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Beat Your Summer Allergies

Posted by Staff on May 24, 2018

Summer is right around the corner and that means everyone will be getting out and enjoying all the summer activities they love. Hiking, camping, watersports or a cross-country roadtrip, whatever summer holds for you there is one thing that can keep us from fully enjoying it: allergies.  

That's right, allergies aren't just a springtime problem, in fact certain allergy problems can actually get worse in the summertime. WebMD put together some great information about summer allergies and tips on avoiding them:

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Topics: Allergies

Is Picky Eating an Early Warning Sign of Childhood Obesity?

Posted by Staff on May 01, 2018
Being the parent of a picky eater can be frustrating at times. No matter what meals you prepare, your picky eater will often refuse to eat what is on their plate. Most picky eaters have a select few dishes that they are willing to eat. People have different views about picky eaters. There are some people who believe that children are picky eaters because they are spoiled. Others believe that when a child is a picky eater that they are just going through a phase. According to Healthline, picky eating could be linked to depression or anxiety. Whatever the reason your child is picky with what they eat, it can not only be frustrating, it can also cause you to worry that your child isn't getting the nutrients that they need to be healthy.


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Topics: Childhood Obesity

Why Preventative Healthcare is Important Even if You're Healthy?

Posted by Staff on April 18, 2018

If you are a healthy person, you may not see the need to go see a doctor. If you have no chief complains, what is the point in taking time out of your day and paying a copay just to have a doctor tell you that you are perfectly healthy, right? This couldn't be more wrong. Seeing a doctor regularly for preventative healthcare is just as important for a healthy person as it is for a person who is in poor health for several reasons.

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Topics: Prevention, Physicals

Why Senior Citizens Should Get the Flu Vaccine

Posted by Staff on April 02, 2018

We’ve all experienced the flu at some time or another, but how many of us get vaccinated? Turns out about one-third of senior citizens don’t get the flu vaccine! It’s especially important for at-risk groups, such as young children and seniors, to get vaccinated and lessen the risk of devastating consequences such as hospitalization – or even death. According to the CDC, senior citizens in particular is the group most affected by the seasonal flu because of their weakened immune system. The good news is that there are things seniors can do to lessen their chances of getting the flu, the most important being to consider vaccination.

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Topics: Vaccines, Flu

Ways to Avoid and Manage Pain

Posted by Staff on March 26, 2018

Everyone feels pain from time to time. It is your body's way of telling you that there is something wrong. When the injury heals, the pain goes away. Chronic pain is different. When you are suffering from chronic pain, it lasts for months and even years. According to WebMDthere are several types of chronic pain. A few of the most common sources of chronic pain include:

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Topics: Pain Management

Myths About Visiting a Walk-In Clinic

Posted by Staff on March 12, 2018

More and more, people today are getting the healthcare that they need at walk-in clinics. In order to see your regular doctor when you are sick, you need an appointment. This is not the case at a walk-in clinic. People also use walk-in clinics so often because of the convenient hours. Most walk-in clinics have evening and weekend hours which are very convenient if you work or if you happen to get sick when your primary care physician's office is closed. While there are many great things about walk-in clinics, there are a few myths that keep people away. If you have been avoiding using a walk-in clinic because of things that you have heard, you should know that some of thing things that you have heard are not true.

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Topics: Healthcare Clinic, Services

How Do You Get COPD?

Posted by Staff on February 19, 2018

According to Web MD, COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This is a very serious disease that makes it difficult to breathe. It is actually a combination of two diseases: chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Smoking is the most common cause, however childhood lung issues or regular inhalation of fumes or particals can also case COPD. Read on to find out what this means for you.

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Topics: COPD

February: American Heart Month

Posted by Staff on February 05, 2018

Approximately every 38 seconds an American dies from cardiovascular disease. It's a sad statistic that will only get worse if we ignore the problem. Cardiovascular disease is not only the leading cause of death in our nation, but globally as well. A large number of these deaths could be prevented through education and lifestyle change.


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Topics: News, Physicals

Stick With It! Tips for Achieving New Year’s Health Goals

Posted by Staff on January 22, 2018

So many people make New Year’s resolutions to get healthy, and by mid-February about 80% of resolutions start to fail. People often set unrealistic goals or jump head-first into resolutions that they haven’t thought all the way through. With such a high failure rate how do you set yourself up for success?


You have to set attainable goals for diet and exercise. Come up with a plan and know the reasons why you are trying to get healthy. Focus on what motivates you every day. This is not about the generic idea of being healthy, it’s about improving your quality of life. Before you embark on your health journey it’s a great idea to get a physical so that you can establish a baseline and know how strenuous your routine can be. Below you will find three great resources that will help guide you through goal setting and give you tips on sticking with it.


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Topics: Physical Activity, Healthy Lifestyle

Fight The Flu: How To Boost Your Immune System

Posted by Staff on January 11, 2018

Now that flu season upon us it is time to start taking care of yourself. According to the Center For Disease Control, the flu shot this year is not as effective as it has been in the past years. While it's still important to get your flu shot, it's also up to you to try to stay healthy. Washing your hands often and covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze is important, however, it is just as important that you build up your immune system. If you have a strong immune system, your body will be able to fight off the virus. There are a few natural ways that you can boost your immune system and protect yourself this flu season.

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Topics: Flu

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