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    Monthly Archives: November 2013

    • Do 1 Thing: Emergency Supplies

      The holiday season has begun and winter weather is creeping in, it’s the perfect time to put together your emergency kit.

      What's in your Emergency Supplies Cache? Click the image to see our recommended list! What's in your Emergency Supplies Cache? Click the image to see our recommended list!

      Your kit should include important items that you will need in an emergency, and a go bag of things you will need if you have to evacuate.  Trying to get supplies after an emergency can be difficult.  Roads may not be accessible, grocery stores may be closed, ATMs might not be working, and other people may have also rushed out for supplies, emptying out the store shelves of what you need most.

      It is important to be able to provide for yourself and your family following a disaster.  In a disaster, it may be tough for first responders to get to you immediately, and a good supply will ensure that you and your family’s immediate needs are taken care of.

      So what do you need in your emergency kit?  Here’s a quick list, but you should also consider the special needs of your family (small children, elderly parents, medical needs, pet supplies).

      • Water – one gallon per person, per day.
      • emergency kitNonperishable food
      • Battery-powered or hand crank radio
      • Batteries
      • First aid kit
      • Medications
      • Personal hygiene items
      • Important documents
      • Cell phone with chargers
      • Family communication plan with emergency contact information
      • Extra cash
      • Emergency blanket
      • Maps of the area

      Throughout the year, Do 1 Thing has helped me put together a solid emergency kit.  I have my family communications plan, water supply, food supply, pet needs, a battery-powered radio, flashlights, and extra batteries.  I felt pretty confident about my kit this month, but realized that what I was seriously lacking was copies of my important documents.  Quite honestly, those are all over the place.

      important documents folderThis month, I pulled together a list of my medical information and made copies of my rental agreement, passport, birth certificate, social security information, driver’s license, and insurance policy.  By having a copy all in one place, I’ll be able to easily grab them if I need to evacuate.  It’s also important to scan these documents and save them electronically, just in case something happens to your home (fire, tornado, flooding, etc.)

      Here are a few things you can do this month to get your emergency supplies ready:

      • Put together a go bag.  The bag of supplies should be easy to carry and easy to get to.  You’ll want to put in the bag many of the items that you have in your home emergency kit: batteries, radio, flashlight, blankets, emergency documents, personal hygiene items, a first aid kit, whistle, change of clothing, nonperishable snacks, and water.
      • If you don’t have one already, make sure to add a battery-operated or hand-crank radio to your emergency kit.  A NOAA weather radio will give you weather warnings around the clock.
      • Stash some cash in case ATMs and credit card machines don’t work in a disaster.

      Start putting your plans in place for unexpected events. Are YOU ready?

      What’s in your emergency kit?

    • BLACK FRIDAY

      Our Toll Free Customer Service Center is closed until Monday so our AMAZINGLY helpful & caring staff can enjoy the Holiday Weekend with their Friends, Family & assorted other Turkeys in their lives... Since we aren’t here to help you TOLL FREE as usual, Please help yourself to GREAT GIFT IDEAS from Adventure Medical, SOL and more online and take 20% off any online order with promo code “AMK-GIFT” at checkout! Thanks for visiting & Happy Thanksgiving!

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    • Thanksgiving - Road Safety, Cozy Fires, Turkey Frying and more....

      Road Rules

      Hitting the road this holiday? In some areas winter weather means snow, sleet and ice that can lead to slower traffic, hazardous road conditions and unseen dangers. Are you prepared? According to a recent FEMA survey, 52 percent of people reported having supplies set aside for use in a disaster.

      If your travel needs call for driving in wintry weather, prepare your car for the trip by updating your vehicle emergency kit with:

      While on the road, follow these driving techniques to ensure you reach your destination safely:

      • Decrease your speed and leave plenty of room to stop;
      • Break gently to avoid skidding;
      • Do not use cruise control or overdrive on icy roads; and
      • Turn on your lights to increase your visibility to others.

      Road conditions can change quickly! Should disaster strike when traveling, use the Disaster Reporter feature on the FEMA app to send photos of your location for first responders and response teams to view. You can also keep up with weather forecasts using your NOAA weather radio to plan ahead! Remember safety first. If weather conditions are too severe, it’s best not to drive.

