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Extreme Heat: A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Safety
on July 1, 2012 at 12:30 am / in HEALTH, MEN, WOMEN

Extreme Heat: A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Safety

What Is Extreme Heat? Conditions of extreme heat are defined as summertime temperatures that are substantially hotter and/or more humid than average for location at that time of year. Humid or muggy conditions, which add to the discomfort of high temperatures, occur when a “dome” of high atmospheric pressure traps hazy, damp air near the ground. Extremely dry and hot […]

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Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 2012 Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers
on July 1, 2012 at 12:28 am / in HEALTH, MEN, WOMEN

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 2012 Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers

HEAT ILLNESS CAN BE DEADLY. Every year, thousands of workers become sick from exposure to heat, and some even die. These illnesses and deaths are preventable! OSHA’s has begun a nationwide outreach campaign to raise awareness among workers and employers about the hazards of working outdoors in hot weather. The educational resources page on: www.osha.gov/SLTC/heatillness gives workers and employers information about […]

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Mental Health and Wellness Matters
on July 1, 2012 at 12:16 am / in HEALTH, MEN, WOMEN

Mental Health and Wellness Matters

Mental Health and Wellness Matters  By:  Katrina L. Sager-Coleman Throughout each one of our lives we can recall a time when we were broken emotionally due to the experience of shattered dreams, rejection, and betrayal by someone one or something that we once believed in and fully trusted. In the aftermath of such catastrophic events, we find ourselves only left […]

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Not Just Another Walk in the Park
on May 1, 2012 at 7:49 am / in HEALTH, MEN, WOMEN

Not Just Another Walk in the Park

Not Just Another Walk in the Park 5 Safety Tips While Walking or Running By: Bette Vargas When I began race walking, I walked with a group. After I began to walk competitively, I often had to train alone on some days and dreaded it because I didn’t always feel safe. As I learned to walk through my fear, I […]

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Female Sexual Dysfunction:  You Don’t have to Live with It
on May 1, 2012 at 7:13 am / in HEALTH, WOMEN

Female Sexual Dysfunction: You Don’t have to Live with It

Female Sexual Dysfunction:  You Don’t have to Live with It By: Dr. Hope Ashby   Sexuality and how we express it is an important part of being human. When there are difficulties in sexual functioning, this can lead to depression, difficulties in relationships and low self esteem.  There are many women of color  who have experienced or are continuing to […]

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Know the ABCs of Fever in Children
on May 1, 2012 at 6:45 am / in HEALTH, MEN, WOMEN

Know the ABCs of Fever in Children

Know the ABCs of Fever in Children By: Julia Patsell One third of all children arriving at an emergency room will have fever as their primary symptom. Most parents have probably experienced waking up in the middle of the night to find their child flushed and sweaty with a forehead that is hot to the touch. Most parents suspect a […]

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Dentistry for Children – Part II
on May 1, 2012 at 5:41 am / in HEALTH

Dentistry for Children – Part II

Dentistry for Children Things you should know about your child’s dental needs By Dr. Stephen Montoya   Q: What are Dental Sealants? A:  Dental Sealants are thin, plastic coatings painted on the chewing surfaces or rough areas of the teeth. Germs in the mouth use the sugar in food to make acids that can create a cavity in the tooth […]

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