Sleep Tips for Shift Workers

Take a nap during a break or before reporting to work Short naps (20-30 minutes) can improve alertness on the job. Work clockwise If you work rotating shifts, request that succeeding shifts start later than your last shift. This will help your body adjust. Plan ahead for changes in your shift-work schedule Adjust your sleep […]

Helping Kids Avoid Sports Injuries

Many sports injuries can be prevented by the use of management tools that consider factors, such as the environment of a particular sport and protection of the individual. Environmental factors to be considered when planning sports activities include: The temperature of the environment (a cooler environment is best, when possible) The playing surface (the more […]

The Effects of Lead Poisoning & Why You Should Care

Lead is a natural element that has been used in a wide variety of products found in and around our homes. It is also toxic to humans and animals. In the 1970s, when it became known that lead can cause severe long-term health problems, government regulatory standards were enforced to phase out lead in paint, […]

Are You at Risk of Developing Multiple Sclerosis?

The Geographic Connection In areas near the equator, MS occurs in fewer than one out of 100,000 people. In areas farther from the equator; such as northern North America, MS occurs in around 30 to 80 out of 100,000 people. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a well-known type of autoimmune disease. The number of people who […]

Detox Diets – Good or Bad?

Detox diets, also referred to as cleanses, claim that toxins from food need to be eliminated routinely from our digestive systems. Most detox diets are meant for short-term use to flush or cleanse your system. Detox diets may involve periods of fasting, only drinking fluids, eliminating certain foods, herbal supplements, or even the use of […]

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