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Alcohol Awareness is the national Health Focus for April

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Alcohol Awareness is the National Health Focus for  April 

http://www.ibtimes.com/us-traffic-fatalities-slightly-2012-alcohol-related-mayhem-rises-5-percent-according-latest-data

Louise Malbon-Reddix is the Author of: Stand In Your Anointment - This Too Shall Pass!  See the Trailer & where to buy the book http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfOUVQFaxU0You can find more by  me at:amazon.com/author/louisempchttp://www.facebook.com/victoryroadwellnesscenterhttp://www.victoryroadwellnesscenter.comhttp://www.scoop.it/authoringhttp://pinterest.com/lmreddix/And you can Follow me on Twitter - @LouiseReddix - see you there!!! 
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Extreme Heat Can Be Very Dangerous For Your Health!!!!

Extreme Heat Can Be Very Dangerous For Your Health!!!! | Achieving Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
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Extreme Heat can be very dangerous for your health.  Please follow the link below for helpful hints to follow during this time of high heat.Helpful Hints for this extreme heat!!! Please distribute to all, especially look out for our elderly family members and remember your pets too!!!! 

 

Extreme Heat and Your Health 


http://www.cdc.gov/extremeheat/index.html?mobile=nocontent

Stay Cool Now!!!!
Louise


Louise Malbon-Reddix - CEO of Victory Road Wellness Center and is the Author of:Stand In Your Anointment - This Too Shall Pass!Watch the Book Trailer & Where to buy the book http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfOUVQFaxU0You can find more written by  me at:http://www.amazon.com/author/louisempchttp://www.facebook.com/victoryroadwellnesscenterhttp://www.victoryroadwellnesscenter.comhttp://www.scoop.it/authoringhttp://pinterest.com/lmreddix/http://www.youravon.com/lmalbon-reddixAnd you can Follow me on Twitter - @LouiseReddix - see you there!!! 

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An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

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Flu Season - Vaccination and Aromatherapy

 

"An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure" is used in a lot of instances today, including Health Promotion as it is being used for here.  But the quote is from one of the forefathers of our country Benjamin Franklin - http://www.ushistory.org/franklin/info/index.htm

 

It is Flu Season.  A Flu Vaccine is a preventative measure and it is my hope that you have availed yourself of this.  Next, keep your hands washed and away from your face. Cough into your elbow to keep germs off of your hands.  And you can use Aromatherapy to help in both the preventative and curative phases of this virus born illness.

 

Following are a few facts about the flu and some of what I feel will help with fight for wellness and defending yourself andyour environment I might add against the flu.  The Flu virus is transmitted as an airborne pathogen. An airborne pathogen causes infection as they are transmitted through either airborne droplet nuclei; can be evaporated droplets that remain suspended in the air for a long period of time or can be dust particles that contain infectious agents.  These pathogens include, but are not limited to TB - tuberculosis, rubella - measles, and varicella - chickenpox.

 

In other words, they are everywhere!!! Most people  report having symptoms which include sudden onset, fever, chills, muscle aches and pain, headache, weakness, and physical and mental exhaustion. And also the plain old stuff that comes along with the common cold, sneezing, coughing, and n/v/d - nursing abbreviation for nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

 

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme are more than a Simon and Garfunkel song - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Og7JS8mcp3c . They are natural herbs, and can help you get through this flu season, along with clove, cinamon and pepper. Add them to those bags of Mini Cinnamon Scented Pine Cones, for a truly aromatic experience!! Use  in the oil forms and when used to help with fighting the flu.

 

I invite you to visit my webpage as well for information on Aromatherapy and more: http://www.victoryroadwellnesscenter.com/

 

 

"An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure!"  Eloquently demonstrated on page S-8; the last page of the following article:

http://sei.nnin.org/doc/resource/nanotoxicology%20literature.pdf

 

Ok, now everybody say it with me; "An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure!"

 

http://www.amazon.com/Rev.-Louise-Malbon-Reddix-MPC-RN-CCRN/e/B009OU5ZR0

 

Louise Malbon-Reddix

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May Is Stroke Awareness Month

May Is Stroke Awareness Month | Achieving Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
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Stroke Awareness should always be a focus for us, so even though not May, moving this health topic to bring attention to it in November!

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Yes, the nurse in me takes over, especially when it comes to sharing health information! And I do,  as I so want to, and am hoping to make a difference in someone‚Äôs life, health and or recovery. Prayerfully, I can get this information to you even before it becomes a health condition in your life! I would like to catch this and move it over to the prevention and health maintenance side of the equation.

 

So see, I do more than just talk to you about my book Stand In Your Anointment - This Too Shall Pass, which as you know was written to come along side of those who like me have had a devastating loss of any kind in their life.  It will help navigate you through the hurt, pain and suffering at times and to do so on your own terms!

