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Germ hotspots to look out for during cough and cold season

January 7, 2012

We’re reminded time and again of the good health habits we should practice during the winter germ season – wash your hands, cover your cough and stay home when you’re sick. While you likely know these basics, you might not be aware some of the most common places germs tend to congregate and spread.

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Health story of the year: Salt vindicated

December 31, 2011

Paul T. Meagher sometimes gets disapproving stares when people see him sprinkle his food with salt as he has done since he was a young lad growing up in Ireland. He has a response for such people.

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Tips to prevent the spread of cold and flu germs

December 31, 2011

Each year, millions of people suffer from a cold or flu and this year is likely to be no different. Between 15 and 61 million people in the United States will get the flu this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Deck the halls… carefully please

December 16, 2011

Each year, 420 home fires occur during the holiday season, claiming the lives of 21 people and injuring 43, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Protection 1, the nation’s second-largest security provider, is offering 12 tips for a safer holiday…

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Three ways to a sustainably healthy New Year

December 11, 2011

New Year’s Day will spur many people to resolve to follow healthier lifestyles in 2012, but how many will carry through with their pledges? The journey to better health is not as daunting as it may seem. Slight adjustments to your eating, sleeping and exercise habits can…

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Three simple steps to maximize any fitness routine

December 2, 2011

After a workout your energy stores will be depleted. It’s a smart idea to eat a combination of protein, like a fast acting whey protein along with a maltodextrin carbohydrate source such as a sports drink, within two hours after your exercise.

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Chickenpox could spot your child this winter

November 20, 2011

Did you know that chickenpox is most likely to occur during late winter and spring? As winter approaches, when you talk to your child’s doctor about ways to stay healthy this season, remember to also ask about the chickenpox vaccine. Your doctor may recommend a second dose of the chickenpox vaccine for your child.

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