This episode was originally recorded in 2008. It was our first broadcast of 45 total before we ended the show.
On this week’s iRescueRadio, we cover stories ranging from a Canberra, Australian man who gets bit by an extremely deadly Australian Brown Snake… and lives! Next, a boy in Belding, Michigan is bit by a black widow spider…guess where it came from! And then, we cover Google Flu Trends and a hilarious look at the effects of music on your health. All this on this episode of iRescueRadio. Listen now by clicking on the play arrow below.
In this episode, I dig into a subject that is sure to cause controversy. But…for those who know me, when have I ever steered clear from that? So, after being made aware of a situation where a mother was forced to sign a waiver that stated something to the effect, “I understand that by not getting my children vaccinated with the flu shot, I am endangering society…blah…blah, etc.”. This caused me to be a little curious about what all this unreasonable pressure is about in getting the flu shot. Is it really that good? Is it really that effective? Is it really that safe? I mean, since when has an epidemic every been prevented by a flu shot? The last flu pandemic was in like 1969 but it still was not like the one in 1918! And since then, we suddenly think that in 2008 we should be developing a flu vaccine to save countless lives? Well, this would all be fine and well if we didn’t have to worry about potentially dangerous substances found in the medium of the vaccine. In fact, more and more reliable research is being uncovered all the time about the potential risks of vaccinations that contain toxic substances like Thimerosal which is a mercury derivative and a highly toxic heavy metal and a carcinogenic called Polysorbate 80 (also known as Tween 80): Generally contaminated with the carcinogen 1,4-dioxane. Not to mention the possible side effects of allergies, asthma and autism linked to the adjuvant. So, before you take the plunge, I think it’s a good idea to do your own research, find credible websites including the CDC itself and look at the real research to see if the risk of injecting these chemicals are really worth the possible but not guaranteed benefits of getting the flu shot. I hope it helps.
Some time ago, I received an emailed question asking if I could do an episode on Food Poisoning. 3 days ago, my little girl, 7, came down with symptoms that were really similar to that of Food Poisoning. After doing my own research and then calling the doctor, I thought it would be a great time to address this somewhat common and sometimes dangerous problem. Some of the suggestions given, are those that the Pediatrician gave me after my daughter had been unable to keep even a sip of water down for over 36 hours! She was pale, dry and if I’m not mistaken, it seemed like her eye sockets were indeed a bit sunken. She’s feeling better now going into hour 49 and is now holding down water, Gatorade, and a BRATY( Bread, Rice, AppleSauce, Toast, Yogurt)diet. I hope this helps anyone else who has been suffering with the flu or food poisoning. Remember, the leading reason people die from vomiting and diarrhea is due to dehydration, electrolyte imbalance and organ failure. Don’t wait until the last minute to get advanced medical attention and if it seems like the person is becoming dehydrated, get help right away. Oh, and if you’re weak or dizzy, don’t try to drive yourself in to the hospital…that’s what 911 is for!
Best Wishes and God bless you as we enter into this most Holy season of Easter,
The 26th Episode of iRescueRadio is jam packed with many topics, starting with ProFirstAid’s appearance on The Doctors. The hot topic is an airplane crash with a line-by-line transcript of the plane crash.
The top medical news for this week is about a woman that had microbes eating the fatty tissue inside of her.
This is followed by a conversation about the removal of a 95 pound tumor from a man. After that is a discussion about a towel that was removed from a man’s body after 25 years.
What the heck would you do, this week, is about lightning strikes.