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CDC: Americans have (mostly) good levels of vitamins

Some groups still have deficiencies
April 4, 2012

Overall, the U.S. population has good levels of vitamins A and D and folate in the body, but some groups still need to increase their levels of vitamin D and iron, according to the Second National Report on Biochemical Indicators of Diet and Nutrition, just released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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Forgetfulness — 7 types of normal memory problems

April 4, 2012

According to the latest edition of Harvard Medical College’s HealthBeat newsletter, it’s normal to forget things from time to time, and it’s normal to become somewhat more forgetful as you age.


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Guidelines to help improve workplace health and wellness

April 4, 2012

”Often, the indirect costs of illness and injury that burden businesses are several times higher than direct medical costs,” said Nancy Petersen, senior marketing manager, Cintas.


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U.S. cancer rates continue to decline

But obesity, lack of exercise linked to pancreatic, breast cancer
April 2, 2012

Death rates from all cancers combined for men, women, and children continued to decrease in the United States between 2004 and 2008, according to the Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975–2008.


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How to beat the heat

Identify your at-risk workers
April 2, 2012
With warmer weather soon approaching, many jobs are opening up that have been dormant through the colder months, causing the young and seasonal workers to flock toward the anticipated spring and summer employment opportunities.


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EPA pollutants emission rule

Are your welding operations compliant?
April 2, 2012
The EPA National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) Rule 6x went into effect on July 25, 2011.


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Release the Heat

Breathable FR PPE worn in hot environments works to help alleviate heat-related risks
April 2, 2012
Heat stress danger from personal protective equipment (PPE) has been a prominent topic of discussion for many years.


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Heavy metal dusts

Remove contaminants to protect your skin
April 2, 2012
Rest easy, metalheads. This article will not be expounding the harmful decibel levels or dubious lyrics of your favorite bands.


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Weight loss, increased fitness help aging type 2 diabetics stay mobile

April 1, 2012

Weight loss and increased physical fitness nearly halved the risk of losing mobility in overweight or obese adults with type 2 diabetes, according to four-year results from the Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) trial funded by the National Institutes of Health.


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Don't pass the salt shaker, please

March 29, 2012

For the estimated one in three Americans who will develop high blood pressure, a - diet high in sodium may be to blame.


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