February is American Heart Month!

February is American Heart Month, a time when all people can focus on their cardiovascular health. Did you know? Nearly 1 in 2 U.S. adults have hypertension (high blood pressure), yet only about 1 in 4 have it under control High blood pressure in adolescents is linked to health issues later in life About 58,000

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How To Treat Sprain Injuries

Sprains occur when the fibers of a ligament tear – either partially or completely. Sprained ligaments often swell rapidly and can be very painful. The greater the swelling and pain, the more severe a sprain is likely to be. To treat mild to moderate sprains at home, use the RICE method: REST the injured area

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Americans unprepared for workplace cardiac emergencies

[From the American Heart Association News] Most U.S. employees are not prepared for cardiac emergencies at work, according to new surveys of employees and workplace safety managers. There are about 10,000 cardiac arrests in the workplace each year in the United States, according to a report from the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration. Workplaces

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