Sun exposure without appropriate protection can be harmful and cause problems like heat illness and skin damage from UV rays including sunburn, premature aging, or skin cancer.
Despite having many age-old names, such as coccidioidomycosis, desert fever, cocci, San Joaquin Valley fever, California fever, and desert rheumatism, Valley fever is a modern-day reality that has been on the rise in the United States in the last two decades.
Sodium is an essential nutrient for our bodies but consuming too much salt can have serious consequences. Increased sodium levels may cause you to retain water, leading to puffiness, bloating, and weight gain.
Over the last 20 years, the number of U.S. adults diagnosed with diabetes has doubled due to increasing obesity and an aging population.
The CDC estimates that 5.6 million workers in the healthcare industry and related occupations are at risk of occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
What is a deadly gas emitted from burning fuel that is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and referred to as the “silent killer” or the “invisible killer”? Carbon monoxide. Each year more than 400 Americans die from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning.
Food is a great way to connect people in a fun way. However, caring about food safety is as important as what is being served on the menu. The CDC estimates that each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) gets sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases.
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.
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.