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Type 2 Diabetes: Prevention is the Best Cure

Posted: September 27, 2012

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If you’re overweight or have a family history of Type 2 diabetes, now is the time to make five simple lifestyle changes recommended by the American Diabetes Association. Get more physical activity. If you have a sedentary lifestyle, even moderate increases in your activity levels will help you lose weight and lower your blood sugar. [...] Read Post

Age 40 Smart Start for Annual Mammograms

Posted: August 8, 2012

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Breast cancer ranks among the most frequent and fatal diseases among American women, regardless of race or ethnicity. As with most diseases, early detection increases chances of survival. That’s why it is vital for women to start annual mammograms at age 40, according to Lori Alfonse, DO, a Lehigh Valley Health Network surgical oncologist with [...] Read Post

Protect Yourself from the Sun: Use the Correct Sunscreen

Posted: July 3, 2012

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Whether we are exposed to the sun when exercising, gardening, vacationing or have a job that requires outside work, it’s important to protect our skin from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, which is the light we cannot see. There are two types of UV light — UVA and UVB. UVA is responsible for deep tissue [...] Read Post

Bicycle Safety—A Two-Way Street for Drivers and Cyclists

Posted: June 5, 2012

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Did you know that one-quarter of all trips or errands people take in the United States are no more than a mile from start to finish? In fact, half of all trips we take are within three miles from home, which makes bicycling perfect for transportation. In addition to encouraging a habit of regular physical [...] Read Post

Bike Safety – A Two-Way Street for both Drivers and Cyclists

Posted: June 5, 2012

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June kicks bicycling into high gear and safety awareness is critical for both vehicle drivers and cyclists. Whether you’re on two wheels or four, in a split-second an accident can change lives forever. Most of your employees drive, some of them may bike, but it is vital for BOTH DRIVERS AND CYCLISTS to stay aware [...] Read Post