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Savings / Safety Tips for September 2018 from All Safety Products, Inc.

Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) recommendations: September is National Emergency Preparedness Month

When you consider what supplies you would need for three days after  a natural disaster, first consider what emergencies are most likely to  occur in your area. Prepare accordingly.

A supply kit sounds like something you could carry, but it  isn't. When you consider a three-day supply of water and food per person  (and pet), plus clothes, shoes, a sleeping bag or blanket for each one,  plastic sheeting and duct tape, it's hardly moveable. You need space  and a convenient location.

If the emergency could be a  flood, the attic or second floor might be a good storage area. If you  are more likely to be trapped by a blizzard, tornado, or earthquake, a  part of the garage or basement would be better.   That's especially true  since the government recommends including garbage bags and closers,  toilet paper, hand tools, a bottle of bleach, moist towelettes, a first  aid kit, disposable plates, cups and dinnerware, and a fire  extinguisher.
Create an ID Kit of insurance policies,  identification, and bank account records in a separate waterproof  container. Some emergency items don't take as much room. They include:

A flashlight, battery-operated radio and cell phone with extra batteries, and matches in a waterproof container.

A three-day supply of medications, plus traveler's checks, cash and change, pencil and paper, and a dust mask.

Personal hygiene items and feminine supplies should be included.

If you have a baby, don't forget the disposable diapers.

If  you have children, include books, games and puzzles.   Getting ready  for an emergency or disaster sounds like a lot of work. But if one  occurs, you'll be glad you put your time and money into the project.

If  trapped on the road during a tornado, never leave your car to shelter  under a bridge. There are no handholds and the wind action under a  bridge can brutally injure and maim.

By the way, if a  forest fire heads your way, all you'll need is a little cash, the ID  container, your medicine and some gas in your car. Get going.
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New ways to help treat glaucoma

After a prolonged standstill in glaucoma treatment, a new drug has been released  that has been shown to dramatically improve treatment, according to The Glaucoma Research Foundation.

Glaucoma is caused when the pressure inside the eye becomes too high and slowly damages the optic nerve, leading to total blindness over time. While treatment options include lasers and surgery, more than 95 percent of patients are initially treated with eye drops.     

The new drug, Vyzulta, is the first new class of eye drops to be released since 2001. It combines traditional drops with a new ingredient that dramatically reduces pressure in the eye. Because the ingredients are combined into a single, once-a-day drop, patients have shown much higher rates of adherence which is essential to stopping the progression of the disease over time.

Since the 1990s, prostaglandin analogs (PGAs) have been the primary ingredient in glaucoma eye drop treatment.  Glaucoma is currently the second leading cause of blindness globally. Researchers estimate that the number of Americans afflicted  is more than 3 million but only half are aware they have the disease.

Unfortunately, most people do not submit to the dilated eye exam which is the best way to detect early signs of glaucoma and begin treatment.

Another new drug will be available in January 2019. Rhopressa works by decreasing the resistance to fluid drainage and, in that way, reducing eye pressure.
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Delicious Recipe: Date Bites

Forget the energy bars, try date bites.  Dates are an ancient food prized in many  parts of the world for their delicate, sweet flavor and, according to NPR, they have been consumed by humans since at least 5,000-6,000 BC and were formally cultivated in the Middle East for around 6,000 years.

In the early 1900s, Walter Swingle, at the behest of the U.S. government, was scouring the world to find exotic foods to bring back to American growers. In 1927, he brought back several Medjool date offshoots from Morocco to California's Coachella Valley, as it most closely resembled their original growing climate. This variety was often reserved for Moroccan royalty due to their complex and labor-intensive cultivation process, but can now be enjoyed throughout the world.   
 
For a change of pace from the typical energy bar available in stores, here is a recipe featuring those Medjool dates and other natural ingredients from Detoxinista.com,

Medjool Date Bites

Ingredients:
2 cups of walnuts, or any other nut/seed of choice
1 cup of shredded, unsweetened coconut
2 cups of soft Medjool dates, pitted
2 tablespoons of coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Instructions
1. In a large food processor or blender, process the nuts and shredded coconut until crumbly. Add in the dates, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and sea salt and process again until it is sticky and uniform.

2. Scoop or use your hands to gather enough of the mixture to roll into a ball, square, or shape of your choice. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment and put them in the freezer to set for at least an hour before serving.  

3. The balls will be good in a sealed, refrigerated container for up to a week or in the freezer for longer.

Makes 24 servings. Each bite has about 133 calories.
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