Yearly Archives: 2012

Protecting your home against winter’s ‘silent killer’

Protecting your home against winter’s ‘silent killer’ (ARA) – It’s colorless, odorless and the No. 1 cause of accidental poisoning in the United States. And, it worsens in the winter. Known as the “silent killer,” carbon monoxide (CO) is responsible for an average of 450 deaths and 20,000 emergency room visits each year, according to…

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Back to school: Hey, parents, it’s not just for kids

Back to school: Hey, parents, it’s not just for kids (ARA) – The kids got their back-to-school haircuts and picked out new outfits. You’ve stocked up on school supplies and healthy after-school snacks, and you’re prepared to limit your child’s non-school screen time. Like many parents, you’re now wondering if there’s more you can do…

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Back-to-school tips for the whole family

Starting the school year off right: Back-to-school tips for the whole family (ARA) – Back-to-school season can be a stressful time for families. Homework requirements, packed schedules, extracurricular activities and even shorter hours of daylight are only a few things that make this time of year a transitional time for families. In fact, research shows…

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Facing surgery? How you can help ensure the best outcome

Facing surgery? How you can help ensure the best outcome (ARA) – When you’re facing surgery, it’s normal to feel anxious. Many people find it daunting to completely surrender their well-being to others. Common fears range from concerns about undergoing anesthesia, to how long the recovery period will last. That is why it is important…

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Is your home making you sick?

Is your home making you sick? (ARA) – Your home – it’s your castle, your sanctuary. But could the place you go to escape the rest of the world be bad for you? Formaldehyde, chloroform and even asbestos could be in your home and you may not even know it. First, the good news. “Today…

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