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Heat Safety Blog

Heat Safety

BEAT THE HEAT! Summer means heat indexes of 105 degrees Fahrenheit and heat-related illnesses. Heat is the deadliest weather event – killing an average of 658 people in…

Mower

Tips for Mower Safety

Watch out, kids! Each year many children are injured severely by lawn mowers. The American Academy of Pediatrics noted that there are over 17,000 lawn mower…

Salmon

Protein Contents of Food

Protein is an important component of a healthy diet, especially when you or someone you love is undergoing treatments for cancer. Protein helps the body regenerate healthy…

Water

Keep Calm and Stay Hydrated!

At least half of your body is made up of water, which adds up to approximately 10-12 gallons. While the specific percentage of water in the…