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New Study Sheds Light on Which Foods Offer Greatest Heart Health Benefits

With heart disease contributing to more than 610,000 deaths in the United States each year, everyone should take a proactive approach towards achieving and maintaining a healthy heart. Unfortunately, though, there's a lot of misinformation out there on the topic of heart disease. In the past, for instance, it was believed that eggs contributed to [...]

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Study: Lead Exposure Linked to Heart Disease

It's no secret that lead exposure is bad for your health. This naturally occurring metal is highly toxic to humans and animals alike. When lead enters the body -- either from eating food, drinking water or breathing air that contains lead --  it can lead to chronic toxicity or even death. And to make matters [...]

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5 Safety Tips to Follow When Using a Chainsaw

A chainsaw is an invaluable tool that's used to cut trees and wood. Although there are different types, most feature a set of rotating, sharp teeth that easily cut through lumber. Because of their inherit design, however, there's a risk of injury when using a chainsaw. But you can protect yourself from bodily injury by [...]

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How to Lower Your Risk of Catching the Flu Virus

Statistics show that 5% to 20% of all Americans will catch the flu virus in any given year. Granted, that makes the flu less common than the cold virus. Unfortunately, though, it's also more severe, sending up to 50,000 people to the hospital each year. The good news is that you can lower your risk [...]

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OSHA Announces Site-Specific Targeting Safety Program

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is reviving its site-specific targeting program. Also known as the SST program, it's designed to target businesses in the United States with an abnormally high rate of injury and illness. The SST program will use data collected from injury and illness reports submitted to OSHA in 2016. This [...]

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6 Key Benefits of Creating a Safe Workplace

If you own or manage a business, it's important that you focus on creating a safe working environment for your employees. According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), approximately 3370 million on-the-job accidents occur each year, resulting in more than 2.3 million deaths. Businesses can protect their workers from injury- and illness-causing accidents, however, by [...]

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Safety Tips For Food Service Workers

Food service is one of the country's largest industries. According to some reports, more than 14 million Americans work in food service -- a number that's expected to reach 16 million by 2026. While some people assume that food service has a low risk of injury compared to other industries, workers can (and do) get [...]

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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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