INSURICA Healthcare Times
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“February is American Heart Month, a time when you can check in on your cardiovascular health.
While heart disease can be deadly for adults, it’s also preventable in most people. Risk factors include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, obesity, an unhealthy diet and physical inactivity.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, responsible for every 1 out of 5 deaths.
Cardiovascular disease and the conditions that lead to it can happen at any age. Some types of heart disease include arrhythmia, heart failure, heart attack and stroke.
Staying Healthy in Winter
The winter months are notorious for bringing sickness. Flu season begins in October and ramps up into January. Colds are also more common during the winter months. Read on for tips on keeping yourself and your family healthy this winter.
Snow and Ice Removal Tips
Owners and managers of commercial property have an obligation to maintain safe conditions for employees and occupants. During the winter season, walkways, stairs, driveways, interior roadways and parking lots become slip and trip hazards as snow falls and ice forms. This is not only a safety hazard, it can also be an expensive legal issue for property owners, if an accident occurs.
Working Safely with Sharps
The OSHA standard for blood-borne pathogens requires that any employee exposed to blood, or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM), follow proper safety precautions when working with needles and other possible contaminated sharps as part of their job duty.
Healthcare Industry Trends to Watch
The healthcare industry plays a vital role in the U.S. economy, providing medical services and coordinating care for patients. It is an industry that constantly evolves, facing challenges and trends that require attention and adaptation. In this article, we will explore some of the key trends in the healthcare industry and their potential implications.
Preventing Data Theft by Departing Employees
When employees leave a company, there is a heightened risk of data theft, which is also known as data leakage or exfiltration. This risk is present whether an employee’s departure is voluntary or not. The consequences of data theft from insiders can be severe, as an organization’s most valued data assets and secrets are vulnerable. Data leakage events can impact a company’s financials through lost business and intellectual property, and they can result in reputational damage, litigation and regulatory fines.
Protecting Commercial Property Against Hail
Hailstorms can be swift and destructive, damaging buildings, outdoor equipment and vehicles in a matter of minutes. For commercial property owners, such damage can result in destroyed property, costly repairs, business disruptions and lost revenue.