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Hospitalcompare.hhs.gov Helps Patients Shop For Optimal Hospital Care

The CMS, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), today posted new survey information at the Hospital Compare consumer Web site Hospitalcompare.hhs.gov offering consumers more insight about the hospitals in their communities.

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New Recommendations For On-Field Treatment Of Neck Injuries

When the player is an adult and thought to have a neck injury, the emergency on-field treatment policy is clear, but guidelines have been less certain for handling young athletes in the same situation, and EMTs have had the option to remove helmets that appear too large.

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LifeStage Methodology To Help Individuals Make Effective Work-Life Choices

Whether you're facing a new beginning in your work, hitting career roadblocks, or encountering other challenges in making effective work-life decisions, the new LifeStage Methodology can help you proactively address issues an goals you want to tackle.

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Furnaces, Space Heaters, Fireplaces Can Pose Health Risks

Space heaters can cause fires if they are placed too close to flammable materials such as drapes, furniture or bedding. Fireplaces can cause fires if the chimney is cracked, blocked or coated with creosote, or if sparks and embers reach flammable materials. Fuel-burning appliances can cause carbon monoxide poisoning if they are improperly installed, poorly maintained, have defective or blocked venting systems, or are misused.

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Gear Up Properly For Safe Winter Sports

More than a quarter million children each year are injured while participating in winter sports in US. Safe Kids Kansas offers a few simple precautions: kids need to be dressed appropriately, take lessons, be actively supervised and stick to safe terrain. For many winter activities, protective headgear is also recommended.

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