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1402, 2017

Health Issues At Work

By |February 14th, 2017|Health|Comments Off on Health Issues At Work

Health and safety at work has gotten far better over the years. In 2015/16, there were still 142 worker fatalities in Great Britain alone. This means the issues are still out there and mistakes are still being made. If this many have died, imagine how many people become injured, both minor and serious. In the US the statistics for injuries are going up year on year. There are various steps you can take in work to mitigate the issues, and this article can help open your eyes to the issues that are out there and what to do when you encounter potential workplace troubles that could cause injury.

Ancient Rules

Sometimes the rules in any type of workplace can be outdated compared to some of the newer machinery of forms of practice that are more modern. Not updating the rules can be deadly, because some workers will follow them and none others and as such could end up in trouble. If you think the rules are outdated, go to your supervisor and tell him. After this, they should be amended. If they are not, then take the issue further. If you were injured as a result of this then you should consider hiring a personal injury attorney.

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Complacent Supervisors

Sometimes supervisors become complacent. Whether because they have been in the job for multiple years or because they just aren’t the kind of people who should be in the role. They need to be setting examples for you and the others to follow, not cutting corners. If they cut the corners, then you can be sure the people they are supposed to be supervising will be doing the same. Confront them about it and if they don’t want to listen […]

1102, 2017

Sargento Cheese Recall

By |February 11th, 2017|Health|Comments Off on Sargento Cheese Recall

Sargento is recalling a few products due to “potential contamination” of Listeria by one of its suppliers of Longhorn Colby (Deutsch Kase Hause, LLC of Middlebury, Indiana).

Very important to note that no illnesses have been reported and this only affects a few products, so either trash or return these products immediately, but if it’s any other Sargento product, like the yummy Chipotle BBQ Cheddar sticks we found in our home fridge which are not affected, then it remains perfectly safe to eat.

A Sargento press release stated, “Food safety is our number one priority at Sargento. We are vigilantly monitoring this issue to ensure the situation will be resolved in a timely manner. Our unwavering commitment to safety is at the core of everything we do at Sargento.  We are in full cooperation with the federal Food and Drug Administration to rigorously investigate and resolve this issue.”

The affected retail items were packaged at Plymouth, Wis facility and are:

Sargento Ultra Thin Sliced Longhorn Colby, 6.84 oz., UPC 4610000228, with “Sell By” dates of “12APR17B” and “10MAY17B”

Sargento Chef Blends Shredded Nacho & Taco Cheese, 8 oz., UPC 4610040041, with “Sell By” dates of “H14JUN17” and “H12JUL17.”

The following retail products were packaged on the same line, so out of an abundance of caution, then are also recalling the following:

Sargento Sliced Colby-Jack Cheese, 12 oz., UPC 4610000109 with “Sell By” date of “11JUN17B”
Sargento Sliced Pepper Jack Cheese, 12 oz., UPC 4610000108 with “Sell By” dates of  “12JUN17B”, “09JUL17B” and “10JUL17B”
Sargento Chef Blends Shredded Taco Cheese 8 oz., UPC 4610040002 with “Sell By” dates of “H14JUN17”, “F28JUN17” and “D28JUN17”
Sargento Off The Block Shredded Fine Cut Colby-Jack Cheese, 8 oz., UPC 4610040014 with “Sell By” date of “F05JUL17”
Sargento Off The Block Shredded Fine Cut […]

902, 2017

Common Conditions and Illnesses In Babies

By |February 9th, 2017|Health, XPC|Comments Off on Common Conditions and Illnesses In Babies

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Babies spend nine months cocooned in the mother’s belly with everything they could need readily available to them. Then they get introduced to the world – nasties included – and they don’t have the protection they once did. They seem to catch everything there possibly is, and more, almost as if each newborn is born with a target painted on the back of their heads; one that remains through their toddler years and begins to fade once they reach childhood.

The reason for this is relatively simple: they haven’t been exposed to much in the way of infection or disease, and so their immune system hasn’t had anything to go on or adapt to. There haven’t been any germs about for them to build up much in the way of immunity. So, yeah, parents are going to lose the battle.

However, knowledge is power, and preparing yourself for the most common conditions and illnesses will help ease some of the parental anxieties that are totally normal. It will help you identify anything that may arise and thus allow you to better communicate your suspicions to the doctor, which will help keep you calm if nothing else.

