Allergy season is here, and it seems as though everyone is suffering the consequences. Find out here how to naturally relieve seasonal allergy symptoms. Find time to relax each day. We know that’s easier said than done, but try your best to dedicate 15-20 minutes of your day to de-stressing. Wether that means turning off [...]
As CDLLife community member, Kimberly Myers mentioned on our wall earlier last week – carbon monoxide poisoning is a danger to the health of some drivers. Learn the hard-to-spot symptoms and dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning here. A number of truck driver deaths which have been caused by carbon monoxide poisoning. Two of the better [...]
Do you have an on-the-road workout routine?
We’ve decided to take a closer look at the health of the CDLLife community members. Take this short health survey and enter your e-mail address for a chance to win some CDLLife swag, and we’ll let you know what we find out! Take Our Survey For A Chance To Win! CDLLife Swag Assortment Includes: 2 [...]
According to a recent report from NBCNews, cases of food poisoning in the United States are on the rise. Although there has been a recent ‘crackdown’ on a number of slaughter houses, which has reduced the cases of some strains – there are other types of stomach bugs which are on the rise. Namely, Campylobacter, [...]
The Bordentown clinic is staffed by Board-certified physicians and nurse practitioners, and offers quality DOT medical exams and a full range of medical services for professional drivers, including illness and injury treatment, wellness exams, screenings, laboratory services, and vaccinations.
Millions of Americans suffer from heartburn and acid reflux disease. These two conditions are caused by the function of a valve at the entrance of the stomach called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). The job of the LES is to close as soon as food passes through, into the stomach. In the event that the [...]
Can caffeine cut down on a driver’s crash risk? This study says yes.
Freightliner is making waves this week in the realm of driver fitness. On Wednesday, March 22 they revealed the very first OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) in-cab exercise and flexibility system called FIT (Fitness In-Cab Training). Due to the recent finding (from a study by The Journal of the American Dietetic Association) that nearly 90% of [...]
We’ve recently covered what do you if you witness an accident in our article, 6 Things To Do If You Witness An Accident – but what about when it comes to physically assisting the victim of an accident? Is there any danger of being sued in the event of further injury? Find out more [...]
We all know what it feels like to fight fatigue behind the wheel. Driver fatigue is most easily avoided by getting the proper amount of sleep. However, that’s not always possible. Drivers facing a combination of long work hours as well as inadequate rest are in danger of being affected by fatigue. It’s no secret [...]
Is lower back pain something that you deal with on a regular basis, do you ever wonder about the safety of your seat in general or in the event of an accident? Learn everything you need to know about caring for your spine and the safety of your seat here: Sitting in the drivers seat [...]
There aren’t many things worse than contracting a cold or virus while you’re out on the road. – Especially when treating it with over the counter or prescription medication may not be an option if drowsiness is a side effect. Here are a few natural options to get you through it, and back to functioning [...]
Not only can getting too little sleep leave you groggy in the mornings, it can also lead to a multitude of repercussions when it comes to the overall health of an individual. Most people need between seven and eight hours of sleep each night. Any less, and not only does your alertness and ability to [...]
In an ideal world, a driver would be able to pull over at night, have a stretch, a snack, and turn in to the sleeper berth for a restful sleep. But this isn’t an ideal world. Chances are that it’s noisy outside, you have a phone call home to make, and you’ve got something other [...]
Can sleep deprivation, low blood sugar, or a fever actually lead to a seizure? It may seem like a bit of a laundry list – however, “According to the Epilepsy Foundation, nearly 10 percent of Americans have a seizure at some point in their lives, and they can occur at any age.” First of all, [...]
You can stay healthy on the road eating foods common in truck stops. All it takes is a little bit of change.
One of the keys to protecting the health of your heart is to lower your cholesterol. The fabulous news about this, is that lowering those numbers is something that can be achieved naturally through diet. High Fiber foods like oatmeal and oat bran contain a soluble fiber that works to reduce the amount of low-density [...]
This week we’re recognizing women’s health initiatives, and today we’re talking about the signs and symptoms of a stroke – in both women and men. A stroke is the term that defines an attack which specifically targets the brain cells. This attack can be caused by any sort of condition which restricts blood flow to [...]
It’s officially February | Red Dress Month | Heart Health Awareness Month – The American Heart Associations’s month to raise awareness about the prevention and symptoms of heart disease in women. According to the American Heart Association: Heart disease causes 1 in 3 women’s deaths each year, killing approximately one woman every minute. 90 percent [...]
Do you have healthy habits on the road? There’s a simple checklist that can help you. Have you seen it?
Unfortunately, many drivers do not have health benefits or medical insurance provided for to them. This common problem tends to make things like an appointment with an eye doctor seem nearly impossible to make. However, there is a simple and affordable solution out there for those who have seen an eye doctor in the past! [...]
Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the United States – and prostate cancer is one strain that just isn’t talked about often enough. It is the leading cause of death from cancer in men over age 75. In 2012, prostate cancer killed 28,170 men in the United States. What’s even more [...]
Flu season is here – and it’s a brutal one at that. Reports say that this is the worst winter flu season in more than a decade. The following precautions may help to keep you healthy this season – or at least get better soon! 1. Stay Hydrated: Sometimes this can be a difficult one [...]
Joe Cross is a film maker who is very interested in food and health. He’s fascinated with the American diet, in particular, and why it proves so troublesome to our wallets and our waistlines. So he came to America to speak with people about food, wanting to know what they eat and if they thought [...]