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Anxiety, hypertension, elevated heart rates, interrupted sleep patterns and headaches are just some of the side effects commonly associated with energy drinks, and those problems are more pronounced in children, according to a recent University of Miami study. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. These drinks have also been linked to heart palpitations,  [ Read More ]

Essential Medicine Safety Tips for Upcoming Cold and Flu Season

Essential Medicine Safety Tips for Upcoming Cold and Flu Season

As the countdown to cold and flu season begins, consumers are getting flu shots and increasing their purchases of cold and flu medicines. The Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition (AAC) is issuing a safety message to consumers, reminding them to double check their medicine labels to avoid doubling up on medicines with acetaminophen when treating symptoms during the  [ Read More ]

Top 5 First Aid Myths

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I guess we all know or have heard of at least one first aid cure. Some are true, but some can have severe adverse reactions that could put your life at risk. Be careful what you try and always call 911 when you don’t know what to do. 1. Jellyfish sting and peeing I suppose  [ Read More ]

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Need to see a family physician, dermatologist or an obstetrician/gynecologist? Get in line, because it could take weeks to schedule an appointment, a new survey indicates. Conducted by Merritt Hawkins, a national physician search and consulting firm and a company of AMN Healthcare, the survey of 1,399 medical offices tracks the average time needed to  [ Read More ]

Seven in 10 Workers Frequently Come to the Office When Feeling Sick

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“In sickness and in health” is a vow typically made in a wedding ceremony, but many workers also live by these words in their jobs, a new OfficeTeam survey shows. Seven in 10 (70 percent) professionals admitted they frequently go to work when they’re feeling sick. Managers are aware of the issue: Sixty-five percent said  [ Read More ]

Food Safety Before, During and After a Power Outage

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The winter of 2014 is in its early stages, and yet many parts of the country are already experiencing extreme weather conditions and power outages. In fact, a power outage can happen at any time, and it can affect the safety of your food. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reminds you that the best  [ Read More ]

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