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Heat Exhaustion: How Hot is Too Hot?

Heat exhaustion is a condition that occurs when the body is unable to regulate its internal temperature and becomes dehydrated.  The causes and symptoms are very recognizable and luckily, preventable.

Causes of Heat Exhaustion:

Physical exertion in warm, high- humidity weather
Dehydration
Alcohol use, drug use, or smoking
Certain medications and illnesses can increase risk
Children […]

By |July 8th, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Heat Exhaustion: How Hot is Too Hot?

Poison Ivy: Signs, Symptoms and Precautions

Here’s How to Recognize Signs of Poison Ivy
Poison ivy is the most common allergy in the United States, affecting about 50 million people every year. The rash from poison ivy is caused by an allergic reaction to urushiol, an oily substance in the leaves, stems and roots of poison ivy, through direct contact. Urushiol is […]

By |July 3rd, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Poison Ivy: Signs, Symptoms and Precautions

Summer Travel Vaccinations

Are your summer travels taking you abroad this year? Whether it’s an African safari, a tropical beach getaway or a mountain retreat, if it’s overseas or across our border, chances are you need travel vaccinations. Travelers to third world countries are at greater risk than those who travel to developed countries, but anyone planning overseas […]

By |June 25th, 2019|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Summer Travel Vaccinations

The Facts of Osteoporosis

What is it?

Osteoporosis, which means “porous bones,” is a condition that causes bones to become weak and brittle, leading to fractures. Osteoporosis usually progresses painlessly until a fracture occurs, usually in the hip, spine or wrist.

Who gets it?

According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, about 54 million Americans have low bone mass, placing them at increased risk […]

By |May 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Facts of Osteoporosis

How to Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T.

According to the American Stroke Association, strokes are the fifth most common cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States.

A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts (or ruptures). When that happens, part of the brain […]

By |May 7th, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on How to Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T.

How to Prevent, Manage Sports Injuries

Did you know that sports injuries are some of the most common reasons for medical visits among children in middle school and high school?

The Centers for Disease Control estimate that nearly 3.2 million children each year are hospitalized from sports injuries annually. In addition, over 750,000 children between the ages of 12-17 are treated in […]

By |April 17th, 2019|Blog, News & Updates, Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Prevent, Manage Sports Injuries

Measles 101: How To Protect Your Children

Measles is now one of the most significant health care risks for young children in the U.S as cases continue to climb. The Centers for Disease Control now estimate that nearly 704 cases of measles have been confirmed in the U.S, which is the highest amount since the disease was virtually eradicated in 2000.

The main […]

By |April 17th, 2019|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Measles 101: How To Protect Your Children

Relief for Seasonal Allergies

Spring is finally in the air!  Warmer weather, pleasant breezes and beautiful blooms entice us to once again enjoy the outdoors.  But pesky seasonal allergies can quickly put an end to our enjoyment.  According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, over 50 million Americans suffer with allergies each year and allergies are the 6th leading […]

By |March 27th, 2019|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Relief for Seasonal Allergies

3 Tips to Staying Healthy this Spring

Be mindful of your health during the “madness” this season with these 3 healthy tips:

 

By |March 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 3 Tips to Staying Healthy this Spring

5-Minute Brain Exercises To Do At Your Desk

Through social media, television and in magazines, we constantly hear about the importance of physical activity for keeping our bodies fit and healthy. However, we don’t often hear about how important it is to keep our brain fit. According to Be Brain Fit, performing brain exercises regularly can increase memory, focus and concentration. It can also […]

By |March 19th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on 5-Minute Brain Exercises To Do At Your Desk
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