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A Simple Solution

by MPK March 31st, 2009 | First Aid, Injuries, Women's Health
Perhaps, like most people you have suffered from the pains of a sore muscle or cramps.  To alleviate this pain, you crave nothing more than to place something warm against the pained area. What are your options?

1.  You could purchase an electric heating pad. Of course, that means you need to sit somewhere near an outlet.

2. You could purchase a package of adhesive heating pads.  However, most of these have a strong odor.  Also, they are single use items, making them rather expensive.

3.  You could purchase a microwavable heating pad.  Reusable and no need for an outlet, makes this a
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First Aid Guide to Fainting

by Rosanne Lorraine December 17th, 2008 | First Aid
Fainting occurs when the blood supply to the brain becomes insufficient. It causes a person to lose consciousness briefly. Fainting either can have no significance or it may be an indication of a serious medical problem. Treating fainting as a medical emergency is important until the cause of the incident in known. If you feel faint, the first thing you need to do is to sit or lie down. Once you are seated, put your head between your knees to redirect blood flow.

If you see someone faint, here are some things you can do:

1.    Look at the person’s airway to
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First Aid Guide to Motion Sickness

by Rosanne Lorraine November 25th, 2008 | First Aid
Riding any type of transportation can cause motion sickness to occur. Without warning, it can happen: from the feeling of discomfort to cold sweats until it progresses to nausea and vomiting. Motion sickness can stop as soon as the motion ceases. Typically, the more a person travels, the more he can adjust to being in motion.

If you know you’re prone to motion sickness, you can stop it from happening by planning ahead of time. When traveling, reserve seats where you feel motion the least. Here is a list of transportation of seats you should reserve:
•    By car – sit in
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Keeping Cool While the Weather Heats Up

by Erin Steiner May 21st, 2008 | Diet, Exercise, First Aid

Here in Oregon the weather has been unseasonably cool…until today when it shot up to 95 degrees. While I was excited to see the (finally) warmer temperature, I realized that because my apartment has no air conditioning I once again will have to find natural ways to keep cool. I thought that I would share the following info, as heat stroke is a very serious condition and it won't be long before it becomes a daily concern.

Here are natural ways to keep your body cool this summer:

1. Drink plenty of water. You might consider upping your water

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Moviegoers, Beware.

by Louise February 8th, 2008 | First Aid, Health News
Moviegoers, beware. Cloverfield is a newly released horror film that has caught much attention. Despite good ratings (nearly 8 out of 10 stars on IMDb.com) and reviews, there has been not-so-good news coming from the theaters.

Reportedly, the horror film has been making some people sick. The underlying reason to this is not gory content, but rather the filming style. Cloverfield is filmed entirely by handheld video cameras. Due to this, much of the film is shaky. The effect is intended, by the producers, to give viewers the feeling that they are part of the movie. But, the effect is giving
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