Don't Stay Thirsty, My Friends

Even with all its benefits, drinking water and staying hydrated is one of the most overlooked components in staying healthy. Humans have an unquenchable thirst for water. It’s the most critical nutrient for us on the planet, and ideally, we should be drinking water every day. For many, it’s a challenge to keep up with this near-constant need for water. Dehydration is one of the most common preventable medical conditions in the world, and it affects millions in the United States. 

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In Over Your Head?

Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death for children between ages 1-4. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control), ten drowning deaths per day occur in the US. In 2016, the National Safety Board reported 3,602 deaths due to drowning, and the CDC reports that worldwide, it is the leading cause of unintentional death. 

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National Stand-Down: Falls

May7-11 each year is National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. Slips and falls are one of the most frequent causes of accidents both on and off the job. Each year in the United States, more than 300,000 people suffer disabling injuries from falls. Slips and falls can be fatal as well; they rank second only to automobile accidents, causing nearly 12,000 deaths a year. 

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I Don't Like Spiders and Snakes....

Spring is here and our outdoor activities are on the increase. With higher temperatures, we also expect increased activity of insects, spiders, and snakes.  Many times, our interaction with these potential harmful ‘critters’ are benign, however there are times that our encounters result in bites or stings that require a doctor’s office or emergency room visit.

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