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Flu Shot Myths – DEBUNKED!

According to the Centers for Disease Control, flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The CDC estimates that influenza has resulted in between 9.3 million – 49.0 million illnesses, between […]

By |October 15th, 2019|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Flu Shot Myths – DEBUNKED!

Don’t Let Fall Allergies Get You Down

A touch of fall is finally in the air (or at least around the corner), and the thought of spending more time in the cool autumn temps is very appealing. But with fall often comes the itchy eyes and skin, sneezing and nasal congestion of seasonal allergies.

According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & […]

By |September 23rd, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Don’t Let Fall Allergies Get You Down

Preventing Childhood Obesity

Did you know that about 1 in 5 (19%) children in the United States are obese? September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and provides a chance for all of us to learn more about this serious health issue.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines childhood obesity as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) at or […]

By |September 17th, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Preventing Childhood Obesity

Understanding Cholesterol

Did you know that September is National Cholesterol Education Month? It’s a perfect reminder to get your blood cholesterol checked and take steps to lower it if it is high.

According to the CDC, more than 102 million American Adults (20 years or older) have total cholesterol levels at or above 200 mg/dL, which is above healthy […]

By |September 9th, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Understanding Cholesterol

Healthy Habits for Better Hydration

Did you know that, for an average adult, your body is made of 60% water? This water is mostly contained in the cells which need water to live. Our vital organs are also made up of different amounts of water. The brain, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys and even our bones contain large amounts of […]

By |August 28th, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Healthy Habits for Better Hydration

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
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