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Spring cleaning? 7 tips to avoid injury

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=06036fc0-b949-4240-9dc3-45e2cdb57280#.WucvGFw-dBx For many of us, spring’s arrival means it’s time for a big cleaning binge. Cleaning may not sound especially dangerous, but injuries from household chores may be more common than you think. Every year, thousands of people experience preventable injuries from home improvement and cleaning projects that seem simple and low-risk. That’s why […]

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Summer safety rules for kids and cars

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=92dc107d-5bcb-4b8a-955f-13aff27d7faf#.WucufVw-dBw Cars can very quickly get much hotter than the outside air. Children should never be left alone in them. Even when it doesn’t feel that hot outside, a parked car can become a sauna in minutes. That’s why no child should ever be left alone inside a car, even for a moment, according […]

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Summer safety for kids

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=161b9b66-402d-4750-ad61-502d10af48d5#.WuctNVw-dBw Tips for keeping kids safe when the weather turns warm. How do we love summer? There are too many ways to count. We love the sunny days. We love being outdoors from sunup to sundown. We love swimming, picnics, family vacations and food barbecued on the grill. For kids, summer can be synonymous […]

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Try heart-healthy produce this summer

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=c6835daa-129e-4f77-8d00-387675e9b37f#.WucsUFw-dBw There’s no better season than summer to add ripe, just-picked heart-healthy fruits and veggies to your diet. Produce is rich in powerful nutrients that may help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and even certain cancers. Check out the infographic below for ideas on getting a variety of healthy fruits and vegetables. […]

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Avoid a post-picnic sick

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=b6c68637-884b-4a74-b923-c0d5fedd03cf#.Wucqalw-dBx Planning for the perfect picnic for two, or for 20? Picnics and barbecues are what make summertime fun, as long as you take the right steps to avoid food poisoning. That’s a big problem from May through September, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. So to avoid inviting that disaster, here […]

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How to get the most nutrients from your produce

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=8e0d0629-7877-4d59-8642-6b796cf5e128#.Wucoe1w-dBw Fruits and vegetables are packed with vitamins and minerals. But the nutrient content of your produce can vary depending on how fresh it is and how you store and prepare it. The health benefits of fruits and vegetables are uncontestable: Lower risks for heart disease, diabetes, kidney stones, some cancers and other serious […]

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Motorcycle passengers at high risk of brain injury

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=459aab60-ffae-4355-aef9-5f41569f6c15#.Wucfx1w-dBw Motorcycle passengers are less likely than drivers to wear helmets, a new study shows. And passengers are also more likely to suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in a crash. The study involved nearly 86,000 people hurt in motorcycle crashes. All of them were injured between 2007 and 2010. Researchers divided them into […]

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Step up your ladder safety

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=87ef744e-21a2-45e0-ba8a-8dec74d18ea4#.Wuce31w-dBw As spring arrives, many homeowners set out to clean gutters, wash windows, prune trees and tackle a host of other chores. And many of these projects will require a ladder. But before you step up, brush up on safety. If you’re not careful, ladder accidents can leave you with cuts, bruises, broken bones […]

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