Home Safety Checklist

iStock_000000944976SmallThe start of the New Year is a good time to go through your home and give it a safety checkup.

If you get into the habit of tying your detailed inspection to a specific date, then it will be much easier to keep track of the last time you gave it a once-over and when it is due for an inspection.

Don’t start this task when you are tired or distracted; you’ll be likely to miss something important along the way. Take a notepad with you so that you can jot down your findings and any action that needs to be taken to keep your home safe, both for your family and visitors to the property.

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What You Need to Know: FAQ’s on the Measles

By: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The elimination of measles in the United States in 2000 is one of public health’s most celebrated success stories. But as recent outbreaks have revealed, there is still reason to be concerned about measles. Last year we saw 644 measles cases in the United States—more cases than we had seen in 20 years. In 2015, there are already more than 100 cases; most are related to a large, ongoing outbreak linked to an amusement park in California.

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Hypertension & Your Diet

drawing chart heartbeatHigh blood pressure is known as a “silent killer.” Once you have been diagnosed with this condition, it needs to be taken very seriously. Your doctor may recommend that you make changes to your diet to try to bring it down to a healthier level or may prescribe medication and recommend that you follow a healthier diet.

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It’s National Children’s Dental Health Month

Child at DentistTeaching your child about good dental health is something you can start as soon as their teeth start to appear (at about six months of age). From the time your child gets his or her first tooth, they are at risk for tooth decay, but you can lay the foundation for good dental care starting from birth.

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Getting Started on a Heart Healthy Workout Regimen

Heart HealthYou’ve decided that you are going to start on a heart-healthy workout regimen. Congratulations!

The best way to turn this intention into a habit is to break it down into small, manageable chunks so that you don’t get overwhelmed. It can be easy to get caught up in the excitement of what you want to accomplish with your fitness goals, but for the moment, you’re going to need to take it one baby step at a time if you want this to succeed.

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Three Ways to Get your Heart Rate up at Your Desk

drawing chart heartbeatIf you are working at a desk all day, you may think that you can’t take time away to get fit, but that is definitely not the case.

There are simple things you can do to get your heart rate up at your desk that will help to improve your overall fitness. If trying to carve out a 30-minute block of time for exercise is proving challenging, try taking three, 10-minute exercise breaks instead. To keep it interesting, decide that you will work on your arms in one session, do core exercises in another and put your legs through their paces in the third session.

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Five Tips for a Lasting Relationship

Couple on CouchDo you want to have a lasting relationship? For a couple in the blush of the early days of their romance, they are, no doubt, certain that they are meant to be together and that love will conquer all. Once they start to come down from their euphoria at having found each other, they may have a different view of things.

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Wear Red on February 6 for Women’s Heart Health

Heart-in-handHeart disease is the leading killer of women in the U.S. It takes more lives every year than all forms of cancer combined. Many women don’t even realize they are at risk. They still think that heart disease is a “man’s disease.” Meanwhile, our mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, cousins, nieces, daughters, coworkers, neighbors and all the other important women in our lives need to know this important information.

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The Newest Diet Fads – Do They Work?

Diet TrapThe latest fad diet is all the talk around the water cooler lately — after all, it helped your co-worker lose 15 pounds like magic. It sounds easy enough, that you’ve even considered giving it a shot. Although that fad diet may help you shed a few pounds pretty fast, in the long run, they tend to lose their oomph.

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