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How to Protect Against Foodborne Illness When Cooking

Foodborne illness is a common occurrence. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 48 million Americans are infected with a foodborne pathogen each year. Of those 48 million Americans who experience foodborne illness, about 128,000 seek medical treatment from a hospital, while 3,000 actually die from the illness. Statistics such as [...]

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5 Tips to Protect Against Dry Skin During the Winter

Millions of Americans suffer from dry skin during the winter. Even if you normally have moist and hydrated skin, the dry air during this time of year can affect your skin. You may wake in the morning to discover that your skin is dry, rough and flaking. And while you can't control the seasons, there [...]

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New Study Shows That Sleeping Too Long Increases Risk of Heart Disease

Most people are aware that lack of sleep is bad for their health. When you don't get enough sleep, not only will feel you feel tired and fatigued the following morning, but your body will also experience elevated cortisol levels. Known as the stress hormone, cortisol causes a myriad of changes in your body, including [...]

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Is Your Christmas Tree a Fire Hazard?

Millions of Americans celebrate Christmas by displaying and decorating a tree inside their home. While some of these trees are artificial, others are real, living evergreen trees, such as a spruce or pine. Real Christmas trees are often preferred over their artificial counterparts. But if you're planning to display a real Christmas tree in your [...]

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5 Tips to Help You Achieve Your Weight Loss Resolution for the New Year

Are you hoping to lose weight next year? Well, you aren't alone. Each year, more people make "weight loss" their New Year's resolution than anything else. Of course, this shouldn't come as a surprise considering the profound ways in which being overweight affects your health. The problem, however, is that only a small number of [...]

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OSHA Seeks Feedback for Beryllium Standard

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is asking the public for feedback on its beryllium standard. For more than four decades, OSHA used a beryllium rule that offered minimal protection to American workers. In 2002, OSHA asked the public for feedback to better optimize the rule so that it could protect workers from related [...]

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How to Avoid Transmissible Illness When You Work in an Office

Do you work in an office? If so, you'll want to take extra precautions to protect yourself from transmissible illness. The close-quarters nature of the modern-day office means that germs can easily spread. If one of your coworkers shows up to work while sick, there's a good chance he or she may transmit the illness [...]

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Are Saunas Good for Your Health?

That's what some researchers believe. Each year, millions of men and women head to a nearby sauna. The most common reason cited for visiting saunas is rest and relaxation. After all, exposure to the hot steam is a naturally stress-reliever, thereby helping individuals rest and relax. But new research suggests that saunas may offer other [...]

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Which Workout Supplements Offer the Best Results?

Achieving more muscle mass and a better physique requires more than just lifting weights. While essential, you also need nutrients. Granted, food and beverages may supply you with some of these nutrients. But if you want to stimulate your workout strategy and achieve faster results, you should consider supplementing your diet with the following supplements.CreatineCreatine [...]

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OSHA Reveals Benefits of Its On-Site Consultation Program

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA's) On-Site Consultation (OSC) program has been around for more than 40 years. As the name suggests, it's designed to provide advice and other related consultation services to businesses located in the United States. From retail stores and local restaurants to commercial construction companies and manufacturing facilities, businesses in [...]

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