House Calls

FALL 2016

House Calls Magazine is a quarterly publication that focuses on health and wellness. It includes a wide assortment of articles with topics on the latest health and wellness information, nutrition, safety, lifestyles, and more.

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h o u s e c a l l s { fall 2016 } 7 The Power of Pets "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." — WINSTON CHURCH — WINSTON CHURCHILL, FORMER BRITISH PRIME PRIME MINISTER (1874-1965) WOMEN WHO ARE PREGNANT SHOULD NOT CLEAN KITTY LITTER BOXES AND SHOULD AVOID CONTACT WITH RODENTS SUCH AS GUINEA PIGS AND MICE. HOUSEHOLDS WITH CHILDREN YOUNGER THAN 5 YEARS OLD SHOULD NOT OWN REPTILES, LIKE TURTLES, OR AMPHIBIANS, LIKE FROGS. FALL FACTOID! Autumn babies have something extra to celebrate this season: a 2012 study from the University of Chicago found that people born in September, October, or November may have a higher chance of living to age 100 than those born during other seasons. Happy birthday, indeed! Always on Call } } According to a new study, receiving work-related emails [beep!] w According to a new study, receiving work-related emails [beep!] when you're out of the office [beep!] can increase your stress levels [be you're out of the office [beep!] can increase your stress levels [beep!]. In fact, researchers found that even if a person doesn't respond to off-hours emails, the mere anticipation of possibly receiving an to off-hours emails, the mere anticipation of possibly receiving an onslaught of messages during one's time off can bring about anxi onslaught of messages during one's time off can bring about anxiety. The team behind the study polled 297 working adults from variou The team behind the study polled 297 working adults from various industries, asking questions about workplace expectations, person industries, asking questions about workplace expectations, personal email habits, and satisfaction levels with their job and work-life balance. Even after accounting for factors like age, gender, and profession, study authors found that when a worker was expected profession, study authors found that when a worker was expected to be available at all times—or felt like they were—emotional exhaustion increased and feelings of having a healthy work-family exhaustion increased and feelings of having a healthy work-family balance decreased. Researchers say that employees and employe balance decreased. Researchers say that employees and employers alike should note these findings as making time to disconnect from alike should note these findings as making time to disconnect from workplace demands is critical to a person's emotional and mental workplace demands is critical to a person's emotional and mental well being, as well as a worker's level of job satisfaction. the buzz The latest survey by the American Pet Products Association cites that an estimated 67 percent of U.S. households include an animal. And while studies show that family pets come with a plethora of positives—from zapping stress levels and reducing a person's risk of heart disease to schooling children in matters of responsibility—the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shares a few pet-related health hazards to keep in mind: take a look: DON'T LEAVE BABIES UNATTENDED AROUND WATER BOWLS AND FISH TANKS—INFANTS AND TODDLERS CAN DROWN IN LESS THAN 2 INCHES OF WATER. 1 2 3

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