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Playing It Safe
Here are some factors from the Consumer Product Safety Commission to consider when determining whether your public playground is safe:
Does it have at least a foot thick of wood chips, mulch or sand, or rubber mats around the play equipment?
Are play structures more than 30 inches high and at least 9 feet apart?
Have dangerous hardware like S hooks and bolt ends been removed?
Have sharp points or edges on equipment been covered or removed?
Have tripping hazards such as tree stumps or rocks been removed?
Do elevated ramps and platforms have guardrails?
There's a lot of news about cholesterol these days, and with good reason. High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined. A regular exercise routine and good eating habits — along with medication if your doctor recommends it — can keep cholesterol levels under control and lower your risk of heart disease.
If you’re more than 100 pounds overweight, bariatric surgery may be the solution for you. Use this center to learn about the different types of procedures and the risks and benefits of each.
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