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Winter 2023

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.

Young couple in the winter running together in nature

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.

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Business woman with shovel cleaning snow filled street in front of the office at work

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.

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Working Safely with Sharps: Bleeding medical personnel finger from needle stick injury accident.

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.

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