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It's Flu Vaccination Time!

Posted by Staff on September 11, 2017

Flu season occurs between September and May. When flu season kicks up, it's easy for the disease to be passed from one person to another.


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Topics: Flu, Vaccines

Back to School Flu Prevention Tips for Parents

Posted by Staff on August 28, 2017

Reading, writing, arithmetic and…the flu? Yep, back to school means back to being exposed to a variety of germs that can often lead to the flu. Getting the flu is extremely unpleasant, as you may know, so you should do what you can to make sure your family is safe from it. So….what should you do?

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Topics: Cold and Flu

What You Should Do to Help Prepare Your Child for a Sports Physical

Posted by Staff on August 11, 2017

Basketball, field hockey, soccer, football, or volleyball -- all things that unite classmates within the school, city, and maybe even state! Your child has practiced all summer, joined rec teams, and studied all of the tricks. Tryouts will start early in the school year, so what could you be forgetting?

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Topics: Physicals

How to Talk to Your Kids About Childhood Obesity

Posted by Staff on July 31, 2017

Little Peggy comes home from school, but she doesn’t tell her mom about her day, instead she heads to the living room and watches the TV. She doesn’t ask to have any friends over, or if she can go over to a friend’s house; not the typical attitude of an elementary schooler. Her mom doesn’t know how to respond, so she offers her an after-school snack: cookies and milk – Peggy’s favorite.

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Topics: Childhood Obesity

What You Need To Know About Exercising With COPD

Posted by Staff on July 19, 2017

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a term that describes a variety of progressive lung diseases, including asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and non-reversible asthma. This condition causes:

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Topics: COPD

Could Your Seasonal Allergies Be Something More Serious?

Posted by Staff on June 30, 2017

It’s the time of year where you don’t think twice about your sneezing, sinus pressure, runny nose, or that tickle in your throat because they’re all signs of seasonal allergies, right? Well, maybe not. We tend to associate certain symptoms with certain times of year, but you may be misdiagnosing yourself.

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Topics: Allergies

Bad Health Habits You Should Stop Doing Right Now

Posted by Staff on June 29, 2017

If you are like most people, you have bad habits that are affecting your health. Many people have bad habits and they call them vices so that they don't seem as serious as they actually are. In reality, these bad habits can have lasting effects on your health. Luckily, it isn't too late to reverse the effects of these bad habits. Below is a list of the most common bad habits that are dangerous to your health and how you can quit them before it is too late.

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Topics: Healthy Lifestyle, Prevention

How To Know If You Need Special Vaccines Before Traveling Abroad

Posted by Staff on June 28, 2017

Planning a trip abroad can be very exciting. Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, visiting a foreign country is an adventure. This is especially true if you have never traveled outside the country. There are certain foreign countries, however, where visiting can be dangerous unless you get the necessary immunizations.

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Topics: Vaccines, Travel

Understanding Different Types of Pain

Posted by Staff on June 27, 2017

Pain is a sign that there is something wrong in your body and often times, it can make you miserable. What you may not know is that all pain is not created equal. There are several different types of pain that are caused for a variety of reasons. If you are able to understand what type of pain you're suffering from, you will have a better idea of what type of doctor you would see and how the pain would be treated.

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Topics: Pain Management

How To Help Your Child When They Face A Weight Loss Setback

Posted by Staff on June 26, 2017

The number of overweight children in the United States has been growing at an alarming rate. According to KidsHealth.org, one out of every three kids is considered to be overweight or obese. The reason so many children are overweight and obese is because getting them healthy requires a complete lifestyle change. When your child starts to lose weight, they will start to feel better about themselves. It's important that you understand, however, that setbacks are not uncommon.


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Topics: Childhood Obesity

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