Researchers from the National Cancer Institute and the International Agency for Research on Cancer reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology that a blood test can detect antibodies of HPV years before symptoms appear of oral and throat cancer. To read further, click here…….
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An on going Hepatitis A outbreak continues to spread, hospitalizing 11 in 5 states. The berries processed in Turkey have made at least 34 sick. Read on….
Whether you are pulling a horse trailer or any piece of large cargo, you’ll want to make sure that you’re prepared for an emergency. Unlike regular car trouble, trailer trouble can be almost impossible if you’re not ready with a few tools and repair parts. You should always have an emergency kit when pulling a trailer with parts that give out often and make sure that you have the right tools that you need.
Even in the day and age of the smart phone, a trailer could give out in an area where you don’t have data working. You’ll want to make sure to keep your emergency phone numbers close at hand. Keep the numbers of parts manufacturers in case you need to ask questions. If you’re pulling livestock or horses, keep the number of their vet on hand in case of an emergency. Keep your mechanic’s number handy in case you need a little more direction.
Emergency Engine Parts
Pulling a lot of weight can take its toll not only on the trailer, but also on the truck pulling it. No one wants to spend a lot of overhead on parts they may or may not ever need. But if you’re going on a long trip, you may be willing to pay for the peace of mind. Some parts aren’t that expensive to stock in your truck and you’ll be glad to have them:
- Spare belts and hoses: If your coolant hose goes out, it’s critical. If the drive belt goes, you’re also in trouble. Stock these relatively inexpensive parts.
- Replacement fuses: Replacement fuses are also inexpensive parts to stock up on and usually pretty simple to replace. You could save yourself calling another tow truck.
Spare tires: Spare tires (notice, that it’s tires and not tire) are especially important when towing. You have eight or more wheels that could ruin your trip.
Emergency Trailer Parts
If you’re not used to pulling a trailer, you may not be ready for correcting trouble when pulling a lot of weight. Here are some things you won’t want to pull a trailer without:
- Tow chain: Start with the obvious, right? If your tow chain breaks or starts to look like it’s in danger of breaking, you will want to replace it ASAP.
- Trailer tires: If you’re trying to buy a replacement tire for your odd-sized trailer tire, you’ll see that you might be waiting three or four days to get back on the road. Make sure to bring extra.
Emergency Tools and Products
- Grease and WD40: You’ll want these materials for greasing wheel bearings.
- Electrical tape and duct tape: If your trailer develops any kind of tear, it will become a very big tear no matter how small it is at first. You must patch any and every tear in the trailer, and if you’re on the road, duct tape will work.
- Fire extinguisher: Keep a fire extinguisher on board to address any fires that could be dangerous for your trailer cargo.
Being prepared is key, but when it comes to driving with a trailer, it can be life-saving. Make sure that you do a little prep work before setting out on the highway with your trailer.
Dan Nielson writes articles on recreation vehicles and their maintenance. When traveling with a towing vehicle you should carry emergency trailer parts and spare tires for safety and convenience.
A new study recently published in PLOS Medicine focuses on the risks associated with pollution causing hardening of the arteries, leading to heart disease and strokes. To learn more about this read on…..
A healthy heart is essential if you want to live a long and active life. The modern way of living is really taking its toll and could harm your little ticker considerably if you’re not careful. Long working hours, lack of exercise, chomping on convenience foods and bad habits like smoking and drinking are creating an unhealthy environment for our hearts, which means that it’s less likely to last the average life span of 66 years.Keeping your heart young and healthy should be one of your main priorities in life; so if you’re going to do your best for your little muscular organ these are all essential:
Healthy eating: Eating a healthy, balanced diet is essential if you want to maintain all aspects of your general health. Most importantly, it will keep your heart going for longer. When maintaining a balanced diet it’s a good idea to keep a food diary so that you know exactly what you’ve eaten and when you ate it. Make sure you eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grains along with a small amount of red meat.
Body weight: Making sure that you’re a healthy weight is essential if you want to keep your heart healthy. A BMI between 20 and 25 means that you fall into the optimal weight category and should strive to maintain this. Maintaining a healthy weight will not only improve your heart’s chances but will also reduce your risk for diabetes and high blood pressure.
Exercise: Exercise is essential even if you don’t have the time to go to the gym. Take a spinning class or doing yoga just 30 minutes will improve your heart rate which will help to make it stronger and healthier. Exercises like yoga are not only beneficial as they help to keep your entire body healthy but they also relieve stress which helps to calm your heart too.
Active: With some careers it really isn’t easy to fit in regular exercise which makes it even more important to make sure you’re active throughout the day. If you make a conscious effort to walk up the stairs rather than taking the lift or to walk to or from work then you’ll be making up for some of the time that you can’t exercise as well as transforming your sedentary job into one that’s a little more active.
Bad Habits: Bad habits,like drinking and smoking aren’t good for your overall health or your heart. Although habits and addictions are hard to break, cutting back and quitting slowly is much easier and you’ll be improving your health as you go.
Stress: When things in life go wrong, people tend to turn to comforts like bad foods, drinking and smoking. Because none of these things help you manage the stres,s it will continue to build, slowly knocking years off your life. If you want your body and heart to remain healthy through stressful times, it’s essential to learn to manage your stress levels. Rather than choosing comfort foods and bad habits, make an effort to go out and socialize with friends or go away for a relaxing break.
Neil O’Callaghan has a family history of heart disease so follows all of these steps along with advice from the London Cardiovascular Clinic to keep his heart healthy.