      Stop! The Home You Save May Be Your Own!

      Before You Fry That Turkey…

      Deep-frying turkeys has become an increasingly popular cooking method when preparing holiday feasts. While fried turkey may be a tasty addition to your meal, cooking with deep-fat turkey fryers can be a recipe for disaster! They have a high risk of tipping over, overheating or spilling hot oil - which can lead to fires, burns and other injuries.  So, before you try your hand at deep-frying that turkey, the Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends the following safety guidelines including:

      • Completely thaw and dry the turkey before cooking;
      • Never use a turkey fryer in, on or under a garage, breezeway, porch or any structure that can catch fire;
      • If oil begins to smoke, immediately turn off gas supply; and
      • If a fire occurs, call 911.

      Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires. For a safer alternative to deep-frying your bird, consider using an outdoor turkey cooking appliance that does not require oil.

      Fire is Everyone’s Fight™! Join in this national effort led by the U.S. Fire Administration to lower the number of home fires and injuries to make your holiday season disaster free!

      What’s In Your Chimney?

      During the winter months, many people use fireplaces, wood stoves and other fuel-fired appliances to heat their homes. Heating fires account for 36 percent of residential fires in rural areas each year. These fires are often due to creosote buildup in chimneys and stovepipes. The U.S. Fire Administration encourages these steps and more to keep your home fires burning safely:

      • Have your chimney or wood stove inspected and cleaned yearly by a certified chimney specialist;
      • Leave glass doors open while burning a fire to prevent creosote buildup; and
      • Install stovepipe thermometers to help monitor flue temperatures.

      Do you know how to properly build and maintain a fire to heat your home? Watch the video series hosted by the National Fire Academy Deputy Superintendent to learn fire safety techniques. Taking these actions will also support the mission of America’s PrepareAthon! for a more disaster resilient nation!

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    • Thanksgiving Food Safety

      Best way to cook stuffing? Experts offer Thanksgiving safety tips

      TXSThanksgiving is one of the riskiest times of year for food safety, and epidemiologists see a spike in food-borne illness in November and December.
      Food-borne illness can be an uninvited guest at Thanksgiving. Experts offer advice on proper cooking temperatures and how to safely stuff a turkey.

      With millions of turkeys thawing and piles of stuffing waiting to be prepared, Thanksgiving is one of the riskiest times of year for food safety.

      Bacteria can be lurking anywhere in crowded holiday kitchens, spread by cross contamination or undercooked food. That's why epidemiologists see a spike in food-borne illness in November and December.

      Companies such as poultry producer Butterball join government agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in stepping up efforts to educate consumers about the potential dangers of the annual fall feast.

      In a series of Web videos, Butterball explains how to properly thaw frozen turkeys and stuff a bird for roasting to avoid getting sick. Kraft Foods Inc. offers similar advice on its website, which is updated this time of year with tips and recipes in its Thanksgiving Center.

      Holiday favorites such as whole turkeys and oyster stuffing are rarely cooked any other time of year — a recipe for lots of potential mishaps. One of the most common mistakes is defrosting frozen turkey at room temperature, a process that often leaves raw poultry in a so-called danger zone of 40 to 140 degrees.

      Then there's the tradition of cooking stuffing inside a turkey. While many swear by the method, others take a pass because food-safety experts recommend heating the stuffing to a minimum of 165 degrees — a temperature that can dry out white meat on a bird.

      "Stuffing is a great environment for bacteria to grow because it's moist and high in carbohydrate," said Catherine Cochran, a spokeswoman for the Food Safety and Inspection Service at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

      The CDC maintains a Web page titled It's Turkey Time: Safely Prepare Your Holiday Meal. It explains methods for safe thawing, preparation, stuffing and cooking, as well as a tip on how to test the accuracy of your meat thermometer.

      Following the advice is important because the holiday season is a heightened period for outbreaks of two particularly nasty stomach bugs: Clostridium perfringens and Yersinia enterocolitica.

      Pick at a turkey or some roast beef hours after it has left the oven and you've increased the odds of getting diarrhea and abdominal cramps induced by C. perfringens. Symptoms can come as quickly as 10 hours after eating, and can last an entire day.

