.
    • Balance problems or dizziness, or double or blurry vision.
    • Bothered by light or noise.
    • Feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy, or groggy.
    • Confusion, or concentration or memory problems.
    • Just not “feeling right,” or “feeling down”.
    NOTE:
    Concussion signs and symptoms often show up
    soon after the injury, but it can be hard to tell how serious
    the concussion is at first. Some symptoms may not be
    noticed or may not show up for hours or days.

    You can customize and share CDC materials—including tools for parents, coaches, and other school professionals—to improve concussion reporting, recovery, and safety.

  • National Oceans Month 🏄

    image of a marine first aid kit Fishing and marine First Aid Kits for Life Boat and on the water injuries - see our Pitt Stop packs

    Many of our readers know we surf test our bandages, kayak test our water resistant first aid kits, and take our marine and boating kits out on the ocean for "real life" quality testing before we offer these products for sale. 🌊

    The oceans, seas, and waterways are very dear to us, and we sponsor beach clean ups, wet lands preservation, and of course, water safety.

    As such,  the Presidential proclamation of National Oceans Month 2015 means a lot to us, and we hope you will read,, consider, and heed:

    Presidential Proclamation-- National Oceans Month, 2015

    NATIONAL OCEANS MONTH, 2015

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    BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

    A PROCLAMATION

    This summer, millions of Americans will take in the beauty and natural splendor of our oceans, coasts, and Great Lakes. As destinations for recreation and tourism, these bodies of water rejuvenate our spirit and cultivate a love of our great outdoors. And no matter where you live or who you are, a healthy and thriving ocean is essential to all people all year. Our marine environments contribute to our food supply, bolster our economy, strengthen our national defense, and support important scientific research and innovation. They are some of humanity's greatest treasures and central to who we are as a people. During National Oceans Month, we celebrate these lifesustaining ecosystems, and we reaffirm our vital role as stewards of our planet.

    Ensuring the long-term health, resilience, and productivity of our marine environments requires us to act to protect and preserve them in the face of a range of threats. Climate change is causing sea levels and ocean temperatures to rise, and these effects can harm coral reefs and force certain species to migrate. Carbon pollution is being absorbed by our oceans, causing them to acidify and changing entire ecosystems. And illegal fishing continues to threaten our global and economic security, as well as the sustainability of our world's fisheries.

    My Administration is committed to doing all we can to combat these threats and leave our children and grandchildren clean and vibrant oceans. As part of my National Ocean Policy, we are creating a coordinated, science-based approach to managing our coasts and oceans, and we are focused on implementing specific, on-the-ground actions to improve our ocean economy and bolster ocean health. We continue to make meaningful progress toward ending overfishing, and the Federal Government is partnering with State, local, and tribal leaders to promote marine conservation. As President, I continue to use my authority to preserve our most precious ecosystems, including last year when I expanded the largest marine reserve in the world -- ensuring more of our pristine tropical marine environments are off limits to commercial resource extraction.

    We are heirs to a vast expanse of oceans and waterways that have sustained our ancestors for centuries. As caretakers of our planet, we share an obligation to protect these magnificent ecosystems for generations to come. This month, let us work to do our part and recommit to leading the way toward a safer, cleaner, more stable world.

    NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2015 as National Oceans Month. I call upon Americans to take action to protect, conserve, and restore our oceans, coasts, and Great Lakes.

    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-ninth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-ninth.

    BARACK OBAMA

  • Don’t Fry Day

    Know the importance of skin cancer prevention and sun-safety behaviors.

    Today is Don’t Fry Day.

    Don't forget the Sunblock or Sunscreen! Don't forget the Sunblock or Sunscreen!

    The Friday before Memorial Day is Don’t Fry Day: Protect your skin today and every day.

    Millions of Americans will enjoy the great outdoors this weekend. Skin cancer, caused by too much sun, is the most common of all cancers in the United States. More people will be diagnosed with skin cancer this year than breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancer combined.

    The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention reminds you to enjoy the outdoors safely. We have named the Friday before Memorial Day Don’t Fry Day. In the same way we teach kids to wear bike helmets, we can also teach them to wear wide-brimmed hats.