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RSV

This stands for respiratory syncytial virus and it goes for the lungs. The thing is, the symptoms aren’t that different from the most common of conditions, the common cold. This isn’t meant to scare you, because most of the time it is very manageable, and that’s because it is extremely common. However, with those children that have bad immune systems or chronic lung issues or even congenital heart problems, RSV can become very serious very quickly (bronchiolitis and pneumonia are the most common endgames on this front). As such, keep […]

902, 2017

The Woes Of An Embarrassing Illness

By |February 9th, 2017|Health, XPC|Comments Off on The Woes Of An Embarrassing Illness

Every day, millions of people suffer with conditions that make them feel ashamed or embarrassed. They want to hide the issue they’re dealing with. And, they don’t want people to know about it. In a lot of cases, this can lead to issues going ignored or untreated. And, this can be very bad. This isn’t an easy thing to overcome. But, it’s possible with some work. To help you out, this post will go through some of the things you can consider to make your suffering easier.

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To start, you need to think about why an illness or condition is embarrassing. Usually, it’s because it’s either located in a personal area of the body or it’s something that you’ve caused yourself. Most people struggle mostly because of the intimate nature of their illness. This is something that can be a struggle to overcome. But, the short amount of time you have to be undignified will be worth it when you’ve solved the issue. You need to remember that doctors perform examinations on people every day. They are used to seeing unpleasant sights. And, they’ve always seen worse than what you have to offer. So, there’s no point in worrying about them. Most doctors will view patients more like an item when they’re performing examinations. This isn’t because they’re heartless. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. This sort of approach makes it easier for both the patient and the doctor.

When conditions are embarrassing, it can often lead to other issues like depression or low self-confidence. As time goes on, this will only get worse until the issue is solved. But, it will also get harder and harder to solve the issue. Along with this, long-term discomfort […]

902, 2017

The C-Word: Dealing With The Struggle Of Cancer

By |February 9th, 2017|Health, XPC|Comments Off on The C-Word: Dealing With The Struggle Of Cancer

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Cancer is a hard condition to live with. It takes a lot of lives and often leaves the sufferer in discomfort. A lot of people struggle to get the help and support they need during these times. And, it’s a big shame. Having cancer found too late or not starting treatment at the right time can make the whole situation much worse. To help you out, this post will be going through some things any cancer patient should be considering.

A surprising amount of people hide their illness from their loved ones. Most people would say that they would be honest from the start. But, when it comes to it, it can be hard to tell the people who love you that you’re ill. Your loved ones will be the bulk of your support network, though. They will want to help you. And, if you don’t tell them, they’ll feel guilty for not being able to. Along with this, you can get support from other areas. Your doctor will be able to talk things through with you. But, this won’t be very personal. Instead, it can be helpful going directly to an organization who specialize in helping people in your position. It’s estimated that over 39% of people will suffer from some sort of cancer throughout their life. So, you’re certainly not alone with your struggle.

You will have some big choices to make during this time. You will be given the choice of various treatments. And, some will be better than others. It can help to start doing your own research at this stage. For example, it could be helpful to look for liposarcoma symptoms, to find information about the treatments available. Along with your […]

602, 2017

Dealing With Chronic Illness

By |February 6th, 2017|Health, XPC|Comments Off on Dealing With Chronic Illness

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It is one of those situations that nobody wants, but unfortunately it can happen to any of us. There are many different chronic illnesses out there, and if you ever find yourself suffering from one, you might wonder how you could cope. However, as long as you bear in mind a few basic things, you should find that the experience can be made to be at least a little easier. There are certain things you can do to ensure that your experience of the chronic illness is managed as best as possible. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the things you might be able to do.

Understand Your Condition

The first and most important thing to do is to get to know your condition as fully as possible. This is something which, for many, takes a long period of time indeed. But it is something which will prove to be absolutely essential if you want to live as full a life as possible, so make sure that you spend as much time as you can reading up on it. No matter what your condition may be, there are bound to be plenty of helpful resources which you can look to for help. The best way to start is to ask your doctor for any advice on where to find information.

Treating The Pain

For many, one of the most disastrous aspects of the whole experience is the pain. Chronic pain is an awful thing, and it goes without saying that you will want to try and find a solution for it. Chances are, your doctor will help you on this front by providing certain treatments. These may or may not be effective, and […]

602, 2017

Smart Ways to Deal with Stupid Behavior

By |February 6th, 2017|Editorial, Health, XPC|Comments Off on Smart Ways to Deal with Stupid Behavior

Have you ever found yourself worse off because of the reckless behaviour of others? If so, you probably remember how annoyed and angry it left you feeling, especially if it impacted you in a serious way. But did you deal with it in the right way? Did you do your best to protect yourself during the aftermath? If not, then here are some things to remember if you ever find yourself on receiving end of the stupidity of others again.

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Firstly, don’t get caught up in the moment of pure hatred you feel for the person whose negligence has just caused you great harm. When somebody crashes into your car, for example, don’t show overt anger towards them as it may eventually go against if you proceed with legal settlements. Threatening behaviour could land you in as much, or maybe even more, trouble with the justice system as the person that is stood before you, insisting you ‘pulled out on him’. So don’t do anything that will make the causing party feel any sort of fear, as they will be likely to use it against you.

