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5 Ways to Eat Healthier At Work

Diet plays an essential role in health and wellness. If you eat the wrong foods, you may experience fatigue, insomnia, increased frequency of cold infections and other ailments. The right foods, however, will give you the energy needed to make it through the day while reducing your risk of infection in the process. Unfortunately, many [...]

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Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips for the Workplace

Carbon monoxide poisoning is a major health hazard in homes as well as workplaces. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 5,100 Americans died from carbon monoxide inhalation from 1999 to 2010, which translates to roughly 430 deaths per year. As an employer, however, there are ways to protect yourself and [...]

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Is It Safer for Your Child to Ride in the Backseat?

It's not uncommon for children to ride in the backseat. While this sounds harmless, though, it could carry a higher risk of injury. According to a study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), automakers haven't taken appropriate measures to create a safe experience when riding in the backseat. So, what does this [...]

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5 Drug-Free Ways to Fight Inflammation

Inflammation in the body isn't always bad. It's a natural phenomenon that occurs when the immune system believes it's being attacked. Unfortunately, though, excessive and chronic inflammation can take a toll on your health in more ways than one. It contributes to pain while also increasing the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease and [...]

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OSHA Prepares for 6th Annual National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is preparing to host its sixth annual National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down. The nationwide event will take place on May 6 through May 10, during which OSHA and its partners will educate construction employers and workers alike about the dangers of work-related falls and how to prevent them.According [...]

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5 Natural Ways to Relieve Nasal Allergies

Nasal allergies are more than just a nuisance; they can lower your quality of life and even prevent you from working. Unfortunately, this is an all-too-common condition from which men and women suffer. According to the American College of Allergies, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), more than 50 million people in the United States suffer from [...]

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Study: More Young Adults Suffering Heart Attacks

Myocardial infarction (MI), or what's more commonly known as a heart attack, is a potentially life-threatening medical condition that's characterized by partial or complete blockage of blood flow to the heart. When the heart stops receiving blood, or when it receives an insufficient amount of blood, serious damage can occur, resulting in symptoms such as [...]

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Protecting Your Skin From Sunburn When Working Outdoors

Does your job require you to work outdoors? There are certain advantages to working outdoors rather than indoors. You'll get plenty of exercise, for example, while also being able to breathe in fresh air. But there are some drawbacks, including the risk of sunburn. Each year, millions of people experience sunburn from prolonged exposure to [...]

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5 Common Health Myths That You Shouldn't Believe

To say there's a lot of misinformation out there about health and wellness would be an understatement. Unfortunately, this sends many people down the wrong path. They make changes to their diet or lifestyle, believing that those changes will improve their health. It's only later, however, when they realize this isn't the case. So, familiarize [...]

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OSHA Publishes Online Portal for Radiation Preparedness

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has launched a new online portal to educate workers and employers on how to prepare for and respond to radiation hazards. Available at osha.gov/SLTC/emergencypreparedness/radiation/, the comprehensive portal offers numerous pages of in-depth content related to radiation exposure. Using it, workers and employers can take the necessary precautions to [...]

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