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Journal EntryMask you a question?
Are you using your military Pro Mask correctly? Wearing your mask during exercise won’t prepare you for performing at altitudes, but increasing your respiratory muscle strength certainly has benefits for your performance.
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Journal Entry Troff documentMinimalist running shoes: Do they really prevent injuries?
Barefoot-style running and minimalist running shoes are growing in popularity, but some new research now shows there are risks.
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Journal EntryMore on Jack3d and OxyElite Pro
Jack3d and OxyElite Pro contain the ingredient DMAA, but recent findings do not support claims that it is a “natural” derivative from the geranium plant. It’s another story of “buyer beware.”
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Journal EntryNew cooking temperature for pork
The USDA recommendations for cooking various types of meet offer important and useful guidelines, including some changes from previous directions.
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Journal EntryNew year, new coveralls for the Navy
By early 2014, more sailors will be better protected against fires with new flame-resistant coveralls.
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Journal EntryNew York Times: "Serious dangers" of alcoholic energy drinks
A recent New York Times article reports that scientists are worried about highly caffeinated beverages like Red Bull, Rockstar, Monster and Full Throttle, which are popular among teenagers and young adults.
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Journal EntryNot all sunscreens are created equal
The FDA is taking steps to protect and educate consumers about sun exposure and sunscreen products. Choose "broad spectrum" products for greatest protection.
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Journal Entry Octet StreamPapayas may contain Salmonella
Papayas have been recalled due to potential contamination with Salmonella Agona.
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Journal EntryPrevent food poisoning
Foodborne illness, commonly known as food poisoning, can make you feel as if you have the flu! Some tips will help you stay safe.
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Journal EntryPreventing sports related injuries
The October 20 edition of the Vancouver Sun has a brief article on preventing sports injuries.
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