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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

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.

Tips for Making New Year’s Resolutions

Making a New Year’s resolution can be a daunting task! Thinking about all the hard work it will take to accomplish your goal is sometimes defeating. But don’t worry, we have a few ideas to get you started and off to a great new year!

Consistent Exercise.

We all know the importance of regular exercise, but […]

By |December 31st, 2018|Health News|Comments Off on Tips for Making New Year’s Resolutions

Cold and Flu Myth Busters

We are in the midst of cold and flu season! There are quite a few myths out there about the common cold and influenza. We are going to debunk three of the most popular myths, so you can focus on staying healthy this season!

Myth #1 – Winter Weather Causes Sickness

Have you ever been told not […]

By |December 14th, 2018|Blog, Health News|Comments Off on Cold and Flu Myth Busters

Avoid Spreading Germs with this Healthy Habit

You have heard it time and time again: “Wash your hands!” But did you know simply washing your hands is one of the easiest and most effective ways to avoid spreading germs to others?

Germs from unwashed hands are transferred to everything you touch, such as your eyes, nose, and mouth, as well as everyday objects […]

By |December 5th, 2018|Blog, Health News|Comments Off on Avoid Spreading Germs with this Healthy Habit

Take a Shot and Get Your Flu Vaccination Today!

Influenza, or more commonly known as “the flu” is a very serious disease that if left untreated can lead to hospitalization or even in severe cases: death. The flu virus is able to adapt, making the flu season different every year. The typical “flu season” begins during the month of October and can last as […]

By |October 24th, 2016|Health News|Comments Off on Take a Shot and Get Your Flu Vaccination Today!

The Importance of Washing Your Hands

How to Properly Wash Your Hands

Washing your hands may seem like a menial task, but it can make a huge difference in your overall health. And it’s important to properly wash your hands to reap the full benefits. Unfortunately, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 95 percent of people using […]

By |October 17th, 2016|Blog, Health News|Comments Off on The Importance of Washing Your Hands

Why It Is So Important That Breast Cancer Patients Get Their Flu Shot This Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and now is a great time to become informed about how you can help in the fight against breast cancer. One thing people don’t often think about is the dangerous complications that can arise in patients with compromised immune systems, just from being exposed to illnesses that are normally […]

By |October 13th, 2016|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Why It Is So Important That Breast Cancer Patients Get Their Flu Shot This Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Flu Season is Almost Here. Learn How You Can Prepare.

Flu season in the United States falls between October and March — during the fall and winter months. Cases of the flu typically begin to increase in October and November, and peak between December and March. That’s why it’s so important to be prepping for flu season NOW before it begins, so that you can […]

By |September 23rd, 2016|Blog, Health News|Comments Off on Flu Season is Almost Here. Learn How You Can Prepare.
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