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Health Education Blog

Best Ways To Keep From Getting Sick While Traveling

Posted by Staff on June 25, 2017

Everyone knows that getting sick is a part of life. Unfortunately, you can get sick at the most inconvenient times. If you're planning a trip, whether for business or for pleasure, the last thing that you need is to get sick while you're away. If you're out of the country, you won't have access to your own physician. Depending on where you're traveling, you may not have access to a high standard of care. The best way to avoid any complications is to keep from getting sick at all. There are several ways that you can keep from getting sick while you travel.

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Topics: Prevention, Travel

Should You Visit a Health Care Clinic if You're in Chronic Pain?

Posted by Staff on June 23, 2017

Do you suffer from chronic pain? We're not talking about the pain you might feel whenever you pull a muscle or cut a finger. Chronic pain is any pain that continues for weeks, months, or years. This is the kind of pain that drags on and on and affects your everyday life as well as your mental health. You might be waiting your pain out at home because you've had the flu recently, or you might be recovering from an injury and you are waiting for the pain to go away.

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Topics: Pain Management

Tips For Staying Cool In The Summer Heat (and Signs You're Becoming Overheated)

Posted by Staff on June 21, 2017

Many people look forward to the summer. During the summer you can enjoy the beautiful weather outdoors, the days are longer, and there are plenty of fun things to do. The only complaint that people have during the summer is that it can get too hot. When the temperature reaches the 90's and the 100's, it can be very difficult to get comfortable. It can also be dangerous. If you are not careful and you don't keep yourself cool, your body can overheat, which can be very dangerous and even deadly.

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Topics: Healthy Lifestyle, Prevention

Frequently Asked Questions About COPD

Posted by Staff on June 19, 2017

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is also known as COPD. It is a term that is used to describe a variety of progressive lung diseases including chronic bronchitis, emphysema, certain forms of bronchiectasis, and non-reversible asthma. Many people don't even realize that they have COPD when it is in the early stages. Later, many people associate their coughing and breathlessness as a normal part of aging. If you have been diagnosed with COPD or if you suspect that you have it, you should know the answers to a few frequently asked questions.

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Topics: COPD

Signs You Might Be Dehydrated and Tips to Help

Posted by Staff on June 16, 2017

It’s not officially Summer yet, but there’s a heat wave hitting Northern California this week. In true Northern California fashion, it’s going from 70 degrees to 110 without any opportunity for our bodies to acclimate. Are you ready?

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Topics: Healthy Lifestyle, Prevention

5 Small Ways to Have a Big Impact on Childhood Obesity

Posted by Staff on June 14, 2017

For close to 40 years, childhood obesity has been on the rise. The number of children in the United States who suffer from childhood obesity has nearly tripled since the 1970's. Today, one in five school-aged children between the ages of 6 and 19 is obese. It’s the responsibility of a child's parents to take the necessary steps to keep their child from becoming obese.

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Topics: Childhood Obesity

Reasons to Go to a Health Care Clinic Instead of the Emergency Room

Posted by Staff on June 12, 2017

An accident happens, you or a loved one begin to feel ill, or an illness you have seems to take a turn for the worse. What do you do? Many people have become accustomed to calling an ambulance or rushing to an emergency room, only to discover that their situation is rated as minor or non-urgent, and they end up spending hours waiting in the lobby to be seen.

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Topics: Healthcare Clinic

Do You Have to Worry About Getting the Flu During the Summer?

Posted by Staff on June 09, 2017

Generally, flu season starts in October and ends in May. Millions of people contract the flu during flu season, however, it is possible to develop the flu at other times during the year, including during the summer.

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Topics: Flu, Cold and Flu

Ways to Help Children Develop Healthy, Lifelong Eating Habits

Posted by Staff on June 07, 2017

Childhood obesity in the United States has become a major concern for teachers, parents, and the medical community, all with differing theories philosophies, and tips for prevention. Factors that contribute to childhood obesity include genetics, inactivity, technology, as well as the beliefs and attitudes of the parents.

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Topics: Healthy Lifestyle, Childhood Obesity

Basic Differences Between a Cold, Flu and Allergies

Posted by Staff on June 02, 2017

When you feel rather dreadful and have the sniffles, runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, and maybe a sore throat, how do you know if you have a cold, the flue, or allergies? It can be hard to tell them apart because many times they follow the same course and similar symptoms. However, understanding them individually can lead to better decisions, choice of treatment, and whether or not you need to visit a health care clinic.

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Topics: Cold and Flu, Allergies, Healthcare Clinic