      "Clostridium perfringens is one of those bugs that causes what we often think of as toxic food poisoning," said Hannah Gould, an epidemiologist at the CDC. "It's often a result of eating food that's left out too long."

      Y. enterocolitica is no picnic either, with symptoms that include bloody diarrhea and fever. The bug is more common in the South where chitterlings are popular during holiday get-togethers, Gould said.

      Incidences of norovirus, also known as stomach flu, rise during Thanksgiving because of increased person-to-person contact.

      To minimize exposure to the virus, the CDC recommends washing hands frequently, cleaning fruits, vegetables and kitchen counters meticulously and cooking food thoroughly.

      Temperature, however, is at the heart of an enduring debate over how to cook stuffing.

      Depending on whom you ask, the steamy side dish scooped out of a turkey carcass is either a mouthful of nostalgia or a potential ticket to the emergency room.

      The pro-stuffing-the-bird camp says nothing beats the flavor of steeping the dish in the turkey's natural juices.

      Critics disagree, saying the flavor and texture of stuffing cooked on its own are superior with the aid of rich stock and butter.

      "We always cook it outside," said John Ash, a chef and author of "Culinary Birds: The Ultimate Poultry Cookbook." "Why do something that could potentially make your friends and family sick?"

      To preserve the moisture in their roasted turkey, many home chefs unwittingly undercook their stuffing, leaving diners vulnerable to food-borne illness.

      An outbreak of virulent salmonella traced to Foster Farms chicken that sickened hundreds of people nationwide this year is a stark reminder of raw poultry's inherent danger.

      Whole turkeys test positive for salmonella at the same rate as whole chickens, at about 3% of carcasses sampled, according to the USDA.

      When it comes to stuffing, the agency recommends never mixing wet and dry ingredients until just moments before cooking. Doing otherwise would require a longer time for it to reach 165 degrees.

      The USDA and CDC also suggest never over-stuffing poultry since doing so will make it more difficult to heat all the ingredients thoroughly. To properly gauge the stuffing's doneness, cooks should poke the center of it with a food thermometer.

      The USDA maintains an extensive list of answers online to frequently asked questions from consumers about Thanksgiving meals. Some are more specific than others, and include "How do you handle leftover turducken?" and "Can you stuff a turkey that will be deep-fat fried?"

      Cochran of the USDA's food inspection service urges people with food safety questions around Thanksgiving to call the agency's meat and poultry hot line at (888) 674-6854 or go to its online service known as Ask Karen, either by computer or mobile device. See more @ LA Times

    • Thanksgiving Fire & Burn Safety

       Can you think of a worse way to ruin Thanksgiving than a burn injury or a fire?

      These calamities are more common than you may think.. be smart, be prepared, and avoid the risk at your Holiday feast... if you are ready to react, too, you can keep a mishap such as a scald or burn from ruining the day.

      Thanksgiving is the busiest day for the fire service and they've provided tips to make your holiday safer.

      More property damage and lives are lost in house fires on Thanksgiving Day than any other day of the year.

      Fire officials say that increase is mostly caused by cooking fires in family homes.

      "An estimated 2,000 Thanksgiving Day fires in residential buildings are reported to U.S. fire departments each year and cause an estimated average of 5 deaths, 25 injuries, and $121 million in property loss," officials said in a news release.

      Be careful when frying turkey. Officials say turkey fryers can lead to devastating burns, other injuries, and destruction of property.

      THANKSGIVING DAY FIRES
      Quick Facts

      • Cooking is the leading cause of home fires on Thanksgiving Day.
      • Cooking fires nearly double on Thanksgiving Day, occurring more than twice as often than on another day.
      • Cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home fire injuries.
      • Thanksgiving Day home fires cause more property damage and claim more lives than
      • home fires on other days
      • Eighty percent of Americans don’t realize that home fires are the single most common disaster across the nation.
      • Every two and a half hours someone is killed in a home fire. In a typical year, 20,000
      • people are injured in home fires.
      • Having a working smoke alarm reduces one’s chances of dying in a fire by nearly half.
      Safety TipTHANKSGIVING FIRE SAFETY

      The kitchen is the heart of the home, especially at Thanksgiving. Kids love to be involved in holiday preparations. Safety in the kitchen is important, especially on Thanksgiving Day when there is a lot of activity and people at home.