    What You Can Do to Be Safe in the Sun:

    1. Do Not Burn
      Overexposure to the sun is the most preventable risk factor for skin cancer.
    2. Avoid Sun Tanning and Tanning Beds
      Ultraviolet (UV) light from tanning beds and the sun causes skin cancer and wrinkling. If you want to look like you’ve been in the sun, use a sunless self-tanning product instead.
    3. Cover Up
      Wear protective clothing, such as a long-sleeved shirt, pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses, where possible.
    4. Seek Shade/Use Umbrellas
      Seek shade when appropriate. Remember that the sun’s UV rays are strongest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
    5. Generously Apply Sunscreen
      Generously apply sunscreen to all exposed skin using a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 30 that provides broad-spectrum protection from both UVA and UVB rays. Reapply every two hours, even on cloudy days, and after swimming or sweating.
    6. Use Extra Caution Near Water, Snow and Sand
      Water, snow and sand reflect the damaging rays of the sun, which can increase your chance of sunburn.
    7. Check the UV Index
      The UV Index provides important information to help you plan your outdoor activities in ways that prevent overexposure to the sun. Developed by the National Weather Service (NWS) and EPA, you can find the UV Index for your area online at: http://www.epa.gov/sunwise/uvindex.html.

    Get Vitamin D Safely
    Get vitamin D safely through a diet that includes vitamin supplements and foods fortified with vitamin D. Don’t seek the sun or indoor tanning.

    Download the informational poster. DFD

  • Tomorrow is Don't Fry Day

    While you should be slathering it on everyday, and any day you will be outside, be sure to make an extra effort at applying your sunscreen tomorrow for Don't Fry Day!

    To help reduce rising rates of skin cancer from overexposure to the ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun, the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has designated the Friday before Memorial Day as “Don’t Fry Day” to encourage sun safety awareness and to remind everyone to protect their skin while enjoying the outdoors. Because no single step can fully protect you and your family from overexposure to UV radiation, follow as many of the following tips as possible:

    • Do Not Burn or Tan
    • Seek Shade
    • Wear Sun-Protective Clothing
    • Generously Apply Sunscreen
    • Use Extra Caution Near Water, Snow, and Sand
    • Get Vitamin D Safely
    Don't forget the Sunblock or Sunscreen! Don't forget the Sunblock or Sunscreen!

    As warm weather approaches and millions of Americans prepare to enjoy the great outdoors, the risk for ultraviolet (UV) damage of the skin increases. Skin cancer is on the rise in the United States, and the American Cancer Society estimates that one American dies every hour from skin cancer. This year alone, the American Cancer Society estimates there will be more than 73,870 new cases of malignant melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, and more than two million new cases of basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers in the U.S.

    Fortunately, skin cancer is highly curable if found early and can be prevented. Remember to Slip! Slop! Slap!...and Wrap when you’re outdoors — slip on a shirt, slop on broad spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher, slap on a wide-brimmed hat, and wrap on sunglasses. The best way to detect skin cancer early is to examine your skin regularly and recognize changes in moles and skin growths.DFD_Poster

    Most skin cancers are caused by overexposure to UV radiation. Individuals with lighter-toned skin are more susceptible to UV damage, although people of all races and ethnicities can be at risk for skin cancer. Those who have a family history of skin cancer, plenty of moles or freckles, or a history of severe sunburns early in life are at a higher risk of skin cancer as well. To minimize the harmful effects of excessive and unprotected sun exposure, protection from intense UV radiation should be a life-long practice for everyone.
    The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention is a united voice to reduce skin cancer incidence, morbidity, and mortality, through awareness, prevention, early detection, research, and advocacy.

  • Spring Sports

    Sports Medicine, Sports First Aid Kits & Sports Injury Supplies... Whether you are the dedicated coach, the starting athlete, or a fan on the sidelines, you know that being involved with sports can mean being involved with injury.  Our line of sports first aid and sports medicine products includes emphasis on the things you need to put injury behind you and get back in the game. A great selection of the best Sports First Aid Kits, and a selection of important Sports First Aid Supplies Below! Sports Medicine, Sports First Aid Kits & Sports Injury Supplies...
    Whether you are the dedicated coach, the starting athlete, or a fan on the sidelines, you know that being involved with sports can mean being involved with injury.
    Our line of sports first aid and sports medicine products includes emphasis on the things you need to put injury behind you and get back in the game. A great selection of the best Sports First Aid Kits, and a selection of important Sports First Aid Supplies Below!

    Spring Sports are coming (already!) hard to believe when much of the country is experiencing sub-zero temperatures, but it's true!

    Are you ready for rough-n-tumble fun outdoors?

    Think about safety on the sports field or track... don't let the bugs bite, and stay hydrated (if you're a spectator, remember the poncho for spring showers!)

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