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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

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

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

Myths and Misconceptions of Steroid Shots

Steroids, (short for corticosteroids), are very commonly used to treat inflammation in the body. Steroids are prescribed for a variety of illnesses including asthma, acute illnesses such as strep throat and for joint problems including arthritis. In general, steroids decrease the body’s immune responses which in turn, work to decrease inflammation.

Steroids can be taken by […]

By |February 28th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Myths and Misconceptions of Steroid Shots

American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month! Take this month to educate yourself and your family about the risks of heart disease, and how to prevent it.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S., and it doesn’t just affect older adults. Recently, younger adults have been diagnosed with heart disease. […]

By |February 6th, 2019|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on American Heart Month
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