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Trucker Health

Is Okra the Next Superfood?

Did you know that okra is not only good tasting (to a lot of people) but is also really good for you? Okra can be used as a thickening agent in recipes, help regulate blood sugar, and can also be healing to our gut. I know, I can hear you saying, “Yuck” or “Gross!”  I...

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Diabetes: The Silent Killer

Could you be one of the 38 million American adults with diabetes or 88 million Americans that are pre-diabetic and not know it? This month is American Diabetes Month, and we want to shine a spotlight on what has become one of the fastest growing health epidemics in...

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The Importance of WATER

The Five Essentials to Sustain Life: Water, Air, Food, Sleep, Shelter   We, as humans, need five essentials to sustain our lives. They are water, air, food, sleep, and shelter. Without just one of these essentials, the body will die. Some are more crucial than others...

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The Importance of Positive Mental Health

Did you know that 1 in 5 people in the United States experiences an issue with mental health each year, according to the National Alliance of Mental Illness. Yes, you read that correctly--1 in 5! An issue with mental health is one that affects a person’s thoughts,...

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Time for a Colonoscopy? To Go or Not to Go…

During this time of stress and fear that our country is encountering, the last thing on many minds is preventative health maintenance. While this is understandable, our personal health is something to be cherished. March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month....

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Love Your Heart-Don’t Be a Statistic

February is widely known to be the month that we celebrate Valentine’s Day but, more importantly, it is also National Heart Disease Awareness Month. The Centers for Disease Control states that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, with one...

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Diabetes on the Road

1: Plan your meals - Most poor diet choices are made due to lack of planning. Meal planning really applies to anyone living with or without diabetes. Most poor diet choices are made due to lack of planning. Creating a routine with meals and having a general idea of...

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Summer Heat Creates Health Risks for Truckers

The cab of your truck is probably pretty cool and comfy when you have the key on. The 2018 Land Line Reader Survey says 56 percent of respondents do not yet use an alternative to idling. So, while heat stress is a rare issue when the truck is running, there is clear...

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What is “Rhabdo”? Bet You Can’t Guess!

This may be the first time you have ever heard the term, Rhabdo.  You may be asking yourself, "What is it? Can I get it? Is it contagious?" In this article, written for Landline,  Dr. John McElligott tells us all about "Rhabdo".  Take a few minutes and get your...

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The Voice of Cancer

Guest blog contributor, Carolyn O'byrne, shares her thoughts on oral cancer causes and ways to prevent it! Read all about it--- The Voice of Cancer.    

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No Shortage of Stress in Trucking

Truckers provide a very important service to all of us. If you've got it, a trucker brought it, as they say. This extremely important career often sets the stage for relationship problems, depression, stress, and physical health problems. Lack of vacations, being away...

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