Friday, July 5, 2013

2013 Preparedness Checklist and Tips

I wanted to share some tips with you for staying prepared throughout the year. These are from the list I received as part of my Children's Claritin party pack a few weeks ago.

Automobile Safety- Regular maintenance of your car is important for efficiency and safety. Visit, to learn more about car maintenance such as oil changes, tire pressure and a lot more.

CPR- Visit the American Heart Association at for in person or online classes.

Family Doctor Visits- Be sure to schedule family doctor visits, as well as well-woman visits. Some areas to focus on would be : Immunizations blood pressure, cholesterol and eye exams.

Flu Season- Visit to learn more about protecting you and your family during flu season.

Home Safety- Fire extinguishers, fire alarms and  carbon monoxide detectors should be checked and changed regularly. Visit

Medicine Safety- Dispose of expired medicines in a responsible manner. Visit for tips.

Natural Disasters- For natural disaster preparedness, visit:,

Sports Safety- Educating yourself on sports safety will help you and your family make sound decisions when it comes to sports activities. Information can be provided by visiting online websites or speaking with sports organizers in your area.

Spring Cleaning and Allergy Removal-Visit the Kids and Allergies section of the Claritin site at to review some best practices.

Yard Safety- Be sure to trim trees and remove debris. During serious storms these items are dangerous if they become airborne. After rainstorms, clear free standing water to avoid mosquitoes. Also, consider removing trees/plants that may trigger allergies.

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