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The Flu

Influenza or “The Flu” is a viral infection that is worse than a cold and lasts longer. It is usually caused by influenza Virus A or B. Each year there is a different strain of the Flu virus. In the United States, the worse part of the Flu season is between late December and early [...]

By |2018-03-16T04:48:17-04:00March 14th, 2018|AllTuff USA First Aid|0 Comments

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a long lasting disease that can affect your brain, spinal cord and the optic nerves in your eyes. MS can affect everyone differently MS occurs when your immune system attacks fatty material called Myelin. Myelin wraps around your nerve fibers to protect them. When you lose your Meylin your [...]

By |2017-07-19T17:24:53-04:00July 19th, 2017|AllTuff USA First Aid|1 Comment

Children’s Heat Stress Safety

Children's Heat Stress Safety Facts about heat stress safety for children A child’s body heats up 3-5 times faster than an adult's body Children’s heat stroke deaths have been recorded in every month of every year in all fifty states More than half of heat stroke deaths have occurred when a distracted caregiver forgot a [...]

By |2017-07-10T13:19:41-04:00July 10th, 2017|AllTuff USA First Aid|0 Comments

Quadriceps Strain

Quadriceps Strain The quadriceps consists of four separate parts. Rectus femoris which is located in the middle of the thigh. It covers most of the quadriceps muscles. It originates on the ilium. Vastas Medialis which is located on the medial side of the femur. Vastas Lateralis which is located on the lateral side of the femur. [...]

By |2017-07-05T08:52:59-04:00July 5th, 2017|AllTuff USA First Aid|0 Comments

Herniated Disc

Herniated Disc Herniated Disc - Refers to a problem with one of the rubbery cushions found between the individual bones that make up your spine. The spinal disc is similar to a soft doughnut covered with a tough exterior. When the "jelly-like" soft interior slips out through a crack in the disc wall, it becomes [...]

By |2017-07-03T08:14:47-04:00July 3rd, 2017|AllTuff USA First Aid|0 Comments

Meniscus Tears Signs Symptoms and Causes

Meniscus Tears  Meniscus tears are damage to the meniscus, the cartilage that contains the knee. This often occurs with age, wear and tear of the meniscus and twisting of the knee. The meniscus is a piece of cartilage that provides a cushion between your thighbone (femur) and shinbone (tibia). Each knee joint has two menisci. [...]

By |2017-06-20T17:48:17-04:00June 20th, 2017|AllTuff USA First Aid|0 Comments

Knee Osteoarthritis Signs Symptoms and Treatments

Knee Osteoarthritis Signs Symptoms and Treatments Knee Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and often affects the knees. Knee Osteoarthritis is a degenerative wear-and-tear type of arthritis also known as degenerative arthritis. It occurs most often in people 50 years of age or greater; however, it can also occur in young people. Knee [...]

By |2017-06-15T20:01:10-04:00June 15th, 2017|AllTuff USA First Aid|0 Comments

Chondromalacia Patella Signs Symptoms and Treatment

Chondromalacia Patella Signs Symptoms and Treatment Chondromalacia patella is also called Patellofemoral syndrome Irritation of the cartilage on the underside of the Patella. This causes knee pain and is common in younger people and young athletes. Also known as runner’s knee Cartilage on the underside of the Patella deteriorates and softens. Common in athletic individuals and [...]

By |2017-06-15T19:53:46-04:00June 14th, 2017|AllTuff USA First Aid|1 Comment

How your Body Regulates Temperature

How your Body Regulates Temperature   Perspiration/Evaporation The brain knows when to start sweating because of the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus helps the body maintain homeostasis in the body, which from a temperature standpoint means that the hypothalamus helps regulate the body temp at 98.6°F. The hypothalamus regulates the temperature of the body by ensuring that [...]

By |2017-06-13T12:47:22-04:00June 13th, 2017|AllTuff USA First Aid|0 Comments

Heat-Related Illnesses

Heat-Related Illnesses There are three different stages of heat-related illness. The first stage is heat cramps. This is usually the first sign of heat exhaustion or heat stroke. There is no certain cause for heat cramps; however, it is believed that they are caused by a deficiency in electrolytes. The second stage is heat exhaustion. [...]

By |2017-06-11T10:51:45-04:00June 11th, 2017|AllTuff USA First Aid|0 Comments