Assembling an IFAK: Defining the Individual First Aid Kit

If you are familiar with vocabulary regarding First Responder, Military, or even Survivalists first aid, you have probably come across the term “IFAK”. An IFAK is an Individual First Aid Kit (alternatively, an Improved First Aid Kit), which was initially developed for US military personnel. Prior to the integration of the IFAK, military personnel did not carry …




Spring has Sprung: How to Treat the Top 5 Warm Weather Injuries

Spring is in the air in Rochester (with a potentially record breaking temperature today, higher than the 86°F set in 1990), and with it comes more sunshine, more time outdoors, and – unfortunately – potential for a different set of injuries. The warmer seasons pose an entirely different set of risks than the winter months we are …




Guest Post: Guidance & Information For Mesothelioma Patient Caregivers

Below is an article by guest author Chris Visser, the Founder and Owner of the Mesothelioma Treatment Community. Chris’ article touches on the supplies, responsibilities, and tips for caregivers of patients suffering Mesothelioma. If a loved one is diagnosed with mesothelioma, this is usually when the role of a caregiver comes in to effect. This article is …




Safety First, No Matter Where You Are: How to Build Custom First Aid Kits

We’ve mentioned the importance of having a well-stocked First Aid Kit no matter the situation. Anything from a kit specifically for an Outdoor Hiking Trip to a kit that stays in the home, a First Aid Kit ensures a safer lifestyle. While some people prefer the convenience of purchasing a pre-packed kit (many of which we …