      Thanksgiving Fire Safety Preparedness tips

      Burn First Aid Products - click on the image to check out these kitchen essentials! Burn First Aid Products - click on the image to check out these kitchen essentials!
      • Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stovetop so you can keep an eye on the food.
      • Stay in the home when cooking your turkey and check on it frequently.
      • Keep children away from the stove. The stove will be hot and kids should stay 3 feet away.
      • Make sure kids stay away from hot food and liquids. The steam or splash from vegetables, gravy or coffee could cause serious burns. Keep kids away from cooking areas by enforcing a "kid-free zone" of three feet around the stove.
      • Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling, or broiling food. If you must leave the kitchen for even a short period of time, turn off the stove.
      • Avoid wearing loose clothing or dangling sleeves while cooking.
      • Keep anything that can catch on fire—pot holders, oven mitts, wooden utensils, paper or plastic bags, food packaging, and towels or curtains—away from your stove top and oven or any other appliance in the kitchen that generates heat.
      • Smoke alarms save lives. Install a smoke alarm near your kitchen and use the test button to check it each month. Replace all batteries at least once a year.
      • Keep the floor clear so you don’t trip over kids, toys, pocketbooks or bags.
      • Keep knives out of the reach of children.
      • Be sure electric cords from an electric knife, coffee maker, plate warmer or mixer are not dangling off the counter within easy reach of a child.
      • Keep matches and utility lighters out of the reach of children — up high in a locked cabinet.
      • If you are simmering, baking, boiling, or roasting food, check it regularly, remain in the home while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that the stove or oven is on.
      • Never leave children alone in room with a lit a candle.
      • After your Thanksgiving guests leave, ask a family member to perform a home safety check to
        ensure that all candles and smoking materials are extinguished.
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      The following safe cooking tips can help to make your holiday safer:

      • Always use cooking equipment tested and approved by a recognized testing facility.
      • Stay in the kitchen when you are frying or grilling food. If you leave the kitchen, turn off the stove.
      • Wear short, close fitting or tightly rolled sleeves when cooking.
      • Always keep an oven mitt and lid nearby when cooking.
      • When placing the turkey into the oven or turkey fryer, be extremely careful.

      If having a fried turkey is a must for Thanksgiving, consider purchasing a prepared turkey from a commercial source. Supermarkets and restaurants accept orders for fried turkeys during the holiday season. If you must use a turkey fryer, make sure it is outdoors and in an open area away from all walls,  fences or other structures that could catch on fire and away from moisture that can cause serious burns from steam or splattering hot oil. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions.  Also see Cooking up trouble with Turkeys

    • Tornado Devastates Washington, IL - support and relief kick in

      Luckily the Community, Red Cross and local Government has a lot of Disaster & Survival Gear on hand for response to the Washington, IL Tornado last week - every individual, every business, and community needs to be prepared - emergencies and disasters aren't scheduled... they happen when least expected... this is a sever example thereof.

      Dealing with natural disaster and the devastating impact on people’s personal life is always a difficult task, but when disaster strikes your own community, finding a way to help takes on a whole new meaning.Washington

      The rare November EF-4 tornado that extensively damaged Washington, Ill., on Sunday, Nov. 17, struck close to home for the staff in the Peoria Area Office of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. We all live within a few miles of the devastation zone, and our director, lives in Washington, one of the hardest hit communities. Fortunately, none of the staff suffered serious damages but our neighbors did.

      Less than 24 hours after the storm ripped through this rural community, I and compliance officer Diana Lopez from our staff were walking the streets, talking to residents and providing information on how to stay safe during recovery efforts. We also had compliance officers other staff, Edward Marshall and Jeb Stuart, visiting residents in other effected areas such as Pekin and East Peoria and Coal City. The tornado packed winds of 190 mph and a path of destruction that stretched for more than 46 miles through Tazewell and Woodford counties, according to the weather service. The staff was there to provide help and assistance.

