Welcome back to our Blog. Today I want to talk a little bit about keeping ourselves safe and warm in the winter. First things first, I am a FLU shot advocate and have received my annual vaccine, how about you? Are you for or against the FLU shot and if you don't mind telling me the reasons behind your choice. Also, please visit the link below to find FLU resources from CDC. Moving on! Now that the holidays are over, now would be a great time to get certified in First Aid and CPR. Do you know what to do for a cold emergency such as hypothermia and frostbite? A low body temperature could cause a person to go into cardiac arrest and require CPR. Although "Hands Only CPR" is widely promoted and can be performed by anyone, it does not offer the rescue breaths which are crucial to one's survival. Learn to perform all the required components of effective CPR by taking a class at TrueCare. You can contact me via the contact page, and please leave your thoughts here. Dress warm! Yes, layers it is, and when it's freezing cold, gloves, ear muffs, hats, warm socks and let's not forget the waterproof boots. Unfortunately, not all of us are privileged to have the resources we need to stay warm in the winter. Dropping off a blanket, socks, gloves, coats and hats at a homeless shelter or offering those items to a stranger on the street is also one of my suggestions for winter safety. Make sure your vehicle is in good repair and ready for the winter demands. Oil change, tire, radiator, washer fluid, lights, battery, windshield wipers, make sure all is well and fluids levels are appropriate. We don't want to take any chances getting stranded in the COLD. If all else fails, call a Minnesotan, they do it all the time. Alright now, cuddle up and stay warm...