6 simple steps to avoid distracted driving

(BPT) – Mobile phones have become an essential part of life for most people, helping them stay connected and increase productivity. However, this technology can also be a distraction when driving, which puts everyone on the road at risk. More than one-quarter of all car crashes involve phone use, both with handsets and hands-free, the […]

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Help children avoid asthma attacks by improving home indoor air quality

(BPT) – More than 6 million American children – nearly 9 percent of all kids in the U.S. – have asthma, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Each year, asthma attacks send more than a million people to emergency rooms, adding a pproximately 24,000 children younger than 15, the CDC reports. Yet […]

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Reducing risks while taking care of business: Tips to avoid distracted driving

(BPT) – The pace of business never seems to stop, and thanks to the convenience of cell phones, many people work on the go, even while they’re driving. Yet cell phone use is one of the most common type of distracted driving, and it claims thousands of lives and causes thousands more injuries every year. […]

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How your DNA has the potential to help you avoid the wrong medications

(BPT) – Did you know more than half of the 4 billion prescriptions written in America this year will not work as intended (IMS, Trends Mol. Med. 2001)? It’s true, and the answer to why that’s the case lies in our DNA. Individuals respond to medication differently, in large part because everyone’s DNA is unique. […]

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Inter Valley Health Plan Provides Tips To Avoid Common Medicare Enrollment Mistakes

POMONA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– With Medicare open enrollment underway, its important enrollees do their homework and research all the options in order to avoid costly mistakes. Whether you are a current Medicare enrollee, a newly-eligible Baby Boomer or someone helping an older adult choose a plan, there are mistakes anyone can make if not careful. Inter […]

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Tips To Avoid Weight Gain After Weight Loss

The Presidents Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN) reports that less than five percent of adults in the US participate in the recommended 30 minutes of physical activity each day. Only one out of every three adults actually gets enough physical activity each week to stay healthy. The PCFSN also reports that a typical […]

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10 Ways to Avoid Overeating

Food is everywhere. It’s at the gas station, the shopping mall, on the reception desk at work and in the park. It’s how we celebrate birthdays, holidays and even social outings. It’s difficult to ever go hungry in our abundant society. Given the prevalence of food, do you sometimes find yourself eating […]

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Why You Should Avoid Program Hopping

No one gets out of shape overnight. It’s a relatively lengthy process of consistently repeating a combination of behaviors that result in a physical transformation. And the process of getting in shape is the same–repeating the right behaviors over enough time. Yet, often when we start exercising, we want to see results […]

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Tip: Avoid Carbs at Night

Some nutrition experts claim that calorie balance is the only significant factor affecting fat loss and that avoiding carbs at night has no impact. On the other hand, many contend that carbs are the best eaten in the morning (to replenish glycogen stores after a night of sleep), pre workout (as fuel for exercise energy) […]

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Avoid Street Food And Other Health Tips For Black Nazarene Devotees

Planning to take part in the activities marking the Feast of the Black Nazarene in Manila this week? Bring your umbrellas, drink lots of water, wear loose and comfortable clothing, and be wary of street food. These were among the health tips issued Monday by National Epidemiology Center head Dr. Enrique Tayag, as millions of […]

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