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How to add core exercises to your workout routine

April 23, 2014

Core exercises can improve your posture, make everyday activities such as bending or twisting much easier, reduce low back pain, and even improve your balance and lessen the risk of falling. Core work should be part of a well-rounded workout routine, according to the Harvard Medical School.


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Obesity linked to breast cancer risk

April 22, 2014

Being overweight can raise a postmenopausal woman’s risk of breast cancer according to a new study, which finds a link between a higher risk for the disease and a high body mass index (BMI), a measure of body fat based on height and weight.


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Home renovation contractors hired by Lowe’s must follow lead regulations

Company reaches agreement with DOJ, EPA
April 21, 2014

Following the discovery that some contractors hired by Lowe’s Home Centers to renovate homes had violated federal regulations regarding lead dust, the company has agreed to a corporate-wide compliance program at its 1,700+ stores.


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What caused errors in those lab tests your doctor ordered for you?

Surprising study finds that most mistakes don’t happen in the laboratory
April 21, 2014

Laboratory testing is indispensable to patient care. Although it accounts for only 2% of U.S. healthcare expenditures, laboratory medicine is critical for accurate diagnosis and treatment planning and is the topic of ECRI Institute’s most recent safety study.


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Occupations with high obesity prevalence in Washington State

A NIOSH Science Blog post
April 18, 2014

If work and the workplace contribute to poor health behaviors, should employers attempt to improve those behaviors? It likely is in the employer’s best interest to do so.


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Court upholds EPA’s limits on pollution limits for power plants

April 17, 2014

A legal challenge to the EPA’s rule limiting mercury and other toxic emissions from power plants was shot down yesterday by the three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.


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Six simple ways to change your life

April 17, 2014
Years ago I worked in talent development for one of the largest faith-based healthcare systems in the United States. I left it to pursue other career goals but it never left me, at least not completely.


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3 simple ways to get more restful sleep

April 15, 2014

Even people without insomnia can have trouble getting a good night’s rest. Many things can interfere with restorative sleep — crazy work schedules, anxiety, trouble putting down the smartphone, even what you eat and drink. The following three simple steps can help you sleep better:


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Sebelius steps down as HHS head

Obama nominates her replacement
April 11, 2014

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced her resignation today, after serving in the Cabinet since 2009. President Obama nominated budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwel to replace.


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“Frankenfood” fight playing out on state, city levels

Albuquerque latest city to consider bill to require labeling of genetically engineered foods
April 10, 2014

Concern over the potential health and environmental risks of genetically engineered foods (GMOs) has led to more than 20 states and a number of cities making legislative efforts to require greater transparency so that consumers can make informed food choices.


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Gas Detectors: The most common mistakes people make when using atmospheric monitors

Contact: Adam Thomas
Learn the most common mistakes people make when using atmospheric monitors. Join Bob Henderson from GFG Instrumentation for this educational webinar. Read More

Choosing and Using the Best Gas Detection Technology for Specific Monitoring Applications

5/17/12
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Contact: Adam Thomas

On demand No single gas detector is universally perfect for all applications. The best gas detector is the one that does the best job of meeting the requirements for your monitoring needs.

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Sounding the Alarm on Toxic Gas Measurement: Capabilities, Limitations and Strategies for Using Portable Toxic Gas Instruments

5/15/13
Contact: Adam Thomas

On demand Recently lowered exposure limits for a number of important toxic gases, including H2S, SO2 and NO2, have forced many instrument users to revisit where to set the alarms in their atmospheric monitors. Find out how to ensure worker safety and conform with regulatory requirements.

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Eeny, meeny, miny, moe: Picking the Proper Respirator

10/8/13
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Contact: Adam Thomas

Available On Demand Picking the proper respirator for the right situation can be tricky. Attend this webinar to gain knowledge of OSHA regulations to avoid fines, resources to reference when selecting a respirator, key considerations for specific applications, and key differences between repirator types.

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