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10 Firework Safety Tips Just in Time For the 4th of July

06/29/2015 | WellnessSafety

Every year on the Fourth of July, millions of Americans celebrate the independence of our nation by watching firework displays. Some Americans celebrate by lighting off fireworks of their own. If you plan on lighting off your own fireworks this year, here are 10 safety tips you have to follow: 1. Obey the law. Do not purchase illegal fireworks, transport fireworks into places where they are illegal, or bring fireworks onto an airplane. When dealing with fireworks, always use them within the boundaries…

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Not Just For Fashion- 5 Ways Sunglasses Keep Your Eyes Healthy

06/16/2015 | WellnessSafety

Sunglasses are one of the most popular fashion accessories. We all have our favorite styles and brands- sleek and stylish, chunky and fashionable, and every other shape, size, and color out there. Sunglasses can also be an important part of maintaining healthy eyes. Overexposure to UV-A and UV-B radiation causes damage to the skin around your eyes and the eyes themselves. You can damage the surface of your eyes the same way you can get sunburned. Exposure to sunlight over the years can lead to vision…

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3 Potential Health Dangers of Using Gel Nail Polish During Your Manicure

05/29/2015 | WellnessSafety

Do you love getting your nails manicured? You probably never thought that you were doing anything dangerous. However, new research has shown that gel nail polish manicures may not be completely safe. Here are three potential dangers from using gel nail polish during your manicure. 1. The way gel nails are dried could potentially cause skin cancer. The UV (ultraviolet) light used to dry nails can slightly increase the risk of skin cancer. 2. Research shows that gel manicures require fingers and nails…

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What to expect when you call for an ambulance

03/10/2015 | WellnessSafetyPlastic Surgery

It’s something we see every day on television and in the movies, yet we don’t want to think about it really happening to us — needing an ambulance. While we hope you never have to face a medical emergency, being even a little prepared can go a long way in helping the outcome. What you can do now. Know where your cell phone is at all times and keep it charged. Have multiple chargers throughout your house so you always have a full battery. Keep a current and complete list of…

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How to Safely Warm Your Home

02/02/2015 | WellnessSafety

With snaps of frigid weather, people look for affordable ways to stay warm inside their homes and when they venture outdoors. As furnaces work overtime in the colder months and often beyond their capacity, some people turn to alternative heating methods. As temperatures drop, home fires increase. Our partners at MESH, Inc. reported that while space heaters, fireplaces and stoves provide supplementary heat in a cost-effective way, they also present a real danger to homes and offices. Citing the U.S.…

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The Colts Prepare for the Broncos and High Altitude

01/08/2015 | CommunityWellnessSafety

The Indianapolis Colts head to Denver for what’s surely to be an epic post-season game. Andrew Luck has emerged from Peyton Manning’s shadow in the hearts of Indianapolis fans and demonstrated he’s ready meet #18 again. But what about a quieter threat Denver has been known to deliver? High altitude. Denver, otherwise known at the Mile High City, truly rises exactly one mile above sea level—5,280 feet. The higher altitude poses an invisible threat to athletes and fans alike…

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Shovel Snow Without a Sore Back

12/10/2014 | WellnessSafety

During the winter months, shoveling snow is a common cause of injuries, particularly pain and injury to the lower back. Fortunately, these injuries are preventable if you take the right precautions. The following tips can help you make it through the winter without a shoveling-related injury. Warm up before you start shoveling. Muscles are more flexible and less prone to injury after a proper warm-up. Start with some jumping jacks, march in place, or go for a brisk walk. Gently stretch your lower…

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Winter Safety: Preparing Your Car

12/05/2014 | WellnessSafety

On average, more than 7,000 Americans die each year in weather-related car accidents. When it comes to harsh winter weather and safety on the road, you can never be too prepared. The right preparation can get you home safely, help someone in distress or even make a difference between life or death. Get ready for issues on the road with four necessities—communication, warmth, your vehicle and emergency care. Having the right tools at your disposal will prepare you for a variety of winter conditions,…

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When To Call: Frostbite

12/03/2014 | WellnessSafety

Winter is upon us, and the season’s falling temperatures bring an increased risk of frostbite. Frostbite, or frozen body tissue, occurs when you are exposed to cold temperatures for too long. Frostbite typically affects the skin, however it can sometimes cause damage to deeper tissue. It’s impossible to avoid all exposure to cold temperatures this time of year, but you can take steps to help prevent frostbite. Dress in layers of warm clothes if you plan to be outside for longer than a…

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