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A Lesson about Lifeguarding

by Kendall Ryan July 5th, 2010 | Children's Health, First Aid, Health News
In today’s economy, it is becoming increasingly difficult for teenagers and college graduates alike to find jobs. However, every summer there seems to be one stable job: lifeguarding.

Lifeguarding is an investment because you have to pay a couple hundred dollars to get certified, but in my experience, many employers offer to reimburse you. A lifeguard certification (life saving and first aid) is good for three years. However, you have to get recertified for CPR every year.

Some great places to work as a lifeguard would be the following:

  • YMCA

  • NYSC

  • Your local swim club

  • Your local swim school

  • Your local gym

  • Your College/University

  • Your local Day Camp

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So, You Say You Want a Revolution?

by Bea April 19th, 2010 | Children's Health, Health News, Nutrition
What would you do if you learned that your town was the fattest in America?  Well, for the residents of Huntington, West Virginia, this was exactly their predicament in 2008.  All that was going to change, though, when British chef Jamie Oliver heard the news. Jamie Oliver is an all natural chef from England.  Well known for his work in revamping the English public schools food program, his latest project is titled Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, which airs on ABC Friday nights at 9pm Eastern time.

Now, you might be asking what exactly is a food revolution?  Well, Jamie is
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Test Your Genes Today for Weight Loss Potential!

by Abigail B. March 22nd, 2010 | Exercise, Health News, Health Research
Sadly more adults are overweight or obese today than ever before. According to the Mayo Clinic, Interleukin Genetics, Inc’s division Inherent Health is now offering an at-home test you can take to decide if your DNA is to blame for your heavy condition. In a short time, you’ll know if you can blame your family – or that half-eaten cheesecake sitting in the fridge.

You can purchase Inherent Health’s test online for $149. They send you a kit to swab your DNA and return it for the test results. Their laboratory then looks for Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms
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Sitting Too Much Is Dangerous

by Gumer Liston January 25th, 2010 | Exercise, Health News, Health Research, Heart Health
If your work involves sitting the whole day in front of the computer, then you need to know that there is a warning from health experts about sitting too much: it is dangerous to your health. What is alarming is that even if you exercise regularly, the effects of sitting too much everyday can still be very bad for your health. The exercise you do in the morning before you go to work will not help in lessening the bad effects of sitting too much the whole day.

We all know that people who spend most of their days sitting
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New Study Gives Hope to Sexually Impaired Men

by Gumer Liston November 17th, 2009 | Health News, Men's Health
No, it is not a study about a new drug that improves on what Viagra can do, it is something even better than that. Researchers from North Carolina's Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center's Institute for Regenerative Medicine successfully have completed a study that may help male patients who are suffering from inborn abnormalities of the reproductive organ, penile cancer, erectile dysfunction, and those who are sexually impaired as a result of accident. The researchers have grown erectile tissue in the laboratory and  have used it successfully in restoring the sexual function in rabbits. The scientists started by collecting
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