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What Causes Sinus Infections?

Feb 17, 2021 | Posted by in Health Tips Blog | Comments Off on What Causes Sinus Infections?

About 31 million Americans are affected by a sinus infection each year. Microorganisms, like viruses, bacteria, or fungus, can take over one or more sinuses and trigger a sinus infection, also known as “sinusitis.”

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Digital Eyestrain

Sep 2, 2020 | Posted by in Health Tips Blog | Comments Off on Digital Eyestrain

Although binge watching your favorite television show while shopping on your smartphone after working all day in front of a computer monitor is unlikely to cause permanent eye damage, too much screen time can cause eyestrain.

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Opioids, Work, and Overdoses

May 27, 2020 | Posted by in Health Tips Blog | Comments Off on Opioids, Work, and Overdoses

Opioid misuse impacts the workforce in a variety of ways: increasing the risk of workplace injuries and/or errors, escalating workers’ compensation costs, increasing absenteeism and complaints to HR, and decreasing employee morale.

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Do You Know What Causes Kidney Stones?

Mar 4, 2020 | Posted by in Health Tips Blog | Comments Off on Do You Know What Causes Kidney Stones?

Kidney stones lead to more than 3,600 ER visits each day, and estimates say that one in 11 people will have at least one kidney stone in their lifetime. This disruptive and painful condition is also the cause of numerous return trips to the ER as well as hospitalizations. So, what are kidney stones? And can you avoid developing them?

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(De)hydration Station

Feb 26, 2020 | Posted by in Health Tips Blog | Comments Off on (De)hydration Station

Did you know adequate hydration provides cushioning for your joints? It also maintains your body temperature. Staying hydrated reduces cavities and tooth decay. It helps flush toxins and waste out of your body. Drinking water may alleviate some headache symptoms and can aid in weight loss.

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Travel and Traveler’s Diarrhea

Feb 12, 2020 | Posted by in Health Tips Blog | Comments Off on Travel and Traveler’s Diarrhea

Part of the fun and excitement of traveling to foreign destinations is getting to eat the local cuisine, which can be much different than your normal diet. Be aware, though, that some food and drinks on your international travels may be contaminated and therefore could cause a variety of illnesses, including traveler’s diarrhea.

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Food and Cancer: What Does the Science Say?

Jan 15, 2020 | Posted by in Health Tips Blog | Comments Off on Food and Cancer: What Does the Science Say?

There are mixed reviews from the scientific community regarding the association between foods and certain types of cancers; however, the consensus remains: eating a diet that is balanced, containing a variety of fruits and vegetables, combined with daily physical activity, is strongly encouraged and may protect against some diseases—even cancer.

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What Do You Know About Gout?

Jan 8, 2020 | Posted by in Health Tips Blog | Comments Off on What Do You Know About Gout?

Gout is an inflammatory arthritis characterized by flare ups of painful swelling in the joints that lasts days or even weeks. The incidence of this painful disease has been increasing over the years, and a number of factors may explain why.

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Stay Active this Season

Jan 1, 2020 | Posted by in Health Tips Blog | Comments Off on Stay Active this Season

Cold weather and fewer daylight hours can tempt you into spending lots of time indoors, sitting around. However, staying active during the winter months is not an impossible challenge! Here are some indoor and outdoor ideas to get you up and moving.

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