      Tornadoes were also reported in the small town of Gifford near Rantoul, Ill., Metropolis in far southeast Illinois, and Frankfort and Manhattan in Will County. OSHA responders from the area offices in Calumet City, North Aurora and Fairview Heights, Ill., responded to these areas and offered assistance as well.

      What we have found are people sifting through debris piles looking for personal items and being exposing to various safety and health hazards. Some of the most pressing hazards are struck by hazards from debris, unstable structures and puncture hazards from exposed nails and shards of wood and glass. We also found children and adults climbing and working on roofs on the home without fall protection or training and entering basements with unstable structures above.

      Our focus right now is on the residents of the community and helping them minimize their own risk of injury and illness as they work through the recovery of personal items and removal of debris. We are telling people to wear protective clothing such as gloves, and closed toes shoe, not to enter unstable structures and just trying to bring awareness to them of the hazardous they may encounter.

      People are really receptive to the help. Most residents have never been involved in a disaster recovery operation and really aren’t aware of many of the dangers present. They just want to salvage what they can of their lives.

      One of the biggest challenges is educating people about the role of OSHA in disaster recovery. Often times people believe OSHA is there in an enforcement role, but our role is to help protect workers and volunteers from potential hazards caused by the storm. We want to minimize further stress and grief to the residents that could occur if workers, volunteers or residents are injured in recovery efforts.

      Response and recovery work in tornado-impacted areas presents safety and health hazards that should be properly identified, evaluated, and controlled in a systematic manner. Some operations, such as utility restoration, cleaning up spills of hazardous materials, and search and rescue, should only be conducted by workers who have the proper training, equipment and experience.

      As Washington moves into this phase of clean-up in the next few days, we will be working with contractors to ensure they are working safely. As power is restored, it will bring new concerns as well in ensuring residents and workers are operating safely.

      The Regional Office safety and health manager Larken S. Akins is working with the local Incident Commander to offer OSHA’s services assisting with safety and health concerns for workers and residents, and to conduct risk assessments.

      We are also providing safety sheets and quick scan cards which provide access to online resources.

      I believe this is a very important role for OSHA to be able to help the community in recovering and rebuilding safely. watch the Flickr Slideshow on the Washington, IL Tornado Relief & Support

      Specific hazards associated with working in the aftermath of tornados that we detailed in our safety sheets included:

      • Hazardous driving conditions due to slippery and/or blocked roadways, slips and falls due to slippery walkways;
      • Falling and flying objects such as tree limbs and utility poles;
      • Sharp objects including nails and broken glass;
      • Electrical hazards from downed power lines or downed objects in contact with power lines; and from the use of portable generators that may be missing safety components or are not grounded properly
      • Falls from heights;
      • Risk of entering unstable structures.
      • Lack of communication services
      • Use of skid loaders and other mechanical equipment in areas with heavy pedestrian traffic and by inexperienced operators
      • Gas leaks and dangers posed by the restoration of utilities such as unexpected energized lines
      • Exhaustion from working extended shifts and dehydration.

      Disaster, Survival, Preparation

      Disaster, Survival, Preparation

    • Winter Boating

      Creative Commons image by Robbie 1Many people think that falling through ice is the ultimate winter danger. However, being on a boat surrounded by unnavigable ice is also potentially dangerous. Whether you are an experienced boater or it's your first time going out on an icy lake, it is important that you know how to get yourself, your boat, and your passengers out of an icy situation.

      If you will be boating at latitudes of 40 degree North or higher, it is very possible that you will encounter ice. Boating in or through ice presents some challenges. If the ice is thin, then you will probably be able to just plow right through it. However, when the ice becomes too thick (4 or more inches), you may have to try these two tactics.

      • Rise and Slide — This tactic involves approaching the edge of the ice slowly, which allows the bow of the boat to slide on to the ice. Allow the weight of the boat to break the ice. Just continue this process until your reach your desired location.Be sure not to crash the running gear against the solid ice.
      • The Wave — This strategy depends on where you are located in relation to other boats, local geography, and your experience. Make sure you take your time and use proper judgment. Once you have decided that the ice is thick, back off the edge, get the boat moving and start going in circles. The wake will travel under the ice with ease. After a few minutes the ice will break due to the stress of the wake. The ice will break and a path should open up. At the very least, the ice should be broken up to the point where the water is navigable.

