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Take care of yourself if you care for others

Early this year, the Charlotte Business Journal listed the top 10 fastest growing jobs in North Carolina. Five of the 10 were in the health care industry. While health care workers care for others, they are often at risk of contracting illness or sustaining a workplace injury in the course of their demanding jobs.

Construction injuries can take all forms

Every year, insurance reports, government data and news reports all point toward an inescapable conclusion: construction is a dangerous line of work. Though construction site injuries can happen suddenly, they can also involve serious damage to the back, neck, head and limbs that require long periods of recuperation.

Helping hands in health care industry can get hurt, too

Earlier this year, a North Carolina business journal listed the 10 jobs expected to grow fastest in our state in 2017. Five of the top 10 were in the health care industry and included jobs such as nurse practitioner, physical therapy assistant and physician assistant. Health care positions also include many other jobs in hospitals, emergency care, dental offices, birthing centers and more.

Crane collapses crowd list of worst construction accidents

Recent reports indicate that North Carolina's construction industry is on solid footing and that it can expect steady growth this year and in the near future. While that is good news for the state's economy and construction workers, it must also be acknowledged that some of those workers will suffer injuries in an industry plagued by safety issues and accidents.

Dog Bite Prevention Week begins with rise in USPS dog bites

Each year, the U.S. Postal Service observes National Dog Bite Prevention Week in honor of its carriers, who are some of the most-bitten folks around. The official week runs April 9-15, so let's get ready by developing a good picture of how things stand.

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