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Preventing and managing occupational asthma: Indoor air quality matters

2016-02-11 02:39

Individuals who work in industries that produce a lot of particulate byproducts are more susceptible than others to potential problems with their lungs. Indoor air quality can drastically affect workers’ health, productivity and quality of life. Problems can extend beyond the workplace. One common health problem is asthma.

What is occupational asthma?

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6 common vehicle accident injuries and what to do about them

2016-02-11 01:26

Thousands of car accidents happen every day, and both drivers and passengers can suffer extreme injuries. In some cases, the people involved in the crash can walk away without a scratch while others end up in the hospital in critical condition. It is estimated that the medical bills associated with car accidents are $277 billion per year, and the long-term impact of the crashes can be devastating.

It is unrealistic to think you can avoid all accidents or prevent them from happening to your loved ones.

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What you must know about paying a dentist

2016-02-03 21:28

A visit to the dentist tends to evoke strong emotions in many people. In addition to their concerns about pain and discomfort, they are also worried about the financial aspects. Although insurance can help, it may not cover all the procedures and exams you need at the dentist. In addition, there are still people who do not have dental insurance. If you suffer from frequent dental problems, then you are probably aware of the high cost of dental work.

You can use several strategies to help you deal with the cost of dental care and reduce your

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5 Healthy Travel Trends for the New Year

2016-01-04 10:47
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The New Year is a time when people announce resolutions and work to create new habits. However, out of the 45 percent of the population that is estimated to make them, only around 8 percent actually achieve them. Even within the business travel world, there are plenty of resolutions and trends that people will set, as they make their way around the country and world in the name of business. There are some emerging trends for the New Year that will help keep travelers healthy as well as happy.

“Anytime we can maintain healthy habits while traveling, we are doing great,” explains Jayne McAllister, of Jayne McAllister Travel Wellness.

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Check Out This Demo Video of How Home Fires Happen During Christmas

2015-12-14 04:01
Candle and Christmas tree fire prevention and safety

Will your home be one of those that unintentionally catches on fire this holiday season? Here is an informative video that shows how fires in the home happen and what you can do to avoid one this Christmas.

According to a recent ABC News report, the holiday period from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day is the time of the year when the majority of candle-related causes of home fires occur.

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Fibromyalgia is invisible disability for college students

2015-10-16 22:50
Fibromyalgia and college study

Emily Thornton is a college student who has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, and she recently shared her experience with the disease. Thornton’s invisible disability has created additional challenges for her at school. Her struggles reveal that colleges are still learning to accommodate students who have disabilities that are not clearly visible on the surface.

Emily Thornton discovered that she had fibromyalgia at the age of 20, and the condition affected her time in college.

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Apartments for pet lovers: Health outcomes linked to pet ownership

2015-06-22 17:37

Although some apartments take a hostile stance when it comes to pet ownership, new studies show that pet ownership results in significant health benefits, so there may be cause to reevaluate pet policies. What exactly are the benefits of the cat in the corner, or a hound barking at passing neighbors? The benefits are numerous and range from lower blood pressure to lower anxiety.

Pets promote heart health

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The best home tips and remedies for sunburns

2015-05-14 18:38
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The dreaded sunburn is hard to avoid in some cases. The onset can be so quick that you rarely see it coming. However, this does not take away from the severity of it. Not only is sunburn painful, with tight, hot skin giving way to peeling and blistering, but it is also bad for your long-term health. Even a single serious burn early on can double your lifetime risk of developing melanoma later in life.

The best advice is to not get burned in the first place, and there are many resources to help you prevent sunburn. However, it is not always avoidable.

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