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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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Most Of Adults Want More Life Balance In 2008

With all that life demands, it's no wonder Americans are overscheduled, overcommitted and overwhelmed. In fact, according to a new national survey commissioned by ConAgra Foods, 90 percent of adults want to lead more balanced lives in the New Year; however, only 21 percent think it's achievable. What's more, an estimated 60 percent of Americans who make New Year's resolutions break them within three months.

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Make Your New Year's Resolutions A Reality

The New Year is a time for making fresh starts and changing for the better. Internationally recognized life coach, Laura Berman Fortgang, is an expert at helping people make realistic resolutions and stick with them throughout the year. With Laura's tips on how to actually keep those ever-evasive resolutions, this year is sure to start brightly.

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Ten Best Resolutions For Better Health In 2008

There are so many health recommendations in the media these days that it's often difficult for people to identify the MOST important changes they can make for better health in the year ahead. ISSA polled their member database -- nearly 100,000 health and fitness professionals strong -- for their top recommendations for the 10 best things their clients can do to improve their health in the year ahead. Here are the results of that survey:


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