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The Power of Garlic

by TJ Davis August 23rd, 2010 | First Aid, Medication, Nutrition
Garlic is powerful stuff, and I don't just mean the smell. Years of research have indicated that garlic can be beneficial to your health in many ways. Even before the twentieth century, garlic was used as an antibacterial remedy. Famed scientist, Louis Pasteur, known best for his discovery of the antibiotic penicillin, discovered that bacterial cells doused in garlic did not survive. British field doctors also used garlic to treat wounded soldiers during WWII.

Additionally, garlic has been credited with both antiviral and antifungal properties. Garlic was used by Albert Schweitzer - noted physician, musician, philosopher and Nobel Peace Prize
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A Lesson about Lifeguarding

by Kendall Ryan July 5th, 2010 | Children's Health, First Aid, Health News
In today’s economy, it is becoming increasingly difficult for teenagers and college graduates alike to find jobs. However, every summer there seems to be one stable job: lifeguarding.

Lifeguarding is an investment because you have to pay a couple hundred dollars to get certified, but in my experience, many employers offer to reimburse you. A lifeguard certification (life saving and first aid) is good for three years. However, you have to get recertified for CPR every year.

Some great places to work as a lifeguard would be the following:

  • YMCA

  • NYSC

  • Your local swim club

  • Your local swim school

  • Your local gym

  • Your College/University

  • Your local Day Camp

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Splinter Removal in 4 Easy Steps

by MPK April 9th, 2010 | Children's Health, First Aid, Injuries
The arrival of spring brings children to the outdoors, and the return of warmer temperatures often means that these children will be outside barefoot and not covered from neck to ankles in clothing.  It also means there's a greater likelihood of hiking and camping. Be prepared for your camping trip, not only with good blankets and a tent, but also first aid supplies.

If your child receives a cut or scrape, an adhesive bandage will help, but splinters need a little more attention.  Although the cries of your child may tempt you to delay removing the splinter, it is
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First Aid Kit Update

by MPK February 10th, 2010 | First Aid, Injuries
In December, we published an article about the essential first aid supplies you should keep at your house.  This quite thorough list will have you prepared for almost any minor injury or illness.  However, after a recent injury occurred at our house, we discovered that one important item was lacking- non-adhesive dressings.

The list provided by the American Red Cross does include many important supplies for wounds.  (more…)
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First Aid Kit Essentials

by Louise December 14th, 2009 | First Aid, Injuries, Medication
In New Hampshire, we already have had a snowstorm that handed us an inch of snow per hour for at least a quarter of the day. When it's falling that fast, it is best to stay at home. But what if it keeps falling, the power goes out, and you are stranded? Then, on top of that, what if someone gets badly burned, cut, or injured in another manner? Do you have a well-equipped first aid kit? Band-aids and Neosporin just won't cut it.  Though it's a good idea to have health insurance in place for treatment in the long
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