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Here is a report coming from NOAA about tornadoes. A lot of good information.
By R. Morgan Griffin
When you've got back pain, one of the best questions you can ask is, "Why is it happening?" That can be the first step to helping the problem.
Common causes for back pain include:
· Muscle and ligament injuries. These are the most common causes of back pain. Shoveling snow or helping a friend move her couch can sometimes overstretch the muscles or ligaments. You can wind up with strains or sprains. Most of these injuries heal in a few days to weeks.
· Disc injuries. Discs are like padded cushions between the bones of your spine. They act like shock absorbers. Physical stress or injury can break one open. This is called a ruptured or herniated disc. Ruptured discs can press on nerves, causing pain such as sciatica.
(Disclaimer: Information in this article is meant to educate and not meant as medical advice. Consult your physician before attempting any treatments or links mentioned in this article.)
Each year billions of people catch the common cold, making the Common Cold virus, the most common infectious disease. However this virus is extremely treatable and avoidable if we just take the time to understand it and how to avoid its transmission. It’s estimated that the average U.S. adult typically has two to four colds each year, while children may have up to 12!
There are multiple viruses out there: Common Cold, Influenza, Pneumonia, etc. You must know what you have in order to treat it. This chart should be able to help you determine what you have.
It’s a widespread misconception that the common cold is caused by bacteria. The common cold is actually triggered by a virus, which means antibiotics are absolutely useless.
Preventing the Flu: Good Health Habits Can Help Stop Germs
The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu. There also are flu antiviral drugs that can be used to treat and prevent the flu.
Avoid close contact.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
Stay home when you are sick.
If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.
Cover your mouth and nose.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
Clean your hands.
Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
Practice other good health habits.
Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.
Printable Materials for Promoting Good Health Habits
Common Sense Preparedness offers this information as an alternative to ordinary medicine. We are not medical advisors, however with the state of today’s medicine and all the “side effects” they try to make us live with, we believe that all possible medical solutions should be researched before you make a medical decision.
The biggest point here is that you are the one that has to make the decision, not your doctor. All doctors make mistakes, they are human. They are better trained advisors than most, however you are the one that makes the final decision and you must be well informed to make that decision.
This video is coming from Disclosetruthtv.
A good video to help you understand the EMP effects.
During the month Common Sense Preparedness was able to deploy some members to help out during Hurricane Sandy. We also launched a Virtual Emergency Operation Center with regular updates (almost hourly) and we were very successful in helping people in the affected areas.
We provided information on how to prepare, how to use generators safely, conducted classes both on the ground and virtually on CRP / First Aid, hurricane preparedness, how to re-enter damages homes and a lot more.
After looking at all the accomplishments and failures, Common Sense Preparedness feels it is our duty, as a 21st Century Patriot, to address and try and overcome some of the failures that we saw.
The biggest problem that we saw was the lack of reliable information. There were stories out there about the New York Governor being a victim, FEMA Camps being established, Lack of water, etc. What became obvious to us was the need of an Independent, verifiable, reliable source of information.
The 21st century, thus far, as turned out to be one emergency after another; 911 attacks, Anthrax attack, Katrina, Hugo, Andrew, tornadoes in the mid-west, Washington DC earthquake and now Super storm Sandy. It has not only tested but has made it painfully evident that American Readiness to these disasters is inadequate at best, especially when it come down to communications. One of the major problems with our readiness program is the lack of communications between first responders, and the general public, as evident with the 911 system collapse during the Washington DC earthquake and the almost failure of the 911 system during Hurricane Sandy.
Common Sense Preparedness Digital Broadcasting has teamed up with other emergency organizations (government and non-government) to create a new informational source that will bring the American population reliable, verifiable emergency information. This new endeavor is called USA Emergency Broadcasting Network.
It is November now and the temperature is dropping all around the country. So let’s turn our thoughts on how we must prepare for the coldness. Staying warm and safe can become a challenge. Old man winter has been known to kill many, because he drives down our body core temperature to below 95 degrees.
Old man winter uses things like wind chill, hypothermia, and frost bite to effectively kill you. The attack is on everybody, but the very young and those with compromise immune systems .
The good news is….with some pre-planning and preparedness we can overcome and defeat old man winter. We have done it every year so far and we can do it again. But in order to defeat our enemy, we must know our enemy. This report will help give you the critical information you need to win this winter battle.
Here is some good information about Food Safety after a flood.
Remember if in doubt, throw it out
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