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Savings / Safety Tips for Jan-Feb 2017 from All Safety Products, Inc.

Keep your wits about you

Did you hear the one about a guy who is working on a loading dock?

After awhile, he steps back, falls off the dock and breaks his leg. How about the person working on a ladder, leans too far in one direction and tumbles down?

Or the one who had car trouble, stepped back into the line of traffic, and was hit by a truck? And then there was the one who didn't notice a box in the walkway and fell over it. You could go on and on adding to this list.

The strange thing about it is that these men and women were all bright, responsible people. They just became preoccupied with their work and had an accident. Unfortunately, it's not unusual. The National Safety Council says lack of awareness of one's surroundings is a major cause of injuries.

The line between being witless and awareness is so slight that anyone can cross it by stepping, leaning or dreaming. Being conscious of your circumstances is your main protection. Even situations that may not seem dangerous, like walking through the factory or office, can be hazardous if your mind is somewhere else. Keep your wits about you! Survey the area working in or passing through, not just once but frequently. This one action will take you a long way toward making your day less hazardous.

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Progress against heart disease stalls.

After decades of dramatic progress, the death rate for heart disease has begun to show a slight increase. The death rate for heart disease has been declining during the past four decades due to public health campaigns, the introduction of medication to control high blood pressure and diabetes, and better medical care for people who suffer a heart attack, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Until 2011, heart disease was set to be replaced by cancer as the number one killer in the U.S., but the decline in heart disease deaths slowed.

Then, in 2015 the death rate from heart disease started rising, by 0.9 percent, keeping it as the leading cause of death in the US. Heart disease wasn't the only disease rising in 2015. Eight of the 10 leading causes of death increased. These changes have had the most significant impact on life expectancy since 1997 with the overall death rate up 1.2 percent and life expectancy down to 78.8 years, according to the Wall Street Journal.

It is too early to tell whether this is just a temporary increase or the beginning of a more permanent change of direction, experts say.

Researchers from Kaiser Permanente, Northern California division of research, blame increasing levels of obesity for the rise in heart disease related deaths. The death rate for the elderly has remained relatively unchanged over time, but as obesity has increased, more middle-aged people are dying.

When compared with the early 1970s, levels of obesity have more than doubled for adults and tripled for teenagers. Obesity causes high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes, all of which are major risk factors for heart disease.

Controlling the major risk factors is seen as the key to bringing heart disease related deaths back down. Cardiac rehabilitation, for people who have already suffered a heart attack, could also be used more effectively to reduce future heart-related deaths.

Delicious Recipe:
Easy Valentine dinner is perfect for the non-cooking spouse

Dinner for two Easy Valentine dinner is perfect for the non-cooking spouse

Hey, there is a lot of romance in making dinner for your love. If you aren't a cook, here is a one-pot complete no-fail meal that really makes itself. It's so easy to put together, nearly anyone can do it, even without lots of cooking experience.

There aren't a lot of ingredients and the slow cooker does all the work, so this is a Valentine's Dinner that can be made with confidence. This recipe uses chicken leg quarters, but other chicken pieces can be substituted, including boneless, skinless breasts.

If made with a cut that has little to no skin or fat, make sure to include about one-fourth cup of water or chicken broth to the slow cooker, as those pieces won't make as much liquid content.

Here's what you will need to make a cozy dinner for two:

Items List:
  • Heavy duty aluminum foil
  • 2-4 chicken leg quarter pieces
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 2 large potatoes, cut into half-inch cubes
  • Two ears of corn, cut into halves or third
  • Butter or margarine to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste

To get started, situate the chicken pieces on the bottom of the slow cooker.
If using a cut of chicken that has no skin or fat, pour in one-quarter cup of water or chicken broth.
Drizzle with barbecue sauce and add garlic powder and curry powder.

Next, cut potatoes into a bowl, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste and mix well. Wrap in heavy-duty aluminum foil big enough to accommodate them and fold to seal tightly. Lay this packet on top of the chicken.

Take the sections of corn, wrapping them tightly in the foil after dotting them with butter or margarine and situate them on or around the packet of potatoes.

Turn the slow cooker to high and don't look at it for six hours.

After the cooking time has passed, it's time to plate the meal.

Remove the pieces of corn, unwrap and plate them, putting a couple of sections on each plate.

Gently remove the packet of potatoes and open carefully, as the packet will release steam when opened, and spoon out an amount onto each plate.

Finally, put a serving of chicken on each plate. Use a slotted spoon since the chicken will be tender, juicy and falling apart.

As a finishing touch, some of the barbecue sauce can be spooned over the chicken and potatoes for a savory addition to the overall plate. How easy was that?

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