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  • Movember

    That's an awfully handsome mustache you're sporting!

    Spelled both Mustache and moustache, one who grows whiskers on the upper lip is said to be moustachioed:

    Full Definition of MUSTACHIO

    : mustache; especially : a large mustache
    — mus·ta·chioed also mous·ta·chioed adjective
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    Variants of MUSTACHIO

    mus·ta·chio also mous·ta·chio
    Origin of MUSTACHIO

    Spanish & Italian; Spanish mostacho, from Italian mustaccio, from Old Italian
    First Known Use: 1588

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    The Movember Foundation challenges men to grow moustaches during Movember (formerly known as November), to spark conversation and raise vital funds for its men’s health programs. To date, 4 million moustaches have been grown worldwide.

    As such - we at First Aid Mart moustache you to be Safe this Month!

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  • National Preparedness Month - Getting Prepared at Any Age

    Getting Prepared at Any Age

    During National Preparedness Month, Remember that Preparedness - from the Boy Scout Motto to the National Campaign - starts at any age, it is a conscious plan and also a way of being... prepare your kids young, Visit Ready.gov/Kids & have Children's Preparedness Items at Home.

    Hutchinson, Kan., Sep. 9, 2013 -- This two year old, accompanied by his parents, looks over FEMA preparedness material at the Kansas State Fair. FEMA had a informational booth set up at the state fair for Kansas State Preparedness Day. Steve Zumwalt/FEMA Hutchinson, Kan., Sep. 9, 2013 -- This two year old, accompanied by his parents, looks over FEMA preparedness material at the Kansas State Fair. FEMA had a informational booth set up at the state fair for Kansas State Preparedness Day. Steve Zumwalt/FEMA
  • Are Your Kids Fat?

    Obesity is a serious issue in the US - and kids are by no means exempt... learn a bit and avoid this serious health issue in your Family.

    Fat-KidsState and local officials can use recommended strategies [PDF-2.6MB] to help drive down rates of childhood obesity in their communities.

  • 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.

    HouseflyINGREDIENTS
    •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 fly around in the salt with the popsicle stick until the fly starts moving.

    EXPLANATION
    Flies and other insects breathe through tiny openings along the sides of their abdomen called spiracles. These openings were filled with a liquid causing the fly to drown. The salt draws the liquid out of the spiracles allowing the fly to “breathe” again. Go to www.hookedonscience.org for more experiments that might get you and your family “Hooked on Science.”

  • Happy First Day of Summer! Be Safe and Have FUN!

    Summer Safety Survival Guide: 10 Tips to Keep Your Family Safe

    Summer Safety Summer Safety

    Summer is the time for outdoor cookouts, pool parties and backyard play dates – not a time for bandaging scrapes, nursing burns – or worse. Learn these important summer safety tips and make sure everyone in your family knows them by heart too. That way, it will be a summer to remember, for all the right reasons.

    Pool Safety

    1. Supervise constantly: Good supervision means you are able to scan the pool area every 20 seconds and be able to reach the pool in 10 seconds.
    2. Put multiple safety barriers between children and the pool: Install a four-foot fence with a self-closing, self-latching gate that has a locking mechanism beyond a child’s reach. Also cut overhanging tree limbs and remove chairs or ladders from the pool area to prevent children from climbing over the fence surrounding the pool.
    3. Always check the pool first if a child is missing: Child drowning is often a silent death that alerts no one with splashes or yells for help. Many drowning accidents happen when children have been missing for less than five minutes.
    4. Empty small wading pools and remove all toys after children are through playing: Infants can drown in just a few inches of water. Floats, balls and other toys may attract children to the pool when it is unattended.

    Backyard Safety

    1. Keep grills at least 10 feet from any structure: Grilling mishaps cause more than 8,300 fires and send 3,000 people to the emergency room each year. Never grill indoors or near garages or porches, even if it’s raining.
    2. Have a spray bottle or fire extinguisher handy: An unexpected flare up can burn more than your burgers. Use a spray bottle to avoid flare ups and have a fire extinguisher nearby. Also, coals get hot – in some cases up to 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit – so dispose of charcoal away from kids and pets and cool it down with a hose.
    3. Never use gasoline or kerosene to light a charcoal fire: Both can cause an explosion. When grilling, use insulated, flame-retardant mitts and long-handled barbeque tongs and utensils to handle food and coals.
    4. Check gas grill hoses for cracking, brittleness, holes and leaks: If the tank valve or grill needs repair, do not attempt to do it yourself. Take it to your local home improvement store or qualified appliance repair person.
    5. Inspect outdoor decorative lights carefully: Some families add backyard ambience with outdoor decorative lighting. Do not connect more than three midget light string sets together. Light strings with screw-in bulbs should have a maximum of 50 bulbs connected together. Be sure to use light strings bearing the UL Mark, which means UL has tested samples of the product for risk of fire, electric shock and other hazards.

    Playground Safety

    1. Carefully inspect backyard playground equipment: According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 70 percent of all playground-related deaths occur on home playground equipment. Make sure equipment is anchored safely in the ground, all equipment pieces are in good working order, S-hooks are entirely closed and bolts are not protruding.

    Article Courtesy of Safety at Home

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