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Is a Noisey Workplace Really That Bad?

What's the noise level like in your workplace? Some workplaces are relatively quiet. In a typical administrative office, for example, there's little to no noise, allowing employees to work in peace. In construction, aviation, manufacturing and other industries, however, noise is a common occurrence. And while some employers may turn their head at the thought [...]

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Why You Should Avoid Drinking Energy Drinks

Do you start your day off with an energy drink? Millions of Americans prefer energy drinks over coffee. But while they both contain caffeine, energy drinks are typically packed with other ingredients, some of which can take a toll on your health. A new study has even found a direct correlation between the consumption of [...]

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High Cholesterol Linked to Increased Risk of Heart Disease

Heart disease remains a major concern among health professionals. Each year, more than 610,000 Americans lose their life to this all-too-common disease. And while many factors play a role in heart disease, there's new evidence suggesting that high low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels at a young age may increase the risk of death caused by [...]

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How to Increase Employee Satisfaction in Your Workplace

Not all employees are satisfied with their job. According to one report, nearly three-quarters of U.S. employees are unhappy at work. As an employer, reading statistics such as this can be disheartening. When employees aren't happy, they'll work slower and less efficiently. This, of course, takes a toll on your business's productivity and, ultimately, its [...]

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Want to Lower Your Risk of Diabetes? Perform More Vigorous Exercise

Affecting almost 10% of the U.S. population, type 2 diabetes is the most common common type of diabetes. It's characterized by a person's inability to produce and/or use insulin properly, resulting in elevated blood sugar levels and subsequent health problems. Type 2 diabetes typically affects middle-aged adults most, including men and women between the ages [...]

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Survey: 97% of Truck Drivers Experience Fatigue

Fatigue is something that everyone experiences at some point in their life. Maybe you stayed up late to watch a sports game, or perhaps you have jet lag after a long-distance flight. But while fatigue it typically harmless, it can increase the risk of injury in certain industries. According to a recent survey, 97% of [...]

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OSHA Announces Most Common Workplace Safety Violations for 2018

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced the 10 most common workplace safety violations for 2018. If you're an employer, you should familiarize yourself with these violations so that you can take the necessary precautions to prevent this from occurring in your workplace. Each year, tens of thousands of U.S. workers are injured [...]

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Is Salt Really Bad for Your Health?

For decades, doctors and other health professionals have cautioned against the overconsumption of salt, believing it contributes to high blood pressure and heart disease. The American Heart Association (AHA) currently recommends consuming no more than 1,500 milligrams of salt daily for most men and women. However, only a small percentage of people stay within this [...]

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What's Worse: Smoking or Not Exercising?

It's no secret that smoking is bad for your health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 480,000 people in the United States die from smoking-related disease each year. But while smoking is often viewed as the leading preventable cause of death among adults, lack of exercise could be equally [...]

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5 Reasons to Include More Fish in Your Diet

How many servings of fish do you eat in a typical week? If it's fewer than two, you should probably rethink your diet. Whether you prefer tilapia, salmon, trout, grouper or tuna, adding more fish to your diet can improve your health in several ways. To learn more about the health benefits of fish and [...]

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