Category Archives First Aid

We’re at the peak of summer, which means one thing for many of us: relaxing trips to the beach. But as carefree as a day or vacation at the beach might be, it’s still important to take extra safety precautions to ensure a fun time throughout your entire stay. Decrease your chances of summer risks that range from water-related injuries to…

The thought of eating processed and chemical-infused foods terrifies the Health Nut in each of us, but what about the chemicals we put on our bodies? When it comes to insects like pesky mosquitoes and dangerous ticks, we’ll do just about anything to avoid itchy bites and harmful diseases they might carry. In fact, I can recall a particularly unpleasant…

In spring of 2005, a debilitating leg infection confined me to bed for 3 weeks. Red and swollen, my leg felt like a piece of rotting fruit from the knee down. I had been swimming at a waterfall in northwest Benin (in West Africa) when I got a small, half-inch cut on my shin. The cut was superficial and it…

According to a recent survey, 86% of Americans have aches and pains that are triggered by travel activities, with 11% of Americans reporting that they outright avoid travel due to aches and pains[1].  To help holiday travelers ease aches and pains during holiday trips, the makers of ThermaCare® are inviting people to join its Holiday Travel Heat Wave by offering…

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