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Leave fireworks to the professionals

Decades of accidents teach us that fireworks are dangerous. Many fireworks-related injuries involve the face and eyes. The typical victim is a teenager, at home, unsupervised, with a group of friends.  When these factors gather, the chances are someone will end up in the emergency room with an injury to the head, eyes or hands. [...]

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Sleep fun facts…

Here are some sleep fun facts… Humans spend a third of their life sleeping (25 years or more). Humans can survive longer without food than they can without sleep. During the first two years of a baby’s life, new parents will miss six months of sleep on average. Giraffes sleep only 1.9 hours a day [...]

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June is National Dysphagia Awareness Month

Established unanimously in 2008 by the 110th US Congress, National Dysphagia Awareness Month was created to help improve awareness and recognition of the importance of early detection and treatment. Dysphagia (difficulty with swallowing) is a medical dysfunction affecting as many as 15 million Americans. Dysphagia is the leading cause of aspiration pneumonia. Dysphagia occurs in [...]

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How to Have a Healthy Back

Over 80 percent of people have had a back injury sometime in life. That is a huge amount of people who can suffer from the pain that hurting your back brings on, if you have not had an injury I am sure you know of someone who has. Most people will say, oh I was [...]

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June is Safety Month: Ergonomics

June is safety month. When we’re at work, we tend to think about safety more than at home. Safety isn’t just about wearing helmets, protective eyewear of staying away from slippery floors; it’s about using your body each day in a safe way to protect it from cumulative trauma or injury. Here are a few [...]

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Timely Reminders: Summer Safety

Whether your children are home for the summer, on the road with you or away at camp, use these tips to keep your family safe and healthy: Riding Safe When your child is ready to roll, make sure they: • Always wear a helmet when riding a bike, scooter and skateboard, or when roller blading. [...]

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Physical activity: how to get started

Physical activity is a vital part to living a healthy life and improving your overall well-being. It is recommended to get at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity per day. Some examples of these activities can be walking, climbing stairs, yard work, swimming, dancing, etc. When starting your physical activity program, there are some [...]

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Is Sleep a Waste of Time?

Why is sleep something that people think is a waste of time? According to the research, Millennials are significantly more likely to feel that spending 20 out of 60 years sleeping is a waste of time (30%), compared to Generation X (23%) and Baby Boomer (21%) respondents. That number rises when examining male responses; males [...]

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Is it worth it to smoke?

Anyone can have a stroke and everyone should be ready. Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke and every 4 minutes, someone dies from a stroke. That is why The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is inviting all Americans to become Stroke Heroes by learning and sharing the warning signs of stroke, [...]

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Popularity of Personal Technology With Young Children Highlights Importance of Prioritizing Verbal Communication

Guidance for Parents during Better Hearing & Speech Month With new evidence showing a majority of young children in the United States use personal technology such as smartphones and tablets, it is important that parents ensure technology is not overtaking time for talking, reading, and other verbal communication—which are the primary ways that children learn. [...]

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