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February 20, 2018

What is Cholesterol? 4 Things to Know About Your Numbers

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High cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart attack and stroke. February is Heart Month, and the perfect time to review your heart disease risk factors. Here is what you should know about blood cholesterol and how to improve your numbers, and your heart health.

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February 16, 2018

Medal-Worthy Tips for the Olympian in All of Us!

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Whether you are a figure skater attempting a triple axel-triple toe combination in the Winter Olympics, or a novice skier on the bunny slope, one thing is for sure: winter sports can be dangerous.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 246,000 injuries related to winter sports were treated in 2015.

That is why with any winter sport, the proper safety precautions must be taken.

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February 15, 2018

Carbon Monoxide: Colorless, Odorless, Deadly

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Each year, between 20,000 and 30,000 people in the United States are sickened by accidental carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Of those, approximately 500 people die, many in their own home.

But what is CO?

It is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, and highly toxic gas. CO is produced by fuel-burning sources, including furnaces, fireplaces, cars, wood stoves, space heaters, charcoal grills, and gas appliances like water heaters, ovens, and clothes dryers.

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February 14, 2018

Little Hearts, Big Concerns

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When we think of heart disease, we often think of older adults. The fact is, children can also have heart disease. They may be born with it (a congenital heart defect), or it may be acquired from infections or another medical condition or illness.

Congenital Heart Defects

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February 8, 2018

20 Ways to Burn Calories at the Office

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We all know we should exercise. It is good for our hearts, minds, and stress levels. Getting active is also beneficial for your waistline, managing weight, cholesterol, and more.

But what if you just cannot seem to find the time to fit a workout into your routine? Turn your office into your gym! There are things you can do throughout the day that will burn calories and keep your metabolism up.

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February 20, 2018
https://www.lifespan.org/news-events/lifespan-blog/what-cholesterol-4-things-know-about-your-numbers
February 16, 2018
https://www.lifespan.org/news-events/lifespan-blog/medal-worthy-tips-olympian-all-us
February 15, 2018
https://www.lifespan.org/news-events/lifespan-blog/carbon-monoxide-colorless-odorless-deadly
February 14, 2018
https://www.lifespan.org/news-events/lifespan-blog/little-hearts-big-concerns
February 8, 2018
https://www.lifespan.org/news-events/lifespan-blog/20-ways-burn-calories-office