Inhalation incident

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So my boy was helping me with refilling and putting additive in my 55 gallon barrels.  After we had added the additive to the water a few time, my boy started to have this cough.  He has asthma that gets worse when he is sick.  Unfortunately in this case, adding the additive which is a… Read more »

Protect your eyes

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So this patient I had about a week ago came in because he got something in his eye.  I started to think how important eye care is if you didn’t have access to medical care.  I myself started thinking about my own eyes ( I wear contacts) and what would I do if I couldn’t… Read more »

Water Myths and Storage

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Yes I know I know, I seem to be perseverating about water but WHAT CAN I SAY.  ITS the MOST Important. I found some info I thought was good. Myths and Facts of Water Storage Water Storage Myth: Don’t store your water barrels on cement. Water Storage Fact: Actually, there’s always a missing component to this… Read more »

Diabetic disaster planning

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I have found in dealing with patients that diabetes is the new pandemic disease of the USA. I have an employee whose daughter is diabetic and her entire life entails planning and being aware.  I was concerned which is why I am writing this blog, “what are these diabetic people doing to prepare of a… Read more »

Dental Emergencies

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This week was dental pain and dental emergency week in the ER.  I had so many people come in with dental pain I thought, wow what would people do in an disaster situation and with dental pain.  Now to me dental pain in the worse thing on earth, that and back pain. In reality keep… Read more »

Preparedness test

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So I have a friend of mine who is a survival and emergency preparedness guru.  Mike knows everything about disaster planning. He and I were discussing what we wanted everyone to know.  He stated that there is a preparedness test that will start people out. I realize this might be rudimentary but I feel it is… Read more »

Heat Exposure

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So with the high temperatures of this last week, we had a ton of patients come to the emergency room with heat exposure issues. With this in mind, I felt that I should discuss heat exposures. These conditions start with heat cramps, then heat exhaustion and finally heat stroke (medical emergency). Heat cramps are muscle… Read more »

W.A.P.I

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I know I seem to be perseverating about water and making it a big deal in one’s emergency planning. But according to the World Health Organization 80 % of the illnesses of the world are spread through contaminated water. Heating water to 65 degrees centigrade or 149 degrees Fahrenheit makes it free from disease organisms… Read more »

Solar Oven

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In discussing the use of solar energy the next idea is “how to use the sun to cook food”. Just think, you do not have charcoal, kerosene, or propane and you need to cook for your family.  The solar oven can be placed on an outside surface (table, ground, roof, deck, balcony etc). The concept is to… Read more »