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Tetanus FAQ – Understanding the Tetanus Shot

Posted: 15th October 2013 by Michael Levanduski in First Aid & Medical
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Just about everyone has had, or knows someone who has had the tetanus shot.  It is one of the most common vaccinations today, and it is an extremely effective way to protect yourself and your loved ones from getting this very serious disease.  While most people have had a tetanus shot, few of them really understand what it does and why it is important.  The following are some of the most common questions asked about tetanus, and the tetanus shot. What is Tetanus? Tetanus is caused by a bacterium known as clostridium tetani.  It is commonly found in dirt and manure, and can get into your body through cuts and other wounds.  The bacteria produces a toxin which causes a […]

Don’t Forget Personal Hygiene when Prepping

Posted: 17th August 2013 by Michael Levanduski in Family Survival, First Aid & Medical
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When thinking about and planning for emergency situations most people focus on food, water, shelter and protection.  Stocking up on non-perishable foods, plenty of drinking water, a safe place to stay and weapons for protection is essential, but it doesn’t go far enough.  Once you’ve got the essentials stocked up, it is time to start thinking about longer term survival.  What will life be like if, for example, there is a global financial collapse and virtually every business is gone?  What products and services fall in that class of items which isn’t strictly necessary for immediate survival, but is still essential for avoiding sickness and even death within the first couple years after the collapse. Personal hygiene products are going […]

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Many Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide By John Milandred Hydrogen peroxide is a widely used mild acid. It is present in fresh fruits, vegetables and in mother’s milk. Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is a weak acid with strong oxidizing properties. It is water with one extra oxygen molecule, hence is very similar to water in appearance, chemical formula and reaction products. Hydrogen peroxide is extremely dangerous in concentrated form, but uniquely useful in diluted form. It is stable at room temperature. Hydrogen peroxide is a powerful bleaching agent and is used for whitening paper. Hydrogen peroxide is widely administered as an antiseptic, as a disinfectant, as an oxidizer and in mono propellant and bi propellant systems. Using hydrogen peroxide is both effective […]

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Hello, I have discovered a remedy for brown recluse bites. I work as a paramedic and when I told the ER staff about this, they scoffed. Well let them. This WORKS! My husband had a recluse bite on his back. There is no mistaking their bite. Black, necrosed tissue in the center with reddened painful area around the bite. The so called “bulls eye” appearance. My husband uses aspirin as a cure all. He smashed the pill and adds just enough water to make a thick paste then applies it. This method had seemed to slow down the damage, but had not cured it. We were camping and I only had Tylenol (acetaminophen), so I did the same with the […]

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Hantavirus is being reported in Yosemite National Park. So far there is on dead and two sicken by the virus. This outbreak is strictly due to contact with rodent and or their by-products.   Source Report “Hantavirus develops from breathing in particles transmitted by rodent droppings, urine or saliva. Early symptoms of hantavirus can include fever and muscle aches, chills, headaches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain and coughing. Symptoms can show up within one to six weeks after exposure. There is no specific treatment for the virus, and about one-third of people who contract it will die.” Since there is no cure for this virus, then preparedness and prevention is extremely important.Avoidance is the preferred prevention measure, however you have […]

How to Maintain a Healthy Mouth Naturally

Posted: 27th May 2011 by Julie@SeriousSewing in First Aid & Medical
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Whether you’re waiting out a disaster or just going back to the land, commercial toothpaste and expensive dental procedures may not be practical. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a healthy, pain-free smile. Here are a few ways to clean your teeth naturally.  Strawberries and baking soda This quick recipe is great for cleaning and whitening your teeth, especially if they are stained from coffee, nicotine wine or soda.  Strawberries contain malic acid, which is a natural acid that scrubs away surface discoloration. These are ingredients commonly found in commercial toothpaste. As with any acid, though, it can damage your enamel if used too often. “Your enamel can’t be regrown. Once it’s gone, it’s gone,” says Dr. Brahm, a […]

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(Natural News) Vitamin D surfaces as a news topic every few months – and with good reason. This article highlights several ground-breaking studies showcasing how important the sunshine vitamin is for our overall health and well being. For twenty years, dermatologists have demonized sun exposure and told us it is bad for our health and causes cancer. As a result, the world is now facing a major vitamin D deficiency epidemic with symptoms such as fatigue, restless sleep, weight gain, chronic pain, muscle cramps, poor concentration and headaches. In fact, more than half of all adults living in the United States and Europe don’t get enough vitamin D. To make matters worse, a 2009 study published in the journal Pediatrics […]