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Save up to $3500 to improve the comfort and energy efficiency of your home! Rebates from Efficiency Maine available for airsealing, insulation, and energy assessment measures. Evergreen Home Performance specializes in home improvement projects that...

In today's society, there's much confusion over what constitutes a healthy weight. Here are some ways to find out where you stand on the weight issue.

Insulation Contractor: Combee Insulation, Lakeland, FL
Product Application: M-Shield™ Reflective Insulation (2,500sf installed)
Completion Date: August 2010
The Problem
Mark Hulbert wanted a masonry wall insulation that would help him certify his Homes as a “Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) green certified” home and a certified “Energy Star®” rated home under both energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality categories
Project Solution
Fi-Foil’s M-Shield™ masonry wall reflective…

Foot pain is often caused by improper foot function. Improperly fitted shoes can worsen and, in some cases, cause foot problems.

Insulation Contractor: Gale Insulation, Fort Pierce, FL
Application: Silver Shield as attic radiant barrier [3,000sf installed]
Completion Date: April 2010
Project Solution
Since offering their first Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) Green Home Standard certified home in 2008, Holiday Builders has been integrating more and more green features into their product line. They are now proud to offer these green features in the Chelford Community, where…

No matter how good a driver you are, high speeds or impaired or careless driving by others can place you in danger.

Detailed list of what a traveler's first-aid kit should include

Sunglasses are an important weapon in the fight against skin cancer and cataracts. Chronic exposure of the eyes to sunlight increases the risks of cataracts and skin cancers of the eyelid. Health experts estimate more than 10 percent of cataracts suffered by Americans are UV-related. Wearing sunglasses that block 99 percent or more of UV radiation can help reduce the risk. Sunglasses that wrap around the…

Many products seek to prevent bug bites, but products containing DEET (usually listed on labels as N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide) are quite effective.

Simply lacing your shoes or sneakers properly, along with choosing a shoe that fits your foot correctly, can add comfort to your stride and prevent foot injuries.

Whether you’re planning to play a round of golf, tend to your vegetable garden or take your grandkids to the park, it’s a good idea to protect yourself from the sun’s rays before going outside. Preventing and detecting skin cancer is particularly important for Caucasians and men age 50 and older.

Every year, millions of Americans roll up their sleeves to donate blood, helping accident victims, surgical patient and others in need. How much do you know about blood transfusions? Take this multiple-choice test and find out.

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Because barbecue grills are operated in a casual, relaxed atmosphere, they tend to be taken for granted. And that can lead to serious injury.

If your family enjoys boating, sailing, canoeing, and using personal watercraft on lakes, rivers, and streams, be sure your children wear the correct life jackets.

Riding a bicycle can be an excellent fitness activity. Cyclists can burn 400 to 700 calories an hour when they're pedaling at a good pace.

Emotional eating affects most everyone from time to time, but regularly letting your feelings guide your food intake can affect your health.

Most people with color blindness -- also called color vision deficiency -- can see certain colors. Usually, the difficulty involves distinguishing between shades of red and green.

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If your job requires you to sit for much of the day, sooner or later you may experience pain in your back, neck, shoulder, hands or wrists.