4 Tips to take to 'heart'

Did you know that February is National American Heart Month? Designated by the President of the United States each year, National American Heart Month aims to raise awareness about the importance of cardiovascular fitness. 

Heart disease is responsible for about one in every four deaths in the U.S. and claims the lives of more than half a million people each year, making it the leading cause of death in both men and women. By following these four simple tips, you can reduce your risk of heart disease and keep your heart healthy and strong. 

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Preventing and responding to seasonal illnesses

The time to prepare for sickness is before germs hit your team. Illnesses can happen anytime, but flu season generally peaks between December and February, although it can stretch from October through May. Consider how you canprevent an outbreak and how you can respond quickly to limit the impact and costs to your business.

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Watch your step: Slip and falls injure all kinds of people and businesses

Did you know that falls are a leading cause of injury and death in the U.S.?

More than 9 million people are seen by medical providers each year for slip and fall accidents and related injuries, and one-fifth of falls cause serious bodily harm like a broken bone or head injury. Sadly, most are preventable and could have been avoided with proper preparation and training.

During winter weather conditions, the stakes are even higher with wet floors and icy surfaces. Businesses can help prevent slip and falls on two fronts—for associates and customers.

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Winter car seat safety: 5 tips to keep kids warm

Winter is a tricky time for parents of children who use car seats. According to safety experts, bulky winter clothing like jackets and snowsuits should not be worn in a car seat. That’s because puffy winter gear creates enough space under the car seat harness to allow children to slip through during a car accident.

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Winter survival kit essentials for your car

Winter’s icy roads and plummeting temperatures present greater driving challenges and more dire consequences after mishaps. To prevent problems in the first place, good winter driving sense and a well maintained car are essential. Heed weather alerts, don’t let your gas tank approach empty, and make sure your tires have good tread. When those precautions aren’t enough, a winter survival kit can help you get out of serious trouble.

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