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Not exercising worse for your health than smoking, diabetes and heart disease, study reveals

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Settlement Reached for Hawaii Hepatitis A Class-Action Suit

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A preliminary settlement of up to $4.5 million has been reached in a class-action lawsuit for those who were exposed to hepatitis A during a Hawaii outbreak in 2016. Oct. 19, 2018, at 6:44 p.m.....

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It’s that time of the year again -
National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is upon us.
NLPPW is a call to action to bring together families, individuals and community based organizations. Every day millions of Americans, come in contact with lead containing or contaminated items. It can cause serious health effects in young children, pregnant women, and adults. Lead Poisoning is entirely Preventable! This week we ask you to help us highlight the many ways parents can reduce children’s exposure to lead and prevent its serious health effects. There are three key themes this year:

1. Get the Facts: Find out about the hazards of lead.
2. Get Your Home Tested: Find out how to minimize risks of lead exposure by hiring a certified professional to test older homes for lead.
3. Get your Child Tested: A simple blood test can detect lead levels. Consult your health care provider for advice on testing your children.

To raise awareness among parents and care providers, we are asking all our partners to help share an infographic each day for Lead Poisoning Prevention Week October 22-28 about lead poisoning prevention. Please share through email, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc…

We thank you in advance, for all your support.
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