Secondly, you must deal with the aftermath accordingly. The mistakes of others don’t need to mean your finances suffer if you seek the correct assistance to fight for your fees; Medler Law Firm LLC, for instance, can help you financially when you have been affected by the negligence of others. So instead of focusing all of your efforts on being angry at the person who has caused the mess you find yourself in, focus them on finding the best financial cover for you. When involved in an accident, the price paid can be high, even when there is little to […]

102, 2017

Healthcare Mistakes All Seniors Need To Avoid

By |February 1st, 2017|Health, XPC|Comments Off on Healthcare Mistakes All Seniors Need To Avoid

These days, people are living longer than ever before, and the state of the average senior’s health is much better than it’s typically been in times gone by. Having said that, there are still a wide range of health issues which commonly accompany the process of aging, ranging from hearing loss to arthritis to cognitive problems. If you’re reaching the later period of your life, and you’re concerned about what this means for your health, then you’ve already made a step in the right direction. To ensure you keep your health in the best possible condition in the years ahead of you, here’s a list of some of the most common healthcare mistakes made by seniors you need to avoid.

Driving When It’s No Longer Safe

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I know that there’s a widespread stereotype of elderly people being slow or otherwise poor drivers. While age doesn’t inherently make you bad at operating a car, there’s some truth in this image, and as you get into the later years of your life, it’s essential to know whether or not it’s safe for you to be on the road. It can be a little hard to accept the fact that you’re no longer fit to drive, especially as many seniors consider the ability to get in the car and go somewhere to be a staple of their independence. However, knowing when it’s time to stop driving is essential to the safety of the senior in question, and everyone else using the road.

Worrying About Appearances Too Much

We all take pride in our appearance, and even those of us who aren’t particularly vain will start to worry about it more and more as we grow older. Sometimes, this can manifest […]

3101, 2017

Alcohol: The Silent Killer

By |January 31st, 2017|Health, XPC|Comments Off on Alcohol: The Silent Killer

For millions of people all over the country, the weekend is a source of relaxation and fun. They like to let their hair down and go out to celebrate a couple of days free from work. More often than not, Friday/Saturday evenings are dominated by alcohol related activities. The popular plan is to head to the bar after work, and maybe go out clubbing later in the night. For some, the aim is to do this on both nights, while others only go out for one night.

Regardless, people end up consuming large amounts of alcohol on a regular basis. Plus, things don’t just stop there. While the weekend is where people are most likely to drink loads of booze, they also have some during the week. The stress of working life causes people to have a glass or two of wine after work, or a bottle of beer when they get home. Having one bottle of beer or a glass of wine a day may not seem bad at the time, but it soon adds up.

While drinking alcohol regularly may seem perfectly fine, the fact is, it can lead to many serious health problems. If it doesn’t directly cause issues, then it’s likely to be a catalyst that makes existing problems even worse. As per the NIAAA, around 88,000 people die of alcohol-related causes every year in the US. What this means is that it’s the fourth most preventable cause of death in the country. It’s a serious issue that kills so many people, and everyone should be more conscious about what they’re putting in their body. Below, you will find a few points that illustrate the dangers of alcohol, in a hope to get […]

1801, 2017

Reducing the Impact of Heart Disease: A Layperson’s Guide

By |January 18th, 2017|Health, XPC|Comments Off on Reducing the Impact of Heart Disease: A Layperson’s Guide

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There is no denying that heart disease is a significant problem in the United States. In fact, according to statistics, the condition is responsible for causing almost 25% of all deaths in the country – that’s one out of every four people. Not only that, but it’s also the leading cause of death for men and women, so you can forget about any notions you might have that it is a primarily male disease.

The good news is that treatment and care for people with heart disease have come a long way in recent years, and while death rates are still too high for anyone’s liking, your chances of a positive outcome have never been greater. Coronary disease is the biggest killer of all, of course, but a healthy lifestyle should help you join the many millions of people that suffer from this – and other types of – heart condition and live a comfortable life.

Let’s take a look at some of the strategies you might want to employ when living with heart disease.

Understand the facts

First and foremost, it’s important to understand that once you develop heart disease, there is no cure. As we will discuss, however, this fact doesn’t mean there is nothing you can do. Far from it, on fact. The most important thing is to see your doctor on a regular basis and monitor your condition as much as possible. And, of course, take note of their advice – and act upon it.

Attend cardiac rehab

There is a more than likely chance that your doctor will encourage you to enter a cardiac rehab program. This treatment is designed to help you get some exercise and give you ideas for tailoring your lifestyle […]