      When coming to shore

      You also need to take precaution when coming into shore that has iced over. Here are two safe strategies to break ice:

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      • Tilt Your Engine Down — To keep your outboard's gear case from freezing, keep it down in the water. It seems counterintuitive, but when it is freezing outside, water is warmer.
      • Keep a Shovel Handy — Keep a shovel aboard to help break up ice. You can also use it to knock off excess snow and ice that has accumulated on your boat.

      Be Prepared Before You Go Out

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      Boating can be tons of fun, but it can also be dangerous. Make sure you have all the proper ice fishing tools, Boating first aid and safety equipment. A great way to learn how to properly handle ice emergencies is to take a boating license course. This class is not only required in many areas, including Canada, but it will also give you the knowledge you need to handle any emergency situations.

    • Going Somewhere?

      Here we are at the Holiday Season- off to see family and friends, ready to stuff ourselves, many to imbibe, and hopefully all to enjoy a break and remember what we have to be thankful for.

      Don't let roadside emergencies or travel mishaps darken this bright time.

      As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, check out some travel resources to help you keep up with traffic conditions and airport delays and get through the airport security line faster.

      Travel Tips

      image of a travel first aid kit in a green bag Nothing can spoil a great vacation like an injury. Be prepared to deal with mishaps on the abroad and away from home with these first aid kits designed specifically for traveling and travelers!
      • Traffic and Road Closures  – Get the latest information about traffic and road conditions in the state(s) you'll be traveling through this holiday season.
      • Air Travel Tips  – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has tips to help you get through the security line faster, information on traveling with food, and resources for people traveling with children or special needs.
      • MyTSA Mobile App  – This mobile site and iPhone app has packing tips, airport news, real-time security line updates, and more.
      • Air Travel Status  – The Federal Aviation Administration offers easy ways for you to check airport status and get delay information, in real time as changes happen.

      If you plan to drive to your destination, you might also benefit from gas mileage tips and information on local gas prices. And Never hut the road without your route and alternative routs planned, a full tank of gas,

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      Roadside Emergency Kits for the Unexpected - Auto Survival Kits... From our AAA Severe Weather Road Kit to the Economy Road Warrior Kit, we offer a broad selection of Auto Emergency Kits like the Urban Warrior Kit, Mountain Road Warrior Kit & High Visibility Incident Unit.
    • Kitchen First Aid - be ready for Holiday Mishaps...

      Did you know the some of the great first-aid tools can be found in your kitchen? Of COURSE you should have a great first aid kit in or around the kitchen, with all the dangers (burns, scalds, cuts, scrapes, poisoning, etc.) and it is out job to remind you that you should always have at least some bandages and first-aid ointment in your bathroom cabinet, there are some things in your house you may not have thought about that could help out in a health crisis.

      Restaurant First Aid Kits Perfect for any Kitchen, Our Restaurant First Aid Kits are equipped to handle the burns & other minor injuries common to kitchen environments.

      Here are a few that will help out in a pinch.

      1. Onions
      Onions can be used as a topical treatment for burns. Apply a cut onion to the burn as soon as it happens, and it will help to alleviate the pain. It can also be used on bee stings.

      2. Green tea
      Green tea has a laundry list of health benefits – from longevity and immunity-boosting properties to heart-healing power. But, did you know green tea can also be used to soothe puffy eyes? The caffeine helps reduce swelling and shrinks blood vessels.

      3. Honey
      Honey can sweeten a dish – and treat a hangover.

      It’s true – honey helps your body metabolize alcohol quicker, and it’s packed with potassium, which your body loses after a night of drinking.

      4. Salt
      Salt is an excellent anti-inflammatory. Use it to combat a sore throat – gargling with salt water will ease the pain.

      Dr. Manny Alvarez serves as FOX News Channel's (FNC) Senior Managing Editor for Health News. Prior to this position, Alvarez was a FNC medical contributor.

      Burn First Aid Products - click on the image to check out these kitchen essentials! Burn First Aid Products - click on the image to check out these kitchen essentials!

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