Avoiding Foodborne Illness at Your Summer BBQ

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Grilling out can be one of the most enjoyable summer activities there is, especially if you’re able to spend time with friends and family. However, if your meat is not prepared properly, it can lead to foodborne illness, affecting everyone who eats it. To guarantee your next summer BBQ is a success, there are a …

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Adult Coloring Books and Stress Relief

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There are many things adults do to relieve stress. Yoga, massages, meditation and exercise are all proven to help alleviate anxiety and stress brought on by daily life. But one unlikely de-stressor has taken center stage and it’s something your children have been doing for years: coloring.
The theory is that the rhythmic repetition …

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What is CareNow Healthy Savings?

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If you are a patient at CareNow, but don’t have medical insurance, the Healthy Savings Card™ is a great option for you. This card is a great alternative to medical insurance, but does not serve as an insurance card and cannot be used with insurance. It can, however, save you significant money on your CareNow …

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What Is West Nile Virus?

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With so much talk about the Zika virus in the news lately, it’s easy to forget about one of the other major mosquito-transmitted viruses: West Nile infection. While most who are infected with the virus experience few, if any, symptoms, some people can actually develop a life-threatening illness that affects the spinal cord or …

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Healthy Recipes for Traditional Mexican Dishes

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There is nothing quite like a great Mexican dish. However, Mexican food is notorious for being bad for the waistline. If you want to indulge in your favorite Mexican foods without feeling guilty, read below to see which traditional Mexican dishes can be lightened up so you can enjoy them regularly!
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Protecting Your Child From the Sun

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During the summer months, kids can spend hours at a time outside without a second thought. Unfortunately, most parents don’t think about protecting their child from the sun when they’re not at the beach or at the pool. However, just a few serious sunburns can increase your child’s risk of skin cancer as they …

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How to Protect Yourself and Your Family From Mosquitoes

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With the Zika virus all over the news as of late, mosquitoes are a major concern this year. In addition to the Zika virus, mosquitoes are known to spread diseases such as malaria, dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever and West Nile virus. While the chances of you getting sick from a mosquito bite are fairly low, …

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Everything You Need to Know About Pinkeye

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Conjunctivitis, commonly known as pinkeye, is an irritation and redness of the tissue around the eyeball. The most common cause of pink eye is a virus or due to a bacterial infection; however, allergies, chemicals and other diseases can be a factor as well.
Pinkeye can be extremely contagious, especially when it’s caused by a …

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Importance of Drug Screening New Employees

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As a private employer, you have the right to implement workplace policies regarding employee drug testing thanks to local, state and federal laws. If you decide to enforce drug testing when hiring, regulatory guidelines require a written policy to be administered. The policy should also serve as an educational tool for potential employees.
If you’re …

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4 Family Activities to Encourage Exercise

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With so many electronic devices readily available these days, it’s often difficult to get your kids up and moving. Even adults have trouble finding the time (or energy) to work out. Finding family activities that everyone can participate in together is often the best way to ensure your family is getting the amount of exercise …

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