 

A Stroke used to mean you had to have the walk where you dragged one leg behind you and one arm flexed upwards and and fixed and stiff with the fingers all curled up tight. Not any more!  And especially if you get yourself or your loved one to the hospital quickly, you can be spared some of the disability that comes after having had a stroke. 

 

You have to get to the hospital early enough for them to use the same medicine that they use to stop heart attacks - clot busting or lysing medication - TPA.  That is of course,  if your stroke is from a blod clot or embolus. They can perform surgery if it is from a bleeding vessel in your head.  

 

Early is the key word!!! Do not wait until you have finished what ever the task is at hand before you go for help!  Time is Brain Cells!  Diall 911 as soon as you know that you are suffering the effects of a Stroke. The symptoms are facial drooping on one side of your face, slurring your speech,  arm weakness on the same side and weakness of the leg of the same side. The link below helps you with identifing the signs and symptoms of a stroke so you can ACT F.A.S.T and call 911!

 

http://www.strokeawareness.com/index.jsp?cid=acv_we_F008007_P000518&c=MMATAISABP12&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Signs%2FSymptoms+of+Stroke&utm_term=what%20are%20the%20signs%20of%20stroke&utm_content=Signs%2FSymptoms+of+Stroke|mkwid|bEQuNPNaq|pcrid|1135836359

 

Call 911 immediately! The EMS should take you to a Stroke certified hospital and you too should request that if you are able or someone in your family should. They know best how to treat you and stay within the guidelines for your therapy and care. You can locate the nearest Stroke center to you by clicking on this link: 

 

http://www.strokecenter.org/trials/centers/

 

Louise Malbon-Reddix is the Author of:

 

Stand In Your Anointment - This Too Shall Pass!

 

 See the Trailer & where to buy the book

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfOUVQFaxU0

You can find more by  me at:

amazon.com/author/louisempc

http://www.facebook.com/victoryroadwellnesscenter

http://www.victoryroadwellnesscenter.com

http://www.scoop.it/authoring

http://pinterest.com/lmreddix/

And you can Follow me on Twitter - @LouiseReddix - see you there!!!

 

 

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Enjoy your 4th - Fireworks Safety

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Fireworks Safety

 

Fireworks Safety is spread out as a Safety Month in both June and July, so either is correct and in both preventing injuries from fireworks is of paramount importance!

 

#July4 tip: If there is a risk of wildfires in your area, DO NOT use fireworks. Follow any local fireworks bans in your area.

 

 

 

June to July 4th is National Fireworks Safety month. It is an imoortant of enough issue to be spread out over 2 months.  Fireworks Safety (or lack of) is a big problem.  Statistics that can be found through a search of the The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reveal that around  9,000 to 10,000 people are  treated a year for firework related injuries. The numbers only account for those  injuries  reported by hospitals. The total number of injuries can only be estimated as so many more go unreported.

Including safety measures to use when handling fireworks can and would prevent a lot of injuries. Education in these matters is so important as it pertains to personal safety.  Fireworks can display spectacular designs of many colors and shapes these days.  Technology has advanced and it has been applied to fireworks, and we see it in the new abilities of these fireworks.

 

Only 5 states do not allow consumers to purchase fireworks for personal use. These five states are located on the east coast and one of them is Maryland. Please be aware of your state laws prior to purchasing any fireworks.

Below you can find a list of some basic safety measures to observe when using fireworks:

Buy fireworks from reliable dealers; buying fireworks from a guy who is selling them from his trunk is not a good idea! Make sure you read all the directions and follow them as well. You are using explosives so it is important you know what you should do.Use fireworks outdoors only. Water should be located near by. Preferably from a source  that has a continuous use such as a garden hose.  Not just a bucket of water!!! A responsible Adult should always be present and children should not be allowed to play with fireworks.Light one fireworks at a time!Do not point them at other people.Do not carry them in your pocket or pocketbook.Do not carry fireworks in your pocket, backpack or purse!Soak fireworks thoroughly before discarding them.Protect your eyes with safety wear when using fireworks.Watch fireworks from a safe distance away.Wear ear protection to protect your ears from the loud sounds.

Louise Malbon-Reddix - CEO of Victory Road Wellness Center and is the Author of:

Stand In Your Anointment - This Too Shall Pass!

Watch the Book Trailer & Where to buy the book

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfOUVQFaxU0

You can find more written by  me at:

http://www.amazon.com/author/louisempc

http://www.facebook.com/victoryroadwellnesscenter

http://www.victoryroadwellnesscenter.com

http://www.scoop.it/authoring

http://pinterest.com/lmreddix/

http://www.youravon.com/lmalbon-reddix

And you can Follow me on Twitter - @LouiseReddix - see you there!!!

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