Dec, 26, 2013
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Let It Snow! 9 Tips for Shoveling Safely

Now that the winter snow has made its way to Pittsburgh, it is important to recognize safe practices for shoveling your snow. Although it can be great exercise, shoveling snow can also pose some serious health risks including sore muscles, lower back pain, exhaustion, and even heart attacks. Follow the… Read more »

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Dec, 22, 2013
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4 W’s of Winter Skin Care

Did you know that your skin protects your organs, regulates body temperature, detects and fights off infection, and even repairs itself? Most of us take our hard-working skin for granted, especially in the winter.  To keep your skin healthy and looking good, remember the four w’s of winter skin care… Read more »

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Dec, 21, 2013
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PA Safety in Youth Sports Act

With more young people participating in sports, and the level of play more competitive than ever, the occurrence of concussions and other head injuries among student-athletes has also grown. That’s why in 2012, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed the Safety in Youth Sports Act. The purpose of the law is… Read more »

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Dec, 20, 2013
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Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

Anyone can experience depression during the holiday season. Factors like holiday stress, excess alcohol intake, loneliness, disappointment, and financial stress can lead to depression.Certain people may have seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression that tends to occur (and recur) as the days grow shorter in the fall and… Read more »

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