health

TCA hosting health fairs at TA/Petro stops

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) will sponsor free health fairs at 18 TravelCenters of America/Petro Stopping Centers  across the United States. Reflecting the theme Make Your Destination Another Birthday, these events will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 17, or Wednesday, Sept. 18, depending on the specific location. Set to coincide with National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, the fairs will take place at the following TA/Petro locations: Sept. 17 Petro      – North Little Rock, Arkansas TA      – Ontario, ...

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Skin cancer: What you need to know

A general understanding of what to look for and how to prevent it is your best defense in fighting the disease.

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Cellulitis: What it is and how to avoid it

Preventing this skin infection is a simple matter of good skin care -- attending to an infection quickly once it's present, however, can be crucial in preventing development of bigger issues.

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Things you should know about heart attacks

Several risk factors you may not have been aware of, from respiratory infections in those with ongoing heart disease to long-term stress of dense traffic.

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A night at the movies

"Before I was able to extricate myself from the building, I was compelled to buy a $50 tub of popcorn."

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Alternative two-wheeled transport and fitness on the long road

Prime driver and cyclist Mario Almendarez shares strategies for cycling routes and fitness motivation on the road to better health.

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Gluten or not?

A new buzz-phrase that seems to be dropped whenever new diet trends are discussed is "gluten-free." What exactly is gluten? And why are so many people cutting it out of their diet?

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Operator’s new book details fitness turnaround

Mike Sammons' "Working Man's Road to Weight Loss" details the driver's story to losing more than half his body weight in a quest for better health.

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Stay aware of social isolation’s potential deleterious effects

Someone who is socially isolated often feels lonely, but lonely people aren't always socially isolated. Recognizing physical warning signs of negative health effects is key to mitigating problems.

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Solidarity diaries: It’s a great day for a run

Keep on keeping on in the wake of the Boston bombings, what we do in the face of acts of senseless violence.

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