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Sun Protection Factor (SPF)—so what does this really mean?

By / June 21, 2013 / / 0 Comments

Last week we discussed the difference between UVA and UVB rays. Today we’ll talk about how to stop those damaging rays. You’ll find various “protection” factors including SPF and protection information against UVA and UVB rays on sunscreen labels. The SPF factor is actually a formula for determining how long and to what extent you […]

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Protect Yourself From Damaging UV Rays

By / June 15, 2013 / / 0 Comments

It’s getting hot out there and it’s time to start thinking about protection from the sun. Sun exposure actually causes most of the changes that we associate with aging. Wrinkles, age spots and decreased elasticity all result from lifelong exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays, but the most important change is a loss of the skin’s […]

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Injury Free Golf

By / June 6, 2013 / / 0 Comments

With warmer weather and longer daylight hours, it’s easier to find time to sneak off to the golf course and hit a few balls. With it comes the usual aches and pains associated with the sport. Golfers will usually feel stiffness and pain in three core areas: Lower back, elbows, and wrists. The initial tweaks […]

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How to Enjoy an Injury Free Summer

By / May 29, 2013 / / 0 Comments

Spring and summer lead to increased sports activities for our area youth. While many kids participate in school sports, summertime leads to an active lifestyle for many children that don’t compete on the same level as scholastic sports. If your child will participate in summer sports or athletic camps, you should take a few precautions […]

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Get the Jump on Worksite Injuries and Illnesses

By / May 22, 2013 / / 0 Comments

Worksite injuries and employee illnesses are as common to business owners as taxes and budgets. If you are looking for ways to reduce healthcare costs in your company, here’s a tip that may surprise you. Many times, employees suffer aches, pains and injuries within the first few months of employment. The new tasks or repetitive […]

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The Impact of Smoking on Employer Healthcare Costs

By / May 15, 2013 / / 0 Comments

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a group of conditions and diseases that include emphysema, chronic bronchitis and sometimes, asthma. For employers, COPD is a primary source for disability with smoking being a primary risk factor for COPD. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cigarette smoke is the most common […]

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Symptoms and Treatment of Tick Bites

By / May 13, 2013 / / 0 Comments

Ticks are poised to more abundant this year than in several decades. The past couple of weeks, we’ve written about the explosion in the tick population set to take place this spring and summer and tips on how to prevent tick bites. This week, we will focus on the symptoms and treatment of tick bites. […]

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Basic Steps to Prevent Tick Bites

By / May 6, 2013 / / 0 Comments

Last week we wrote about the potential for a particularly large outbreak of black-legged ticks and the related incidence of Lyme’s disease. The Hudson Valley is poised for the worst tick season in decades this year. Today, we will focus on tips to prevent tick bites. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

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Lookout! Tick Season is on its Way

By / April 30, 2013 / / 0 Comments

Spring is here and so are the ticks! This year, be extra careful because the tick population should be booming and it’s all related to the white-footed mouse and acorns. The black-legged tick is a carrier of Lyme’s disease and one of its favorite places to hang out are on white-footed mice. These mice are […]

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Affordable Care Act (ACA) Brings New Life to Company Wellness Programs

By / April 24, 2013 / / 0 Comments

Employers and employees are poised to benefit from new rules governing workplace health promotion programs associated with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2014. While most of the population is focused on the increased access to health care services, another portion of the ACA is designed to put a greater emphasis on […]

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