Category Archive: First Aid

All-Natural Hemorrhoid Remedy Everyone Should Have

All-Natural Hemorrhoid Remedy Everyone Should Have Anyone who has ever had hemorrhoids will tell you how disruptive and uncomfortable they can be.  Many people have episodes that are so serious and persistent that they can become debilitating.  While there are a lot of medicines out there that work, along with a host of remedies that …

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What is Gout and How to Treat it Naturally

What is Gout and How to Treat it Naturally Gout is a painful joint condition that impacts millions of people, predominately men, and can come and go without warning.  Those who suffer from a chronic form of gout can endure prolonged periods of painful and limited mobility.  The good news is that the majority of …

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How to Make a Natural and Easy Headache Relief Salve

How to Make a Natural and Easy Headache Relief Salve It’s easy to head to the store and pick up a bottle of over the counter headache relief medication, but this isn’t the healthiest option.  While there’s really nothing wrong with using these products occasionally, and they are an important part of any medicine cabinet, …

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The Growing Listeria Epidemic and What You Can do to Stay Safe

The Growing Listeria Epidemic and What You Can do to Stay Safe Listeria is a group of bacteria that contains at least 15 known strains.  It is a public health hazard that primarily impacts our food supply and causes food borne illnesses.  Listeria exposure is largely preventable if certain precautionary steps are taken in situations …

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The Amazing Health Benefits of Ginger

The Amazing Health Benefits of Ginger There are few plants out there that provide the wide-range of health benefits found in ginger.  Ginger is a potent, powerful and hearty root that can be stored for a decent amount of time.  It is also very cheap and easy to obtain.  You can even grow your own …

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Top Natural Anti-Inflammatory Remedies to Keep Stocked

Top Natural Anti-Inflammatory Remedies to Keep Stocked You don’t need ibuprofen or aspirin to keep inflammation at bay, whether it comes from an injury or sore joints.  There are a number of natural plants and herbs that are known to provide effective relief without the side-effects of over the counter medications.  While they may work …

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Teas that Can Help to Lower High Blood Pressure

Teas that Can Help to Lower High Blood Pressure High blood pressure can be deadly, and it’s important to think about how to keep it under control if access to prescription medication is not available.  Fortunately, blood pressure can often be regulated through diet and exercise along with some other minor lifestyle changes.  You can …

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How to Remove Foreign Objects from the Ears

How to Remove Foreign Objects from the Ears It is not uncommon to get a foreign object stuck in the ear, and you would be surprised at what can crawl or get lodged in them.  While most will find their way out on their own, objects can also cause damage to the ear canal, including …

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How to Rescue and Treat Electric Shock Victims

How to Rescue and Treat Electric Shock Victims One of the biggest hazards associated with a disaster involves downed power lines or exposure to electrical currents.  It is very important that anyone who goes to rescue and attend to a shock victim takes precautions to protect themselves as well as the patient.  Let’s look at …

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How to Give a Patient an IV in an Emergency

How to Give a Patient an IV in an Emergency Starting an IV in patients during a medical emergency is common practice.  Some fluids are used to rehydrate whereas others have to do with replacing essential nutrients when someone loses a lot of blood.  Others are used to regulate heart rate.  While the chances are …

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